Daniel’s Keys To Prophecy And The Greek Horn
Lets look at a few passages in Daniel that help us better understand Revelations and the the Prophecy Timeline. Daniel 9 talks about many key events. I’ve inserted comments in the text [in brackets]
Dan 9:24 “A period of seventy sets of seven has been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish their rebellion, to put an end to their sin, to atone for their guilt, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to confirm the prophetic vision, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.[I think Jesus did all these things] 25 Now listen and understand! Seven sets of seven plus sixty-two sets of seven[483 yrs] will pass from the time the command is given to rebuild Jerusalem[-450BC +483 take us to 32AD] until a ruler—the Anointed One [Christ]—comes. Jerusalem[Divine government and particularly the church] will be rebuilt with streets and strong defenses, despite the perilous times. 26 “After this period of sixty-two sets of seven, the Anointed One will be killed, appearing to have accomplished nothing[still same year - when Jesus died], and a ruler[antichrist] will arise whose armies will destroy the city[church] and the Temple[believers]. The end[the final tribulation period 2970 - 2977see Dan 8:14] will come with a flood, and war and its miseries are decreed from that time to the very end. 27 The ruler[antichrist] will make a treaty with the people for a period of one set of seven, but after half this time[in 2973.5 AD], he will put an end to the sacrifices[again cutting believers off from the true Holy Spirit - keeping people from being a living sacrifice] and offerings [again making giving mandatory]. And as a climax to all his terrible deeds, he will set up a sacrilegious object [re-establishing todays fallen church building and structure] that causes desecration, until the fate decreed for this defiler is finally poured out on him.” [this fate is talking about Satan’s permanent binding in the pit at the end of the last seven years tribulation at the end of the millenium.
This passage talks about Daniels 70 sevens. The first 69 of these seven covers the period between the command to rebuild the temple and the coming and death of the anointed one. I believe the command to rebuild the temple was given to Nehemiah in 450 BC, and that Jesus death was in AD 32, 483 years later. After this we are warned of a ruler who will arise whose armies will destroy the city[church] and the Temple[believers]. I believe Daniel is referring to the antichrist and his reign thru the 2520 year tribulation period from -554BC – 1967AD. The end of this chapter refers to the final 2520 day, 7 year tribulation period. Chapter 8 of Daniel actually tells us when this final chapter will occur. Let go thru all of Daniel 8.
Daniel’s Vision of a Ram and Goat
NLT Dan 8:1 During the third year of King Belshazzar’s reign, I, Daniel, saw another vision, following the one that had already appeared to me. 2 In this vision I was at the fortress of Susa, in the province of Elam, standing beside the Ulai River. 3 As I looked up, I saw a ram [Medo-Persian Empire see vs 8:20]with two long horns standing beside the river. One of the horns was longer than the other, even though it had grown later than the other one. 4 The ram butted everything out of his way to the west, to the north, and to the south, and no one could stand against him or help his victims. He did as he pleased and became very great. 5 While I was watching, suddenly a male goat [Grecian Empire see vs 8:21] appeared from the west, crossing the land so swiftly that he didn’t even touch the ground. This goat, which had one very large horn between its eyes, 6 headed toward the two-horned ram that I had seen standing beside the river, rushing at him in a rage. 7 The goat charged furiously at the ram and struck him, breaking off both his horns. Now the ram was helpless, and the goat knocked him down and trampled him. No one could rescue the ram from the goat’s power. 8 The goat became very powerful. But at the height of his power, his large horn was broken off. In the large horn’s place grew four prominent horns pointing in the four directions of the earth. 9 Then from one of the prominent horns came a small horn whose power grew very great. It extended toward the south and the east and toward the glorious land of Israel.[This powerful horn that cam out of the goat, from Greece, is probably the Greek Orthodox Church] 10 Its power reached to the heavens, where it attacked the heavenly army, throwing some of the heavenly beings and some of the stars to the ground and trampling them. 11 It even challenged the Commander of heaven’s army by canceling the daily sacrifices offered to him and by destroying his Temple.[The way this horn cancels the sacrifices is by destroying the temple. The true believer is the new temple. How could this leader cancel the daily sacrifice and destroy the true believers? I think that he presents a substitute Holy Spirit, hiding the true Spirit of God] 12 The army of heaven was restrained from responding to this rebellion[this assignment was given to the church, to humans]. So the daily sacrifice was halted, and truth was overthrown. The horn succeeded in everything it did. 13 Then I heard two holy ones talking to each other. One of them asked, “How long will the events of this vision last? How long will the rebellion that causes desecration stop the daily sacrifices? How long will the Temple and heaven’s army be trampled on?” 14 The other replied, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings[prophetic days =earth years]; then the Temple will be made right again[since the daily sacrifice ended in 677 this 2300 years takes us to 2977 when the temple is made right again. I believe 2977 is the end of the final tribulation period at the end of the millenium].”
