IN THE DAY WHEN THE SON OF MAN IS REVEALED
by Benjamin Baruch
July 14, 2015
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The book of Daniel is the cornerstone of Bible prophecy, and if we fail to understand the book of Daniel, we will invariably get everything else wrong as well. The centerpiece of Daniel is the 70 weeks prophecy of chapter 9:24-27. In order to understand the Mystery of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which has been hidden within the sealed prophesies of the Bible by God, we must find the true interpretation of the book of Daniel and his 70 weeks prophecy, for the true meaning of the sealed prophecies was only to be unveiled at “the time of the end.”
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.
Only at the time of the end, would the Father reveal these mysteries, and in so doing, He will also reveal the Glory of His only Son.
NO PROPHECY IS OF PRIVATE INTERPRETATION
Over the years, many men have searched into these matters, desiring to discover the meaning of these sealed prophecies, and so they brought forth numerous speculations, and various interpretations, all based upon assumptions formulated within the minds of men, as to what will be the fulfillment of these mysteries.
The truth of Bible prophecy is not subject to the interpretations of men, and it cannot be found by making assumptions. The Scriptures reveal there is only one true interpretation of the prophetic words of God, and this truth will only be revealed by the Spirit of God, in the time of the Lord’s own choosing. God’s ways are above our ways, and his thoughts are far above our thoughts, as high as the heavens are above the earth, so the ways of the Lord are beyond our finding out.
Yet many teachers have come, preaching and teaching their personal interpretation of these sealed prophesies within the last days church, in which many can no longer even endure sound doctrine, but those who have the Holy Spirit will be empowered to discern the true from the false.
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY
The message of all of the prophets is the revelation of Jesus Christ. They are His witness, for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy:
I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship GOD: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Those who misinterpret prophecy, do so to their own harm, for the prophecies have been given as our instructions, and as a warning, that we might take heed. The prudent are those with insight, and who see beyond the surface of these things into the reality of what lies ahead:
A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself but the simple pass on, and are punished.
THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Modern scholars disagree about many things, including the 70th week of Daniel. The dispensationalists believe the prophecy refers only to the last seven years of history; in their view, the 70th week of Daniel speaks only of the reign of “other prince”, who is the antichrist. He is the son of perdition, and he will soon confirm the “covenant of death” which Israel made in the flesh (Isaiah 28), and in which Israel signed a peace treaty (the “Oslo accord”) with the sons of darkness, who are the enemies of God, agreeing to surrender land for a promise of peace. Others in the “preterists” camp interpret these prophecies as already having been fulfilled in the time of the apostles. The angel told Daniel that the prophecies were to be sealed until the end of the age, and so too, the fulfillment of all these things will occur in the last days, when the true meaning of these words shall also be unveiled to the people.
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week” which is seven year, yet the Scriptures do not reveal which “he” this prophecy pertains to? Might this also be speaking of the ministry of the true Messiah, Jesus Christ, who will be revealed within the remnant of his people as “Messiah the Prince” after seven weeks, or 49 years, following the restoration of the Holy City in the last days? Or does this text speak only of the antichrist? The assumption that Daniel 9:27 refers only to the “other prince”, the false messiah, is simply that, an assumption. As we shall see, if you have eyes to see, all of the assumptions, which came forth out of the minds of men, are the measure of the errors we have all made.
Jesus taught us through parables, and in one of them, he said: “when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants.” In this last time, the Lord is again sending his servants, and they were prophesied to come. Daniel writes, “They that understand among the people shall instruct many.” These are the “men of wisdom”, who will be revealed at the very time of the end, and they will open up the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which has been hidden within the sealed prophesies, thus giving understanding to the many.
Jesus began his ministry walking out of the wilderness of Jordan, after being baptized by John, and filled with the Holy Spirit; He then came and walked among His own people as the Good Shepherd, and as the Humble Servant of God. He sought his lost sheep for 3½ years, and then Jesus died for their sins, giving His life as the Holy Lamb of God.
Modern scholars have made many errors regarding Bible prophecy. Jesus has a seven year ministry upon this earth, and His seven year ministry is the 70th week of Daniel, and it is already half over. He is the true Messiah, who confirms the true covenant which His Father, God Almighty, made with His people. His ministry is to confirm the Covenant of Life, for one week, or seven years.
The truth of this prophecy in Daniel 9:27 is that it speaks twice; first, it reveals the ministry of the true Messiah, who confirms the true covenant of life, which His Father made with His chosen ones, and it will be confirmed for seven years. Second, the prophecy reveals the antichrist will confirm the covenant of death for seven years as well, as a perfect counterfeit of the work of the true Messiah. The covenant of death is the Oslo peace accord, which Satan deceived Israel into making with their enemies.
Jesus Christ has already confirmed the first half of the true covenant by revealing His Grace and Truth. In the first 3½ years of his ministry, as a humble servant sent to be the Holy Lamb of God, he walked in perfect obedience to the Law of the Lord. Now Jesus is about to begin the second half of His seven year ministry upon this earth. During the second half of the 70th week, which is known as the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, Jesus will once again confirm His Father’s covenant with His people, only this time, He will first come suddenly, within the messengers of the covenant, who are His anointed remnant, coming in them to be revealed as a Prince, before He comes in the clouds as the LORD of Lords and the KING of Kings.
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in the judgment.
THE LORD SHALL SUDDENLY COME IN THE MESSENGER OF HIS COVENANT
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years. And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness.
It is within the anointed messengers, that Jesus Christ will fulfill the second half of His seven year ministry upon this earth. He is not coming among us as a lamb this time. No, in this final hour, the LORD Jesus Christ will be revealed within the remnant of His people, as the LION from the tribe of Judah! In the second half of His seven year ministry, He will reveal himself as God, first to His own people, as their mighty deliverer, then, to the whole earth, as the Righteous Judge of eternity.
Seven is the number of perfection, and it is the number of God. The Perfect Covenant of Life will be confirmed in the total perfection of God, and that, within seven years. In the first half of His ministry, His glory was hidden within His humanity; in the second half, His glory will be revealed within a remnant of His people who will be born again, in the fullness of his power, with a brightness that exceeds even that of the sun.
The book of Genesis reveals that the new day begins first with darkness, for the evening and the morning, were the first day. So too, the Day of the LORD begins in darkness, and only after the light of the morning comes, can men discern the new day. Thus the first half of the ministry of Jesus was hidden, for Jesus appeared to be just a man. In the second half of His ministry, He will now appear as God, first suddenly coming in the messengers of His covenant. King David prophesied of this day, in his final words:
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
The prophet Malachi reveals, “The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come into his temple, even the messenger of the covenant …But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appears?”
When the Lord appears in the messengers, the Great Tribulation shall also begin, and who can abide in this day? And who can stand, when he appears? The anointed messengers shall be given authority to rule in the House of the Lord, for they are the man-child of the book of Revelation. They shall be as the light of the morning, springing up out of the earth, on the beginning of the second half of the new day, when the light of the morning comes upon them. The glory of His power shall then come upon them, overshadowing them, on a day of clear shining, after the rain, the latter day rain.
THE DAY WHEN THE SON OF MAN IS REVEALED
This mystery of the last day’s ministry of the Messiah within the remnant of Israel was revealed by the Lord himself in the gospel of Luke. Jesus taught us about the events of the Great Tribulation, describing the beginning of these things as the day “when the Son of man is revealed” within his people:
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it.
In Matthew’s account, Jesus speaks of the same day saying “when you see the abomination of desolation”, which refers to the antichrist being revealed at the start of the tribulation. In Luke’s account, Jesus spoke of, “the day when the Son of man is revealed.” This is the birth of the man-child of the book of Revelation, born of the woman, who is true Israel, and she is even now, in travail.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
On the day the woman gives birth, the Son of man will be revealed upon the earth once again, only this time, within the birth of the man-child, seven weeks from the commandment to restore the Holy City as the capital of Israel in the last days. The seven weeks portends the fiftieth year, even as the Feast of Weeks, which is forty-nine days, looks to the 50th day, the day in which the Lord came down. In the time of Moses, on the fiftieth day, the Lord came down, and the mountain burned. In the time of the apostles, on the 50th day, the Holy Spirit came down and tongues of fire appeared above their heads. In our time, on the 50th year, the Lord will once again come down, only now, the entire earth will begin to burn in the presence of the Holy One.
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?
The man-child will rule with a rod of iron, representing the absolute authority and the rule of God which will be made manifest in the life of these sanctified ones. They are pictured as caught up unto God and to His throne, for the life they live, will now be hidden in Christ, and it is He who will now live in and through them.
During the Great Tribulation, Jesus will remain seated upon the throne of God, while His remnant warriors, will walk the earth in the fullness of his power. These are the lions that will come forth from the remnant of Jacob, to make war for the Lamb, during the Great Tribulation. It is of these men whom the Lord was referring to, when He said, “On the day when the Son of man is revealed.” They are remnant of Israel, born of the woman, and they shall appear among the Gentiles as lions among flocks of sheep and goats. They shall both tread down the wicked, and tear into pieces the servants of the beast, as they come as mighty deliverers of the sheep of the Lord.
The remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treads down, and tears in pieces, and none can deliver. Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
Jesus told us, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do.”
The greater works ministry has not yet come; it awaits the second half of the seven year ministry of Messiah, in which, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” shall finally be revealed, for who He truly is, the LORD God Almighty!
He will first be revealed within His anointed remnant, the 144,000; and they will sent to deliver the righteous who are His, while the backsliders, among the compromised church of Laodicea, they shall all be purified in the fire. Then He will reveal himself to the whole earth, as the righteous King, who has finally come to cast fire upon the nations.
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather a sword.
To find more information on the Day when the Son of man is revealed, look for the author’s first book, The Day of the LORD is at Hand, 7th Edition.
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1. Daniel 12:4
2. 2nd Peter 1:19
3. Revelation 19:10
4. Proverbs 22:3
5. Daniel 9:24-27
6. Matthew 22:34
7. Daniel 11:33
8. Isaiah 32:1
9. Malachi 3:1
10. 2nd Samuel 23:3-4
11. Luke 17:31
12. Revelation 12
13. Isaiah 33:11
14. Micah 5:8-9
15. John 14:12
16. Colossians 1:27
17. Luke 12:49-51.