The Seven Times of the Gentiles

Spring 537 BCE to Spring 1984 CE

Detailed in Broadview from Daniel 2, 7, 8

Narrowed in Daniel 11 with Details

 

Section V

 

Brief Summary Before We Continue

 

As we have clarified in Section I, II and III previously: Daniel, in light of Daniel 2 through to chapter 8 inclusive, the dreams and visions, as well as the probationary, 70 years  judgment of the Babylonian Captivity according to Leviticus 26:14-17, Jeremiah 25:1-11, and Jeremiah 29:10-14 coming to its end, sought an answer from God in spring of 539 BCE, two years before that end. Seeing Leviticus 26:18-39 looming in light of his concern in Daniel 9:1-19 and verse 13 in particular, where he states Israel was in no condition to receive deliverance in such a return, he received an answer called the “Prophecy of Daniel’s 70 Weeks” in Daniel 9:24-27. We found, rightly interpreted by Michael, it started with the Decree under Ezra, as given in Ezra 7 supported by Psalms 122. This occurred in 458 BCE and fulfilled 69 Weeks or 483 years by the fall of 26 CE when Christ started his public ministry at age 30, which was the beginning of the 70th Week or Confirmation Week, confirming the Covenant of God with Israel into which they entered upon the 50th day from their exit from Egypt.    

 

Additionally we found in Section II that the prophecies of Isaiah 37:30-32 and II Kings 19:29-31 place the birth of Messiah at a year after Jubilee or  the first year of the next 50 year cycle according to Leviticus 25:1-12. Therefore from 5 BCE we count 30 years, according to Luke 3:23 and also come to fall of 26 CE. We pointed out that from 714 BCE when this prophecy was given there is no other Bible event recorded that falls on the first year after a Jubilee year or the 51st year. 

 

In Section II as well, we saw how Leviticus 23:1-21 and the Spring Feast Days were fulfilled perfectly in 30 CE when he was rejected and fulfilled 3 full 24 hour periods in the grave as he specified in Matthew 12:40, from his Wednesday crucifixion and burial just before sundown, to his late Saturday resurrection just before sundown, being later seen on Sunday, the first day of the week.  This further began to confirm Daniel’s 70th Week starting in spring of 26 CE and completing only 3 and ½ years of that 7-year final week at the 30 CE rejection of Messiah by national Israel through its leadership, mainly the Chief Priests, Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees. We saw this is the year where Messiah’s death would be on Preparation Day and his resurrection 3 FULL days later. 33 CE, the choice of most of Christianity DOES NOT allow for three 24-hour days.

 

In Section III, we found as well that the Sadducees, with a remnant today called Karaite Jews, correctly count the omer for these days using the weekly Sabbath as precedent around which to observe the yearly Holy Days. Therefore, since the Sadducees were in control of the temple and these celebrations through the priesthood according to Acts 4 and 5, the proper count was in effect during spring 30 CE. This practice being abandoned sometime after the rejection of Messiah, today Judaism counts the omer ignoring the weekly Sabbath, clearly established in Leviticus 23 first and foremost before the Holy Days were set for commemoration. This makes THEIR count erroneous within their practice of starting it every year on Nisan 16, the first day after Passover, rather than waiting to start the count with the first day after the WEEKLY Sabbath. The error is blatantly apparent of certain years, non-alignment years, when they come to a day of the week other than a day after the weekly Sabbath or a Sunday for Pentecost (Shavuot), the day on which Leviticus 23 plainly states Shavuot should fall by a proper count.

 

Additionally, in Section III we found that day 32 and 33 out from Egypt, Israel rejected Moses leadership for an alternate approach to God as a “feast unto the Lord” in the Golden Calf. This continues today and is honored on day 32 with bonfires into the night hours on day 33 of their erroneous count of the omer. This remains as the Golden Calf still in principle under Kabbalah – Zohar claiming entrance into the presence of God to affect His will by man’s self-determination, freewill, and choice. We saw how this is the same spirit in religions outside of Judaism to claim insight into the hidden mysteries of the Bible and certainly Daniel’s 70 Weeks. Commentaries professing insight into the Bible in Christianity and even Hadith professing insight into the Quran in Islam, via its teachers or “Imams” speaking of occurrences supposedly seen in their chief Apostle, bring an understanding to the laity under that leadership, which conform the Holy Writings into a concept and interpretation of this leadership’s design. It is thus, they indeed create the same illusion of understanding, whereby they take authority over the people, just like oral Torah tradition does in Judaism. Once this is accepted as authoritative, the true meaning of the Sacred Script is removed from plain understanding which would give proper insight and deliverance, the clear interpretation of Messiah. In fact, adherents to these teachings, in Judaism and Christianity, will not even given credence to Messiah unless he comes advancing much of what they already teach to be truth.

 

In Section III, we also introduced why Messiah is necessary to the whole equation of God’s great plan and purpose. It is Messiah, the anointed one, that is anointed or given the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom whereby to bring Israel back to the Golden Calf for a clear judgment and removal. This will return them to the faith of Abraham and Covenant of God with Israel through Abraham BEFORE they entered into the Law of Moses represented in the SECOND set of stone tables. Returning to the TEN DAYS of the original Exodus, they will have to give up THEIR interpretations, oral Torah traditions, and Kabbalah – Zohar to hear direct from God even as Moses ascended the 10th day to do the same. As Moses was their representative for that consummation of the marriage aborted and not accomplished at that time, so Messiah remains that anointed one necessary to be accepted by the nation of Israel in proper government, so that he can teach them correctly and bring them to God as Sovereign and Father. It is from this world changing event that all will come up to Jerusalem and learn of the Lord to also receive in all nations that same blessing according to Genesis 12:1-3, Isaiah 2:1-4, and Zechariah 14:6-21.

 

As far as strictly the timing element, in Sections I and II, where we determined that the count from Ezra Decree in 458 BCE was the correct formula using 69 Weeks or 483 years to fall of 26 CE, after 3 and ½ years or in the midst of that 70th Week, Messiah was cut off in the spring of 30 CE. By 70 CE, after a 40-year ministry of the Apostles of Christ, desolation ensued which would continue until the time of the end when the Times of the Gentiles, which began in spring of 537 BCE, were finished with the return of Messiah. From that point would begin the Last 3 and ½ years of the 70th Week, confirming the full 70th Week and Covenant of God with Israel upon which the blessing of Daniel 9:24 was contingent. After that Last Half of the confirmation week of 3 and ½ years or “time times and the dividing of time” according to Daniel 7:24-27 and Daniel 12:7, events and other timings would transpire that would consume the hinderer to truth. By exposing that blinding concept and mindset, thus destroying it, blessing would come to the world beginning with Daniel’s people, Israel according to Daniel 12:1-13, Luke 21:24 and Romans 11:25-26.

 

Unauthorized Intrusions

 

However, there have been many interpretations by those guessing at the sealed book of Daniel which have caused much confusion in Christianity and also Judaism.  Having handled in detail those theories and their errors in Sections I, II, and III, in Section IV we considered Daniel 9 and 10 together. Without waiting for Daniel to receive further understanding or respecting his guidance to Israel as God’s Prophet for that time, Zionists, eager to return, whether or not the conditions of the Law of Moses were met, came up with their own interpretation and ran with that against Daniel’s counsel, in an attempt to bring the blessing of Daniel 9:24 by a literal 490-day move to return to Jerusalem and Canaan, using Cyrus, King of Persia as the Messiah. This was done in haste and an attitude to change the times and laws given by the Law and Prophets, and in particular Moses and Jeremiah, by more than a year ahead of the 70-year deadline of 537 BCE, which was counted from 607 BCE. Making their move under Cyrus’ Decree of 539 BCE, they returned in the spring of 538 BCE. Here Daniel was in mourning for the three weeks or 3 sets of Holy Days where Israel according to Joel 2:18-23 looks for blessing. Spring 538 Passover Week, fall 538 Tabernacles Week, and finally Spring 537 BCE Passover Week, all came and went as Daniel remained in mourning, while Israel looked for blessing in this return to Jerusalem and Canaan.

