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The Prophecy Of Daniel

"I kept watching in the visions of the night, and look! with the clouds of the heavens, someone like a son of man was coming; and he gained access to the Ancient of Days, and they brought him up close before that One. 14 And to him there were given rulership, honor, and a kingdom, that the peoples, nations, and language groups should all serve him. His rulership is an everlasting rulership that will not pass away, and his kingdom will not be destroyed"

(Daniel 7:13,14)

THE SYNOPSIS OF THE STUDY OF THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL

This synopsis allows the reader to direct himself to the part of the article that may interest him the most, by scrolling down the page, to the topic number indicated

1 - Introduction: The Prophecy of Daniel Announces The Victory Of The Sovereignty Of Jehovah: The main theme of the prophetic book of Daniel is the restoration of the sovereignty of Jehovah God on earth, through the kingdom of God, whose kingship has been entrusted to the "son of man", Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:31-46).

2 - The succession of world powers in the prophecy of Daniel 2: The statue of four metals: Babylon, the Medo-Persian Empire, Greek and Roman. It is obvious that there have been many other world empires. However, these four empires have had a direct connection with the prophetic narrative of the book of Daniel and even to the present days, regarding the last world power.

3 - The iron weakened by clay: Iron symbolizes the expression of the power of the Roman Empire, and its extension to our time, by iron weapons. Currently, the actions of iron governments are largely hampered by human clay.

4 - The wild beast with long iron teeth and the ten horns: Regarding this fourth wild beast, the Roman Empire, with ten horns (the whole of world sovereignty (ten horns)), expresses exactly the same idea as the vision of the statue with four metals, in its low part (legs, feet and toes): The Roman power would continue until our days.

5 - The three horns plucked up and replaced by an arrogant horn: The United States of America, gradually drove out the three colonial powers, which in fact represent the cradle of this nation with "Greco-Roman" origins: Spain (associated with The Netherlands and Portugal (which will colonize an important part of South America (Brazil)) with Spain), France and England.

6 - The last king with the grimacing face and arrogant attitude: The prophetic vision announces an event which takes place more than 2,500 years later, in our time, just before the great tribulation: the special description of the last king, of the last world power (THE LAST KING).

7 - The conflict between the king of the north and the king of the south, which will culminate in the great tribulation: The peculiarity of this war, with worldwide repercussions, is that it is exclusively centered on the land of Decoration, Israel, which is currently the epicenter of dramatic events that will lead to the great tribulation (Daniel 11:41- 45 and 12:1) (THE TWO KINGS).

8 - The prophecy of the coming of Messiah, the Leader and the end of the Covenant of the Law: The prophecy of the seventy weeks of years: Until Messiah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks: from the year 455 BCE, until the baptism of Christ.

9 – Daniel 4: Jesus Christ has been installed as Heavenly King of the Kingdom of God in October 1914 CE: How do we get to this date of Tishri, 15, (October,2/3), 1914?

10 - The earthly Holy Ones are, for the last time, severely persecuted and then will inherit the kingdom: The prophecies of 1260, 1290, 1335 days and 2300 evenings and mornings: These prophecies of the 1260, 1290, 1335 days and 2300 evenings and mornings, have their fulfillment, at the end of this system of things, at the great tribulation (Daniel 12:1).

11 - Calculation of the 1260, 1290 and 1335 days, Tebeth, 25, 2020 (Biblical) – Tishri, 10, 2023: 1335 days: January 20, 2020 - September 23, 2023: The calculation will be made from the biblical calendar (Jewish), with the biblical names of the corresponding months. Then, in each important step of the calculation, the dates of the biblical lunisolar calendar will be translated into Gregorian Calendar Dates (the current solar calendar).

12 - From the advent of the last king, to the revelation of the man of lawlessness: The last king and the man of lawleness, is the same man.

13 - The 2300 days: Ziv (Iyyar), 20, 2017 - Ethanim (Tishri),10, 2023: Ziv, 20, 1512 BCE, is the date of the official commissioning of the Holy Place, with a people and a priesthood completely organized (Numbers 10:11-13).

14 - "The appointed time arrived for the holy ones to take possession of the kingdom" (Daniel 7:22): The Heaven Holy Ones will number 144,000 (Revelation 14:1-5). The Earthly Holy Ones, some will be Princes, other Priests and other non-priestly Levites (Ezekiel 40-48).

1 - Introduction

The prophecy of Daniel was written in Babylon, and finalized around 536 BCE

The main theme of the prophetic book of Daniel is the restoration of the sovereignty of Jehovah God on earth, through the kingdom of God, whose kingship has been entrusted to the "son of man", Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:31-46). Based on the chronological basis of the prophecy of Daniel chapter 4:10-27, we can say that this heavenly enthronement took place in 1914 C.E. Human rulership on earth is portrayed as wild beasts that devour and crush mankind and compete with the sovereignty of God, based on love (1 John 4:8; Daniel 7:2-8). The prophecy of Daniel announces the violent disappearance of this bestial satanic sovereignty. This destruction will take place during the great tribulation: "But the Court sat, and they took away his rulership, in order to annihilate him and to destroy him completely" (Daniel 2:34,44; 7:26; 12:1; Matthew 24:21; Revelation 14: 18-20; 19:11-21). The kingdom of God will establish its earthly administration through the New Jerusalem, made up of the 144,000 heavenly holy ones: “And the kingdom and the rulership and the grandeur of the kingdoms under all the heavens were given to the people who are the holy ones of the Supreme One. Their kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all rulerships will serve and obey them" (Daniel 7:27; Revelation 21:2-4). According to the prophecy of Ezekiel, the kingdom of God will have earthly holy ones, such as princes and priests (Ezekiel 40-48) (the expression "holy ones" found in the prophecy of Daniel, simply refers to the servants of God Jehovah and his son Jesus Christ).

