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"DANIEL 10, 11 & 12"--MO       8/75       GP No.349

(Compiled by Samson Warner and the MO Ed. Dept.)

Copyright © August 1975 by the Children of God, CP 748, Rome, Italy

       [Note that paragraphs 53 and 54 should be disregarded, as explained in "The Prince of the Covenant--Part 1," ML #799-1 (19/05/79), subtitled, "A Discussion of Daniel's Prophecies & Sam's Class No.349:52-54, corrected by Dad"; and also:
       ["The Prince of the Covenant--Part 3," ML #799_3:49 (19/05/79) which says:
       [EDITED: ""Well anyhow, for God's sake, everybody correct your book & scratch out that particular passage! (Paragraphs 53 & 54 of No.349, page 3239, Vol.III.) It's completely erroneous! I never said it, I never taught it. I never thought it & it's false!--It's a misunderstanding, a mistake of the head by poor Sam Warner, & a very easy mistake to make for anybody who is not as well versed in Bible prophecy as I am, & as you need to be!""]
       1. THE FIRST SOCIALISTIC GOVERNMENT IN WORLD HISTORY WAS ESTABLISHED IN RUSSIA IN ONLY 1917, yet a description of this government's workings and other related subjects is contained in the Book of Daniel, chapters 10-12, in a prophecy written over 2,500 years ago!

       2. THE PROPHECY WAS GIVEN IN THE "THIRD YEAR OF CYRUS," king of Persia (about 538 B.C.). Daniel had been fasting for "three full weeks" when an angelic messenger appeared to him. (Dan.10:1-6)

       3. VISION: "And he said unto me, O Daniel ... understand the words that I speak unto thee ... for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand ... thy words were heard ... But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days; but lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me." (Dan.10:11-13)

       4. INTERPRETATION: Here in Daniel 10 we have a glimpse into that spirit world of the fifth dimension and the tremendous battle of 21 days that took place between the demon prince of Persia and God's archangel, who eventually broke through to Daniel with this heavy message.

       5. From this and other Scriptures it is evident that THE WORLD IS SATAN'S KINGDOM AND IS ORGANISED LIKE AN ARMY with Satan as its head general (2Cor.4:4), commanding demon "princes" who have control of whole nations like "Persia" and "Grecia" (Dan.10:13,20). "All the kingdoms of the world," Satan said, are "delivered unto me." (Lk.4:5,6)

       6. However, SATAN, UNLIKE GOD, IS NOT ALL-PRESENT; he's limited, being only a creation of God. But through this "army" and the possessing of certain key humans, Satan MANAGES TO CONTROL QUITE A BIT OF THE WORLD, OR SYSTEM, education, finances, politics, churches, etc.

       7. THIS FIFTH DIMENSION IS WHERE THE REAL WORLD IS AND WHERE THE REAL BATTLES ARE BEING FOUGHT. The Apostle said our battle is "not against flesh and blood, but against ... the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Eph.6:12) [EDITED: "1"]

       8. VISION: "Now I am come (the angelic messenger is speaking) to make thee (Daniel) understand WHAT SHALL BEFALL THY PEOPLE IN THE LATTER DAYS: for yet the vision is for many days." (Dan.10:14)

       9. INTERPRETATION: Here we have God sending His angel to give Daniel a vision that, for the most part, wasn't going to happen for centuries, until the latter days. Now why do you think He would do something like that?

       10. He did it precisely because PROPHECY IS GOD'S HALLMARK OF AUTHENTICITY TO A REBELLIOUS WORLD THAT HIS WORD IS THE TRUTH. So that "When this cometh to pass, lo, it will come, then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them." "Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe. ..." (Ezk.33:33; Jn.13:19)

       11. VISION: "There shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and... he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia." (Dan.11:2)

       12. INTERPRETATION: "Three kings," Cyrus, Cambyses, and Darius Hystaspes, immediately followed this prophecy before the "fourth," Xerxes, the richest and most powerful of Persian kings, invaded Greece, but was defeated at Salamis (in 480 B.C.).

