Daniel and Revelation
- An angel helped Daniel understand the information he was given.
- Daniel was told that “the message was true but the appointed time was long (10;1). The information given to John explained events that started in his own day and continued through to the return of Christ and the establishment of the kingdom.
- Daniel was a man greatly beloved (Daniel 10:11) and John was a disciple whom Jesus loved (John 20:2)
- At the end of the prophecy Daniel was told to shut the words and seal the book until the time of the end (Daniel 12:4). At the beginning or Revelation, John was shown “in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals” (Rev 5:1),
- Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the metallic image representing the kingdoms of men (Dan 2)
- Daniel’s visions:
The four beasts (chapter 7)
Of the Ram and the He-Goat (chapter 8)
Of the One Man (chapter 10)
Of the kings of North and South (chapter 11)
Daniel is the not the own prophesy about a scroll written on both sides: Ezekiel 2:10
Zechariah 5: 2,3 – he also saw four coloured horses: red, black, white and dappled, like the horses John saw unleashed in Rev 6.
Zechariah prophesied to the captives returning from exile in Babylon. He spoke of the restoration of true worship after the idolatry they experienced in Babylon and he looked forward to the coming of the “the man whose name is the BRANCH! From his place he shall branch out, and he shall build the temple of the LORD” Zechariah 6:12. This is a prophecy about that Jesus that is still to be fulfilled.
Zechariah also saw a vision of a woman called “wickedness” being carried from Jerusalem to a house built for in her in the land of Shinar (5:5-11) – Shinar was the site of ancient Babylon (Genesis 10;10), and Zechariah’s prophecy explained how a false religious system would develop with a Babylonian-like character. Since earliest times, Babylon has always resisted the truth of God’s word and so the symbol of rebellion of man against God.
Cherubim are mentioned in Genesis 3:24 and appeared in a vision seen by the prophet Ezekiel, who was concerned that God’s glory had departed from Jerusalem and the temple. He was concerned lest the true worship should be overcome by false worship.
Ezekiel, Daniel and Zechariah naturally asked about the outcome of the revelations they received. Daniel said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?” Dan 12:8. He received the answer that leads us back to Revelation – “Blessed is he who waits” (verse 12).
|1||The Blessing of the Message||1:3|
|2||The Blessing of the Hope||14:13|
|3||The Blessing of Watching||16:15|
|4||The Blessing of the Call||19:9|
|5||The Blessing of Immortality||20:6|
|6||The Blessing of Obedience||22:7|
|7||The Blessing of the Kingdom||22:14|
The last blessing in Revelation mentions God’s faithful people entering into “the city”. The book deals with two cities: one is the city of God; the other is the city of man. Because of the connection with Daniel and other OT passages, the city of man called Babylon. God’s city is called New Jerusalem!
Rev 22; 12-15
Behold, I come soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.
I am the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
Blessed are those who wash their robes. So that they have the right to the tree of life and they enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs, sorcerers, and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
- The Song of The Lamb #2 Sevens
- Kingdom Visions of a Man, Throne and Great crowd
- Kingdom Visions of Rainbowed angel, Lamb in Mount Zion
- Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
- Seals, a flying scroll, a statue and blessings
- The Song of The Lamb #4 Methods of Interpretation
Shinar () was the Hebrew name of a land which included both Babylon and Erech, i.e., both northern and southern Babylonia.
Cherub, cherubim: Hebrew masculine plural for a word borrowed from the Assyrian kirubu, from karâbu, “to be near”, hence it means near ones, familiars, personal servants, bodyguards, courtiers. It was commonly used of those heavenly spirits, who closely surrounded the Majesty of God and paid Him intimate service.
