Looking into the Book of Daniel concerning the Prophecy of Anti-Christ

First let’s understand what ANTI means…I am going to primarily be using the Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary. This man was a remarkable man, and he was a born-again believer lead by God to write this dictionary that gives us the English meaning of biblical words.

AN’TI, [Greek See Ante.] A preposition signifying against, opposite, contrary, or in place of; used in many English words.

Webster, Noah. American Dictionary of the English Language (1828 Edition)

Knowing the correct meaning and interpretation of ANTI then we can be able to understand who and what the ANTI-CHRIST IS and how he was in front of us all along.

Anti-Christ THE MAN means IN PLACE OF someone standing in PLACE OF CHRIST, YET, CONTRARY AND AGAINST CHRIST through words and actions. The ANTI-CHRIST SPIRIT IS AGAINST CONTRARY TO CHRIST.

Anti-Christ AN’TI-CHRIST, noun [Greek, against, and Christ.] A great adversary of Christ; the man of sin; described 1 John 2: 18. 2 Thessalonians 2.

Revelation 9.

Protestants generally suppose this adversary to be the Papal power; and some divines believe that, in a more general sense, the word extends to any persons who deny Christ or oppose the fundamental doctrines of christianity. Encyc. Brown. Buck.

Antichristian ANTICHRIS’TIAN, adjective Pertaining to antichrist; opposite to or opposing the christian religion.

Antichristian ANTICHRIS’TIAN, noun A follower of antichrist; one opposed to the christian religion.

Antichristianism ANTICHRIS’TIANISM, noun Opposition or contrariety to the christian religion.

Antichristianity ANTICHRISTIAN’ITY, noun Opposition or contrariety to christianity.

Understanding the true meaning of the word ANTI will open our eyes and understanding greater when digging into the characteristics of this man.

In order to understand the New Testament, we need to have a firm grasp on the Old Testament. Many have heard, “the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed”. That is a true statement indeed. To have a true understanding of scripture we must allow scripture to interpret scripture and not just accept any man’s interpretation. The scripture will interpret scripture for it is of no private interpretation.

I am going to go ahead and repost a few things I had already stated in my first post concerning Daniel 2, 7, 8, 9 AND 11.

Daniel 2

31¶ Thou, O King, sawest, and behold a great image: this great image whose brightnesse was excelleut, stood before thee, and the forme thereof was terrible.

32This images head was of fine gold, his breast and his armes of siluer, his belly and his thighes of brasse:

33His legs of yron, his feete part of yron, and part of clay.

34Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image vpon his feete that were of yron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

35Then was the yron, the clay, the brasse, the siluer, and the golde broken to pieces together, and became like the chaffe of the summer threshing floores, and the wind caried them away, that no place was found for them: & the stone that smote the image became a great mountaine, and filled the whole earth.

36¶ This is the dreame, and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the King.

37Thou, O King, art a king of Kings: for the God of heauen hath giuen thee a kingdome, power, and strength, and glory.

38And wheresoeuer the children of men dwel, the beasts of the field, and the foules of the heauen hath he giuen into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler ouer them all: thou art this head of gold.

39And after thee shall arise an other kingdome inferiour to thee, and another third kingdome of brasse, which shall beare rule ouer all the earth.

40And the fourth kingdome shall be strong as yron: forasmuch as yron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as yron that breaketh all these, shall it breake in pieces and bruise.

41And whereas thou sawest the feete and toes, part of potters clay, and part of yron: the kingdome shalbe diuided, but there shalbe in it of the strength of the yron, forasmuch as thou sawest the yron mixt with myrie clay.

42And as the toes of the feete were part of yron, and part of clay; so the kingdome shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

43And whereas thou sawest yron mixt with myrie clay, they shall mingle themselues with the seede of men: but they shall not cleaue one to an other, euen as yron is not mixed with clay.

44And in the daies of these Kings shall the God of heauen set vp a kingdome, which shall neuer be destroyed: and the Kingdome shall not be left to other people, but it shall breake in pieces, and consume all these kingdomes, and it shall stand for euer.

45Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountaine without hands, and that it brake in pieces the yron, the brasse, the clay, the siluer, and the gold: the great God hath made knowen to the King what shall come to passe hereafter, & the dreame is certaine, and the interpretation thereof sure.

46¶ Then the King Nebuchadnezzar fell vpon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation, and sweet odours vnto him.

47The King answered vnto Daniel and said, Of a trueth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of Kings, and a reuealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reueale this secret.

48Then the King made Daniel a great man, and gaue him many great gifts, & made him ruler ouer the whole prouince of Babylon, and chiefe of the gouernours ouer all the wise men of Babylon.

49Then Daniel requested of the King, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego ouer the affaires of the prouince of Babylon: but Daniel sate in the gate of the King.

Nebuchadnezzar had a dream of the FOUR kingdoms, in his dream they were of metals not beasts. The difference is how God sees man’s accomplishments verses how man sees it. Man sees the kingdoms as precious metals, God sees them as brute beast, identifying same kingdoms different perspective.

  1. Gold=Babylon
  2. 2. Silver= Mede and Persia
  3. 3. Brass/bronze =Greece
  4. 3. Iron=Roman Empire two legs Western and Eastern halves

The feet and 10 toes part of clay and part of iron representing they do not cleave together

Daniel 7

7After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadfull and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great yron teeth: it deuoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feete of it, and it was diuers from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten hornes.

8I considered the hornes, and behold, there came vp among them another little horne, before whom there were three of the first hornes pluckt vp by the roots: and behold, in this horne were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

9¶ I beheld till the thrones were cast downe, and the Ancient of dayes did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the haire of his head like the pure wooll: his throne was like the fierie flame, and his wheeles as burning fire.

10A fierie streame issued, and came foorth from before him: thousand thousands ministred vnto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the iudgement was set, and the bookes were opened.

11I beheld then, because of the voice of the great words which the horne spake: I beheld euen till the beast was slaine, and his body destroyed, and giuen to the burning flame.

12As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their liues were prolonged for a season and time.

13I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the sonne of man, came with the clouds of heauen, and came to the Ancient of daies, and they brought him neere before him.

14And there was giuen him dominion and glory, and a kingdome, that all people, nations, and languages should serue him: his dominion is an euerlasting dominion, which shall not passe away; and his kingdome that, which shall not be destroyed.

