Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Preparation of Jerusalem (BD31)

Dan 9:24a, 26 "Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression... And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined."
    God claimed Jerusalem to be His holy city, and it will take Him 70x7 years from King Cyrus' command to transform Jerusalem into His holy city, where He will rule the whole world in righteousness and holiness. At the crucifixion of the Messiah, only 69x7 years had passed, thus leaving the final 7 years to complete His work of making Jerusalem His holy city.
    As soon as the Jews crucified the Messiah, the veil of the temple was torn into two signifying the departure of God thereby ending Judaism thus resulting in God to immediately stop working with the Israelites and Jerusalem. God did not immediately destroy the temple of God nor Jerusalem because He knew that devout Jews from far away countries would come back to celebrate the various feasts of the Lord in Jerusalem.
     At the feast of Pentecost, 3,000 devout Jews were baptized and added to the body of Christ. Also in Act 18:29-21, Paul rushed back to Jerusalem for the feast so that he could reach out to more devout Jews for their salvation in Christ Jesus.

Luke 21:5-6 Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, "These things which you see -- the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down."
    At about 70 AD or 40 years after the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus, God allowed General Titus to conquer and destroy both Jerusalem and the temple of God. The destruction of the temple was so complete that not one stone was on top of the other. Since then the Jews were scattered throughout he whole world. So the western (wailing) wall could not be part of the temple of God and why are the Jews idolising it? God drove the Jews out of Israel and Jerusalem to give the land of Israel its Sabbath.
   Since Israel became a nation in 1948, without the temple of God and gay parades, Jerusalem is far from becoming the holy city of God.

     The Last Seven Years
Dan 9:27 "Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate."
    The final week of the 70 weeks can only be in the last days when all Israel will accept our Lord Jesus as their Messiah. The final seven years will begin with the seven year treaty for all descendant of Jacob to migrate back to Israel to rebuild the temple of God and Jerusalem. The great earthquakes and tsunamis (flood) which will end World War 3 will kill hundreds of millions of people and will completely destroy Jerusalem.
Luke 21:24 "And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."

  Priesthood to rebuild Temple
To deceive the Jews, the Antichrist will not allow anyone to migrate back to Jerusalem to rebuild it except for the Jews. The Jewish priesthood will be given all the powers to rebuild the temple of God and Jerusalem, and also to rule Jerusalem.

Timeline of the Israelites (BD30)

Dan 9:23-24 At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision: "Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy."
    God will require seventy weeks (70 X 7 = 490 years) to complete His work with the Israelites, which will fulfill the followings:-
1. To finish transgression
There will no longer be any more laws to fulfill.
2. End of sins
The Israelites will no longer commit any sin for they will all come under the rule by our Lord.
3. Reconciliation of iniquity
All their sins, transgressions​ and iniquities will be forgiven
4. Everlasting righteousness
The Israelites will all become Christians with His righteousness
5. Seal up all vision
All visions of Israel will be fulfilled for the kingdom of Christ will be on earth then
6. Fulfill all prophecies
Similarly, all prophecies concerning the Israelites will also all be fulfilled.
7. Anoint the Most Holy
For they all will accept our Lord Jesus as their Messiah.

Rev 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"
    The fulfilments of all the above will be at the establishment of the kingdom of Christ or the Millennium Rule of our Lord Jesus on earth.
 Command to rebuilt Jerusalem
Daniel 9:25 "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times."
    From King's Cyrus command to rebuild and restore Jerusalem till its completion will be seven weeks or 7 X 7 = 49 years. From the completion of the walls of Jerusalem to the Messiah will be 62 weeks or 62 X 7 = 434 years.

     Death of the Messiah
Dan 9:26a "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;"
    Had the Jews believed the book of Daniel, they would have realized that they had crucified their Messiah at exactly 69 weeks after King Cyrus command to rebuild Jerusalem as prophesied by Daniel. Then all the Jews would have accepted our Lord Jesus as their Messiah, had it not been for the deceptions of the misled priesthood, Pharisees and Jewish leaders.
    They too would have realized that their Messiah was afflicted for their infirmities​, and He was crucified as the sacrificial Lamb of God for their transgressions or sins (Messiah shall be cut off, not for Himself but for the sins of the world).
    Unfortunately, none of these blind, covetous and powerful priesthood and Jewish leaders were able to warn the Jews of the season of the coming of the Messiah ( who will declare His generation?), except for a few, including Zachariah the priest, John the Baptist, etc.
Isa 53:7-8 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Effective Prayer of Daniel (BD29)

Dan 9:12-13 And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem. "As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth."
    Daniel admitted that God was right in annihilating Jerusalem for He had constantly warned the judges and kings of His covenant with them but they refused to listen. Though God had constantly sent disasters after disasters for their disobedience, yet they had not come before Him with prayers of repentance and the understanding the truth.
    His final judgment though extremely harsh, was the annihilation of Jerusalem and all the inhabitants were taken as captives to a foreign land as slaves. As a righteous God, He had no other choice but to destroy Jerusalem as He had promised in His covenant.

