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Pamphlet 5043 KC Daniel 19-1

Ephraim was the largest of the 10 tribes, like the USA is today,
and is used here as an adjunct figure of speech to represent the house of Israel.

Our Father sent the angel Gabriel (man of God) to show Daniel what was to befall his people in the latter days when the king of fierce countenance, one who understands "dark" sentences, would come and destroy (spiritually desolate) the mighty and holy people, Daniel's people.

This was a "hard to pill to swallow" for someone who loved his God, his country, and his people, and though it was God's plan as revealed by His angel, the reality of it sickened Daniel's heart.

But after certain days he "rose up" and went about the king's business and was amazed that no one around him had a clue as to what was going on or what was about to happen.

Such is the case in our nation today concerning the magnitude of the coming abomination of desolation who shall stand in the holy place showing himself (to the world) that he is God.

As it is written, when Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven to this earth there shall be a time of trouble (spiritual tribulation) such as never was, no, nor ever shall be.

Then too, the land of Babylon is in the news all around us, but our people are clueless even as to the spiritual desolation still taking place as a result of the desert storm, that hot dry "east wind" of the desert that has been blowing across our nation causing our land (the people of our land) to spiritually look like a valley of dead dry bones (Ezk. 37).

It is time to wake up and "Lift your head on high" and come out of the desert wind that causes spiritual desolation.

Here's what the book titled "salvation" (Hosea) has to say concerning our people:

Hosea 12:1
Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Ephraim was the largest of the 10 tribes, like the USA is today, and is used here as an adjunct figure of speech to represent the house of Israel.

Oil is symbolic of richness meaning that the nation increases with prosperity as they make their covenant with the Assyrians, i.e. put their trust and security in the power of the beast system.

However, the increase is only an illusion as our people are enslaved (Egypt) more and more by our unholy debt system economy controlled by the kenites.

Hosea 13:15
Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.

[16]Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.

Samaria means "watch mountain" and was the "capital hill" of the northern ten tribes, the house of Israel.

To wit, our own capital hill has become wrought with much spiritual desolation.

It is time we return to the Rock our forefathers founded this nation upon.

It is time to return to our God and to His Word of truth and justice!

Hosea 14:1
O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

[2] Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.

[3]Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

Are you wise enough to "see" what is happening to our people as we drift further and further away from His Word?

The wise in this final generation shall understand the visions of the prophets, even the visions that Daniel saw of the "desolator" coming against his people, and they shall teach and walk in the ways of righteousness, which is the Word of God.

Hosea 14:9
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
So after rising up and getting back on his feet and being about the king's business, Daniel started cracking the Book and seeking understanding from the Word of God.

This is in the first year of Darius the Mede who was Cyrus.

Daniel 9:1
In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
The word "Darius", which means "maintainer" or "restrainer", is a general title given to a line of kings such as Pharaoh, Czar, Sultan, or Shah.

Not understanding this appellative has caused much confusion in determining the genealogy of the Persian kings by mistaking titles for proper names.

Darius the son of Ahasuerus mentioned here is Cyrus (see appendix 57 in the Companion Bible).

[2] In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Daniel understood from studying the Word of God what was going to happen to his people concerning the desolations brought about by that king of fierce countenance and he wanted to help his people, his family, and his friends, so he turned to God and asked for His help.

Daniel, a type of God's elect in these last days, was full of the beatitudes (Mat. 5), the beautiful attitudes of love and concern for his family and his nation.

Jeremiah had warned the people repeatedly that the king of Babylon was coming, but just like today they paid no attention.

Of course their eyes were  kept closed by their religious leaders who scoffed at the warning and told their congregations "it is not going to happen", God will protect you.

Does that sound familiar?

Our people are taught today that God will protect them and "rapture them away" when antichrist, the king of Babylon comes, so they don't even need to study the Book of Revelation.

Nevertheless, Daniel understood from Jeremiah 25:11-14 how long the "desolations of Jerusalem" would last, which would be 70 years, from 479 to 409 B.C.

Jeremiah 25:12
And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.

Jeremiah 29:10
For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

Daniel said he understood the "number of years", which means he calculated the years of the "desolations" which had so far lasted 53 years, leaving 17 more to go.

Remember this for future reference in our discussions of times and dates, i.e. that Daniel's understanding came to him in the 53rd year which was the first year of the reign of Cyrus.

Daniel 9:3
And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Daniel wanted so much to know and understand and to do what he could for his people who had been drawn away from their Father's Word and were clueless as to what was befalling them.
[4] And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love Him, and to them that keep His commandments;
God always keeps His covenant, His Word, and He blesses those who love Him and keep His commandments.

The fact is, if you love the Lord with all your heart you will keep His commandments.

Jesus Christ said so Himself.

John 14:15
  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
If you do not prayerfully study your Father's Word then you show by your actions that you do not love Him, no matter what your lips might sing or say.
[16] And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
What is that "another Comforter"?