 

Many Days and Many Markers

 

Not finding the blessing envisioned in Jeremiah 23:2-8 of such a great exodus that overshadowed the original from Egypt, at the end of the spring Passover Week in 537 BCE and on the 24th day or the third day after the Passover Week was completed, Daniel received a visitation from Michael in Daniel 10 bringing understanding. This was the same day of the year that Moses had ascended Mt. Sinai just before sundown to receive from God directly as well. Daniel was devastated to find that his greatest fears were confirmed. The vision and answer Michael brought showed it was for “MANY days.” The Seven Times more judgment of Leviticus 26:18-39, the Times of the Gentiles stated by Jesus in Luke 21:24, also called the Fullness of the Gentiles by Paul in Romans 11:25-26 had initiated upon Israel’s erroneous return in the spring of 537 BCE. However, Daniel was encouraged and strengthened by Michael continuing and revealing all that is stated in Daniel 11 and 12 which Daniel, in turn, relates via the Book of Daniel to Israel. It shows MANY markers that can lead the reader to understand the years from Daniel’s answer all the way to the final deliverance at the time of the end. Of course, this is ONLY understood when properly interpreted by the same party that gave this answer to Daniel, Michael the Great Prince of Daniel 10:21 and 12:1.

 

Michael’s understanding herein given in this publication will open the Book of Daniel, sealed until now, unto us.  By his guidance as to the understanding of each pronoun in Daniel 11, when compared with his instruction on Daniel 2, 7, and 8 will bring clarity and show the time of the end vividly and imminently now upon us. Since 1984 this revelation has been rendered in lectures and compiled, edited and published in final form, once approved by Michael’s review and permission.

 

At this time and in this Section V we will address the broad view as given when considering certain portions of Daniel 2, 7, and 8. We say “certain portions” due to the fact that it will be a rendering of those portions that will augment and give the parameters of Daniel 11 and 12. Those two chapters contain the details and more specific markers counting down this SAME time for us, as portrayed in Daniel 2, 7, and 8.  The other timings and events that transpire upon the finish of the Last Half of Daniel 9’s 70th Week or the finish and completion of the Last 3 and ½ years will be handled after we have done this rendering of the broad view of Daniel 2, 7, and 8 in coordination with Daniel 11 and 12.  Our goal is to arrive at 1984, the END of the Times of the Gentiles with our reader on board and fully following to that point. Only then can other timings and events be considered and properly understood. This will, of course, lead us to the other book of mystery in the Bible, the Book of Revelation, later considered in due time. We repeat our diagram from previous Sections here:

 

Diagram: 1984 Point of Balance

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Abraham<1954yrs>Messiah Cut Off<1954yrs>End Time

1925BCE<<1954years>>30tCE <<1954years>>1984

Physical Israel 1954 Years>|<Gentile Access 1954 Years

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Diagram: Babylonian Captivity - 7 Times of Gentiles

 

Leviticus 26:14-17 Followed by Leviticus 26:18-39

607BCE<70years>537BCE<7x360 or 2520years>1984

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Wandering Eyes Flunk Prophecy 101

 

          Briefly, to which we have alluded in earlier Sections, one of the chief blunders by those who have made their guesses at Daniel’s visions is the fact that they have not kept their eyes on the prize, the Holy Land between the river Euphrates and the Nile. This is where the Promise originated with Abraham and has never deviated. Why should we expect to look to Europe, the Common Market (now the European Union), and other areas of the world to find an answer to the meaning of prophecy? Just like many have interpreted the New Testament and especially Paul’s writings privately without consulting the documents from which he said he solely spoke, as we pointed out earlier as well, as stated in Acts 26:22 and Romans 15:4, following suit many have come up with theories outside of the Land of Abraham and the Promise given to him and Ishmael and Isaac. Additionally, in following this erroneous departure accordingly, their theories are not found in the Old Testament at all, the Law and the Prophets whereby all true interpretation must align as stated in Isaiah 8:20.  This major failure as well as failure to keep our eyes on the Holy Land, according to Genesis 15:18, 16:11-12 and 26:2-5, when we consider prophecy, will render a grade of zero in Prophecy 101, as to any real perception according to truth. Gentile kingdoms figure into this equation only when they have intruded into the Holy Land between the Rivers. This is why the Chinese Dynasties, possibly some of the most powerful and largest in archeological history, are not mentioned in prophecy, for this very reason of lack of entry into the Land of Abraham.

 

Coordinating Daniel 2, 7, and 8 with Daniel 11

 

          Earlier than Daniel 7-12, in Daniel 2 Daniel gives to Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, who had conquered Israel starting in 607 BCE, destroying the temple in 586 BCE, and taking them captive, the interpretation of the king’s dream. Daniel had similar visions to that dream in Daniel 7 and 8, all of which are detailed further in Daniel 11. However, we must keep in mind that Daniel 8 and 11 do not give any indication of the Babylonian Empire but start with the next or Medo-Persian Empire and move forward in time. We here give a quick comparison as a four-column display and leave the reader to read these chapters of Daniel thoroughly at the following links online or consult his Bible.

 

Brief Summary of the Chart

 

          The Chart is established left to right, top to bottom, in FOUR COLUMNS addressing Daniel 2 first of all; second, to the right is Daniel 7; next is Daniel 8, and finally Daniel 11. All four of these chapters are concerned with the history of Israel declared as future events within the metaphors, symbols, and descriptions rendered in each chapter. Each one is a complete display from the time of Daniel’s existence, and therefore that of Israel as well, from their Babylonian Captivity unto the time of the end when Messiah is victorious, and Israel is redeemed, resurrected to life, and restored to her relationship with God and His Sovereignty and proper government. Therefore, each of the four chapters is aligned left to right by chapter 2 – 7 – 8 – 11 respectively and vertically from top to bottom by historical context in that progressing history, grouping eras by the Black Stripes as to DATES for those eras in history identified within the narratives. It is read from left to right but stops at each Black Stripe. In other words, read column one all the way down to, but not inclusive of, the Second Black Stripe and then proceed to the second column etc. Once all columns are read under the First Black Stripe, then move to the Second Black Stripe. Again, read the first column all the way down to, but not inclusive of, the Third Black Stripe. Once all columns are read under that Second Black Stripe, then move to the Third Black Stripe, etc. Although all groupings and a broad overview are given here immediately, we will again build this chart section by section within our explanations. Therefore, one need not tediously study it at this point. It will be easily followed piece by piece in building block method that follows along with the rest of our publication. Those blocks or groupings are:

 

1.    607-539BCE – First Black Stripe – Babylon:

a.     1st column: (Dn.2:32 & 38) Head / Gold

b.    2nd column: (Dn.7:4) Lion

c.     3rd column: Babylon is not in Daniel 8

d.    4th column: Babylon is not in Daniel 11

 

2.    539-332BCE – Second Black Stripe – Persia:

a.     1st column: (Dn.2:32 &39) Breast & Arms / Silver

b.    2nd column: (Dn.7:5) Bear

c.     3rd column: (Dn.8:3-4) Two Horned Ram

d.    4th column: (Dn.11:2) Four Persian Kings

 

3.    332-63BCE – Third Black Stripe – Greece:

a.     1st column: (Dn.2:32&39) Belly and Thighs / Brass

b.    2nd column: (Dn.7:6) Leopard – Alexander & Four Generals that divided the kingdom after his death

c.     3rd column: (Dn.8:5-8) Goat – Alexander & Four Generals that divided the kingdom after his death

d.    4th column: (Dn.11:3-5 & 7-12) Mighty King Alexander & the Two Divisions – King of the South / Ptolemaic Kingdom Versus King of the North / Seleucid Kingdom after Alexander’s death

 

4.    63BCE-70CE – Fourth Black Stripe – Roman Empire:

a.     1st column: (Dn.2:33&40) Legs / Iron

b.    2nd column: (Dn.7:7a-b/ &19) 4th Beast w/Iron Teeth

c.     3rd column: (Dn.8:9-10) Singular Little Horn

d.    4th column: (Dn.11:6&13-35) King of the North / Rome / Pompey / Caesar(s) / Herods(s) before, during and after Christ and his Apostles Ministry

 