15¶ I Daniel was grieued in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

16I came neere vnto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this: so he told mee, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

17These great beasts, which are foure, are foure Kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

18But the Saints of the most high shall take the kingdome, & possesse the kingdome for euer, euen for euer & euer.

19Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diuerse from al the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of yron, and his nailes of brasse, which deuoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feete,

20And of the ten hornes that were in his head, and of the other, which came vp, and before whom three fell, euen of that horne that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose looke was more stout then his fellowes.

21I beheld, and the same horne made warre with the Saints, and preuailed against them;

22Untill the Ancient of daies came, and iudgment was giuen to the Saints of the most high: and the time came that the Saints possessed the kingdome.

23Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdome vpon earth, which shall be diuerse from all kingdomes, & shall deuoure the whole earth, and shall tread it downe, and breake it in pieces.

24And the tenne hornes out of this kingdome are tenne Kings that shall arise: and an other shall rise after them, and he shall be diuerse from the first, and he shall subdue three Kings.

25And he shall speake great words against the most high, and shall weare out the Saints of the most high, and thinke to change times, and lawes: and they shall be giuen into his hand, vntill a time and times, & the diuiding of time.

26But the iudgement shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume, and to destroy it vnto the end.

27And the kingdome and dominion, and the greatnesse of the kingdome vnder the whole heauen, shall be giuen to the people of the Saints of the most high, whose kingdome is an euerlasting kingdome, and all dominions shall serue and obey him.

28Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

  1. Lyon with wings=Babylon
  2. Bear on its side with three ribs in its mouth=Mede and Persia
  3. Leopard with four wings and four heads=Grecian kingdom and the four heads represent with Alexander died his kingdom was divided into four
  4. Fourth beast, dreadfull and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great yron teeth: it deuoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feete of it, and it was diuers from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten hornes. =Roman Kingdom

In the prophecies of Daniel 7 where four world empires are depicted as four beasts, those who identify the fourth beast as the Rom. empire will find in the last mentioned ruler—the eleventh horn or little horn—a portrayal of the antichrist. In the interpretation of the dream given to Daniel, this individual is described: “He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High” (7:25). He is described as ruling until his rule is replaced by the “everlasting kingdom” which “shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High” (7:27). In this description he is made the last great ruler of the world and one who is opposed to Christ.

John Gill

And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise,….. Or ten kingdoms which sprung out of the Roman empire, or into which it was broken and divided upon the dissolution of it, about A.D. 476; which, according to Mr. Mede (k), were thus divided, A.D. 456,

1. Britons; 2. Saxons; 3. Franks; 4. Burgundians; 5 Visigoths; 6. Suevians and Alanes; 7. Vandals; 8. Almanes; 9. Ostrogoths; 10. Greeks.

The list Bishop Lloyd (l) has given of them is,

1. Hunns, who erected their kingdom in that part of Pannonia and Dacia, which was from them called Hungary, about A.D. 356. 2. Ostrogoths, who settled themselves in the countries that reach from Rhetia to Maesia, even to Thrace, about 377; and afterwards came into Italy under Alaricus, in 410. 3. Visigoths, who settled in the south parts of France, and in Catalonia, about 378. 4. Franks, who seized upon part of Germany and Gaul, A.D. 410. 5. Vandals, who settled in Spain; afterwards set up their kingdom in Africa, A.D. 407; their king Gensericus sacked Rome, 455. 6. Suevians and Alans, who seized the western parts of Spain, A.D. 407; and invaded Italy, 457. 7. Burgundians, who came out of Germany, into that part of Gaul called from them Burgundy, 407. 8. Herules, Rugians, and Thoringians, who settled in Italy under Odoacer, about A.D. 476. 9. Saxons, who made themselves masters of Great Britain about the same time, 476. 10. Longobards, called likewise Gopidae, who settled in Germany, about Magdeburg, A.D. 383; and afterwards succeeded the Heruli and Thuringi in Hungary, about the year 826.

Sir Isaac Newton (m) reckons the ten kingdoms in the following order:

1. the kingdom of the Vandals and Alans in Spain and Africa; 2. of the Suevians in Spain; 3. of the Visigoths; 4. of the Alans in Gallia; 5. of the Burgundians; 6. of the Franks; 7. of the Britons; 8. of the Hunns; 9. of the Lombards; 10. of Ravenna;

who gives an account of the various kings of these kingdoms; and these, as the same learned writer says (n), whatever was their number afterwards, they are still called the ten kings from their first number; and though they have not always been in the same form and order, yet they have been generally about, if not exactly, the same number; as they are now near the same; and may be thus reckoned, as the kingdoms of France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Great Britain, Sardinia, Denmark, the two Sicilies, Swedeland, Prussia, and Poland; of which see more See Gill on Revelation 17:12.

And another shall rise after thee: not Titus Vespeasian, as Jarchi and Saadiah; nor the nation of Gog and Magog, as Jacchiades: but the pope of Rome, or antichrist; who came to his power as universal bishop, and as a horn or temporal prince, after the above kingdoms arose; not after they were at an end, but after they were constituted and established, as it was proper they should first be; since they were to give their strength, power, and kingdom, to the antichristian beast, by which it became a horn or temporal prince, Revelation 17:13. The Septuagint render it, “behind them”; which Mr. Mede (o) interprets of his springing up unawares, imperceptibly, unnoticed, and unobserved by them, till he overtopped them.

And he shall be diverse from the first; from the first ten horns, kings or kingdoms; having, besides a secular power and temporal authority, an ecclesiastical and spiritual one; a power not only over the bodies and estates of men, but over their souls and consciences; and even over the other horns and kingdoms, which they had not over one another; and so was different from them all:

and he shall subdue three kings; designed by the three horns plucked up by the roots, and which fell before him; of which See Gill on Daniel 7:8.

