Does the Old foreshadowing the new brings a renewal?
Many are have made claims about church history and some renewal events. What do we mean? Could this be restoring the church. If He has to do this again, what have we done wrong? I believe the greatest revival would be the ultimate recognition of who we are at the marriage supper. Until then we are brides sleeping in, getting those few extra winks. However, does the early bird gets the worm, right? Keep those oil lamps full and trimmed. Hear His voice calling out.
There are renewed, re-vowed or restored covenants to original covenant saints.
Is it a new thing or renewed thing?
There is no New Brand of Covenant or a new vow to a pre-existing testament, there are no distinctions between old and new saints other than being a peculiar(special) people.
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18&19
Remember not the former things. What things? Former ways that got us in trouble in the first place. This is talking about Judah’s clean slate when they return home to Jerusalem from Babylon.
In Daniel 9:20 the Seventy weeks was the Lords process of renewing His covenant with Judah after their 80 years of time out.
There are instance of renewed or restored covenant’s to the saints or original covenant saints. In the above passages talks about the Lord renewing his covenant with Judah by returning to Jerusalem. Which they eventually broke again.
What about Israel?
How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man. Jeremiah 31:22
One reference is talking about Judah. This passage is a woman encompassing a man as a new thing to perceive. This was for the Nation of Israel. We got our Man! Again.
The testament of Jesus’s blood renewed or restored a covenant to a people and not to make a new one.
Were we grafted into something new to stand apart? Or were we grafted into something ancient to stand as apart of something that already existed.
I do not identify as something new but renewed in Testament to stand with the originals, a renewed Israel that has been joined together with the original Judah.
The I AM renewed his covenant with a people, to whom was not a people and now is a people. He has shown compassion to a people who didn’t deserve it.
Great is the day of Jezreel, a people renewed.
We, the Renewed Testament Saints are nothing new under the sun, just a rekindled old flame in the eye of Lord.😉 Jesus!
We all are saints, those whom our Lord has set apart to be His people.
Thought for the day:
Get the narrative with the whole story behind it, not just little snippets here and there to create a whole new narrative. Perceive the Word of God in this manner.
It’s amazing to see how MSM attacks what God has been doing prophetically by attacking the Spiritual Houses of Jacob.
Firstly, the House of Judah(the saints of New Nation of Israel or the Jews).
Secondly, the house of Ephraim (the USA) the strength and chief protector of the Saints of the House of Jacob, that being the Nations of Judah and Israel, or the Christians and Jews.
And now thirdly, the House of Manasseh(Britain) or the British Royals, namely attacking the to be Crowned Prince William?
Did you know the British royals can trace their linage all the way back to King David. Can anyone else make that claim? Did you also know that they are in possession the original Ephod or the breastplate of the Hebrew Priests, King David”s Harp and the stone of destiny or Jacobs headrest.
In understanding the relationships between the prophetic houses or Nations of Jacob and today, we can see the effect and focus that God’s enemy has on the world and the direction he’s going by trying to undermind God’s plan by the time of the Massiah return.
Satan has been doing an awesome job of getting the people to turn away from their heritage.
What church am I talking about? If your answer is the New Testament Church, your only partially correct.
Remember that the New Testament saints, when it comes to people of God is part of the Old Testament saints, we took our root in the old, or grafted in you might say. The Old foreshadows the New.
All nationalities that came to the kingdom of God through the New Covenant that Jesus presented were grafted into the Nationalities of the Old Covenant by means of the new covenant, by grafting them into the original House of God. This includes firstly the Lost Sheep of Israel, that is the scattered 10 tribes of the Northern Nation, then all other nationalities who would come to His Name by listening to the Gospel message. Whosoever the Father brings to Him, will by no means be turned away.
Are we not talking about two covenants that were made to a people, one through Jacob(Israel) the grafted son, then the other through Jesus the only begotten Son of God? Notice that both are referred to as princes in the House of God. Yes folks, Jacob was considered a son of God. Hence a son was prince in the House of the Father. We have two of them.
What about Jesus’s kingship? In my personal view, the very man that Jacob wrestled with and won was the pre-incarnate Son of God, He grafted Jacob into His household as a Prince. Jesus is the embodiment of both the House of Israel and Judah as the House of David. However we may look at it, Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Jesus never called himself King that was ever recorded, however we called Him King.
Remember: Jacob was grafted into the House of God as a Son and prince, Jesus is the Only Begotten Son Of God.
Note that Jesus said at hand and not in hand, in other words, at that moment, not in full possession as of yet. But its coming. Jesus had to finish up first. To Get things ready.
Jesus commanded his disciples to only go out to those who were the Lost sheep of the House Israel or the Lost 10 tribes of the northern nation, however, there were other nationalities, including Judah, that came to Him, He met them halfway, per se, by no means did he ever turned away the other nationalities, the Jews or Judah was already a part of the original stalk, no grafting was necessary. The wild olive tree branches were grafted into the old kept stalk of the House of Jacob.
Jesus himself did eventually go into these other nations following this initial out reach of His Disciples.
Now folks, where do we as other nations come in, when it comes to the lost sheep of Israel?
There are a few beautiful passages that reflects who we are as other nations or nationalities that came to him and he met half way.
Take for example of the parable of the Good Samaritan who went the extra mile.
The Samaritan woman at the well that Jesus asked for a cup of water and he had had her personal phone number, you might say. Knew her adulterous life story. Her response was to go out and proclaim his message you might also say. This is where he said that there will be a day that we will not have to worship in Jerusalem at Mount Zion or Mount Gerazim in the north.
The 10 lepers that came to Jesus and were healed. Nine were Jews the other one was a Canaanite, Jesus had them go and give an offering to the priests as was customary, only one came and worshiped at his feet, the Canaanite.
The Canaanite woman with a demon-possessed daughter, recognized Jesus as the son of David, She asked Jesus to come to her daughter’s defense, Jesus was playing hard to get and said that He was only sent to the lost sheep of Israel, the woman was persistent and wise and worshiped him, Jesus was amazed at her faith and fulfilled her petition in defense of her daughter.
The uninvited adulterous woman who worshiped at Jesus’s feet during a private dinner party held in his honor, worshiped him by washing his feet with her hair moisten with her tears.
What a picture to paint of people who were treated as infidels, are portrayed as being true worshipers of the Son of God.
He didn’t go to them specifically, they heard and came to Him.
Have we, as worshipers, gone the extra mile? By becoming true worshipers.
God’s presence followed the people of Israel through the wilderness, likewise, the place of God’s presence follows us where ever we go.
So, in answering the previous question, where did the church first start, we have to take a trip to Mount Sinai all the way to Mount Moriah in Jerusalem then to the place of God’s presence in the hearts of His people
Now that we as the wild olive branches are grafted into the Old stalk, does it mean that we need to live or abide by the old covenant statues and laws? Yes, however, we as a part of the new covenant has abided by the ordinances through our faith in Jesus as the Christ and all that He has set himself up for us as the only begotten Son of God, remember that Jesus walked and talked the Laws of God and their application. Does it mean that the original stalk and branches have to live by the New? Absolutely, they are the original, however the Original natural branches is by default covered by the New, so the Old is covered by the New by our faith in Jesus. Two covenants have become a part the same stalk of the promises of God. We ratified our end of both covenants through Jesus Christ.
Folks, when I started this Covid sabbatical, I started with prayer. I then sought the Lord, where we are today in His grand scheme of things? Which also lead me to who is his Church. She’s much more than just a bride, to get woke and dressed with enough oil to get us through the dark of night.
The Lord changed how I looked at the traditional narratives of eschatology and the traditional narratives of who I was taught the church is and her place in the Kingdom of God.
I’m have been trying to build a study series explaining my findings with scripture references to show the pattern. I will be posting them on one of my blogs as I complete them.
In all the aftermath and the ups and downs of the Northern Nation of Israel, and their eviction notice, God still remembers his promises made to all of Jacob’s House. He has a renewed heart for Ephraim, remembering the birthright promises handed down and where they were entrusted. Even though Judah had their ups and downs as well, and an exile experience, they were not lost to the Lord. A promise was made of their return to Jerusalem, there was no divorce decree made with the southern nation like there was with the northern nation.
In spite of it all the House of Judah remained faithful as much as they could, and the Lord needed King David’s house to go on to fulfill the promise made to him that there will always be a descendant of David on his throne of until the promised one comes.
Through some turn of events, the House of David remained till King Zedikiah’s reign. Then something happened that seemed the promise of the Lord to King David house came to a end, a promised line was broken, no more seed of David left as a birthright firstborn heir to the throne, so it may seem.
Even though I gave a little history of the Southern Nation here, this part of the study is going focus on the Northern Nation
God Keep’s the fires of His Promise Burning
It would seem that their was nothing left to hold onto regarding the Northern Nation of Israel; a divorce decree, being slaughtered and a remnant being scattered to other nations to never return. The Lord remember’s the good, His cup is always more than half full, love always finds a way.
The Prophets of the North
Keep in mind that the Lord did send specific prophets to the northern nation to warn, direct and offer restoration, some southern prophets, such as Jeremiah of the southern nation made mention of restoration of the North through Ephraim, as the House of Israel.
In the Book of Hosea as a northern nation prophet, modeled his life by likening his relationship with his wife as the Lord’s relationship with Israel, he went out and married a whore.
By likening his wife with the one the Lord has, after divorcing his wife for her harlotry and having a change of heart, He eventually sought her out to come back to his home and her children. Did she return? Maybe.
Yes, the Lord does create visual image presentations to make a statement to the people through his prophets, this was the Lords way of making a presentation to the people. He didn’t have the technology of powerpoint today, so he makes due with his presenters. Jeremiah made these presentations images to the Southern tribe as well, following after Isaiah footsteps.
The Book of Hosea may have seem to never give Israel an opportunity to turn from their sins and turn to the Lord, In my study of it, it seems that some events already transpired when he wrote it. He also may rehashed some of the Lord’s messages from other messengers.
It seems that the Lord was pretty much done with the people. However Hosea does give a redemption plan of future hope.
His writing style is close to all the other prophets, he shows them what they have done and how the Lord addresses their actions in the beginning of the book, goes into details about their actions and then offers a way out. And then they finishes the book a beautiful letter of hope at the end.
God’s people need’s some visuals
Slide presentation number one;
Marry a whore? Why not. The Lord was married to one. I’m sure they were in plentiful supply in the region. Especially in the fertility places of Asherah & Ba’al.
Ba’al was the go to god of King Ahab and his wife Jezebel.
The straw that broke the camel’s back
Slide Presentation #2
The name Jezreel literally translates, God will scatter as a sower scattering seed in the field. This is a good analogy because this is what the Lord eventually does to the House of Israel. We will find out more on this narrative later.
A Palace with view and a herb garden
In the history of the House of Abraham, the parents would often name their child from their joy of the time or their anxieties. This time Hosea name the kids after the Lord’s anxieties with the House of Israel.
Hosea’s firstborn son was called Jezreel, after the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu.
The blood here was represented by Jaboth the Jerzreelite, the inheritor of a family partial of land in Jezreel that was coveted by Jezebel for her husband King Ahab. 1 King 21:1-24.
Under Jezebels manipulation, referenced as the sin of witchcraft, 2 Kings 9:21-34; brought false blasphemy charges against Jaboth, by bringing the sons of Belial as false witness before the elders and nobles in the area. The king had him killed, and the parcel of land was taken by the king for the scenic view of the king’s estate herb garden.
The fiendish duo was taken care of by Jehu, the son of King Jehoshaphat, Elisha anointed Jehu King, he brutally and utterly destroyed the House of Omri, Ahab’s father, including Ahab and all of his 70 sons. 2 Kings 9:21-34.
The Jezreel Valley was a beautiful valley that the Royal Snow Birds of Samaria would go to in the winter time. To plant their herb gardens especially. Pardon the pun. This place was also a military strategy point, some say because of the desirableness of the region for agriculture was the focus of their enemy’s attention as well.
