Thursday, September 15, 2016
THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET DANIEL UNSEALED
GOD ALMIGHTY chose to reveal the future of Israel and of planet Earth to the Prophet Daniel like to no other human being in history with the exception of the Apostle John who wrote the Book of Revelation. If you didn't know most of Jewish Orthodox world does "NOT" consider Daniel a Prophet and some critics even doubt that Daniel really existed at all; "BUT" our Lord Jesus Christ himself 'verified and authenticated' Daniel as a real person and as a true Prophet of GOD in Matthew 24 :15 ! ( because when GOD ALMIGHTY Himself who cannot lie like Satan, references you by name you better believe it !!! and "NOT" only that; the Theological - Biblical evidence suggests that it was Jesus Christ Himself who was with Daniel in the fiery furnace !!! 'An Old Testament Christophany' - Book of the Prophet Daniel 3 : 25; "One like the Son of GOD !!!" )
Daniel was a young man when the Babylonians conquered Israel and took him and many Jews captives into Babylon in the year 606 B.C. Daniel most certainly experienced many 'heartaches' as he witnessed firsthand Jerusalem being conquered by a foreign pagan army; for 'death and destruction' usually follow all military conquests and what the Babylonian soldiers did to Judea and Jerusalem would not be the exception. As Daniel was taken captive he would be forever separated from his family and circle of friends and all because 'as a whole' his people had disobeyed GOD and His Prophets. It should be noted that Daniel was never able to return to the land of his fathers and to his Jerusalem; unfortunately he would die in a foreign land somewhere by the rivers of Babylon. It is in Daniel 7 : 4, where Daniel is introduced to the First Beast ( also symbolized as a head of gold*) this 'First Beast' that symbolized Nebuchadneezar's Babylonian Empire would be the first of four; 'Gentile Empires' that would pillage Jerusalem and ultimately destroy the Temple and the very walls of Jerusalem !!! ( and this Prophecy of the first Babylonian Beast came to pass in the late 7th century BCE *) The 4th Roman Beast, under the Roman General Pompey would later conquer Israel some 543 years later !!!
Military conquests are rarely 'bloodless' events and it is almost certain that Daniel witnessed the death of many members of his extended family and circle of friends. What every believer should learn from the life of this great servant of GOD; is that GOD raises up men with different gifts and abilities and uses them for different tasks and missions. Although Daniel did "NOT" have the miraculous powers held by the Prophet Elijah like the ability to call 'fire from heaven' nor the supernatural strength given to Samson; Daniel nonetheless is a man of GOD who was faithful until the end, his convictions and faith in GOD despite the reality that surrounded him did "NOT" waver, the Prophet Daniel is proof that GOD is able to use "ANY" human being "ANYWHERE" if we are faithful to him. GOD in turn gave Daniel the gift and the ability to 'interpret dreams' and be one of a very few Prophets to have visions of the future of this planet and especially of the ultimate destiny of Israel until the end of the age.
Most of the commentaries on the Book of Daniel were written shortly after the 'Reformation' in the 16th Century and onwards. Truly, it was somewhere in the late 1500's that the Book of Daniel and its' prophecies began to begin being 'UNSEALED' but even then in the late 1500's parts of the prophecies of Daniel could "NOT" yet be understood, it would really be until the 1900's when World War I and WW II and the rebirth of the state of Israel would take place that virtually all of the prophecies of Daniel truly began to be understood by most theologians and students of Bible Prophecy.
In the Book of Daniel we learn that it is "NOT" just that GOD ALMIGHTY is one 'step or two steps' ahead of Satan and all the King's of the Earth; but we learn that GOD indeed is literally 'Thousands upon thousands of steps' ahead of "ALL" of His creation; hence that is why the 'Lamb of GOD' was slain before the foundation of the Earth; our Creator foresaw "EVERYTHING" and nothing comes to Him as a surprise !
GOD Almighty revealed the future to Daniel through visions explained and interpreted directly to Daniel by the Angel Gabriel, the very Angel and Messenger of GOD who would also appear to Mary before the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
When this student of Bible Prophecy studies the Book of Daniel there is no doubt in my mind and heart that Daniel experienced some heartache as the Angel Gabriel explained to Daniel the symbolisms of all the visions of the end that he had witnessed. Daniel may have 'initially believed' that all of what the Angel Gabriel was revealing to him would most certainly occur during his lifetime; Daniel may have gotten excited initially that Israel would be regathered and that somewhere during his lifetime he would even get to witness the Messiah promised unto Israel; this servant of GOD can just imagine 'being in the shoes' of Daniel as Gabriel begins to reveal what he just witnessed; certainly in the back of Daniel's mind was the belief that everything that he had witnessed through visions would certainly take place during his lifetime, "BUT" as the Angel Gabriel explained to him every single vision and Beast that he had just witnessed through visions; Daniel soon understood that his eyes would never behold the Messiah during his lifetime and he soon realized that the captivity of Israel into foreign lands would last for Centuries !!!
The Four Gentile Kingdoms are described and symbolized like 'Beasts' to Daniel because there was "NOTHING" Holy about them; whenever any man or government departs from the Truth and Holiness of GOD, he begins to become like a wild animal; we see this very thing in Satan himself who was originally created as one of the most beautiful Archangels of GOD and yet when Lucifer fell and was thrown to Earth he begins to take the form and character of animals; in the Garden of Eden he is a snake and in the Book of Revelation he is a Dragon; Nebuchadneezar himself because of his pride just like Satan; is transformed by GOD Almighty for 7 years into that of a wild animal !!!
