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Daniel 11—Where Are We Today?

Norman McNulty


Part 5 of 6 from series at GYC 2010 — "Crash Course on Daniel: Lessons from the Past for Living in the Present" given on December 31, 2010


Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN



  • December 31, 2010
    9:15 AM
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him good morning everyone is nine fifteen so we should get started and we are continuing our seminar through the book of Daniel many of you were here for Doctor Howells three presentations over the first six chapters among yesterday afternoon we've looked at Daniel chapter seven a.m. we let that the prophetic identity and mission of we as God 's people the second movement and this morning we are going to look at Daniel chapter eleven in the first presentation up through the first forty versus and among the second presentation when Michael stands up with the title we are going to look at the last five verses of the envelope into the first providential control when Michael stands that's where were headed this morning soon let's have a word of prayer and we will get started with our time father in heaven we thank you again so much for bringing this year G Y C four giving us the privilege of studying your word and I pray that as we study Daniel chapter eleven this morning that we would see Christ at the heart of this prophecy and that it would remind us of how soon Jesus really could become this is my prayer Jesus meaning soon just out of curiosity I'm interested to know how many of you have studied Daniel chapter alone wow I'm many talking to a number of people to have studied this book are this chapter so that's great how many of you have never cracked down you'll love several years and you know what I would've raised my hand about five years ago all I knew was that the manual eleven was this chapter him well that was sick with information full of history and I can than to start the Daniel two seven eight nine Johnson has a chapter twelve that what we want like Jackson J we want to see what is Daniel eleven talking about and how important is it and the question is is Daniel Aladdin in Porton for our study in this time of Earth 's history now we we study Daniel to let a Daniel seven and Asian alone of chapter nine that a lot of people like myself even after a few years ago and sent a pass by Daniel ten eleven and then we jump ahead Chapter twelve with Michael standing up in the final close of the book of Daniel but wean us a lot of what God is trying to tell us in the final vision that Daniel was given at the end of the book of Daniel and when you look at Daniel chapter eleven in order to properly understand its context the context for Daniel chapter eleven the Ganz and Daniel chapter can because it is in Daniel chapter Chen that Daniel receives the vision so I invite you to take out your Bibles and were going to work beginning in Daniel chapter ten and this is going to hang a picture for us I've just how important Daniel chapter eleven is for art mine in earth 's history now starting in verse one Daniel says that this is in the third year of Cyrus king of version so we have now moved past the time when Darius the Mead was King now Cyrus the Persian is Chang and eight in the third year Cyrus Elizabeth the very end of the flight he is is it is a very old now went he was in his eighties is Doctor Hollow pointed out when they'll shout or saw the handwriting on the wall and then Darius the Mead I was saying of the needs for a period of time and now were in the third year of Cyrus of Persia such Daniel is getting very near towards the end of his life and handle one half of verse one it's great if your verse one says that thing was revealed unto the end of the centers Inc. Daniel refers to this vision of Daniel Chapter 11 as a site it's a thing that we've was revealed unto Daniel whose name is called Delta shelter and he says that saying was true that the time appointed was long and he understood the thing and had understanding of the vision set right here at the very beginning this is Daniel introducing what he's going to describe all the way through Chapter 11 Chapter twelve and what he tells us is what I saw is true that it's for a long time so the very first thing that we know about Daniel Chapter 11 is that this is going to be for a long time and this is an interesting contrast to what we've seen in earlier visions for example you come to the end of Daniel chapter eight and he says that none understood the vision that in the beginning of what he describes for Daniel ten eleven twelve he says I understood this and that and it's going to be for a long time the DCF Daniel at the end of chapter eight we get the vision of the twenty three hundred days he doesn't really understand what it's about that here he's telling us the very outset before he describes the division in its entirety that he understood this him versus two three he set the standard for how this invention was revealed to so in Daniel chapter ten versus two three receipt and those days I Daniel was morning three full weeks I know plus unread neither tame flush in our wine in my mouth neither did I annoy myself at all till three whole weeks were fulfilled now if you study the book of Daniel is there another passage in the book of Daniel of this reminds the this would remind you of the prayer of Daniel chapter nine where she is studying the prophecy of this of the seventy years of captivity from the book of Jeremiah chapter twenty five in chapter twenty nine where he's trying to figure out what God you said we would be in captivity for seventy years and he's it after he doesn't understand the prophecy of the twenty three noted and then Gabriel comes to him immediately until the don't worry seventy weeks of probationary timer granted to your people and that came to Daniel immediately he was studying the prophecies God gives in the answer here in Daniel chapter ten he's saying that he was mourning for three full weeks and this obviously lasts for much longer than Daniel chapter nine and what is Daniel ceiling during these three full weeks