European Anti-Christ: is this the Seven Year Covenant?(Agreement)

Its really weird that I ran upon this by chance. Israel and the European Union entered into a treaties for Seven Years from 2007-2013 and then another treaties was signed in 2014 and runs through 2020. Those of course are seven year treaties/agreements/covenants. And to top that its with “MANY”.

European Neighborhood Policy

The European Union’s European Neighborhood Policy(ENP) aims at bringing the EU and its neighbors closer, to their mutual benefit and interest. It was launched in 2004 to help the EU support and foster stability, security and prosperity in its closest neighborhood.

The European Neighborhood Policy governs the EU’s relations with 16 of the its closest Eastern and Southern Neighbors. To the South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Syria** and Tunisia, and to the East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Russia takes part in Cross-Border Cooperation activities under the ENP, but is not part of the ENP as such.

Focus on stabilization

At the heart of the EU’s neighborhood policy lies the stabilization of the region, in political, socio-economic and security-related terms. The EU is committed to supporting the economic development of its partner countries, and to improve the aspirations, hopes and prospects of the local population, while keeping a strong focus on good governance, democracy and the rule of law. This commitment translates into action through the implementation of sustainable regional and bilateral program’s and projects on the ground.

“Our most important challenge today is to find ways for the young men and women in our region to see a meaningful future; a sense of belonging to a local and global community where they can offer and get rewards for their individual skills. We need to send them the message that we see the future of this region as one of cooperation and exchange” – Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

For the period 2014-2020 (Seven Years), the European Neighborhood Policy has a budget of €15.4 billion.

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The European Neighbourhood Instrument

From the ENPI to the ENI

Starting from 2014, the European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI) has replaced the European Neighborhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI 2006-2013). The ENI will run until 2020 providing the framework and bulk of funding for the relations between the European Union (EU) and Partner Countries under the renewed European Neighborhood Policy (ENP). Besides bilateral and multi-country program’s, support will be granted through cross-border cooperation of which the new ENI CBC “Mediterranean Sea Basin” Program’s is part.

EU and Neighbours: evolving relations

Cooperation, peace and security, mutual accountability and a shared commitment to the universal values of democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights, are the founding principles of the special relationship between the EU and the Neighbourhood countries of the East and the South.

The aim of that partnership should be “to establish an area of prosperity and good neighbourliness, founded on the values of the Union and characterized by close and peaceful relations based on cooperation”, according to the Treaty on European Union.

Since it was launched, in 2004, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has been strengthening relations, bringing tangible benefits to both the EU and its Neighbourhood partners, including the introduction of regional initiatives and support to democratization.

The European Neighbourhood Instrument

Relations and goals will be further advanced through the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), which has replaced the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), so that it reflects real needs and considerations that have emerged over the years. The Regulation setting up the ENI underlines that it should give support to the implementation of the political initiatives shaping the ENP, including the Eastern Partnership and the Union for the Mediterranean.

Giving incentives and rewarding best performers, as well as offering funds in a faster and more flexible manner, are the two main principles underlying the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) worth over €15 billion from 2014-2020.

Based on the experiences gained until today, the ENI will support the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and turn decisions taken on a political level into actions on the ground.

Effective from 2014 to 2020 the ENI seeks to streamline financial support, concentrating on agreed policy objectives, and make programming shorter and better focused, so that it is more effective.

The ENI will build on the achievements of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) and bring more tangible benefits to both the EU and its Neighbourhood partners. It has a budget of €15.433 billion and will provide the bulk of funding to the European Neighbourhood countries through a number of programmes.

The 16 ENI Partner Countries are:

ENI South – Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya Morocco, Palestine, Syria*, Tunisia

ENI East – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

* EU Cooperation with Syria is currently suspended due to the political situation

Relations with Russia: Russia has a special status, as relations with this country are not developed through the ENP, but a strategic partnership covering four “common spaces”. Therefore it is only eligible for ENI regional and Cross-Border Cooperation programmes, for which it co-finances projects. Bilateral cooperation with Russia is funded under the new Partnership Instrument (PI).

The ENI – what’s new?

What makes this instrument more effective, is that, under the ENI, assistance to Neighbours will:

• Become faster and more flexible, reducing the complexity and length of the programming process so that the relevance of the assistance is not undermined;
• Offer incentives for best performers through the more-for-more approach that allows the EU to increase its support to those partners that are genuinely implementing what has been jointly agreed;
• Be increasingly policy-driven based on the key policy objectives agreed with the partners, mainly in the ENP bilateral action plans;
• Allow for greater differentiation so that the EU allocates a greater proportion of funds where aid can have the highest impact;
• Aim for mutual accountability so that it takes greater account of human rights, democracy and good governance when it comes to allocating assistance.

The ENI will also encourage closer links between the EU and partner countries to enable their citizens to participate in successful EU internal programmes, such as on student mobility, youth programmes or support to civil society. Special emphasis will be given to engagement with civil society.

This funding instrument, that responds to the evolving relations between the EU and its partner countries, will continue to ensure the success of the democratisation process and improve economic and social development in the EU’s immediate neighbourhood. Itwill support the reform process already undertaken by the partner countries themselves.

Six ENI targets

(1) Fostering human rights and fundamental freedoms, the rule of law, equality, sustainable democracy, good governance and a thriving civil society.

(2) Achieving progressive integration into the EU internal market and enhanced co-operation including through legislative approximation and regulatory convergence, institution building and investments.

(3) Creating conditions for well managed mobility of people and promotion of people-to-people contacts.

(4) Encouraging development, poverty reduction, internal economic, social and territorial cohesion, rural development, climate action and disaster resilience.

(5) Promoting confidence building and other measures contributing to security and the prevention and settlement of conflicts.

(6) Enhancing sub-regional, regional and Neighbourhood wide collaboration as well as Cross-Border Cooperation.

How support is given

Support through the ENI is programmed and given in three different ways:

• bilateral programmes covering support to one partner country;
• multi-country programmes which address challenges common to all or a number of partner countries, and regional and sub-regional cooperation between two or more partner countries;
• Cross-Border Cooperation programmes between Member States and partner countries taking place along their shared part of the external border of the EU (including Russia). The ENI CBC “Mediterreanane Sea Basin” Programme is part of the cross-border cooperation component of the ENI.

Priority areas

Some of the ENI cooperation areas that will be given high priority are:

• Boosting small businesses
• Civil-society engagement
• Climate change action
• Easier mobility of people
• Energy cooperation
• Gender equality promotion
• Gradual economic integration
• People-to-people contacts
• Transport connections
• Youth and employment

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Israels first deal/treaties with the E.U. was 2007-2013, I went back a ways to find this:

EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT

ISRAEL
STRATEGY PAPER
2007-2013
&
INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
2007-2010
Executive Summary

This Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Israel covers the period 2007-2013 (Seven Years). Support to Israel over that period will be provided under the new European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) which is being established to provide assistance for the development of an area of prosperity and good neighborliness involving the European Union and the partner countries covered by the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP). Under this new instrument, specific assistance is provided to all partner countries that have concluded an Action Plan with the EU to support the implementation of the Action Plan.

Funding levels for Israel under the national ENPI envelope are currently estimated at €14 million for the period 2007-2013. Israel will also be eligible under the ENPI regional and cross-border cooperation program’s. Given the scope of the allocation, the most suitable approach seems to be to concentrate on support activities for the implementation of the Action Plan priorities, mainly in the form of institutional cooperation.

So we have the framework already in place for the future Seven Year Treaties, Agreement/Covenant and its with “MANY” just as Daniel 9:27 and Daniel 8:25 says it will be. And its between the E.U. (10 Kings out of the Fourth Beast) and Israel.

This makes so much sense also, who thinks the Rapture would happen, then negotiations would start on a “Treaties” at that moment? Those kind of deals take years to be worked out, thus its an ongoing series of Treaties so to speak, and when the Rapture happens it seemingly just gets renewed for Seven Years.

We live in fascinating times my friends.

Daniel’s 70 Weeks Decree against Israel

In Daniel 9:24, Daniel prophesied that these six things must come to pass before this judgment against Israel would be fulfilled. Some think Jesus fulfilled all of these, most seem to think, as I do, that these things have not come to pass, and when they do that will be the end of the age.

1. Finish the transgression
2. Make and end of sins
3. To make reconciliation for iniquity
4. Bring in everlasting righteousness 
5. To seal up vision and prophecy
6. Anoint the most Holy

1. The Hebrew word used for transgression denotes revolt or rebellion. The Jewish people chose to reject God, many chose to stay in Babylon once they were freed. It also denotes their rejection of Jesus Christ. Jesus prophesied in Matthew 23:39 that the Jewish people would not see him again until they accepted him. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. So in order for Jesus to return, Israel has to repent of their rejection of God and Jesus, and Israel will open their hearts to the Messiah, as Paul, Isaiah and Zechariah (Zechariah 12:10) prophesied, among others.

