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Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Daniel 9:24-27
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Part 3 Blog was put up on June 8, 2014
Part 4 Blog was put up on June 14. 2014
June 14, 2014

Archive Blog issued December 24, 2008


Daniel 9:24-27 – Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. [25] Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. [26] And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. [27] And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

I made a case in Parts 1, 2, and 3 of previous Blogs to prove we do not have a full week of seven prophetic years (360 days per year) left to be fulfilled in Daniel’s 70 weeks of years. The personal pronoun “HE,” which appears three times in 9:27, does not refer to the topic subordinate “prince that shall come” in verse 26, but to topic dominate “Messiah” in the same verse. The topic dominate of the entire discourse is the Christ, the One Anointed of God to be King of Israel. Christ is “the most Holy” in verse 24, “the Messiah the Prince” in verse 25, “the Messiah” in verse 26, and the triple “he” in verse 27. Messiah is the topical, contextual, figure of this entire discourse, not a coming antichrist from Rome or Europe. In fact, some forty years after Messiah was cut off, Daniel 9:26 was fulfilled when Titus, who was the Roman prince, came down and destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple with a flood of troops, and desolations continued until the final battle of that war was fought at Masada in 73 A.D.

The early church fathers, followed later by noted theologians such as Theodotion, Havernick, Hengstenberg, Barnes, and the revered Baptist theologian B. H. Carroll, held that the three personal pronouns (he) in Daniel 9:27 referred not to the prince of verse 26, but to the subject of all four verses, that being: “the most Holy” (v.24), “Messiah the Prince” (v.25), and “Messiah” (v.26), who is Jesus Christ, the Messiah the Prince.

We know that Jesus, from his baptism, had a ministry of more than three prophetic years (1080 days), but that it fell short of three and one-half prophetic years (1260 days). He was “cut off” at some point in the “midst” of the seven prophetic years, that is, in the “midst” of the fourth year. We know that Christ’s first Passover after his baptism is found in John 2:13, his second in John 5:1, his third in John 6:4, and his fourth in John 13:1. So that accounts for three prophetic years totaling 1080 days.

Now, let’s look back at the time that expired from his baptism to his first Passover. First, he was tempted for forty days. After that he called his first disciples ((John 1:35-51), performed his first miracle in Cana (John 2:1-12), had his first stay in Capernaum (John 2:12), and then traveled to his first Passover in Jerusalem (John 2:13). I contend this probably took 65 days. And this, when added to the 40 days of temptation, totals 105 days. And this, added to the 1080 days between the Passovers, gives us 1185 days, which linguistically qualifies as being in the “midst” of Daniel’s 70th week in the fourth year. So I contend that Jesus Christ, the Messiah the Prince, has already fulfilled the first 1185 days of the last week of Daniel 9:27, and that instead of 2520 days remaining, we only have 1335 days left to be fulfilled. When Daniel’s clock begins to tick again to finally complete the Age of the Gentiles and Daniel’s 70th week, it will only have to tick for 1335 days.

Daniel’s prophetic clock stopped ticking when Messiah was crucified. Messiah started confirming the seven year covenant at the time of his baptism, fulfilling promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David in the final 70th week. But he was cut off (crucified) after finishing 1185 of the final 2520 prophetic days. At this point the clock stopped when he made the temple spiritually desolate, thereby causing the acceptance of the sacrifice and the oblation to cease being acceptable to God. And it will continue to be so until the consummation of this age when he returns and, at that time, the spiritually desolate will have his wrath poured upon them.

Daniel 9:27 – And HE shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week HE shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations HE shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 23:37-39 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Once Daniel’s clock begins to tick again it will be as if it never stopped. It will start to tick when the Israelis believe they have peace and safety. From the time it begins to tick, until it closes Daniel’s 70th week, with its final tick at the end of the battle of Armageddon, will be 1335 prophetic days. It will be 1290 days after it starts to tick that the Abomination of Desolation appears on the Temple Mount. It will be about 75 days after it begins to tick that Israel will be attacked by a confederation of Islamic nations that were once a part of the old Roman Empire. I believe the seven vials of God’s wrath will be poured out on the earth during the 45 day period that occurs between the 1290th day, when the Abomination of Desolation is set up, and the coming of Christ with the saints on the 1335th day. The initial attack of the antichrist, 75 days after peace comes, will drive Israel into the wilderness for the remaining 1260 days left in the 1335 days.


