Why should we believe it is a continual time line from Jesus' death to present day and into the future. Doesn't Daniel describe a break in the last week of his time line in his prophecies of the seventy weeks of years? Before we look at Daniel we should understand who is giving Daniel these prophecies. It is Jesus. As we have seen above only Jesus can open the scrolls and reveal the future. Daniel says the following in chapter 10
16And behold, one in the likeness of the sons of men touched my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke. I said to him who stood before me, "O my lord, by reason of the vision pains have come upon me, and I retain no strength. 17How can my lord's servant talk with my lord? For now no strength remains in me, and no breath is left in me." 18Again one having the appearance of a man touched me and strengthened me. 19And he said, "O man greatly beloved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage." And when he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."
Did you catch it? Daniel is calling the messenger "My Lord" in verse 16,17 & 19 and in verse 19 the messenger even says Jesus' trade mark phrase "Peace be with you" This is clearly Jesus. Understanding this fact will help us understand Daniel, as Jesus tells us the future in plain language in Matthew 24. First, letís not forget that Daniel 9: deals with Jerusalem and the Jewish transgressions that has resulted in Daniel's people's deportation. It is not a prophecy for the end times. We must keep in mind that Daniel has just read the prophet Jeremiah and wished to know the future of his HOLY CITY not the future of the world. The book of Daniel makes very clear distinctions between end time prophecy and other prophecy. Here are all the references to the end days in the book of Daniel
Daniel 8:17, Daniel 8:19, Daniel11:27, Daniel 11:35, Daniel 11:40, Daniel 12:4 Daniel 12:9
Notice that the term end of times or end days or time of the end is not used once in Chapter 9. Why is that? Baptist and Pentecostal Christians, to name just a few, believe that the final week is a prophecy for end times. Why, if it is a prophecy for end times, does Daniel not say so, Daniel and Jesus repeatedly say it about other end time prophecies (i.e.: chapters 8 and 11,12). It would seem that this prophecy does not deal with the end times. To say it does is to add your own meaning and understanding to Gods word. What about the abomination that causes desolation is it not in all four chapters of Daniel 8 - 9 - 11 - 12? Are they not the same Abomination? It would appear that they are the same abomination but a closer look reveals that they are not the same abominations.
To understand this we need to find a common point with Jesus' prophecy of Matthew 24: So that we are not guessing, but are believing what Jesus tells us. First we will look at the abomination in Daniel 8. Jesus tells Gabriel to explain the prophecy to Daniel, Daniel is told in very distinct language that this prophecy is for the end days "for it pertains to the appointed time of the end". This is clearly the abomination that causes desolation spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 2.4 We are even told in Daniel 8:25 that this last king will fight Jesus and be destroyed by God.
We will now look at Daniel 11. Daniel is given a starting point in this Prophecy and the prophecy runs in a continual time line through almost 2400 years of history.
The first few verses deal with the last Kings of the Persian Empire and in particular with Artaxerxes III who invaded Greece in 334BC
2"And now I will show you the truth. Behold, three more kings shall arise in Persia; and a fourth shall be far richer than all of them; and when he has become strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece.
Next it talks of Alexander the Great and his Conquests. It correctly states that his kingdom would be divided in four parts but not to his Heirs but to others. This in fact happened in 323BC when upon Alexanderís death his four generals divided up his conquests into the four Kingdoms. That of Seleucid Kingdom to the north of Judea in Syria Turkey, and modern day Lebanon, the Ptolemaic Kingdom to the South in Egypt, the Pontus Kingdom at the Black Sea and the Antigonid Kingdom in Greece.
3Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion and do according to his will. 4And when he has arisen, his kingdom shall be broken and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to the dominion with which he ruled; for his kingdom shall be plucked up and go to others besides these.
Now the prophecy concentrates on the King of the North the Seleucids and the King of the South the Ptolemies. Next we are told that while Ptolemy III (King of the South) will be stronger than his predecessor.
5"Then the king of the south shall be strong, but one of his princes shall be stronger than he and his dominion shall be a great dominion.
Next this amazing prophecy continues through time, to the arranged marriage of Princes Bernice of the Ptolemies Empire to the King of the North. However as we are told this marriage will fail and she her son and her entourage will be murdered. In 284BC when Ptolemy II died Antiochus Theos the Seleucid King reneged on the treaty with Ptolemy II. And murdered all the above. It also states that Antiochus Theos would die over this affair.
6After some years they shall make an alliance, and the daughter of the king of the south shall come to the king of the north to make peace; but she shall not retain the strength of her arm, and he and his offspring shall not endure; but she shall be given up, and her attendants, her child, and he who got possession of her.
The prophecy then goes on to describe who would do the killing of Antiochus Theos the Northern King. It would be Bernice's brother (Ptolemy Euergetes) who invades the north to avenge his sisters death. He captures the Kingdom of the North and kills Antiochus Theos. He also carries away a vast treasure of Gold and Religious artefacts.
7"In those times a branch from her roots shall arise in his place; he shall come against the army and enter the fortress of the king of the north, and he shall deal with them and shall prevail. 8He shall also carry off to Egypt their gods with their molten images and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and for some years he shall refrain from attacking the king of the north.
Next we are told about, the King of the North Seleucus Calinicus, Who In 240BC invades Egypt, but he is defeated and returns home.
9Then the latter shall come into the realm of the king of the south but shall return into his own land.
Now we move down through this continual time line. The sons of Seleucus Calinicus, Seleucus III and Antiochus the Great. Antiochus who with a large force invades Egypt all the way to Ptolemy IV Palace at Giza (King of the South). That was enough for Ptolemy IV he rose up and defeated Antiochus the Great's superior army in 217BC. We are told that even though he wins this battle, in the end he will be destroyed.
10"His sons shall wage war and assemble a multitude of great forces, which shall come on and overflow and pass through, and again shall carry the war as far as his fortress. 11Then the king of the south, moved with anger, shall come out and fight with the king of the north; and he shall raise a great multitude, but it shall be given into his hand.12And when the multitude is taken, his heart shall be exalted, and he shall cast down tens of thousands, but he shall not prevail.
After 14 years he returns with an even larger Army Antiochus the Great takes the city and temple fortress of Tyre. Ptolemy V had not been a good King and many Jews as well as others joined Antiochus the Great and he wins victories all the way into Egypt but fails to take the whole Ptolemic Kingdom, which also includes Ethiopia.
