Biblical Prophecy of Matthew 24/25, Daniel,
Fulfilled and Future
First let us mention five fundamental flaws perpetuated by modern
prophecy students, the majority of whom are in the dispensational
"futurist" camp, which believes substantial portions of
the Bible remain in our future, as opposed to the preterist camp,
which believes it is all, or nearly all, fulfilled.
If one carefully
reads scriptures and studies correlating history, one arrives at a
different picture than the popular "futurist" view. Here
are three mistakes made by the dispensational view:
1. Misinterpretation of the term "last days" strewn throughout
the New Testament. We are not in the "last days;" rather,
that term referred to the last days of the Jewish nation in the time
of the apostles, before A.D. 70 and the end of that particular age.
2. Misinterpretation of fulfilled prophecy, interpreted as if it
were unfulfilled prophecy, as in the Olivet Discourse and much of
Daniel. Most of it has already come to pass, but what has not will
be discussed in this Section.
3. Misinterpretation of the final week, or seven years, of Daniel's
"seventy weeks." A most unnatural and non-literal concept,
promoted by many today, is the chopping off the last week of the 490-year
prophecy, and sending it far into the distant future, which is where
the incorrect concept of a seven-year "great tribulation with
an Antichrist" comes from. In fact, it was a continuous stretch
of time terminating around A.D. 33.
4. Misunderstanding about the nature and timing of the coming of
the Kingdom, and inability to see the sameness between the Kingdom
of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. It is not a mortal kingdom to be
established by the Second Advent of the Messiah, but dually spiritual
and heavenly, and is already here for those seeking it:
kingdom is not coming with things that can be seen, for in fact the
Kingdom of God is within you."
"My kingdom is NOT of
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of
God is AT HAND: repent ye, and believe the gospel." (Mark 1:15)
5. Ignoring or misinterpreting statements of imminence of given
prophecies, which almost all related to the times before A.D. 70 during
the generation from Christ to A.D. 70, such as John's book of Revelation,
with time warnings such as,
"The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants what must SOON take place." (Rev. 1:1)
"Blessed is he that readeth, and
they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which
are written therein: for the time is AT HAND." (Rev. 1:3)
"...has sent his angel to show his servants what must SOON take place. And behold, I am coming SOON." (Rev. 22:6-7)
"Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is NEAR." (Rev. 22:10)
"Behold, I am coming SOON..." (Rev. 22:12)
"And he saith unto me, seal not the sayings of the prophecy of
this book: for the time is AT HAND." (Rev. 22:10)
Now, after reading these obvious time statements, why haven't the majority of biblical prophecy students come to their senses? SInce when does "soon" and "near" and "at hand" mean somthing two millennia later?
As one may already know, it is Daniel himself who has returned to
give the correct prophetic word according to the future, of the continuation
of scriptures if you will. I could not rely simply on material inscribed in the Bible as
many do, nor deal with the endless, sensational speculations made
by thousands of Biblical prophecy scholars, books and websites, which seem to be making a lot of money and generate interest from millions of Christians.
Daniel is here not to speculate, but to find the bottom-line truth
once and for all, guided by the discerning Spirit of Truth. Portions of the picture
are missing; the only way to complete the picture was to receive the
truth directly from God in visions and other means and these take
precedent over written word, speculation or opinion.
This was a reason
I would not discuss the Second Coming/Day of the Lord, for example, until I saw it
for myself, as the whole concept seemed a little too far-fetched considering
my extensive knowledge of rational science and physics. Then to witness
the entire world as we know it dissolve before my eyes of course radically
altered my previous perspective on this issue. Remember, I had no
knowledge of scriptures or such concepts before 2000.
As anyone into studying Biblical prophecies knows, there are many
controversies and little agreement on many issues, such as the so-called
"rapture" and "seven-year tribulation," or rebuilt Jewish temple and how
much prophecy is yet to be fulfilled and when and how.
Well, I can tell you this much: the so-called "great tribulation"
for the Jews was largely fulfilled during the 3.5-year period leading
up to the desolation of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, as well as the seven-year
period straddling the period of A.D. 27 to A.D. 34 with the life and
death of Jesus the Christ mentioned in Daniel's 70 weeks prophecy. There is
very little left to cover that involves our times; therefore I will
not deal extensively with the subject in the book, as it is mostly
now of mere historical concern. But I will disclose that little
remnant that is not.
The vast bulk of those prophecies, including that of Revelation,
are ancient history, having already been fulfilled almost two millennia
ago, except some of the very last portions of Daniel 12, and some
choice sections of the New Testament such as the Olivet discourse
(that's it!), which I am here to witness, and are finally being fulfilled
at the present, the real End of Days--the Age in the 21st century.
This preterist, or fulfillment,
concept is of course contrary to the falsities MOST Biblical prophecy
students are currently being taught, shockingly spoken with great
authority and confidence -- as though it were "fact" -- largely based on opinion and misinterpretation,
but the truth concerning these matters will be discussed here.
errors many make originate from misunderstandings of certain prophetic
dates in Daniel, and others such as the "rapture" from a
few misunderstood Biblical quotes scattered throughout the New Testament.
In other words, do not waste your time looking for an "antichrist,"
during a future seven-year great tribulation, or a rebuilt Jewish
temple, or a Rapture. These concepts have no basis in reality for
our time, contrary to what is sensationally espoused by many prophecy
"experts." Who is the Antichrist/beast/666 mentioned in
John's Revelation and Daniel 7? I can identify him for you! It was
the Roman Emporer Nero of Rome, before A.D. 70.
Unfortunately, with the recent explosion
of interest in Biblical prophecy of past years has also come along
much misinformation and many falsities due to ignorance based on a
flawed system and overactive, sensationalistic imagination.
Whenever the phrase "at the time of the end ... last days"
is mentioned in Daniel (as well as John's Apocalypse, and the New
Testament in general), it is referring not, I repeat, NOT to the end
of the world in our time or age, but the end of the age leading up
to the arrival of Jesus Christ as the prophesied Messiah the first
time and the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem in A.D. 70 by
the Roman general Titus and his armies.
