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The Prophecys of Daniel

"And In the Second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. "  Daniel 2:1 KJV

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream is Revealed to Daniel
"Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision.  Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven."  Daniel 2:19 KJV 

Rome
Daniel 2:40-43 "And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.   and whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided;  but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.  And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.   And whreas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they sall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay."

Bible Study

The Kings Dream
Daniel 2:31-35  "Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image.  This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.  This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass.   His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.  Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.   Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and that the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth."

Babylon-The Head of Gold
Daniel 2:36-38 "This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.  Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.  And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all.  Thou art this head of gold."

Medo-Persia and Greece
Daniel 2:39
 "And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth."


The Stone Kingdom
Daniel 2:44, 45 "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never  be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.  Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter; and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure."
 



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Babylon  is the head of gold in Nebuchadnezzar's dream of Daniel 2:32; and the Lion with two wings in Daniel's vision of Daniel 7:4


Meda Persia is the Shoulder and arms of silver in King
Nebuchadnezzar's dream of Daniel 2:39  And in Daniel's vision Med Persia is depicted by a bear with three ribs. Daniel 7:5


Greece is the belly and thighs of bronze in the dream of Nebuchadnezzar Daniel 2:39; but in the vision of Daniel Greece is shown to Daniel as a Leopard Beast.  Daniel 7:6


Rome is seen in Nebuchadnezzar's dream to be of Iron and latter as iron mixed with clay.. Daniel 2:40-43 In Daniel's vision Rome is shown as a Non-descript beast in two phases mainly Pagan Rome and Papal Rome (The Ten Toes mixed with iron and clay.  Daniel 7:7, 8















Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream: The Great Image - Read Daniel 2

1.  What statement did Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, make to his wise men whom he had assembled?  “I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.” Dan. 2:3

 2. After being threatened with death if they did not make known the dream and the interpretation, what did the wise men say to the king?  “There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king’s manner,” Dan. 2:10, 11

 3. After the wise men confessed their inability to do what the king required, who offered to interpret the dream?  “Daniel went in and desired of the king that he would give him time,”   Dan. 2:16 

4. After Daniel and his fellows had sought God earnestly, how were the dream and its interpretation revealed to Daniel. “Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision.” Dan. 2:19 

5. When brought before the king, what did Daniel say?   “There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets” Dan. 2:27, 28 

6. What did Daniel say that the king had seen in his dream? “Thou sawest a great imageDan.2:28-31 

7. Of what were the different parts of the image composed? “head of gold, his breast and arms of silver, his belly and thighs of brass. His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.”  Dan. 2:32, 33, 35, 44, 45  

8. By what means was the image broken to pieces? “And in the days of these kings, shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand for ever.” Dan. 2:44

What kingdoms are to be destroyed? The kingdoms of gold, sliver, brass, iron, and clay.  Dan.2:34 In other words all the kingdoms of this world, the only kingdom remaining will be the Kingdom of God “and it shall stand for ever” Dan. 2:44

But what is the stone cut out of the mountain?  Is it Christ?

“Living Stones for a Heavenly Temple, All the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:21, 22. If we do not respond to the light given and render corresponding obedience, keeping our souls in the love of God, abiding in Christ, that which to us would become a blessing becomes a curse. It is the deceiver, not the Spirit of truth, that makes us believe that we cannot become pure and holy, a powerful people separate from the world, united in love and union with one another through Christ. We need not expect any other portion than that which was given to our Lord. According to the heart service given to God will be the enmity of Satan against the followers of Jesus; and the children of God are more wise and powerful when the wisdom and influence of the world are arrayed against us than when they are engaged in favor and fellowship with the world….”

“The Jewish Temple was built of hewn stones, and at great expense of time and money and labor these stones were cut out of the mountain and fitted for their places in the building before they were collected together, so that when the building was completed there was not the sound of an ax or hammer heard in its upbuilding. The stones which are in God’s sacred temple are not collected from the mountains of Judea but gathered from the nations, kindreds and tongues and people. They are not lifeless material that must be prepared with hammer and chisel, but living stones which emit light. The great cleaver of truth has taken them from the quarry of the world and placed them under the hand of the great Master Builder, the Lord of the temple, and He is polishing them in His workshop, which is this world, that all the rough edges and crookedness may be removed and they hammered and chiseled and squared by the truth of God, polished and refined, ready to fill their place in God’s spiritual temple, that they may grow up a holy temple for God. “

“Now we are in the workshop of God, and the process is going on in these hours of probation to fit us for the glorious temple. We cannot now be indifferent and negligent and careless, and refuse to depart from sin, but we must be dying to our defects of character and expect to become pure and holy and fashioned in character after the similitude of a palace. When Christ shall come, it is then ... too late to obtain a holy character. Now is the day of preparation; now is the time when we can have our defects removed; now is the time when our sins must go beforehand to judgment, be confessed and repented of and pardon written off against our names.”—Letter 60, December 25, 1886, to John Corliss and wife, pioneer workers in Australia. {UL 373.4}

 

 Malachi 3:17 “And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.”

