The study of the Biblical prophecies covers the entire historical period of humanity from creation to the end of this time, the time of the kingdom in which Israel will be the star. All the prophecies that have a human and historical confirmation, I am in relation to Israel.
Careful analysis of these two aspects, It allows to extract from the Bible the exact sequence of events involving Israel from 700 to.C. until the Last Judgment and the Eternal kingdom.
The Prophecies are always placed in relation to Israel, because the backbone of the prophecies for human history is contained in the Book of Daniel, a Jew, Jew who lived, he was concerned about the fate of his people and his nation.
So the key to find if indeed the God of the Bible is the right one, It is in this: that the God of the Bible has told in advance what he would do, as he would have done, following what order and why.
Those who know the Bible and believe in her as the word of God, He knows where it comes from, He knows where it goes and why. Prophetic revelation of God is bivalent, from one side it turns to the nations, and this is an aspect “public”, on the other hand it caters to every human being, personally and individually, Apostle Paul explains it very well: “He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the boundaries of their habitation, to seek God, if haply find, come a tastoni, though he is not far from each one of us. (proceedings 17:27-28) His revelation in both cases is timely and accurate.
Because in all ages someone attempted to eliminate the Jews and Israel?
In all this, by Satanic perspective, the destruction of Israel becomes a strategic. Achieving this result was again a double meaning: the first is to deny the Bible, the cancellation of the nation of Israel invalidates the entire plan of God described in the Bible, because it is missing the human element that acts as a feedback to the prophecies. The second aspect is the military, as part of the human-spiritual conflict in being on earth. The physical elimination of the people and the nation of Israel in advance of Armageddon makes Satan already victorious at this time. The first judgment of the work of Satan occurs at the last battle of our history that will take place at Megiddo in Israel after he is converted to Christ, with a mountain in front of a huge flat, detto Harmaghedon. This battle is described in Apocalypse 16: “And the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and the water thereof was dried up so that might be prepared the way of the kings of the east. And I saw come out of the mouth of the dragon and from the mouth of the beast and from the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; they are the spirits of devils, working of miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And they gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. ”
So if Satan could completely destroy Israel, disproves the Bible and not assedierebbe Israel at Megiddo where it will be defeated: “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. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who had performed the signs in front of her, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword that came from the mouth of him who sat on the horse; and all the birds were filled with their flesh.” (Apoc 19:19-21).
Creating a people to whom God is revealed, and through whom God has revealed Himself to humanity
Abraham, from which a people is born: Israel, inside which are born people who decide to follow God, by means of which God makes known “the law”, It makes known that sin must be paid, and makes known the fate of Nations. How does this God suddenly popped after centuries, among so many much more famous and prestigious divinity among men, to be recognized as such? E’ simple: He being the Almighty and Omniscient, also knows the future! He communicates with his creatures, It is not a statue, inspires the prophets who make precise predictions, specific, about the nation of Israel with respect to the people and to other nations, God uses prophecy to witness of himself that He is the One who is. God wanted to give an advantage to the opponent, to meet the demand for justice. He wanted to prove that there is a real difference between good and evil, between justice and injustice. Over time the truth, knowledge of God, his justice, They must prevail because life takes place and develops.
through Israel, in the Old Testament, God says his plan and his strategy to save man from sin of rebellion that has dragged from the source, sin must be paid, and then God is incarnate in Jesus Christ and to die is to pay the penalty in our place, God repairs to the damage caused by our choices.
Israel becomes the reference point on earth to the prophecies, the Bible describes all subsequent stages of the deportation by the Assyrians in 722 to.C. with the dispersion of the population of the Northern kingdom of Israel, Then the deportation to 70 years of the South kingdom of Israel, called Judas, by Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon in 605 to.C. So the Bible begins to reveal that during the existence of Israel, there would have been five great world kingdoms, to represent the world order, the first Babylonian, supplanted by the Medes and Persians, which in turn they would be defeated by a Greek king: Alexander the Great, which would not have kept the kingdom, but this would have been divided in four parts, only to be dominated by a violent and strong reign as the iron which infierirà violently than ever against the people and the nation of Israel: I Romani. This fourth kingdom will destroy Israel as a nation, making impossible the continuation of the prophecies concerning the nations. But the end of time will arise the fifth kingdom, which it will use Israel to establish itself, which implies that Israel in the end times should be reconstituted. So with the reconstitution of Israel as by means of a fog bank he begins to re-emerge the prophetic future of the Bible.