When you hear the term "last
days," it did NOT refer to our time, but to A.D. 70. The ultimate
END of the days are the times we are about to enter, also sometimes
called the Day of the Lord which I first-handedly witnessed by being physically transported by an angel into the distant future, but this has little or nothing to do with
Revelation, Daniel's prophecies, or many other of the concepts thrown
around today in an obsessive orgy to locate a supposed "Antichrist"
and set a date for a supposed "rapture" during a "seven-year
great tribulation" coming in some far-off time.
The "last days" mentioned several times in the New Testament
applied to that particular generation living at the time, and consequently
they knew the destruction of the Temple, which culminated in the destruction
of the Jewish nation in A.D. 70.
In A.D. 68 the people of the Jewish nation revolted against the Roman
government and tried to become independent. Rome did not take this
well, sending an army under a general named Titus to crush this rebellion.
Titus laid siege to Jerusalem, captured it, and completely demolished
the city and the Temple, which had been rebuilt since its destruction
in the time of ancient Babylon.
The last pocket of Jewish resistance
was eliminated at a place called Masada. Titus crushed the rebellion
and totally eliminated the Jewish nation and left not one stone remaining.
Under this lengthy siege of Roman armies surrounding Jerusalem, all
hell broke loose; there was massive famine and bloodshed with at least
two million Jews dead, wars and rumors of wars, false prophets telling
everyone it would all be fine, earthquakes and pestilences plaguing
the city, all to occur within a generation as prophesied 40 years
earlier by Jesus in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.
In fact, the destruction of Israel was prophesied by Moses only a
short time after that nation was given the Law of the Torah several
millennia ago, and seems to have been preordained as the fate of those
who continually break their covenant with God:
And it shall come to pass that, as the Lord rejoiced over you to
do good, and to multiply you, so the Lord will rejoice over you to
destroy you, and to bring you to naught; and you shall be plucked
from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. And the Lord shall
scatter thee among all people, from one end of the earth to the other
... And among these nations you shall not find ease, neither shall
the sole of thy feet have rest ... (Deut)
A.D. 66 to A.D. 70 was, in fact, the expected "Great Tribulation."
At that point in history, A.D. 70, the Jewish nation ceased to be,
and the Jews were forced to scatter around the globe, wandering from
Gentile nation to nation with no homeland or forced to become heathens.
That was the end of their world and end of the Jewish age, and the
near entire fulfillment of the book of Daniel, Olivet discourse, and
One of the most universally accepted facts of the Bible is that Jesus
and the apostles were living in the "last days." There are
so many Bible verses that state how they were living in the "last
days" that there is no misunderstanding. Jesus and the apostles
were living in the "last days" – of the Jewish nation,
and of their age. For instance, from Acts 2:16-17:
"But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And
it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out
of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall
dream dreams." This was effectively fulfilled at Pentecost with
the anointing of the Holy Spirit in those last days of that age.
And Jesus says in Luke 17:20-21: "And when he was demanded of
the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them
and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither
shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of
God is within you."
However, we now must deal with some misunderstandings inherent within
the New Testament, how the writers misunderstood the coming of the
Son of Man (Say of the Lord, our time), which was incorrectly interspersed
with prophecies during Jesus' Olivet discourse in Matthew 24 and 25
concerning the "end of the age" which discussed the destruction
of the Jewish temple and Jerusalem, which came to pass in A.D. 70,
and the relationship to the Coming of the Son of Man, which is an
entirely unrelated event.
When reading Matthew's writings (chapter 24), it is easy to suppose
and presume everything inscribed in these passages all deals with
the same time; it does not, and that is what Daniel will now separate
The issue the disciples inquired of Jesus actually was a two-part
question, which Jesus felt compelled to separate, lest they misunderstand
(and obviously most today don't understand either): The whole prophetic
Olivet discourse began with Jesus' statement after the disciples pointed
out the magnificence of the temple,
And Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples
came to him to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said
unto them, 'You see all these, do you not? Verily I say unto you,
there shall not be left here one stone upon another; all will be thrown
Here is the question they asked after being told the temple would
be destroyed, with not one stone remaining, which started the whole
prophecy from Jesus, which extended throughout Matthew 24 and 25:
"Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your
coming AND the end of the age?" (You understand, that the disciples,
in asking this question, incorrectly perceived that the Second Coming
[our time] AND the end of the AGE [A.D.70] would take place simultaneously.)
Jesus had to attempt to clear this misunderstanding by differentiating
between the two events.
It is apparent that everyone has misunderstood, and still misunderstands
even today, supposing that the several verses following this question
are all one and the same, dealing with a singular time; they do not.
Matthew and other New Testament writers also seem mistaken in believing
so when writing the gospels. The verses deal with two distinct events
separated by two millennia: the end of their world (age) involving
the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, and the other distant
event, the coming of the Son of Man.
Continuing now into the next verses stemming from this catalyst question,
Jesus then goes on to give warning to them, to warn of people claiming
to be the Messiah, wars, earthquakes and famines to come as the birth
pangs before the end of the Jewish age and destruction of the temple,
but to sort out the disciples' confusion, says, "the end is not
yet ..." In the next verses, 7-26, Jesus is speaking to THEM
(not us) and concerned what actually came to pass, fulfilled, upon
the Jewish nation by A.D. 70. So in the verses 7-26, He responded
to the question,
"When shall these things be?" He answered
by giving warning signs they should watch for, and these are the wars,
deceivers, famines and earthquakes.
So, were there such events which
came upon THAT generation?
Yes, and if you have read the troubles
the apostles underwent with the false Christs and deceivers mentioned
throughout the New Testament, there were "many" deceivers
and false prophets, and more have been documented by other historians.
An Egyptian who "pretended to be a prophet" gathered 30,000
men, claiming that he would show "how, at his command, the walls
of Jerusalem would fall down."
Another deceiver was Simon, a sorcerer, who led people to believe
he was the great power of God (See Acts 8). According to Irenaeus,
Simon claimed to be the Son of God and creator of angels. Barchochebas,
according to Jerome, claimed to vomit flames. Bar-jesus is mentioned
in Acts 13:6 as a sorcerer and false prophet.
What about the "wars and rumors of wars" they should watch
for, as told by Jesus, and when they should flee to the mountains?
