Jesus Didn't Die So We Could Have A Better Life
If you have read this far, congratulations. You are that one in a thousand that has been blessed with a Berean spirit and is willing to simply ask the question, "What if the Lord meant....". This question has become increasingly rare in our indoctrinated Churches of today, in which all of the hundreds of denominations are convinced that their's is the correct eschatological interpretation, as doctrine trumps truth.
Let's study another 42 "months" problem from John in Revelation, prefaced with a related verse:
Revelation 13:2, 5 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his [Daniel's beast is "his"] feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. v5 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.
Again using the average of 30.44 days in a month, multiplied by 42 months = 1278.5 days (as years). Subtracting this from 1967 we arrive again at 688.5. The founding year of the Islamic Dome of the Rock edifice erected on Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
The political and religious control (through jizya - that is - humiliation taxes of the enslaved, etc.) of the Islamic LBL beast, of Revelation 13 "continued" in Jerusalem until the Israelis retook the Holy City in 1967 - Islam being marked symbolically by the founding year of the Dome of the Rock 688 AD.
Daniel defined what a beast is, when the figurative language of a dream or vision is used in Scripture, and he did it in the context of the lion, bear, leopard and fourth "terrible" beast: Daniel 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth... And so we learn that in the figurative language of a dream or vision in prophecy, beast = kingdom.
Islamic conquest resulted in the exile of Jews and Christians from the Holy Land, and subsequent spiritual desolation of the region. By the 1800's it was a physically desolated, deserted wasteland.
In "A History of the Jews" page 321 Paul Johnson writes: "Between 1827 and 1839, largely through British efforts, the population of Jerusalem rose from 550 to 5,500 and in all Palestine it topped 10,000 - the real beginning of the Jewish return to the Promised Land. In 1838 Palmerston appointed the first western vice-consul in Jerusalem, W.T. Young, and told him 'to afford protection to the Jews generally'."
We can see from Revelation 13:2, that the dragon, Satan, gives the beast the power that is mentioned in Revelation 13:5, that is manifest in Islamic control of this empire. Daniel's successive kingdom beasts of lion, bear and leopard, which Bible scholars recognize as Babylon, Medo-Persia, and ancient Greece, form the composite leopard-bear-lion - beast / kingdom - we find in Revelation 13:2. This same geographical region is today occupied by Iraq, Iran, and Syria/Lebanon. While some Islamic sects have national autonomy, and different sects of Islam are at war against each other, they are all perfectly united behind their false prophet Mohammed, and united in the spirit of antichrist. These modern day realities perfectly compliment this sound hermeneutic, textual and mathematical study.
Eventually Western wealth transfer to the Middle East through oil purchase would heal the wound of the leopard-bear-lion beast, financing the second Jihad in the image of the first Jihad. This image worship may also include the Black Stone in the Kaaba, that at one time housed over 360 idols, that all Muslims bow toward, in their daily prayers, from everywhere in the world. [to be cont’d] Source
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1 Corinthians 9:22
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