Whoever Has Ears – Let them Hear What the Spirit is
Saying to The Churches Today at the End of
Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy!!!
March 29, 2021
I think of a true friend as someone who always tells me THE TRUTH – no matter how hard of a pill it is to swallow. And of course Christ is the truest friend that any of us could ever be Blessed to have in this life who has our best interest at heart and would never LIE to us. And that’s WHY in His awesome Apocalyptic Discourse recorded in Matthew Chapter 24 – that Christ tells us “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in His True Eschatology “BEFOREHAND” when He prophesied about the time we are living in TODAY that among the Final Events of History we could expect that there would be MANY False Prophets trying to DECEIVE us with False Eschatology when we read: “For false christs and False Prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the Elect. See, I have told you beforehand.” (Matthew 24:24)
And that’s also WHY Christ gave us Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy – to prophesy that He was “the Messiah the Prince” that He REVEALED to Daniel that would Come not once but twice to save and DELIVER Daniel’s people which we now know after the Cross includes a remnant of us Gentiles.
And THE TRUTH from Christ is that both times of DELIVERANCE will be fulfilled to the letter!!! And we can trust Christ’s Eschatology because we’ve ALREADY witnessed the 1st Coming of Christ when He delivered the SOULS of His SEED at the Cross from SATAN – SIN – and the 2nd DEATH which is HELL. And the 2nd Coming of Christ will be the FINAL DELIVERANCE from Satan’s oppressive and Evil 4th Kingdom rule on Earth TODAY that we Christians are living in now with Satan LOOSED to lead the FINAL REBELLION against Christianity and to fight this Final Spiritual Battle. And rest assured that THE RAPTURE will take place at the END of the Great Tribulation just as Christ prophesied it would in Matthew 24!!!
CLEARLY – we know that Christ has ALREADY fulfilled the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy by His coming as “the Messiah the Prince” to accomplish for His SEED all that is written in Daniel 9:24. And we know that Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy also prophesies that He will Come again soon as “the Messiah the Prince” to fulfill the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which if anyone has the Spiritual eyes to see it and THE MIND OF CHRIST to understand it – is the time we are living in now. And that’s WHY Daniel and Ezekiel and John’s visions are so very important to understand and also WHY I have studied “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology for well over 20 years now to write these Commentaries for Christ!!! And it’s also WHY John wrote to the Churches this TRUTH which applies especially to those of us today living right BEFORE the 2nd Coming of Christ
when we read:
"Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the Churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the Tree of Life, which is in the paradise of God.” (Revelation 2:7)
And going through what Christ taught in His Apocalyptic Discourse would be a time of GREAT TRIBULATION knowing that He was going to take His restraint off of SATAN and LOOSE him as “THE ANTICHRIST” to rule not only in the Apostate Harlot Church that John describes in The Book of Revelation -- but as the ruler of the whole unsaved WORLD -- and also knowing from Christ’s True Eschatology that Satan would lead the unsaved 2/3 remnant of this World TODAY in a Final Rebellion against Christ and us 1/3 Remnant in His Christian Army who Christ chose to save – Paradise sounds pretty good right about now!!!
But Christ illustrated an extremely IMPORTANT TRUTH that the World of Christendom often loses sight of today because the ever so popular Gospel is the “FREE WILL” Gospel of Salvation which teaches that Christ is a UNIVERSALIST and wants to save EVERYONE in the whole World. And that all one has to do is just “say” that they are a Christian to obtain a “one way ticket to Paradise” – NOT according to Christ’s True Gospel of Salvation!!! For a true Israelite in Christ’s Eyes is one who is born of His seed. And the only way to be born of Christ’s seed is by Him choosing to save us – NOT by Man’s Free Will choice!!!
And CLEARLY -- Christ and all of His Disciples taught that only a REMNANT at any time in Human History would be saved by Christ’s GRACE. Which is WHY the Gospel of “Election and Predestination” is the True Gospel of Salvation that Christ sent His Disciples into all the World to teach when He had Paul prophesy this TRUTH:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be Holy and without blame before Him in love, having PREDESTINED us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the Glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved . . . . . .
“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being PREDESTINED according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” (Ephesians 1:3-14)
And rest assured that in this Salvation plan of Christ to save us before the foundation of the World we learn from Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9 that it only applied to a 1/3 REMNANT of this Human Race which Christ had Zechariah prophesy even before the New Testament Period began. CLEARLY – the True Gospel of Christ teaches that Christ did NOT come to make the WHOLE WORLD Christian – but to make Christians from the 1/3 Remnant that He chose to save out of this World before the foundation of the World. And that’s WHY when He came to Earth the 1st time as “the Messiah the Prince” prophesied in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy that His CAUSE was ALWAYS To restore a REMNANT of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring the Light of the Gospel of Salvation to a REMNANT of the Gentiles in all the Nations of the world reconciling both JEWS AND GENTILES together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST.
