Chapter 6 through chapter 12 are in the first half of the 70th week of Daniel.
This is now the middle of the 70th week of Daniel, the middle of the Tribulation
Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
If the 7 Thunders of Revelation chapter 10 are Judgments, then the world has suffered 21 judgments in a very short time. If the 7 Thunders are not judgments, then the Earth has suffered 14 judgments and half of the people of the world has died. This is called “the begenning of sorrows”, now “great tribulation comes to Earth.
Matthew 24:21-22 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Where will the Temple be built?
The two Witnesses prophesy 1260 days, that is three and a half years.
The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. Revelation 11:14
Angels at War
The Word of God gives us examples where there is a Spiritual warfare of which we can not see.
21 day fight
Daniel 10:12 5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
ושׂר מלכות פרס עמד לנגדי עשׂרים ואחד יום והנה מיכאל אחד השׂרים הראשׁנים בא לעזרני ואני נותרתי שׁם אצל מלכי פרס
Jude 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Revelation 12:10, 11 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
The Bible says the Devil is like a roaring lion, a ferocious dragon, an angel of light. When he comes to Earth, he will kill as many as this powerful fallen angel can. He will no longer be restrained.
When Satan comes to Earth, you better not be here.
There is no Biblical evidence that Satan has ever been to the Bottomless Pit. He will go there for 1,000 years at the end of the Tribulation only to be let out to deceive the Earth once again. He will be very successful at that and will gather a great multitude. Shortly there after he will be sent to the Lake of fire.
Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
ובעת ההיא יעמד מיכאל השׂר הגדול העמד על בני עמך והיתה עת צרה אשׁר לא נהיתה מהיות גוי עד העת ההיא ובעת ההיא ימלט עמך כל הנמצא כתוב בספר
The following photograph was taken of the
Temple Mount in Jerusalem in 1898.
There is something coming upon the Earth that is more horrific than any writer could write or director could produce in a movie. It is the “Great Lie” that will trap men’s souls for all eternity. It is something that brings the wrath of God upon all the Earth.
The Abomination of Desolation
What does that mean?
Most of the information concerning the Abomination of Desolation concern only those living in the Tribulation period. Specifically those living in the last half of the Tribulation.
All “born again believers” will have been rapture, “taken up to meet the Lord in the air” prior to the start of the Tribulation. If you are still here at that time it is very important that you understand what the Abomination of Desolation is.
Israel will start sacrificing again at the Temple Mount in what is called the Tribulation Temple.
When Satan was created
he was created with great beauty.
Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created,
The following photograph of the creation of Lucifer as seen in Ezekiel 28:11-19 is from an old Hebrew Scroll of Ezekiel.
according to Ezekiel 28:15B through verse 19.
Ezekiel 28:15B … till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
The following photograph is from a Scroll of Isaiah which was written many years ago in Russia on sheep skin using a quill and iron gall ink.
Iron gall ink has been the standarg ink used for manuscripts for almost 2,000 years. There are many excellent studies on the ink problem. A simple example can be found at loc.gov/preservation/outreach/symposia/IGIBrostoff.pdf
The fall of Lucifer
according to Isaiah 12:9 through verse 19
The most horrific time in the “Day of the Lord”
is when the Antichrist enters the Temple
and says he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
The Mark of the Beast
The the son of perdition, also called the beast in Revelation 13 will demand all to worship him and cause them to receive “his mark”.
In Revelation chapter 7 God set a seal on 144,000 of His special servants. Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
A stamp, an imprinted mark, thing carved, sculpture, graven work
A name: universal of proper names
A fixed and definite number
Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
There are six questions that help us understand what the “mark of the Beast” is. This is important because as we draw closer to the “Great Day of the Lord” more and more is said about the “Mark of the Beast”.
1. Who? Only the unsaved can take the Mark of the Beast. It is impossible for a “Born Again” person to take the Mark of the Beast because Revelation 14:9-11 says the person who takes the Mark of the Beast MUST go to hell. No “Born Again” person can go to hell.
2. What? It is “the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name in their right hand, or in their foreheads”. It is not a union card, SSI check, or license tags in Israel. It is not a computer chip placed under your skin to replace your credit card.
3. Where? It starts in Jerusalem. The Mark of the Beast does not start in the US Treasury Department printing universal currency.
4. When? After the Abomination of Desolation Nothing before the Abomination of Desolation at the middle of the Tribulation can be the mark of the Beast. Kids in the 1970s tattooing the number 666 on their foreheads were not taking the Mark of the Beast. Certainly they were being disrespectful to God, but their tattoo met none of the criteria according to the Scripture.
5. Why? Those taking the Mark of the Beast are agreeing that the Beast is God. They need this mark so they can buy and sell, most likely to stay alive.
6. How? It is taken voluntarily. We have all seen drawings or movies where Christians were bound and forced to have their forehead branded with the mark of the Beast. Jesus said the following words: John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
Many years ago some Christians were worried they had taken the “Mark of the Beast” because they were not able to work without a union card. Some refused to buy things at stores when they were told all universal bar codes contained the numbers 666. The Euro was declared to endorse the kingdom of the Beast. In the 21st. century we hear the Mark of the Beast is a small computer chip placed under the skin on your hand.
I have heard some preaches say “You might have to refuse the “Mark of the Beast” as if it could be offered tomorrow.
I heard one preacher from Omaha, Nebraska say the following in his sermon. “If you are on Social Security go home and look at your Social Security checks. In the check numbers are the numbers 666. You must refuse the mark of the beast.” I imagine this scared many of the elderly who heard his say that.
Certainly there is a stern warning in the middle of the Tribulation, after the Abomination of Desolation has taken place, to NOT receive the Mark of the Beast. Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
When the “son of perdition” the Beast, sits on the Ark of the Covenant in the Temple Holy of Holies and says he is God; the Jewish people that have believed he was the Messiah will realize they had been deceived. The Beast who is the son of perdition has always hated the Jews will start slaughtering all he can find. The Scripture says to the Jews, flee!
The Jewish people have had several false Messiahs. Now they have been deceived by another, the Antichrist.
In the world today we have only two types of people, saved (born again) and unsaved (dead in trespasses and sins). After the Abomination of Desolation a third classification is introduced. There will be those who have accepted Jesus as Savior, those who have not accepted Jesus as savior, and those who have taken the Mark of the Beast.
It is that third classification that can not get saved.
Those who are Christians will probably be killed, in fact God says you are blessed if you die now. Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
Everyone has had the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior until the second of death. The only time a person may no longer accept Jesus as Savior before they die is if they have taken the mark of the Beast.After they do that, salvation is no longer offered to them. Their fate is sealed before death.