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Armageddon Daniel 11
Prophecy Overview Daniel 580 BC 2 nd Advent Persians Romans Macabean Revolt Greeks 33 AD The Gap Rev. 1 -3 Lk. 21: 24 7 years Peace War Abom Luke Matt 21: 24 24: 21 (NASB-U) and they fallwill by the of the sword, and “. . . For thenwill there beedge a great tribulation, will such be ledas captive intooccurred all the 1 st nations; willofbethe trampled Coming has not sinceand the. Jerusalem beginning world under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. until now, nor ever will. Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved. . . ”
The Great Tribulation: The Political Climate “King of the North” Ezek. 38; Dan. 11 of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…” Scythians (Herodotus, Josephus, et. al. ) l “You will come from your place in the remotest parts of the north…” l Ez. 38: 2 "Son Ez. 38: 15 (NASB)
“the remotest parts of the north…“ Moscow Jerusalem
The Great Tribulation: The Political Climate “King of the North” Ezek. 38; Dan. 11 l Ez. 38: 15 “You will come from your place in the remotest parts of the north … a great assembly and a mighty army; ” Ez. 38: 8 After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword…
The Great Tribulation: The Political Climate “King of the North” Ezek. 38; Dan. 11 Israel Re-gathered Ezek. 37, 38 l l v. 8 “After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them. ” 38: 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land…
The Great Tribulation: The Political Climate “King of the North” Ezek. 38; Dan. 11 Israel Re-gathered Ezek. 37, 38; Dan. 11 “Kings of the South” Ezek. 38; Persia Dan. 11 l Ez. 38: 5 Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, [the king of the North] all with shields and helmets “Cush” “Put”
Rev. 9: 14 -16 “It said to the sixth angel who had the The Great Tribulation: trumpet, ‘Release the four angels who are bound at the 15 And the. Climate great river Euphrates. ’ four angels who had The Political been kept ready for this very hour and day and month “King of released the North” Dan. 1116 The and year were to kill. Ezek. 38; a third of mankind. number of the mounted troops was two hundred Israel Re-gathered Ezek. 37, 38 million. I heard their number. ” “Kings of the South” Ezek. 38; Dan. 11 “Kings of the East” Rev. 9 &16 (Dan. 11) Rev. 16: 12 “And the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings from the east. ”
The Great Tribulation: The Political Climate “King of the North” Ezek. 38; Dan. 11 Israel Re-gathered Ezek. 37, 38 “Kings of the South” Ezek. 38; Dan. 11 “Kings of the East” Rev. 9, 16 “Revived Roman Empire” Dan. 2, 7, 8, 11; Rev. 16
Background l l 11: 1 -4 Succession of Kings 11: 5 -19 Ptolemaic. Seleucid Wars Antiochus IV l l 20 -21 Seizes Kingdom 22 -28 Victories / Trouble 29 -32 Desecration Temple 33 -35 Maccabean Revolt Daniel 11: 31 (NASB-U) “And they will set up the Abomination of Desolation. ”
A “Gap” in Daniel 11: 35 -6 a (NASB-U) “Some of those who have insight will fall…until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time. Then the King will do as he pleases…”
Double Reference Daniel 11: 31 (NASB-U) "And they will set up the abomination of desolation. ” “Anti. Type” “Prophetic Gap” Antiochus IV “The Beast”
Daniel 11: 35 Reasons for a Gap: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. v. 36 f Haven’t been fulfilled. v. 35 “The end time…still to come” v. 36 New Name “The King” “King of North” (11: 1 -35) now fights the “King of North” 11: 40 ff 12: 1, 2 “At that time” (events of 11: 36 f) is the Great Tribulation. Mt. 24: 15 Abom. is still to come.
Putting it all Together… King of North invades Middle East 'Thus says the Lord God, "It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your [King of the North’s] mind, and you will devise an evil plan, 11 and you will say, 'I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls, and having no bars or gates, 12 to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations… Ezekiel 38: 10 -12
Putting it all Together… King of North invades Middle East A violation of international order. “The whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast. ” -Rev. 13: 3 l “Authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him…” l -Rev. 13: 17
Putting it all Together… King of North invades Middle East A violation of international order. N orth “The Beast” enters the war. or N th rt No h So h ut h Sou t Daniel 11: 40 -43 "And at the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen, and with many ships…" South
Th North Sou th rth No th or N e. B Daniel 11: 40 -43 ea st "…and he will enter countries, overflow them, and pass South So through. 41"He will ut h also enter the Beautiful Land, and many countries will fall; but these will be rescued out of his hand: Edom, Moab Matthew 24: 16 (NASB-U) “…then and the foremost of those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains…” the sons of Ammon.
