Thursday, 27 July 2017
Daniel 11:45-12:1 (BW40)
'Summary of the book of Daniel'
Why must Michael the Archangel come to help the Israelites?
Dan 11:45-12:1 "And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas on (and) the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book."
The prophecies of Daniel stated clearly that the Antichrist will build the temple of God (tent of his palace) between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea (2 Seas) on the Temple Mount (glorious holy mountain). This confirms his earlier prophecy that the Antichrist will conquer Jerusalem (sanctuary fortress), remove the Al Aqsa mosque (daily call to prayer) on the Temple Mount and there rebuild the temple of God (abomination of desolation).
Dan 11:31 "And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily [sacrifices,] and place there the abomination of desolation."
Why Israel rebuild this temple?
1. Jews are blind until Rapture
Rom 11:25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
The Jews after their crucifixion of our Lord Jesus are blind until the period of grace for the Gentiles is over. Erroneously, they think that the temple of God is built for their Messiah.
2. Myth that Daniel is only History
'Critics say the book of Daniel is a historical rather than a prophetic book. After all, how could any man have accurately predicted the rise of successive world empires?' Unfortunately, most Jews and Christians believe this lie.
3. 7 Year Peace Treaty
After the Antichrist allows Jews to go back to dwell in Israel and Jerusalem to help rebuild the temple of God in the Peace Treaty, he will be highly regarded as another King Cyrus.
Hos 4:6a My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Without understanding the book of Daniel, Jews and Christians will be destroyed for they are ignorant that the temple of God to be rebuilt will be the temple of the Antichrist.
Note: Jesus will come for His Millennium Rule in the Temple of God only after Rapture.
Michael the Archangel
Though Israel went through many wars threatening its annihilation since its formation in 1948, yet the real destruction (great troubles) of the Israelites (his people) by the Antichrist's deceptions is near. So Michael the Archangel will come to help and enlighten the devout Jews with dreams and visions so that all the Jews who have come back to Israel and have not worship the Antichrist nor receive his mark '666', will mourn, repent and accept our Lord Jesus when they see Him appearing at Rapture and then they will all be saved.
Rom 11:26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;