Dan 9:14-15 Therefore the Lord has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the Lord our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice. And now, O Lord our God, who brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and made Yourself a name, as it is this day— we have sinned, we have done wickedly!"
    'We have sinned, we have done wickedly' was the resonance reaching the ears of God. This was the type of prayers and intercessions of Daniel for Israel - the repentance of the sins and wickedness of the people.
    Daniel, a righteous man and the greatly beloved of God, humbled himself by associating himself with the sinful Israelites and accepting their chastisements (annihilation of Jerusalem, their defeat, shame and humility as captives and slaves of the Babylonians)
as the righteousness of God.
Dan 10:11 And he said to me, "O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you." While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling.

Dan 9:20-22 Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God, yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand.
    When the prayers and intercessions of Daniel for Jerusalem and Israel pleased God, God gave him the skill of understanding the future of Israel.
Note - Not like those unlearned and blind pastors and church leaders, Daniel did not pray against God's will to destroy the Babylonians nor blame the devil for their miseries, but submit to His will for the chastisements.
Jude 1:9-10 Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.

Brethren, when our prayers and intercessions are pleasing to Him, He will bless us with understanding. Then we do not need to live in darkness nor fear the coming Endtime events.

Daniel's Understanding (BD28)

    The Vision to the Jews
Dan 9:1-2 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the lineage of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans— in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
    Daniel having understood the prophecies of Jeremiah and the will of God for the Israelites to be captives for seventy years, he knew how to pray.
    Brethren, do you know God's will for you so that your prayers are pleasing to Him? Or are you blindly praying for those blessings which are only temporal?

Confession of His faithfulness
Dan 9:3-4 Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, "O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments.
    He acknowledged that Yahweh, the great and awesome God will always be:-
1. Covenant keeping
2. Merciful to those who love Him
3. Merciful to those who keep His commandments.
John 14:21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

  Confession of Israel's Sins
Dan 9:5-6 we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings and our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land.
    During his stay as a captive in Babylon, though Daniel was living in luxury, highly respected and treated as a great prophet of God, yet he desired the freedom to worship God in Jerusalem.
    Brethren, do we have the same vision to prepare our eternal heavenly home so that we can be with Him in the Kingdom of God. Or that we have been deceived to love this world again and only want to establish ourselves here?
2John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

   His Righteous Judgments
Dan 9:7-8 O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face, as it is this day—to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those near and those far off in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of the unfaithfulness which they have committed against You. "O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You."
   Because of their unfaithfulness, they accepted the punishment of being defeated and made to be shameful captives, which they deserved.
     Brethren, do we accept the chastisements of God for our weaknesses? Or are we so blind to think that we are so godly that we blame the devil (attacking us), for our chastisements?

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Ram and Male Goat (BD27)

Mede-Persian Empire
Dan 8:1, 3, 20 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me -- to me, Daniel -- after the one that appeared to me the first time... Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last.
    This 2nd vision was during the time of King Belshazzar, the last king of the Babylonian Empire. This ram, representing the Mede-Persian Empire, was prophesied to conquer and replace the Babylonian Empire.
Dan 8:20 "The ram which you saw, having the two horns -- they are the kings of Media and Persia."

Alexander and Grecian Empire
Dan 8:5, 8 And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes... Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven.
    Alexander the Great (male goat) from Greece was so powerful that he annihilated the Mede-Persian Empire. Within a short period of 11 years, he ruled the areas from Greece, Persia, Egypt and to India. Unfortunately, he was without a descendent to succeed him.
   After the death of Alexander the Great, the Grecian Empire was broken up into 4 kingdoms under the control of each General.
1. Greece and Macedonia
Gen. Cassander took control of Greece and Macedonia;
2. Turkey
Gen. Lysimachus took control of Thrace and most of Asia Minor;
3. Southern kingdom
Gen. Ptolemy took control of Egypt, Israel and Petra.
4. Northern kingdom
Gen. Seleucus took control of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon (former Persian Empire).
Dan 8:21-22 And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king. As for the broken horn and the four that stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall arise out of that nation, but not with its power.

    The Last Days' Antichrist
Dan 8:23-25 "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; he shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human means."
    Surprisingly, from the historical events of the Grecian Empire which was more than two thousand two hundred years ago, his following prophecies were for the last days only.
Note :- The prophecies of Daniel concerning the conquerors of Israel were from the Babylonian to the Grecian Empires only.
Daniel prophesied that in the last days, the Endtime Antichrist will come out from one of these four Grecian kingdoms.
2Thess2:3-5 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?

The Two Witnesses (BD26)

Dan 7:27 Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.'
    After the death of the Antichrist at Rapture, our Lord will be given full control of the whole world. Since all Christians, who had overcome the three and a half years of persecution, temptations and deceptions of the Antichrist, have been taken back to heaven at Rapture, then who are those left behind on earth?