5.    1947/48CE - ??? – Fifth Stripe – Revived Rome/UN:

a.     1st column: (Dn.2:33&41-43) Feet/10 Toes of Iron mixed with Clay

b.    2nd column: (Dn.7:7c-8&20-27) Ten Horns – Little Horn subdues 3 of 10 which is the Zionist State in 1967 taking portions of Syria, Jordan, and Egypt extending from 1948 establishment of the Zionist State in the power of the Revived Rome / UN controlling the 10 Arab nations of the Holy Land

c.     3rd column: (Dn.8:23-25) King of Fierce Countenance - 1948 / 1967 Zionist State formed by Revived Rome / UN in control of the 10 Arab Kings of the Holy Land

d.    4th column: (Dn.11:36-45) King That Does According to His Will / “Willful King” – UN Res. 181 in 1947/48 – Zionists in 1967 overflowing those 1947/48 borders – ongoing Mid East conflict unto end time climax at Holy Mount and Jerusalem

 

6.    1984 CE - ??? – Sixth Stripe – Everlasting Kingdom

a.     1st column: (Dn.2:44-45) Upon End of the Times of the Gentiles, Messiah is present in secret coming as a thief beginning a process that culminates in the manifestation of the Everlasting Kingdom / Stone cut without hands that smashes the image

b.    2nd column: (Dn.7:9-12&26-27) Upon End of Times of the Gentiles, Messiah’s Final/Last 3&1/2 years of Daniel 9’s 70th Week transpires from 1984-87 after which the Last End of the Indignation / Judgment Sits and begins process to bring Israel to repentance – Saints of the Most High given the Kingdom

c.     3rd column: (Dn.8:13-14&23-25) Zionists in the power and false league with Revived Rome/UN (not in their own power) stand up against the Promise and Covenant of God with Israel in truth under Messiah, the Prince of princes, where they are broken when the nations turn upon them and take the Holy Mount for the Third Time forcing Israel back to Messiah as their only deliverance which cleanses their sanctuary of strength defiled when they rejected him

d.    4th column: (Dn.11:45-Dn.12) Willful King comes to his end losing the Holy Mount, and Michael standups with Deliverance for Israel first, and then the world, bringing the full Resurrection

 

Chart: Comparing Daniel 2 – 7 – 8 and 11 in Broad View

 

# [1] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:38  607-539 BCE

Gold-Babylon

Verse 4

Lion-Babylon

Babylon

Not included

Babylon

Not Included

# [2] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:39 539-332BCE

Silver

Verse 5

Bear

Verses 3-4

Ram

Verse 2

Four Kings

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

# [3] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:39 332-63 BCE

Verse 6

Verse 5-8

Verses 3-5 & 7-12

Brass

Leopard

Goat

Mighty King

Greece

Greece-Alexander

Greece-Alexander

Greece-Alexander

 

Four Generals

Four Generals

King of the South

Ptolemaic Kingdom

Versus

King of the North

Seleucid Kingdom

# [4] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:40 63BCE-70 CE

Verse 7a-b & 19

Verse 9-10

Verse 6 & 13-35

Iron

Beast Iron Teeth

Singular Little Horn

King-North-Rome

Roman Empire

Roman Empire

Roman Empire

Pompey-Caesar(s)

Herod(s)-Zionists

 

 

 

Christ & Apostles

 

# [5] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:41-43 1947-????

Verse 7c-8 & 20-27

Verse 23-25

Verse 36-45

Feet/10 toes

Ten Horns

King of Fierce

Countenance

Willful King

Iron/ Clay

little horn

subdues 3 of 10

Syria-Jordan-Egypt

 1948-1967

 Zionist State

UN-Res-181 1947

Verse 40 on since

1967 6-Day-War

UN - Revived Rome

10 Arab Kingdoms

In the Holy Land

United Nations &

Arab Countries

Zionist State Takes 3

UN & 10 Arab Kings

Latter day-Zionism

Mid-East Conflict

UN-Arabs-Zionists

Time of the End

# [6] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:44-45 1984-Start

V:9-12 & 26-27

V:23-25

V:45-Daniel 12

End of Times

of the Gentiles,

Messiah Present

Culminating in the

Everlasting Kingdom

Upon End of Times

of the Gentiles,

Messiah’s Final/Last

3&1/2 years 70thWk

Saints given Kingdom

Zionists Stand up

Against Promise,

Prince of Princes

Breaks King of

Fierce Countenance

Willful King

Comes to his end,

Michael Stands up

With Deliverance,

Brings Resurrection

 

Details Comparing Daniel 2, 7, 8 and 11

Daniel 2 and 7 Retain Babylonian Empire

Daniel 8 and 11 Start with the Medo-Persian Empire

 

Babylonian Empire

First Black Stripe on the Chart

First Building Block

 

# [1] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:38  607-539 BCE

Gold-Babylon

Verse 4

Lion-Babylon

Babylon

Not included

Babylon

Not Included

 

          In Daniel 2 and 7, the Image and Beast respectively, are understood to be first of all Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. In Daniel 2 this is depicted in the head of Gold, with Daniel 7 showing the same thing as the Lion. Nebuchadnezzar’s personal experience in Daniel 4 is depicted by the Lion having its wings plucked and given a man’s appearance and heart. He learned as stated:

 

Daniel 4:

3…his (God’s) kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.

17… the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will…

37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

 

Medo-Persian Empire

The Second Black Stripe on the Chart

Adding the Second Building Block

 

# [1] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:38  607-539 BCE

Gold-Babylon

Verse 4

Lion-Babylon

Babylon

Not included

Babylon

Not Included

# [2] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:39 539-332BCE

Silver

Verse 5

Bear

Verses 3-4

Ram

Verse 2

Four Kings

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

 

          Addressing under the Second Black Stripe, beginning in the far-left column, in Daniel 2 the Silver chest and arms represent the Medo-Persian Empire, as does the Great Bear in the second column, as depicted in Daniel 7. The three ribs in the Bear’s mouth, mentioned in Daniel 7, are explained in Daniel 11:2 in that the fourth king within the Medo-Persian Empire is greater and eclipses the three before him. Darius, the Mede, the first regent mentioned by Daniel, under which he had the Lion’s Den experience of Daniel 6 in the Medo-Persian takeover of Babylon in 539 BCE, was actually under the greater ruler, Cyrus who entered Jerusalem personally by the late fall of 539 BCE. The three kings therefore were Cyrus the Great from 539 – 530 BCE, Cambyses II 530 – 522 BCE, Darius I or Darius the Great, 522 – 486 BCE, and finally Xerxes I or Xerxes the Great, also called Ahasuerus that was greater than them all. He is well-known for going against the Greek. This move lead to the later demise and defeat of the Persian Empire under Alexander the Great of Greece. Moving to the third column, Daniel 8, verse 3-4, and 20 also are clear and stated to be the Medo-Persian Empire, with the Persian part being stronger as seen in the Ram with two horns, one higher than the other. The fourth column, Daniel 11:2, again, displays the same Medo-Persian Empire and its four kings as just covered.

