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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO VENTURE INTO ONE OF THE
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  • MOST FASCINATING AND COMPLICATED CHAPTERS IN THE BIBLE
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  • DANIEL CHAPTER 11.
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  • MANY OF THE PROPHECIES FOUND IN THESE VERSES HAVE
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  • ALREADY BEEN FULFILLED.
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  • HOWEVER, SOME ARE YET TO BE FULFILLED.
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  • I GUARANTEE, AS WE UNRAVEL THE MYSTERIES OF THIS PASSAGE
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  • TOGETHER, YOU'LL GAIN A RENEWED CONFIDENCE THAT GOD STAYS TRUE
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  • TO HIS EVERY PROMISE EVEN IF HIS TIMETABLE IS DIFFERENT
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  • THAN OUR OWN.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • IN A WORLD THAT OFTEN SEEMS DARK AND HOPELESS
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  • WE CAN FIRMLY ROOT OUR HOPE IN THE FACT THAT JESUS CHRIST
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  • IS COMING BACK!
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  • TODAY, WE'D LIKE TO SEND YOU AN EYE-OPENING,
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  • NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN MESSAGE FROM DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • ABOUT THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • IT WAS RECORDED ON LOCATION AT THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
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  • THE VERY PLACE WHERE JESUS IS GOING TO RETURN!
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  • A COPY OF THE KING IS COMING
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  • IS AVAILABLE TO YOU ON BOTH CD AND DVD
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A MINISTRY GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • "HE'S COMING BACK AGAIN TO RECLAIM WHAT BELONGS TO HIM.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY THERE MUST BE A LITERAL SECOND COMING
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  • SO THAT HE COULD RETURN TO THIS EARTH.
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  • HE CAN WALK ACROSS THAT VALLEY.
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  • HE CAN WALK THROUGH THOSE GATES AND BE RECOGNIZED
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  • AS THE RULER OF ALL OF THE WORLD.
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  • JESUS MESSIAH."
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  • DISCOVER WHY YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO THE RETURN
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  • OF CHRIST WITH HOPEFUL JOY AND ANTICIPATION.
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  • REQUEST 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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  • I READ A STORY THIS WEEK ABOUT A MAN WHO LIVED IN
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  • LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK AND HE HAD AS HIS DREAM TO
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  • PURCHASE THE WORLD'S FINEST BAROMETER.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF GUY HE WAS.
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  • PROBABLY ONE OF THESE GUYS WHO LIKES TO WATCH THE
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  • WEATHER CHANNEL FOR KICKS, BUT THIS WAS HIS GOAL.
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  • HE WANTED TO PURCHASE THE WORLD'S FINEST BAROMETER.
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  • AND SO HE FOUND ONE IN A CATALOGUE.
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  • HE SENT OFF FOR IT AND IT ARRIVED BY FEDERAL EXPRESS
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  • A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER.
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  • BUT WHEN HE OPENED THE BOX HE WAS DISAPPOINTED WHEN
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  • HE PULLED OUT THE BAROMETER TO SEE THAT THE
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  • NEEDLE WAS STUCK ON THE SECTION THAT SAID
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  • "HURRICANE."
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  • AND SO HE SHOOK THE BAROMETER VIGOROUSLY,
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  • BUT THE NEEDLE WOULDN'T MOVE.
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  • HE WAS SO ANGRY HE SAT DOWN AND HE WROTE A
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  • SCATHING LETTER TO THE MANUFACTURER.
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  • THE NEXT MORNING HE DROPPED IT OFF IN THE MAIL
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  • ON HIS WAY TO WORK IN NEW YORK CITY.
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  • WHEN HE GOT BACK THAT EVENING FROM NEW YORK CITY
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  • YOU CAN IMAGINE HIS SURPRISE WHEN HE SAW THAT
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  • NOT ONLY WAS HIS BAROMETER MISSING,
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  • BUT HIS ENTIRE HOUSE WAS MISSING AS WELL.
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  • LONG ISLAND HAD BEEN STRUCK WITH THE WORST
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  • HURRICANE IN HISTORY.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS, DANIEL 11 IS A BIBLICAL
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  • BAROMETER, AND THE NEEDLE IS STUCK ON A SPIRITUAL
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  • HURRICANE THAT IS COMING OUR WAY.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS THERE IS GOING TO BE A SPIRITUAL,
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  • A POLITICAL STORM THAT WILL ONE DAY ENGULF
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  • THIS ENTIRE WORLD.
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  • AND REGARDLESS OF THE CHANGING POLITICAL
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  • SITUATIONS, THE WORD OF GOD REMAINS
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  • STEADFAST AND CERTAIN.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD SAYS THERE IS A TIME COMING SOON WHEN
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  • THIS WORLD IS GOING TO END.
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  • WHEN THE WORLD FORCES WOULD GATHER FOR THAT
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  • GREAT FINAL CLIMACTIC BATTLE CALLED ARMAGEDDON
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  • AND IT WILL BE CLIMAXED BY THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • WE DON'T KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN,
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  • BUT ITS CERTAINTY IS INEVITABLE.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT DANIEL 11 TELLS US.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES I WANT YOU TO TURN TODAY TO
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  • DANIEL 11 AS WE LOOK AT WHAT I'M CALLING:
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  • THE COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON.