When taking the 1st and 2nd Kings and Hosea passages it seem that their is dilemma of the Lord punishing Jehu for what he has done right before God’s eyes, for killing King Ahab and having Jezebel thrown out the window, and the prophets of Ba’al slaughtered, Even though Jehu did what was right, the eventual fall of his line will happen as they did with King Ahab line. This bloodshed in Jezreel will have implications on Jehu’s house as well, since the Lord predetermined the ousting of House of Israel.
Jehu was to be given the kingship and a promise to his house, they shall reign up to four generations, however this was cut short because of his golden calf worship and leaving the Asherah poles in place. It seems as well that the Lord transferred the slaying of all of the house of Ahab and the King Ahaziah of Judah during this campaign, however it may have seemed the Lord turned his victory into blood guilt because of his own idolatry.
No pity, no mercy
Slide Presentation #3
Another child was born, her name was Lo-ruhamah, “no compassion” or “unpitied”. What a thing to call your child. Well, it’s the Lord’s presentation.
God is exhausted, per-say, of cleaning up their mess, saving their tails, and getting no gratitude for all He’s done in return, just more heartache.
However this is where the Lord makes his distinction between the House of Israel and the House of Judah. Israel gets the eviction notice, while Judah for a time gets a stay order on good behavior, right?
During the time of the Assyrian onslaught of Israel, God spares Judah by his hand, with out military forces. This was already covered previously.
Slide Presentation #3
Hosea has another son named him Lo-ammi, “not my people”. If it seems that the people of Israel were behaving like foreigners to God in their own land, then they will be foreigners in someone else’s land and maybe they will feel more at home. They shunned Him, He will in turn shun them as a people.
You can really see how the Lord’s heart was breaking in His verdicts, or name calling you might say. Because I remember your treachery in Jezreel, your lack of pity and mercy, you have forgotten the ways of your God, the Lord will show you no compassion or mercy and turn you over to dwell with your own gods in a land not your own because you are not his people. The Lord will scatter them in a land that they do not know.
Sounds like, because of the injustice shown in Jezreel, then justice will be served in like. What goes around comes around. They shall reap what they have sown.
Its amazing how the Lord had me go with this, it was unexpected.
Come back my love
A new covenant in the making
Now it seems that the Lord remembers His promises to both houses and makes a redemption plan for the House of Israel.
Hosea 2:1; “Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah”.
This seems that the two siblings gets a name change, the Lord takes back the “Lo” from the children names and takes back His whoring wife.
As mentioned in chapter one, the Lord has had Hosea name his children after the Lord’s anxieties with the people of Israel. Now in chapter two He drops the “No”, from Ammi & Ruhamah’s name, now He will remember them as His people and has compassion on them, & will scatter them by sowing them in what’s now called the new Jezreel, or in other nations. To fulfill the promise made to Abraham that his seed will be innumerable as the sands of the see and the stars in the heavens.
Hosea 2:1-13, summery in a nut shell;
Kid’s go find your mother the whore. She has not been a wife to me, and I can no longer be a husband to her. Ask her to come back to her home. Tell her, your lovers will eventually forsake you. She is better off with Me than with them. Turn your back to the lovers of your past. I will spare you from the same heart ache you once given me. I will make your paths difficult until it leads you back to me.
When we look at the wife of the house of the king we look at the mother of children, when we look at the children we look at the fruit that came from the relationship as the children of Israel. Trust this makes sense. The will people follow the leader, even if they take them over a cliff.
The valley of Achor(or pain), a wilderness between the tribe of Benjamin and Judah also close to Jericho, this is to be considered as figurative in the wilderness Israel was sent into, from pain will be an entrance into hope, of plenty, of song and comfort.
I love the prophets play on words here, Ishi means Husbandman and Baali a common name of Baal or a master of another kind. His relationship with Israel will become as a husbandman and no longer as a task master.
A new day is coming when the Lord will break a new covenant with the Lost Nation of Israel during this wilderness exile. He will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the land under their feet(earth). I don’t look at this as the 2nd advent as I have seen some claim. This message was for the nation of Israel and not Judah. The Lord will make a place of safety for the exiled people. They will go out and find new lives and protections elsewhere. This battle that which brought about the exile will come to an end.
Betroth thee unto me forever: ’āraś: Hebrew for pledge of marriage; ‘ôlām: Forever; for a extended period of time, involving many generations.
If Forever is used as without end, then I wouldn’t think the bride would find it fare and reasonable to be promised to some one without a fulfillment of a completion of a promise in sight.
Keep in mind that Jezreel was a place of agriculture and military in Israel, planting and harvesting all year long, even for kings herb gardens. The use of this word is the Lord sowing of the people of Israel throughout the earth, not the area of land in Jezreel but the other nations outside of land of Israel where the people were sown into. As the Lord said, “I will sow her into all the earth, and they will be my people and I will have mercy on them”. There was much time transpiring between the exile of the Nation of Israel and the betrothal and the coming of the husbandman, even many more generations until the marriage supper.
Remember that, what happens in Israel stays with Israel and not in Judah.
I want my whore back?
Slide Presentation #4
Hosea 3: summery;
First of all I would like to point out that chapter three may be a different woman of the evening than the one he married. Now before we get all sanctimonious and pious, Hosea’s price for his harlot was much more than the one Judah’s was thinking he was getting. Judah’s fiasco was for a quickie and Hosea’s was for a period to time. Both was for a purpose ordained of the Lord. Take a deep breath and let it sink in.
Folks, this is bible.
The Lord told Hosea even the price and her duration of stay. With a stipulation that she remains faithful for the duration.
The Lord was likening this relationship to the one He had with the Nation of Israel.
In summery, the Lord was going to reconcile with his unfaithful bride, and giving her a time to make amends with her faithfulness.
In my own personal view: The first unfaithful wife of the previous marriage, was divorced and sent on her way, she didn’t want to come back to her husband and children. This new prostitute represents, the exiled people of whoredoms as the new bride, a new Covenant is in the works, as long as the relationship doesn’t go sour, you might say.
For a season of many days or many years, Israel will be without a king, a prince and with out any sacrifices, and with out an image, with out an ephod, and teraphim.
An Image; maṣṣēḇāh: meaning a standing upright block of unhewn stone, such as the one Jacob used as a headrest. This stone was also called the stone of destiny or the “lia fail”, Jacob set up this stone as a monument of witness of the promise of the Lord to Jacob when the Lord changed his name to Israel, Jacob dedicated this stone as Yahweh’s House. Where this stone ended up was in the House of the Lord, and where it ended up after the fall of the nation of Judah, will be covered later and will play an important part of the second advent. This stone is not in Judah’s or the New Israel’s hands. It’s in another Nations hands.
An Ephod; ’ēp̱ōḏ: a garment with 12 semiprecious stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. Worn by a priest before God in the Holy of Holies.
teraphim; terāp̱iym: meaning household gods.
Could all these objects been used in the pagan ritual aspects of worship in the Nation of Israel, not necessarily the actual objects that lay in the House of the Lord in Jerusalem. However They will be with out the sacred temple items including their idols and sacrifices for a specified time.
Ignoring the problem and a re-enforced lesson plan
Some say ignorance is bliss, however when you know the truth and choose ignore it and not follow it, I believe their will be greater ramifications from the Lord. The Lord has a way of redirecting our steps, even if we stumble around getting their.
In the following chapters 4-13 talks much about the sins that got the Nation of Israel in the sad state that they found themselves in. Also talks of Ephriam running to Judah for help and finding safety in Egypt during the Assyrian onslaught.
The book of Hosea was specifically for the Northern Nation of Israel, the prophet started out giving us God visual presentations through his prophet. A unfaithful bride as the governing factions of the nation of Israel, finding fault in the whole with the few governing the nation. The people will pay a hefty price for the leaders poor integrity.
The message also talks about being joined back to the Southern Nation of Judah.
The following chapters goes into depth of their sins. Remember that the straw that broke the camels back was the actions of Ahab & Jezebel’s actions towards Jaboth the Jezreelite. This sets the premise of this book and this action weaves it’s way through the entire context of the writing.
This book ends with a beautiful redemption plan for the Northern Nation of Israel, House of Joseph through Ephraim, in chapter 14.
The Lord’s love letter to the Hope of Israel
In Jeremiah chapter 31 goes into detail of the lost house of Israel’s redemption plan. Remember that Jeremiah’s time was over 80 years from the exile of Israel. Isaiah was the prophet during that time. Jeremiah was prophesying about a future time and not a present time concerning Israel. Lets not confuse what was happening in Judah with this passage.
I have done this part of the study previously in the Ephraim first born studies of my blog.
I will do some review of Jeremiah chapter 31 with this study as a part of the redemption plan of the House of Israel.
1. At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
Addressing all 13 tribes.
2. Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
As was covered in Hosea 2:18, this exile wilderness experience they will find a new covenant, no more war against them as Israel, they will lie down in safety.
3. The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
They have been drawn by His lovingkindness into this new place.
4. Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. 5. Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.
Summery: Those who spared from the sword has found grace with God, He will bring them back to the life they once knew. She will be known as a untouched bride, betrothed to their Lord. They shall bring produce from the Mounts of Samaria, once was the Capital of Israel’s lost 10 tribes. Samaria definition is, “A place of Watch Keeping”.
6. For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
The watchman – known as strength or protector, this has been referenced in other passages concerning the Tribe of Ephraim.
Mount Ephraim – Tribe of Ephraim’s settlement. the northern nation.
Zion – a mountain of God. Not necessarily the temple mount but could also be Mount Herman, which was the backdrop of Jesus’s ministry. Also known as Jerusalem.
Arise ye – literally arise from your slumber.
7. For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save — thy people, — the remnant of Israel.
The redemption plan of this lost nation has been set forth.
8. Behold, I will bring — them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
9. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim — is my firstborn.
10. Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say,
Faraway places being islands of the west.
11. He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. For the LORD hath redeemed — Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
Keep in mind that Jesus’s linage with King David was along a different rout with both Mary and Joseph. Jesus’s linage came from Mary. Matthew covers Joseph’s linage back to David, So Luke does Mary’s lineage back to Adam. However you look at it, linage is covered.
Now that the Nation of Israel has divided into two houses as God said. The new king of Israel; Jeroboam of the tribe of Ephraim and Rehoboam of the House of David for the Nation of Judah.
1 Kings 12:25 – 33;
Jeroboam built his house on Mount Ephraim.
What did Jeroboam conceive for the congregation of Israel as a place of worship? He was worried that the people would go up to the house the Lord in Jerusalem to worship and sacrifice and favor Rehoboam and return to the house of David. That their loyalties may sway them to the south and slay Jeroboam of the north.
The Apostasy of the North
What a way to start a new kingdom, out of jealousy and Idolatry.
Jeroboam took council and had two gold calf’s made, and his pitch to the people was, it is too much of a journey to travel to Jerusalem to worship, I have made it easier for you. One calf was placed in the southern part at Bethel near the border of Judah and the other in city of Dan in northern part of Israel. He made two high places of worship. These two strategic locations would make the journey much more convenient for the people. Right?
This seems ironic that the Israelites started out with a golden calf in the beginning, in spite of what the Lord has just done for them prior, Moses was out of their site, out of their mind, they thought the Lord abandoned them, so they move on to what’s familiar to them, idolatry.
Now at this point of time, they got two for the price of the one. They added two more golden calfs to their rebellion against the Lord. Jeroboam also made priests of the lowly, setting the eight month and the 5th day as a feast to mimic the feast in Jerusalem but on different days. If the people bought into this, I can see how the Lord orchestrated this separation. The peoples hearts waxed cold with Him and went after strange gods.
It was at this point, the Lord sends a Judean prophet on Jeroboam’s appointed day of the feast’s and sacrifice.
The passage goes on to say, Jeroboam places his hand on the alter and demands that they seize the prophet, and Jeroboams hand on the alter withers and the alter spills over as a sign. The Lord restores his hand. And this came to pass.
The initial word of the Lord to Jeroboam came full circle.