 

Grecian Empire

The Third Black Stripe on the Chart

Adding the Third Building Block

 

# [1] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:38  607-539 BCE

Gold-Babylon

Verse 4

Lion-Babylon

Babylon

Not included

Babylon

Not Included

# [2] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:39 539-332BCE

Silver

Verse 5

Bear

Verses 3-4

Ram

Verse 2

Four Kings

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

Medo-Persia

# [3] - Daniel 2

Daniel 7

Daniel 8

Daniel 11

V:39 332-63 BCE

Verse 6

Verse 5-8

Verses 3-5 & 7-12

Brass

Leopard

Goat

Mighty King

Greece

Greece-Alexander

Greece-Alexander

Greece-Alexander

 

Four Generals

Four Generals

King of the South

Ptolemaic Kingdom

Versus

King of the North

Seleucid Kingdom

 

 

          Addressing under the Third Black Stripe, beginning in the far-left column, in Daniel 2 the Bronze / Brass portion of the image, in Daniel 7:6, 2nd column, the Leopard with four wings, and in Daniel 8:5-8, 3rd column, the Goat with the great horn broken where four others came up in its place, as given in Daniel 11:3-4 as well, 4th column, are the Grecian Empire with Alexander the Great of Greece that conquered the city  of Babylon, a main stronghold of the old Persian Empire by 332 BCE. Upon his death in 323 BCE the Grecian Empire was divided to his four top generals. Alexander dying suddenly, with no capable heir or posterity to take his place, Cassander took Greece proper and the northern area of Macedonia, Lysimachus took north and west Asia Minor and Thrace which is north of Macedonia. Seleucus took East Asia Minor, Syria, Mesopotamia and Persia (Persia today is the approximate area called Iran). Ptolemy took Egypt and south Asia Minor. Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem were midway between the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, the king of the south and the Seleucid Kingdom of Syria, the king of the north prior to Rome entering the picture. Rome became the major player as the king of the north in later years. The king of north and south respectively are the ones of interest. Again, this is due to their existence between the rivers Nile and Euphrates. They are in constant dispute over control of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

 

Prophecy 101 Important Again for Understanding

 

          It may bring question when considering the two arms of the image of Silver in Daniel 2 being Media and Persia, just how does the Brass, two thighs of the Grecian Empire figure into the equation?  When keeping our eyes between the rivers of the Nile and Euphrates for understanding of all Bible Prophecy, we can see that although there were four generals and four divisions of the Greek Empire after the death of Alexander, it was, however, only the Seleucid Kingdom to the north and east and the Ptolemaic Kingdom to the south and west that had the rule over the Holy Land and Jerusalem in particular.

 

Broad Brush in Daniel 2, 7, and 8

Fine, Small Brush for Details in Daniel 11

 

          Narrowing our view to Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, we leave Daniel 2, 7, and 8 for the most part and their broad view, to concentrate in Daniel 11 on those political maneuvers and rulers that come into focus there. From here, we will begin our presentation again, temporarily leaving the chart as our primary reference. As we did in our exposition of Daniel 10 and THE CYRUS DECEPTION, we will quote verses in Daniel 11 verbatim and in parenthesis place the appropriate noun or short comment for clarity beside the pronouns or other subjects in bold face. Any long comments will be in separate paragraphs in regular print.  Of course, the text of scripture will always be in italics. As Daniel 2, 7, and 8 bears upon the subject we will address them also in separate paragraphs. We will start with Daniel 10:21, the last verse of Daniel 10, establishing the ONLY authority to interpret Daniel and open its sealed contents to us.

 

Daniel 11: The Maze of Pronouns Removed

 By Michael, the Great Prince

The Only One Authorized to Interpret

According to Daniel 10:21

 

          Daniel 10:21

But I (Daniel) will shew thee (Israel) that which is noted in the scripture of truth (Law and the Prophets): and there is none that holds (none that has proper understanding or authority to interpret) with me (Daniel) in these things (in the answers given to Daniel in Daniel 9 – 12 as they brought further understanding to Daniel 2, 7, and 8, as well as Daniel’s concern about Israel and final deliverance as foretold in the Law and the Prophets), but Michael your prince.

 

The ONLY Authority

 

          Anything, any doctrine, any interpretation of scripture, when compared to Michael’s understanding, IS IN ERROR, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, if for no other reason, by virtue of being short of full truth. As stated by Daniel, NONE HOLDS WITH DANIEL IN THESE THINGS BUT MICHAEL! Michael’s interpretation dovetails into ALL the Holy Writ bringing it to light. In view of the authority stated by Daniel 10:21 as above given, we need not wonder why! Therefore, before we delve into the details of Daniel 11, which lead from the time of Daniel the prophet to the coming of Messiah in both advents, with the final advent now upon us, we want to first reemphasize the foundation upon which this presentation stands.

 

Timing Is Everything - So We Need Daniel

 

          The time for deliverance via truth that sets one free is exactly what Daniel is all about. Examining Daniel 12:1-7, clearly the text from which Jesus states John 5:28-29, we see that it is the wise that instruct others and lead them to righteousness via said enlightenment in the broadcast of the truth, which is the power of the holy people down through time and on into the future. It is also the full essence of the resurrection. The wise are indeed made “wise,” or they are enlightened by Michael the Great Prince, standing with his message and bringing the resurrection.  The fullness and simplicity of his message coupled with the fact that the Times of Gentiles has now ended, replaces all previous messages, making them obsolete, by virtue of a greater and all-encompassing understanding that envelops and thus supersedes them, even as a set of parentheses envelops the contents within it.

 

Completion of the Covenant 70th Week

Releases the Sequence of Events

Bringing Full Blessing in the Everlasting Gospel

 

The exposure of full truth will take us back to the Garden of Eden and reveal what Adam accepted as truth, that was indeed the lie that all of creation has followed to its downfall, bondage and hardship we see around us increasing every day. This set of lectures on Daniel shows us how we arrived at this point in the history and existence of mankind and reveals that indeed there is a PREWRITTEN PLAN containing a time sequence that brings us to this hour. This is the assurance, which becomes surer in our minds as the reader continues with us in this publication. 

 

What Is True of Messiah,

(in one sense of the word)

Is True of Everyone.

One Is a Matter of Public Record

The Other Is Not.

 

Everyone’s life matters and no matter how remote our existence and its troubles, it is right on time and serves God’s purpose. What the Creator has done on the scale of the big picture with the Messiah, publicly RECORDED in the Bible for our learning, is the SAME control and meticulous design in everyone’s life fulfilling His great purpose, although not recorded in a public manner. The key to deliverance is to understand that plan and therefore know for assurance that God IS and all is according to His plan. Many will agree with that statement, but where is their manifestation in a preponderance of evidence with a clear understanding from the Bible that proves that fact??? This publication provides that proof.

 

1984 – The Threshold Is Crossed.

The Second Coming Is Like a Thief Undetected,

Until His Work Is Done.

 

          Revelation 16:15-16

15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

 

16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

 

In 1984 the threshold was crossed, even as a threshold was crossed in Christ’s first ministry from the Law of Moses to the Gospel of Grace; yet, what Jew, in rejection of Christ’s first coming and ministry, would agree that a threshold was crossed? To those who saw by understanding and believed, to them it what bright and clear. To those who did not see by understanding and believe properly, it did not occur as far as they were concerned, and their opinion was that Jesus was a false prophet and worthy of death. Their clear indication that something was awry, or they had missed something along the way, was their obliteration in 70 CE!  

 

With Michael’s presence exposing the Sealed Book of Daniel at this time since 1984, the Seven Times of the Gentiles are finished, and we are entering and have entered the time of the end and the final sequences that bring blessing to all by the Message of Truth, THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL. This is the same message called the Gospel of the Kingdom that Christ preached in his first ministry which was rejected at that time. With Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles, based upon that rejection of the Gospel of the Kingdom by Israel via rejecting Messiah, we entered the 1954 years of the Gospel of Grace from that 30 CE cutting off of Christ, espousing blood atonement for sin, forgiveness on that basis, and waiting for Christ’s return to receive full deliverance. With the Second Coming, THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL, the message Jesus preached in the Gospel of the Kingdom that was rejected, will be given again and shown to be the Eternal or the Greater Message in that it is final, based upon the completion of Daniel’s 70th Week at last. We must remember that Jesus’ Message in the First Ministry was tempered with parables and hidden meanings at that time by PURPOSE as he said in

 

Matthew 13:10-17

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

 

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

 

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

 

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

 

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

 

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

 

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

 

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

 

Therefore, Israel being in the condition as he here states and only the few disciples entering into truth, Israel rejected his message which, again according to Divine Purpose, made way for the Gentiles to have access to the Promise and Covenant of Israel through the Gospel of Grace and the ministry of the Apostle Paul. This left all under blood atonement for forgiveness of sins. Sin was still present in those who were still sinners, in hope of full deliverance taking away or eliminating sins in the Second Coming when All Israel shall be saved according to Romans 9-11, and Romans 11:25-27 in particular. This access granted to the Gentiles was to the Covenant of God with Abraham which came through Messiah and not through the Covenant of God with Israel under the Law of Moses. However, as we go on to show in the following Sections, the Gentiles were put under the Law of Moses by Judaizing teachers that shunted access to the faith of Abraham over to the Law of Moses. Therefore, except for the original Apostles and the remnant that were taught the pure truth by them, Jews, and then Gentiles granted access to Israel’s general knowledge of God, remained in ignorance of the faith of Abraham as Paul’s writings, Hebrews and Galatians in particular, plainly reveal. This left all as sinners with forgiveness on the basis of Messiah’s work in blood atonement for sin having a hope of full deliverance when Messiah would return and Israel would be taken from the Law of Moses, due to its fulfillment completely in Messiah, to the faith of Abraham once again in THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL as stated in