13For the king of the north shall again raise a multitude, greater than the former; and after some years he shall come on with a great army and abundant supplies. 14"In those times many shall rise against the king of the south; and the men of violence among your own people shall lift themselves up in order to fulfil the vision; but they shall fail. 15Then the king of the north shall come and throw up siegeworks, and take a well-fortified city. And the forces of the south shall not stand, or even his picked troops, for there shall be no strength to stand. 16But he who comes against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him; and he shall stand in the glorious land, and all of it shall be in his power.
Wanting to control all of Egypt Antiochus the Great makes a marriage pact and Ptolemy V marries his daughter Cleopatra I who is only a child and is accompanied by the women who attend her (mother and grandmother). However this plan fails when his own daughter betrays him.
17He shall set his face to come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and he shall bring terms of peace and perform them. He shall give him the daughter of women to destroy the kingdom; but it shall not stand or be to his advantage.
He then turns and Attacks the coastal ports of the Romans and the Cyprians. This brings Rome down on him and the Roman commander Scipio defeats him in 190BC at Magnesia. He loses most of his kingdom to Rome through this blunder. He returns home still hungry for more treasure and is killed while trying to plunder the temple fortress of Belus in Elymais in 187BC. These defeats spell the end of the Seleucids Kingdom and make way for the Parthian Empire in Babylon.
18Afterward he shall turn his face to the coastlands, and shall take many of them; but a commander shall put an end to his insolence; indeed he shall turn his insolence back upon him. 19Then he shall turn his face back toward the fortresses of his own land; but he shall stumble and fall, and shall not be found.
I would like to point out at this time that we have now moved through 17 verses and over 300 years of history. The various players over the years are only refereed to as the King of the North and the King of the South even though we have moved through several kings. This fast pace and the continual time line is common in all of Danielís Prophecies. Keeping this in mind will be important latter in the Prophecy. Lets continue.
With his Father dead the Seleucids armies defeated and the treasury empty Antiochus the Great's son Seleucus sent out tax collectors through out the land, he even tried to loot the Temple in Jerusalem but riots changed his mind.
20"Then shall arise in his place one who shall send an exacter of tribute through the glory of the kingdom; but within a few days he shall be broken, neither in anger nor in battle.
Antiochus. Epiphanes Was next on the throne although he was not the rightful Heir to the throne he talked his way to the throne. Rome insists that Antiochus Epiphanes the younger son of Antiochus III be replaced as hostage in Rome by Demetrius, the eldest son of Seleucus and his heir. Antiochus Epiphanes takes his time returning home and ends up in Athens where he (successfully) runs for election. Antiochus Epiphanes, on hearing of his brother Seleucus' murder, leaves Athens and sails for Pergamon. Then with Pergamese help he seizes power in Syria. The claim of Demetrius, the eldest son of Seleucus and still a hostage in Rome, is quietly forgotten. Epiphanies was the Brother of Cleopatra, She now ruled The Kingdom of the South as regent to her son Ptolemy Philometor who was the Prince of the covenant that had brought peace between the families of Antiochus the Great and Ptolemy V.
21In his place shall arise a contemptible person to whom royal majesty has not been given; he shall come in without warning and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Antiochus Epiphanies the King of the North invades the King of the South and takes a large part of Egypt and captures the prince of the covenant between the King of the North and the King of the South. Cleopatra proclaims Ptolemy Euergetes, Philometor's brother as King and prepares to fight on. He had a very large army, but he did not win because of the treason of those who claimed to support him. Those who supported Ptolemy Euergetes and ate of his provisions were some of the ones who later deserted him leaving his army to be massacred. Antiochus Epiphanies does a deal with Ptolemy Philometor and leaves Egypt divided with Ptolemy Philometor ruling from Memphis. And Ptolemy Euergetes ruling from southern Egypt 170BC.
22Armies shall be utterly swept away before him and broken, and the prince of the covenant also. 23And from the time that an alliance is made with him he shall act deceitfully; and he shall become strong with a small people.24Without warning he shall come into the richest parts of the province; and he shall do what neither his fathers nor his fathers' fathers have done, scattering among them plunder, spoil, and goods. He shall devise plans against strongholds, but only for a time. 25And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall wage war with an exceedingly great and mighty army; but he shall not stand, for plots shall be devised against him. 26Even those who eat his rich food shall be his undoing; his army shall be swept away, and many shall fall down slain.
The two Ptolemy brothers however agree to rule jointly. Ptolemy Philometor does this in violation of his agreement with Antiochus Epiphanies. Antiochus Epiphanies had made a pact to take Jerusalem with Ptolemy Philometor. Both Kings plan to attack the other when the time is right.
27And as for the two kings, their minds shall be bent on mischief; they shall speak lies at the same table, but to no avail; for the end is yet to be at the time appointed. 28And he shall return to his land with great substance, but his heart shall be set against the holy covenant. And he shall work his will, and return to his own land.
Antiochus Epiphanies now carries out his plan to re invade, however the Ptolemy Brothers have gone to Rome for help a fleet sails from Rome, when Antiochus Epiphanies hears of the fleets arrival in Alexandria he goes to pay tribute to his Masters. He is presented with an ultimatum from the Romans and he abandons his plans for Egypt and turns on the Jews.
