The Fall of Babylon – Part 6 of Daniel study

Daniel chapters 5 and 6, show the fall of the Babylonian empire under King Belshazzar and rise of the Medo-Persian Empire under Darius the Mede and after him Cyrus the Persian.

It would appear that since the death of Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel had been relegated to a position of lesser influence. But now, here in chapter 5, while everybody panicked concerning some mysterious handwriting which appeared on the wall where the revelries of Belshazzar were taking place, the Queen, possibly Belshazzars mother, remembered the divinely gifted Daniel, who was summoned to foretell the imminent first stage in the collapse of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream-image – the fall of the golden head, Babylon, of which Daniel would now be witness to.

During that evenings debauchery, Belshazzar and his nobles blasphemously drink from sacred Jewish temple vessels, offering praise to inanimate gods, until a hand mysteriously appears and writes upon the wall of the palace – Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin.

Daniel was summoned to interpret the message. Despite the fact that in speaking to Belshazzar Daniel knew he was addressing another ruthless and arrogant autocrat, Daniel did not shrink from delivering his message of reproof and doom. After reminding Belshazzar of the forgotten lesson learned by Nebuchadnezzar, he says, “You his son Belshazzar. have not humbled your heart.” (v 22). “You took the Temple vessels and used them to praise gods of silver and gold, copper, iron, wood and stone that do not see or hear or know anything, but you gave no honor to God, in Whose hands are your soul and all your ways” (v 23).

Mene, Mene – God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel – You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Upharsin – Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

The days of Babylonian supremacy had been numbered and were now complete. Belshazzar had been weighed in the scales and found wanting, and the Babylonian empire therefore broke in pieces as the ascendant star of Medea rose over the world. That very night Belshazzar was slain and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom.

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Daniel the Visionary of Israel – Part 4

Daniel Chapter Two Vision

King Nebudchadnezzar’s statue, revealed to Daniel in a dream is the very first revelation of the entire span of human history and government. Rabbi Moshe Alshich, (1508-1600) student of Rabbi Yosef Caro and immanent teacher of Rabbi Chaim Vital, taught that the 60 cubit statute that Nebudchadnezzar made refers to the primary epochs of human history, ending with the Kingdom of HaShem. He said that in Nebuchadnezzars dream, the history of man was divided into four periods, each represented by a section of the image, being composed of different material.  And because the fourth kingdom was composed of two substances, iron and earthenware (clay), it represented a total of five kingdoms, which would be followed by a sixth kingdom – the government of HaShem.

The kingdoms in Daniels visions including the dream image of Nebuchadnezzar, are all with us today though they generally have different names.  Babylon is today’s Iraq, Persia is now called Iran. The Roman empire is broken up into the European Union and Greece comprises the nation of Greece and the Balkan States. The territory of the ancient empires of Babylon and Medo-Persia  now comprise of a majority of what can described as the Islamic Block, stretching from India to Africa. Greece and Rome comprise what is nominally known as the Christian West.

Christian authors have been instrumental in raising awareness of the Time of the Kietz or End. Though they seldom utilize the Hebrew term, more well known terms such as the Tribulation, the Last Days, End of Days, the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, and the like have become more of household terms because of the Christian culture. As a Jew I am thankful of their contribution in spreading knowledge of HaShem and the End of Days prophecies which will bring about the Kingdom of HaShem under Davidic governance.

However, with that said, how Jews see concepts such as the End of Days and the Kingdom of HaShem, differ considerably than the theology of our Christian friends. For instance, the term Kingdom of God in Christian tradition and theology concerns itself with a time when God rules the world under the grace of their saviour Jesus, with the Church being the administrators of his will and law. This kingdom concept is of course is nowhere to be found in the Tanakh.

Before we dive into the human governments outlined in Daniel, I believe it to be extremely important to understand God’s government, not necessarily His universal rule over all of Creation, but specifically His kingdom on earth known in the Book of Daniel as The One Stone.

The rest of this section can be located at our Daniel – the Visionary of Israel page.