1. 144,000 Israelites, who believe our Lord Jesus at Rapture.
Rev 7:3-4 saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads." And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
    Since the Holy Spirit has gone back to heaven along with the saints at Rapture, these new Israeli Christians (former devout Jews) will be sealed by God to prevent them from being harmed by His wrath.

2. Jews who had not taken the mark of the beast
Rev 11:11b ..And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.
   Some Jews without the mark of the beast will repent and accept our Lord Jesus.

3. All those with mark of the beast
Rev 14:9-10 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
    Even after the death of the Antichrist, all those with the mark of the beast will still disobey our Lord and will still keep the 'One World Religion' by serving and worshipping in temple of God (Antichrist).

      The Two Witnesses
Rev 11:1-6 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth... And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire."
    After Rapture, Jerusalem will be controlled by the 'One World Order' for 42 months. God will then send the two witnesses to seal off the temple of God to prevent everyone (including priesthood) from entering, thereby abolishing the 'One World Religion'.
    Meanwhile the two witnesses will constantly call calamities upon the earth for their disobedience to His words as His wrath (7 bowls/vials or 7 trumpets).

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Antichrist killed at Rapture (BD25)

Dan 7:13-14 "I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.
    This looks like Rapture when our Lord Jesus Christ (Son of man) will come in the cloud to deliver His saints from the deceptions and wrath of the Antichrist (Satan).
Dan 7:21-22 "I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.

Testing and refining of Christians
Rev 13:5-7 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
    God will allow the Antichrist to persecute, torture and martyr His saints for three and a half years. This will really be a time of testing, cleansing and refining of Christians so that they will be worthy to taken up at Rapture. These victorious saints will serve the King of kings and the Lord of lords as His lords and kings.
Rev 7:13-15 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?" And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.

    Antichrist killed at Rapture
Dan 11:45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas on (and) the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.
    The Antichrist will rebuild the temple of God on the Temple Mount (glorious holy mountain) between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. He will be killed (no one can help him) by the breath of our Lord and the brightness of His coming at Rapture.
2Thess 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

  End of the Antichrist's Power
Dan 7:25-26 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time. 'But the court shall be seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever.'

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Reincarnation of Satan (BD24)

Summary of the 4th Beast
Daniel 7:7 "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns."
1. 4th Beast (leg of iron) will be the Alliance of Iran, who defeated Israel, the West and the Sunni Arabs. It does not form any Empire like the others (different)
2. After World War 3, this victorious Alliance (4th Beast)  will form the 'One World Order' (feet of iron and clay)
3. This 'One World Order' will under the administration of 10 kings (horns) from both political and religious divides (10 toes of iron and clay)
4. Out of these 10 kings, another king (Antichrist) who will blaspheme God, will replace 3 kings
Daniel 7:24-25 The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; he shall be different from the first ones, and shall subdue three kings. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.
    God will allow the Antichrist to persecute Christian (saints) for three and a half years prior to Rapture. Even if the mark of the beast has been imposed upon all those who wants to buy and sell during this period, do not fear for our Lord will nourish us divinely.
Rev 12:7-9, 13-14 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him... Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

  Coming of Satan as Antichrist
Dan 2:43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.
    What does this mean: they will mingle with the seed of men. Are we going to see those men of renown again, which were human hybrid - children of  fallen angel and human (women) or just the reincarnation of Satan?
Gen 6:2, 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
       The Endtime Antichrist
I believe that three and a half years before Rapture the Antichrist (with great demonic powers), who led the victorious alliance of Iran, will be killed to enable the reincarnation of Satan. As a member of the 'One World Order' and the head of the 'One World Religion', his dead body will be on display for the people to pay their respect for the quick restoration caused by World War 3, earthquakes, tsunamis, pestilences and others.
    3 days later, Satan cast down to earth will go into his dead body, and reincarnate as the Antichrist and receiving all his glories. This then will be the real Endtime Antichrist, the Devil himself.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The 4th Beast's Little Horn (BD23)

Dan 7:7 "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.
    After the end of World War 3, no Empire will be formed (different) but the 'One World Order' to replaced the ineffective United Nation. This 'One World Order' will be controlled by 10 kings, who will be nominated by the victorious allies of Iran.

Dan 7:8 I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
    Coming out of the 'One World Order' will be the little horn, who will:-
1. Become a human being (having human eyes)
2. Become the Antichrist (speaking pompous words against the Almighty God)
3. Set up the 'One World Religion' so that our Lord Jesus Christ will be denied His Divinity.
4. Deceive the Muslims to remove the Al Aqsa mosque
5. Deceive the Jews to rebuild the temple of God on the temple Mount.
Daniel 7:24-25 The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; he shall be different from the first ones, and shall subdue three kings. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.

2Thess 2:3-5, 7 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God... And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
    The Antichrist, who will be the incarnate of Satan (working of Satan with all power, signs and lying wonders), will come only in the last days and before Rapture, for he will sit as God in the temple of God. So before Rapture the Antichrist will gave to deceive the Jewish priesthood to build the temple of God for him to proclaim himself God. At Rapture he will be killed by the brightness of our Lord's coming and the breath of His mouth.
2Thess 2:8-9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  
Brethren, all those who do not love truth or reject truth will easily be deceived by the Antichrist and his cohorts, false prophets, false teachers, covetous pastors and depraved christian leaders . If you love truth you will keep His words.

