APPLICATION TODAY Confidence in Fulfillment View of Biblical Revelation Consistency With Current Events Trust in Jesus Christ Optimism for the Future Witness to a Lost World and Culture
DANIEL Prior Visions Unknown Dream – Ch.2 Great statue Nebuchadnezzar’s Fall Balthazar’s Feast
DANIEL Future Visions The Regal kings of Persia The total victory of Alexander The breakup of Alexander’s empire The Seleucid/Ptolemy wars and intrigue Antiochus Epiphanes and the Abomination of Desolation in the temple in Jerusalem End of human government
Daniel’s Prophecy about Israel Timing to the end = 490 years Purpose of God’s plan stated (9:24) Finish Transgression Make an end of sin Atonement for Iniquity Bring in everlasting righteousness Seal up vision and prophecy Anoint the most holy
TIMING TO MESSIAH Measured from decree to rebuild the temple – 445 BC (Neh.1:1-2:8) 69 weeks of years out of 70 Messiah cut off or killed People of the Prince who is to come would destroy Jerusalem
DANIEL’S 70TH WEEK Focus on the future – our future too Guarantee of Israel’s security Breaking of treaty after 3.5 years Abomination of Desolation
THE TIMES OF THE GENTILESLuke 21:24; Romans 11:25 Runs from Babylon through the last Gentile ruler – the Beast Someone out of the old Roman Empire area A warrior ruler taking over from others Ability to confirm a treaty with Israel guaranteeing their security
EZEKIEL – RETURN AND TEMPLEChapters 33-48 Jerusalem fell in 585 BC (33) False Shepherds (34) Messiah repl. Judgment of Edom (35) Restoration (36:24-36) New Cov. Dry Bones (37) spiritual life restored as a nation Armies gather against Israel (38) Huge defeat (39) New Temple (40-48)
DRY BONES DETAIL (Ch. 37) Faith will come in a day Zech. 12:10 Situation Today I Cor. 3:15-16 Theocracy (22-24) Purity (23) Security (25) Spirituality (26) Intimacy with the Lord (27)
THE TEMPLES OF ISRAEL Tabernacle – 400 years Solomon’s Temple – 956 BC Zerrubabel’s Temple 516 BC Herod’s Temple – started AD 20 destroyed by Titus in 70 AD Preparing for the next Temple now
WAR IN ISRAEL The War of Independence – 1948 5 armies – 6 months - victory The Six Day War – 1967 200 m to 2 m – Golon Heights Victory The Yom Kippur War – 1973 Attack over holiday – surprise Overwhelming force – retreat 2 weeks - Cairo and Damascus at risk
WAR IN ISRAEL Psalm 83 war V.4 – Purpose: to wipe out Israel the usual suspects Edom, Amon, Amalek, Moab – Jordan area Ishmaelites – Arabs Gebal? – Near Tyre = Lebanon = Hezbollah Phillistines = Gaza = Hamas Assyria – Syria helping Hezbollah
WARS IN ISRAEL War of Ezekiel 38 & 39 Expansion of opposition Large and distant nations arrive Destroyed by God not the Beast War of Armageddon All the nations of the world Jesus against the Beast A personal defeat
Wars In Israel – Isaiah 63 The Lord Fights for Israel (1-3) Day of Vengeance (4) Day of Redemption (4) Judgment by Jesus Alone (5-6)
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