The historical and prophetic narrative is based on these three main axes, mentioned above, the restoration of the sovereignty of God on earth, the disappearance of bestial human sovereignty, and the establishment of the earthly reign of the kingdom of God, of which the king is the "son of man", Jesus Christ and the 144,000 heavenly holy ones. Therefore, any historical event which does not have a direct link with these three aspects, is not mentioned. For example, the book of Daniel there are mainly four World Powers, from the time of the writing of this biblical book of Daniel, to the present day: Babylon, the Medo-Persian Empire, Greek and Roman. It is obvious that there have been many other world empires. However, these four empires have had a direct connection with the prophetic narrative of the book of Daniel and even to the present days, regarding the last world power.

The prophetic analysis of this book will be done by theme. For example the examination of the first prophecy which deals with the succession of World Powers, in Daniel chapter 2, will be linked to other chapters which repeat this theme differently and for a different purpose (Daniel 7 and 8). Two prophecies of Daniel have already been the subject of a very detailed examination which will only be summarized in this article, but will direct the reader who wishes it, by a hyperlink (The king of the north and the king of the south (Daniel 11-12:1); The Last King (Daniel 8:23-25)). The main purpose of this biblical study of the prophecy of Daniel is to demonstrate the proximity of the Day of Jehovah (the great tribulation) and the need to prepare ourselves individually, as a family, and as a congregation (Daniel 12:1).

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2 - The succession of world powers in the prophecy of Daniel

(Daniel 2)

The statue of four metals

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, had a dream

"You, O king, were watching, and you saw an immense image. That image, which was huge and extremely bright, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was terrifying. The head of that image was of fine gold, its chest and its arms were of silver, its abdomen and its thighs were of copper, its legs were of iron, and its feet were partly of iron and partly of clay. You looked on until a stone was cut out, not by hands, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and of clay and crushed them. At that time the iron, the clay, the copper, the silver, and the gold were, all together, crushed and became like the chaff from the summer threshing floor, and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a large mountain, and it filled the whole earth" (Daniel 2:31-35).

The interpretation of the dream

“This is the dream, and we will now tell the king its interpretation. You, O king—the king of kings to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the might, the strength, and the glory, and into whose hand he has given men wherever they may dwell, as well as the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and whom he has made ruler over all of them—you yourself are the head of gold. “But after you another kingdom will rise, inferior to you; then another kingdom, a third one, of copper, that will rule over the whole earth. “As for the fourth kingdom, it will be strong like iron. For just as iron crushes and pulverizes everything else, yes, like iron that shatters, it will crush and shatter all of these. “And just as you saw the feet and the toes to be partly of clay of a potter and partly of iron, the kingdom will be divided, but some of the hardness of iron will be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with soft clay.  And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom will be partly strong and partly fragile.  Just as you saw iron mixed with soft clay, they will be mixed with the people; but they will not stick together, one to the other, just as iron does not mix with clay. “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever, just as you saw that out of the mountain a stone was cut not by hands, and that it crushed the iron, the copper, the clay, the silver, and the gold. The Grand God has made known to the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy” (Daniel 2:36-45).

In this dream, it is prophetically described the succession of world powers, from the time of Daniel, when the kingdom of Babylon was the ruling world power, until the great tribulation, when the destruction of human sovereignty, followed by the establishment of the earthly administration of the kingdom of God. This statue is made of four metals:

1 - The golden head: the Babylonian empire, represented by the king Nebuchadnezzar, at the time of the prophet Daniel (Daniel 2:37,38).

2 - The chest and arms in silver: the Medo-Persian empire (Daniel 2:39a).

3 - The abdomen and the thighs made of copper: the Greek empire (Daniel 2:39b).

4 - The Iron Legs: The Roman Empire (Rome (Western Empire) and Constantinople (Eastern Empire)) (Daniel 2:40).

5 - The feet of iron mixed with clay (as well as the toes of iron mixed with clay)): the current world sovereignty, imbued with late Roman Influence, by its political, religious and cultural system. This Greco-Roman impregnation is designated by the generic expression of Westernization (or the expression of late Greco-Roman antiquity). The presence of clay with the ferrous metals of the feet and toes, which in fact weaken the general structure of the statue (world human sovereignty), represents the movements of uncontrolled crowds, in the forms of street, social and revolutionary, terrorist acts perpetrated by small groups, all acting as a counter-power that seriously weakens the iron authority of current governments (Daniel 2:41-43).

3 - The iron weakened by clay

"As for the fourth kingdom, it will be strong like iron. For just as iron crushes and pulverizes everything else, yes, like iron that shatters, it will crush and shatter all of these. “And just as you saw the feet and the toes to be partly of clay of a potter and partly of iron, the kingdom will be divided, but some of the hardness of iron will be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with soft clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom will be partly strong and partly fragile. Just as you saw iron mixed with soft clay, they will be mixed with the people; but they will not stick together, one to the other, just as iron does not mix with clay"

(Daniel 2:40-43)

Iron symbolizes the expression of the power of the Roman Empire, and its extension to our time, by iron weapons, swords, lances, shields and later, cannons, rifles, machine guns, bombs and bombers dropping fire from the sky, to use the expression from the book of Revelation, about the wild beasts of two lambs horns, representing the current world power: "It exercises all the authority of the first wild beast in its sight. And it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first wild beast, whose mortal wound was healed. And it performs great signs, even making fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the sight of mankind" (Revelation 13:12,13).