values he morning what you look at Daniel chapter can verse twelve Gabriel says to Danny races fear not Daniel for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and to chasten yourself before God your words were heard and I'm come for your work said Daniel was trying to understand something now we don't have a clear picture of what exactly Daniel was trying to understand the world we need now is that he can send you to fast and morning parade for three full weeds and so the angel Gabriel came to help them understand what he wanted to know now I cannot prove this with certainty that my belief is that when you look at Daniel chapter nine and Jack Daniel chapter ten Daniel chapter nine Gabriel 's and gives Daniel information that helps them to understand the beginning of the twenty three hundred a prophecy because Daniel didn't understand right the company and advance chapter eight and he says I did not understand the vision I was astonished by then in Daniel chapter nine studying the prophecies from Jeremiah twenty five and twenty nine about the seventy years of captivity that had been prophesied and he's calculating were at the very end of this when we get to go back and then the angel Gabriel Thompson gives them information about the beginning of the twenty three hundred days with a seventy weeks that he doesn't spell to annual anything about what's going to happen at the end of the two thousand three hundred years in Daniel chapter nine back when you look at the prophecy of Daniel Channel eleven inch well Daniel says that he understands the very outset after he seen everything he understands that this is for a long time so she can inevitably he must understand okay but she was thousands of three hundred years are the two thousand three to date our four years that will encapsulate a long period of time because he sees all of the information from verse one of Daniel eleven all the way down to the end of verse forty five and in the Daniel chapter twelve Su I believe that Daniel wants to know more of now what is going to happen at the end of the twenty three hundred days now that he arty knows what's going to happen at the beginning of the seventy weeks now again are not dogmatic about that but I think that's on certainly a plausible explanation for that then notice what happens after Daniel says he fasted and prayed for three full weeks and this helps us say again on a picture of just how important this vision has inverse forces in the four and twentieth day of the first month as I was by the side of the great River which is set account then I lifted up mine eyes and what empty hole a certain man slowed in land and cruise lines were girded with Feingold verse six his body also was like the barrel in a space that the appearance of lightning and his eyes of the lamps of fire and his arms in a street light in color to polished brass and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude noted you think Daniel sees here and this is Jesus Christ now has Jesus Christ revealed himself to Daniel and vision up to this point in the book of Daniel Matthew worked in Daniel chapter two Nebuchadnezzar had the drink now Jesus the son of man does appear with the three keepers in the fiery furnace so we have seen Jesus in the book of Daniel already but as far as a heavenly bank coming to get a vision this is the first time that Jesus himself shows up to give a vision said Daniel and this is the last vision of Daniel so for me when I study the book of Daniel and I see that Jesus shows up at the beginning of the prophecy of Daniel eleven I have to figure that this is a prophecy of utmost importance that makes sense so Jesus shows up shoe you and then you read verses seven through nine Daniel sees invention what is described in words beginning in Daniel eleven verse one down in a Daniel chapter twelve said Daniel first sees everything and then the angel comes and describes a form so that he can write it down does that make sense okay so Daniel versus centering on cc this vision and the reaction of white cc verse eight is that she retained no strength Synthroid Daniel C causes them to lose strength and then in verses nine through fourteen the Angel Gabriel speaks him I'll have a quote with me that Ellen White makes it clear that this is indeed Gabriel coming to speak to Daniel again just as he did in chapter nine and chapter eight when a excellent stickup in verse eleven Gabriel says and he said and to me O Daniel a man greatly beloved understand the words that I speak Canadian stand upright for under VMI now set and he continues on notice verse thirteen we already read verse twelve where Gabriel says from the very first thing you set your heart to understand I came for your words and hear the practical application forth he realized that if we were not that in our Bibles if were not studying the prophecies Jonathan going to help us understand them they realize that Gabriel came to Daniel in Chapter nine is Daniel was studying the prophecy of the seventy years in Jeremiah and here in Daniel chapter ten God comes the said Daniel directly in the Gabriel comes in because Daniel was setting is hard to understand again I mean Daniel was not satisfied with like okay I was able at explaining anything as of the image and then you are casting the vision of the lion the bearable the elaborate on the dreadful beast of Daniel seven oh casting around he gotten a little morning anyway I'm good I've got our message figured out understanding of taken until Jesus as we as God 's as Seventh-day Adventists we should be considered newly studying in seeking to learn more about our message he says our message has not yet reached the peak of the loud cry being given and so there's more to unpack from Daniel and Revelation and the other truths of Scripture for our time and so Daniel all the way to the very end of his life was setting is hard to understanding God reveals himself a notice verse thirteen is absolutely fascinating first thirteen says Averill says the Danube France of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days now how along with Daniel in the morning fasting and praying for three weeks