And it’s WHY Christ had Paul prophesy the MYSTERY of the Gospel that even the Old Testament Remnant did NOT fully understand when we read: “This MYSTERY is that the Gentiles are FELLOW HEIRS, members of the SAME BODY, (NOT 2 Bodies – but only ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!!) and partakers of the Promise (of Eternal Life in Paradise!!!) IN CHRIST JESUS through the Gospel.” (Ephesians 3:6) This clearly sheds a whole different light on what Christ had John prophesy when we read: “Whoever has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches” – for CLEARLY Christ has not given ALL men (or ALL women!!!) an ear to hear THE TRUTH. For THE TRUTH can only be heard if Christ CHOSE to have His Holy Spirit indwelling us – for He is the ONE who puts His Holy Spirit within us after He saves us – which is HIS CHOICE – NOT OURS!!! THINK ABOUT IT!!!.
And therefore NOT ALL MEN AND WOMEN of this World will receive Christ’s Word testified faithfully from the Scriptures. That’s WHY only those of us who are of THE SEED of Christ and have Christ’s HOLY SPIRIT indwelling us will fortunately be Blessed to “hear” Christ’s voice during our lifetimes. But those who are of the SEED OF SATAN will NOT of course hear Christ’s voice – NOR will they believe what is written – NOR will they obey Christ’s voice during their lifetimes!!! And that confirms that the ENMITY that Christ put in the hearts of HIS SEED and of those who belong to the SEED OF SATAN has no doubt caused all of the WARS and rumors of WARS since the beginning of time!!!
But having the Warrior’s heart that I do – I think of Christ gathering around Him His Best Warriors like Maximus in the Movie “Gladiator” and giving them the BATTLE PLAN. For in the Christian walk – the Bible is THE DIVINE PLAN of “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology of what lies on the Horizon!!! And those of us who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST are so very Blessed to have Christ’s True Eschatology detailed in His BATTLE PLAN of these End-Times which is recorded in Daniel and Ezekiel and John’s visions so that we know the Final Events of these End-Times “BEFOREHAND” just as Christ prophesied. And those visions prophesy the TOTAL DEFEAT of Satan and those of his Seed in this Final Spiritual Battle that we are in TODAY. Which is WHY Christ is saying to us in His Christian Army on Earth today fighting this Final Spiritual Battle of GOOD vs. EVIL and TRUTH vs. LIES that we should “Listen up” because He is giving us His DIVINE PLAN beforehand” – or as John prophesied: “Whoever has ears let him hear” what the Holy Spirit of Christ is saying to us who are in Christ’s Christian Army today!!!
And the first command that Christ gives us in fighting this End-Time Battle of TODAY comes from the Apostle Paul who prophesied to have NOTHING to do with the those who commit the EVIL DEEDS of Darkness – but rather to EXPOSE THEM as we read in Ephesians 5:11. And by the power of GOD -- even in this day of extreme CENSORSHIP of conservative and Christian speech -- Christ is raising up BRAVE WARRIORS to make sure that Satan and those in League with him are having their EVIL DEEDS EXPOSED!!!
The 70 Weeks of Daniel 9 is NOT an Allegory
But The Most Important Prophecy Ever Written!!!
