THE TEXT FOR TODAY

We read about the judgment of the four kingdoms of Daniel 7 in the post,  The Ancient Of Days Judges The 4th Beast And Gives The Kingdom To Christ And His Church.”

However, there is an unexplained phrase related to the dominion of the eleventh horn that arose out of the fourth kingdom. The scripture says that this eleventh horn would be given power to change times and laws for  ” a time/H5732 and times/H5732 and the dividing of time/H5732.”

What is the meaning of this prophecy?

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time/H5732 and times/H5732 and the dividing of time/H5732 (Daniel 7: 25).

 

THE MEANING OF TIME IN THE TEXT OF SCRIPTURE

`Iddan (H5732)  is the word used for time in  Daniel 7: 25, and it is used in the scriptures to mean:

a. an instant in time

at what time H5732 ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up – Daniel 3: 5.

b. a period of time

The phrase till “seven times H5732 pass over…”  him were written in reference to the duration of time that King Nebuchadnezzar would be driven from among men and live like an animal (Daniel 4: 16, 23, 25 & 32).

I saw striking things about these verses:

1. The phrase   till seven times H5732 pass over him/thee was repeated four times for emphasis, indicating that we need to pay attention.

2. The number seven represents 7 days of creation. King Nebuchadnezzar was judged for seven  times because he claimed to be the  builder of the Kingdom of Babylon, and because he failed to give glory to God who had given him the power to rule.

3. I also saw a number pattern between the verses in which the phrase seven times H5732 pass over occurs. They are 7 – 2 – 7, confirming the duration of the King’s judgment.

Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times H5732 pass over him – Daniel 4: 16.

... let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times H5732 pass over him – Daniel 4: 23.

That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times H5732 shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will – Daniel 4: 25.

And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen,  and seven times H5732 shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will – Daniel 4: 32.

As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time H5732 – Daniel 7: 12.

The question we need to ask is, “what is the duration of seven times in the judgment of Nebuchadnezzar?”   The answer may or may not help us to answer the meaning of a time in Daniel 7: 25.

UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF TIME (H5732)  FROM THE ROOT WORD

Time (`iddan /H5732) comes from a root word which says that “… all our righteousnesses are as filthy H5708 rags” (Isaiah 64: 6).  According to the Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon in blueletterbible.org, the text compares human righteousness to the to the monthly menstruation of a woman, which was considered to be unclean under Moses’ law.  During the childbearing period, women menstruate once per month by divine appointment.

Here are the possible interpretations:

  1. Menstruation takes place for a period of time – the childbearing years only, then there is a cessation or the menopause. On average, this lasts about 39 years (12 – 51).

** Time in the text could have a duration in which events occur, then there is a cessation after which this time will not occur in the earth again. This could possibly refer to an ERA.

In a period of 39 years, time would be 10 years, times would be 20 years and half a time would be 5  years.

2. Adolescence marks the time of onset of menstruation. It is a period of discovery and change, a transition to adulthood, independence from parents and sometimes rebellion against authority.

**  The corollary could be that time would begin at a period of discovery, change and transition in the earth. For example, in the 1960s, America went through transition and change.  It was a period of the sexual revolution, the hippie movement, drug use, abolition of prayer in schools, Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.

Note that the 60s is symbolized by the number 6. It is the day of the birth and period of the rebellion of Adam. I believe that Adam rebelled around age 60, hence the reason why the earth reeled in the 1960s.

3. I will not examine the other interactions between the pituitary gland, ovaries and uterus in the menstrual cycle.

THE ELEVENTH HORN WILL RULE UNTIL A TIME, TIMES AND DIVIDING OF TIMES

When I reexamined  the text of Daniel 7: 25, I saw that the eleventh horn would change the times and laws UNTIL a time/H5732 and times/H5732 and the dividing of time.

I almost missed the word UNTIL.  That fourth world power would rule UNTIL an era or a time of rebellion and change comes that would topple its dominion in the earth.

Prophet Daniel  saw that the fourth beast would rule UNTIL  a new era in which the nations would rebel against the political rulers. We have seen this begin to happen.

 

WHAT IS THE DIVIDING (pĕlag/H6387) OF TIMES?

Pĕlag (H6387) is the word used in the text for “and the dividing.” One of the root words from which pĕlag/H6387  refers to the dividing of the tongues at the Tower of Babel where God judged the earth’s population by introducing many languages:

And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided…H6385 – Genesis 10: 25 & 1  Chronicles 1: 19.

Destroy, O Lord, and divide H6385 their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city – Psalm 55: 9.

This is a mystery. If the dividing of tongues refers to God giving many languages as a judgment for rebellion, what does the dividing of times mean?

 

RELATED READINGS

Archangel Gabriel’s Countdown – Key Events Before And After The Birth Of The Messiah 

– the meaning of time, times and half a time in Revelation 12.

More to come! Blessings, peace and angelic prosperity.

 

 

 

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