For example, during World War II, Italy, Germany, and Japan (Axis Powers) set the world on fire. At the end of this World War II, far from pacifying the world, the allied powers, particularly France, the British, Holland, the United States and the former Soviet Union, in turn shed blood and tears, during the Cold War, in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Indonesia. Nevertheless, these iron powers, with their military strength, were hampered by clay. How? Let us take two examples, France and the United States: After the Second World War, these two countries engaged in colonial wars, in Africa (in the Maghrib), in Asia (in Korea, Vietnam and Laos). On the military level (iron), these countries have undoubtedly exerted a power comparable to iron which destroyed everything in its path, by rifles, machine guns, cannons, incendiary bombs destroying men, women and children living in villages, and forests, in Vietnam and Laos. Nevertheless, the clay, the men and women, the public opinion, was quick to denounce the exaction of these great colonial powers, which "weakened" their military action (iron), to the point of converting their military victories, in political and diplomatic defeats.

Currently, the actions of iron governments are largely hampered by human clay, the "many waters", in the form of crowds protesting against the authority, revolutions, terrorist acts and mob movements that are flexing the authority of "militarized iron", widely relayed by union and media powers, particularly the Internet, which have acted and are acting as powerful checks and balances. The prophecy of Daniel mentions the “toes” of iron and clay, which accentuates the fragility and stability of the “statue”, through Balkanization and claims of autonomy that have fragmented great empires. This phenomenon has been accentuated after the fall of the former Soviet Union, from the beginning of the years 90. New forms of conflicts by worldwide generalized terrorist actions, with the appearance of the Internet, make that the human clay has nowadays become almost uncontrollable by most governments with their police and militarized iron power.

The uncontrolled and rebellious clay, of the prophecy of Daniel, finds its symbolic correspondence with the book of Revelation, with the horizontality of the rough sea and the many waters: "One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me: “Come, I will show you the judgment on the great prostitute who sits on many waters. (…) He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues"" (Revelation 17:1,15). While iron is represented by the verticality of the governmental "former heaven", in the book of Revelation, it is written that they will disappear: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more" (Revelation 21:1). Their demise at the great tribulation is also foretold in the prophecy of Daniel:

“You looked on until a stone was cut out, not by hands, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and of clay and crushed them. At that time the iron, the clay, the copper, the silver, and the gold were, all together, crushed and became like the chaff from the summer threshing floor, and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a large mountain, and it filled the whole earth. (…) In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever, 45 just as you saw that out of the mountain a stone was cut not by hands, and that it crushed the iron, the copper, the clay, the silver, and the gold. The Grand God has made known to the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy” (Daniel 2:34,35,44,45).

4 - The wild beast with long iron teeth and the ten horns

The succession of these four world powers is expressed differently, but in a similar way, regarding late Roman Influence Antiquity, in another quote of the prophecy. This time, it is the prophet Daniel who has the visions, and it is an angel who gives him the interpretation of them. These visions allow to complete the information of the dream of the statue with four metals:

"Daniel declared: “I was watching in my visions during the night, and look! the four winds of the heavens were stirring up the vast sea. And four huge beasts came out of the sea, each different from the others. “The first one was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were plucked out, and it was lifted up from the earth and was made to stand up on two feet like a man, and it was given the heart of a man. “And look! another beast, a second one, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Get up, eat much flesh.’ “After this I kept watching, and look! another beast, like a leopard, but on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. And the beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.  “After this I kept watching in the visions of the night, and I saw a fourth beast, fearsome and terrifying and unusually strong, and it had large iron teeth. It was devouring and crushing, and what was left it trampled down with its feet. It was different from all the other beasts that were prior to it, and it had ten horns. While I considered the horns, look! another horn, a small one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were plucked up from before it. And look! there were eyes like human eyes in this horn, and there was a mouth speaking arrogantly" (Daniel 7:2-8).

In the first part of the explanation of the angel, are summarized all the information of the vision of the statue with four metals, showing that there would be four kings who would arise representing the four empires (Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek and Roman). This sovereignty would give way to the kingdom of God: "These huge beasts, four in number, are four kings who will stand up from the earth. But the holy ones of the Supreme One will receive the kingdom, and they will possess the kingdom forever, yes, forever and ever" (Daniel 7:17,18, compare with 2:36-44). What intrigued the Prophet Daniel, however, was the appearance of the fourth beast, which represents the Roman Empire. Therefore, he asked the angel for more information: “This is what he said: ‘As for the fourth beast, there is a fourth kingdom that will come to be on the earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms, and it will devour all the earth and will trample it down and crush it. As for the ten horns, ten kings will rise up out of that kingdom; and still another one will rise up after them, and he will be different from the first ones, and he will humiliate three kings” (Daniel 7:23,24).

Regarding this fourth wild beast, the Roman Empire, with ten horns (the whole of world sovereignty (ten horns)), expresses exactly the same idea as the vision of the statue with four metals, in its low part (legs, feet and toes): The Roman power would continue until our days. The fact that this wild beast has the ten horns, shows that the Late Antiquity Roman Influence (the Roman beast), the westernization, would permeate all the current world governance, until the last days (represented by the ten horns, all the kings of the earth).

5 - The three horns plucked up and replaced by an arrogant horn

"While I considered the horns, look! another horn, a small one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were plucked up from before it. And look! there were eyes like human eyes in this horn, and there was a mouth speaking arrogantly"

(Daniel 7:8)

What are the three plucked up horns, replaced by an arrogant horn? To find out, just read the explanations of the angel, regarding this big horn existing in our current days, in order to know what the three horns, correspond to: "He will speak words against the Most High, and he will continually harass the holy ones of the Supreme One. He will intend to change times and law, and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. But the Court sat, and they took away his rulership, in order to annihilate him and to destroy him completely" (Daniel 7:25,26).

