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New Albany-Louisville Convention November 28, 2009 The Willful King 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 which is determined shall be done. Daniel 11:36
The Willful King He will not regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god. For he shall magnify himself above all. But in his place he shall honor the god of forces; and a god whom his fathers did not know, he shall honor with gold and silver, and with precious stones and desirable things. So he shall act in the fortresses of the strongholds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge. He shall multiply in glory, and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for a price. Daniel 11:37-39 - MKJV
The Willful King – When? "At the time of the end the king of the south shall attack him. But the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships. He shall advance against countries and pass through like a flood. Daniel 11:40 - NRSV
Time of the End – Daniel 8 Vision of the 2300 days, including taking away the continual sacrifice casting the truth to the ground destroying the saints the sanctuary is cleansed when 2300 days end Understand, O son of man, for the vision is for the time of the end – verse 17 – MKJV Lo, I am causing thee to know that which is in the latter end of the indignation; for, at the appointed time is the end – verse 19 - YLT
Time of the End – Daniel 12 Michael stands up for his people, verses 1-4 Jesus’ presence, reign, takes control of earth Time of trouble such as never was Many run to and fro Knowledge increased Daniel’s prophecies unsealed, verses 4 & 9 Prophecies of 1260, 1290 and 1335 days
Time of the End – Daniel 11 – Part 1 As for both kings, their hearts will be intent on evil, and they will speak lies to each other at the same table; but it will not succeed, for the end is still to come at the appointed time. Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge, and make them pure, until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time. Daniel 11:27, 35 NASV
The Angel & Daniel Inquire One said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river: 'How long shall it be to the end of the wonders?' Daniel 12:6 The man dressed in linen... that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; (1260 days) and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed. Daniel 12:7 Daniel heard but could not understand... "My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?" He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. Daniel 12:8-9
What are these “wonders”? Little Horn or the fierce king = Papacy which: for 1260 years, shattered the power of the holy people – Dan 12:7 prevailed against the saints – Dan 7:21 had power over the saints for 1260 days, wearing them out – Dan 7:24 destroyed the holy ones – Dan 8:24 persecuted the saints through sword, fire & captivity Dan 11:35
Time of the End – Daniel 11 – Part 2 At the time appointed he shall return and come into the south, but this time it shall not be as it was before. –Verse 29 NRSV At the time of the end the king of the south shall attack him. But the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships. He shall advance against countries and pass through like a flood. – Verse 40 NRSV
Why Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign? The Time of the End has worldwide implications, not just upon Christendom. Egypt was: one of the most backward countries at that time part of the Muslim heartland had never been conquered by non-Muslims. Napoleon’s goals in Egypt were to: free the Egyptians from tyranny show them the light of reason provided with the advantages of popular government instructed in the latest scientific advances
Day of His Preparation – Nahum 2:3-4 The chariots are fire of steel in the day of his preparation,...the chariots rush madly in the streets, they jostle one against another in the broad places; the appearance of them is like torches, they run to and fro like the lightnings. The day of his preparation is another name for the time of the end.
What is Being Prepared? Mankind is being prepared for the Kingdom: Increase of knowledge and inventions Man’s life has improved materially along all lines Oppressive governments have been brought low Liberty and luxury have whetted man’s appetite Discontent with society, despite the improvements, is widespread and the key factor to the future overthrow of present institutions. Everything is getting ready for the kingdom!
Napoleon & the French Revolution The watchwords of the French Revolution were Liberty Equality Fraternity Napoleon was forged by the French Revolution. The French Revolution de-Christianized France. It was perfect retribution for the crimes of Papacy against the French people. The French Revolution is featured prominently in Revelation.
French Revolution – Revelation 12 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle for her flight to the desert, to her appointed place, where she is nourished for a Time, two Times, and half a Time, safe from the serpent. Then from his mouth the serpent poured water after the woman like a river, to sweep her away with a flood; but the earth came to the rescue of the woman, the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon had poured out of his mouth. Verses 14-16 Moffatt
French Revolution – Revelation 11 But I will allow my two witnesses to prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clad in sackcloth... But, when they have finished their testimony, the Beast that ascends from the abyss will make war on them and conquer them and kill them – verses 3, 7 Moffatt
French Revolution – Revelation 17 The Wild Beast which you have seen was, and is not, and yet is destined to re-ascend, before long, out of the bottomless pit and go his way into perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth will be filled with amazement-- all whose names are not in the Book of Life, having been recorded there ever since the creation of the world--when they see the Wild Beast: because he was, and is not, and yet is to come... And the Wild Beast which once existed but does not now exist--he is an eighth and yet is one of the seven and he goes his way into perdition. Verses 8, 11 Weymouth
The Willful King Tames the Wild Beast 1789 – French Revolution Begins 1789 – Declaration of the Rights of Man 1793 – Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette beheaded 1793-1794 – Reign of Terror 1795-1799 – The Directory governs France. 1796-1797 – Napoleon conquers Northern Italy. 1797 – Napoleon conquers the Papal States 1798-1799 – Napoleon in Egypt and Palestine. 1799 – Napoleon overthrows the Directory. 1804 – Napoleon declares himself the French Emperor.
Napoleon and Religion At the time appointed he shall return and come into the south, but this time it shall not be as it was before. For ships of Kittim shall come against him, and he shall lose heart and withdraw. He shall be enraged and take action against the holy covenant. He shall turn back and pay heed to those who forsake the holy covenant. Daniel 11:29-30 Napoleon’s “principle was to look upon religion as the work of man, but to respect it everywhere as a powerful means of government.”
Napoleon Prospered And the king... shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that which is determined shall be done. Daniel 11:36
Napoleon in the Middle East He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 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. 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. Daniel 11:41-44
Napoleon and the Glorious Land 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. Daniel 11:45 Proclamation to the Jews Arise then, with gladness, ye exiled (and take unto yourselves) Israel’s patrimony. Napoleon is the first modern leader to support a homeland for the Jewish in Palestine.
Impact of Napoleon Defeated the Old and New Rome (Austria & Russia) Ended the Holy Roman Empire in Germany Conquered a European realm that was bigger than Caesar’s or Charlemagne’s conquests in Europe Created more kings in a year and a half than the Holy Roman Emperors had in a millennium. Rewrote the French legal code still in use across Europe. Emancipated Jews across Europe. Uncovered the Pyramids and Rosetta Stone. Sold the US 1 million sq miles, the Louisiana Purchase Spread the ideas of the French Revolution in Europe. Ended the Papal dominion and power to persecute.
Why Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign? Arab and Western scholars date 1799 as the beginning of the modern era in the Middle East. As seen by Muslims, Napoleon invasion of Egypt is the precursor of the Western invasion and dominance of the Muslim world, and this includes Israel’s rebirth. Napoleon emancipated Christians and Jews from their dhimmi status (second class citizens) in Egypt. Napoleon impacted the three monotheistic religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and sowed the seeds of modern conflict among the three. Napoleon’s invasion is part of the Lord’s preparation of the Muslim world for the kingdom.