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  • DANIEL 11 NOT ONLY TELLS US WHAT IS GOING TO
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  • HAPPEN, BUT IT CONTAINS A CLEAR WORD ABOUT HOW WE
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  • OUGHT TO LIVE TODAY IN LIGHT OF THE COMING END.
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  • NOW REMEMBER IN CHAPTER 10 THE ANGEL CAME AND
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  • APPEARED TO DANIEL.
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  • HE SAID HE HAD BEEN HINDERED BY A DEMONIC
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  • FORCE FROM COMING BUT HE FINALLY CAME TO GIVE
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  • DANIEL THE FINAL REVELATION.
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  • AND THE REVELATION BEGINS IN CHAPTER 11.
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  • NOW, I THOUGHT OF A WAY TO TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF THIS
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  • TO YOU; SO ON YOUR OUTLINE,
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  • AND I WANT YOU TO FOLLOW IT,
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  • I'VE DIVIDED THIS CHAPTER INTO THREE PARTS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, ISRAEL'S TRIBULATION UNDER GREECE;
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  • THAT'S VERSES 1-20.
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  • AND SECONDLY, ISRAEL'S TRIBULATION UNDER
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  • ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, A GREEK RULER;
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  • THAT WOULD BE VERSES 21-35.
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  • AND THEN ISRAEL'S FINAL TRIBULATION UNDER THE
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  • FUTURE RULER KNOWN AS THE ANTICHRIST;
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  • THAT'S VERSES 36-45.
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  • WHY IS ISRAEL SO IMPORTANT?
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  • BECAUSE ISRAEL WAS GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE THROUGH
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  • WHICH HE WOULD REVEAL HIMSELF TO THE WORLD.
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  • GOD SAID: I'M GOING TO TAKE THE MOST UNLIKELY
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  • NATION IN ALL THE WORLD, MOST UNDESERVING NATION,
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  • AND I'M GOING TO SHOW MY POWER THROUGH THEM.
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  • I'M GOING TO SHOW MY GOODNESS THROUGH THIS
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  • NATION OF ISRAEL.
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  • I'M GOING TO SHOW MY ABILITY TO KEEP MY
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  • PROMISES THROUGH THE COVENANT THAT
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  • I MADE WITH ISRAEL.
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  • ISRAEL WAS GOD'S APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVE
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  • HERE ON EARTH.
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  • GOD SAID: EVEN IF ISRAEL TURNS AWAY FROM ME IN
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  • UNBELIEF I WILL STILL ACCOMPLISH MY
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  • PURPOSE WITH ISRAEL.
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  • AND REMEMBER IT WAS THROUGH ISRAEL THAT THE
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  • WORLD RECEIVED GOD'S REVELATION,
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  • HIS COMMANDMENTS AT MOUNT SINAI.
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  • IT WAS THROUGH ISRAEL THAT THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
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  • WERE PENNED.
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  • AND IT WAS THROUGH ISRAEL, AS THIS CHOIR SO
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  • WONDERFULLY SANG, THAT THE MESSIAH THE LORD
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  • JESUS CHRIST CAME.
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  • AND IT IS THROUGH ISRAEL THAT GOD'S FINAL PURPOSE
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  • FOR THE WORLD WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 1.
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  • THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO DANIEL.
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  • HE SAYS, "IN THE FIRST YEAR OF DARIUS THE MEDE,
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  • I," THE ANGEL, "AROSE TO BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT AND A
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  • PROTECTION FOR HIM."
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  • NOW TO ME THAT'S FASCINATING.
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  • DARIUS WAS AN UNBELIEVER.
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  • HE WAS A PAGAN AND YET THIS ANGEL SAYS: DANIEL,
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  • IN THE FIRST YEAR OF HIS REIGN I WAS ASSIGNED TO HIM.
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  • GOD ASSIGNED ME TO HIM.
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  • I WAS TO BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO HIM.
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  • YOU SEE, GOD HAD ORDAINED 150 YEARS EARLIER THAT
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  • THIS MAN NAMED DARIUS OR CYRUS WOULD BE THE ONE WHO
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  • WOULD ALLOW ISRAEL TO GO BACK TO LAND JUST AS HE
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  • HAD PROMISED.
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  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT THIS PASSAGE SAYS TO ME?
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  • IT REMINDS THAT GOD IS BIGGER THAN ANYONE IN OUR LIFE.
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  • GOD IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO EVEN USE UNBELIEVERS TO
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  • ACCOMPLISH HIS PLAN FOR YOU.
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  • PROVERBS 21:1 SAYS, "THE KING'S HEART IS LIKE
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  • CHANNELS OF WATER IN THE HAND OF THE LORD;
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  • HE TURNS IT WHICHEVER WAY HE WISHES."
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  • THIS ANGEL SAID: DARIUS WAS IN MY HAND.
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  • I WAS RAISED UP TO ENCOURAGE HIM AND USE HIM
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  • TO ACCOMPLISH GOD'S PURPOSE.
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  • NOW, HERE'S WHAT THE ANGEL SAYS TO DANIEL,
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  • "NOW I WILL TELL YOU," VERSE 2,
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  • "THE TRUTH.
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  • BEHOLD, THREE MORE KINGS ARE GOING TO ARISE IN PERSIA."
