The 1,335 Days of Daniel 12 and the Book of Remembrance

The book of Daniel has been “closed up and sealed till the time of the end”. Much of the prophecy has been revealed by God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ to Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and Mr. Gerald R. Flurry – THE TWO OLIVE TREES of Zechariah 4. Upon careful study of chapter 12, there is one verse that needs close attention to grasp its full understanding, and that is, the prophecy about the one thousand three hundred and thirty five days (1335 days). Even the prophet Daniel who wrote this prophecy did not understand what he has written about.

“And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” (v. 8-9)

The Hebrew word of “closed up” in verse 9 could also be translated as “hidden, secret, concealed” according to Strong’s Concordance (which is a better translation).

Conceal means to keep something secret, or prevent it from being known.

The New American Standard Bible renders verse 9 this way: “And he said, Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time.”

There seems to be one key verse in Daniel 12 that has been concealed until now, and that is, verse 12:

“Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.”

The whole chapter 12 of the book of Daniel has been written in a very special way. It was inspired by God to be written that way in order to prepare His people for the actual fulfillment of the concealed matter after the revelation has been delivered: Daniel chapter 12 has been written very much like the technique used by Amos as discussed by Mr. Gerald Flurry in the booklet, The Lion Has Roared:

Amos the Poet

“The whole book (of Amos) follows this (poetic technique) pattern. It is written in an intricate poetic style. That is an ability that even most writers today do not have. Amos used the most powerful language he possibly could have. Why? Because it was GOD’S MESSAGE! The message did not come from man – it came from God! ‘The language is rich and the literary features abundant in the book of Amos. In addition to the literary structures (chiasm [creates a counterbalancing effect in linking phrases] alternation) pointed out in the previous section, Amos uses a number of other features to formulate his message. The use of divine appellatives [giving of names or common nouns], the alternation between the first and third person, and between second and third person with references to addresses, and the creation of sound patterns all aid in knitting together the larger structure…. Amos is fond of progressive numerical formulas, using them to structure at least three sections of the book…’ (Anchor Bible Dictionary)” (p. 53)

What is chiasm (or also called chiasmus)? Why use it?

“In rhetoric, chiasmus is the figure of speech in which two clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; that is, the two clauses display inverted parallelism. Chiasmus was particularly popular in Latin literature, where it was used to articulate balance or order within a text.” (Wikipedia)

So chiasm or chiasmus is commonly used to articulate balance or order within a text in order to make a larger point or as it has been discussed previously: it creates a counterbalancing effect in linking phrases alternation to knit together the larger structure of the message being delivered – in Amos’ case the prophecies he delivered.

Even Jesus Christ used chiasms like: “But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.” (Matthew 19:30); “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,” (Rev. 1:8); “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:” (v. 11), etc.

“Chiasm is not something that is necessarily done for poetic beauty, even though it is a poetic device often used in antiquity. It is not even something that people do deliberately or something that requires special training–you have probably used chiasmic form yourself without really realizing it! Chiasm is therefore a natural result of the social need to package a difficult message in a way that prepares one for its force and provides encouragement after the delivery.

“Letter writing involves chiasms with an odd number of lines, while poetry often uses chiasms with an even number of lines. The odd number identifies the inner-most, unpaired element with the message. It becomes the ‘focus’ of the letter. All other elements of the letter exist to help deliver that message. They may convey information, but they are subordinate to the main message. Such chiasms have ‘climactic centrality’ because they focus on their center–the innermost layer that contains the ‘meat’ of the sandwich.”

Source: (http://www.hccentral.com/gkeys/chiasm.html)

Hence, chiasm is generally used to package a difficult message in a way that prepares one for its force and provides encouragement after the delivery.

Daniel chapter 12 has also been written in such a manner – it has been inspired by God to be written in chiasm or chiasmus because it contained a very difficult and sober message so as to prepare God’s people for the fulfillment of the prophecy being delivered and be encouraged thereafter.

Daniel 12 chiasmus

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As we can see in the chiasmus, the thought or phrases being implied on the left side of the table is supposedly equivalent to the right side, thus creating a balance and order within the chapter; while ironically, the message being described here in Daniel 12 pertains to a time of trouble. Take careful notice of what parallels verse 12 – its counterbalance – which happens to be the middle portion of verse 1 (separated by a colon).

Therefore, in this chiasmus, verse 1 is equivalent or synonymous to verses 11, 12 and 13 which means, they convey the same thought or event. As we progress, we shall definitely see what that specific end-time event will trigger the commencement of the 1335 days.

At the time of the end, when God the Father through Jesus Christ has opened and unsealed the book of Daniel to the THE TWO OLIVE TREES of Zechariah 4 – Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and Mr. Gerald R. Flurry through THE TWO OLIVE BRANCHES:

 “…none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” (v. 10)

THE 1335 DAYS

“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.” (Daniel 12:11-12).

When shall the 1,335 days begin? What specific end time event would most probably be associated with the commencement of the 1,335 days?

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As the prophecy in Daniel 12 has been introduced in the very first verse, the time element is characterized as “a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:” – This is referring to the Great Tribulation as prophesied long ago by the end-time Elijah, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. It means that the Great Tribulation is encapsulated within the 1,335 day COUNTDOWN. Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote:

Verse 12 then says, “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” Here God draws attention to 1335 days and says those who make it to the beginning of this time period are blessed. This is probably when the work of the Philadelphia Church of God will end—1335 days before Christ returns. Then God’s people would have 45 days to prepare for their flight. Then there are 30 days to flee, after which the 1260 days begin—the Great Tribulation.

