... “Hear me, O Yahuwdah and you inhabitants of Yerushalayim: Trust in Yahuwah your Elohim and be steadfast, trust His prophets and prosper.
2 Chronicles 20:20 The Scriptures 1998+
The Reason The Bible Is The ONLY Holy Book In The World
- Dani'El's Prophecies
Rise and Fall of Empires Until Yahuwshuah 's 2nd Coming
By Dani'El the Prophet
The Prophet, Dani'El, was a Yahuwdi prince in the palace in Yerushalayim, who lived about 600 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. When he was about fifteen years of age, everything in his life changed abruptly. The city, Yerushalayim, was besieged and fell to the enemy. He was taken prisoner by the Babylonians. (606 B.C.)
The king of Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar, an absolute monarch by whose word men lived or died. However, he revealed his administrative wisdom by selecting some of the princes in the palace of Yerushalayim, leaving them alive, and took them back to Babylon. There, he treated them very well, educated them in Babylonian schools, and gained their loyalty. It was for the sake of his plan to send them back to their home country to rule over their own countrymen to exact the tributes required. He intended these young princes should have no other loyalty to any other living person than himself. To accomplish this, these young princes, including Dani'El, were castrated so they could have no family, no wife, nor children; but were to serve only their king, Nebuchadnezzar all of their lives. So young Dani'El became a eunuch in the courts of Babylon.
Dani'El, a Jew, had been taught from his youth, to worship only the true God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and to observe all the laws of God that had been given through Mosheh. Although he faithfully served Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian king, his first allegiance and worship was to the God of heaven. Many of the stories in the book of Dani'El reveal his fidelity to God. In turn, God delivered and rewarded him, and his faithful friends, time after time. This is the great spiritual lesson for us in the book of Dani'El.
Dani'El was but a youth when brought to Babylon, but he lived all through the reign of Nebuchadnezzar and even through the reign of his grandson, Belshazzar, at which time Babylon was conquered by the Medo-Persians. Not only did Dani'El hold a high position in the courts of Babylonian kings, but also stood next to the kings of Medo-Persia because he was known as a prophet, respected for his great wisdom, and held high offices of state by the providence of God.
Dani'El wrote the book of Dani'El to record his remarkable life experiences of deliverance and the excellent rewards for his fidelity to God and to the kings. For two thousand five hundred years these stories have delighted children and all other age groups.Dani'El reveals in his book that he was undeviating in his allegiance to live according to all the laws and statutes of the God of heaven. He ordered his life-style, even in the face of mortal danger, to adhere to all the counsels of God in regard to diet, to the rituals of worship, in prioritizing all aspects of life, always putting God and His requirements first. Dani'El is an example to us and especially the youth today. The Nature of the Book of Dani'El The book of Dani'El is classified as "prophecy." There are many who use the word "prophecy" to refer to fortune-telling, the work of psychics, channellers, and occult predictions. The word, "prophecy" may be used to describe the practice in some churches of speaking in tongues. None of these is the kind of "Bible prophecy" that is found in the book of Dani'El. The word, "prophecy" needs to be defined as it is used in the book of Dani'El.
Definition of "Bible Prophecy"
"Prophecy" is simply history written before it happens.
"History" is a written record of that which occurred in the past. "Prophecy" not only covers past events, but points to current events, and also covers or describes future events. No man can see into the future, but the Creator-God who inhabits the heavens can see the end from the beginning, and it is He who inspired Dani'El, the prophet, to write the prophecies that are contained in the book of Dani'El.
The Purposes of the book of Dani'El
The purpose of the four prophetic outlines in the book of Dani'El were intended to give the people of God in every age a knowledge of where they are in the stream of time. None of the outlines tell the day and hour of the coming of Jesus, but they throw a flood of light on events which transpire so that God's people may trace the past, pinpoint where they are in the present, and be warned in regard to that which will occur in the future.
Here are a few other purposes of Prophecies in the book of Dani'El:
- It reveals an omniscient God who knows and predicts the future unerringly and Super-precisely.
- It reveals God's love and care for all who love Him and are obedient to His will.
- It reveals seven great deliverances, some in the past, and others yet to come.
- It focuses on character development of virtues such as fidelity, and trust in God.
- It warns against counterfeit religions.
- It explains the political rise and fall of great empires.
- It describes events occurring in the heavens.
- It entertains and helps children to know that God is love.