To be sure -- Christ often taught in parables and in CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE. And this allegorical way of teaching was of course explained by Christ Himself as His way of painting CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURES for His Chosen SEED or “Elect” to explain the HIDDEN AND CRYPTIC messages of the Kingdom of Heaven that He didn’t want those who were NOT of His SEED but who were of the SEED of Satan to understand. That’s WHY after teaching the Parable of the Sower Christ made the same comment as we read in Revelation 2:7 that He had John write to the Churches which is: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 13:9)
The allegorical and CRYPTIC LANGUAGE that Christ used in His parables puzzled His Disciples so they asked Christ WHY He taught that way – for they knew it infuriated the Pharisees and the Sadducees who had NO CLUE of what He was saying. CLEARLY -- the Disciples were worried that Christ’s teaching in CRYPTIC LANGUAGE would fuel even MORE SPIRITUAL WARFARE than what was ALREADY going on between the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders and Christ. For even though they knew that the Pharisees and the Sadducees were interested in what Christ had to teach – they also knew that it was NOT to learn THE TRUTH from Christ’s teachings – HARDLY!!! For they only wanted to hear what Christ said to DENY – CONTRADICT – DISTORT – AND CHALLENGE every word that Christ taught. For clearly -- they were intent on tricking Christ in anyway that they could so that they could point out to THE JEWS that Christ was not only an IMPOSTER but that He and His Disciples were NOT adhering to the Jewish Laws and Traditions. And so Christ said to them:
"You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: “‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’” And when Christ said these very condemning words -- His Disciples said: “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” And Christ then replied THE TRUTH – that not every Jew was of His SEED but that some were of the SEED of the Devil when Christ said: “Every plant that my Heavenly Father has NOT planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are BLIND GUIDES. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:12-14)
No doubt those words only confirmed to them that not everyone could “hear what the Spirit says” which was what Christ had ALREADY said to His Disciples when they asked Christ WHY He taught in Parables and CRYPTIC LANGUAGE and He had ALREADY told them this very IMPORTANT TRUTH:
“Because it has been given to you to know the MYSTERIES of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it has NOT been given. (meaning of course those of SATAN’S SEED!!!) For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand . . . . . . “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” (Matthew 13:11-23)
CLEARLY – the Disciples were BLESSED to see with their own eyes the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy fulfilled – for they saw “the Messiah the Prince” who was prophesied to COME to save His Remnant “Elect” just as we read in Matthew 13:11-23 above. THINK ABOUT IT -- they were witnessing in person Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy come to life with Christ standing right there among them as “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME!!! And they knew that He had come to DELIVER not just Daniel’s people of Hebrew descent – but they later understood from Crist’s Holy Spirit that Daniel’s people would also include a remnant of GENTILES as well as a remnant of Jews after the Cross who would be reconciled together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST which we know is the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ TODAY. And now TODAY we will be “blessed” to see with our eyes the soon 2nd Coming of Christ just as the Disciples were “blessed” to see Christ’s 1st Coming – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
The Reason For Writing This Commentary
As I’ve mentioned in previous Commentaries -- the DELIMMA facing Christendom today – is deciding which Eschatology being taught is THE TRUTH. And CLEARLY – the 80 MILLION or more Christians who bought Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind” series would wholeheartedly and undoubtedly say that Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is the True Eschatology that Christ taught. But in all due respect I beg to differ. And that is the reason for writing this Commentary today!!!
For the battle of whose Eschatology will play out rages on. And to PROVE that -- I just read a Commentary where a Dispensationalist said that Amillennialists like myself allegorize Christ’s future thousand-year reign in Jerusalem before the Final Eternal state in Heaven. And the author of that Commentary said that while some of us Amillennialists often agree with Pre-Millennialists that Daniel 9:27 as quoted by Jesus in Matthew 24:15-20 is not an allegory – that MANY of us still claim that Titus fulfilled this prophecy
in the first century AD. All I can say is -- “REALLY???!!!” “I DON’T THINK SO!!!”
For according to Amillennialists like myself – I can guarantee that NOTHING is allegorized about these End-Times except what Christ taught was a Parable and an allegory. And rest assured that Christ certainly DID NOT teach that Daniel 9:24-27 was an allegory -- but a bona fide Prophecy!!! NOR did He teach one single word about the prophesied “Prince” of Daniel 9:27 being an Evil ANTICHRIST who would come after the Rapture of The Church -- but that Daniel 9:27 was about Him.
He also did NOT teach in Daniel 9:27 that an evil leader named Titus would lead the Romans to destroy the Temple in 70 AD. when He gave Daniel his 70th Week Prophecy. But CLEARLY -- what Christ did say to THE JEWS at His 1st Coming explained that He was “the Messiah the Prince” of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy who CAME -- and that THEY would destroy the Temple when He said to them what became a reality:
“Destroy this Temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the Temple He had spoken of was His body.” (and weren’t they responsible for the crucifying of Christ???!!! THINK ABOUT IT!!!) (John 2:19-21)
And so I’m writing this Commentary to clear up any misconceptions about what Amillennialists like myself believe. And to state emphatically that we most definitely believe that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME in Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy and that He has been reigning in His RESTORED Millennial Kingdom ever since with the saved souls of His SEED who were raised up with Him at the Cross. And to state that it’s the False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism that teaches that Christ is Returning to reign on the temporal physical Throne of David upon this sin-cursed Earth in the Future in a newly rebuilt 3rd Temple – NOT Amillenialists like myself.