Daniel 11: 40 -43 42"Then he will stretch out his hand against other countries, and the land of Egypt will not escape. 43"But he will gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; ” Th e. B ea st
Th Ezek. 39: 1 ff On the e. B mountains of Israel you ea st [Kings of the North & South] will fall, you and all your troops and the North nations with you. I will give you as food to all South kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals… Ez. 39: 12 “For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land…As they go through the land one of them sees a human bone, he will set up a marker beside it until the gravediggers have buried it. ”
Daniel 11: 44 "But rumors from the East and from the North will t s disturb him, a e B and he will go e Th forth with great wrath to destroy and annihilate many. ” t s a T E e h
Daniel 11: 44 -45 DA 12: 1 “At that time Michael, the "And he will pitch t great prince who protects your s a E the tents ofpeople, his royal e will arise. There will be T ah pavilion between time of the distress such as has not t s happened from the seas and the a beginning of e B e nations until then. But at that time beautiful Holy h T people--everyone whose name Mountain; your yet he will is found written in the book--will be come to his end, delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the and no one will help dust of the earth will awake: some to him. everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt…”
The War Starts… Russia invades a peaceful Middle East A violation of international order. “The Beast” enters the war. Kings of the East get involved Rev. 16: 12 “And the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings from the east. ”
The Eastern Front “the great river Euphrates” t e h T s a E t s a e B e Th Rev. 16: 16 -21 And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har. Magedon. And the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air; and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is done. "
Full-Scale War Rev. 16: 18 And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty… 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.
Rev. 8: 10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from “about pounds…” the 100 sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water-- the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
Nuclear War Zech. 14: 12 Now this will be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.
Nuclear War Isaiah 13: 8 And they will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame. Isaiah 13: 12 I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold, and mankind than the gold of Ophir. Matt. 24: 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
The Lessons Why is war so prominent in end times prophecies? Humankind think they are basically okay l We don’t really need God except for “emergencies” l “We may have some problems but we’re working on them” l
The Message of Prophecy: God says our problems are desperate and hopeless apart from him Our moral evil is expressed not only in greed, oppression, and God-tight systems. . . but also, supremely, in War
The Message of Prophecy: Armageddon is Possible Like Never Before. What do you think is going to happen? “They’ll Never Do That…” l The United Nations will Save Us? l Everyone Agrees to Disarmament? l S. D. I. (“Star Wars”) Will Save Us? l Will Attain to a Human Utopia? l
Next Time (ie, in 2 weeks) What does God mean when he says “rescue”: l “Now at that time … there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. ” - Daniel 12: 1 (NASB-U) Next Week: Daniel 9, and evidence that Jesus Christ is God’s Answer.
The War Starts… Russia invades a peaceful Middle East A violation of international order. “The Beast” enters the war. Kings of the East get involved. Christ Returns: Matthew 24
At This Point: God has seen enough The autonomous human project is an undeniable failure Jesus Christ returns to set the world straight
Daniel 11 Comments? Questions?
Fulfilled Prophecy Fulfilled? * Jews in Jerusalem (Lk. 21) * “King of the North” Super Power (Ez. 38) * Israel Re-gathered from Diaspora (Ez. 37 -38) Yes Yes People living in “Un-walled” Cities (Ez. 38) * “Kings of the South” Coalition (Ez. 38) “Kings of the East” Coalition (Rev. 16) * 200 Million-Man Armies (Rev. 9) World-Wide Ruler (Dan. 2, 7, 8, 11; Rev. 13, etc) Abomination of Desolation (Dan. 9) * Potential for the Extinction of Mankind Through War (Mt. 24; Is. 13) * People “on fire” while on their feet (Zech. 14) Yes Possible Yes No No Yes
So What? Please Continue Checking Out the Gospel! Understanding the Future Can Change Your Life Today: Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. 1 Jn. 3: 2 -3
Putting it all Together… King of North invades Middle East A violation of international order. “The whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast. ” -Rev. 13: 3 l “Authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him…” l -Rev. 13: 17 7 years Peace War Abom
Peter 3: 9 -15 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
The End… Questions? Announcements?
Prophecy Overview 9: 24 “Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city…” 444 BC 33 AD 483 Lunar Years The Gap Rev. 1 -3 Messiah Lk. 21: 24 “Cut Off”, Jerusalem destroyed 7 years Abom The Prince who is to come