- Revelation: Last Book of the Bible: Chapters 1-11
- Sealed Biblical Books: In pictures: Biblical bounty
- The Revelation Revealed
- Heavenly creatures do they exist
- Zechariah 9,10; Revelation 1 (66books.wordpress.com)
Not only do prophesies help build our faith in the truth of the Bible, but they give us vital information to read and heed
Zechariah 11,12; Revelation 2 + Zechariah 13, 14; Revelation 3, 4
- Eric: Elaine Pagels on the Book of Revelation : The New Yorker (newyorker.com)
In a new book on those end pages, “Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation” (Viking), ElainePagels sets out gently to bring their portents back to earth.+
This all leads to the millennium—not the end of all things but the thousand-year reign of Christ on earth—which, in turn, finally leads to Satan’s end in a lake of fire and the true climax. The Heaven and Earth we know are destroyed, and replaced by better ones.+
Pagels shows persuasively that the Jew/non-Jew argument over the future of the Jesus movement, the real subject of Revelation, was much fiercer than later Christianity wanted to admit.+
Pagels turns away from the canonic texts to look at the alternative, long-lost “Gnostic” texts of the period that have turned up over the past sixty years or so, most notably in the buried Coptic library of NagHammadi. As in her earlier books (“The Johannine Gospel in Gnostic Exegesis”; “The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters”; “The Gnostic Gospels”), she shows us that revelations in the period were not limited to John’s militant, vengeful-minded one, and that mystic visions more provocative and many-sided were widespread in the early Jesus movement.
- ‘Pre-trib Rapture a Solid Teaching’ (jpfinn7.wordpress.com)
Scripture clearly teaches there is coming a time when God will pour out His wrath against those on this earth. Both the Old Testament prophets and much writing in the New Testament cover the subject. In the time since Jesus left this earth, it was not talked about or preached much until the 1800′s.
- Israel: Delivered, Blessed, and Regathered (Zech. 9-10) (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
After the visions in Zechariah 1-6, the question arises, what about the Gentile nations who oppressed Israel?
Judgment and salvation will come to the nations surrounding Israel (9:1-8). Zechariah specifies three cities in Syria (Hadrach, Damascus, and Hamath; 9:1-2a), two in Phoenicia (Tyre and Sidon; 9:2b-4) and four cities in Philistia (Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and Ashdod; 9:5-8). The order of the cities mentioned is from north to south.
When Jesus returns He will liberate, empower, defend, and save Israel (9:11-17). He will destroy the Antichrist armies surrounding Jerusalem and liberate Jewish prisoners (12:2-3; 14:2; Joel 3:2, 12). He will empower the Israeli army as His agents for this before He returns (10:3-7; 12:5-8).
- Alchemy Geometry in the New World (wed-gie.com)
In the book of Ezekiel, the Prophecy of New Jerusalem (or City (where) God (is) there (יְהוָה שָׁמָּה, Jehovah-shammah), also titled.
+Many traditions based on biblical scripture and other writings in the Jewish and Christian religions, such as Protestantism, Orthodox Christianity, and Orthodox Judaism, expect the literal renewal of Jerusalem to some day take place at the Temple Mount in accordance with various prophecies. Dispensationalists believe in a literal New Jerusalem that will come down out of Heaven, which will be an entirely new city of incredible dimensions. Other sects, such as various Protestant denominations, modernist branches of Christianity, Mormonism and Reform Judaism, view the New Jerusalem as figurative, or believe that such a renewal may have already taken place, or that it will take place at some other location besides the Temple Mount.
+The surviving New Jerusalem texts in Qumran literature focus specifically on the twelve city gates, and on the dimensions of the entire new city.
- Gog As Antichrist: A Historical Survey (midnightwatcher.wordpress.com)
The primary purpose of this article is to catalogue a partial list of historians, Bible scholars, commentators and teachers, both Jewish, Christian, and secular, whose interpretations of ‘Gog of Magog’ of Ezekiel 38-39 support the view that Gog is one and the same with the Antichrist / Beast of the New Testament.
- Zechariah Chapter 1: Introduction and the Prophet’s Introductory Address (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
Luther calls Zechariah Ausbund der Propheten—the quintessence of Old Testament prophecy—and this is especially true in reference to Messianic prophecy. Indeed it seems to be the special aim and mission of Zechariah to condense and concentrate in small compass, and in his own peculiar terse style, almost all that has been revealed to the “former prophets” about the person and mission of Messiah—about His Divine and yet truly human character, and of His sufferings and of the glory that should follow.
Zechariah (Zekharyah, “he whom Jehovah remembers”) is the central figure in the group of the three post-exilic prophets, and his voice was the last but one of that unique and wonderful succession of men who were, indeed, the oracles of God, and through whom “in divers portions and in different ways” He Himself “spake unto the fathers,” revealing His eternal counsels to men.