1 Pet 1:22-23 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.

Monday, 5 February 2018

The One World Order (BD22)

Dan 7:23-24 "Thus he said: 'The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces. The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom..."
   The Northern Alliance of Iran (4th Beast) is also the little horn that is part of the former Grecian Empire. He will conquer Israel and many other lands. 
Dan 8:8-9 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven. And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.

Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
    As Iran and its allies were annihilating the might of the West in World War 3, God causes great earthquakes and tsunamis, pestilences, etc. to hit all nations.
These great earthquakes with huge tsunamis killing hundreds of millions of people worldwide will temporary stop all wars. Rescue of the affected will be top priority. With such extensive destructions by the greatest earthquakes and largest tsunamis ever, the rescue will be insurmountable in every nation. Everyone will be trying to reach and rescue their loved ones, friends, etc., and no one will want to fight anymore thus ending WW3.
   These great devastations will wipe out factories, food-storages, farmlands, hospitals, power, etc. causing extensive starvation. The wounded, sick and starving along with plagues, diseases, etc. will bring all mankind onto their knees.
    During this period God will cleanse His church by killing the depraved, covetous and heretic pastors and Christian leaders to prepare the bride of the Lamb
    This will also be the period that godly Christians armed with the vision of the greatest harvest of souls, and the mission to feed, care, comfort and heal all the affected with God's gifts and empowering.

Rev 17:10-12 "The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast."
    After World War 3, the victorious but decimated (by the natural calamities) Northern Alliance (legs of iron) will form the One World Order to replace the ineffective and abominable UN.
Dan 2:32-33 "This image's head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay."

Dan 2:41-42 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
    All the first four beasts are of metal (gold, silver, bronze and iron) representing political and military powers, but the new government  that comes out of this 4th Beast (iron) will be different. This new government (One World Order) being the feet and toes of the image were made of iron and clay. Since iron (metal) represents  military or political power, then clay will likely represent the religious powers.
The new 'One World Order' will have 10 representatives (kings) to rule the whole world.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

The Vengeance of God (BD21)

Dan 7:7 "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns"
    During World War 3, the 4th Beast (Iran and allies) will trampled the residue (of their enemies) with its feet. What is this residue and where does this residue come from?

God will use World War 3 to destroy the high and mighty West and Israel for their unbelief and abominations. At the same time, it will cleanse His church from the abominable practices, lies, covetousness and heresies, so that He can prepare the bride for the Lamb of God. Indirectly, God is fighting Israel and the West

1. Judgment of Jerusalem
Luke 21:20, 22, 24 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near... For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled... And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
    As vengeance, God will use World War 3 to annihilate Jerusalem for unbelief (PLO-Peace Treaty and gay parades). Israel will be trampled underfoot by Gentiles until Rapture (fulfillment of the times of the Gentiles).

2. Judgment of the West
Since President Clinton pressured Israel to sign the abominable PLO-Israel Peace Treaty in 1993, the US (including the West) was slowly transformed from a godly Christian nation to a demonic nation. The bible, prayers, preaching and evangelism were thrown out of schools, administration and public places. In place of godliness, are demonic practices such as homosexualities, gay marriages and abominable human rights. US also force these abominations upon all the other nations. Similarly, as vengeance, God will annihilate the depraved West.

3. Judgment of His church
2Peter 2:1-3 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
    These two decades we have witnessed the numerous false prophets and false teachers with their lies, covetousness and destructive heresies, which unfortunately have attracted many etching ears. Unless they repent, they will all be judged and killed in World War 3.

Great Confusion during WW3
Judge 7:22 When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the LORD set every man's sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath.
    Though the West is invincible, yet God will cause confusion within the military, navy and police by revolt, sabotage and rebellion that the West will become self-destruct just like in the days of Saul, Gideons, Isaiah, etc.
    So when the armies of West attack Iran and its allies, they will all be in disarray by revolts and sabotages within themselves (residue of self-destruction), leaving Iran and allies to enter and easily kill and destroy them.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

The Unique 4th Beast (BD20)

Dan 7:7 "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns"
    This 4th Beast is different from all the other Beasts (Empires). It is dreadful and terrible. It is also very destructive and destroyed everything in its path. *What then can this dreadful, destructive and powerful beast be?*

Dan 7:8, 11, 13 "I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words... I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him."
    This looks like an end time event where the Antichrist seated in the temple of God will be killed by the glorious coming of our Lord Jesus at Rapture.
2Thess 2:8-9 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

Dan 2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others.
    Since this is an end time prophecy leading to Rapture, this dreadful, terrible and devastating event can only be World War 3, where the Antichrist will annihilate Israel and all its enemies.

