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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND…FOREVER!
Rev, Pt 3:Lecture 9:
By Kay Arthur
following for literal chapter by chapter chart summary of:
Kay’s story about their trip to Israel and how one woman’s desire
for a jewel led Kay to a Jerusalem Jew name Danny who had fought in the
Yom Kippur war as a tank commander. Kay told Danny that ‘God has given
you this land and no one is ever going to take it away again.’
Immediately Kay had Danny’s attention. When you are witnessing to the Jews
about their Messiah, one of the ways to get their attention is to talk to
them about the land of Israel
because the land is so important to them. On the other hand the Arabs say
the land is theirs and they will drive the Jews into the sea.
How do you witness to the Jews?
If you know prophecy, including Revelation and the OT prophets, you have a
good platform to share the gospel with the Jews. Danny is ‘on his way’
but he is not yet saved. The night after Kay explained the entire book of
Daniel to Danny he was
unable to sleep so Kay went through it again. And Danny’s query was
‘What are we going to do? Because you say that Jerusalem is going to be
attacked again. What are we going to do?’ Kay replied ‘There are
one of two things you can do…I’m about to hit you below the belt but you
know that I love you….One, you can receive Jesus Christ as your Messiah
right now. (Danny countered ‘That is below the belt.’). Or two,
when you see a man walk into Jerusalem and declare himself to be god, then
you get out of Jerusalem because all H is going to break lose!’
Last week we looked at
Nebuchadnezzar’s statue: Head of
Gold = Babylon; Chest
of Silver =
Medes & Persians;
Abdomen of Bronze =
Greece…All Gentile empires
that had ruled over Israel. In Daniel 2 there were 4 Kingdoms represented,
and no more. Fourth Kingdom of Iron & Clay = never named in book of Daniel
but we know that it is ROME bc that is the empire that conquered
Greece. At the time of 10 Toes
a huge STONE crushes all the kingdoms and set up a Kingdom which will
never be destroyed.
THE LEGS OF
63BC Pompeii the Roman General conquered Israel which was now
subject to another Gentile empire.
4BC Jesus Christ born; Herod died (Herod started remodeling the
Temple in 20BC)
AD29-33 Jesus Christ crucified.
Pentecost occurred 50 days after the Feast of First
Fruits. Jesus died at the same
time that the Jews were
celebrating the Passover.
Jesus was resurrected the same day that were celebrating the
Feast of First Fruits,
which was a picture of the resurrection because it was a celebration of
the FIRST early harvest that comes in. Fifty days later the Jews
AD70 Jerusalem destroyed by Roman General Titus. Some Jews fled to
Masada but they were soon defeated (they
actually committed mass suicide
rather than submit to the Romans).
AD476 Roman Empire came to an end. Daniel gives a prophesy
of 4 kingdoms/empires which
would eventually be
crushed by the Stone setting up the Kingdom of God which would last
What is happening in this GAP
OF TIME between Jerusalem’s destruction in AD70 and the TEN TOES of the
kingdom that is yet to come. Put Daniel 2:44-45 by the Stone that comes in
the days of the ten kings.
Israel in Captivity Israel’s
Restoration & living in the land until
Head Chest Belly
Lion Bear Leopard DT
Alexander the Great
7Wks + 62Wks (Dan
=> => => => =>
Da 9:27 = Daniel's 70th Week
Great 4 Generals Antiochus Epiphanes
King does as he pleases
Da 11:2 Xerxes I
Revolt in 166BC
Dec 25, 165BC
TIMES OF THE GENTILES
of Daniel 9:24-27
(Click here for Kay's
Lectures on Daniel 9:
(Click for additional notes on Daniel 9:24-27:Part
From Artaxerxes decree to
Messiah the Prince was 483 years fulfills
Da 9:25-26. Note that this
lecture makes a number of
allusions to the timeline which which are not transcribed as much of this
material is review.
Da 9:27 "And
he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle
of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the
wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a
complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who
So from Daniel's prophecy we know that there
has to be a rebuilding of the Jewish TEMPLE in Jerusalem
Beast w/ 10 horns and a Little
Horn (Da 7:8) who sets himself up and makes war with the
saints (Jews) describes the LAST 3 ½ year period and from
24:15-21 we know
that this period is called ‘The (Great) Tribulation’.
