Jack Van Impe Ministries


Daniel:
Verse by Verse

Part 14

Dr. Van Impe: Well we've dealt with that many times. He magnifies himself above every God as we see here and that's when he sits in the temple in Jerusalem proclaiming himself as God, II Thessalonians 2:4

2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
and he doesn't care about anyone else because he is God and therefore his mouth utters great blasphemies against the true God, Yahweh, and against the second member of the trinity, the Lord Jesus Christ in Revelation 13:5.
13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Rexella: All right. Now he does prosper until the indignation is accomplished. Now the indignation being accomplished, exactly what is this?

Dr. Van Impe: Well that is the tribulation hour and Iíve all ready alluded to it, Revelation 14:10

14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
talks about the time of the indignation and it goes right to the end of the tribulation period. By the way, Martin Luther did the two commentaries on Daniel in German and sadly they've never been translated but little bits and pieces have been and he said this bird in this chapter is the antichrist of the New Testament and I wholeheartedly agree with what he said. And this is the one who is that little horn of Daniel 7:8
7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
and the King of fierce countenance of 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.
Rexella: Now this is the one that comes out of the economic community of Europe, the E.C., Correct?

Dr. Van Impe: Yes, we'll be saying more about that as we conclude.

Rexella: Right. Listen to verse 37. This is very interesting. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any God: for he shall magnify himself above all. In other words, he must have turned against the religion that he had at one time.

Dr. Van Impe: Right. And many use this text to proclaim that he'll probably be a Jew who has departed from the God of his fathers which would be of course, Yahweh, but that cannot be because he comes out of the Roman Empire, out of the european community and unless he's a Jew that has a great position in the european community it just won't happen. So we are talking about a gentile here who defects from his religious upbringing and I believe turns to the new age movement. I really feel that could play a great part in what's coming because of what they teach. They teach there are little Gods and if you read their writings they constantly use the terminology "I am" meaning deity and because they are already using the terminology of being Gods they're just paving the way for the one who eventually says I am God.

Rexella: Quite a transition there isn't there Jack.

Dr. Van Impe: Yes.

Rexella: And then one other thing he says he regards not the desire of women. Was he a Eunuch?

Dr. Van Impe: That is very interesting. In the Old Testament the desire of women was that they might bear the Messiah. That's why Isaiah 7:14

7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
says therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. A virgin shall conceive and bear a son. And from Matthew 1:23
1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
we know that that son is Emmanuel, God with us, and that was the Lord Jesus Christ. And then of course once again in Isaiah 9:6
9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
unto us a child is born. That's when he came the first time; and unto us a son is given, when he comes the second time. And so every Jewish woman longed to be the one chosen of God to bring this babe into the world who would become Mashech, Messiah, and because he hates this God and hates Jesus Christ he has no respect for the desire that these women had meaning the producing of the saviour, Jesus Christ. He hates him because this Jesus claims to be God and he can't be because the antichrist says I am that God.

Rexella: All right. Now there are some terms coming up in verses 38 and 39 that best describe this madman. Verse 38, but in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a God whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange God, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. The first thing I see there that describes the antichrist is a militaristic man.

Dr. Van Impe: Oh that's right. He comes in peaceably, Daniel 11: 21 and 24, but Daniel 11:38, he honors the God of forces and he will get his way because he's just going to sweep the world until he is in total control. And again I believe the Gods he honors at that time are the new age Gods, people and personalities, but they are the minor Gods because he is the chief. You see, they're saying we are Gods but he's saying Iím above every God for he magnifies himself above every God in Daniel 11:36.

11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
Rexella: And then he sort of seems to try to buy loyalty there Jack. Is that correct giving them...

Dr. Van Impe: Oh sure. As I said awhile ago, it's the Robin Hood scheme. He takes from the rich, gives to the poor and he's just going to heap masses of money and materialistic things upon the people, the have nots, and they are going to honor him and follow him till he gets what he wants and then watch out, he'll get rid of them.

Rexella: All right. And he shall cause them to rule over many and shall divide the land for gain. Sort of a global ruler, correct? He's going to be a global ruler?

Dr. Van Impe: Oh definitely. In Revelation 13:1,

13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
I saw this beast rise up out of the sea of nations having 7 heads and 10 horns, we've discussed that so often we know what the ten horns are and verse 3
13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
says all the world wonders or marvels after him and the reason they do is because in that verse he's been put to death and he's raised back to life and then verse 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. Verse 8,
13;8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him. Then he gives a mark in verse 16
13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
and he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond to receive a mark in their forehead or in their right hands that no man might buy or sell save he that hath the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom, let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast for it's the number of a man and his number is six hundred threescore and six and they're already preparing numbers, identification tags on all products going in and out of the E.C. So we're on the move and none of these things could be understood until chapter 12, verse 4,
12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
escribed as the time of the end. Daniel would be a sealed, closed book until then and then at the time of the end as we saw the prophecies occurring, it would all become clear and the book would be unsealed and opened.