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  • THAT IS AFTER DARIUS THERE WOULD BE THREE MORE
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  • PERSIAN KINGS, "THEN A FOURTH WILL GAIN FAR MORE
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  • RICHES THAN ALL OF THEM; AS SOON AS HE BECOMES
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  • STRONG THROUGH HIS RICHES, HE WILL AROUSE THE WHOLE
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  • EMPIRE AGAINST THE REALM OF GREECE."
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  • AND WE KNOW FROM HISTORY THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT
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  • HAPPENED AFTER DANIEL DIED.
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  • THERE WAS A FOURTH PERSIAN KING.
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  • HIS NAME IS CALLED AHASUERUS;
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  • OR SOMETIMES HE IS KNOWN AS XERXES - THE KING OF
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  • PERSIA, THE KING DURING THE TIME OF NEHEMIAH.
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  • AND XERXES FELT EMBOLDENED TO GO AHEAD AND ATTACK GREECE.
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  • AND THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS HE WASN'T SUCCESSFUL.
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  • THE ONLY THING HE WAS SUCCESSFUL IN DOING WAS
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  • ANGERING THE GREEK PEOPLE.
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  • AND EVENTUALLY 150 YEARS LATER THERE AROSE A GREEK
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  • RULER, AND WE FIND HIM DESCRIBED IN VERSES 3-4,
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  • WHO CONQUERED PERSIA.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 3, "AND A MIGHTY KING WILL ARISE,
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  • AND HE WILL RULE WITH GREAT AUTHORITY AND DO AS
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  • HE PLEASES.
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  • BUT AS SOON AS HE HAS ARISEN,
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  • HIS KINGDOM WILL BE BROKEN UP."
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  • WHO IS THIS GREEK LEADER WHO CAME 150 YEARS LATER?
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  • WE KNOW HIM.
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  • HIS NAME IS ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
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  • HE WAS A GREEK RULER, WHO IN JUST 12 YEARS CONQUERED
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  • THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND WHEN HE DIED,
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  • THE GREEK EMPIRE, THE MIGHTY GREEK EMPIRE THAT
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  • RULED THE WORLD, IT WAS BROKEN UP INTO FOUR PIECES.
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  • AND THOSE FOUR PIECES DID NOT GO TO ALEXANDER'S FAMILY.
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  • WE SEE HERE IN VERSE 4, THIS WAS A PROPHECY OF
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  • WHAT WOULD HAPPEN, "IT WILL BE PARCELED OUT,"
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  • VERSE 4, "TOWARD THE FOUR POINTS OF THE COMPASS,
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  • THOUGH NOT TO HIS OWN DESCENDANTS,
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  • NOR ACCORDING TO HIS AUTHORITY WHICH HE
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  • WIELDED, FOR HIS SOVEREIGNTY WILL BE
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  • UPROOTED AND GIVEN TO OTHERS BESIDES THEM."
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  • AND AGAIN, DANIEL PROPHESIED THIS - IT'S
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  • EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
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  • NOW, WHY DOES DANIEL AND THE ANGELS SPEND 15 VERSES
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  • TALKING ABOUT THE BATTLE BETWEEN SYRIA AND BETWEEN EGYPT?
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  • WELL, THINK ABOUT THE GEOGRAPHY.
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  • YOU'VE GOT SYRIA IN THE NORTH;
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  • YOU GOT EGYPT IN THE SOUTH.
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  • WHAT IS BETWEEN SYRIA AND EGYPT?
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  • ISRAEL.
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  • ISRAEL.
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  • AND THAT BATTLE THAT STARTED MORE THAN 2.000
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  • YEARS AGO; 2.300 YEARS AGO IS STILL RAGING TODAY.
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  • ISRAEL HAS BECOME THE BATTLEGROUND,
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  • THE CENTER POINT, THE FOCAL POINT FOR THE
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  • CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • NOW, THIS CONTINUING CONFLICT BETWEEN SYRIA AND
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  • EGYPT SETS THE STAGE FOR VERSES 21-35,
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  • AND THAT'S ISRAEL'S TRIBULATION UNDER
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  • ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 21; HOW HE CAME TO POWER,
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  • "IN HIS PLACE..."
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  • IN WHOSE PLACE?
  • 00:10:07.150 --> 00:10:08.090
  • WHY DON'T YOU GO BACK TO VERSE 20?
  • 00:10:08.100 --> 00:10:09.190
  • HE'S TALKING SELEUCUS IV, ONE OF THE SELEUCIDS,
  • 00:10:09.200 --> 00:10:12.240
  • "IN SELEUCUS' IV PLACE A DESPICABLE PERSON WILL
  • 00:10:12.250 --> 00:10:17.160
  • ARISE," THAT'S ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES,
  • 00:10:17.170 --> 00:10:20.010
  • "ON WHOM THE HONOR OF KINGSHIP HAS NOT BEEN
  • 00:10:20.020 --> 00:10:22.280
  • CONFERRED, AND HE WILL COME IN A TIME OF
  • 00:10:22.290 --> 00:10:25.110
  • TRANQUILITY AND HE WILL SEIZE THE KINGDOM BY INTRIGUE."
  • 00:10:25.120 --> 00:10:28.250
  • I WISH I HAD TIME TO GET INTO IT - I DON'T,
  • 00:10:28.260 --> 00:10:31.000
  • BUT THIS PROPHECY, EXACTLY AS IT'S WRITTEN CAME TO PASS.