2. This is fairly straightforward, sins can only end when the millennial reign starts, so by the time this 70 week decree is over, Jesus will have returned to set up his kingdom, ushering in the millennial kingdom where there will be no sins. Since the tribulation week is the last week of the 70 weeks decree, that makes perfect sense, as soon as the tribulation period ends, or the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, then “sins will end”.

3. Israel has to be reconciled unto God before the 70 weeks have been fulfilled. There is no doubt that Jesus died for all of our sins, thus the atonement for sins has been made, but there is a conditional requirement for all of us to receive that atonement, we must accept Jesus as our Savior. When Israel accepts the Messiah Jesus, as their Messiah, then the atonement for sins will have been completed, and Israel will have been reconciled unto God, thereby ushering in the millennial kingdom.

4. This 70 week decree has to bring in everlasting righteousness, and we know this can not happen until Jesus sets up his Kingdom. This world has always had sin, and always will until Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. By the time Daniels prophecy ends, it must usher in everlasting righteousness.

5. Seal up vision and prophecy, the word used here denotes to close up, meaning that before this 70th week can come to an end, all prophecy must be fulfilled or closed up. This will only happen when Israel accepts Jesus as their Messiah and he lands on Mt. Zion to rule over this wicked world with a rod of iron.

6. The very last goal that this 70 week prophecy has to usher in is the anointing of the most holy. The bible says most holy, many try to add holy place, but whether it is the temple being anointed, or Jesus Christ as Lord of Lord and Kings of Kings as I suspect, we know this must happen before the 70 weeks decree is fulfilled. And Jesus must return and rule on earth.

All six of these things have to happen before this prophecy is fulfilled. These are six spiritual goals that have to come to pass or this prophecy will not be finished or sealed up. We know these things have not come to pass yet, but we also know they are very near to happening, therefore watch, for Israel is now a nation again, and the world is against her, soon she will need her Messiah s help, then she will call upon him, and he will save her from this wicked world.

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The Chronological Order of the Book of Revelation

The Chronological Order of the Book of Revelation.

It is a necessity for proper eschatology to understand the proper order of the book of Revelation as it ties together the Old Testament and the New Testament in one neat package if we are able to understand it in full. I proffer that many are confused by Revelation because it seems to be all over the place as per its order, but its really not, we just have to understand how to read it, and I truly think there is one chapter that has been misplaced and that would seem to be chapter 16, the seven vials, which are the 3rd Woe.

The Seven Churches of Asia-Minor
The first three chapters Rev. 1-3 are about the churches of Paul/Johns time on earth, Jesus is using them as an example of the coming 2000 some odd year church age. He praises and admonishes the churches as needed for an example to the coming church age which of course ends with the Rapture.

Church shown in Heaven as the Bride
In Revelation chapter 4 and 5 we see the church in heaven, wearing white raiment (Rev. 5:9-10) and Jesus calling John up to heaven with the voice as a Trumpet in Rev. 4:1 is representative of the Rapture of the church to heaven. These two chapters show God the Father to be holy and righteous and Jesus to be Worthy to open the seven seals.

The Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments
In Rev. chapter 6 Jesus starts opening the seven seals and thus kicks off the Day of the Lord or Gods Wrath. He allows mankind the desire of their wicked hearts, to have a man rule them with no intervention from God whom they have rejected as immoral, wicked, old fashioned, and/or non existent. Thus Satan gets his hearts desire, to bring forth a one world Government, ruled by one man whom demands to be worshiped as God. This is why all of the Seals are Gods Wrath, in His anger He takes away the protective hedge on mankind, the Church is now in heaven, God allows the wicked to be ruled by their own hearts desire.

The four horses are all associated with the Anti-Christ/Little Horn who comes forth via the first seal being opened to conquer. He takes peace from the world suggesting he deceived many by peace (Daniel 8:25), the famines are a result of wars, food doesn’t get to the needy during wars or is not grown. The pale green horse stands for sickness and the grave, 1/4 of all mankind will be killed or 1.5 billion people. When Jesus opens the 5th Seal his anger intensifies, he sees the Beheaded Saints (Remnant Church of Rev. 12:17) and gives them their white robes, telling them they must wait until their fellow brothers have been killed also, meaning until the Beasts 42 month reign of terror is over. Jesus now opens the 6th Seal and the sun goes dark, the moon turns blood red, the stars fall to earth and there is a massive earthquake. It dawns on mankind that this is not just a World War by a tyrant, this is the Day of the Lord (Wrath of God) and they have been in this Wrath of God since the very first seal was broken.

The 144,000 in Petra and the Church shown in Heaven
In Rev. chapter 7 we see the 144,000 whom the Angel is told to wait (hurt not the sea, tress nor the earth) until they are sealed in the forehead or protected until they bring forth the Plagues against mankind. I see this not as 144,000 actual people, but many, many more, its 12 x 12 x 12 or the fullness of Israel symbolically speaking. This is what Paul was referring to as ALL ISRAEL will be saved, not every Jew, but Israels seed will be preserved just as God promised Abraham. Zechariah 13 tells us that 2/3 of the Jews will perish and 1/3 will be saved, those 1/3 are ALL ISRAEL. (12 x 12 x 12 = Fullness).

The church is then shown in Rev. 7:9-14, they have on white robes and came out of the “Great Tribulation” as in the 2000 some odd year Church Age. Jesus told us we would have continual tribulation, the Romans killed many Christians, Islam in the last 1400 years have killed millions of Christians. The 2000 year church age is greater than the 7 years of the 70th week as in 2000>7. These are not the tribulation Saints who were under the alter in the 5th Seal, they were told to wait until their brothers were killed in like manner, meaning they must wait for the Beasts 42 month rule to end.

The Seventh Seal brings forth the Seven Trumpets
In Rev. chapter 8 we have the 7th Seal opened by Jesus, then the first four trumpet judgments are sounded. The grasses and trees are burned, the sea is turned to blood and sea creatures die, the drinking water is turned to blood, everything is done in THIRDS except all the grasses are burned up. The Sun and Moon and Sraes even lose a 1/3 of their light.

Chapter 9 gives us two Woes. The first is Apollyon (Scarlet Beast of Rev. 17) being released from the bottomless pit and the demons maiming mankind for 5 months but not having the power to kill. The 2nd Woe seems to be an Angelic Army of God that kills 1/3 of all the remaining people on earth. Its not 200 million China men/Chinese. Verse 20 tells us its Plagues of God against those that…..worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: (Chapter 16 is the next chapter as per the chronological order of the book of Revelation, that ends the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments.)

Rev. chapter 16 is of course the 3rd Woe, which is all seven vials just like the 7th Seal is all seven trumpets rolled into one. This means that Jesus opening the Seals in essence brought forth all of the Judgments on mankind. When we get to the 6th Vial, the demonic (three frogs) forces gather the Kings of the East (Iran/Iraq/Turkey) and all the Nations of the whole world along with the E.U. of course, where the Beast arises from, and brings them forth to Armageddon (Meggido) where Jesus lands on Mt. Zion via the 7th Vial amidst the greatest earthquake ever which splits Jerusalem into, he then destroys the Anti-Christ/Beast and all his armies by speaking forth victory. The Angel of God announces thatIT IS DONE. This ends the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments.

The Judgment Seat and the New Jerusalem.
The Beheaded are judged in Rev. 20:4 and reign with Christ on earth 1000 years. The wicked will be bound into their graves and judged in 1000 years after Satan is released for a short season. The New Jerusalem comes down in chapter 21 and we live forevermore in chapter 22.

Therein lies the exact chronological order of the Book of Revelation.

Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 are Parenthetical Citations except in this case it is whole chapters in parenthesis. These chapters have nothing to do with the order of the book of Revelation.

The Chronological Order:
1.) Rev. 1-3 the Seven Churches.
2.) Rev. 4, 5 and 7 is the Church in heaven shown as the Bride.
3.) Rev. 6, 8, 9 and 16 is the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments.
4.) Rev. 20-22 is the Judgment Seat and the New Jerusalem.
( I think Revelation chapter 16 should follow Rev. chapter 9 )

The Parenthetical Order:
A.) Rev. 10 is the Mysterious 7 Thunders of God.
B.) Rev. 11 is the 1260 days of the Two-Witnesses plus the 75 days until Jesus returns. (Two-Witnesses 1335)
C.) Rev. 12 is the Woman (144,000) fleeing Judea from the face of the Dragon.
D.) Rev. 13 is the Beast and the False Prophet rising to power.
E.) Rev. 14 is the Harvest of the Righteous and the Wicked.
F.) Rev. 15 is the Seven Angels readying the Seven Vials in Heaven.
G.) Rev. 17 is the Harlot and the Gov. Beast she rides, she is killed off by the 10 Kings.