29At the time appointed he shall return and come into the south; but it shall not be this time as it was before. 30For ships of Kittim shall come against him, and he shall be afraid and withdraw,This piece below was pasted from a Jewish historical site
Antiochus Epiphanies also needed money badly. Jason, the high priest's brother, made the king a proposal he couldn't refuse. He offered to pay to be appointed high priest, plus an additional sum "if he were given the authority to set up a gymnasium and a training place for the youth and to enrol the people of Jerusalem as citizens of Antioch." Antiochus granted his request, breaking several time-honoured practices: (a new high priest took office only when his predecessor died) Moreover, Jerusalem was now to follow the course of many other cities; its distinctive Jewish character would be replaced with Hellenistic culture. It is unclear whether Jason's request for citizenship of Antioch was a request to grant Greek citizenship to a select group of Hellenistic Jews in Jerusalem, or perhaps to establish all of Jerusalem a Greek pholis. The gymnasium was not only for athletics. It housed the library and served as a cultural centre. Jason built the gymnasium at the northern edge of the Temple, next to HaBirah Fortress. The priests began to neglect the sacrifices, preferring to take part in the exercises at the wrestling school (II Maccabees 3:7-17). Jason, considered by scholars a moderate Hellenizer, held office as high priest for three years. Jason sent Menelaus, a priest of the Balga family, to pay off Antiochus IV in 171 B.C.E. When he arrived, Menelaus offered to pay an additional 300 talents if he were appointed high priest (II Maccabees 3:23). Antiochus obliged, replacing Jason with Menelaus, a radical Hellenist. Jason fled Jerusalem and Menelaus intensified efforts to Hellenize Jerusalem. In 168 B.C.E. a false rumour spread that Antiochus IV had been killed in Egypt. Jason gathered a force of 1,000 soldiers and took Jerusalem, igniting a civil war. Menelaus took refuge with the Hellenist garrison in HaBirah Fortress. Antiochus Epiphanies stormed Jerusalem, massacred many Jews, plundered the Temple and reinstated Menelaus. Within a year Antiochus's force s again massacred a large number of Jewish residents, plundering and destroying part of Jerusalem. Apparently all the Jews still alive fled the city. The Temple was ritually polluted and abandoned. The Hellenists built a stronghold called the Acra (Greek for fortress or high place) on the Ophel, at the southern end of the Temple Mount where Solomon's palace had been. For the first time, foreign Hellenists, from Cyprus or Syria, were relocated to Jerusalem. They lived in the Acra together with the Hellenistic Jews and the military garrison, where archaeologists found remains of hundreds of jugs of imported wine from Rhodes. It is not clear whether the other, Antiochus Epiphanies's unprecedented decrees compelling all Jews to abandon Judaism or die precipitated the Maccabean revolt, or whether the revolt precipitated the decrees; but fighting broke out in 167 B.C.E. After three years of war against the Syrian army and aristocratic Hellenistic Jews, Jerusalem's common people were able t o return home. Entering the Temple Mount, they "found the sanctuary desolated and the altar polluted, the doors burned and weeds growing in the courts" (I Maccabees 4:38). The Jews cleaned and rededicated the Temple (in Hebrew the word Hanukah means dedication). But the war was far from over. While the Jews were purifying the Temple they had to defend themselves against the Greek garrison still in place literally next door. Seleucids armies continued to invade Judea, and they re-conquered Jerusalem in 162 B.C.E Judah Maccabee was killed in battle two years later, and his brother Jonathan, who assumed the leadership, fled the country. Only in the year 152 B.C.E. was Jonathan able to return home. Though the city was capital of the Maccabean (Hasmonean) dominion for the next 89 years, many battles were still fought in Jerusalem. The Hellenistic garrison in the Acra was not subdued until 141. Jerusalem withstood a two-year siege 134-132 B.C.E. but had to tear down part of its walls in com p liance with the armistice. He invades Judea 167BC kills tens of thousands of Jews, hauls thousands away as slaves, burns the city, and sets up a statue of Zeus in the Holy of Hollies and the temple was dedicated to Jupiter Olympius on December 25 167BC. This act desecrates the Temple and is only the first of many desolations to come over the next 130 years. Jurying this period the Maccabees lead a revolt 167BC to 160 BC. They regain the Temple in 164 BC three years after it had been seized by Antiochus Epiphanies. End historical piece
While some Christian historians try and stretch this date to fit the 3.5 years of Daniel 7, 12, the time frame does just not fit. In addition the Temple is desecrated again in 162BC and the Maccabees are driven out for 10 years. This hardly fulfils any of the prophecies of the 1260 days, or 1290 days, or 2300 evenings and mornings, or the 1335 days. While some would point to Daniel 12 and the Time, Times and Half a Time, a closer look will shows that, that desecration comes after the king who does as he pleases.
and shall turn back and be enraged and take action against the holy covenant. He shall turn back and give heed to those who forsake the holy covenant. 31Forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the continual burnt offering. And they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate.32He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant;
The King of the North now changes to Rome as Pompeii takes Syria and turns it into a Roman Province 63BC. He also enters the Temple and the Holy of Holies and causes yet another desecration. He places Hyrcanus II s High Priest and Antipater an Arab (Father of Herod the Great) as Governor of Judea.. Over the next 130 yrs. Rome continues to use the Office of High Priest to seduce Priests to the office that will do as they ask by keeping the Roman insignia on the Temple Walls thus continuing the desolation and violating the covenant with God.
Next in the Time line is Jesus and his Disciples notice how these people fall by the flame. Being burnt is a common trait of martyred Christians. Beheading or crucifixion was the capital punishment of Rome no one was burnt but Christians.
33And those among the people who are wise shall make many understand, though they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plunder, for some days. 34When they fall, they shall receive a little help. And many shall join themselves to them with flattery;
35and some of those who are wise shall fall, to refine and to cleanse them and to make them white, until the time of the end, for it is yet for the time appointed.
Here is clearly depicted the Saints "to make them white" and the destruction of Jerusalem. We even have the tie in point to Jesus's prophecy of Matthew 24 for this must take place, but the end is not yet. "until the time of the end, for it is yet for the time appointed". This is a clear reference by Jesus through Gabriel to a common point in prophecy. The destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple 70 AD is not the second coming of Jesus.
It should also be noted that as of 30BC Egypt had fallen to the Romans and the King of the South was no more. The prophecy shows this to be true as it explains that the King of the North will do as he Pleases until the time of wrath is complete. Daniel does not mention the King of the South again until the time of the end. Verse 36 goes on to describe the Roman Emperors from the time of Jesus on through to the final Emperor who will be defeated in Judea by Jesus. These verses clearly put an end to any argument that this is one man(ie: The Anti-Christ)
36"And the king shall do according to his will; he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is determined shall be done. 37He shall give no heed to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women; he shall not give heed to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.
If it is one man(ie the Anti Christ) than he must be schizophrenic first he worships himself above all Gods, but then instead of them he worships a God of Fortresses or Forces.
38He shall honour the god of fortresses instead of these a god whom his fathers did not know he shall honour with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.
As we know this prophecy is moving through time at a fast pace, these seemingly confusing verses show the changing religious structure of Rome from 30AD to the second coming of Christ. First the Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine declare themselves to be Gods on Earth and demand that they alone are to be worshipped. They put themselves above the Gods of their Fathers(the Roman Gods Juno, Mars ect.) and pay no heed to the God of Women(the Nature or Wica Gods, Issis). Instead they demand that everyone worship them. All the martyrs of the Pagan Persecutions died for refusing to sacrifice, to and for the Emperor. In verse 38 we find ourselves in the period that Jesus describes in Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 the period between persecutions. With a major change to the Roman Religious system (King of the North) about to take place. We are told that the King of the North will change his God to the God of Fortresses, and that with the help of this new God he will attack an d defeat the mightiest of Fortresses (ie: Rome). He will then distribute the land as a prize and greatly honour those who acknowledge his position and belief.
