Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Prophetic Times To The End - Part Five

Prophetic Times To The End – Part Five

The vision of the Ram and He-Goat:

Dan.8:11 Daniel tells us that Satan tries to magnify himself to be equal with the Prince of the host; Daniel says Satan removed the ability of Daniels people to have the regular sacrifice, and the place of God’s sanctuary was thrown down.

Dan. 8:12 Daniel tells us that because of Israel’s transgression that all of these actions will be turned over to this horn’s kingdom for the period of time granted, and his kingdom subjugate God’s holy ones until the time of retribution is completed.

Dan. 8:13 In Daniels vision he hears a holy one (an angelic watcher) speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who is speaking, “How long will the vision to the regular sacrifice apply, while this transgression that horrifies, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be trampled.” We see here that the two angels speaking to each other as Daniel is looking into his vision. The angels are conversing as to how long this process of desolation under this kingdom will last, and that Israel and the people of God will be ruled over by this kingdom.

Dan.8:14 Daniel heard the holy one say, “for 2,300 evenings and mornings; Then the Holy place will be properly restored.” This reference of 2,300 is a representation of each sacrifice morning and evening each day which would count at 1,150 days or three years plus 70 days. This follows the time from Antiochus desecration of the temple (Dec. 16, 167 B.C.) to the refurbishing and restoring of the temple by Judas Maccabeus in late 164 B.C. and on into 163 B.C. which fulfilled this prophecy for this appointed time.

Dan 8:15 Daniel relates that as the vision he was in was coming to a close, that he sought an understanding of what had been revealed to him. Daniel goes on to say that standing before him was one with the appearance of a man.

Dan. 8:16 Daniel hears a voice of a man by the bank of the Ulia river, and this man called out and said, “Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision.”

Dan. 8:17 When Gabriel came near to where Daniel was standing, Daniel says he fell on his face frightened; Gabriel then said to Daniel, “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the end of this period of time.” This tells us that Daniel is to receive an understanding for a period of time that includes this 2300 evening and mornings under this kingdoms appointed period of time, but not of the “time of the end” which is yet to come.