The Roman Empire and Israel

63 BCE through 70 CE

Daniel’s 70 Weeks with Respect to Rome and Israel

The Ministry of Messiah

 

Section VI

 

          We introduced a chart in Section V that compares Daniel 2, 7, 8, and 11, from the aspect of the Gentile Kingdoms or Empires that intruded into the Land of Abraham and therefore took control of Jerusalem in particular, with the broader borders being of course, as we have constantly emphasized, the rivers Nile and Euphrates. We reproduce that here for further and easy reference while continuing below it with our explanation starting with the Old Roman Empire in 63 BCE.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Pompeii-Caesar(s)

Herod(s)-Zionists

 

 

 

Christ & Apostles

 

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

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

Upon 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

 

 

Enter the Roman Empire

(Fourth Black Stripe)

63 BCE- 70 CE

Daniel 2:40, Daniel 7:7a-b & 19,

Daniel 8:9-10, Daniel 11:6 & 13-35

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 Later the Revived Roman Empire

(Fifth Black Stripe)

1948 CE – 2014 CE

Daniel 2:41-43, Daniel 7:7c-8,

Daniel 8:23-25, Daniel 11:36-45

 

          First of all, and in order, as we address the fourth black stripe down, we will look at Daniel 2:40 and Daniel 7:7a-b &19.  

 

          Daniel 2:40

40 And the fourth kingdom (Roman Empire) shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things: and as iron that breaks all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

 

In the image of Daniel 2, as Daniel interpreted this dream of King Nebuchadnezzar, we see legs of iron. This is, of course, two legs, indicative of the Western Roman Empire centered out of Rome, Italy proper and in much later years under Emperor Constantine, the Eastern Roman Empire centered out of Constantinople or what is known today as Istanbul, Turkey. Moving to Daniel 7:

 

Daniel 7:7a-b & 19

7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast (Roman Empire), 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;…

 

Blending the Dreams and Visions and Answers

 

Daniel 2 Must Remain the Standard

 

          It will, no doubt, be noticed by some, we have left off the “c” portion of this verse which reads “…and it had ten horns.” In considering, Daniel 7 with Daniel 2, Daniel 8 and then Daniel 11, compared with all the scripture, even the Book of Revelation, which we will only briefly mention at this time, it is clear that the ten horns only come into play as we approach the end of the Seven Times of the Gentiles in 1984 CE, starting just prior to it with the 1947/48 CE creation of the Zionist State, coming into major importance with respect to Jerusalem and the Holy / Temple Mount in 1967 CE.  These ten horns are part of the latter-day, Roman Empire, but not as strictly the Iron of Daniel 2. The ten horns of Daniel 7 compare with the feet and ten toes of the image in Daniel 2 of not only Iron, but also Clay. 

 

Daniel 2, having set the precedent early on, must remain the standard when blended with Daniel 7 and 8 as well as 11.  In keeping the precedent of Daniel 2 before us as we consider the rest of Daniel, we will observe properly a kingdom of the last days of the final end which is separate, yet a part of the kingdom before it. This previous kingdom is the Old Roman Empire prior to and at the time of Messiah around 5 BCE, his birth, and then his ministry from 26 to 30 CE or the First Half of Daniel’s 70th Week of 3 and ½ years. Secondly, we have the Revived Roman Empire, again, prior to and at the time of Messiah around 1948 CE, with the creation of the Zionist State, and then his ministry to Israel at the end time, after the Seven Times of the Gentiles are over in 1984 CE for the Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Week of 3 and ½ years from 1984 – 1987 CE.  In Messiah’s First Ministry, it is strictly the Iron or the Old Roman Empire that is dominant. However, in Messiah’s Second Ministry it is Revived Rome of the United Nations and ten Arab kingdoms of the Holy Land consisting of Iron and Clay that is dominant over the final scenario and sequences as far as the entity with which Messiah and Israel must operate.

 

The Wound unto Death that Is Healed

 

When we consider Revelation 13, we will find that the Roman Empire received a wound unto death and was healed, coming back as the next kingdom, the Revived Roman Empire, known today as the United Nations, with its chief constituent, the United States of America, forming the Zionist State in the Holy Land between the rivers Nile and Euphrates. It is Roman in character or spirit, tracing its beginnings to the Grecian and then Roman form of democracy with a two-party government and an executive head or emperor, however, elected as president.  It was present during the Old Roman Empire, as strictly the “iron,” to stand against the Covenant of God with Israel during Messiah’s First Ministry. It is there again as the Revived Roman Empire/United Nations with ten kings or ten Arab countries, as the “iron and clay,” to stand against the Covenant of God with Israel during Messiah’s Last Ministry or the Second Coming. The chief, religious head of the Revived Roman Empire is squarely out of literal Rome, Italy, commonly called “The Vatican.” It is ONLY at this time that the ten horns come into play as we see in Daniel 7 and later in Revelation 13 and 17, with the End Time, as the Seven Times of the Gentiles are finishing up their last 36 years from 1948 to 1984 CE; spring of 1984 being the final termination. Therefore, we have not included “… and it had ten horns” when speaking of the Old Roman Empire present at the time of Messiah’s First Ministry. They are NOT present at that time, but are stated only here in Daniel 7 within the TOTAL purview of Rome where the Iron of Old Rome is mixed centuries later as the Iron and Clay. The conclusion of Daniel 7 in verses 24-27 is at the end time where the ten horns ARE present which, again, answers to the Iron and Clay feet and toes of the image in Daniel 2.

 

The Major Blunder of Preterism

 

          Briefly, without belaboring the point, we make this important statement:  Within Preterism, as held by the majority of Christendom in the larger denominations, many teach that the ten horns are provinces of Rome out of Europe. This flunks with a flat zero, as we mentioned earlier, Prophecy 101 by missing the mark of the Holy Land between the river Nile and Euphrates. In so doing, a major error has proliferated through Christendom that teaches all of Daniel’s 70th Week was finished by Jesus, completed by the stoning of Stephen in Acts 7, with some teaching it finished up in 70 CE with the destruction of Jerusalem under Titus of Rome as being the Great Tribulation of Daniel 12 and Matthew 24. In this false view, the Second Coming has nothing to do with the confirmation of the Covenant of God with Israel. It stands upon the pseudo-principle that God is completely done and through with the physical people of Israel as of 70 CE or the earlier stoning of Stephen in Acts 7. Therefore, they have erred and interpreted Daniel 7 and 8 in some synods as finished and completed by 70 CE. However, in taking this stand, they are equally mandating that the Everlasting Kingdom was established at the time of Messiah’s First Ministry and thus they MUST . . . and they do . . .  interpret the rest of the Bible prophetically, including Revelation, as also being predominantly completed as well, with simple evangelization to continue until Christ returns.