38He shall honour the god of fortresses instead of these a god whom his fathers did not know he shall honour with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.39 He shall deal with the strongest fortresses by the help of a foreign god; those who acknowledge him he shall magnify with honour. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a price.
While most Christian Scholars just pass right over these verses. I find myself asking, who is this God of Fortresses. I wonder why everyone else doesn't ask the same question. It would seem a vital clue to the whole puzzle. Here we can find out more about the False religious system of the Anti-Christ's Kingdom. It is of the utmost importance to understand who this false God of the Anti-Christ's Kingdom is. While it is apparent that this is a new God to the King of the North, Daniel knows exactly who this false God is, as did all the Israelites, the tribe of Judea and the Tribe of Ephraim.
So Who is this God of Fortresses?
Allow me to introduce you to the God of Fortresses. This statue is from about1800BC from the city of Tyre. This is the False God mentioned in, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation. How do we know it is the God of Fortresses? Isaiah tells us who's false God will one day rule the world in Isaiah 23:, he tells us it will be the God of Tyre which is represented by this statue. This God Known as Baal(Father), The Goddess Astarte(Mother) and the half Father half Son God Melqart(Son). We also are told by the Prophets that the Final King of the North is the Anti Christ and he is destroyed by Jesus. Since we know for sure which God rules the Earth at the time of Jesus's arrival, the God of Tyre, as told by Isaiah and Revelation, we know that the Anti-Christ initially worships this final religious system, we know that the Anti-Christ's religion is the God of Tyre. There can be no doubt about the meaning of these verses.
Isaiah 23: talks of the sins of Tyre and how their God described as She, the Prostitute the symbol of a Religious System (women in Rev 17) will sell her trade (false Religion)to the whole Earth. Notice it say she shall commit Fornication this was written in 740BC Tyre fell in 673BC this will be very important to remember later when look at Revelation 17: and the five Kings who have fallen, latter in this study.
15: And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as a harlot 16: Take a harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. 17: And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
In Revelation 17, we see this Harlot as she sits in total authority many years later. Just as Isaiah prophesied. Notice she now has committed fornication.
1Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who is seated upon many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and with the wine of whose fornication the dwellers on earth have become drunk."
It was believed that all three Gods where were part of a triune order or Trinity. Their names in the Bible are Baal (Osiris or Nimrod the Father God, God of War and Armies, King of Heaven), Ashtoreth ( Astarte, Ishtar or Isis or Semiramis the Queen of Heaven Goddess of War), and her son Tamuz (Melqart, Son of Light, the Reincarnated Father-Son God, Rider of Clouds, God of Soldiers; see Ezekiel 8:14). Who was murdered on Friday and rose from the dead. The worship of this Trinity God was the Reason God sent ancient Israel into exile in 718BC and Judea in 587BC. It then goes on to explain just how this King will Honour his new God with Gold and Jewels and costly Gifts.
38He shall honour the god of fortresses instead of these a god whom his fathers did not know he shall honour with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He shall deal with the strongest fortress by the help of a foreign god; those who acknowledge him he shall magnify with honour. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a prize.
The change in the King of the North(Rome) comes with Constantine who converts to the Catholic Faith in 312AD after having a vision where he claimed Jesus told him that if he attacked Rome with the help of the Catholic God he would win the battle. Over the next few years he becomes sole Emperor and builds massive Churches Filled with Gold an Jewels. The Church declares him to be the greatest man since Christ. Some Catholic Bishops State that he will rule in heaven with Jesus. He elevates the status of Bishops and declares the Bishops to be "God's on Earth" Removes them from the burden of paying Taxes. He makes the Bishops rulers over the Empire by agreeing to do what ever the majority of Bishops pass as Cannons. He gives away literally hundreds of thousand of acres of Imper ial land to the Catholic Church. This new Religion of the Kings of the North (Roman Empire) will last until Christ second coming it will trample the Great Tribulation Saints and set up the Final abomination on the Temple Mount. There can be no doubt that these verses Identifies the Anti-Christ's Kingdom as a Trinity Religion. There can be no doubt as to the understanding of these verses. The God of the Phoenicians, who's capital was Tyre was a Trinity God. This Trinity God became the God of all the Kings of the world. It first became the God of the King of the North(Rome). From there it would spread out to the Whole World just as God had told Isaiah it would.
If you need further proof that the False God of the Anti-Christ is the Trinity God of War and Forces consider
13And I saw, issuing from the mouth of the dragon and from the mouth of the beast and from the mouth of the false prophet, three foul spirits like frogs; 14for they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.
The problem people have with this simple Truth is it goes against all they have been taught their whole life. We must heed Jesus' words except the Truths as he has explained them to us in prophecy. However few will be able to take this first step, who wants to admit that they and 99% of Christianity are wrong about this issue. Everyone would much rather drink the sweet "Old Wine" than swallow the bitter "New Wine" That is why this obvious truth of this prophecy along with the archaeological evidence to back it up gets brushed away. There is not only the true Trinity, Satan is Clever there is false trinity. The God of the Anti Christ is the False Trinity God of War and Forces. He has deceived Christianity what you do and think about this deception says allot about your Christian character.
Are you just going to brush it away?
Let us continue with Daniel
Now comes the hard part, when is the time of the end? Some say it is today some say it was in Christ's time. Does Jesus tell us when the time of the end is? Well in Daniel 12 we are told that it will be when people travel to & fro and Knowledge has increased greatly. When did Knowledge increase greatly? Was it with Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, while all these men had a tremendous influence on Knowledge. It has been the last few generations that have brought man kind a hundred fold increase in knowledge. From sub atomic particles, to space travel, to genetics, man is now on the edge of controlling life in ways that no one even dreamed of 100 years ago. In the 19th century 95 % of people still lived as they had in centuries past, today 95% of people live with Knowledge that would have made them witches or Gods to our ancestors. It is clear that the last 100yrs fit this description we now travel to and fro with an ease that would have dazzled our ancestors of only 100 y ears ago. Knowledge has indeed increased greatly. Most would agree from 1900AD on counts as the time of the End. We now move forward in time some 1600 years, until there is a King of the South Again. Jesus clearly fills this gap in Matthew 24 and Revelation, I have shown this above and will further demonstrate this fact as we move back to Revelation after Daniel. One proof that this is the end times is Egypt became a country again in 1937, for the first time in almost 2000 years since the Death of Cleopatra II in 30 BC .