John Gill Daniel 7:8

I considered the horns,…. The ten horns of the fourth beast; these the prophet particularly looked at, took special notice of them, carefully observed them, their number, form, and situation, and pondered in his mind what should be the meaning of them:

and, behold; while he was attentive to these, and thinking within himself what they should be, something still more wonderful presented:

there came up among them another little horn; not Titus Vespasian, as Jarchi; nor the Turkish empire, as Saadiah; nor Antiochus Epiphanes, as many Christian interpreters; for not a single person or king is meant by a horn, but a kingdom or state, and a succession of governors; as by the other ten horns are meant ten kings or kingdoms; besides, this little horn is a part of the fourth, and not the third beast, to which Antiochus belonged; and was to rise up, not in the third or Grecian monarchy, as he did, but in the fourth and Roman monarchy; and was to continue until the spiritual coming of Christ; or, until his kingdom in a spiritual sense takers place; which is not true of him: and since no other has appeared in the Roman empire, to whom the characters of this horn agree, but antichrist or the pope of Rome, he may be well thought to be intended. Irenaeus (k), an ancient Christian writer, who lived in the second century, interprets it of antichrist; of whom having said many things, has these words:

“Daniel having respect to the end of the last kingdom; that is the last ten kings among whom their kingdom should be divided, upon whom the son of perdition shall come; he says that ten horns shall be upon the beast, and another little horn should rise up in the midst of them; and three horns of the first be rooted out before him; and, “behold”, saith he, “in this horn were eyes as the eyes of man”, &c.; of whom again the Apostle Paul, in 2 Thessalonians 2:8 declaring together the cause of his coming, thus says, “and then shall that wicked one be revealed &c.””

and in a following chapter (l) the same writer observes,

“John the disciple of the Lord in the Revelation hath yet more manifestly signified of the last time, and of those ten kings in it, among whom the empire that now reigns (the Roman empire) shall be divided; declaring what shall be the ten horns, which were seen by Daniel; saying, “the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet, &c.”; therefore it is manifest, that of these he that is to come shall slay three, and the rest shall be subject to him, and he shall be the eighth among them;”

and Jerom on the place says, that this is the sense of

“all ecclesiastical writers, that when the Roman empire is destroyed, there shall be ten kings who shall divide it among them; and an eleventh shall arise, a little king, who shall conquer three of the ten kings; and having slain them, the other seven shall submit their necks to the conqueror:”

who he further observes is not a devil or demon, but a man, the man of sin, and son of perdition; so as that he dare to sit in the temple of God, making himself as if he was God: now to the Roman antichrist everything here said answers: he is a “horn”, possessed of power, strength, authority, and dominion, of which the horn is an emblem; a “little” one, which rose from small beginnings, and came to his ecclesiastic power, from a common pastor or bishop, to be a metropolitan of Italy, and then universal bishop; and to his secular power, which at first was very small, and since increased; and yet in comparison of other horns or kingdoms, but little; though, being allowed to exercise a power within others, is, or at least has been, very formidable: this “came up among” the other horns; when the northern barbarous nations broke into the empire and set up ten kingdoms in it, this little horn sprung up among them; and while they were forming kingdoms for themselves, he was contriving one for himself; they rose at the same time and reigned together; see Revelation 17:12,

before whom, there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots; before whom three kings or kingdoms fell, and were subdued as in Daniel 7:20 which, according to Mr. Mede (m), were the kingdoms of the Greeks, of the Longobards, and of the Franks; but, according to Sir Isaac Newton (n), they were the exarchate of Ravenna, the kingdom of the Lombards, and the senate and dukedom of Rome; or, according to the present bishop of Clogher (o), the Campagnia of Rome, the exarchate of Ravenna, and the region of Pentapolis, which were plucked up by Pipin and Charlemagne, kings of France, and given to the pope; and were confirmed to him by their successor Lewis the pious, and is what is called the patrimony of St. Peter; in memory of which a piece of Mosaic work was made and put up in the pope’s palace, representing St. Peter with three keys in his lap; signifying the three keys of the three parts of his patrimony; and to show his sovereignty over them, the pope to this day wears a triple crown:

and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man; in some monstrous births there have been eyes in the knees, and in the belly above the navel (p); but never was there known such a monster as this, to have a horn, and eyes in the horn; horns some monsters have but not eyes in them: these may design the pretended sanctity and religion of the pope of Rome or antichrist, who, though a beast, would be thought to be a man, a religious creature; or his pretended modesty, humanity, and courtesy, when he is all the reverse; or rather his insight into the Scriptures he makes pretension to, setting himself up as an infallible judge of them, and of all controversies: though they seem better to design what he really has than what he pretends to; and may denote his penetration and sagacity, his craft and cunning, and sharp looking out to get power and dominion, temporal and spiritual; and his watchfulness to keep it, that it is not encroached upon, and took away from him; and also all means and instruments by which he inspects his own and others’ affairs; particularly the order of the Jesuits, which are his eyes everywhere, spies in all kingdoms and courts, and get intelligence of what is done in the councils and cabinets of princes: how many eyes this horn had is not said; nor is it easy to say how many the pope of Rome has; he has as many as Argus, and more too, and these sharp and piercing:

and a mouth speaking great things as that he is Christ’s vicar on earth, Peter’s successor, head of the church, and universal bishop; that he is infallible, and cannot err; that he has all power in heaven, earth, and hell; that he can forgive sin, grant indulgences, make new laws, and bind the consciences of men; dispense with the laws of God and men; dispose of kingdoms, and remove and set up kings at pleasure, with many others of the like kind; see Revelation 13:5.

In Daniel 11:36-45 another king is introduced which is identified by some as the same personage as the little horn of ch. 7. He is described as an absolute ruler: “The king shall do according to his will,” and as one who claims to be God “he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every God” (11:36). In the subsequent description he is portrayed as against all the gods of the past and a materialist who “shall honor the god of fortresses instead of these…with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts” (11:38). The challenges to his rule are mentioned in 11:40-44, apparently referring to a great final world war. Like the little horn (ch. 7), he is a blasphemer, opposed to God, hence an antichrist, and apparently is the last ruler before the return of Christ and the Resurrection (cf. 12:1-3). An alternate view is that he is a less important personage, a minor ruler of Pal. in the time of the end, a view somewhat contradicted by the claims of this ruler of supremacy over all others politically or religiously.

Daniel 8


1
In the third yeere of the reigne of King Belshazzar, a vision appeared vnto mee, euen vnto me Daniel, after that which appeared vnto me at the first.

2And I saw in a vision (and it came to passe when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the prouince of Elam) and I saw in a vision, and I was by the riuer of Ulai.

3Then I lifted vp mine eyes, and saw, and behold, there stood before the riuer, a ramme which had two hornes, and the two hornes were high: but one was higher then the other, and the higher came vp last. “ALEXANDER THE GREAT~~GRECIAN KINGDOM BEGINS~~

4I saw the ramme pushing Westward, & Northward, and Southward: so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliuer out of his hand, but he did according to his will, and became great.

5And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came frō the west on the face of the whole earth, & touched not the ground: and the goate had a notable horne betweene his eyes.