(For additional notes by Kay Arthur click
Daniel 7, Pt 1,
Daniel 7, pt 2,
daniel 7, pt 3,
daniel 7, pt 4)
Da 7:26-27: "But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion
will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. Then the
sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms
under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of
the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all
the dominions will serve and obey Him.'
These passages parallel the Stone crushing the
Daniel 2 and setting up the Kingdom of
God first manifest by Messiah's 1000 year reign on earth.
"time of distress"
Da 12:1 "Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard
over the sons of your people (JEWS), will arise. And there will be a
time of distress such as
never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time
your people, everyone who is found
written in the book, will be rescued. (cf
Mt 24:22,24,31) (click
for kay's lecture on daniel 12)
Jesus explains what THE END will be like and what will be the SIGN OF HIS
COMING to earth which occurs at the END of Daniel’s 70th Week
and brings Daniel’s 70th Week to a close. Jesus in
24 He is speaking
primarily to the JEWS.
24:21 for then there
will be a great tribulation,
such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor
ever shall. (When? See
24:15 for the ‘abomination of desolation’
which is also described in
2 Thes 2:3-4 where he declares himself to be
god in the Holy of Holies) 22 "And unless those days had been cut
short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the
elect those days shall
be cut short.
Daniel 12 describes a TIME OF DISTRESS such as has never occurred but
everyone who is found written in the book will be rescued. Kay's good
Jewish friend in Jerusalem, Danny, will make
it if he believes in the "Stone", Jesus Christ. Danny will believe in Jesus Christ if
Danny is of the elect, if he has
been chosen by God out of the nation of Israel. We have seen in
11:26 that all
Israel is going to be saved, but that is only ‘ALL’ who make it
through the fire of the
tribulation without turning away from God and without receiving
the mark of the Beast, but instead standing and believing the testimony
that they have heard as the eternal gospel is preached throughout the
24:24 "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will
show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the
immediately after the tribulation of those days (THOSE DAYS THAT
START when the Abomination of desolation stands in the Holy Place) THE
SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS
WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken,30
and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all
the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN
COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.31 "And He
will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER
TOGETHER His elect
from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
Da 12:2 "And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will
awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and
So when the Son of Man comes
and the TIME OF DISTRESS is over, when the ELECT ARE SAVED, then people
will be resurrected (and Daniel is talking about the Jews being
resurrected…Daniel is a Jewish book!). Those who go to everlasting life
are the ones who had their names written in the book of life from the
foundation of the world. (Click
here for kay's lecture on daniel 12)
Da 12:6: And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the
waters of the river, "How long will it be until the end of these
wonders?"7 And I heard the man dressed in linen, …that it would be for
a time, times, and half a time;
and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all
these events will be completed.
So it will take 3 ½ years and
he will shatter the power of the JEWS and then all these events will be
"And from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished, (Dan 9:27)
and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
what God is doing in Israel in the last 3 ½ Years
"Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate (means
‘My Equal’)," Declares the LORD of hosts. "Strike the Shepherd
(pictures the CRUCIFIXION) that the sheep may be scattered; And I will
turn My hand against the little ones.8 "And it will come about in all
the land (Israel),"
Declares the LORD, "That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But
the third will be left in it. (here we see the prophet jump from the
crucifixion to the last 3 ½ years of Daniel’s 70th Week)9
"And I will bring the third
part through the fire, refine
them (not the land but the people) as silver is refined,
and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will
answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'The
LORD is my God.'"
elect, is the 1/3 of
the nation of Israel that survives this refining fire.
Jeremiah 30:3 'For, behold,
days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will restore the fortunes of
My people Israel and Judah. (NB: in the time of the writing of this
prophecy only the Southern kingdom was left. The northern Kingdom had gone
into captivity in 722BC. Only Judah was left. Through Jeremiah God is
saying that even though they put their fingers in their ears, Babylon
would take them captive but God is pointing them to hope beyond that time)'
The LORD says, 'I will also
bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers, and they
shall possess it.'