When they saw Jerusalem surrounded by armies, which in fact took place
"So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place,
as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand),
then those in Judea must flee to the mountains ... Pray that your
flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For at that time there
will be great suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of
the world until now, nor ever will be." (Matt. 24:15-21)
That took place a generation later, and many who listened to Jesus'
message in fact did flee to the mountains after seeing the spectacle
of Roman armies around Jerusalem. From A.D. 66-70 there was the greatest
suffering in history for the nation of Israel, and their world would
never exist again, for it was completely destroyed by Rome (the desolating
sacrilege). This was predicted in Daniel five centuries earlier in
the seventy-week chapter:
"And the troops of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city
and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end
there shall be war. Desolations are decreed ... in its place shall
be an abomination that desolates ..." (Daniel 9).
In other words, the Roman troops of Titus under Nero would destroy
Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple. The war would continue until it was
desolated at the end, and "the end" of the world (age) occurred
by A.D. 70 (more on this prophecy later).
What about the warning of famine?
In the days of Claudius Caesar
(Acts 11:28), Judea was hit especially hard by famine. Many historians
such as Eusebius also mention famines during this time in Rome, Judea,
and Greece. Tacitus tells of pestilences throughout Italy in A.D.
65. The ultimate Jerusalem famine and pestilence occurred between
A.D. 68 and 70.
What about the warning sign of earthquakes in diverse places, as
an indicator of the beginning of the birth pangs?
concerning Rome, "Frequent earthquakes occurred, by which many
houses were thrown down" and that "twelve populous cities
of Asia fell in ruins from an earthquake." There were earthquakes
in Crete, Apamea, Smyrna, Miletus, Chios, Samos, and Judea. The city
of Pompeii was greatly damaged by earthquakes.
What about the preaching of the gospel to "all nations"
and before the "end" – until the time of the Gentiles
was completed? Note, this is not referring to the Day of the Lord,
but the end of their world/ age with the destruction of Israel.
this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for
a witness unto all nations; and then [not until then] shall the end
come" (Mt. 24:14).
Their "world" at the time consisted
of the entire Roman Empire. By A.D. 70 the gospel had in fact been
preached to “all nations” therein via the apostles, disciples
and the spreading of the church. Then the end in fact came: the end
of THAT age.
Now, returning to the continuation of the Olivet discourse, Jesus
then makes a break in the discussion after Matthew 24:26 and tells
them about the end, which is unrelated to their time and the prophecies
just discussed, and deals with our time, the end of this age, in describing
what 21 century Daniel has seen for himself, first-handedly: the Second Advent, or Son of Man.
In other words, He changes the subject in response to the disciples'
dual question concerning the end of their age, and the separate question
of the coming of the Son of Man, a very distant event from their perspective.
From there He goes on to clarify to the disciples, involving our near
"Immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven,
and the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then the Son of Man will
appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of earth shall mourn, and
they will see the 'Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven' with
power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud
trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds,
from one end of the heaven to the other." (Matthew 24: 30-31)
And He further adds,
"There will be signs in the sun, the stars, and on the earth distress
among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People
will faint from fear and foreboding that is coming upon the world,
for the powers of heaven shall be shaken, then they will see the Son
of Man coming in a cloud with great glory and power. Now when these
begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption
draweth near." (Luke 21: 25-28)
21 century Daniel has seen the above prophecies in several visions himself;
the profound roaring of the seas, and witnessed the coming of the
Son of Man, but I do not know the exact day
However, if you continue reading, the next verses following,
Matthew 32-34 again split off from this topic, change subject, and
revert to dealing with Jesus' own disciples' generation, speaking
NOT about V. 30-31, but instead the destruction of A.D. 70 of Jerusalem
with the phrase, "All this will come upon this generation."
That is, "all" signifies only the portion dealing with subjects
OTHER than the Second Coming. And in fact "all" of this
did come to pass. He then again changes the subject BACK to the coming
of the distant Son of Man, or the End, starting in verse 35 and continuing
until V. 44:
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven,
nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so
will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before
the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and being given
in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing
until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming
of the Son of Man ..."
And to further clarify from Luke, after describing the coming of
the Son of Man the second time, He warns, "But first he must
endure much suffering by this generation ..." (Luke 17: 20:37)
You see, the whole point Jesus made great pains attempting to clarify,
was to differentiate between the two, dual questions, concerning two
unrelated events which the disciples confused as being one singular
event: When would be the end of their age, involving the destruction
of temple and Jerusalem and what to watch for concerning this event,
and differentiating (separating) the Second Advent into a distant,
unrelated event. He did this to sort out their confusion between the
But you may ask about this quote:
“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his
works. Verily I say unto you, There be some STANDING HERE, which shall
not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Was Jesus referring to the Second Advent? NO. Instead, this concerned
His glorification as becoming the saving Light in the NDE; He as the
Son of Man appeared to that generation after they died, and continues
to this day as so many thousands have witnessed in o many NDE's! The
spiritual kingdom was set up after the crucifixion. "My kingdom
is NOT of this earth."
"... hereafter you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right
hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Mt.26:64)
"... you shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God
ascending and descending on the Son of Man." (Jn.1:51)
"... For when they (people) rise from the dead, they neither
marry nor are given in marriage, but are like the angels in heaven
(spiritual bodies)." (Mk.12:25)
"... I tell you, on the Day of Judgment you will have to give
account for every careless word you utter; for by your words you will
be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." (Mt.11:36,37)
"The Father judges no one but has given all judgment to the
Son." (Jn.5:22) (This is the life review by which you will be
judged; every thought and action is recorded. Paul also had an NDE.
See: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)
Jesus, in these quotes, was speaking to His apostles, and He meant
what they would experience after death; Jesus said to Pilate, "My
kingdom is NOT of this earth." It is a heavenly, spiritual kingdom,
and Christ became the Light seen in NDE's! He said, "When I am
lifted up, I will draw all men unto me." The reward according
to one's works is determined in the life review, and the angels do
in fact ascend and descend on the familiar tunnel towards and from
the Light at the end of the tunnel.
Therefore the First AND Second Coming really began almost 2000 years
ago, which began a "New Age," but the ultimate culmination
of our present age that began back then, the establishment of the
spiritual kingdom, the church age, which is now coming to a close,
and was foretold by Jesus is this dimensional shift Daniel witnessed,
which is to occur at some future point.