Verse 26, shows that this horn (king), as worldwide power, would be present at the time of the great tribulation, the destruction of the international human sovereignty. What world power is it? Without doubt, the United States of America. The current world power is also described in the book of Revelation, as a wild beast with two horns of lambs, using by itself, the world power of another wild beast with seven heads and ten horns: "Then I saw another wild beast ascending out of the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb, but it began speaking like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first wild beast in its sight. And it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first wild beast, whose mortal wound was healed.  And it performs great signs, even making fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the sight of mankind" (Revelation 13:11-13). Just as Daniel 7:8 informs that this "horn speaking arrogantly", this quote of Revelation 13, describes it with the attitude of a prophet who organizes a worship rivaling that due to God. Revelation 16:13, call this wild beast as "false prophet".

Therefore, it is easy to understand to which maritime powers correspond to the three plucked up and humiliated horns. To obtain its independence, the United States of America, gradually drove out the three colonial powers, which in fact represent the cradle of this nation with "Greco-Roman" origins: Spain (associated with The Netherlands and Portugal (which will colonize an important part of South America (Brazil)) with Spain), France and England. It was at the end of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) that France left all its possessions. Through the Spanish-American War (April 15 to August 12, 1898), Spain will lose its last possessions. Through the War of Independence (1775-1783), Great Britain will lose all its possessions. According to the prophecy of Daniel, the United States of America, is an expression of a "Late Roman Antiquity Influence", as are the three other nations that founded it.

 6 - The last king with the grimacing face and arrogant attitude

This last king mentioned in the prophecy of Daniel, is the theme of a special biblical study (The Last King). Nevertheless, it is important to know the whole context of this very detailed prophecy in its description: "As I raised my eyes, look! there was a ram standing before the watercourse, and it had two horns. The two horns were tall, but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up later. I saw the ram making thrusts to the west and to the north and to the south, and no wild beasts could stand before it, and there was no one who could provide rescue from its power. It did as it pleased and exalted itself.  As I kept watching, look! there was a male goat coming from the west crossing the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground. And the goat had a conspicuous horn between its eyes. It was coming toward the ram with the two horns, which I had seen standing before the watercourse; it was running toward it in a powerful rage. I saw it closing in on the ram, and it was filled with bitterness toward it. It struck down the ram and broke its two horns, and the ram was powerless to stand up to it. It threw the ram to the ground and trampled it down, and there was no one to rescue it from its power. Then the male goat exalted itself exceedingly, but as soon as it became mighty, the great horn was broken; then four conspicuous horns came up instead of the one, toward the four winds of the heavens" (Daniel 8:3-8).

This time, there are only two wild beasts that represent only two world powers, the two-horned ram, the Medo-Persian power, and the very fast male goat, with a very big horn, the Greek Empire: "The two-horned ram that you saw stands for the kings of Meʹdi·a and Persia. The hairy male goat stands for the king of Greece; and the great horn that was between its eyes stands for the first king. As for the horn that was broken, so that four stood up instead of it, there are four kingdoms from his nation that will stand up, but not with his power" (Daniel 8:20-22).

Two hundred years in advance, this prophecy foretold the advent of Alexander, the Great (the great horn of the male goat) and his very fast conquests (the male goat without touching the ground). The book of Daniel has been completed around 536 BCE, in Babylon. Alexander the Great was born in 356 BCE. In 336, he began his reign. He died very young, in 323 BCE: "the horn was broken". The prophecy suggests that none of his sons would inherit his kingdom. Alexander the Great had two sons: Alexander IV Aigos and Héraclès, an illegitimate son. The two sons were murdered and therefore did not succeed their father. According to the prophecy, after the death of Alexander, the Great, all the conquered territories were divided into four, between four of his generals: Seleucus Nicator taking Mesopotamia and Syria; Cassandra, Macedonia and Greece; Ptolemy Lagus, Egypt and Palestine; and Lysimachus, Thrace and Asia Minor.

Then, the prophetic vision announces an event which takes place more than 2,500 years later, in our time, just before the great tribulation: the special description of the last king, of the last world power: "Out of one of them came another horn, a small one, and it grew very great toward the south and toward the east and toward the Decoration. It grew so great that it reached all the way to the army of the heavens, and it caused some of the army and some of the stars to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down. It exalted itself even against the Prince of the army, and from him the constant feature was taken away, and the established place of his sanctuary was thrown down. And an army was given over, together with the constant feature, because of transgression; and it kept throwing truth to the earth, and it acted and had success" (Daniel 8:9-12). The angel gives the explanation of this vision:

"And in the final part of their kingdom, as the transgressors act to a completion, a fierce-looking king who understands ambiguous sayings will stand up. His power will become great, but not through his own power. He will bring ruin in an extraordinary way, and he will be successful and act effectively. He will bring mighty ones to ruin, also the people made up of the holy ones. And by his cunning he will use deception to succeed; and in his heart he will exalt himself; and during a time of security he will bring many to ruin. He will even stand up against the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human hand" (Daniel 8:23-25). After the prowess of announcing the advent of Alexander 200 years in advance, it is the prophetic feat of announcing 2,500 years in advance, by the general description of his grimacing face, and his astute attitude and arrogant, the advent of the last king of the last world power. This biblical prophecy is examined under the topic: "THE LAST KING".

7 - The conflict between the king of the north and the king of the south, which will culminate in the great tribulation

It is in the historical context of the partition into four, of the former territories conquered by Alexander, the Great, that begins the prophetic narrative of the conflict, between the king of the north and the king of the south, in Daniel chapters 11 to 12:1. The peculiarity of this war, with worldwide repercussions, is that it is exclusively centered on the land of Decoration, Israel, which is currently the epicenter of dramatic events that will lead to the great tribulation (Daniel 11:41- 45 and 12:1).