       13. There were other Persian kings after Xerxes, but GOD MUST HAVE CONSIDERED THIS DEFEAT THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR PERSIA, and the beginning of the rise of Greece.

       14. Of course, IT STILL PROBABLY LOOKED LIKE PERSIA WAS REALLY SOMETHING PHYSICALLY, and she was, BUT AS FAR AS GOD WAS CONCERNED, SHE HAD BEGUN TO DIE. Just like today, in the eyes of the world, America looks big and huge and powerful, but in God's eyes it's dying and will soon be buried by the rising communist East.

       15. VISION: "And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and... his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity (children), nor according to his dominion." (Dan.11:3,4)

       16. INTERPRETATION: This "mighty king" was also described in a previous vision of Daniel as the "great horn" of "Grecia" (Dan.8:21), who, of course, was Alexander the Great, whose great kingdom was divided into four parts: Greece, Assyria, Turkey and Egypt--divided among his generals and not his children.

       17. It is at this verse, having given these tremendous prophecies of the immediate future of Persia and Greece, that the prophet, as in Daniel 8, SUDDENLY LEAPS FAR INTO THE FUTURE AND THE EVENTS OF THE "END OF YEARS" (Dan.11:6).

       18. A SHROUD OF MYSTERY STILL SURROUNDS SOME OF THIS PROPHECY, particularly verses 5-20, which deal with events leading up to the appearance of the great leader who heads up the final government of world communism. The parts of the prophecy which are open to us start in chapter 11, verse 21, and continue through the end of chapter 12. They center around this great leader, or Antichrist as he is commonly called, and describe his politics, economics, religion (or lack of it), even giving the geographical location from which he comes.

       19. VISION: "He shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. ... He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places." (Dan.11:21b,24a)

       20. INTERPRETATION: How does communism usually take over countries? By invading them with a big army and air force and conquering them by force of arms? No, they do it by propaganda! THEY FIRST CAPTURE THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE WITH THEIR DOCTRINE and then let the people themselves turn to communism and take over their own government by force of arms.

       21. VISION: "He shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people." (Dan.11:23)


       23. These "little people" of the oppressed classes and races, when they begin to starve and die under the cruel heel of a dictatorially oppressive and terroristic government, they at last become WILLING TO FIGHT AND DIE TO OVERTHROW IT. The communists then step in to supply them with the arms, leadership, inspiration, and ability to do it.

       24. VISION: "He shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them (the small people) the prey and spoil, and riches ... and shall divide the land for gain." (Dan.11:24b,39b)

       25. INTERPRETATION: Today in nearly every noncommunist country, a very very small minority of the people owns a very very large majority of everything, and a very very large majority of the people have little or nothing.

       26. This is one of the first things that a communist victory corrects: THEY TAKE THE SPOIL OF VICTORY (THE LANDS AND RICHES) AWAY FROM THE RICH AND DIVIDE IT UP TO THE POOR! This is very unusual for conquerors to do, except of course, among their own armies; therefore, by this the communist conquerors do something their "fathers have not done."

       27. For instance, when Castro took over Cuba, the poor peasants, or farm labourers, were practically starving to death: nothing to eat, no houses, just shanties and huts, no schools no hospitals--nothing! So CASTRO TOOK THE LAND AWAY FROM THE RICH AND DIVIDED IT UP, giving each of these peasants a little plot of land--3 to 5 acres, or something like that, to feed himself and his family and to produce enough to sell and help the government.

       28. THIS IS VERY APPEALING TO THE AVERAGE POOR PERSON WHO HAS NOTHING, and so it really helps to gain their support! It really helped to solidify Castro in power. So by this and measures like it, the communists really "divide the land for gain."

       29. VISION: "He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods. ... Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all." (Dan.11:36,37)

       30. INTERPRETATION: THE COMMUNIST DICTATORS HAVE COME THE CLOSEST TO FULFILLING THIS COMPLETE OVERTHROW OF ALL RELIGION that the world has ever known. All other past kings, dictators, and world rulers have always had some religion or semblance of religion, pretending to worship the gods of their fathers; even the Roman Caesars did this.

