In America, our formerly impregnable walls of security have now been breached twice, in a major way, leading to both death and destruction not only to our own people, but also in many ways to our way of life.
Things have been changing quite dramatically in only the last score of years and to such a degree that billions are increasingly searching for answers and the truth, but more often than not, in all the wrong places. But, what if those answers that we so desperately are seeking have always been easily available to us, if we were to but travel all the way back to our roots, as a nation?
Humankind has always tried to divine either meaning or portent from past events to include prophetic texts, especially as they might approach future events delving often into the wholly archaic, in many cases.
In that vein, Eschatology, also referred to as apocalypticism, is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “The theological sciences concerned with the four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell,” and which is exactly where our X-files type of extreme curiosity leads us within this particular project.
The Daniel Project
These reasons, among many others, are why we found the documentary titled The Daniel Project to be an astonishing work that should not be ignored by anyone, especially for those who still hold a belief that the truth is out there.
With the hundreds of predictions found throughout both the old and new testaments of the Bible, these prophecies in fact reveal an “astonishing panorama of future events” which appear to be, even now, coming true, like it or not. So, even if one might be a skeptic, non-believer, or even an Atheist, anyone who views the following predictions from ancient texts will tend to come away with an unsettled spirit if, indeed, they truly hold an open and critical mind.
In that vein, below are the precepts offered by the Daniel Project:
Biblical Prediction #1 and #2-Jews will be exiled, scattered and persecuted throughout the world and then regathered
(Book of Deuteronomy ~ written 2,500 years ago)
To most people living in the western world and especially to western Christians, the extraordinary amount of hatred and cruelty historically lavished on the Jewish people is a thing that routinely inspires confusion. Why do they hate the Jews so? Throughout time and from ancient Egypt, the Russian Pogroms and, of course, Hitler’s nearly successful attempt at Jewish Genocide to the tune of over 6 million dead, Jewish hatred has left many non-Jews and Jews alike often dazed and confused at how a people could engender so much hate. So, why is this?
Approximately 600 years prior to the event, it was foretold in the Bible that the Jews would be scattered and persecuted throughout the world–which has subsequently been proven true and is the Genesis of our story, which also includes the Jews regathering over 2,548 years later in Israel…an amazing thing unto itself and yet it was foretold six centuries in advance of the scattering and 2.5 millennia prior to the regathering.
Biblical Prediction #3- Within the last days, the Jews will be returned to their homeland
(Book of Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
Anyone who reads the story of how the United Nations, often now at odds with anything Semitic, helped to create a partition plan allowing the Israeli’s to repatriate their homeland in 1947 and directly after World War II, might be astounded. Yet, as promised over 2,500 years ago, the Jews did eventually find their homeland after being scattered the world over, and resettled in Israel in the years following 1948 via UN mandate.
“It was predicted, and it happened” as The Daniel Project’s Jacob Prasch will repeatedly assert throughout both this text and in the documentary.
The unsettling thing to remember, within the above heading, is the phrase “within the last days.”
Biblical Prediction# 4-Israel will become the center of world tension
(Book of Zechariah ~ written 2,500 years ago)
It’s a known fact that in modern times the Muslims and the Arab world at large have always held claim to the lands which Israel now owns and occupies. But does the Arab world, in fact, have a legitimate claim to the land?
The struggles for the land of Israel between Arabs, Israelis, Muslims and Jews, in fact, have gone on almost endlessly throughout time. Indeed, whoever holds the land at any given time, it should be noted, is the one that holds clear rights to the land.
But as to the 4th prediction, can anyone doubt that Israel is not at the center of world tension in this modern day?
The fact that all of this was predicted by a man living 2,500 years in advance? Remarkable, once again.
Biblical Prediction #5-The lost language of Hebrew will be restored to Israel, as with the shekel also, in the last days
(Book of Zephania, book of Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
Language death or linguicide is an actual form of study in linguistics; however, the fascinating thing, for our purposes, is the fact that most instances of language death are rarely if ever reversible.
