The SHEPHERD | By Danilo Q. Junco
People in all walks of life are short of memory of what God can do to any nation even at the height of its power as long as it opposes or fights against Him that nation crumbles or is gone or put into oblivion.
For example, the Egyptian Empire during the time of Moses which dealt harshly with the Jewish people making them as laborers and even their born children aged 2-year-old and below were ordered killed by Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
Due to the suffering of the Jewish people, they cried to their God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to deliver them from the cruelty of king Pharaoh and God heard their cries and desperations thus raising Moses to deliver them from despotic king.
Pharaoh and his military troops were drowned at the Red Sea as God’s judgment against them by returning the parted Red Sea after the Jewish people went to the other side going to Mt. Sinai, in Saudi, Arabia (Exodus 14:1-31).
Another example, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon who destroyed the Southern Kingdom, comprising Judah and Benjamin tribes, sons of Jacob, whom God covenanted through Abraham as they belonged to the son of promised Isaac.
This king was so proud and so cruel as he gouged out the eyes of King Zedekiah and also his sons and all his sons were killed and brought some of the Jewish people to Babylon after the fourth invasions in 586 B.C.
Then king Nebuchadnezzar had a dream which he couldn’t remember and Daniel, a Jew and one of the exiles serving at the king’s palace, knew the dream as God revealed it to him.
King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was about of great statue, the head was made of pure gold representing to Babylon, the arms and the breast made of silver to Medes-Persia, the torso or stomach made of iron to Greece, and the legs and toes partly made of iron and clay to Rome or Roman Empire as told by Daniel to the king.
Then a stone was cut out from the mountain, without human hands, smashed the statue from the toes to the head and pulverized it and its chaff was carried away by the wind without any trace.
The stone was referring to God’s Kingdom and filled the whole earth as stated in Daniel 2:1-49.
Then God punished King Nebuchadnezzar because of his being proud due to his accomplishments that no other king could equal him as there were no nations could stand against him.
God made him an animal for seven long years and then returned him to normal man and restored his kingdom and only then he acknowledged that God’s Kingdom is the only kingdom that reigns here on earth and for eternity (Daniel 4:1-37).
True enough, all these four empires which involved God’s people the Israelites crumbled and were gone after two hundred years when this dream of King Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled and yet the Jewish people still exist even today.
This time Daniel had a dream about Persia resembling a ram and Greece to a goat which was represented by Alexander the Great who demolished and conquered Persia and all nations as far as India.
When there were no other nations to conquer, Alexander became alcoholic and died at the age of 30. Then his empire was divided into four kingdoms by his generals which include Macedon by Antigonus; Pergamum by Attalids; Syria by Seleucids; and Egypt by Ptolemy.
Then at 164 B.C. Antiochus Ephiphanes IV, of Syrian, invaded Israel and God’s temple which he desecrated by putting a Greek god Zeus and offering a pig. He was then the prototype of the last antichrist which will emerge in the last days after the death and resurrection of the Messiah Jesus Christ.
About seven nations which will come into agreement with Israel for peace headed by antichrist and after three and a half years, he breaks away from the agreement and persecutes and kills the Jewish people and the Christians.
Then all the nations will attack Israel which is called Armaggedon and Jesus Christ will come back together with the saints and angels here on earth and fight antichrist, false prophet and all the nations and Christ will reign for 1000 years. And Satan will be locked up in the Abyss 1000 years Satan will be released and instigate people to fight for the last time against God and Christ and God will throw out Satan to the lake of fire and the White Throne Judgement of God against all unbelievers and they will also be cast out into the lake of fire or hell Daniel 8-12; Ezekiel 38-39; Revelation 19-20.
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