 

In flunking Prophecy 101, they have insisted they can still graduate where they have caused more error by adding to it the elimination of the Covenant of God with Israel, and disregarding most of prophecy of the Old Testament or relegating it to being fulfilled by interpretation within the history of the Christian body called “the Church.” In fact, some of this view cast dispersion on the Book of Revelation and say it is spurious and should not be part of the Cannon of Bible scripture.

 

The Safeguard against this Error

 

Here again, we say keep it between the rivers of the Holy Land, with the physical people of Israel, and stick to the Law and the Prophets as stated by Isaiah 8:20 to avoid this quagmire of deception created once departing from this standard and then proceeding to privately interpret the New Testament apart from the Old.

 

In the Days of These Kings

 

          As stated by Daniel 2:44-45, it is in the “days of these kings,” referring to the ten toes of Iron and Clay, which compares with Daniel 7:24-27 during the time of the Ten Horns, that the Everlasting Kingdom comes and smashes what is present purporting to be authorized in dominance over Jerusalem and the Holy Land. This leaves only the manifestation of the Kingdom God and Messiah remaining, being indeed everlasting, after the “time times and the dividing of time” occurs or after the Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Week of 3 and ½ years, the final ministry of Messiah to Israel. This kingdom was, is, and always will be eternally present. Also, the resurrection is part of the final formula once the 70th Week is entirely completed. This certainly did not occur in totality during the First Century CE. Daniel is therefore dealing with timing and events that make the resurrection and the manifested kingdom a known fact or publicly apparent.

 

Moving to the right on our chart we leave temporarily Daniel 2 and then 7 to address Daniel 8 in the 3rd column and its presentation of the Old Roman Empire which entered the Holy Land and Canaan proper in 63 BCE.

 

Daniel 8:8-9

8 Therefore the he goat (Alexander the Great and the Grecian Empire) waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones (Four Generals split up the Empire after Alexander’s death in 323 BCE) toward the four winds of heaven. (As we have brought out twice before in other Sections, the Four Generals passed their kingdoms on to later generations, where the two of interest were the Seleucid, King of the North based out Syria and Ptolemaic, King of the South, based out of Egypt.)

 

9 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.

 

“Out of one of them,” the regions and descendants of one of the Four Generals, specifically one to the north and west, outside of the Holy Land, eventually “came forth.” This was the rise of the Roman Empire, which grew in strength “toward the south,” where it finally conquered Egypt by 30 BCE, and consumed most of the Middle East. It invaded the “pleasant land” or Holy Land, Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem under Roman, General Pompey in 63 BCE and took over entirely by the time of Julius Caesar in 48 to 45 BCE, when he defeated Pompey in a Roman clash for power.

 

10 And 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.

 

This intrusion into the Holy Land and Jerusalem in particular, established the Roman Empire over this area, basically through the Herod Dynasty appointed out of Rome proper. This consisted of Antipater I, given the role of Tax Collector as a reward to him by Julius Caesar around 45 BCE for aiding Caesar in defeating Pompey. After Antipater’s death, it was predominantly his son, King Herod the Great, reigning at the time of the birth of Christ, followed by lesser rulers under this name or title of “Herod” that politically controlled these areas into the time of the Apostles of Christ.  

 

Zionism Stage Two: It Rears Its Head Once Again

Usurping the Place of Messiah

Forming the League with the Nation of Rome

 

          As stated above in Daniel 8:10, the Roman Empire was able to extend its influence and greatness, “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.” In using the Law and the Prophets to interpret Daniel along with Michael’s instruction according to them, we will see this is understood from the Torah, or within the first five books of Moses. This is called simply by most the “Law of Moses,” Genesis through Deuteronomy inclusive, also attributed to Moses as the author.

 

          Genesis 37:9-11

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

 

10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

 

11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

 

Spiritual versus Natural-Carnal-Literal Interpretation

 

          I Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

 

It is important that we yield to proper interpretation. However, which church, synagogue, or religious organization has not claimed to have the Spirit of God leading them to properly interpret the Word of God or the Bible? Here is where we can begin to see the difference between the “natural man,” and the Spirit of God, and even more importantly, WHO it is that is designated to have the Spirit and therefore the proper interpretation. This has been borne out quite emphatically in our previous Sections, and we will not belabor that point again here in an effort to move on. However, in short and to the point, the interpretation in this presentation via Michael of Daniel 10:21 and 12:1-4 is THE ONLY RIGHT and AUTHORIZED interpretation. Added to that point, we can see that the right view of scripture in one passage will bring other scriptures to understanding as well, properly interpreted.

 

Understanding the Host and Stars of Heaven

 

          Certainly, the Stars can refer to the literal stars we see in the literal sky. Yet, there is something more when scripture speaks, if we have spiritual perception to “hear and see.” Therefore, we can SEE here in Genesis 37:9-11 above quoted, it is plainly understood that the stars of heaven refer to Israel or the Children of Israel down through time as recorded in Holy Writ. In Daniel 8, we find “SOME of the host and of the stars” have been “cast down… to the ground” and have been “stamped upon” by this horn that came toward the Holy Land and conquered.  Now either we must believe it is a large, literal horn, jumping up and down on stars it has cast to the ground, OR… it has a SPIRITUAL meaning or interpretation.

 

Literally Foolishness

 

The idea of literalism is indeed foolish and is largely what the Apostle Paul was confronting as taught through the false apostles of II Corinthians 11, Jude, and II Peter 2 taking unauthorized control over the early Christians.  By today, we have a total prevarication via interpretation of predominantly the New Testament, leaving the Old Testament out as far as any support for those spurious conclusions, teaching such things as a 7-year tribulation, literal bodies coming out of the ground, and people flying off the earth to heaven. This is not to mention the natural-carnal-literal interpretation of the negative side of hellfire and eternal agony from the ‘parables’ of Jesus and certain chapters of the Book of Revelation. These unauthorized interpretations of basically literalism are used to keep the people under the control of the clergy and those approved of the clergy in government and other high places of authority by propaganda of fear and intimidation, as well as the dispensing of ‘supposed’ enlightenment for the “well-being of society.” Supported and ramified by degrees and doctorates in theology in almost every schism and “ism” within basically Christendom, it is purported that one can be educated into the mysteries of God and the prophetical record of the Bible with clear interpretation, revelation, and understanding. This lie is here exposed in this publication for all to see via the correct interpretation of that record and revelation of those mysteries by the one ordained to bring that enlightenment.

 

Israel Forsook the Covenant, the Law, and the Prophets

Christianity Has Followed the Exact Same Path

 

Again and again, it cannot be emphasized enough, due to the damage done and the deception it has caused, this “foolishness” is principally originated by forsaking the Law and the Prophets as stated in Isaiah 8:20, which Paul did not do according to Acts 26:22 and Romans 15:4. Thereby interpreting privately, the New Testament, Jesus parables, Paul’s statements concerning resurrection and the coming prophetical events around the appearance of Messiah the Second Time, modern Christianity is built upon sand that will not stand the test of the storm brought by the exposure and fulfillment of truth in that Second Coming.