6And he came to the ramme that had two hornes, which I had seene standing before the riuer, and ranne vnto him in the furie of his power.

7And I saw him come close vnto the ramme, and he was mooued with choler against him, and smote the ramme, and brake his two hornes, and there was no power in the ramme to stand before him, but he cast him downe to the ground, and stamped vpon him, and there was none that could deliuer the ramme out of his hand.

8Therefore the hee goate waxed very great, and when he was strong, the great horne was broken: and for it came vp foure notable ones, toward the foure windes of heauen. ~~~ALEXENDER DIES HIS KINGDOM IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR~~~

9And out of one of them came forth a litle horne, which waxed exceeding great, toward the South, and toward the East, and toward the pleasant land.

~~~ANTIOCHUS FROM THE NORTH~~~

10And it waxed great euen to the hoste of heauen, and it cast downe some of the hoste, and of the starres to the ground, and stamped vpon them.

11Yea he magnified himselfe euen to the prince of the hoste, and by him the dayly sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his Sanctuary was cast down.

12And an hoste was giuen him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast downe the trueth to the ground, and it practised, and prospered.

13¶ Then I heard one Saint speaking, and another Saint saide vnto that certaine Saint which spake, How long shall bee the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to giue both the Sanctuary, and the hoste to be troden vnder foot?

14And he said vnto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred dayes: then shall the Sanctuary be clensed.

15¶ And it came to passe, when I, euen I Daniel had seene the vision, and sought for the meaning, then beholde, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

16And I heard a mans voyce betweene the bankes of Ulai, which called and said, Gabriel, make this man to vnderstand the vision.

17So he came neere where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell vpon my face: but he said vnto mee, Understand, O sonne of man: for at the time of the end shalbe the vision.

18Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deepe sleepe on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me vpright.

19And he said, Behold, I wil make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shalbe.

20The ramme which thou sawest hauing two hornes, are the kings of Media, and Persia.

21And the rough goat is the king of Grecia, and the great horne that is betweene his eyes, is the first king.

22Now that being broken, whereas foure stood vp for it, foure kingdomes shall stand vp out of the nation, but not in his power.

23And in the latter time of their kingdome, when the transgressours are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and vnderstanding darke sentences, shall stand vp.

24And his power shall be mighty, but not by his owne power: and hee shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mightie, and the holy people.

25And through his policie also hee shall cause craft to prosper in his hand, and hee shall magnifie himselfe in his heart, and by peace shal destroy many: he shall also stand vp against the prince of princes, but he shalbe broken without hand. ~~~ANTIOCHUS DIED BY DISEASE NOT BY THE HAND OF AN ENEMY~~~

26And the vision of the euening, and the morning, which was tolde, is true: wherfore shut thou vp the vision, for it shalbe for many dayes.

27And I Daniel fainted and was sicke certaine dayes: afterward I rose vp and did the kings businesse, and I was astonished at the vision, but none vnderstood it.

THIS BRINGS DANIEL NOT ONLY TO SICKNESS FOR MANY DAYS BUT ALSO TO HIM STUDYING INDEPTH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH, BRINGING HIM TO HIS KNEES, REPENTING FOR HIMSELF AND THE NATION ON A WHOLE AFTER SEEING WHAT WAS APPROACHING QUICKLY.

Daniel 9


1
In the first yeere of Darius the sonne of Ahasuerus, of the seede of the Medes, which was made King ouer the realme of the Caldeans,

2In the first yeere of his reigne, I Daniel vnderstood by bookes the number of the yeeres, whereof the word of the Lord came to Ieremiah the Prophet, that he would accomplish seuentie yeeres in the desolations of Ierusalem.

3¶ And I set my face vnto the Lord God to seeke by prayer, and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.

4And I prayed vnto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said; O Lord, the great and dreadfull God, keeping the couenant, and mercy to them that loue him, and to them that keepe his Commandements:

5We haue sinned, and haue committed iniquitie, and haue done wickedly, and haue rebelled, euen by departing from thy precepts, and from thy iudgements.

6Neither haue we hearkened vnto thy seruants the Prophets, which spake in thy Name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

7O Lord, righteousnes belongeth vnto thee, but vnto vs confusion of faces, as at this day: to the men of Iudah, and to the inhabitants of Ierusalem, and vnto all Israel that are neere, and that are farre off, through all the countreys whither thou hast driuen them, because of their trespasse, that they haue trespassed against thee.

8O Lord, to vs belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers; because we haue sinned against thee.

9To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiuenesses, though we haue rebelled against him.

10Neither haue we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walke in his Lawes which he set before vs, by his seruants the Prophets.

11Yea, all Israel haue transgressed thy Law, euen by departing, that they might not obey thy voice, therefore the curse is powred vpon vs, and the othe that is written in the Law of Moses the seruant of God, because we haue sinned against him.

12And he hath confirmed his words which he spake against vs, and against our Iudges that iudged vs, by bringing vpon vs a great euill: for vnder the whole heauen hath not bene done, as hath bene done vpon Ierusalem.

13As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this euill is come vpon vs: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turne from our iniquities, and vnderstand thy trueth.

14Therefore hath the Lord watched vpon the euil, and brought it vpon vs: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his workes, which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

15And now O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renowne, as at this day, wee haue sinned, wee haue done wickedly.

16¶ O Lord, according to all thy righteousnes, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy furie bee turned away from thy citie Ierusalem, thy holy Mountaine: because for our sinnes, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Ierusalem and thy people are become a reproch to all that are about vs.

17Now therefore, O our God, heare the prayer of thy seruant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine vpon thy Sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lords sake.

18O my God, encline thine eare and heare: open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, & the city, which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

19O Lord heare, O Lord forgiue, O Lord hearken and doe: deferre not for thine owne sake, O my God: for thy citie, & thy people are called by thy Name.

20¶ And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sinne, and the sinne of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God, for the holy Mountaine of my God:

21Yea whiles I was speaking in praier, euen the man Gabriel, whom I had seene in the vision at the beginning, being caused to flie swiftly, touched me about the time of the euening oblation.

22And he informed mee, and talked with mee, and said; O Daniel, I am now come foorth to giue thee skill and vnderstanding.

23At the beginning of thy supplications the commandement came forth, and I am come to shew thee: for thou art greatly beloued: therefore vnderstand the matter, & consider the vision.

24Seuentie weekes are determined vpon thy people, and vpon thy holy citie, to finish the transgression, and to make an ende of sinnes, and to make reconciliation for iniquitie, and to bring in euerlasting righteousnes, and to seale vp the vision and prophecie, and to anoynt the most Holy.

25Know therefore and vnderstand, that from the going foorth of the commandement to restore and to build Ierusalem, vnto the Messiah the Prince, shall be seuen weekes; and threescore and two weekes, the street shall be built againe, and the wall, euen in troublous times ““7 YEARS““, and threescore and two weeks ““62 YEARS““: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. ““69TH WEEK JESUS COMES AND IS BAPTISED IN THE JORDON, TAKEN UP BY THE HOLY SPIRIT INTO THE WILDERNESS TO BE TEMPTED BY THE DEVIL. ““

26And after threescore and two weeks ““70TH WEEK““ shall Messiah be cut off ““CRUCIFIED IN MIDDLE OF THE 70TH WEEK ““ ““, but not for himselfe (““SACRIFICE FOR SIN:““) and the people (““ROMANS ““) of the Prince that shall come (““TITUS VESPASIANUS AUGUSTUS““) shall destroy the citie (““JERUSALEM““`) and the sanctuarie (““TEMPLE IN 70AD;““) and the ende thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the ende of the warre desolations are determined.

27And he (JESUS CHRIST) shall confirm the covenant (STREGNTHEN GODS COVENANT ) with many for one week (THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF JESUS CHRISTS MINISTRY): and in the midst of the week (““AFTER 3 ½ YEARS ON EARTH WAS HIS MINISTRY““) he shall cause the sacrifice (““ALL ANIMAL SACRIFICES FINISHED““) and the oblation (““ANYTHING OF MATERIAL WISE THAT IS OFFERED OR PRESENTED IN WORSHIP OR SACRED WORSHIP““)  to cease (““JESUS’ SACRIFICE WAS THE LAST SACRIFICE THAT CAUSED ALL OTHERS TO BE ABOMINATIONS TO GOD, CHRIST DIED ONCE AND FOR ALL““), and for the overspreading of abominations (““CONTINUED ANIMAL SACRIFICES““) he shall make it desolate (““DESOLATE MEANS DESERTED OF GOD, LAID WASTE, WEBSTER 1828 DICTIONARY““) (““JERUSALM BECAME A DESOLATION TO GOD FOR DENYING HIM AND HIS HOLY SACRIFICE, THE LAST STRAW THAT FULFILLED THE LAST 3 ½ YEARS WAS THE DAY STEPHEN WAS STONED TO DEATH BY THE JEWS WHEN HE PREACHED THE GOSPEL FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHESIES““), even until the consummation (““THE END““), and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

STEPHEN’S DEATH

ACTS 7

54When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

55But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

56And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

57Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

58And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. (THE VERY ONE GOD USES TO GO TO THE GENTILES WAS SAUL, LATER CALLED PAUL, LAYING THEOR CLOTHES MEANT A COUPLE OF THINGS, ONE SAUL WAS A TRUSTED INDIVISUAL, TWO HE WAS A WITNESS, AND THREE HE APPROVED OF THE STONING, FOUR IT INTRODUCES US TO SAUL AND THE AMAZING GRACE GIVEN FROM GOD.) (““ACTS 8;1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

2And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

3As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.““)