Rexella: Jack Iím going to take just a moment here to say something. I have heard you speak of prophecy ever since I have known you. Many, many years now. Did you ever think that you would live to see all of this happen in your lifetime?

Dr. Van Impe: I am literally amazed Rexella and as we close this out now Iíll tell you you're going to see and maybe believe for the first time that these things are going to happen. If we'd had time we could have proven that 135 prophecies that were predicted in the first 35 verses happened. Every history book backs it. But we couldn't get into all of it. It would be so laborious, so heavy, so deep so we're trying to hit the high spots here but the point is if everything happened 135 times as God said it would happen in 35 verses, then that which we are about to discover here in verses 40 to 45 will happen and by the way Rexella the terms "he" can be found 7 times, "him", 4 times, and "his", 3 times in the next 5 verses and there's no reason to get confused because in every instance it's the antichrist in operation in the last days before Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns. And what Iíve preached so long will soon happen and here's the prediction.

Rexella: Verse 40, and at the time of the end shall the King of the south push at him and the King of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind.

Dr. Van Impe: All right. We'll stop there. The King of the south is Egypt and there is going to be a federation of Arab nations that will unite with Egypt and then the King of the north, Russia, will come, if you want to understand that fully, order my video on Russia, and then we see that Russia, from the north, Ezekiel 38:15,

38:15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
and you can find that in Jeremiah 1:13, 6:22, 10:22; Daniel 11:40 here and Joel 2:20,
1:13 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.

6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.

11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

2:20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.

is Russia because if you draw a line from Palestine of old or Israel today to the north pole you go right through Russia, right through the city of Moscow and it mentions Gog, Magog, Meshech, Tubal, these are identifiable as cities in Russia. In fact you've heard me say it so often. If you took the name Meshech to it's origin it would be Meshech then Mosock, then Moscoty, then Moscovy and then Moscow. Tubal is southwest of Siberia. No doubt about it. Plus, not only do we have this federation with Egypt, Daniel 11:40
11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
but these Arabs are mentioned as well in Ezekiel 38 as aligned with Russia so there is going to be this kind of pincer movement as the Egyptians heading up this federation of Arabs and Russia unite together and Ezekiel 38:5
38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
speaks about Persia and that of course is Iran and Iraq as you saw from the chest and arm of the beast. We see Ethiopia, Libya, parts of Africa, nations today that are very anti-semitic. We see Togarmah there in Ezekiel 38:6
38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
and that's Turkey and many people with her. You know who that is? Those nations that broke away from the Soviet Union, six of them that are Muslim, and Rexella it's all coming to pass. Verse 40 is forming before our eyes right at this moment and if God kept his promise 135 times in the first 35 verses, he's going to keep his promise in verses 40 to 45.
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
Rexella: But Jack, when Russia comes she is going to come as a mighty force because she comes against him like a whirlwind with chariots and with horsemen and with many many ships.

Dr. Van Impe: Yes Rexella and that's exactly what Ezekiel 38:16

38:16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
says. Thou shalt come up against my people, of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land. This could be a whirlwind effect, but now beginning with that next pronoun "he" we change nations. This is Russia that's moved in and now the European Community and the antichrist out of this confederation is going to be furious and he begins to move. So this is the EC now.

Rexella: All right. So the word "he" is actually the antichrist coming up here. And he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. All right Jack. Explain that to us a little bit.

Dr. Van Impe: Ok when he hears what's going on in the Middle East because you know, we say that if he sits in Jerusalem but not until the middle of the tribulation hour and Russia invades right at the middle, so it's only after this battle ends that he moves in, sets up his headquarters and proclaims himself as God in the temple and can only do it then because that is when Satan is cast down, Revelation 12:12

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.
and because he has a short time he incarnates the body of this antichrist. But when he hears what Russia and her Arab federation is doing he moves in like a whirlwind himself to put an end to this. It says he goes down into the Holy Land and overthrows many countries, but for some reason, maybe because of the route of the area, those three cities mentioned there are in Jordan and somehow they don't get occupied by him, but he moves in and occupies all these nations as he fights against Russia, Egypt and her hoards.

Rexella: Verse 42. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries and the land of Egypt shall not escape. The one of the south is not going to escape during this time.

