Daniel & Revelation

The Beasts of Daniel and Revelation

Daniel & Revelation

In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, the man Daniel received a word about a great conflict. He understood the word and the vision (Dan 10:1), but he was told to shut up the words and seal the vision until the time of the end (Dan 12:4). The word about the great conflict was for a time, times, and half a time immediately prior to "when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end" (v. 7). Daniel didn’t understand how all he saw in the vision could fit into his knowledge of a time, times, and half a time (v. 8). He asked about the outcome of all he saw, but he was not given that understanding. He was told to go his way, "for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end" (v. 9). And for two plus millennia, all who have read Daniel’s words have understood them and have understood his vision. But neither scholars nor prophecy pundits have understood the sealed and secret prophecy about a great conflict that will occur during the three and half years preceding the kingdom of the world becoming the kingdom of the Most High and of His Christ (Rev 11:15). The prophecy would not have been sealed if it had been understood earlier than the end of the age.

The argument and contention of this site is that humanity has arrived at the end of the age.

The four beasts of Daniel 7 are the four horns that spring from the king of Greece’s head when the king’s first or great horn is supernaturally broken. And they don’t spring into history as four successive world-ruling empires. They are together when the Ancient of Days’ court sits in judgment of them (Dan 7:11-12). The first three have their dominion taken away, "but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time" (v. 12). And after their judgment, these first three along with the mortally wound head of the fourth beast appear as an amalgamation, the first beast of Revelation chapter 13.

The key to understanding Bible prophecy and biblical eschatology is that the visible reveals the invisible (Rom 1:20), and the physical precedes the spiritual (1 Cor 15:46). What has been included in Holy Writ is not all of Israel’s history, but that portion which forms the visible, physical shadow of invisible, spiritual Israel’s history. The man Jesus of Nazareth’s physical ministry is the visible shadow of His invisible endtime spiritual ministry to spiritual Israel, and herein is a mystery of God. Christ Jesus as the spiritual reality of the role Moses foreshadowed works to liberate Israel from spiritual bondage during the conquering reign of the great horn of the king of Greece. He is at work today just as Moses was at work before the Passover liberation of circumcised Israel. And spiritual Israel presently reacts to Him just as physical Israel did when He came as the man Jesus of Nazareth.

The Pharisees did not keep the terms of the old written code (John 7:19), the Sinai covenant by which Israel was made the holy nation of God (Exod 19:5-6). Likewise, the greater Christian Church has not kept the terms of the eternal covenant, by which it was made the holy nation of God (1 Pet 2:9). It has taught disciples to ignore or erase the laws of God that were written on disciples’ hearts and minds as a condition of receiving the Holy Spirit. As such, today’s teachers of Israel are the reality of the taskmasters and foremen that Pharaoh set over the Hebrew nation. And Christ Jesus will cause the king of Babylon to mentally beat these teachers of Israel. He will force this spiritual Pharaoh to "put a sword in [the] hand [his servants] to kill" these Christian leaders (Exod 5:21).

The visions of Daniel and the prophecies of Revelation are about the time of the end, the Tribulation, the spiritual birth pains of Israel bringing many heirs of God to glory. Judgment is now upon the holy nation of Israel. Christ Jesus as the reality of the Azazel goat bears the sins of Israel in the spiritual realm. His death at Calvary paid the penalty for every sin committed in the physical realm. But He will not be crucified a second time. Thus, He will return those sins He bears to their rightful owner, Satan, upon His return as the Messiah or He will return those sins to the disciples who have committed them if these disciples break covenant with Him and His Father. This is why disciples are not to be surprised when those who have done good are resurrected to life and those who have done evil are resurrected to condemnation (John 5:29). Doing good is works, so works are involved. Not penance, not repetitious prayers, but the active choice of choosing to do what the person knows is right whenever faced with a decision. Anything less is hypocrisy. And if a disciple’s righteousness does not exceed that of the Pharisees, who were hypocrites, the disciple will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

In the many pages of this site, the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation reveal all of humanity becoming the holy nation of Israel, harvested by living by faith after coming out of fallen Babylon. In addition, articles and essays on these pages actively argue against the many false prophets who will identify the second Passover liberation of spiritual Israel as the sixth trumpet plague, thereby setting disciples up to worship the man of perdition or fallen Satan as Christ Jesus. But wars will cease when Christ returns. As long as there are still wars, Satan hasn’t been bound. And during the antiChrist’s reign through his compelling of all who would buy and sell to bear the tattoo of the Cross [Chi xi stigma], wars with continue. There will be no peace.

The articles and essays of this site disclose the process by which revelation has come as Daniel’s visions were unsealed. Revelation by the Holy Spirit continues to come, and will come to many. So for additional information, or to contact a pastor:

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