which is twenty one days so while Daniel is mourning and fasting and praying for twenty one days J Burrell is being whisked by the prince of a king of Persia which is another way to describe the king of Persia who was Cyrus now again we don't necessarily have all of the information about what happened with Cyrus at this time but some historians believe that it was around this time that an evil report about the juice you were gone back to Jerusalem came back to Cyrus Cyrus was the first of the three Kings to make it decreased the rebuild Jerusalem and that culminated with a decree of Artaxerxes in four fifty seven to begin the twenty three hundred a prophecy that here's the thing each of those decrees built on each other and any one of them had been undermined then the beginning point for the seventy weeks in the twenty three hundred days would have been jeopardized and you don't think the devil seven Cyrus who was the one who made the initial to create to help Jerusalem the re- bill is not perhaps now having doubts about this decree and so Gabriel is chiming to help Daniel understand what's going to happen the gods people and specifically verse fourteen tells us that Gabriel tells Daniel I know what you know what will befall your people in the latter days and this vision of Daniel eleven takes us down point by point through the streets down to the very end of time that Gabriel would not give this information to Daniel while he was being withstood by Cyrus the king of Persia and if you look at this from a great controversy perspective you can see that curtain drawn back and you can see she knew beings to supernatural beings working on the mind of Cyrus on one side you have Gabriel trying to get Cyrus jujitsu needed to protect God 's people and on the other side you have Satan trying to get Cyrus to change his mind and after three full weeks which during the entire time Daniel is fasting and rank the best that Gabriel can do is to bring Satan to a draw in the mind of Cyrus now what would've happened if after a week Daniel said you know what you have been fasting and praying for a week and then dance Chapter nine and only took a few minutes for show him we cannot want tired of this and there is God I don't hear you anymore I am uninstall beyond and what Daniel didn't even realize that while he was fasting Frank interceding to understand more about the prophecies for the last days there's this great controversy struggle between Gabriel and Satan over the mind of Cyrus after we can really understand the great controversy between Christ and Satan and what struggle that takes place between the forces of good and evil among God 's people that the conflict over the salvation of each of our souls we would probably view wife very differently and Daniel all this time is fasting and praying and notice what happens in the last half of her searching as is below Michael one of the chief princes came to help me and I remained there with the kings of Persia now I am come to make you understand what shall befall like people in the latter days for yet the vision is for many days what happened when Michael showed the victory was gained and I think as some of them as we understand Michael is Christ the money to do the Bible study to prove that that let me point this out from Scripture you know that the significances of Christ being described as Michael throughout Scripture in other several places that Michael shows up in Scripture there's actually four places here in Daniel ten thirteen the next players is Daniel twelve verse one which will be the subject of our next presentation was as Michael stands up then in June verse nine Michael and Satan are consenting over the body of Moses and in revelation chapter twelve Michael and as far as the dragon and his angels and just feel when every time Michael Michaels shows up in Scripture any time there is a great controversy conflict between Christ and Satan and it denotes victory on behalf of God because Michael is a mighty warrior and Sears this struggle had gone on for twenty one days and got let down from heaven he says you know what Daniel he's proven himself again please been faithfully morning fasting and praying for three weeks so I am going to count now and settle this issue myself instead Michael comes down to settle the issue and an Cyrus is mine and then once that is settled Christ or Michael reveals himself directly to Daniel in vision as we saw in verses beginning in verse five and six of Daniel chapter ten so Daniel chapter ten pages this picture that the vision of Daniel chapter eleven began with a great controversy struggle between Christ and Satan over revealing the information that would befall God 's people in the latter days so how important then is the information that we are going to see in Daniel chapter eleven is obviously going to be very important and it's going to take us down in the variant of time and just for clarity sake when it talks about the latter days of the vision the latter days referred to that which follows from the present time in Daniel chapter ten that ultimately the latter days finished at the end of the vision which culminates a name chapter twelve so let's continue on now that we've set the stage for him before and this is what C well first of all Daniel it says that he doesn't even want to hear what he saw described MD Romans is now on a strengthen you to hear this so obviously with the troubling thing that Daniel saw and Gabriel strengthens them to see what takes place and that brings us to Daniel Chapter 11 verse one before I get into that one we just give you a brief overview and after all the points all I wanted yet the outset as we begin to get to the sequence of Changs in Daniel eleven is the what you know that Daniel eleven simply follow the same sequence of kingdoms is Daniel two seven eight set up and down get so bogged down in the details that you forget the big picture big picture is that the same sequence of kingdoms and sending however Justin Daniel Way that one is missing it's also missing again Daniel eleven then we start with Darius Communion then eventually we get into the King of the North