  • 00:10:31.010 --> 00:10:34.250
  • ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES WAS NOT A DIRECT DESCENDANT
  • 00:10:34.260 --> 00:10:38.140
  • OF SELEUCUS.
  • 00:10:38.150 --> 00:10:40.030
  • HE WAS ABLE TO COME TO POWER BY INTRIGUE.
  • 00:10:40.040 --> 00:10:42.110
  • HE HAD A WAY OF WEASELING HIS WAY TO BECOME THE KING
  • 00:10:42.120 --> 00:10:45.120
  • OF SYRIA THAT'S A VERY FASCINATING STORY TO READ.
  • 00:10:45.130 --> 00:10:48.050
  • BUT SUFFICE IT TO SAY HE CAME TO POWER JUST AS THE
  • 00:10:48.060 --> 00:10:51.100
  • BIBLE PROPHESIED.
  • 00:10:51.110 --> 00:10:52.180
  • LOOK AT VERSE 22, "THE OVERFLOWING FORCES WILL BE
  • 00:10:52.190 --> 00:10:55.270
  • FLOODED AWAY BEFORE HIM AND SHATTERED,
  • 00:10:55.280 --> 00:10:58.250
  • AND ALSO THE PRINCE OF THE COVENANT."
  • 00:10:58.260 --> 00:11:02.130
  • NOW WE SAW THIS IN DANIEL 8:14,
  • 00:11:02.140 --> 00:11:05.280
  • WHERE ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES IS TALKED ABOUT.
  • 00:11:05.290 --> 00:11:08.010
  • HE WOULD RULE OVER ISRAEL.
  • 00:11:08.020 --> 00:11:11.070
  • HE WOULD BRING PERSECUTION AGAINST GOD'S PEOPLE FOR
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:14.100
  • 2.300 DAYS.
  • 00:11:14.110 --> 00:11:16.120
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 24, "IN A TIME OF TRANQUILITY HE
  • 00:11:16.130 --> 00:11:19.260
  • WILL ENTER THE RICHEST PARTS OF THE REALM,
  • 00:11:19.270 --> 00:11:22.060
  • AND HE WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT HIS FATHERS NEVER
  • 00:11:22.070 --> 00:11:24.130
  • DID, NOR HIS ANCESTORS; HE WILL DISTRIBUTE PLUNDER,
  • 00:11:24.140 --> 00:11:27.290
  • BOOTY AND POSSESSIONS AMONG THEM,
  • 00:11:28.000 --> 00:11:30.020
  • AND HE WILL DEVISE HIS SCHEMES AGAINST
  • 00:11:30.030 --> 00:11:32.120
  • STRONGHOLDS, BUT ONLY FOR A TIME."
  • 00:11:32.130 --> 00:11:34.200
  • THIS RULER WHO IS BY THE WAY A FORERUNNER OF THE
  • 00:11:34.210 --> 00:11:39.070
  • ANTICHRIST WILL DO WHAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL ONE
  • 00:11:39.080 --> 00:11:42.120
  • DAY DO AS WELL.
  • 00:11:42.130 --> 00:11:43.110
  • HE WILL START OUT HIS REIGN IMMENSELY POPULAR
  • 00:11:43.120 --> 00:11:46.000
  • IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:11:46.010 --> 00:11:46.270
  • AND THAT'S TRUE OF ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES.
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:48.260
  • NOW INTOXICATED BY HIS GROWING SUCCESS HE DECIDES
  • 00:11:48.270 --> 00:11:52.060
  • TO GO AFTER EGYPT.
  • 00:11:52.070 --> 00:11:54.060
  • AND LOOK AT VERSES 25-28 THAT RECORD HIS DEFEAT OF EGYPT.
  • 00:11:54.070 --> 00:11:58.100
  • VERSE 26 SAYS, "THOSE WHO EAT HIS CHOICE FOOD WILL
  • 00:11:58.110 --> 00:12:01.190
  • DESTROY THE KING OF EGYPT, AND HIS ARMY WILL
  • 00:12:01.200 --> 00:12:04.020
  • OVERFLOW, BUT MANY WILL FALL DOWN SLAIN."
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:08.200
  • BECAUSE OF DISLOYALTY WITHIN THE KING OF EGYPT'S
  • 00:12:08.210 --> 00:12:10.270
  • OWN RANKS, THE DEFEAT BY ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES WAS
  • 00:12:10.280 --> 00:12:15.130
  • RELATIVELY EASY.
  • 00:12:15.140 --> 00:12:17.000
  • VERSE 27, "AS FOR BOTH KINGS," TALKING ABOUT THE
  • 00:12:17.010 --> 00:12:20.250
  • KING OF SYRIA AND THE KING OF EGYPT,
  • 00:12:20.260 --> 00:12:22.230
  • "THEIR HEARTS WILL BE INTENT ON EVIL,
  • 00:12:22.240 --> 00:12:26.240
  • AND THEY WILL SPEAK LIES TO EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TABLE."
  • 00:12:26.250 --> 00:12:30.080
  • THAT IS THE PEACE TABLE, "BUT IT WILL NOT SUCCEED,
  • 00:12:30.090 --> 00:12:33.040
  • FOR THE END IS STILL TO COME AT THE APPOINTED TIME."
  • 00:12:33.050 --> 00:12:37.180
  • GOD HAS AN APPOINTED TIME.