 

And that’s the Way It Was

Under Roman Rule in the Holy Land as well

 

Here in Daniel 8, we have the intervention of a party outside of the Holy Land by conquest. Added to the literal conquest, we have the ability of this Roman party to bring certain factions, or “some” of the stars, or some of Israel, under its influence. The ready ground of operation around the loose interpretation of the Law of Moses, superseded by the eagerness of the Zionists to return at any cost at the time of Daniel in the Cyrus-false-messiah move of 539-537 BCE, had produced, by the time of Rome’s takeover, this same crop. They were willing to rule in a coalition method in league with Rome, where the end in view justifies, in their minds, any means to that end. It is called in modern terms “Machiavellianism” and is the principal characteristic of the Zionist faction, at any era of time in the general population of Israel. It failed miserably in 537 BCE and brought the Seven Times of the Gentiles firmly upon Israel.

 

Now Let Us Consider What Is Even Worse

 

          So here from 63 BCE and reaching its full strength by the time of Messiah’s public ministry in 26 CE, some of the stars are cast to the ground and stamped upon. They leave their first estate, in heaven, or in proper understanding and allegiance to the Covenant of God with Israel honoring His Sovereignty, where Daniel and the faithful remnant stood firm and unmovable. They are cast down and subservient to the Roman power by the way of forming a corrupt league with it for rule and influential sway over the people and the Temple Worship in Jerusalem. It even went as far as Rome appointing the High Priest Caiaphas we see mentioned by name in John 11.  We observe the result in 

 

Daniel 8:11

11 Yea, he (Rome) magnified himself even to the prince of the host (The prince of the host is Messiah, Michael the Great Prince of Daniel 10:21 and 12:1-4, Jesus Christ of John 5:24-29), and by him (Rome, in particular Pontius Pilot, swayed by the Zionists that considered Messiah a threat according to John 11:45-53) the daily sacrifice (Messiah is the fulfillment of the sacrificial offerings under the Law according to I Samuel 15:22, Psalms 40:6-8, and Hebrews 10:1-10) was taken away (Messiah was rejected by Israel in 30 CE), and the place of the sanctuary (Jerusalem and the Temple in particular) was cast down (Rome again under Titus of Rome in 70 CE destroyed Jerusalem and obliterated  the Temple).

 

The Important Spiritual Counterpart

 

          Although this was quite literal concerning the “place” of the sanctuary, in that it was physically cast down in the destruction of 70 CE, we must keep in mind the spiritual counterpart. The Sanctuary of Israel is their Covenant relationship with their Creator, respecting His Sovereignty and rule over them. By this league with, and dependence on, foreign powers, the Sanctuary of their strength is polluted. The evidence of this is alleged and the disposition of the Zionist mindset until it becomes hard and factual in action. That proof came when they rejected the Messiah for the league with the foreign power of Rome at the time of Messiah’s First Ministry from 26 to 30 CE, and specifically on April 3, Nissan 14, 30 CE, Preparation Day, according to John 19:15. This was the very time they were to recognize Messiah, or he whom God had sent within the Covenant Confirmation 70th Week with the deliverance offered in Daniel 9:24. This is integral and extremely key when coming to an understanding of the 2300-day prophecy also here in Daniel 8 and picked back up in its countdown in Daniel 12 as 1290 and 1335 days of that 2300. We cannot address that now and must wait until we address Daniel 12 with Daniel 2-11 firmly understood, before this timing can be equally understood or followed.

 

Hold This Important Point for Later Clarity

 

The point to remember here, the Sanctuary of their strength and relationship with God was epitomized and represented in Messiah. That Sanctuary, polluted in spirit over many centuries by the leadership of Israel, came to actual and factual pollution in the rejection of Messiah formally before Pilate and Rome, in preference for Caesar as King by that leadership, as recorded for all the world on April 3, Nisan 14, 30 CE at the end of the First Half of Daniel’s 70th Week. Only upon his return to complete that Week, in its Last Half, will that 2300 countdown begin.  WE REPEAT: ONLY UPON HIS RETURN TO COMPLETE THAT WEEK, IN ITS LAST HALF, WILL THAT 2300 COUNTDOWN BEGIN. He was physically present and rejected when that defilement, the pollution of the Israel’s sanctuary, occurred and Israel saw him no more; he was dead and gone as far as they were concerned. Only upon the return of his physical presence again will that countdown begin, which, upon its completion, will begin the cleansing necessary to bring the redemption of Israel and the consequent restoration of mankind to their relationship with God as Sovereign.

 

Daniel 8:12

12 And a host was given him against the daily sacrifice (Messiah) by reason of transgression (The Zionists are this host or portion of Israel that was given to Rome against Messiah. This is because they left THE Covenant and violated the Law of Moses, thus “by reason of transgression,” they formed and went head-long into this abomination and league with Rome), and it (The league with Rome or the host given to Rome and Rome together) cast down the truth to the ground (Rejected Messiah, for Caesar as king according to John 19:15); and it practiced, and prospered.

 

From the time of the Herod Dynasty established first in Antipater I in 45 BCE, and primarily, as the details of Daniel 11 will show, his successor Herod the Great, through the time of the birth of Messiah and beyond in Herod’s descendants, this league with Rome and the Pharisees claiming collective, messianic ability to rule the people prospered and practiced.

 

Considering Daniel 11 and Its Further Details

Greater King of the North

 Roman Empire from 63 BCE - Daniel 11:13

 

          As we saw in Daniel 8:9, earlier in Daniel 2:40, Daniel 7:7 a-b and Daniel 7:19 before Daniel 8, and find again in Daniel 11:13, we have the Old Roman Empire. As far as the Holy Land between the rivers Nile and Euphrates, where prophecy is centered, this Roman domination started in 63 BCE with the invasion of Pompey and runs all the way until the time of the end. There, in the end time, it comes back as restored or “healed” and becomes the Revived Roman Empire of the United Nations and the ten Arab kings or countries in the Holy Land. In Daniel 7 it ends with the “time, times and the dividing of time,” where afterward the saints take the kingdom and the Everlasting Kingdom of Daniel 2:44-45 is manifested.