and the king of the sovereign to talk about that but the king of the north is the preeminent power first as Antiochus and solicit division of Greece then has taken room and pay for him and them become to the end of time so that's a brief overview Daniel eleven now let's get into some of the highlights of the first thirty versus no time to Daniel chapter eleven verse one April says also eyeing the first year of Darius the Mead even I stood to confirm and strengthen him and you if you're studying Daniel eleven and you skip chapter ten you might want to know what's Gabriel taught and developed a strange way to start in the lobby that he's saying is okay we are in the third year of Cyrus king of Persia that when Terai I mean what can I I confirm and strengthen them in that role as well so Darius the name the first year of his kingdom was five thirty nine BC and that he recall that the sequence of kingdoms Babylon six five five thirty nine media Persia 's five thirty nine at three thirty one BC Greece is three thirty one one sixty eight pagan Romans one sixty eight of four seventy six and papal Rome is five thirty eight seventeen ninety eight now we continue on through these verses in versus two and I'm not getting a throw us under setting the stage persecutes is now I will show you the truth behind social standards yet three Kings of Persia in the fourth shall be far richer than health before she was far richer was Xerxes and then in verse three it talks about a mighty king shall stand up that is Alexander the great but then verse four shows how Alexander's kingdom was divided into four parts what you see on the slide in the better seeing here these are the four divisions of Greece this parallels before had the leopard and the four horns that we saw in Daniel eight and when you see the four divisions there was Cassandra Lysimachus aloofness and Ptolemy blues were the four divisions of increase however none you understand what happened down through time eventually salute is what you see had a very large territory the salute at Empire conquered what the territory of Lysimachus into Sander and so what ends up happening is you now have the king of the north which is the salute of Empire and you have a king of the South which is the Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt to how many of you have heard of the King of the North and the king of the South okay so the king of the North and the king of the South from the division of the you are which was initially divided for part but then so it is conference you the other territories and now you only have to shoot divisions left some of those are the king of the north making the South and incidentally if you see that star on the map that is where God 's people resided in Judea and they were caught right in the metal between the King of the North and the king of the South and so the king of the North and the king of the South are relative to where God 's people reside content now it's continue on then we continue on in Daniel eleven right you see in verses five through fifteen is that there is many battles between the King of the North and the king of the South in verses five through fifteen now again for those of you having to have this handout all of the information is in here tonight by point but I wanted to just share one story that to me is very fascinating this was prophesied before it ever happened it's Daniel eleven verse six and assist in the end of years they shall join themselves together for the king 's daughter of the South shall to the king of the North American agreement but she shall not retain the power beyond neither shall he stand nor his arm but she shall be given a native driver and he began here and he does strengthen the church in these times of it here's the story King of the North and South are fighting each other other for many years and into forty nine BC King of the Kingdom of Southampton a enough 's enough let's make an alliance with each other said the King of the South since his daughter bearing needs some Mary Antiochus the second who is the King of the North Inlet problem as Antiochus was Re: married and already had a son that he puts away his wife some married Veronese the daughter of the King of the South to form this political alliance between the King of the North Kennesaw and everyone must the funds you forty ninety six then live happily ever after there's not been any more battles between the King of the North and the king himself and God knew better so what happens two years later Veronese 's father dies and Antiochus as you know what will take my first wife back and he and Artie had a child now with Veronese as well sale secrets away baronies the daughter of the King of the South 's brother now becomes king himself and he brings back his first wife and his first child his first wife's name is layered yeast incidentally to whom the city where the sea is named after an later these shaved but somehow I trust her husband more bulimic since and then she says now why I don't trust this guy seriously she does she has been put to death so now her son becomes the king of the north and she also murders Veronese who was her rival and Veronese 's child as well as the Egyptian princesses that came up with her from the king of the South which perfectly fulfill this event was prophesied before it ever happened so what are the reason I tell this story is that Daniel eleven gives us almost microscopic prophetic detail but you don't see an annual to seven a.m. not to me is very fascinating which tells me if it's in that accurate and Daniel eleven verse six how accurate is it isn't going to meet him we get to the end again is obviously in a very accurate so let's continue on so that these many battles in them were any maybe here's a name that we've heard before we become down to verse sixteen Pompeii of room defeats Antiochus the king of the north of Greece this is sixty five BC and it is true that the Western Roman Empire defeated Greece in one sixty eight that the Syrian invasion of Greece and Hayek business territory continue to stand until sixty five BC on Pompeii defeats in Daniel eleven verse