H.) Rev. 18 is the Beast (Governance under Satan/Whole World) being pelted by the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Plagues. It destroys Commerce of course, and the world is full of devils or the habitation of devil now that Satan is kicked out of heaven and Apollyon is released from the bottomless pit.

I.) Rev. 19 shows the Church in Heaven before she marries the Lamb. Then she marries the Lamb, comes back to earth with Jesus on White horses, where the Beast and his minions are defeated. Armageddon is the Marriage Supper Feast, we feast on the carnage. (Carcass of Matthew 24:28, where the eagles are at the Carcass will be)

All of the above are Parenthetical Citations, they all happen during the Seal, Trumpet or Vial judgments as per their timing. For example the Beast arising out of the sea happens in Revelation chapter 6 when the Anti-Christ is released to go forth. The Woman (Israel) in Revelation chapter 12 Flees Judea at the same time (Rev. ch. 6), the Beast rules for 1260 days, she is protected in Israel for 1260 days. Rev. 11 is the full 1260 days of the Two-Witnesses ministry, it starts before the Day of the Lord (Midway point) as per Malachi 4:5-6. I can go into detail on these Parenthetical Citations later on.

Matthew 24 Revealed: Understanding The Three Timelines

Matthew 24 Revealed: Understanding The Three Timelines: Matthew 24:1-6 is about the Destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem.

Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

The first question was about what Jesus had just said, the Temple being DESTROYED (When shall these things be?) The second question was what will be the Sign of your Coming. These are dealt with in order. Also Remember that false prophets and/or false chirsts are mentioned three times, in verse 5, 11 and 24 and they are THREE SEPARATE EVENTS.

If Jesus is going to give them a sign/understanding of these events, wouldn’t he walk them through the whole 2000 year period? I think he would, and clearly does. Lets go through a few of the verses to see why I believe as I do. And we know its a 2000 year period, its 2017 SMILE. Well Almost 2000 years.

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am christ; and shall deceive many. Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Jesus here is warning the Disciples not to be deceived, it is well known that the Rabbis/Pharisees in order to put down the “Jesus movement” and because they thought the Roman occupation was the END TIMES or the Fourth Beast and thus they were expecting the “Little Horn” at any moment to come forth. Thus they were “Looking” for the Messiah to come forth and save them, so they put forth various Messiahs just before the Temple and Jerusalem’s destruction, which was caused by their rebellion against Rome. Jesus is telling his Disciples not to fall for the lies, many will come in my name, saying I am the Messiah, but they will not be me Returning !! It is not that time he tells them, do not fall for the lies for the End is not yet. The end will be by and by.

He was basically warning his Disciples not to come back to Jerusalem when they heard of these things, thinking that it was Jesus come again, like in Zechariah 14, because if they heard the rumors and came back to Jerusalem, no doubt they would be in the line of fire and probably killed, so his warning was to STAY AWAY. Don’t buy the false stories of Christ is in Jerusalem is what Jesus here is informing his Disciples. He is informing them that they will hear of Wars and Rumors of wars, no doubt Jesus knew many of the Disciples would venture afar taking the Gospel unto all the world, thus they would not see this destruction of the Temple, some would, but many would just hear of the destruction to come. Jesus tells them, THIS IS NOT THE END !! Meaning that even though the Pharisees and Rabbis were looking for the Messiah to Save them, (from Rome) this was not the time of Jesus’ Second Coming, thus he says, the END IS NOT YET !!

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then Jesus seems to shift into a futuristic 2000 year period of time from 70 AD to the coming Rapture. He speaks about Nations against Nations, Kingdoms against Kingdoms, famines, pestilences and earthquakes, and he says these are the Beginnings of Sorrows !! The Greek word used for sorrows implies BIRTH PANGS, this is Jesus telling the Disciples that all of these things Must happen first, and that will be the Sign (BIRTH PANG) that the end is near. The next few verses are also covering the full 2000 year period, speaking at times about the Disciples, and at other times about the whole 2000 year period, until the Rapture.

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

I think this is mainly Jesus telling his Disciples about their coming fate. Many people would betray them, and most all of the Disciples would become Martyrs, save John and a couple of others. They don’t kill you if they don’t hate you right? And no doubt, many betrayed them, like Judas betrayed Jesus.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

I think this is speaking of the overall period from 70 AD, until the Rapture. Jesus throws this in to let everyone know, there will be many false prophets (Jonestown, and cults like it have risen over the 2000 year period since Jesus’ death) and because of sin or the acceptance thereof, (at the end times or Birth Pangs) the love of Many shall wax Cold…..Abortion, Murder, Homosexuality being pushed as normal etc. etc. Then Jesus says, BUT….. out of all of these things I have described unto you all, (Matthew 24:7-13) he that endures all things that might come upon him, he that KEEPS THE FAITH until the End (of his life) the same shall be SAVED. In other words if we turn from God/Jesus and return unto the world, we will be cast out of Jesus’ mouth as Lukewarm. We must overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb, we can not turn back to living a sinful life, we must endure all of our temptations. It doesn’t mean we will not Sin……….It just means we can not turn back unto a sinful lifestyle. WE MUST ENDURE IN CHRIST until the end. We are to run the Marathon. Amen

This above is Jesus answering their questions, “When shall these things be”? He walks them through the full 2000 year period between when he was alive, until he calls the Church home at the Rapture. The destruction of the Temple is spoken of but Jesus says, the end is not yet !! Then Jesus finishes the 2000 panoramic view. The Rapture scriptures of Matthew 24:36-51 should actually be next, verses 36-51 should come after verse 13 or 14. But Mathew did not have a clue about the Rapture, so he (correctly) placed it with the Second Coming verses 29-31, at least in his thinking it was correct.

On to the 70th Week of Daniel now. The 3 1/2 years of Peace/Security followed by the 3 1/2 years of Gods Wrath. The Rapture happens after verse 13 or 14. In my honest opinion Matthew 24:36-51, belongs right here.

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, {whoso readeth, let him understand} 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Verse 14 kind of belongs with verses 7-13, but it can also go on this side of the 2000 year divide. It straddles the gap so to speak. The Gospel must be preached unto all the World, then the END WILL COME !! This is very clear, once the Church has preached the Gospel unto all the world for a witness to Jesus’ saving Grace, then and only then can the End Times come upon us. Jesus then goes on to tell us/disciples about this End Time Period. He warns the Jewish peoples that when they see the Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, they should Flee Jerusalem. THIS IS AN END TIME EVENT………There is no doubt about that at all. Now Jesus must answer the next question(s), what will be the Sign of thy coming, and what will be the end (of the age) of time.

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, (THE Anti-Christ and False Prophet here) and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Jesus is telling his Disciples, and thus warning the Jewish peoples of the coming Tribulation Period what to look for. He is warning them not to fall for the Anti-Christ and False Prophets tricks when they try to entice Israel to come out of their safe space, where God says in Revelation 12 that he will protect them for 1260 days, from the Anti-Christ/Dragon (Satan). Israel have accepted Jesus as their Messiah by this time. (Malachi 4:5-6) So of course the Anti-Christ and False Prophet wants to deceive them into thinking Jesus has RETURNED (because they want to kill them, of course) and is in the Desert or Secret Chambers !! But Jesus says do not fall for their lies, for I will not be in the Desert or in a Secret Chambers…. for I will be coming from the Eastern Skies for all to see. Amen.

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn (Vials 6 & 7), and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

So, Jesus tells the Jewish peoples the Signs of his Coming and when the end shall be. This is the End of the Age, no doubt. IMMEDIATELY AFTER the Tribulation of those days (Troubles/Jacobs Trouble), these signs will be in the sky and then you will see me coming in the clouds from the East, and all the tribes and nations will see the Glory of my Coming. And the Angels will gather THE ELECT from the Four Corners of Heaven, [where the Church has been for SEVEN YEARS, Marrying the Lamb] and we will Return on White Horses with Jesus Christ just as Rev. 19 says. Amen.

Now Jesus has covered the largest base of the Jewish peoples because 85-95 percent of them will not receive the Lord Jesus Christ before the Rapture that Paul has spoken about in many places, including 1 Corinthians 15. So now Jesus must cover the few Messianic Jews plight. What will happen to them at the End Times? Well they will be Raptured, along with all the dead in Christ, and those of us who are alive when Jesus calls us home to Heaven, so we can Marry the Lamb (Rev. 19) and then return with him to destroy the Anti-Christ and his Minions.