~~~BACK TO ACTS 7~~~

59And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

60And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

THE PROPHECY OF 70 WEEKS IS DIVIDED UP IN THREE PARTS BUT THEY ARE IN SUCCESSION, MEANING NO GAP IN BETWEEN THEM, AS FALSE TEACHERS TEACH.

49 YEARS THE TIME TO REBUILD JERUSALEM BACK, AFTER IT IS BUILT IMMEDIATELY THE 434 YEARS BEGINS TO THE COUTDOWN UNTIL MESSIAH AT HIS BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN=483 YEARS THEN THE 7 YEARS WAS THE BEGINNING OF HIS MINISTRY AFTER HIS BAPTISM.

  • Seventy SEVENS IS weeks OF YEARS “`70 X 7 WEEKS=490 YEARS A YEAR FOR EVERY SABBATH REST FOR THE LAND BROKEN“` are determined upon THY PEOPLE and upon THY HOLY CITY, JUST LIKE IT WAS A YEAR FOR EVERY DAY THE SPIES SPIED OUT THE LAND, WHICH WAS 40 DAYS SO FOR 40 YEARS THEY WOULD HAVE TO WANDER IN THE WILDERNESS A DAY FOR A YEAR.

  • THE FOLLOWING IS PROVING DANIEL 9 HAS BEEN FULFILLED BY JESUS CHRIST AND IS NOT WAITING FOR A FUTURE FULFILLMENT IN THE ANTI-CHRIST…THUS ULTIMATELY IS DENYING THAT JESUS CHRIST CAME IN THE FLESH, AND FULFILLED THIS PROPHECY, WHICH IS THE INTENTIONS BEHIND THIS FALSE DOCTRINE, YOU DENYING JESUS CHRIST.

  • …to finish the transgression, and

    Jn 1:29

29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.



  • 1 Jn 3:5;
  •  
  • Is 53:12


  • …to make an end of sins, and

    ( 1 Cor 15:3
  •  Col 1:19-20 
  • Heb 9:26-28



…to make reconciliation for iniquity, and

Rom 5:10

       10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the     death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

2 Cor 5:18

18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

Col 1:20-22 

20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

21And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

22In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Eph 2:14-16

14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:



…to bring in everlasting righteousness, and
Matt 3:15

15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Rom 3:21-22

21But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:



Rom 8:4

4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2 Cor 5:21

21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.



…to seal up the vision and prophecy, and

Jn 19:30

30When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Luke 24:25-27 

25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Rev 19:10

10And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.



…to anoint the most Holy.

Is 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Mark 1:15 

15And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Luke 4:18 

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Heb 9:8

9Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;



Daniel 9:24

And he [the Messiah] shall confirm the covenant with many for ONE WEEK: and IN THE MIDST OF THE WEEK (the seventieth) he [Christ] SHALL CAUSE THE SACRIFICE AND THE OBLATION TO CEASE, and for the overspreading of abominations (the continued temple sacrifices, after Christ one perfect sacrifice.) he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (“Behold your (NOTE ~NO LONGER GODS HOUSE) house has been left unto you desolate.”)

MATTHEW 23

36Uerily I say vnto you, All these things shal come vpon this generation.