In the following chapter, the same prophet Ahijah that rent Jeroboam’s cloak in twelve pieces and gave him ten, Jeroboam sends his wife to Ahijah, disguised as someone else to request what of their sick son. The Lord forewarns the prophet of this encounter. Ahijah eyes were dim but he hears the woman’s feet, and begins to relay the Lord’s message to her, by reminding her husband the Lord’s promise made to him by renting the kingdom from the house of David and gave it to him as a prince, but he didn’t liken himself to King David and didn’t do what was right in the sight of the Lord and did what is evil. The Lord will start dismantling his house till there is nothing left. The fulfillment is found in chapter 1 Kings 15:29
From this point on the two books of Kings records both the Kings of Israel and the Kings of Judah.
More Jeroboams Arise
I can feel the Lord’s frustration with both Houses. I see him with a daisy in his hand plucking the petals; she loves me, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not?
It seems that walking after David or not was to be the pattern set forth by the Kings of Israel and Judah. Another Jeroboam arises, no relation to the original. The future King Josiah of Judah, prophecy came into play when he had the Ark of the Covenant placed back into the house of the Lord, a copy of the law search out to be read and followed. King Josiah puts his house and the Lords House back in order. The Chronology of the Kings after that was up and down all the way to King Hezekiah of Judah and eventually to Zedekiah, The Nation of Israel was eventually lost to the Lord, however the Lords protection was offered to Israel up until the final King Hoshea of the House of Israel.
By the time of King Hezekiah of Judah, the Nation of Israel was lost to the Assyrians. The king of Judah sought council from the prophet Isaiah and the Lord spared Judah from the onslaught of Assyrians and the Lord’s intervention slayed over a hundred thousand Assyrian soldiers outside of Jerusalem over night.
Hezekiah’s son Mannasah did what was evil in the Lord’s sight however he repented in a Babylonia prison, put his house and the House of the Lord back in order and became a loved king towards the later part of his reign. Following him the line of King of David was eventually broken at the time of King Zedikiah with the eventual slaying of his sons as the last thing the king would see, the King died in Babylon without any descendants, or did he? He had two Daughters. We will find out more on this later. There is of a couple of directions the Lord could have gone with this to spare his promise to King David.
The Prophets sent to warn and direct the Northern and Southern Nations
It was at this time that the Lord had to send individual prophets for the North and the South.
When we reference the books of the major and minor prophets and prophets that were written about, we have to understand there were some commissioned by the Lord to the Northern Nation of Israel and there were some commissioned to the Southern Nation of Judah. Some prophets were given words for both nations, and some to heathen nations.
Northern Nation Israel Prophets:
The Books; Hosea, Amos, Micah (prophet for both Israel and Judah).
Written of in other books such as 1&2 Kings, Chronicles;
Elijah, Elisha, Ahijah and the others previously mentioned.
Southern Nation Judah:
The Books; Isaiah, Micah (North & South), Jeremiah, Joel, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah.
Written of in other books; Jonah (prophet to Assyrian city of Nineveh), Nahum (Concerning Nineveh), Obediah (Concerning Edom). During the divided kingdoms.
During the Exile; Jeremiah (in Jerusalem during exile), Daniel (1 & 2 batch exilic group in Babylon), Ezekiel (2 & 3 batch exilic group in Babylon). The exilic groups was the three “going up to Jerusalem” events as promised by the Lord after the seventy year exile in Babylon. Daniel and Ezekiel overlapped. Their writings were done while in exile in Babylon. Daniel laid down with his fathers and was buried in Babylon, Ezekiel continued the work.
Post Exile; Haggai (during rebuilding of Temple), Zechariah (contemporary to Haggai during rebuilding of Temple), Malachi (Towards the end of OT’s post-exilic period).
Now that we have a clearer picture of who’s who in the Old Testament prophets and the role they played in warning the Houses set up to govern the two nations, when we break the bread of prophetic scriptures concerning apostasy, opportunity of repentance, curses or blessings, and a future of hope and restoration.
The Northern Nation Taken, The Assyrians.
We will start this by knowing why. I filled in some of the reasons earlier, however in the second book of Kings lists the sins of the Northern Nations.
Many of us has heard the events of the prophets Elijah and Elisha and their encounters with King Ahab and Jezebel in serving the Ba’als and setting up the false prophets and slaying of the prophets of the One True God, Jezebel’s land swindle, the One God consuming the sacrifice and the false prophets of Ba’al along with it. Ba’al is another name for a master of another kind.
The following passage sums up the sins of the Northern Nation and even the Southern. However the sins of the Northern Nation of Israel is at play at this time:
Out with the old, and in with the new
In the following passages record’s the events of the exile of Israel and their enemy’s occupation plan. Out with the old, in with the new.
Promise made, Promise kept
In Nehemiah chapter one give us the pattern; forgiveness, repentance, judgement and restoration. Part of this passage references Leviticus 26, which in turn referenced the first law of the Ten Commandments, no other God but the One True God, among other commandments and statutes.
Even though this passage was directed towards Judah, the conditions applies to both houses. God did gave the Judaeans the opportunity for repentance during their exile however He was done with the house of Israel and they were not coming back, or was He done with with them? As many will find that God always has something up his sleeve that Satan can’t see.
The only promise keeper in the final history of the Nation of Israel was the God they abandoned. What He promised he executed in judgment and scattered the Nation of Israel to utter ruin, they will be scattered to nations that they will not know the language or culture, however they were off to a good start with their familiar gods.
These are the words God given to Moses to be shared with the Israelites. The conditions of their covenant is found in this same chapter.
God kept his end of the deal on many occasions, even when they didn’t, but ultimately God did live up to his promise of exile.
The Lord shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father’s house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah, even the king of Assyria.
2 Kings 15:29
In the days of Pekah, king of Israel, came Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel-Beth-Maachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
There were three asyrian rulers involed in deporting the northern tribe, the later ruler more so.
By 734 BC, Tiglath-Pileser had conquered much of the countries between Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean Sea.
In 724 BC, nearly ten years after the initial deportations, the capital city of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Samaria, was finally taken by Sargon II. The Assyrians, fearing more revolts, began major population relocations during the reign of King Sargon II.
In 722 BC, Samaria completely fell. The fall of Israel’s Capital City. Even though King Hoshea quickly surrendered rather than face the Assyrian onslaught, Shalmaneser continued forward until the fall of Israel’s Capital.
One of the dates are going to come into play when I go into which way did they go in our history.
God did drive out the Northern 10 Nations of Israel to never return, however His promises handed down to Ephraim and Manasseh from Jacob could not be repented of, there is a part in the firstborn blessing to Ephraim, I will make you many nations and a company of nations, I will bless those who bless you.
How is it that the part of the promise to Abraham that his descendants to take part in being as the sands of the sea and the stars of the heavens come into play? Knowing the Jewish people’s history and the onslaught of the Beasts of Daniel and Revelation didn’t add up to their promised numbers. Their count had to come from somewhere.
Their Banishment is God’s New Establishment
Promises and counter promises made
The fist part of the study I covered the conditional promises made, unconditional promises to be kept, and the promises and counter promises wether it becomes a blessing or a curse. This study, What is driven out and lost is not forgotten when its comes to the irrevocable promises that was made to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
A while back the spirit of the Lord gave me a beautiful word image of the bride of Christ. I was impressed by the Holy Spirit that I was to be shown what this bride meant to Him. Who was she? Some say she’s the Christian church of today, however she was much more than just that.
Then why did I ask the Lord who she was when I already assumed she was the church. But who was the church? The New Testament was very clear on who it was, as well the Old Testament. However, who were the saints of old and the saints of the new and how do they fit into God’s House.
I didn’t start finding out who Christ was referring to until I did the two olive trees, the two churches and the two testaments study, What was he was referring to in revelations?
When I dug a little deeper into the study of what this passage was saying, this also lead me to another similar passage in the Old Testament. I found that the two olive trees, candles sticks and the two anointed ones were two sons standing before throne of God.
Who were these two sons?
Recently I posted another study of the Prodigal Son, “the Prodigal of the Prodigal” I posted this on my blog.
While putting the study together, I noticed a pattern, the two sons, and a Father. One strayed while the other remained faithful. A father’s love had great hope for them both. However the Father set his priority of the remainder of his promises of his inheritance to the older who stayed with him, but his love for the younger deepened upon his son’s return, promises were also given. The two sons are two different messiah events for two different houses.
Those who place their trust and faith in Jesus the Christ as Lord is the younger, and those who place their trust and faith in the Lord of Heaven and Earth, in the Old Testament is the older. He is one Lord. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Same Lord.
One Messiah comes for both houses at different times. Today we are seeing turn of events gearing up to His later arrival.
So here the journey begins.
Now ask yourself, is Jesus Christ going to throw out the old wine from the old wine skins, to be replaced with the New Testament wine in new wine skins? He is not going to throw out the old for the new. He has one wine cellar for both, my own impression. The new wine has yet to be aged and mature properly. No I’m not putting new wine in old wine skins and pass it off as old. Nor am I putting old wine into new skins and pass it off as new.
Partaking of the Old for the New
When Jesus and his Disciples drank from the one cup during the Passover, did he did say the cup was the blood of the New Testament, or was he saying this is my testament to all to be carried out upon my death and return, he was observing from the old law set by Moses in observance of the Passover, the vine of the old is saying this was the blood of his new convanant, and he will not drink it new with until we’re all present with him in his fathers kingdom. This is a promise he made to his disciples when they are present with him in his kingdom, the new vine. We are to partake in remembrance of Him, is as a testament to his sacrifice.
I’m going to start the study by giving a brief review of the Two Olive Trees, the Two Candle Sticks(two churches), & the Two Witnesses (2 testaments).
In a earlier study I went over what this passage and context was actually referring to. Not Fire Breathing, holding back the clouds and turning rivers into blood prophets.
In verse 7 the word used for witnesses in verse 3 is translated as testaments. Not referring to an individual but a message or a testament.
Understand that the two anointed ones actually translates as: bēn which is defined as the two sons.
The two olive trees pouring its oil into the 7 bowl lamp stand represents the two anointed testaments of the two sons of the two covenants, one ratified with the House of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob as the prince, and the other with Jesus as the prince, old & new, to the two princes of the covenant Jacob & Jesus.
The Lord’s Conditional and Unconditional Promises to Abraham
The Lord continues His promises to Abraham for keeping his covenant with the Him.
Becomes the Unconditional Promises
I do find that in verse 6 of this chapter that Abraham straps the wood for the offering to his son Issac back, this is not the only time that the wood for the offering was placed on the back of that which is to be sacrificed. God spared Isaac but didn’t spare his only begotten Son. I love parallel patterns in God’s word. The new patterns itself from the old.The old overshadows the new.
So here we see a conditional promise to Abram in chapter 12 & 17, then we see Abraham meeting the conditions in chapter 22.
Promises made to Abraham carries over to Issac & Jacob as birthright promises
The Lord confirms his promises he made to Abraham carries over to Isaac; Genesis 26:3-5, 24. Handed down to Jacob genesis 27:28&29, Genesis 28:14&15.
Jacob gets a name change, a new blessing & a limp from the Lord
In Genesis 32:24-32;
After Jacob had his family and possessions moved across the river, he was alone with a man that wasn’t a known part of the group, he had a wild notion to wrestle the man, and wouldn’t let go from night to daybreak, this man with no name touched Jacob’s thigh and withered the joint and the marrow of the bone and persistent Jacob still wouldn’t let go. So this Man gave Jacob the new name, Israel and a blessing that he will be as a prince that has power with God. Get this, Jacob prevailed in the wrestling match because the man gave up and gave a blessing to Jacob, the power of a prince or a son in the kingdom of God. A Sceptre promise.
My only wrestling match with the Creator was begging and telling Him off because I didn’t get my own way. I didn’t prevail, much.
The Promises to Blessings of God isn’t always a easy road
Great strength & Wealth from suffering.
The enslavement if the Israelites in egypt was of the promise and blessing the Lord made to Abraham that did come to fruition until around 400 years after srael(Jacob) and Joseph, during the captivity the Israelites grew in great numbers in their 400 years stay, and during their exodus they will have brought much of egypts wealth with them.
Enduring suffering for a appointed time leads to the to the blessings God promised. The why of suffering isnt for us to know, we need to understand that he is with you in it. Its not an easy road to take. Partaking of the promises and blessings of God isnt an easy road to go down. We will be tested.
