IF WE ARE LIVING IN THE TIME OF THE END,WHAT WORDS ARE NEEDED TO OPEN THE SEAL OF THE BOOK OF DANIEL?
In the beginning, Adam and Eve had the wonderful opportunity of communing directly with our Creator face to face. As they walked in the garden their minds were continuously focused on the goodness of their loving maker. However, after the fall of man into sin, there has been a decadence in the thoughts on men. Now, just like in the time of Noah, we are told that the thoughts of men are continuously unto evil. None the less, throughout the ages, there has been a remnant few that have prophecied the coming of the Lord.
The word “prophecy” is an inspired declaration of divine will and purpose, written by a true prophet, wherein when something is predicted, it will come to pass. Understanding “prophetic time” in the Old Testament is key in interpreting past events which were predicted that have come to pass. “And now (in the New Testament) I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.” John 14:29 NKJV.
As Christians awaiting the soon coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to this day, there exist differences of opinion on the interpretation of time prophecy:
1- If we believe that there are no new time predictions left to occur, then may it be that the question we need to ask ourselves is: Do we believe that history repeats itself? If history in fact repeats itself, then is it time for us to look for repeating patterns to predict what the Lord is going to do next?
2- On the other hand, if we believe that there are still time predictions left to be fulfilled, what is needed to verify, validate, authenticate and authorize present truth by theologains?
Word composition in any little book, when authored and made by design by someone who is taught and well learned in historical events of the past, who writes down time sensitive events within that body of speech of what has been proven and is known to be true, such as the little Book of Daniel, serves as an excellent cornerstone for a pivotal point of reference.
The little book of Daniel is composed of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections forming lines, sentences, paragraphs and chapters for our learning. As we focus on the character of the types of images contained in chapter 12 of Daniel, we see images of Michael the Archangel standing up in heaven and looking down upon our planet earth; An image of a Man dressed in Linen performing an antitypical intercession above; A Judge taking an oath and a time sensitive Judgment which is followed by three time prophecies.
By comparing precepts line upon line, a little here and a little there with the prophecies from other books,
(such as Revelation, Hosea, Ezekiel, Esther, Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21),
as precepts from this little book of Daniel and precepts from that or those other books and chapters are connected, and then correlated with current events of present truth, by the grace of God, in raising up this body of knowledge by reinacting similar types of repeating patterns,
(when presented chronologically and articulated sequencially),
may it be that as these interconnected words form sentences, and as these sentences form paragraphs, and these paragraphs form a little book which is similar to, and runs parallel with Daniel chapter 12, in which we can already see the posture of the likeness of the Son of God standing and getting ready to raise His hands into the heavens upon receiving the signal of the abomination that makes desolation by the Sunday Law?
Just as the pillars in our church had to make corrections in their interpretation of scripture concerning the Sabbath in the past, given that Chapter 12 within the Book of Daniel remains sealed, may it be that another key or type of timeline may be necessary for us to validate our understanding of future events that are yet to come?
Before looking forward, let us verify a point in history by looking back at the Legal Framework of the 1260 Year-for-Day Prophecy:
In 538 BC, in the uprooting of the three horns by the Little Horn Power of Daniel 7:8, 20 and 24, prophetic timekeepers can verify that this was in fact the beginning of the dissolution of legal structures, when, in the 6th Century, the Bishop of Rome was validated as being the head over the entire church, whereby authenticating Paganism that gave place to the authority of the Papacy. In doing so, the Dragon gave to the Beast his power, his seat, and great authority (Rev. 13:2), which according to Daniel 7:25 began the 1260 years of Papal oppression.
A careful study of Daniel 7:24-26 along with some related prophetic passages reveal that the decisive events of the terminal movements of this 1260 year period should be understood primarily legally, rather than militarily. Once this legal framework is understood and given its due weight, it becomes clearer how this 538 event relates to the 1798 event. This legal framework “enacted orthodox Christianity into law,” that placed the Pope as the formal head of Christendom, which “ordered all Christian groups to submit to this authority,” and gave him civil power of life and death over heretics.