My Rage Against the Machine

I’m generally a very even tempered guy. My norm is to think things through and after careful consideration choose an appropriate course of action.  But the events recently have my dander in an uproar. The Bengazi affair has been an open wound for America, and caused not only American deaths in Libya, but affected the Presidential election as well when the moderator openly lied about the facts in favor of Dictator-in-Chief Obama. But now recently more whistleblowers are revealing that the Stevens’ mission in Benghazi…. was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA..[who]  had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.  Read more here.

If I have this correct, according to the Obama regime, America is not at war with that backward, hate filled religion, known throughout the world as Islam, but with al-Kaida and other “extremists.” This mantra has been repeated time and against during his presidency. So it naturally follows that he would of course arm our hated enemy with stinger missles so as to further endanger innocent lives, all for the sake of overthrowing that lunatic Kaddafi so the Muslim nightmare of another Caliphate might arise and to further control another oil producing nation.

Do not forget Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 where he stated  “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” I say Islam needs to grow thicker skin and quick being so sissyfied.

Now while America has been distracted with Bengazi hearings, IRS Gestapo tactics and the AP email fiasco, our government was busy putting some final touches on creating the newest version of the Nazi Amerika of the New World Order.  At a recent Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, those in attendance were shocked to realize that the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF) would be extended for a few more decades out of ‘necessity.’ One elected official commented about how frightening the implications of the hearing were. Senator Angus King stated that the governments current interpretation of the AUMF nullifies the Constitution because it ignores Congress’ role to declare war.

AUMF was a collaboration of the Congress and the US Armed Forces to battle against the attacks on 9/11. According to the text, the AUMF empowers the president when “acts render it both necessary and appropriate that the United States exercise its rights to self-defense and to protect United States citizens both at home and abroad”, threatens national security and foreign policy with “grave acts of violence” then “the President has authority under the Constitution to take action to deter and prevent acts” with the use of military force.  Most of us now realize that 911 was a false flag designed to put in place draconian legislation to further erode our rights.

President Obama could authorize “lethal force” be used on Americans here in the US, meaning that Obama can utilize the AUMF to assign military to patrol American streets as a matter of routine. See more at Before its News

There is fear, and deservedly so, that the Hitleresque Obama regime would also employ drones against Americans on American soil. If we remember the traitorous Lindsay Graham stated recently that the battlefield is where ever the enemy was, hinting that American soil was also considered a battlefield. Legislation has already been put into place that has determined that very thing. Obama has clearly telegraphed his intentions. He hates those who hold onto their God and their guns, as long as their not his precious Muslim horde. He has no problem circumventing the Constitution and thinks nothing of our lives or the devastation that he has already cause and plans to cause in the future.

We have warned our readers that this was coming. That Obama and his stormtroopers want to arrest anyone who poses a threat to the NWO and his power-grab for dictator for life.

I am ashamed of our country, it’s government not the people, though a large majority of American are simply to ignorant or apathetic and have contributed greatly to the rise of this charlatan bastard posing as a US President. He is a curse, an literal abomination of the highest order. The very fact that America elected such a vile person shows that America has lost her way and no longer can recognize right from wrong, evil from good or a good president from the Devils Imp.

It is too far gone to reclaim America. The only real course of action is to oppose them at every move, at every corner, in every way. Sadly America, if it is to be reborn – if it can even be reborn – must burn. The framer of the original American society believed that freedom must be rekindled again and again and only the blood of freedom loving Americans can cleanse her – can rekindle the fires of freedom.

Our enemies, here and abroad and those of our government who think God fearing men and women, who love life and liberty, are the real criminals, the real terrorists. The reality is that our country has been usurped by a group of fanatical despots posing as elected officials. And I say this with certain trepidation but with heartfelt conviction – our enemies must not only hear our condemnation of their crimes, but must also feel our righteous indignation. To be dragged into citizen courts and tried for high treason and the sentence executed with extreme prejudice. For they are the scum of mankind, vile beings who have no right to exist among peace loving and God fearing, men women and children of earth. It is they who must submit to us. This will come in time, but only after righteous men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Some of you may take issue with my candor, but I care not. Traitors, murderers, false prophets, despots cruel tyrants all must feel the executioners hand. Our world has been tainted, rendered unclean, by these sociopaths who run our planet, who only care for power, greed and death. They worship death, they love death, and I for one believe we should bless them with it.  The Dark Time is near upon us . Guard your lives and your family, even at the expense of the wicked. Be a good steward of Gods bounty – love those who love God – hate those who hate Him. Carry a bible in one hand and gun in the other. Stand against tyranny and give them no quarter.