- It prepares the Bible student to understand the book of Revelation.
- It brings historical events into focus so that we may see the great controversy between good and evil progressing toward a victorious end.
The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, reveals the fact that there is a great struggle going on between God and Satan to gain control of this earth. Although God is the Creator and the rightful owner, He gave the "dominion" or rulership of this earth to Adam. "And God said, Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion . . .over all the earth." Gen. 1:26.
When Satan (embodied as a serpent) caused Adam to disobey God, Adam chose Satan as his new master, and gave over to him the dominion of the earth. However, God had given Adam and all his descendants intelligence and the power of choice. Jesus Christ, by His death on Calvary, purchased back from Satan the right for men to use that power of choice, and to choose which master they will serve.
It has been Satan's plan from the beginning to bring the entire world under his own control so that all mankind will worship him instead of the true God. He has tried many devices to establish a one-world government and by choice or by force to bring all mankind under his power and authority. His most effective device has been that of establishing a counterfeit form of worship ...
Sun worship, was a counterfeit of the worship of the true Creator-God, and by the time of Dani'El, it had encircled the globe. Its extension into all cultures is evident by the pyramids of Egypt and Central America, by the remnants of Druid worship in England and the many temples all over the earth. All the countries around Yisra'El were sun worshippers and enemies of Yisra'Elwho worshipped the true God of heaven. Dani'El was carried captive right into the midst of a sun-worshipping culture. God placed him and his faithful friends in the midst of Babylon to be representatives of the true Creator God. Through Dani'El and his friends the knowledge of the true Creator God was to be spread to all the then known world, and preserved in the Bible even to our own day.
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon intended that his empire and forms of sun worship should exist as long as time would last. But God wanted His people to know the truth, as to how the scepter of power and authority or sovereignty or dominion would be transferred from one great empire to another, until at last, the kingdoms of this world would be restored to God's people.
The "Major line" of Prophecy in the Book of Dani'El
Dani'El begins in Chapter 1 to describe historical events of his own day. (606 B.C.). But each additional chapter moves forward in time, in a methodical manner, outlining events which would occur until, in the last chapter, he describes events which will happen at the very end of this earth's history. Therefore, it is understood that the book of Dani'El is constructed on a "major line" of prophecy which reaches from six hundred years before Jesus Christ until the very end of time.
Dani'El chapter 2
Dani'El 2 presents the First Prophetic Outline that introduces four great empires. The rise and fall of those empires would affect God’s people. It begins with the Babylonian Empire reaching to the Second Coming of Christ. Dan. 2 is the basic historical outline on which all three following historical-prophetic outlines rest, and introduces the use of symbols found in the Book of Dani'El and the Book of Revelation.
“...thou art this head of gold.”
BABYLON: 606–538 B.C.
“And after thee shall arise a kingdom inferior to thee ...”
(Breast and arms of silver)
MEDO-PERSIA: 538–331 B.C.
“...and another third kingdom of brass…”
GRECIA: 331–168 B.C.
“And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron ...”
(Legs of iron.)
ROME: 168 B.C. to A.D. 476
(Breakup of the Roman Empire)
“...the toes and feet, part of potter’s clay, and part of iron ...”
THE BICKERING NATIONS OF WESTERN EUROPE
"Note: Scripture declares that the separate national entities left over from the breakup of Imperial Rome will never be put back together to form one cohesive nation or empire. Also, concerning efforts of the Royal Families of Europe to unite through marriage, Scripture declares: “whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay”. (Dan. 2:43)
The Four “Historical-prophetic Outlines” in the book of Dani'El:
Four times, God permitted Dani'El to see, in vision, the history of the world from his own day (606–538 B.C.) to the restoration of the kingdom of God on earth. These four historic-prophetic outlines trace the rise and fall of empires from 606 B.C. (about 600 years before Christ) to our own day, and are therefore “historical.” These outlines continue to reveal future events, which make them “prophetic” too. Only the Creator Life-giving God of heaven, is able to foresee the future and make 100 percent accurate revelations about future events.
The four historic-prophetic outlines are found in Dani'El, chapters 2, 7, 8–9, and 11–12:1–3.
