The Book Unsealed (Part 1)
Daniel 12: The Wise Shall Understand

Given Monday, September 8, 2014.

Examining what it means that "The Wise Shall Understand" and looking at the 1290 and the 1335 day/year periods. 

Audio for the Class (right click to download)

The Wise Shall Understand.MP3

White Board Notes from Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Other “Time of Babylon”

The Time of Babylon’s existence:

·    Comes from the parable of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream:

Daniel 4:5                 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.

·    He describes the dream:

Daniel 4:9–17         O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof. Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it. I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him. This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

·    What we know:

·       Great tree – under which all the earth is under influence of

·       Angelically it is removed

·       But a stump remains.. banded with iron and brass for 7x

·    Interpretation of the tree:

Daniel 4:20–22      The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth; Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation: It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.

The 7X:

Daniel 4:24–26      This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king: That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.
 

Summary:

·    The kingdom of Babylon (under Nebuchadnezzar) would be hewn down

·    It would continue banded with brass and iron

·    It would last for 7x

There would also be 7x of Israel’s punishment:

Leviticus 26:18      And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

 

Commencement period?

·    There wasn’t a “hard and fast date”

·    Happened over a period of time…

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