Christ is the rock of our salvation, the all eternal God………….Ask yourself how could he be cut out of a mountain? God’s people will be cut out of the mountain.  His church (kingdom, mountain) will then grow and “Become a great mountain and fill the whole earth” “and “break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever.”  Dan. 2:35, 44 

9.  What became of the various parts of the image?  “became broken to pieces, and became as the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away”  Dan.2:35 

The Interpretation

10.  With what words did Daniel begin the interpretation of the dream? “For the God of heaven hast given thee a kingdom.” Dan.2:37, 38 

11.  What was the nature of the kingdom of Babylon“Thou, O king, art a king of kings; for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength and glory.” A kingdom of Gold! Dan.2:37 

12.  What was to be the nature of the next two kingdoms after Babylon?  “And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.”  Dan.2:39  

13.  By what is the fourth kingdom represented in the great image? “The fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron:” Dan. 2:40 

14.  What is indicated by the two legs of iron?   Two phases of the Roman Empire:  Pagan then Papal.  In 538 A.D. the faith divine administration was thrown out from the church, or as Daniel puts it, "trodden under foot" (Dan. 8:13), and substituted by a pagan priesthood, with pagan ceremonial, and moral laws, or papal service, and Sunday worship. (Papal Rome) - Read Daniel 8:9-14 

15.  What is indicated by the mixture of clay and iron in the feet and toes of the image?  “The kingdom shall be divided…And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.” Dan. 2:41, 42 Note: The barbarian tribes that overran the Roman Empire formed the kingdoms which developed into the nations of modern Europe. 

16. Where any efforts made to reunite the divided empire of Rome? “…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

Note: Charlemagne, Napoleon, Kaiser Wilhelm and Hitler all tried to reunite the broken fragments of the Roman Empire and failed.  In our day there is still propaganda for a “One World Order” or World Government. 

17. What is to take place in the days of these kingdoms (The ten toe kings)?  “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but is shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever..” Dan. 2:44

 Note: The answer to the entire puzzle rests in Dan. 2:44.  This verse foretells the establishment of another universal kingdom, the kingdom of God on this earth. Matthew 6:10 admonishes us to pray:  “Thy kingdom come Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.”  This kingdom is to overthrow and supplant all existing earthly kingdoms, and is to stand forever.  The time for the setting up of this kingdom is to be “in the days of these kings” It is be yet future. 

18. In what announcement in the New Testament is the establishment of the kingdom of God made known?  “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our  Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.”  Rev. 11:15 

19.   For what have we been taught to pray?  Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come.   Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”  The above lesson is taken from Bible Readings for The Home 1950 edition pages 199-203 

Four Great Monarchies 

Daniel’s Dream

1. When was Daniel’s second vision given? In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed:”  Dan. 7:1 

2.  What did the prophet see in this vision?  “..and I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.”  Dan.7:2  

What is represented by winds? In symbolic language? 

  • “A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth: ……Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.” Jeremiah 25:31-33;
  •  “…And upon Elam will I bring the four winds…” Jeremiah  4:36-37
  •  Note: In symbolic language “The winds” denote strife and war and is evident from the vision itself.  As a result of the striving of the winds, kingdoms rise and fell. 

3.  What was the result of this strife?  “Four great beasts came up..” Dan. 7:3 

4. Where did the beasts arise from? “…came up from the sea...”  Dan.7:3  

  • What is the meaning of the sea (waters)? “The waters which thou sawest….are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” Rev. 17:15

 

5.  What do these four beasts represent?  “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.” Dan. 7:17

 

6. What was the first beast (kingdom) like?  “The first like a lion,…”Dan. 7:4

Note: The lion, the first of these four great beasts, like the golden head of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, represents the Babylonian monarchy; the lion, the king of beasts, standing at the head of his king, as gold does of metals.  Nebuchadnezzar reigned from 605 B.C. to 562 B.C.

 

7. What was the second beast (kingdom) like? “…second, like to a bear,…” Dan. 7:5

Note: This was the Medo-Persian empire represented under the symbol of the bear.  The first year of this kingdom of the Medes and Persians is dated from 538 B.C. and is the second kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream represented by silver.