How long before that time arrives? Well, again, God wants us to focus on events—not dates. He just wants us to be ready because it is coming. (p. 71, Daniel Unsealed At Last! 2012 edition)

But what event could this 1,335 days really be pertaining to? The revelation regarding the prophecy contained here in Daniel 12 has been “closed up and sealed till the time of the end” (vv. 4, 9). So what specific event shall happen at the time of the end, that would be associated with the 1,335 days COUNTDOWN which God has pronounced blessings to whosoever waits and comes unto it:

“Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.”

But what could be the context of the 1,335 days? What is to be expected? To give us an overview, let us consider verse the latter part of verse 1:

“…and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”

The word “found” in the original Hebrew word is “matsa” (H4672) which can also mean:

Strong’s Concordance

  • find
  • acquire
  • cause to come to hand
  • find out
  • get hold upon
  • take hold on

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon

  • to find, secure, acquire, get
  • to find out
  • to detect
  • to come upon
  • to be in the possession of

While as for the word “written” is “kathab” (H3789) in Strong’s can also be rendered as a “writing.” Upon substitution of the words above, the thought can be read as:

“…and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall (find, acquire, find out, get hold upon, take hold on, to be in possession of) the writing in the book.”

What specific BOOK could be associated to delivering God’ s people from a “time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time”? It is the Book of Remembrance!

A Call to Remembrance

Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name” (Malachi 3:16). Why a book of remembrance? This is not the book of life. It is a special book which concerns a unique group of people who fear the Eternal and fellowship a lot.

These are the Philadelphians who remembered. We are warned to remember what we were taught (Malachi 4:4-6). Many prophecies about the end time discuss a turning away from past instructions (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 15; Revelation 3:7-21). It is a book of remembrance because they remembered what they were taught! That is why God spares them from the Great Tribulation (Malachi 3:17; Matthew 24:21-22; Revelation 3:10) and gives them a headquarters position in His Kingdom forever (Revelation 3:12).

The Laodiceans fail to escape because they forget—and turn to a lukewarm message. God remembers the Philadelphian group because they remembered Him.

“Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not” (Malachi 3:18). If we are going to be able to discern between those who serve God and those who serve Him not, it will be because we remember what we were taught. Without that precious God-inspired knowledge, Satan will deceive us! That is a very serious statement—but it’s biblically based.

This is really more than a “book of remembrance.” It’s a message from Christ to those who remember past instructions. It’s a wonderful message of encouragement.

God calls things what they are! It all revolves around remembering—by Philadelphians and by God. Much of our remembering revolves around an “Elijah” and the things God taught us through him. Then God remembers the Philadelphians, and He protects and rewards them in the future. (pp. 1-2, Malachi’s Message 2008 edition)

So it means that God gave the Book of Remembrance during the prophesied 1,335 time period. And that BOOK is already here with us NOW, which means that we are already in the midst of a COUNTDOWN!

“Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.”

And indeed it is a great blessing who waited and comes to that time period knowing what has been written therein, i.e., the connection of the 70 weeks prophecy in Daniel 9 with the Book of Remembrance in OBTAINING CHILDREN in God’s Church unto the Messiah the Prince (Jesus Christ) – which is the SPIRITUAL PREPARATION being done by God the Father for His Son’s Bride! And whosoever shall FIND, ACQUIRE, BE IN POSSESSION OF THE WRITINGS IN IT shall be delivered in the “time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time.”

THE 1290 DAYS

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.” (Daniel 12:11).

For several years, God’s Church has been taught that this 1,290 days refer to the time when God’s Work shall be taken away and the abomination of desolation shall be set up. Here is how Mr. Gerald Flurry explained this:

The Continual

Remember Mr. Armstrong’s letter in light of this scripture: “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” (Daniel 12:11). The word “sacrifice” is in italics in the King James Version of the Bible. That means the translators added it.

The only word that Daniel used is daily. That word is used about 100 times in the Old Testament. And 80 percent of the time it is translated continual or continually. It is translated always about 5 percent of the time. The Cambridge Bible reads, “the CONTINUAL shall be taken away.” Our focus needs to be on the daily, or continual —not on a word (sacrifice) that is not even in the original Hebrew text.

The International Critical Commentary translates it this way: “And from the time that THE CONSTANT (SACRIFICE) is taken away and the abomination-appalling set up there are a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Strong’s Concordance and Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon define the Hebrew word for daily as perpetual. Webster’s Dictionary defines perpetual as “continuing forever, everlasting, valid for all time.”

There is only one Hebrew word for “daily sacrifice” in Daniel 12:11. So we will emphasize the word continual. The continual is far more than just a word. It is a vision of God’s Work from the beginning! It goes back to the time Christ built His Church (Matthew 16:18) and before. It continued from that Ephesus era to Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea (Revelation 2 and 3). Only in the first and last centuries was the gospel preached around the world. Still, the organized work of God’s Church continues from the time of Christ’s first coming until His Second Coming…

Once the abomination of desolation is set up, it says in Daniel 12:11, there will be 1290 days. We have already seen that the length of the Tribulation is 3 1/2 years—or 1260 days. Since verse 11 says 1290 days, that means the abomination is set up 30 days before the actual outbreak of the Tribulation. (pp. 5-6, 71, Daniel Unsealed At Last! 2012 edition)

If we will look closely at verse 11. there are two conditions that must satisfied:

  1. the CONTINUAL shall be taken away
  2. the abomination of desolation shall be set up

The word “taken away” is soor (H5493) in the original Hebrew word which could also mean:

  • turn off
  • call back
  • decline
  • depart
  • eschew (in the dictionary: to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid)
  • leave undone
  • pluck away (in the dictionary: to remove abruptly or forcibly)
  • put down
  • rebel
  • revolt
  • turn aside
  • withdraw

PCG office in JerusalemGod's Sacred calendar 2013-2014

Notice the front page of the PCG calendar for 2013-2014, it still featured the WORK IN JERUSALEM at that time, even acquiring a PCG regional office in Mizpah. Yet what has SUDDENLY happened behind the curtains? The Philadelphia Church of God was even so excited with the 3rd and FINAL PHASE of God’s Work in Jerusalem in the context of the “BEHOLD YOUR GOD!” prophecy in Isaiah 40:9.

