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DANIEL 10 AND 11


 

A long prophecy was revealed to Daniel. This prophecy is in Dan. 10 and 11.

 

Dan 10:1  In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar. The message was true, but the appointed time was long; and he understood the message, and had understanding of the vision.

 

Daniel saw a man, and described him.

 

Dan 10:5  I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a certain man clothed in linen, whose waist was girded with gold of Uphaz!

Dan 10:6  His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of fire, his arms and feet like burnished bronze in color, and the sound of his words like the voice of a multitude.

 

The following description shows that the man that Daniel saw was Jesus Christ.

 

Rev 2:18  "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, 'These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:

 

Rev 1:13  and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.

Rev 1:14  His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;

Rev 1:15  His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;

 

Daniel was given understanding of the words.

 

The following verse gives more insight to the knowledge of Jesus Christ: He was not as powerful as the prince of Persia, and needed help from Michael; who was obviously sent by the Father for that reason.

 

Dan 10:13  But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.

 

Jesus Christ had to qualify to become second in charge of the universe, with only God the Father being over Him.

 

Heb 2:8  YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.

 

Christ overcame the temptations of Satan, and His Father put all things in subjection to Him.

 

From the above scriptures, it is obvious that at least one being was more powerful than Christ, who is the born Son of God. The king of Tyrus, who is a cherub, is the most likely candidate.

 

Eze 28:12  "Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

Eze 28:13  You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

Eze 28:14  "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.

Eze 28:15  You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.

 

There is a mighty one of the heathen.

 

Eze 31:11  therefore I will deliver it into the hand of the mighty one of the nations, and he shall surely deal with it; I have driven it out for its wickedness.

 

The bottomless pit has a king.

 

Rev 9:11  And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

 

It seems likely that the above beings are all created and are possibly the same being. Christ’s own sons would not have been more powerful than their father.

 

God the Father sets up and brings down kingdoms, and puts base men in charge.

 

Dan 4:17  'This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.'

 

Jesus had come to Daniel to reveal end time events.

 

Dan 10:14  Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come."

 

It was Jesus Christ [God the Word] who brought down Persia, and established Greece.

 

Dan 10:20  Then he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come.

 

It was Christ who established the Medes.

 

Dan 11:1  "Also in the first year of Darius the Mede, I, even I, stood up to confirm and strengthen him.)

 

The mystery of the writing on the wall is now understood. God the Father had prophesied many years previously that He would loose the loins of kings.

 

Isa 45:1  "Thus says the LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut:

Isa 45:2  'I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.

 

The above verses were fulfilled at the time of Daniel.

 

Dan 5:6  Then the king's countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other.

 

Dan 6:28  So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

 

It is obvious that to set up Darius and Cyrus; the Kingdom of the Medes: Christ had to bring down Babylon. It is God the Father who is in charge of the Kingdoms of this world.

 

Dan 4:17  'This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.'

 

Daniel 11 continues with prophecies that have been fulfilled, down to verse 27. Notice that this person returns at the time appointed, against the holy covenant.

 

Dan 11:28  While returning to his land with great riches, his heart shall be moved against the holy covenant; so he shall do damage and return to his own land.

Dan 11:29  "At the appointed time he shall return and go toward the south; but it shall not be like the former or the latter.

 

The ‘time appointed’ is the time of the end, so it is clear that verse 29 is where the prophecy starts for the time of the end.

 

Dan 11:27  Both these kings' hearts shall be bent on evil, and they shall speak lies at the same table; but it shall not prosper, for the end will still be at the appointed time.

 

We have shown from other articles that the knowledge of the covenant is known by the last era of God's church. Those who forsake the covenant, do so, after the temple of God has been built by a resurrected King David. God the Father has entered the temple, then returns to heaven.

 

Dan 11:30  For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage. "So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.

 

This evil person is the ‘little horn’ of Daniel. He has the help of an army, and pollutes the sanctuary, and takes away the daily sacrifice, or continuity; which is God's Sabbaths and holy days and laws. The little horn then sets up the abomination of desolation; which is Easter keeping and idol worship, at its very worst. The abomination of desolation is described in Ezekiel chapter 8. The abomination of desolation is set up in the temple of God, by the little horn of the book of Daniel, with the help of Laodicean church members who forsake the covenant.

 

Dan 11:31  And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.

 

The sanctuary is the room in the temple where God the Father had entered.

 

Eze 44:1  Then He brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces toward the east, but it was shut.

Eze 44:2  And the LORD said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the LORD God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.

 

The little horn changes times and laws. He has a time of success.

 

Dan 7:25  He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.

 

The Laodicean attitude appears at this time, and many forsake the covenant as they are seduced by flatteries. As with every church era: God has faithful people, who are prepared to die for Him: just as Christ died for us.

 

Dan 11:32  Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

Dan 11:33  And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.

Dan 11:34  Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue.

Dan 11:35  And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.

 

The little horn magnifies himself above all.

 

Dan 11:36  "Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.

Dan 11:37  He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.