Hebrew, as a commonly spoken tongue, died in the late antiquity period just before the middle ages. So, how did it come back? There is no singular answer to this question; however, experts place the comeback of the language in the time of the 19th century. The Jewish shekel, a form of currency, was also dead for over 1,900 years, and yet somehow found its way back into circulation in 1997.
“It was predicted and it has happened.”
Biblical Prediction# 6 and #7- In the last days, pools of water will appear in the deserts; Fruits, Forests, Vineyards and Olive Groves will arise from the dust
(Books of Isaiah and Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
The desert that was Israel was barren of life for almost 2,000 years. So, how is it that what once was desert wasteland would later become a veritable Garden of Eden? Even better, how is it that for almost 2,500 years prior, these events would be prophesied in two books of the Bible? The several verses speaking to this eventuality speak of firs and the cypress growing in abundance, the earth being filled with fruit. What could not have been predicted was the vast increase in knowledge that has occurred in the last two millennium owing to the art and engineering of advanced irrigation and growing techniques.
Today, Israel is a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies, despite a landmass equivalent to the approximate size of New Jersey. Israel, unlike anywhere else in the largely arid Arab world, has become, in effect, an oasis in the desert.
“It was predicted and once again it happened.”~ Jacob Prasch, Bible Expositor
Biblical Prediction #8-Man-made and natural disasters will increase in the End of Days
(Books of Matthew, Mark, and Acts ~ written appx. 1,960 years ago)
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and sedition; these are the beginning of the labor pains.”~Mark 13:7-8
The key here to remember is that throughout all of history both natural and man-made disasters have always occurred in a diversity of places and times. However, the four predictions indicated here, and resultantly the scriptures, specify an increase in both intensity and knowledge of these events.
The knowledge comes to us by way of a now highly interconnected international web and media, along with the natural increase in populations of areas which were only sparsely populated in times not far past.
These four major types of signs include:
Environmental– including natural disaster, famines and pestilence, hurricanes, tsunamis and quakes intensified and viraled by both the worldwide web and international media.
Wars and Rumors of Wars– Catastrophes that are man-made, specifically to include ethnic tensions between ethnic nations; civil wars, and governmental breakdowns will occur is a series of chained events.Astronomical Signs-changes in the sun, meteors, comets and asteroids will all be increasingly visible.
Astronomical Signs-changes in the sun, meteors, comets and asteroids will all be increasingly visible.
Moral Collapse-Churches, governments and even society itself will exercise moral relativism unlike any other time in modern history.
Just in this sense alone, we can see a convergence of each of these types of events all seemingly occurring with both an increased intensity and frequency. But are we seeing the worst of this convergence now or are there even more horrible events yet to come?
Biblical Prediction#9-Lawlessness, Moral Collapse and Social Breakdown
(Book of Timothy ~ written 1,950 years ago)
As the Arab Spring has either toppled or is toppling empire after Mideast empire, while Islamic Sharia law takes a firm hold on the lands of the Mideast, we have already seen a panoply of Christian persecutions taking place. Christian crucifixions, rapes and even beheadings are at an all-time high in modern history, and this, just in the last five years. In addition, for the first time in US history, the sitting leader of the Free World was declared the “First Gay US President” by a leading media magazine.
“Perilous times shall come – Times of danger, of persecution, and of trial.”
Meanwhile, western society is said to have become “post-Christian and neo-pagan,” says Jacob Prasch, which speaks to a prophetic series of cultural breakdowns unparalleled in modern times, but also, within the Christian Church.
“It was predicted, and it is happening now.”
Now, Christianity and Judaism are often being held out as both archaic and even reprehensible, in far too many circles. While those things which oppose Judeo-Christian Values are held up as shining examples of both multi-culturalism, acceptance and Progress.
Biblical Prediction#10-Christian Apostasy, Mass Spiritual Delusion, and a Great Leader
(Book of 2nd Timothy ~ written 1,950 years ago)
While an increasingly large number of Churches have, in the recent past, fallen under what many might term the slippery slope of feel-good religions, the number of individuals who have fallen victim to certain groups which they thought were Protestant only to later learn rather painfully that they were not. Financial con artists and certain so-called Christian Televangelists have turned the Church into a laughing-stock of greedy caricatures, while unabashedly begging for money, and sometimes even much worse.