Each additional outline begins by repeating or “re-capping” that which was contained in the previous outline, so the Bible student can be sure he is on the “right track” before adding more information. This repetitive structure in the book of Dani'El is called “recapitulation.” Recapitulation insures accurate application to historical events. Each additional historical-prophetic outline recapitulates the basic established information in the first vision, using other descriptive terms to supply more specific detail. Then each additional vision gives added information, moving forward in time and enlarging the prophetic picture, clear to the end of the book.
The Rise and Fall of Seven Empires in the Book of Dani'El:
The book of Dani'El is the story of the rise and fall of seven empires. The short stories in the book of Dani'El, Chapters 1–6, such as “Dani'El in the Lions’ Den,” “The Three Hebrews in the Fiery Furnace” and “Belshazzar’s Feast with the Hand-Writing on the Wall,” have delighted both children and adults. These stories explain the issues which caused the rise and fall of the first two empires. But Chapters 7–12 explain the rise and fall of seven empires that reign before Jesus second-coming.
Sequence and Continuity in a Prophetic Outline — A “Hermeneutic Principle”
An “outline” is the orderly arrangement of items in sequence and continuity. In the four historical-prophetic outlines of Dani'El, each item or verse is arranged within it’s outline in chronological sequence along the stream of time, and time is always moving forward. (We cannot live yesterday over again, nor can we jump into next year.) Therefore, the verses in an historical-prophetic outline must be kept in their inspired sequence and matched to the sequential events of history. This is the key to a valid, logical approach to prophetic exposition.
The Historicist “school” of Prophetic Exposition
Keeping the sequence and continuity of verses within an historical-prophetic outline in their order, is a hermeneutic principle of prophetic exposition. This logical method of Biblical application is known as “The Historicist ‘School’ of Biblical [Interpretation (sic)] Exposition]”. This “logical exposition” of prophecy must be observed in the study of all historical-prophetic outlines in both Dani'El and the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
- Prophecies in Revelation
THE REVELATION OF YAHUWSHUAH HAMASCHIACH
Prophecies in The Book Of Revelation
Yahuwshuah's Agenda from the Ascension to His Second Coming - John the Revelator
The book of Dani'El is a basic prophecy. Revelation is an explanation of the Dani'El prophecy. Neither book can be understood without the other. The Spirit of Prophecy calls for the two (kindred) books to be studied together, taken together, bound together. Marian G. Berry's Book, "Dani'El And Revelation Bound Together", does exactly that. Blessed is she, indeed.
The structure of the book of Dani'El and that of the book of Revelation follows the same pattern. Dani'El has four : “Heavenly Visions,” but John saw eight “Heavenly Visions,” in the Revelation. In both Dani'El and Revelation, an Historical-prophetic outline follows each Heavenly Scene. In both books, the Historical-prophetic outlines are interrupted by an “Interlude” or question, and at the end of each prophetic outline there is an end–time event or answer brought to view. The typical sequence of presentations in both books is shown below:
These two books should be carefully perused. ... It was the Lion of the tribe of Judah who unsealed the book and gave to John the revelation of what should be in these last days. Dani'El stood in his lot to bear his testimony, which was sealed until the time of the end, when the First Angel’s message should be proclaimed to our world. These matters are of infinite importance in these last days. . . . The book of Dani'El is unsealed in the revelation to John, and it carries us forward to the last scenes of this earth’s history.
Comparison of the Structures of the Books of Dani'El and Revelation Dani'El’s Literary Structure Revelation’s Literary Structure Four “Heavenly Scenes” Eight “Heavenly Scenes” Historical Prophetic Outlines Historical-Prophetic Outlines Interlude-Questions – How Long? Interludes End-time Events Answers End-time Events or Descriptions Structure of Revelation THE FIRST MAJOR LINE OF PROPHECY THE SECOND MAJOR LINE OF PROPHECY
The Literary Structure of Revelation is an interpretive guide. Whereas in the past, the book of Revelation has appeared to be fractured, disconnected, and confusing; the revealing of the literary structure in the book now puts the prophetic events into their correct positions relative to the total prophecy. This permits the entire book to come alive with meaning especially for this last generation who have the particular need to understand it’s prophetic message.
The structure of a book shows how the book is put together. The Revelation is an inspired book of the Bible, and it is the inspired structure of this book that is the key which opens up its meaning and message, permitting the Bible to be its own Interpreter. Not a theologian, but a professor of English literature recently discovered that there is a literary pattern in the basic structure of Revelation. When that structural pattern is recognized and applied, it reveals the correct timing for each Historical-prophetic Outline in the book; such as the seven seals, the seven trumpets, and the seven Plagues. Knowledge about the very orderly structure of Revelation exposes the errors of “private interpretations,” and removes the idea that this prophetic book is fragmented and disorganized. Rather, the structure of Revelation reveals the organized plan that God has appropriately devised for the liberation of his people from sin, their enemies, death and this present world.