  • 00:12:37.190 --> 00:12:39.090
  • HE'S GOING TO BRING THIS ALL TO A CLIMAX,
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:41.150
  • AND IT'S GOING TO COME TO A CLIMAX NOT THROUGH
  • 00:12:41.160 --> 00:12:43.090
  • PEACE, BUT THROUGH WAR.
  • 00:12:43.100 --> 00:12:46.020
  • SO, YOU HAVE ANTIOCHUS TEMPORARILY DEFEATING SOME
  • 00:12:46.030 --> 00:12:51.100
  • OF EGYPT, BUT NOT ALL OF EGYPT.
  • 00:12:51.110 --> 00:12:53.030
  • SO AGAIN FEELING GOOD ABOUT HIMSELF HE DECIDES
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:56.070
  • TO LAUNCH ONE MORE ATTACK EGYPT.
  • 00:12:56.080 --> 00:12:58.150
  • BUT THIS TIME ROME INTERVENED.
  • 00:12:58.160 --> 00:13:02.090
  • THE ROMAN EMPEROR DECIDED HE DIDN'T WANT ANTIOCHUS
  • 00:13:02.100 --> 00:13:06.000
  • OVERTAKING EGYPT.
  • 00:13:06.010 --> 00:13:08.010
  • AND SO AS ANTIOCHUS' FORCES MARCHED FROM SYRIA
  • 00:13:08.020 --> 00:13:11.000
  • IN THE NORTH THROUGH ISRAEL TO THE BORDER OF
  • 00:13:11.010 --> 00:13:14.220
  • EGYPT; ANTIOCHUS AND HIS MEN WERE MET AT THE BORDER
  • 00:13:14.230 --> 00:13:18.290
  • BY A MESSENGER, A SENATOR FROM ROME NAMED POPILIUS.
  • 00:13:19.000 --> 00:13:24.180
  • WE KNOW ALL OF THIS FROM SECULAR HISTORY.
  • 00:13:24.190 --> 00:13:27.090
  • AND POPILIUS, THE ROMAN SENATOR SAID: I HAVE A
  • 00:13:27.100 --> 00:13:29.270
  • MESSAGE FOR YOU FROM THE EMPEROR: TURN AROUND AND
  • 00:13:29.280 --> 00:13:33.040
  • GO BACK HOME.
  • 00:13:33.050 --> 00:13:34.100
  • DO NOT INVADE EGYPT.
  • 00:13:34.110 --> 00:13:36.130
  • AND ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES SAID PRIDEFULLY: WELL,
  • 00:13:36.140 --> 00:13:40.090
  • I'LL HAVE TO THINK THAT OVER.
  • 00:13:40.100 --> 00:13:42.200
  • AND POPILIUS, THE MESSENGER FROM THE EMPEROR
  • 00:13:42.210 --> 00:13:46.090
  • KNELT DOWN AND HE DREW A CIRCLE IN THE SAND AROUND
  • 00:13:46.100 --> 00:13:49.160
  • THE FEET OF ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES.
  • 00:13:49.170 --> 00:13:51.190
  • AND THEN HE SAID: GO AHEAD,
  • 00:13:51.200 --> 00:13:53.220
  • THINK IT OVER, BUT MAKE UP YOUR MIND BEFORE YOU STEP
  • 00:13:53.230 --> 00:13:57.220
  • OUT OF THAT CIRCLE.
  • 00:13:57.230 --> 00:14:00.290
  • AND ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES WAS SO HUMILIATED BY THIS
  • 00:14:01.000 --> 00:14:05.020
  • ROMAN MESSENGER THAT HE TURNED AROUND AND HE
  • 00:14:05.030 --> 00:14:08.240
  • MARCHED BACK TO HIS HOME IN SYRIA.
  • 00:14:08.250 --> 00:14:12.290
  • BUT ON HIS WAY TO SYRIA HE HAD TO PASS THROUGH WHERE?
  • 00:14:13.000 --> 00:14:16.070
  • ISRAEL.
  • 00:14:17.040 --> 00:14:18.210
  • AND HE UNLEASHES AN UNRELENTING ASSAULT UPON
  • 00:14:18.220 --> 00:14:22.250
  • GOD'S PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:22.260 --> 00:14:24.030
  • AND THAT'S WHAT BEGINS THESE 2.300 DAYS OF
  • 00:14:24.040 --> 00:14:27.060
  • PERSECUTION AGAINST ISRAEL.
  • 00:14:27.070 --> 00:14:29.110
  • ONE OF THE MANY THINGS ANTIOCHUS DID AGAINST
  • 00:14:29.120 --> 00:14:32.170
  • ISRAEL WAS TO TAKE A SWINE AND OFFER IT ON THE ALTAR,
  • 00:14:32.180 --> 00:14:36.290
  • OFFER IT ON THE ALTAR OF THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:40.020
  • AND THEN HE TOOK THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM AND
  • 00:14:40.030 --> 00:14:42.270
  • DEDICATED IT TO THE PAGAN GOD ZEUS.
  • 00:14:42.280 --> 00:14:45.000
  • AND THEN HE BEGAN KILLING GOD'S PEOPLE WITHOUT MERCY.