So Matthew 36-51 tells about the coming Rapture of the Church, but I will only post verses 38-42, for it emphasizes everything that needs to be said, Jesus tells the Messianic Jews about their destiny : (This should come just after Matthew 24:13-14)

Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

This of course happens right before the Tribulation, or Jacobs Troubles. If this actually happened during the Tribulation period would they be Drinking/Marrying and having a grand ole time? No, of course not, that makes no sense, the Jewish nation will be in hiding in the Wilderness, (Rev. 12) and the wicked men of earth will be dodging the plagues of Gods Wrath, there will be no one who will be having fun just before Jesus’ SECOND COMING, that I can assure you !! So this is the Rapture here, we are expectant, but Surprised when Jesus Returns. The World during Gods Wrath will not be surprised, the 6th Seal is the Gathering of nations unto Meggido for Armageddon, so does anyone really think that Jesus showing up on The Mt. of Olives at Vial number 7 is going to be a surprise? NO…..The Anti-Christ has exactly 42 Months to rule.

Jesus then illustrates what can only be the Rapture, it can not be the Second Coming. He says Two will be in the field and One will be taken and the other shall be left [Behind]. The same thing is spoken about with the women grinding at the mill, One will be taken and One left.

Then Jesus says WATCH, for you know not what hour when your Lord comes. Just like the Bride knew not what hour the Bridegroom was to come !! We know when Jesus’ Second Coming will be. Exactly 42 Months after the Anti-Christ commits the Abomination of Desolation, AND…….everyone on earth will all see Jesus (with us at his side) splitting the Eastern skies, no one will be left behind, believe me, the Wicked will be DESTROYED, not left behind. Amen.

Matthew 24:1-6 is the Destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

Matthew 24:7-13 is the 2000 year period from 70 AD to the Rapture.

Matthew 24:36-51 is the Rapture/Matthew thought it should be with the Second Coming.

Matthew 24:15-28 is the Abomination/Time of Troubles/False Prophet and Anti-Christ time.

Matthew 24:29-31 is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The Church will come back from Heaven with Jesus Christ on White Horses (Rev. 19) Amen, Glory to God.

Matthew 24:32-35 is the Parable of the “FIG TREE”. It basically is saying when the Fig Tree is ripe you know that Summer is NEAR and Likewise, when you SEE ALL OF THESE SIGNS, My Coming will be Near.

The Sign of Jesus Second Coming will…….NOT be when you see the Temples/Jerusalem’s Destruction, NOT when you see the Kingdoms vs. Kingdoms or pestilences, NOT be when the Gospel is Preached unto all the World, NOT be when the Abomination of Desolation happens, NOT be when you see the TROUBLES OF JACOB, it will NOT be when you see the false christ and false prophet, it will NOT be when you see the Sun turn dark, the moon turn red or the stars falling from the skies.

But the Second Coming will only happen when you see ALL OF THESE SIGNS COME TO PASS !! 

Basically this is a multi faceted prophecy, that takes deep thinking and revelation from God to understand via much prayer. 

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Israel and the Church are Two Different Entities

THIS QUESTION WAS ASKED ME ONCE………Can a person be a child of God just because they are a direct descendant of Abraham, but have rejected Christ? Isn’t Israel and the church one and the same?

MY ANSWER & EXEGESIS ON THE CHURCH AND ISRAEL 

No !! but you can be a child of Abraham and there is a Spiritual Abraham and Physical Abraham, both can be spoken of in various ways. So when Paul speaks of BLIND ISRAEL. Is he speaking of Abraham’s descendants or not ? HELLO. He just inferred they aren’t Israel, but Paul says they are Israel, they are JUST BLIND.

Paul is trying to point something out by using a demonstration, and its not being picked up on by the masses it seems. He is pointing out Israel has been blinded for an appointed time. Then he speaks about Israel’s true seed being of the believers being like unto Abraham. Well, OK, we understand this. But where does it say that Israel are not descendants of Abraham, the chosen people of God ? Oh, I get it, people think because Paul said not all Israel is Israel that they are not God’s chosen people, but they missed something right in front of their eyes.

Romans 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: (You see, they are still ISRAEL IN THE FLESH….This seems to not be understood.) 4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises…

We have always understood that not all Jews go to heaven. Why do people not understand that this is a forgone conclusion? Many of Israel’s Kings were wicked and are in hell or will be in hell shortly. So its obvious, not all who are born unto the seed of Abraham are God’s people per se or of God, but rather those who live by Faith and Obey God are His true seed. That has always been understood, But, Israel is still the chosen people of God, and He will call them to repentance before the Day of the Lord, thus ALL ISRAEL will be Saved. This is easily proven. Follow me here for a brief moment:

As a matter of fact, there is an inference here in Romans 9 that seems to be missed by many. Paul is speaking of Issac, he says the elder shall serve the younger. Why do people not get that in this very chapter Paul is telling Israel that God is taking the mantle away from the Elder (Israel) and making him sever the Younger (GENTILE CHURCH)?

Paul talks to the Romans, trying to tell them not to get the big head, thinking that they are special in comparison with the Jewish peoples, for it is Gods will being done, not that the GENTILES ARE SPECIAL. Then he points out what Hosea says in verse 25…..

Romans 9:25 As he saith also in Osee (Hosea), I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her (Gentiles/Church) beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved. 30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; 33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Paul is calling the unbelieving nation of Israel, ISRAEL in verse 31 !! It seems people are confused as to what Paul is speaking about here, he is speaking about the elder (Israel) serving the younger (Gentile/Church) because God elected them to serve Him, just like he elected Issac instead of Esau !!

Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. (AGAIN, Paul calls them ISRAEL.)

Then the next 10 or so verses speaks about Faith in Christ, then Paul says this in verse 12:

Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

NO WHERE is Paul saying that the Jews and the Gentiles/Greeks are the same, only that they ALL COME TO GOD/CHRIST VIA FAITH in like manner, Paul still called Israel ISRAEL in verse one in this very Chapter. In the previous chapter Paul is pointing out that the ELDER will serve the YOUNGER. Israel’s mantel is given to the Gentiles.

The next few verses, Paul speaks about how hearing the word creates faith, and we have to have preachers sent to preach to hear, and that whosoever shall call upon the name of Jesus will be saved etc. etc. THEN Paul says this:

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. 20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

This is Paul, saying the MANTLE has been passed from Israel, to the Gentiles, the ELDER is serving the YOUNGER because God chose it that way, because He saw unbelief in the ELDER, and the YOUNGER BELIEVED God. Thus God will use them to PROVOKE ISRAEL….There it is again, Paul is differentiating the TWO right here. He is saying that God will use the Gentiles to provoke ISRAEL TO JEALOUSY !! There is a Gentile Church and an Israeli Nation.

Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. { Not talking about the CHURCH HERE !! }

2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot (know) ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. {God isn’t speaking about the CHURCH HERE}

5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear unto this day.

11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. { Paul is speaking about TWO ENTITIES, the Gentile Church and ISRAEL !! }

12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? (ISRAEL’S)

13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? { Paul is still speaking about ISRAEL in a SINGULAR MANNER vs the Gentile World or Gentile Church (With a few Messianic Jews). Israel as a Nation, not Israel as the Church and the JEWS !!! You have to read man, and quit listening to MEN WHO DECEIVE, it is right here in scriptures, dig it out. }

17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, IF THEY abide not still in unbelief, shall be GRAFTED IN: for God is able to graft them in again. {THEY = Israel}

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? {Paul is speaking of TWO ENTITIES again, the Church and Israel, the Olive Tree is their own Olive tree, the Gentiles are the Wild Olive tree that has been GRAFTED IN.}

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

Paul is saying here, hey Gentile/Roman Church, do not get the BIG HEAD thinking you are better than my Brother Jews, blindness IN PART has come upon them, only until the fullness of the GENTILES IS COME IN, or until the time of the YOUNGER (Gentile Church) is finished. There are some Messianic Jews and there will always be a few, thus Israel is blinded IN PART, but there will come a time, when the Gentile Church’s mission is finished (RAPTURE), Then God WILL LIFT Israels blindness, and Elijah will turn Israel BACK TO GOD, Before the Day of the LORD !!! Amen. And ALL ISRAEL will be Saved. Meaning Israel as a Country comes back to God, and God blesses them and protects them, because they accept Jesus as THEIR MESSIAH !!

