The prophecy within this unit, which is primarily contained in chapter eleven, was to begin its historical fulfillment in The prophecy would thus begin to be understood, and people would be able to understand, and they would be able to understand it since that date. In Bible times, when Daniel wrote the book that bears his name, there were no verse and chapter divisions. Daniel 12 is a continuation and explanation of the prophecy of Daniel Eleven.
It is a warning we shall all need to understand before the time of the end. White, Letter , July 30, A portion of chapter 12 is a recapitulation and further explanation of What happened in A. There are no less than 3 charts.
The remaining portion of the prophecy of Daniel Eleven and Twelve will soon be completely fulfilled. Order your copy of this very special book today and see how close we are to the closing events of earth's history. Harry was his nickname in high school. Riverside is the name of the particular location where Daniel received the visions of Daniel 11 and Daniel 8. The Author did pray to the Lord God before he ever embarked upon the writing of this book, to please help him to give up all preconceived ideas and opinions and be of an open mind and prove all things.
He now asks you, dear reader, to please do the same thing. Ask God to help you to give up all preconceived ideas and opinions and look at the evidence and prove all things. In the book of Revelation, John says that one of the seven churches, located at Pergamos, is in a city where " Satan's seat is " See Revelation Since the Antichrist is Satan incarnate, Pergamos may be where this " man of sin " first emerges or establishes his power base. But the Bible is very clear in telling us that when he is finally revealed to the Jews and the world for what he really is, it will be in the future Jerusalem and in a Third Temple yet to be built in Jerusalem.
The Bible believer knows that, however all this comes about, the still unbelieving nation of Israel will build a Temple on the Mount in Jerusalem and re-institute Temple worship and sacrifices see Da ; Da ; Da Considering the decades of bloodshed and violence between Israel and the Arabs, and the entrenched respective positions of both the Jews and the Arabs concerning the Temple Mount and final status of Jerusalem, one can only imagine the magnitude of any sequence of geopolitical events that would bring this prophecy to pass. How this will happen is unclear.
Israel claims Jerusalem as its eternal capital. The Palestinians and the Islamic world want Jerusalem too. In a change of policy that stunned the world, the United States of America formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital near the end of This act changed the political calculus of the issue and only increased the uncertainty of Jerusalem's final status and the animas between the sides.
Is there now a possible compromise to peace on the horizon? One key to how this could come about may also be found in the writings of the prophet Daniel. In future times, after that Temple is built in Jerusalem, there is a prophecy about a " Holy Covenant " already being in place for some time prior.
Here are the references:. These passages of prophecy seem to indicate that there will be some form of treaty or " covenant " between Israel and their cousins in the Arab world. It could be over the question of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount; a covenant between both sides to share the Mount. The Jews build their Temple and are free to worship there, while the Arabs are free to worship beside them at the Al-Aqsa and Dome of the Rock mosques, with both sides respecting each other's religious claim to the Mount. A farfetched idea? Not really! Look at what is said in the book of Revelation about the Temple and the Mount during the Great Tribulation:.
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. Keep in mind that both Israel and the Arabs are blood cousins, being the common descendants of Abraham through his sons Isaac and Ishmael respectively. Both people's faiths are rooted in the same Old Testament traditions, and they are both from common genetic stock, although the Messianic line is through the bloodline of Isaac and Jacob the Hebrews , a fact the Arabs deny.
And, politically, both of these people have something else in common - both consider Iran a threat. On a Bible doctrinal basis, both the Jews and Arabs have one more thing in common besides eschewing pork : Both their religions deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that God came in the flesh in the person of the Lord Jesus. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
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Therefore, based on the authority of the Scriptures, both the mainline Jewish and Islamic faiths of today to say nothing of other world religions and apostate "Christian" cults and sects who deny the physical resurrection of Jesus and His Deity are all under that spirit of antichrist. It is not inconceivable that both the Jews and Arabs, indeed the whole unsaved world, could find a common basis for religious unity under that spirit i.
Jerusalem is considered a holy city by three faiths; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. What the Bible does tell us about the Jerusalem of that future time before the second coming is revealed in the book of Revelation. And what is revealed gives us an unbelievable glance into the conditions at Jerusalem at that future time.
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In that day Jerusalem will be a " great city " in this present evil world and a global center of religious worship, commerce and political power. It will be a corrupt place where religious authorities much like the Pharisees and Sanhedrin of olden days rule over and suppress the poor and persecute the truly righteous. And once again the sins of Jerusalem and the world will cause the Lord God to rise up and send prophets to Jerusalem, preaching repentance and that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand; the very same message of John the Baptist, Elijah and Jesus.
Two of those future coming prophets are killed by the rulers of the city in that day:. The Jerusalem of the future is likened unto Sodom and Egypt. In Old Testament Jerusalem, the city was replete with sodomites when the Lord was angry with His people for their falling away from His laws and commandments see 1Ki ; 1Ki ; 1Ki ; 2Ki When the Hebrews were in Egypt they were cruelly oppressed as being in an iron furnace see De ; 1Ki ; Jer Future Jerusalem, being likened to Egypt indicates that the Hebrew people may at that future time be oppressed by an occupying foreign power or in captivity in their own land by a gentile nation.
Perhaps this is why other references in Revelation to the " great city " refer to it as " Babylon " and " The Mother of Harlots ". These comparisons may be telling of the level of depravity and hardship being endured by the righteous in the " great city " at that future time.
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Keep in mind that, in Old Testament prophecy, cities like Jerusalem are spoken of as women, and usually in less than flattering terms when the Lord God is angry with them:. It is a popular belief in the fundamental protestant school of prophecy that Papal Rome and the Catholic Church system somehow comes to power in the end times, and that Rome is the identity of the " woman " spoken of in Revelation as riding the beast:. I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
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.
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And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. Since the city of Rome is situated on seven hills, a phrase commonly associated with the city of Rome, they interpret this passage to be pointing to the Roman Catholic Church of Rome.
Revelation KJV. Reasoning that the Catholic Church has over a billion members in all countries across the world, and since the Catholic Church claims to be the "True Church" of the Apostles, then this could be none other than Rome the Bible is speaking of in Revelation. They then cite this verse as further justification:. The interpreters claim that the Catholic Church rules the politics of many countries on the Earth. All these things are true, except this identification of Rome as the "woman" riding the beast of Revelation does not exactly pass the rightly-divided Biblical smell test.
And here is why:. Yes, Rome is a city that sits on seven hills, but so do the cities of Istanbul, Turkey formerly Constantinople and Jerusalem and for that matter, so does Cincinnati, Ohio.
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The Bible tells us that future Jerusalem, not Rome, is the true "whore" of Revelation. In the future Jerusalem, the City of Peace will be the city of a great false peace. It will be a center of power much like ancient Babylon and will once again go a whoring as she did so many times in Old Testament days.
At this future time Israel will have abandoned its current democratic form of government and will once again be a theocratic monarchy, ruled by kings and ruling with the kings of the earth. Now, I know that you may find this to be shocking and hard to believe. After all, we all think of Jerusalem as the heart of the holy land and the place where the Lord Jesus Christ will someday reign and He will , but not before He avenges Himself on the city that rejected the Lamb of God and nailed Him to a tree outside the city walls.
How do we know for sure that Jerusalem is the "woman" spoken of? Consider this undeniable truth: In the Bible God says that Babylon, the mother of harlots, is responsible for shedding specific holy blood:.