World War III looms over Planet Earth
It’s hard to comprehend the insanity of the geo-political posturing of the nations of the world today. They are acting like the he-goats and the rams as they strut around the pasture with all the arrogance of being ‘great ones’ in the global pasture of sheeples. Give them a good ram, and the sheeple will follow. Give them a powerful looking He-Goat and the sheeple will also follow.
So today, we see the Russian Jew, Medvedev posturing with the Jewish Putin as the Rockefeller/Jewish Rothschilds bring us their gladiator descendants in the likes of the ‘Gogs of the Land of Magog’ with their ClintonGog, BushGog, and now ObamaGog. In this article, we will explore a little mentioned prophecy in Daniel that has a very powerful message to those watching the geo-political maneuvering of the world around us today. This one prophecy will have to be fulfilled in its fullest dimensions before the ‘Global Village’ can prepare for the ‘Gog-Magog War’ that will be morphed as the final Armageddon.
We then witness that great global Babylonian statesman in international relations, Daniel the Prophet as he was walking along the river banks of the Ulai River. Nearby was the palatial summer residence of the Babylonian royalty as he was looking to the north. Then suddenly in vision, he witnessed an apocalyptic beast with the features of a mighty ram with two great horns. It was mighty. It was powerful. And no other country could stand in its way.
Suddenly there was a sonic boom! And then Daniel saw a mighty male Goat, who like the ancient mythical Unicorn with one great horn was flying beyond the speed of sound ‘across the whole face of the world’. It flew across the sky with a thunder and began to wage conflict with the Mighty Ram with two great horns.
As the world watched in amazement, the ‘shock and awe’ they felt they missed in Baghdad on April 5, 2003, were now transfixed with fear and awe as the military doctrine of ‘rapid dominance’ was now displayed with all it ‘fury and rage’. Using overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness, dominant maneuvers and a spectacular display of force, they paralyzed the ‘Ram’ their adversary’s perception of the battlefield and destroyed its will to fight. In one moment of time, the whole ‘global village’ was connected as the images of the war were transmitted around the entire globe.
Every eye on the planet, from Nairobi to Paris, Moscow to Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco, and Beijing to Bangkok, were stunned beyond belief as weapons of mass destruction never seen rose up from their hidden caverns of concealment to produce destruction never conceived as an aerial armada raced across the globe as with the speed of light. The ram staggered and was stunned. The Ram’s two allies, the military powers behind the behemoth beast’s power were paralyzed. The innocence of the citizens of the world was gone. A New Age had begun. The ‘Global Village’ was inaugurated to the citizens of the world.
The Imperial opponents at the Epic Planetary War: the Oriental Power of Persia
One of the most enigmatic wars of the ancient prophets destined for the time of the end is the war of the ram and the he-goat of Daniel 8. It is also one of the least discussed wars given by the Hebrew prophets. The reason is that most Christian and even Jewish commentators and analysts have already interpreted it to have been fulfilled by the epic war of King Alexander the Great of Macedonia and the Persian Shah Darius Nothus III in the year of 331 BCE, when according to the Roman Catholic medieval monk chronologies of the history of the world, Alexander captured the capital city of Persepolis.
So what were the archetypical images of this prophecy? Let us look at the first antagonist, and ask, who then was this “Ram with two Great Horns”?
Daniel 8:3-4 – “I raised my eyes and looked, and behold! A ram is standing before the stream, and it has horns. The horns are high, but one is higher than the other, and the higher one is coming up last.”
I saw the ram goring westward, northward and southward (in relation to the Babylonian Place of Nebuchadnezzar in Shushan); and no beasts could stand before it, nor could anyone rescue from its hand. It did as it pleased, and it grew.”
It looks like a strutting arrogant imperial power or powers that plodded across the world’s landscape from China in the Orient to Russia taking down all the tribes of peoples to the north, south and westward towards Israel. The Archangel Gabriel, who represents the 70 Gentile nations of the world, later spoke to Daniel as to the meaning of who represented the ram with two great horns.
Daniel 8:20 – “The two-horned ram that you saw (symbolizes) the kings of Media and Persia.