Dan 11:40-41a "At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North (Antichrist) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown...
    As soon as the Southern Alliance (Israel and Egypt supported by Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab nations) attack Iran, the head of the Northern Alliance (king of the North) this will start World War 3 (likely in 2018)
    The Northern Alliance will retaliate and attack the neighbouring Arab nations and the military bases of the West. This will prompt the US 5th Fleet based in the Arabian Sea to attack Iran with missiles, fighter jets and bombers. The Antichrist using his demonic power will then diverted all these arsenals to populated cities. The whole world will blame the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iranian civilians on the US and the West. The rest of the world will support Iran to fight the West.

Dan 11:44 "But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many"
    Australia, which is East of Iran will send military to support the West. Australia will be annihilated.
    EU (Northwest of Iran) will attack Iran but they too will be annihilated.
Note - Russia, an ally of Iran is North East of Iran.

The 4th Beast will likely be the victorious Iran and its allies.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Visions of 2nd and 3rd Beasts (BD19)

          The Second Beast
Daniel 7:5 "And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!'"
    The 1st. Beast was the Babylonian Empire, which was conquered by the 2nd Beast (the Mede-Persian Empire) The 4th Persian king was the most powerful and he sent his whole military to attack Greece.
Dan 11:2 And now I will tell you the truth: Behold, three more kings will arise in Persia, and the fourth shall be far richer than them all; by his strength, through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece.

Dan 8:3-4, 20 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great... The ram which you saw, having the two horns—they are the kings of Media and Persia.
    This 2nd Beast (chest and arms of silver, an inferior kingdom) was the Mede-Persian Empire with King Darius as it's first king. It was during this period that King Cyrus sent the Jews back to rebuild the temple of God.

          The Third Beast
Dan 7:6 "After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it."
    The Mede-Persian Empire (ram) was destroyed by the Grecian Empire (male goat). Alexander the great, swiftly (leapord) conquered the whole middle East and reached India in a very short period.  
Dan 8:5-7 "And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand."

Dan 8:8 _"Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven."_
    After the death of Alexander the Great, the Grecian Empire was broken up into 4 kingdoms under the control of each General.
1. Greece and Macedonia
Gen. Cassander took control of Greece and Macedonia;
2. Turkey
Gen. Lysimachus took control of Thrace and most of Asia Minor;
3. Southern kingdom
Gen. Ptolemy took control of Egypt, Israel and Petra.
4. Northern kingdom
Gen. Seleucus took control of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon (former Persian Empire).
Dan 11:3-4 Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. And when he has arisen, his kingdom shall be broken up and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not among his posterity nor according to his dominion with which he ruled; for his kingdom shall be uprooted, even for others besides these.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Daniel's Vision - 1st Beast (BD18)

Dan 7:2-3 Daniel spoke, saying, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other."
    These four beasts represent the four Empires (kings) affecting the Israelites, because the culture of one Empire is different from another.
Dan 7:15-17 "I, Daniel, was grieved in my spirit within my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. I came near to one of those who stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things: 'Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise out of the earth.'"

Dan 7:4 "The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man's heart was given to it."
    This first Empire was likely the Babylonian Empire, when King Nebuchadnezzar was judge by God for his pride. He was insane and he was like an animal walking on four and eating grass for food. His hair became like feathers of eagles.
Dan 4:31-33 While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses." That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.
  
Daniel 4:34, 36 And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me.
    After seven years of suffering as an animal, God gave King Nebuchadnezzar his sanity. In humility he glorified the Lord God Almighty and he was restored back to be the great Babylonian King.

Heb 12:6, 11 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.".. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
    King Nebuchadnezzar was a faithful servant of God. Because of his pride, God chastised him, after which, to he produced the fruit of righteousness (his repentance and humility).
    Brethren, rejoice when God chastises us (It hurts Him too, when He see His children suffer for their sins and stupidity). Though it may be painful but it is for our good. Amen.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Deliverance of Daniel (BD17)

Dan 6:16 So the king gave the command, and they brought Daniel and cast him into the den of lions. But the king spoke, saying to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve continually, He will deliver you."
    What a friend Daniel was to King Darius, who was trying to find ways of delivering Daniel from the lion's den. Bit the enemies of Daniel reminded King Darius that according to the law of the Mede-Persians, all decrees and statutes established by the king cannot be changed, thereby forcing King Darius to send Daniel to the lions.
   King Darius must have seen the great abilities and wisdom of Daniel in advising and helping him to administrate his great Mede-Persian Empire. He must have seen his complete loyalty and faithfulness serving him and his continuous labour towards the prosperity and peace of the Empire. His love and faithfulness to his God had earned him the ability to display the miracles reserved for God's annointed servants.
   Though King Darius could not save his loyal and faithful subject and friend Daniel, but he knew that Yahweh, the Almighty God of the Jews will be able to deliver him from the lion.

