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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AFTER THE END OF THIS LIFE, THOSE WHO FAITHFULLY FOLLOW
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  • JESUS ARE PROMISED THE REWARD OF ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
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  • BUT UNTIL THEN, WE'RE ALSO PROMISED TRIALS AND SUFFERING
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  • HERE ON EARTH.
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  • TODAY, WE'LL OPEN TO DANIEL CHAPTER 8 FOR A SHOCKING LOOK
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  • AT A TIME IN THE NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE WHEN THE
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  • PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS WILL REACH AN ALL -TIME HIGH.
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  • I'M TALKING ABOUT THE REIGN OF THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • AND THE PICTURE THAT DANIEL PAINTS OF THIS VILLAIN
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  • IS TRULY TERRIFYING TO BEHOLD.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, THE COMING WORLD DICTATOR
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • FROM CONFUSED AND FEARFUL TO SKEPTICAL AND APATHETIC
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  • RESPONSES TO BIBLE PROPHECY ARE ALL OVER THE MAP.
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  • SO WHY SHOULD WE BOTHER TRYING TO TACKLE
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  • SUCH A DAUNTING TOPIC?
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  • BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK.
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS DELIVERED AN EYE-OPENING MESSAGE ABOUT
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  • THE END TIMES ON LOCATION AT THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
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  • THE VERY PLACE WHERE JESUS IS PROPHESIED TO RETURN!
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  • AND A COPY OF THIS MESSAGE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU ON BOTH
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  • CD AND DVD WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AS YOU LISTEN AND WATCH, YOU'LL DISCOVER WHAT TO EXPECT
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  • DURING THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • ALL IN THE PLACE WHERE THESE EVENTS WILL ONE DAY UNFOLD!
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  • YOU'LL ALSO DISCOVER THE TELLTALE SIGNS THAT WILL
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  • PRECEDE THE SECOND COMING.
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  • PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE SOON COMING RETURN OF CHRIST
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  • BY REQUESTING THE KING IS COMING
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  • FROM PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • THE CHARACTER WE'RE LOOKING AT,
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  • THE HISTORICAL CHARACTER DANIEL,
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  • AS WE'RE GOING TO SEE TONIGHT, WAS SUPERNATURALLY TRANSPORTED
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  • TO ANOTHER LOCATION WHERE, HE TOO,
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  • PARTICIPATED IN A RECREATION OF THE EVENTS THAT WILL
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  • CULMINATE IN THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.
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  • DANIEL WAS SHAKEN BY WHAT HE SAW.
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  • HE WAS STUNNED AS HE LOOKED DOWN THE CORRIDOR OF HISTORY
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  • AND SAW THE FUTURE FOR GOD'S OWN PEOPLE THE JEWS.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT VISION,
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  • THAT RECREATION OF THE END EVENTS IN DANIEL 8.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES TURN THERE AS WE TALK ABOUT THE
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  • COMING WORLD DICTATOR.
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  • DANIEL 8.
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  • NOW FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN WITH US
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  • IN THIS SERIES, YOU'LL REMEMBER THAT THE FIRST
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  • SIX CHAPTERS OF DANIEL ARE BIOGRAPHICAL.
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  • THEY DEAL WITH THAT HISTORICAL PERIOD
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  • IN WHICH DANIEL HAD BEEN TAKEN CAPTIVE AS A TEENAGER
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  • FROM JERUSALEM TO BABYLON.
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  • AND GOD RAISED UP DANIEL TO A PLACE OF PROMINENCE
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  • AND GREAT INFLUENCE TO DIFFERENT RULERS IN BABYLON.
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  • BUT THEN BEGINNING IN CHAPTER 7 IT IS MORE APOCALYPTIC.
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  • IT IS PROPHETIC. AND WE SEE A SERIES OF
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  • VISIONS THAT WERE GIVEN TO DANIEL
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  • ABOUT THE EVENTS THAT WOULD CULMINATE
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  • IN THE RETURN OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
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  • NOW, IN CHAPTER 8 WHEN WE GET TO THIS VISION,
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  • THIS VISION IS GOING TO PULL BACK AND INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT
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  • THE FOURTH KINGDOM, ROME, IT'S GOING TO LOOK AT KINGDOMS
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  • NUMBER TWO AND THREE: MEDO-PERSIA AND GREECE.
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  • AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE IS THAT IN THESE VISIONS WE'RE
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  • GOING TO SEE A TYPE OF THE WORLD DICTATOR WHO IS YET TO
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  • COME, THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • NOW, WITH THAT BACKGROUND, LET'S LOOK AT THE VISION,
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  • BEGINNING IN DANIEL 8:1.
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  • DANIEL WAS LIVING IN BABYLON AT THE TIME,
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  • BUT HE WAS SUPERNATURALLY, IN A VISION OF SOME KIND,
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  • TRANSPORTED TO SUSA.
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  • NOW, WHERE IN THE WORLD IS SUSA?
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  • SUSA IS 250 MILES EAST OF BABYLON.
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  • NOW, AT THE TIME DANIEL WAS TAKEN THERE,
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  • IT WAS JUST A FORK IN THE ROAD;
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  • A NO-ACCOUNT TOWN.
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  • NOW, HUNDREDS OF YEARS LATER, DURING THE PERSIAN EMPIRE,
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  • IT BECAME ONE OF THE PERSIAN CAPITOLS.