Note that Ezekiel 3 and 4 talks about the Son of Man that gave him a roll to eat that symbolized the Gospel. In Ezekiel 3:2 "I opened my mouth and He caused me to eat that scroll." This roll was as sweet as honey in their mouths but because they did not share the love of God with others, it became bitter in their stomachs. It was due to their rebellious behavior instead of reflecting the image of the love of God that for every day that they laid on the knowledge they understood and did not share it, a year was laid on them to bear. This validates the Day-Year Principle for a rebelious Israel, but does this same principle apply to all those that love God (Adonai) and are sharing the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Jeshua) the Messiah with others Day-by-Day apply to me? Verify this point by asking yourself what am I doing with what I know and understand?
Sometime in the very near future a Sunday Law will be implemented which will make desolate Sabbath worship. For all those who profess to keep the Commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus, this decree is known to be an abomination. Upon reading Daniel 12, do you think that this point of new world order will be allowed to go on for another 1260 years of persecution? Then after these 1260 years have gone by since this decree is given, do you think this tyrant papal authority could possibly be allowed to go on and on for 1290 years of investigative judgment for a death decree to be imposed on all those who continue to keep the Commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus? Then when the 1290 years have come to pass, do you think that the Lord with His grace and mercy will allow the devil to further inflict pain and suffering by causing us to wait even more by allowing this to go on and on for an additional 45 years until every last living Christian has been destroyed, whereby finalizing 1335 years? We are told emphatically in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 that once the time of trouble starts, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done !!!
Some historians believe that the 1260, 1290 and 1335 timeline prophecies have already been fulfilled. If this is true, then why hasn't the Lord come, and where are the warnings explaining how long the persecution yet to come will last. When can we expect that there will be a death decree enacted, when is it that this time of trouble will all come to an end? If this prophecy is going to repeat itself, is it possible that a key anti-type may need to be applied that is NOT Year-for-Day in prophetic time, but rather is literally Day-for-Day? Will not the 144,000 say: Have we not prophecied in your name? Do we not keep the 10 commandments and have the faith of Jesus? What type of key words are needed for us to know and understand how to unseal this little book? Is it within the vocabulary of the bride to say to the I AM: "I DO understand the contents of this little book?"
There are many types of predictions, otherwise known as prophecies written in the Bible. Ask yourself: For every type of prophecy that exists, isn't there also an anti-type? An anti-type in Biblical terms refers to a person or thing representative of, or foreshadowed by a given type or symbol. Symbols used in Bible prophecy are figures of speech such as those used in the Old Testament having a counterpart in the New Testament, or correlations between matters in Heaven and on Earth.
In order for any true prophet to be believed, their spirit must first be tried. Note however, even for those whom prophetic dreams have been revealed, the understanding of prophecy has been and continues to be challenging at best. It is noteworthy to mention that the prophet Daniel, after receiving the vision in Daniel 12 was perplexed on how to interpret what to he himself had been revealed.
The Bible says in Proverbs 4:1;7 “Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father and attend to know understanding. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. When we ask the Lord for wisdom, seek knowledge inspired by the Holy Spirit and pursue understanding, we are promised that we will find it.
Looking further into this prophetic timeline, Daniel is seeking further knowledge and understanding in Daniel 12:6-7 by stating, “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?” The “man clothed in linen” is symbolic of our “High Priest” which we know to be Jesus Christ, was described as being on the waters of the river stated “that it shall be for a time, times, and an half;” (1260 days) In Daniel 12:8, Daniel himself states, “And I heard, but I understood not: Then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: For the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”
With all of the wonders that are happening in this old world, as Christians following the signs of the soon coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is there sufficient reason for us to believe that we are now living in what may be called by Bible scholars as the “Little Time of Trouble?” More and more Christians believe that we are living in the Little Time of Trouble, that comes just before the "Big Time of Trouble", in which there is a time prophecy described as “time, times and half time” in Daniel 12:7, don’t you think it is time that this key time prophecy not only be known for all believers, but that it also should be understood so that we may be able to make due preparation once it is unsealed?
