Jack Van Impe Ministries


Daniel:
Verse by Verse

Part 13

Rexella: Very, very interesting, Jack. The last verse of chapter number ten. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth, and of course that is God's word: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince. Now where in God's word does it tell us what Michael and Gabriel will do in the future?

Dr. Van Impe: All right. Gabriel primarily announces the messages, but he can battle and battle well. But the one who leads the military hosts of heaven happens to be Michael the archangel. And he is mentioned five times in this holy book. Right here we find it in chapter ten verse 21, in chapter 12 verse 1,

10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

where he stands for the people of Israel, and when does he stand for the people of Israel? When the greatest anti-semitic purge in history takes place as Satan is cast out of heaven, watch it, Revelation 12, verse 7 and you can go right through 13 here.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Verse 7 says, there was war in heaven, Michael, there he is, and his angels, the good ones, fought against the dragon, the dragon is Satan, Revelation 20, verse 2.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
And the dragon and his angels fought against Michael, and prevailed not, he looses. He has been the God of heavens one and two and now he looses, he's cast out. Verse 12 says,
12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
rejoice ye heavens. Why? Because he is being cast out. And adds woe to the inhibitors of the earth and the sea for the devil is come down unto you knowing that he hath but a short time. After he is cast down he realizes he's only got 42 months left. Half of the tribulation period is over and the antichrist has ruled as a man in the first half energized by Satan. But now as Satan comes down he incarnates the body of antichrist and so this world leader goes berserk. And what's the thing he tries to do? Obliterate every Jews on the earth. For in that same twelfth chapter it says in verse 13
12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
that he shall persecute the woman who brought forth the manchild. The virgin Mary brought for the manchild, and she was a Jewess. Christ comes from Israel, Romans 9, verses 1 to 5,
1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
no doubt about it. But as we are going to see later, there's going to be a time of victory. Michael is going to win! Because the Lord God intervenes and stops what's going on against the Jewish people and they're saved out of this mess, Jeremiah 30:7, Daniel 12:1
30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
talks about their deliverance. And a greater day is coming for Israel, they have been so persecuted. And we pray for the peace of Israel because they who do shall prosper, Psalm 122:6.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
And Michael, of course, is also mentioned in Jude 9.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
But this is the one who is called the protectorate of Israel, of the Jewish people.

Rexella: Well, it's good to know that there are better days ahead for the land of Israel. Actually chapter eleven speaks about many, many wars. In fact, the final wars of history. And before we begin chapter eleven Jack is going to give us a little explanation, I believe we are going to need.

Dr. Van Impe: Rexella, in the first thirty-five verses of this eleventh chapter of Daniel, there are 135 prophecies. And every last one of them is fulfilled to the smallest detail. Now, if we were to get into all of these we'd need three or four hours of tape so, it would become laborious doing that and I believe what we'll just do is go through these first 35 verses and pick some of the highlights. Because what we really need is verses 21 to 35 and then 36 to the conclusion of the chapter as the most important portions.

Rexella: All right. Then, we'll begin with verse one. Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him. I think we do have to stop there and find out who "I" is, Jack. Does that belong up to verse...

Dr. Van Impe: Verse one of the eleventh goes with the concluding chapter, because it's talking about Michael. And because the two of them work together he says Michael, at the conclusion of chapter ten, and I or also I. Now what he's talking about here is these Medes and the Persians were, of course, in control. And as the messenger came through from heaven, as we said in chapter 10, verses 14 and 20,

14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
they were having trouble with Persia because the evil spirit controlling the King of Persia was hindering the angels from coming through so Michael stayed behind to do the job. Now, he says, I stood. That's a military term meaning that he really battled these demonic spirits, Michael and himself, so that he could convince the King not to listen to these spirits. But to listen to him as he stood to bring conviction to the King that he would allow the Jews to return. So he's standing so that the Jews might be able to go back to their land.

Rexella: All right. Then let me get this clear. The "I" there is the angel . . .

Dr. Van Impe: Gabriel

Rexella: Gabriel, all right, then Iíll use Gabriel on the next verse here and now will I, Gabriel, shew thee the truth, behold, there shall stand up yet three Kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia. In other words that fourth one there mentioned is going to stir everyone up against the land of Greece.

Dr. Van Impe: And here's one of those amazing prophecies. And oh if we could only take time for all 135 to prove that the word of God is inerrant. The four, Cambyses, Hyposties, Pseudo-Smerdis and Xerxes. And Xerxes was the fourth.

Rexella: Yes.

Dr. Van Impe: And was the prominent one who was the one that created all this wealth.

Rexella: All right verse three. And a mighty King shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion and do according to his will. And when he shall stand up his Kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his Kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those. Is that speaking about the decline of Alexander the Great and Greece.

Dr. Van Impe: Yes that's the same thing as the leopard of Daniel 7 verse 6 and the goat of chapter 8 verses 5 and 6

7:6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

8:5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

and so we don't even have to repeat it.