God’s promises regarding
the land were
forever even though they kicked out of the land in 586BC. After 70
years a remnant comes back, rebuilds the Temple, and remains there until
they are kicked out again in 70AD by the 4th Gentile power,
Rome. In 1948 Israel became a nation & all Christendom looked up & said
‘He’s coming’ bc they knew these prophecies and knew that before Messiah
could ever come Israel would have to be back in the land.
Jeremiah 30:4 Now these are the words which the LORD spoke concerning
Israel and concerning Judah,5 "For thus says the LORD, 'I have heard a
sound of terror, Of dread, and there is no peace.6 'Ask now, and see, If
a male can give birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins,
as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale? 7 'Alas!
for that day is great, There is none like it; And it is
the time of Jacob's distress,
(the last half of the 70th Week of Daniel)
but he will be saved from it.
Jeremiah 30: 'And it shall come about on that day,' declares the LORD of
hosts, 'that I will break his yoke from off their neck, and will tear off
their bonds; and strangers shall no longer make them their slaves. 9 'But
they shall serve the LORD their God, and
David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
Is God going to raise the dead?
Yes, we just read about it in Dan 12:2, so David is going to be raised.
Does Kay literally mean David? Well, what does the text say?
fitting it all together with the Revelation
Rev 1-3: These chapters start after Pentecost because that was the beginning of the
70AD Jerusalem was destroyed
and in about
95AD John wrote Revelation divided into the things you saw,
the things that are and the things that will be after these things. We
believe that although these letters were to 7 literal churches, they were
also typical of the entire ‘Church Age’, that time when God is bringing in
the fulness of the Gentiles so that Jew and Gentile are made into one
body. In Rev 1-3 the church is mentioned but not again until
Rev 19 as
‘the BRIDE of Christ’ at the SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST.
Describes the Marriage of the Lamb and the Bride making herself ready.
on we see a description of the Seals, Trumpets and Bowls. In
Rev 11 after the 6th Trumpet, the
2nd Woe is
passed (place this right before the last 3 ½ years--Rev 11:14). In the
middle of the 7 years we know that the
2 witnesses have been
active for the first 3 ½ years and are killed by the beast laying in
Jerusalem for 3 ½ days until they are caught up into heaven marking the
passing of the 2nd Woe and the fact that the 3rd Woe
or the 7th Trumpet is coming quickly. From the 7th
Trumpet on to the last bowl we have the last 3 ½ years (Rev 13-19:2).
describes the Woman Israel: When she cries out in pain to give birth the
time would be
4BC (Rev 12:2). The dragon has 7 heads and 10 horns
(picturing Rome). Then you come to the Beast with 7 heads and 10
horns and in the last 3 ½ years you see the Beast again, the Revived Roman
Empire, a coalition of nations. The birth of Christ to the Ascension of
Christ is summarized in
Rev 12:1-5 (‘caught up to God’). In
Rev 12:6 we jump to the last 3 ½ years of Daniel’s 70th Week,
when Israel flees to the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God. So
this means that at that time Israel had to be IN HER LAND because that is the
only place they would build a Temple. Yet through all those years
after 70AD, did anyone even dream that Israel would be in her own land?
All the nations of the world came against Israel (even Britain) and the
Arabs boasted they would drive Israel into the sea but they did not. Why?
Because when they came back it was a fulfillment of the prophecy in
Where do you put
When the Stone crushes the Ten Toes (‘in the days of those kings the God
of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed’). From
1948 on you can tell any Jew that Israel is their land and they are
going to stay there!
this land is your land
"And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, 'O
mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.2 'Thus says the Lord GOD,
"Because the enemy has spoken against you, 'Aha!' and, 'The everlasting
heights have become our possession,' 3 therefore, prophesy and say, 'Thus
says the Lord GOD, "For good cause they have made you (He is speaking
to the MOUNTAINS now, not to the people) desolate and crushed you from
every side, that you should become a possession of the rest of the
nations, and you have been taken up in the talk and the whispering of the
Ezekiel goes on to say to the
mountains that they had been made desolate, becoming the possession of
those nations but they would now get ready for the coming of the Jews. Yes
the land was desolate and barren but trees will begin to grow and God says
that He will get them ready for the coming back of His people.
'But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear
your fruit for My people Israel; for
they will soon come.