It is the Spirit of Truth that brings comfort and sets you free from bondage and the traditions of men, and free from the fear of not knowing what tomorrow brings.

[17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
If you seek Him and study His Word then His Spirit of truth will dwell in your heart and mind!
[18] I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
That's a promise IF you keep His commands, which are the instructions contained in His Holy Word.
[19] Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

[20]At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

[21] He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Again, God always "keeps His covenant", His promises to His children who love and obey Him and Daniel certainly was one who loved Him.

In fact, we will read in chapter 10 that Daniel is twice called "a man greatly beloved" by God!

We should also point out that Ezekiel (God is my strength) talks about Daniel in his prophecy concerning the time of the end.

You will find that reference in the 14th chapter of Ezekiel where he points out that there is both national judgment and individual judgment and although these last days are a time of both, it is your individual actions that determine your reward or just recompense.

Here we find that Daniel is not concerned about himself, but rather about his people for he knows exactly why the desolator shall come... because of the sins of the people in departing from the laws and precepts of God!

Daniel 9:5
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
We have been drawn away by our increased prosperity and thus we have looked to our own hands and have forsaken our God by ignoring His Word.

That is what rebellion is, not listening to the commands and the instructions of our Father... even though many are good faithful church goers.

We as a people find ourselves at this very moment in the midst of the great famine of the end times spoken of by Amos the prophet (Amos 8:11-13) which is not a famine for bread nor a thirst for water but for the hearing of the Word of the LORD.

It has been largely caused by the false prophets, those Christian preachers and ministers and priests who teach our people the traditions of men and promote emotional love rather than disciplining them in the Word of God.

Isaiah 29:13 "Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men."

[6] Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Do we as a nation listen to the prophets of God, e.g. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Micah, etc.?

How could we?

We as a nation don't even know what they have said because our preachers don't teach them and we don't take the time to read them for ourselves.

[7] O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
"Confusion of faces" means "shame on our faces" as in shame on us as the people of God, one nation under God!

And we should be ashamed of ourselves and many of our leaders who have strayed so far left of righteousness, should be ashamed of themselves!

[8] O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
We as a nation no longer keep many of His laws and statutes as we once did.

We have perverted justice and made that which is wrong to be right!

Therefore we have sinned against the Lord our God for sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4).

[9] To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him;
Daniel knows that even though we as God's children have rebelled against Him, that He still loves His children, as any loving Father would.

And that of course is why He allows the consequences of our own actions to come upon us that through our chastisement we might come to know that only by listening to Him (obeying His voice) and walking in His ways can we find peace and happiness and blessings.

[10] Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
Our preachers and ministers do not teach His Word after the manner of "Thus saith the Lord" and "It is written".

Therefore through the lack of knowledge brought about by the lack of discipline in His Word we (the nation as a whole) have departed from His laws and precepts and have followed after the commandments and traditions of men.

[11] Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
The "curse" is poured upon us?

What curse?

As a student and keeper of God's Word, a type of God's elect in these last days, Daniel knew what the law said regarding blessings and cursings (vs. 13).

He knew the books of Moses and would have been quite familiar with Deut. 28 that outlines the blessings and the curses Daniel refers to.

Take the time to read the entire chapter, both the blessings and the cursings, and know that they are conditional based upon whether a person listens to Him (hears His voice, which is His Word), or listens to men and their voices, which are become the traditions of men that make void His word.

Here is how to receive His blessings:

Deut. 28:1
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

[2] And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Here is how to receive His curses:
Deut. 28:15-20
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
We are without excuse for He has warned us what would come to pass if we disobey His laws and commands.

You "see", His Word will be confirmed true by your actions either way, either through your rebellion of ignoring His Word and experiencing the suffering of the consequences it brings, or through obedience to His laws and commands and experiencing the blessings it brings.

By the way, these curses take very little updating to see how much they apply to our nation today.

[16] Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
[17] Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

[18] Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

[19] Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

[20]The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

Have you forsaken your Father by not hearing His Voice, i.e. by not studying His set of commands and instructions?

Notice that the question was NOT "Do you go to church every Sunday?", because the two are not related if the church you go to does not teach His Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse to instruct you in His ways.

Live Link to- The Book of Daniel Table of Contents
It is important that YOU Read it all!

Jesus said, "the book of Daniel was where one could go read and gain understanding"

Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 when He sat upon the Mount of Olives and gave His disciples the seven seals concerning the knowledge and the events that would transpire during the final generation of the fig tree, that the book of Daniel was where one could go read and gain understanding concerning the abomination of desolation, that abominable desolator (antichrist) who would come stand in the holy place claiming to be God.
The book of Daniel is the Apocalypse of the Old Testament
and a sister book to the Apocalypse of the New Testament,
the book of Revelation.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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