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March 27, 2021 7:15 am
Welcome to the weekend vision of truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis, I'm Dr. Cheryl we're nearing the theories of Daniel, beginning today in Chapter 11 last time we talked, we covered chapter 10 we saw the importance of the power of prayer and how we can change situations in our lives to the word of God by the power of prayer. Daniel was a man, a fervent prayer and I think we can pattern ourselves. After that, that if we gave prayer much more time than our cell phones.
Then we could see changes in our lives. Let's get into Chapter 11.
Oftentimes Chapter 11 is a difficult chapter as we deal with the North and the South and his predicting years of events that will happen in the future but will try to be very deliberate and be very clear as to what we will discuss today. Let's start with the first four verses of chapter 11 also in the first year of Darius the Mead. I even I stood up to confirm and strengthen him and now I will tell you the truth, behold three more kings will arise in Persia in the fourth shall be far richer than them all by his strength through his riches he shall stir up against the round of grace, then a mighty king shall arise shall rule with great dominion do according to his will and when he has arisen his kingdom shall be broken up and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not among his posterity, nor according to his dominion with which he ruled for his kingdom shall be uprooted even for others besides these.
Let's start with a timeline of the kings of Persia, so that we can get into verse two this thing three more kings of Persia.
Cyrus the king at the time after King Cyrus.
There are three kings that follow him the first honest campus.
This the second is status of artists who usurped the throne based on his books and the third is Darius of Persia, in verse two it says in the 14 shall be far richer than them all by his strength or his riches. He has stir up the realm of Greece and the fourth king is Xerxes is also known as estuary S estuary us is one of the first of the four great chains of ancient history. Xerxes, also known as estuary us is the king in the book of Esther. He commanded one of the largest armies the world had ever known. He wanted to defeat Greece was routed and sent home. In verse three it says then a mighty king shall arise for Cheryl with great dominion and do according to his will was this mighty king. We studied him in previous chapters in Daniel that mighty king is Alexander the great to be think about four great kings in ancient history. Estuary us is the first great king.
The second great king is Alexander the great in verse four and when he has arisen his kingdom shall be broken up and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not among his posterity, nor according to his dominion with which he ruled in other chapters that we have learned on Alexander the great's kingdom was divided into the four winds of heaven or his four generals. He had an illegitimate child and and a legitimate child born after his death had a brother who was mentally handicapped. All were murdered after his death. The key point in verse four, is that Alexander's kingdom was from Europe to India. It was divided into four kingdoms first section, Macedonia.
The second section Asia minor. The third section is Egypt which is south of Israel, which will be key as we go through the rest of this chapter, but just remember that Egypt is south of Israel and Syria, or the Seleucid kingdom which is north of Israel.
Egypt is south of Israel Syria or the Seleucid kingdom is north of Israel and we got a remember that there is conflict around the North and the South in reference to Israel.
All throughout Chapter 11. Egypt and Syria made life miserable for the Jews and they were caught in the middle between them for centuries.
Now that we've established some boundaries of the North and the South. This will help us in interpreting the rest of the chapter, let's get to verses five through six. Also, the King of the South that shall become strong as well as one of his princes and he shall gain power over them and have dominion.
His dominion shall be a great dominion and at the end of some years he shall join forces for the daughter of the King of the South shall go to the king of the North to make an agreement that she shall not retain the power of her authority, and neither he nor his authority shall stand, she shall be given up with those who brought her in with him, who begot her and with him. He strengthened her in those times. This verse is pertaining to the third king of Syria which if you remember Syria is the king of the South. The third king of Syria was Antiochus the God. Another name is Theo's. He reigned into 53 BC Antiochus the God is one of the four great chains in it of ancient history. Remember the first one is estuary is the second one is Alexander the great and the third one is Antiochus the great or Antiochus the God also known as he decided to make a treaty with the king of the South and married the daughter of the king of Egypt and often times marriage was a form of political alliance but the problem is is that Antiochus the God he was already married and when he goes to take the new wise. His first wife murdered the new wise and all her attendance, he took the wife back his first wife back that she ended up poisoning him so he died which moves us to verses seven through eight, but from a branch of her roots one shall arise in his place shall come with an army into the fortress of the king of the North and deal with them and prevail, and he shall also carry their gods captive to Egypt there princes and their precious articles of silver and gold, and he shall continue. More years than the king of the North from the branch of her roots one shall arise in his place and prevail. Actually, the brother of the murdered Egyptian Princess started another war with the king of the North and one Egypt and Syria are battling again, but they are fighting on Israel's soil said constantly when the North and South had battles. They trampled the nation of Israel still continuing to leave their homelands in ruins. Let's move on to verses 10 through 19. However, his son shall stir up strife and assemble a multitude of great forces one shall certainly calm and overwhelm and pass through and he shall return to his fortress and stir up strife in the king of the South shall be moved with rage and go out and fight with him with the king of the North for shall muster a great multitude, but the multitude will be given into the hand of his enemy when he has taken away the multitude, his heart will be lifted up, and he will cast down tens of thousands, but he will not prevail for the kingdom North will return and muster a multitude greater than the former has certainly come at the end of some years of the great army and much equipment now in those times, many shall rise up against the king of the South. Also, violent men of your people shall exalt themselves in fulfillment of the vision, but they shall fall to the king of the North shall come and build a siege mound and take a fortified city. The forces of the South shall not withstand him even his choice troop shall have no strength to resist the heat comes against him shall do according to his own will, and no one shall stand against him, he shall stand in the glorious land with destruction in his power he should also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom and upright ones with him. The shall he do, he shall give him the daughter of women to destroy it. She shall not stand with him or be for him. In this he shall turn his face the coastlands and shall take many, but a ruler shall bring the reproach gets them to an end with the reproach removed. He shall turn back on him and he shall turn his face for the fortress of his own land, that he shall stumble and fall and not be found.