 

          Romans 11:25-27

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

 

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

 

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

 

Only THEN, Clarity, Final Sequence and Blessing

 

Therefore, the blessing contingent upon the completion of that 70th Week and Messiah’s Second Coming comes with a crystal, clear clarity and Message that eliminates the need for blood atonement, forgiveness of sins, and other such doctrines, because it takes humanity back to the original faith of Abraham given for the blessing of all nations in Genesis 12:1-3. Certainly, these temporary understandings were all pertinent and definitely had their place in God’s Plan, as did the Law of Moses, BUT ONLY UNTIL the end of the Times of the Gentiles and Age of Grace with the Second Coming that moves God’s Plan to the final stage of the time of the end.  Upon reading Daniel 9:24, it is apparent that it can only occur, as a fact on the ground, with the appearance of Messiah without sin unto salvation in its fullness according to Hebrew 9:28.

 

Daniel 9:24

Seventy 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.

 

Hebrews 9:28

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

 

 

Diagram

 

THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL – ITS BROADER AND

GREATER MESSAGE ENVELOPING ALL OTHERS

 

|<<<<<<<<The Everlasting Gospel>>>>>>>>>|

>>(Adam-Abraham-Law of Moses-Gospel of Grace)<<

 

          Having taken this opportunity to enlarge upon Daniel 10:21 and the authority by which we speak, as well as emphasize the End of the Times of the Gentiles and the finish and completion of the Covenant 70th Week of Daniel 9, bringing the release of this truth to the public, and a preview of what that full truth will accomplish, let us continue with our exposition of Daniel 11.  Verses 1 – 12 will take us through the Grecian Empire and its two divisions, king of the north, Seleucid Kingdom and king of the south, Ptolemaic Kingdom, controlling Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem, until the greater king of the north, the Old Roman Empire enters the picture in verse 13, which we will address in Section VI.

 

Daniel 11:1-4 Already Explained

But Repeated Here for Continuity

 

1 Also I (Daniel) in the first year (539 BCE) of Darius the Mede (Lesser regent under Cyrus of Persia, Cyrus arriving in Babylon in the fall season of 539 BCE), even I (Daniel), stood to confirm and to strengthen him (Darius the Mede, secondary ruler under the greater Cyrus of Persia)

 

As seen from Daniel 6 and the victorious manner in which Daniel was delivered from the Lion’s Den in summer of 539 BCE, with Darius the Mede additionally destroying Daniel’s enemies, Daniel stood with the kings of Persia, being high in esteem and favor and position of influence in the government. He was clear that the Zionist, contrived return to Jerusalem, ahead and out of time, as well as in the wrong attitude and with  Cyrus as a false Messiah, was not to be followed according to Daniel 10:13, “… I remained there with the kings of Persia.”

 

2 And now…

 

          This is sometime after spring of 537 BCE. The 70 years of Babylonian Captivity, probationary period of Leviticus 26:14-17 were finished. The attempt at a Cyrus Messiah, 70 literal week’s fulfillment of Daniel 9:24-27 failed as of spring 537 BCE. There was no blessing resembling Daniel 9:24 within spring Passover Week of 538 BCE, fall Tabernacles Week of 538 BCE, and finally spring Passover Week of 537 BCE. These were the three weeks of Daniel’s mourning in Daniel 10:2. This was also the 21 days (3x7) of Daniel 10:13 that this attempt withstood Daniel’s objections to this return, due to Israel not having repented and not understanding truth according to Daniel 9:13. Therefore the statement, “ And now,…” means the first month on the 24th day or 3rd day after spring Passover Week 537 BCE Daniel was answered by Michael according to all of Daniel 10. Seven Times more judgment of Leviticus 26:18 were now started spring 537 BCE. The Daniel 11 record may have been recorded, or written, some years later, although Daniel received his understanding from Michael, at this time just stated. Just as Moses leading the people out of Egypt and ascending Mt. Sinai on the 10th day of the full journey began his audience with God, Daniel on the same day in his time, Nisan 24, heard from God as well.

 

Why Do We Make This Point?

 

          It may be questioned by the reader, although it is interesting that Daniel’s answer came on the same day of the Hebrew year, Nisan 24, that Moses went into Mt. Sinai to receive from God as well, what is the real significance? Well, here we will state it clearly. According to Jeremiah 25:1-11, 29:10-14, and certainly Jeremiah 23:2-8 before that, Israel in exile had every reason to expect, as did Daniel plainly as well, an Exodus out of all the nations at the end of those 70 years. They were scattered, the 10 tribes/Ephraim in 721 BCE according to II Kings 17, and then Judah/Benjamin in 607 BCE onward, into the nations of first Assyria and then Babylon. The problem with their assumption from these prophecies is the same as the New Testament Christians who will not receive what they expect from their interpretations of the New Testament.

 

Israel’s Expectations in Error – Why???

 

          In the first instance with that Ephraim/Israel/10 Tribes joined with Judah/Benjamin, they failed, UNLIKE Daniel, to join the prophecies of Jeremiah with the conditions within those prophecies for such a return and the Law of Moses which qualified those prophecies. Daniel did not make this careless blunder and was aware according to Daniel 9:13, Israel, in exile and captivity, HAD NOT repented, was not seeking God with all their heart as required in Jeremiah 29:10-14, nor had any correct understanding of God’s truth. Dividing the general overtones of return after 70 years as stated in the prophecies of Jeremiah, away from the Law of Moses and the qualifications in those prophecies, the Zionists, those ready to return by any means, interpretation, and without approval of the proper leadership clearly manifested in Daniel, made their move. Thus, clearly, it came to something nowhere close to Jeremiah 23:2-8 description of the promised Exodus greater than the one from Egypt.

 

And Christendom Will Follow Suit

 

Christendom will come to the same sad conclusion in the end time for the most part. By not properly consulting the Old Testament, the Law and the Prophets, in propounding their end time eschatology, as in Preterism and Dispensationalism, what they are expecting will not happen at all with regard to the Second Coming. As we proceed in this publication, we further expose the way they have interpreted things such as the resurrection in particular, and other factors projected into an ethereal “after-physical-life” existence, from their handling of the New Testament metaphors, symbols, and designations. Doing so without referencing those very factors through the Law and the Prophet to prove what these terms mean, how they are properly used, or even whether they be so, their teachers and the students will wind up in the ditch of confusion. This haphazard handling of the Holy Writ will bring the extinction of Christianity entirely when Israel is redeemed according to the Law and Prophets, leaving Christians in outer darkness by their false understandings of the Covenant of God with Israel. Today’s Christians are NOT from the school of the Bereans and we quote:

 

Acts 17:11

These (the Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures (The Law and the Prophets were all that was available at that early time of the Apostles ministry recorded in Acts) daily, whether those things were so.

 

Moving on now with Michael’s answer to Daniel in Daniel 11:2

And now will I (Daniel) shew thee (Israel) the truth (those things revealed by Michael to Daniel). Behold, there shall stand up yet (counting FROM summer of 539 BCE under lesser regent Darius the Mede, according to verse one) three kings in Persia (Cyrus the Great, fall 539 -530 BCE, Cambyses II, summer 530 – 522 BCE, Darius I or Darius the Great, fall 522 – 486 BCE, these are the 3 ribs in the mouth of the bear or Persian Empire as depicted in Daniel 7 that came to its greatest strength, consuming the three, under the fourth, Xerxes I or Xerxes the Great);  and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia. (Xerxes I was the main Persian leader that went against Greece.)

 

3 And a mighty king (Greece, Alexander the Great) shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will (Alexander enters Babylon in triumph in 331-333 BCE).