The time is between the decline of Medo-Persian world power and the military supremacy of Greek power (compare Daniel 8:7,20,21). The "mighty king", in Daniel 11:3, is Alexander, the Great (336 BCE (compare Daniel 8:8,20)). His shattered kingdom, divided towards the four winds, alludes to his untimely death (323 BCE) and the division of the conquered territories, into four parts, shared between four of his former generals (compare with Daniel 8:8b,22). As the narrative of this conflict center on the land of Decoration, the north represents Syria and the south Egypt. Of the four generals, two of them seize the whole Greek Empire, which will begin the struggle between these two kings and their respective dynasty:

-       The king of the North, the Syrian King Seleucus I Nicator and his dynasty.

-       the king of the South, the Egyptian King Ptolemy Lagus and his dynasty.

This biblical prophecy is examined under the topic: "THE TWO KINGS".

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8 - The prophecy of the coming of Messiah, the Leader

and the end of the Covenant of the Law

The prophecy of the seventy weeks of years

“There are 70 weeks that have been determined for your people and your holy city, in order to terminate the transgression, to finish off sin, to make atonement for error, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up the vision and the prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies. You should know and understand that from the issuing of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Mes·siʹah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks. She will be restored and rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in times of distress. “And after the 62 weeks, Mes·siʹah will be cut off, with nothing for himself. “And the people of a leader who is coming will destroy the city and the holy place. And its end will be by the flood. And until the end there will be war; what is decided upon is desolations. “And he will keep the covenant in force for the many for one week; and at the half of the week, he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease” (Daniel 9:24-27).

"You should know and understand that from the issuing of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks. She will be restored and rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in times of distress" (Daniel 9:25). This prophetic statement announces the time of Christ's coming to earth. First of all, they are weeks of years, not days, which means that each week represents, not seven days, but seven years. So seventy weeks of years (70x7) are 490 years. When does this period begin?

From the issuing of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem: The city of Jerusalem has been desolated and forsaken, after the exile of its inhabitants to Babylon, for 70 years (Jeremiah 25:11,12). After this time, the temple and the walls of Jerusalem were gradually rebuilt. So the beginning of this period is the year the order was given to rebuild Jerusalem. According to Nehemiah, one of the writers of the Bible, this order came "in the 20th year of King Ar·ta·xerxʹes" (Nehemiah 2:1,5-8.). As historians confirm, 474 BCE was the first year of Artaxerxes' reign. The twentieth year of his reign was therefore, in 455 BCE.

Until Messiah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks: from the year 455 BCE, until the baptism of Christ, it is necessary to count, 7 weeks of years (7x7 = 49 years), and 62 weeks of years (62x7 = 434 years), that are 483 years (49 + 434). By adding, these 483 years to the year of departure, 455 BCE, we get to autumn 29 CE, when Christ was baptized in the Jordan, by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17). So at the end of the 69 weeks of years (483 years), and at the beginning of the seventieth week of years, Jesus Christ has been baptized. It is written that after these seven and sixty-two weeks of years, Christ would be cut off: "And after the 62 weeks, Mes·siʹah will be cut off, with nothing for himself" (Daniel 9:26). But when in the time of the week 70? In the middle of the week, that is to say three and a half years, after his baptism: "And he will keep the covenant in force for the many for one week; and at the half of the week, he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease" (Daniel 9: 27a). By his sacrificial death, "at the half of the week", three and a half years, after his baptism, he made the "sacrifice and gift offering to cease", that is to say on 14 Nisan 14, 33 CE (Romans 10:4).

During the three and a half years, corresponding to the second part of the seventieth week of years, the resurrected Jesus Christ, shortly before his ascension, asked his disciples to preach the Good News, first in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria and then, to all the nations: "But you will receive power when the holy spirit comes upon you, and you will be witnesses of me in Jerusalem, in all Ju·deʹa and Sa·marʹi·a, and to the most distant part of the earth" (Acts 1:8). At the end of the seventieth week, God officially turned His attention to the whole of the nations, at the time of Cornelius' baptism, mentioned in Acts 10: "At this Peter began to speak, and he said: “Now I truly understand that God is not partial, but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him" (Acts 10:34,35).

“And on the wing of disgusting things there will be the one causing desolation; and until an extermination, what was decided on will be poured out also on the one lying desolate” (Daniel 9:27b). The end of these seventy weeks of years prophetically announced the future destruction of Jerusalem, particularly according to the prophecy of Jesus Christ, in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13.

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9 - THE KING JESUS CHRIST HAS BEEN INSTALLED AS KING OF THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM OF GOD, IN TISHRI, 15, 1914, OCTOBER 2/3, 1914 (CE)

Tishri (Ethanim), are the name of a month in the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, which is between the months of September/October)

How do we get to this date of Tishri, 15, (October,2/3), 1914?

"Seven times will pass over you, until you know that the Most High is Ruler in the kingdom of mankind and that he grants it to whomever he wants"

(Daniel 4:10-25)