In other words -- it’s the Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism that teaches that Christ hasn’t yet Restored or inaugurated His Kingdom and has NOT YET Fulfilled either the 1st Half or the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy because this Eschatology teaches that the prophecy of Daniel’s 70thWeek is meant only for THE JEWS “Left Behind” after the RAPTURE of the Church. And CLEARLY -- this False Eschatology also teaches that “the Prince” in Daniel 9:27 is “THE ANTICHRIST” who will come on the scene after the RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH – NOT JESUS CHRIST!!!
When CLEARLY -- Christ taught that His Kingdom had not only Come with His 1st Coming -- but that it was a SPIRITUAL KINGDOM that was within us. And so Amillennialists like myself believe that “the Messiah the Prince” prophesied in Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy has ALREADY COME to reign upon the Throne of David in the Kingdom of Heaven in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” which is Christ’s “Beloved City” on Earth that is under attack right now as we read in John’s 7thVision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20.
The word “Amillennial” itself is literally accurate as it is understood to mean: “NO Millennial reign of Christ on an Earthly or worldly Throne built by the hands of Men” – for Christ’s is now the NEW TESTAMENT TEMPLE and He is reigning now in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem.
And my intent in writing this Commentary is to PROVE through Scripture that when Daniel 9:24 says that “70 weeks are determined to anoint the Most Holy” – that Christ was the “Most Holy” anointed. For clearly – He is the New Testament Temple and we who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST are the “Living stones” of that New Testament Temple after the Cross.
In other words – Christ is now the Sanctuary -- He is the Holy of HOLIEST and the Holy Temple. And the veil separating the Holiest of Holy is His flesh. And so the Temple that the Romans and Titus destroyed in 70 AD matters little to us born-again Christians because Titus didn’t fulfill Daniel 9:27 – Christ DID!!! And the Jews were the people of “the Messiah the Prince” in Daniel 9:24-3-27 who destroyed the Holy City and the Sanctuary by having Christ crucified. They brought their own City and Temple to desolation which is just what Christ prophesied they would do when we read:
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that KILLEST the PROPHETS, and stonest them which are sent thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate." (Matthew 23:37)
I mean – think about it -- was NOT the City of Jerusalem destroyed and left desolate because for the most part the Nation of Israel rejected “the Messiah the Prince” who Christ prophesied through Daniel would be HIM that would come to deliver them???!!! And not only did they destroy the prophets and servants that God had sent to them to tell them His True Eschatology -- but it was also prophesied that they would destroy “the Messiah” that God sent which they tried their best to do by crucifying Christ. AND SO IT GOES TODAY – for FIGHTING AGAINST Christ’s True Gospel and Eschatology is like crucifying Christ all over again – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
The Good News of the Gospel That Amillennialism Teaches
HONESTLY -- it is Amillennialism that teaches the GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism. For when the veil separating the Holiest of Holy was split from top to bottom at the very moment of Christ’s Death on the Cross – that painted a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE meant to convey to those of us who are of the SEED OF CHRIST – that a New Order of SPIRITUAL WORSHIP had replaced the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship with Temple Priests and animal sacrifice for sin. For Christ was conveying by the veil in the Temple being rent into 2 that a NEW WAY was now opened for those of THE SEED OF CHRIST through His shed Blood – that He was the perfect sacrifice for our sins!!!
And it just can’t be reiterated enough today when it is being HOTLY DISPUTED which Eschatology is the Eschatology of Christ that is going to play out – is that what this CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the veil in the Temple being rent in 2 was signifying -- was that the Temple in Jerusalem was no longer the “representation” of the Holy Place – CHRIST WAS!!! And thus any Temple built in the Future by Man could NEVER EVER have any true significance after Christ’s death and resurrection because He is now the TRUE NEW TESTAMENT TEMPLE!!! I mean – think about it -- the Temple in Jerusalem was merely a [skia] -- or a shadow picturing the better Temple to come which was CHRIST!!!!!