There are conditional and unconditional promises. We obtain the unconditional status when we meet the condition. Once we are obedient to the condition, they become unconditional and un-repenting. God will not turn his back no matter what.
Do we have to go through hardship so that others can live in the blessings of God. Are we willing to pay the price for others.
In spite of appearing that Abraham had everything going against him; age, heirless, a wife way past child bearing years & time. The Lord made a covenant and a promise to him, and he did not doubt God and this was counted to him as righteousness even though Abraham didn’t live to see the promise fulfilled.
When God makes a promise He makes a way, as long as we stay true to the path.
God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, split between two houses
When we start thinking about the two specific promises God made to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob; scepter promise and the birthright promises, we also have to keep in mind that when Jesus came to us the first time, was to re-establish the birth rite of the house of Israel or the lost sheep of Israel, His second arrival establishes the scepter promise and the lawgiver promise to the House of Judah. Then there will be a uniting of both houses into one house.
I’m going to try to make this clear as I can with scripture references.
First of all, we need to ask, how did the unconditional promises handed down line of Abraham split in two parts?
We need to understand the story behind Joseph that which foreshadows Christ’s first Advent. I may cover a little of this in the study, however you can go online and search it out yourself. It’s wonderful to read how the life of Joseph parallels with the life of Jesus Christ’s time with us.
I’m not going to get too much into the life of Joseph, only what lead him to his captivity and the family reunion towards the end of Jacobs life.
A promise of a son to Jacob and Rachel
The first Miracle promise to Jacob and Rachael. Rachael was barren.
There has been debate that Joseph was conceived when Jacob was 91 years of age or 74 years of age, however Rachael was 10 year younger than Jacob. So both well beyond their child baring years. Genesis 30:22-24; God remembers Rachel and opens her womb and she bares to Jacob a son and calls him Joseph.
Genesis 35:16-19. Later after Joseph was born she bares Benjamin and she dies from child birth complications. Jacob buries her in Bethlehem.
In Genesis 35:22-26; breaks down who’s who in regards to Jacobs sons and Reuben being Jacob’s firstborn through Leah. Notice that the scriptures doesn’t really start referring to Jacob as Israel until Joseph is born.
Reuben lay’s in his fathers bed with one of Jacob’s concubines and defiles the bed of Israel(Jacob), Jacob knew about it.
In Genesis 37 the Lord starts stirring up Joseph’s gifts at 17 years and he has a dream, and the dream didn’t go over two well with his father and other siblings.
In the following passages, as with all siblings, they become quarrelsome and jealous. There is always a fathers favorite and the favorite always knows it. Joseph and Benjamin were the only sons of Rachel, his most love wife of all. And the sons from his other wife Leah and his other two concubines knew it as well.
Now we all know the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers to the Midianites, he ends up being sold to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, and captain of the guard in Egypt, and eventually becomes the second most important official next to Pharaoh in Egypt.
Now let’s read of Judah’s fiasco in obtaining an heir in Genesis 38.
Judah and his Daughter in-law Tamar gets busy
And so the story goes like this: Don’t laugh.
Judah gives Tamar for his Son Er for a wife, the Lord slays Er for his wickedness before he has an heir, So through a levirate arrangement, Judah forces his second son Onan to impregnate her for an heir for his firstborn Er. So Onan went into to her, instead of impregnating her he spills his seed on the floor, so the Lord slays him as well(the Lord slayed Onan for not doing his duty to Tamar and not for spilling is seed on the ground, we need to get this in the correct perspective and context). Now since the Lord slayed his two first sons, Judah refuses the levirate right with his other Son Shelah and who was too young at the time.
So then Tamar remains a widow in Judah’s house up until Shelah was grown, then she cooks up a scheme.
She hears that Judah is going to Timnath to shear sheep with a friend, she does a change of clothes and puts on a face covering and goes on her way. Judah sees her on the way, thinking she was a harlot. She asks Judah for payment and he promises her a kid from his flock, she wanted collateral until he gives her what is due, she asks for his signet, bracelets and staff, Judah promises and goes into her.
She parts by leaving her vail and changes into her widow garments. Judah sends the kid goat with his friend for payment, she wasn’t present.
Eventually it comes to Judah after three months, that Tamar played the harlot and conceived. Judah was not pleased and sends for her to be burnt.
When she arrived she sent for her father in-law and presented the signet, the bracelets and staff and said that these belonged to the father of the child. Judah got burnt instead.
Judah was humbled, and he said to Tamar, you were more righteous than I, for not giving you to his remaining son. Judah knew her no more.
Tamar conceives twins by Judah, when it comes for her to give birth, one child sticks his hand out, the midwife ties a red string to its hand, then the child pulls his hand back in and the other child breaks forth first calls him Pharez, then the child with the red string tied around his hand is called Zarah.
Joseph’s masquerade was over, he comes clean with his brethren
Then we get to the part where Joseph reveals himself to his brethren, and states to them basically, that what they meant for his evil, the Lord turned around for their good..
We need to understand that it was Joseph that designed and had build the silos that the grain was stored and he designed and had build the first pyramid, by all other pyramids were designed after. The first was done by free labor, all others was done by slave labor after Joseph and the pharaoh that favored Joseph had died. Then 400 years later Moses comes on the scene. The Israelites free labors stops.
When it comes to delving out the blessings, what goes around eventually comes around. Who were the good little boys this holiday season?
During the final days of Israel(Jacob), about 147 years, Jacob make his son Joseph swear to bury him with his fathers.
Jacob’s next actions will have set the course of house of Joseph and Judah for centuries to come.
Who get What? And those who don’t get it
In Genesis 48 Jacob delves out the blessings that God promised him in the place called Luz in the land of Canaan.
Joseph was present with his father along with his two sons and Joseph’s brethren.
Birthright to The House of Joseph
In Genesis chapter 35, after Jacob wrestled with God, he settled in Luz or Bethel where where the Lord blessed him with above blessing, after which cleaning out the gods and cleaning up their attire and burying it under an oak tree in Shechem.
Israel(Jacob) claims Joseph’s two sons as his own just as Rueben and Simeon are his. He adopts them as his very own.
Israel(Jacob) makes clear that all that is multiplied in Joseph family after Ephraim and Manasseh is Joseph’s. Verse 6; Any of His children following the two will be listed under their two brothers inheritance.
Joseph’s two sons takes part in the first fruits of Israel’s blessings
Reuben and Simeon gets replaced. More later.
In verses 8 through 12 leads up to Joseph bringing his two sons next to Jacob’s(Israel) bed.
Joseph knowing his fathers poor eye sight, and how the firstborn is placed at the right, he placed Manasseh at Israel’s right hand and Ephraim at Israel’s left hand. In knowing the tradition of fathers birthright blessing is passing down from the right hand. Verse 11-13.
Israel(Jacob) passes on his name to both Manasseh and Ephraim, along with the birthright promises of becoming a multitude of peoples and Nations to take possession of the land that was promised and handed down to him from his fathers to Joseph’s two sons.
So Joseph’s two sons get the birthright promise with Ephraim getting the greater of the promise. The name of Israel rests on them both.
A Father knows best
In Verses 17-22; Joseph corrects his father because of his fathers poor eyesight, that he blessed the youngest as the eldest, and the youngest as the eldest.
Does this sound familiar? It’s not carved in stone anywhere that the birthright always goes to the eldest, such as Esau and Jacob. The Lord has the right to mix it up if He has a divine purpose in mind.
Jacob’s blessing or curse between his sons
In the part of this study where Jacob wrestles with God, because Jacob was victorious, by God giving in, he received a Prince of promise, a kingly unconditional promise being given to Jacob(Israel), the power of a Royal Prince in God’s kingdom.
Now this promise was not handed down to the House of Joseph, because it wasn’t part of the birthright promise in my personal view. It came to Jacob at a later time for not giving up as a separate promise.
First lets go through the blessings or not, handed down to the brethren.
Genesis 49:1-4; Rueben’s blessing should have been: Birthright, Jacob’s might, the beginning of his strength, excellent dignity and power.
The Curse: he has been reduce to unstable as water, will not excel, because of his betraying all this by defiling Jacob’s couch with one Rueben’s aunties or Jacob’s concubines. Depending on how you want to look at it.
Genesis 49:5-8; Simeon & Levi are brothers in instruments of cruelty, which they dwell in. Let not my honor dwell with them for slaying an honorable man, and their self-will they lamed oxen. Their anger is a curse, the fierce of their wrath was cruel.
The curse: I will divide them from Jacob, and disperse them in Israel. When the Israelites took the land of Canaan and divi’d up the parcels of land, two tribes didn’t receive any parcels of land, Levi and Simeon. The Levites were priests and were scattered through out the tribes however they were condensed in the southern tribe of Judah. They were not allowed to own property as a priestly nation however their lodging and care was provided by the other tribes namely Judah. Simeon however found their place in Judah’s parcel and condensed as it’s own tribe as Simeon.
Joseph’s tribe was the house of Joseph; Ephraim and Manasseh.
I will save Judah till last.
With the other sons, Jacob’s blessings will mark their place in the Promised Land at some point in their tribes history, Promised to Jacob and his fathers. Read verses 13- 21 & and Benjamin in verse 27.
Genesis 49:22; Joseph is a fruitful vine, who’s branches will run over the wall. The rest of Jacob’s blessing to Joseph encompasses his two sons.
Genesis 49:23-24; Jacob poetically and prophetically spoken of Joseph and of his trials brought about by his brethren, and how by God’s help Joseph brought him out from the trials to his destiny.
Genesis 49:25-26; Jacobs blessings are greater than that of his fathers, and shall be placed on the head of Joseph apart from his brethren.
When we understand the story of Joseph how his troubles were brought on him by his brothers, eventually saved the house of Jacob from famine.
Judah gets the other part of the birthright blessing
Judah was in good rapport with his father Jacob. Judah was also the one who talked his other brothers out of killing Joseph, “Judah said to his brothers, ‘What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood? Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelite’s and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood.’ His brothers agreed.” Genesis 37:26-27.
Now here is where God’s promise handed to Jacob and given to Judah is un-repentant. It can never be undermined or taken away until Shiloh come.
Shiloh is used 32 times in the Old Testament, all but one is a place, a place of peace and tranquillity, however in this instance, which is the first instance of this word in scripture, referees to Shiloh as a person. The other references are a place named by the House of Joseph. The location was on the Mount of Ephraim, as a place of religious gathering in the northern nation of Israel before the temple site in Jerusalem. There was also a city In Samaria that was called Shiloh.
The literal meaning of Shiloh, “to the one whom it belongs”, or generally accepted as the Messiah. The line of Judah is eternal, and his scepter can not be taken away from his line as a unconditional promise made to him and his fathers, the scepter is handed down to the next ruler and lawgiver in power in his line, it’s a inheritance. Who gave us the original laws in the Old Testament? The same I AM? I see this as the original Messiah, who was with the Israelites through their whole journey. I was handed or I trusted to Jacob as a Prince and makes it’s way down to the Prince of Peace.
Lots Cast in Shiloh for their portion
In Joshua chapter 17 & 18 we find that the promise land has been taken, and the spoils of the region is being divided amounts the tribes and the houses. House of Joseph to the north & House of Judah to the south with tribe of Benjamin as the dividing line between the two houses. As for the other tribes Joshua cast lots before the Lord and borders were drawn on who get what part of the portion of land. Joshua sends out three of each tribe to survey the land and divide it into 7 parts that the other Tribes will get a portion to call home.
There was also a predetermined portion to the east of the Jordan River that was promised by Moses to Reuben and Gad.
Some tribes got their portion within the house of Judah. The Levites got their priestly role as their portion of inheritance and no land rights but priestly rights and were housed as such. They were scattered mostly throughout in the house of Judah.
The Promised Land Divided Between Two Houses
Before we get to the split Judaea into two nations, we have to know what lead up to it. This began with Solomon and his strange women. With that brought strange gods which the Al Mighty was displeased with.
Solomon finishes what he purposes in his heart
Solomon finished the House of the Lord, according to how he saw it in his heart. God chose and sanctified the House that Solomon built for the Lord to dwell. The Lord promises to bless Solomon house if he follows after his father David foot steps, if the people will follow after the Lord and His statues and commandments, he will bless them, if they don’t, all that you see will be taken away.
