Daniel’s Visions Edited by J E Bradburn

Image result for The four kingdoms of Daniel KJV imageshttp://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4538329941149360&pid=15.1Chapters 7—12 the End of Gentile Dominion

The second half of Daniel relates a series of visions in which Daniel is made to predict the events of the period from his own day to that of the writer of the book, which was nearly four hundred years. The purpose was to teach that God has a program of history which cannot be thwarted and which He can make known to His servants. The recital of past events, familiar to the readers, would give them confidence that the short future regarding which actual predictions are made could likewise be trusted.

The two sections of the book are held together by the striking similarity—indeed, the practical identity—of chapters 2, and 7, the revelation of the four world kingdoms, ending in the triumph of the kingdom of God. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_kingdoms_of_Daniel

 

THE FOUR KINGDOMS OF DANIEL ARE FOUR KINGDOMS WHICH, ACCORDING TO THE BOOK OF DANIEL, PRECEDE THE "END-TIME" AND THE "KINGDOM OF GOD".

 

In the first year of Belshazzar. This was 429 B.C See App 50, http://levendwater.org/companion/index_companion.html Daniel being eighty-four years old. Three years before the events of chapter 6.

 

Daniel 5:30—31 (KJV)

30. In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

31. And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years. [62]

This vision (chap 7) is still in Chaldee (The Gentile language), because it is the continuation of verse 2:44, and reveals what will take place “in the days of those kings”. before the stone strikes the image. It brings us up to the end of Gentile dominion over Israel.

 

Daniel 2:44-45 (KJV)

44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

 

Chapter 8 is in Hebrew, because it especially concerns Israel. It is the writings of “Daniel the prophet” (Matthew 24). This is directly stated by our Lord, Who, seven times in the Gospel of John, declared what He spake were not His own words, but the Father’s. (John 7:16; 8:28; 40, 47; 12:49; 14:10, 24; 17:8). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gospelofthekingdom.htm

 

John 7:16 (KJV) Jesus answered them, and said, “My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent Me.”

 

Deuteronomy18:18 (KJV) I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm

 

Isaiah 51:16 (KJV) And I have put My words in your mouth I have covered you with the shadow of My hand That I may plant the heaven, Lay the foundations of the earth, And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm

 

(Hence) Exodus 33:22 (KJV) And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by:

God spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai in the Tabernacle after the Ten Commandments. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Decalogueinscripture.htm

 

Exodus 33:18-23 (KJV)

18 And he [Moses] said, “I beseech thee, shew me Thy glory.”

19 And He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.”

20 And He said, “Thou canst not see My face: for there shall no man see me, and live.”

21 And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:’

22 ‘And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a Clift of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by:”

23 And I will take away Mine hand, and thou shalt see My back parts: but My face shall not be seen.’”

https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html

This member B consists of two visions each is distinct and complete in itself (Z1, Chapter 7:1—28; Z2, Chapter 8:1—27). 

·        The dream of Nebuchadnezzar (Ch 2) was interpreted to him by Daniel;

·        While the dream (or vision) of Daniel was interpreted to him by the Angel; Gabriel.

 

·        The former referred to the beginning and duration of Gentile dominion over Israel;

·        the latter concerns the end of it.

 

Daniel 7 (KJV)

01 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

02 Daniel spake and said, “I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.”

03 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.”

04 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.”

05 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it:’ and they said thus unto it, ‘Arise, devour much flesh.’”

06 “After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.”

07 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.”

08 “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

09 “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning fire.”

10 “A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”

http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm

11 “I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.”

12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.”

13 “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him.”

14And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thesufferingsandglory.htm

15 “I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.”

16 “I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.”

17These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.”

18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm

19 “Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;”

20 “And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.”

21 “I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;”

22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.”

23 Thus he said, “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/holyromanempireeuun.htm

24And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”

25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

26 “But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antichrist

27 “And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.

28 Hitherto is the end of the matter.’ ‘As for me Daniel, my cogitations [contemplation] much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.’”

 

The second (ch 8) was given two years later than the first (Compare 7:1 with 8:1)

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Daniel 8 (KJV)

01In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first.”