This part of the prophecy is for the future, this will be the time of great tribulation.
40"At the time of the end the king of the south shall attack him; but the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall come into countries and shall overflow and pass through. 41He shall come into the glorious land. And tens of thousands shall fall, but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the main part of the Ammonites. 42He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the precious things of Egypt; and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall follow in his train. 44But tidings from the east and the north shall alarm him, and he shall go forth with great fury to exterminate and utterly destroy many.
45And he shall pitch his palatial tents between the sea and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, with none to help him.
We are told that the King of the South (Egypt Arab Alliance) will Attack the King of the North (Holy Roman Empire) But the Holy Roman Empire will strike back and take Egypt with a great army and fleet of ships. The HRE will invade Egypt and take over Egypt killing ten of thousands of people. Egypt the King of the South will have many other countries with them when they invade the HRE. We are told that Edom, Moab and the main part of the Ammonites will escape. This is Jordan which will not join in the Arab attack on Europe and will not pay the price. We are also told that the Libyans and the Ethiopians will capitulate. It should be noted that the Jordanians, consider themselves as being of the tribe of Ishmael not Esau as are the rest of the Arabs such as Syria Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon etc.. We now move on to chapter 12 Here Daniel is given some idea of how long all this will be.
7The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven; and I heard him swear by him who lives for ever that it would be for a time, two times, and half a time; and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be accomplished. 10Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall .11Blessed is he who waits and comes to the thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
We must take a little time here to understand what the daily sacrifice and the continual burnt offerings are. Daniel 8 and 12 Say that God's sacrifice is taken away. What is his sacrifice?
Many Christians Scholars teach that the Temple will be rebuilt and that the Jews will start up Animal sacrifice again. After 3.5 years the Anti-Christ will come and take away the sacrifice and the continual burnt offering. This belief does not take into consideration some basic truths of the verse. Burnt Sacrifice offerings in the Hebrew faith are done twice a day, morning and evening, they are not continual. Paul tells us what sacrifice is continual in Hebrews 13
15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
They also fail to consider what God considers his acceptable sacrifices. Matthew 9:
13 Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
7 And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
5 and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
So when it says that the Anti- Christ takes away God's Daily Sacrifice and continual burnt offering it means the daily prayers and deeds of the Saints not some animal being slaughtered on a alter. For it is the Prayers and deeds of the Saints that are acceptable sacrifices to God. In Revelation 8 we find further proof that the prayers of the Saints are what is sent up to God with the incense not an animal sacrifice Revelation 8:
4: And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
The periods of time are, a time, times, and a half a time. Notice days are not used in the first time frame but times. The days of these "prophetic times" also represent years just as the days of the weeks represent years in Daniel 9. The shattering of the power of the Holy People (the Israelites not the Jews), I will explain why the Jews are not Israelites with the Power that will be shattered latter, before we get back to Revelation,1290 days and then 45 days. What about the 2300 Evenings and Mornings of Daniel 8? These are sacrifice times which occur twice a day, every morning and evening so for 1150 days This1150 days represents the actual amount of time the burnt offering (Saints prayers and deeds) will cease. So the periods of time are, a time, times, and a half a time, or 1260 years. Then unspecified time frame of the power of the Holy People, then 1150 days which is part of the 1290 days, then 45 days.
We need to take a short diversion out of Daniel 12 and the time periods mentioned above. So we can look at what is meant by the term the Power of the Holly People as well as the rest of Daniel and Revelation. We will return to these time frames at the end of the paper and explain them in great detail.
While most will say the Jews are the Holy People, they have never had world power nor were they ever promised it, and we are told will not get it until Jesus comes to Earth and Jesus brings home all the twelve tribes from the corners of the Earth. Lo, From the north and the West and in the Sea.
So if it is not the Jews than who?
Just what is the power of the Holy People. Who are the Holy People? The Jews are, aren't they?
We know there where 12 tribes in ancient Israel. We know there were two Kingdoms, the Southern Kingdom of Judea and the Northern Kingdom of Israel. We know that in 715BC the Northern Kingdom that was comprised of Ten Tribes, were hauled away as slaves by Assyria. They are now called the Lost Ten Tribes. Most Christian scholars say that the ten tribes were reunited in Judea in 538 BC when Cyrus passed his edict for the Jews to go home. However this theory has some major problems, the main one is that the Bible says God himself will bring these lost tribes back after the Great Tribulation. These Christian Scholars ignore the fact that modern Israel, who all claim to be Jews, Levites and Benjamites (not of the ten tribes) say that the ten tribes are still lost and even the modern State of Israel is looking for them. So the Jews say the ten tribes are lost, the Bible says they are lost, most historians say they are lost. The only people who say they are not lost are the are the Baptist and Pentecostal Christian Scholars who believe that the modern State of Israel is a sign in there prophetic time line. In other words all the tribes must be in modern Israel for their version of prophecy to be true. Lets find out what the Bible says about these lost Tribes and the Power of the Holy People?
We start this section in Genius where Abraham receives his new name and a conditional promise. By conditional I mean it requires that Abraham do something. "walk before me, and be thou perfect" Genesis 17:
1: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2: And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3: And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4: As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5: Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. 6: And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7: And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
As you can see this promise requires that Abraham be perfect before God, we know that only Jesus was perfect before God. So Abraham is promised to be the father of nations and that Jesus will be born from his descendant. Let's continue. We now move on to the passing of this promise, which has now become a Birth Right from Abraham to Isaac chapter 17:
19: And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shall call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
We now move on to when God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and Abraham is just about to do it and Gods stops him, provides a Ram and then says this in chapter 22.
15: And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16: And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
The promise has changed. It is not based on any act that Abraham or his decedents must Perform in the future. God has now promised to turn him into Nations and that Kings will be born of him "for because thou hast done this". The promise is now UNCONDITIONAL. His descendant will be many millions of people and they will posses the gates of their enemies. We now see the Power of the Holy People developing that is spoken of in Daniel. Just what is a gate? A mountain pass, such as Khyber pass in India, or the straight of Gibraltar, the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal, these are a few of the gates of the world. This promise is repeated to Rebekah in chapter 24:59
Isaac has the promise confirmed in chapter 26:
4: And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Isaac to Jacob. Jacob lies to Isaac and pretends to be Esau and steals the Birth Right chapter 27:
27: And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:28: Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine: 29: Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
So here the promise is expanded it now includes the dew of Heaven and the fatness of the Earth.