  • 00:14:45.010 --> 00:14:51.120
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 35, "SOME OF THOSE WHO HAVE
  • 00:14:51.130 --> 00:14:55.030
  • INSIGHT WILL FALL, IN ORDER TO REFINE,
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:58.030
  • PURGE AND MAKE THEM PURE UNTIL THE END TIME."
  • 00:14:58.040 --> 00:15:02.120
  • UNDERLINE THAT, "BECAUSE IT IS STILL TO COME,"
  • 00:15:02.130 --> 00:15:05.210
  • UNDERLINE THAT, "AT THE APPOINTED TIME."
  • 00:15:05.220 --> 00:15:09.110
  • THE ANGEL GAVE DANIEL THE REASON THESE TERRIBLE
  • 00:15:09.120 --> 00:15:12.190
  • PERSECUTIONS WERE GOING TO HAPPEN TO ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:12.200 --> 00:15:15.250
  • IT'S NOT BECAUSE GOD HATED ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:15.260 --> 00:15:18.020
  • IT'S NOT BECAUSE GOD HAD REJECTED ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:18.030 --> 00:15:20.260
  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD LOVED ISRAEL.
  • 00:15:20.270 --> 00:15:23.250
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE FINAL SECTION OF DANIEL.
  • 00:15:23.260 --> 00:15:27.070
  • AND THAT IS ISRAEL'S FINAL TRIBULATION
  • 00:15:27.080 --> 00:15:29.260
  • UNDER THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:15:29.270 --> 00:15:31.000
  • NOW REMEMBER WHEN DANIEL WROTE THESE PROPHECIES,
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:34.000
  • WHEN HE TOOK THE PROPHECY DOWN IT WAS 538 B.C.
  • 00:15:34.010 --> 00:15:37.160
  • AND HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD 400 YEARS TO SOMETHING
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:40.120
  • THAT WOULD GO TO 165 B.C.
  • 00:15:40.130 --> 00:15:43.030
  • NOW, DANIEL LIVING IN 538 B.C.
  • 00:15:43.040 --> 00:15:47.200
  • AS HE LOOKED DOWN ALL OF THE PROPHECIES,
  • 00:15:47.210 --> 00:15:50.050
  • ALL OF CHAPTER 11 WAS STILL FUTURE.
  • 00:15:50.060 --> 00:15:53.080
  • BUT NOW HERE WE ARE LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND WE
  • 00:15:53.090 --> 00:15:57.170
  • LOOK BACK ON THE FIRST 35 VERSES,
  • 00:15:57.180 --> 00:16:00.020
  • AND STAY WITH ME ON THIS, IN THE FIRST 35 VERSES OF
  • 00:16:00.030 --> 00:16:03.260
  • DANIEL 11 THERE ARE 135 SPECIFIC PROPHECIES
  • 00:16:03.270 --> 00:16:09.290
  • ABOUT ISRAEL, ABOUT EGYPT, ABOUT GREECE,
  • 00:16:10.000 --> 00:16:13.210
  • ABOUT PERSIA.
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:15.130
  • 135 SPECIFIC PROPHECIES AND EVERY ONE OF THEM
  • 00:16:15.140 --> 00:16:19.170
  • HAS BEEN FULFILLED, EVERY ONE OF THEM.
  • 00:16:19.180 --> 00:16:23.020
  • NOW WHEN WE GET TO VERSE 36 IT'S OBVIOUS FROM OUR
  • 00:16:23.030 --> 00:16:26.100
  • VANTAGE POINT WE'RE NOT LOOKING BACK AT WHAT'S
  • 00:16:26.110 --> 00:16:28.290
  • ALREADY HAPPENED WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO
  • 00:16:29.000 --> 00:16:31.130
  • SOMETHING THAT IS STILL TO COME;
  • 00:16:31.140 --> 00:16:33.250
  • THE FINAL 7 YEARS OF TRIBULATION THAT WILL
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:36.040
  • RESULT IN THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:16:36.050 --> 00:16:39.100
  • NOW I WANT YOU TO NOTICE THE FOUR CHARACTERISTICS
  • 00:16:39.110 --> 00:16:42.160
  • OF THIS FUTURE WORLD LEADER WHO WILL BE THE ONE
  • 00:16:42.170 --> 00:16:45.240
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FINAL TRIBULATION THAT ISRAEL
  • 00:16:45.250 --> 00:16:48.200
  • AND ALL OF THE WORLD WILL EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:16:48.210 --> 00:16:50.230
  • NOW, THE FIRST CHARACTERISTIC OF THE
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:52.290
  • ANTICHRIST IS HE WILL BLASPHEME THE NAME
  • 00:16:53.000 --> 00:16:55.200
  • OF THE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:16:55.210 --> 00:16:56.190
  • LOOK AT VERSE 36, "THEN THE KING WILL DO AS HE
  • 00:16:56.200 --> 00:16:59.140
  • PLEASES, AND HE WILL EXALT AND MAGNIFY HIMSELF ABOVE
  • 00:16:59.150 --> 00:17:03.160
  • EVERY GOD AND WILL SPEAK MONSTROUS THINGS AGAINST
  • 00:17:03.170 --> 00:17:07.270
  • THE GOD OF GODS; AND HE WILL PROSPER UNTIL THE
  • 00:17:07.280 --> 00:17:10.200
  • INDIGNATION IS FINISHED, FOR THAT WHICH IS DECREED
  • 00:17:10.210 --> 00:17:13.060
  • WILL BE DONE."
