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PROPHECIES IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL From The Holiest Of The Holies (THOTH), The Last Testament
Importance of the book of Daniel: 1- Proves that God exists! Events that were foretold to happen, did occur! 2- Predicts the fall of “the little horn!” 3- Prophesies the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth with unification of the entire earth! 4- Gives many other spiritual lessons!
Who was Daniel? The answers are given in the first chapter…
Who was Daniel? (quoted from Bible) 1- “In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2- “And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. 3- “And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes;”
Who was Daniel? (cont.) 4- “Children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. 5- “And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king….”
Who was Daniel? (cont.) 8- “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9- “Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10- “And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? Then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king. 11- “Then said Daniel…”
Who was Daniel? (cont.) 12- “Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. 13- “Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants…. 15- “And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat. 16- “Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.”
Who was Daniel? (cont.) 17- “As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 18- “Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19- “And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,; therefore stood they before the king.”
Who was Daniel? (cont.) 20- “And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. 21- “And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.”
Therefore: 1- Daniel was a child or young man from the tribe of Israel. 2- He had been chosen to be in the court of King Nebuchadnezzar during the Chaldean Empire, around BC. 3- He was to stay in the king’s court for three years, learning the language and customs of the Chaldeans (the king probably wanted him to teach these things to the Israelites).
4- Daniel was “unblemished” and “skilled in all learning and wisdom.” Also he was “cunning in knowledge.” 5- Daniel was a good man and well-liked. 6- He did not want to defile himself with the king’s meat, and he proved that pulse and water (a simple vegetarian diet) was better than the king’s meat and wine. 7- “Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.” He was a high Soul.
There are three main visions/prophecies: 1- The “great image.” 2- The “four beasts.” 3- The “ram and the he goat.”
Prophecy #1: The Great Image “Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.” (Daniel 2:31)
The Image in the King’s Dream: Head of gold Breast and arms of silver Belly and thighs of brass Legs of iron Feet part of iron, and part of clay.
Then a “stone” hit the image and destroyed it! “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.” (2:34)
“Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” (2:35)
Mountain is a symbol of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth!
God revealed to Daniel what the dream meant: Nebuchadnezzar was the head of gold, but all his kingdom, power, strength, and glory had been given to him by God. (2:37- 38)
Why was King Nebuchadnezzar the head of gold? Nebuchadnezzar had “the ultimate qualities of a Ksattriya. He was disciplined, benevolent, simple, concerned, and had great power over his subjects…”
What is a Ksattriyan? There are five classes of humans. They are symbolized by the three sons of Noah: Ham, Japheth, and Shem.
Ham symbolized the Shudras and Ksattriyas.
Shudras are the workers in society. They usually do manual work and are interested mostly in day-to-day events of life and basic necessities. Usually they have no other ambitions.
Ksattriyas are the courageous ones. Ksattriyas try to control and dominant their environment by their strength and courage. They are the warriors or the leaders of the societies. An example is Nimrod in the Bible.
Japheth symbolized the Vipras and Vaeshyas.
Vipras are the intellectuals. They try to dominant their environment through their minds. They want to know, understand, and explain phenomena in the manifested world.
Vaeshyas are the businessmen. They direct their intellect toward controlling the resources. They try to accumulate physical wealth and control of the resources.
Shem symbolized the Brahmins.
Brahmins are the true spiritual people. They are not necessarily the same Brahmins in the Hindu religion! They are not intellectual spiritualists, but true spiritualists!
In the course of history, some classes dominated others. This domination occurred in a successive manner.
The era of the domination of the Ksattriyas: Is symbolized by Nimrod as the king in the Bible (Gen. 10:10). These Ksattriyas were basically simple people who protected their subjects (the Shudras) and created a good environment. Their era is marked by conquests, wars, etc.
Next was the era of domination of the Vipras. As the kingdoms of the Ksattriyas expanded and empires were created, the dependence on ministers (intellectuals) increased. Eventually this class dominated even the kings! The kings became puppets.
These prophecies in Daniel are about the start of the domination of the intellectuals: the era of the intellectuals!
From the time of Nebuchadnezzar: In the evolutionary process of man, the development of the intellect started toward its heights!
Daniel then explained the other parts of the great image: King Nebuchadnezzar was the “head of gold”. The next kingdom would lose its fineness as true rulers (breast and arms of silver). The third kingdom would have fewer good qualities of a Ksattriya (belly and thigh of brass). The fourth kingdom (iron) would be when the true dryness and inflexibility (false strength) of the intellectuals would emerge.
Through this fourth kingdom, all things would be subdued and destroyed… “And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdeth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.” (Daniel 2:40)
From this completely intellectualized kingdom (iron)… Another kingdom would arise. This kingdom would be “part of iron, and part of clay.” “That is, not all the people in this kingdom would believe in the intellectual strength any longer” (clay, humbled). This kingdom is half intellectually strong and half spiritually awakened!
Also, from this completely intellectualized kingdom… There would arise another kingdom of ten kings! (ten toes)
We are in the era of the domination of the Vaeshyas (businessmen)! Businessmen gained control of the resources, to satisfy the wants of the Vaeshyas and Vipras. Now the Vaeshyas are dominating all classes!
The control of the businessmen was completed with the Industrial Revolution. So these verses in Daniel predict that at the end of the era of the intellectual domination, a great kingdom of ten kings would arise.
Are we witnessing the development of the “great nation of ten kings”… The European union of ten nations?
Then Daniel continues… “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” (Daniel 2:44).
