Scripture References: Daniel 11; Isaiah 41:2, 25; II Thessalonians 2:7; I John 4:3; Deuteronomy 32:8; Psalms 2:6-9; Daniel 2:41; Matthew 13:25; Deuteronomy 2:4-5, 9, 19
We may be further along on the prophecy timeline than most people expected. Has the land already been divided according to Daniel 11? The British Mandate for Palestine may have been the catalyst for the division of the land as spoken by the prophet Daniel. In 1917, the League of Nations gave Britain control of Palestine after the British defeated the Turkish forces.
The Kingly Extension from the 4th Beast of Rome
“But in his estate he shall honor the g-d of forces…” Daniel 11:38.
I believe this means military might, and the “he” is a spirit that is inhabiting a world leaders’ bodies. The spirit of anti-Messiah is already active in the earth as Paul and John attested to in II Thessalonians 2:7 and I John 4:3.
The League of Nations was the precursor to today’s United Nations. Through Britain’s military conquest of Turkish controlled Palestine, the League of Nations was able to divide the land and appoint a portion to create the state of Israel. Britain was a Roman colony called Britannia, and their capital of London was founded by the Romans. Rome is the fourth beast that produces the offspring of ten kings and the “little horn.”
This is considered a division of the land instead of the establishment of Yah’s nation of Israel because Yah’s nation of Israel had clear boundaries as promised to Abraham. Yah said that Abraham would have the land from the Nile River to the Euphrates River. The 1948 boundaries did not include these boundaries. The state of Israel was divided a portion given to them via Rome.
How did the state of Israel wrangle even a portion of the land from the world system leader? The spirit of the anti-Messiah is satanic; usually requiring bloodshed. I believe that they received a portion of the land because of the sacrifice of the lives of the people during the Holocaust. This is also the way in which the Palestinians are gaining more world system clout. If you notice- when the Palestinians suffer severe casualties like they did a few weeks ago, the world governments start pressing for their increased recognition in the U.N.
Jordan: Escaped Ones
“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.” Daniel 11:41
During the division of the land of the British Mandate for Palestine, the ones that escaped were exactly these people. Fighting frequently occurred between Edom and Moab and Edom and Ammon during ancient times even though these are related people groups. Moab and Ammon are children of Lot; Edom are descendants of Esau son of Isaac. These three now live together in the country of Jordan.
During the time of division of the land, the country was called Transjordan, and it was and still is ruled by the Hashemite family. The scripture indicates that these people “escaped” because they got to remain within their traditional borders given to them by Yah. Even when the children of Israel came out of Egypt, they were not allowed to touch the land of these people. (Deuteronomy 2:4-5; 2:9; 2:19)
More Recent Actions of the King
The second half of the action in Daniel 11 talks about the control over the land of Egypt.
“And he shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power of the treasures of gold and of silver and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Ethiopians and the Libyans shall be at his steps.” Daniel 11:42,43
Recently, we see the Arab Spring has resulted in regime changes in Egypt and Libya. Were the rebelling parties sanctioned or backed by the United Nations? The land of Ethiopia is also experiencing similar political turmoil.
Hints of the Return of the Master Yahushua
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 to utterly make away many. Daniel 11:44
Many people believe that this signifies Chinese and Russian opposition to activities happening in the Middle East. I do not because they are a part of the world system as well. I believe there are clues given about these tidings out of the east and the north in Isaiah 41:1-2, 25.
Keep silence before Me O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgement. Isaiah 41:1
This is the time period of the judgement which follows the tribulation period. Before this time period, Yah’s people had been silenced but during this time the “islands” will be told to keep quiet.
Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? He gave them as the dust to his sword and as driven stubble to his bow. Isaiah 41:2
The righteous man from the east is described in terms of the Messiah. It reads like the Messianic prophecy in Psalms 2:6-9 “Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree, the Master has said unto me, Thou art my Son today have I begotten thee. Ask of me and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for thine possession. Thou shall break them with a rod of iron; thou shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay. Isaiah 41:25
The “one from the north” also appears like unto the Master Yahushua, and the scripture in Isaiah 41:25 also may be compared to the passage in Psalms 2:6-9. One cannot mistake the language about the potter’s vessel and the potter treading clay. Daniel also mentioned that the 10 toes of iron mixed with potter’s clay were the 10 kings that would be on the world’s scene during the time of the end (Daniel 2:41).
The Wheat and the Tares
After the tidings are received by the world system king, we have only to wait for the final actions in Daniel 11.
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
Spiritually speaking we see that this usurper king’s tabernacles have already been placed between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. Tabernacles represent vessels housing a spirit. Seas represent people. The glorious holy mountain is Mount Zion or the kingdom of Yah. This king’s tabernacles are the tares among the wheat in Yah’s kingdom (Matthew 13:25).