sixteen and in that two years later on page answers under the glorious plan which is in Judea in sixty three BC up until this time there than a league with the Jesus back in sixty three BC that Hawaiians between the Jews and the Romans done away with and now the Jews under the dominion of around continuing on verses eighteen and nineteen we start to see some familiar figures from history how many of you heard of Julius Caesar A holiday Julius Caesar is described in verses eighteen and nineteen in verse nineteen describes his death verse nineteen this is the initial phase for the four of his own land but he shall stumble and fall and not be found in many of you know the story Julius Caesar was taking over the world he comes home to wrong fifties in the Roman Senate and then the Senators not in an amphetamine death it was totally unperceived and then numbers should want to see it says and then show us shall stand up into the state a razor of taxes and the glory the community and business talking about this is Caesar and justice which when you look at where chapter two verse one talks about how Caesar got made and agreed to all the world should be taxed right around the time of Jesus with the newborn 's wife talks about in the glory of the kingdom is within the tentacles of the pagan Roman empires kingdoms and also during the time that Jesus was born so this is the glory of the kingdom then in verse twenty describes house Caesar guesses dies peacefully as we continue on with C Tiberius Caesar in his death described in verses twenty one and twenty two as well the president who is Christ so what I'm simply trying to show you the highlights of these verses is that there are familiar historical figures that we've all played about in our history courses is just that as bad as we oftentimes don't study these prophecies and so we don't know what it's talking about continuing on verse twenty three but jumps back in time to the Roman night with the Jews in one sixty one BC and then her sister twenty five to twenty eight the strut described the final struggle of the King of the North and the king of the South with Egypt literally it does looking at itself how many of you Curtis Cleopatra and Mark Antony something most of you have so you have a story here is Mark Antony was one of three men whetted a smart candy and Caesar Augustus that form the triumvirate to avenge the death of Julius Caesar and Caesar injustices sister Octavia marries Marc Anthony to show that yes we are in alignment with each other we are brothers in the cause for wrong we are together well Mark Antony goes down to Egypt on the king 's business and he needs Wayne Cleopatra and guess what happened to divorces the sister of a gas this marries Cleopatra and declares himself against wrong and now she becomes the king of the South and analyses are aghast this intensity are mortal enemies and verses twenty five through twenty eight describe this final battle which occurred in thirty one BC and as the battle picked up their pattern got scared and turn her ship around flat and Mark Antony was so infatuated with her he turned around went after her and said market honey soldiers got disgusted with him and declared for Caesar once a Mark Anthony saw Nike murdered himself in knots all in Daniel eleven so each I see you at the end of the first thirty persons we got to the king again so Daniel eleven verse forty and that pants a historical picture in the economy anniversary and it's got to follow the Western Roman Empire in four seventy six eighty one hundred ton again all of that that now we see where we are in history through verse thirty and before I move on to verse thirty one I want to show you what Alan White says about Daniel Chapter 11 she just has a few quotes the first one assignments at night the ministers page one twelve one thirteen just as the wind that Daniel receive from God was given especially for the last days the visions you saw by the banks of the year line that until which is Danielson for the great rivers of Shinar are now in process of fulfillment and all the events foretold will health income because very soon will soon come to pass and this is the vision the vision of the UI is Daniel eight the vision of the head itself is Daniel ten three twelve and she said that these events foretold Wilsey and come to pass since the first statement and then customize volume nine page fourteen she says the world is stirred with a spirit of war that prophecy of the old one chapter of Daniel has nearly reached its complete fulfillment soon the seams of trouble spent eleven the prophecies will take place as she sank the prophecies and Daniel have nearly reached their complete fulfillment similar to continue on down through time to seek just how near they are being fulfilled now this is the interesting quote which gives us more information this is found in manuscript releases volume thirteen page three ninety four as well once as is similar to the testimonies that more information and time delays troublous times are before us the world is stirred with a spirit of war soon the scenes of trouble spoken of in the prophecies will take place but for office in the allotment of Daniel has nearly reached its complete fulfillment and then she says much of the history that has taken place and fulfillment of this prophecy will be repeated and the question is which history is she referring to she explained herself continues she says in the thirtieth verse eight power is spoken of that shall be grieved in return and have indignation against the holy covenant so shall he do he shall even return and have intelligence with them to protect the holy covenant and what part you think is she referring to that's introduced here this is referring to the papacy and she quotes verses thirty one to thirty six which I'm going to read as part of this quote verse thirty one Daniel eleven says and arms shall stand on as far as the king of the North and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength shall take away the daily initial place the abomination that maketh desolate and such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt my flatteries