And this too will be a "New
Age," or the real End of the Days, characterized by the collapse
and thrusting of the world into an entirely different dimension, otherwise
known as the Second Advent, Son of Man, or Day of the Lord, the dissolving
of the elements, preceded by a roaring of the waves, with the oceans
engulfing the lands.
Should World War III occur beforehand, it is
not in any way related to Armageddon or Revelation.
Daniel's Seventy Weeks Prophecy
Almost all of Old Testament Biblical Daniel prophecy has come to
pass, and all the military conflicts discussed therein are simply
history, irrelevant to the modern era, and therefore will not be discussed
herein to any lengthy degree. Although further details of these conflicts
continue into Daniel 12, they no longer deal with this time of the
It is instead interspersed with further prophecies,
just like the Olivet discourse of Jesus, of this present time, but
they are very few. The prophetic method is such that details are filled
in later, even while seemingly prophesying about another time altogether;
however, they may seem a continuation of that discussed in verses
immediately prior. Consider it backtracking.
The prophesies within Daniel are the most important and extensive
in the Old Testament, apocalyptic in nature, and deal with the "time
of the end" and the end of the days. However, this particular
phrase is mentioned several times, but not all the time related to
the same event; this will be discussed later. Within this book written
by the old version of myself are many supernatural incidents, angelic
visitations and prophetic visions. They largely deal with a succession
of world empires and details of future troubles the Jews would face,
along with the conclusion for which very little is relevant to the
modern era, but what little remains I am here to reveal while in the
The "time of the end" mentioned throughout the book generally
concerned the end of the age (world) of the Jews, of the Old Covenant,
which resulted in worldwide dispersal, and the beginning of the 2000-year
church age – the everlasting kingdom (spiritual kingdom) to
be established, and the astrological shift from the age of Aries to
The covenant here is the new covenant that God had promised
to make "with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,"
saying, "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and
their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more" [Jeremiah
31:3 ff.; Hebrews 8:7-13] Well, Jesus was taken to the cross to symbolize
this new covenant (a/k/a New Testament) and passing away of the Old:
Sin no longer exists! Christ taketh away the sin of the world!
This prophetic passage from Daniel 9:25-27 concerning the "seventy
weeks" is illustrative of this fulfillment in the coming of Christ,
as well as the Roman general Titus and armies. There is disagreement
among some prophecy "experts" who erroneously base many
of their "Antichrist" views upon it, and it will be discussed:
"Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and your holy city: to
finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity,
to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet,
and to anoint a most holy one. Know therefore and understand: from
the time that the word went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until
the time of the anointed prince, there shall be seven weeks; and for
sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with streets and moat, and
a wall, but in a troubled time. After the sixty-two weeks, an anointed
one shall be cut off and have nothing, and the troops of the prince
who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall
come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations
are decreed. He shall make a covenant with many for one week, and
for half the week he shall make sacrifice and offering cease; and
in their place shall be an abomination that desolates, until the decreed
end is poured out upon the desolater."(Daniel 9:24-27)
Let's analyze this passage, one of the greatest fulfilled prophecies
of all time. It was received by the angel Gabriel in response to a
long prayer with my (Daniel's) concern about the transgression and
sin of my people, the Jews. The response was this prophetic passage
as to how Jewish sin would be dealt with by God, and even gives a
precise time frame for this to take place.
"Seventy weeks" means 70 times 7 or 490 days, which are
symbolic of years – each day representing a year – that
is, 490 years. This whole passage is dealing with the coming of the
Messiah, or Christ, after the "sixty-two weeks," or 483
years, followed by the destruction of Israel and the temple by Roman
armies (abomination that desolates), occurring a generation after
The "anointing of the most holy" was Christ, who "made
a new covenant" for half the week," and contrary to what
most believe, the remaining or final "week" of seven years
does not deal with a so-called Satanic "antichrist," who
is to come along and reestablish a temple in Jerusalem with animal
sacrifices during the mid-point of some future seven-year tribulation
period. In fact, it dealt with the ministry of Christ. The "beast/Antichrist/666
was actually the emperor Nero.
(And if one wishes to believe the symbolic "Satan was cast down
into the lake of fire and chained," mentioned in Revelation,
that has been fulfilled as well; there is no literal entity called
"Satan" on the loose, and Jesus said so at the end of Mark,
"The term years of Satan HAS BEEN FULFILLED." Meaning 2000
So, much confusion and many absurdities arise from modern-day Biblical
scholars' illogically taking the "70th week" (seven years),
and cutting it off from the other 69 weeks, then moving centuries
ahead and assigning to it a personage who was not intended.
70 weeks occurred consecutively, in one continuous chunk of time,
from that of Babylon, ending during the era of Christ. This "futurist"
or Premillennarian concept of cutting off the final week, as well
as the "rapture" concept, where Christian believers are
to be miraculously whisked away into the clouds beforehand, is wishful
thinking and incorrect. They both originated in the 1800's and have
been perpetuated even today with the likes of Hal Lindsey in books
like The Late Great Planet Earth.
It may be sensational imagination that sells books that set dates
for the seven-year "tribulation" period, then keep moving
them forward when they don't materialize, but don't hold your breath,
for this has already been fulfilled two millennia ago. What Jesus
called "great tribulation" – the deceivers, wars,
earthquakes, famines, and pestilences – referred to the judgment
that fell upon the Jewish nation, city, and temple in the period culminating
in A.D. 70. All this came upon the Jewish nation/world before its
"end" in A.D. 70. Let me repeat this: Most people are being
taught falsely about Biblical prophecy.
The 70-week prophecy is also interspersed with "the prince who
is to come and destroy the city and sanctuary ... make a new covenant."
Modern-day scholars would have you believe it is some "Antichrist
who rebuilds the temple, then destroys it" in our day, but it
was in fact the Roman general Titus in A.D. 70. This lasted for a
time, times and a half time (3 1/2 years) from A.D. 66-70. This is
also the fulfillment of the final verses in Daniel, chapter 11:35-45
and some of chapter 12 after being informed by an angel about Nero,
his end – suicide – and Titus' military exploits and
the time of trouble "such has never occurred since nations first
came into existence." (Daniel 12:1) – which is what Jesus
was referring to in the Olivet discourse.
