1“At that time Michael, the great prince who stands watch over your people, will rise up. There will be a time of distress, the likes of which will not have occurred from the beginning of nations until that time. But at that time your people— everyone whose name is found written in the book— will be delivered.
That scripture is the opening paragraph of the scroll called “Daniel”. It’s in your Holy Bible, and the entire portion called “Chapter 12” is a stunner. I always remember this information because in this portion:
7 And the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by Him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, and times, and half a time. When the power of the holy people has finally been shattered,all these things will be completed.”
That “shattered” part is telling. The entire chapter is informative. The Holy people are the “set apart” people. The Holy people are those who follow Yahuah and have the testimony of Yahusha. That is the single class of Natsarim that the satan personally seeks to destroy, as specified in Revelation, chapter 12.
The word used in the Berean Study Bible translation, “shattered’, is a translation. It is not the Hebrew word Daniel used, but it is a good approximation. Other translations use similar, but different words…
“It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.” NIV
“and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.” NKJ
“Everything will be over, when the suffering of God’s holy people comes to an end.” CET (Contempory English Translation)
“and when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” JPS 1917 Tanakh
“and when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” ASV
…and so on in various other translations.
The three main points are these:
- The Holy people will be right here on earth until the very end
- The Holy people will be persecuted wherever the beast system has strength
- The Holy people will be defeated, broken, crushed, shattered, scattered and broken into pieces
So what does the “power of” mean? The power of the Holy people is under attack. The power – that is what is broken, dissipated, scattered and shattered. The power can only be broken by the slaughter of those who wield the power of the spirit of Yahuah. If you possess the Holy Spirit of Yahuah within yourself, PRAY constantly. Never stop. That IS your strength and your most POTENT weapon against the accuser.
Just remember – the love of most will grow cold. Keep praying until the moment your candle goes out, should you perish. If we do die from persecution, count it as tremendous blessing in Heaven because your good Father will certainly reward you.
Do not be troubled by these things, but do prepare for them.
I think the two angels on the two banks of the river represent the saved Hebrews and the grafted-in former gentiles who worship as the Hebrews do (a COMMAND by Yahuah, by the way) with the river representing the river of life, the Truth, as the man in white linen hovers above that river, not in it or on it, but above it.
Yahuah Commands One Law For ALL
Num 15:14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations (includes America, folks), and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do.
Num 15:15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.
Num 15:16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.
Again, and in Exodus…
Exo 12:43 And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
Exo 12:44 But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
Exo 12:45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
Exo 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
Exo 12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
Exo 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
Exo 12:49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
And again, in Leviticus…
Lev 24:22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.
Well, in three different books of the Word, Yahuah says HIMSELF that there is ONE LAW for ALL who worship Him, as long as humans are alive on earth who worship Him. Very plain.
If anyone wants to argue against this, and claim that the Law was only for the Jews (who did not exist at that time – only Hebrews) or that doctrine of “grace” negated the very words of Yahuah Himself, I say may Yahuah have mercy on your soul. Remember – “sin” is defined as ‘transgression of the Law’. If you disregard the Torah, you perpetually live in willful sin and cannot possibly be saved. The demons themselves believe that ‘Jesus’ is who He says He is, and they believe it far more intensely than almost any human does. So do you think demons are going to heaven? They believe, but do not worship Yahuah. They do not obey His commands. “Belief”, as most people understand the word, does not save. “Belief” in scripture as it pertains to salvation means worship through obedience.
Get my Torah Notes – The Truth, print and read. Its quite interesting and Yahuah prompted me to do the work.
(KJV+) And I heardH8085 (H853) the manH376 clothedH3847 in linen,H906 whichH834 was uponH4480 H4605 the watersH4325 of the river,H2975 when he held upH7311 his right handH3225 and his left handH8040 untoH413 heaven,H8064 and swareH7650 by him that livethH2416 for everH5769 thatH3588 it shall be for a time,H4150 times,H4150 and an half;H2677 and when he shall have accomplishedH3615 to scatterH5310 the powerH3027 of the holyH6944 people,H5971 allH3605 theseH428 things shall be finished.H3615
H5310 – Strongs Concordance from the KJV+
A primitive root; to dash to pieces, or scatter: – be beaten in sunder, break (in pieces), broken, dash (in pieces), cause to be discharged, dispersed, be overspread, scatter.
Total KJV occurrences: 22
Alright then, we will be diminished in number. We will be persecuted mercilessly, as clearly and definitively stated in Revelation 12, where the Red Dragon (Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. KJV) comes specifically, SPECIFICALLY, to slaughter the small subset of believers who:
- Keep the commands of Yahuah
- Have the Testimony of Yahusha
Do not expect to be harpoze’d (αρπάζω = arpázo = grab, seize hold of, grab hold of, take hold of, lay hold of, lay (one’s) hands on, get one’s hands on, take, pluck, take a grip of, grip, grasp, clutch
…out of here unless it is at the very end, the last day. If you are like me, expect to be hunted. Maybe a sort of Hunger Games scenario, without the pleasantries. This will be the “Dan 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. ”
That “purified and made white and tried” part speaks to the persecution of the Natsarim. Even some Christians will suffer, although the love of most of them will grow cold. That christian fervency only extends to the edges of a “raptura”, and when the raptura bus doesn’t arrive before the executioners, I’m sure most Christians will submit to the Mark.
I pray that I am incorrect on the Christians abandoning Yahusha, but since christian doctrine relies on grace and disregards Torah, I just do not how it is possible for them to stand until the end. It is Torah that sets us free, not “grace”. That is what Paul (the Law teacher for the gentiles) means when he asks rhetorically “6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin (sin is disobedience to the ‘Words’, the instructions of Yahuah in Torah), live any longer therein?’ Freedom is experienced when one willingly submits to the simple requirements of living set forth by Yahuah. He simplifies life and in His simplification, we live peacefully.