 

The Roman Empire and the Zionist League

Four Statements of Era 63 BCE to 70 CE

As to the Holy Land and Jerusalem in Particular

 

First Statement: Daniel 11:14-16

 

 Second Statement: Daniel 11:17-19

 

Third Statement: Daniel 11:20-30a-b

 

Fourth Statement: Daniel 11:30c-35

 

Understanding Terms and Parties

 

In Daniel 8:9, once the Roman Empire entered the picture, we have two entities created by those of Israel looking for fulfillment of Messianic Prophecies, as well as the kingdom and rule being restored to Israel. However, in keeping with further details, these two entities are not identified clearly until Daniel 11. There is the faithful as one group that we call “the remnant,” as we mentioned earlier, that followed the Law and the Prophets even as Daniel also did. Additionally, there were those of the previous spirit that tried to pull off the Cyrus 70 Weeks of literal, 24-hour-day fulfillment as we have described in particular in Section IV: THE CYRUS DECEPTION.

 

Two Groups:

“The Robbers of thy People”

And

“Upright Ones”

 

          In the unidentified condition of the broad view in Daniel 8, they are both classified under the terms “stars of heaven” and “host” as Israel in totality in Daniel 8:10.  These two entities ARE segregated by description in Daniel 11, as the faithful of Israel versus the Zionists, the Zionists being the “some” of the stars that are “cast to the ground.” The Zionists will start to appear first from Daniel 11:14 “robbers of thy people” and the faithful from Daniel 11:17 “upright ones.” The King of the North remains as Rome until Daniel 11:40-45 when it is modern Syria, one of the ten Arab kings, still subject to Rome as a part of the Revived Rome of the UN as depicted in Daniel 7:24-27 as the beast with ten horns which answers to Daniel 2:41-45 the iron and clay part of the image in the feet and toes. The King of the South, being absorbed by Rome at Cleopatra VII’s demise, is identified as persons in office or power and authority, which are Herod and successors. Once we reach Daniel 11:40-45 the King of the South is modern Egypt, which again is one of the ten Arab kings, still subject to Rome as a part of the Revived Rome of the UN as depicted in Daniel 7:24-27 which answers to Daniel 2:41-45. As we will explain when we come to Daniel 11:35 versus Daniel 11:36, there is a major gap of almost 1900 years from the time of the Apostles until the 1948 CE emergence of the Zionist State.

 

Understanding “Robbers of Thy People”

 

          John 10:1

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

 

Briefly to understand this terminology, we have seen how in previous Sections that the Law and the Prophets have clearly spelled out meticulously that it is Messiah that has the Spirit of the Lord, the line and plummet of measurement, thus the authority to confirm the Covenant of God with Israel under the Law of Moses and bring the blessing specified beyond that Law centered in the faith of Abraham according to Genesis 49:10, Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 11, Isaiah 28, Hosea 3:4-5, Ezekiel 21:24-27 and certainly Daniel 9:24-27. When reading John 10:1 quoted above, it pointed out just who it is that tries to operate AS Messiah without proper authority to establish or confirm the relationship of God with Israel. This definition and understanding when applied to “the robbers of the thy people” as used by Michael in his description of those in this unauthorized place when giving this answer to Daniel which Daniel is rendering unto Israel via his record of the Book of Daniel, makes clear to “whom” it is referring and why they are called such. It is Zionists - those that “exalt themselves to establish the vision” given in the Law and the Prophets, and principally within the Prophecy of Daniel for the deliverance of Israel, that carry out their plans and schemes against the times and laws within that very Covenant they are trying to effectuate by their self-determined authority, usurping or “robbing” the place of Messiah. From the time of Moses and the Exodus we see this mindset, in the worship of the Golden Calf in Exodus 32-33, Korah’s rebellion in Number 16, and Nadab and Abihu offering “strange fire” circumventing the order established for serving God in the tabernacle in Leviticus 10. Moving outside of the ranks of Israel proper to affect the kingdoms dominating Israel while they were under the judgment of Leviticus 26:18 of ‘Seven Times more,’ we find them again in Political Zionism. In 537 BCE and the time of Cyrus, bringing a return to Jerusalem against the Prophet Daniel’s stand on the matter, thus invoking the 7 Times more, they appear again as we come to time of Messiah’s First Ministry, and finally in his Second Ministry at the end time.

 

Entering Daniel 11 at Verse 14

 

14 And in those times

 

          This is from the time of Cleopatra’s death and the Herod Dynasty being established from 45-30 BCE, and in particular Herod the Great, son of Antipater I. He came to power as a King of the Jews by appointment over the general Judean area under the occupation of this area and authority of Rome starting around 37 BCE and continuing under Herod’s successors until 70 CE.

 

 there shall many stand up against the king of the south:

 

          Numerous enemies were perceived by specifically Herod the Great, real or not. His history is one of family executions and government coups, not only with him but his father Antipater I before him. He was successful at doing Rome’s bidding, but never had the confidence of the people around him in Judea.

 

also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.

 

          Standing against the proper fulfillment of the Covenant through Messiah, the league with Rome identified in Daniel 8:12 that practiced and prospered, as we addressed above, brings success, stability, and prosperous times in this area for both Rome and the Zionists, however, only at first.  Sometime after this league was formed, the Zionists tried to move passed what Rome considered a good political partnership. Zionists always have in mind THEIR goal of establishing the Covenant, by THEIR means, as well as having their own government in Messianic fulfillment of the Promises in the Law and the Prophets. For the most part, their concept is to collectively be Messiah in their move to prepare the way for him. In this manner, they look for Messiah to come and cap off what they have provided in their current mindset; he is nothing more than a figure head.  If one can move past literalism, to understand the symbolism and its meaning in the temptation of Messiah in the wilderness just before he began to publicly minister, one can understand what was presented to Messiah as bowing down and worshipping Satan whereby Satan would give him all the kingdoms of the world. Jesus well knew the mindset and orientation of the leadership of Israel from his constant trips to Jerusalem every Passover as a child with Joseph and Mary where he even had discussion with the elite of the people as a young man of 12 years of age in Luke 2:41-47. Jesus saw that they wanted a Messiah that would fit in with the Zionist league with Rome and thus bring about what THEY desired, Messiah only then capping off and acquiescing to their mindset and government, whereby they would yield and serve him in that capacity. Yet, they did indeed “fall” when they unsuccessfully attempted their coup against Rome without Messiah, claiming their collective messiah status, and were crushed in 70 CE.

 

15 So the king of the north shall come (Rome from 66 to 72 CE), and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south

 

          By the time of the insurrection against Rome, the Zionists, the Pharisees and leadership are the “arms of the south,” having overthrown Rome’s appointees in the Judean area and Jerusalem.

 

shall not withstand, neither his chosen people

 

(Many of Israel, faithful or not, are caught and killed in this destruction),

 

neither shall there be any strength to withstand.