but the people that do know their God shall be strong and new exploits and they that understand among the people shall instruct many if they shall fall by the sword and by flame and by cat captivity of my spoil many days which I believe are the twelve hundred and sixty days now when they shall fall a shall behold him with a little help of the Protestant Reformation I believe that many shall cleave to them with flatteries and some of them of understanding shall fall to try them in the purge Ensign makes him why even to the time of the end because it is yet for a time appointed and the King shall be according to his will and he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished for the him that is determined shall be done so Alan White as much of the history that has taken place and fulfill this property will be repeated then she crossed Daniel eleven thirty one to thirty six and continuing on the same quote he says seems similar to those described in the use of words in verses thirty one to thirty six hundred and eleven will take place and read the rest of the quote so here's the point handle Chapter 11 verses thirty three thirty thirty six chance redeems papal round as the new king of the North then she closed the history of the twelve hundred and actually ninety years of papal supremacy that began on find a way and she shows what happens one papal Rome was in power you see the persecution of the saints and she says seems similar disputed those described in these words will take place so let's continue on now and see what comes next what are the key elements of Daniel eleven that are going to be repeated over thirty talks about how people around has intelligence within the percent of holy covenant this is papal Rome forming a political alliance with the kings of the years first thirty one talks about how arms shall stand on his part now this shouldn't really be that big of a deal if you're talking about the King of the North because of you study the history Channel King of the North always thought with their army so why is Daniel eleven saying arms down on the part of the king of the north while people rounded in Helena God they got the assistance of the military power from a change in the region of France known as Clovis the king of the Franks who in five oh eight entered into agreement with people around and gave the support of his military Army cheer the papacy and so arms are standing the horror of war on behalf of taking around to support the policies of the church is occurring and find a way in and five thirty three and five thirty eight just any and also contributed to that that I talked about the daily would be taken away and find a way this was the pagan elements of Western Europe and run that were renewed by the papacy that was in five oh eight and then says they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate now if you understand the abomination of desolation obviously the an abomination is from history we saw it was first fulfill the abomination of desolation in the destruction of Jerusalem when the Romans placed their idolatrous standards in the holy ground that surrounded the city of Jerusalem and Daniel Chapter nine facts about the over spreading of abominations which refers to the abomination of desolation and plural so the first one in seventy A.D. the second one is five oh eight when the Roman Church which is supposed to be a holy church God 's professed holy people showing itself in a political alliance with the kings of the earth making a union of church and state and this rad to persecution seven church and state combine you have the abomination of church and state combined followed by desolation which is the persecution of the saints and that is described in verses thirty three and thirty five of Daniel Chapter 11 in the twelve hundred and sixty years and described in verse thirty three and the notice in verse thirty six what shall I quote that says that the King of the North would try until the indignation of the compost now if you look at this worth indignation the Bible commentary for me had a very helpful discussion of this what indignation describes the end the sin of paper around and persecuting God say that the indignation indignation describes sin specifically the indignation of the persecution of the same which can send you an Silva time of the end seventeen ninety eight the papal romp prospers all the indignation is accomplished and again on wife does most of the history that has taken place in fulfillment of prophecy will be repeated and seen similar to those described in these words will take place so the question is how to 's history repeat itself in Daniel eleven now military force will once again in the future stand up on the path of the king of the north are papal Rome because the Vatican doesn't have really harmed to speak of except for a few yards of the Vatican of infinity much damage shut shirts state union will again be formed known as the abomination of desolation you will again see the persecution of the saints and then the king of the North comes to its final length just the cable route received a deadly one in seventeen ninety eight you will see the King of the North coming to its final land again at the end of Daniel Chapter 11 now let's get to the time of each and in Daniel chapter eleven because the focus for a presentation this morning is where are we today well when you come to Daniel chapter eleven verse forty it says and at the time of the end shall the king of the South flesh at now yesterday I took the time to show him again in seventeen ninety among them and take the time to prove that again so Daniel eleven verse forty shadows that in seventeen ninety eight the king of the South fleshes out the king of the north now in the Hebrew the word warped flash can also mean sick door that creates an hammered imagery in your mind that created in your mind the imagery of the deadly when King of the South words at the king of the North flashes and the king of the North receives a deadly one and the question is how the king of the North receive a deadly wound in seventeen ninety eight the risk and seventeen