And with the coming of the New Testament Temple that was Christ – came the anointing of the Messiah. In other words – the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which prophesied “the anointing of the Most Holy” was FULFILLED IN CHRIST!!! For when Jesus Christ was anointed as “The Messiah” – the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy was fulfilled!!! It’s NOT a Future Prophecy meant only for THE JEWS as the False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches – A MILLION TIMES NO!!! For we read: “How God ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38)
And the anointing of Christ prophesied by Daniel 9:24 was confirmed by Christ HIMSELF in the Gospel of Luke when we read: “So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the Synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the Book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the Book, He found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has ANOINTED Me To preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Then He closed the Book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the Synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is FULFILLED in your hearing.” (which is just what we read in Daniel 9:24 about
the anointing of the Most Holy!!!) (Luke 4:16-21)
CLEARLY -- the veil that separated the Holy of HOLIEST was split in 2 SIGNIFYING that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST now have access to God through Christ’s shed blood!!! We no longer have to go to a LITERAL Temple in the Middle East for the atonement of our sins – NOR can a Temple built in Jerusalem TODAY be needed as a requirement of the forgiveness of anyone’s sins after the anointing of Christ who is the TRUE TEMPLE. For the True Israel of God can now can come directly to God through the veil which is His flesh. And it is through that Holy Temple that the Author of Hebrews wrote this very important TRUTH when we read:
“Having therefore, Brethren boldness to enter into the Holiest (of Holies!!!) by the Blood of Jesus. By a new and Living way, which He hath consecrated for us through The Veil, that is to say, His flesh.” (Hebrews 10:19)
HONESTLY -- either Christ has ALREADY been anointed as “the Messiah the Prince” WHO CAME which proves that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is in the process of being TOTALLY FULFILLED now -- or the Blood that He shed for the sins of His SEED was USELESS and we are still in our sins and the Gospel of Christ is A LIE – GOD FORBID!!! And because Amillennialism teaches “The Rapture Truth” that is REVEALED about Christ being anointed ALREADY -- that makes this Eschatology THE TRUTH – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which teaches that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is yet Future and only for THE JEWS!!! THINK ABOUT IT!!!
Augustine Did NOT Invent The Amillennial View of Eschatology – Christ Did!!!
CLEARLY -- the Amillennial view of Eschatology was NOT invented by Augustine – for what Augustine believed is “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology and the True Gospel teaching of Christ which maintains that His present reign recorded in Revelation 20:4 began with His ascension to the Throne of David in Heaven – which is also what the Apostle Peter was prophesying in Acts 2:30-32. In other words – Augustine believed like I do that Christ instituted His Kingdom reign on Earth by His death – resurrection -- and ascension to the Throne of David which will be fully realized and manifested in Heaven at His 2nd Coming.
Most of my family was Baptist and I even had an Uncle that was a Baptist Minister – but my immediate family attended a Presbyterian Church when I grew up and as an adult I have gone to mostly Non-Denominational Churches. So the most important truth that I understand from Augustine’s teaching is NOT that it is a teaching that Catholics still teach -- but that Augustine taught what Christ taught about His Kingdom -- that it was ETERNAL and had been restored and inaugurated as a “Millennial” Kingdom at the Cross. And most important of all – Augustine believed that The Kingdom of Christ is a SPIRITUAL KINGDOM that is within us rather than a worldly or Earthly Kingdom of a carnal nature like the Kingdoms of Man just as Christ taught also. And like all Amillennialists believe – he believed from what I can tell that the Kingdom of Christ on Earth was being extended and advanced through the preaching of the True Gospel of Christ by His True witnesses.
But just as I have every reason to believe today that the great “falling away” from the Faith prophesied by Christ is HERE – Augustine was concerned that the Church was starting to fall away from Christ’s True Gospel even in his day. But rest assured that Augustine and Martin Luther were NOT teaching a new or different Gospel than what Christ taught – GOD FORBID!!! They were trying to get those in Christendom in their day on Earth to return to what Christ taught -- just as the reformation was and just as I am doing TODAY. And in all HONESTLY – what has become known as Amillennialism TODAY is as old as the Scriptures themselves because it is the True Eschatology that Christ taught when you understand what Amillennialism really teaches.
And AGAIN – what Amillennialism really teaches-- is that the present reign of Christ which is recorded in Revelation 20:4 by John began with His Ascension to the Throne of God in Heaven. And that Christ has ALREADY inaugurated His Millennial Kingdom reign by His death – resurrection and ascension to the Throne of David which He is coming back soon to CONSUMMATE on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity.
CLEARLY – Augustine believed like I do that the advancing of Christ's Kingdom was never prophesied to be such that the Church would one day make the world righteous. It was prophesied that the Messiah would make righteous an “elect remnant” from the world whom Christ would call through His True Witnesses taking the Gospel to all the Nations of this World. And because of brave men like Augustine and Martin Luther the True Eternal Universal Church of Christ has remained faithful and has now carried His True Gospel to all the Nations of the World and the Gates of HELL have not prevailed against Christ’s True Church just as Christ prophesied when we read:
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
The Evangelization of the Whole World was NEVER Christ’s DIVINE PLAN -- EXCEPT as it is defined by the measured Choosing of a “remnant” from every nation of the world as Christ REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9. CLEARLY -- Christ came to save the world -- just not everyone in the world. And that has today been proven as TRUE because all during Human History only a remnant has ever been saved – even when it came to the Nation of Israel!!! And the FINAL DELIVERANCE of Christ soon to RAPTURE those of that 1/3 Remnant that He has NOW finished saving in all the Nations of this World -- is our “Blessed Hope” and assurance that Christ has indeed been DELIVERING His SEED since the Days of Noah. And He has successfully built His True Eternal Universal Church made up of people from all races and Nations even in the midst of this desperately wicked world. And just as He prophesied “the gates of Hell DID NOT prevail against it” for over 2000 years now which has been the MILLENNIAL REIGN of Christ on Earth – THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!