  • 00:17:13.070 --> 00:17:14.250
  • NOW THAT PHRASE "SPEAK MONSTROUS THINGS AGAINST
  • 00:17:14.260 --> 00:17:18.110
  • THE GOD OF GODS" - THAT'S WHAT THE WORD
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:20.040
  • "BLASPHEME" MEANS.
  • 00:17:20.050 --> 00:17:21.210
  • IT MEANS TO STRIKE AGAINST;
  • 00:17:21.220 --> 00:17:23.240
  • IT MEANS TO SPEAK AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:27.050
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THIS FINAL WORLD LEADER WILL DO.
  • 00:17:27.060 --> 00:17:29.210
  • HE WILL SAY HORRIBLE THINGS ABOUT GOD AND HIS
  • 00:17:29.220 --> 00:17:32.260
  • SON JESUS CHRIST, AND PEOPLE WILL JUST ACCEPT IT
  • 00:17:32.270 --> 00:17:35.270
  • FOR WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:17:35.280 --> 00:17:37.190
  • SECONDLY, HE WILL MAGNIFY HIS OWN NAME,
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:40.250
  • VERSE 37 SAYS, "HE WILL SHOW NO REGARD FOR THE
  • 00:17:40.260 --> 00:17:44.080
  • GODS OF HIS FATHERS OR FOR THE DESIRE OF WOMEN,
  • 00:17:44.090 --> 00:17:47.020
  • NOR WILL HE SHOW REGARD FOR ANY OTHER GOD;
  • 00:17:47.030 --> 00:17:51.100
  • FOR HE WILL MAGNIFY HIMSELF ABOVE THEM ALL."
  • 00:17:51.110 --> 00:17:56.050
  • IN THE END TIMES THERE WILL BE SUCH A DESIRE FOR
  • 00:17:56.060 --> 00:17:59.210
  • A POLITICAL LEADER WHO CAN BRING PEACE IN THIS
  • 00:17:59.220 --> 00:18:02.250
  • CHAOTIC WORLD; THERE'LL BE SUCH A DESIRE FOR ANYBODY
  • 00:18:02.260 --> 00:18:06.110
  • WHO CAN PUT AN END TO THE FISCAL CRISIS THAT THE
  • 00:18:06.120 --> 00:18:09.040
  • WHOLE WORLD WILL BE EXPERIENCING AT THAT TIME
  • 00:18:09.050 --> 00:18:11.270
  • THAT ANYONE WHO IS ABLE TO DO THAT WILL BE WORSHIPPED
  • 00:18:11.280 --> 00:18:15.140
  • AS THE LORD AND SAVIOR.
  • 00:18:15.150 --> 00:18:17.190
  • THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE COMING
  • 00:18:17.200 --> 00:18:19.040
  • OF THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:18:19.050 --> 00:18:20.060
  • THAT IS HOW HE IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO ELEVATE HIMSELF
  • 00:18:20.070 --> 00:18:23.220
  • ABOVE GOD WITHOUT ANY REVOLT AT ALL,
  • 00:18:23.230 --> 00:18:26.290
  • EXCEPT FROM THE REMNANT.
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:28.250
  • THIRDLY, HE WILL PLACE HIS FAITH IN MILITARY MIGHT.
  • 00:18:28.260 --> 00:18:33.070
  • HE WILL PLACE HIS FAITH IN MILITARY MIGHT.
  • 00:18:33.080 --> 00:18:35.020
  • LOOK AT VERSES 38-39, "BUT INSTEAD OF WORSHIPING THE
  • 00:18:35.030 --> 00:18:38.190
  • TRUE GOD, HE WILL HONOR A GOD OF FORTRESSES,
  • 00:18:38.200 --> 00:18:43.250
  • A GOD WHOM HIS FATHERS DID NOT KNOW;
  • 00:18:43.260 --> 00:18:46.170
  • HE WILL HONOR HIM WITH GOLD,
  • 00:18:46.180 --> 00:18:48.000
  • SILVER, COSTLY STONES AND TREASURES."
  • 00:18:48.010 --> 00:18:51.120
  • IS HE TALKING ABOUT A SPECIFIC GOD THAT THIS
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:53.240
  • ANTICHRIST WILL WORSHIP?
  • 00:18:53.250 --> 00:18:55.060
  • NO.
  • 00:18:55.070 --> 00:18:56.100
  • WHAT HE'S SAYING IS HE WILL PUT HIS FAITH IN
  • 00:18:56.110 --> 00:18:59.120
  • MILITARY POWER.
  • 00:18:59.130 --> 00:19:01.180
  • HE WILL WANT TO ACQUIRE MILITARY POWER IN A WAY
  • 00:19:01.190 --> 00:19:04.070
  • NONE OF HIS PREDECESSORS EVER HAD IT.
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:06.190
  • AND HE WILL SPEND AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF THE
  • 00:19:06.200 --> 00:19:09.080
  • WORLD'S RESOURCES TO ACQUIRE THOSE POWERS.
  • 00:19:09.090 --> 00:19:12.030
  • FINAL CHARACTERISTIC OF THE ANTICHRIST IS FOUND IN
  • 00:19:12.040 --> 00:19:14.160
  • VERSES 40-45.