 

4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

 

Alexander dying suddenly in 321 BE, with no capable heir or posterity to take his place, Cassander took Greece proper and the northern area of Macedonia, Lysimachus took north and west Asia Minor and Thrace which is north of Macedonia. Seleucus took East Asia Minor, Syria, Mesopotamia and Persia. Ptolemy took Egypt and south Asia Minor. Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem were midway between the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, the king of the south and the Seleucid Kingdom of Syria, the king of the north prior to Rome entering the picture. Rome became the major player as the king of the north in later years. The two kings of north and south respectively are the ones of interest due to control of the Holy Land between the rivers Nile and Euphrates according to Genesis 15:18.

 

5 And the king of the south shall be strong, (Egypt) and one of his (Alexander’s) princes (Generals); and he (Ptolemy I) shall be strong above him (Alexander), and have dominion; his (Ptolemy I) dominion shall be a great dominion.

 

          Due to outliving Alexander, Ptolemy I took over in the “south” or as “King of the South” and concentrated on that area. Alexander simply conquered that area in his vast conquests and moved on enlarging his kingdom until his death at the early age of 32. Ptolemy the first, Ptolemy I, ruled in Egypt and strengthened his control there, establishing a strong and lasting dynasty passed on to his heirs Ptolemy II, followed by Ptolemy III, even unto Ptolemy XIV and finally Cleopatra VII, daughter of Ptolemy XII. This is the Ptolemaic Kingdom. It was founded by Ptolemy I, following the death of Alexander in 323 BCE and finally ended with the death of Cleopatra VII, of Ptolemy lineage, and the Roman conquest and victory of Caesar Augustus (also known as Octavian) in 30 BCE. It lasted from Ptolemy I through and inclusive of Cleopatra VII about 293 years.

 

6 And in the end of years (45 / 44 BCE toward the end of the Ptolemaic Dynasty and Kingdom) they (King of the South, Egypt and King of the North, Rome) shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south (Egypt, Cleopatra VII) shall come to the king of the north (Rome, Julius Caesar) to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm (Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BCE) : but she (Cleopatra VII) shall be given up, and they (Egypt) that brought her, and he (Ptolemaic Dynasty or parentage) that begat her, and he (Mark Antony) that strengthened her in these times.

 

          Cleopatra, the king of the south party that affected Jerusalem and the Holy Land between the rivers Nile and Euphrates, originally ruled jointly with her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes, and later her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, whom she married as per Egyptian custom, but eventually she became sole ruler. As Pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar, the king of the north party that affected Jerusalem and the Holy Land between rivers Nile and Euphrates. This arrangment solidified her grip on the throne. After Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 BCE she aligned with Mark Antony in opposition to Caesar’s legal heir, Octavian, later known as Caesar Augustus. After losing the Battle of Actium to Octavian’s forces, Antony committed suicide. Cleopatra followed suit in 30 BCE. Egypt became the Roman province of Aegyptus.

 

Before Moving to Daniel 11: 7 – 13 Inclusive

Note a Specific Way Prophecy Often Is Given

 

          Isaiah 28:13-17

13 But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

 

14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

 

15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

 

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

 

17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

         

          It is important to see as just quoted from Isaiah 28, the authority to interpret, called here the “foundation stone,” brings the “line” and “plummet” that removes the “refuge of lies” or spurious interpretations of scripture upon which false confidence, the leadership of Israel, and today, even whole organizations of religion are built, not being on that “foundation stone.”  The “waters” of truth “sweep away” those false concepts by the ONE interpreting rightly the scripture, exposing the falsehoods and establishing truth in its place. This, when compared with Daniel 10:21, should suffice to make the point to the reader as to Michael’s authority.

 

“Here a Little and There a Little”

Often the Same “Little” Expanded

 

          However, the additional point we wish to make here, which is very important in order to understand prophecy, and in particular this chapter of Daniel: The term “then” CAN mean “and afterward” or next in sequence, but in many cases, and again, in particular with Daniel 11, it OFTEN means “at that same time.” We will emphasize this as we move along. A few verses treat a period or time or subject. Shortly after, it will return again to that same period and subject with another few verses giving more details that span over that same time. We have seen where verse 5 began the brief history of 293 years from 323 BCE and the death of Alexander and beginning of the Ptolemaic Dynasty and Kingdom of the King of the South. In verse 6 we see the end of those years with the death of Cleopatra and Mark Antony as Egypt becomes Aegyptus under Rome in 30 BCE. We will find now, as we approach verse 7 through 13 inclusive that Michael’s answer to Daniel, related to Israel via this written record of Daniel 11, returns to this same period to give further details beginning with Cleopatra’s roots, or the very beginning of the Ptolemaic Dynasty and Kingdom. 

 

The Secret Code of the Bible

 

          In this manner as stated by Isaiah 28 above quoted, the scripture has been codified so that only one with the mindset of the Writer of those verses can interpret. Daniel is relating what Michael told him and gives that account to Israel via this record in the Book of Daniel. Therefore, in that the initial writer, Michael, by his dictation to Daniel gave that record, it follows that ONLY Michael would have the mindset to give the interpretation. Those who have made haste and assumed without authority, their concepts based upon Daniel, and most assuredly Daniel 9 in particular, are thus proven to fall short when the one with that “line” and “plummet” comes forth to rightly divide and place the puzzle pieces by Divine Authority stated within those same scriptures such as, again, Daniel 10:21.  This design of returning to restate things already given, but with more details, begins with the same time period just handled in verses 5 and 6. We will note this process all through Daniel 11, and point it out to the reader for clarity as we proceed under Michael’s instruction.

 

Pieces Properly Placed Is the Point

In Any Jigsaw Puzzle, and So Much More So

With Prophecies of the Bible and Daniel Specifically

 

          The history we are considering, which is prophecy of the future to Daniel by Michael, is also recorded in archeology and the records kept by ancient to modern-day historians that anyone can read and glean from a multitude of sources. This is especially so with the worldwide internet and web, which has many sources readily available from the best of encyclopedias to recent finds current in the news. However, the objective in interpreting prophecy CORRECTLY is to keep before us how those puzzle pieces of history, verified by archeology, are matched to the picture on the front of the box described by the prophetical, Bible record, and especially the Book of Daniel. Again, only the one with the picture on the box showing the completed jigsaw puzzle, which was separated into its many pieces we can view scattered on the assembly table, is capable to PROPERLY assemble those pieces. Daniel 10:21 states the authority to do that, and so what we have here in this presentation and publication is HIS assembly, Michael the Great Prince, bringing before us the completed puzzle and therefore the picture on the box. It is not our purpose to give sources and quotes from the archeological history verified over decades. Anyone can view that record for themselves and even more so today, even without experience in document research. By entering any term into one’s web search engine, they will find it yields a range of sources available to support what we have used of archeology and secular recorded history within this is publication. It is only our purpose to put those pieces together to show their application to Bible Prophecy. If the reader wants to do that examination of history and archeology for himself, as we have done for this publication and presentation, such is highly encouraged where they will see the clear match as presented here.

 

So, It Is ALREADY Written, and so, It Comes to Pass

 

          One of the prime keys to understanding THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL is this factor that all has been decided before it ever transpires. This is true of the big picture and so shown to us in Bible Prophecy. It is the paramount and primary witness that God controls all things by intelligent design eliminating the concepts of random theory, freewill, making our OWN minds up by choice, and other statements that falsely affirm self-determination. They are all only expressions of an unenlightened and ignorant mind, lost in the illusion of what one MAY perceive to be reality. However, as borne out by Bible Prophecy in the big picture, all things are prewritten and transpire exactly as the Creator has placed them and for His purpose.