02And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/shushan/

03Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.”

04I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.”

05And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.”

06And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.

07And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.”

08Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

09And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.”

10And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.”

11Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was cast down.”

12And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the TRUTH to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.”

13Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, “How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?”

14 And he said unto me, “Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”

15And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.”

16And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, “Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.”

 

17So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face:’ but he said unto me, ‘Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.’”

18Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.”

BELOW IS THE MEANING OF THE STATUE.

19 And he said, “Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.”

20The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.”

21And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.”

22Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.”

23And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.”

24And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.”

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”

26And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.”

27And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.”

 

Daniel 7:1 (KJV) In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts

Head = Literally the head (or chief) of the words

Daniel 8:1 (KJV) In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me—to me, Daniel—after the one that appeared to me the first time.

 

VISION OF A RAM AND A GOAT.

And is subsequent to the first, giving further details concerning “the latter time of their dominion” (i.e. that of the four beasts of the first vision in Ch 7) Further details are given in Chapters 9, 11, &12. The interpretation is given in vv17—1 8; and shows that these (Chapters 7 & 8) are still future, and are not therefore to be confounded with the dream of Ch 2

 

Daniel 7:17-18 (KJV)

17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

 

The interpretations given to us of these two separate visions need no further interpretation by us. THE SOURCE OF THE DREAM IS THE SOURCE OF THE INTERPRETATION ALSO. They are for us to understand and believe. We may comment on the interpretations given, but not interpret them.

Belshazzar. The last king of Babylon. Until 1854, when Sir R C Rawlinson discovered the cuneiform texts, all was speculation. An inscription belonging to the first year of Nabonidus, his father (Jer 27:7) calls him his “firstborn son” and gives his name Bel-sarra-uzer =O Bel defend the king”. There are frequent references to him in contracts and similar documents. (Encycl Brit, 11th (Cambridge) ed., vol iii, p711) He was the last king of Babylon.

 

Jeremiah 27:7 (KJV) So all nations shall serve him and his son and his son’s son, until the time of his land comes; and then many nations and great kings shall make him serve them.

him and his son, and his son’s son: i.e. Evil Merodach, Nergelissar, Nabonidus, in whose seventeenth year Babylon was taken by Cyrus. http://levendwater.org/companion/append57.html

Apparently certain neighbouring states were seeking to draw Judah into an alliance for a rebellion against Babylon, and the movement was supported by several of the prophets at Jerusalem, but fizzled out and came to nought.

 

DANIEL’S VISION OF THE RAM AND THE GOAT.

This scene is placed in the third year of Belshazzar, two years after that of chapter 7. The prophet was at Susa (Shushan), the capital of Elam, one of the chief residences of the Persian kings. The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah.

 

Nehemiah 1:1(KJV) It came to pass in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the citadel,

Or Susa

Esther 1:2 (KJV) in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the citadel,

Or Susa, and so throughout the Companion Bible.

 

He saw a ram, the symbol of the Medo-Persian power standing beside the river. it had two horns both high, but one higher than the other, and the higher came up last. The shorter horn represented the Median king or kingdom, and the longer one the Persian.

 

Daniel 8:20 (KJV) The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of media and Persia.

 

While the ram was pushing his way resistlessly further and further, a goat with one horn suddenly appeared from the west, i.e. from Europe, and with incredible speed hurled himself upon the ram, overthrowing him and breaking his horns. This is the description of Alexander the Great’s rapid and victorious career, coming out of Greece, and overthrowing completely the Persian Empire. (334—323 B.C.). But at the climax of his power the horn was broken (Died) and four horns came up in its place. Students at once recognise the meaning of this part of the vision.

Alexander, having conquered the world of his day died in his early manhood, sighing for other worlds to conquer. There being no son who could succeed him, his empire fell to four of his generals.

 

1.      Cassander (Macedonia)

2.      Lysimachus (Thrace).

3.      Seleucus (Syria and the east).

4.      Ptolemy (Egypt).

 

The continuity of Alexander’s dominion ceased with him, and will not be seen again untilthe Little Hornarises.

