The great war at Har–Mágedon; God’s final war
In the last newsletter we discussed the visions of Ezekiel on the New Jerusalem; to live in freedom and carefree on the New Earth.
In that vision was evidenced that Gog and Magog will be fulfilled on the new earth, and not in the last days of the ‘old’ heaven and earth.
This turned out i.a. from Ezekiel 38:11, which describes that the houses will be without latch and gates.
Also, the scripture from Zechariah below describes the New Jerusalem on the new earth:
KJV (Zechariah 14: 4) 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
That this text part is also about the New Earth can be derived by the living water that flows from the throne in the New Jerusalem in verse 8:
KJV (Zechariah 14: 8) 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
(See also Ezekiel 47: 1-5 and Revelation 22: 1-2)
Both the above mentioned text part of Gog as the text part of Zechariah are therefore irrelevant to this article on the Great War at Har-Magádon.
This newsletter will be about the foretold events of this Great War: Revelation 16:16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew Har-Magedon. (Also known as Armageddon)
Why is in Scripture Har-Mágedon mentioned as the place where God’s Great War will be decided?
- The valley plain of Megiddo
Mount (Heb. Har) of Megiddo is situated in the north of Israel on the southwestern edge of the Jezreel Valley, also known as the valley plain of Megiddo. In this valley, at the foot of Mount Carmel, major battles are delivered. The city of Megiddo was strategically located and controlled an intersection of routes which came together in the valley plain. It is therefore an aptly image for the location of the upcoming great war of God.
In the book of Daniel is given additional information about the Great War.
To understand the descriptions in Daniel – after all, there are not mentioned specific names of the warring parties – it is enlightening to inventory first the relevant information from the newsletters and articles on this subject.
- The false prophet
KJV (2 Thess. 2: 3-4, 9) 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God…. .9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
KJV (Revelation 13: 11-13) 11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
The false prophet has authority and tells the earthlings that they should make ‘an image’ of the world powers, now the 7th world power, the USA.
We have, however, very recently adjusted our research results in our study of Scripture.
At first it seemed logical that the ‘image’ of the beast were trade agreements with the US, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), etc.
It remains hypothetical, of course, but by recent developments this has been adjusted to a possible new global money system.
The current currency system – based on the US dollar as the world reserve currency – is about to fall over, because the debt system is blown up like a bubble and can no longer be controlled by applying inflation.
We have named this new global money-system conveniently the New World Order. (NWO
Then the 7th world power will have authority over all nations:
ESV (Revelation 13:7) 7 Also it (the 7th world power) was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation,
Also this false prophet will be given the power to make this organization viable, so that people have to pay for it with death if they do not obey this organization. (Rev. 13:15)
The false prophet summary:
He will appear during or immediately after the falling away (2 Thess. 2: 3)
He will exalt himself above God. This has almost certainly to do with God’s creation (2 Thess. 2: 4)
He will sit as God in the temple of God (2 Thess. 2: 4)
He will sow a rebellious spirit among Christians with sly stories (1Joh.4: 1-3)
He is a false Messiah with the lies of Satan (Rev. 13:11)
He exercises authority of the present world power, USA, for his eyes (Rev. 13:12)
He will do great signs, such as fire from heaven, to deceive the people (Rev. 13:13)(2 Thess. 2: 9)
He is the originator of the organization of the new global money-system (Rev. 13:14)
He forces everyone to receive a mark in order to buy / sell (Rev. 13: 15-17)
He has a lot of resources available (compare Rev. 13:18 with 1 Kings 10: 14-15)
(See: Newsletters 2. The false prophet https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3041&lang=en)
- Where is Satan striving at, what motivates him
Satan wants to take the place of God:
KJV (Isaiah 14: 12-14) 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
The above text part is about the king of Babylon, but is actually directed at the real ruler, Satan. The same theme can be read in Ezekiel, a message addressed to the king of Tyrus, but in reality it is about Satan:
KJV (Ezekiel 28: 12-16) 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
- The visions of Daniel
The horn (king) who had eyes and a mouth speaking great things:
KJV (Daniel 7: 8) 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
To answer the question of who this king is, we take as first the book of Revelation.