(In 70AD when the Jews were kicked out of their land, the heavens stopped
the rain and it decreased until shortly prior to when they started coming
back. Why? God was getting the mountains of Israel ready to bring His
people back.) 10 And I will multiply men on you, all the house of
Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited, and the waste places
will be rebuilt
Today in Israel the formerly
barren mountains are bringing forth cities and Jews are coming from all
over the world.
"Therefore, say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "It is
not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My
holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. (When
the Jews went into those other nations, they profaned the name of God, not
because they lived wrong but simply because they were not in their land
and that was a shame to God because God had promised them the land. But
because they had disobeyed God had to kick them out of the land so they
profaned His name. So God is saying in this section that He is not
bringing them back bc they are so good but bc of His holy name, so that
the peoples could see Who God really was.) 23 "And I will vindicate
the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations,
which you have profaned in their midst. Then the nations will know that I
am the LORD," declares the Lord GOD, "when I prove Myself holy among you
in their sight. 24 "For I will take you from the nations, gather you from
all the lands, and bring you into your own land. 25 "Then
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse
you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
"Moreover, I will give you a new
heart and put a new
spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from
your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 "And
I will put My Spirit within you
and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe
My ordinances. 28 "And you will live in the land that I gave to your
forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.
That is also what He said to
them in Zechariah when He takes them through the fire so that only 1/3 of
them survive. But that 1/3 say ‘You are our God’ and He says ‘You
are My people.’
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of
the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of
bones.2 And He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold,
there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very
dry. 3 And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I
answered, "O Lord GOD, Thou knowest." 4 Again He said to me, "Prophesy
over these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the
LORD.'5 "Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, 'Behold, I will cause
breath to enter you that you may come to life. 6 'And I will put sinews
on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin, and put breath
in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.'"…9
Then He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say
to the breath, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Come from the four winds, O
breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life."'"…11 Then He
said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel;
behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished. We
are completely cut off.' 12 "Therefore prophesy, and say to them, 'Thus
says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will open your graves (THE NATIONS WHERE
THEY ARE SCATTERED) and cause you to come up out of your graves, My
people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel….Then you will know
that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it," declares the LORD.'"15 The
word of the LORD came again to me saying, 16 "And you, son of man, take
for yourself one stick and write on it, 'For Judah and for the sons of
Israel, his companions'; then take another stick and write on it, 'For
Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.'
17 "Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they
may become one in your hand.
When is all this going to happen? During this last 3 ½ years of Daniel’s 70th Week.
If you look at Israel today you will see that God is already bringing the
Jews back to the land. Ezekiel 36 & 37 is already in part being fulfilled.
But they still don’t know the Lord. How will He cleanse them? He will take
them through the fire and purge them and refine them and then the ones
that come through the fire will say ‘This is my God’ and He will say “This
is My people’ and He will put His Spirit within them.
and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel;
and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two
nations, and they will no longer be divided into two kingdoms….24 "And
My servant David will be
king over them (just like Jeremiah teaches), and
they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances, and
keep My statutes, and observe them. 25 "And
they shall live
on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your
fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons, and their
sons' sons, forever; and David My servant shall be their prince forever.
You can tell every Jew you know
that this will indeed happen because the Word of God is a sure word of
prophecy and they will never be kicked out of the land again. But they
need to understand that they are going through the fire to test, purge,
purify, cleanse and to bring forth the ELECT so they will say ‘This is My
God’ and ‘These are My people.’
"And I will make a covenant of
peace with them; it will be an
with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My
sanctuary in their midst forever.27 "My dwelling place also will be with
them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.28 "And the
nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My
sanctuary is in their midst forever."'"
And so Kay can say with full
confidence to her good Jewish friend "Danny, this is your land and
you will never be driven out. But Danny if you don’t believe in Jesus
Christ, you are going to perish. So if you don’t do it now, when you see
the abomination of desolation
standing in the Holy Place, run, Danny, run because there is going to come
a time of distress such as
has never been or never will be. Believe, Danny, believe. Hear, O Israel,
the Word of the Lord, for not one Word of God is void of power. It will
come to pass. As He has spoken so it will be. What He swore to Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob to give them forever, will be theirs forever.
This land is your land!"