       31. Why? Because GOVERNMENTS CAN ONLY RULE OVER THE BODIES OF PEOPLE, BUT IT TAKES SOMETHING ELSE TO INFLUENCE THEIR SPIRITS, to make them willing slaves, and really obedient from the heart. So the organised, recognised false religious system co-operates with the government to keep the people willing.

       32. Why, then, for the first time in history does the communist government decide it can get along without religion? Because COMMUNISM IS NOT JUST A GOVERNMENT; IT IS ALSO A RELIGION, a worship of the material and of man and of the government. Communism is a very puritanical, extremely self-righteous and narrow-minded doctrine. It's a religion of self-righteousness. The cardinal principle of communism is that man is his own God--SELF-WORSHIP.

       33. Their idea is: "We are going to have as much brotherly love, as much self-sacrificial spirit, as much sharing as you could possibly have--but without God." In other words, "We are going to be God." THIS IS THE ULTIMATE IN BLASPHEMY, OR SPEAKING AGAINST GOD! This is the very same thing Satan said to himself: "I will be like the most High." (Is.14:14)

       34. HE WON'T "REGARD THE DESIRE OF WOMEN"... that's interesting! It means he's either a homosexual or is so sold out to his cause that he doesn't need women--married to his work, as they say. Or he doesn't regard the desire of women according to Gen.3:16, "Unto the woman He (God) said... thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."

       35. THIS LATTER DISREGARD WOULD RESULT IN THE SO-CALLED EQUALITY OF THE SEXES, something that has never happened in all world history until this generation. Though the idea of equality for the sexes is not solely confined to communist ideology it is certainly propounded by it. In fact, this whole idea is nothing new and was stolen right out of the Bible, God's plan of true communism, where in Christ Jesus "there is neither male nor female." (Gal.3:28)
       36. VISION: "He (the king of the North, the AC) shall stir up his power and courage against the king of the South with a great army; and the king of the South shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall FORECAST DEVICES AGAINST HIM. Yea, THEY THAT FEED OF THE PORTION OF HIS MEAT SHALL DESTROY HIM." (Dan.11:25,26) "He shall forecast his devices against the strongholds, even for a time." (Dan.11:24b)

       37. INTERPRETATION: Here we have the KING OR GOVERNMENT OF THE SOUTH FALLING TO THE KING OF THE NORTH--not through battle, but THROUGH AN INTERNAL COUP. Now internal coups have happened all down through history, but this one is a little different. This king falls to the king of the North because he "forecast his devices against him ... even for a time"--in other words, for a set time such as a definite year.

       38. Besides their well-known "five year plans" formulating and forecasting the internal development in their own country, the SOVIETS HAVE LONG HAD "PLANS" OR "DEVICES" FOR CONDUCTING THEIR FOREIGN POLICY. These "plans" chiefly consisting of the conquest of other countries, are devised with such thought and precision that DATES, OR "TIMES", FOR THEIR FALL ARE EVEN INCLUDED IN THEIR PLANNING.

       39. VISION: "Both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they SHALL SPEAK LIES AT ONE TABLE; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed." (Dan.11.27)

       40. INTERPRETATION: Now this verse may be a bit off the main track in our description of the Antichrist's government, but it does describe a situation almost unique to our generation: This century has seen the birth of the League of Nations and the United Nations and multitudes of other "peace conferences" where DIPLOMATS FROM EVERY NATION COME TOGETHER TO LIE TO EACH OTHER AROUND "ONE TABLE"--all in the name of peace--to work out their differences across a NEGOTIATING TABLE RATHER THAN A BATTLEFIELD.

       41. "BUT IT SHALL NOT PROSPER", even as the Apostle predicted: "When they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." (I Thes. 5:3) All this talking of peace is the immediate prelude to the most horrible war and destruction that the world will ever know.