Trumpet Weekly 22 June 2012

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And what has happened to THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG in Jerusalem as proclaimed by Mr. Gerald Flurry? Have we forgotten all of that and just LEAVE IT UNDONE? Have we TURNED IT ASIDE and chose another work some place else? 

Worlds Most Important Archaeological Dig

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It appears from the evidences presented above that God’s Work in Jerusalem has been REMOVED ABRUPTLY AND FORCIBLY. Why did the Philadelphia Church of God have to WITHDRAW from the work in Jerusalem? This is tantamount to REBELLION against God! What else could best describe this act, but the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION spoken of by Daniel the prophet! Notice how the top leading PCG ministers has influenced Mr. Gerald Flurry in giving some seemingly friendly advise:

During a Bible study, there is one verse that was asked by a PCG minister in Jeremiah 4:15 which reads; “For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.” (From Mr. Flurry’s sermon titled “Revelation 12”, dated December 08, 2012). Dan here according to Mr. Flurry is Southern Ireland

Mr. Wik Heerma, a PCG Headquarters pastor, asked a QUESTION regarding Jeremiah 4:15, which Mr. Flurry said he himself had some questions about it. But during his sermon, he mentioned that this particular verse gives an indication that a work has to be done in Ireland even emphasizing the possibility of finding the Ark of the Covenant in it. And he also said that the PCG shall be having a feast site in Ireland by 2013. (The Last End – A Book of Remembrance)

Notice that as early as December 8, 2012, the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 has already been working behind the scenes to ESCHEW the work in Jerusalem by introducing another work in England and Ireland. Notice in the article below the confirmation of the December 2012 starting date:

PCG Gains New Campus in Britain

UK/Europe regional office to expand dramatically

By Grant Turgeon

Nov. 12, 2014

EDMOND—The Philadelphia Church of God officially purchased a new campus in England on November 12. United Kingdom/Europe Regional Director Brad Macdonald received the keys today from a Sotheby’s real estate agent, marking the official closing of the deal and opening of a new chapter for the Church’s work in Britain and Europe.

The estate will serve as a new location for the Church’s regional office in England. A handful of students from Herbert W. Armstrong College will also travel to England to support the Church’s work in the region…

“I believe God has long been preparing Edstone for His Church,” Mr. Macdonald said. “Edstone is ideal for the PCG—a perfect combination of majesty and functionality. It’s dignified and impressive, yet practical and sensible.”

Receiving the key to Edstone Hall capped off a two-year quest for a new campus in England. In December 2012, PCG Pastor General Gerald Flurry asked Mr. Macdonald to search the London area for estates that could fulfill the needs of an expanded work in Britain and Europe. Mr. Macdonald soon discovered that the former Ambassador College campus in Bricket Wood was for sale. The college there closed 40 years ago, in 1974.

In March 2013, the Church placed an offer on a portion of the Bricket Wood estate, including its mansion, Hanstead House, and a cottage where Ambassador College founder Herbert W. Armstrong stayed during his visits to the campus. Mr. Flurry announced the offer in July during a sermon at Philadelphia Youth Camp in Edmond. But over the next nine months, the sale decelerated. The owner of the Bricket Wood estate, a London real estate development company, was denied planning permission for its residential neighborhood by the St. Albans Council. This prevented an expedient sale to the PCG.

This April, Evangelist Stephen Flurry and his family flew to Britain, and he and Mr. Macdonald spent several days attempting to reconcile with the developer and the town council. On the final evening of their time together in Britain, the Flurry and Macdonald families gathered to discuss the happenings of the trip. During the course of the evening, Mr. Macdonald searched online to see what the £4.5 million the Church had offered could buy elsewhere, and found several estates of similar grandeur and a lower asking price…

Along with regional office manager David Howard and editorial department writer Richard Palmer, Mr. Macdonald spent two weeks parsing dozens of possibilities and visiting more than 20, the last of which was Edstone on May 5. On May 8, Mr. Flurry and his son flew to England and viewed six estates over the next two days. On May 14, the PCG submitted an offer on the estate in Warwickshire, which was quickly accepted and became official in early June.

Source: https://www.pcog.org/article/884/pcg-gains-new-campus-in-britain

“In March 2013, the Church placed an offer on a portion of the Bricket Wood estate” –  Is this not the specific fulfillment of Daniel 12:11? Starting on December 2012, “receiving the key to Edstone Hall capped off a two-year quest for a new campus in England” – AND OH, WHAT A QUEST IT IS!  

And from the time that the CONTINUAL (God’s Work) shall be TURNED ASIDE, LEFT UNDONE, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”

Is this not an abomination of desolation in God’s eyes?

He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.” (Isaiah 66:3-4)

Well, ,many will argue that this abomination of desolation is supposed to be set up in Jerusalem. But who is doing the DAILY or the CONTINUAL today? Is it not spiritual Jerusalem (Ariel – the Philadelphia Church of God)?