 

Written and then Performed

 

          A secular example of what we have just stated is seen regarding a book that is finished, and all parts are written that then becomes the script of a movie. As we watch that movie, it is easy to become enthralled with the immediate events and actions entertaining us at that moment affecting our emotions and interest to the point that we laugh and even shed tears if the production is well acted out. However, it was prewritten, and everyone is simply performing their lines from the predesigned script and full story already decided in all aspects, before it is played out bringing us to the grand finale. Life is no different in that same respect from the remotest parts of some anthill in the darkest jungle in Africa or the Amazon forests of South America on to the acts of the next great, world leader recorded in history. It is all preset like that picture on the jigsaw, puzzle box and like that movie script. It is only because we are temporarily lost in the meticulous duties and mundane functions of our lives that we THINK, or are deluded into believing, it is not prewritten and we decided our own destiny. NOT SO!... and Bible Prophecy is one of the main evidences of reality that we are in God’s plan according to schedule, and it is going according to His Will. Therefore, He gives us glimpses of the future through the Bible Prophets, and then shows us the events coming to pass that reveal this sobering truth versus the illusion of freewill and self-determination of immature minds that have failed, as of yet, to arrive to the full truth.

 

Daniel 11:7-13 Returns to Verses 5 and 6

 

          Beginning with verse 7 through 13 inclusive, given as history of Cleopatra’s Roots, the account of Daniel deals specifically with more defined areas with reference to control of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem caught between the Seleucid Kingdom to the north and the Ptolemaic Kingdom to the south. The details are as follows:

 

1)   King of the South dominance, Ptolemy I-IV, 323- 217 BCE, verses 7-11.

2)   From 217 BCE ensuing decline of Ptolemaic Kingdom or King of the South until dominance by King of the North, verses 11 and 12.

3)   King of the North dominance, Seleucid Kingdom or Antiochus III & IV 198-164 BCE until death of Antiochus IV, verse 12.

4)   Jewish partial rule under the Maccabees fills this apparent gap here between 164 BCE and 63 BCE. It is unaddressed by Daniel, with the exception of the words “after certain years” and unrecognized as authoritative rule over Judea and Samaria, due to this being the Times of the Gentiles and Gentile dominance over the Holy Land according to Leviticus 26:18. It is from this period the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah was originated.

5)   As of 63 BCE Greater King of the North dominance of Rome under General Pompey or Pompey the Great, later Julius Caesar around 45 BCE and later yet, Caesar Augustus by 30 BCE from verse 13 onward, until re-identified again as modern Syria in 1967 CE according to Daniel 11:40-45.

 

7 But out of a branch of her (king’s daughter of the south, Cleopatra VII) roots shall one stand up in his estate (Ptolemy I out of Egypt), which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north (Seleucid Kingdom of Syria and surrounding areas), and shall deal against them, and shall prevail (Ptolemy I, became dominant ruler from south Asia Minor and Syria unto and through Egypt, including Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem):

 

8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue MORE YEARS than the king of the north. (As stated earlier, Ptolemaic Dynasty out lasted the Seleucid Kingdom by 33 years from the beginning of Pompey’s takeover 63 BCE until Roman final absorption of Egypt in 30 BCE with the defeat of Cleopatra VII, and Mark Antony by Octavian or Caesar Augustus)

 

9 So the king of the south (Ptolemy I) shall come into his (King of the North, Seleucid) kingdom, and shall return into his own land.

 

10 But his sons (Ptolemy II – IV and chiefly III) shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one (Ptolemy III) shall certainly come, and overflow (Ptolemy III went further than his fathers and established his hold even to areas of the northeast in Babylon and north in Thrace), and pass through: then (during this same period) shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his (King of North, Seleucid) fortress.

 

11 And the king of the south (Ptolemy III) shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north:

 

          From the words: “and one…” in verse 10 above to the words, “… the king of the north” in verse 11 is the Third Egypt / Syrian War between the Seleucids of Syria and the Ptolemies of Egypt, already briefly described in verse 10. The further details of that invasion in verse 10 are: Just after taking over the kingdom from his father Ptolemy II in 246 BCE, Ptolemy III’s sister, Queen Berenice, and her son were murdered in a dynastic dispute. Ptolemy III marched triumphantly into the heart of the Seleucid realm to the north, as far as Babylonia, while his fleets in Aegean made fresh conquests as far north as Thrace.

 

and he (King of the North, Seleucid Kingdom began to strengthen under Antiochus III so that in 217 BCE…) shall set forth a great multitude (Antiochus III came against the much corrupted but still militarily capable kingdom of Ptolemy IV reigning by this time in place of Ptolemy III after his death in 221 BCE); but the multitude shall be given into his (King of South, Ptolemy IV) hand.

 

          Although Ptolemy IV decisively won this battle, decline in power ensued soon after. Beginning in 198 BCE, the King of the North, Antiochus III in alliance with others began to excel. Later in 170 BCE, Antiochus IV took dominance in Judea, Samaria, and the Jerusalem area. Antiochus IV, also called “Antiochus Epiphanes,” eventually entered and subdued much of Egypt in 170 BCE according to our next verse as it states. When we consider verse 12 immediately following this paragraph of comment, we will find the expression “cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.” This is realized clearly in the following record of history:

 

          Rome told him to back off from further intrusion into Egypt or it would be considered an act of war against Rome. He reluctantly agreed, not wanting to take on Rome, and departed back through Judea and Jerusalem on his way home. While Antiochus IV was busy in Egypt with his successful conquests there, until Rome told him to “back off,” a rumor spread that he had been killed. The deposed High Priest Jason gathered a force of one thousand soldiers and made a surprise attack on the city of Jerusalem. The High Priest appointed by Antiochus IV, to serve in place of the deposed Jason, Menelaus, was therefore forced to leave Jerusalem during a riot. On Antiochus IV’s return from Egypt in 167 BCE, enraged by this rebellion, he attacked Jerusalem and restored Menelaus. He proceeded in his rage to execute forty thousand Jews, including women and children, and exiled another forty thousand. This served no military purpose and did not strengthen his hold in any respect. He died of disease in 164 BCE. His rule was replaced from 164-63 BCE in this area by the Jewish family, the Maccabees.

 

12 And when he (Antiochus IV, also called Antiochus Epiphanies) hath taken away the multitude (conquered even to the overrun of Egypt), his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it (This is the slaughter when returning to Judea as described above).

 

13 For the king of the north shall return (The only King of the North that returned after Antiochus IV, particularly with a greater multitude than the former invasion by Antiochus IV, was indeed Rome), and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches (This “after certain years” would be from the death of Antiochus IV and the takeover by the Maccabees rule in 164 BCE until full invasion by General Pompey of Rome one hundred years later in 63 BCE).

 

Daniel 8 in coordination with Daniel 11

Again, the Broad Brush and then the Finer Details

 

          As we have stipulated earlier, Daniel 2, 7, and 8 give the broader parameters of the Seven Times of the Gentiles of Leviticus 26:18-39. Daniel 2 and 7 start with the Babylonian Kingdom, which is NOT part of the Seven Times of the Gentiles, but is rather identified in Leviticus 26:14-17, as the 70 years of probationary judgment from 607 to 537 BCE detailed further in Jeremiah 25:1-11 and Jeremiah 29:10-14. Upon failing that test, as we see from Daniel 9:13, Seven Times more judgment began in spring of 537 BCE and ran until spring 1984 CE as 7 x 360 or 2520 years. Daniel 8, as in Daniel 11, starts with this Seven Times more judgment, under the Medo-Persian Empire, beginning in spring 537 BCE with the answer to Daniel from Michael in Daniel 10 and carried forward in the details given of that answer in Daniel 11.

 

Solidifying Daniel 11:1-13 in Time

 

          We have arrived at the end of verse 13, of Daniel 11. We have the King of North being the Old Roman Empire entering at this point in 63 BCE, where we begin another description of history, although prophetically given to Daniel ahead of time here in Daniel 11. We will see it is given a number of times, four to be precise, just like we saw done twice above with the Ptolemy Dynasty of verses 5 and 6 repeated again in verses 7-13 as being the same period in history and same events, but with more details given in the second address. As we stated earlier, we will now move to Section VI with our consideration of Rome from 63 BCE starting with the invasion under Pompey. We will again be making reference to the chart and building upon our three, previous blocks  of time, already considered, by adding a fourth building block of Ancient Rome or the Old Roman Empire. There are FOUR repeats beginning with Daniel 11:14, that expand the details, increasing the clarity of that empire’s control over the Holy Land and the people of Israel, from the time of Rome’s entry as the king of the north under general Pompey in 63 BCE until the destruction of Jerusalem within the Roman campaign headed by general Titus of 66-72 CE.