The following segment from
Daniel 11:36-38 actually refers to Nero:
"The king shall act as he pleases. He shall exalt himself and consider
himself greater than any god, and shall speak horrendous things against
the God of gods. He shall prosper until the period of wrath is completed,
for what is determined shall be done. He shall pay no respect to the
gods of his ancestors, or the one beloved by women; he shall pay no
respect to any other god, for he shall consider himself greater than
all. He shall honor the god of fortresses instead of these; a god
whom his ancestors did not know he shall honor with gold and silver,
with precious stones and costly gifts."(Daniel 11:36-38)
Well, Roman emperors were considered to be divine, even God. Nero
also exalted himself, prospered until the end, the period of wrath
that was completed, did not respect the Most High, thought of himself
as greater than all, and honored the god of war. He "came to
his end, with no one to help him" (Daniel 11:45) by committing
suicide shortly before A.D. 70.
Daniel then inquired of the angel
as to how long this war against the Jews would last, and the end result
of the destruction of Israel, or the end of days/age/world:
"Then I, Daniel, looked, and two others appeared, one standing on
this bank of the stream and one on the other. One of them said to
the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters, "How long
shall it be until the end of these wonders?" The man clothed
in linen, who was above the waters, raised his right hand and his
left hand towards heaven. And I heard him swear by the one who lives
forever that it would be for a time, times and a half time (3.5 years)
and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes
to an end, all these things would be accomplished...From the time
that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination
that desolates is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred
and ninety days. Happy are those who persevere and attain the thousand
three hundred and thirty-five days. But you, go your way to the end,
and rest; you shall rise for your reward at the end of the days." (Daniel
The "wonders," or military campaign led by Titus and Nero,
lasted 3.5 years, until the final shattering of the power of the Jews
in a catastrophic fashion in A.D. 70, which would "accomplish"
all the "desolations" that had been decreed. The ones who
persevered and attained the 1335 days were those who either survived
the massacre, or those who listened to Jesus' warnings to flee to
the mountains after seeing Jerusalem surrounded by armies, the desolating
Daniel asks in verse 8, "My lord, what shall be the outcome
of these things?" The reply was for me to seal it up until the
end, at which point it would be understood. Well, the outcome of these
events is now ancient history, almost two millennia ago. Yet for Daniel's
"rising for his reward at the end of days," in the 21st
century he has received even further secrets about The End of our
age, which we are now approaching.
Now, let's return to the seventy-week prophecy of Daniel 9:20-27.
Jerusalem was under siege several times beginning in 606 B.C. (when
Daniel was taken captive) until in 586 B.C. the city was destroyed
for a period of 70 years, which was prophesied earlier by Jeremiah.
However, there are two superimposed 70-year time lines; the ultimate
fall of Jerusalem came in 586 B.C., 20 years after the beginning (of
the sieges). Seventy years after the first date came in 536 B.C. under
a decree of King Cyrus, and the final return, 70 years after the second
date, many more of the Jews continued back to Jerusalem until about
516 B.C. (some call it a partial return).
This 490-year period until the coming of the Messiah/Christ was not
to start until the "word (that) went out to restore and rebuild
Jerusalem." But did this time period begin in the above dates,
or rather around 457 B.C. according to Ezra 1:2? The rebuilding of
the "street and wall" was completed 49 years later in 408
We see that the date 483/490 years from 457 B.C. falls around
A.D. 27. Taking into consideration that there is no year between 1
B.C. and A.D. 1 and taking into consideration that Jesus was actually
born about 4 B.C., the end of the 483/490 years ends up at roughly
A.D. 27 – the approximate time of His baptism which began a
3½-year period of ministry, the 'cutting off' with the crucifixion
in A.D. 30 and the 3½-year period of evangelizing by the apostles
in Jerusalem, ending in A.D. 33 with the stoning of Stephen, the first
Christian martyr. This was the final "week" of the 490-year/70-week
)But we run into a major problem: There are many years to which there
are no accounts of anything happening at all in Jewish history during
the times of the Medo-Persian reign! This may be due to the fact that
the only real source of historical data from that time until the Greek
empire (which by then was definitely accurate) was the canon of Ptolemy
of Greece, two centuries later, and he may have erred in chronological
aspects. If we assume he did make such historical mistakes, we can
assume the 490-year time clock of the 70-week Daniel passage really
did start in 536 B.C.)
(These dates are only a matter of approximation and this is said
to demonstrate the futility of nitpicking with exact dates. There
will always be disagreements; no one knows for sure, but the closeness
is to be stressed.)
So now let us consider the 70-week prophetic verse by verse.
"Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and your holy city: to
finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity,
to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet,
and to anoint a most holy one."
This means 490 years have been decreed by God for Jews and Jerusalem
to end the sin and transgressions (desolation) of Jerusalem and the
Jewish nation before everlasting righteousness (reconciliation of
iniquity) would arrive (spiritual Kingdom of Heaven, within you) with
the anointed one, the Messiah, and seal and fulfill the vision and
prophecy. That occurred with Jesus, and the 490 years ended by A.D.
33 with the first Christian martyr, Stephen.
Now we continue,
"Know therefore and understand: from the time that the word
went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the time of the anointed
prince, there shall be seven weeks; and for sixty-two weeks it shall
be built again with streets and moat, and a wall, but in a troubled
From that, the time of the decree of Cyrus (which had already happened
at time of this vision), which enabled the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem,
until the arrival of Christ about 490 years later during the A.D.
27 baptism, there will first be 483 years, during which time Jerusalem
will be rebuilt in rough times with streets, moat and a wall. These
decrees to do so all followed within a century as documented by Ezra
"After the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and
have nothing, and the troops of the prince who is to come shall destroy
the city and the sanctuary."
In other words, after 483 years from the Cyrus decree, the anointed
one – Jesus – would be cut off – crucified, and
have nothing. The prince who was to come (within a generation) was
Titus, who razed Jerusalem.
"Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war.
Desolations are decreed."
Jerusalem would be destroyed with a flood of armies, and it was decreed
to remain desolate from the point of the crucifixion – the 40-year
dispensation of grace – until finally destroyed. That occurred
with the flood of armies of Roman origin before A.D. 70. Jesus knew
this would happen to his generation and correctly prophesied as such
in Matthew 24. The prince was Titus (under Nero) who came in the years
before A.D. 70 and destroyed the nation of Israel and the temple.