Two “Major Lines of Prophecy” in the Book of Revelation
"The book of Revelation is divided exactly in half. Chapters 1-11 make up the First Major Line of Prophecy. This major line of prophecy spans the time between the ascension of Christ in A.D. 31 to His Second-Coming. The Second Major Line of Prophecy in Chapters 12–22 is longer. It spans the time between the fall of Lucifer in heaven to his destruction in the lake of fire, and the creation of a new heaven and a new earth. The two “Major Lines of Prophecy” can be superimposed one upon the other, which ties major events, common to both, together.
The relationships between both “Major Lines of Prophecy”:
"The First Major Line of Prophecy uses Sanctuary typology, and some figurative language. The Second Major Line of Prophecy uses symbolism from chapter 12 to 22. Both Major lines of Prophecy reveal Jesus Christ directing the course and outcome of events which must occur upon the earth, and preparing the way so that His people can be legally delivered from this present world, and made ready for heaven."
Similar Structure of Dani'El and Revelation
"Dani'El, who wrote the book of Dani'El, and the Apostle John, who wrote the book of Revelation, were both prophets to whom God gave Visions. The descriptions of what they saw in these Visions are each called a “Heavenly Scene” in the book (Dani'El and Revelation Bound Together ). Dani'El saw four “Heavenly Scenes” to record in his book of Dani'El, and John saw eight Heavenly Scenes to record in his book of Revelation. Immediately after a “Heavenly Scene,” both prophets were given a Historical–prophetic Outline of events in sequential order. These Prophetic Outlines were time-sequenced events, affecting God’s people that are matched to sequential events in the history of the church, the rise and fall of nations, political developments, and world history. In both Dani'El and in Revelation, as well as in both Major Prophetic Outlines, the great controversy between good and evil is plainly presented. The end–time persecutor of God’s people is introduced in Dani'El’s prophecy. The nature, scope and purposes of the persecutor’s work is amplified and expanded in the book of Revelation".
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- The Prophet ZekarYahuw
Yahuwshuah's Third Coming
(Zec 14:4 KJV) And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Yerushalayim on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. Zechariah 14:5 KJV And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. Zechariah 14:6 KJV And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: Zechariah 14:7 KJV But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. Zechariah 14:8 KJV And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Yerushalayim; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. Zechariah 14:9 KJV And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
"At the close of the thousand years, Christ again returns to the earth. He is accompanied by the host of the redeemed and attended by a retinue of angels. As He descends in terrific majesty He bids the wicked dead arise to receive their doom. They come forth, a mighty host, numberless as the sands of the sea. What a contrast to those who were raised at the first resurrection! The righteous were clothed with immortal youth and beauty. The wicked bear the traces of disease and death. Every eye in that vast multitude is turned to behold the glory of the Son of God. With one voice the wicked hosts exclaim: "Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord!" It is not love to Jesus that inspires this utterance. The force of truth urges the words from unwilling lips. As the wicked went into their graves, so they come forth with the same enmity to Christ and the same spirit of rebellion. They are to have no new probation in which to remedy the defects of their past lives. Nothing would be gained by this. A lifetime of transgression has not softened their hearts. A second probation, were it given them, would be occupied as was the first in evading the requirements of God and exciting rebellion against Him. Christ descends upon the Mount of Olives, whence, after His resurrection, He ascended, and where angels repeated the promise of His return. Says the prophet: "The Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with Thee." "And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Yerushalayim on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof, . . . and there shall be a very great valley." "And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one." Zechariah 14:5, 4, 9. As the New Yerushalayim, in its dazzling splendor, comes down out of heaven, it rests upon the place purified and made ready to receive it, and Christ, with His people and the angels, enters the Holy City.