So the two-horned ram in this biblical prophecy were symbolic images of a future era, an “appointed time” at the time of the End. When Daniel saw the vision, he was the Prime Minister during the reign of Babylon’s last king, Belshazzar. It would be only months later when Belshazzar’s kingdom would fall by the forces of King Cyrus the Great, the Pasargadae king of the Lost Israelite Tribe of Gad, for "Pasar-Gadae" in the Aramaic dialect of that time meant "Sons-of-Gad".
It was Cyrus the Great’s military general Gobryas the Gutium, a minor king of the Tribe of Gad (Guti) who officially toppled the impregnable city of Babylon by tunneled under the walls by lowering the water of the Euphrates River. The Babylonian king was captured hosting a banquet in his palace with the sacred golden vessels from the Holy Temple of Solomon. So who then were these kings of Persia and Media that started the Persian Empire in Babylon and Persia, today the land of Persia-Iran?
It is of interest that according to the sages of Judah and the Seder Olam Rabbah, quoting from the Babylonian Talmud Rosh Hashanah 3b;
Babylonian Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 3b – “Cyrus, Darius, Artaxerses are one and the same person. He was called Cyrus (Kores) because he was a good (kaser) king; Artaxerses was the name of his kingdom, Darius his proper name.” (Translation and Commentary by Rabbi Hersh Goldwurm, Daniel / a new translation with a commentary anthologized from Talmudic, Midrashic and Rabbinic sources, Mesorah Publication, Ltd, 4401 Second Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11232 1979…1998, page 256)
So after this vision in Shushan, it would only be a few months when the two horned ram, representing the kings of Media and Persia would soon rule Babylon. No doubt this was of extreme interest to Daniel, for he was the revered Jewish Prince of David and the retired Babylonia Prime Minister. Daniel who was still residing in the Nebuchadnezzar’s summer palace in Shushan, now in southern Iran. In semi-retirement, he would later be in Babylon, where he was urgently called by the Prince Heir to the Babylonian throne, King Belshazzar, ruling the capital in his father, King Nabonidus’ stead, to explain the meaning of some Hebrew words that were mysteriously scrolled upon his temple walls. As these august and fearsome words were being etched upon King Belshazzar’s brain, the walls of Babylon were being breeched by the enemy forces of the Israelite born ruler of the Medes and the Persians.
The Imperial opponents at the Epic Planetary War: the Occidental Power of Greece
Who then we ask was this occidental power from the west that would in some future date return to battle again the epics wars between the occidental and the oriental forces of the “west” against the “east”?
Daniel 8:5- - “I was contemplating (this) and behold! A he-goat comes from the west, across the surface of the entire earth, but not touching the ground; and the he-goat had a conspicuous horn between its eyes.
It came up to the two-horned ram that I had seen standing before the stream, and ran at it with the fury of its might. I saw it reach the ram; it fought bitterly with it, and smote the ram and broke its two horns. The Ram had no strength to stand before it; (the goat) threw it to the ground and trampled it, and there was no one to rescue the ram from its hand.”
Here we meet an unusual force that would be so enigmatic to the military leaders of the past ages. Here was a “single horned” unicorn ram, that flew over the ground like an aerial power, racing from the west to the east? Except for the reported flying Vimanas in the ancient Vedic Rama Empire of the Indus Valley in India, we do not know of any ancient aerial military power that could cover the “surface of the entire earth, but not touching the ground.”
The Christian and also Jewish commentators have universally interpreted this epic war between the east and the west with the rapid rise to power of King Alexander of Macedon, titled, Alexander the Great confronting the Empire of Persia. He destroyed the forces of the Persian Empire of King Darius Nothus in 332 BCE and took the Palace in Persepolis in 331 BCE.
Other Jewish commentators have interpreted this vision as allusion to the persecutions of one of the later kings of the Seleucid Empire, the Syrian emperor, Antiochus Epiphanes IV. It Antiochus’ Seleucid Kingdom the rose from the four divisions of Alexander the Great’s world dominion after Alexander was apparently poisoned while residing in the palace of King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon.
Yet, the Syrian King Antiochus did travel south, invaded Egypt and conquered the Land of Israel. He then determined to force the Jewish people to accept the Hellenistic culture of Syria that imbedded the culture of adoration of man to himself; with games, dances, gymnasiums, the pampering of the self and gave us such words as hedonism and self-adoration. This was the first truly “me-generation” of cultured peoples. Such a culture was an anathema to the G-d of Israel, where men became as little gods, rather a people worshipping and serving the Almighty One, the G-d of Israel.