Any place you find the daily, you will find Satan there trying to destroy it. God lets Satan war against the Church to help us qualify for positions of rule. (p. 79, Daniel Unsealed At Last! 2012 edition)

We have to be constantly reminded of what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote:

THE GREATEST WARNING IN THE END IS GIVEN TO GOD’S PEOPLE – not the world. “A mystery …signifies a truth once hidden but now revealed or to be revealed; a truth which, without special revelation, would be unknown” (Vincent Word Studies in the New Testament). This test is revealing truth about all of us—now! God will know exactly what we believe and where we stand spiritually. This test is how He does it. In Paul’s letters, a mystery is something that has been hidden or unknown—but has now been revealed (Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:3, 9; 6:19; Colossians 1:26). God has to reveal our spiritual condition to us and to Himself! (p. 100, Malachi’s Message 2008 edition)

Now, look at what has happened on the world scene as the CONTINUAL has been TURNED ASIDE and the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION inside the Philadelphia Church of God is being set up:

Pope’s sudden resignation sends shockwaves through Church

VATICAN CITY Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:02pm EST

(Reuters) – Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church on Monday when he announced he would stand down, the first pope to do so in 700 years, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to carry on…

In an announcement read to cardinals in Latin, the universal language of the Church, the 85-year-old said: “Well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of St Peter …

“As from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours (1900 GMT) the See of Rome, the See of St. Peter will be vacant and a conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.”

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/11/us-pope-resigns-idUSBRE91A0BH20130211

Pope Benedict’s resignation did shock the Catholic church and it the whole world by surprise. Was that a mere coincidence that such a decision has been made? Satan knows he has but a short time, so he has moved very, very quickly from then on, seeing that The Last End – A Book of Remembrance was already being revealed by God during this time period. Without any further hesitation, he immediately placed the man who shall fulfill his will:

Lightning bolt hit Vatican not once but TWICE hours after Pope’s shock resignation

Feb 12, 2013 12:58 By

The lightning touched the roof of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest Catholic churches, hours after Benedict XVI’s shock announcement

Lightning strike in Vatican

Lightning struck the Vatican not once but TWICE – hours after Pope Benedict XVI’s shock resignation.

The spooky moment, believed by some, to be a sign from God, was caught on camera by AFP photographer Filippo Monteforte…

The lightning touched the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest Catholic churches, after the Pope’s shock admission he lacks strength to do the job.

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/lightning-bolt-hit-vatican-not-1705156

Then on March 13, 2013 as Reuters reported, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, taking the name Francis I and becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years.” (This time period coincided with March 2013, when the PCG placed an offer on a portion of the Bricket Wood estate)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis

Many will argue: is it not that the Great Tribulation is inclusive in the 1,290 days prophecy? Consider what Mr. Gerald Flurry noted in the November-December 2014 Trumpet magazine: “THE SITUATION IN FERGUSON IS THE BEGINNINGS OF WHAT THE BIBLE TERMS “GREAT TRIBULATION”

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THE PUSH

And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.” (Daniel 11:40)

For a brief explanation on this prophecy, let us consider the pamphlet, The History and Prophecy in the Middle East:

Prophecy Shifts to End Time

“Now we see how this amazing prophecy in Daniel 11 will affect everyone on this earth. Verse 40: ‘And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.’ Moffatt begins verse 40 by saying, ‘When the end arrives.’ At this point, the prophecy jumps way ahead to the time we are living in right now, it brings us right up to date with today’s news.

“God says that when the end arrives, the king of the south will push at the king of the north – or the Roman Empire, which, for the last 1500 years, has resided in the heart of Europe. The word ‘push’ in verse 40 means to strike or to wage war against. It denotes violence. Both sides will be motivated by radical religion. Centuries of recorded history prove that when it comes to religion in the Middle East, it often means WAR.

“And who is this king of the south which pushes so violently? …In this end time, it will comprise a conglomerate of nations much larger and more powerful than ancient Egypt. …The nations in and around the Holy Land, for the most part, are Islamic. It is this great power, fast becoming a force to be reckoned with, which is the king of the south. Most notable among the rising tide of radical Islam is Iran. …And with the support of many other Islamic nations, like Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt and Libya, Iran will be able to deliver a formidable ‘push’ against the king of the north.” (pp. 13-14)

Iran, the king of the south has been prophesied to make his violent push against the king of the north, and the latter shall react decisively. (The article below is another proof that we are already in the midst of the Great Tribulation):

Pope Francis on ISIS persecution of Christians: ‘We are in World War Three’

The Telegraph | September 18, 2014 7:00 PM ET

Pope Francis has told a group of Jewish leaders “first it was your turn and now it is our turn” in a discussion about the persecution and murder of Christians in the Middle East.

The leader of the Catholic faith drew a comparison between the Jewish Holocaust and ISIS’s current persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq during a meeting with 40 Jewish leaders at the Vatican on Wednesday.

“Pope Francis told us privately that he believes we are in World War Three,” said Ronald S. Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress.

“[Pope Francis] said ’first it was your turn and now it is our turn’.

“In other words, first Jews suffered savage attacks that were met with the world’s silence and now it is Christians who are being annihilated and the world is silent,” he said.

Pope Francis has previously encouraged efforts to stop ISIS, saying: “In cases like this, where there is an unjust aggression, then it is licit to halt the aggressor.”

Source: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/18/pope-francis-on-isis-persecution-of-christians-we-are-in-world-war-three/

The leader of the Catholic Church has “encouraged efforts to stop ISIS, saying: ‘In cases like this, where there is an unjust aggression, then it is licit to halt the aggressor.’” On November 25, 2014, he even spoke before the EU Parliament and urged them: “The time has come for us to abandon the idea of a Europe which is fearful and self-absorbed,”

Now who could really be behind this ISIS group?