Its end came through the armies (flood) which trampled the city. Christ
mentions this prophecy in Matthew 24:15-16:
So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place,
as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand)
then those in Judea must flee to the mountains.
This took place in A.D. 66-70 and is prophesied at length in Daniel
8:1-27. These were the wars and desolations that continued until the
He shall make a covenant with many for one week, and for half the
week he shall make sacrifice and offering cease; and in their place
shall be an abomination that desolates, until the decreed end is poured
out upon the desolater." (Daniel 9:24-27)
The one making the covenant here is not the prince (or "Antichrist"
as some would say, rebuilding the temple with a new Jewish covenant)
but Jesus Himself! This "new covenant" was the forgiveness of sins for
all men, and proclamation of universal salvation for all men, so they
would no longer need to sacrifice animals on altars, thereby ushering
in the New Covenant which lasted for two millennia and that era is
So by going to the cross and saying "It is finished!"
the following were fulfilled in dates which are considered standard
by scholars, and which Daniel will translate into easier-to-understand
The anointed one, Messiah, Jesus, would make a New Covenant with
the Jewish people, which occurred starting in A.D. 27 and continued
after the crucifixion (cutting off in the midst of the week) with
the apostles and disciples, ending in the death of Stephen in A.D.
33. He was "cut off" during half the week, in A.D. 30.
doing so, He stopped the routine Jewish animal sacrifices subscribed
under Mosaic law as sin offering, taking away the symbolic need to
do so, for such action never took sin away in the first place. The
last sentence concerning the "abomination that desolates"
seems obscure and difficult, but means that Jerusalem and temple would
be desolate afterwards, for many generations, which it has been.
That, in brief, is Daniel's 70-weeks prophecy. In other words, the
concepts being thrown around these days are from those speaking of
fulfilled prophecy interpreted as unfulfilled prophecy. Don't worry
then, wasting your time about the "Antichrist," or 666,
or the "mark of the beast," or Satan on the loose, or a
ten-nation confederacy ruled by the devil, or the Rapture, or Armageddon
during a seven-year "great tribulation," a rebuilt Jewish
temple with animal sacrifices, etc.
If you continue looking for such
things in the future, you will be partaking in an exercise in futility.
Should you read the history books, and analyze figurative symbolism
in its proper light, you will be able to relax.
What has not been
fulfilled is the "distress among nations and roaring of the waves,"
before the "great and terrible day of the Lord" at the end
of the days with the "Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven
with great power and glory," the Second Advent. Daniel has seen
these visions, but does not involve these other fad-like concepts,
as they belong to a different age altogether.
Also in the spirit of prophecy fulfilled, let's briefly mention the
so-called Battle of Armageddon in the Book of Revelation (John's Apocalypse).
Sorry to those who believe it involves some time in the future; it
does not. Daniel's present-day vision of the Doomsday Clock and World
War III is actually NOT related to this apocalypse in any way, for
it happened nearly 2000 years ago. Instead, the misguided attempts
by millions of people to link the two are possibly going to create
a self-fulfilling prophecy, because so many strongly believe so! It's
massive in the collective unconscious. We have the power to change
this potentially dire event.
The word "Armageddon" is properly translated "Mount
of Megiddo." If read properly, one sees that the kings of the
earth would assemble at Armageddon, but that was not the location
of the battle. The Bible text never uses the phrase "the Battle
of Armageddon." In Revelation 16, when the sixth bowl was poured
out, the Euphrates River dried up. Thus, the remaining resistance
for the path of invasion was removed, leaving Jerusalem completely
The A.D. 70 Roman invasion of Palestine was referred to as the great
day of God Almighty (16:14). The Roman forces from all nations assembled
at Armageddon to make war on Jerusalem (16:16), and there is no reference
to a battle being fought at Armageddon. What Jesus called "great
tribulation" referred to the judgment that fell upon the Jewish
nation, city, and temple in A.D. 70. The "Battle of Armageddon"
is not, I repeat NOT, in relation to World War III. It happened long
Titus, the Roman general, led his troops out of Egypt up along the
Mediterranean Sea, bypassing Jerusalem, and came to the area of Caesarea,
which borders Mount Megiddo. He waited there for other troops to arrive
from beyond the Euphrates River to the northeast and from Rome to
the northwest. Once the troops were assembled, he marched on Jerusalem.
The kings of the earth (made up of all nations) assembled at Mount
Megiddo for battle against Jerusalem. This is in agreement with the
prophecy of Zachariah who wrote, "I will gather all the nations
to Jerusalem to fight against it" (Zech. 14:2). And Jerusalem
will be "surrounded by armies." That was Armageddon.
The book of Revelation was a highly symbolic prophetic book containing
many relationships to the Daniel prophecies, and God in His omniscience
proved the ability to accurately reveal through prophecy His plans
for the earth's future leading to the end of that age in these fulfillments,
leaving little else for our time, except that which is being revealed
to Daniel himself at the end of the days, in this book.
Beast imagery in Revelation shifts between the generic and the specific.
This is important to grasp: sometimes the Beast represents a kingdom,
sometimes a particular, individual leader of that kingdom. The "Beast"
mentioned frequently in both Daniel 7 and throughout Revelation is
the Roman emperor Nero; John so states that the beast was alive then
when writing his apocalypse to the churches of the day.
Rome is alluded to in this vision of the seven-headed Beast. The
original recipients of Revelation lived under the rule of Rome, which
was universally distinguished by its seven hills. We learn further
that the seven heads also have a political reference: "And there
are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not
yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space"
It is surely no accident that Nero was the sixth emperor of Rome;
historian Flavius Josephus, the Jewish contemporary of John, clearly
points out that Julius Caesar was the first (true) emperor of Rome
and that he was followed in succession by Augustus, Tiberius, Caius,
Claudius, and, sixthly, Nero (Antiquities, books 18 and 19).
is confirmed just a little later in the writings of Roman historians:
Suetonius, Lives of the Twelve Caesars and Dio Cassius, Roman History
5. The text of Revelation says that of the seven kings "five
have fallen." These emperors are dead, when John writes. Nero's
full name also happens to coincide, in full numerology, to 666!
was the beast that many allude to as the Antichrist, and he violently
persecuted Christians in those days. (The word "antichrist"
is mentioned only four times, and only by John – and not in
Revelation – which did not imply the character many now believe,
but simply meant those who went against the Way of Christ, the pattern,
and who were persecuting those disciples in the early days of the
church.) John was writing his letters and prophecies in light of what
the early church was experiencing under oppression, and what they
were to experience "shortly."