These groups, while always present in one form or another, have in the modern day reached what could be described as a plague of delusions built largely for financial gain to the proprietor. The Bible refers to this period as “The Great Apostasy” or departure from the truth. According to Jacob Prasch, this is associated with “The man of lawlessness,” also a metaphor for the anti-Christ, who God will allow to deceive many of those whom are in search of a new Messiah
“As the world strains under the weight of humanitarian issues, mankind will desperately seek a new leader, a savior.”~Jacob Prasch
Biblical Prediction # 11- A Great Leader to Bring Peace Within A New World Order- and biblical prediction# 12-Resulting in one-world government, a forced financial system, state control
(Book of Revelation~written 1,900 years ago)
The words “A new world order” have been repeated more and more often in the last two decades by political leaders more than any other time in US history. So, how does this tie in with biblical prophecy? Many biblical scholars believe that several Revelation references to “One World Government” dovetail perfectly with the meaning behind the words “new world order” that can be found in Revelation chapter 13: 7, which states:
“The beast was permitted to go to war against the saints and conquer them. He was given ruling authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation”
Biblical experts further believe that the United Nations will be the organization at the heart of such power. An increasing loss of confidence in the world’s leading financial systems and then the various national economies faltering will cause the rise of a single world financial system. According to Jacob Prasch, this, coupled with a grand convergence of natural calamities and the terror that ensues will cause many individuals to seek security and leadership from both a political and religious leader who claims to have the answers to virtually everything “and they’ll get one.”
Prasch notes that this is the man that the scriptures refer to as “the man of sin” or the “anti-Christ” who will act as a sort of “redeemer figure.” This individual will be able to bring together all of the world’s faiths via a political agenda and a “corrupted world religious system.”
This is also where unconstrained tyranny will take over and man will once again be at the mercy of his own singular government creation, the world over.
A forced financial system
After numerous currency failures, and the much talked about “mark of the Beast” will be set upon each world citizen either in their right hand or forehead. This mark would seem to represent a new financial system or currency which is embedded or marked upon each person in order to buy or trade–which could now be achieved through existing digital micro-technology.
Biblical Prediction# 13- A Peace Treaty signed yet a military coalition strikes Israel, Tribulation ensues
(Prophet Daniel and the Book of Revelation ~ written over 1,900 years ago)
At this point in human history, the last seven years of the age will have been reached which some refer to as the Tribulation period. The long sought after and all-encompassing peace treaty between Israel and other Middle East states will finally be signed at the beginning of this final seven years.
However, the anti-Christ who initially presented himself as a man of peace and who inaugurated the agreement with Israel will break the peace agreement mid-way through this final seven years. Also, at this time, the Prophet Daniel states that the ancient nation of Persia, which is now modern-day Iran, will rise up against Israel and war will ensue.
Indeed, many religious leaders within the Islamic faith, including the theocratic leaders of Iran, believe that chaos is the only thing that will hasten the “Hidden Imam’s” return which is what the religious Islamic nation of Iran seems often enough to be hedging its national health upon.
Many believe that the Arab spring movement may be the final precursor to an Islamic Caliphate, a confederation of Islamic States which many Islamists are even now touting. Could this powerful Caliphate eventually come to be the embodiment of the anti-Christ so talked about in Revelation?
Islamic fundamentalist leaders believe, a nuclear exchange will hasten the 12th Imam’s return. According to Jacob Prasch, “we are told by Ezekiel that Russia, Turkey and the nations of Soviet central Asia will come into some type of military confederation with Iran to invade Israel” but this attack will fail due to a type of divine intervention which will impart natural disasters ostensibly as the attack takes place.
Interesting that these particular alliances only seemed possible in just the last five years….and they were foretold over 2,500 years ago.