Background

ISIS was established on April 8, 2013, when its subsidiary organization, Jabhat al Nusra, merged with the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), which itself was a successor to al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The organization’s leader is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who regards himself as the heir to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and as no less fierce. Immediately after al-Baghdadi’s release from an American prison in 2006, not long before Zarqawi was assassinated, they met, and in the wake of the killing al-Baghdadi was crowned the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and dubbed it “the al-Qaeda Organization of Mesopotamia.”

After the revolt against President Bashar Assad erupted in Syria, the organization emerged in Syria under the new name of ISIS. There it quickly clashed with its former al-Qaeda branch, already active in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra or the al-Nusra Front headed by Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani. The head of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, subsequently decided to eject ISIS from the al-Qaeda network, even though ideologically they remained virtually identical groups…

Iran’s Motivation

What would Iran’s motivation be to support a Sunni jihadist organization like ISIS? In Syria, ISIS has forced the West to choose between the regime of Bashar al-Assad or an al-Qaeda like organization. Given that choice, it was assumed that the West would back Assad, as did the Russians and the Chinese.

The situation in Iraq is more complex but nonetheless understandable. Given the scars left by the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Iranian leadership wants to be certain that a strong Iraqi state does not emerge again along its western border. To avert that possibility, the Iranians prefer Iraq to become a subservient client state or alternatively, that it be divided along sectarian lines into Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite states. Presumably, Iran would control or annex the Shiite sector containing the Shiite holy cities of Najaf and Karbala. In either case, ISIS would serve Iran as a useful tool for advancing its goal of achieving regional hegemony.

The idea that the West could make common cause with Iran against ISIS, against the background of the Iraqi crisis, is based on the assumption that Tehran is implacably hostile to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, and to ISIS in particular. There is ample evidence, however, that this assumption is wrong. Going back to the 9/11 Commission Report, it has already been established that Iran even “facilitated the transit of al-Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, including future hijackers. Iran, according to the report, wished to conceal any past evidence of its cooperation with Sunni terrorists’ association with al-Qaeda,” but these connections continued.

Expecting Iran to fight ISIS entails turning it against a movement that has served it, at times as a useful surrogate. Any such alliance between the West and Iran could easily break down, given Middle Eastern realities on the ground, giving the Western powers a share of responsibility for whatever courses of action Iran ultimately decides to pursue.

Source: http://jcpa.org/article/isis-irans-instrument-regional-hegemony/

It appears that Iran, the king of the south is really the one behind ISIS who would serve as a useful tool for advancing its goal of achieving regional hegemony. For emphasis, notice carefully that ISIS was established on April 8, 2013 that is, within the 1,335 day period. (While on that same time period, on April 2013, Evangelist Stephen Flurry and his family flew to Britain, and he and Mr. Macdonald spent several days attempting to reconcile with the developer and the town council of Bricket Wood). The PUSH being made by the king of the south through ISIS to the king of the north can also be found in the midst of the 1,335 day time period:

Rome will be conquered next, says leader of ‘Islamic State’

Muslims have been called to flock to the ‘Islamic State’ to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the world

By , Foreign Affairs Correspondent

7:01PM BST 01 Jul 2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the ‘Islamic State’ stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate to his new land to fight under its banner around the globe.

Baghdadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic studies, said Muslims were being targetted and killed from China to Indonesia. Speaking as the first Caliph, or commander of the Islamic faithful since the dissolution of the Ottoman empire, he called on Muslims to rally to his pan-Islamic state.

“Those who can immigrate to the Islamic State should immigrate, as immigration to the house of Islam is a duty,” he said in an audio recording released on a website used by the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

“Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims.

“This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.”

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10939235/Rome-will-be-conquered-next-says-leader-of-Islamic-State.html

After this PUSH by the king of the south, what do you think will happen next?

ONE HOUR WITH THE BEAST

After this push by the king of the south, what do you think will happen? Will the king of the north just sit idly by as the king of the south keeps on pushing at him? We can read their decisive reaction in Revelation 17:12 – “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

A day for a year

The European Union could become reduced from 27 nations to 10 for one hour or 15 days due to the “push” initiated by Iran in Daniel 11:40.

The continuous push by the king of the south will trigger the immediate fulfillment of Revelation 17:12 – “to receive power as kings one hour with the beast” – the 27 EU nations being reduced to 10 within 15 days! A United States of Europe coming into fruition and being laid before our eyes!

If we carefully take notice of the word “receive”, it is very revealing indeed. It comes from the Greek word, lambano: G2983, which means, to take, to seize, receive. So verse 12 could also mean (which I believe is more appropriate): to take or to seize power as kings!

Seize according to Webster’s Dictionary means,

  1. to take hold of suddenly and forcibly;
  2. to take possession by force;
  3. to take advantage of something such as an opportunity eagerly and immediately.

It could be that the beast (Germany) has conspired with those 10 kings (leaders) before the actual crisis transpires – that in an eventuality of such, they shall seize power as kings one hour with the beast. That all happens in a blitzkrieg manner – within 15 days – as if it had been planned all along! This clearly is a hijack of the European Union perpetrated by Germany – the king of the north!

“These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” (v. 13)

“Both sides will be motivated by radical religion. Centuries of recorded history prove that when it comes to religion in the Middle East, it often means WAR.” (ibid.)

Religion would be the major reason why those 10 leaders shall “have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” Those EU leaders could have unity only through their common religion, and as prophesied in verse 7:

“And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.”

The beast is being ridden by the great religious whore of Revelation 17 – the great false church!