 

Daniel 8:23 (KJV) And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

 

The latter time of their kingdom, &c.  This is a further indication as to the interpretation of this vision.

Are come to the full: or, have filled up their measure. Therefore not yet full. This is a blow to all those who are vainly trying to make the world a better place, and to “realise the kingdom of God on earth” now. 

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/holyromanempireeuun.htm

Understanding dark sentences. = skilled in dissimulation = (to hide under a false appearance, Concealment of the truth about a situation, To disguise (one's intentions). (Do we know someone like this?)

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm

 

The Little Horn.

Daniel 8:24 (KJV) And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and destroy the mighty and the holy People.

not by his own power. We are not told here who the giver of the power is, but we are not left in ignorance.

 

Revelation 13:2 (KJV) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:9--10 (KJV)

09 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

 

From one of these four, Seleucus (Syria and the east 312—280 B.C.), arose at length Antiochus IV (175—164 B.C.), called Epiphanes, “the manifest,” or “evident,” i.e. the god, arrogating to himself (to claim or seize without justification), after the manner of Alexander, the attributes of deity. But so erratic and violent was his conduct at times that he was given, especially by the Jews, the nickname of Epimanes, the “madman,” or “madcap.”  He was the eighth of the Syrian line. His ambitions were the conquest of Egypt, the rival kingdom of the south, and the submission of all the peoples of his realm to the Greek religion. In this plan he met resistance from the loyal Jews in Palestine, the glorious land.

 

Daniel 8:9 (KJV) And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

 

a little horn = a horn of small beginnings. This identifies this vision with those of chapters 8,9,11,12. Where it is already shown that this name, and these members “W” and “W” verses 9 & 23) belong to the still future time of the end (W—8:1—27). The author (ABC) writes that in his pride Antiochus thought himself capable of plucking the stars from their places, he defied God Himself, he defiled the Temple at Jerusalem and caused the suspension of its services for more than three years.  (Read 1 Maccabees 1:20--50. 4:44—61) i.e. (From 168—165 B.C.) The First book of Maccabees is a book ... The original Hebrew is lost and the most important surviving version is the Greek translation contained in the Septuagint.

 

1 Maccabees 1:29--32 (KJV) e.g.

29 And after two years fully expired, the king sent his chief collector of tribute unto the cities of Jud, who came unto Jerusalem with a great multitude.

30 And spake peaceable words unto them, but all was deceit: for when they had given him his credence, he fell suddenly upon the city, and smote it very sore, and destroyed much people of Israel.

31 And when he had taken the spoils of the city, he set it on fire, and pulled down the houses and walls thereof on every side.

32 But the women and children took they captive, and possessed the cattle.

 

Important : Antiochus the type of “the little horn”, defiled the sanctuary, but he did not destroy it. He cannot therefore be the fulfiller of this prophecy, though he forshadowed him.

 

During this unhappy time the faithful Jews were subjected to great hardship and their rights of worship were suppressed. The final sacrilege was the erection of a heathen altar , and probably also a statue, or Asherah, upon the altar of burnt-offering.

 

1 Maccabees 1:54 (KJV) Now the fifteenth day of the month Casleu, in the hundred forty and fifth year, they set up the abomination of desolation upon the altar, and builded idol altars throughout the cities of Juda on every side;

http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/1589-antiochus-iv-epiphanes

 

This was the horrible thing that necessitated the cessation of all use of the shrine until it could be purified. It was the abomination that made desolate the holy place.

Abominations. Jehovah’s name for an “idol”, as being what He detests. Hebrew shakaz = to be abominable. The “of” in this connection being the Genitive (marks a noun as modifying another noun)  (of the origin). I.e. which causes the desolation.

Abomination he shall make it desolate.  =  the abomination that maketh desolate. This is certainly future.

 

Daniel 8:13 (KJV) Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, ‘How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?’

 

Daniel 9:27 (KJV) 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.

 

LENGTH OF EVIL TIME.

 

The seer heard two angels conversing. One asked the other how long the desecration of the sanctuary was to continue. The answer was twenty three evenings-mornings, or eleven hundred and fifty days, a little less than the three years and a half (1,260 days) usually designated as the time of affliction.