26 And so ALL ISRAEL shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: …..Jacob !!! NOT CHURCH.

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes:but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes. { Notice the TWO ENTITIES AGAIN ? Its a trend man…………..If you just take notice, its there. They are/ISRAEL/JACOB and FOR YOUR SAKE/The Gentile Church of Rome, its a plain as day man.}

29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

Via the Gentile Churches MERCY, God will thus ultimately have Mercy upon Israel. They will remember the Church’s sayings, and they will remember that Jesus was THE CHURCHES GOD, and that they said all of these things will come to pass, and when Paul’s writings start coming to pass, and Revelation comes to pass, and when the Church is Raptured via 100’s of millions of CHRISTIAN’S DYING AT ONCE, Israel/Jews will understand, and when Elijah comes back preaching this SAME GOSPEL, Israel will understand fully the error of their ways, it will HIT THEM LIKE A BRICK……..BOOM, Jesus is our Messiah, the scales will be lifted off, and ALL ISRAEL (As a Nation) will be Saved. Or turn to God.

We can’t take verses out of context like There is no Gentile or Jew, that only means both come to God in the EXACT SAME WAY, Via Jesus Christs Blood…………We see Paul speaking throughout Romans chapters 9-11 about the Gentile Church and Israel as SEPARATE ENTITIES continually, yet some try to force THE CHURCH IS ISRAEL false doctrine onto the world. It is a documented FALSEHOOD, and anyone that studies it will understand that, I call it Christians being lazy and not researching the subject in depth.

The Church is not ISRAEL……….And Paul never says this, he is ONLY SHOWING how all men must come to God via FAITH ALONE, after all, it is by Faith in Christ Jesus that we are SAVED, not by Works, lest any man should boast.

AMEN.

The Revelation Time Line

The Revelation Time Line

The Church Age = Rev. chapters 1-3, it is only Jesus praising and rebuking Seven TYPES of Churches via Asia Minor.

The Rapture of the Church

Rev. 4:1 is in all reality relative to John since he will be Raptured at the very time all the rest of us will be Raptured, just before the 70th week. Remember, there is 3.5 years of PEACE and we know this via Dan. 9:27 and Dan. 8:25, even via Rev. ch. 6 where the Red Horse takes away the PEACE from earth. So John being Raptured in ch. 4 is in essence a TYPE of the Church being Raptured just before the 70th week begins, then we see the Church Elders in Heaven with White Raiment (Robes) on in Rev. 4:4 and we see the Church saying Christ has REDEEMED US in Rev. 5:9 . Lets compare all of the VERSES:

Rev. 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

Rev. 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Thus those scriptures ABOVE must happen after the scriptures BELOW: In Rev. 4:4 we see the White Robes on, in Rev. 5:9 we see they are REDEEMED. They Marriage happens in Rev. 19:7-8.

Rev. 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

So wrapping these two chapters up, Jesus is about to open the First Seal, he is found Worthy to open the Sealed Scroll. The Anti-Christ comes forth in the Middle of the Week or at the 1260 to Conquer and thus he becomes the Beast. Thus the First Seal is the Middle of the Week. Thus Rev. 6:1 is the 1260, everything after the First Seal is a part of the last half of the 70th Week. Rev. 19, as I have proven, has already begun before the First Seal is broken, the Bride has her White Robes on in Rev. ch. 4 and 5. The Marriage Supper in Rev. 19 is the battle of Armageddon in Rev. 16.

The Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments

Revelation chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16 (I think 15 and 16 should be one chapter) are the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments, with chapter 7 showing the Raptured Church in Heaven at the Midway point and also showing the Jews (144,000) Fleeing Judea and being protected by God in Petra before God starts burning the tress, hurting the earth, and hurting the seas, or in essence, bringing forth the Supernatural Plagues against mankind spoken about via the Seal, Trumpets and Vials of Gods Wrath. Gods Wrath starts via allowing the Anti-Christ to go forth conquering, thus he kills 1.5 to 2 billion people, of course the Church has been Raptured, and there are only s many Jews, so who is he killing ? The Harlot of Course or all those who worship Gods already in place who will not worship him, think Islam, think Muslims !! He will wipe out the Harlot (All False Religions) at this point, see Rev. 17:16, the 10 Kings hate the Harlot and kill her off. He will kill the 2/3 Jews who do not repent and chase the 1/3 of the Jews who do repent into the Wilderness or Petra, that is what happens via the 144,000 in Rev. ch. 7. He will kill the REMNANT CHURCH who gave their lives unto Christ after the Rapture. But most will be Muslims, they will have to be, who refuse to worship the Beast and/or take the Mark of the Beast, the Harlot is judged, Islam and all False Religions will be wiped out (Rev. 17) this man desires to be worshiped as the only god. Rev. ch. 18 is Babylon (Whole World) being hit with all of these Judgments.

So the a fourth (1/4) of all mankind that are killed happens in Rev. ch. 6, that is the Anti-Christ going forth to Conquer and Conquering. He thus takes Peace from the earth (Seal #2 or Red horse), which is how he came to power, via a FAKE PEACE, of course. He conquers Israel and THE MANY (Mediterranean Sea Region Nations), then he eventually Conquers the whole world in some shape, form or fashion. So these events described above are describing Rev. ch. 13, when the Beast Arises out of the [Mediterranean] Sea (Midway point). They also describe Rev. 12, when Israel Flees Judea at the Midway point (1260/1290) and are protected for 1260 days. Rev. 12 and 13 are set-a-side chapters, not real time events. Think Parenthetical Citations.

Turning to the Trumpet judgments in Rev. ch.8 (Israel are already protected) we see the burning trees, the earth being hurt and the seas being hurt. Which lead me to think the First Four Seals all happen almost at once, back, to back, to back so to speak and the effect of each Seal takes time, the deaths come over time, the Religions are wiped out over time, not a long drawn out time period, but it will take some time. Then we see the Evidence of the Beasts Murderous ways via the 5th Seal, and the 6th Seal brings fort the Supernatural Judgments, thus these people who have been in the Wrath of God from the First Seal on, only now understand they are in the Wrath of the Lamb/God.

The Three Woes start in Rev. 9:1 with the First Woe, Apollyon, the Scarlet Colored Beast of Rev. ch. 17 is released from the bottomless pit along with all of the Demons who have been locked in chains heretofore (Jude 1:6). This Demonic Horde comes against mankind for 5 months, but can only harm and maim mankind for this time period. Then the Second Woe is, IMHO, an Angelic Army who kills a third (1/3) of all mankind (1.5 Billion people), but they are Angelic beings killing wicked men, thus they deliver PLAGUES !!

Rev. 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Then we skip to Rev. ch. 16, which I think was originally meant to follow Rev. ch. 9, and I think basically Rev. 15 and 16 was/is one chapter. This is the Third Woe, all Seven Vials are the Third Woe. Thus the Battle of Armageddon (Marriage Super in Rev. 19) happens here, the Nations that Gather at Armageddon are seen by God as Babylon (Satan’d Dark Kingdom/Whole World).

Rev. 16:19 And the great city (Jerusalem/Earthquake) was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell (SEEN AS BABYLON): and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

So God sees these Nations that gather against him in Rev. 16:12-14, the Kings of the East (Iran/Iraq) the European Union (BEAST/10 Kings) and the Nations of the WHOLE WORLD………14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Babylon = The Whole World that comes to battle against God !!

Rev. 20, 21 and 22 end the Book of Revelation as per the Chronological order. We have the Judgment Seat where the Martyrs of the 70th Week Tribulation period are judged, those seen in Seal #5, who then live and reign with Christ 1000 years. We then have the ever after/ETERNITY, via the New Jerusalem.

After Rev. ch. 16, which IMHO, should be Rev. ch. 10, the Chronological order should skip to Rev. chapter 20, chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 and 19 are not a part of the Chronological order of the book of Revelation. Each chapter then tells a SPECIFIC EVENT/ACCOUNT about something that happened during the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments, in a much fuller detail so to speak. Oddly, if Rev. 16 was Rev. 10, then the current Rev. ch. 10 (WHICH WOULD BE 11 LOL) might make more sense as per the TIME SHOULD BE NO MORE !! (Just a theory at this point, but its interesting).

Rev. 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

The Seventh Angel SOUNDS which brings forth the 3rd Woe, which is all Seven Vials combined. So it seems to suggest, kinda, that Chapter 10 could be an END OF ALL TIME AS WE KNOW IT type of chapter, thus the Age changes, Satan is no longer in charge, Babylon has Fallen. So Chapter 10 could fit in the Chronological order, if chapter 15 and 16 preceded it, as I think it should.

As per the other chapters, they are set-a-sides or Parenthetical Citations so to speak. 

