The (Carmel) Mountain and/or (Garrison) City of the Valley of Megiddo Showdown
......So upon the present Super-Power/Empire (the U.S.) hearing of, as expounded in this dedicated post on Daniel 2, God’s Plans to replace it in the World Hegemony with His own Super-Power Kingdom (=Dan 2:34-35, 44-45) for His Temporal Jubilee Millennium, they, most “naturally” (i.e carnally 1 Cor 2:6-16), will be taking decisions and actions to oppose and even war against this looming overtaking. (=LDE 210.1)....And so, typologically enough, they will then engage in doing exactly like the King of, indeed fittingly enough, Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, did when God had revealed by that Dan 2 Dream’s Statue that His Kingdom and World Hegemony, represented by the “head of gold”, would eventually come to an end and be replaced by another Power (See PK 512.1ff): Just as Nebuchadnezzar/Babylon decided, and against clear revelations, to fight God by defyingly building a “statue” (LXX Greek = eikon) just like in his dream made entirely of gold and forcing everyone under the realm of his authority to worship it at the penalty of a fiery death (Dan 3; cf. 7BC 976.7-9|Mar 214), the U.S. will endeavor to preserve its present (effective) World Empire/Hegemony by: ‘making an “image” (NT Greek = eikon) to the First Beast and causing everyone to worship it at the pains of death [even, as “signified”, by fire (cf. Rev 13:13-15)]’.
Before delving into how exactly the Second (Land) Beast of Rev 13:11-18 will go about to do this self-preserving and defying act, as it will be squarely relying upon what the First (Sea) Beast of Rev 13:1-10 had done, it is important to first see what it is that this First Beast had actually “exemplary” done which the Second Beast deemed to be worthy of repeating for/in these times [As a general note, any reference in here to the verses in Rev 17 & 18 can be further examined by looking up those verses in this dedicated post on these Chapters]:
In prior postings in this “Theological Views” Blog, the Bible’s and SOP’s promise and delineation of the evidence that God has plans to ‘Deliver His Faithful People’ (GC 635ff = Rev 16:10ff -discussed in here). The “Power” (see e.g. in this post) and “Timing” (see e.g. here), as well as both of them combined (see e.g. here), have indeed been presented throughout this Blog. But the Bible and SOP also reveals that God has a very deliberate “Order” (=Organization), and that in seeming chaos and disarray, which He will also keyly involve in this Deliverance event and process. By now, not really surprising to me, this understanding is merely a confirmation of what had long been pursued, indeed essentially from the very beginning of, this Biblical research and tangible projects work, culminating in the launching of its NJK Project (ca. 2003ff).
The Biblical exposition and understanding of Ezek 10 is the pivotal passage is what presents/confirms this “Order” aspect in God’s plans here, and as also seen with many passages, this is an understanding that EGW also somewhat nebulously had through manifestly various SOP revelations that she may not have “fully” understood.
The Prophecy of (First) World Hegemony & the Final, Temporal, Super-Power, Kingdom of God (Dan 2:34-35, 44-45)
The Prophecy of Daniel 2 is patently, and with good reason, used as an introductory and
foundational study about the Bible and Bible Prophecy, as it reveals that the Bible is a Supernaturally inspired book which accurately predicts the future. But of course not everyone, namely non-Bible Believers (see e.g. pertinently here), have that view. The purpose of this blog post is to present the evidence for this understanding belief of Bible believers from this “springboarding” prophecy, but, as it was done earlier with the also popular and strongly evidencing 70 Weeks Prophecy, the presentation here will be done by a necessary more in depth, even correcting, study: Exegetically, Theologically and also Historically, of this key prophecy than what is typically done. But before getting into the verse by verse exposition, a couple of key foundational points first need to be made.
Date of Prophecy - DSS & Carbon Dating
Succinctly state here the tet of the prophecy of Daniel 2, (which predicts events from ca.
605 B.C. through A.D. Medieval World/Church History, through today) is scientifically/factually known, through the carbon dating of Dead Sea Scrolls which include it, (namely: 1QDana & 4QDana) to have been written/copied by around the 1st centuries B.C./A.D. (Cf. here & here).
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Clues: see these related posts:
The Two Witnesses (Rev 11)
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