 

Daniel 7:25 (KJV) And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

 

Daniel 12:7 (KJV) And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by Him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

 

Revelation12:14 (KJV) And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

woman = those of Jehovah’s chosen People.

great eagle. Great is emphatic.

 

Cp Deuteronomy 32:11—12 (KJV)

11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

12 So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

and there was no strange god with him = there were no idolaters, only those who loved God; “the remnant of his people”.

fly. Greek petomai. Revelation 13:6

 

(KJV) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

 

Cp Exodus 14:5 (KJV) And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?

 

& Psalm 35:1—5 (KJV)

1 Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them.

 

& Isaiah 11:16 (KJV)  And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

This is the scattering of the ten tribes. http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm

 

& Ezekiel 20:33--38

33 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm

35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.

36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God. http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm

37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against Me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

 

& Hosea 2:14 (KJV) Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

 

& Zephaniah 2:3 (KJV) Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.

 

& Matthew 24:15—28 (KJV)

15 “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand).”  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Ashera.htm

16 “Then let them which be in Judæa flee into the mountains:”

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:”

18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.”

19 “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!”

20 “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:”

21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”

22 “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”

23 “Then if any man shall say unto you,’ Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.’”

24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25 “Behold, I have told you before."

26 “Wherefore if they shall say unto you’, ‘Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.’”

27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/sphinx.htm

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles [vultures] be gathered together.”

 

& Mark 13:14—23 (KJV)

14 “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Ashera.htm

15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take anything out of his house:”

16 “And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.”

17 “But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!”

18 “And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.”

19For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.”

20And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened the days.”

21 “And then if any man shall say to you, ‘Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, He is there’; believe him not:’”

22 “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”

23But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.”

 

time, &c Revelation 11:2 (KJV) But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

·        God has spoken at "sundry times" as well as "in divers manners" Heb. 1:1 (KJV) God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,”

·        The time when He spoke to "the fathers" is distinguished from the time in which He has "spoken to us". 

·        The time in which He spake by the prophets "stands in contrast with the time in which He spake by (His) Son". 

·        And the "time past" is obviously distinguished from "these last days" Heb. 1:2 (KJV) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

·        To "rightly divide the word of truth" 2 Tim. 2:15 (KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

Important: it is essential to regard the times in which these words were spoken, as well as the times to which they refer. http://levendwater.org/companion/append195.html

 

from &c. Septuagint Judges 9:21 And Joatham fled, and ran away, and went as far as Bæeer, and dwelt there out of the way of his brother Abimalech.

for same Fig idioma (idiom) (Ap 6) http://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html

 

Matthew 24:15 (KJV) When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand).

Our Lord tells us where it will stand in the holy place”: i.e. in the Temple at Jerusalem: and we have the same admonition to understand

So here we have the proof that the Antichrist; the forerunner of Antichrist being Antiochus Epiphanes, “The madmanis to return again in the very near future, and he will “go into perdition.”

 

Revelation 17:8 (KJV) The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

ascend out of the bottomless pit = Abaddon.

 

As in former instances Daniel 7:16 (KJV) I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

The meaning of the vision was made clear to Daniel by an angel. This proved to be the angel Gabriel, also named as a messenger of God.

 

Daniel 9: 21—22 (KJV)

21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

 

Luke 1:19 (KJV) And the angel answering said unto him, “I am Gabriel, that stand(s) in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.”

 

Roused from a swoon of terror, the seer was told that the vision referred to the end of the age, a long time in the future, i.e. the time of the persecution once again and the triumph of the Jews and Gentiles that was to follow. Then the various features of the vision were explained in language so explicit that no one could mistake it.

·        Three of the four kingdoms of Chapters 2 and 7 were indicated by the two horns of the ram and the he goat.

·        They were Medo Persia and Greece or Macedonia. Alexander and his weaker successors were symbolised by the horns of (Dan 8:21—22)

·        Much later, toward the end of this Greco-Syrian Dynasty, would arise the king represented by the little horn   

 

Daniel 8:9 (KJV) And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

 

Compare Daniel 7:8, 11, 20, 24—26.

08I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.”

20 “And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”

25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

26 “But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.”