Two things are noticed one it says all these countries plural more than one, and Jesus is clearly defined as coming through Jacob. So the promise is a material promise as well as spiritual promise.
On one hand they will be many Nations with the best soil (fatness of the Earth) plenty of grain and wine, all the riches of the Earth (Gold, Silver) they will posses the gates of their enemies and rule over the nations of the Earth. That is a pretty impressive promise of World Power and wealth. Now we see the Power of the Holy people that is spoken of in Daniel. The more important spiritual promise is that the Saviour Jesus will be born from Jacob decedents.
Let's follow this amazing unconditional promise. We must remember this will happen because of what Abraham has already done. It is not based on any future covenant or on the ability of Jacobs's decedents to do as God asks. Abraham has already done all that is necessary "because you have done this". This was confirmed to Isaac "because Abraham kept my command" There is no future deed or act required, God himself will bring these prophecies to reality "By myself have I sworn, says the LORD"
But Jacob is evil he lies and he fights God for many years. God punishes him in many ways until Jacob turns to God and then God turns to Jacob and passes on the promise in chapter 35:
11: And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
Notice God further defines the many nations, it will now be a company of Nations a group or company of Nations acting as one. God renames Jacob Israel. Israel has twelve sons I would ask that you read the story of Joseph if you are not already familiar with it. When Jacob arrives in Egypt he finds not only Joseph alive but that he has two sons Ephraim and Manasseh we pick up the Birth Right in chapter 48:
5And now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.
11And Israel said to Joseph, "I had not thought to see your face; and lo, God has let me see your children also."
Now notice how detailed this passing of the birthright is, with the crossed hands and all.
13: And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.
14: And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. 15: And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
16: The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Here Israel transfers his name to Ephraim and Manasseh "let my name be named on them" This fact is passed over by most Bible scholars but the name Israel is to go with the Boys. Joseph protest because Israel has put his right hand on Ephraim's head for he is the younger of the two and Manasseh should get the Birth Right. Jacob tells Joseph that they will start together but Ephraim shall be greater than Manasseh and he shall be a company of Nations. Manasseh will come after Ephraim and will be a great Nation. But Ephraim shall be first.
17When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; and he took his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. 18And Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father; for this one is the first-born; put your right hand upon his head." 19But his father refused, and said, "I know, my son, I know; he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great;nevertheless his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations." 20So he blessed them that day, saying, "By you Israel will pronounce blessings, saying, 'God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh'"; and thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh.
So the promise has been defined even further, a great company of nations with a great nation coming out of it. They shall have the riches soil (fatness of the Earth) all the water (dew of the Earth) all the riches (gold, silver, et.) an abundance of grain they will rule over the other nations of the Earth and will possess the Gate of their enemies. That is indeed a Powerful promise of World Power, and God has said that he will bring this about himself because of what Abraham did.
Chapter 49 explains the blessings and traits of the other eleven tribes here they are along with their Ensign which where the banners displayed by the tribes when they camped around the temple of God. Numbers 2:
2: Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.
3Reuben, you are my first-born, my might, and the first fruits of my strength, pre-eminent in pride and pre-eminent in power. 4Unstable as water, you shall not have pre-eminence because you went up to your father's bed; then you defiled it--you went up to my couch!
5Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords. 6O my soul, come not into their council; O my spirit, be not joined to their company; for in their anger they slay men, and in their wantonness they hamstring oxen. 7Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; and their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.
8Judah, your brothers shall praise you; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down before you. 9Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as a lioness; who dares rouse him up? 10The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
Judah is to hold the crown of the Israelites until Jesus comes to Take it.
13Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea; he shall become a haven for ships, and his border shall be at Sidon.
14Issachar is a strong ass, crouching between the sheepfolds; 15he saw that a resting place was good, and that the land was pleasant; so he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a slave at forced labour.
16Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. 17Dan shall be a serpent in the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse's heels so that his rider falls backward. 18I wait for thy salvation, O LORD.
19Raiders shall raid Gad, but he shall raid at their heels.
20Asher's food shall be rich, and he shall yield royal dainties.
21Naphtali is a hind let loose, that bears comely fawns.
Next is Joseph his tribe has been divided between the two boys Ephraim and Manasseh. Ephraim's ensigns are first then Manasseh's. We are told Joseph will run over the borders of his country and will colonise the cost lands of the Earth..
22Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a spring; his branches run over the wall. 23The archers fiercely attacked him, shot at him, and harassed him sorely; 24yet his bow remained unmoved, his arms were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel), 25by the God of your father who will help you, by God Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that couches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. 26The blessings of your father are mighty beyond the blessings of the eternal mountains, the bounties of the everlasting hills; may they be on the head of Joseph, and on the brow of him who was separate from his brothers.
Num:24:8: God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.
Deut:33:17: His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
27Benjamin is a ravenous wolf, in the morning devouring the prey, and at evening dividing the spoil."
After many years in Egypt the Hebrews are taken captive and enslaved. Because of the Covenant God intervenes, not because the decedents of Jacob were worthy, not because of some future Sinai covenant with Moses and the Israelites but because of the covenant with Abraham.
24: And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
Then Moses comes and takes the Hebrews out of Egypt and into the desert where God promises to fulfil the covenant with Abraham in them, if the Hebrews will keep the Ten Commandments. If they will do as God asks, then he will fulfil the Birth Right in them, they will get this incredible World Power. However if they fail then there will be a punishment time and the covenant will not be fulfilled in them. However this is a unconditional promise "because you have done this" so after the punishment period God will fulfil his promise to Abraham. While many Christian scholars ignore this covenant with Abraham or say it is fulfilled in the Jews this is simple not true. The Jews don't think it has been fulfilled and as scripture will show us it has not been. Letís continue Exodus24:
7: And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.
So if the Hebrews keep it together, then God will fulfil in their time the Material Promise in Joseph ( Ephraim & Manasseh) and the Spiritual Promise in Judah. Please read about all the tribes.
28: And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
So what if they break the covenant with God? We find this recorded in Leviticus 26:
1"You shall make for yourselves no idols and erect no graven image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land, to bow down to them; for I am the LORD your God.