Rev. chapter 11 is the detailed account of the Two-witnesses. They die at the Second Woe, before the Beast dies, thus their 1260 days must start before the Beasts 1260 days start. Thus they show up BEFORE the Day of the (1260) Lord at the 1335, which is 1335 days from the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The Two-witnesses are told in so many words who to witness/preach unto, they are told to Measure the Temple and the Alter but not to Measure the outside court, this means Preach/Witness unto the Jews but not unto the Gentiles per se. Of course Gentiles might hear them, but their job is t turn Israel back unto God (Malachi 4:5-6). Apillyon the Scarlet Colored Beast from the pot kills them at the 2nd Woe, and the are raised up after 3 1/2 days. But…………. Remember Rev. 10 ? The Seventh Angel Sounded !! The Two-witnesses are dead, but their PRAYERS that brought forth the Plagues etc. etc. etc. are not finished, the Seventh Trumpet Sounds bringing forth the 3rd Woe !! It comes from the Two-witnesses prayers also, so the story is finished out in Rev. 11, even though the Two-witnesses have died, their PRAYERS are answered and a brief account of what happens is told unto us, this actually happens in Rev. ch. 16 however, not here, because the Seven Vials are the 3rd Woe.

Rev. 11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God

Rev. 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

The LAST VERSE sounds a lot like Rev. chapter 10 right ? I think chapter Rev. 16 should come before Rev. 10, I know I am repeating that, but it fits here. We see here that the 7th Trumpet brings all of this to pass without giving the DETAILS as per the Seven Vials, the Seventh Trumpet Sounds and we are hearing about the END PRODUCT of what happened !! We are just supposed to know its the 3rd Woe, because it says in verse 14, the Third Woe COMETH QUICKLY. So every thing after that is what the 3rd Woe has wrought. We are told about the actual Seven Vials in Rev. ch. 16.

Rev. 12 is Israel Fleeing Judea and that happens at the First Seal, or 30 days before the First Seal at the 1290.

Rev. 13 is the Anti-Christ Conquering to become the Beast, it happens at the First Seal also.

Rev. 14 happens over a Seven Year Period, its the Rapture of the Church in verse 14, and later on the Harvest of the Wicked.

Rev. 17 is the Harlot (All False Religion) being Destroyed by the Beast and his 10 Kings who understand that if the Beast is to be Worshiped as the ONLY GOD then all Religions have to be wiped off the face of the earth, thus the Harlot is JUDGED !! This happens starting at the First Seal, and goes as long as it takes, I don’t think it takes him long, he has this planed out ahead of time.

Rev. 18 also starts out at the First Seal, it is Babylon (Whole World) being pelted with the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Plagues via Gods Wrath. This is why it references things that happen in many chapters, it covers many chapters. For instance, the “Come out of her my people” is referencing God calling Israel to FLEE Judea so they do not partake in her (Babylon…THE WORLDS) sins, and so they don’t partake in her PLAGUES….Like I said, its about the Seal, Trumpet and Vial PLAGUES !! Thus the verse matches with the 144,000 (ALL Israel, not 144,000) who God protects in Rev. ch. 7, and with Rev. ch. 12 where the Woman (Israel) Flees unto the Wilderness for 1260 days.

Rev. 18 then mentions that Babylon has become the Habitation of Devils, and of course that is true, Satan has been kicked out of Heaven at about the Midway point, and Apollyon and his horde of Demons have bee released from the Bottomless Pit. And Babylon’s COMMERCE is destroyed of Coursem by the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments. Of course that is what happens when the trees and grasses burn up, the Seas turn to blood, the drinking waters are poisoned, the Sea Creatures die (Shrimp/fish/etc). And 1/4 of mankind is killed by they Beast (1.5 to 2 billion people) followed by another 1/3 of mankind (1.5 Billion people) getting killed via the 2nd Woe. That will put a dent in the COMMERCE !! So yes, her COMMERCE is hurt severely !!

Rev. 19 is the Rapture (Rev. 4:1) and the Marriage of the Lamb to the Church/Bride, and we see the Bride in White Robes in Rev. 4:4, we also see the Bride in Rev. 5:9 and Rev. 7:9-17. Finally we see the Marriage Super happens at Armageddon (Rev. 16:19) and then the Beast is cast into hell in Rev. 19:20, which is a Real Time Event, but all the rest of Rev. 19 happened from Rev. chapter 4 to Rev. ch. 16, when the Angel announced IT IS DONE !!

As you see, Rev. 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 and 19 are Parenthetical Citations.

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The Day of the Lord: the actual meaning of the word YOWM

The meaning of the word YOWM (Day in most instances) is not always day as many assume. Even when day is used, it sometimes doesn’t really mean a day, but the English translators seems to have thought it did. The word YOWM can mean many types of periods of time, not just day, it can mean year, month, a period of time etc. etc. We have to figure out the context and insert the actual proper time period as called for. The Hebrew only had like 4000 words (8000 later on), whilst the English has 500,000 words today.

Let’s do a Word Study of YOWM and try to contemplate why the word Day is used in Day of the Lord and in the 7 Days of Creation.

#3117 יוֹם yowm {yome}

from an unused root meaning TO BE HOT; TWOT – 852; n m
—Hebrew Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

1) day, time, year
1a) day (as opposed to night)
1b) day (24 hour period)
1b1) as defined by evening and morning in Genesis 1
1b2) AS A DIVISION OF TIME
1b2a) a working day, a day’s journey
1c) days, lifetime (pl.)
1d) TIME, PERIOD (general)
1e) year
1f) temporal references
1f1) today
1f2) yesterday
1f3) tomorrow
—Brown-Driver-Briggs (Old Testament Hebrew-English Lexicon)

From an unused root meaning TO BE HOT; a day (as the WARM HOURS), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a SPACE OF TIME defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially):—age, + ALWAYS, + CHRONICLES, CONTINUALLY (-ance), daily, ([birth-], each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever (-lasting, -more), X FULL, life, as (so) long as (. . . live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X REQUIRED, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year (-ly), + younger.
—Strong’s (Hebrew & Chaldee Dictionary of the Old Testament)

#3117.
יוֹם
yom (398a); a prim. root; day:—

NASB – afternoon*(1), age(8), age*(1), all(1), always*(14), amount*(2), battle(1), birthday*(1), Chronicles*(38), completely*(1), continually*(14), course*(1), daily(22), daily the days(1), day(1115), day of the days(1), day that the period(1), day’s(6), day’s every day(1), daylight*(1), days(635), days on the day(1), days to day(1), days you shall daily(1), days ago(1), days'(11), each(1), each day(4), entire(2), eternity(1), evening*(1), ever in your life*(1), every day(2), fate(1), first(5), forever*(11), forevermore*(1), full(5), full year(1), future*(1), holiday*(3), later*(2), length(1), life(12), life*(1), lifetime(2), lifetime*(1), live(1), long(2), long as i live(1), long*(11), midday*(1), now(5), older*(1), once(2), period(3), perpetually*(2), present(1), recently(1), reigns(1), ripe*(1), short-lived*(1), so long*(1), some time(1), survived*(2), time(45), time*(1), times*(2), today(172), today*(1), usual(1), very old*(1), when(10), when the days(1), whenever(1), while(3), whole(2), year(10), yearly(5), years(13), yesterday*(1).
—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

AV – day 2008, time 64, chronicles + H1697 37, daily 32, ever 17,
year 14, continually 10, when 10, as 10, while 8, full 8 always 4, whole 4, alway 4, misc 44; 2274

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Some examples where this word us used in a different way BELOW: Notice it’s always used as a PERIOD OF TIME of some sort.

2 Kings 17:37 And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore(YOWM); and ye shall not fear other gods.

Genesis 4:3 And in process of time(YOWM) it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.

Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting(YOWM).

Ezekiel 4:6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year(YOWM).

Exodus 13:10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year(YOWM).

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth(YOWM), seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Genesis 40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season(YOWM) in ward.

Joshua 24:7 And when they cried unto the Lord, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season(YOWM).

1 Kings 9:3 And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually(YOWM).

Genesis 29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space(YOWM) of a month.

Leviticus 26:34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long(YOWM) as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.

Deuteronomy 28:29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiledevermore(YOWM), and no man shall save thee.

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always(YOWM), that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually(YOWM).

Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full(YOWM) years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

I could go on and on, but I think this shows enough variation and enough instances which shows us that the Hebrew word YOWM is used for a PERIOD OF TIME of many sorts. Of course it is going to be used for a day more than any other word because God is going to use “SPECIFIC MENTIONS OF DAYS” more than any other period of time. Whenever a Prophet says that there will be so and so many days of this or that, he would of course use the word YOWM. But when it was meant as EVERMORE he also used the word YOWM, and when it meant a YEAR the Prophets would have also used the word YOWM, etc. etc.