What is the most possible substance of the FINAL PUSH of the king of the south for the 10 leaders to drastically move to seize control of the EU? Well, it could only be over Jerusalem – because that great false church wants Jerusalem more than any place in this world! On the other hand, while that push moves forward, it is quite baffling that a quiet intifada has also been happening in the midst of Jerusalem which the mainstream media ignores to cover:

The Quiet Intifada in Jerusalem

ISIS says its flag will wave over Jerusalem, even if the Jews don’t like it

The threat appears in the foreword of the fifth edition of the organization’s official magazine, Dabiq – named for a town in the suburbs of Syria’s Aleppo, in which the group’s members believe their will be a great war between Muslims and the West after its armies conquer Syria.

In the foreword, Islamic State announces that it plans to widen its rule into the Arabian Peninsula, the Sinai Peninsula, Yemen, Libya and Algeria.

The organization vows that its flag will fly over Jerusalem, as well as over Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

“While the eyes of the world were all blinded and spellbound by the sorcerous media ‘covering’ the battle for ‘Ayn al-Islām (Kobani), the eyes of the Islamic State were scanning East and West, preparing for the expansion that – by Allah’s permission – would put an end to the Jewish State, Āl Salūl, and the rest of the apostate tawāghīt, the allies of the cross,” the article says.

Op-Ed: Exclusive: A Seat for the Pope at King David’s Tomb

Israel seems to have sold Jerusalem to the Vatican.
Published: Friday, February 01, 2013 11:16 AM

An historic agreement has been drafted between Israel and the Vatican. The Israeli authorities have granted the Pope an official seat in the room where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and where David and Solomon, Jewish kings of Judea, are considered by some researchers, to also be buried.

It is the culmination of a long campaign by the Catholic Church to regain religious stewardship over the place where Jesus is supposed to have broken bread and drunk wine with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion.

This is an enormous issue pushed through without any public debate.

According to our sources, the agreement, which is expected to be ratified next June, gives the Pope a “special authority” over the second floor of the building, so that Christian pilgrims will be able to celebrate religious functions like Pope John Paul did in 2000.

The agreement constitutes Israel’s capitulation to the Vatican’s efforts to “Christianize” the holy site, like when a Catholic convent was built in Auschwitz.

The Catholic Church has long wanted control over part of the area on Mt. Zion so as to turn it into an international religious center for Catholics. The blueprint of the agreement reads as follows: “The Vatican hands over this use of the Cenacle to the Custody of the Holy Land which will keep the Cenacle open from 6 AM to 8 AM for the celebration of the Holy Mass”.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12814#.VIRC4TEwo1I

“The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:2, 3)

Here are some of the news of nations who burdened themselves with Jerusalem:

Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian State

Symbolic Vote in France Backs Palestinian State

British Parliament votes in favor of Palestinian state recognition

Ireland’s Upper House joins Sweden, British parliament and calls for recognition of ‘Palestine’

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini Calls for Palestinian State

Now, notice that the 10 EU leaders have no dominion yet at the time of the hijack of the EU.

“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

THE 1335 DAYS ENDS IN JERUSALEM!

“Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” (Zechariah 14:1-2)

Notice that the context of these verses is THE DAY OF THE LORD – That is, when half of Jerusalem falls into the hands of the king of the south through the Palestinians! We don’t have to entertain any second guesses. It means what it says. It will be inside time period of THE DAY OF THE LORD! To further prove the point, here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry said in his Key of David television program (emphasis mine in bold):

Now let me read to you verse 12. “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.”

So God does begin to give us a countdown. Just before this verse, He said He would take away the daily, He would take away the Work of God, because God’s people have to be protected. He’s going to take it away, but He says, “Now, if you’ll be patient and wait,” pretty soon, there will be a time when we can count days. But still, no man knows the day or the hour—we’ll never know that—but God says we must know when it’s at the door, when it’s very close, we must know that, we must understand that.

How about Zechariah 14? How much time is there, as I say, from when that one-half of Jerusalem falls? I’m telling you, we need to watch Jerusalem. There is a sign there, that is going to, again, begin to trigger events that are just going to fall like dominoes, and it’s all in the context of the Day of the Lord, and the coming of the Messiah to stand on the Mount of Olives, and defeat every army on this planet.

Source: The Key of David TRANSCRIPT – Zechariah 14:1-4 (0719)

Key of David Transcript Zechariah 14 (0719)

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Now moving on, when the king of the south will take half of Jerusalem, the king of the north (Germany) would then in turn react negatively against such a move by the king of the south (Iran). Iran then would most probably use oil as their weapon to punish the king of the north over a dispute over Jerusalem – thus cutting off the supply of oil to Europe (since Europe receives more than one third of its oil from the Middle East.)

“…and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.” (Daniel 11:40)

This whirlwind war has been explained in a Key of David broadcast by Mr. Gerald Flurry.

Since the king of the north (Germany) has already made a strategic placement of his troops already surrounding the king of the south (Iran), this coming war between the king of the north and king of the south could probably last for only 30 days.

The whirlwind prophecy

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Half of Jerusalem shall become captive to the king of the south, which will be conquered through the Palestinians’ effort, and this would probably last for 45 days.

“After the Palestinians gain control of East Jerusalem, Israel will turn to Germany and the European Union for help. This will set the stage for a violent clash between the European Union and Islamic fundamentalism. The Bible refers to these two forces as the king of the north, led by Germany, and the king of the south – probably led by Iran.” (ibid. p.31) –

This could probably be the catalyst in Revelation 17:12 for the 10 European leaders, led by Germany, to seize the power from the other EU nations.

AT THE FORDS OF ARNON

There is a prophecy that indicates that the two witnesses will be the one to lead the flight of God’s people to the place of safety:

“One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.” (Isaiah 30:17)

This verse in Isaiah has actually been taken from Deuteronomy 32:30;

“How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?”