In Revelation is given a list of animals (powers):
KJV (Revelation 13: 1) 1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
After the arrival of this beast (of Rev. 13: 1), John’s spirit is carried away to the wilderness where he sees a ‘scarlet colored’ wild beast (see below Rev.17: 3) on which a prostitute sits:
KJV (Revelation 17: 3) 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
The wild beast with seven heads and ten horns (in Rev. 13: 1) is the same one as the scarlet colored beast with seven heads and 10 horns with the prostitute on the back. Concerning the first beast (Rev. 13: 1), the current 7th head is according to our research the USA, as an image of military world power.
Concerning the scarlet colored beast (Rev.17: 3), the current 7th head is according to our research also the USA, but now as an image of world economic power.
This beast is in Rev.17: 8 remarkably described as ‘that was, and is not, and yet is’:
KJV (Revelation 17: 8, 11) 8 …. and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is…… 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
It is not a classical kingdom or world power, but it is still a kingdom or empire.
According to our study, the scarlet colored beast is identified as the 8th kingdom, the financial 8th world power or the power of the central banks, with the 10 uncrowned kings as directors.
These 10 (uncrowned) kings together with the scarlet colored beast will receive royal power for one hour: (Rev. 17:12). See also: Newsletters 1. Babylon the Great https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3039&lang=en)
Jesus said it once this way:
KJV (Matthew 6:24) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
‘Having love of money’ is equated by Jesus with idolatry.
The great whore on the back of the scarlet colored beast is therefore identified as the financial system of large banks, investment companies, large multinational companies, oil companies and other concerned parties.
(See: News Letters 1. Babylon the Great https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3039&lang=en)
The horn (king) that had eyes and a mouth speaking great things from Daniel 7: 8 is – according to our study – a (uncrowned central bank) king in the near future, almost certainly the Federal Reserve of the USA, who will present (with a mouth speaking great things) an alternative money system as the only possible solution for the failing current money system. The false prophet (see above the head: The false prophet summary) will then force everyone to receive a mark in order to buy / sell (Rev. 13: 15-17)
In Revelation this kingdom of central banks is portrayed as the 10 (uncrowned) Kings, whose kingdom power is shown as the scarlet colored beast.
(See also Newsletters 8. The visions of Daniel https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3850&lang=en)
In that newsletter – 8. The visions of Daniel – is explained, that there are three kings/presidents plucked up/murdered by one of the uncrowned kings of this 8th kingdom of central banks.
(Daniel 7: 8 were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots)
Further down in this newsletter we will elaborate on this horn that had eyes and a mouth speaking great things.
- The king of the north and the king of the south
Daniel chapter 11 (until verse 21) provides an overview of the Ptolemaic and Seleucid conflicts, respectively the north (Syria) and the south (Egypt), who fought for countries such as Judea and Samaria.
Daniel chapter 11 verse 31 continues with taking away the recurring sacrifice.
This brings us at once into the 1st century, because in the 1st century Jesus perfect sacrifice as the Lamb of God made sure, that the recurrent sacrifice (of sins) was taken away and was no longer needed.
Thus, the Roman Empire (the then occupying force of Israel) seems to have become the king of the north:
KJV (Daniel 11:31) 31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
ESV (Hebrews 10: 12,18) 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,;… 18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
The prophecy in Daniel about taking away the recurring sacrifice and the preparation of the desolating abomination had not had its fulfillment yet on the moment that Jesus was speaking about it:
KJV (Matthew 24: 15-16) 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains.
The recurring sacrifice in the end time – after Jesus in the 1st century has made the ultimate sacrifice – is the faith in Jesus words. This ‘taking away’ of the recurring sacrifice in the end time is the silencing of Christians with their message:
KJV (Hebrews 13:15) 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
KJV (Daniel 11:33) 33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
(See: Newsletters 8. The visions of Daniel https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3850&lang=en)
Immediately after Daniel chapter 11 is written that Michael will stand up:
KJV (Daniel 12: 1) 1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Both in Matthew 24:21 as in Daniel 12: 1 is written that it will be a time of big trouble, such as there has not been yet and that those will escape who are written in the book of life.
