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Table of Contents for the Book
Daniel and Revelation
Philip B. Brown ( www.newwine.org )
Part One: End Time Sequence of Daniel and Revelation
The Coming New Jerusalem
The Coming Islamic Antichrist
Part One of this book gives an overview of events that should happen during the course of the end times. Then Parts Two and Three contain a complete commentary on Daniel and Revelation. This view of eschatology is a literal interpretation and that of future fulfillment. But it doesn’t fit most of the more dispensational future-fulfillment views of eschatology. Scriptural reasons for these views will be covered in detail.
The first departure from the traditional is that there are two antichrists. The world ruler is the first beast and the false prophet of Revelation is the second beast. From Daniel, we know that the beast is a ruler who does not acknowledge God. The false prophet, I believe, will be one of the ten kings of the earth and will rule the Islamic middle-east. He will be considered the Mahdi by Muslims. The one-world religion will be Islam.
The second departure from the traditional is that Ezekiel 38 and 39 are two different events occurring at different times. Ezekiel 38, I believe happens perhaps six months before the seven-year covenant. This is also the sixth seal of Revelation. Ezekiel 39, I believe, is Armageddon.
The third departure from the traditional is that the New Jerusalem will appear at the time of Ezekiel 38, which is prior to the seven-year covenant. This is when Christ appears. But the resurrection and rapture are not until after seven-year covenant. Today, the Church is not ready for the rapture. And it’s not the antichrist who makes this covenant. Christ makes this covenant of Daniel 9:27, with the Church, to give us seven more years to overcome sin.
Part Two: Daniel from the Islamic Antichrist Perspective
This part of the book is a complete commentary on Daniel. The reader will find this commentary to be significantly different from other commentaries on Daniel. Some commentaries are futurist oriented while others are preterist oriented. Both of these traditional views of Daniel understand the legs of iron to be Rome. This book takes the Islamic antichrist perspective. From this perspective, the legs of iron is the Islamic Caliphate. You will find an abundance of Scriptural evidence for this view.
Since Revelation is interpreted in the context of Daniel and other Old Testament books, the Islamic antichrist perspective also has a dramatic impact on the interpretation of Revelation. I never really understood Revelation clearly until I learned to see Daniel from this perspective. Thus, this commentary on Daniel is important background information for part three of this book, which is a complete commentary on Revelation.
A second area in which this commentary diverges from the traditional is in Daniel’s seventy weeks. The view taken in this commentary is based on the decree of Cyrus as the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem. This view has vastly more support in Scripture, as I think you will see, than the traditional views held by both futurists and preterists. This view of Daniel 9 is also in harmony with the New Wine System, which says the Church must overcome all sinful habits before we can reign with Christ. But only a few in the Church will have done so by the time Christ returns at the end of the seventy weeks. Thus Christ confirms a covenant with the many for one more seven (outside of the seventy) in order to give the Church the opportunity to overcome sin. The majority of the Church goes through the seven-year covenant, which includes the great tribulation.
Every chapter of Daniel relates to the coming antichrists (beasts) of Revelation. Daniel is all about warning us about the end times. Most of the visions in Daniel also take on non-traditional views. I believe it’s because the scroll of Daniel 12 has been opened for this generation to understand that which has been sealed. Not even Daniel was allowed to understand what we see today.
13.1) Daniel 1:
13.2) More Important Background Information
13.3) Daniel 2: The Statue is Babylon and the Islamic Caliphate
13.4) Daniel 3: The Fiery Furnace - Watch and be Ready
13.5) Daniel 4: The Dream of a Tree - Two Trees - Two Kingdoms
13.6) Daniel 5: Belshazzar and the Fall of Babylon
13.7) Daniel 6: The Lion's Den
14.1) Daniel 7: The
14.2) Daniel 8: The Ram and the Goat
14.3) The End-Times Battle in Heaven
14.4) Israel, The United States, and the Two-State Solution
14.5) A Consistent Futurist View of Daniel 8
15.1) Seventy Weeks Based On Nehemiah 2 (Decree of
15.2) Seventy Weeks Based On Ezra 7 (Decree of Artaxerxes)
15.3) BC Dates Should Only Be For Comparison
15.4) Seventy Weeks Based On Ezra 1 (Decree of Cyrus)
15.5) Daniel’s Prayer
15.6) Comparison between Three Systems of Interpretation
15.7) The Purpose of the Seventy Weeks
15.8) The Messiah is Cut-Off
15.9) The Sixty-Two Weeks
15.10) The Seven Weeks
15.11) The Messiah vs. the Prince (or Ruler)
15.12) Two Generations
15.13) Prophecies Are Conditional
15.14) The Week of the Covenant
15.15) The People of the Prince
Part Three: Revelation from the Islamic Antichrist Perspective
It’s not a good idea to dive into Revelation without first understanding Daniel. But now that we have studied Daniel, we can proceed into Revelation. Revelation has more Old Testament allusions than any other New Testament book. Most scholars know about these references to the Old Testament. But every traditional interpretation of Revelation chooses to ignore this Old Testament context. Revelation is packed full of symbols. And most of the symbols can be found in the Old Testament. I believe that no interpretation of Revelation is valid without bringing the meaning of these Old Testament symbols into Revelation. We should not just guess at what a symbol might mean. Let’s let Scripture interpret Scripture.