Dan 6:18 Now the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; and no musicians were brought before him. Also his sleep went from him.
    King Darius humbled himself to be like a Jew or servant by fasting for Daniel (for all the heathen kings considered themselves as god and demanded their people to worship them or their images - idolatry). His love and concern for the safety of Daniel, who was cast into the lion's den, caused him to lose his sleep. As soon as it was daylight, he went immediately to the lion's den and cried out to Daniel for his safety.
Dan 6:19-20 Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?"

Dan 6:21-22 Then Daniel said to the king, "O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you."
    Daniel answered the king that he was not harmed by the lions for the Almighty God had sent His angel to protect and delivered Him because he had not sinned against God nor His mission to him (i.e. to faithfully serve the conquerors for seventy years and to live in peace)

Brethren, to ensure that we live under His protection, we keep His words. We must not sin against God's mission for us that we live in peace with all, to preach the everlasting gospel, to love one another as Jesus had loved us, to make disciples to be like Him, and finally to be perfect just as the Father is perfect.

Psalms 91:1-6 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Evil Scheme to destroy Daniel (BD16)

Dan 6:1-3 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.
    From the prophecies of Jeremiah, Daniel was given the vision that Israel would be in desolation for seventy years and the mission that all Jews must serve the conquerors in peace. So Daniel obeyed Yahweh and served the conquerors faithfully.  This excellent spirit set Daniel to excel over all the other governors and satraps, prompting King Darius to promote him above all the others.

Dan 6:4 So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him.
   Out of jealousy the governors and satraps planned to destroy Daniel even though they realized that he was faultless.

Dan 6:5, 7 Then these men said, "We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God."... All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.
   The wicked plan of Daniel's enemies was to get the king to forbid everyone from petitioning any god or man (including requests, prayers, etc.) for 30 days, knowing that Daniel would not obey it, but would still continue to pray to Yahweh.

Dan 6:11, 13 Then these men assembled and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God... So they answered and said before the king, "That Daniel, who is one of the captives from Judah, does not show due regard for you, O king, or for the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day."
    All evidences of Daniel's disregarding the king's decree *(praying 3 times a day to Yahweh) were presented before King Darius.

Dan 6:14-15 And the king, when he heard these words, was greatly displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and he labored till the going down of the sun to deliver him. Then these men approached the king, and said to the king, "Know, O king, that it is the law of the Medes and Persians that no decree or statute which the king establishes may be changed."
    King Darius was angry with himself for being deceived to sign such a decree, which would definitely send his faithful, loyal and godly Daniel to his death. He was trying his best to save Daniel from certain death in the lion's den.
    Even the great King Darius, who wielded supreme power could not abolish his decree to save Daniel, unless he was prepared to break the law of the land.
    How much more for our Lord God Almighty that though He is Sovereign, He will not go against His words, promises, covenants, etc. because He cannot and will not sin. As a just and righteous God, He is always faithful to His words and promises.
    So brethren, always abide in His love and be blessed with His presence, guidance, peace, joy, wisdom, understanding, knowledge, empowering of the Holy Spirit, etc. as promised by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Defiling what is Holy (BD15)

Dan 5:1-2 Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand. While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command 'to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them.
    All these golden and silver vessels used inside the Holy place before the Lord God Almighty were holy vessels. So when King Belshazzar brought out these holy vessels to be used by his lords and wives for drinking wine while they praised and honoured the idols. This is an abomination to the Lord.
Dan 5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone (idols).

2Cor 6:14-16 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
   Brethren, all born again Christians are saved by the grace of God because they have repented of their old sinful ways and have believed and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Then God gave each believer the Spirit of God to dwell within them as the seal of redemption.
    How is it possible that Christians (the temple of God), who are enjoying the grace of salvation, joy, peace and blessings of God, are praising and honouring idols (worshipping money, kings and those in authority, rich and successful entrepreneurs, covetous, proud, worldly, etc.)? Don't Christians fear the wrath of God for their disobedience?
Col 3:5-7 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

             Warning from God
Dan 5:5-6 In the same hour the fingers of a man's hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king's countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other.
    King Belshazzar knew that he had sin and was very fearful so he wanted to understand the writings on the wall.

Dan 5:22, 26, 28-30 "But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this... This is the interpretation of each word... MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it;...PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians."... That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain.
    Daniel's interpretation of his fall to the Medes and Persian was no surprise to him, so he rewarded Daniel heavily (trying to please God).
   Brethren, don't defile the temple of God with Mammon or worldliness, and suffer His wrath and destruction.
1Cor 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Nebuchadnezzar's Restoration (BD14)

Dan 4:30-33 The king spoke, saying, "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?" While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses." That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.
    Nebuchadnezzar knew that it was God who appointed him as king and also made his kingdom great. He constantly gave glory to Yahweh. Yet with warnings of his pride, he still boasted of his own ability and might in making Babylon great. This is stealing His glory, which unfortunately many of our pastors and brethren are doing when they are successful.
    The judgement of God was immediate; making him insane and lived amongst the animals in the field eating grass.
Note - Nebuchadnezzar was not demon possessed (don't try to cast demons out of him).
    In Act 12;21-23, King Herod was immediately killed and eaten by worms for not giving glory to God.