 

16 But he (Zionists now being the government in insurrection) that cometh against him (Rome) shall do according to his own will,

 

          This is as we mentioned earlier, doing things out of time, against the proper methods of the Law and Prophets, and therefore against God and the Covenant; thus, they cannot be honored by Him in their efforts which end in the tragedy of 70 CE. The Apostle Paul saw this movement which was deceiving many Christians to join it as well claiming it was the establishment of the restored Davidic Kingdom of Solomon and therefore of God. In II Thessalonians 2, he warns them that this was not the Kingdom of Christ and not to be deceived into following it as he stated: “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.  Let no man deceive you by any means: . . .” Therefore many Christians and Jews were slaughtered when Rome, under Titus of Rome made its move as we follow on now in the scripture before us in Daniel 11:   

 

and none shall stand before him (Rome): and he (Rome) shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed (66 -72 CE).

         

One Down Three to Go

 

          The last paragraph above completes the FIRST statement of the era from 63 BCE to 70 CE or the Old Roman Empire and its dominance over the Holy Land recorded in Daniel 11:14-16. We have three more to go; each one starting over and giving more details in the spirit or design of Isaiah 28:9-12. Daniel 11, verses 17-19, 20-30a-b and then yet again, 30c-35 are three restatements of what we have considered in verses 14-16 starting with the Roman King of the South, the Herod Dynasty and principally Herod the Great, who was a master at seducing Israel to bolster his own security and financial success under Rome’s authority. He pleased both the faithful and the Zionists by refurbishing and garnishing the temple, as well as doing many things for the area of Judea to make it appealing for the Jews in the dispersion all over the Roman Empire. Many came back in the land, predominantly for the spring and fall Holy Days. This was good for commerce and brought prosperous times to the Judean area. Truth of the matter was that both the faithful and the Zionists had little use for Herod or his immediate successors.  The faithful awaited Messiah and the Zionists looked for opportunity to throw off Roman rule altogether. The league between the Zionists and Rome was prosperous for both, again, only until the Zionist decided to go over the line as stated above.

 

17 He (Rome) shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones (people of the Covenant who were under his rule politically) with him (Rome); thus shall he (Rome) do: and he (Rome) shall give him (King of the South, Herod and successors) the daughter of women (people of the Covenant), corrupting her (causing  many, or the “some of the stars” of Daniel 8, to forsake the Covenant except for the faithful): but she (people of the Covenant) shall not stand on his (Rome/Herod) side, neither be for him (Rome/Herod).

 

18 After this shall he (Rome/Herod) turn his face (broaden his influence) unto the isles (unto the remotest parts of the Roman Empire where many Jews dwelt in the diaspora as seen in Acts 2:7-11), and shall take many (take many by extending amenities and benefits to the Jews, thereby flattering many): but a prince (Messiah, Jesus) for his own behalf (in the face of this flattery, proceeding forward with his public ministry of 26-30 CE) shall cause the reproach offered by him (Herod and successors in league together with those that forsook the Covenant for prosperity) to cease; without his (Messiah, Jesus) own reproach he (Messiah, Jesus) shall cause it (the reproach of this corrupt league and forsaking the Covenant) to turn upon him (Herod and successors and those that forsook the Covenant).

 

          By coming to fulfill and confirm the Covenant according to Daniel 9:24 in the Covenant Week starting in 26 CE, the corrupt league, between those who had forsook the Covenant and entered this union with those of Rome, Herod and successors, was forsaken by many who received Messiah as the proper government they awaited. The reproach is what those of the Covenant, the majority of national Israel, suffered due to the fact that some of the stars of heaven, or some among Israel, were cast down to the ground, or had fallen prey to this deception, and thus forsook their Covenant and proper stand with God causing the nation, in general and certainly as to the majority, to reject Messiah This reproach will follow them, and has, until it is removed by Messiah. The end of the matter will be when the halfway house attempts and Machiavellian maneuvers are forsaken by the Zionists for a return to the Covenant in truth by receiving He whom God has sent and hearing His Voice and Understanding for true Deliverance and Redemption. This will cleanse their sanctuary of strength via returning to recognize the Sovereignty of God in rule over them evidenced by the change of their government to accept Messiah.

 

19 Then he (Rome) shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he (Zionist leadership and deception around the temple and collective messiah move) shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

 

          The destruction of Jerusalem and in particular the temple in 70 CE, terminated the ability to deceive via this abomination of those that forsook the Covenant by going in league with a foreign power, in this case Rome, to fulfill the Covenant in an unauthorized manner without Messiah, even in full rejection of Messiah according to John 11:45-53 and 19:15. This is the same method of operation or MO as had been carried out with the Cyrus Deception in 539-537 BCE. It is this piece of property, whereupon stood the temple and control thereof that perpetuates the deception to the world. We will see when we eventually enter the Book of Revelation and its coordination with the Book of Daniel, just how enlightening this fact is in the understanding of certain statements there.

 

Two Down and Two to Go

 

          As we promised earlier, we would mark those areas where it is not a progression to a later or next period, but rather a restatement of the same subject matter and period. This is the case now with the third presentation of Old Rome in dominance over Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem in Daniel 11:20-29, enhancing further on Daniel 11:14-16 and Daniel 11:17-19 concerning the same era.

 

20 Then (during this Herod administration) shall stand up in his (Rome’s) estate a raiser of taxes

 

(This was Antipater I, father of Herod the Great, to whom Julius Caesar committed the supervision of tax collection in Judea due to Antipater’s help and loyalty to Caesar against Pompey in 48 BCE)

 

in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle

 

 (Shortly after Antipater I’s ascendency he was poisoned to death).

 

21 And in his (Antipater I’s) estate shall stand up a vile person (Herod the Great), to whom they (people of the Covenant) shall not give the honor of the kingdom: but he (Herod the Great) shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

 

          Herod repaired and refurbished the temple and extended the right throughout the Roman Empire for the Jews to practice their religion and prospered their travels to Jerusalem as we have previously stated.

 

22 And with the arms of a flood (this deception and overwhelming power) shall they (people of the Covenant) be overflown (taken under the deception and power) from before him (Rome/Herod and Herod’s successors), and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

 

          Any that did not give allegiance to this deception, of the Pharisees and their leadership under the league with Rome, were killed. The chief example was that the Messiah was crucified. Again, we reference John 11:45-53 and John 19:15.

 

23 And after the league made with him (Herod and his successors of Rome) he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people (people of the Covenant as in Deuteronomy 7:7).

 

24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

 

          As stated earlier, this was Herod’s masterful success of building and protecting the Jews throughout the empire, promoting commerce and travel to the Holy Land. It was joined with his massive building projects such as the harbor of Caesarea also called Maritima built by Herod from 25 to 13 BCE and, of course, his greatest achievement to the people, refurbishing the temple. However, this was “even for a time.” In later years of Herod successors, the successful league with the transgressors of the Covenant, the “stars” “cast to the ground” of Daniel 8, the Zionist leadership, came to a breaking point when the Zionists tried to secede from Rome and be an independent government again. This led to the action that follows now in verse 25.