In another example used by some to give warnings about "false
prophets in the last days" comes Luke (21:8): "And he said,
Take heed that ye be not deceived; for many shall come in my name
saying, I am Christ, and the time draweth near; go ye not therefore
But Luke's account explains WHEN these things would happen. Jesus
said: "And the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them."
Was Jesus speaking of something to take place hundreds or thousands
of years later?
Jesus was warning His disciples about something
that was drawing near in their time! And in fact there were many,
many impostors leading up to A.D. 70 being put to death on a daily
basis for claiming to be the Christ or messiah. Jesus meant a tribulation
that never occurred up until that time when he said,
shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of
the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." (Matthew 24:21)
The "world" here meant the Jewish nation. And the Jewish
nation as it once existed is no more (modern Israel is not the same)
after the great tribulation of A.D. 66-70, the greatest their world
ever suffered, and never shall suffer as it did since its world began,
for it forever exists no more. Most speak of John's Revelation as
though it is for some future time, but do these passages in Revelation
imply imminence of his prophecy, or for some time 2000 years into
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to
shew unto his servants things which must SHORTLY come to pass; and
he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:"
"Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of
this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for
THE TIME IS AT HAND." (Rev. 1:3)
"And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and
the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his
servants the things which must SHORTLY be done." (Rev. 22:6)
"And he saith unto me, seal not the sayings of the prophecy
of this book: for the time is AT HAND." (Rev. 22:10)
"But this is that spoken of by the prophet Joel; And it shall
come to pass that in the LAST DAYS ..." (Acts 2:16)
"The Lord is AT HAND." (Phil 4:5)
"But the end of all things IS AT HAND: be ye therefore sober,
and watch." (I Peter 4:7)
"Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of
the Lord DRAWETH NIGH." (James 5:8)
"And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet SHORTLY."
"THIS generation shall not pass, till all be fulfilled."
"Little children, it is the LAST TIME :.. whereby we know that
it is the LAST TIME." (I John 2:18)
"God...in THESE LAST DAYS has spoken to us in His Son ..."
"He ... has appeared in these LAST TIMES for the sake of you
..." (1Pet. 1:20)
"Children, it is the LAST HOUR ... from this we know that it
is the last hour." (1Jn. 2:18)
"The end of all things is AT HAND ..." (1Pet. 4:7)
The dates of the following fulfillments:
* Resurrection - A.D. 30
* Ascension - A.D. 30
* Holy Spirit given - A.D. 30
* Church established - A.D. 30
* Gospel first preached to the Jews - A.D. 30 (Acts 2:14)
* Gospel first preached to the Gentiles - A.D. 40 (Acts 10:34)
* Gospel preached to all nations - A.D. 54 (Col. 1:6, 23)
* Jesus' return in judgment imminent - A.D. 64 (Heb. 10:37)
* Temple sacrifices ceased - A.D. 67-70
* Temple destroyed - A.D. 70
* Jerusalem destroyed - A.D. 70
* End of Israel/world, Great Judgment culminating in the end of that
age - A.D. 70.
With the statement given to His disciples, "This generation
shall not pass away until all these things come to pass" is that
all promises, prophecies, and/or judgments were finally fulfilled
by A.D. 70. All the conditions of the old covenant Jewish law were
then satisfied and the old covenant then passed away in fulfillment
as Jesus promised, replaced with the o-called New Covenant. Then in
the place of the altar and daily sacrifices in the temple came a destruction
and desolation of that altar, temple, and Israel which continues to
But the final coming of the Son of Man is yet to come. That is what
is upon us at the end of THIS age, the Second Coming, and comparatively
few Biblical verses refer to this event.
Does this mean we will not have a tribulation period in the future
which coincidentally resembles that described in scriptures? No, for
oftentimes Biblical prophecy can seem to relate to the present; in
every era one may find "false prophets, wars and rumors of wars,
earthquakes, famines," etc., but to continually set future dates
based on a flawed and unbiblical concept is wrong. This concept is
called futurism, touted by most present-day prophecy "experts."
It is a position that is losing respect when the usual round of dates
for a rapture, etc., fail to materialize, and the concept is bound
to fade, for it not based on solid ground. Anything not based on truth
will shortly crumble.
Let's now go through these last fulfillments given to 21st-century
Daniel, correlating with the final promises in Daniel 12 ... all of
which are being fulfilled NOW, and only that which remains is discussed
here. But first back up to Daniel 11:35 where it is said, "Some
of the wise shall fall, so that they may be refined, purified and
made white, until the time of the end, for there is still an interval
until the time appointed."
This segment follows a lengthy discourse involving military conflicts
dealing with Antiochus and the Maccabee revolt of 168-164 B.C., discussed
at length in several visions. All those conflicts mentioned prior
to that passage have been fulfilled, even though details of it are
carried over into Daniel 12.
This "interval until the time appointed"
was the period from then until the "end," involving the
coming of Christ. The refining period was for the wise to continually
reincarnate in order to purify themselves, and most of such people
are returned here now at the end of this age, of the Gentiles, of
Pisces, and Grace, and are to enter the Second Coming and “new
age”--the age of Aquarius, an event of unprecedented, epic proportions.
Some of these wise, holy people will be cleansing and conquering themselves,
and will be made shining radiant white as an angel in attaining Christ-consciousness.
The next relationship to the previous quote comes in Daniel 12:2,
"Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some
to everlasting shame and contempt. Those who are wise shall shine
like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness,
like the stars forever and ever."
Again this refers to the awakening of the wise who stumbled to be
cleansed, purified and refined, who have finally been reincarnated
now, ready to be awakened. That time is upon us, and the angelification
of Daniel is such an example; I was asleep in the dust of the earth
(dead) but have returned – resurrected to life with the eternal
flame of the Kingdom of God that burns within, aligned with Christ's
Daniel, in his angelification in the 21 century by conquering self is literally
shining like the brightness of the sky, with divine light and visible wings
like the stars. In Hebrew literature, "stars" were symbolic
for angels. Several times in Daniel it is mentioned that he was "endowed
with the spirit of the holy gods" – another way of saying
"Is it not written in the law, 'I said, you are gods'?"
So Daniel is just a precursor to a much more universal angelification
of the human race, or at the very least a mass spiritual awakening
to people's true selves, which in the years ahead will become much
This awakening is sometimes designated as the New Age movement, which
some frequently misunderstand as linked to occultism and witchcraft,
which is not what it is about, save for a few on the fringes who give
it a bad name.
They, Christian Fundamentalists, for instance, mock
what they don't understand, out of ignorance, spending inordinate
efforts to demonize this enlightened movement. Correctly termed, it
is actually the beginning of the new age astrologically called the
Age of Aquarius as we shift from the age of Pisces. It is a mass spiritual
awakening happening around the globe, a search for internal truth
and growth, to shortly culminate in the Second Coming.
This is not
an organized movement or religion or "cult," for truth cannot
be organized and packaged, and there' nothing “demonic”
Moving on, we proceed to Daniel 12:4 where I was told,
But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and the book sealed until
the time of the end. Many shall be running to and fro, and knowledge
Well, the secret is that of the mostly fulfilled Biblical prophecies
already discussed, and this process of awakening to the Second Coming,
of which I'm a part, as are you. Knowledge has certainly increased,
represented by interest in Biblical prophetic understanding, the Internet,
and exponentially explosive increase in scientific insight.
tremendous speed of travel and pace of modern society, many certainly
are "running to and fro." In a sense the Coming has already
begun, and the old age fading fast, and will continue to accelerate
exponentially until we reach the climax of zero point, which is the
vision I witnessed, in which the earth enters the dimensional shift
and God descends to earth in an inexpressible fashion. It also involves
a precursor catastrophe such as World War III, which is based on the
revealed Doomsday Clock, and this event can conceivably be altered
through mass prayer and active intervention.
This also encompasses
the "roaring of the waves" visions I've been having, which
are a precursor to the Main Event or the awakening to zero point.
The secrets have been unsealed and this book is in fact the “Final
book of Daniel.”
The next quote continuing from the last verse changes the subject
again and backtracks to already fulfilled prophecy, so does not need
to be mentioned, and is omitted here. (Daniel 12:7)
Then in Daniel 12:8-9 I say in my prior incarnation,
"I heard but could not understand; so I said, "My lord, what
shall be the outcome of these things?" He said, "Go your
way Daniel, for the words are to remain secret and sealed until the
time of the end. Many shall be purified, cleansed and refined, but
the wicked shall continue to act wickedly. None of the wicked shall
understand, but those who are wise shall understand."
(The verses following [10, 11 and 12] again backtrack to already
fulfilled prophecy, so do not need mentioning, until the last, 13.)
The secret outcome of that promised to be given at Daniel's return
has been given: that of the Second Coming. Many, indeed, are being
cleansed, purified and made white (and will shine as the angels).
Daniel is attempting to spread this message and help people to awaken
spiritually, but the wicked will not listen; therefore I am appealing
to the wise and open-minded, and hope you are one of them.
The concluding sentence of Daniel 12 says, "But you, go your
way to the end, and rest; you shall rise for your reward at the end
The Greek Septuagint says it in a more accurate way: "Go thy
way and rest, for there are days and hours till the fulfillment of
the end: and thou shalt rest and arise to thy glory at the end of
Well, Daniel is back at the end; he is rising with his resurrected
reward of divine angelification in glory in the flesh ascending through
the celestial ranks, and no doubt will receive unknown other rewards
in the future, as events and duties progress.
We are at the true "end,"
which culminates in the end of the world as we know it, the collapse
of not only our political-economic system and civilization, but the
very elemental dimension in the merger of heaven and earth with the
Day of the Lord.
Since many of you (or the vast majority) hold this "pre-millennium/rapture"
view of the coming of Christ, why don't you do a little research at
the following website, http://www.preteristarchive.com, and check
the facts and arguments, and see the viewpoint hardly anyone pays
You will be in the minority group, not very popular, who
accept the Bible's fulfillment as largely history, but does that mean
you are wrong? Make up your mind for yourself. At least you will be
better informed than those who so confidently presume they are correct
in their views. Don't be one of the paranoid deluded who have become
so used to hearing this "Rapture, tribulation, Antichrist"
view that they hold the belief with arrogant pseudocertainty.
much to the chagrin of many prophecy "experts" everywhere,
they are not simply wasting their time, but spreading poisonous ignorance
and even falsities to the masses. They are incredibly superficial,
naïvely simplistic, and consistently illogical, but at least
I will give them credit for a great imagination.
It is time for a little common sense, rationality and respect for
the gems the Bible offers us, without vile interpretations which in
the long run and big picture tend to do more violence to scriptures
and Biblical prophecy in the minds of the public than they realize.
It is time to restore that respect. In fact, this fad-like "futurist"
view, by being believed by so many people, endangers us with the possibility
of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I do know for certain all of the Bible has not been fulfilled, as
I actually saw The End, or the Second Coming with my own eyes, and
God has allowed this to enable His servant to discern the truth from
However, whatever viewpoint the reader wishes to entertain, the author
"Preterism teaches that the eternal presence of Christ is "within"
us, and that we walk in the presence of Christ at all times. The theological
implications of teaching that the perfect is now here, forces one
to look inward and address his spiritual inadequacies.
"Nearly every Preterist testifies of a closer relationship with
God. One of my most common testimonies is that love for the Bible
and the Lord is kindled like never before. Another common testimony
is that through Preterism, one can begin to understand books like
Hebrews, Numbers, Deuteronomy, etc. (In fact, most Christians have
never read the whole Bible, let alone Revelation, limiting their ability
to understand the Bible, as the NT is believed to be the explanation
of the OT.)
"We are able to communicate with God as freely now as Adam and
Eve did in the Garden of Eden. We have full fellowship with God, so
that we can do as the Israelites could not - call him Abba, Father.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Todd
-- author of above site.