236) 7th Sign – The Vile King

The following analysis of Daniel’s prophecies of the end times is not a claim that these have been fulfilled.

Prophecy often “comes to pass” like a wheel turning, cycles of time, that recur over and over until something stops the grinding wheel of time dead in its tracks. It takes two to tango, and one partner can initiate but but stall when the partner doesn’t step up to the challenge.

“And Yeshua/Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Yeshua/Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down… Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ / the Predicted Ruler to Come; and shall deceive many.” (Mattew 24:1-5)  

“Many” can occur either simultaneously or over time.

The following analysis is simply matching incidents to the prophecies, for the purpose of recognizing future recurrences in order to give the reader opportunity to run for cover, stand and resist, or step up and get in the action. Whatever you choose to do.

Daniel 9:24-27

These four verses are not only prophecy, but they are also poetry. A poet can take a bit of license, especially with form. Hebrew poets (and angelic ones) are no different, and one of their favorite devices was contrast. They would take subject A and contrast it with subject B, as in Proverbs 15:18: “A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger allays contention.”

Gabriel does the same with this prophecy. It is composed of two similar contrasts that we will label A1/B1/A2/B2…The verses below are formatted this way to help in understanding the prophecy. This is very important because if it is not heeded, one will credit Antichrist with things that should be credited to the true Messiah…

A1: seven weeks and sixty-two weeks…And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off,but not for Himself.

B1: and the people of “the prince who is to 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.

A2: He / Messiah / Christ shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.

B2: And on the wing / for the overspreading of abominations shall be one who makes desolate [the prince who is to come], even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.

When we apply the qualifier of “overspreading” of abominations we understand that there is more than just the Roman army in play.

This is demonstrated by the first cycle of this prediction which came to pass in AD 70 during the First Jewish War.

Acclaimed by the people as their savior and guardian, Simon was admitted [to Jerusalem during the siege]. With fifteen thousand soldiers at hand Simon soon controlled the whole upper city and some of the lower city…Factions fought vigorously over the control of Jerusalem [massive amounts of bloodshed transferring life energy], always trying to destroy each other’s grain stores to starve each other into submission. This internal fighting later proved disastrous… [There you have it – desolation and great tribulation brought on by the collaboration of the people with the false savior messiah.] Nevertheless, of the leaders of the rebellion, Simon in particular was regarded with reverence and
awe. By his authority, coins were minted declaring the redemption of Zion…

m20-8[When] Jerusalem fell to Titus…Simon…tried to dig a way to freedom, but ran out of food before he could finish. Clothed in the garments of a Judean king he rose out of the ground at the very spot where the Temple had stood.”

Simon was treated as the king he represented himself to be, taken to Rome as a spoil of war, paraded naked in the Triumph, and executed. A Roman coin commemorating the desolation was minted, replacing Simon’s false claim of redemption.

The debacle of the first revolt against Rome was followed by a period of relative calm. Yet…problems were brewing…despite the separation of Judea from the province of Syria and the appoint­ment of higher‑level Roman governors of senatorial rank…

In 115‑117 C.E., while Trajan was occupied in Mesopotamia, Jews throughout the Diaspora rose up against their non‑Jewish neighbors…pitched battles were being fought in Egypt…Jews of Cyrene (in North Africa) were said to have massacred their neighbors. Similar disturbances fol­lowed in Cyprus and Mesopotamia…When Hadrian became emperor in 117 C.E. he had to spend his first year mopping up the last of the [Jewish] rebels…

Soon after, Hadrian founded a city [district] of his own in Jerusalem called Aelia Capitolina, where he erected a temple to the Greek god Zeus…Hadrian prohibited circumcision [which was a blood sacrifice to YHVH]…some ele­ments in the Jewish population of Palestine began preparing for revolt in the 120’s…

The revolt did not begin until it had found its leader…Simeon bar Kosiba. The sobriquet Bar Kokhba, “Son of a Star,” was given to him in accord with Num. 24:17 (“A star shall go forth from Jacob”), taken to refer to the messiah…

The war began as a guerrilla struggle against Rome in 132 C.E. Within a short time it had spread throughout the country, and the rebels took Jerusalem, which had not been heavily fortified by the Romans. It is possible that sacrifices were now reinstituted and that work was begun on rebuilding the sanctuary. From the coins Bar Kochba struck we know of his high priest, Eleazar, who must have taken the lead in efforts to reestablish sacrificial worship. Here we see a reflection of the ancient concept of [a team of] two messiahs…

And the false pair of messiahs – one leading the army and one leading religious empowerment of the army –  keeps popping up like Whack-a-Mole.