The house of the Lord and the house of the King has a symbiotic union. One affects the other. If the house of the king fails then so the house of the Lord of the Lord will be affected also.
Solomon’s House Fails
Because of his actions and the lack of, the Lord fulfilled a promise to Solomon: Judgement.
To make a long story short, the Lord goes on to say that for David’s and Jerusalem’s sake he will leave Jerusalem & Benjamin to his son, He will remove the rest of the kingdom from him.
The Lord prepares the to be king of the North
Solomon showed notice to his servant Jeroboam, a descendent of Ephraim, a industrious mighty man of valor, and Solomon spoke to him that he will set him to rule the northern tribe, the House of Joseph.
Jeroboam, later on, left Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite caught up with Jeroboam, Jeroboam was wrapped with a new piece of clad, the prophet took the piece from him and rent the fabric into twelve pieces, giving him 10 pieces and kept 2. Then the prophet said that Lord will rent 10 kingdoms from Solomon and keep two for David’s sake. Ahijah list of whys and therefores of Solomons sins and the reason for the divided nation of Israel into the nation of Israel and Judah.
King Solomon got wind of what the prophet said and sought to kill Jeroboam, Jeroboam fled to Egypt.
The Battle of the Boams
Jeroboam got wind of the passing of King Solomon while he was in Egypt. The people of Israel sent for Jeroboam to come and talk to Rehoboam during his coronation as the new king.
Jeroboam arrived from Egypt and called the congregation of Israel together and he spoke to Rehoboam on behalf of the people of Israel, addressing concerns they have.
Basically the concern was that he would make his yoke less grievous than his father’s on the people of Israel and we will serve him. Sounds like an ultimatum to me.
Why was Solomons yoke so grievous to the people of Israel? Taxation. Someone had to pay for all the gold, renovations of Solomon’s House, Towns and Temple.
As for we Americans, does this sound familiar? Does the Boston Tea Party ring a bell? A coincidence? Maybe, but I don’t think so. Prophetically there is a association between the two houses within the house of Joseph. Coming up.
Jeroboam and the People of Israel gets an answer to their ultimatum
Old wise Council or young a wise ass council? Who will the New King listen to?
The Politically Correct Answer
Rehoboam took council from the older men that stood before Solomon, the answer was no more than, be nice to them they’ll be nice to you.
The non-politically correct counsel
To put in a nutshell, the younger was more creative in their response. Basically the council Rehoboam accepted from his buddies was to reave up the burden place on them, by showing them a personal image in their minds, his little finger is much bigger than his fathers loins. Sounds like envy to me. Had to have something to prove to the masses. And if you didn’t like the whips my father provided then how about my scorpions.
One response was politically correct and the other not so much. What response was sanctioned by the Lord through his prophet. Was God going to repent of His judgement if Rehoboam was going to pick the correct answer. Or was the non-politically correct response was to set the course of the Lords will. If it was the earlier and the people of Israel followed Rehoboam as king, then this blog wouldn’t have been written.
So do we have to be politically correct in our government decisions to please everyone or are we to please the Lord’s will even if it’s not acceptable by every one. Think about it.
The Council didn’t go over too well
After three days the people of Israel came to hear the council chosen by Rehoboam. He announced his decision and the congregation of Israel refuse to accept it by their return answer:
Rehoboam to the people of Israel, “Pay up”.
The king sent Adoram, who was charged over the tribute(taxes) and all the people of Israel stoned him. The king made hast to get Adoram and himself back to Jerusalem.
At this moment
At this point the house of David and the tribe of Judah was separate in the hearts of Israel, Rehoboam of the House of David was not their king but just recognize as the tribe of Judah. When God heals the separation this separation will come into play.
Jeroboam returns to the House of Joseph or now the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and is coronated as the new king of Israel.
A civil war in the brewing
Rehoboam would not have it that the House of Joseph would not bow down to him, so he gathers over a hundred thousand from all the House of Judah and the Benjamin, warriors in all, to fight against the house of Israel.
However the campaign was interrupted and diverted by a prophet named Shemaiah.
Keep in mind that there were some of the House of Israel that made residence in the House of Judah, they remained and Rehoboam was ruler over them. And I’m sure it was the same the other way around. Many that teach this theology will overlook this fact. Wether the remained or went to their tribes in the north is now history.
Did the Lord throw out all the old wine in place of the new wine?
When do the conditional promises of God become unconditional and unrepentant?
When it comes an heir of birthright promises, does the promises come before the chicken or the egg?
Is making all the people happy politically correct?
The Old Testament will foreshadows the New Testament in the things to come.
This is the first installment of this study series, “House Divided will be Reunited”.
The Time of the Sun, the Moon and the 12 Stars of Israel
This was one of Joseph’s dreams concerning his brethren.
The heavens proclaims the Son of God’s arrival and His Authority. Brought forth from a virgin of the 12 stars of Israel.
Shall the Sun and the Moon and the Stars bow down at His Feet?
Did you know that 1917 fell within the Hebrew Jubilee year. We studied jubilee years in Daniels timelines.
Did you also know that 1967 fell on the following Hebrew Jubilee year,
and 2017 fell on the following jubilee year after that.
What happened during these jubilee years and how were they associated with Jerusalem and His people?
1917 – British Empire recognized the right of the Jewish people to return to their homeland.
1967 – In a six day Islamic war against Israel, Israel ended up reclaiming; Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, and the Gaza Strip.
2017 – President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, with other nations following suit.
All these events happened during Jewish Jubilee years.
In the previously posted timelines Studies:
1948 – Israel declares themself as a nation, and recognized by UN vote with the USA vote leading the way.
1967 – Israel takes possession of Jerusalem.
Check out Heaven’s Sevens and Desolations & Defilements studies.
The Sun and the Moon is used in marking times and seasons
Jerusalem being the center marker of God’s solar and lunar cycles.
Of course, they didn’t have the technology back then, that we have today to keep track. God’s Prophetic Calendar.
A Lunar Eclipse event is when the earth is directly between the sun and the moon. The shadow of the earth envelopes the moon completely. This happens every 12 to 16 months. Not to be confused with the solar eclipses or lunar calendar cycles.
What is rarer are blood moons. Instead of blotting out the moon, this event turns the moon reddish orange.
A Tetrad, which means 4 blood moons will fall 6 months apart consecutively. There have been only 4 Tetrads in 500 years.
In 1492, 1948, 1967 and 2015 were Tetrad events.
A Blood moon event occurred on each of these years. And note that in 1967 and 1948 was a 19 year complete new Metonic Lunar Cycle.
In 1492, not only did Christopher Columbus sail the Ocean Blue then found the new land, the Monarchy of Spain was in the process of exiling 200 thousand Jews, the Spanish Inquisition was in effect. Many of Columbus’s manifest were Jews and messianic saints as a result of the expulsion deadline. Much of Columbus’s funding was from the early colonies where about 18 percent jews and messianic believers. This discovery of the new world eased the exile of the Jewish people. This also was within a tetrad year. All these events fell on the Jewish Holy Days’ Passover and Feasts of Tabernacles. This discovery was prophetic and started a immigration of the Jewish people to another land.
1967 – The time of the Gentiles was over on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Covered in Desolations and Defilements study.
2015 – Some Rabbinical scholars refer to the year following the Shemitta year following September 13, 2015 this will be a messianic event. They were anticipating the following year that something of significance would take place following this date, that would cause turmoil in the region that would end up bringing peace.
President Trump launched his campaign officially in June 16, 2015 and elected President September 2016.
It’s obvious that the Jewish people were expecting something that ended up being something else. A form of a deliverer instead of a the actual messiah. Throughout Jewish history there have been several messiah events. Look at the four years of Trump’s Presidency. Any association or familiarity? Only God knows.
When I did the Time and Times Again Studies;
I pointed out that one of Daniel’s visions occurred in the year of 552bc that pointed to the year 1948, the year Israel declared them self a nation.
The next occurrence one of Daniel’s visions was was in 533bc that we came up with the year 1967 when Jerusalem was back in Israeli hands.
The difference between these timeline start dates and end dates are exactly one new start of a 19 year Metonic Lunar Cycle. Could these Old Testament dates have also fallen on Hebrew jubilee years or Metonic Lunar cycle?
I would like to think so.
I noticed this pattern from the get go and had to search it out, hence this post.
In the Beasts of an Ordeal post we went over four beasts, the lion, the bear, leopard and a beast that was only described as dreadful.
Each of these beasts came and gone in the progression of appointed times.
Three of the first beasts came from the regions of Babylon, Persian-Mede and Greece. The final beast came from Rome and it made more of an impact on the region with fear and devastation in its wake and leaving no stone unturned.
In the Last Study we learned that the final beast was no more, yet the other three would remain without having any sovereignty or power for a season.
Rome didn’t actually fall until 1806 when Napoleon annexed and restructured the region to control the Holy Roman’s Empire long arm called Germany and their ambitions. Which severed the Holy Roman Empire’ss long arm of influence in the region. The Beast is Dead!
Around a hundred years later came a little horn empire, in a last attempt to take control of the region and gain Great Britain as part of the package.
WW2 became history and so the 4th and final beast was slain into a memory, yet it gave its last breath to give new life to the Triune beast.
What people don’t realize that these beasts, always existed in one form or another in view of the other beasts. These beasts are empires movements that rose up in the regions that affected the Saints of God and that includes the Christian’s, with Jerusalem in its wake. From the Egyptians to the two final Jihads. More later on this. With all the coming and going of kingdoms, only the fourth beast will no longer be a supper power in the region. So there will be no one world government coming from the EU. The UN is just an extension of Islam’s arm. This beast will not have any power as long as there is a Israel, a USA and a Britain, now not so Great. I use this loosely, there are those who want to undo what God has done for His people. I call the three, God’s Triune Powers on earth. Now we can understand the root of the spiritual warfare going on against these nations by these beasts. Every where Israel went out to, they are sure to go and destroy.
Each one of these beasts had one thing in common, they oppressed God’s Saints in one form or another, and had their eye on the apple of God’s eye. They may not have know it, but the dragon behind their power knew what it was doing. They all were, in one form or another, a anti-God’s children power. A form of and a continuation of an antichrist spirit. In history even the so called christian holy church were antichrists, or un-christ- like.
In the book of Revelation there are two beasts being described.
The Triune beast of the lion, bear, leopard found in Daniel, and the beast with two horns that spoke as a Lamb and another little horn in the book of Daniel. More on this lamb beast in another post. Hopefully.
Again, the book of Daniel describes these same beasts in chapter 7 & 8.
Revelations 13 continues a description of first three of the beasts of Daniel vision as merged into one beast, minus the other beast with no name.
All in due Season , United for a reason
Revelation Chapter 13;
Vs 1 – And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, , and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
A. a beast rose up from the sea – Again, this word imagery, as in Daniel’s, shows a beast coming from the sea, or from the waters meaning a sea of people of different languages and nations.
B. and upon his horns – new ruling powers in the regions occupied by the original beasts of Daniel, a power to be reckoned with. Powered by a antichrist spirit.
C. ten crowns – literally diádēma or Diadem, not a crown but a filament of silk, linen, or some such thing tied around the head as a symbol of royal dignity. Some times thy may have jewels pendants. Can also be called a turban.
In this imagery we see ten heads with ten horns of authority with ten turbans wrapped around its heads.
These 10 horns are considered major extensions of the Islamic empires that encompassed the regions of the three beasts.
C. upon his heads the name of blasphemy – each one of the crowned heads will be speak blasphemy against the Most High. The triune beast will speak against The One Triune God. This is now different from the original three separate of the beasts, who’s rulers were influenced by the Lord in one way or another to extend a hand of grace to Judea.
Getting back to the Beast Islam, this was covered in previous posts, what this blasphemy was, is represented by Islam, and the writings of the false prophet Muhammad. Covered in Denying The Son of the Father and Desolations and Defilements blog.
Vs 2 – And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
This beast will encompass and consolidate these regions of the former three empires mentioned earlier.