It is deduced from the message of the Bible, that God chooses to reveal to the believer, the student of His Word, His plan for humanity and it does by making known to the whole sequence of events related to the Nations in relation to Israel. While you are doing to know the sequence of events God does not reveal the dates when His Word is realized, at the coming of Jesus as Savior, 483 years after the reconstruction of the walls of Jerusalem, destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, the duration of the Antichrist reign of seven years and the duration of the reign of Jesus will be a thousand years.
Bible prophecy announced well in advance:
- The coming of the Messiah to suffer and die for the people, prophecy is being fulfilled in Jesus Christ two thousand years ago.
- The coming of the Messiah in glory, as a military liberator from the oppression that Israel is suffering, prophecy that will be fulfilled at the end of Armageddon 7 years of Tribulation dominated by the Antichrist. The prophecies concerning the Messiah as a political savior, as numbers are eight times higher than those of the Messiah who pays sin for man.
- The reign of peace during which the Messiah reigns and Israel is the keeper of the testimony, all peoples, that before were oppressing the Jews now go up to worship the King of Kings and Israel is the keeper of the Testimony, that will be fulfilled after 7 years of the Tribulation, and that will last 1.000 years.
- The ferocity of the Antichrist and his great violence that seeks to wipe Israel and to rise above God and every human power, polyvalent prophecy, true of Antiochus Epiphanes, for the behavior of Imperial Rome and the future government of the Antichrist during the 7 years of the Tribulation.
- The fate of Nations, calling them by name and putting in the correct sequence dominate the kingdoms on earth during the existence of Israel, Prophecies fulfilled 80% because they have already been four to five existing world empires with present Israel “the land of their fathers”, Government is the fifth future, It will have a world power and will be headed by the Antichrist, It will be supported by ten governments and will appear as if it had been restored the Roman Empire. Will it confused the whole world, and initially the same State of Israel will exchange it with the Messiah. Guarantee peace and security in Palestine. Will they control the population, finance, the Commerce, the movements and habits. will organize, with the means available to a deeper control of the SS, KGB, CIA, the secret police of Mao and Ceaucescu, put together, and what is worse is that the world population will happily accept this situation.
E’ safe to assume that areas between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, Baku, Chechnya, l’Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey, integrate and organize themselves politically, economically and militarily, perhaps through a war. Because at some point this will start organizing an attack on Israel: “Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and of': Thus says the Lord, l'Eterno: I am against you, a Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal! I will turn you around, I put hooks into your jaws and bring you out you, you and all your army, horses and riders, all of them clothed most gorgeously, great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords; and with them the Persians, Ethiopians and people of Put, all with shields and helmets. Gomer and all its troops, the end house Togarmah of the north and all its troops, from’ many people with thee. Put yourself in order, preparations, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and may you be for them the one to whom you obey. After many days thou shalt be visited; in recent years thou shalt come into the country from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, on the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste:; but, It comes out from the peoples, essa abiterà tutta quanta al sicuro. You go up, come like a storm; thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many peoples with you. Thus says the Lord, l'Eterno: In that day, from’ thoughts will come into your mind, and devise an evil design. tell: – I will go up to the land of open villages; I will go to people who live peaceful, safe lives, who dwells in all places without walls, and having neither bars nor gates (when they shall say Peace and Security editor's note). To take the spoil and prey, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, against this people gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, and dwell in the middle of the country. Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish and all her young lions will say to you: – Art thou come to take a spoil? Come on you adunato tua per teaching moltitudine, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? therefore, son of man, profetizza, and of’ a Gog: Thus says the Lord, l'Eterno: in that day, when my people of Israel dwelleth safely
(after the pact is signed), you will know; and you will be the place where you are, out of the north, your with’ many people with thee, all of them on horseback, a great multitude, a powerful army; and thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, like a cloud to cover the land. This will happen at the end of’ days: I will bring thee against my land, that the nations may know me, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes, a Gog!” (Ezek 38:2-16) God Himself in a way that is supposed supernatural, will intervene in defense of Israel, in this way prove to the nations his identity.
Origins of humanity and Strategy from God to save man
Adam and Eve sinned, They chose to rebel, they died spiritually, it was then that death was introduced into the human system, to which the cells began to age, But old age is a divine stratagem to induce man to reflect on the existence and to seek God, Also because our Creator has put in man the thought of eternity (Eccl. 3:11) and he has established us to live with the desire to look for (proceedings 17:27).
It gave, while allowing our spiritual death has delayed physical death so that we can have more opportunities to repentance and salvation, contemplating creation, evaluating life, thinking about death, invocandolo.