ninety eight but Napoleon is pictured here so his general birthday and shoot round and check highest the sixth captive and that was the hand of the one thousand two hundred and sixty years in which the papacy had supremacy over the state now the state has reassumed its power over the church and there is an appropriate separation between church and state so that the civil power has preeminence in the affairs of the state once again which during the twelve hundred and sixty years the church had preeminence over the affairs of the civil power so that was the deadly when papal rounds no longer have its power over the state and didn't cease to exist the Vatican still there they still had more votes but they didn't have the power over the state that they once had and so the question is who is the King of the South and verse forty because that's going to help us to understand where we are prophetically this time now what happened at the end of the twelve hundred and sixty or prophecy we saw yesterday the French rebel only at places which was based on the principle of atheism and at the and of the French Revolution just one year later atheistic France is the power or the King who delivers the deadly when the papal Rome no one has to this was the king of the south all the way through the first thirty versus the agent for the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt so can we show that Lance represents spiritual Egypt at the end of time and the answer is yes we can Revelation Chapter 11 verses describe the French Revolution spiritually as Sodom and Egypt so here we have a perfect correlation France delivers the deadly when they are the spiritual king of the South now did France and in the France retain that power well not really know and we'll talk about that that Ellen White even so the great conversation page two sixteen of the atheism of Egypt was one jet A1 Ferro said who is Jehovah that I should obey that after France the king of the South eventually continued on as the communist Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and this is interesting to me clearly see a picture of the Communist manifesto as well as Vladimir Lenin Joseph Stalin and so forth that have any of you not heard of one install and so were talking about more modern historical figures are right that it may come from there you know where they got their ideas they got from the Communist manifesto written by Karl Marx and Wendy Carlin Marx right the Communist manifesto it's very interesting I got this from from Ron Dupree hit as a whole seminar in eighteen forty four Karl Marx Road hi manifesto in eighteen forty four while he was living in Paris France it was then published four years later in eighteen forty eight and interestingly Vladimir Lenin then reads the Communist manifesto and that gave rise to the Russian Revolution of nineteen seventeen and the rise of communist Soviet Union and Eastern communist Europe which allowed the king of the South to continue to flourish at papal Rome because people around here in its own backyard has a force to contend with the communist Soviet Union that has now taken over Eastern Europe and so papal Rome doesn't even have control over all of Europe anymore let alone the world and that the Communist Soviet power really he in the symbol of the Cold War with the erection of the Berlin wall in nineteen sixty one which divided East Berlin from Western Berlin East Germany from West Germany and was a symbol of the divide between Eastern Europe and Western Europe or the divide between communism and democracy and by this point you could clearly see papal romp had been wounded with lots of its power over the state in Europe however the story doesn't end there doesn't that does the last half verse forty say and in Chapter 11 says the king of the north which is papal round this is very sometime after seventeen ninety eight the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind with chariots and horsemen with many ships and he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass through so how does the King of the North you cannot solve this with chariots and horsemen and many ships that when you think of chariots and horsemen in Scripture what you think of this assortment current picture of maybe DC times on the about of the Bible say secondhand six fifteen and when the sermon of a man of God was risen early and gone forth this is a Y shape behold and close compact disdain both with horses and chariots and a servant seven M alas my master how shall we do so here you have the Syrian army surrounding Samaria with horses and chariots I believe the chariots and horsemen again represent military power and this represents history repeating remember how Armstead on the part of the king of the North and Daniel eleven thirty one care you have chariots and horsemen which again represent military power standing on behalf of papal round who has no military power of its own not only that it talks about ships many ships what does the Bible say about ships second Chronicles nine twenty one Proverbs thirty one fourteen refer to ship such as riches and merchandise in Revelation eighteen eleven in nineteen thirty were made rich by about launches a program that ships and the sea so I believe that ships represent economic power so through military and economic power paintball rounds would make a combat against the king of the South initially represented by atheistic friend but there was continued by the communist Soviet Union and so the question is where are we today have we seen a modern nation use its military might and economic force to assist papal round and bringing down the king of the South and I believe the answer is yes in nineteen ninety two Carl Bernstein he was co-author with Bob Woodward of Watergate read twelve page article in Time magazine holy alliance and if you read the title slide it says how Reagan and the flow conspired to assist Poland 's Solidarity movement and hasten the demise of communism so here you have one of the leading magazines of the world saying right on its front page that prophecy predicted what happens someday and the article was written February