2You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. 3"If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them,
First they are told what they must do to get the promise. Next they are told the extent of the promise.
4then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5And your threshing shall last to the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last to the time for sowing; and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land securely. 6And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; and I will remove evil beasts from the land, and the sword shall not go through your land. 7And you shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 9And I will have regard for you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and will confirm my covenant with you. 10And you shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new.
Here the promise is defined even further. Not only will they be a great Company of Nations with a Great Nation coming out of it. They shall have the richest soil(fatness of the Earth) all the water (dew of the Earth) all the riches (gold, silver, etc.) an abundance of grain they will rule over the other nations of the Earth and will possess the Gate of their enemies. They also will have to throw out last year's grain to make way for this year's grain. No war on their soil, they will drive outs the wild beast. In war they will over power their enemies even when out numbered. I will say it again this is indeed a powerful promise of World Domination.
So what if they break the covenant to fulfil Gods promise in them
14: But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
15: And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: 16: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17: And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. 18: And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. 19: And I will break the pride of your power
There it is "And I will break the pride of your power" I think I have adequately explained what the Power of The Holy People is that Daniel was speaking of. While Christian scholars say that this Power was fulfilled in the first temple era they fail to consider Jeremiah 33: this is written in about 586 BC 11 years after Nebuchadnezzar carried away the Jews. With the Northern tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh carried off into captivity in 718BC(Israel or Jacob "Let my name be on the Lads")their promise of World Power seemed lost. And now the Jew's promise of the Messiah, which was given to David's line seems lost. The people are saying that God has forgotten his promise to Jacob (Ephraim) and David(Judah). Jeremiah 33:
24"Have you not observed what these people are saying, 'The LORD has rejected the two families which he chose'? Thus they have despised my people so that they are no longer a nation in their sight. 25Thus says the LORD: If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the ordinances of heaven and earth, 26then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his descendants to rule over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes, and will have mercy upon them."
That is pretty strong language, as sure as there is day and night this promise to Abraham, which is yet unfulfilled in 586BC, will be fulfilled. Don't believe Scholars who try and twist the truth about the fulfilment of this incredible promise. It had not been fulfilled in 586BC and was for sure not Fulfilled by the time of the Romans and the second captivity of the Jews. So does God tell us when he will fulfil this promise? In fact he already told us above, lets look "then I will punish you seven times more for your sins" seven times is a prophecy, a time is a prophetic year so seven times is seven years. This is a punishment so a day for a year (Exodus, Daniel 9:) so 7x360=2520yrs. So 2520 years after Israel falls (715BC) the promise will be fulfilled, by 1805AD. The Birth Right of National Prominence and World Rule will be Fulfilled, or day and night will cease to be so says God. "By myself have I sw orn, says t he LORD"
I will not go further with this other than to say that one can trace all the lost tribes. With Dan and his seat ending up in Ireland and Manasseh in the United States Ephraim in England and the rest scattered across Northern and Western Europe.In a real sense The House of Israel is Christianity. I think I have explained the Power of the Holy People. At a latter date I will add a link to a paper here that will be a mix of History Archaeology and Scripture in an attempt to follow the Lost Tribes wanderings. It will be very in depth(boring to some) and will be backed by hard Archaeological evidence in addition to Scripture. The proof of the modern Origins of the lost ten tribes will not rely on Brit-ish meaning covenant people, or Saxons meaning Issac's sons, or Tuatha de Danann meaning the Tribe of Dan, or the "Stone of Destiny". All these assertions hold no hard evidence as to the origins of the Celtic or the Anglo - Saxons Peoples or any of the other settlers of Europe between 500B C and 500AD. In addition it is very poor linguistic work, in order for the Tuatha de Danann to translate as the Tribe of Dan you have to use the Gaelic translation for Tuatha which means Tribe and then switch to a sort of sang Hebrew to get Dan out of Danann. What is it you are translating Gaelic or Hebrew you can't just switch back and forth. I will explain the true meaning of this name in the paper. It is not The Tribe of the Goddess Danu as some recent historians have suggested. Danann no more means The Goddess Danu then it means Dan. Nor will it rely on River and City names across Europe that have the letter D N which some groups claim some how offers proof of the travels of the Tribe of Dan. If that was the last proof then the boat that had holes in it before, just sank with D N meaning Dan went by. The evidence will be hard hold in your hands evidence like Assyrian and Persian Government Tablets, Graves from Armenia to China to Europe, Cultural similarities in various population groups, Methods of War, Choice of Weapons, historical documents of the Medes, the Persians, the Hebrews, the Greeks, the Romans. I assure you that the evidence presented will be well documented. Much of this evidence has been accepted to be genuine by Historians the World over for years . Much of the Archaeological evidence is just beginning to surface but it is hard hold in your hands evidence and it will stand up to the scrutiny of Historians around the world.
For now lets go on to Daniel 9: The most important thing to understand in Daniel 9: is what Daniel is asking for clarification on. Daniel, like every other Jew of the time, wanted to know if God was still going to fulfil his promise to David, that Jesus would be born of the Jews. This was the Jewish share of God's covenant with Abraham. Just as the northern Kingdom of Israel had a punishment time allotted, so here do the Jews, 490 yrs.
24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy One.
We are told that it will take 490 yrs. To finish the sin of the Jews "upon thy people" "to finish the transgression and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity". And to seal up and finish this prophecy. It looks like Jesus knew that people would try and stretch this prophecy to over 2500yrs. So he clearly states this prophecy ends in 490yrs.
We must remember he is writing in regards to Jeremiah's prophecy of seventy years, the chapter starts
2: In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolation of Jerusalem.
490 years to make an end of their sins to fulfil God's covenant with Abraham, and to reconcile them to God by Jesus "and to anoint the most Holy One. "This prophecy clearly states that the 490 years is a further punishment period of the Jews. In this prophecy at the end of 490 years Jesus arrives and this part of the covenant with Abraham is fulfilled. This abomination in these verses can not be the abomination that Jesus speaks of happening in the end times because this abomination happens during the 490 years., before Jesus arrives. Jesus comes at the end of the 490 years.
Here is the verse from the King James.
25: Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26: And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.27: And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Now the Revised Standard
25 Know therefore and understand: from the time that the word went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the time of an anointed prince, there shall be seven weeks; and for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with streets and moat, but in a troubled time. 26 After the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week; and for half of the week he shall cause sacrifice and offering to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator."