Note that when we compare the context and character of one type of “time prophecy,” it is imperative that we take into account whether the figurative imagery being used is made by a thing such as a deceptive and manipulative beast or power or is formed by God-fearing eye witnesses, reflecting the loving image of God by what we do. In that God wants to give everyone the time that we need to be saved, and does not want any us to suffer unduly or be lost, in knowing that there is good and bad involved in this drama, do you think that their might be a need for at least two or three perspectives in our interpretation of how to predict time prophecies?
Interpretation of Prophecy requires Imagination. When we ask God for His insight, by our faith in His wisdom and by His grace we may see imaginary visions in our minds that characterize persons, places and things that do not appear.
An example of this is the writing on the wall in Daniel 5:24-28 that may be interpreted as: God hath numbered thy kingdom and finished it; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting; and Thy kingdom is divided. The United States of America is likened to a kingdom in Bible prophecy. Note that every kingdom has a king. On January 16, 2020 to February 5, 2020 an impeachment hearing was tried concerning alleged Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Justice that was heard in the House of Representatives, dominated by Democrats on the left side finding a verdict of guilty that was then heard and tried in the Senate that is dominated by Republicans on the right side finding a verdict of innocent, resulting in an Aquittal.
Ask yourself a question: When a the leader of our nation is aquitted of all charges of Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Justice, and is able to act above the law, when you have the power and authority to enact laws and command our national guard and Armed Forces, in that the united nations are governed by leaders in the United States of Ameria and you are "King" of all the leaders of the world, is there anything you cannot do inclusive of, but not limited to executing people for violating his perception of law and order?
Due to the weight of this matter finalizing in an aquittal, this judgement, finalized on February 5, 2020 divided not only our nation, but the world, whereby numbering it's days due to it's inability to unite.
Ask yourself concerning this imaginary legal point of reference: Is it on or about these dates that the Man of God clothed in linen, in Daniel 12:7 stated by his body language that He "...held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth forever that it shall be for a time, times and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished."?
We are told in Amos 3:7 that “Surely the Lord will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” May it be that one of the secrets in Daniel 12:5-7 has to do with what is described as the other two types of witnesses standing on this and that side of the bank of the river? Do these two types symbolize historical and futuristic timelines, involving every nation, kindred and tongue? (Prophetic: Year-for Day and or Literal: Day-for-Day timelines)
Another secret in Daniel 12:5:7 may be in the symbolism of the hands of the man clothed in linen in Daniel 12:7. Might it be that the right hand which signals the scattering of God's people described in Daniel 12:7 is promoted by the effect of the spread of the pandemia at hand which causes us to draw nearer to the Lord that makes us realize that our lives and every breath are in His hand? Is this not what Daniel said to Belshazzar in Daniel 5:23 by writing that he "lifted up himself against the Lord of heaven ..... and has praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is?" Is COVID-19 the instrument that in conjunction with the judgment made by the Supreme Court Judge John Roberts in America are what signal the beginning of the Little Time of Trouble?
May it also be that the end of the Little Time of Trouble is signaled by the enactment of the Sunday Law which not only is an abomination to God, but also signals a time in which His people will need to flee to the mountains because desolation is at hand which points to the beginning of the Big Time of Trouble?