       42. In this chapter the AC is CALLED THE "KING OF THE NORTH" (Dan.11:40), and generally this man is spoken of throughout Bible prophecy as being from the North. In Ezekiel he is spoken of and called Gog, the chief prince of Magog (Russia), Mesheck (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolsk). It says "in the latter years" he shall gather a great army and shall "come from thy place out of the north parts," "against the mountains of Israel." (Ezk.38:2,8,15)

       43. From our study of Daniel chapter 8 and from what we have personally heard from the Lord, apparently THE A.C. FIRST GAINS POWER DOWN SOUTH IN EGYPT, BUT ASCENDS TO TOTAL POWER WITHIN THE COMMUNIST WORLD SYSTEM, eventually possibly taking over even Russia itself.

       44. In the Book of Revelation we find that "A GREAT RED DRAGON ... the old serpent, called the Devil" (Rev.12:3,9) is what colour? Red! And we find out in the 17th chapter that the beast (the Antichrist and his kingdom) is what colour? "A SCARLET COLOURED BEAST"--Red! (Rev.17:3)

       45. The dragon is red, the beast is red, and what great anti-Christ, anti-God government now sweeping the world is also RED? Sounds like all the same to me. Surely the devil is in communism, surely it is anti-Christ, and surely it is called red. SO IF COMMUNISM IS NOT THIS GOVERNMENT THAT IS DESCRIBED IN THESE ANCIENT PROPHECIES, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS. It is certainly at least the preparation for it--that's for sure!

       46. And believe it or not, WORLD COMMUNISM FOR A WHILE WILL BE MUCH BETTER: a world of peace, a world of controlled economy--peacetime economy, not war economy--a world of distribution, sharing the wealth take-from-the-rich-to-feed-the-poor, with man's ideal leader: the Antichrist. For a while it will seem to be just absolutely heaven on Earth--the FALSE MILLENNIUM.

       47. But the PRICE TO PAY will, of course, finally be not only compliance with the world government and the total loss of freedom and personal religion and so on, but THE DEVIL HIMSELF, WHO CONTROLS IT, WILL BE: "FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME or you cannot enjoy this great, beautiful heaven on earth that I have created." That's where we're going to be in trouble. [EDITED: "2"]

       48. So far we have gone through this vision picking out the parts of the prophecy that describe the characteristics of the Antichrist government. We know from other Scriptures that the ANTICHRIST WILL REIGN AS AN ABSOLUTE DICTATOR FOR AT LEAST 3 1/2 YEARS. "Power was given unto him to continue forty and two months... and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues and nations." (Rev.13:5,7)

       49. He will probably come to some type of world leadership long before this final 3 1/2 years because he will have to CONSOLIDATE HIS POWER TILL HE GETS TO THE POINT WHERE HE'S ABLE TO DECLARE HIMSELF GOD.

       50. We're not certain about the exact time of the Antichrist's appearance, but we do know this much about it: HE CONFIRMS A COVENANT OR PEACE PACT TO ALLOW RELIGIOUS WORSHIP FOR SEVEN YEARS, and when he does, that will begin the last seven years of history. We know this from Daniel 9:27.

       51. Of course, this may not be broadcast as a "seven year covenant"; the pact may even be in existence before the Antichrist appears. But we know that WHEN HE CONFIRMS IT, THERE ARE ONLY SEVEN YEARS LEFT! There are quite a few passages in this prophecy that talk of this covenant.

       52. VISION: "With the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him (the AC), and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant." (Dan.11:22)


[EDITED: "Note: Please disregard paragraphs 53,54, for the reasons mentioned at the beginning of this file. They are left here for reference."]