A. The first three Beasts in Daniel’s chapter 7 vision merged into one Triune Beast. Each one of the beasts coming from the different empires by uniting the regions under one power and purpose.
Remember in Daniel 7, these three beasts will be without power for a season? They’re back! With a new strategy and purpose. The dragon satan giving it a combined power over the regions of the former three beasts.
Muhammad was born in 570AD in Mecca, After his vision he started preaching the Islamic message 613AD, gained few converts. Wasn’t very successful in preaching. Started his campaign around 619AD, completed his pilgrimage in 632BC and soon after died, from then the Islamic Caliphate moved forward with it’s eyes set on Jerusalem to make their capital and acquired the Jerusalem Holy City as a part of their dominion in 638BC. What goes around comes around. More to come later in study.
I covered in the previous posts how all timeline roads leads to Jerusalem. How Britain and the United States of America taking on important roles in helping the the people of Israel to return home. Keep in mind that the French played a important role in saving Christianity and driving back this Islamic Caliphate. Coming up…
B. dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority – Power; dúnamis literally; to be able. This is also where we get the word Dynamite. This from of power and ability was supernaturally handed over by the Dragon.
There is another use of this power.
Acts 1:8. It says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
We as Christ’s disciples received such a power through the Holy Spirit. You see how unstoppable the gospel message was, no matter how the enemy tried to subvert it. It exploded and here we are.
This super natural power comes from a source, wether it comes from God or Satan.
We owe the French!
We’ll get to that eventually
Vs 3. – And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
I went over briefly about how Islam had conquest on its mind. I wanted to take it’s influenced fare and wide. They had it’s eye on the apple of God’s eye.
The Islamic Caliphate Jihads marched forward to France, Spain and everywhere in between.
Something in history happened that stopped the progression of the imperialistic movement of this beast empire.
The seventh head was wounded to death and then it seems to appear that something gave the head new life into another head.
Something halted the first Jihad movement and later on in history something brings new life to it.
The world marveled at the miracle. Keeping in mind that the use of the word “world” was just the region. Coming up…
4. – And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
These were the converted Islamic Jihadists.
The dragon revives the head of the beast jihad movement. How can anyone make war with this beast if it comes back to life.
Vs 5 – And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
We have covered this in previous studies. The 42 months was the timeline period between 688BC to 1967AD. When Islam had control over Jerusalem. The Woman in the Wilderness & The Time of the Gentiles study.
Vs 6 – And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. Vs 7 – And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Keeping course with the thought, the blaspheme that sits on the Temple Mount, is against the Triune God’s name is scribed on in the dome of the rock. A memorial tribute to Muhammad. It states: Jesus is not the Son of God, and they blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, by stating this God Head doesn’t exist.
Vs 8 – And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
They will be forced to worship Allah. They will not be written in the Lambs Book of Life.
Vs 9 . If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
What goes around, comes around. For the endurance of God’s people, they shall be justified.
What was this 7th head?
Revelations Chapter 17:
Vs 1 – And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whorethat sitteth upon many waters:
A. Vials – literally a shallow bowl that pours much and slowly.
B. the great whore – literal definition of whore; pórnē; to sell to merchants. Are you buying? LOL.
C. Upon the many waters; Vs 15, peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
Vs 2 – With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
The fornications of this whore; The godess of love & war. She seduces nations into her bed to make unholy alliances or agreements, then rages war on them. She forces herself on them. Later called a city.
The earth; Again, the this use of earth is the land under the feet. A region area. Where the regions of these beasts are described. Not the whole planet, which has a separate word description.
Vs 3 – So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Who speaks against the name of God?
We will get into the imagery of the scarlet beast soon.
Vs 4 – And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: Vs 5 – And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Used figuratively as the The Whore of Babylon. This resembles the godess who sits on the gates of Babylon. The Gates of Ishtar. When we study this false deity and what she represents, this resembles the progression of this passage. She will influence the nations around her with what she has, seduces them into her bed with alliances or agreements. The literal definition in the greek for whore; is to sell a service or to merchandise something. Known as a prostitute figuratively. She has something to sell to the world to control them.
It is quite probable that this Whore of Babylon is Saudi Arabia. Mecca being Spiritual City of Babylon. This is not old Babylon, but a spiritual Babylon.
Muhammad was born in Mecca, a part of Saudi Arabia. Mecca was the first city Muhammad concord. His hometown.
If Jerusalem is the center of the world, then Mecca would be the other end of it.
Side thought: If all prophetic roads lead to Jerusalem, then the rest of the roads lead to Mecca.
The whore was a separate figure from the beast Islam, but road on it’s back.
Vs 6 – And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
A. This woman was responsible for much blood shed of the people of God.
B. Here it speaks of two people groups: the Saints and those who witnesses or testify the message of Jesus. Talking about the two keepers of the two testimonies. The Old Testament and the New Testament. The two children of God. Read the post on the two olive trees and the two candle sticks, and the keepers of the two testaments.
Vs 7 – And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Going into the break down of the imagery of the Beast and the Woman.
Vs 8 – The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
A. ascend out of the bottomless pit – basically a place where the dead dwells. Could this be a satanic incarnation of the old beast that was slain?
B. go into perdition – literally; destruction.
C. Who’s names will not be written in the book of life.
D. The beast that was, and is not, and yet is; that was and is not. More later.
Vs 9 – And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
A. Wisdom; or solving a puzzle or riddle.
B. seven heads are seven mountains; this is not the seven mountains of Rome. There is nothing that can support the claim.
Vs 10 – And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
A. seven kings – Who? Add up the following.
B. five are fallen – Up to this time only five kings have fallen. In God’s prophetic timeline, who was the First Nation to fall? Yes folks, Israel, the First Nation in progression to fall when God’s prophetic word went forth, Israel, the Northern Tribe fell the Assyrians along with Egypt. King Hezekiah of Judah sought alliance with Egypt as a strategy to divert the Assyrians from Judah’s door, the southern tribe. In turn the Assyrians concord Egypt. However, The Assyrians literally were stopped dead their tracks by the Lord, from taking Judah because of Hezekiah’s repentance and counsel from the Prophet Isaiah, the Lord spared Judah for a season. The Assyrians fell to the Babylonians, soon after, Judah as well, then Babylon fell to the Medo-Persians, the Medo-Persians fell to the Grecians. Who did the Grecians fall to? Now we are up to John’s time. The Romans who is actually in this vision the 6th beast in the progression. Daniel’s vision only covered Judah, which only four kings or beasts started the progression of the fall of Judah as well as their return home.
C. and one is – the is the current beast of John’s time, Rome.
D. and the other is not yet come – The 7th beast hasn’t shown it’s face yet in John’s time. A clue; a antichrist beast. John was the only one that made references to the antichrists in his letters.
D. when he cometh – “he” being this new 7th beast will arrive shortly after the Roman Empire falls. Another antichrist beast.
E. must continue a short space – will take a foothold during a short period of time.
Vs 11 – And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
A. The beast that was – was the 7th beast until a event.
B. and is not – who is not yet the eighth beast.
C. he is the eighth – He, the 7th beast becomes the eighth beast.
D. is of the seven – who is the similar to the 7th beast
E. and goeth into perdition – the eight beast will go into destruction.
In understanding the behaviors of these beasts all the way back to Daniels time, the beast of Rome trampled underfoot its regions of conquest. I visualize a wild beast such as an wild Ox, Cat or Bear carving out their territory of influence or control among the pack. We couldn’t get more savage than that. I often wonder about Daniel 5:21 if this was the Lords prophetic association of King Nebuchadnezzar as a wild beast that formed in the visions. He gave the king a dose of his own medicine. You behave like a beast then you become a beast. I digress.
Vs 12 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kingsone hour with the beast.
A. ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings – Ten rulers taking power over the regions of conquest by the Dragon and the beast. Driven by a strength that was unnatural.
B. which have received no kingdom as yet – kings who are not. The use of kingdom here is not in the original text.
C. but receive power as kings – they will receive power as a king
D. one hour with the beast – literally a short season with the beast.
Passage should read:
And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour(season), together with the beast.
Vs 13 – These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
A. These have one mind – when we make an agreement we cut a covenant with the multitudes. To give allegiance for a cause.
B. give their power and strength – a unnatural ability outside of their own strength is given unto this beast. The dragon is the source of this power.
Vs 14 – These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
These shall make war with the Lamb – The first Islamic Jihad.
The Lamb shall overcome them – The First Christian Jihad to drive back the first Islamic Jihad.
Fighting fire with fire. Or dunamis power with dunamis power.
Remember that Jihad is Arabic for to strive forward, to survive or to exist. Holy war is not really the correct usage of this word.
Vs 15 – And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
This is how we come to understand the reference to the waters as a metaphor to many peoples and languages.
Vs 16 – And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
We need to understand that there are many factions even in the Islamic communities. One want’s to dictate there own ideals over the other. Iran hates Saudi Arabia. The Sunni’s hate the Shiite’s. Iranian Shiite’s hates the Saudi’s Sunni’s. Yes it can come down that just that. One will destroy the other.
Like our Catholics and Protestants.
The Sadducees and Pharisees.
Over minor doctrinal differences.
Vs 17 – For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
A. God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, – Just as God has placed it in the hearts of kings and rulers to have favor over His people, he can allow them to destroy themselves.
B. and give their kingdom unto the beast – they gave over their will and authority to the beast.
C. until the words of God shall be fulfilled – When all is said and done, God gets His way. All in His timing.
Vs 18 – And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
A. woman which thou sawest – Saudi Arabia
B. that great city – Spiritual City of Babylon; City of Mecca.
C. Reigneth over the kings of the earth – remember that these 10 kings did not have a physical kingdom, just power to rule under Sharia Law set forth under the Quran. The rulers of the regions of the three beasts and not the world.
Slay the Beast
Now we have a general understanding of the triune beast of Revelations 17 represents. What happened to the head of the 7th head that eventually became the 8th head of the beast.
Let’s take a hike down memory lane.
We studied Daniel 12:11 early on this series. We came up with one timeline 1290 days or prophetic years that completed the defilement of the Temple Mount that stopped the sacrifices which was the completion of the Al-Aqua mosque.
Now we didn’t cover the 1335 days or prophetic years in verse 12.
Daniel 12:12 – Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
A. Blessed is he that waiteth – could be read as fortunate are they that wait. I personally would read this as patient are they that wait’s.
B. thousand three hundred and five and thirty days – 1335 days.
waiteth – how long did they have to wait: the difference of 1290 from 1335. Which is 45 prophetic years.
Review: Desolations & Defilements.
We start this timeline off with the final and complete exile of Jerusalem that stopped all sacrifices on the Temple Mount in 583BC.
We came to 732.85 taking the solar year conversion of the 45 year wait time.
So now we have the year 732AD.
A relatively short space from the 688AD timeline of the Defilements of the Temple Mount. Revelations 17:10.
The French are coming!
As promised earlier:
The below is a excerpt from the heading of this site.
The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and a massive invading Islamic army led by Emir Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman, near the city of Tours, France. During the battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was killed. This battle stopped the northward advance of Islam from the Iberian peninsula, and is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical importance, in that it halted the Islamic conquests, and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith in Europe, during a period in which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian Empires.
The Battle of Tours, although not as earth-shattering as some western historians have written it up to be, was nonetheless crucial in the development of Christian Europe.
2. Background Historical Information
In a forest, on the banks of the Loire River, on the road between Tours and Poiters in France, two armies faced each other. It was October in the year 732 A.D. By the tenth day of the month the future of Europe would be decided. Who were these armies, and why was this moment so important? Read on, for a look at one of the most fascinating battles in the history of the world.
Before that can be done, however, we need to take a look at the events that led up to the battle. A hundred and ten years earlier, Muhammad had started the religion of Islam; after his death in 632, it spread throughout the Middle East. From their capital in Damascus the Umayyad Caliphs spread their religion by the sword, conquering Northern Africa in the late 600s. In 713 the conquest of Spain was complete. No doubt the Europeans on the other side of the Pyrenees felt a little threatened.