Imagine that you were standing up in heaven looking over a river of still-waters on earth. On the bank to your left was one type of a witness and on the other bank to your right side there was another type of witness, both gazing down upon the same still-waters watching your reflection face to face looking for signs of your soon coming. When you raise your right hand and then the left at certain times, in that both witnesses are keeping time from each of their distinct perspectives, which witness will have the right perception of this present time? Do the two hands that tell time represent historical prophetic time, or do the two hands that tell time represent a type of time from the Impeachment Judgment to the Sunday Law, and the Sunday Law to the Death Decree and then from the Death Decree to the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Can both witnesses be right? Is this not what Daniel 12:5-13 is saying?
Reflect for a moment and ask yourself: If we would have done our part on earth, would Jesus have already come? If your answer is yes, then does it stand to reason that this timeline might just run forward day for day instead of year for day when there are 144,000 standing which reflect the image of the I AM, by doing His will, while this delay allows every last living soul the opportunity to reflect His image and perfect will, while the Man dressed in Linnen, our High Priest in Heaven continues looking down and performing His Anti-typical Atonement for the sins of those who continue sinning and then asking for His forgiveness?
Once the Sunday Law decree is implemented, those who keep the 10 Commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus and remain faithful will be written in the Book of Life. With this mindset, once everyone has been tested, found faithful and then sealed, in that we are told that these Movements-Will-Be-Rapid and not Year-for-Day and this same pattern appears to be literally repeating itself, what will be the motive for believing in a prolonged prophetic timeline? Does anyone gain anything by believing this way?
October 22, 1844 was a great disappointment for the Christians that were looking forward to the Second Coming of Jesus. According to Rev. 10:9-11, despite the fact that the little book was sweet as honey in their mouths, it also became bitter in their bellies just as Ezekiel described because they were not keeping the Sabbath Day and misunderstood the prophecy concerning second coming of Jesus. Once again, our patient and loving Creator tells us in the New Testament (Revelation 10:9-11) that we need to eat the little book of Daniel as well as we are told in the Old Testament (Ezequiel 3:1-3) and share the advent of his soon coming.
Note that Daniel 12 describes 3 distinct time periods of 1260 days, 1290 days and 1335 days. What is expected of all those still standing He comes is that we open and digest the contents of Revelation 10:9-11 as well as Ezekiel 3:1-3 and share the love of God to a dying world while the Lord may be found. Ready or not, even if the rocks have to cry out, the Lord is coming very very soon!!!
Note in Ezekiel 3:22-27 that when our tongues are stuck to the roofs of our mouths because of a plague that makes it so that we cannot breathe freely, much less smell out of our noses, as every breath we take is in His hand, He not only gives us breath to breathe, time to reflect by shutting us in our homes and a mouth to warn others, but there is a hand that leads us out into the country. Is this not the leading of the Holy Spirit to get out of the Big Cities and move out into the Country?
In summary: In my opinion, according to my humble studies and understanding of the Word of God, by observing the signs of the times we live in, as well as by observing the fulfillment of prophecies in front of my eyes, I have come to the conclusion that the "Little Time of Trouble" began on or about the day of the finalization of the judgment of the Impeachment Hearings of Donald Trump on February 5, 2020, verified from a Legal perspective, which will last for approximately 1260 days. This scattering period will allow those with this understanding, sufficient time to move into the country and find refuge.
Once the Sunday Law decree is imposed upon us, there will be a validating period, which will test and authenticate by papal authority, whether we will continue to keep the 10 commandments of God and live by faith;
There also is a final time period of judgment and sealing with a death decree, however we know that the Lord will shorten this time by his love and mercy, otherwise there would not be anyone alive that never tasted the sting of death. Thereinafter, according to Rev. 22:11, "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: And he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
"Verily I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and than hour knoweth no man, no not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Mark 13:30-37.
Your life and breath are in his hand and the scattering of his remnant has already begun. This is not a time for us to role over and lay on the present truths we already know and understand. Those times have long past. However, with the little time that remains, this is not only a golden opportunity for us to seek the Lord while He may be found, but also to share with others the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah, make preparation to leave the big cities and find a place of refuge in the country while we await for the soon coming of our Lord.