       53. {\b \i INTERPRETATION:} Because this COVENANT is called "{\ul \i holy}" (verse 28), it is evident that it HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH {\ul \i WORSHIPPING} AND {\ul \i SERVING GOD}. The Bible says that if we'll listen to and obey God He'll make a covenant, or peace pact with us. "Incline your ear and come unto me: hear and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting {\ul \i covenant} with you even the sure mercies of David." (Is.55:3)

       54. God wants to make a covenant or peace, with man, but in order {\ul \i TO GET MAN TO START LISTENING TO HIM AND OBEYING HIM, HE HAS ALWAYS HAD TO USE SOME MAN}. These {\ul \i Prophets} and {\ul \i Apostles} stir the people up make them repent and get them to make peace or a covenant with God. This {\ul \i PRINCE OF THE COVENANT} who gets broken by the Antichrist {\ul \i MAY BE SUCH A PROPHET}.


       55. VISION: "After the league made with him (the AC) shall he work deceitfully." (Dan.11:23)

       56. INTERPRETATION: This word "league" is the same as "covenant". HE IS ONLY GOING TO CONFIRM THE COVENANT TO PUT PEOPLE OFF GUARD so that he can plan his attack under the guise of a friend--much like the average "peace talks" carried on today by rival nations. Other verses such as Daniel 11:28 also bear this out: "His heart shall be against the holy covenant."

       57. Then after a disgrace on the battlefield it says he shall "HAVE INDIGNATION AGAINST THE HOLY COVENANT ... he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant." (Dan.11:30) He finds some Judases, traitors who are willing to lie about their former beliefs or give him information that somehow helps him to break the covenant.

       58. VISION: "And arms shall stand on his part ... and they shall take away the daily sacrifice (of religious worship) and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate." (Dan.11:31)

       59. INTERPRETATION: In Daniel 9:27 it says, "he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (or 7 years) and in the midst of the week (halfway through the 7 years) he shall cause the sacrifice to cease."

       60. Together, these two verses show us that when the sacrifice is ceased "IN THE MIDST OF THE WEEK" then the ABOMINATION IS PLACED.

       61. VISION: "In his estate shall he (the Antichrist) honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not ... a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many." (Dan.11:38,39)

       62. INTERPRETATION: The abomination of desolation, or idol, that he substitutes for the daily sacrifice may have something to do with these strange new gods.

       63. It says he "causes them (plural) to rule over many." In Revelation 13 the False Prophet causes the people to make an image or idol to the Antichrist and forces everybody to worship it! This image or ABOMINATION MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH ATOMIC POWER, the basic, "FORCE" of the universe, or it could be a MECHANICAL DEITY SUCH AS A SUPER COMPUTER, both of which are "strange" gods whom "his fathers knew not"!

       64. VISION: "And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days ... when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end." (Dan.11:32-35)

       65. INTERPRETATION: MANY SO-CALLED CHRISTIANS TODAY ARE ALREADY DOING WICKEDLY AGAINST THE TRUE COVENANT OF GOD, which is obedience and faith, and they have already been corrupted by the flatteries or lying promises of the devil. When the devil in the flesh takes over, these will be nothing but mere puppets and stooges for the Antichrist government.

       66. But we who know God at that time will be stronger than ever before, doing exploits, great and mighty works such as we never dreamed of. WE WILL HAVE TO THEN INSTRUCT MANY without buildings, organisations and leaders we once had, even without our Bibles. So now while you still have time, prepare yourself by studying and memorising His Word until it is deep in your heart that you'll never forget it!

       67. SOME OF US SHALL FALL DURING THIS GREAT PERSECUTION AND DIE AS MARTYRS, but God will help us and be with us. Many shall have miraculous manifestations at the time of their martyrdom to show the evil forces that God is with them even though they died. But many will cleave to some of our groups with flatteries, pretending to be one of us in order to spy on us that they might seek us out and destroy us.

       68. WE ARE GOING TO GO THROUGH THIS GREAT TRIBULATION AND COME FORTH AS GOLD tried in the furnace of affliction and persecution. That's why God is going to let it happen to us: "to try us and purge us and make us white." Until when? "The time of the end!" "For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake." (Phil.1:29)

       69. VISION: THE KING OF THE NORTH "SHALL ENTER ALSO INTO THE GLORIOUS LAND (or Israel). ... And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas (the Mediterranean and Dead Seas) in the glorious holy mountain (Mt. Moriah, Jerusalem)."