They were right to feel so. Thirsting for riches, glory, and new converts, the Moslems sent raiding parties into France throughout 732, and in October of that year , an overwhelming force of Moslems crossed the Pyrenees and headed toward the French city of Tours , pillaging as they went. Christians say the Moslems had 400,000 horsemen; Moslem sources put the number at 60,000. According to the historian Edward Creasy, the Arab number diminishes but is the closer of the two numbers.
Does this seem like a coincidence? Prophetically, I think not!
The Dragon gives the Beast a Mulligan
And a new face!
As I explained in the Beasts of an Ordeal post.
In the imagery of Daniel’s fourth beast and what lead up to it’s slaying. The little horn breathed new life into the next Jihad. And get this, Manasseh and Ephraim funds their rise to power.
I take that back!
It wasn’t the Tribes, Great Britain or the USA, but this dark power that has infiltrated the governments. Our weapons for your oil you might say. Giving money to one faction to overthrow another. Hence we get the al-Qaeda & ISIS flare ups. In Iran we get Hizballah.
Im sure through our minds eye we can domesticate this beast, however if we play with cobras we may end up get bitten.
We through the UN wants to keep funding them and to keep the oil and nuclear fuel firing up hate, or keep the fuel supply going to keep the fire of Islam burning against us and amongst them selves. The new Jihad against the infidel nations. As they may place it.
A New Face to an old Beast
Below is a excerpt of a subtle description on how this new beast will rise in the ranks of the Islam of the world.
At first she tried to resist. She did not want this to happen. She was not that sort of person. After all, there were no gaps in her life, no spiritual ache, she did not need support or direction. But she kept reading and it kept making sense.
'I had absolutely no expectation or desire to end up where I am,' she says. 'It was almost with trepidation that I kept turning the pages and the trepidation just increased. I kept thinking: "OK, where's the flaw? Where's the bit that doesn't make sense?" But it never came. And then it was like: "Oh no, I can see where this is leading. This is disastrous. I don't want to be a Muslim!"
From one Jihad to another.
I do believe that the intention to spill blood in the new Jihad Caliphate is there, but the conversion of the followers will not be of force under the sword but under the subtleties of seductions and deception. Just like the false deity Ishtar would do, using subtleties of our lower nature to gain influence. Instead of a fear tactic, maybe appeasing another part our nature. In the beginning Muhammad couldn’t convert may disciples through preaching. Times are different today, many will have itching ears for anything but what is true.
We covered Daniels Beasts and Revelations Triune Beast. Now what of this other beast that spoke as a lamb. Daniel chapter 8 & Revelations chapter 13.
A brief summery of where I may go with this. I’m trying to sort out two different narratives.
The Holy Roman Empire was one of the two horns of the Lamb that spoke like a dragon in the Book of Revelation 13:11 and the Book of Daniel chapter 8. The second little horn of Daniel 8 came up in the midst of these two horns which is Islam in the sight of the 4th beast soon to be Triune Beast, Britain being the smaller of larger two horn lamb. The larger horn being The Holy Roman Empire. However Britain was no real friend to Israel, if it wasn’t for the actions of Britain or the lack of, there would be a lot more Jews alive today. Hitler being the first little horn that sprung up from the midst of the remnants of the Holy Roman Empire 4th beast, again no friend of the Jews. The second little horn of Daniel chapter 8 arose from the lamb beast and in the sight of the now triune beast, and given new life from the both horns of the lamb that spoke as a dragon. The second little horn showed up shortly after the the power void of the Roman Empire and their transition into the Holy Roman Empire. Again the Roman Empire never left us, just took on a new name. Started out Holy and ended up not so Holy.
Until I sort this one out, I may go into the study, “no longer stand as accused”. Guilt Free from the accuser under the Blood.
In order to understand the book of Daniel and how the Lord speaks, “a picture is a thousand words”. It’s a picture language.
The picture or image language or a parable was often revealed to us by our Lord and Savior himself. He did this in the book of Daniel and He did this in the book of Revelation and He did this in His time with us. Notice the similarity?
The Lord will always try to direct it to those with a heart to listen and to those who do not have a heart to hear, then it’s nonsense. Those who have ears let them see with them. It’s a way to reveal a deeper meaning of a truth that is not evident to everyone except those who will understand or the understanding is given at a appointed time, then the truth will be evident in scriptures and time. The Holy Spirit will reveal to those with His mark.
Jesus was the master of His craft.
With all this being said, I’m going to try to break the bread of scripture with understanding.
The context of the message needs to be directed and understood to this sliver of land in the Middle East. Israel and it’s Holy City Capital Jerusalem and the original Jewish Inheritors.
Daniel Chapter 7
1. In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.
The year of this vision was 552BC in the year of Belshazzar’s reign. The Lord speaks to Daniel in a dream and vision as he lays on his bed.
2. Daniel spoke and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
This was a night time vision and so the vision begins during his sleep with with the four winds churning up the sea.
Prophetically the waters in this imagery wasn’t necessarily the Mediterranean Sea, a great body of water from which much turmoil sprung up from the four winds and up came the four beasts from the midst. However the Mediterranean Sea was the epicenter of the quake of turmoil in the region. The after shocks were felt among the people throughout all the region binging a tsunami of change. Revelations 17:15 describes large bodies of waters as a multitude of people and languages from different regions.
So from a great number of people will rise up these beasts.
3. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
The four beasts arose from the surrounding nations, each being different from the other.
4. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings:
A. The first in progression was a lion with eagles wings. We know this as being the Babylonian Empire. This image was on the Gates of Ishtar and will be seen clearly upon Judah’s arrival.
A side note: these gates now reside in Berlin assembled in the 1930’s. Ishtar was a mother goddess, or the godess of fertility. The Ishura poles that were scattered throughout Judah and Israel at one time, the worship practice lead to the fall of the nations. It’s like the Lord handed the His people over to their Idolatry.
B. I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
Daniel observed for a time then the wings were plucked.
Daniel 5:20 – But when his(Nebuchadnezzar) heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
Daniel 4:37 – Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Talk about the king being humbled by the Lord.
I look at the eagles wings a as being the pride of the king of Babylon which was plucked; the king was made to stand as a man with a heart.
Talk about the Lord working His grace. You can see though out the children of the Lord’s stay in Babylon, the Lord was working behind the scenes, as He always does, making His way’s known to those who have evil intentions for His Children.
This residency of the Jew in Babylon was the beginning of the Time of the Gentiles.
5. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
No one really knows for sure where the image of the bear came from. Some say it was in the manor in which the animal captured it prey. In 536BC, though the Mede’s assisted in the take over of Babylon along side of Persia. With Persia being raised up higher on one side and have trampled the Medes to take control of the regions becoming one of the greatest empires of the age. It was more Persia than the Medes when it came to power. Cyrus strategy wasn’t to take possession of a land and exile the people from their homeland, but place the nations under there own territories and taxed the nations. This was the reason why the Cyrus returned the Jews to their homeland and paid for it. The three ribs in the bears mouth was the three empires they concord; Egypt, Babylon and Lydian, and they ate carnage to their bellies content.
6. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which — had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
In 332BC, Alexander the Great of the Grecian Empire and the wings of his 4 Generals subdued the Persian Empire. Alexander’s reign was for a short period, He didn’t have any heirs and in 323bc his kingdom was split between his heads of state, dominion was given over to the four generals.
The Troublesome Beast
7. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
The last in progression of the beast empires is Rome. Who took control of the Holy Land in 65BC and continued on and dwindled in power till 476AD. A whole other story.
There was no description of this beast except it had a bunch of horns with one that grew up among them at a later time.
This beast was roothless in it’s conquest like no other. That basically anialated all the regions and the peoples that it concord and renamed the states it occupied, accept Jerusalem.
The Roman Empire fell from power in 476BC, the power was divided up to much of the nations we know today as the the European Nations.
Keeping in mind that much time can transpire during the progression of the fulfillment of this sessions of this vision. Every time Daniel considers something a period of time lapses.
The Holy Roman Empire succeeded much of the original empire following 476AD. Even though Rome dwindled to nothingness, it was given a new face, the heart of it remained the same. Now they can carry out their atrocities in the name of a christ. A dark history for God’s two children.
The Little Horn
8. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
This is where much confusion come in narratives of imaginations have run amuck. Mind you, that what the timelines set fourth in Daniel points to the nation of Israel and Jerusalem. This beast’s time on earth is wrapped up to certain events of completion in the timelines. The end of this beast is were this all is coming to a endgame and a fulfillment of a promise the Lord made to His people.
Some say three of the European Nations will be plucked up by a personality and plunge the people of God into a 7 year tribulation. If you have read my previous blogs, this has already come and gone. Just the legacy remains.
During a period of time in Daniels vision he noticed this little horn rise up and grew a set of eyes and a mouth. That spoke great things.
Just as King Nebuchadnezzar evolved into a man with a heart, this little horn will be given pearcing eyes to look through and speak great things. Basically this horn or nation will have a prideful vision of conquest and a mouth piece to carry out Satan’s plan.
At what point in history did a nation rise up out of the former Roman territories and raise havoc on surrounding nations and the Jewish people?
World War II
In one of my blog posts I talked a little about a man with a troubled childhood, had a terrible father, who was into the occult and rose into the ranks of a political party.
Does Adolf Hitler ring a bell?
Germany. Go the the link below that gives more details on the Roman-Germanic relationship.
In keeping course with this passage, we see that three horns were rooted out in the midst of the little horn that risen up from among the others.
The Rhineland is a stretch of land along the Rhine River. Bordering several nations; Netherlands, France, Luxembourg and Belgium with Germany. Rhineland originally is Gemany’s possession and shared much history with the area. During a previous WW1, a treaty made after 1919, was to setup a non militarized buffer zone between Germany and the boarder nations to divert Germany’s ambitions, Until 1935. Three occupation zones were made for a 15 year period, in which the allied troops were allowed to withdraw from. The US was one of the occupations along with Britain and France. The occupation of the zones lasted till 1920. German forces was not to enter the are since with out violating the treaty.
Hitler eventually sent a small regiment across the bridges into the Rhineland on bicycles, no military vehicles. He tested the waters. Told his troops to return if they encounter resistance. The people of Rhineland welcomed the forces and priests blessed the the troops in their endeavors and played host to the invaders. Basically the Germans were welcoming back the Germans. There was three cities that the troops staged the troops that lead to the three countries mentioned earlier. Aachen, a historic spa city for the German Kings would be crowned. Saarbruken fist settled by the Celts then the Romans kept them company later in history. Hitler crossed into this region as one of the most important staging areas for his military to take France. The other city was Trier, this city had deep long roots to the area. It is said to go back to about 2000BC, this city reside near Luxembourg. This city also was where our troops that were captured was paraded among the Germain people. Many of our soldiers died along the way.
Side Note: The Rhineland massacres, also known as the persecutions of 1096. A dark period in Christian history that massacres Jews. So anti-Jewish sentiment has been ingrained in the people and church culture of the regions for more than a thousand years.
The Germans taking back the Rhineland in 1936 created a staging opportunity for their military for what was to come. This area was also part of the old Roman Empire. The Netherlands was annexed by Germany around 1939 with out war.
Ironically, France was notified that the German military was crossing back into the Rhineland breaking the treaty, that very day, the French didn’t do anything about it because they took the weekend off till Monday. Does this sound familiar? The British who was responsible for the Treaty didn’t do anything about it, with a statement just saying that the Germans was only in their own backyard. Their was much going on the British front at the time and they were distracted. Luxembourg is one of the oldest German cities that was part of old Roman Empire. Trier had deep roots in Germany as it became in the intricate part of forming nation we know to day as Germany. It became a launching point for taking the western parts of Europe.
Germans plucked up France, Luxembourg, and Belgium in war and the rest was WWII history.
Side note: Luxembourg today is the crown of EU, NATO and the UN.
The United States of America has taken the leading role in driving Germany back across the Rhine, following behind them was Canada in operation Varsity and Plunder. We taken back the Rhine.
