Sunday, April 3, 2016
Daniel’s 70-Week Vision Series #25 – Part 101 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
Readers of this blog know that we have presented volumes of historical documentation that proves the 70th week of Daniel’s vision has been fulfilled. Those who are new to the blog can go back and read the carefully defined evidence – but there is still more.
So far Commander Titus has fulfilled the first three objectives in Daniel 9:27…and one week shall establish the covenant with many: and in the midst of the week my sacrifice and drink-offering shall be taken away: and on the temple shall be the abomination of desolations. How does he fulfill the 4th objective…and at the end of the time an end shall be put to the desolation? Septuagint Bible.
Abomination means: disgusting; filthy – an idol. After Commander Titus and his men offered sacrifices to their heathen gods on the burned out temple he fulfilled the abomination of desolations. This means: the idol that stuns or idol that devastates. Once this was accomplished Titus and his men put an end to the war.
Remember – in the beginning of this series, I produced evidence that proved Commander Titus did not want to destroy Jerusalem or the temple – he revered their religious practices – feasts and celebrations. But the religious leaders refused the covenant of protection that he offered them. Now the war is drawing to a close.
Titus is thinking back when those behind the wall attempted to escape. The Romans knew of the Jewish propensity to swallow their precious metals, so when they dropped on the outside of the wall, his soldiers killed them. Afterward, the soldiers climbed onto the piles of dead bodies in a frenzied treasure hunt for the gold and silver hidden in the bowels of the dead Jews.
With their spears and sharp swords, one by one, each body was gored and ravished to retrieve the precious commodity. It was so gruesome and gory that the ground outside the city was no longer visible, because of the enormous quantity of blood flowing from the massacred bodies. This was a cruel and bloody war.
Many others that tried to escape were caught. If an escapee was old, infirm or a member of the sedition he was killed. Only the tallest and most physically attractive of the youthful captives were allowed to live – they were sent as slaves to the Egyptian mines. Others were sent to the provinces as a gift from Commander Titus, although many died on the long rigorous journey from wild beast attacks, or by the sword while trying to escape.
Only a few weeks past, Titus remembered hearing the voices behind the wall begging for their misery to cease. The once elegant and stately city was filled with the dead – bloated and stinking because there was no means to dispose of this grisly sight. Tens of thousands of people with swelled bodies due to starvation, could be seen mindlessly trudging through the streets strewn with mounds of decomposing bodies.
As the war was concluding, Commander Titus Vespasian was making his rounds along the valleys outside the city, where he saw thousands of dead decomposing bodies oozing discharge, after their dissection. History records the anguish and frustration that caused his spirit to grieve at this grisly sight. Victory was bittersweet, because he never wanted this war to take place.
Thrusting his hands toward Heaven, Titus called God to witness, yelling out, “This was not of my doing! The Jews refused to accept my covenant to preserve and protect them!” Did anyone in your denomination ever tell you about this recorded fact? Of course not – it wouldn’t fit into their modern end-time doctrine.
Here we have Titus, a pagan, and the commander of the greatest army on the face of the earth at that time, who understood his divine assignment from God. His own words were recorded for posterity by Josephus, an eyewitness, who heard Titus loudly reminding God that he desperately tried to make a covenant with Israel to preserve and protect them, as he was divinely directed – Israel refused his covenant.
Why did Commander Titus understand his divine appointment from God, while God’s chosen people had no clue why this was happening to them? Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question~~~