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In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, the man Daniel received a word about a great conflict. He understood the word and the vision (Dan 10:1), but he was told to shut up the words and seal the vision until the time of the end (Dan 12:4). The word about the great conflict was for a time, times, and half a time immediately prior to ‘"when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end’" (v. 7). Daniel didn’t understand how all he saw in the vision could fit into his knowledge of a time, times, and half a time (v. 8). He asked about the outcome of all he saw, but he was not given that understanding. He was told to go his way, "‘for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end’" (v. 9). And for two plus millennia, all who have read Daniel’s words have understood them and have understood his vision. But neither scholars nor prophecy pundits have understood the sealed and secret prophecy about a great conflict that will occur during the three and half years preceding the kingdom of the world becoming the kingdom of the Most High and of His Christ (Rev 11:15). The prophecy would not have been sealed if it had been understood earlier than the end of the age.

The argument and contention of this site is that humanity has arrived at the end of the age.

Daniel’s vision of what has been recorded in the book of truth (Dan 10:21) was sealed with the prophecy’s physical shadow. What Daniel saw was that visible shadow, the pushing of a king of Persia against the king of Greece, with the king of Greece flying out of the west to trample and destroy this king of Persia before he himself will be broken. Following the breaking of this first king of Greece, four kings and kingdoms arise from his empire. These four quickly become two, and make war against one another as Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires – the kings of the South and of the North, respectively. But the prophecy was about a conflict that occurs at the end of the age. Jesus said understanding was required to comprehend the reality of the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, this abomination of desolation to appear at the time of the end (Matt 24:15). So Antiochus Epiphanes was the visible shadow of an endtime man of perdition -- and this man of perdition is the time-linked shadow of Satan, cast from heaven (Rev 12:9), coming as the true antiChrist for another time, times and half a time (v. 14) immediately after the kingdom of the world becomes the kingdom of the Most High and of His Christ (Rev 11:15 & Dan 7:9-14). Thus, the Tribulation is seven years long, with the first time, times, and half a time foreshadowing the second time, times, and half a time. Therefore, the man of perdition’s attempt to change times and the law (Dan 7:25) when the holy ones are give into his hand foreshadows the true antiChrist’s compelling all who would buy and sell to bear the mark of the beast. The holy ones will live by faith, excluded from spiritual Babylon both prior to its fall and after.

The great conflict that will occur at the end of the age isn’t between Christ and Satan wrestling as two schoolboys for the souls of Christians. It isn’t an Arab-Israeli war, or even a fundamentalist Islamic war against the world as some prophecy experts teach. It will be between the third and fourth beasts or kings (Dan 7:17) of Daniel’s vision in the first year of King Belshazzar, between the infamous beasts of Daniel 7. And as unlikely as it seems, it will be a war between Christian coalitions, with the little horn being an Arian Christian, a human being possessed by Satan. This man of perdition’s coming "is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders" (2 Thess 2:9).

The four beasts of Daniel 7 are the four horns that spring from the king of Greece’s head when the king’s first or great horn is supernaturally broken. And they don’t spring into history as four successive world-ruling empires. They are together when the Ancient of Days’ court sits in judgment of them (Dan 7:11-12). The first three have their dominion taken away, "but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time" (v. 12). And after their judgment, these first three along with the mortally wound head of the fourth beast appear as an amalgamation, the first beast of Revelation chapter 13.

Therefore, the context for the great conflict is the first three and a half years of the Tribulation – it is indeed for a time, times, and half a time (Dan 7:25). The event that causes the rise of these four kings is the second Passover slaughter of firstborns, spiritual and physical, not covered by the blood of the Lamb of God. The king of Greece’s first or great horn will be slain at this time – he is presently fighting against the spiritual sar of the kingdom of Persia, with his war going as well as America’s war in Iraq proceeds. The United States as the world’s leading advocate for democracy fronts in the physical realm for this spiritual king of Greece, a federation of at least five fallen angels. France, the United Nations, and old Europe front for the spiritual sar of Persia, the ram of Daniel chapter 8.