I Thessalonians 5:3,4 – For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

If these numbers 1260, 1290, and 1335 seem strange, please consider the last three verses in the book of Daniel, where he is told he will be standing in his inheritance when the 70th week closes.

Daniel 12:11-13 – And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. [12] Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. [13] But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

Romans 11:25-27 – For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. [26] And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: [27] For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Daniel, along with all the other Old Testament saints of Israel, will return to rule and reign with Christ at the end of the battle of Armageddon, which closes “the end of the days” of the Age of the Gentiles.

The world will see Israel flee into the Negev for 1260 days after some 75 days of false peace. The 1260 prophetic days are found expressed several different ways in the Scripture. At times it is identified as 42 prophetic months (30 days per month). It is also referred to as time, times, and half a time, where a time is equal to one prophetic year, times to two prophetic years, and half a time to one-half a prophetic year, making a total of three and one-half prophetic years (360 days per year).

Revelation 12:6 – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Daniel 7:25 – And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.


Supplement to Previous Blog Issued Yesterday!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

June 13, 2014
Iraq will be one of the 10 Islamic horns/toes regardless of who wins the current maze of confusion battle for Iraq. Iraq will either be dominated by an Iranian Shiite government or a Sunni Islamist Jihad fanatical sect.
Prophetic buffs have been trying to bring the Antichrist out of Europe since the Napoleonic Wars, but Napoleon wasn’t the Antichrist – Neither was the German Kaiser of WW-1, or Hitler of WW-2.
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The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of wars between Napoleon’s French Empire and a series of opposing coalitions led by Great Britain. As a continuation of the wars sparked by the French Revolution of 1789, they revolutionized European armies and played out on an unprecedented scale, mainly owing to the application of modern mass conscription. French power rose quickly as Napoleon’s armies conquered much of Europe but collapsed rapidly after France’s disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812. Napoleon was defeated in 1814; he returned and was finally defeated in 1815 at Waterloo, and all France’s gains were taken away by the victors.Before a final victory against Napoleon, five of seven coalitions saw defeat at the hands of France. France defeated the first and second coalitions during the French Revolutionary Wars, the third (notably at Austerlitz), the fourth (notably at Jena, Eylau, and Friedland) and the fifth coalition (notably at Wagram) under the leadership of Napoleon. These great victories gave the French Army a sense of invulnerability, especially when it approached Moscow. But after the retreat from Russia, in spite of incomplete victories, France was defeated by the sixth coalition at Leipzig, in the Peninsular War at Vitoria and at the hands of the seventh coalition at Waterloo.The wars resulted in the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire and sowed the seeds of nascent nationalism in Germany and Italy that would lead to the two nations’ respective consolidations later in the century. Meanwhile, the global Spanish Empire began to unravel as French occupation of Spain weakened Spain’s hold over its colonies, providing an opening for nationalist revolutions in Spanish America. As a direct result of the Napoleonic wars, the British Empire became the foremost world power for the next century,[6] thus beginning Pax Britannica, and the Russian Empire, after the Battle of Paris in 1814, became, until the Crimean War in 1853, the paramount continental power of Europe. John Darby was born during the Napoleonic Wars.
Darby is noted in the theological world as the father of “dispensationalism”, later made popular in the United States by Cyrus Scofield’s Scofield Reference Bible.Charles Henry Mackintosh, 1820–1896, with his popular style spread Darby’s teachings to humbler elements in society and may be regarded as the journalist of the Brethren Movement. Mackintosh popularised Darby, although not his hyperdispensational approach,[13] more than any other Brethren author. In the early twentieth century, the Brethren’s teachings, through Margaret E. Barber, influenced the Little Flock of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee[14]Darby is credited with originating the “secret rapture” theory wherein Christ will suddenly remove His bride, the Church, from this world before the judgments of the tribulation. Some claim that this “the Rapture of the Saints” [date?] was the origin of the idea of the “rapture.” Dispensationalist beliefs about the fate of the Jews and the re-establishment of the Kingdom of Israel put dispensationalists at the forefront of Christian Zionism, because “God is able to graft them in again,” and they believe that in His grace he will do so according to their understanding of Old Testament prophecy. They believe that, while the ways of God may change, His purposes to bless Israel will never be forgotten, just as He has shown unmerited favour to the Church, He will do so to a remnant of Israel to fulfill all the promises made to the genetic seed of Abraham
Begin Excerpt from UK Telegraph
June 12, 2014-06-12
Iraq at risk of civil war as al-Qaeda-led uprising pushes to within striking distance of Baghdad
Fears of collapse of Iraqi state reignites debate over sacrifices made by Britain to topple Saddam Hussein
By Colin Freeman, Peter Dominiczak and Ben Farmer
9:27PM BST 11 Jun 2014
Iraq is facing a return to its darkest days of civil war after al-Qaeda-linked militants seized a vast swathe of the country’s northern region in a lightning advance which took them to within striking distance of Baghdad.
A day after snatching control of the northern city of Mosul, fighters were on Wednesday night within 60 miles of the Iraqi capital, encountering little resistance from government troops.
En route they seized major towns, oil refineries and military bases and embarked on an orgy of kidnappings and executions, forcing an exodus of more than half a million people across the north.
The extraordinary developments reignited the political debate about the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 alongside America, a conflict which cost the lives of 179 British Service personnel and cost at least £9 billion.
David Cameron faced questions in Parliament on Wednesday about his own decision to vote in favour of the controversial military intervention.