The witness, recognize on earth, following the principles that He has established, Israel was created to be a witness among the nations of the world, It is initially faithful, but often it strays up to become useless, failing to recognize the substance of the Messiah, as prophesied by the prophet Isaiah: “Who has believed what we have preached unto you? and to whom is the arm of the Lord been revealed?He grew up before him as a tender plant, as a root out of dry ground; He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, or appearance, we should desire. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief, equal to the one before which we hid his face, he was despised, and we esteemed him not. E, nevertheless, were our diseases he bore, They were our sorrows: he had loaded; and we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and humiliated!
But he was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities; the punishment, of our peace, It was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.
We had all gone astray like sheep, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
mistreated, he humbled himself, and opened not his mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, like a sheep dumb before her shearers, he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off from the land of the living and stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked, in his death, he was with the rich, because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him with sufferings. After giving his life as a sacrifice for sin, he will see his offspring, prolong his days, and the Lord shall prosper in his hands.
He will see the fruit of his soul, and be satisfied; for his knowledge, my servant, the right, justify many, and it will charge, he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death, and it was numbered with the transgressors, because he bore the sin of many, and he made intercession for the transgressors.” (Isaiah 53)
E’ Clearly, here is the Messiah who came to die for us, but since it was not even a political liberator and the prophecies concerning the coming of a political liberator they are eight times more, It was not recognized as the Messiah and was killed.
The first Christians were all Jews, they are the ones that absorb the task of witnessing the existence of God and His plan for salvation. Israel did not know that was the “woman who had to carry her unborn son”, and that the nation of Israel in the time of the Roman Empire was a “placenta” spiritual, who ceases to have a spiritual role of witness, the scepter of Judah remains in the hands of Christ and the nation is cleared by Titus in 70 D.C.. The testimony is developed through Christ's people that the Holy Spirit: the Church.
Nowadays there are so many religious movements, aunt put, for example Jehovah's Witnesses, born in 800, who call themselves God's Witnesses, using the old name. These are no witnesses, They are but a false witness, they propose themselves, They are spiritually and psychologically very dangerous, They can not be witnesses of Christ because they deny that God made man, is called Christ, because the Old Testament of the Most witnesses were the children of Israel, people that still exists and that He God has preserved, for His promise is not dependent on men, but by his faithfulness. God has taken to Israel for now the testimony, Israel with his behavior will be hated by the whole world. But in the future, during the seven-year Tribulation it will be refunded:” Thus says the Lord, l'Eterno: here, I will lift up my hand to the nations, up my standard to the people:, and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers; they shall bow down to thee with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust of your feet; and you will recognize that I am the Eternal, and that those who hope in me will not be confused. He will snatch the spoils from the mighty? and the righteous imprisoned will they be released? Yup; so says the Eternal: The prisons of the powerful will also be taken away, and the tyrant's booty will be taken back; I will fight with those who fight with you, and I will save your children. And I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh, and they will become drunk with their own blood, as with the must; and every flesh will recognize that I, l'Eterno, I am your savior, your redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Isaiah 49:22-26)
Israel will become God's Witness again when the Church is taken from the earth. In all of this the Jehovah's Witnesses, and Mormons, many organizations and denominations defined as Christian, like all religious denominations, that even if they are called Christians, they do not recognize Jesus as God made man, they have no role in witnessing, indeed they are confusing and harmful. Who does not recognize Christ for what he is, it is not Christian, John says they have the Spirit of the Antichrist: Who is the liar if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? It is the antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son. Anyone who denies the Son, he does not even have the Father; whoever confesses the Son also has the Father.” (I John: 2:22-23) Know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses Jesus Christ come in the flesh, It is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus, It is not of God; and that is the spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and it is now already in the world.” (I Thurs.. 4:2-3) Christian denominations that do not accept Jesus as God, dead and risen to pay for our guilt, they are spiritually dangerous, have a true doctrine al 90%, many have changed the text of the Bible, Jehovah's Witnesses for example when John says. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Thurs.. 1:1) they translate: “the Word was a God”, and again in Zechariah it is written: “And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and supplication; and they will concern me, to him whom they have pierced, and they will mourn for it as we mourn for an only child, and they will weep bitterly for him as a firstborn weep bitterly.” (Zac.12:10) always Jehovah's Witnesses have removed the pronominal particle “a me”, completely changing the meaning of the text. Mormons have the “Book of Mormon”, that define “another” testament of Jesus, in the book in the testimony of the three witnesses, it states: “honor be given to the Father, to the Son and the Holy Spirit, that I am one God”. However, they equate the Book of Mormon and the Bible, although many teachings are noble and good, the Mormon organization, like that of Jehovah's Witnesses, lead to evaluate the authority of the organization at the same level as the authority of the Bible. But John expressly says: “I declare it to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds something to it, God will add to his evils the plagues described in this book; and if anyone takes anything away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part of the tree of life and of the holy city, of the things written in this book. He who attests to these things, dice: Yup; I come quickly! Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” (Apoc.22:18-20)
The characteristic of religious organizations, without God, they all have one thing in common: they give glory and authority to the organization rather than to Christ, as a living God today.