For those who are swayed that the Holy Roman Empire and and King Justinian was the little horn of this beast. Keeping in mind there are some historical claims that make this seem so. What needs to be understood is the Holy Roman Empire was sacked by the French when the German territories to the west of the Rhine river was annexed to the French side by Napoleon. Napoleon through a series of wars, reorganization’s and annexes with Germany, declared that, “per a Voltaire remark, the not so”, Holy Roman Empire of Germany was done with. The dark history of the Holy Roman Empire came to an end, however wasn’t slain until after the Nazis end.
Father Time closes in on the troublesome Beast
9. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
Daniel observed the thrones were cast down once and for all. No more uprising, from what was once the Beast of Rome.
The Ancient of Days is only used in book of Daniel three times and is not found anywhere else.
The literal definition is “one advanced in (of) days” and may possibly mean “one who forwards time or rules over it.” This definitions is found in the Holman Bible Dictionary.
The Ancient of Days refers to a point of time when a judgement is carried out on the beast.
When I look at the imagery in this verse would suggest The Father of Time, since many has referred to this figure as the Father God. Who comes in on His chariot of fiery wheels on his throne.
The time of this beast now has come to a fiery close. The judgement has been set forth in the following verses. This is also where the timelines come in the study of Time and Times Again. Since the context is now bringing to a close of this vision.
This father of time, road in on his fiery chariot to take back his throne in the Holy Land, and to make his quick justice on the beast. After all this is where the Lord did sit. Forever more.
The use of this word כָּרְסֵא korsē’ is only used three times in Daniel. The word is Aramaic for throne that a king sits on.
The Lords throne on earth sits in Jerusalem.
10. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Again the Lord takes judgement on the beast for the blood of his saints. Those who serve Him and praying for justice.
11. I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
Daniel listening in on the blasphemies of the little horn of this beast. The Lord consumes this troublesome beast’s body with flame, that it will no longer have authority and reign over God’s people, the Jews. Forever more.
There was much going back and forth in time in this vision of Daniel.
12. As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
The other three beasts were not destroyed, they just had their sovereignty rights taken. This is going back in time. They will have their time again as one beast. They will be given a season and a time to be troublesome. This three in one beast or triune beast was around during the time of Hitler and pacts were made to carrie our Satan’s mission.
A beast that was once wounded and driven back for a time, was given a new lease on havoc to the Jewish and Christian Nations.
The little horn knew his time was up, so he breathed new life into the triune beast.
Hitlers ties with The Muslim Brotherhood: for a later time.
13. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
This is none other than the return of Jesus the Christian Messiah. Which who, the Jews worshiped as their Lord up to this day. He Returns as the Messiah. Not to spite them, but to reveal himself as the same Lord and King of both His sons.
They brought Him Before Him. Is like saying The Lord of my Lord. They brought the Messiah before the Father of Time as Lord in their hearts.
14. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
These Saints of God will give over this tiny little sliver of land to be the Lords footstool of reign. A place He can rest his feet, forever more. Never to be destroyed or taken from the other nations. All tongues, peoples will serve Him. Those who cursed Him will Alison serve Him willingly.
Psalms 110:1 – The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Ezekiel 43:7 – And he said unto me, Son of man, — the place of my throne, and — the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high places.
Isaiah 66:1 – Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is — the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
Earth again is used as a region area of land under the Lord’s feet, and not the whole wide world. There is a word that is similar that is used as planet. God’s focus is on the Holy Land.
Vs 15 – 20;
Then what Daniel saw took the wind out of him. He asks the Lord what was up with all this. He needs more understanding. He describe the events in question, when the saints will take possession of the kingdom or the Jews will return to the Holy Land as a new nation.
The Lord reply’s
23. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
Whole; means entire, Earth; H772. אֲרַע ’ara‘ means the earth beneath the feet. A land or region. I don’t see this as being the whole planet because there is a different use of this same root word H778. אֲרַק ’araq: means “planet” or the third araq from the sun.
24. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Also keep in mind, the use of this little horn doesn’t depict a gender. Only the reference is made as he is just to suggest a gender. It should be “it” as a thing.
Also one other observation; the translation of the three kings should could be the third king. The use of this three was to describe a third in progression, a third layer. This was just a observation. I don’t want to change the whole narrative that has been traditionally taught. Not entirely.
There will be 10 separate kingdoms that Rome will be broken into. Keep in mind that the Justinian period may be the fulfillment of this. This was actually when the Roman Empire was eventually consolidated into the Holy Roman Empire. Through which the King Justinian the Great making the a Vatican monarchy by combining Church and State. Basically the Roman Empire taking on a new face. With tyranny in full swing. These are the medieval ages. This was a very turbulent time in history as well, some say 60 to 100 millions lives were lost and many of them were Jews. The carry over of this anti-semitism was Satan’s way of keeping his promise to God. King Justinian or the Pope was not the little horn, but from those nations arose one that would seek region domination. This would be Satan’s last fiery breath with this beast to carry out what he purposed.
25. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
This little horn, the Nazi Empire, did speak prideful things that was against the Highest, and set out to change the Lord’s timing.
In doing so this horn oppressed the saints to no end but destruction.
The TTHT in this passage was worked out in the Time and Time Again blog, this was when the Saints or the Jews returned to the Holy Land as their own Nation. This timeline in its context was appropriate for this event to take place. The Nazi’s were the oppressors of God’s people which lead to Israel returning to their Promised Inheritance.
With this verse I had to ponder for a while, as if this little horn changed into another little horn. I’ve done a lot of digging trying to conclude this for this very reason, I couldn’t make it point to a the actions of another beast that did attempt to change times and laws. However, some claim that during the Byzantine Justinian period was just that. Again I can’t reconcile that changing into a triune beast of revelation. Which was present at the time but didn’t have the life it once had. This Triune beast did take form following the fall of Rome and did take part relinquishing the Holy Lands from the Byzantines. More later. The Triune Beast
24. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
This is where the Ancient of Days did sit, on the judgement seat of His throne, by bringing swift judgment onto the region that harbored this beast. Making the power and strength of it no more. Yet the lost power of this beast would give new life to another.
25. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
This is referring to the original saints in the Old Testament. Not necessarily the Christian Saints. This vision is not about them. The kingdom is now restored to His people forever. Again, the Christian church in thinking this has become so self centered.
26. Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
I feel that Daniel didn’t fully understand what was to take place, and just come to a place in his heart that he will just place His trust in the Lord’s hands.
Power of one handed over another
Since 1936 Hitler was an honorary guest of the Muslim Brotherhood. The leader of the organization found kinship with the Nazi Ideals and adapted them into their principles and how they imaged their new founded Islamic revolution.
The beginnings of this movement started about the same time that Turkey handed over Israel over to Great Britain after WWI and Britain’s ambitions of returning the Jewish people to their home land. Britain was reluctant of giving the people of Israel their, I feel that the people couldn’t handle the Islamic unrest towards such a move.
The Muslim Brotherhood was instrumental in having Muslims migrate to the Holy Land as a strategy to scathe of the Jews taking back the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Before they really didn’t have any interests and the land was basically barren with not much of a population.
The following link will give more history of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In summery: The power of oppression was handed over to another. What satan can’t accomplish with the one beast he will revive in another. The 4th beast (the 4th Reich) breaths new life into the other beast Islam (the 5th Reich).
Two little horns on one mission. A one beast war against God’s people on two fronts ended after WWII. Just one more beast to fall to its end.
In constructing some of the timelines presented in these studies. How can some of the same dates keep propping up, time and times again?
Is this a coincidence?
I think not!
The definition of a coincidence is the randomness of a two headed coin. “Coin-cidence”, or coin-side-ence.
It’s to uncanny to think otherwise.
This is a continuance of the timelines found in Daniel
We have already went over the foundation of this study in the two Ephraim blogs.
I’ve already coined the acronym TTHT to refer to “time, times, and half a time”.
In Daniel 7:25 & 12:7 uses the phrase or idiom TTHT.
In reading the context of passages, keep in mind this talks a lot of talk about beasts and rulers. This beast arrived with the Roman Empire. The 10 horns eventually became independent European nations. More at a later time. A Beasts of an Ordeal.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
1. Speak great word against the most High – This will be covered in A Beasts of an Ordealand is covered similarly with the triune beast; The Desolations and Defilements study. What was the great blasphemy that sit on the walls of the dome of the rock. Read that in Denying the Son study.
2. Wear out the saints of the Most High – basically overwhelmed the people of God.
3. Think to change times and laws – to bring about change in a region during a moment in time, also setting forth decrees that their beast is only to be worshiped.
4. A time and times and the dividing of time – this was conclude in the Ephraim study that this was a 2500 year period.
In the first verse of this chapter Daniel introduces a vision and a dream during the first year of Belshazzar the appointed king by Nebuchadnezzar family members. There was a progression rulers that lead up to this selection for various reasons. This king was Daniels writing on the wall moment.
Once again, the Lord is speaking to Daniel in this vision. The same Lord that was speaking to John in Revelations.
The first year of Belshazzar was 552BC and the time of Daniels vision. This point is the start of the TTHT timeline. This phrase was never used outside of the Book of Daniel and Revelations. It’s a phrase coined by the Messiah Himself. You can do a key word search to conclude this consensus of this date.
Now using the TTHT principle we can do a little figuring of this timeline. Since the principle was reviled in the book of Revelations and the cypher was in 2 Peter. There is no conversion into New Testament solar years. Jesus had this already planned out back then.
552BC from 2500 years comes to 1948.
Well now, that date keep coming up time and times again.
Israel became a new Nation. Incorporating the northern and the southern tribes.
This was the result of the slaying of the Fourth Beast.
Most bible scholars for centuries has taught that this passage was a future seven year Antichrist moment. NOT! This timeline concluded and rapped itself up in 1948.
Oh, Dear; another TTHT
What mystery will this unfold?
In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood — the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
First, lets not confuse Daniel’s Babylonian name with the previous Babylonian king.
This vision took place in the third year of King Cyrus reign.
Now I am come to make thee understand — what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
The purpose of this dream.
The same Lord reveling to Daniel about what is to take place in the latter days.
And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard — the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by him that liveth forever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. 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.
In following the progressions of this passage we can see Daniel asking the Lord when all this will come to an end?
This will be for a time, times and a half a time when these things shall be accomplished.
During this period of time this beast will have accomplished scattering the power of his holy people. This should sound more like this; crushing the strength of his holy people.
When this all comes to fruition then the timeline is complete. At the time of the end.
Daniel didn’t fully understand what the conclusion was of these events because the Lord sealed it up until the completion of events has come to pass. That this will become evident once these moments of time has come to pass.
Verse 4 I have already covered in the first study of To and Fro.
This isn’t in the last days knowledge will be increased with the SyFy understanding of great technology.
What this is referring to is: in the last days the knowledge in understanding these events will take place. How so many could have gotten this so wrong is beyond me. I understood this from the get go, and lead me to find different ways of understanding what was really happening in these passages. Not what I was told my entire Christian walk.
We need to know what the context of this passage is saying and understood so that this will not confused for something else.
The following passages we have already gone over in Heaven’s Sevens.
Now taking a look at the other TTHT timeline.
We need to know what the year was for Daniel’s vision during this moment of time. Keep in mind when this vision was completed, this type of revelation wrapped up and sealed in the Old Testament. Sure there was other prophets writing. These image visions were unique to the Old Testament along with the book of Revelation and Jesus moments documented in the New Testament.
The consensus when we do a key word search online this year came up to 533BC as the year of Daniels vision and the third year of King Cyrus’s reign.
Now again, taking the TTHT principle equals a 2500 year period of time.
Take 533BC from 2500 years we get 1967.
OMG! There it is again.
Even though Daniel did’t understand the event that was going to take place at that particular time, he didn’t even understand when it was to take place.
From the first vision to Daniel’s second vision was 19 years.
I marvel how God’s timing works to corilate the time beween the two vision and the time between Israel becoming a new nation and and Jerusalem being taken from the hands of the Gentiles was a 19 year span as well.
The Lord timed it.
This concluded the Triune Beast occupation over Jerusalem. The Time of the Gentiles comes to a close.
Coincidence? I think not.
I JUST LOVE GOD’S PATTERNS IN HIS WORD
Now in reading the whole context of Daniel chapter 7 is taking me down a whole new rabbit hole regarding the 4 Beasts.