  • 00:19:14.170 --> 00:19:16.000
  • HE WILL BATTLE AGAINST THE NATIONS.
  • 00:19:16.010 --> 00:19:19.160
  • LOOK AT VERSE 40, "AT THE END TIME THE KING OF THE
  • 00:19:19.170 --> 00:19:24.010
  • SOUTH WILL COLLIDE WITH HIM,
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:26.190
  • AND THE KING OF THE NORTH WILL STORM AGAINST HIM
  • 00:19:26.200 --> 00:19:28.290
  • WITH CHARIOTS, WITH HORSEMEN AND WITH MANY
  • 00:19:29.000 --> 00:19:31.000
  • SHIPS; AND HE WILL ENTER COUNTRIES,
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:32.230
  • OVERFLOW THEM AND PASS THROUGH.
  • 00:19:32.240 --> 00:19:34.110
  • HE WILL ALSO ENTER THE BEAUTIFUL LAND," THAT'S
  • 00:19:34.120 --> 00:19:36.250
  • ISRAEL, "AND MANY COUNTRIES WILL FALL."
  • 00:19:36.260 --> 00:19:38.290
  • I DON'T HAVE TIME TO EXPLAIN ALL OF THIS,
  • 00:19:39.000 --> 00:19:41.040
  • BUT LET ME GIVE YOU THE CAPSULIZED VERSION OF IT.
  • 00:19:41.050 --> 00:19:44.270
  • REMEMBER WHEN THE ANTICHRIST COMES TO POWER
  • 00:19:44.280 --> 00:19:46.290
  • HE DOES SO AS THE HEAD OF A 10-NATION CONFEDERACY
  • 00:19:47.000 --> 00:19:50.060
  • OVER WHICH HE PRESIDES.
  • 00:19:50.070 --> 00:19:51.210
  • BUT DURING THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF THAT
  • 00:19:51.220 --> 00:19:54.020
  • 7-YEAR PERIOD, GOD IS RAINING DOWN HIS JUDGMENT
  • 00:19:54.030 --> 00:19:57.080
  • ON THE EARTH.
  • 00:19:57.090 --> 00:19:58.110
  • AND THESE OTHER KINGS OF THE OTHER NATIONS ARE
  • 00:19:58.120 --> 00:20:00.290
  • GROWING WEARY OF LIVING UNDER THE TYRANNY OF THE
  • 00:20:01.000 --> 00:20:03.180
  • ANTICHRIST, AND SO THEY PLOT TO OVERTHROW HIM.
  • 00:20:03.190 --> 00:20:06.130
  • AND THEY MAKE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:08.060
  • TO OVERTHROW THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:20:08.070 --> 00:20:10.110
  • NOW LOOK DOWN AT VERSES 44 AND 45,
  • 00:20:10.120 --> 00:20:13.190
  • "BUT RUMORS FROM THE EAST AND FROM THE NORTH WILL
  • 00:20:13.200 --> 00:20:16.210
  • DISTURB THIS RULER," THE ANTICHRIST,
  • 00:20:16.220 --> 00:20:19.070
  • "AND HE WILL GO FORTH WITH GREAT WRATH TO DESTROY AND
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:22.180
  • ANNIHILATE MANY."
  • 00:20:22.190 --> 00:20:23.260
  • "ANTICHRIST WILL PITCH THE TENTS OF HIS ROYAL
  • 00:20:23.270 --> 00:20:26.150
  • PAVILION BETWEEN THE TWO SEAS," THAT IS THE
  • 00:20:26.160 --> 00:20:29.010
  • MEDITERRANEAN AND THE DEAD SEA,
  • 00:20:29.020 --> 00:20:30.280
  • "AND THE BEAUTIFUL HOLY MOUNTAIN;
  • 00:20:30.290 --> 00:20:33.060
  • YET HE WILL COME TO HIS END,
  • 00:20:33.070 --> 00:20:35.000
  • AND NO ONE WILL HELP HIM."
  • 00:20:35.010 --> 00:20:36.220
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THAT FINAL WORLD CONFLICT WILL
  • 00:20:36.230 --> 00:20:39.220
  • CENTER AT THE PLANE OF MEGIDDO.
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  • GREAT BATTLE.
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  • THEY HAVE COME TO DO WAR AGAINST ANTICHRIST.
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  • HE IS COME TO DESTROY ALL OF HIS OPPOSITION AND YET
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  • AS THEY BEGIN TO FIGHT ONE ANOTHER.
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  • TO THEIR SURPRISE THE CLOUDS WILL PART;
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  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST APPEARS,
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  • THAT IS THE END OF THE GREAT WORLD LEADER
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  • ANTICHRIST JUST AS DANIEL PROPHESIED.
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  • WHAT IS THE APPLICATION OF THIS?
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  • APPLICATION'S VERY, VERY SIMPLE.
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  • THE FIRST 35 VERSES OF DANIEL 11 CONTAIN 135
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  • VERSES 36-45 CONTAIN A FEW MORE PROPHECIES THAT ARE
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  • YET TO BE FULFILLED.
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  • IS GOING TO FULFILL THE FINAL REMAINING PROPHECIES
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  • THE END IS CERTAIN, AND AS VERSE 27 SAYS,
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  • IT WILL COME AT THE APPOINTED TIME.
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  • THE ANTICHRIST, WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE
  • 00:22:42.290 --> 00:22:45.100
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