So first King Antiochus Epiphanes IV forbad the reading of the Torah, the rite of circumcision, and then finally took possession of the Temple of Zerubabbel. He ransacked all the gold and silver treasures in the temple, stole the golden menorah, and then desecrated the ritual altar of burnt offering by sacrificing a pig on the altar. Though Antiochus did travel east, there is not inference in any historical records that he traveled to the west of north in his bid for imperial power.
What we also know is the allusion that the “power of the ram” was held in the power of the two great horns. Without these horns, the ram would be powerless. The angel Gabriel identified the Great Ram as the kings of Persia and Media, known as the Persian Shahs. So at the end of days, we will be impelled to find two global powers that will qualify to give the modern Persian-Iranian Shiite nation her power?
The Power is in the Two Great Horns
We keep reminding ourselves that the Archangel Gabriel in discussing this war with the Prophet Daniel did reveal a very important clue:
Daniel 8:17 – “Understand, Ben Adam that the vision concerns the time of the End.”
This was not a casual statement, for Gabriel immediately returns afterwards to reaffirm, what he earlier had said. The final culmination of this epic prophecy will conclude within an era called the “time of the end”. Though it would have many “types” or mini-dramas that would give credence to its ultimate fulfillment, such as Antiochus Epiphanes IV (137 CE) and Titus (70 CE), none of them ruled or could represent the last era of human controlled history designated as the “time of the End.”
So Gabriel picks up Daniel laying prostate on the floor where the power of the angel cast a spell of somnolence over the aging statesman, so that when awake, he would be refreshed, awake, aware, and fully attentive of what would be said next.
Daniel 8:19 – “I am ready to inform you what will be after the wrath, for at the ‘appointed time’ is the End.”
This time the angel did not just say ‘time’ along with the word ‘end’ which suggested a natural sequential flow of time. In this case the Creator of the Universe, through the words of the archangel now incorporates the “End” into the natural order of time, so that the ‘End’ will follow the ‘fury’ of the holocaust in a natural sequence as spring follows winter.
Yet, the Creator of the Universe also has the prerogative, as the Almighty Author of order and He who designates the order of the ages, also has the privilege to upset that order. So the angel, speaking only what HaShem was directing him through the Jewish prime minister turned prophet, inserted into the cosmic calendar of the world, the words, ‘appointed time’. It was to show that G-d was intervening in the natural flow of the history of man’s preordained itinerary of human existence. The Holy One was now subjecting that history of man with the guarantee that the End would not be cancelled out by the Divine. There would become an ‘End’.
Here we begin to comprehend that something important is being said. ‘After the wrath’ or the time when the Nazi’s holocaust was exacted upon the Jewish people, the ‘appointed time’ would be superimposed by the Divine upon the natural order of the human calendar time. It would become an absolute set point of time, where the G-d of Israel would designate that this prophecy will be fulfilled.
According to the sages of Judah, the ‘appointed time’ was to be the final fulfillment, of a series of mini-dramas of prior ages where the dramatic rehearsal of the war between Alexander and Darius would be morphed into the mini-dramatic rehearsal of Antiochus’ and Tutus’ Abomination of Desolations. They then would eventually be fulfilled at a future set time in Jewish and Lost Israelites’ history before the ‘appointed time’ would reach its final fulfillment marking the final hour when the Maschiah ben David will be fully revealed and herald the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom.
Then it must be onus upon us to consider that we are at the ‘time of the end’ and the Iranian military forces that are massing their strength, and quickly seeking to assemble a nuclear strike force have a defined purpose. It is their intent to strike Europe, American forces in Iraq or Jordan, wipe out the Bahraini regime who hosts the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, neutralize King Abdullah’s Saudi Arabia and then seek to annihilate the State of Israel. This war scenario may be a fitting candidate for the epic battle between the ‘ram and the he-goat’ of Daniel 8.
To determine the strength of the forces that Iran has to marshal for such a global war, we now must come to the consideration, that it is not Iran that the western powers must fear but the forces of Russia and China that will come to Iran’s aid. All of them are nuclear powers, and all have the capacity to wipe human life off Planet Earth.