 

Main Point of “Here a Little and There a Little”

 

          In that we have made a major point of the presentation of the Bible and the Word of the Lord from Isaiah 28 being given “here a little and there a little” with evidence of same from Daniel 11, we must also be sure and show the MAIN PLACE this presentation is true. In so doing, we will give the MAIN PURPOSE behind it, beyond just codification for only one to interpret. It is Daniel 9:24-27, in the split 70th Covenant Confirmation Week, which specifically and narrowly fulfills Isaiah 28.

 

          Isaiah 28:9-14

9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

 

10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

 

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

 

12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

 

13 But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

 

          Via “stammering lips” one has repetition of something stated before. “Another tongue” is speech from another understanding. The manifestation of Messiah fulfills these things exactly. First, as we have pointed out and will continue to point out, the Holy Spirit is the mindset of Messiah. When one is fully in Christ as the Apostle Paul for example, he has the mind of Christ - the mindset of Messiah - the fullness of the Holy Spirit. This is “another tongue” or different viewpoint of life and understanding, seeing things from God’s viewpoint, being lifted up to sit in heavenly places according to Ephesians 2:1-10.

 

Why This Formula?

 

          Notice it is “precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little and there a little.” Why this formula? The reason is clear when comparing it with Daniel’s 70th Week properly interpreted and understood.

 

Diagram of Messiah’s Ministry Compared with

Israel’s Blindness of 7 Times of the Gentiles

Leviticus 26:18-39 – Isaiah 28:13 – Daniel 9:24-27

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HERE A LITTLE<<<<<AND>>>>>>THERE A LITTLE

537 BCE<<<26-30CEt<<<<1954yrs>>>>>>1984-1987

     537BCE<<<<<<<<2520yrs-Israel Blinded>>1984

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          Divine truth and revelation were ordained to be given through Messiah in a split ministry directly pictured here in Isaiah 28 in comparison with Daniel 9:24-27 to Israel. This is also seen in Leviticus 23 and its spring and fall Holy Days where Joel 2:23 specifies blessing during the early and latter rains of the spring and fall harvest. Additionally, we have, according to Leviticus 16, atonement started by the High Priest entering into the Holy of Holies, but COMPLETELY finished only upon coming out and performing the “scapegoat” ritual. However, this two-part structuring of the Law and the Prophets is by design and purpose which gives access to the “strangers” or the “Gentiles” by the way of the rejection of Messiah, in that those of physical and national Israel stumbled at the stumbling stone, the Messiah. This is the One with the “line and plummet” of understanding and interpretation - the foundation upon which the Israel of God was to be forever founded.

 

          As we have stated as well, the purpose of Messiah coming to Israel was to return them to the 10 DAYS of the Exodus from Egypt, for it was there they were espoused to God under the leadership of Moses. Once having abandoned that for the Golden Calf and its derivatives such as oral Torah tradition etc. they cannot understand nor see the fulfillment of the Law by Messiah that would write the Law on their hearts returning them to the faith of Abraham, the original Covenant of God with Israel through him and the Patriarchs. This is where Messiah enters the equation as the bridge back out of the Covenant of God with Israel under the Law of Moses bringing them to the espousal to God as a nation under the Covenant of God with Abraham which is the Covenant that extends blessing to all nations.

 

The Two Ministries of Messiah

 

The Two Halves of Daniel’s 70th Week

 

Spring and Fall Holy Days of Leviticus 23

 

Entering In and Coming Out

The Two Appearances of High Priest in Leviticus 16

 

          First of all there was the “precept upon precept” -  “line upon line” –“HERE a little” given in the First Ministry of Messiah in 26-30 CE.  Israel, through its leadership blinded to Messiah due to being under the Times of the Gentiles already since 537 BCE, rejected Messiah and for 1954 years from 30 CE, the Gentiles experienced access to the Holy Spirit according to the Covenant of Promise designated for Israel, as given in Leviticus 23:22, Ephesians 2 and Romans 9-11. Both, the Times of the Gentiles of Israel’s judgment / blindness for 2520 years from 537 BCE to 1984 CE as well as the Age of Grace of 1954 years, granting Gentile access to the Covenant of Promise of the Holy Spirit, from 30 CE to 1984 CE ended and were finished and over. It was then simultaneously, the “precept upon precept” – “line upon line” – “…THERE a little,” Last or Second Ministry of Messiah from 1984 -1987 CE began. This initiated the final sequence to bring the Final Judgment and revelation of all mysteries according to Daniel 12:7 and Revelation 10:7.

 

In summary of Isaiah 28

 

          Therefore, in summary of the understanding of Isaiah 28, we have the broad concept of “here a little and there a little” of codification well represented in Daniel 11 repeating the same thing over and over, but with more details, causing many to assume a progression in time or a change in origin when it is not that at all, but rather a restatement with said “more details.” We will later see in the Book of Revelation, seven repetitions of the exact same thing and setting, restating something again that looks like a different picture altogether, when it is actually only stating the same scenario another way in different signs, symbols, and metaphors.

 

          In the narrow and specific understanding of “here a little,” it is directly fulfilled in Messiah and his First Ministry of the First Half of Daniel’s 70th Week from 26-30 CE, followed 1954 years later by his Last or Second Ministry of the Second or Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Week from 1984 to 1987. This Last Half, or “there a little,” transpires AFTER both the Times of the Gentiles and the Age of Grace are ended. In this manner, the wisdom of the wise is brought to confusion leaving all subject to only ONE, Messiah, to interpret and deliver Israel and all of mankind in the Time of the End now upon us. Here is that diagram again to close out this Section V.

 

Diagram of Messiah’s Ministry Compared with

Israel’s Blindness of 7 Times of the Gentiles

Leviticus 26:18-39 – Isaiah 28:13 – Daniel 9:24-27

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HERE A LITTLE<<<<<AND>>>>>>THERE A LITTLE

537 BCE<<<26-30CEt<<<<1954yrs>>>>>>1984-1987

     537BCE<<<<<<<<2520yrs-Israel Blinded>>1984

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Following the Progression Correctly

 

          As we close out this Section V, we again emphasize Isaiah 8:20 which states that all enlightened interpretation is based upon first the Law and then the Testimony to it in the subsequent Prophets that prophesied after the giving of the Law. The three main considerations are:

 

1.    In Leviticus 26, we have the judgment of Seven Times more.

2.    In Leviticus 23, we see the two sets of Holy Days of the spring and the fall.

3.    In Leviticus 16, we observe the two ministries of the High Priest of entering in for atonement and then coming out for full removal of sin.

 

This is all within the Law or the Torah. We then move to the Testimony to this in the Prophets. Isaiah 28 written around the time of Kings Ahaz and Hezekiah in 740s BCE shows the division critical as to structure of the Ministries of Messiah as above just given. We finally find ourselves about 200 years later in 539 BCE in the proper interpretation of Daniel’s 70th Week and its division and timing with 3 and ½ years on either side of the Age of Grace in 26-30 CE and then 1984-1987 CE.

 

Notice the Methodical and Logical Construction

 

          Leviticus sets the foundation in the Law. Isaiah further qualifies that foundation with structure, “here a little and there a little,” where Daniel specifies the timing of that structure’s building and development. The progression is verified by what goes before it, qualified by what comes after it. Its finality is found in Messiah fulfilling it all, whereby blessing comes to mankind accordingly. We will later find this is very important and mandatory in order to fully understand the expression “temple” in Malachi, the temple in heaven in Revelation, and “the Temple of God” in II Thessalonians 2, where it is a time period and not a literal building of a physical nature.

 

More Nails in the Dispensationalist’s

And Preterist’s Coffin

 

          It is Isaiah 28, taken with Daniel 9, that again defeats Dispensationalism’s view of a completed 70th Week in a satanic covenant at the end time, as well as Preterism’s view of a completed 70th Week at the time of Christ’s First Ministry. “Here a little and there a little,” is only answered in the divided 70th Week under the proper interpretation from he whose right it is to rendered instruction, as emphasized all through this publication, Michael the Great Prince of Daniel 10:21.

 

 

Section VI

 

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