 

8. What was the third beast (kingdom) like?  “…like a leopard…”  Dan. 7:6 

Note:  In the spring of 334 B.C. Alexander crossed over to Asia Minor at the head of an army of some thirty-five thousand Macedonians and Greeks….Four years later-he had overthrown the Persian empire founded by Cyrus the Great, and set himself up as its ruler by right of conquest.  The leopard beast is the third kingdom represented in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and is represented by the brass or Greece.  See Growth of European Civilization 1938 edition.

 

9. What was and is the fourth beast (kingdom) like“…dreadful and terrible and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth…and it had ten horns….”Dan. 7:7, 8

  • What do the 10 horns represent?  From Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:   In Scripture, horn is a symbol of strength or power; In Daniel, a horn represents a kingdom or state.
  • Note:  World power may be said to have passed from the Greeks to the Romans at the Battle of Pydna, in 168 B.C.
  • Note: The 10 horns of Dan. 7:8 are the same as the 10 toes of Dan. 2: in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. 
  • Note: The little horn of Dan. 7:8 that has eyes of a man and a mouth speaking great things is Papal Rome.  The first and second phase of Rome and is represented by the legs of iron and the ten toes are the same as the 10 horns.

 

10. What effect did this dream have upon Daniel?  “I Daniel was grieve in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.”  Dan. 7:15

 

11. What did Daniel ask of one of the heavenly attendants who stood by him in his dream?  “…and asked him the truth of all this.” Dan. 7:16

  • What was the answer concerning the four beasts?   “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth….”  Dan. 7:17-28

The above was partially taken from Bible Readings for the Home 1950 edition.

 

What is the Meaning of “without hands”?  What is the meaning of “made with hands?”

Matthew 14:58 “I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.”

Colossians 2:11 “In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands,

in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:”

Acts 7:48 “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temple made with hands; as saith the

prophet.”

Acts 17:24 “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.

Acts 19:26  “they be no gods, which are made with hands.”

Daniel 2:34 “..stone was cut out of the mountain without hands..”

Daniel 2:45 ".....Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it  brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold;.."

Note: The above scriptures do not say that Christ is the stone cut out of a mountain...how can "The I Am, the All Eternal, the Lord God Almighty be cut out of a mountain? 


Daniel 8, 11, 12


Daniel’s Vision of the Ram is Medo-Persia and the Goat is Grecia under Alexander the Great.

8:1 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, [even unto] me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first.
8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I [was] at Shushan [in] the palace, which [is] in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.
8:3 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had [two] horns: and the [two] horns [were] high; but one [was] higher than the other, and the higher came up last. (Medo-Persia-Dan. 8:20)
8:4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither [was there any] that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
8:5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat [had] a notable horn between his eyes. (Grecia-Dan. 8:21,22)
8:6 And he came to the ram that h ad [two] horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.
8:7 And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
8:8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
The Little Horn = Rome
8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant [land]. (Rome-Dan. 8:23-25)
8:10 And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
8:11 Yea, he magnified [himself] even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice] was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
8:12 And an host was given [him] against the daily [sacrifice] by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.
The 2300 Day Prophecy is a “Day for a year” or 2300 years (Ezekiel 4:5)
8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain [saint] which spake, How long [shall be] the vision [concerning] the daily [sacrifice], and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
8:14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
The Interpretation of the Vision
8:15 And it came to pass, when I, [even] I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of man.
8:16 And I heard a man's voice between [the banks of] Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this [man] to understand the vision.
8:17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end [shall be] the vision.
8:18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.
8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end [shall be].
8:20 The ram which thou sawest having [two] horns [are] the kings of Media and Persia.
8:21 And the rough goat [is] the king of Grecia: and the great horn that [is] between his eyes [is] the first king.
8:22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power. (4 horns = Cassander, Lysimachus, Ptolemy, Seleucus{Alexander’s four generals})
8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. (Rome Dan. 2:41-43; Dan. &:7, 8; Dan. 8:9)
8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (Roman Empire Dan.2:40-43; Dan. 7:7, 8; Dan. 8:9-12)
8:26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told [is] true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it [shall be] for many days.
8:27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick [certain] days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood [it].