It is clear these two translations are very different. While the King James Version translated from the Vulgate clearly implies this prince is Jesus by putting the first seven weeks and 62 weeks together, the Revised says it is just a Anointed One and separates the first seven weeks and the 62 weeks. More over the Revised version says the anointed one will be cut off and have nothing, that is the Septuagint translation, the Hebrew texts translate, "cut off and have no one left". this certainly was not Jesus. So which translation is correct. As I said at the start we will use the Septuagint and Hebrew versions, as they predate the Catholics who changed many verses in the Vulgate as they have admitted, "to make their meaning clearer"
First we must look at a very large discrepancy in these dates. Jeremiah tells us the Jews would be held captive 70 years. Historians say Jerusalem fell first in 597BC then in 586 BC the Temple was destroyed. Well quick math will show you that 597 or 586 minus 70 years does not leave one at or 538 BC which is the historical date of Cyrus's edict to Rebuild Jerusalem. In 608 BC Babylon invades Judea and extracts a tribute from Jerusalem. In the first three months of Jehoiachin reign in 598BC. he stops paying tribute to Babylon. This infuriates Nebuchadnezzars and he takes the Jehoiachin his Sons and all the Nobles of Judea. Captive to Babylon and carries off all the Treasures of the temple (2Kings24:10-15). 608 - 70 years captivity leaves us at 538BC. This would seem to agree with the Biblical account.
Early in Artaxerxes reign 7yr. 5th month Ezra arrives in Jerusalem sometime about 458BC not 398BC as Catholic history teaches
So first thing that is noticed is the 490 years. Is broken up into 49 years. 434 years. And 7 years. And that the end will result in Jesus' arrival and the destruction of Jerusalem. It also says that war will continue until the end of Jerusalem. It clearly says, that there will be more than one desolation of the Temple "Desolations are decreed"
It says an anointed one will come after 49 years. Who or what is an anointed one? All through Leviticus in at least six places by a quick count Priest are called anointed ones. In Kings, Saul is said to have been anointed by God, this is also true of other Kings including King Cyrus, Who Isaiah says is God's Anointed, and who Ezra clearly states fulfils Jeremiah's prophecy in the Bible. So it would appear that there are a few possible solutions it could be a Priest or a King or Cyrus.
It is important to understand that the rebuilt Judea had Priest Kings, not separate High Priest and Separate Kings as before the deportation. Either way this is clearly the coming of a ruler 49 years after the word goes forth to rebuild and restore Jerusalem 538BC that puts us at 489BC
Then for 434 years Jerusalem will be built but in a troubled time. After 434 years of rule, this ruling line, will be cut of and have nothing (no heir to the seat of authority). The total number of years since the order to rebuild is now 483 years. If you put Jesus as the Anointed One that is cut off then he was murdered 483 years after the order to rebuild Jerusalem which we know went out in around 538BC. Ezra clearly says it is Cyrus's edict that fulfils the words of Jeremiah. To say some other rulers like Artaxerxes I edict of 458BC is the start date is to call God and Ezra liars. 538BC - 483 yrs. puts us at about 55BC. How can this possibly be Jesus he wasn't even born yet. Further more Jesus was never cut off and had nothing.
It is also important to understand that the last week is to be added in to the 62 weeks. Unlike the first seven weeks, which are clearly defined, the last week is not defined. The whole prophecy ends at the end of verse 26. "and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed" He then goes back in History to explain the first of many desolations of the Temple that will occur.
27And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week;and for half of the week he shall cause sacrifice and offering to cease and upon the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator."
Consider the phrasing he clearly end his thought at verse 26 and then verse 27 he speaks of this Prince who starts the desolation, he then continues on to the exact same end as in verse 26 he assumes the reader has read chapter 11.
Now lets look at History and Scripture and see what we get. 49 years after the word 538BC would put us at about 489BC.
Most Historians can not agree on any of the dates involved. However scripture says this in Zechariah 6:
11: Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; 12: And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 13: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
Here Joshua is named Priest King by God. Most historians believe this took place about 516BC. I am left wondering if this date of 516BC is not off by 27 years. Scripture says Joshua is the Priest King it also says in Daniel that he comes after 49 yrs from the edict, he must have arrived in about 489BC not 516BC unless the date of Cyrus's edict is wrong. I choose to believe Scriptural account and believe God's word rather that the confused historical account of this period. 538 - 49 = 489 ; 489 - 434 - 7 = 48 BC
Antipater an Arab of Jewish faith, the Father of Herod the Great, became Governor of the Judea in 55BC he was a Arab not a Jew. His son would soon be named King of the Jews by Rome in 48 BC. This Ascension to the thrown put an end to the Priest Kings of the Second Temple Era. In fact Rome installed all the High Priests from 63BC on to 70 AD when Titus destroyed the Temple.. In 67 BC Pompey sided with Hyrcanus II for High Priest against Antigonus. Antigonus revolted and deposed Hyrcanus II Pompey Attacked Jerusalem Killing all the Priests in the Temple and desecrating the Temple by and entering the Holy of Holies.
The final week, which is added into the 62 weeks, is divided into two halves, which almost all Christian Churches say is Jesus' ministry on Earth and that Jesus is the Prince cut off in the middle of the week. He already was here and taught for three and a half years. They then say this Prince changes identity and turns on the temple for the last 3.5 years. I guess he will also trample the saints for 3.5years. This is not Jesus, this is one of the Kings of the North of Daniel 11. This week is the seven-year Maccabean war from 167 to 160BC. This was the start of War and Many Desolations of the Temple, which Daniel is told, will continue until the end of Jerusalem. Here are the dates of the desolationís 167BC, 162 BC, 63BC, 47BC, 27BC down to 17 AD is the longest as pictures or plaques of Augustus where set up in every wall of every wing of the Temple. Tiberius pictures or busts replaced Augustus and were there when Jesus taught in the temple about 26AD.This is the truth of Da niel 9:
If you combine the 62 weeks and the 7 weeks and say Jesus is the anointed on that is cut off you are saying that Jesus was cut off in 55BC which is 483 years after Cyrus's Decree. It makes no sense at all, no matter which translation you use. While I admit it is tempting to move this last week to be the final week of tribulation, the prophecy, the question being asked, and its answer, make it clear that this is not the case. In fact the Great tribulation the time of Jacobs trouble only last for 1335 days not seven years as we will see.