 

 He is described as defiant, designing, crafty, destructive, boastful, and prosperous, against the holy people and even their God. Up to this point the career of Antiochus, familiar to the author, has been sketched. The rest is prediction, based on unwavering confidence that God will deal with this end day “little horn;” the persecutor, as he deserves. His success was only for a time. Suddenly he was to be cut off by Divine visitation.

 

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

craft = deceit

by peace = by their prosperity, or careless security.

He shall be broken without hand.

 

Isaiah 11:4 (KJV) But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth: with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall he slay the wicked.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:8 (KJV) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 

Revelation 19;19—20 (KJV)

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.”

20And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

 

Compare Isaiah 10:12 (KJV) Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed His whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.”

(High looks mean; arrogant.)

 

Isaiah 14:25 (KJV) That I will break the Assyrian in My land, and upon My mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.

 

Isaiah 31:8 (KJV) Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.

 

Daniel 9:22 (KJC) And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.”

to give thee skill and understanding = to teach you understanding, or to make you wise as to &c. Note the special emphasis as to the admonition for ourselves in the Structures below. It is not a vision that requires interpretation, but a direct prophecy given in simple words by the angel Gabriel, sent by God for the express purpose of making everything clear, and solving the most weighty problems that perplex the human mind. There is no “difficulty”, as supposed. All that is required of us is to:

understand, and consider, and believe what is thus written for our learning.

 

a raiser of taxes…kingdom = one [Seleucus] causing the exactor [Heliodorus] to pass through [Judæa], the glorious land [Cp verses16, 4; 8:9). Seleucus sent Heliodorus to Jerusalem to plunder the Temple, &c. See 2 Maccabees 3:4 But one Simon of the tribe of Benjamin, who was made governor of the Temple, fell out with the high priest about disorder in the city.

 

Daniel 11: 20 (KJV) Then shall stand up in his estate raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.

neither in anger. Ginsburg suggests “and not with hands”, because it was by poison.

 

Daniel 8:26—27 (KJV)

26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.

27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.

So alarming did the disclosure seem to the seer that he was ill for some days, and never quite understood it.

 

Zechariah 9:8 (KJV) is in direct contrast with this. And I will encamp about Mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth; and no oppressor shall pass through them anymore, for now have I seen with Mine eyes.

 

Here ends the historical portion, which has been fulfilled now, but which was then future.

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Daniel 11: 21—12:3 (A2, p 1201).THE FUTURE. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm

(STILL FUTURE TO US.) (Alternation).

A2   E| 11:21—31. “The vile person” (“the little horn”).

         F| 11:32—35. The People. Tried.   http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm

       E| 11:36—45. “The wilful king” (The little horn”). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/leadcontainer.htm

          F| 12:1—3. The People. Delivered. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eternity.htm

 

Verse 21—12:3 passes on to the time which is still (2017) future to us. The “latter days” of;

 

Daniel 10:4 (KJV) Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.”  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm

 

COME TO HIS END.

This could not be said of Antiochus, because he died at Tabæ in Persia. “The wilful king” comes to his end In Judea, between Jerusalem and the Mediterranean Sea.

and none shall help him. For he is smitten by God Himself.

 

Daniel 11:45 (KJV) And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

 

Isaiah 11:4 (KJV) But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth: with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

 

Zechariah Chapters 12 & 14.

Zechariah 12 (KJV)

01 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm

 

02 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm

03 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm

04 In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

05 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts their God.

06 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.

07 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David [Judah] and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem [Samaria, Northern Territories]]do not magnify themselves against Judah.

08 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.

09 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;

13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;

14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

 

Zechariah 14 (KJV)

01 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

02 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

03 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle.

04 And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

05 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord My God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

06 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

07 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

08 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

09 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one.

10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.

11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.

14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, Holiness Unto The Lord; and the pots in the Lord's house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts

 

2 Thessalonians 2:8 (KJV) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:”

 

Revelation 19:20 (KJV) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

 

The grave does not receive him (for Isaiah 14:9 is only a comparison), and he is not joined with them in burial. He is cast into the lake of fire.