So God, via His Prophets, uses the word YOWM and it’s up to us to eventually figure out what “PERIOD OF TIME” He (God) meant by that !! The Hebrew language had 4000 words and no vowels at the time, it was a primitive language of course. We shouldn’t allow the professors of that time (Pharisees, Scribes) or the English translators to sway us into saying this has to mean ONE DAY, it was a period of time and it’s up to us to figure it out in the end. All men knew back then, comparatively speaking, was that we had days/years/months. So they had to see it as something, what was it going to be ? A Day, a Year, a Month, Evermore, Perpetually, Full, Forever and Always, X Required, Space of time etc. etc. They sure didn’t have a clue about how big the universe is like we do, they had no concept of billions of years like we do either.

The “Day of the Lord” just like the “Creation Days” in Genesis 1 is a complete misunderstanding of the passages. We are supposed to insert the PROPER TIME PERIOD in each instance where YOWM is used. Yowm only means an in general period of time, it’s like a X, Y or Z proposition, we must use factoids to understand what the actual PERIOD OF TIME actually is !! So where God’s Prophets speak of the “YOWM of the Lord” it means the “Time Period of God’s Wrath”, and the clues, in every instance, tells us that is a 3.5 year period of time. Just like the clues tell us the Universe was created in a 13.7 Billion year time period. We had periods of creation, then God rested from his Creation.

So God created the Universe in a period of 7 YOWM’S, which as shown above means periods of times in various ways. We have to figure these things out, we can’t allow the dog to lead us here, we have to lead the dog. We can’t allow the word DAY (YOWM) to force us to look at things in ways in which it drives people away from the Gospel. We want to understand the facts, therefore we can reach people via truths. I have seen many young people tell me, hey, anyone that thinks the universe is 6000 years old, I don’t want to hear about your God man, you live in la la land. But when I speak in terms of knowledge/facts, they listen and say to me, “Mmmm so you believe in Evolution”, and I then say why do you think that ? God created the Universe over a 13.7 billion year period, as he so desired ? (I get an OPENING) It makes them think, OK…..It opens a door to gain them via what I see as the actual facts, God did indeed create the Universe via a 13.7 Billion year time period. But if we say the Universe is 6000 years old we have no hope to reach them my brothers and sisters, none at all. And that is my/our job, that is of course why I researched this long ago, and wrote a blog on the 13.7 Billion years it took God to create the Universe and mankind. I hated Science in school, but it’s my job to reach the masses with truths, so I dug in.

Morning and Evening mean beginning and Ending of a day, or of a period of time.

As per the Day of the Lord, that is the Day God’s Wrath starts on, but the Day of the LORD lasts 3.5 years does it not ?

I hope the above helped explain my positions somewhat and opens people up to seeing another point of view here. YOWM is always inserted for a PERIOD OF TIME, it’s up to us to understand what that period of time means in each instance. We have allowed this Hebrew word Yowm, to become associated with the word Day, even when that isn’t what it means, then many people insist, how day you change the meaning of God !! When that is exactly what the translators have done themselves. Now in many instances, when the Hebrew scribes and learned men of their day didn’t understand, they also inserted the word Day, knowing that each event must at least start on a day, just like the Day of the Lord has to start on a day, they couldn’t say the exact time at that point in time. We now know via Revelation that its a 3.5 year period of God’s Wrath. We see it diagrammed in the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments !!

So when you see DAY OF THE LORD, just remember, we inserted the word Day, God wrote YOWM and it is up to us to understand what “Period of Time” is meant in each case by God and His Prophets. We have to study it in depth. And when we do, we see that all of the things which must happen on “THE DAY” of the Lord can’t possible happen in ONE DAY, it’s just not possible, all of the incidents that take place look exactly like the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments all combined into ONE EVENT !! Thus it is all considered “The Day of the Lord”.

So when one sees a reference to the Day of the Lord, just remember, the Hebrew in Zephaniah and Joel would say “the YOWM (insert time period) of the Lord is upon you” or the 3.5 years (YOWM) of God’s Wrath is upon you.

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The Daniel 11 conflict settled once and for all: The Anti-Christ or Antiochus Epiphanes ?

There are some people who say that the Anti-Christ is first seen in Daniel 11:21 and he’s seen all the way through to verse 45. Then there are those that insist it is Antiochus Epiphanes from verse 21 all the way through verse 45. I am here to prove once and for all that the truth of the matter is, the understanding of the majority in Christendom in my opinion, that Antiochus Epiphanes is indeed seen in verses 21-33-35, but he is not the Willful King of verses 36-45, nor can he be.

Before we begin this journey, let’s take a look at the Main players of this chapter from verses 21-45, thus we can all be on the same page as per what we are speaking about. The Players: from verse 20.

1.) Antiochus III’s son Seleucus IV became king and had to raise taxes because Rome was forcing him to have to pay for all his fathers wars, he was soon poisoned to death it seems.

2.) Antiochus Epiphanes IV, then became king, he is called a vile person. He became king via a series of maneuvers which included flattering the king of Pergamum to gain his allegiance and by the death of the young heir to the throne.

3.) Onias III, High Priest, (prince of the covenant) was replaced via a conspiracy involving the high priests brother Jason and Antiochus Epiphanes but Jason was eventually also double crossed.

4. Jason (second century B.C.E.), high priest. Jason, who adopted this Greek form of his Hebrew name Joshua, was the son of the high priest Simeon II and a brother of Onias III. According to Josephus he was also the brother of Menelaus, but it is almost certain, in the light of II Maccabees, that this is inaccurate. The events that occurred at the end of the high priesthood of Onias III undermined his standing in the Seleucid court. Jason exploited the ascent of Antiochus IV to the throne (176 B.C.E.) and his need of money to have his brother deposed and to obtain the high priesthood for himself (175), against the promise of large sums of money. Antiochus also granted him authority to establish in Jerusalem a Hellenist polis [ City State ] whose citizens were selected and registered by Jason himself {Registered/Mark of the Beast}. Armed with this authority, he established within Jerusalem a city-state called Antiochia, whose citizens he chose from the Hellenized aristocracy of Jerusalem, and erected a gymnasium { a vile place where people gathered NAKED} in the capital.

His actions led to a strengthening of Hellenistic culture in the city and to a weakening of the traditional way of life and of religious worship (II Macc. 4:7–15). This policy of Jason and his supporters was the chief cause of the Hasmonean revolt which broke out afterward, and which finally freed Judea from the rule of the Seleucids and gave birth to the Hasmonean dynasty. Jason sent envoys and gifts to Tyre in honor of the festivities to the Tyrean god Heracles. He also welcomed Antiochus when he visited Jerusalem in 174 B.C.E. However, three years later he was dismissed from the high priesthood by the king, and Menelaus, who offered Antiochus a larger sum of money for the office, was appointed in his stead. A few years later, in 168 B.C.E., when a false rumor spread that Antiochus was dead, he attempted to return and seize power in Jerusalem. He was unsuccessful, however, and was compelled to leave the city after instituting a slaughter of the inhabitants. For a while he was imprisoned by the Arabian king, Aretas. His last years were spent wandering from place to place, and he was not buried in the family sepulcher.

I think Jason is the Forerunner to the False Prophet, that is why I posted so much information on this man. I want you guys to study this man intently. He betrays his own Jewish brothers, he even betrayed his real brother Onias III, in order to gain the High Priest position. He then tried to Hellenize the Jews or make them like unto the “World” instead of like unto the way God desired the Jews to live via His Laws and Commandments. He then was cast into prison for awhile and was not buried in the Family Sepulcher. Likewise the False Prophet will abandon the Jews serving the real God {Jesus Christ} and stop the Daily offerings to Jesus in my opinion, and then place an Image of the Beast in the Temple of God. He will ultimately be cast into hell with the Beast.

The question is the timing of verses 36-45, does it allow for Antiochus Epiphanes to be the Willful King or must needs he be dead by that time according to the Scriptures ? Let’s delve into this in depth starting in the middle of the Sixth Syrian War where Antiochus leaves Egypt and he travels home/north. This below is the result of his first battle with Egypt before he returns in verse 29.

The guardians of King Ptolemy VI Philometor demanded the return of Coele-Syria in 170 BC, but Antiochus launched a preemptive strike against Egypt, conquering all but Alexandria and capturing King Ptolemy. To avoid alarming Rome, Antiochus allowed Ptolemy VI to continue ruling as a puppet king. Upon Antiochus’ withdrawal, the city of Alexandria chose a new king, one of Ptolemy’s brothers, also named Ptolemy (VIII Euergetes). The Ptolemy brothers agreed to rule Egypt jointly instead of fighting a civil war.

28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.