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  • IT WAS THE PLACE, BY THE WAY,
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  • WHERE NEHEMIAH WAS FROM.
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  • NEHEMIAH LIVED IN SUSA.
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  • IT WAS A PLACE OF THE GREAT PALACE,
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  • WHERE ESTHER WAS QUEEN AND PREVENTED THE GENOCIDE OF
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  • THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
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  • SUSA WOULD BE A WONDERFUL, MAGNIFICENT CAPITOL EVENTUALLY.
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  • MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE IT'S IN SUSA THAT DANIEL WAS
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  • BURIED AND IS BURIED TODAY.
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  • THERE HAD BEEN SOME REMNANTS FOUND THERE THAT
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  • SEEM TO SUGGEST THAT HIS BURIAL PLACE IS IN SUSA,
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  • BUT ALL OF THAT WOULD BE IN THE FUTURE.
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  • WHEN DANIEL WAS TAKEN THERE IT WAS A NOTHING,
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  • IT WAS A NON-DESCRIPT TOWN.
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  • NOW, NOTICE THE VISION HE SAW THERE IN VERSES 3-4,
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  • "THEN I LIFTED MY EYES AND I LOOKED,
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  • AND BEHOLD, A RAM WHICH HAD TWO HORNS WAS STANDING IN
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  • FRONT OF THE CANAL.
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  • NOW THE TWO HORNS WERE LONG, BUT ONE WAS LONGER THAN THE
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  • OTHER, WITH THE LONGER ONE COMING UP LAST.
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  • AND I SAW A RAM BUTTING WESTWARD,
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  • THIS RAM WAS BUTTING WESTWARD
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  • NORTHWARD, AND SOUTHWARD, AND NO OTHER BEASTS COULD STAND
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  • BEFORE HIM NOR WAS THERE ANYONE TO RESCUE HIM FROM HIS
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  • POWER, HE DID AS HE PLEASED AND HE MAGNIFIED HIMSELF."
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  • NOW, WE DON'T HAVE TO SIT AROUND AND SPECULATE WHO THIS RAM IS.
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  • BECAUSE WHEN WE GET DOWN TO VERSE 20,
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  • GABRIEL THE ANGEL TELLS DANIEL EXACTLY WHO THIS RAM IS.
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  • THIS RAM IS THE MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE.
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  • AND THE FACT THAT IT HAS TWO HORNS AND ONE IS LONGER THAN
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  • THE OTHER, CORRESPONDS TO HISTORY - HISTORY WE KNOW THAT
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  • PERSIA WAS THE STRONGER OF PERSIA AND MEDIA.
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  • AND REMEMBER PERSIA WAS UNDER CYRUS AND INVADED BABYLON ON
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  • OCTOBER 12, 539 B.C.
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  • AND OVERTOOK THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE.
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  • NOW THIS KINGDOM, THE MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE,
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  • IT DID MOVE SOMEWHAT TO THE EAST,
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  • BUT IT PRIMARILY MOVED WESTWARD,
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  • NORTHWARD, AND SOUTHWARD.
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  • NOW, LOOK AT THE SECOND VISION.
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  • THE VISION OF THE MALE GOAT, VERSE 5.
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  • "WHILE I WAS OBSERVING, BEHOLD,
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  • A MALE GOAT WAS COMING FROM THE WEST OVER THE SURFACE OF
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  • THE WHOLE EARTH WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GROUND;
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  • AND THE GOAT HAD A CONSPICUOUS HORN BETWEEN HIS EYES."
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  • NOW, AGAIN, WE DON'T HAVE TO WONDER WHO THIS GOAT
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  • WITH ONE HORN IS.
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  • VERSE 21, GABRIEL TELLS US THAT IT IS GREECE.
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  • NOW, UNLIKE MOST GOATS, THIS GOAT ONLY HAD
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  • ONE CONSPICUOUS HORN.
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  • AND THE FACT THAT THIS GOAT WAS MOVING SO QUICKLY THAT ITS
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  • FEET DID NOT TOUCH THE GROUND;
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  • AGAIN, SHOWS AND IT IS FOUND FULFILLED IN HISTORY IN THE
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  • RULE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
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  • IN JUST 12 SHORT YEARS, THIS YOUNG RULER CONQUERED
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  • THE ENTIRE WORLD.
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  • THAT WAS ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
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  • AND HE DID SO WITHOUT LOSING A BATTLE.
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  • NOW, LOOK AT VERSES 6-7, "HE CAME UP TO THE RAM..."
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  • THAT IS THE GOAT CAME UP TO THE RAM,
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  • "...THAT HAD THE TWO HORNS, WHICH I HAD SEEN STANDING IN
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  • FRONT OF THE CANAL, AND RUSHED AT HIM IN HIS MIGHTY WRATH."
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  • NOW GET THE PICTURE?
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  • YOU'VE GOT THIS BATTLE GOING ON HERE BETWEEN THE RAM
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  • AND THE GOAT.
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  • "I SAW HIM COME BESIDE THE RAM,
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  • AND HE WAS ENRAGED AT HIM; AND HE STRUCK THE RAM AND
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  • SHATTERED HIS TWO HORNS, AND THE RAM HAD NO STRENGTH
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  • TO WITHSTAND IT.