The two witnesses shall put God’s ten thousand saints to flight. Now, notice the word “at” was actually from two Hebrew words:

  • H4480 min: out of, by reason of, because of
  • H6440 paniym: countenance, person, fear of

It appears that those who shall be left inside the Philadelphia Church of God will be reduced to one thousand and they shall flee OUT OF FEAR OF THE REPROOF OF ONE. By this time, the last end Joshua could have already repented, thus leaving only ONE in charge of Edstone. And this makes the rebuke coming from FIVE people as indicated in Zechariah 6:11-14. (This will be explained in detail in a future article)

Satan then through the EU armies will rush along to pursue the fleeing outcasts of God’s Church as stated in Revelation 12:15;

“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.”

On their way to the place of refuge (in the wilderness of Moab, which is modern Jordan) while being chased by the EU armies – the outcasts shall be halted by the daughters of Moab in the fords of Arnon.

“For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.…We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.” (Isaiah 16:2,6)

The word “daughters” here could also refer to the townspeople or villagers as the Hebrew word suggests – so the daughters of Moab could also mean the townspeople of Moab or the villagers of Moab.

“So the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon” – which indicates that as the outcasts run from the rushing army, the townspeople of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon. And what are they doing there? It could be that they have learned from the news (or so) that the EU armies are chasing some fugitives, and it could be that they want to corner the outcasts. And because of their pride God admonished them in Isaiah 16:3-4:

“Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.”

The word “oppressors” here refers to the EU armies that have been chasing the refugees – they shall be consumed by the ground or swallowed up by the earth.

At the fords of Arnon” – what and where is Arnon?

“Arnon [AHR-nahn; ‘rushing stream’]  A river, now dry most of the year, that flows westward from the hills of North Arabia into the Dead Sea, opposite En Gedi.  It marked the boundary between the Moabites and Amorites in the time of Moses, and later became the South boundary of the territory of Reuben”. (Num 21:13; Judg 11:18-26; 2 Kings 10:32-33) – PC Bible Atlas for Windows

At the fords of Arnon – at this very place could be where the earth shall open its mouth to swallow up the raging armies.

“And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” (Revelation 12:16)

…SHALL MICHAEL STAND UP

It could be that Michael the archangel shall be sent at that very precise moment of the flight to help the outcasts, as indicated in Daniel 12:1;

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:”

“Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.” (Isaiah 16:1)

The word “lamb” comes from the Hebrew word kar: H3733 (kariy: H3746 is the abridged plural form in the sense of leader of the flock; a life-guardsman:–captains), which also means a captain. (See Ezekiel 21:22 where the Hebrew word kar was used twice but differently.)

The word “kar” or “captain” here could refer to Michael “the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people”. (Daniel 12:1)

(It would not make sense if we shall use the word lamb here due to the context being discussed – the outcasts being held for a moment by the townspeople of Moab. It would be more appropriate to use the other meaning of kar which is captain.)

As it seems to indicate here, someone from Sela has commanded that the captain or the great prince be sent to the ruler of the land of Moab – in the wilderness – where “the mount of the daughter of Zion” (God’s Church) has been cornered from both ends. Who is that someone from Sela?

“God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.” (Habakkuk 3:3)

The word “came” should better be in the present tense. Even the International Critical Commentary agrees to it (Habakkuk booklet, p. 27). And here is how one bible translation renders it:

“God from Teman doth come, The Holy One from mount Paran. Pause! Covered the heavens hath His majesty, And His praise hath filled the earth.” (Young’s Literal Translation)

According to Jamieson-Faussett-Brown Critical Commentary:

God–singular in the Hebrew, ‘Eloah’, instead of ‘Elohim’, plural, usually employed. The singular is not found in any other of the minor prophets, or Jeremiah, or Ezekiel; but it is in Isaiah, Daniel, Job, and Deuteronomy.

 from Teman–the country south of Judea and near Edom, in which latter country Mount Paran was situated [HENDERSON]. ‘Paran’ is the desert region, extending from the south of Judah to Sinai. Seir, Sinai, and Paran are adjacent to one another, and are hence associated together, in respect to God’s giving of the law (De 33:2). Teman is so identified with Seir orEdom, as here to be substituted for it.”

God (Eloah, singular in Hebrew which would definitely pertain to Christ) from Teman (which is identified with Edom where Sela is located) shall command Michael the archangel to go to the wilderness – at the fords of Arnon, where the townspeople of Moab has confined the fleeing outcasts, while the rushing EU blitzkrieg army approaches.

“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” (Revelation 12:14)

The two wings of a great eagle could refer to Michael the ARCHANGEL. The ancient Israelites were also given eagle’s wings during their flight in Exodus 19:4;

 “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.”

And this eagle’s wings refer to the angel of God that led the front of Israel’s army.

“And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:” (Exodus 14:19)

This shall also be the same scenario being described in Daniel 12:1;

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:”

…AND BEHOLD, TWO OTHERS WERE STANDING

“Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.” (v. 5)

This is how verse 5 is rendered in the New American Standard Bible:

“Then I, Daniel, looked and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the river, and the other on that bank of the river.”

Notice that when Michael stood up for God’s people, there were two others standing by – two men clothed in linen standing by the riverbanks. The word “stood” is ‘amad: H5975 – same Hebrew word used in Zechariah 4:14;

“Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”

These two men standing by the banks of the river are the two witnesses!

“And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?” (v. 6)

The two men that are clothed in linen who stand by the banks of the river are working miracles (the word “wonders” in the Hebrew is pele’ meaning a miracle). These two men are definitely the two witnesses of Revelation 11 who also perform miracles!