Rexella: All right. And the King of the south shall be strong, and who is the King of the south there Jack?

Dr. Van Impe: Egypt.

Rexella: All right. And one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion. And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the King's daughter of the south shall come to the King of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times. I can't go past that verse because that's speaking about a forced marriage isn't it?

Dr. Van Impe: Yes, you see the King of the south, Egypt, and the King of the north, Assyria or Syria today, were always battling one against another and one would win the other would loose and vice versa. Finally they concocted a scheme. Ptolemy II had a daughter, Berenice, and they would get her married to Antiochus II of Syria and that would cause peace forever. Here's what happened. When they got married it was forced and thus Antiochus II of Syria wasn't happy but he lived with it. Then one day the King of Egypt, Ptolemy II, died, and so Antiochus said now I can get rid of his daughter, he's gone. And so he divorced her and took on himself his original wife, Laodice. And Laodice got so jealous even though he had divorced Berenice that she had her poisoned. And the attendants, the ones who took care of her, as well as the term there about begetting is the begotten her baby and just everything that she had brought with her as far as her servants and even her little baby were put to death because of Laodice.

Rexella: Oh dear. And apparently the...

Dr. Van Impe: The power of the arm according to this that she had was lost because first through divorced and then through death.

Rexella: So the agreement they had didn't hold.

Dr. Van Impe: No.

Rexella: All right.

Dr. Van Impe: She was dead.

Rexella: Verse 7, but out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the King of the north and shall deal against them and shall prevail. And shall also carry captives into Egypt their Gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and gold; and he shall continue more years than the King of the north. Verse 9, so the King of the south shall come into his Kingdom, and shall return into his own land. Now up in verse 7 it says one shall stand up in his estate. Who is that one Jack?

Dr. Van Impe: That's Ptolemy the 3rd of Egypt. His dad is dead so now he's the ruler and he is so upset about what happened to his sister Berenice that he takes his army and goes against the King of the north and when he gets there he has her put to death. He's so disgusted with this Lodice that got his sister Brenice killed that she's put to death and then he returns to his homeland with the loot that he confiscated from his capturing of Egypt.

Rexella: A lot of history here in this little chapter.

Dr. Van Impe: Yea, and these are all prophecies though. These are prophecies that would happen and what Iím quoting is that they did happen and the characters involved and there are 135 prophecies fulfilled in 35 verses. And the point is if God made every prophecy happen exactly as it's recorded here, 135 times in 35 verses, then when he mentions about the future and the wars that are coming in our day we can take it for granted that these prophecies also will be fulfilled.

Rexella: Verses 10 through 13. But his sons shall be stirred up and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred, up even to his fortress. Verse 11, and the King of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the King of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand. And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it. For the King of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches. Now there are two countries there that seem to be battling all the time. The King of the north and the King of the south, who are they?

Dr. Van Impe: That's what it's all about as we said, Egypt and Assyria and now Syria and the went back and forth against one another and so we have a lot of battles described here and we don't even have to get into it.

Rexella: All right. Verse 14, and in those times there shall many stand up against the King of the south also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision but they shall fall. The robbers of thy people, now who are they Jack?

Dr. Van Impe: Well this is the book of Daniel and repeatedly we read about his people even when it came to the 70 weeks that they would be accomplished upon thy people, Daniel, so the robbers of thy people are literally Jews, but the term robbers there from the Hebrew is the violent of thy people shall stand up with Assyria against Egypt and you know Israel always had problems with the Egyptians. A Pharaoh kept them for years and then they escaped through the parting of the red sea so now they just want to get some of the vengeance that's been built up in them out of them as they help Assyria against the Egyptians.

Rexella: Verse 15, so the King of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand. But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed. In other words, the King of the north, Syria, has conquered Palestine which was present day Israel. But listen to this. He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole Kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her; but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him. He did conquer Palestine, present-day Israel, but he did not conquer Egypt so he had another plan. What was this plan Jack?

Dr. Van Impe: And uh this was the marriage of Cleopatra to the King of the north. And low and behold that didn't work because Cleopatra didn't side with her father but rather with her husband and so it failed.

Rexella: They failed again.

Dr. Van Impe: Yes.

Rexella: Verse 18.

Dr. Van Impe: And that's why Cleopatra is often thought of as an Egyptian because she was married to one of the Ptolemies, but she actually came from Assyria, modern day Syria.

Rexella: I have to tell you that I thought she was Egyptian until we started studying the book of Daniel of all things. Verse 18, after this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many. But a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him. Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land but he shall stumble and fall and not be found. Now he was going to take the isles. What isles are those?

Dr. Van Impe: That happened to be Asia Minor. And he was moving ahead and then Rome was beginning to come to power and they wanted to stop his conquests so they sent what is called there a prince but it's actually in the Hebrew a commander of forces and it was Cornelius Sippio and he met him and said that's it. You go no farther.

Rexella: Verse 20, then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the Kingdom in Syria. Um, they had taxes way back then in Syria, but within a few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. Now who collected these taxes?