       70. "AND AT THAT TIME SHALL MICHAEL STAND UP, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time." (Dan.11:40,41,45; 12:1)

       71. INTERPRETATION: There was only one "glorious land" to Bible writers and that was Israel. Both here and in Ezekiel the BIBLE PREDICTS THE INVASION OF ISRAEL BY THE "KING OF THE NORTH" OR RUSSIA (Ezk.38:2,15,16).

       72. In fact, here in Daniel 11, THERE SEEM TO BE AT LEAST TWO INVASIONS--one just prior to the 7 year covenant (verse 16), and this one when he breaks the covenant sets up his own palace on the Holy Mountain and places the abomination in the midst of the week.

       73. At that time MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL STANDS UP IN THE SPIRIT WORLD TO FIGHT SATAN, who is then "cast out into the Earth ... having great wrath ... and he persecuted the woman (the Church)... for a time and times and half a time"--or 3 1/2 years, the time of the Great Tribulation (Rev.12:7-14). This may be when the Antichrist becomes totally possessed by Satan, literally becoming the Devil in the flesh.

       74. VISION: "But these shall escape out his hand even Edom, and Moab and the chief of the children of Ammon." But "the land of Egypt shall not escape ... and the Libyans and Ethiopians shall be at his steps." (Dan.11:41-43)
       75. INTERPRETATION: Edom, Moab and Ammon are ancient names of places that today comprise the country of Jordan.Why do they escape? We don't know. Maybe they make a deal with the Antichrist or maybe God miraculously spares them for hiding and helping His people. We shall see.

       76. In Ezekiel 38, LIBYA AND ETHIOPIA ARE NAMED AS PART OF THE INVASION FORCE WHO RIDE WITH RUSSIA TO CONQUER ISRAEL, As for why the land of Egypt shall not escape, we're not sure.

       77. VISION: "But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt." (Dan.11:43)

       78. INTERPRETATION: This shows ECONOMIC CONTROL. In Revelation it says, "No man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or name of the beast, or the number of his name ... in their right hand, or in their foreheads." (Rev.13:16,17) The precious things of Egypt: ancient wisdom, the Suez Canal, something not apparent yet? We shall soon see.

       79. VISION: "And one (angel) said to the man clothed in linen (Jesus?) ... How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen ... sware by Him that liveth forever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half (3 1/2 years); and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people all these things shall be finished." (Dan.12:6,7)

       80. INTERPRETATION: THE LORD IS GOING TO ALLOW THE ANTICHRIST TO OVERCOME THE CHURCH, not spiritually, but in its temporal power. As far as its material power, its organisational power, its building power, its monetary power, its prestige with the government and all of this, the church is going to be a dead duck.

       81. But when he has accomplished to do this, when it looks like we've lost and he's won--at the end of 3 1/2 times--then GOD STEPS IN TO GIVE US THE GREATEST VICTORY THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.

       82. VISION: "And at that time (at the end of those last 3 1/2 years) thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." (Dan.12:1b-3)

       83. INTERPRETATION: Here we have the true hope of all true Christians--the second Coming of Jesus Christ and the resurrection and rapture of the saints of all ages to be with the Lord!

       84. Notice it doesn't say that all are resurrected, but "many." The Bible says THERE ARE TWO RESURRECTIONS, ONE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND ONE OF THE WICKED. (Rev.20:4-6; Jn.5:28,29) If it said "all" here it would mean both of these, but "many" implies only one. And it is evident that the one spoken of here is the resurrection of the righteous, those who have accepted Jesus.

       85. But it says some are going to be ashamed. This couldn't mean Christians, could it? Well, it's obvious from this and many other Scriptures that THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN SOCIAL STATUS IN GOD'S KINGDOM, believe it or not.