So clearly Daniel 12: 1 is about the very last days.
As we understand it, a distinction must therefore be made – concerning Daniel 11:31 – between two different situations, the siege of Jerusalem with its abomination (was destroyed in AD 70) and the end time with its abomination. (See also: Newsletters 8. The visions of Daniel https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3850&lang=en)
- The abomination of desolation
So what we need to ‘distinguish’ – according to our study – is, that in Matthew 24: 15-16: 22 is also spoken about the abomination of desolation of the holy place in the last days, just before Jesus second coming.
The great tribulation in the end times – according to Matthew 24:29 – is confirmed by Revelation 3:10 and Daniel 12: 1 which speaks of an ordeal or tribulation which must come upon the whole world:
KJV (Matthew 24: 21, 29) 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall………29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
After the fulfillment of the two witnesses prophecy God’s Kingdom will commence, after which Satan will be thrown out of heaven (Revelation 12: 7,8,12)
Then the tribulation will increase in intensity.
When the tribulation will break loose in all its intensity, then many Christians will stumble and hate and betray each other. (Matthew 24: 9-10)
(See the report: Newsletters 7. No part of this world https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3773&lang=en)
In the end-time, Christians are the temple of God:
KJV (1 Corinthians 3: 16-17) 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
The ‘mark‘ to buy/sell (Rev. 13: 17) is in the end time the abomination that causes desolation, as described by Jesus. Accepting the mark is in fact the worship of ‘the image’, thus the worship of Satan.
To sit in the temple of God can mean nothing else – according to 2 Corinthians 6: 16-17 – than that the false prophet, the son of perdition, will succeed in deceiving many Christians for idolatry.
(See: Newsletters 7. No part of this world https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3773&lang=en)
Summary: The removal of the recurrent offering in Dan 11:31 refers as first very clearly to Jesus’ sacrifice, but has as a second fulfillment the sacrifice which will be removed in the end time and the abomination that will be placed in the end time.
The dual fulfillment not only turns out from the great tribulation in Matthew 24: 15, 21, but also Daniel 11 verse 35 – ‘until the time of the end’ – shows, that the section from Daniel 11 verse 31 has a dual fulfillment.
The text part in Daniel 8: 13, 17-25 is – with regard to the (end time) period – equal to Daniel 11: 31-45, both text parts speak of ‘taking away the recurring sacrifice’ in the end time.
KJV (Daniel 8: 13, 17, 23-25) 13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?………. 17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision…..23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
8 verse 17 – The vision concerns the time of the end
8 verse 23 – The aforesaid Christian falling away + the rise of a ruthless king or 8th kingdom.
He will ruin many and finally persecute God’s saints and Christians and kill them. (Rev. 11: 7)
KJV (Matthew 24: 9) 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
KJV (2 Tim 3:12) 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
(See also: end time 12. What is the current status https://www.dojc.nl/?p=2602&lang=en)
KJV (Revelation 17: 12-14) 12 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. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, ……
The first beast, the 7th world power (the USA), will for 42 months speak blasphemies during the two witnesses’ prophecy. (Daniel 12: 7) The ‘image’ of the wild beast (or 7th world power), should be worshiped. (Rev. 13:15)
See also newsletters 8. The visions of Daniel https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3850&lang=en
Concerning worshipping the image see:
5. Worship of the ‘image’ https://www.dojc.nl/?p=5272&lang=en
8 verse 25 – This new global money-system is combined with idolatry.
Because we focus on the end times, we will examine and explain Daniel 11: 31-45 verse by verse, to have a clear picture of the described events in the end times:
- Daniel chapter 11 KJV verse by verse
31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
Christians are in the end time the temple of God. (1 Corinthians 3: 16-17) Just as the Roman invasion force in the 1st century destroyed the temple, so will the 8th kingdom (10 uncrowned kings) of central banks in the end time bring an economic disaster and the false prophet will force accepting the devastating abomination, the mark to buy or sell. (Rev. 13: 15-17)
32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
True Christians will not accept the mark, because this means worshipping the image of the wild beast (Rev. 14: 9-10.); then he, the false prophet, will mislead Christians by intrigue and deception and he will persecute the faithful.