37O Hierusalem, Hierusalem, thou that killest the Prophets, and stonest them which are sent vnto thee, how often would I haue gathered thy children together, euen as a hen gathereth her chickens vnder her wings, and yee would not?

38Behold, your house is left vnto you desolate.

39For I say vnto you, yee shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that commeth in the Name of the Lord.



Daniel 9:27

Only our Creator can have a covenant with his creation.

7 weeks + 62 weeks + one week = 70 weeks, to anoint the most Holy, and to seal up the vision and the prophecy.

The Roman mass is the abomination that maketh desolate:

(And it practiced and prospered.)

The eucharist of the Sun-day resurrection (as they refer to it) is in their own words a literal sacrifice to Christ resurrection, but Christ made it (the last supper PASSOVER) to be a memorial to HIS DEATH (sacrifice) till he comes again.

Placing the significance on the resurrection of Jesus in place of his death, is a denial of the Atonement and reconciliation that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ made with his own blood at the cross.

The Eucharist bread and wine, was called transubstantiation in the 12th century in Roman Catholicism, it is also called Holy Communion and the most important sacrament in Catholicism.  It is taught that the priest speaks a few words over it and literally brings Jesus down from heaven to RESACRIFICE HIM AND THE WAFTER AND WINE TURN LITERALLY INTO THE FLESH AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST…THIS IS AN ABOMINATION THAT MAKES THE HEART, I.E. THE TEMPLE OF GOD DESOLATE…NO YOU NOT THAT YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD….

Daniel 11

Verses 1-2 is about the Medes and Persians, v. 3 Alexander the Great, vs. 4 is about his kingdom being divided into 4. Verses 5-29 is the turmoil and strife between the two strongest of the four kingdoms that came out of Alexander’s Grecian kingdom. Antiochus was from the northern parts Syria/Turkey and Ptolemy was from the southern part Egypt. Ptolemy reached out to the ships of Chittam vs. 30, which are Grecian ships that Romans were on, history bears this out. This is where the Romans step ON THE SCENE and begin their decent on Antiochus and soon to fulfill the prophecy of the fourth and last kingdom that will remain until Christ sets up His kingdom. Verses 31-33“Antiochus retreats from his attacks on Ptolemy and heads to Jerusalem and his indignation is now aimed at those who serve God of Heaven. He had made a friendship with Popilius, whom he had contracted a friendship while he was a hostage at Rome who was the one who talked him into leaving Ptolemy alone. He sent Apollonius, with an army of twenty two thousand men, to whom he gave orders to slay the men, and sell the women and children; and who committed many outrages in the city and temple: now it was the daily sacrifice was made to cease, and the abomination of desolation set up, as in the following verse, and all that done predicted in Dan_8:10, this was two years after his former expedition into Egypt, and the havoc he made upon his return from thence, and in the eighth year of his reign.” (Gill)

Antiochus charms some of the Jews by flatteries, they apostatize from the One True God become uncircumcised in their hearts meaning their devotion and faithfulness to God and His Covenant. They become spies for him and try and persuade others to follow suit. He destroys the city and desecrates the Temple after stopping the Jews from offering sacrifice to God. It is said he sacrifice a pig on the Altar of God. Which is an animal that is “sacrificed unto false idols…kind of makes you stop for a moment and ponder is this what it means not to eat meat sacrificed unto idols as one of the few commandments to the Gentiles after salvation? I do not know…)

Verse 34 is the grand entrance of the Roman kingdom who helped them and flattered them… (kind of like Charles Claus when he stated you will own nothing and be happy kind of concept going on here.)

Verse 35 to the end it goes from the Pagan Roman Kingdom and their Emperor’s and goes straight to Papal Roman Kingdom and the anti-Christ.

Daniel 11

Dan 11:35  And some of them of vnderstanding shall fall, to trie them, and to purge, and to make them white, euen to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

Dan 11:36  And the king shall doe according to his will, and he shall exalt himselfe, and magnifie himselfe aboue euery god, and shall speake marueilous things against the God of gods, & shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined, shall be done.

Dan 11:37  Neither shall hee regard the god of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnifie himselfe aboue all.

Dan 11:38  But in his estate shall he honour the god of forces: and a God whome his fathers knew not, shall hee honour with gold, and siluer, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

Dan 11:39  Thus shall hee doe in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule ouer many, and shall diuide the land for gaine.

Dan 11:40  And at the time of the end shall the king of the South push at him, and the king of the North shal come against him like a whirlewind with charets, and with horsemen, and with many ships, and he shall enter into the countreys, and shall ouerflow and passe ouer.

Dan 11:41  He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countreys shall be ouerthrowen: but these shall escape out of his hand, euen Edom, and Moab, and the chiefe of the children of Ammon.

Dan 11:42  He shall stretch foorth his hand also vpon the countreys, and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

Dan 11:43  But he shall haue power ouer the treasures of gold and of siluer, and ouer all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shalbe at his steps.

Dan 11:44  But tidings out of the East, and out of the North shall trouble him: therefore he shall goe foorth with great fury to destroy, and vtterly to make away many.

Dan 11:45  And hee shall plant the tabernacles of his palace betweene the seas in the glorious holy mountaine, yet he shall come to his end, and none shall helpe him.

Here in a little while I will pick up at verse 35-45 by the grace of God and with His wisdom.

Daniel 11

37Neither shall hee regard the god of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnifie himselfe aboue all.

38But in his estate shall he honour the god of forces: and a God whome his fathers knew not, shall hee honour with gold, and siluer, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

The desire of women is MARRIAGE regardless of what you have been taught the antichrist IS NOT A HOMOSEXUAL he has no regard for HOLY MATRIMONY.

The god of forces IS NOT WAR it is MAHUZZIMS and it is the DEAD SAINTS!!! Mahuzzims means guardians, souls of the dead…

from Angelfire,

A GOD OF GUARDIANS.

‘In his estate shall the King honour a god of forces, even a god whom his predecessors knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and things desired.’—Daniel 11: 38.

The Old Testament name for the Eyes and Mouth of the Little Horn—Daniel 7: 8, which are commonly called the Pope, is in Hebrew ELOAH MAHUZZIM, rendered in the common version, ‘a god of forces.’ He is also termed ELOAH NAIKAR, a Strange or Foreign God. The King or Little Horn was to honour him in his estate or kingdom, to acknowledge him, and to increase him with glory. All this has been literally accomplished as we have abundantly shown in Elpis Israel.