"‘In the visions of my head while on my bed, I saw a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was enormous. The tree grew and became strong, and its top reached the heavens, and it was visible to the ends of the whole earth.  Its foliage was beautiful, and its fruit was abundant, and there was food on it for all. Beneath it the beasts of the field would seek shade, and on its branches the birds of the heavens would dwell, and all creatures would feed from it.  “‘As I viewed the visions of my head while on my bed, I saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from the heavens. He called out loudly: “Chop down the tree, cut off its branches, shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit! Let the beasts flee from beneath it, and the birds from its branches. But leave the stump with its roots in the ground, with a banding of iron and of copper, among the grass of the field. Let it be wet with the dew of the heavens, and let its portion be with the beasts among the vegetation of the earth. Let its heart be changed from that of a human, and let it be given the heart of a beast, and let seven times pass over it. This is by the decree of watchers, and the request is by the word of the holy ones, so that people living may know that the Most High is Ruler in the kingdom of mankind and that he gives it to whomever he wants, and he sets up over it even the lowliest of men.”  “‘This was the dream that I, King Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar, saw; now you, O Bel·te·shazʹzar, tell its interpretation, for all the other wise men of my kingdom are unable to make the interpretation known to me. But you are able to do so, because the spirit of holy gods is in you.’ “At that time Daniel, whose name is Bel·te·shazʹzar, was alarmed for a moment, and his thoughts began to frighten him. “The king said, ‘O Bel·te·shazʹzar, do not let the dream and the interpretation frighten you.’ “Bel·te·shazʹzar answered, ‘O my lord, may the dream apply to those hating you, and its interpretation to your enemies. “‘The tree that you saw that grew great and became strong, whose top reached the heavens and was visible to all the earth,  which had beautiful foliage, abundant fruit, and food for all, beneath which the beasts of the field would dwell and on whose branches the birds of the heavens would reside, it is you, O king, because you have grown great and become strong, and your grandeur has grown and reached to the heavens, and your rulership to the ends of the earth. “‘And the king saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from the heavens, who was saying: “Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump with its roots in the ground, with a banding of iron and of copper, among the grass of the field. And let the dew of the heavens make it wet, and let its portion be with the beasts of the field until seven times pass over it.” This is the interpretation, O king; it is the decree of the Most High that must befall my lord the king.  You will be driven away from among men, and your dwelling will be with the beasts of the field, and you will be given vegetation to eat just like bulls; and you will become wet with the dew of the heavens, and seven times will pass over you, until you know that the Most High is Ruler in the kingdom of mankind and that he grants it to whomever he wants" (Daniel 4:10-25).

Here is the calculation to obtain the precise date of the enthronement of King Jesus Christ, in heaven, on Tishri, 15, (October 2/3) 1914 CE ("2/3", means that the day, in the Bible, begins at evening (Genesis 1:5)) (See the explanation (Lunisolar year (the new moon)) (Daniel 4:10-17, 20-29). The prophecy had a first fulfillment on the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. The second fulfillment allows knowing when Jesus Christ, as main descendant (when he was human) of King David, has been installed as king, of the kingdom of God (Matthew 1:1-16; Luke 3:23-38): By applying the momentary interruption of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, of "seven times", to the same momentary interruption, of the reign of the Davidic dynasty, in Jerusalem, which took place in 607 BCE, we get to the date of 1914 CE.

In 607 BCE, when Jerusalem has been conquered by the Babylonians, “the Davidic throne” representing Jehovah's earthly sovereignty, has been found vacant, and no longer representing it (2 Kings 25:1-26). In the prophecy of Ezekiel, it is written that this reign of the Davidic dynasty would be restored: “This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: ‘Remove the turban, and take off the crown. This will not remain the same. Raise up the low one, and bring low the high one. A ruin, a ruin, a ruin I will make it. And it will not belong to anyone until the one who has the legal right comes, and I will give it to him” (Ezekiel 21:26, 27). The one who would have “the legal right” to the Davidic crown, is Christ Jesus (Luke 1:32, 33).

The prophecy of Daniel, chapter 4, indicates the duration of this temporary interruption of the reign of the Davidic dynasty: 7 times, that are, 7 prophetic years of 360 days. Which are 2520 days or 7 prophetic years. The historical and prophetic context, of the events after the beginning of the temporary overthrow of the Davidic dynasty, in 607 BCE, allows to understand that these 2520 days, are in fact 2520 years. Adding 7 years, to the year 607 BCE, nothing historically important has happened: which makes it possible to discern that it is indeed the biblical correspondence, of "a day for a year", 2520 years (Ezekiel 4:6). Adding the 2520 years, to 607 BCE, we get to the year 1914 CE. In 1 Kings 25:25,26, it is written that Jerusalem has been completely uninhabited from the seventh month of the year 607 BCE, that is, from the month of Tishri (Ethanim). The date of Tishri (Ethanim)15, is the most biblically logical, particularly according to the prophecy of Zechariah 14:16, which associates Ethanim, 15, the date of the Festival of Booths, with the celebration of Jehovah's sovereignty (compare with Revelation 12:10, (the heavenly enthronement of Christ, in 1914 CE)).

10 - The earthly Holy Ones are, for the last time, severely persecuted

and then will inherit the kingdom

The prophecies of 1260, 1290, 1335 days and 2300 evenings and mornings

These prophecies of the 1260, 1290, 1335 days and 2300 evenings and mornings, have their fulfillment, at the end of this system of things, at the great tribulation (Daniel 12:1). Why? It is precisely the statements regarding the 2300 and 1335 days, that lead to this understanding: "Until 2,300 evenings and mornings; and the holy place will certainly be restored to its right condition" (Daniel 8:14); "Happy is the one who keeps in expectation and who arrives at the 1,335 days!" (Daniel 12:12 compare with Matthew 24:13). This everlasting happiness will only begin with the release of the Faithful Christian, at the great tribulation of Ethanim (Tishri), 10, which will be a planetary jubilee: "But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near" (Luke 21:28). This prophecy of the 1260, 1290 and 1335 days, is presenting a calendar of events, just before the Great Tribulation: the short campaign of international persecution of the heavenly and earthly Holy Ones, until the end of the 1335 days. Here is a brief overview of the process of the calculations of dates:

- The calculation will be made from the biblical calendar (Jewish), with the biblical names of the corresponding months. Then, in each important step of the calculation, the dates of the biblical lunisolar calendar will be translated into Gregorian Calendar Dates (the current solar calendar).

- The biblical method of calculation considers the full prophetic years have 360 days, the same for the prophetic months, with 30 days. The 1260 days are 3 and a half years ((3 x 360 days) + (6 x 30 days)) (Revelation 12:6,14).

- The full prophetic years of 360 days are from date to date. For example, if the calculation begins on Nisan, 1, of the year "n" (month of the Jewish calendar), the year after will be, from Nisan, 1, "n" to Nisan, 1, "n +1"... for each full prophetic year.