33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
The two witnesses prophecy means a worldwide preaching. After 3.5 years when this prophecy has ended, the disciples of Jesus are persecuted heavily. (Matthew 24: 9-10.)
34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. 35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.
Christians are purified in the end, they have to prove their loyalty. Christians who do not have the power will want to join them. (2 Timothy 3: 1, 5)
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.
This 8th kingdom of central banks will raise itself, it is full of blasphemous names. (Rev.17: 3)
37 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.
This 8th kingdom of central banks will raise itself even above God:
KJV (Revelation 17: 12-13) 12 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. (the scarlet colored beast is the financial system of central banks)
38 He shall honor the god of fortresses instead of these. A god whom his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. (ESV)
The god of fortresses or strongholds in the end time is the god of the false reasoning, because strongholds or forts are false reasoning, according to Paul:
ESV (2 Corinthians 10: 3-5) 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
The false prophet is the one who is eligible.
Our Christian weapons of God’s word are powerful to demolish strongholds or forts.
So the god whom his fathers did not know in the end time is the false prophet, the god of wealth. (2Tess.2: 3-4) Compare for ‘the god of wealth’ also Revelation 13:18 with 1 Kings 10: 14, 15
39 He shall deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. Those who acknowledge him he shall load with honor. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a price. (ESV)
He will make fortresses – false reasoning – together with a strange or foreign god, that’s almost certainly the Mesopotamian god Allah.
Those who support him will receive land and power, it is an extension of Islam.
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
The new king of the south will attack the 8th financial kingdom (along with the false prophet), by acts of terrorism or war. The reason is, that the false prophet will be honored as God. (2Thess.2: 3-4).
The new king of the south will not accept any other god as Allah.
Islam wants namely for their religion world domination, a global caliphate.
Then the king of the north, the USA as 7th world power or king, will take action and really help ‘the 8th kingdom along with the false prophet’, probably with the aid of NATO. (Rev. 16:14)
Hypothesis: This king of the north will most likely be the USA, with the help of NATO.
Hypothesis: This king of the south just might be the Sunni Saudi Arabia.
It’s Saudi Arabia that spends billions to build mosques in the Western world and to send out imams.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
The King of the north will invade the glorious land (the Christian living environment).
Israel had previously always been the glorious land:
KJV (Ezekiel 20: 6) 6 On that day I raised my hand [in an oath] to them to lead them out of Egypt the land into a land that I had spied out for them, flowing with milk and honey. It was the glory of all lands.
He will also invade other countries. But some (symbolic) countries will be spared:
Edom, descendants of Esau, Jacob’s twin brother (Gen. 36: 1)
Moab, the descendants of Lot, and his oldest daughter (Gen. 19:37)
Ammon, descendants of Lot, and his youngest daughter (Gen. 19:38)
Moab and Ammon were east of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, in today’s Jordan. Edom was south of the Dead Sea.
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
Tidings of the east and north will trouble him, which begins with the fall of the city Babylon the Great. Love of money and power of the greedy financial world will be important reasons for this financial debacle.
After the fall of the Babylonian empire, there will be a lack of money, bankruptcy, unemployment, famine, looting, riots, civil war and anarchy.
During that period, there will be rumors (of powerful countries) of the east and the north.
Hypothesis East: China has invested heavily in US Treasuries. According to Bloomberg, the debt is more than 1000 billion dollars. If the money system is going down, China may feel cheated and want to declare war on the 7th world power, the USA.
Hypothesis North: Russia sees its oil and gas interests harmed by the US, the US has special ties with Saudi Arabia and Qatar as oil and gas suppliers. When China wants to declare war on the US, it is quite possible that Russia will want to join them.