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Our Messianic Hope

In the last few days I have been on edge. I can only think that it’s symptomatic of the times we live in. Many of us are keenly aware of the desperate time we live in and no doubt that has taken a number of years of our lives. Ever since the 2008 election of Obama I have sensed a heavy darkness descend upon America. In recent days my irritability has been greatly increased, no doubt from the continual assault upon our minds and emotions. I myself know that Barack Obama is an imposter, a Manchurian Candidate under the absolute control of the Illuminati Network or Babylonian Brotherhood.

The book of Daniel clearly tells us that todays events were  foretold long ago:

 Jerusalem of Gold“Understand O son of man; for the vision belongs to the time of the end…Behold, I will make you know what shall be in the latter time of the indignation; for it belongs to the appointed time of the end.”

Hashem even told Daniel that understanding the visions would only belong to those who lived in the Last Days:

“And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” (Dan 12:9).

Until the appointed time, only HaShem could know what was going to unfold during the end. There have been many who have had to re-assess their understanding of the Last Days simply because the facts on the ground have changed.  But many still cling to their antiquated theologies and therefore cannot recognize the brazen-faced contemptible king who would arise during the final conflict.

The Time of the End began in 1967 when Jerusalem was re-captured by the Israeli Defense Forces thus terminating Gentile control of Jerusalem. In 1948 CE, the new nation of Israel was established and in 1967, Jerusalem again came under Jewish control for the first time in 2573 years.

 Daniel prophesies were sealed until the Time of the End.

DURING the last two thousand years, many schools of prophetic thought have been proposed, but the Jews returning to the Holy Land in 1948, and Jerusalem being freed of Gentile domination in 1967, open the door to a new understanding of the prophetic Scriptures that was hidden from the Church throughout the Christian Era. Since Daniel wasn.t opened until the end-times, every one of those earlier views are at best, questionable.

The Book of Daniel says an wicked leader will arise from a fourth empire that is different from all kingdoms. In chapter eight  Gabriel informs Daniel that the power of this brazen -faced king would be mighty but not by his own power. The power that is his to use comes from a small group of people, spoken of in chapter 11. It is well documented that Obama wasObama the Wild Donkey-Man Lackey

groomed by the Power Elite for the time when he could ascend to power. This was accomplished by a very powerful and well financed group of movers and shakers whom we know as the Illuminati among other names.

In chapter seven the end time despot is noted for changing laws and times. Obama has certainly brought about many laws which are detrimental to America and even toward Israel. His preference toward Arab and Muslim nations who desire Israel’s destruction is well known even among his allies. The times have drastically changed since 2008 – Arab Spring, Sociaslism being rammed down our throats.

Social chaos is the GOAL for the revolutionary. The crisis of crime and disorder is the door for the agent of change to enter the community and to initiate the paradigm shift. This is actually a distinguishing sign of the evil leader spoken of in Daniel: “…and he shall think to change the seasons and the law…”

The passage refers to seasons and law. In Hebrew the words seasons and law are tzman and dat. Tzman can refer to an appointed time such as religious observances or even the times in which we live.  In October of 2008, just days away from the election , Senator Obama said “We are Days Away From Fundamentally Transforming The United States of America”

I personally believe he is purposely instigating events and changes in our country to bring about a race/culture war which will destabilize American society and give him reason to crack down upon the population and further sever our rights. Race relations are at an all-time low and will not improve while he is in power. This is all part of the Illuminati Agenda.

Dat (law) is the Hebrew word for law or decree. It particularly refers to ‘royal decree’. Obama’s attempt to change the law is two-fold.  First, he must negate the US Constitution, to take the rights of the American people, particularly the rights of free speech and religious expression. America’s royal law is our constitution; a document that Obama circumvents regularly and believes is antiquated and should be shelved. This single document created the framework for the greatest nation in history and is responsible for more than 224 years of liberty and prosperity yet many on the left see it as an obstacle for their version of a new world order.

