Daniel

Articles of commentary on the prophetic book of Daniel.

What is the meaning of prophetic chronology?

Please allow me to ask about what is your take on Daniel's 7 times, 2300, 1260, 1290 and 1335 days since his prophecy of 70 weeks of years pointed correctly to the first coming of Jesus? Ever since C.T. Russell first came on the scene the Bible Students and now Jehovah’s Witnesses, have been mesmerized by the seven times of Daniel’s prophecy. What is particularly interesting [...]

2019-09-19T14:27:39+00:00April 28th, 2019|Daniel, Mailbag|0 Comments

Throwing Truth to the Earth

This is an updated revision of a previously published article. The world is full of lies and liars. And it is no wonder, the presently presiding overlord and god of this world is none other than Satan the Devil – the Deceiver and “the father of the lie,” according to Jesus. The extent of Satan’s influence can be gauged by considering that the 12th chapter of [...]

2019-09-19T15:42:13+00:00February 10th, 2018|Daniel|34 Comments

Keep Paying Attention to Daniel

The writing is on the wall. The world now stands at the brink of a great war; no doubt a global war, a war that will undoubtedly far surpass the horrors and hardships wrought by the 20th century’s two bloody world wars. The war now developing will most assuredly be the most tumultuous calamity ever experienced by any generation – it will overturn civilization itself. But [...]

2019-09-20T13:52:16+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Daniel|364 Comments

Brexit and the Beast

QUESTION: What are your thoughts on the “Brexit”? Does this have anything to do with Bible prophecy? ANSWER: Britain’s exit from the European Union seems to have taken everyone by surprise. Except it should be pointed out that it is not a done deal yet. The referendum may be nullified or overturned. That said, whether the United Kingdom actually leaves the Union is irrelevant, as it [...]

2019-09-24T10:06:33+00:00June 28th, 2016|Daniel, Mailbag|34 Comments

The Time of the End

This article is an enlargement of a previous post with the same title originally published in 2003 Most people dismiss the possibility that the world might end someday. They go about their lives without giving it a thought. Others, though, might be heard to say: ‘Yes, the world will end some day. But not in my lifetime.’ On the other hand, some suppose that the end [...]

2019-09-30T15:04:59+00:00August 5th, 2015|Daniel|64 Comments

The Disgusting Thing that Causes Desolation

“Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment),  then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains." Jesus Christ __________ An integral part of Jesus’ detailed prophecy concerning his return and the conclusion of the system of things focused on the desolation of Jerusalem by [...]

2019-09-30T16:30:00+00:00December 19th, 2014|Daniel|21 Comments

The Kings of the North and South

“And he will prove successful until the denunciation comes to a finish; because what is determined must take place. ”  ___________________ Mankind now stands at the brink of a great upheaval, a global crash — even a third world war; a war that will most certainly far surpass the horrors and hardships wrought by the 20th century’s two previous world wars. The conflict now developing will [...]

2019-10-01T13:02:53+00:00August 3rd, 2014|Daniel|13 Comments

King of the North Will Show No Regard…

QUESTION: Daniel 11:37 states:“He will show no regard for the God of his fathers.” Does that mean that Jehovah was the God of the forefathers of the King of North, because here it is mentioned with a capital “G” for God? Or, is it because the King of North is a group of world financiers who are Jewish in origin, whose God was also Jehovah? Please Explain this. [...]

2019-10-05T09:46:29+00:00June 28th, 2014|Daniel, Mailbag|4 Comments

The Crash of the Euro

his is part two, a continuation of the article entitled “There Will Stand Up A King Fierce in Countenance.”

When Jesus walked the earth he revealed that Satan the Devil is the real ruler of the world. In fact, Satan himself boasted of that very fact when tempting Christ to worship him. The account of the matter is recorded in the fourth chapter of Luke:

“So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time; and the Devil said to him: ‘I will give you all this authority and the glory of them, because it has been delivered to me, and to whomever I wish I give it. You, therefore, if you do an act of worship before me, it will all be yours.’ In reply Jesus said to him: “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’””

Although, as the Devil said, all the kingdoms of the world have been delivered to him (temporarily), God has never abdicated his own throne.

That is evident from the occasions when Jehovah has intervened in human affairs; for example, when Cyrus overthrew Babylon and allowed the captive Jews to go free, which God had foretold two hundred-years in advance – before the Jews even went into captivity! Or when a thousand years before that Jehovah crushed Pharaoh and his army of crack charioteers under the surging waters of the Red Sea, achieving the same result of liberating a captive people.

Ultimately, because he is Almighty and Wise, God always accomplishes his purpose. There is nothing any human or demon can do to prevent it. God even foretells long in advance the things that will take place.

 

2019-10-01T15:01:30+00:00June 14th, 2012|Daniel|2 Comments

There Will Stand Up a Fierce-looking King

This article was prompted by a question from a reader.For more questions from readers see the Mailbag.

QUESTION: In Daniel chapter 8 it talks about a goat whose horn is broken and gives rise to 4 more horns. Who are those 4 horns? Also, does Daniel 8 describe a nuclear attack? I am hoping you can explain Daniel 8 and how it applies to today.

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ANSWER: Although the Watchtower Society has convinced the millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses under its authority that virtually every aspect of the prophecy (And all other prophecy for that matter) has already been fulfilled, the prophecy regarding the king fierce in countenance is actually of the utmost relevance as regards the immediate future.

Although I have written a fair amount on this topic over the past ten years, in view of the imminent, catastrophic, collapse of the Euro Zone monetary and political system, and the even more destructive measures that are sure to be taken to prevent the inevitable, it seems timely to revisit this amazing piece of God’s prophetic puzzle in this, and a subsequent article.

2019-10-02T10:52:16+00:00June 2nd, 2012|Daniel|32 Comments