The religious for convenience, fake, he does not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in him, It is an opponent of truth, intolerant of the true message of Christ's salvation, It is violent psychologically and spiritually, sometimes even physically, as in the times of the Crusades, with the Inquisition and the holy wars.
God calls Satan an angel of light: “Since those such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 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.” (II Cor.11:13-15) and the Church is the light of the world: “You are the light of the world” (Mat.5:14) Therefore, if we replace the word light with Church, the transitive property we: “And no wonder, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of the Church”.
From this it is clear that Satan to cancel Testimony, creates mechanisms to replace the church with religious sects, very similar to the Church, that deviate from the truth.
The head of the Church is Christ, it is not the Pope, it is not Maria, it is not Padre Pio, nor the leader of Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormons. The authority for establishing the truth according to Christ is the Bible, God's Word, none’ other human organization, however big it may be, can replace it or interpret it univocally. The head of the Church is not a man but is Christ.
But let's go back to the origin of events, man was created in the image of God, free to choose and in this freedom he chose to proceed following his own justice, putting it before that of God.
The progress of an unjust system generated a corrupt and violent society, with only a few exceptions. God at this point decided to eliminate mankind with the Great Flood, he spared only Noah and his family, in all eight people. In forty days, God eliminates all humanity because of his wickedness. But the appearance of the Rainbow fixed the new pact with man. From the three sons of Noah: Cam out of the Japhet, of Shem,, all the nations of the world came down. From Shem came the Jews, the Palestinians, the Jordanians, the Assyrians, from Ham came the Babylonians, the Libyans, from Japhet the Greeks and the European peoples.
The most advanced civilizations initially develop in the “fertile crescent” which is the area that extends from Nineveh to the north of the Tigris to the mouth of the Tigris itself and the Euphrates, then again from Nineveh it extends along the coast of southern Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel to Egypt. The first great civilizations consisted of the Canaanites or Phoenicians, Egypt, the Chaldeans, and Greeks (Uninspired) and the Chinese dynasties begin with Fohi considered a divine being, the Chinese Noah.
King Nemrod, founder of Nineveh, advocate of the worship of the Goddess having the image of a woman with a child in her arms, Isis (Iside) later called Athena by the Greeks and Minerva by the Romans, absorbed by the Christian religion in the figure of Mary with baby Jesus in her arms, Nemrod is the founder of idolatry that continues to the present day through magic and astrology, initially to the exclusive prerogative of the Powerful. At that time the Holy Spirit did not dwell in man, but from time to time, from situation to situation he communicated with man according to the circumstances.
At a given moment God decided to begin the final phase of the present age, the hands of the prophetic clock of God's Plan began to advance.
Now let's put ourselves in God's place, even if it's not easy, His intention is to come and make amends for man’s errors that result in eternal separation from God, true death. It must respect man's free will, but at the same time he must first of all make it clear that He is the Creator, that really exists, and has a specific Plan based on precise principles.
How could he go to any woman on earth and tell her: you are blessed among women, you will be the mother of the savior of the world? Who would have believed it? How could he explain concepts and realities that have now become foreign to the human mentality?
God in human reality has thought to proceed calmly, in a clear way, determined, creating a testimony: Find Abraham, a man willing to listen to him, teaches him how to follow him, as part of a relationship that extends over time, made up of messages and silences, periodic confirmations and pilgrimages that testify to Abraham's own faith in God's Plan.
God spoke to Abraham, he gave him clear and precise directions, to such an extent that despite the time interval was considerable between the promise and its fulfillment (many promises he has not even seen fulfilled) however he believed firmly, stood firm in the faith.
His mind was constantly turned to God and his promises, like a perfect falling in love. At that time there was no Bible, there was no written Word of God, no evidence was available that could comfort and confirm. The promise and invitation made to Abraham were short and clear: “Get out of your country and your relatives and your father's house, in the land that I will show; and I will make you a great nation and bless you and make your name great and you will be a source of blessing; and I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed” (Gen. 12). Abraham demonstrated his faith in God through his own behavior, he moved, act, he moved from where he was to a destination not defined but arranged by God.