- Yahuwshuah In The Pentateuch
Yahuwshuah In the Books of Moshe
Prophecies of Yahuwshuah in the Books of Mosheh Prophecy/Date Text in Old Testament Fulfilment in New Testament Messiah would be born of a woman. Genesis 3:15 Matthew 1:20, Galatians 4:4 Messiah would come from the line of Abraham. Genesis 12:3, Genesis 22:18 Matthew 1:1; Romans 9:5 Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac. Genesis 17:19; Genesis 21:12 Luke 3:34 Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob Numbers 24:17 Matthew 1:2 Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah. Genesis 49:10 Luke 3:33; Hebrews 7:14 Messiah's bones would not be broken. Exodus 12:46 John 19:33-36 Messiah would be a prophet. Deuteronomy 18:15 Acts 3:20-22, Matthew 24; Luke 22 These are by no means all as the entire Sacrificial system was a prophecy about HIM and HE fulfilled every aspect of the Ceremonial Law both in nature and timing
- Yahuwshuah In The Psalms
Prophecies of Yahuwshuah in the Psalms (Tehillim) Prophecy/Date Text in Old Testament Fulfilment in New Testament Messiah's throne will be anointed and eternal. Psalm 45:6-7 Luke 1:33; Hebrews 1:8-12 Messiah would be rejected by his own people. Psalm 69:8 John 1:11; John 7:5 Messiah would be declared the Son of God. Psalm 2:7 Matthew 3:16-17 Messiah would speak in parables. Psalm 78:2-4 Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35 Messiah would be called King. Psalm 2:6 Matthew 27:37; Mark 11:7-11 Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek. Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 5:5-6 Messiah would be praised by little children. Psalm 8:2 Matthew 21:16 Messiah would be betrayed. Psalm 41:9 Luke 22:47-48; Matthew 26:14-16 Messiah would be falsely accused. Psalm 35:11 Mark 14:57-58 Messiah would be hated without cause. Psalm 35:19; Psalm 69:4 John 15:24-25 Messiah would be given vinegar to drink. Psalm 69:21 Matthew 27:34; John 19:28-30 Messiah's hands and feet would be pierced. Psalm 22:16 John 20:25-27 Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed. Psalm 22:7-8 Luke 23:35 Soldiers would gamble for Messiah's garments. Psalm 22:18 Luke 23:34 Messiah would be forsaken by God. Psalm 22:1 Matthew 27:46 Messiah would pray for his enemies. Psalm 109:4 Luke 23:34 Messiah would resurrect from the dead. Psalm 16:10; Psalm 49:15 Matthew 28:2-7 Messiah would be seated at God's right hand. Psalm 68:18; Psalm 110:1 Mark 16:19 Messiah would ascend to heaven. Psalm 24:7-10 Mark 16:19
- Yahuwshuah In The Prophets
The Bible Is All About Yahuwshuah
Prophecies of Yahuwshuah in the Prophets (Nebillim) Prophecy/Date Text in Old Testament Fulfilment in New Testament Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:4-6 Messiah would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 1:26-31 Messiah would be heir to King David's throne. 2 Samuel 7:12-13; Isaiah 9:7 Luke 1:32-33; Romans 1:3 Messiah's throne will be anointed and eternal. Psalm 45:6-7; Dani'El 2:44 Luke 1:33; Hebrews 1:8-12 Messiah would be called Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:23 Messiah would spend a season in Egypt. Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:14-15 A massacre of children would happen at Messiah's birthplace. Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew 2:16-18 A messenger would prepare the way for Messiah Isaiah 40:3-5 Luke 3:3-6 Messiah would be preceded by Elijah. Malachi 4:5-6 Matthew 11:13-14 Messiah would be called a Nazarene. Isaiah 11:1 Matthew 2:23 Messiah would bring light to Galilee. Isaiah 9:1-2 Matthew 4:13-16 Messiah would speak in parables. Isaiah 6:9-10 Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35 Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted. Isaiah 61:1-2 Luke 4:18-19 Messiah would be called King. Psalm 2:6 Zechariah 9:9 Matthew 27:37; Mark 11:7-11 Messiah would be betrayed. Zechariah 11:12-13 Luke 22:47-48; Matthew 26:14-16 Messiah's price money would be used to buy a potter's field. Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 27:9-10 Messiah would be silent before his accusers. Isaiah 53:7 Mark 15:4-5 Messiah would be spat upon and struck. Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67 Messiah would be crucified with criminals. Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27-28 Messiah's hands and feet would be pierced. Zechariah 12:10 John 20:25-27 Soldiers would pierce Messiah's side. Zechariah 12:10 John 19:34 Messiah would be buried with the rich. Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60 Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin. Isaiah 53:5-12 Romans 5:6-8