twenty four nineteen ninety two and it describes how the first meeting between President Reagan and Pope John Paul II occurred on June seven nineteen eighty two by nineteen eighty four the United States of Senate 's first ambassador average of the Vatican many of Reagan's administration was Catholic and whether you're a Democrat or Republican that trend has continued on through all of the administration since that time and is Ronald Reagan's national security adviser Richard Allen called this one of the great secret alliances of all time and I'm uncertain if he'll will do oh when he asked the question how many of you were alive when Reagan was president but say how many of you were not alive when Reagan was president now what happens is that I would love this yesterday it seems to be no Ronald Reagan was quite a politician was Pope John Paul II they come together they form this alliance and they you can read the article talks about how Reagan offers the support of the military might of the United States with which was the one that shoots superpowers of the world along with the Soviet Union and Reagan in the pub both agreed it would be best for the United States and the papacy if we could bring down the Soviet Union and so Reagan through the force of military might and the economy of the United States conspires with the Pope to bring down the papacy and this moment the tension of this moment culminates in front of the Brandenburg gate in nineteen eighty seven as you can see Secretary Gorbachev 's piece is necessary for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe if you seek liberalization could hear to this case Mister Gorbachev and this case at all not even hear that the will the moment when Reagan said Mister Gorbachev tear down this wall and that occurred on June twelve nineteen eighty seven this was a significant moment and sit near it just choose years later November nine nineteen eighty nine I still remember this is clear as day the Berlin wall came down as Senate badness many of us were not even aware that a significant moment was taking place in prophetic history and because the king of the North through the assistance United States of America in the military and economic power led to the demise of the communism of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and by nineteen eighty nine the Berlin wall fell by the end of nineteen eighty nine Romania and Czechoslovakia cannot and by nineteen ninety one even the Soviet Union had no longer the power that once have and so when we look at Daniel eleven verse forty at the very end as he shall answer into the countries and shall overflow on pastor I believe this represents papal round entering into the countries of Eastern Europe and the Sammy in overflowing and passing over through the assistance of the United States of America which leads us shoot why a conclusion about where we are in Earth 's history today because many of us were alive in nineteen eighty nine when the Berlin wall came down this prophecy was being fulfilled in the last part of verse forty of Daniel eleven I believe that we are minutes till midnight I believe that Jesus is coming very soon and when you like at what happens next in Daniel eleven we are to talk about that in the next seminar you will see that we are on the class of each earn any where are we today on in that picture so that all Democratic and Republican presidents kneeling in front of the public United States of America and papal Rome now when I read great controversy for the first time when I was in the fifth grade stuff like that you could almost never imagine and now the things she talked about our in Outlook are beginning to take place and I want to take us back to a couple of the long white forth as we wrap up this hour notice testimonies volume nine page eleven Ellen White says agencies of the cable are combining their forces and consolidating they are strengthening for the last great crisis great changes are soon to take place on our world and the final movements will be rapid once and not very same chapter the quote that I read she says the prophecy of the eleventh chapter of Daniel has nearly reached its complete fulfillment which leads me to the conclusion that the final movement and Daniel chapter eleven are going to be rapid more than you are going to see that in our next presentation once we get the verse forty one bits in ago like rapidfire forty one forty two forty three forty four forty five and then Daniel twelve verse one Michael will stand and I can send with each one of you today that we as Seventh-day Adventists need to wake up to the hour of history we are living in many of us are slept right through the wall follow the Berlin wall and the fall of communism and didn't even know the prophecy was being fulfilled before our very eyes and here we are Daniel eleven verse one the all the way back in five thirty nine BC and we can come now down to Daniel eleven verse forty and we can look and say you know what that was fulfilled on the end of the nineteen eighties and early nineteen nineties and so I close with this quote Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise in this preparation they should make diligently studying the word of God and striving to conform their lives chew its precepts are you preparing for what at the time upon the world is an overwhelming surprise are you spending your evenings watching TV for three hours spending two or three hours a day on Facebook barely cracking open your Bibles five mouth of worship time with God in the days and then spending for five hours selling your mind when the cares of this life we need a wake-up brothers and sisters Jesus is coming soon and we have a message to get in this world as we gender our last presentation in the next fifteen minutes weird I see what happens when the king of the North enters into the glorious land when the tidings out of the East in the north go out and when Michael stands up you won't want to miss it because that is our roadmap for what will happen between now and when Jesus comes so we'll see you again in fifteen


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