Note: It is only One Kingdom!
“Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter; and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.” (Daniel 2:45)
“It is in the climax of these last ten kings when the truth will be revealed, those who have made themselves ready through many lifetimes (Saints) will be chosen (Paravipras), the true spiritual people will be unified, and the Kingdom of Heaven will be established on earth as it is in heaven.” (from THOTH)
This last part of the dream corresponds to The Revelation… Chapter 10 talks about “a small book.” “This ‘small book’ is the symbol of intellectual knowledge, which is very small in comparison to the knowledge of God!”
Prophecy #2: The Four Beasts This was a dream by Daniel himself. “And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.” (7:3) Later it says, “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth”(7:17). This vision has the same message as the dream about the great image!
The First Beast “The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings:…the wings were plucked…” This is referring to King Nebuchadnezzar.
The Second Beast “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.” (7:5) This is the Persian Empire!
The Third Beast “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.” (7:6) This is the Greco- Macedonian Empire, that was split into four after Alexander!
The Fourth Beast “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” (7:7) This is related to the Roman Empire, but there is more….
Daniel’s vision continued: “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.” (7:8)
What is this “little horn”? It will make “war with the saints, and prevailed against them.” (7:21) It “shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High…” (7:25) It will “think to change times and laws…” (7:25) It is symbolized as “a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences…” (8:23) This little horn would “wax great” and stand against the Saints and God’s Laws. (8:10)
It will prevail for 2,300 years. (8:14) So it cannot be a human king or even a dynasty, because none of them have lasted for 2,300 years! But it came out of the 10 horns related to the Roman Empire! What is this “little horn”?
The “little horn” is the intellectualized understanding, rather than Godly understanding. It started around 300 BC and has continued to today.
From THOTH: “This intellectualization of all things and trying to find answers through reasoning and experimental methods made man believe that he can create his own laws, change time, understand all the truth behind this universe through science and intellect, discredit the religions, create superstitions, divide humans by creating false doctrines, and so on.”
The intellectual era was started by the three great philosophers of the Grecian Empire: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, but did not reach its thorough grip on human life and the world until the time of the Roman Empire.
The world is still greatly under the influence of this little horn! But this does not mean that the intellect and intellectual endeavors are worthless! It means that they have a limit.
“After a while, intellectual understandings become dry, inflexible, and bitter, like the ‘little book’ in The Revelation. “Only when intellect is combined with spiritual understanding (intuition) does it reach its highest usefulness.”
History shows what this “little horn” did: The Medieval Era in Europe is one loud example: “the religions of Europe became so dry that they developed such a superstitious and binding nature that they brought suffering and misery to the people.”
“It is through this little horn that these ten horns (kings) will be unified and will be partly of iron and partly of clay. “This will be the last attempt to stand against the truth. “But they will fail! “So [the little horn] looks great and talks great, but it will not show the truth nor bring the truth. It is just all big talk.”
Daniel’s vision continues… The thrones are cast down. The Ancient of days sits in judgment. “The rest of the beasts” have their dominion taken away.
Then the “Son of Man” comes with the clouds of heaven (clouds means confusion).
Next, the KOHOE! “And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.” (7:27)
God promises that His Kingdom will come! “…his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” (7:14)
Does “He cometh in clouds” also mean the ethernet?
Prophecy #3: The Ram and He Goat “Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns:…(8:3)
The two horns of the ram were the kings of Media and Persia! “I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him…but he did according to His Will, and became great.” (8:4)
The he goat is the kingdom of Grecia and the horn is Alexander the Great! “…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.” (8:4)
The king of Grecia destroyed the Persian empire. “And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. “…and smote the ram, and brake his two horns…” (8:6-7)
Alexander the Great conquered greatly, but then died quickly. “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.” (8:8)
The Grecian Empire was divided into four. “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.” (8.9) The “little horn” appeared again!
The base of intellectualizing all things started from Athens… Again this “little horn” symbolizes “all the endeavors which have been done to explain that God does not exist (atheism, dialectic materialism, etc) and also all those intellectualized religions which have created separation between man and man.”
It is intellectual arguments that try to explain all things, by putting God out of the discussion. “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.” (8:10)
“It was this horn which created superstitions, differentiation between religions and men, and attempted to destroy the idea of God and His Laws.” (from THOTH) “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.” (8:11)
“A true seeker does not argue with God and His Revelations, but he contemplates His Sayings, and will find the truth of His Commands for purity, sacrifice (not being self-centered), obedience, and Daharma.”
“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?” (8:13)
2,300 years of domination! ‘”And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” (8:14) So it will be around 2,300 years after the empire of Grecia that the truth will destroy the intellectualized world.
“After this time, man will again understand that human intellect is limited! “It neither can explain the unexplainable, nor can it bring everlasting happiness, because it is dry like brass and iron.”
“This little horn will dominate human life for more than two thousand years after it was created during the Grecian Empire, and will continue until the ten kings arise on earth. “Then is the time humans will understand that the only way is to go beyond intellect and follow God’s Laws and regulations (Daharma) and accept Him as the only King…”
Daniel was told to “shut thou up the vision…” The vision was protected (sealed) until its meaning is now known. It is the same as in The Revelation!
“It is after this time that the human reaches his highest development and again the spiritual eyes of many will be opened.”
“So we are on the brink of the New Order of the Ages. “The only thing left is to unify all Saints and bring the true knowledge unto man, to cleanse the sanctuary,and to establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.”