 

25 And he (Rome) shall stir up his (Rome) power and his (Rome) courage against the king (power) of the south

 

          By the time of this conflict, the power of the south was the Zionist religious leadership that had evolved out of the league made with Rome, initiated under Herod’s earlier rule and extended eventually by 66 CE to the point of breaking that league as stated earlier bringing the destruction of 70 CE.

 

 with a great army (under the leadership of Titus, the Roman general); and the king of the south (Zionist leadership) shall be stirred up to battle with (against) a very great and mighty army (the army of Rome); but he (Pharisee Zionist leadership) shall not stand: for they (Rome) shall forecast devices against him (Zionist leadership).

 

          This is the leverage in understanding that Rome had in knowing the Zionists weakness or “Achilles heel” or vulnerability which was the temple in Jerusalem. Without it, Zionists had no power of deception to maintain the kingdom and unified control under their collective, messiah façade, nor could they personify to the world and other Jews in the diaspora that the Kingdom of God was established in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Therefore, under Titus of Rome the vehicle of deception of the physical temple was destroyed. Again, the importance of knowing this fact concerning the physical point of “the deception,” will make the Book of Revelation clearer, and specifically statements concerning the binding of the “Dragon” in the “bottomless pit,” as well as what it means when it is loosed from that pit.

 

26 Yea, they (people of the Covenant) that feed of the portion of his (Zionist religious leadership) meat

 

 (This “meat” was that leadership’s claim to the Covenant and their alleged right to administer or officiate same over the people)

 

shall destroy him (Zionist religious leadership), and his (Rome’s) army shall overflow: and many (Covenant faithful that had received Jesus as Messiah and King) shall fall down slain (killed by Rome at the direction of the Scribe, Priest, Pharisee, Zionist leadership in league with Rome).

 

          The conflict described here is clearly presented in the Book of Acts from the time of Pentecost and the Apostles’ leadership in conflict with the Sanhedrin / Pharisee / Sadducee / Scribe and Levitical Priesthood leadership. The people of the Covenant, as to the faithful remnant that depended on and held to the Covenant rightly, and received Messiah, destroyed or did away with the deception of those in leadership that misapplied the Covenant and went into the corrupt league with Herod and his successors. This destruction, or “doing away,” was accomplished by the faithful of the Covenant that accepted Jesus as the Messiah and the rightful King, thus bringing forth the understanding to the Mystery of Iniquity. This Mystery of Iniquity is the abominable league under the authority of a foreign power to fulfill the Covenant by the designs of the Zionist leadership. This was the same spirit seen in THE CYRUS DECEPTION of 539-537 BCE that we considered in Section IV. However, the important distinction in the evolution of the Mystery of Iniquity at the time of Messiah’s public ministry starting in 26 CE was the fact that instead of promoting a Gentile king, such as Cyrus as Messiah acting in opposition to the Prophet Daniel, their designs at the time of Jesus’ ministry were predicated upon the concept of a collective messiahship composed of the Pharisee and Sadducee religious elite, Zionists, over the people directing and officiating toward their goal in league with the Gentile power of Rome. The coming of the true Messiah and proper government through him stood in opposition to the pseudo-government of religious leadership sold out to Rome exposing same as corrupt, not in Torah compliance, and opposed to the Covenant of God with Israel.

 

That which has been is now;

And that which is to be has already been;

And God requires that which is past.

Ecclesiastes 3:15

 

          The roots of the Zionist mindset begin with Adam and Eve and their departure from the Sovereignty of God, and are seen within the ranks of the children of Israel, as the worship of the Golden Calf in their honoring the vehicle of the cattle that carried them as beasts of burden out of Egypt rather than the Creator, God their True Deliverer. This error later expanded into the democratic concept that the collective company of Israel was authoritative to deliver itself within the claims of Korah’s rebellion. His proposed expanded leadership of 250 princes with others stood against the deliverance and authority established by many witnesses prior to that time in Moses as their divinely appointed leader, as recorded in the 16th chapter of the Book of Numbers, in the early history of Israel under Moses in the wilderness exodus from Egypt. Those roots are played out at the time of Messiah in 26 CE to be that of traditions and oral Torah of the Jews, “supposedly” given by Moses outside of the written five books of Moses called “written Torah,” and passed down through the leadership of Scribes and Pharisees until this time we have before us in 26 CE. It is administered over the people in a small, collective body of the elite leadership called the “Sanhedrin,” standing against Messiah, as those of old stood against Moses.  Once leaving the Roman Empire of this period in these verses and entering the “time of the end,” we will see the same is entrenched in the “Last End of the Indignation,” and is that to which the Apostle Paul refers as the Mystery of Iniquity coming to its full-blown, final goal where it is exposed and destroyed once and for all. We deal with that more in detail later when we enter that portion of Daniel 11 and associated scriptures, and most certainly when we enter the Book of Revelation in another set of lecturers contained in links within the final pages of Section 13. To fully understand the term “oral Torah” and its history to the present day expanded into Kabbalah – Zohar, one should return to Section III for a thorough review.

 

27 And both (the Zionist religious leadership and Rome) of these kings' hearts (King of the South, the Zionist leadership and the King of the North, Rome) shall be to do mischief (kill Messiah), and they shall speak lies (Zionist religious leadership accused Messiah of breaking the Jewish law punishable by death, while Rome executed him at their behest, once they turned Messiah over to Rome) at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.

         

          The “time appointed,” finishing this verse, is certainly a projection into the very distant future with respect to Messiah’s Final Ministry at the time of the end according to Daniel 7 and Daniel 9 when the Covenant will be fulfilled in the Last Half of the Covenant 70th Week by Messiah returned. At that time or after the “time times and the dividing of time” according to Daniel 7:24-27 and Daniel 9:27 at the consummation, once the Covenant 70th Week is fulfilled by Messiah, what is determined will be poured out upon the desolater of the Covenant people, and the saints take the Kingdom under Messiah returned, establishing the manifestation of the Everlasting Kingdom of Daniel 2:44. Returning now in our next verse to the First Ministry of Messiah and the Apostles through 70 CE:

 

28 Then shall he (Rome) return into his land with great riches; and his (Rome’s) heart shall be against the holy covenant;

 

          The league with the Zionist leadership being broken due to the insurrection against Rome, Rome had no more use for the Jewish religion. It was no longer in Rome’s interest, as it had been in the past under the Herod Dynasty, due to the corrupt league that worked successfully for Rome. As of this insurrection, it now was a negative to Rome and needed to be removed.

 

 and he shall do exploits (including the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, as well as the Masada siege), and return to his own land.

 

29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.