Dan 4:34-35 And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, "What have You done?"
    King Nebuchadnezzar, having suffered for seven years in inhuman conditions, realized his pride. Because he was a faithful servant, God chastised him giving him the opportunity to repent.

1Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
   Brethren, King Nebuchadnezzar, knew that the chastisements were good for his pride. So when he praised and thanked God for all the humiliations and sufferings, he was restored back to all his former glory as the great king of Babylon.
Dan 4:36 At the same time my reason returned to me, and for *the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me.* My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me.

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
     Brethren, can we still praise and thank God in pains and sufferings from our terminal cancer, incurable diseases, bankruptcies, death of loved ones, failures in ventures, rejected, excluded, falsely accused, persecuted, etc. (or are you still blaming the devil)
Dan 4:37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Nebuchadnezzar's Pride (BD13)

Dan 4:18 "This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, since all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of the Holy God is in you."
    This statement from King Nebuchadnezzar revealed the respect he had for prophet Daniel, who alone could interprete his dream. With this great respect, Daniel was able to share the bad news of his coming madness, humiliations, sufferings, pains, etc. which were God's chastisements of him (anyone else sharing such bad news with the king will definitely be put to death).
   Pride of King Nebuchadnezzar
Dan 4:22 "it is you, O king, who have grown and become strong; for your greatness has grown and reaches to the heavens, and your dominion to the end of the earth."
    God showed King Nebuchadnezzar that pride was his biggest problem. As promised, by God, He would revealed to him (as God's servant) the method how he could help him deal the sin of pride.
Amos 3:7-8 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?

   Nebuchadnezzar in great Humility
Dan 4:24-25 "this is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king: They shall drive you from men, your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you eat grass like oxen. They shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses."
    The interpretation of the dream was that King Nebuchadnezzar would become insane and driven out from men to live among the beasts in the field. Without any roofing, every morning his body would be wet by the dew. And just like an ox his food would eat the grass in the field. For seven he will be living as animal, with his hair like eagles feathers and nails like bird's claws.
The greatest humility - the great Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar was reduced to worse than beggars, but as an animal surviving on grass and living in the open field. (c.f Jesus' birth)
Dan 4:33 That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.

       Our Lord's Birth in Humility
    Our Lord Jesus Christ was the King of kings and the Lord of Lords and above all the heavenly hosts. He humbled Himself to be made flesh, a human being and a servant. He was born in the stable amongst the animals as a sacrificial Lamb of God. He was put in a manger (a trough holding food or water for the animals) revealing that He came as the Bread of life (food) and living Water for His sheep (Christians). Not only was our Lord born in humility, His whole life on earth was in humility:- poor family, baptized by John, ministry supported by women, rode on donkey entering Jerusalem, etc. and finally He submitted Himself to God's will by suffering the lashes and dying on the cross.
    Brethren, unless we humble ourselves and repent of our pride, lusts, covetousness, selfishness, etc. and obey His words, otherwise the coming World War 3, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. having wipe out everything may reduce us to eat grass to relief our sufferings from the great hunger.


Jesus lying in the manger amongst the animals.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Nebuchadnezzar's Testimonies (BD12)

Dan 4:1-3 Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me. How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation.
    In the old days, all kings were treated and worshipped as gods by the heathens. In fact, King Nebuchadnezzar once forced his people to worship his golden image. Failing to kill the 3 Jews for not bowing down to worship his image, he then declared Yahweh the God of the Jews, the Lord God Almighty. Having seen those signs and wonders of Yahweh, he rejoiced witnessing them. Then being filled with faith, he willingly and joyfully, set out to testify of His greatness to all his subjects and also to the rest of the world. Below were some of the signs and wonders:-

1. Jewish youths 10 times better in wisdom and understanding,
Dan 1:19-20 Then the king interviewed them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.

2. Daniel revealed the King's dream,
Dan 2:31-35 "You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you;* and its form was awesome. This image's head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay..."

3. Daniel also interpreted his dream,
Dan 2:36-38 "This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. You, O king, are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory..."

4. God's deliverance of the 3 Jews.
Dan  3:26, 29 Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here. " Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire... "Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this."

    This is an example of how you too can testify and declared God's work in your life:-
1. He introduced himself (king),
2. His greeting of peace to all,
3. He testified God's signs and wonders in his life,
4. He declared the greatness of His eternal Kingdom.

Warning - Unfortunately, many testimonies instead of giving all glories to the Lord God Almighty, also claim some self glories (self righteousness, own wisdom, abilities, etc.) which destroy their supposedly good testimonies.

    Brethren, when you start to testify His faithfulness and greatness in your life, your have publicly humbled yourself as His servant by declaring Him as your Lord and King. God will continue to use you as His servant. No wonder God declared King Nebuchadnezzar, His servant, who constantly testified of His greatness.
Jer 27:6 "And now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field I have also given him to serve him."