The common misconception by Dispensational Pre-Millennialists that Augustine (Augustin, AD 400) was the author of what is today called the Amillennial view of Eschatology of the Kingdom of Christ – or that others like Origen (3rd century) was the chief architect of this teaching is just NOT TRUE. For the term Amillennial was not even known to either Origen or Augustine. While it is true that these men were somewhat instrumental in bringing the concept of what is now called Amillennialism back to the forefront of the Church of their day -- this doctrine by no means originated with them – HARDLY!!! For what they taught came straight from the pages of Scripture and Christ Himself. I mean – think about it -- the Reformation was the restoring of doctrines faithful to Scripture and NOT the start of them!!! Likewise Augustine’s noted preaching of what the Scriptures prophesied about the Kingdom was in response to the error of Men’s teaching that was taking place in Christendom during his lifetime.
And in this Commentary I Pray that I have ALREADY given enough evidence from Scripture that demands a verdict that Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy is NOT an allegory or a Parable as Dispensational Pre-Millennialists claim that some Amillennialists teach – GOD FORBID!!! For the 70thWeek Prophecy of Daniel is one of the most – if not THE MOST IMPORTANT -- Prophecies of the whole Bible because it prophesies both the 1st and 2nd Coming of Christ!!!
HONESTLY -- this infamous week was never meant by Christ to represent 7 LITERAL years that the New Covenant is confirmed by Christ with THE JEWS as Dispensational Pre-Millennialists teach will take place AFTER the Rapture of the Church – HARDLY!!! This 70th Week was meant to represent the whole New Covenant period from the time of the Cross at the 1st Coming of Christ -- to the CONSUMMATION of His Restored Millennial Kingdom at Christ’s soon 2nd Coming!!! It celebrates the week of the Feast of tabernacles.
And it should be noted that there is only ONE PLACE in Scripture – only ONE PLACE in the entire Bible that speaks of “the Prince” being “cut off” and then the New Covenant being confirmed with “the many.” And that ONE PLACE speaks about “the Messiah the Prince” WHO CAME that was JESUS CHRIST – NOT of One Particular Man who will rule the whole World as “THE ANTICHRIST” in the near Future!!!
“Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up
and sealed till the time of the End” -- WHICH IS TODAY!!!
CLEARLY – the END-TIME CAPTIVITY to Worldliness that is happening TODAY now that Christ has taken His restraint off of Satan and LOOSED him to fight this Final Spiritual Battle before His 2nd Coming -- is outlined in both Daniel’s last 4 visions about these End-Times and John’s 7 visions in The Book of Revelation. And what is REVEALED in Daniel’s last 4 visions are NOT ALLEGORIES OR PARABLES – but PROPHECIES of these End-Times which we living today need to be very familiar with if we want to know that Christ’s DIVINE PLAN of these Last of the LAST DAYS is to DEFEAT SATAN and to bring his Kingdom of Babylon down to ruins!!!
And HONESTLY -- to believe that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is yet FUTURE and just for THE JEWS is NOT “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology to be sure!!! For it’s pretty obvious that TODAY we are living in the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy when SATAN has been LOOSED to fight TODAY’S Final Spiritual Battle. In other words -- the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy started at the Cross when Christ’s Restored Kingdom was inaugurated. And then Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy prophesies what will take place in the 2nd Half when it REVEALS that Satan is LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle which is
where we are TODAY on Christ’s Prophetic Timeline.
And as I’ve mentioned in previous Commentaries – to understand these End-Times one needs to understand Daniel’s visions which is WHY the awesome vision of the 70 Weeks could NEVER be an allegory or a Parable but is again one of the most important prophecies ever made to Mankind – REALLY!!! And Daniel’s Prophecy of Satan and the Final Spiritual Battle that we are in TODAY is confirmed by “The Gog Oracle” that Christ had Ezekiel also prophesy. And rest assured all three Prophets of Christ are speaking of the same FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE of today that must occur before the 2nd Coming of Christ. In other words -- the “Gog and Magog” Battle is the very same FINAL Spiritual Battle that Satan is leading today against us “Elect” in the Kingdom of Heaven which Christ has John call by the CRYPTIC NAME of “Armageddon”!!!