Dr. Van Impe: Heliodorus. And he wasn't killed in battle because Seleucus poisoned him. I mean what intrigue went on in those days. Everybody was running around with bottle of cyanide. Iím glad we are living in our day and age. There are a lot of Jim Joneses out there in that era of time.

Rexella: Iím going to be reading now verse 21 through 28 and Jack if you would just sort of interrupt me, will you with...

Dr. Van Impe: Good we'll go back and forth.

Rexella: Right.

Dr. Van Impe: All right.

Rexella: Verse 21, and in his estate shall stand up a vile person to whom they shall not give the honor of the Kingdom. But he shall come in peaceably and obtain the Kingdom by flatteries.

Dr. Van Impe: All right. First of all he is a vile person. He is the King of fierce countenance, Daniel 8:23,

8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
and he comes in on a peace program. That's when he sets up that peace pact in chapter 9, verse 27,
9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
so he enters peaceably and brings security but he's a manipulator, a liar, a fraud, a hypocrite, a cheat and deals in intrigue.

Rexella: Verse 22, and with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. And after the league made with him he will work deceitfully for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

Dr. Van Impe: So he starts out small but he works deceitfully and he gets more people around him and the Bible teaches that this little horn who began in such a minute way eventually controls the entire world for Daniel 7:23

7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
says, that he shall devour the entire world or globe and Revelation 13:7
13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
says power was given unto him over all kindreds, tongues and nations. So that which is small becomes global.

Rexella: Verse 24, he shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: Yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time. He sounds like a terrible man. Horrible things happening.

Dr. Van Impe: But what that tells us is he's going to be another robin hood taking from the rich and giving to the poor and when one does that believe me he gets a following. And of course the western world even during the tribulation hour will be saturated with abundance. Just read Revelation 18. There are many luxurious baubles there. They have everything they want and this will be true of the european community as well out of which this one arises and he'll get the strongholds, the wealthy places of the world and he'll take it from them and give it to the poor and through this kind of deceitful dealing will gain a world following.

Rexella: Um. The world will like that won't they.

Dr. Van Impe: Yes.

Rexella: 25, and he 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; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.

Dr. Van Impe: Now this is the ruler of that empire at that time and he typifies the real antichrist who's coming and everything that's said about him here just like the one in chapter 8, chapter 7

8:7 And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
is the true little horn and everything there is actually about him, but chapter 8, Antiochus Epiphanes pictures him and again here we have this same picture.

Rexella: Yea, they that feed at the portion of his meat shall destroy him and his army shall overflow and many shall fall down slain. And both these Kings' hearts shall be to do mischief and they shall speak lies at one table but it shall not prosper for yet the end shall be at the time appointed. There's going to be a time appointed by God isn't there Jack?

Dr. Van Impe: Yea, and the reason that he's not succeeding back at that point of time, for this now is back in those days is because there was a conspiracy against him. His own men turned on him.

Rexella: Verse 28, then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land. Now here we have him going back to the land of Assyria or Syria and he sort of takes a detour here Jack. What happens?

Dr. Van Impe: Against the holy covenant and again that is the picture of Israel and it pictures what we already discussed when Antiochus Epiphanes moved in to that area, killed 100,000 Jews instantaneously, murdered every Jewish boy if they found that he had been circumcised proving that he was a Jew, created this horrible image of his God Zeus, put it in the Jewish temple, put a sow up on the altar and that's what all this typifies as he turns against the holy covenant in the holy land.

Rexella: Verses 29 through 35. And we're going to go all the way through this Jack because it's sort of a repetition isn't it?

Dr. Van Impe: It's the exact thing we said in chapter 8 about Antiochus Epiphanes or the one who typified him.

Rexella: All right. At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. For the ships of chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence or affiliation with them. Affiliation with armed forces, that forsake the holy covenant. Verse 31, and arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. 32, and such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries or by intrigue but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall fall they shall be helped with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. Well Jack, it looks there apparently that the people who did know the truth didn't fall for the deceiver. There were some who stayed true to God.

Dr. Van Impe: And if those viewing this tape remember history it was the Maccabean revolt and they withstood the enemy for a long, long time. And Rexella there's just one thing there, the ships of Chittim put a damper in what Antiochus wanted to do. God only knows how far he would have gone, but this territory from which the ships of Chittim came, was west of Palestine including Rome and Rome sent a commander Papilias Lanefus to confront this one who was doing all this damage and said look you've got to ease up. And he said I want an answer right now, yes or no and Antiochus didn't want to answer and so he drew a circle around Antiochus and said yes or no before you step out of the circle and so he put a little crimp in him there for awhile.

Rexella: I should say. Now verses 36 through 45, we seem to have another transition. Here's the second madman and it is the antichrist and it's all for the future because between verses 35 and 36 we have an interval that covers, well, several hundred years there. So we'll start with verse 36. And the King shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every God, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of Gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Now there are a number of things here in this verse Jack. The first one. He claims to be deity there.
 
 

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