       86. SOME CHRISTIANS AR GOING TO BE ASHAMED FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY because they didn't do anything for the Lord. But others will shine like the stars. "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words ... of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed. ..." "If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him." (Mk.8:38; 2Tim.2:12)

       87. Now if the righteous are taken away at the end of this last 3 1/2 years of Great Tribulation what's going to happen to all those left behind? THE WRATH OF GOD, that's what!

       88. Daniel 9:27 says that at the "consummation" or completion of the seven-year covenant "THAT WHICH IS DETERMINED SHALL BE POURED OUT UPON THE WICKED." Revelation chapter 16 likens God's wrath unto seven vials which will be "poured out" upon the wicked. This is when God turns all their seas, rivers and waters into the blood of a dead man, causes the sun's heat to scorch men with fire, and smites them with noisome sores.

       89. This period of GOD'S WRATH BEGINS AT THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST to take away His saints at the resurrection and rapture, and culminates with the return of Jesus and the saints, who have been in heaven during this time, to finally take the world in a monstrous battle called Armageddon. Read all about it in the 16th and 19th chapters of Revelation.

       90. VISION: "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days." (Dan 12:11,12)

       91. INTERPRETATION: The Antichrist reign and his persecution of God's Children begins with the placing of the abomination of desolation and continues for exactly 1,260 days, 42 months, 3-1/2 times (years), or 1/2 week (Rev.12:6; 13:5; Dan.7:25; 9:27)

       92. However these verses above add on a total of 75 days to that period. Since we know the saints are taken away at the end of 1,260 days and that the Wrath of God begins at that time, these 75 DAYS MAY BE THE LENGTH OF TIME FOR THE WRATH OF GOD.

       93. THE BLESSING MAY BE TO THOSE WICKED WHO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS WRATH PERIOD and are allowed to live during the "thousand year reign of Christ and His saints on earth." In Daniel 7, at the Coming of the Lord, it says "the beast (AC) was slain ..." but "the rest of the beasts (wicked) ... their lives were prolonged"

       94. VISION: "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased ... for THE WORDS ARE CLOSED UP AND SEALED TILL THE TIME OF THE END." (Dan.12:4,9)

       95. INTERPRETATION: In other words, the book of Daniel was not to be completely understood until the time of the end. However, TODAY WE ARE DEFINITELY HAVING THE "SEAL" LIFTED as we see the rise of the AC government and the fulfilment of other events described here in Daniel's vision, and WE ARE DEFINITELY IN THE TIME OF THE END.

       96. WHAT IS THE TIME OF THE END GOING TO BE LIKE? "Many shall run to and fro": Did you know that there was no fundamental change at all in the world's mode of travel for nearly 6,000 years, until the invention of the railroad a little over 100 years ago? People didn't start running around like this until just the past 100 years. "Knowledge shall be increased": 90% of all scientists that have ever lived are alive today--and there has been more invented within the past 100 years than in all the previous 6,000 years of world history combined. [EDITED: "3"]

       97. CONCLUSION: These events described in Daniel's visions have happened and are happening just as predicted. So what does that mean to you? It means that IF THIS IS TRUE, SO ALSO IS THE REST OF GOD'S WORD, which tells us, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

       98. It means that YOU ARE NOW FACED WITH A DECISION TO EITHER SERVE THE DEVIL AND HIS SYSTEM OR TO DROP OUT AND SERVE GOD AND HIS KINGDOM. As Jesus said, "No man can serve two masters," and he "that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple." (Lk.16:13; 14:33) Which will you do? The choice is yours!

       99. TAKE JESUS NOW, BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! And write us or visit one of the Heavenly Homes of the Children of God near you. We love you!


[EDITED: "1"]
       57       Flatlanders
       73A       He Stands in the Gap
       75A       Space City
       262       The Green Door

[EDITED: "2"]
       255       War and Peace
       271       Solaris
       275       The Frog
       281       Israel Invaded

[EDITED: "3"]
       146       Times of the Gentiles
       156       70 Years' Prophecy of the End
       305       Que Sera Sera
       334       The End-Time Whispering Vision

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