 

Isaiah 14:9 (KJV) Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

 

Chapter 12. This is not the epilogue to the book. Verses 1—3 are the conclusion to the prophecy given by the hierophant (Gabriel), which commenced at 10:20

 

Daniel 12:1—4 (KJV)

1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

 

at that time. This fixes the end of the Tribulation Note the three subjects thus connected with “the time of the end.”.

 

1.      Michael. The prince = ruler Hebrew sar = a ruler (from sarar = to rule). Hence Cæsar, Tzar, Czar. Generally rendered “prince” in this book. The rulers may be good, angelic (good or evil), or the wicked rulers of Ephesians 6:12. See 1: 7—11,18; 8:11,25; 9:6,8: 10:13, 20—21; 11:5; 12:1.

2.      Children = sons.

3.      Thy People. i.e. Daniels people.; Israel. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm

 

a time of trouble: i.e. The great Tribulation  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/great%20tribulation2.htm.(Cp Daniel 8:24—25. Daniel 9:26. Isaiah 26: 20—21. Jeremiah 30:7. Matthew 24:21. Mark 13:19). Revelation 16:17—21).

 

shall be delivered Isa 11:11 (KJV) And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

 

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 

3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm

 

4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Shut = close.

run to and fro. or, apostasise. The Hebrew shūt = to rove, turnabout,  despise. Hence, to do despite;

 

Ezekiel 16:57 (KJV) Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about.

 

Ezekiel 28:24, 26 (KJV)

24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord God.

26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the Lord their God.

But if we spell sūt with ש= (S), instead of .ש= (Sh), the meaning is to swerve, turn aside, apostasise, those who turn aside”, or revolters.  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm 

 

Psalm 101: 3 (KJV) I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to Me. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/greatapostasy.htm

 

Hosea 5:2 (KJV) And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.

 

as in Psalm 40:4 (5) (KJV) Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord His trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/spiritualmaterial.htm

 

Psalm 40:5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

“Such as turn aside to lies.”

The dots over the second letter ש, making it (Sin = S) and third letter making it (Shin = Sh), formed no part of the inspired primitive text, but were added by the Massoretic Scribes, And with the vowel points were gradually introduced  into the Hebrew text.

The Septuagint, Swete’s edition reads heōs an apomanōsin, = “till many shall have gone raving mad”.

knowledge: or, calamities, or wickedness. Ginsburg would read hārāoth for haddā ‘ath. The septuagint reads (A) reads adikias = wickedness”

The vatican’s translation readsknowledge” (gnōstis). Ginsburg’s hypothesis for this reading arises from the two letters  ר (= R) for ך  (= D), being not infrequently mistaken.

 

 

 

Daniel 12:12--13 (KJV)

12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand, three hundred, and five and thirty days. (1335) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm

Blessed = O the blisses!

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

The only Beatitude in this book of Daniel.

waitheth = is steadfast.

 

Matthew 24:13 KJV)  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm

Mark 13:13 (KJV) And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Revelation 2:26 (KJV) And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

 

the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. See Ap 90. https://levendwater.org/companion/append90.html In connection with this period (1,335 days) we have the only Beatitude in the book! The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew http://www.godsplan.org.uk/olivetdiscourse.htm

"Blessed (ashrey) is he that waiteth ( = is steadfast) and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days" (12:12).  A blessed "lot" indeed for those who will have passed through "the Trouble" and are counted worthy to be participators in the scenes of glory and triumph of the King when He is united to restored Israel in that Day, as portrayed in the forty-fifth psalm!

The Hebrew accent suggests translation: “Blessed is he that expecteth and shall reach (the goal: he shall reach) today. 1335.”

 

Psalm 45 (KJV)

01 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

02 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

03 Gird Thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with Thy glory and Thy majesty.

04 And in Thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

05 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

06 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of Thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

07 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.

08 All Thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

09 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon Thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

 

13 But go thy way till thee be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of days.

 

The End. This is the sole object of the hierophant Gabriel’s words from10:14 onwards.

rest: in death. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup.htm

stand: i.e. in resurrection. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm

 

The End: Paradise regained.

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/newfuture.htm