By Staff Writer
The Whole World In His hands
"The most high ruleth in the kingdom of men,
In Daniel, Chapter 4, God repeats this phrase three times, and if you know Gods numerology, then you know that the number 3 stands for 'manifestation', and the number 4 represents the 'earth'.
Nothing could be clearer than the manifestation that God is making to the people of the earth. He's in control. The whole world is in HIS hands, and He doesn't want you to forget it. And, for those of us who make Jesus our Lord and Master, this is a blessing we can count on during these last days.
God's seven thousand year plan is closing in on the completion of the sixth millennium. There are things happening on the earth today that confound the minds of Christian people, but God is assuring us that He's in Control, so keep your eyes on Him. Focus on the prophecies pertinent to this time, and heed their message. If you do this, your redemption will not sneak in, like a thief in the night, as Satan would have it, but will be sung in by a united Christian family, rejoicing, and marveling at the wonder, of the love that God has for them. He provided for us the way in which to watch the drama of the end play out on the stage of history, right up to the day of our catching away to be with Him forever.
Because Daniel was the prophet of the Jews, and his prophecies concern their last days, we can explore what God is foretelling the latter day, end time Jews, and how this message to them has provided the Christian world with a time for rejoicing during those days.
Paul was introduced to Gods 'fail safe' program, The Church, after the Jews formally rejected Jesus of Nazareth, Our Lord, as the promised Messiah. The Church was to be a body of believers in, and followers of, the Messiah, Jesus. They were to be assembled from throughout the world, and given, by grace [unmerited favor], the reward promised the chosen people for their strict obedience to the covenant made with them.
The new covenant people would be a branch grafted on to the tree of the root of Abraham. As the atonement for sin was accomplished by Jesus, the Christians, rather than the Jews, would now become the joint inheritors of the promises of God, through Jesus, the Messiah. This left Gods covenant with the Jews unfulfilled at the time, and yet so, to this day.
But, in Daniels prophecy of the last days, God provides for a seven year period in which He refocuses on the Jews, and completes the covenant he made with them. In Daniels prophecy, we learn that a time will come in history when Israel, and the nations surrounding it will be in such turmoil, that a peace among those nations becomes the only viable option.
The person bringing that peace, would be a king of the time, and one among ten other kings of the area bound in a loose confederacy agreeing on a peace plan with Israel. There would be dissension on the part of three of the kings, causing them to be uprooted.
The peacemaker king would be of little significance as far as the kingdom he rules is concerned, but he personally, in time would grow to become very powerful.
At the time of the peace, the peacemaker king is presiding over a lesser kingdom than his true rank allows for, as his true kingdom was stolen in a military junta, killing a large part of his family in the takeover. Personally, he is highly respected for mainly two reasons; he has powerful Arab and western friends, who sponsor his very existence, and because, except for the Jews in Israel, he lives in a land dominated by the followers of Allah, their one true god, and he is the descendant of Muhammad, the prophet of Allah, and hereditary ruler of the stolen kingdom, The Hashemite Kingdom, which he has vowed to regain, and return to Hashemite rule. By treaty, he is the keeper of the keys to the holy shrines of the Muslims in Jerusalem. He presently controls the Temple Mount.
Daniel tells us the peace that is agreed upon provides for the Jews to rebuild their Temple, on Temple Mount, in Jerusalem, and resume animal sacrifice for the atonement of their sins, which has not been practiced since the year 70 A.D.
According to the Jews today, when their Messiah, who could be anyone, comes on the scene, he will bring peace and security to Israel, and rebuild the temple. That's what they are looking for, and that is what will blind them to the false deliverer, who provides them with these two things. They are being set up right this minute as we speak.
Daniels prophecy goes on to describe many other events that will happen to the Jews, and finally the return of Jesus with His saints [us] in the battle of Armageddon, where He is victorious over Satan world, and begins His reign of one thousand years on earth.
I glossed over the ending, because the part that concerns the Christians happens in the beginning of the prophecy.
First, Paul tells us that the peace that is made will never be seen by the Christians. They will undoubtedly see the events leading to peace, but not the declaration of the peace. The catching away of the Church [the Rapture] will happen prior to that peace declaration.
Sit up and pay particular attention to this. Enough background, here comes the message. Here is where Gods provision comes in so that we can watch our redemption come to pass.
God told Daniel to seal up the prophecy, in order that it might be unsealed in its time. That means that when you can see the events spoken of in the prophecy, happening in time, then, and only then could the fulfillment come to pass. Only at the time of the fulfillment will you be able to clearly see the events taking place.
So, there is no sense saying we are in end times, at this time, if the drama spelled out in the prophecy, is not being played out on the stage of history today.
This not a matter of denominational beliefs, or doctrine, or philosophy. This is pure history, and reading it in relation to Daniels prophecy. And, we don't want you to take our word for it, just take a look through our glasses, and then tell us that it isn't happening.
You will see it, even the blind can't miss it. God said you would be able to see, so if you say you believe in the Bible, then you owe it to yourself to at least take a look. It won't hurt, it will bring joy to your life, just as Paul admonishes you.
IThes.5:6-16 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober - But let us, who are of the day [us, now], be sober, putting on the breast plate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And, be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore.
Have you ever heard anything any more clear than that?
God specifically points out that you will see Daniels prophecy when the seal is broken, and it comes spilling out on to the stage of history. Paul tells us, the end time people, to wake up and smell the coffee, and sing in your redemption, because it's not hidden, and most of all, BE AT PEACE AMONG YOURSELVES, and REJOICE EVERMORE!
If Daniels drama isn't happening, then I don't care how many other minor alignments are on the scene, the time isn't now. All the alignments align on Daniel, Daniel doesn't align on them! The Key to the end times is Daniel!
Read the story of the Rise of Antichrist - The Peacemaker, and Right Leg? Left Leg? - The EC is in the wrong leg. These articles can be found on our web site at http://www chn-net.com. They will go into more detail on how the drama is playing out, who the players are, and where we stand in biblical time as of today.
Everyone, Christian and non Christian alike owes it to themselves to take a look. When you do, you will find the glory of God shinning in the fulfillment of his word.
God Bless you.
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