Saturday, 20 January 2018

God's Peace with His Faithful (BD11)

Dan 3:24-25 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O king." "Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."
    When God told the Israelites to surrender and serve Babylon, He promised them that they would live in peace there. So when King Nebuchadnezzar demanded them to worship the golden idol (causing them to disobey God's commandments and sin), God stepped in to deliver them miraculously and gave them peace.
Jer 29:7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace.

Dan 3:26-27 Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here. " Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire. And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king's counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them.
    This miraculous deliverance of the 3 Jews was witnessed by all the top officials from throughout the Babylonian Empire, therefore the whole Empire had heard of the great power of Yahweh, the living God of the Jews.

Dan 3:28-29 Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this."
    The great wisdom of God using this miraculous deliverance and the declaration of King Nebuchadnezzar, to bring the whole Empire to fear Yahweh. This allowed the Jews to live in peace throughout the land during their exile because the people respected and feared the Jews whose Yahweh is the Almighty God.
    Similarly, if we obey and keep His words, our Lord Jesus ensures us that His peace will be with us.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Faith of the three Jews (BD10)

Dan 3:13-14 Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury, gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up?
   When the 3 Jews refused to bow down to worship the golden image of Nebuchadnezzar, the king was in rage and demanded that they worship his golden image otherwise they will be cast into fiery furnace.

Daniel 3:15 "Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?"
    When in rage King Nebuchadnezzar forgot that Yahweh the Almighty God of the Jews is the Creator of the heaven and earth and that He is all powerful and able set up or remove kings. In anger, he even mocked Yahweh saying, `who is the god who will deliver them from his hands.' No wonder, the word of God reminded us that when we are angry be rational and do not sin (be fair and biblical in whatever you do). If not, then you have just fallen into the devil's deceptions.
Eph 4:26-27 "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil."

Dan 3:17-18 "If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."
    The 3 Jews had witnessed the faithfulness of God, Who had fulfilled His prophecies and promises to all those taken captives and serving Babylon. With such Faith in Yahweh, they committed themselves into Him that He will deliver them from the fiery furnace. If it is God's will for them to be taken back to heaven, they are happy to be martyrs. This reminded the king that Yahweh is the Almighty God, but instead of repentance, his pride made him more furious that he made the fiery furnace extremely hot to ensure their certain death.

Dan 3:19, 23 Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated... And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
    It is a pity that so many of His godly servants have fallen because of pride and covetousness, and have refused to repent.
    Brethren, are you persecuting your poor godly brethren who are helpless against your onslaught (because of your power, riches and positions), by excluding them as false teachers, heretics, etc. and are also smearing their reputations with lies.
Remember - these godly and helpless brethren are the beloved of our Lord - just like Lazarus the beggar, Daniel and 3 friends the captives, etc. They are your blessings if only you obey His words to love one another as Jesus had loved us.

Heb 13:1-3 Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Remember the prisoners as if chained with them -- those who are mistreated -- since you yourselves are in the body also.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Nebuchadnezzar God's servant (BD09)

Jer 43:10 and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will send and bring Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will set his throne above these stones that I have hidden. And he will spread his royal pavilion over them.
    King Nebuchadnezzar had been a faithful servant of God so far. Being God's instrument of judging Jerusalem and the Israelites for their abominable practices. Gid also helped him to annihilate the Assyrian and Egyptian armies. He had been fair to Daniel by promoting him to the highest position possible as promised for those who could reveal and explain his dream, which led him to acknowledge Yahweh the God of the Jews as the Almighty God.

Dan 3:4-6 Then a herald cried aloud: "To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace."
    Surprisingly, King Nebuchadnezzar who had once acknowledged Yahweh as the Almighty God dared to force everyone including Jews to worship his image, thereby making himself equal to the Almighty God.
PRIDE - the greatest abomination and failure of Satan and man.
Similarly, man unknowingly out of pride, wants to be God one way or another:-
1. In business -
they want to be the most successful or richest,
2. In politics -
they want to be ministers or President,
3. In education -
they want to be the most intelligent,
4. In sport -
they want to be champions,
5. In any profession -
they want to be the best,
6. In Entertainment -
they want to be the favorite,
7. In singing -
they want to be Elvis Priestly.
   Brethren, beware, lest out of pride you may land up like King Nebuchadnezzar to demand appreciations (worship) as the great or greatest in your line or profession.

Dan 3:12-13 There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; these men, O king, have not paid due regard to you. They do not serve your gods or worship the gold image which you have set up." Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury, gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before the king.
    Even though the 3 Daniel's friends, (proven to be godly and God fearing), refused to bow down to his image, his pride had blinded him and he was in rage.
    Similarly, today, we find many successful pastors, leaders and televangelists who were once His faithful servants but now with big congregations going into rage when their present distorted doctrines or heresies are accepted. Because of pride, they have become stiff-necked (just like the Jews led by Moses in the wilderness) and refuse to accept truth. These are the ones who will persecute godly and Bible believing Christians for they have already fallen into the snares of the Devil.
2The 2:9-10 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.