45 And he shall pitch his palatial tents between the sea and the glorious holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, with none to help him. (ESV)
The king of the north will have its headquarters near the symbolic Mount Moriah, the Temple Mount. Christians are God’s temple, they are today’s glorious holy mountain. (1 Corinthians 3: 16-17)
- Daniel chapter 12 KJV verse by verse
1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Michael stands up, Satan is hurled out of heaven and the great tribulation starts (Rev. 12: 7-9)
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
The description of the judgment and resurrection on the new earth. (Rev.20: 11-12) (John 5: 28-29)
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
The book remains sealed until the time of the end. This means that the significance will be revealed in the very last days.
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
After a time, times and half a time, after the saints have no power anymore, that is, when the two witnesses prophecy has ended and two saints are killed.
(See for this the report: Newsletters 3. The two witnesses https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3139&lang=en)
KJV (Revelation 11: 7) 7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
The false prophet wants that an image is made of the first wild beast, which must be worshiped, otherwise you will be killed. (Rev. 13: 14, 15) He forces everyone to accept a mark in order to buy or sell (Op. 13: 15-17). However, people with the mark will suffer the wrath of God. (Revelation 14: 9-10)
11 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.
The time between the massive falling away and the placing of the mark = 1290 days.
1290 days = probably 3.5 prophetic years (360 days) +1 inserted intercalary, the 2nd month Adar.
12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
The Scripture speaks of an ascension of the saints during the last or seventh trumpet. (1 Corinthians 15: 51-52)
In Revelation 16:15, after the outpouring of the 6th scale, Jesus speaks of his coming as a thief:
KJV (Luke 17: 32-33) 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
The inclusion in heaven takes place in two phases, first the saints will meet the Lord in the sky, in the very last stage, the large crowd of Christians will be included.
(See: Newsletters 6. The inclusion in heaven https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3596&lang=en)
The time between the massive falling away and inclusion = 1335 days
In these last 45 days, the war Har–Mágedon is possibly executed.
Satan has great wrath, because he has a short period. (Rev. 12:12) See also Matt. 24:22
When the Son of man will reveal Himself and the saints and Christians have been taken to heaven and brought into safety, then the fire will inflame on the Earth.
This will not be a symbolic fire, but real fire and brimstone (see Luke 17: 28-30).
(See: Newsletters 5. New Jerusalem; part 2 https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3330&lang=en)
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.
The 10 uncrowned kings of the central banks will hate the greedy financial system of profit makers and will destroy this whore. (Rev.17: 16-17)
Out of the mouth of the dragon (Satan), out of the mouth of the scarlet colored beast (the financial world power, the central banks) and out of the mouth of the false prophet come three unclean spirits. Spirits of demons, who are performing signs and gather the kings of the earth (NATO) to the war of the great day of God Almighty at Har–Mágedon:
ESV (Revelation 16: 13-16) 13 And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. 14 For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. 15 (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) 16 And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
When they say that there is peace and security, it will be their destruction:
KJV (1 Thess. 5: 2-3) 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 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.
Just before the attack is launched on the large crowd of Christians by the US (NATO) with support from the 8th kingdom, Jesus will intervene. (Daniel 8:25) (Rev.17: 12-14).
But God’s people will be saved, those who are written in the book of life. (Rev. 3: 5)
- Propaganda in the last days
Satan is the biggest liar in accordance with the Scriptures. (John 8:44)
KJV (2 Corinthians 11: 14-15) 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.
In the end times there will appear another liar, the Antichrist or false prophet. (1 John 2:22)
The stage of the lie has already been prepared, the world news has become for a part propaganda and is often unreliable. The false prophet makes use of the media.
So, there is already a battle going on concerning the control of people’s minds.
The present world power, the USA, has two major news agencies: Reuters and Associated Press.
Both are economic and profit-oriented entities, which will not publish posts against the (corporate) interests or will not harm wealthy parties where they depend upon.
These are certainly not disinterested objective news agencies.
Furthermore, the US has 6 large news companies:
These six companies get their news mainly from Reuters and Associated Press and then they distribute this news. The worldwide press copies these American news items:
Also more and more Internet services are not objective and censor the offered content.