         

The Importance of Daniel 11:29

In Coordination with Ezekiel 21:24-27

 

          As we just observed in Daniel 11:27 “for yet the end shall be at the time appointed,” we have in this verse 29 “at the time appointed…” as well. This is near the time of the end where we will have other specific markers in prophecy that direct the observer like a road map that we are nearing that destination or “final end.” These two references are notably within the remarks and descriptions of the time around Messiah’s First Ministry from 26 to 30 CE, including the century before in the Herod Dynasty from Pompey’s conquest of the Holy Land in 63 BCE and extending to the destruction of Jerusalem under Titus of Rome in 70 CE. These two references should be held of high importance and a clear indication THAT the “time appointed” WAS NOT during this era, but, indeed, yet to come!

 

Three Overturnings before Blessing under Messiah

 

          The broadest and most prominent markers within which all the lesser markers are positioned and placed, as to the time of the end are given in Ezekiel 21:24-27 which we will quote verbatim here and only give the reference with a link from this point on:

 

          Ezekiel 21:24-27

24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand.

 

25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,

 

26 Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.

 

27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

 

          II Thessalonians 2:7-8

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth (hinders the Covenant and the Truth) will let (hinder the Covenant and the Truth), until he be taken out of the way.

 

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed (The Wicked element will be exposed; the spirit that was thought to be true is exposed as being a deception.), whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth (message of full and final truth), and shall destroy with the brightness of (enlightenment that comes with) his coming:

 

          Here we see how Paul was referring to the Law and the Prophets as he reminded the Thessalonians of the full end determined based upon many scriptures and certainly this one in Ezekiel 21. The Mystery of Iniquity carried by the Zionist faction, or as Ezekiel states it “wicked prince of Israel,” will have its rule over the people of the Covenant removed when Messiah completes his final role and delivers them, being given that place to rule and deliver by God, the Creator of all. The Mystery of Iniquity will no longer be a “mystery” and will be revealed and destroyed by the coming of the One who will replace it with proper administration and the deliverance offered by the Covenant of God with Israel IN TRUTH fulfilling Daniel 9:24.

 

The End in View

 

          The full Covenant of God through Messiah will fulfill the Law of Moses and return Israel under the faith of the Patriarch Abraham, the mindset of Sovereignty / God’s meticulous control of all things. Israel left this espousal to God written upon the First Set of Commandments as just the two greatest Commandments to love God and their neighbor as themselves, when they placed the Golden Calf, the work of THEIR hands, in esteem over God and Moses ordained leadership. They have been under the Second Set of Commandments ever since called the “Ten Commandments” and all that has come with them called the “Covenant of God with Israel under the Law of Moses,” called additionally within Judaism “the Yoke of the Covenant.”

 

Three Destructions or Overturnings

586 BCE, 70 CE and AFTER the

Last Half of the Covenant 70th Week Daniel 9:24-27

“Time Times and the Dividing of Time” Daniel 7:24-27

 

          Prior to that deliverance of the final end, there would be, as seen above in Ezekiel 21:24-27, three overturnings of the “wicked prince of Israel” whereupon the third would introduce “he whose right it is” to whom that rule would be given. Here we will enter Daniel 11:29 with comments accordingly. It is here we find another important key why Israel cannot receive Jesus as the Messiah based upon that 26-30 CE ministry. There must be THREE overturnings which at the time of Jesus public ministry there had been only one in 586 BCE under Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon:

 

29 At the time appointed

 

(This is the time of the end including those years, markers, and events before, during and immediately surrounding it.)

 

he

 

          This is the King of North, first experienced coming from the “north” to destroy Jerusalem in the conquests of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, which actual destruction occurred in 586 BCE, during the 70-year Babylonian Captivity, as stated in:

 

Jeremiah 25:9

Behold, I will send and take all the families of the NORTH, saith the Lord, and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.

 

 

Jeremiah 52:12-13

12 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,

13 And burned the house of the Lord, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:

 

          Once Israel returned to the land and Jerusalem under the Decree of Cyrus, we saw how the King of the North was the Seleucid Kingdom out of basically Syria becoming in 63 BCE the Old Rome Empire with the conquests of Pompey, Julius Caesar, and finally Caesar Augustus by 30 BCE. This brings us to the 2nd overturning in 70 CE when the King of the North is the Rome Empire accomplishing the destruction of Jerusalem under Titus of Rome. In the third overturning, it will be Revived Rome of the United Nations. It is this entity in control of the ten Arab countries, again in League with the same “some of the stars of heaven, cast to the ground” by transgressing the Covenant in the end time, just as they did during the time of Cyrus of Persia through the time of Messiah. This league, the Mystery of Iniquity, is the modern Zionists controlling through money and government the entire known world by the end time manipulating Revived Rome / UN for their Zionist designs. We will see later this is the whore riding atop the beast of Revelation 17 and 18 called collectively Babylon the Great. As in 70 CE, there will come a time when Revived Rome / UN and the Zionist entity will be against one another again. Daniel 11:29 is concerned with this final coming of the King of North the THIRD time in a manner NOT like the FIRST time (the former) or the SECOND time (the latter).

 

          He shall return

 

          This is fulfilled beginning with UN Resolution 181, as described in Joel 3:1-2, and, as we will see a little later in Daniel 11:39, dividing the Holy Land for Revived Rome’s and modern Zionists’ “gain” or purposes to establish the 1948 CE Zionist State in league together. The separation between purely Revived Rome / UN and purely Zionists, within the façade of this league, is seen and has its beginning in 1967 CE clarifying the designs of solely Zionist aspirations which are over and above the desires of Revived Rome / UN, even as the Zionists went beyond the designs of Old Rome in their 70 CE rebellion. It is here we can find the beginning of exposing the Mystery of Iniquity, the corrupt league whereby the leadership of the people of the Covenant of God with Israel enter an alternate way to channel the blessing of God the same as they did with the introduction of the Golden Calf. Again, it is done in the same Machiavellian spirit believing any means, to what THEY consider a just end, is justified.

 

A Bridge Too Far: 1967 Six-Day-War

 

          It is here Zionists made their move in 1967 CE to confiscate the Holy Mount / Temple property and the old city of Jerusalem in the Six-Day-War, whereupon the final day deception can be accomplished, standing in the way of REAL truth during Messiah’s Last Ministry of 1984-1987, the Last Half and 3 and ½ years of Daniel’s 70th Week, even as it was done during Messiah’s First Ministry, the First Half and 3 and ½ years of Daniel’s 70th Week.

 

He (King of the North, Revived Rome / UN in opposition to Zionist aspirations) shall return and come toward the south;

 

          This means at a time AFTER the 1948 move of the league of Zionists with Revived Rome / UN to enter the land initially forming the Zionist State and AFTER the 1967 CE move not sanctioned by Revived Rome / UN; this is a move made definitely after these two parties were working together in unity to enter the land. This refers to the later point where that league is broken again and for the third and last time, even as it was broken the second time leading to the 70 CE destruction.