No one wants to believe that fighting for the noble cause of freedom for Iraqis and for all of the world can possibly be the work of a demonic coalition. It strains credibility to even entertain such a concept. But now that democracy has overtaken the former Soviet Union, what is the status of Moscow’s nightlife? Or for that matter, the nightlife in any American city? What is the status of marriage in America? Of American families? Without the active application of the internalized laws of God, received by every born again disciple through receipt of the Holy Spirit, freedom is as much of a curse as it is a blessing. Satan’s rebellion was about obtaining personal freedom. It wasn’t about living within the laws of God. The Christianity of Christ is about living with the mindset or mental landscape of Jesus Christ, whose kingdom, He told Pilate, is not of this world. True freedom comes with a person doing what the person knows is right in every situation, which for born again disciples means living within the spiritual laws of God that have been written on hearts and minds. True freedom isn’t spread with the sword, or with military might. It is spread through the dissemination of ideas, the foremost of which is love for one’s neighbor. When this idea has taken root in the mental topography of a person, has grown and brought forth fruit, this person is then truly free.

The angel Gabriel tells Daniel that his vision of the he-goat flying out of the west to trample the ram is ‘"for the time of the end’" (Dan 8:17); but most biblical commentaries will diligently explain the vision by identifying Alexander the Great as the he-goat. These commentaries and the commentators who have written them do not understand the prophecies of Daniel, for the time of the end has only recently come.

The key to understanding Bible prophecy and biblical eschatology is that the visible reveals the invisible (Rom 1:20), and the physical precedes the spiritual (1 Cor 15:46). What has been included in Holy Writ is not all of Israel’s history, but that portion which forms the visible, physical shadow of invisible, spiritual Israel’s history. The man Jesus of Nazareth’s physical ministry is the visible shadow of His invisible endtime spiritual ministry to spiritual Israel, and herein is a mystery of God. Christ Jesus as the spiritual reality of the role Moses foreshadowed works to liberate Israel from spiritual bondage during the conquering reign of the great horn of the king of Greece. He is at work today just as Moses was at work before the Passover liberation of circumcised Israel. And spiritual Israel presently reacts to Him just as physical Israel did when He came as the man Jesus of Nazareth.

The Pharisees did not keep the terms of the old written code (John 7:19), the Sinai covenant by which Israel was made the holy nation of God (Exod 19:5-6). Likewise, the greater Christian Church has not kept the terms of the eternal covenant, by which it was made the holy nation of God (1 Pet 2:9). It has taught disciples to ignore or erase the laws of God that were written on disciples’ hearts and minds as a condition of receiving the Holy Spirit. As such, today’s teachers of Israel are the reality of the taskmasters and foremen that Pharaoh set over the Hebrew nation. And Christ Jesus will cause the king of Babylon to mentally beat these teachers of Israel. He will force this spiritual Pharaoh to ‘"put a sword in [the] hand [his servants] to kill’" these Christian leaders (Exod 5:21).

The visions of Daniel and the prophecies of Revelation are about the time of the end, the Tribulation, the spiritual birth pains of Israel bringing many heirs of God to glory. Judgment is now upon the holy nation of Israel. Christ Jesus as the reality of the Azazel goat bears the sins of Israel in the spiritual realm. His death at Calvary paid the penalty for every sin committed in the physical realm. But He will not be crucified a second time. Thus, He will return those sins He bears to their rightful owner, Satan, upon His return as the Messiah – or He will return those sins to the disciples who have committed them if these disciples break covenant with Him and His Father. This is why disciples are not to be surprised when those who have done good are resurrected to life and those who have done evil are resurrected to condemnation (John 5:29). Doing good is works, so works are involved. Not penance, not repetitious prayers, but the active choice of choosing to do what the person knows is right whenever faced with a decision. Anything less is hypocrisy. And if a disciple’s righteousness does not exceed that of the Pharisees, who were hypocrites, the disciple will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

In the many pages of this site, the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation reveal all of humanity becoming the holy nation of Israel, harvested by living by faith after coming out of fallen Babylon. In addition, articles and essays on these pages actively argue against the many false prophets who will identify the second Passover liberation of spiritual Israel as the sixth trumpet plague, thereby setting disciples up to worship the man of perdition or fallen Satan as Christ Jesus. But wars will cease when Christ returns. As long as there are still wars, Satan hasn’t been bound. And during the antiChrist’s reign through his compelling of all who would buy and sell to bear the tattoo of the Cross [Chi xi stigma], wars with continue. There will be no peace.

The articles and essays of this site disclose the process by which revelation has come as Daniel’s visions were unsealed. Revelation by the Holy Spirit continues to come, and will come to many. So for additional information, or to contact a pastor, write:

Homer Kizer Ministries

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