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  • SO HE HURLED HIM TO THE GROUND AND TRAMPLED ON HIM,
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  • AND THERE WAS NONE TO RESCUE THE RAM FROM HIS POWER."
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  • OUT OF ANGER FOR WHAT THE PERSIANS HAD DONE TO GREECE
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  • 150 YEARS EARLIER, ALEXANDER THE GREAT LAUNCHED AN ATTACK
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  • AGAINST PERSIA AND IN THREE SUCCESSIVE BATTLES,
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  • CONCLUDING WITH THE BATTLE AT NINEVEH IN 331 B.C.
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  • ALEXANDER ABSOLUTELY TRAMPLED THE MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE.
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  • NOW, LOOK AT VERSE 8, "THEN THE MALE GOAT MAGNIFIED
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  • HIMSELF EXCEEDINGLY," THIS IS ALEXANDER THE GREAT,
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  • "BUT AS SOON AS HE WAS MIGHTY, THE LARGE HORN..."
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  • THAT IS ALEXANDER THE RULER OF GREECE,
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  • "...WAS BROKEN; AND IN ITS PLACE THERE CAME UP FOUR
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  • CONSPICUOUS HORNS TOWARD THE FOUR WINDS OF HEAVENS."
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  • NOW, I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU ALL STAY WITH ME TONIGHT BECAUSE
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  • WE'VE GOT HORNS EVERYWHERE.
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  • THEY'RE JUST ALL OVER THE PLACE, OK?
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  • WE KNOW, AGAIN, FROM HISTORY WHAT HAPPENS.
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  • ALEXANDER, BEFORE HIS 33RD BIRTHDAY DIED,
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  • HE DIED BECAUSE OF HIS ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL.
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  • THAT COUPLED WITH EXERTION AND DISEASE CAUSED HIM TO
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  • LOSE HIS LIFE BEFORE HIS 33RD BIRTHDAY.
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  • ONE WRITER PUTS IT THIS WAY,
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  • "ALEXANDER WHO WOULD CONQUER THE WORLD WAS
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  • UNABLE TO CONQUER HIMSELF."
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  • AND AGAIN, WE KNOW FROM HISTORY WHAT HAPPENED
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  • AFTER ALEXANDER DIED,
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  • OVER A PERIOD OF THE NEXT 20 YEARS,
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  • FOUR OF ALEXANDER'S GENERALS TOOK OVER
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  • A FOURTH OF THE KINGDOM.
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  • THESE ARE THE FOUR HORNS THAT GREW UP TO REPLACE THE ONE
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  • CONSPICUOUS HORN, THE FOUR DIFFERENT GENERALS
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  • UNDER ALEXANDER.
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  • BUT LOOK, BEGINNING IN VERSE 9,
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  • DANIEL IS GOING TO CENTER HIS VISION ON ONE OF THOSE HORNS,
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  • THE SMALL HORN.
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  • AGAIN, LET'S CHECK WHERE WE ARE ON OUR HORNS, OK?
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  • WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE LITTLE HORN FOUND IN DANIEL 7,
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  • WHICH IS THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • WE SAW THAT LAST TIME.
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  • THIS IS A SMALL HORN THAT ARISES OUT OF THE GREEK EMPIRE.
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  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 9, "OUT OF ONE OF THEM CAME FORTH A
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  • RATHER SMALL HORN WHICH GREW EXCEEDINGLY GREAT TOWARD THE
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  • SOUTH, TOWARD THE EAST, AND TOWARD THE BEAUTIFUL LAND."
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  • THAT IS TOWARD ISRAEL.
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  • NOW ALMOST ALL SCHOLARS REGARDLESS OF THEIR
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  • ESCHATOLOGICAL VIEWS WILL AGREE THAT THE SMALL HORN
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  • REPRESENTS ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES WHO RULED OVER
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  • SYRIA FROM 175 -164 B .C.
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  • HE IS PICTURED AS ARISING FROM ONE OF THE FOUR HORNS BECAUSE
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  • HE WAS A DESCENDENT OF SELEUCUS,
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  • ONE OF ALEXANDER'S GENERALS WHO WAS
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  • GIVEN THE KINGDOM OF SYRIA.
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  • NOW, STAY WITH ME HERE, DANIEL WROTE THIS PROPHECY
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  • IN 551 B.C., SO DANIEL IS FAST-FORWARDING PAST BABYLON,
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  • PAST MEDO-PERSIA, PAST GREECE TO THE TIME THAT THE GRECIAN
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  • EMPIRE IS BROKEN UP IN 300 B.C.
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  • AND IT TAKES FROM 300 B.C. TO ABOUT 174 B .C.
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  • FOR ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES TO BECOME THE LEADER OVER SYRIA.
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  • NOW, AS I SAID, THIS SMALL HORN IS NOT THE LITTLE HORN OF DANIEL 7,
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  • BUT HE DOES RESEMBLE THE ANTICHRIST IN THIS WAY -
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  • HE IS GOING TO LAUNCH A TERRIBLE ATTACK AGAINST
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  • GOD'S OWN PEOPLE THE JEWS.
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  • AS ANTIOCHUS, THE LEADER OF SYRIA,
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  • SOUGHT TO GAIN CONTROL OVER EGYPT,
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  • GUESS WHAT HE HAD TO CROSS TO GET FROM SYRIA TO EGYPT?
  • 00:11:16.050 --> 00:11:21.080
  • HE HAD TO GO THROUGH ISRAEL.