- It is the same for the entire prophetic months of thirty days, from date to date, even if the lunar month has only 29 days and the following one with 30. For example for two prophetic months, from the Elul, 1, until the Tishri, 1, represents a prophetic month of 30 days (even though Elul has only 29 days) (Revelation 11:2, 3; 42 months of 30 days = 1260 days).

- It is different for the number of days less than a month. It is the case in the prophecy of 1335 days (15 days) and 2300 days (20 days). In those cases, each day must be counted with the number corresponding to the date of the month. For example, if there are 15 days left, starting on the date of the Elul, 25 (biblical date), then the calculation starts from the 25 (counting as the first day (25), from the start, because in the Bible, the beginning of a day is counted as entire), we get to the date of Tishri,10 (taking into account in this specific case, that Elul has only 29 days, the same for the 20 days remaining of the 2300 days) (In Matthew 12:40, it is written that Jesus Christ said that he would remain "three days and three nights in the heart of the earth", which shows that a started day is counted in its entirety, day and night).

- Last point, the informed reader will notice a gap of two days, between the biblical date presented, and the Jewish calendar date (with two days late). A biblical Ethanim (Tishri), 10, corresponds to an Ethanim (Tishri), 8, in the Jewish calendar date. This difference comes from the fact that according to the Bible, the new moon is the full disappearance and the full moon is on the 15th day of the month (Psalms 81:3). The current Jewish calendar considers the first day of the month with a new moon, with the first observable crescent moon, which in fact causes on average of two days later than the biblical date (see the explanations on the page of "the lunar calendar" ("New Moon")).

11 - Calculation of the 1260, 1290 and 1335 days

Tebeth, 25, 2020 (Biblical) – Tishri, 10, 2023: 1335 days

January 20, 2020 - September 23, 2023

"Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was up above the waters of the stream, as he raised his right hand and his left hand to the heavens and swore by the One who is alive forever: “It will be for an appointed time, appointed times, and half a time. As soon as the dashing to pieces of the power of the holy people comes to an end, all these things will come to their finish.” (…) 11 “And from the time that the constant feature has been removed and the disgusting thing that causes desolation has been put in place, there will be 1,290 days.  “Happy is the one who keeps in expectation and who arrives at the 1,335 days!" (Daniel 12:7,11,12).

"An appointed time, appointed times, and half a time", corresponds to three and a half appointed times, or 1260 days (compare with Revelation 12:6 and 12:14 "a time and times and half a time" = 1260 days).

Since these three times (1260, 1290,1335) are listed consecutively, it is obvious that they begin on the same date. As a first observation, the 1260 days correspond to 3 and a half prophetic years (6 months). The 1290 days correspond to 1260 days, plus 30 days (1 month). The 1335 days correspond to 1260 plus 60 days (2 months), and 15 days.

THE CALCULATION (so that the reader can check on a Jewish calendar, the dates will be mentioned in parentheses): The date chosen for the great tribulation is September 22/23, 2023, corresponding to the biblical Ethanim (Tishri), 10 (Ethanim, 8, of the calendar Jewish). This means that the last day of 1335 days is the biblical Ethanim (Tishri), 10, 2023 (to facilitate the understanding, the years are listed according to the Gregorian calendar (2023)).

It is necessary to count 15 days backwards, corresponding each day to the precise date, taking into account, in this case, that the month of Elul has only 29 days, we get to the date of the biblical Elul, 25 (Elul, 23 of the Jewish calendar). Going back 30 days prophetic month (date to date), we get to the biblical Ab, 25 (Ab, 23 of the Jewish calendar).

Day 1290 - Day 1335: from Ab, 25 to Tishri, 10, 2023 biblical (August 10, 2023 - September 23, 2023 (taking into account the 2-day shift in the Jewish calendar)).

Day 1260 - Day 1290: from Tamuz, 25 to biblical Ab, 25 (July 12, 2023 - August 10, 2023 (taking into account the 2-day shift in the Jewish calendar)).

The beginning of the 1260 day time: going back 6 months, the biblical Tebeth, 25, 2023. Going back three years, we reach the biblical Tebeth, 25, 2020: January 20, 2020 (taking into account the 2-day shift in the Jewish calendar (23 Tebeth)).

The prophecy of the 1260, 1290 and 1335 days, is a precise calendar of the destructive events caused particularly by the last king of the prophecy of Daniel (8:23-25), on the people of God, the Holy Ones.

The current 1260-day period (January 20, 2020 to July 12, 2023), represents the last period of the worldwide proclamation, of the Good News of the Kingdom, until The End (Matthew 24:14).

In the period between the ends of the 1260 days until the end of the 1290 days (July 12 to August 10, 2023): Process of destroying the administration of the proclamation of the Good News, by police, military and judicial administrations, which will take the form of arrests, imprisonments and indictments against the Holy Ones. At the end of this 1290-day period, it is probable that the worldwide proclamation of the Good News will have definitively ceased, and that the Holy Ones will be in expectation for the end of the 1335 days, which will signify their reward of everlasting life and happiness, either in heaven or on earth (from August 10, 2023 to September 23, 2023): “Happy is the one who keeps in expectation and who arrives at the 1,335 days!” (Daniel 12:12)).

12 - From the advent of the last king, to the revelation of the man of lawlessness

What is the significance of the date of January 20, 2020? It is the anniversary date of the start of the presidential term of the 45th President of the United States. How is this date biblically significant, especially regarding the prophecy of Daniel?

Everything indicates, that this is the last king, of the last world power, mentioned in Daniel 8:23-25, with a mostly grimacing face, and an arrogant attitude. But why is this date of January 20, 2020 (three years after the beginning of the term) so important? For this, we must refer to a statement by the apostle Paul, who knew this prophecy of Daniel, in connection to the nearness of the Day of Jehovah (Great Tribulation). Here is this biblical statement: "Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction" (2 Thessalonians 2:3).