And HONESTLY – no one can hope to understand these End-Times without Christ’s Holy Spirit because Christ promised Daniel who himself had a hard time understanding the visions that Christ was giving him of these End-Times – that when the time of the End of the World and His 2nd Coming drew near that He would UNSEAL and OPEN the meaning of Daniel’s visions REVEALED in His True Eschatology. And we TODAY are living in this time when we read what was promised to Daniel:
“Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of THE END. (meaning the END OF THE WORLD which is TODAY!!!) Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” (and we will understand NOT because we are wiser than anyone else but because Christ’s Holy Spirit will REVEAL the meaning of these visions given to Daniel through His Holy Spirit TODAY -- for the time is NEAR and Christ is now opening and unsealing those visions -- which is WHY He says “Whoever has ears – let him hear”!!!) (Daniel 12:9-10)
And the 1st thing we need to know – is that the awesome Book of Daniel is broken into 12 Chapters which are divided into 2 sections of 6 Chapters each. In other words -- the 1st half of this awesome Book of Prophecy is mainly Historical while the 2nd half is mainly predictive of what will happen and HAS HAPPENED today since Christ “the Messiah the Prince” CAME to confirm His New Covenant of Grace with “the many” of us in His Book of Life recorded in Daniel 9:27. And that is WHY Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is NOT FUTURE but includes the time of Christ 1st Coming until His soon 2nd Coming. And fortunately for us living TODAY when the 2nd Half of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is being fulfilled -- Daniel was given 4 visions that make up the predictive Half of the Book which provides additional details about the 4 Kingdoms REVEALED in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream outlined in Daniel Chapter 2. These 4 visions are interrelated and build on each other as follows
when we read about:
1. The vision of the Four Beasts in Daniel Chapter 7 which provides additional details about the 4 Kingdoms REVEALED in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream outlined in Daniel Chapter 2 (which is a vision of SATAN in a huge statue of a Man ruling over the last 4 Kingdoms of this World)
2. The vision of the Ram and the Goat in Daniel Chapter 8 which expands on “the little horn” – or the End-Time Antichrist introduced in the preceding vision
3. The Prophecy of the 70 Weeks in Daniel Chapter 9 which provides intriguing Chronological insights into the Lord’s 1st and 2nd Comings – with emphasis on the Final “half week” of the End-Time DESOLATION of the Harlot Church which is taking place TODAY through the pouring out of the last 3 WOES!!!
4. And Finally the vision of the Kings of the North and South in Daniel Chapters 10-12 which features detailed prophesies about the Hellenistic or post-Greek Era with particular emphasis on the Seleucid King Antiochus IV Epiphanes who is presented as a “type” of the coming Antichrist who is SATAN!!! And then much information is also given about Satan’s End-Time rule which we are in TODAY!!!
CLEARLY – in reading this outline one can understand that Daniel’s awesome Book was meant to convey from the Lord that SATAN is “THE ANTICHRIST” of the Final 4th Epoch Empire pictured in King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of the Statue of Satan. In other words -- that TODAY’S rule of Satan is depicted in Daniel’s last 4 visions listed above with him ruling the last 4th Empire on Earth NOW. And fortunately -- Daniel’s visons are then confirmed by the 7 visions REVEALED to John which prophesy also of this time of GREAT TRIBULATION when Christ 1st REVEALED to Daniel that THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST would be persecuted by Satan’s Sons of Perdition. And don’t we see SATAN AND HIS SEED trying to change the LAWS in our Constitution TODAY in America which will eventually affect the whole world???!!!
And while America is not the only Government in this World that matters – America IS IN BIBLE PROPHECY as ALL THE NATIONS OF THIS WORLD ARE!!! For from the very beginning of time Human Governments were ordained by GOD to maintain proper organization only if HIS LAWS were carried out. But because Man has NOT obeyed God’s Laws – and today in the U.S. those in Government have even attempted to “change” the LAWS when it comes to America’s recent Presidential Election -- Christ has LOOSED Satan as Judgment. And since that stolen Election this New Administration is still trying to change the Laws of our Constitution illegally – it understandable WHY Christ has now finally taken His restraint off of Satan and is allowing him to rule mightily TODAY in this prophesied time of Great Tribulation just like He allowed King Nebuchadnezzar to rule mightily in Daniel and Ezekiel’s Day when the Old Testament Congregation of Christ had fallen away from His Laws and were unfaithful.