Revelation also has a theme. Each of the seven letters speaks of a reward that is given to those who overcome sin. Then, every part of Revelation, the seals, the trumpets, and the bowls of wrath, all contribute to this theme. The Church is not ready for Christ to return. The Church must overcome all our sinful habits before we are ready to reign with Christ over the nations. Revelation, and the great tribulation is all about what it takes for the Bride to become ready for the wedding banquet. This interpretation of Revelation, therefore, is in harmony with the New Wine System, which says that we must complete our journey of sanctification before we can be glorified with celestial bodies.
This view of Revelation is also from the Islamic antichrist perspective. The legs of iron in Daniel 2 were argued to be the Islamic Caliphate instead of the Roman Empire. This view of Revelation picks up on that idea. There are several riddles in Revelation. Of the seven heads, five have fallen, one is, and one is to come. The beast once was, now is not, but will come again. The answers to these riddles begin to make a lot of sense when the Islamic Caliphate is recognized as being the seventh head. You will find that this interpretation of Revelation brings clarity to every riddle and symbol.
27.1) Ten Horns
and Seven Heads
27.2) Like a Leopard, Bear, and Lion
27.3) The Seven Heads and the Fatal Wound that is Healed
27.4) The Blasphemy of the Antichrist
27.5) To Be Blotted from the Book of Life
27.6) The Second Beast
27.7) The Mark of the Beast and the Number of his Name
28.1) Part 1 - Revelation 14:1-5
28.2) Part 2 - Revelation 14:6-7
28.3) Part 3 - Revelation 14:8
28.4) Part 4 - Revelation 14:9-12
28.5) Part 5 - Revelation 14:13
28.6) Part 6 - Revelation 14:14-16
28.7) Part 7 - Revelation 14:17-20
32.1) Problems with Amillennialism
32.2) The Last Enemy is Death
32.3) The Binding of Satan
32.4) Natural Interpretation
32.5) Problems with Allegorical Interpretations of Prophecy
32.6) The History of Allegorical Interpretation
32.7) Crossing the Line Into Error
32.8) With the Lord a Day is Like a Thousand Years
32.9) Jewish and Christian Chiliasm
32.10) The Believer’s Authority Over the Nations
32.11) Natural Kingdom and Spiritual Kingdom Verses
32.12) My Kingdom is Not of This World
32.13) The Kingdom of Heaven Parables
32.14) The Promise to David and Mary
32.15) Twelve Thrones for the Twelve Disciples
32.16) Elijah Will Restore All Things
33.1) Dispensationalism and Historic Premillennialism
33.2) Is Dispensationalism in Scripture?
33.3) What is Dispensationalism?
33.4) Progressive Dispensationalism
33.5) The Children of Abraham
33.6) A People Called By My Name (Israel)
33.7) The New Covenant
34.1) Problems with Dispensationalism and Historic
34.2) New Wine Premillennialism
34.3) Old Testament Context for a Better Understanding of the New Testament
34.4) The Afterlife, and the Resurrection, in the Old Testament
34.5) The Book of Life, in the Old Testament
34.6) The Desolation and Rebuilding of Jerusalem, in the Old Testament
34.7) The Sanhedrin Must Anoint the Most Holy
34.8) The Desolation of Jerusalem, to Fulfill All That is Written
34.9) Elijah Will Restore All Things
34.10) The Resurrection of the Just and the Unjust
34.11) The Rest of the Dead
A.1) Two men working; two women grinding
A.2) Common Pre-tribulation Rapture Arguments
A.3) The Olivet Discourse in Daniel 12
A.4) Parable of the Fig Tree
A.5) The Unknown Day and Hour
A.6) The Doctrine of Imminence
A.7) The Thief in the Night Parable
A.8) Who is the Restrainer?
A.9) We are Not Appointed to God’s Wrath
A.10) The Ten Virgins and the Wedding Banquet
A.11) Is being ‘gathered’ different from being ‘caught-up’?
A.12) Pre-tribulation Advocates Double Down
B.1) Verses for Everyone Being Saved
B.2) Eternal Punishment and Eternal Life
B.3) Ages of Ages (Forever and ever)
B.4) Souls are Not Eternal by Nature
B.5) Those Who Die Without Hearing the Gospel
B.6) Every Knee Will Bow
B.7) Reconciliation of All of the Creation
B.8) God’s Love