The apostasy within Christian congregations, appeared after the death of the apostles in accordance with the prophecy of Jesus Christ, in Matthew 13:24-30,37-43 ("While men were sleeping" (verse 24), is the death of the apostles who made ramparts against this apostasy within the Christian Congregation).

The man of lawlessness, the son of destruction, is a unique man, as was Judas Iscariot, whom Jesus Christ also called "son of destruction" ("son of destruction" (John 17:12)). The apostle Paul has appointed, "the man of lawlessness" of the prophecy of Daniel 8:23-25, for several reasons. The prophecy of Daniel mentions the existence of an arrogant and intriguing king, who would reveal himself, "when the transgressors act to a completion".

Moreover, the apostle Paul described him by the expression, "son of destruction", which is quite in keeping with the prophetic narrative of Daniel, for two reasons: This last king is described as whom will sow destruction, including among the people of God: "His power will become great, but not through his own power. He will bring ruin in an extraordinary way, and he will be successful and act effectively. He will bring mighty ones to ruin, also the people made up of the holy ones. And by his cunning he will use deception to succeed; and in his heart he will exalt himself; and during a time of security he will bring many to ruin. He will even stand up against the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human hand" (Daniel 8:24,25). Also, the second reason, the prophecy of Daniel 8:25b, mentions that this king will be directly destroyed by the King Jesus Christ: "He will even stand up against the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human hand" ( Daniel 8:25b). The apostle Paul repeated exactly the same information: "Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence" (2 Thessalonians 2:8 ). There is no doubt that the apostle Paul was referring to this intriguing and destructive king, to the revelation of the "man of lawlessness".

The apostle Paul wrote that this man would "reveal himself", and that his "lawlessness" would be exposed to the world. How? And when? We must return to the prophecy of Daniel, and the date of January 20, 2020, the anniversary date of the three years of reign of the last king. Why is this date important? It was from this anniversary date that his behavior as "man of lawlessness" has been officially "revealed", and his installation as such. A trial in "Impeachment" had started on December 18, 2019, so that he would be officially dismissed on January 21, 2020. In fact, the anniversary date of January 20, 2020, is a confirmation of the reign of the last "lawless" king, who is in the process of revealing himself in his true face, as "lawless" man, with a particular destructive future behavior. After the worldwide display of his forfeitures, which revealed him to be "lawless", he has been confirmed as last king, with his acquittal on February 5, 2020.

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13 - The 2300 days

Ziv (Iyyar), 20, 2017 - Ethanim (Tishri),10, 2023

"And I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one speaking: “How long will the vision of the constant feature and of the transgression causing desolation continue, to make both the holy place and the army things to trample on?” So he said to me: “Until 2,300 evenings and mornings; and the holy place will certainly be restored to its right condition””

(Daniel 8:13,14)

This 2300 day prophecy is in the context of the revelation of the last king, of the last current world power (Daniel 8:9-12,23-25). The 2300 days represent, 6 years (6 x 360 = 2160 days), 4 months (4 x 30 = 120 days), 20 days: 2160 + 120 + 20 = 2300 days.

CALCULATION: 6 years: Ziv, 20, 2017 to Ziv, 20, 2023 + 4 months: Ziv (Iyyar), 20 - Sivan, 20 (1), Sivan, 20 - Tammuz, 20 (2), Tammuz, 20 - Ab, 20 (3), Ab, 20 - Elul, 20 (4) + 20 days: Elul, 20 to Ethanim (Tishri), 10, 2023 (taking into account that Elul has only 29 days).

The biblical meaning of Ziv (Iyyar), 20

Ziv (Iyyar), 20 ("the second month, on the 20th day of the month"), the second month of the biblical year, is a very important anniversary date in connection with the "holy place" (Daniel 8:14): "Now in the second year, in the second month, on the 20th day of the month, the cloud lifted from over the tabernacle of the Testimony. So the Israelites began to pull away from the wilderness of Siʹnai in the order established for their departure, and the cloud settled in the wilderness of Paʹran. This was the first time they departed following the order of Jehovah through Moses" (Numbers 10:11-13). Ziv 20, 1512 BCE, is the date of the first time, that Jehovah has a people of Holy Ones, represented by Israel, spiritually fully structured, with a temple, in the form of a tabernacle and an installed priesthood (with the process of "the continual sacrifice" (constant feature)). The Ziv (Iyyar), 20, 2017, is the first year of the reign of the last king, of the last world power, mentioned in this same book of Daniel chapter 8, which mentions the 2300 days of hostility against true worship and Holy Ones (heavenly and earthly). The end of the 2300 days corresponds to "the restoration of the holy place to its right condition", that is, on Ethanim (Tishri), 10, 2023.

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14 - "The appointed time arrived for the holy ones to take possession of the kingdom"

(Daniel 7:22)

Before the remnant of the Heavenly Holy Ones on earth, reign with King Jesus Christ, the prophecy of Daniel, announces that they will suffer a short time of persecution from the last king of the current world power, alongside the earthly Holy Ones: "And by his cunning he will use deception to succeed; and in his heart he will exalt himself; and during a time of security he will bring many to ruin. He will even stand up against the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human hand” (Daniel 8:25). This persecution, which has already started on a world level, was also announced in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38 and 39, of Gog of Magog.

At the end of the 1335 days and 2300 days, the heavenly Holy Ones will take possession of the kingdom. The complete number is 144,000 Heavenly Holy Ones, according to the book of Revelation (14:1-5). These 144,000 kings and priests will represent as a group, the New Jerusalem, which will establish paradisiacal conditions on the earth: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”” (Revelation 21:1-4).