The Identifying Acts of the King of the North. Tract 12 p. 59

(1) He defeats the king of the south, and takes his kingdom (Dan. 11:15, 16), after which he stands in the "glorious land" (Dan. 11:16) -- Palestine.
(2) In the glory of the kingdom, a raiser of taxes stands up (Dan. 11:20).
(3) His kingdom is "overflown" with arms of a flood from before him (Dan. 11:22), and he loses Egypt and Palestine.
(4) Afterwards he works deceitfully, and becomes strong with a small people (Dan. 11:23)
(5) He flatters wicked ones for their wickedness (Dan. 11:32).
(6) He divides the land for gain (Dan. 11:39).
(7) He becomes strong the second time, yet is defeated by the king of the south (Dan. 11:25, 29, 30).
(8) Both kings speak lies at one table (Dan. 11:27).
(9) Having become strong the second time, and having engaged in an unsuccessful war with the king of the south, he sets his heart against the holy covenant (Dan. 11:28).
(10) He pollutes the sanctuary of strength, and takes away the daily (Dan. 11:31).
(11) He forsakes the god of his fathers (Dan. 11:37), acknowledges a strange god (Dan. 11:39), and disregards the desire of women (Dan. 11:37).
(12) In the time of the end, he again defeats the king of the south, enters into the countries, overflows and passes over (Dan. 11:40); then once more stands in the glorious land. Following this, Edom and Moab and the chief children of Ammon, escape out of his hand (Dan. 11:41); and the Libyans, also the Ethiopians, follow at his steps (Dan. 11:43).
(13) Tidings out of the east and out of the north trouble him. Therefore, he goes forth with great fury, destroys, and utterly makes away many (Dan. 11:44).
(14) He also plants the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain, yet comes to his end, and no one helps him.

Beginning with the ancient Medo-Persian Empire (Dan. 11:2, 3), the chain of events of this prophecy reaches on to the time that the "king of the north" plants "the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain" (Dan. 11:45), and culminates, as the angel explained, with the events of Daniel 12: "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." Dan. 12:1.

Covering such a long period of time, many centuries, the dominion of the kings whose history is chronicled in this prophecy, obviously has passed under a
A Number of Regimes.
Seeing that no human being has lived on and on throughout these centuries, it is obvious that the titles, "king of the south" and "king of the north," are applicable to two lines of rulers. Seeing also that no government or kingdom has stood intact throughout the ages, it likewise is obvious that these two lines have undergone many
supersessions of sovereigns -- many regimes. For this reason, the Bible differentiates them by their lineal-geographic titles.
It is now clear from the Scriptures that the Grecian division south of the Mediterranean, the Ptolemaic, first receives the title, "king of the south," whereas the division north of the Mediterranean, the Lysimachian, first receives the title "king of the north." In relation to the territories of these two lines of rulers, the Mediterranean, therefore, becomes the point of compass from which they must be reckoned.
In 281 B.C., Lysimachus added to his dominion Cassander's; then in 279 B.C., Seleucus defeated Lysimachus and seized his kingdom, whereupon the eastern, the northern, and the western divisions became one, while Ptolemy held his own, the southern division. The Seleucidan dynasty, therefore, ushered in the second northern regime, whereas the Ptolemaic dynasty continued to be the first southern regime.
To this point, the prophetic vision has been open to all, but from here on, it has remained closed though many have tried to open it. To open, without a key, a locked door, is, of course, to break the door. But, being unbreakable, the locked door of Prophecy is impossible to open without


The Key.

The simple and positive way not to lose sight of the identity of these two kings, is to let the pen of Prophecy trace on the map of history, the successive rulers of Egypt and Palestine. For the titles of the kings who conquered and who lost these ancient countries, are chronicled in this prophetic chapter to preserve the identity and to expose the evil intents of both the king of the south and the king of the north.

Remember now, to begin with, the king of the south rules the "glorious land," Palestine, along with Egypt, and the king of the north takes the glorious land twice (Dan. 11:16, 41). If he takes it twice, then he must have lost it once. Consequently, both kings ruled it twice, and lost it twice. But the king of the north, the last to rule it rules it "in the time of the end," the time many run to and fro, and the time knowledge has increased (Dan. 12:4) -- our time. Mark this carefully, for these transactions of the land provide the key to the identity of these kings from the time of Alexander's death to our time.

The angel emphatically declared that the kings to rule Palestine, together with Egypt, were to be as follows:
1. First, the king of the south (Ptolemy)
2. Second, the king of the north (Pagan Rome)
3. Third, the king of the south (Turkey)
4. Fourth the king of the north (England). Here, in the following twenty-five pages, are the details of prophecy correlated with history.