Eloah Mahuzzim is a very appropriate title for the Italian Overseer. Eloah is a passive participial noun, and used as a title to Christ as cursed by the law for his hanging upon a tree—Meshiach eloah limmennoo—Messiah cursed for us. Hence ELOAH signifies an accursed one, or a god, accursed because he would speak marvellous things against the God of gods—Ail ailim. Christ and Antichrist therefore are denominated ‘cursed,’ but on different grounds—Christ, because he became a curse for us by hanging upon a tree—Galatians 3: 13; and Antichrist, because of his blasphemy against God.

The papal Eloah is styled the Accursed One of Mahuzzim. This word signifies protectors, defenders, guardians. The Pope is the Head of these—the Chief on earth of the clan of Guardian Saints, therefore a god of guardians. These guardians are thus spoken of by Chrysostom in his Homily on the Martyrs of Egypt; ‘The bodies of those saints fortify the city more effectually for us than impregnable walls of adamant, and like towering rocks placed around on every side, repel not only the assaults of enemies that are visible, but the insidious stratagems also of invisible demons, and counteract and defeat every artifice of the devil as easily as a strong man overturns the toys of children.’ The Greeks and Latins made the most of these wonderful martyrs. They sent their ghosts to heaven to act as mediators and intercessors, and kept their bones and dust on earth to guard them from the ills that flesh is heir to! They were a cheap fortification for a city, church, or country, requiring no rations, and more effective, if Chrysostom be believed, than a whole host of living warriors armed to the very teeth! St. Patrick of Erin, St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland, St. Denis of France, &c., with the reigning Pope, is the definition in fact of Daniel’s ELOAH and his Mahuzzim.

Issac Newton wrote,

Chap. 14.

‘’Of the Mahuzzims, honoured by the King who doth according to his will.

In scripture we are told of some trusting in God and others trusting in idols, and that God is our refuge, our strength, our defense. In this sense God is the rock of his people, and false Gods are called the rock of those that trust in them, Deut. 32:4, 15, 18, 30, 31, 37. In the same sense the Gods of the King who shall do according to his will are called Mahuzzims, munitions, fortresses, protectors, guardians, or defenders. In his estate, saith Daniel, shall he honour Mahuzzims; even with a God whom his fathers knew not, shall he honour them with gold and silver, and with precious stones, and things of value. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds or temples;– and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land among them for a possession.{Dan. 11:38, 39.} Now this came to pass by degrees in the following manner.

Gregory Nyssen tells us, that after the persecution of the Emperor Decius, Gregory Bishop of Neocacsarea in Pontus, instituted among all people, as an addition or corollary of devotion towards God, that festival days and assemblies should be celebrated to them who had contended for the faith, that is, to the Martyrs. {Orat. de vita Greg. Thaumaturg. T. 3. p. 574.} And he adds this reason for the institution: When he observed, saith Nyssen, that the simple and unskilful multitude, by reason of corporeal delights, remained in the error of idols; that the principal thing might be corrected among them, namely, that instead of their vain worship they might turn their eyes upon God; he permitted that at the memories of the holy Martyrs they might make merry and delight themselves, and be dissolved into joy. The heathens were delighted with the festivals of their Gods, and unwilling to part with those delights; and therefore Gregory, to facilitate their conversion, instituted annual festivals to the Saints and Martyrs. Hence it came to pass, that for exploding the festivals of the heathens, the principal festivals of the Christians succeeded in their room: as the keeping of Christmas with ivy and feasting, and playing and sports, in the room of the Bacchanalia and Saturnalia; the celebrating of May-day with flowers, in the room of the Floralia; and the keeping of festivals to the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, and divers of the Apostles, in the room of the solemnities at the entrance of the Sun into the signs of the Zodiac in the old Julian Calendar. In the same persecution of Decius, Cyprian ordered the passions of the Martyrs in Africa to be registred, in order to celebrate their memories annually with oblations and sacrifices: and Felix Bishop of Rome, a little after, as Platina relates, Martyrum gloriae consulens, constituit ut quotannis sacrificia eorum nomine celebrarentur; “consulting the glory of the Martyrs, ordained that sacrifices should be celebrated annually in their name.” By the pleasures of these festivals the Christians increased much in number, and decreased as much in virtue, until they were purged and made white by the persecution of Dioclesian. This was the first step made in the Christian religion towards the veneration of the Martyrs: and tho it did not yet amount to an unlawful worship; yet it disposed the Christians towards such a further veneration of the dead, as in a short time ended in the invocation of Saints.

The next step was the affecting to pray at the sepulchres of the Martyrs: which practice began in Dioclesian?s persecution. The Council of Eliberis in Spain, celebrated in the third or fourth year of Dioclesian?s persecution, A. C. 305, hath these Canons. Can. 34. Cereos per diem placuit in Coemeterio non incendi: inquietandi enim spiritus sanctorum non sunt. Qui haec non observarint, arceantur ab Ecclesiae communione. Can. 35. Placuit prohiberi ne faeminae in Coemeterio pervigilent, eo quod saepe sub obtentu orationis latenter scelera committant. Presently after that persecution, suppose about the year 314, the Council of Laodicea in Phrygia, which then met for restoring the lapsed discipline of the Church, has the following Canons. Can. 9. Those of the Church are not allowed to go into the Coemeteries or Martyries, as they are called, of hereticks, for the sake of prayer or recovery of health: but such as go, if they be of the faithful, shall be excommunicated for a time. Can. 34. A Christian must not leave the Martyrs of Christ, and go to false Martyrs, that is, to the Martyrs of the hereticks; for these are alien from God: and therefore let those be anathema who go to them. Can. 51. The birth-days of the Martyrs shall not be celebrated in Lent, but their commemoration shall be made on the Sabbath-days and Lords days. The Council of Paphlagonia, celebrated in the year 324, made this Canon: If any man being arrogant, abominates the congregations of the Martyrs, or the Liturigies performed therein, or the memories of the Martyrs, let him be anathema. By all which it is manifest that the Christians in the time of Dioclesian?s persecution used to pray in the Coemeteries or burying-places of the dead; for avoiding the danger of the persecution, and for want of Churches, which were all thrown down: and after the persecution was over, continued that practice in honour of the Martyrs, till new Churches could be built: and by use affected it as advantageous to devotion, and for recovering the health of those that were sick. It also appears that in these burying-places they commemorated the Martyrs yearly upon days dedicated to them, and accounted all these practices pious and religious, and anathematized those men as arrogant who opposed them, or prayed in the Martyries of the hereticks. They also lighted torches to the Martyrs in the day-time, as the heathens did to their Gods; which custom, before the end of the fourth century, prevailed much in the West. They sprinkled the worshipers of the Martyrs with holy-water, as the heathens did the worshipers of their Gods; and went in pilgrimage to see Jerusalem and other holy places, as if those places conferred sanctity on the visiters. From the custom of praying in the Coemeteries and Martyries, came the custom of translating the bodies of the Saints and Martyrs into such Churches as were new built: the Emperor Constantius began this practice about the year 359, causing the bodies of Andrew the Apostle, Luke and Timothy, to be translated into a new Church at Constantinople: and before this act of Constantius, the Egyptians kept the bodies of their Martyrs and Saints unburied upon beds in their private houses, and told stories of their souls appearing after death and ascending up to heaven, as Athanasius relates in the life of Antony. All which gave occasion to the Emperor Julian, as Cyril relates, to accuse the Christians in this manner: Your adding to that antient dead man, Jesus, many new dead men, who can sufficiently abominate? You have filled all places with sepulchers and monuments, altho you are no where bidden to prostrate yourselves to sepulchres, and to respect them officiously. And a little after: Since Jesus said that sepulchres are full of filthiness, how do you invoke God upon them? and in another place he saith, that if Christians had adhered to the precepts of the Hebrews, they would have worshiped one God instead of many, and not a man, or rather not many unhappy men: And that they adored the wood of the cross, making its images on their foreheads, and before their houses.