Antiochus Epiphanes returned north it seems because of a rumor that he had died. That rumor seemingly caused a war to breakout in Jerusalem. Antiochus Epiphanes plundered the temple of God, killed many people, then journeyed north to Antioch. (his homeland)

29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. 30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.

In 168 BC, Antiochus led a second attack on Egypt and also sent a fleet to capture Cyprus. Before he reached Alexandria, his path was blocked by a single elderly Roman ambassador named Gaius Popillius Laenas who delivered a message from the Roman Senate directing Antiochus to withdraw his armies from Egypt and Cyprus or consider himself in a state of war with the Roman Republic. Antiochus said he would discuss it with his council, whereupon the Roman envoy drew a line in the sand around Antiochus and said: “Before you leave this circle, give me a reply that I can take back to the Roman Senate.” This implied Rome would declare war if the King stepped out of the circle without committing to leave Egypt immediately. Weighing his options, Antiochus decided to withdraw. Only then did Popillius agree to shake hands with him.

So in 168 BC Antiochus Epiphanes abandoned Egypt for good, so the question is how is Daniel 11:40-45 speaking about this man coming against Egypt again, when History tells us that this man never came against Egypt again, and he died fighting the Parthians, not the King of the South. So he left an commander named Lysyas in charge of the Judean battle and went to the eastern front where he eventually died from a disease. The Maccabean Revolt is mentioned in verses 32-35, and Antiochus dies four years before the Maccabean Revolt is finished. He dies in 164 BC and the Revolt ends in 160 BC. So there is no way he is the Willful King of verse 36-45.

31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. 32 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 {Maccabeans}.

33 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. 34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

Persecution of Jews

The Seleucids, like the Ptolemies before them, held a mild suzerainty over Judea: they respected Jewish culture and protected Jewish institutions. This policy was drastically reversed by Antiochus IV, resulting in harsh persecutions and a revolt against his rule, the Maccabean Revolt.

Antiochus Epiphanes defiled the temple of God, stopped the daily sacrifices and even built a pagan altar unto Zeus and sacrificed pigs on it. This was an Abomination unto God, but it’s not the Abomination that Jesus and Daniel are speaking about of course. This desecrated the temple while it was there, but as we can see, Antiochus Epiphanes served Zeus, thus he can not be the Willful King of verse 36 as many think, because he served no gods. This of course created a schism so to speak amongst the Jewish peoples, some chose the Hellenistic lifestyle, and some chose to follow God, this is also what will happen in the End Times with the Willful King in my opinion.

Books of Maccabees

According to the authors of the Books of the Maccabees, while Antiochus was busy in Egypt, a rumor spread that he had been killed. In Judea, the deposed High Priest Jason gathered a force of 1000 soldiers and made a surprise attack on the city of Jerusalem. Menelaus, the High Priest appointed by Antiochus, was forced to flee Jerusalem during a riot. King Antiochus returned from Egypt in 168 BC, enraged by his defeat; he attacked Jerusalem and restored Menelaus, then executed many Jews.

When these happenings were reported to the king, he thought that Judea was in revolt. Raging like a wild animal, he set out from Egypt and took Jerusalem by storm. He ordered his soldiers to cut down without mercy those whom they met and to slay those who took refuge in their houses. There was a massacre of young and old, a killing of women and children, a slaughter of virgins and infants. In the space of three days, eighty thousand were lost, forty thousand meeting a violent death, and the same number being sold into slavery.

— 2 Maccabees 5:11–14
Antiochus decided to side with the Hellenized Jews in order to consolidate his empire and to strengthen his hold over the region. He outlawed Jewish religious rites and traditions kept by observant Jews and ordered the worship of Zeus as the supreme god (2 Maccabees 6:1–12). This was anathema to the Jews and they refused, so Antiochus sent an army to enforce his decree. The city of Jerusalem was destroyed because of the resistance, many were slaughtered, and Antiochus established a military Greek citadel called the Acra.

The date of Antiochus’ persecution of the Jews in Jerusalem is variously given as 168 or 167 BC. In their commentary on the Book of Daniel, Newsom and Breed argue for 167, although they state that good arguments can be made for either chronology.

Antiochus’ final years

King Mithridates I of Parthia took advantage of Antiochus’ western problems and attacked from the east, seizing the city of Herat in 167 BC and disrupting the direct trade route to India, effectively splitting the Greek world in two.

Antiochus recognized the potential danger in the east but was unwilling to give up control of Judea. He sent a commander named Lysias to deal with the Maccabees, while the King himself led the main Seleucid army against the Parthians. Antiochus had initial success in his eastern campaign, including the reoccupation of Armenia, but he died suddenly of disease in 164 BC.

So Antiochus dies suddenly in 164 BC, the Maccabean Wars do not end until 160 BC, but the Maccabeans won some battles and even retook the Temple by 164 BC, the book of Maccabeans says him hearing of Lysias defeats caused him to become sickly and die, in their finest prose !!

The Maccabean Revolt was a Jewish rebellion, lasting from 167 to 160 BCE, led by the Maccabees against the Seleucid Empire and the Hellenistic influence on Jewish life.

Timeline
In the narrative of I Maccabees, after Antiochus IV issued his decrees forbidding Jewish religious practice, a rural Jewish priest from Modiin, Mattathias the Hasmonean, sparked the revolt against the Seleucid Empire by refusing to worship the Greek gods. Mattathias killed a Hellenistic Jew who had stepped forward to take Mattathias’s place in sacrificing to an idol. Afterwards, he and his five sons fled to the wilderness of Judah. After Mattathias’s death about one year later in 166 BCE, his son Judah Maccabee led an army of Jewish dissidents to victory over the Seleucid dynasty in guerrilla warfare, which at first was directed against Hellenized Jews, of whom there were many. The Maccabees destroyed pagan altars in the villages, circumcised boys and forced Hellenized Jews into outlawry. Judah’s nickname “Maccabbeus,” now used in popular culture to describe the Jewish partisans as a whole, is taken from the Hebrew word for “hammer”.

35 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: because it is yet for a time appointed.

TRANSITION PERIOD

I think verse 35 is about all the people of God from the time of the end of the Maccabean Revolt/Wars all the way unto the END TIMES, verse 35 says it is an end time that is yet to be appointed/come to pass. I think we all agree that the Maccabean Revolt has started by this time and thus must needs be over by the time verses 36 arrives. We know the Maccabean Revolt started in 167 BC, and that Antiochus was kicked out of Egypt by the Romans in 168 BC, so there is no way that the King of the North in verses 36-45 can be Antiochus Epiphanes VI, it just can not be the case, he is already dead by 164 BC. He never battles Egypt again after the Maccabean Revolt starts, so the Willful King can not be Antiochus, because he Conquers Egypt !!

The Willful King

36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

The king here has to be the end time Anti-Christ/Beast of Daniel 7:11. He is of course not called the King of the north here in verse 36 for a specific reason, the Sixth Syrian War ended the Syrian Wars. Rome came between Greece and Egypt putting a halt to Antiochus Epiphanes plans of Conquest of Egypt once and for all. If God/Gabriel had called this Little Horn/Anti-Christ the King of the North in verse 36 it might have led some to believe this was still Antiochus !! They do anyway, most should eventually come to see it can’t be him via this thread, but who knows !! So God wanted us to know this End Time King was different from anything before him, he serves NO GOD, whereas we know Antiochus served Zeus. He MAGNIFIES HIMSELF, like the Little Horn of Dan. 7 and 8 does. He prospers until God’s Wrath is finished or until the indignation us done.

37 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.

This verse insinuates this man is an Atheist, and that he takes no heed of the thoughts of women, or it may mean he takes no heed unto an observance of the women’s gods, whatsoever that might entail. He listens not to women is the inference I take from this, their desires affect him in no wise. Like modern day Muslims, hes oblivious to their thoughts. He then magnifies himself or elevates himself to the equal of God. He of course demands to be worshiped as God.

38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

I think this infers that Satan himself gives him his seat and power, even if he’s not aware of it, but I think he will be aware of it at some point in time. He will be a War monger via the god Forces. Since he is an Assyrian, I think him not knowing the god of his fathers means he will not serve Allah, but will wipe out Islam, and he will be in league with Satan. {Of course}

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. 41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon {Jordan where Israel FLEES.}.

42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

Well we know this CAN NOT be Antiochus Epiphanes, he was forbidden from Conquering Egypt by the Romans in 168 BC, he died in 164 BC, during the Maccabean Revolt which were over by this point in time !! We are in the END TIMES here, not in Antiochus’ time. The Maccabeans tore down the Altar to Zeus in 164 BC, so they had defeated the Greeks basically by 164 BC as per running them out of Jerusalem, and the wars were over in total by 160 BC.

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Antiochus Epiphanes IV massacres the holy peoples.

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