Daniel 9:24 Was Meant for Every one of us who are Christ’s SEED
in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST
CLEARLY -- when Christ stood up in the Synagogue and read from the Book of Isaiah -- He was confirming that HE WAS THE ANOINTED ONE who had COME to fulfill the Prophecy of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy. And even when we look at the context starting at verse 24 in Daniel Chapter 9 – Christ tells us explicitly what He is going to be talking about. And He makes NO mention of any evil Prince – but that He is “the Messiah the Prince” that was prophesied to come to fulfill the following things in the 70th Week for HIS SEED which are those of us in His Book of Life that He chose out of every race and Nation before the foundation of the World. The same 1/3 Remnant of this World’s population that
Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that would be saved as we read in Zechariah 13:8-9.
What is prophesied in Daniel 9:24 are all the things concerning His dealings with His people which were to be accomplished in the 70 weeks – which have been taking place since His Ascension until TODAY for those of us who are part of the True Israel of God. For we read that transgression is restrained -- sin is stopped and reconciliation is made for those of us who are THE SEED OF CHRIST to bring in everlasting righteousness. And that Judgement would come upon not only those of the Nation of Israel for rejecting Him at the time of His 1st Coming – but that BLINDNESS would come on all those of SATAN’S SEED especially now that Christ has LOOSED Satan to DECEIVE THE NATIONS before His 2nd Coming.
Which meant that the visions given of Christ’s True Gospel especially of these END-TIMES would be sealed up to those who were of THE SEED OF SATAN along with what He had His TRUE PROPHETS teach concerning the Kingdom of Heaven. And most important Daniel 9:24 teaches that Christ was the “Most Holy” that was ANOINTED at His 1st Coming. In other words -- Daniel 9:24 is what Scripture tells us was determined to happen during the 70 weeks of Daniel which has NOW HAPPENED and has been FULFILLED during the last over 2000 years of Church Outreach.
And AGAIN -- this incredible prophecy says NOTHING about ONE PARTICULAR MAN being “THE ANTICHRIST” who will rule the world after THE RAPTURE of the Church. Nor does it speak of Titus and the Romans destroying the 2nd Temple in 70 AD. or even slaughtered pigs in a Temple. So the question then becomes – “Where does Man’s ever-so-popular Eschatology of TODAY that is based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism come up with all of this False Eschatology that is NOT written in the Scriptures or part of Christ’s True Gospel?????!!! And the answer is simple -- from people who have fallen for Satan’s LIES and “strong delusions” and won’t bother to check the Scriptures carefully to see if what they have accepted as TRUTH is “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology or SATANIC LIES!!!
And that's WHY it needs to be reiterated that the 70th Week of Daniel is NOT LITERALLY 7 years in the FUTURE that the New Covenant is confirmed by Christ – nor is this a prophecy just for THE JEWS of the Nation of Israel today. But this prophecy has been occurring now for the whole New Covenant period from the Cross to the soon CONSUMMATION of Christ’s Restored Millennial Kingdom which will take place on the LAST DAY when THE RAPTURE will take place according to Christ’s True Eschatology!!!
CLEARLY -- the 70th Week Prophecy of Daniel was meant to represent the whole New Covenant period from the time of the Cross to the CONSUMMATION at Christ’s 2nd Coming!!! As it clearly celebrates the week of the Feast of tabernacles. And it should be reiterated over and over and over again today with the 2nd Coming of Christ so very near -- that there is only ONE PLACE in Scripture – only ONE PLACE in the entire Bible that speaks of “the Prince being “cut off” and then the New Covenant being confirmed with “the many.” And that ONE PLACE speaks about “the Messiah the Prince” WHO CAME that was JESUS CHRIST – NOT of One Particular Man who will rule the whole World as “THE ANTICHRIST” in the near Future!!!
The reason WHY knowing what Eschatology that Christ taught is so very important is because it DEFINES the True DIVINE PLAN of Christ – NOT what Man says is Christ’s DIVINE PLAN -- but what CHRIST SAYS WILL TAKE PLACE!!! And only what He has outlined in Daniel and Ezekiel and John’s visions is going to be FULILLED. So if one wants to be of any use to Christ AT ALL in His Christian Army today -- then they need to understand that Christ has told us “beforehand” that His DIVINE PLAN is to DEFEAT SATAN and to bring his SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” down to ruins. And we just need to get in line behind the awesome “Messiah the Prince” who CAME and is coming back again soon to throw Satan and those in League with him out of His Kingdom FOREVER!!! Mary Sullivan