Abraham began his journey, there was a moment of disarray in his family, about the son who would start his offspring, with his wife he forced the hand of God by interpreting the promise of a child in his own way, since Sarai his wife was barren, she took the servant Hagar and gave her to her husband to have him a son, thus Ishmael was born (God listens) the progenitor of the Palestinians. God's prophecy regarding Ishmael is clear and timely for the Palestinian people: And the angel of the Eternal told her again: “here, are you pregnant, and bear a son, to whom you will call the name Ishmael, because the Lord has listened to you in your affliction; it will be like a wild ass among men; his hand will be against every, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren” (Gen. 16:11/12) e “As for Ismaele, I have heard you. here, I l’ I blessed, and I will make it multiply and grow enormously. He will generate twelve principles, and I will make him a great nation” (Gen. 17:20) it's still “But also of the son of this servant I will make a nation, because it is your offspring ........ Get up, take the boy and hold him by the hand; for I will make him a great nation” (Gen. 21:13+18) . All of this happened when Abraham was eighty-six years old. However, God did not question the covenant made with Abraham.
Isaac was born when Abraham was one hundred years old, he too followed his father's example, the testimony of the existence of this living God was limited to this family environment (even if God had relations with other men outside the circle of Abraham, like Job), we are about in 2.100 to.C. E’ from Jacob the son of Isaac, renamed Israel, that a lineage began to emerge that became a people, even to Jacob the promise was clear: “I am the Eternal, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the earth on which you are lying, I will give it to you and your offspring; and your offspring will be like the dust of the earth, and you will extend west and east, to the north and noon; and all the families of the earth will be blessed in you and in your offspring” (Gen 28:14) Jacob had twelve sons from whom the twelve tribes of Israel descended, from one of these, that of Judas was to come the Messiah: “The scepter will not be removed by Judas, nor the staff of command from between his feet, until He comes who will give rest, and to whom the peoples will obey” (Gen.49:10). This lineage took refuge in Egypt where it became a very numerous people remaining there for four hundred years, during which the people increased in number while remaining faithful to the teaching of the patriarchs, without Holy Scriptures or the Law. In 1.446 to.C. Moses brought all the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt over six hundred thousand men, more women and children and a crowd of people joined, received the tablets of the Law (Exodus 12:37). Israel wandered in the wilderness for forty years due to its lack of faith and during this time received the teaching for the development of the nation of Israel. With the creation of the State of Israel, It gave, he begins to make himself known and at the same time creates the basis for his coming as Messiah to be understood. Basically there is always the same attitude on the part of God, who seeks people of action who adore him in spirit and truth. Moses is the man who initially learns about God and later becomes the person who guides Israel to the Promised Land.
Joshua brought Israel to the promised land when Moses died, conquering Jericho, took possession of all the territories that God had promised to Abraham seven hundred years earlier. By giving birth to the State of Israel.
I want to pause for a moment on the promise made by God to Jacob to recognize for us Christians the fulfillment of this Word even today: “our family is blessed today in Jesus Christ”. With Abraham begins the red thread that leads to our personal salvation and that of all humanity through Christ. Every act that God performs towards man has its culmination, explanation and reason for existing in Christ.
Once established, Israel, divides the territories according to the tribes and remains united ruled by “judges” until the appointment of the first king: Saul, of the Tribe of Benjamin. But Saul does not behave well towards God and therefore David succeeds him, a king indicated by the Prophet Samuel, of the Tribe of Judah, his son Solomon succeeds him and builds the Temple in Jerusalem. With Solomon the united kingdom of Israel ends, the state is divided in two, the Levitical Priests follow Judah while all the tribes except for a part of Benjamin and Simeon who remain faithful to Judah, they separate and create the kingdom of Israel north of Jerusalem. No king until deportation by the Assyrians (722 a.C.) followed the teaching of the Bible, while for the southern kingdom called Judah, at least occasionally the kings followed divine teaching. With the Assyrian deportation, the people of Northern Israel are dispersed and replaced, giving rise to the “Samaritan”. The kingdom of Judah having to guarantee the descendants of the Messiah, continues to be guarded by God, he must maintain his own identity until the arrival of Jesus Christ. The Prophecy says that the Messiah is descended from Judah, the scion of Isai, therefore a descendant of David: The Lord said to Samuel: “As long as you mourn for Saul, while I l’ I have rejected it so that you no longer reign over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I will send you to Jesse of Bethlehem, because I have provided myself with a king among his children” (I Sam.16:1) “Then a branch will come out of the trunk of Isai, and a scion will sprout from its roots. The spirit of the Lord will rest on him: spirit of wisdom and intelligence, spirit of advice and strength, spirit of knowledge and fear of the Eternal. He will breathe the fear of the Eternal like perfume, will not judge by appearance, he will not give sentences according to hearsay, but he will judge the poor with justice, he will be right with equity to the humble of the country. He will strike the land with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he will make the wicked die. Justice will be the belt of his kidneys, and faithfulness the girdle of his hips” (Isaiah 11:1/5).