We also must move beyond the consideration that this prophecy was fulfilled with the battle between Alexander the Great with the Persian Shah Darius Nothus III. That was the beginning of the ongoing dramatic presentation to the universe called the ‘Drama of the Ages’. It occurred too early in the history of the world, and was not an adequate interpretation to state that it was the most simple interpretation, or the peshat (literal) interpretation as was stated by the Archangel Gabriel that this battle would be at the time of the End.
We could very well see Alexander the Great’s epic battle as a ‘mini-drama’, heralding the final dramatic act of the ‘Great Drama of the Ages’ that will be fulfilled at the time of the End. Or we could consider it to be a ‘foreshadow’ of the greater fulfillment at the end of the Age.
When we consider the chronology of history of the world as perceived in the minds of the Jewish sages of Judah, we must also remind ourselves that Jewish Orthodoxy does not consider seriously the chronology of the world as determined by the 16th century Roman Catholic monks. It was they who calculated the Persian chronology as we know it today in order to match their expectations for the birth of their messiah, who in the Greek was called Jesus Christ.
At the same time the Jewish rabbis used a chronological calendar that was not calculated by the sun nor the moon but by the history of the Hebrew people and their forefathers from Adam to the Abraham of history. This rabbinic calendar was called; The Seder Olam Rabbah.
According to Rabbi Yose b. halafta in his work, Seder Olam Rabbah, there was one Cyrus, one Xerses and one Darius until Alexander the Great swept aside the Persian Empire. The Oriental Empires of Babylon had 53 years of rule and the Persian’s had 51 years of rule until the Occidental Empire of Greece toppled the Oriental potentates, a total of 104 years. To the Jewish understanding in history, Cyrus the Great was the same ruler as Xerses who ruled over the land of Artexerses and that name, Darius the Mede, was centered upon the name Darius which means actually ‘lord’.
With this in mind, the only peoples living on earth that lived through the Egyptian, Babylonian and Persian era and kept a recorded calendar through the lives of their own people, were the Jews. By implication of their calendar, their testimony that the 51 years since the day when Daniel the Prophet saw the vision of the ram and the he-goat by the River Ulai did not constitute enough years to consider that this prophecy would be fulfilled in only a half of a century later and still be called the ‘time of the End’. History would also prove this to be right, as we are now standing on the cusp of another epic global military engagement over 2,300 years later.
Now the prophecy includes also enough descriptions to determine who the two powers, who would become the ‘great horns of the ram’, would become. According to the historical testimony, the rise of communism into the Oriental Dragon Country called China began with the Communist Chinese Xinhai Revolution (Hsinhai Revolution) that started on February 12, 1912. The Mongolian Manchurian Dynastic era in China was over. The ‘Dragon Power’ of the atheistic communistic Republic of China was born.
Five years later, the Russian February Revolution (March 1917) led to the abdication Russian Tsar Nicholas II from the throne of Russia. In eight months, the October Revolution (November 1912) erupted with the Red Communist Bolshevik Party led by the Russian Jew Vladimir Lenin. It paved the path for the establishment of the Communist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Now we can return to the prophecy and add a few more details as we return to the biblical text:
Daniel 8:3-4 – “I raised my eyes and looked, and behold! A ram is standing before the stream, and it has horns. The horns are high (strong military powers), but one is higher than the other, and the higher one is coming up last.”
During the final demise of the Persian/Iranian Ram, according to Daniel, the stronger of these two horn powers on the ram, Russia, would be the last of the Red Communist great powers (Russia-1917 versus China–1912) to rise on the world geo-political scene. So the titanic battle between America, the Great Horn on the He-goat associate with the Greco-Roman NATO forces along with Israel, may soon be matching its military forces against Iran backed by the power of Russia and China.
It is the promise by the G-d of Israel, that the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel at the ‘appointed time’ during the time of the ‘End’ will be redeemed and restored back to the land of their forefathers. Not only that, we will be restored back into fellowship with our brothers, the Jews of the House of Judah. The mixing of the nations of the world by an epic conflagration called the ‘War between the Ram and the He-Goat’ positions our planet at this hour to come into the mainstream vortex of prophetic history.
How else will we be able to tear down all the walls of nationalism and erect a global village? How else will the G-d of Israel take away all the nationalistic arrogance in our hearts and make us sheeple willing to finally listen to the G-d of Israel say, here is the way to a true social-cultural world governing in peace ruled by the Hebrew Messiah, the true Prince of Peace?
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