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Season is at Hand

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In Revelation, the “last days,” the “season of the end” began with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus  –  Revelation 1:1-4 .  The book of  Revelation  is the “ revelation of Jesus Christ ” for his “ servants ,” the “ seven churches of Asia .” It concerns “ what things must come to pass soon ,” information that is vital because the “ season is at hand ,” and therefore, “ blessed is he who reads, and they who heed the words of the prophecy .” With the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, the  end-times have commenced . -[ Photo by  Towfiqu barbhuiya  on Unsplash ].

Identity of the Little Horn

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The description of the “little horn” fits perfectly with the known history of the Seleucid king, Antiochus IV, “Epiphanes.”  The image of the “ little horn ” represents a malevolent king from one of the Hellenic kingdoms that evolved from Alexander the Great’s empire. The historical allusions in  Daniel  chapter 8 make its identity clear, and by association, the identity of the fourth kingdom from the vision of four “ beasts ascending from the sea ” from which this figure first appeared - [ Temple of Apollo - Photo by  Constantinos Kollias  on Unsplash ].

Missing Seventy Weeks

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SYNOPSIS  -  Despite its frequent use of the book of Daniel, Revelation does not apply Daniel’s “seventy weeks” prophecy to any of its visions . The  book of Revelation  never cites or alludes to the “ seventy weeks ” prophecy from the  book of Daniel ,  a passage from the Hebrew Bible that is foundational to  the chronologies and expectations to many interpretations about the end-times.  Revelation  never attempts to use Daniel’s prophecy for its chronology or in any of its visions - ( Daniel 9:24-27 ). - [ Photo by  Jean-Jacques Halans  on Unsplash ].