Judas also undergoes deportation (605 a.C.) by the Babylonians with Nebuchadnezzar, per 70 years: “For thus speaks the Eternal: When seventy years will be completed for Babylon, I will visit you and send my good word to effect for you, making you come back to this place” (Ger. 29:10) , ” the first year of his reign, I, Daniele, meditating on books, I saw the number of years the Eternal had spoken of to the prophet Jeremiah, and during which Jerusalem was to be in ruins, he was seventy years old” (And. 9:2).
During these seventy years the Prophet Daniel arises, which is the tool that God uses to reveal some prophecies, which allow us to understand the sequence of events relating to the nations of the earth from the time of Nebuchadnezzar to the coming of Christ, skipping the era of grace, the one that goes from the diaspora to the last seven years of our time, with plenty of details, especially the time during the rule of the Antichrist.
This last aspect is completed and deepened by John in the book of Revelation.
The tool that God used to inform man about the stages of his plan is made up of the Prophets. In the Bible there are what are called the major Prophets which are four, Isaiah (739-685 a.C.) Geremia, Ezekiel and Daniel, Prophets living astride the deportation of Judah to Babylon (627- 536 a.C.). The Minor Prophets cover the period from 830 al 488 to.C. It should be noted that during the deportation by the Assyrians very important Prophets such as Isaiah were active, Micah and Hosea and Jeremiah were in business during the deportation to Babylon, Zaccaria and Daniele. It would seem that God wanted to be particularly scrupulous in explaining the events through the Prophets and also to be of comfort to confirm to the Israelites that however it is He who is in control of the situation.. Today it is the same for us Christians too, while everyone is dismayed and insecure about the future, besieged by news of massacres, war, earthquakes, sexual abuse, illnesses, violence, robberies and so on and so forth, the knowledge we gain through the Bible makes us confident, both for the present time, biologically alive, than for the future time when our life will be essentially spiritual.
All the Prophets in their books usually contain warnings and teachings for the people, of the prophecies relating to the immediate time and the distant future, those relating to the coming of the Messiah, sometimes as Salvatore as in Isaiah 53, sometimes like Leo, liberator of Israel establishing His kingdom on earth as in Isaiah 25.
Often the prophecies have a double meaning, the same prophecy applies to the immediate and future as in Daniele 11, where the prophecy relating to Antiochus Epiphanes also concerns the Antichrist.
We can affirm that with Isaiah, God gives a strong spiritual shock which continues with the deportation to Babylon.
With the deportation of Judah to Babylon, Solomon's Temple is destroyed as well as the walls of Jerusalem, the spiritual apathy and the false security of the people of Judah are directly turned upside down by God who uses Nebuchadnezzar as a picklock, as will happen to the generation that will be shaken by the devastating work of the Antichrist, thank God I will not have this experience, since either I will die first or I will be the protagonist of the Rapture of the Church along with all the Christians and probably the children (II Tess. 4:17).