The Prime Minister warned of more attacks and suggested that Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, is not doing enough to prevent “breakdowns” across the country.
Asked about his decision to support the 2003 invasion, Mr Cameron said: “I have always made the point that I do not particularly see the point of going back over these issues. I voted and acted as I did, and I do not see the point of going over the history books.”
In a stark warning about the escalating crisis, the Prime Minister added: “Iraq has always faced the challenge of having Sunni, Shia and Kurdish populations. It requires politics and a political leader who can bring them together and make sure that everyone feels part of the whole.
“That has not always been the case with Maliki’s Government. It needs to be – otherwise we will see more breakdowns such as the one that has happened in the last 24 hours.”
The crisis is the most serious to hit Iraq since the summer of 2004, when a joint Sunni-Shia uprising against coalition forces ended hopes of a quick return to peace in the post-Saddam era.
By Wednesday afternoon, the militants were reported to have reached the holy city of Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad. It is feared they will try to reignite Iraq’s sectarian civil war by destroying a revered Shia shrine. An al-Qaeda bomb attack on the same shrine in 2006 sparked a two year sectarian conflict that killed an estimated 30,000 Iraqis.
The virtually unopposed advance by the terrorists has caused panic in Baghdad.
There are unconfirmed reports of Shia militias beginning to mobilise in the capital, a sign that the conflict could soon spread beyond the Iraqi government’s control.
Diplomats in Baghdad’s heavily-guarded “Green Zone” were activating contingency plans for emergency evacuations, one private security contractor told The Telegraph.
Mr Maliki has responded to the crisis in his country by asking parliament to declare emergency rule, while Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zubari, called on his country’s politicians to bury sectarian differences and face “the serious, mortal” threat. “There has to be a quick response to what has happened,” he said.
As he spoke, however, Iraq’s US-trained forces appeared to melting away rather than putting up any kind of defence. The al-Qaeda offshoot group behind the uprising, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Syria), which is known as ISIS, declared that it was in “complete control” of roads in and out of Mosul and the surrounding province. Gunmen were reported to have seized an oil refinery in the neighbouring town of Baiji, and kidnapped the head of the Mosul’s Turkish diplomatic mission along with 24 of its staff.
Unconfirmed reports also said that 15 members of the Iraqi security forces had been beheaded near the northern city of Kirkuk after being kidnapped earlier this week.
In the city of Tikrit, the birth place of the late Saddam Hussein, the governor was reported to have gone missing after militants over-ran his building on Wednesday. Roads across the region were jammed with queues of fleeing traffic, many of them driving past checkpoints abandoned by the Iraqi army.
Sources told The Telegraph that the Iraqi government had ignored warnings to increase security around jails holding insurgents in Mosul, three of which were broken into on Tuesday, resulting in more than 1,000 militants being freed.
Turkey, which is around 100 miles from Mosul, on Wednesday night called for an emergency Nato meeting to discuss the crisis. As a member of the alliance, Turkey can invoke Article IV of the Nato treaty which obliges other members to help it address threats to its territorial integrity.
Mr Cameron on Wednesday described the situation in Mosul as “extremely serious” and said that the threat posed by Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria needs a “strong and co-ordinated response”.
He warned that there is a “risk” that terrorists could be trained in Iraq and Syria before coming to the UK to mount attacks.
William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, however dismissed suggestions that Britain has a duty to send military forces into the country because of its role in the 2003 conflict.
He said that the situation was of great concern but that the Government was “not countenancing at this stage any British military involvement”.
Lord Dannatt, a former head of the Army, cautioned against “rushing to apocalyptic judgments” about what was left of Britain’s legacy in Iraq.
He said: “Our involvement was in the south and this is in the north. Are we seeing Basra in flames? No we are not. This is a problem in the Sunni north and Baghdad. “
However, he acknowledged that the situation in the north appeared “very dangerous”.
He said: “It’s linked very closely to what’s going on in Syria. This is an insurgency that doesn’t respect national boundaries.”
John Hyde, whose son L/Cpl Ben Hyde was killed by an Iraqi mob in 2003, said the events in Iraq were “sad” but he was still proud of British troops had achieved.
He said: “They went in and they did what they set out to achieve. Our lads gave them freedoms that they hadn’t had. At the end of the day what our lads did was not to go in there and remove one regime and impose another. It was to allow them to sort it out themselves.”
As Turkey called for an emergency Nato meeting to discuss the crisis, Toby Dodge, a professor at the Middle East centre at the London school of Economics and one of Britain’s best-informed Iraq experts, told The Daily Telegraph that he could see no immediate way out.
“It is a very, very big mess,” he said. “Getting Mosul back under Iraqi army control will be extremely difficult, given that the government has not even managed it with Ramadi and Fallujah. I am pessimistic that Iraq is heading back into civil war.”
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June 12, 2014
Obama warns of US action as jihadists push on Baghdad
After Sunni Islamists and Kuridish forces took over cities in northern Iraq, US president says he ‘won’t rule anything out.’
President Barack Obama threatened US military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the chaos to take control of the oil hub of Kirkuk as the troops of the Shiite-led government abandoned posts, alarming Baghdad’s allies both in the West and in neighboring Shiite regional power Iran.
“I don’t rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either Iraq or Syria,” Obama said at the White House when asked whether he was contemplating air strikes. Officials later stressed that ground troops would not be sent in, however.
Obama was looking at “all options” to help Iraq’s leaders, who took full control when the US occupation ended in 2011. “In our consultations with the Iraqis there will be some short-term immediate things that need to be done militarily,” he said.

But he also referred to longstanding US complaints that Shiite prime minister Nuri al-Maliki had failed to do enough to heal a sectarian rift that has left many in the big Sunni minority, shut out of power when US troops overthrew Saddam Hussein in 2003, nursing grievances and keen for revenge.

Vice President Joe Biden assured Maliki by telephone that Washington was prepared to intensify and accelerate its security support. The White House had signaled on Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces rather than meet what one US official said were past Iraqi requests for air strikes.
With voters wary of renewing the military entanglements of the past decade, Obama last year stepped back from launching air strikes in Syria, where the same Sunni group – the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) – is also active. Fears of violence spreading may increase pressure for international action, however. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, said international powers “must deal with the situation”.

In Mosul, ISIS staged a parade of American Humvee patrol cars seized from a collapsing Iraqi army in the two days since its fighters drove out of the desert and overran the city.

At Baiji, near Kirkuk, insurgents surrounded Iraq’s largest refinery, underscoring the potential threat to the oil industry, and residents near the Syrian border saw them bulldozing tracks through frontier sand berms – giving physical form to the dream of reviving a Muslim caliphate straddling both modern states.

Air power

At Mosul, which had a population close to 2 million before recent events forced hundreds of thousands to flee, witnesses saw ISIS fly two helicopters over the parade, apparently the first time the militant group has obtained aircraft.

It was unclear who the pilots were, but Sunnis who served in the forces of Saddam have rallied to the insurgency, led by an ambitious Iraqi former follower of al-Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden.

State television showed what it said was aerial footage of Iraqi aircraft firing missiles at insurgent targets in Mosul. The targets could be seen exploding in black clouds.

Further south, the fighters extended their lightning advance to towns only about an hour’s drive from the capital, where Shiite militia are mobilizing for a potential replay of the ethnic and sectarian bloodbath of 2006-2007.

Trucks carrying Shiite volunteers in uniform rumbled towards the front lines to defend Baghdad.

The forces of Iraq’s autonomous ethnic Kurdish north, known as the peshmerga, took over bases in Kirkuk vacated by the army, a spokesman said: “The whole of Kirkuk has fallen into the hands of peshmerga,” said peshmerga spokesman Jabbar Yawar.

“No Iraqi army remains in Kirkuk now.”

Kurds have long dreamed of taking Kirkuk and its huge oil reserves. They regard the city, just outside their autonomous region, as their historic capital, and peshmerga units were already present in an uneasy balance with government forces.

The swift move by their highly organized security forces to seize full control demonstrates how this week’s sudden advance by ISIS has redrawn Iraq’s map – and potentially that of the entire Middle East, where national borders were set nearly a century ago as France and Britain carved up the Ottoman empire.

Since Tuesday, black-clad ISIS fighters have seized Mosul and Tikrit, Saddam’s home town, and other towns and cities north of Baghdad. The army has evaporated before the onslaught, abandoning bases and US-provided weapons. Online videos showed purportedly a column of hundreds, possibly thousands, of troops without uniforms being marched under guard near Tikrit.

Security and police sources said Sunni militants now controlled parts of the town of Udhaim, 90 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, after most of the army troops left their positions.

“We are waiting for reinforcements, and we are determined not to let them take control,” said a police officer in Udhaim.

“We are afraid that terrorists are seeking to cut the main highway that links Baghdad to the north.”

ISIS and its allies took control of Falluja at the start of the year. It lies just 50 km west of Maliki’s office.

Oil price surge

The top UN official in Iraq assured the Security Council the capital was in “no immediate danger”. The Council offered unanimous support to the government and condemned “terrorism”.

As with the back-to-back war in Syria, the conflict cuts across global alliances. The United States and Western and Gulf Arab allies back the mainly Sunni revolt against Iranian-backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but have had to watch as ISIS and other Islamists have come to dominate large parts of Syria.

Now the Shiite Islamic Republic of Iran, which in the 1980s fought Saddam for eight years at a time when the Sunni Iraqi leader enjoyed quiet US support, may share an interest with the “Great Satan” Washington in bolstering mutual ally Maliki.

The global oil benchmark jumped over 2 percent on Thursday, as concerns mounted that the violence could disrupt supplies from the OPEC exporter. Iraq’s main oil export facilities are in the largely Shiite areas in the south and were “very, very safe”, oil minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said.

ISIS fighters have overrun the town of Baiji, site of the main oil refinery that meets Iraq’s domestic demand for fuel. Luaibi said the refinery itself was still in government hands but late on Thursday police and an engineer inside the plant said insurgents were surrounding it.

Militants have set up military councils to run the towns they captured, residents said. “They came in hundreds to my town and said they are not here for blood or revenge but they seek reforms and to impose justice. They picked a retired general to run the town,” said a tribal figure from the town of Alam.
“‘Our final destination will be Baghdad, the decisive battle will be there,’ – that’s what their leader kept repeating.”

Security was stepped up in Baghdad to prevent the Sunni militants from reaching the capital, which is itself divided into Sunni and Shiite neighborhoods and saw ferocious sectarian street fighting in 2006-2007 under US occupation.

By midday on Thursday insurgents had not entered Samarra, the next big city in their path on the Tigris north of Baghdad.

“The situation inside Samarra is very calm today, and I can’t see any presence of the militants. Life is normal here,” said Wisam Jamal, a government employee in the mainly Sunni city, which also houses a major Shiite pilgrimage site.

Low morale

The million-strong Iraqi army, trained by the United States at a cost of nearly $25 billion, is hobbled by low morale and corruption. Its effectiveness is hurt by the perception in Sunni areas that it pursues the hostile interests of Shiites.

The Obama administration had tried to keep a contingent of troops in Iraq beyond 2011 to prevent a return of insurgents, but failed to reach a deal with Maliki. A State Department official said on Thursday that Washington was disappointed after “a clear structural breakdown” of the Iraqi forces.

Iraq’s parliament was meant to hold an extraordinary session on Thursday to vote on declaring a state of emergency, but failed to reach a quorum, a sign of the sectarian political dysfunction that has paralyzed decision-making in Baghdad.

The Kurdish capture of Kirkuk overturns a fragile balance of power that has held Iraq together since Saddam’s fall.

Iraq’s Kurds have done well since 2003, running their own affairs while being given a fixed percentage of the country’s overall oil revenue. But with full control of Kirkuk – and the vast oil deposits beneath it – they could earn more on their own, eliminating the incentive to remain part of a failing Iraq.

With Syria’s Kurds already exploiting civil war there to run their own affairs, Iraqi Kurdish expansionism could worry US ally Turkey, which has its own large Kurdish minority and fears a renewed attempt to redraw borders and create a Kurdish state.

Maliki’s army already lost control of much of the Euphrates valley west of the capital to ISIS last year, and with the evaporation of the army in the Tigris valley to the north, the government could be left with just Baghdad and areas south – home to the Shiite majority in Iraq’s 32 million population.

Iran, which funds and arms Shiite groups in Iraq, could be brought deeper into the conflict, as could Turkey to the north, also home to a big Kurdish minority. In Mosul, 80 Turks were held hostage by ISIS after Ankara’s consulate there was overrun.
Maliki described the fall of Mosul as a “conspiracy” and said the security forces who had abandoned their posts would be punished. In a statement on its Twitter account, ISIS said it had taken Mosul as part of a plan “to conquer the entire state and cleanse it from the apostates” – meaning Shiites.

Militants were reported to have executed soldiers and policemen after their seizure of some towns.

ISIS, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, broke with al-Qaeda’s international leader, Osama bin Laden’s former lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahri, and has clashed with al-Qaeda fighters in Syria, often employing brutal methods against enemies. In Syria, it controls swathes of territory, funding its advances through extorting local businesses, seizing aid and selling oil. In Iraq, it has carried out regular bombings against Shiite civilians, killing hundreds a month.

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What I’ve taught for 38 years is coming together in the Old Assyrian Empire and Greater Syria – The chickens are now coming home to roost for those who still teach a European Antichrist and 10 European Toes/Horns!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Stop Teaching a European Antichrist and ten European Horned Toes!
The Post 1730 Teachings of a European Antichrist are now Collapsing

Current Dramatic Events In Iraq Are NO Surprise To DMBC Web Site!
Great Awaking & Evangelical Ages Antichrist Teachings Falling Apart!
What I’ve taught 38 Years is coming Together in Old Assyrian Empire
And Greater Syria Later Contained Most of the Great Assyrian Empire

June 12, 2014

North & West Iraq’s Land loss to Al-Quada was Greater Syria Levant!
Greater Syria & Assyria included parts of many Current Islamic States
Namely, Western and Northern Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and All Of Syria
Antichrist Will Arise In Greater Syria, He’ll Likely Arise In Today’s Syria!

Begin 2003 Archive Special Prophecy Update Number 114C


April 7, 2003

Iraq – A Biblical Land of Conquerors and Confusion

The post Saddam government’s character and temperament cannot be expected to maintain a personality that manifests a long-term gratitude for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Its history dictates that initial expressions of thanksgiving must slowly, but surely, return to the standard Islamic attitude toward the big devil United States, and the little devil Israel. It will never degenerate to the Saddam regime madness, but Iraq will be among the 10 nations that attacks Israel some three and on-half years before the final battle of Armageddon.

The new civilian government, which will eventually be installed, will have a violent mixture of the intermingled blood of the 12 sons of Ishmael (the first son of Abraham), the six sons of Keturah by Abraham, and the two sons of Lot (Abraham’s nephew). The first post flood population in the Iraq area was ruled by Noah’s great grandson, Nimrod, who the son of Cush, the son of Ham. Asshur, the grandson of Shem, the son of Noah, peopled the northern part. So, in this area you have the intermingled blood of the descendants of all the aforementioned ancestors. As a matter of fact, the word translated as “mingled” in Daniel 2:43 is “Arab.” The seed of all these ancestors has certainly been “mingled” in the production of offspring, but they have not been able to cleave together continuously except under the control of a very strong leader, and then only for a relatively short period of time. The great Assyrian warrior kings of 800 to 600 B.C., followed by the great Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, and the famous Kurd Saladin from northern Iraq, who united the mingled tribes to drive the crusaders out of Jerusalem in 1187, have shown that only a strong-willed ruler can unite them, and then only for a specific purpose of conquest, which is invariably followed by a period of empire decay as the cleavage of many different bloodlines crumbles. The coming antichrist will be able to unite them for a while, but in the end they will break apart. He will be like Nimrod in character.

Daniel 11:36 – And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

Daniel 2:42,43 – And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. [43] And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

I have always taught that I believed the antichrist would come out of Syria (See Prophecy Updates 62,63,64,65,66,67,68, and 69), but I have repeatedly stated that I am only certain he will come out of the old Assyrian empire, which would include Lebanon, extreme southeastern Turkey, and northern Iraq. So I will be watching very carefully to see if someone from northern Iraq becomes the President of Iraq. It will take a really strong, and extremely clever, ruler to unite the Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish factions across Iraq.

The 10 toes and 10 horns of Daniel are the same 10 horns of John’s first and second beasts. They are not European nations, and the antichrist is not a European. He is the Assyrian of Micah’s fifth chapter, and the 10 toes and 10 horns are basically mingled (Arab) descendants of Abraham, who practice the Islamic faith – a faith that would be the worship of a strange god unknown to Abraham. The division of the vast riches of the Iraqi oil fields among the different ethnic groups within Iraq would most certainly gain him a loyal following among all the Islamic clerics.

Daniel 11:37,38 – Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. [38] But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. [39] Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

Daniel 7:24 – And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

Revelation 17:12,13 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. [13] These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
So, Lord willing, I will be paying very close attention to the interplay between the new Iraqi government, Syria, and Iran. This is going to be a very interesting scenario.

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Greater Syria, also known simply as Syria, is a term that denotes a region in the Near East bordering the Eastern Mediterranean Sea or the Levant.
The classical Arabic name for Syria is Sham, which in later ages came to refer only to Damascus in Levantine Arabic, while the pre-Islamic name of the territory, Syria, was used again until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918.

The extent of the area known as Syria has changed over time. In the most common historical sense, it refers to the entire northern Levant, including Alexandretta and the ancient city of Antioch, the pre-Islamic capital of Syria), or in an extended sense the entire Levant as far south as Egypt, but not including Mesopotamia.

The uncertainty in the definition of the extent of “Syria” is aggravated with the etymological confusion of the similar-sounding names Syria and Assyria. The question of the ultimate etymological identity of the two names remains open today, but regardless of etymology, the two names have often been taken as exchangeable or synonym from the time of Herodotus (even though in the Roman Empire they referred to two separate entities, Roman Syria vs. Roman Assyria). A “Greater Syria” in this wider sense would correspond to “Greater Assyria” and include all of the Levant and Mesopotamia.


Syria (name), Roman Syria, and Roman AssyriaHerodotus uses Συρία loosely to refer to Cappadocia (Pipes 1992). In Greek usage, Syria and Assyria were used almost interchangeably, but in the Roman Empire, Syria and Assyria came to be used as distinct geographical terms. “Syria” in the Roman Empire period referred to “those parts of the Empire situated between Asia Minor and Egypt”, i.e. the western Levant, while “Assyria” was part of the Persian Empire, and only very briefly came under Roman control (116-118 AD, marking the historical peak of Roman expansion)

In the Roman era, the term Syria is used to comprise the entire northern Levant and has an uncertain border to the northeast that Pliny the Elder describes as including, from west to east, Commagene, Sophene, and Adiabene, “formerly known as Assyria”.In 64 BC, Syria became a province of the Roman Empire. Roman Syria borders on Judaea to the south (later renamed Palaestina in AD 135 (the region corresponding to modern day Palestine and Israel, and Jordan) and Phoenicia corresponding to Lebanon.

In AD 193, the province was divided into Syria proper and Syria Coele along the western bank of the Euphrates. Sometime between 330 and 350 (likely ca. 341), the province of Euphratensis was created out of the territory of Syria Coele and the former realm of Commagene, with Hierapolis as its capital.[3] After ca. 415 Syria Coele was further subdivided into Syria I, with the capital remaining at Antioch, and Syria II or Salutaris, with capital at Apamea on the Orontes. In 528, Justinian I carved out the small coastal province Theodorias out of territory from both provinces.


The region was annexed to the Islamic Caliphate after the Muslim Rashidun victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of Yarmouk, and became known afterwards by its Arabic name, ash-Shām. During Umayyad times, Shām was divided into five junds or military districts. They were Jund Dimashq, Jund Hims, Jund Filastin and Jund al-Urdunn. Later Jund Qinnasrin was created out of part of Jund Hims. The city of Damascus was the capital of the Islamic Caliphate until the rise of Abassid Dynasty

The States of the French Mandate

In the later ages of the Ottoman times, it was divided into wilayahs or sub-provinces the borders of which and the choice of cities as seats of government within them varied over time. The vilayets or sub-provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, and Beirut, in addition to the two special districts of Mount Lebanon and Jerusalem. Aleppo consisted of northern modern-day Syria plus parts of southern Turkey, Damascus covered southern Syria and modern-day Jordan, Beirut covered Lebanon and the Syrian coast from the port-city of Latakia southward to the Galilee, while Jerusalem consisted of the land south of the Galilee and west of the Jordan River and the Wadi Arabah.Although the region’s population was dominated by Sunni Muslims, it also contained sizable populations of Shi’a, Alawite and Ismaili Muslims, Syriac Orthodox, Maronite, Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholics and Melkite Christians, MizrahiJews, and Druzes.

Following the San Remo conference and the defeat of King Faisal’s short-lived monarchy in Syria at the Battle of Maysalun, the French general Henri Gouraud, in breach of the conditions of the mandate, subdivided the French Mandate of Syria into six states. They were the states of Damascus (1920), Aleppo (1920), Alawite State (1920), Jabal Druze (1921), the autonomous Sanjak of Alexandretta (1921) (modern-day Hatay,Turkey), and Greater Lebanon (1920) which later became the modern country of Lebanon.


God Made Man in the Image He knew He would One Day take upon Himself as a Sinless Man in order to Redeem Those who Receive His Only Begotten Son as Their Savior – Part 3

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

God made Man in the Image He knew He would One Day tale upon Himself as a Sinless Man in order to Redeem Those who Receive His ONLY Begotten Son as Their Savior!

Part 3

June 11, 2014

Part 1 was issued as a Blog on June 3. 2014
Part 2 was issued as a Blog on June 9, 2014

In the Beginning was One God, the Alpha, the Great “I AM,” who planned to fulfill 3 Offices as the Omega – Offices of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

One God has, is, and shall completely fulfill these offices eternally as the Alpha and Omega.

From the beginning One God planned to redeem mankind by fulfilling the three Offices.

Jesus was a sinless human man in whom all the fullness of the Godhead dwelled.

Jesus was the ONLY begotten Son God formed in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

Jesus referred to himself as the Son of man more that as the Son of God – Jesus fulfilled the Office of the Son of God as the Sinless Son of man. Jesus is both sinless divinity and He is sinless humanity.

Jesus was one person who had two sinless natures – one human and one divine, The following 2 Scriptures from Luke show the humanity of young Jesus:

Luke 2:40,52 – And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. [52] And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

Daniel 7 prophesied of the Son of man’s glorification to be the ONE God all the saved will see as he is. Jesus spoke of it in John 17, and Paul in Philippians 2

Daniel 7:13,14 – I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. [14] And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

John 17:17-26 – Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. [18] As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. [19] And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. [20] Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; [21] That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. [22] And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: [23] I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. [24] Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. [25] O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. [26] And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Philippians 2:5-11 – Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: [6] Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is ABOVE EVERY NAME: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


The Great Counterfeiter Will Try to Fulfill 3 Offices in the Tribulation Period!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

June 10, 2014
Ephesians 6:10-12 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. [11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Great Counterfeiter Will Try to Fulfill 3 Offices in Tribulation Period!
Exodus 7:10-12 – And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. [11] Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. [12] For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
II Corinthians 11:13-15 – For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. [14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. [15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Revelation 16:10-21 – And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, [11] And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. [12] And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. [13] AND I SAW THREE UNCLEAN SPIRITS LIKE FROGS COME OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE DRAGON, AND OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE BEAST, AND OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE FALSE PROPHET. [14] For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. [15] BEHOLD, I COME AS A THIEF, BLESSED IS HE THAT WATCHETH, AND KEEPETH HIS HIS GARMENTS, LEST HE WALK NAKED, AND THEY SEE HIS SHAME. [16] And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. [17] And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. [18] And there were voices, and thunders, and light-nings and there was a great earthquake such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. [19] And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. [20] And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. [21] And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent:
One Frog Dragon occupies the Office of the Father
One Frog Beast occupies the Office of the Son
One Frog occupies the Office of the Unholy Spirit
The 10 Horns are Islamic nations that obey the Beast
The Whore and her apostate Daughters are churches that no longer teach THE faith ONCE delivered to the Saints,
Revelation 17:12 to 18:4 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, that have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13] These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. [14] These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. [15] And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations and tongues. [16] And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the WHORE, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. [17 ]For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. [18]And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. [1] And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.[2]And he cried mightily with a strong voice saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. [3] For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. [4] And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.