( Daniel 4 : 32-34 ) We should all learn that "NO" one is indespensible to GOD, we are all easily replaceable; GOD can always replace anyone who becomes ungrateful and indifferent to their salvation; we see this in Judas who was replaced by the Apostle Paul, in King Nebuchadneezar and his empire who was replaced by GOD with the 2nd Beast " and its Medo-Persian' Kings and their Empire and of course who can forget King Saul who was replaced by King David !!!
It was through visions and through the interpretation of the Angel Gabriel that it was revealed to the Prophet Daniel the 4 Empires that would conquer the nation of Israel through the centuries and the revelation of GOD didn't stop at identifying these 4 Kingdoms, it was also revealed unto Daniel the exact timeline ( the Prophecy of the 70 Weeks decreed by an Eternal GOD Almighty*) ( Daniel 9 : 24 ) These two key Prophecies concerning the 70 Weeks and the 4 Beasts have stood the test of time and have proven beyond a 'shadow of a doubt' that GOD not only knows the future "BUT" it is HE also who in His sovereign will decrees the ultimate fate and destiny of "ALL" both gentiles, Jews and even that of Satan and the fallen Angels !!!
As we approach the final week of Daniel most of the Prophecies and visions of Daniel have been accurately and properly interpreted, the only Prophecies that "NO" one including this servant of GOD can "Yet" interpret fully is who will fill be the 10 Toes of the Statue of Nebudchadneezar, we presently believe here at EUinProphecy.com that it will most 'likely' be the heads of 10 European countries who will align and unite themselves as never before in the Tribulation period when the present European Union and the rest of the nations of this world will be shaken to their foundations by the upcoming global wars that are headed to planet Earth in the not so distant future.
What every believer should learn from the Book of Daniel is that GOD most certainly honors those who honor Him !!! GOD rewards faithfulness and Daniel was faithful until the end, even though he was taken far and away from the Holy City of Jerusalem; he nonetheless kept worshiping the true GOD of the Universe regardless of the consequences in that strange land of idols and outright paganism !!! This servant of GOD in his long Christian walk has unfortunately witnessed too many former believers get swept up by the 'things of this world' and by the 'false gods' of this world without no great persecution on the contrary this servant of GOD has witnessed too many times ex-believers setting aside the Kingdom of GOD for the 'temporary' things that this corrupt world has to offer; in contrast Daniel knew that the GOD that his parents had thought him to worship was still the GOD of all creation 'despite' the fact that a pagan empire had conquered his own nation of Israel !!!
"NO" other true Prophet of GOD was revealed so much about the final and endtimes 'Little Horn' that is destined to dominate most of the world during the endtimes as the Prophet Daniel. This student of Bible Prophecy has studied almost every commentary on Daniel from other servants of GOD to try to understand what it all means to all of us. As we study Daniel we can begin to see that GOD does "NOT" just uses anyone to reveal the deep things of GOD; GOD only uses individuals who have passed through the 'Desert of GOD' men who have not corrupted themselves for gold, silver nor for the applauses of men; individuals like an Elijah that was not of any Priestly background, men like a John the Baptist who was neither a : Pharisee nor a Sadducee; sometimes the 'Priesthood' that GOD had originated had become so corrupted in Jerusalem that GOD literally had to start from scratch; hence men like an 'Elijah' that seemingly come out of nowhere, a man like a John the Baptist who was raised in the Wilderness of GOD.
In conclusion, every believer in Jesus Christ should learn through the Book of Daniel that GOD ALMIGHTY is ever present in all of the affairs of planet Earth; for it is GOD who raises King's and who deposes King's to fulfill His sovereign will upon "ALL" those who dwell on planet Earth; be they demonic powers, fallen Angels, Satan himself or even the mightiest and largest armies of the planet, GOD ultimately controls the course of all world events !!! ( Daniel 2 : 21 ) While GOD makes "NO" one to sin; GOD yet turns the tables upon the evil ones and uses their unholy acts unto good to all those who fear and keep the commandments of GOD Almighty !!! There is justice in this Universe and even though at times it may appear that the wicked, that Satan, that evil doers are getting away with murder and injustice; GOD ALMIGHTY surely will not allow their wickedness to prosper forever !!!
EUinProphecy.com was launched years ago primordially to 'focus, warn and teach' about the Fourth and Last Beast Prophesied by the Prophet Daniel that will ultimately affect every human being during the final days. We believe that we have identified four key nations that will ultimately produce 4 of the final 10 King's mentioned in the Book of Revelation; and these are : Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The Biblical Prophecies clearly mention that the 'Nation-State' will be the largest and most powerful entity during the final days and "NOT" : Corporations, Banks, CEO's, Mafias, Drug Cartels nor an alliance composed of Billionaires. ( Revelation 21 : 24, Revelation 22 : 2 )
By : Mario Romano, this student of Bible Prophecy 'Blesses the Nation of Israel' GOD ALMIGHTY has "NOT" abandoned Israel nor its Jews and GOD has "NOT" replaced the Israel with the Church !!! ALL the nations of this planet and all of the organizations that are divesting from Israel are bringing a curse upon themselves; for those who Bless Israel shall be blessed by GOD Almighty and those who curse Israel have automatically brought about a spiritual curse upon themselves !!!