And at the time of the end shall the king of the south [Islamic leader] push at him [the Christian leader]: and the king of the north [Christian leader] shall come against him [Islamic leader] like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he [the Christian leader] shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

This occurred when the Western Powers won World War I and divied up the Ottoman Empire as spoils of war amongst themselves.


With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Britain took over Palestine. In 1917, Britain issued the “Balfour Declaration,” which declared its intent to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine…Because of Arab opposition to the establishment of any Jewish state in Palestine, British rule continued throughout the 1920s and ’30s.

At the end of World War II, in 1945, the United States took up the Zionist cause.

“He [the latest Christian leader] shall enter also [like the other ones] into the glorious land, and many countries [in context, those in the Middle East] shall be overthrown:


the king of the north [Christian leader] shall come, and cast up a mount / besiege, and take the most fenced / fortified cities: he shall stand in the glorious land…(Daniel 11:10) 

On May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion [religious messiah] proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. Ben-Gurion became Israel’s first premier.

In the distance, the rumble of guns could be heard from fighting that broke out between Jews and Arabs immediately following the British army withdrawal earlier that day. Egypt launched an air assault against Israel that evening. Despite a blackout in Tel Aviv—and the expected Arab invasion—Jews celebrated the birth of their new nation, especially after word was received that the United States [military messiah] had recognized the Jewish state. 

“a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour [gained from winning a battle] of the kingdom:

President Roosevelt absolutely fits this epithet of “vile” by his underhanded strategies of impoverishing England while playing both sides against Germany and Russia. See the post England’s Fifth Column for details.

“but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries…And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people….

The Jews were to possess more than half of Palestine, although they made up less than half of Palestine’s population. The Palestinian Arabs, aided by volunteers from other countries, fought the Zionist forces, but by May 14, 1948, the Jews had secured full control of their U.N.-allocated share of Palestine and also some Arab territory…key territory, such as Galilee, the Palestinian coast, and a strip of territory connecting the coastal region to the western section of Jerusalem. In 1949, [American controlled] U.N.-brokered cease-fires left the State of Israel in permanent control of this conquered territory. The departure of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs from Israel during the war left the country with a substantial Jewish majority.

“He [the king of the north, still working under cover, now through Israel] shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province [the Arab territories]; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.”

During the third Arab-Israeli conflict—the Six-Day War of 1967—Israel again greatly increased its borders, capturing from Jordan, Egypt, and Syria the Old City of Jerusalem, the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the Golan Heights.

“And both of these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.”

In 1979, Israel and Egypt signed a historic peace agreement in which Israel returned the Sinai in exchange for Egyptian recognition and peace. Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) signed a major peace accord in 1993, which envisioned the gradual implementation of Palestinian self-government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process moved slowly, however, and throughout the 21st century major fighting between Israelis and Palestinians has resumed in Israel and the occupied territories.

Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.

At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. For the ships of Chittim shall come against him:

Citium, Greek Kition, principal Phoenician city in Cyprus, situated on the southeast coast near modern Larnaca.


The Cyprus problem, also known as the Cyprus disputeCyprus issueCyprus question or Cyprus conflict, is an ongoing dispute between Greek Cypriots in the south and Turkish Cypriots in the north. Initially, with the occupation of the island by the British Empire from the Ottoman Empire in 1878 and subsequent annexation in 1914, the “Cyprus dispute” was a conflict between the Turkish and Greek islanders.[1][2]

The international complications of the dispute stretch beyond the boundaries of the island of Cyprus itself and involve the guarantor powers [split between Westerner and Eastern].

It entered its current phase in the aftermath of the 1974 Turkish military invasion and occupation of the northern third of Cyprus. Only Turkey recognises the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, while there is broad recognition that the ongoing military presence constitutes occupation of territories that belong to the Republic of Cyprus…

Critical peace scholars suggest that…political elites started to abuse the conflict as a source of power and resources…

In an official White House statement on 8 June 2016, US Vice-president Joe Biden and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reaffirmed strong support for “an agreement that reunifies the island”…

[Three years later in a complete turn about] 2019 Congressional Research Service…”Turkey has often expressed its support to the two-state solution, most notably by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan”

therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant...and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.

In context, forsaking the holy covenant is allying with ungodly nations.

“Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations…And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst… the LORD shall separate him unto evil…according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law: So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see…that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning…like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? Then men shall say,

Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt: For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: And the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:” (Deuteronomy 29:18-27)”


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