  • 00:11:21.090 --> 00:11:23.000
  • ISRAEL BECAME THE BATTLEGROUND JUST
  • 00:11:23.010 --> 00:11:25.200
  • AS IT IS THE BATTLEGROUND TODAY. LOOK AT VERSE 10.
  • 00:11:25.210 --> 00:11:29.270
  • NOW, TALKING ABOUT THIS SMALL HORN,
  • 00:11:29.280 --> 00:11:32.240
  • THAT IS ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, "IT GREW UP TO THE HOST OF
  • 00:11:32.250 --> 00:11:36.220
  • HEAVEN AND CAUSED SOME OF THE HOST AND SOME OF THE STARS TO
  • 00:11:36.230 --> 00:11:40.230
  • FALL TO THE EARTH, AND IT TRAMPLED THEM DOWN."
  • 00:11:40.240 --> 00:11:43.050
  • IN GENESIS 15:5 AND 22:17 ABRAHAM'S DESCENDANTS ARE
  • 00:11:43.060 --> 00:11:47.170
  • REFERRED TO AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:11:47.180 --> 00:11:50.130
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSES 11-12, "IT EVEN MAGNIFIED ITSELF," THAT'S
  • 00:11:50.140 --> 00:11:54.090
  • TALKING ABOUT ANTIOCHUS, "HE MAGNIFIED HIMSELF TO BE EQUAL
  • 00:11:54.100 --> 00:11:58.080
  • WITH THE COMMANDER OF THE HOST;
  • 00:11:58.090 --> 00:11:59.280
  • AND IT REMOVED THE REGULAR SACRIFICES FROM HIM,
  • 00:11:59.290 --> 00:12:03.030
  • AND THE PLACE OF HIS SANCTUARY WAS THROWN DOWN.
  • 00:12:03.040 --> 00:12:06.030
  • AND ON ACCOUNT OF TRANSGRESSION THE HOST,"
  • 00:12:06.040 --> 00:12:08.210
  • THAT IS ISRAEL, "WILL BE GIVEN OVER TO THE HORN ALONG WITH THE
  • 00:12:08.220 --> 00:12:11.270
  • REGULAR SACRIFICE; AND IT WILL FLING TRUTH TO THE GROUND AND
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:15.190
  • PERFORM ITS WILL AND PROSPER."
  • 00:12:15.200 --> 00:12:18.180
  • THERE IS NO DOUBT HERE THAT HE IS REFERRING TO,
  • 00:12:18.190 --> 00:12:21.160
  • DANIEL TO THE HISTORICAL REIGN OF TERROR OF
  • 00:12:21.170 --> 00:12:24.210
  • ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES.
  • 00:12:24.220 --> 00:12:26.260
  • DANIEL PROPHESIED IT IN 551 B.C. ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES RULED
  • 00:12:26.270 --> 00:12:33.120
  • OVER SYRIA FROM ABOUT 175 B.C. TO 164 B. C.
  • 00:12:33.130 --> 00:12:39.190
  • AND DURING THAT TIME HE ENCOUNTERED TREMENDOUS
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:43.060
  • OPPOSITION IN HIS ATTEMPT TO TAKE OVER EGYPT.
  • 00:12:43.070 --> 00:12:46.010
  • HE WAS SO INFURIATED BY THE OPPOSITION THAT HE TURNED HIS
  • 00:12:46.020 --> 00:12:49.140
  • IRE AGAINST ISRAEL, AND HE LAUNCHED A PERSECUTION
  • 00:12:49.150 --> 00:12:53.290
  • OF GOD'S OWN PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:54.000 --> 00:12:56.020
  • HE WANTED TO STAMP OUT ANY CULTURE THAT WAS NOT IN
  • 00:12:56.030 --> 00:12:59.060
  • KEEPING WITH THE GREEK CULTURE.
  • 00:12:59.070 --> 00:13:01.160
  • AND SO WHEN ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES ENTERED INTO
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:04.100
  • JERUSALEM, THIS IS WHAT HE DID.
  • 00:13:04.110 --> 00:13:05.220
  • HE FIRST OF ALL KILLED 80.000 MEN,
  • 00:13:05.230 --> 00:13:08.110
  • WOMEN, AND CHILDREN; HE TOOK 40.000 CAPTIVE.
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:12.110
  • THAT IS ANTIOCHUS EPIHANES, AND DANIEL SAW THIS COMING;
  • 00:13:12.120 --> 00:13:16.080
  • THIS TIME OF PERSECUTION AGAINST GOD'S PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:16.090 --> 00:13:20.010
  • NATURALLY, WHEN HE SAW IT, SAW THE HORROR OF IT,
  • 00:13:20.020 --> 00:13:23.010
  • HE WANTED TO KNOW, LOOK AT VERSE 13,
  • 00:13:23.020 --> 00:13:24.230
  • HOW LONG THIS WOULD HAPPEN.
  • 00:13:24.240 --> 00:13:26.090
  • HE SAID, "HOW LONG WILL THE VISION ABOUT THE REGULAR
  • 00:13:26.100 --> 00:13:28.260
  • SACRIFICE APPLY, WHILE THE TRANSGRESSION CAUSES HORROR,
  • 00:13:28.270 --> 00:13:32.230
  • SO AS TO ALLOW BOTH THE HOLY PLACE AND THE HOST
  • 00:13:32.240 --> 00:13:35.270
  • TO BE TRAMPLED?
  • 00:13:35.280 --> 00:13:37.190
  • AND HE SAID TO ME, 'FOR 2.300 EVENINGS AND MORNINGS
  • 00:13:37.200 --> 00:13:42.250
  • THE HOLY PLACE WILL BE PROPERLY RESTORED.'"
  • 00:13:42.260 --> 00:13:46.270
  • FOR 2.300 DAYS THIS REIGN OF TERROR IS GOING TO OCCUR.
  • 00:13:46.280 --> 00:13:50.250
  • NOW, YOU KNOW THE STORY THAT ANTIOCHUS DESECRATED THE
  • 00:13:50.260 --> 00:13:53.260
  • TEMPLE; HE OFFERED THE SWINE; HE REDEDICATED IT TO ZEUS IN 167 B .C.
  • 00:13:53.270 --> 00:14:00.150
  • FOR 3 YEARS THE TEMPLE WAS DEFILED.
  • 00:14:00.160 --> 00:14:04.180
  • BUT THEN REMEMBER FROM HISTORY,
  • 00:14:04.190 --> 00:14:06.080
  • JUDAS MACCABEUS LED THE REVOLT -
  • 00:14:06.090 --> 00:14:08.140
  • THE MACCABEAN REVOLT. AND IN 165 B.C.
  • 00:14:08.150 --> 00:14:12.030
  • THE TEMPLE WAS RESTORED TO ITS ORIGINAL PURPOSE.
  • 00:14:12.040 --> 00:14:15.220
  • AND THE JEWS TODAY CELEBRATE THAT RESTORATION
  • 00:14:15.230 --> 00:14:19.180
  • OF THE TEMPLE UNDER JUDAS MACCABEUS.
  • 00:14:19.190 --> 00:14:21.220
  • THAT'S WHAT HANUKKAH IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:14:21.230 --> 00:14:23.150
  • HANUKKAH IS A CELEBRATION OF THAT TIME THAT THE
  • 00:14:23.160 --> 00:14:27.220
  • TEMPLE WAS DELIVERED FROM THE REIGN OF ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES
  • 00:14:27.230 --> 00:14:30.230
  • AND RESTORED TO THE WORSHIP OF THE ONE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:14:30.240 --> 00:14:34.000
  • NOW, I THINK IT HAS ITS IMMEDIATE FULFILLMENT IN
  • 00:14:34.010 --> 00:14:36.260
  • ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, BUT ITS ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT IS FOUND
  • 00:14:36.270 --> 00:14:40.240
  • IN THIS WORLD DICTATOR KNOWN AS ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:14:40.250 --> 00:14:42.280
  • HOW DO I KNOW THAT?
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:44.060
  • REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 24:15-16?
  • 00:14:44.070 --> 00:14:48.030
  • HE WAS DESCRIBING THE LAST 7 YEARS OF EARTH'S HISTORY;
  • 00:14:48.040 --> 00:14:51.060
  • THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
  • 00:14:51.070 --> 00:14:52.160
  • THE FIRST THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF HIS RULE WILL BE
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:55.050
  • RELATIVELY PEACEFUL.
  • 00:14:55.060 --> 00:14:57.060
  • HE WILL HAVE BROKERED A DEAL FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:14:57.070 --> 00:15:00.060
  • PEOPLE WILL BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP HIM FOR HIS ABILITY TO DO SO.
  • 00:15:00.070 --> 00:15:04.100
  • AND YET JESUS SAID HALFWAY THROUGH THAT 7 YEARS;
  • 00:15:04.110 --> 00:15:07.280
  • AFTER THE FIRST THREE AND A HALF YEAR,
  • 00:15:07.290 --> 00:15:10.010
  • ANTICHRIST WILL STAND IN THE TEMPLE AND HE WILL BREAK HIS
  • 00:15:10.020 --> 00:15:13.050
  • PEACE TREATY WITH ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:13.060 --> 00:15:14.200
  • HE WILL DESECRATE THE TEMPLE AND HE WILL UNLEASH HORRIBLE
  • 00:15:14.210 --> 00:15:18.040
  • PERSECUTION AGAINST THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:15:18.050 --> 00:15:21.040
  • AND SO, WHAT WE SEE IS ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES WAS A VERY
  • 00:15:21.050 --> 00:15:24.060
  • REAL HISTORICAL RULER WHO PERSECUTED GOD'S PEOPLE IN
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:28.230
  • UNSPEAKABLE WAYS, BUT HE WAS ONLY A TYPE OF
  • 00:15:28.240 --> 00:15:32.040
  • THIS FUTURE DICTATOR WHO IS YET TO COME.
  • 00:15:32.050 --> 00:15:35.060
  • NOW, THE VISION IS INTERPRETED BEGINNING IN VERSES 15-20.
  • 00:15:35.070 --> 00:15:39.150
  • DANIEL SAYS IN VERSE 16, "AND I HEARD THE VOICE OF A MAN
  • 00:15:39.160 --> 00:15:42.140
  • BETWEEN THE BANKS OF THE ULAI, AND HE CALLED OUT AND SAID,
  • 00:15:42.150 --> 00:15:46.100
  • 'GABRIEL, GIVE THIS MAN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE VISION.'"
  • 00:15:46.110 --> 00:15:52.070
  • THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE BIBLE THAT WE FIND AN ANGEL
  • 00:15:52.080 --> 00:15:55.210
  • MENTIONED BY NAME, GABRIEL.
  • 00:15:55.220 --> 00:15:57.280
  • THE ONLY OTHER ANGEL MENTIONED BY NAME IS MICHAEL.
  • 00:15:57.290 --> 00:16:01.210
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSES 19-20,
  • 00:16:01.220 --> 00:16:03.180
  • "BEHOLD, I AM GOING TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT WILL OCCUR AT THE
  • 00:16:03.190 --> 00:16:06.040
  • FINAL PERIOD OF THE INDIGNATION, FOR IT PERTAINS TO THE
  • 00:16:06.050 --> 00:16:08.260
  • APPOINTED TIME OF THE END.
  • 00:16:08.270 --> 00:16:10.200
  • THE RAM WHICH YOU SAW WITH THE TWO HORNS REPRESENTS
  • 00:16:10.210 --> 00:16:13.140
  • THE KINGS OF MEDIA AND PERSIA."
  • 00:16:13.150 --> 00:16:15.170
  • THAT TELLS US IT WAS THE MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE.
  • 00:16:15.180 --> 00:16:18.050
  • LIKEWISE, IN VERSES 21-22, WE FIND THAT THE NATION,
  • 00:16:18.060 --> 00:16:22.030
  • THE GOAT, IS IDENTIFIED AS GREECE.
  • 00:16:22.040 --> 00:16:25.230
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO LOOK HERE IF YOU WOULD,
  • 00:16:25.240 --> 00:16:27.100
  • PARTICULARLY AT VERSES 23-25, THE IDENTIFICATION OF
  • 00:16:27.110 --> 00:16:32.080
  • THE SMALL HORN.
  • 00:16:32.090 --> 00:16:33.140
  • NOW LISTEN TO WHAT GABRIEL SAYS ABOUT THE SMALL HORN THAT
  • 00:16:33.150 --> 00:16:38.250
  • REFERS TO ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, BUT I BELIEVE ULTIMATELY
  • 00:16:38.260 --> 00:16:42.100
  • THE ANTICHRIST, "IN THE LATTER PERIOD OF THEIR RULE,
  • 00:16:42.110 --> 00:16:46.290
  • WHEN THE TRANSGRESSORS HAVE RUN THEIR COURSE,
  • 00:16:47.000 --> 00:16:50.200
  • A KING WILL ARISE, INSOLENT AND SKILLED IN INTRIGUE.
  • 00:16:50.210 --> 00:16:56.010
  • HIS POWER WILL BE MIGHTY, BUT NOT BY HIS OWN POWER,
  • 00:16:56.020 --> 00:17:00.060
  • AND HE WILL DESTROY TO AN EXTRAORDINARY DEGREE AND
  • 00:17:00.070 --> 00:17:02.210
  • PROSPER AND PERFORM HIS WILL; HE WILL DESTROY MIGHTY MEN
  • 00:17:02.220 --> 00:17:06.170
  • AND THE HOLY PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:06.180 --> 00:17:07.230
  • AND THROUGH HIS SHREWDNESS HE WILL CAUSE DECEIT TO SUCCEED
  • 00:17:07.240 --> 00:17:11.250
  • BY HIS INFLUENCE; AND HE WILL MAGNIFY HIMSELF IN HIS HEART,
  • 00:17:11.260 --> 00:17:15.200
  • AND HE WILL DESTROY MANY WHILE THEY ARE AT EASE.
  • 00:17:15.210 --> 00:17:18.090
  • HE WILL EVEN OPPOSE THE PRINCE OF PRINCES,
  • 00:17:18.100 --> 00:17:22.030
  • BUT HE WILL BE BROKEN WITHOUT HUMAN AGENCY."
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:25.210
  • NOW, ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES DID NOT DIE ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
  • 00:17:25.220 --> 00:17:29.140
  • HE DIED OF INTERNAL DISEASE.
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:33.040
  • BUT THE ANTICHRIST, WHEN HE COMES,
  • 00:17:34.090 --> 00:17:37.190
  • HE WILL NOT DIE ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF ARMAGEDDON.
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:41.110
  • HE WILL NOT DIE BY HUMAN AGENCY.
  • 00:17:41.120 --> 00:17:43.130
  • REVELATION 20 TELLS US, REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE
  • 00:17:43.140 --> 00:17:46.050
  • LORD RETURNS AT THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON?
  • 00:17:46.060 --> 00:17:48.150
  • THE ANGEL SNAPS UP THE ANTICHRIST BY THE NAPE OF HIS
  • 00:17:48.160 --> 00:17:52.150
  • NECK AND DEPOSITS HIM AND THE FALSE BEAST INTO THE LAKE OF
  • 00:17:52.160 --> 00:17:56.030
  • FIRE, WHERE THEY ARE PERSECUTED DAY AND NIGHT
  • 00:17:56.040 --> 00:17:58.120
  • FOREVER AND EVER.
  • 00:17:58.130 --> 00:17:59.170
  • THEY ARE NOT KILLED BY HUMAN AGENCY - THEY ARE JUDGED BY
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:03.030
  • ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:18:03.040 --> 00:18:04.190
  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU TONIGHT IS VERY SIMPLE.
  • 00:18:04.200 --> 00:18:07.080
  • THIS SMALL HORN IN DANIEL 8 IMMEDIATELY REFERS TO
  • 00:18:07.090 --> 00:18:12.040
  • ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES.
  • 00:18:12.050 --> 00:18:13.270
  • DANIEL PROPHESIED ABOUT HIM IN 551 B.C.,
  • 00:18:13.280 --> 00:18:17.010
  • HIS PROPHECY AMAZINGLY WAS FULFILLED 400 YEARS LATER IN
  • 00:18:17.020 --> 00:18:21.280
  • THIS DESPICABLE RULER.
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:23.250
  • BUT IT WASN'T COMPLETELY FULFILLED IN HIM.
  • 00:18:23.260 --> 00:18:26.090
  • DANIEL WAS ABLE TO LOOK PAST ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES AND SEE
  • 00:18:26.100 --> 00:18:30.170
  • THE TRUTH OF THIS COMING WORLD DICTATOR.
  • 00:18:30.180 --> 00:18:33.100
  • DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT JOHN SAID?
  • 00:18:33.110 --> 00:18:35.150
  • THE APOSTLE JOHN IN 1 JOHN 2:18?
  • 00:18:35.160 --> 00:18:38.070
  • HE TALKED ABOUT THAT BEFORE THE FINAL ANTICHRIST COMES
  • 00:18:38.080 --> 00:18:42.170
  • THERE WILL BE MANY LITTLE ANTICHRISTS WHO WILL
  • 00:18:42.180 --> 00:18:45.180
  • FORESHADOW HIS COMING.
  • 00:18:45.190 --> 00:18:47.100
  • JOHN WROTE: CHILDREN, IT IS THE LAST HOUR.
  • 00:18:47.110 --> 00:18:53.220
  • NOW LET THAT THOUGHT SINK IN FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:18:53.230 --> 00:18:55.250
  • JOHN WROTE 2.000 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:18:55.260 --> 00:18:57.250
  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
  • 00:18:58.160 --> 00:19:00.120
  • WHAT HE'S SAYING IS THERE IS NOT ONE PROPHECY THAT HAS TO
  • 00:19:00.130 --> 00:19:04.140
  • BE FULFILLED BEFORE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:19:04.150 --> 00:19:07.060
  • RAPTURES THE CHURCH.
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:08.050
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT?
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:09.090
  • THERE'S NOT ONE PROPHECY THAT HAS YET TO BE FULFILLED.
  • 00:19:09.100 --> 00:19:12.160
  • IT COULD HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT.
  • 00:19:12.170 --> 00:19:14.020
  • HE SAID: CHILDREN, IT IS THE LAST HOUR.
  • 00:19:14.030 --> 00:19:16.140
  • AND JUST AS YOU HEARD THAT ANTICHRIST IS COMING -
  • 00:19:16.150 --> 00:19:21.060
  • HE'S STILL FUTURE FROM JOHN'S PERSPECTIVE -
  • 00:19:21.070 --> 00:19:23.210
  • EVEN THOUGH YOU'VE HEARD THAT ANTICHRIST IS COMING,
  • 00:19:23.220 --> 00:19:26.040
  • EVEN NOW MANY ANTICHRISTS HAVE APPEARED.
  • 00:19:26.050 --> 00:19:29.250
  • FROM THIS WE KNOW THAT IT IS THE LAST HOUR.
  • 00:19:29.260 --> 00:19:33.000
  • THE FINAL ANTICHRIST WILL BE PRECEDED BY MANY FALSE
  • 00:19:33.010 --> 00:19:36.170
  • ANTICHRISTS, TYPES OF THE ANTICHRIST WHO IS YET TO COME.
  • 00:19:36.180 --> 00:19:40.040
  • ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES WAS A TYPE OF THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:19:40.050 --> 00:19:44.070
  • HEROD WAS A TYPE OF THE ANTICHRIST WHO HAD
  • 00:19:44.080 --> 00:19:47.040
  • THE HEBREW CHILDREN KILLED TO TRY TO STAMP OUT
  • 00:19:47.050 --> 00:19:50.040
  • THE COMING OF CHRIST.
  • 00:19:50.050 --> 00:19:51.200
  • ALL OF THE ROMAN EMPERORS WHO PERSECUTED THE CHURCH WERE
  • 00:19:51.210 --> 00:19:55.000
  • ANTICHRISTS, TYPES OF THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:19:55.010 --> 00:19:57.170
  • ADOLF HITLER WHO TRIED TO EXTERMINATE THE JEWISH PEOPLE,
  • 00:19:57.180 --> 00:20:00.170
  • HE WAS A TYPE OF THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:03.040
  • TODAY, MILLIONS OF CHINESE BELIEVERS ARE BEING PERSECUTED
  • 00:20:03.050 --> 00:20:07.090
  • IN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS AT THE HANDS OF THE TYPE OF
  • 00:20:07.100 --> 00:20:11.070
  • ANTICHRIST IN CHINA TODAY.
  • 00:20:11.080 --> 00:20:13.110
  • BUT ALL OF THESE ARE JUST PRECURSORS TO THE FINAL WORLD
  • 00:20:13.120 --> 00:20:17.080
  • DICTATOR THAT IS YET TO COME.
  • 00:20:17.090 --> 00:20:20.060
  • WHAT SHOULD BE OUR REACTION TO THAT KNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE
  • 00:20:20.070 --> 00:20:23.010
  • LIVING IN THE LAST HOUR?
  • 00:20:23.020 --> 00:20:24.050
  • HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND TO A VISION LIKE THIS?
  • 00:20:24.060 --> 00:20:28.010
  • IF YOU LOOK AT VERSE 27 OF DANIEL CHAPTER 8,
  • 00:20:28.130 --> 00:20:30.250
  • YOU'LL NOTE WHAT DANIEL'S RESPONSE WAS.
  • 00:20:30.260 --> 00:20:33.070
  • DANIEL SAID, "AFTER THIS VISION I WAS EXHAUSTED
  • 00:20:33.080 --> 00:20:38.270
  • AND WAS SICK FOR DAYS."
  • 00:20:38.280 --> 00:20:41.190
  • I FEEL LIKE THAT JUST PREACHING THIS PASSAGE.
  • 00:20:41.200 --> 00:20:44.120
  • YOU PROBABLY FEEL LIKE THAT LISTENING TO IT.
  • 00:20:44.130 --> 00:20:47.280
  • HE WAS EXHAUSTED.
  • 00:20:47.290 --> 00:20:49.040
  • HE CALLED IN SICK FOR DAYS AFTER HE SAW SUCH
  • 00:20:49.050 --> 00:20:52.090
  • A TERRIFYING SIGHT.
  • 00:20:52.100 --> 00:20:54.000
  • I THINK THE FACT IS WHEN WE CONTEMPLATE WHAT IS COMING IT
  • 00:20:54.240 --> 00:20:58.210
  • OUGHT TO HAVE A SOBERING EFFECT ON EACH ONE OF US TO
  • 00:20:58.220 --> 00:21:02.050
  • REALIZE WHAT IS AHEAD OF US.
  • 00:21:02.060 --> 00:21:05.040
  • YOU SEE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HISTORY IS NOT CIRCULAR.
  • 00:21:05.050 --> 00:21:08.050
  • IT'S NOT GOING AROUND AND ROUND.
  • 00:21:08.060 --> 00:21:10.240
  • HISTORY IS LINEAR. EVERY DAY THAT PASSES
  • 00:21:10.250 --> 00:21:14.120
  • IS MOVING US TOWARD THAT FINAL CATACLYSMIC
  • 00:21:14.130 --> 00:21:17.220
  • EVENT WHEN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST RETURNS.
  • 00:21:17.230 --> 00:21:20.160
  • AND THAT OUGHT TO HAVE A SOBERING EFFECT ON US.
  • 00:21:20.170 --> 00:21:23.060
  • REMEMBER WHAT PETER SAID IN 2 PETER 3?
  • 00:21:23.070 --> 00:21:26.010
  • HE SAID, "FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD," HE'S TALKING
  • 00:21:26.020 --> 00:21:28.260
  • ABOUT THIS TIME, THE FINAL 7 YEARS,
  • 00:21:28.270 --> 00:21:30.230
  • THAT'S WHAT THE DAY OF THE LORD IS: THE TRIBULATION,
  • 00:21:30.240 --> 00:21:32.290
  • "FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD WILL COME LIKE A THIEF IN
  • 00:21:33.000 --> 00:21:35.220
  • THE NIGHT IN WHICH THE HEAVENS WILL PASS AWAY
  • 00:21:35.230 --> 00:21:38.260
  • WITH A ROAR AND THE ELEMENTS WILL BE BURNED UP
  • 00:21:38.270 --> 00:21:41.260
  • WITH INTENSE HEAT. AND THE EARTH
  • 00:21:41.270 --> 00:21:43.250
  • AND ALL OF ITS WORKS WILL BE BURNED UP.
  • 00:21:43.260 --> 00:21:45.200
  • SEEING ALL THESE THINGS ARE TO BE DESTROYED IN
  • 00:21:45.210 --> 00:21:49.130
  • THIS WAY, WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE OUGHT YOU TO BE IN
  • 00:21:49.140 --> 00:21:52.220
  • HOLY CONDUCT AND GODLINESS LOOKING FOR AND HASTENING
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:57.210
  • THE COMING DAY OF THE LORD."
  • 00:21:57.220 --> 00:22:01.200
  • THIS VISION TONIGHT OUGHT TO SOBER ALL OF US UP
  • 00:22:01.210 --> 00:22:06.160
  • ABOUT WHAT IS COMING. BUT THEN IN DANIEL 8:27 IT SAYS
  • 00:22:06.170 --> 00:22:10.200
  • AFTER DANIEL WAS SICK FOR DAYS, HE SAID,
  • 00:22:10.210 --> 00:22:13.170
  • "FINALLY I GOT UP AND I WENT ABOUT THE KING'S BUSINESS."
  • 00:22:13.180 --> 00:22:18.260
  • NOW, FOR HIM, THE KING WAS BELSHAZZAR.
  • 00:22:18.270 --> 00:22:21.200
  • AFTER A FEW DAYS OF BEING SICK OVER THE VISION HE GOT UP AND
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  • WENT ABOUT THE KING'S BUSINESS.
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  • BUT I THINK THERE'S A WORD FOR US AS WELL.
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  • INSTEAD OF JUST SITTING AROUND AND WAITING FOR THE KING TO
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