Gabriel Explains the Vision
15 As I, Daniel, was trying to understand the meaning of this vision, someone who looked like a man stood in front of me. 16 And I heard a human voice calling out from the Ulai River, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of his vision.” 17 As Gabriel approached the place where I was standing, I became so terrified that I fell with my face to the ground. “Son of man,” he said, “you must understand that the events you have seen in your vision relate to the time of the end.” 18 While he was speaking, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground. But Gabriel roused me with a touch and helped me to my feet. 19 Then he said, “I am here to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath. What you have seen pertains to the very end of time. 20 The two-horned ram represents the kings of Media and Persia. 21 The shaggy male goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes represents the first king of the Greek Empire. 22 The four prominent horns that replaced the one large horn show that the Greek Empire will break into four kingdoms, but none as great as the first. 23 “At the end of their rule, when 23 “At the end of their rule, when their sin is at its height, a fierce king, a master of intrigue, will rise to power. 24 He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause a shocking amount of destruction and succeed in everything he does. He will destroy powerful leaders and devastate the holy people. 25 He will be a master of deception and will become arrogant; he will destroy many without warning. He will even take on the Prince of princes in battle, but he will be broken, though not by human power. [all this horn breaking happens a long time ago, before Christ, but this 2300 evenings and mornings is now--] 26 “This vision about the 2,300 evenings and mornings is true. But none of these things will happen for a long time, so keep this vision a secret.” 27 Then I, Daniel, was overcome and lay sick for several days. Afterward I got up and performed my duties for the king, but I was greatly troubled by the vision and could not understand it.
Why did this vision so trouble Daniel? It troubles me too, it is hard for us to accept that our loving God needs to put us through this trouble and trial. We need to understand his purity. He needs to see who can share in this hunger for his purity. If we are satisfied with worldly substitutes he probably can not use us.
This leaders comes out of the Greek empire. He gets his power from somewhere else, perhaps even from Satan. I suspect that this horn is the earthly structure of the Greek Orthodox Church, analogous to the the Vatican of the Roman Catholic church. We are told its power reached to the heavens, where it attacked the heavenly army, even throwing out some of the heavenly beings, challenges God by canceling the daily sacrifices offered to him, and interfers with the power of the Holy Spirit to help believers live a Holy life by destroying his Temple, by destroying seekers. This horn succeeded in everything it did and overcomes for 2,300 prophetic days 2,300 earth years before the Temple will be made right. The daily sacrifice was ended in 677 AD. If this restoration take 2300 years, it will occur in 2977. This corresponds to the end of the final seven year tribulation period, and the great white throne judgment. Phrophecy Timeline
There is another passage in Daniel that helps us to place things in prophecy. Let’s look at Dan 12.
NLT Dan 12:9 But he said, “Go now, Daniel, for what I have said is kept secret and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined by these trials. But the wicked will continue in their wickedness, and none of them will understand. Only those who are wise will know what it means. 11 “From the time the daily sacrifice is stopped and the sacrilegious object that causes desecration is set up to be worshiped, there will be 1,290 [677-1967] days. 12 And blessed are those who wait and remain until the end of the 1,335 days!
I think the sacrifice ended in 677AD and the abomination was set up in 707AD. That makes 2012 the date for the blessing to all who remain faithful. The sixth Seal will be 677 + 1335 or the year 2012. Our Spiritual Horizon, The Sixth Seal
After the Sixth Seal we will soon see The Seventh Seal And The Trumpets
Please guide us to your truth, to your will, to your service. Pls Forgive our may
failures and turn us from our pride seeking only your glory, In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Daniel’s Keys To Prophecy
Daniel’s Keys To Prophecy
Daniel’s Keys To Prophecy
Daniel’s Keys To Prophecy