Prophesies old and new are fulfilled
Daniel 11:7 -
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:
Today's scripture talks of how the prophesy of Alexandra and his successors were fulfilled. If one goes through history one will understand the minute details of how the prophesy was fulfilled to the last alphabet.
Without going into details, Alexander had 2 successors and one was stronger than the other. There was a marriage proposed between these 2 entities of the son (who was already married) of one with the daughter of the other. The marriage failed ending in a divorce and the son went back to his first wife. The first poisoned him and killed the son of the second wife. The brother of the second wife comes in the picture and takes revenge.
What we see is that there is no doubt in what the Lord spoke and was confirmed. The symbolism has no doubt when we look at the events.
What the Lord is telling us today, even though He has again and again confirmed His Word yet people do not learn from the past and thus keep making mistakes becoming victims of calamity. The Lord gives us prophesies not that we can avoid or chancel them, for what the Lord spoke has to come to pass. Prophesies are given so that we can take precaution and save ourselves from getting affected from them.
For instance, prophesies of the Antichrists and the Son of Destruction (False Prophet or the main Anti-Christ), there are many prophesies about him clearly given. We being in between them, can easily look at the past party fulfilled and identify them or him (from where he comes) very easily. Yet we find people foolishly being party in the deceivers trap; ironically that too is prophesied.
No doubt all prophesies will be fulfilled but it is not necessary we be on the good or bad side of it, it is our choice that decides which side we are on of it and how we are affected by it. It is our ignorance and no care attitude which causes us to be taken by surprise and become victims of calamities.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, by your Word You time and again spoke to your people and warned them yet your people do not listen or pay importance to your warnings. Lord we pray your people understand the importance of your Word especially in the times of great deceit which is just at our doorstep...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 And now will I 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.
3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
4 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.
5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.
6 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.
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:
8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.
9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
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.
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
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.
8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
Hosea 4: 6a - My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
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