Obama since his election has done more to damage the constitution than his predecessors. His background as a constitutional law teacher and lawyer has helped him to begin to unravel our constitutional republic. There are many instances where he simply ignores what the constitution allows. His illegal war against Libya is a good example. Unlike his predecessors who sought (and received) Congressional approval for the ill-conceived wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Obama brazenly sent American forces into combat without seeking Congressional approval or consultation.

Returning to Daniel 8 we note that “thru his cunning he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand.” Craft is referring to deception and treachery. Obama’s deception is legendary. Barack Obama enjoys high approval ratings after four years of failed policies, 46 million Americans subsisting on food stamps and another 15 million unemployed. My 1957 JPS Tanakh translates it as ‘some who understands stratagems.’ Obama is a master strategist, which any political analyst would agree. Everything he does is carefully thought out. Even when it appears that he is out of political capital, he always seems to land on his feet.

One important detail in the characteristics of the last tyrant is that HaShem has ordained that he will be successful at whatever he sets his hand to. “He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does….He will cause deceit to prosper, and consider himself superior.”  No amount of struggle against him will succeed in uprooting him from power. According to Daniel this leader will be unstoppable. Men nor governments will be able to stop him. This is due to God’s own will.  This man will set out on a plan to destroy Israel:

“…he will exhaust the holy ones…who will be given into his hand until a time, and times, and half a time.” (7:25)

This does not mean we should stand idly by and do nothing. On the contrary the Book of Daniel tells us that

“…they who are wise among the people shall cause the many to understand; yet they shall stumble by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall stumble, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves unto them by treachery. And some of them that are wise shall stumble to refine among them, and to purify, and to make white, even to the time of the End, for it is yet for the time appointed.”

As in the days of the Maccabee Uprising, the sages alive at the kietz and those with understanding will bring many people to the truth of the Torah.  But the cost to them will often be their lives. But a time will come when the Contemptible One is destroyed by God.

“Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.”

At the appointed time, at the kietz, this wicked leader will be judged by HaShem and he and his kingdom will com to an abrupt end.  This is foretold both in Daniel chapter two when the Exile Kingdom of Iron and Clay is crushed by the Kingdom of God, described as a stone cut from a mountain.

The Midrash Milkhamot HaMashiach, a rabbinic text, states that this End of Days evil ruler is the one whom the Christians call the Anti-Christ. In Jewish sources he is called Armelius and is the leader of Edom, the king of Romi (Rome/Europe/US).

Jewish writings speak of this evil ruler as:

1. A man unsuitable to rule will be brought into power in the Last Days.

2. His ego will know no bounds.

3. People will be taken in by his charisma and power of speech.

4. He will claim to be a Christian, but is not.

5. He will the representative of an evil world body which will claim to represent the true Messiah (Illuminati).

Obama, as we and others have demonstrated is not fit to lead. Many Americans feel he is an imposter, which he is, and that he is not the legitimate leader of America – we have not conferred the honor of kingship upon him because he is a fraud, who perpetrated a complex deception upon the American public with the help of a small group of people as required by prophecy. (In the recent 2012 election, there is a lot of evidence that he stole the election through massive voter fraud).

The Daniel passage quite possibly is referring this fact – An unqualified sitting president who was not properly vetted nor re-elected.  The Jewish sages believe this phrase means he is not the legitimate ruler. The fact that there are numerous instances of voter fraud in critical precincts during the 2012 election goes a long way in supporting this. The Media abandoned it’s responsibility to vet Barak Obama in 2008 and our elected officials turned a blind eye or were complicit. Either way, they are criminals and one day will pay for their high crimes against the people of this country. ( If they are judged by the true Messiah, gentile nations are judged by Noachide Law. Unlike Judaism, Noachide Law has only one penalty for crime – death).

Establishing the Kietz

Both Jewish and Christian scholars cite 1967 as the beginning of the last days. Christians called the fulfillment of the times of the gentiles, when Jerusalem would be under the control of Israel once again. Since that time there has been a tremendous up swing in prophetic alignments and growing hatred of Israel. Far more interesting is a 750 year old prophecy about this important juncture.