THE GREEKS, THE MIDDLES AND THE SHUTTERS, ROMA, THE WORLD GOVERNMENT, THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST
Daniel delves into the subject of human kingdoms in the chapter 7 (3-27)
And four great beasts came up from the sea (humanity), one different from the other (Four human kingdoms) . The first was like a lion, and had eagle wings (Babylon). I looked, until its wings were torn off; and was lifted off the ground, she was made to stand like a man, and she was given a human heart. And here's a second beast, similar to a bear; it stood up on one side (Medes and Persians with a predominant part that of Persians) , he had three ribs in his mouth between his teeth (the Susania, Lydia and Asia Minor); and she was told: “Get up, eat a lot of meat!” After this, I watched, and here is another one similar to a leopard (Alexander the Great), who was wearing four bird's wings; this beast had four heads (Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria and Macedonia), and dominion was given to it. After this, I watched, in night vision, and here is a fourth dreadful beast, terrible and extraordinarily strong (Roma); he had big teeth, of iron; devoured and tore apart, and trampled the rest with his feet; it was different from all the beasts that had preceded it, and had ten horns. I was examining those horns, and here's another little horn (Antichrist) appeared among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it; and behold that horn had eyes similar to human eyes, and a mouth that spoke great things. I continued to watch until the moment when thrones were placed, and an old man sat down. His robe was white as snow, and the hair of his head was like pure wool; flames of fire were his throne and the wheels of it were burning fire. A river of fire gushed and flowed from his presence; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand myriads stood before him. The judgment was held, and the books were opened. Then I looked because of the proud words that the horn uttered; I looked, until the beast was killed, and his body destroyed, thrown into the fire to be burned (Return of Jesus in glory to Harmageddon). As for the other beasts, dominion was taken away from them; but they were granted an extension of life for a fixed time (God grants the survivors to live during the Thousand Year reign while maintaining national identity). I watched, in night visions, and behold, one like a son of man comes in the clouds of heaven; he came to the old man, and was brought up to him. And he was given dominion, glory and kingdom, because all peoples, all nations and languages served him (Kingdom of the Thousand Years); his dominion is an eternal dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom, a kingdom that will not be destroyed. As for me, Daniele, my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my mind frightened me. I approached one of the bystanders, and I asked him the truth about all this; and he spoke to me, and he gave me the interpretation of those things: “These four great beasts, there are four kings who will rise from the earth; then the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and possess it forever, from eternity to eternity (Kingdom of the Thousand Years)”.
Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast (Roma), which was different from all the others, extraordinarily terrible, who had iron teeth and copper nails, that devoured, tore apart, and trampled the rest with his feet, and around the ten horns he had on his head, and around the other horn that was sticking out, and before which three had fallen: to that horn that had eyes, and a mouth uttering great things, and which appeared larger than the other horns (The Antichrist, the Beast rising from the Sea). I looked, and that same horn made war on the saints and had the upper hand (The Antichrist in the second phase of the Tribulation of three and a half years will prevail over the converts to Christ), until the old man came and the judgment was given to the saints of the Most High (Jesus returns in glory with the Saints of the Church, kidnapped before the Tribulation), and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom (The Millennium). And he spoke to me thus: “The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom on earth, which will differ from all kingdoms, it will devour all the earth, he will trample it down and crush it. The ten horns are ten kings who will rise from this kingdom (Ten governments that will arise from what was the Roman Empire); e, after those, another will arise (the Antichrist), which will be different from the previous ones, and overthrow three kings (Daniel repeats this fact several times that of the ten governments three rulers will be overthrown by the Antichrist, perhaps they will be killed or otherwise eliminated, it is probably a special sign to be able to identify the Antichrist when his coming to power will take place).
He will utter words against the Most High, it will reduce the saints of the Most High to their limitations, and will think of changing the times and the law; the saints will be given into his hands (it will get the better of converted Christians, called the saints of the Tribulation – the Church will not be there) for a while, of the times, and half of the past (3 years and a half). Then the judgment will be held and its dominion will be taken away, that will be destroyed and annihilated forever (Return in glory of Jesus at the end of the Tribulation). And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms that are under all the heavens will be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; his kingdom is an eternal kingdom, and all dominions will serve him and obey him (the reign of the Thousand Years)”
In this step the sequence of events is repeated three times, in this way the message of God is also interpreted by Daniel himself. Nowadays, at least for those who wanted to study history, the sequence of these human kingdoms that have dealt with Israel is clear:
The first kingdom is Babylon, contemporary to Daniele, the second is Medo and Persian, the Third is Alexander the Great, with four heads that signify the four generals who will divide Alexander's reign, Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria and Macedonia. Of which the most powerful were the Ptolemies who ruled Egypt for 293 years from 323 al 30 D.C.. and the Seleucids who ruled Syria from 312 al 65 to.C. from which arose Antiochus IV Epiphanes was a bestial persecutor of the people of Israel, came to sacrifice a pig in the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem (rebuilt after the destruction of Nebuchadnezzar), he was a prototype of the Antichrist, the Chapter prophecy refers to him 8 by Daniele, which repeats the sequence of the advent of Alexander the Great in 333 to.C.
“I saw the ram (Medo and Persian Empire) that clashed in the west, north and south; no beast could stand up to him, and there was no one who could free her from her power; it did what it wanted, and became great. And how I was considering this, here comes a goat from the west (Alexander the Great of Macedon), which ran across the entire surface of the earth without touching the ground (in ten years Alexander conquered everything that was possible to conquer); and this goat had a conspicuous horn between its eyes. It came up to the ram with the two horns that I had seen standing before the river, and rushed at him, in the fury of his strength. And I saw him come close to the ram, full of anger against him, invest it, and break his two horns (Medes and Persians); the ram did not have the strength to stand up to him, and the goat knocked him down and trampled on him; and there was no one who could free the ram from its power.