- Brief summary
Daniel chapter 11
37 This 8th kingdom of central banks will raise itself even above God
38 The god of fortresses is the god of the false reasoning, the false prophet, who will be worshiped as God
39 Imperialism (caliphate) with a strange god, this strange god is almost certainly Allah.
40 The new king of the south will not accept any other god as Allah.
Hypothesis: The king of the north will likely be the US with the aid of NATO.
Hypothesis: The king of the south just might be the Sunni Saudi Arabia.
42 At that time rumors are coming (of powerful countries) from the east and the north.
East Hypothesis: If the money system goes down China may want to declare war on the US
North Hypothesis: If China declares war on the USA, then Russia may join.
45 Christians are God’s temple, they are today’s glorious holy mountain.
By lies and propaganda, the kings of the earth will be gathered for the Great War (Revelation 16: 12-15).
These demons will incite the kings of the earth, to attack Christians, Gods current nation.
The conduct of these three unclean spirits is compared to frogs, such as the frog plague during the exodus out of Egypt. The country reeked of this scourge. (Exodus 8: 3, 14)
The 7th world power, the US, will want – along with NATO forces – to war against the Word of God with his army. (Rev. 19: 13) This 7th king will be wiped out, together with the false prophet:
KJV (Revelation 19: 19-20) 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
- The Great War
The 7th world power, the US, will prosecute Christians with the support of the 8th kingdom (the central banks) and will overcome the two witnesses, the holy prophets of God:
KJV (Revelation 13: 1, 5-7) 1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy…… . 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
The scarlet colored beast, the financial world power:
KJV (Revelation 17: 6, 8) 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration……. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
This financial world power will (issue a command to) destroy the two witnesses (saints):
KJV (Revelation 11: 7) 7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
KJV (Daniel 8:24) 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Christians will be hated because they will help the two witnesses who will strike the earth with every plague (Rev. 12: 6):
KJV (Matthew 24: 9) 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Then the US, with its allies and support from the 8th world power, will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb shall overcome them, along with all faithful Christians:
KJV (Revelation 17: 12-14) 12 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. 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.
At the end of the final war (Armageddon) against the Lamb, the heavenly inclusion shall thus be completed. After all, the called, chosen and faithful will overcome, together with Jesus.
In what way will this Great War be conducted by Jesus?
The book of Revelation gives information about this, such as to the church in Pergamum:
KJV (Revelation 2:16) 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
KJV (Revelation 19: 11-13,15,19-20) 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God………. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations:……. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone
The sword from Jesus’ mouth are clear judgment messages.
The great war of God will be a war, like during the 10th plague of Egypt.
At that time God gave the Jews the order to eat the Passover and smear the doorposts with the blood of the lamb. The word Passover comes from the word Pesach which means passing. The firstborn of the Jews were thus protected from the perdition angel of God:
KJV (Exodus 12:13) 13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
Thus every Christian who has not accepted the mark of the false prophet will be saved and protected for the exceptional natural disasters during the great war of God.
KJV (Luke 21: 26-28) 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
KJV (Revelation 14: 9-10) 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
However, the ultimate aim of Satan is to eliminate Christianity and to obtain worship for himself to humiliate God.
How can we resist Satan?
KJV (James 4: 7-8) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you…..
KJV (Ephesians 6: 11-13) 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. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Can people escape God’s Great War with their money or wealth?
KJV (Ezekiel 7:19) 19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
KJV (Zephaniah 1:18) 18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
With many Christians in the end time, the faith is choked:
KJV (Mark 4: 18-19) 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
God will never leave His faithful people in their Christian living environment, in their glorious land, and they will be helped in that difficult period:
KJV (2Corinthians 4: 7-10) 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
The faithful Christians remain loyal to their Heavenly Father and His Son, regardless of persecution:
KJV (Ephesians 5:11) 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
KJV (1 Peter 2: 11-12) 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Christians are looking forward to the new earth, to the New Jerusalem, where the true knowledge will be abundant:
KJV (Micah 4: 1-4) 1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: