All of Daniel’s Prophecy Remains Unfulfilled

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Many mistakenly believe that after this current Dispensation of the Mystery ends, there remains but the final week of Daniel’s Seventy to be fulfilled. According to this theory, within this short span of seven years the ancient people of the Lord will have to be identified and gathered out of their graves, or brought from within the nations where they will be living at the time. Then, they must be brought into the “wilderness” and pled with. Within this short time, they have to be re-established in their Promised Land, become the leading nation among the nations of the world, have their Temple rebuilt, and settle every Jew in their appointed “lot.” There must also be time for “tares” to “grow together” with “the good seed” of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 13:25-40).

We mention here only a few of the obvious things that must transpire during this improbable “seven years.”

Just to get a perspective of the time that will be required, scripturally, for the stage to be set for the “Tribulation period” (i.e., the Seventieth Week), read Daniel 11. There, you find conflict between the “king of the south” and the “king of the north” lasting for years. Daniel 11:6 speaks concerning the wars and uses the expression, “and the end of years.” The number of years mentioned would certainly seem to exceed the years most have allotted.

If we take a clean slate and write what the Word of God clearly states in Daniel, we will find that for every dream, prophecy and vision given to Daniel, God has given His interpretation of them. Most scholars have tried to help God by re-interpreting what the Word said.

Tom L BallingerTom L. Ballinger
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Preceding World Peace

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Yet you shall be about to be hearing battles, and tidings of battles. See that you are not alarmed, for it must be occurring; but not as yet is the consummation (Matthew 24:6, Concordant Version).

This clearly implies a preceding time of sustained world peace, for otherwise battles and tidings of battles would become nothing new to serve as a sign of our Lord’s presence in advance of His ultimate revelation then impending.

Melvin E. Johnson (1897–1979)
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An Unknown Period of Time

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The element of time which intervenes between the realization of our present hope and the beginning of Israel’s national restoration to divine favor is something Scripture nowhere reveals nor is it needful for us to know. It is our conviction that the deliverance we are awaiting must precede anything which signals the beginning of Israel’s renascence, but we are not told how much the one may precede the other.

Melvin E. Johnson (1897–1979)
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