Judah Ben Samuel was a  prolific German rabbi of the 12th century who made some astonishing and specific predictions about the future of Jerusalem and Israel that came true.  JudahthumbnailCAEGEZW3 Ben Samuel, also known as Judah ha-Hasid (Judah the Pious), lived and worked from the end of the 12th century until the beginning of the 13th century in Regensburg, authoring a number of books in the German language. Ludwig Schneider of Israel Today magazine has translated some of his work into English over the last few years, including “The Book of the Pious – Sefer Hasidim” and the “Book of Calculations – Sefer Gematriyot.” His identification of the beginning of messianic times corresponds to 1967 as we shall show.

Judah Ben Samuel published the results of his  calculations (Gematria) and astrological observations and summarized as follows: “When the Ottomans  conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”

One jubilee is 50 years according to Leviticus 25. It is the 50th year after seven times seven years, the year in which each person should regain ownership of his or her land.  Samuel’s calculations were purely theoretical; there was absolutely no sign at that time of their being fulfilled. He himself was not able to experience their fulfillment, for it was only 300 years after his death that the first of his predictions were to come true.

The Mamluks, who had been reigning in Jerusalem since 1250, were conquered in 1517 by the Ottoman Turks. They remained for eight jubilees (8 x 50 = 400 years), that is to say they were in Jerusalem for 400 years. Exactly 400 years later, in 1917, the Ottoman Turks were conquered by the British. The League of Nations conferred the Mandate for the Holy Land and Jerusalem to the British. Thus, from 1917, under international law, Jerusalem was no-man’s land.

Then, when Israel captured Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967, exactly one jubilee (50 years) after 1917, Jerusalem reverted to Jewish-Israeli ownership once again. Thereby, according to the prophecies of Judah Ben Samuel, the Messianic End Times began.

Many scholars have studied and made reference to Judah Ben Samuel’s writings in an effort to understand how he reached his conclusions. Among those referencing Ben Samuel were Rabbi Isaac Ben Solomon Luria, a mystic dealing with the messianic world (Jerusalem, 1531-1572, Safed); Joseph Solomon Delmegido (1591 Candia – 1655 Prague), a mathematician and astronomer (“Mazref le-Chochma”), Azulai I (1724-1806), a famed bibliographer; Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865), a Bible scholar; historian Heinrich Graetz (1817-1891); and Torah scholar Jacob Epstein (1925-1993).

The secret of how Judah the Pious arrived at such accurate predictions has less to do with the actual calculations than it does with the fact that he had consecrated his life to God. His pupils Rabbi Isaac ben Moses (Vienna), Rabbi Baruch ben Samuel (Mainz) and Rabbi Simcha (Speyer) testify that Ben Samuel was a model of abstinence and selflessness and was awaiting with a burning desire the coming of the Messiah.

Ben Samuel was often called “Light of Israel.” Even bishops came to him for advice. If anyone asked him where his wisdom came from he would answer, “The prophet Elijah, who will precede the Messiah, appeared to me and revealed many things to me and emphasized that the precondition for answered prayer is that it is fueled by enthusiasm and joy for the greatness and holiness of God.”

But to recap the astonishing predictions: In AD 1217 this scholarly and pious rabbi prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees. Now, keep in mind, he made this prediction 300 years before the Ottoman Turks seized control of Jerusalem in 1517. If indeed 1217 and 1517 were jubilee years as Judah Ben Samuel believed, then his prophecy was exactly right, because exactly 400 years after the Turks took control of Jerusalem they were driven out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby – on Hanukkah, by the way.

The rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.” This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the Holy Land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally “belonged” to no nation.

Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49, Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians.

It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire West Bank of the Holy Land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.

It certainly would be significant if both 1917 and 1967 were Jubilee years, considering the significance of what happened in Jerusalem on those years. But it gets even more interesting, because Judah Ben Samuel also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. If he’s right, the 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in 2017.

In light of these prophesies and the coming future events, my anxiety has been lessened by the hope of an earth bereft of a untouchable elite class and their masters who have brought untold suffering upon humanity for some number of millenia. Hopefully one day we may know exactly why. But until that time all of us should continue fighting against their rule, encourage one another and pray for  God’s guidance.