Dr. Van Impe: Well he's occupying them from that point on.

Rexella: All right, but he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. All right.

Dr. Van Impe: The reason for that is they united with Russia, they are losing the battle. Even God comes against them for God says I will pour out fire upon Gog of Magog in Ezekiel 39:6.

39:6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
So the EC has moved in he's taken Egypt, he's taken Ethiopia, Libya and is occupying them. It doesn't say about Turkey, Togarmah and the others but at least the areas in the vicinity of Israel.

Rexella: Oh Jack Iíve heard you quote this next verse many, many times. Verse 44, but tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: that's the antichrist, therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

Dr. Van Impe: All right. What bothers him is, and the tidings there literally should be interpreted rumors. Rumors have come to him that this great oriental army is moving down and it's not just one King from the orient, but when one studies Revelation he finds that it's the Kings, plural, of the east, the Kings of the sunrising in the British revised version. So here he is. He's been victorious but now the east comes in. At least the rumors are there and he just says, I can't do it all. This is overwhelming. Now Iím not sure just at what point, but the great scholars like Dr. Walvoord and other great theological minds say that somewhere in these battles this is when this antichrist is killed and they say by Gog of Russia. And of course, as he is lying there he comes back to life and because he has duplicated the resurrection and no one has ever done that, he's hailed as God, but it's in the midst of all of these battles.

Rexella: Oh, terrible, terrible, horrible time. Verse 45, and he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end and none shall help him. He is going to be defeated.

Dr. Van Impe: The Bible teaches that he is going to plant himself between the seas and that's talking about the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, and the holy mountain which is Jerusalem and after that resurrection he lives again for 3 1/2 years and sets himself up as God and let me quote it again, II Thessalonians 2:4,

2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped so that he as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. This is in the midpoint of the tribulation. Russia invades right after the 42 months because she goes up against the land of unwalled villages to them that are at rest. Israel became a nation in the 40's and has never been at rest, but when that peace contract is made in Daniel 9:27
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.
it lasts 42 months and then, whoom, Russia moves, Egypt moves with her confederation of Arabs, China moves, they produce an army of 200 thousand thousand, 200 million, Revelation 9:16.
9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
Dr. Walvoord says when you get all of the orientals together, for China alone has over a billion people, they have armies that can total 200 thousand thousand, or 200 million in the future, and they come out of the orient across the area of Iraq and Syria. What? Yea. Revelation 16:12,
16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates so that the way of the Kings of the east, of the sunrising, British revised version, might be prepared. And so they come right through the area of desert storm on their march to that area and as I said antichrist has been slain, he comes back to life, he rules the 3 1/2 years and then he comes to his final end for he meets Jesus Christ for the war of wars. Now Armageddon is not a battle, per se, it's a gathering place, Revelation 16:16.
16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
And when the armies of the world gather there they march over to the valley of Jehosaphat, Joel 3:2,
3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
which is right at Jerusalem. Why? Because God says I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, Zechariah 14:2,
14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
the antichrist is still alive, has been alive 3 1/2 years after the victory he achieved over Egypt, over Russia, over the orient, and man he's been doing everything imaginable during those final 42 months, but now he says Iím going to stop the King of Kings so Revelation 19:19
19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
says, I saw the beast, that's that antichrist, and the Kings of the earth and their armies, the remnants from all the armies, gather together to make war against him that sat on the white horse. Christ comes on a white horse in verse 11 of chapter 19
19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
to rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, verse 16.
19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
The antichrist says in verse 19, I won't let it happen, but he is defeated because the Lord Jesus Christ destroys him with the brightness of his coming, II Thessalonians 2:8.
2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Then he takes this beast who was the political leader and the false prophet who headed up the world church and they're both cast into the Lake of Fire, Revelation 19:20.
19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And then a thousand years later when Satan is cast into that same Lake of Fire, the beast and the false prophet are still there. Why? They will be suffering the torment of hell forever and forever and forever. There will be no end to the judgment that falls upon them and that's what is prophesied here, and I remind you one last time because this is exciting. God proved himself 135 times and I wish we could get in to all of them, that would take another 3 or 4 tapes. In just 35 verse of the 11th chapter, and history backs up every single one of these prophecies, then what Iíve just said will happen soon. When? Daniel 11:40,
11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
at the time of the end shall the King of the south push at him. When? The time of the end. Daniel 12:4.
12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
It's later than you think. The book can now be unsealed and opened because we are at that time and since antichrist is about to appear and then seven years later Jesus Christ appears to rule on this earth. Are you ready?
 
 
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