The goat became extremely large; but, when it was powerful, his great horn was broken; e, in place of that, four conspicuous horns arose, towards the four winds of heaven (Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria and Macedonia).
And from one of them came a small horn (Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the Antichrist, bivalent prophecy), which became very large around noon, towards the east, and towards the splendid country. He grew up, until it reaches the army of heaven; he caused part of that army and some stars to fall to the ground, and trampled them. Indeed, he rose to the head of that army, he took away the perpetual sacrifice, and the place of his sanctuary was torn down.
The army was handed over to him with perpetual sacrifice because of the rebellion; and the horn threw the truth to the ground, and prospered in his enterprises.”
(And 8:4-12) the same sequence is always described by Daniele: “And now I'll let you know the truth. here, three kings will rise again in Persia (Assuero, Artaserse, Dario Istapse – not the Medo) ; then the fourth will become much richer than all the others (Serse 480 a.C.); and when he has grown strong for his riches, will raise everyone against the kingdom of Javan (Greece). Then a mighty king will arise, who will exercise great dominion and will do whatever he pleases (Alexander the Great 335 a.C.). But when will it arise, his kingdom will be broken, and will be divided towards the four winds of heaven (Tolomeo, Lisimaco, Cassander, Seleucus, and mooved out of the); it will not belong to his offspring (in fact it was divided among his generals), nor will it have power like that which he had; for his kingdom will be uprooted and passed on to others; not to his heirs.” (And 11:2-4) E’ surprising to note, for those who know ancient history, how God through Daniel revealed disconcerting details about the work of the Persian kings, so much so that some non-believing scholars, to justify the enormous precision and wealth of details, he stated that the book of Daniel is much more recent than 600 to.C. but the translation of the seventy (in greek) it is much earlier than the facts dealt with in the book, especially with regard to Antiochus Epiphanes, and the translation of the seventy contains the book of Daniel. The Jewish historian Josephus states that when Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem in 332 a.C., the high priest, showed him Daniel's prophecies, which made a great impression on Alexander. Jesus himself often quoted the book of Daniel.
The fourth beast is different from the other beasts that there’ they preceded, also because his kingdom is anomalous compared to the other kingdoms, because it is broken, there is an indefinite period between its fall and the world government established by the Antichrist.
The Roman government also extends to the end of time because the fifth reign, represented by iron mixed with clay, always has iron among its materials, like the Roman Empire.
It is clear until now that God has wanted to reveal that from the time of Daniel onwards there will be five Empires that will interact with Israel., the fifth is an extension of the fourth, in the light of history, we can therefore identify the Babylonians, followed by the Medes and Persians, then the Greek empire divided into four kingdoms, and then the fourth government, Roma, monstrously violent towards Israel, assassinating the Messiah. Since Israel is completely destroyed by the fourth government, the Roman Empire, in 70 D.C.. the fifth government had to wait for Israel to come into being again to rise.
We believers, that we await the return of Jesus to the Church as Paul the Apostle says ” For this we tell you by the word of the Lord: than we living, which we will remain until the coming of the Lord, we will not precede those who have fallen asleep; because the Lord himself, with a mighty cry, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God, will come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ will raise the first; then we the living, that we will stay, we will come together with them kidnapped on the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will always be with the Lord.”
(I Tess. 4:15-17) we will probably not recognize this fifth government, we will not even recognize the Antichrist, but we can guess the foundations of the structure that will support it, since we have the possibility to understand the situations that precede the realization of such an Empire.
Considerations about prophecies are often demolished by attributing an interpretation, which must always be different and convoluted with respect to the direct and simple meaning of the sentences analyzed. I believe that any good interpretation must overcome the “Child test”, which consists of taking a boy or girl under ten, the passage is read to him and then asked: what do you understand?
If the song says: ” because the Lord himself, with a mighty cry, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God, will come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ will raise the first; then we the living, that we will stay, we will come together with them kidnapped on the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will always be with the Lord.” What will the answer be? ” The Lord calls the dead in Christ, that even if they are dead they become alive again, then we who are not dead, but we are alive, we are caught up in the clouds where the Lord is waiting for us, then we will be with him forever!” – fine – There is no convoluted reasoning that holds, or you believe the Bible, or if you do not believe this word, it is not legitimate to believe absolutely anything else in its content. If much of the Bible's prophecies have been fulfilled, it is therefore certain that even those not yet fulfilled will be fulfilled..
Prophecies are the tool we humans have to recognize that the God of the Bible is the Almighty and only living God