The New King James Version renders verses 6 and 7 this way: “And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river… Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river,” – the man clothed in linen was above the waters of the river – he walks on water just like Jesus Christ (Matthew 14:25-26)! What a miracle indeed!

“…when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.” (ibid., v. 7)

These two men that are clothed in linen shall perform wonders or miracles for a “time, times, and half a time” – same as Revelation 11:3; “they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.”

Daniel 12 shows what happens to those who betray the daily and who work against it. “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half [that is Revelation-type language]; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter [or shatter] the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished” (verse 7). This is the 3 1/2-year Tribulation. At that time, God says He will shatter and destroy anything that is not built on His truth. That is an absolute. (p. 74, Daniel Unsealed At Last!, 2012 edition)

And these two men shall accomplish to shatter the power of the holy people. Who could those “holy people” being referred to here? Surely it’s not the WCG and the other COG groups because they have long been profaned. It would be none other than the Laodiceans inside the Philadelphia Church of God. And so with the two witnesses who shall measure the outer court where the other Laodiceans are. (Rev. 11:2-3)

Daniel 12 chiasmus2

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Looking at the Daniel 12 chiasmus above, we can see that the question in verse 5 has been answered in verse 8:

And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?”

The word “end” here is the same Hebrew word used in Daniel 8:19 in which the “last end” word has been used. So verse 8 can be much appropriately read as:

“And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the last end of these things?”

As the prophet Daniel has asked, “O my Lord, what shall be the last end of these things?” Verse 5 gives us the answer:

“Then I, Daniel, looked and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the river, and the other on that bank of the river.”

It has become clear that two men who are clothed in linen has to be in the last end – One major proof is that they are involved in writing The Last End – A Book of RemembranceNow, this “time, times, and an half” prophecy in verse 7 could be dual in its fulfillment. Let us consider:

  • 1 time cycle – 19 years
  • Holy people – Israel
  • 1948 – Birth of the nation of Israel

“...it shall be for a time…” – 19 years

  • 1967 – East of Jerusalem was annexed:

“…times…” – 38 years

  • 1986 / 1987 – first Palestinian intifada; Israel nuclear capability was revealed; Israel withdrew from Lebanon
  • 2005 – second Palestinian intifada; Ahmadinejad became president of Iran who want Israel wiped off the map; Pope Benedict replaced Pope John Paul 2; Israel withdrew from Gaza strip

“…and a half…” – 9.5 years

  • 2014 / 2015 – third and final Palestinian intifada. Half of Jerusalem to be forcibly taken by the Palestinians:

“Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” (Zechariah 14:1-2)

– Brotherhood between America and Israel (Jews of the Middle East) to be broken:

“Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.” (Zechariah 11:14)

Going back to the latter part of verse 7 in particular; “when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished” – it is the central focus of the chiasmus i.e., the message God is trying to impart. And though it is indeed a very difficult and sobering message, which includes the death of His people (the Laodiceans) during the “time, times and an half”- “some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt”, still God has provided the encouragement after the delivery – “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days…. 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” – and it all revolves around having in possession of, acquiring, finding the writings in The Last End – A Book of Remembrance!

THE PLACE OF SAFETY

“God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.” (Habakkuk 3:3)

Why does God, at that moment, come to Teman? What is He doing there at that precise moment?

“The Church has a place in the wilderness that will be prepared by God Himself. God can’t lie. If He makes a promise, He’ll fulfill it…. God says He will nourish His people; He will protect them and work with them. All this has been prepared by God, because there will be a work. There is always a work with God and His people.

“One thing we know about the place of safety just from reading Revelation is that it’s in the wilderness. Isaiah was written so we could understand this book in these latter days (Isaiah 30:8) Notice this prophecy: ‘Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands’ (Isaiah 42:11-12). Kedar refers to the Bedouin Arabs. ‘Rock’ in the Hebrew is Sela, meaning a great rocky fortress. Sela translated into Greek is Petra

“In this place of safety, this great rocky fortress, God’s people ‘declare his praise in the islands.’….So there’s some kind of work going on from the wilderness, something more than just what the two witnesses are doing… (Revelation 11:3-12). God has a message and these people are declaring it, probably via satellite and other technological means. A powerful work will be done somehow…. There will be a message going out from the place of safety, and there will be miracles in that place, and the desert will blossom as a rose….There will be a Garden of Eden in the place of safety and God’s people will make it that way.”(Royal Vision November/December 1998, p.12-14)

Christ Himself comes to Teman to personally prepare the place of safety because there is yet a big work to do.

“‘God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise’ (v. 3). Paran is the wilderness where Petra is located…. Christ will come from Paran. There will be a work in this mountain range of Seir, and God’s saints will be involved in it…. God will shine forth through His Work. After all, these people are declaring His glory. And look at the context of all this: CHRIST IS APPEARING IN THAT PLACE OF SAFETY…. Jesus Christ is going to be more personally involved with His people while they are in the place of safety.” (ibid.)

As the prophet Daniel wrote, “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days” – because God gave His Book of Remembrance: “and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall FIND the WRITINGS in the book.”

Related articles:

A Light of the Gentiles: “These Are the Two Anointed Ones” (Part 1)

“…It shall be for a time, times and an half…”

The 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9 (Part 1)

The 70 Weeks Prophecy and the Book of Remembrance (Part 2)

A Stormy Wind in God’s Fury

A Voice and the Keepers of the Field

Esteemed As The Potter’s Clay

Abomination On Top of Abomination

The 25 men of Ezekiel 8

The Secret Counsel of Men

 

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