 

Same But, Different

 

          However, in this last move, rule over the Holy Mount, ancient site of the Temple of Israel, conquered by the Zionists against Revived Rome / UN designs in the 6-Day-War of 1967, is taken back from the Zionist wicked prince of Israel according to Ezekiel 21:24-27, by the same foreign power upon which the Zionists have depended to form this league of transgression against the Covenant of God with Israel. However, it is done in a different manner than with Nebuchadnezzar’s conquest or that of Titus of Rome which were military invasions and physical destruction.

 

but it shall not be as the former,

 

(The “former” overturning, or first overturning, was the 586 BCE military destruction by Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon.)

 

or as the latter

 

(The “latter” overturning referenced here was the 70 CE military destruction under Titus of the Old Roman Empire.)

 

          This third overturning of control of the Holy / Temple Mount and the façade of fulfilling the Covenant of God with Israel by its control in Zionist hands under the authority of Revived Rome / UN in the final end IS NOT military in nature, or NOT as it was carried out under Nebuchadnezzar or Titus in a brutal, military conquest.

 

Hand-Writing Is on the Wall

 

          As seen in the Medo-Persian takeover of Babylon just after the hand-writing on the wall decreed Belshazzar’s fall in Daniel 5 in 539 BCE, so spiritual Babylon and its tower to heaven formed in the league of Zionists with Revived Rome / UN shall come to its demise. On November 29, 2012 “preparation” was effectuated as a matter of UN Law in General Assembly Resolution 67/19, which will eventually negate the deceptive move of the Zionists to take the Temple Mount in, ironically, 1967. (Note the reversal of the numbers “67” and “19.”) As we will see when we look at Daniel 11:36 through 45 in detail in coordination with the statement in Daniel 7:24-27, “and the judgment shall sit,” a process of events AFTER the “time times and the dividing of time” or after the fulfillment of the Last Half of the Covenant Week of Daniel 9:24-27, brings about the establishment of the right party over the Kingdom. This is the third overturning process that leads to “he comes whose right it is” of Ezekiel 21:24-27. 

 

          As a matter of law, and so stated on all documents related to it in the UN, the Palestinian State was recognized internationally inclusive of the Holy / Temple Mount and the Old City of Jerusalem by a one-hour-vote on November 29, 2012, Thursday, 4-5 pm EST and 11-12 pm Jerusalem time. This critical area is within pre-1967 borders of that Palestinian State.

 

          From UNGA 67/19

“…Reaffirming its commitment, in accordance with international law, to the two-State solution of an independent, sovereign, democratic, viable and contiguous State of Palestine living side by side with Israel in peace and security on the basis of the pre-1967 borders,…”

         

It is thus we say “the Hand-Writing Is on the Wall” in this UNGA Resolution 67/19 of November 29, 2012 indicating that this law predicated upon UN Resolution 181 and its modern counterpart, commonly called the “Two State Solution,” will be the preparation and stage for this third overturning bringing Messiah’s appearance for world deliverance.

 

Step by Step Progression in the Process

 

          Although a full membership in the UN for the Palestinian entity has not been accomplished as of the writing of this publication, it has attained recognition as an observer state, and as such, international recognition of being indeed A STATE. This is a preparatory and absolute necessary accomplishment in order to arrive upon full-member-status in the UN following the same progression as UN-state-member Switzerland in the past. From there, fixed borders and final status agreements can be legislated as mandatory law enforceable in executive action by the UN / World body, including the chief constituent of the UN and firm ally of the Zionist State, the USA. Keeping in mind one of two ways this could be legislated, East Jerusalem containing the Holy / Temple Mount will be taken from Zionist control:

 

1.    It could be a separate established State of Jerusalem under an international regime as initially planned by UNGA Resolution 181 that gave Zionists entry to establish their state.

2.    It could remain behind pre-1967 borders and thus be solidified as the capitol of the State of Palestine.

 

In either case, the current Zionist State empowered as a democracy under UN Charter, will be void of the final linchpin, Jerusalem, whereby it can deceive the world that it is the reestablished Davidic Kingdom of Solomon as the manifested Kingdom of God promised to them by the Law and the Prophets. This will leave them but one option to accept the Messiah and his ownership of the Holy Mount area, his leadership in government, thus rejecting UN recognition entirely and placing themselves back under the direct Sovereignty of God. As we will soon discover in our examination of Israel and their sanctuary of strength, this is what they forsook thus defiling that sanctuary; therefore, this is what they must restore to cleanse it. Without Messiah, this is impossible; hence, the ancient principle sounds ever so loudly: “he that receives God, receives he whom God has sent.”

 

We Stop this Section VI with Daniel 11:29 and the Destruction of 70 CE in Daniel 11:30 a-b

 

          We close this Section VI with Daniel 11:29 which brings before us the full scope of the nation of Israel’s transition from the Law of Moses and the Kings that have reigned over them to the beginning of the 70 years of probationary judgment under Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar, their enemies, ruling over them starting in 607 BCE epitomized in the 586 BCE destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem, as stated in Leviticus 26:14-17, Jeremiah 25:1-11, and Jeremiah 29:10-14. This period ending in 537 BCE, they entered, under the Persian Empire, the Seven Times of the Gentiles     from spring of 537 BCE unto 1984 CE, as stated in Leviticus 26:18-39, Luke 21:24, and Romans 11:25-26. During and within this Seven Times, in 70 CE, the second destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem was experienced as stated in

 

          Daniel 11:30

30 For the ships of Chittim

 

(Also called Kittim, this is Rome or the Gentile world or the islands of the Gentiles according to the Law and the Prophets, specifically Genesis 10:2-5)

 

shall come against him (Zionists): therefore (due to insurrection going on in Judea) he (Rome) shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant:

 

          Rome is fed up with the insurrection and unrest caused by the Zionist stand for independence. As we stated above, what most do not understand about this time and era approaching 70 CE, many Christians had joined the deceptive teaching against which Paul warned them in II Thessalonians 2 that erroneously taught the Day of the Lord was right at that time, or “at hand.” As a result, the insurrection was greatly bolstered by Christian ranks working with the Zionists in this move for independence. Therefore, Rome comes in at this time with no regard for the Covenant or Jewish religion and it claims.

 

so shall he (Rome in 66-72 CE) do;

 

Three Down and One to Go

         

          Beginning with Daniel 11:30c, we have the Fourth and Final restatement of the time of the Herod Dynasty. However, this restatement has more details concerning Messiah, which reveal a clear tie back to Daniel 8 not seen in the three previous descriptions of 63 BCE through 70 CE. Therefore, we will handle these verses along with that tie from Daniel 11 back to Daniel 8 at the beginning of Section VII.

 

Section VII

         

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