In the light of these foregone fundamental facts, we should now be able to rightly evaluate the unfolding of the scroll, and to intelligently match the page of prophecy with the page of history as we pass from the time of the first northern regime, that of the Lysimachian, on beyond the time of the second northern regime, that of the victorious Seleucidae, who subjugated the Lysimachian dynasty, and on to the time of the third northern regime, that of Rome, the power which overthrew the Seleucidan kingdom. And as the prophetic account was given to expose the work of the king of the north during the third regime, we are therefore led to examine the aforenumbered group of prophetic acts, as pointed out on pages 59-61.

(1)

North Defeats South -- Takes Egypt and Palestine.

"So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand. But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land [Palestine], which by his hand shall be consumed." Dan. 11:15, 16.

This scripture definitely brings us to the time of the third regime in the kingdom of the north, that of Pagan Rome, which completely overthrew the first regime of the kingdom of the south, that of the Ptolemaic dynasty. Egypt and Palestine then passed from the hands of the king of the south (Ptolemy) into the hands of the king of the north (Rome): "In the year 63 B.C. the Roman general Pompey... marched against Jerusalem....Syria...had become a Roman thing." -- The Battleground, by Helaire Belloc. And in 31 B.C. "Egypt became a Roman Province." -- New Student's Reference Book.

Since the power which overthrew the Ptolemaic dynasty and took Egypt and Palestine, is by the angel identified as the king of the north, and since Pagan Rome was that power, it follows that the title, "king of the north," after passing from Lysimachus (whose rule was the first northern regime), to Seleucus (whose rule was the second northern regime), fell to the Roman emperors (whose rule was the third northern regime).

With this supersession of regimes, we are brought down to about 31 B.C., at which time Rome ruled not only the dominions of Lysimachus, Seleucus, and Ptolemy, but also the dominion of Cassander -- Alexander's entire empire.

King of the North

England declared Turkish suzerainty at an end and established a protectorate, Egypt was nominally a Turkish dependency. But since 1883, {12 p. 85} following Arabi Pasha's rebellion, Egypt had been practically ruled by Great Britain under a consul-general." -- The New Student's Reference Book. "Palestine [the glorious land], for long years the home of the Hebrew race, was under control of Rome in the time of Christ. In the seventh century, it passed under the Moslem power, and from 1516 to 1919 was in the hands of the Turks and a part of the Turkish Empire." -- The World Book.

Edom, Moab, and the chief children of Ammon (those of the Trans-Jordan) then came under the mandate of Great Britain. The Word, however, says they "shall escape out of his hand," showing that though he now has them, he is to lose them.
And "the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps"; perhaps they shall follow him -- be for him. In order to fix the truth in our minds before passing from prophecy fulfilled to prophecy unfulfilled, it is expedient to attend to the following Review:
After the dividing of Alexander's dominion, Egypt and Palestine were, as previously seen, ruled first, by the Ptolemies; second, by Pagan Rome (Dan. 11:15, 16); third, by the Dan. 11:22); {Tract 12 p. 86} and fourth, again by the Christians -- specifically by Great Britain (Dan. 11:41).

These are the only historically and prophetically recorded supersessions involving the ancient lands of Egypt and Palestine. The surrendering of these countries, by one prophetic king to the other, unmistakably identifies "the king of the north" and "the king of the south" from the time of the dividing of Alexander's empire to the present time, and leaves no room for doubt or for argument.
Rome's (the king of the north's) entering a second time into "the glorious land" (Dan. 11:41), shows that though, as aforementioned it once took the land from the Ptolemies (Dan. 11:16) it later, in 633 A.D., lost it to the Turks, and in 1919 -- "in the time of the end" wholly regained it. Here is simple proof that in modern times the Mohammedan rulers are in prophecy called the "king of the south," while England's kings, along with the disrupted family of Christianized kings whom prophecy says will not cleave one to another (Dan. 2:43), are called "king of the north."

In her Pagan period, Rome is symbolized by the great image's two legs of iron, and in her Christianized period, by its feet and toes of iron mixed with clay.

That the "king of the north" (Dan. 11:7) and the little-horn-power (having the eyes of man and a mouth speaking great things -- Dan. 7:25) are one and the same power, is again shown by the fact that "time, times, and an half," is the time given in both instances. See Daniel 12:7. (The twelfth chapter is a continuation of the eleventh.)

It is now clearly seen that the passing of Egypt and Palestine from the hands of one people to another, is the key which has unlocked the mystery of Daniel 11. And the truth, shining out with such resplendence, makes exceedingly clear that the popular doctrines that Turkey is "the king of the north," and that England is the emerged kingdom of Israel, are calculated by the spirit of error so as to cause God's people utterly to lose sight of the truth, and to take their stand, they know not where. {Tract 12 p.87}






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