After the sepulchres of Saints and Martyrs were thus converted into places of worship like the heathen temples, and the Churches into sepulchres, and a certain sort of sanctity attributed to the dead bodies of the Saints and Martyrs buried in them, and annual festivals were kept to them, with sacrifices offered to God in their name; the next step towards the invocation of Saints, was the attributing to their dead bodies, bones and other reliques, a power of working miracles, by means of the separate souls, who were supposed to know what we do or say, and to be able to do us good or hurt, and to work those miracles. This was the very notion the heathens had of the separate souls of their antient Kings and Heroes, whom they worshiped under the names of Saturn, Rhea, Jupiter, Juno, Mars, Venus, Bacchus, Cores, Osiris, Isis, Apollo, Diana, and the rest of their Gods. For these Gods being male and female, husband and wife, son and daughter, brother and sister, are thereby discovered to be antient men and women. Now as the first step towards the invocation of Saints was set on foot by the persecution of Decius, and the second by the persecution of Dioclesian; so this third seems to have been owing to the proceedings of Constantius and Julian the Apostate. When Julian began to restore the worship of the heathen Gods, and to vilify the Saints and Martyrs; the Christians of Syria and Egypt seem to have made a great noise about the miracles done by the reliques of the Christian Saints and Martyrs, in opposition to the powers attributed by Julian and the heathens to their Idols. For Sozomen and Ruffinus tells us, that when he opened the heathen Temples, and consulted the Oracle of Apollo Daphnaeus in the suburbs of Antioch, and pressed by many sacrifices for an answer; the Oracle at length told him that the bones of the Martyr Babylas which were buried there hinder?d him from speaking. By which answer we may understand, that some Christian was got into the place where the heathen Priests used to speak thro? a pipe in delivering their Oracles: and before this, Hilary in his book against Constantius, written in the last year of that Emperor, makes the following mention of what was then doing in the East where he was. These things made the heathens in the reign of the same Emperor demolish the sepulchre of John the Baptist in Phoenicia and burn his bones; when several Christians mixing themselves with the heathens, gathered up some of his remains, which were sent to Athanasius, who hid them in the wall of a Church; foreseeing by a prophetic spirit, as Ruffinus tells us, that they might be profitable to future generations. ‘’

Examples of some of these gods of forces are,

Guardian of the Roman Catholic Church

Saint Michael is also the guardian angel of the pope and has been invoked as the patron and guardian angel of many countries as well as specific professions.

Who are 3 patron saints?

They are Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and Saint Columba (also known as Saint Colmcille). However, Saint Patrick is considered to be the primary patron saint of Ireland.

Patron saint of money…

He was canonized in 1199 at the urgent request of the citizens of Cremona.

Saint Homobonus

Major shrine Cremona; his head is preserved in the church of Saint Giles

Feast November 13

Attributes Bag of money; merchant’s robes

Patronage tailors, shoemakers, clothworkers, Cremona, business people

Which Catholic saint is for protection?

Because St. Christopher offered protection to travelers and against sudden death, many churches placed images or statues of him, usually opposite the south door, so he could be easily seen. He is usually depicted as a giant, with a child on his shoulder and a staff in one hand.

Who is the patron saint of anxiety?

Today, Dymphna is known as the patroness of nervous disorders and mental disease, depression and incest, but she is not the only saint who can help the faithful in times of mental anguish.

Who is the saint of loneliness?

Rita has acquired the reputation, together with St. Jude, as a saint of impossible causes. She is also the patron saint of sterility, abuse victims, loneliness, marriage difficulties, parenthood, widows, the sick, bodily ills, and wounds.

Who is the patron saint of addictions?

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Patron Saint of those suffering with addictions.

PLEASANT THINGS Joseph Benson,

The word חמדות, rendered pleasant things, is used by the Prophet Isaiah (Isa_44:9) to signify the costly ornaments with which the heathen decked their idols; and of such ornaments it is to be understood here.

Isaiah 44:9¶ They that make a grauen image are all of them vanitie, and their delectable things shall not profit, and they are their owne witnesses, they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

John Gill

and their delectable things shall not profit; their idols made of gold and silver, or covered with them, and adorned with precious stones, and so delightful and desirable, are of no manner of profit and advantage, unless the matter they are made of, and the ornaments about them, were converted to other uses; yet not as gods, and worshipped as such, who can be of no service to their worshippers to help them in distress, or save them from ruin:

KJC

Delectable

H2530

חמד

châmad

Total KJV Occurrences: 29

desired, 5

Gen_3:6, Job_20:20, Psa_19:10, Pro_21:20, Isa_1:29

desire, 4

Exo_34:24, Deu_5:21, Deu_7:25, Isa_53:2

beloved, 3

Dan_9:23, Dan_10:11, Dan_10:19

covet, 3

Exo_20:17 (2), Mic_2:2

~~~~PLEASANT, 3

Gen_2:9, Dan_10:3, DANIEL 11;38~~~~

precious, 3

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