Recently I was thinking to myself, man, you're all over the place with your thoughts! Here's the thing, when you start uncovering lies, and getting closer to the truth, it requires a re-evaluation of everything you thought you knew, more prayer, and more digging.
To discover the truth requires real effort, as I've said for a long time now, you have to really want it. Why have I said this? Because the bible said it first:
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Over the past days I've been discussing how Daniel 9:27 does not mean what we have been taught for generations now. We were told that Dan 9:27 says there will be a peace treaty between Israel and the anti-christ. The huge flaw with this reasoning is that neither peace, nor Israel are mentioned. A covenant is mentioned, but not with a single country, and not with Israel specifically, the covenant is with many.
So I've been focused in on Daniel 9:27. Today I'm digging around and learn something else. The more I dig, the more I see how the bible has been twisted and distorted over time to fit mens ideas rather than what God wrote. There are versions of the bible that have been published recently that are so sickeningly, blatantly false that I would'nt even touch the paper they were written on. What gets me on this topic this morning is research on Daniel 9:27.
Did you know that the oldest, or one of the oldest and most accurate translations of the old testament is called the Septuagint? Go look it up online, here's one place you can read about it:
Septuagint - What is It?Septuagint (sometimes abbreviated LXX) is the name given to the Greek translation of the Jewish Scriptures. The Septuagint has its origin in Alexandria, Egypt and was translated between 300-200 BC. Widely used among Hellenistic Jews, this Greek translation was produced because many Jews spread throughout the empire were beginning to lose their Hebrew language. The process of translating the Hebrew to Greek also gave many non-Jews a glimpse into Judaism. According to an ancient document called the Letter of Aristeas, it is believed that 70 to 72 Jewish scholars were commissioned during the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus to carry out the task of translation. The term “Septuagint” means seventy in Latin, and the text is so named to the credit of these 70 scholars.
The earliest version of the Old Testament Scriptures which is extant, or of which we possess any certain knowledge, is the translation executed at Alexandria in the third century before the Christian era: this version has been so habitually known by the name of the SEPTUAGINT, that the attempt of some learned men in modern times to introduce the designation of the Alexandrian version (as more correct) has been far from successful. The history of the origin of this translation was embellished with various fables at so early a period, that it has been a work of patient critical research in later times to bring into plain light the facts which may be regarded as well authenticated." Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton 1851
From today forward I'm going straight to the septuagint when researching the old testament. Here is Daniel 9:27 from the septuagent, compare this to KJV or even the YLT or ASV, the difference is staggering.
Dan 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; and at the end of time an end shall be put to the desolation.
What happened to 'he' will establish a covenant with many? The oldest and most accurate translation is: one week shall establish the covenant with many. The difference is meaning is huge, just staggering. There is no "he' in there. The time period: one week, is what establishes the covenant with many.
Now do you see why I'm all over the place, each time I peel back another layer of deception, I have to re-evaluate.
I think we stay on this idea that there is no peace deal. Babylonian christianity tells you that the event that kicks off the tribulation is a 'peace deal', right? Look at Rev 6, what's the very first thing to leave the earth when the seals are opened? PEACE....
Rev 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (no peace!)
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth...(no peace!)
There it is guys, the very first thing to happen when Jesus begins opening seals is war, not peace. Do you see anything that even remotely points to 'peace' or a 'peace deal' there? I don't, neither does Daniel. Read Daniel chapters 8 through 11, you know what you'll see alot of? WAR. Guess what you won't see at all? You guessed it! peace.....
We have been deceived, for a long time, on many different levels. Most of our bibles are full of error, however that does not mean the bible is false, it means you have to DIG, and SEARCH to circumvent the deception. It means you have to draw close to JESUS so He gives you His Spirit. How did Jesus say you would be lead into all truth?
John 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
You need the Spirit of truth to find truth.
Jeremiah 29:13... You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Time is very short. 2009 looks like its shaping up to be a very very bad year. Even the most optimistic in the world are finding it difficult to find something good to say about next year. I think 2009 is a great candidate year to start the tribulation, when you consider the signs in the heavens of 2014/2015. Since 2008 is almost over, we are going to find out really soon. Be watching, be ready. Pray for the brothers, your family and yourself, that you may be counted worthy of the escape thats coming (Luke 21:36, Rev 3:10). Grace and peace