We know this to be Antiochus the great one of the four great chains of ancient history. He was the king of the North that attempted to unite Egypt and Syria. Antiochus amounted or amounted to armies but still was not totally happy. He gave the king of Egypt. His daughter, the king had hoped that his daughter would spy in the palace but turns out she fell in love with the Egyptian king and forgot all about Antiochus the great and verse 19 he was defeated by Rome and then his own people killed him. He was found, the more let's cover verses 20 through 28.
There shall arise in his place. One who imposes taxes on the glorious kingdom that within a few days he shall be destroyed, but not in anger or in battle and in his play shall arise. A vile person to whom they will not give the honor of royalty, but he shall come in peaceably and sees the kingdom by intrigue with the force of a flood that shall be swept away from before him and be broken and also the Prince of the covenant and after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully facial come up and become strong with a small number of people for shall enter peaceably even into the riches, places of the province and he shall do what his fathers have not done nor his forefathers. He showed dispersed among them. The plunder spoil and riches he shall devise his plans against the strongholds, but for only a time shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South with a great army and the king of the South shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army. He shall not stand, for they shall devise plans against him. Yes, those who eat of the portion of his delicacy shall destroy him. His army shall be swept away in many shall fall down flame that these king's heart shall be bent on evil and they shall speak lies that same table, but it shall not prosper for the in will still be at the appointed time by turning to his land with great riches. His heart shall be moved against the holy covenant that he shall do damage and return to his own land. These verses are covering the point of history of Antiochus epiphanies was a king of the North.
We covered him in chapter 8. If you remember the little horn came out.
Of the one of Alexander the great's kingdoms. The North and the South are continuing to battle in verse 29 the North and the South formed a peace treaty and Daniel 1127 but when he went to defeat the Roman army. He was defeated he turned his wrath on the Jews and pass chapters we have covered Antiochus epiphanies and how brutal he was to the Jews.
Let's move on to verses 29 to 35. At the appointed time, he shall return and go toward the South for shall not be like the former or the latter for ships from Cyprus shall come against him. Therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant and do damage. This is Antiochus epiphanies being routed back who will return in rage against the holy covenant.
This being the Jews and do damage to so he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant and forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary forces and then they shall take away the daily sacrifices in place. They are the abomination of desolation.
Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery. The people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits. And those of the people who understand shall instruct many yet for many days they shall fall by the sword inflamed by captivity and plundering. Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help the many shall join with them by intrigue, some of those who understanding shall fall to refine them, purify them and make them white until the time of the end because it is still for the appointed time for speaks of the timeframe and history of the Maccabees revolt. This was fulfilled in the time of Antiochus epiphanies in the Maccabean revolt, but will be fulfilled in the future as the language is parallel of the abomination of desolation of Antiochus epiphanies when he's say the pig over the altar, but in the future when the Antichrist sets up himself in the tabernacle and places himself as God and we move much more into the Antichrist.
In verses 36 to 39. Then the king shall do according to his own will, he shall exalt and magnify himself above every God, he shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished for what has been determined shall be done for shall neither regard the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any God for he shall exalt himself above them all. Then there place he shall honor god of fortresses in the God which is fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things does he show at against the strongest forces with a foreign God, which he shall acknowledge and advance his glory, he shall cause them to rule over many and divide the land for gain. Moving on to verses 40 through 45. Around out the chapter which a large part of these verses talks about the future battle of Armageddon. I know sometimes this is difficult to understand and difficult to see into the future. But if we follow through these verses will understand the battle at the time of the end the King of the South shall attack him in the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, the chariots, horsemen, and with many ships, he shall enter the country's overwhelmed them and pass through shall also in enter the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown, but these shall escape from his hand, idem, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon shall stretch out his hand against the countries in the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver over all the precious things of Egypt. Also, the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels, but news from the east and the north. Therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate, and he shall plant place between the sea and the boys holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his and no one will help. Thank you for joining us for this weekend edition of truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis next week.
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