Biblical Predictions #14, #15 , #16 & #17-~Physical Signs~The Return, an earthquake which splits The Mount of Olives, water flowing beneath Jerusalem, the Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple and the East gate remains sealed
(Books of Zechariah & Ezekiel ~ written 2,500 years ago)
“And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in the middle thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”~Zech.14:4
With modern technology, we know already that a tectonic fissure exists which runs along the center of the Mount of Olives. According to scriptures, the Messiah’s return will herald a great earthquake which both splits and moves the Mountain of ancient history apart. This will also cause fresh water to flow from underneath the Mount and towards the Dead Sea changing the entire environment. In addition to this, we also know of the fresh streams of waters as verified by archeologists indeed flowing underneath both the city of Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives.
According to Jacob Prasch, the Prophet Isaiah foretells that the Messiah Jesus’ return will originate at the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, but will culminate in his descending down upon the Mount of Olives making all of these astounding events take place, sequentially.
Apocalypticists have long known and have established as a sort of bookmark in time marking the end days, that according to biblical prophecy, the event to watch closely for is the rebuilding of the Great Temple in Jerusalem. Remarkably, the cornerstone of this soon to be rebuilt Temple, weighing 13 tons was presented to the world on May 21st, 2009.
The golden gate, or east gate as it was also called, holds several deeply religious meanings for the Jews, which is largely why the gate was sealed back in the 1500’s by Ottoman conqueror Suleiman the Magnificent. Suleiman also placed a cemetery in front of the gate in order to keep Jewish Holy Priests from being able to enter or exit through the gate, as their entering a cemetery is ostensibly not allowed , which is part of the reason for Suleiman’s tactics.
The remarkable thing here is that, once again, the sealing of the gate and the fact that the continuance of this condition was predicted almost 2,000 years before the fact and continues to this day.
Biblical Prediction # 18~ The Kings of the East cross the Euphrates River for war
(Books of Ezekiel & Revelation ~ written 2,500 & 1,900 years ago respectively)
I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 31 ~The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.~Joel 2:30-31
The Bible foretells in Revelation that the kings of the East, who many believe is the nation of China and or Russia along with her ancillary nations, will cross the Euphrates in an invasion of the Mideast and in preparation for war against Israel and perhaps Israel’s western allies.
The scriptures, in anticipation of this event, speak to the “angels bound at the River Euphrates” to lead 200 million men in battle. The remarkable thing here is the fact that going back through ancient history, at no time was there ever a population capable of producing, arming, and supporting such a massive army of men. Yet, in modern day, the Chinese army currently lists an active duty capacity of about 318 million men fit for military service, which is about the size of the current US population.
But the Kings of the East will be gathering for a singular reason…..
Biblical Prediction#19~Armegeddon, the war to end all wars
(Books of Revelation, Matthew, Jeremiah, and Zechariah-each written over 1,900 years ago)
For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now–and never to be equaled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.~Matthew 24:21-22
So which countries might find themselves in such a terrible coalition?
Interestingly, we have already stated such a military confederation, in fact. In the 13th prediction Ezekiel states that “Russia, Turkey and the nations of central Asia will come into some type of military confederation with Iran to invade Israel.” The scriptures seem to further allude to weaponry akin to nuclear technology. We further know that the eastern powers of North Korea, possibly Iran, China, Russia and Pakistan each has an arsenal of nuclear weaponry.
So, are the pieces of the puzzle now ready to be engaged?
Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.~Revelation 16:16
Armageddon mentioned here has long been a subject of considerable biblical discussion. The Valley of Megiddo does exist in modern times and is a plain located in Israel that has seen several ancient historical battles. However also, the scriptures clearly indicate that without divine intercession, “man’s days would be numbered.” a chilling thought when prefaced by the fact that these words were, once again, written at a time when nuclear technology was not even an idea.
And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.~Jeremiah 24:33
So, who will oppose these forces from the East and stand with Israel?
It seems clear that Israel and the US will probably be standing together in these end times, especially if we take into account the fact that “the dead will lie from one end of the world unto the other”–only the US arsenal seems capable of countering the combined might of Russian and China in a nuclear exchange.
Remember that Iran is a nation which is allied with both Russia and China, while also remembering that the Chinese-Russo alliance was only established very recently in history.
And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.~Zechariah 14:12
Biblical Prediction # 20~ Only the wise will understand and escape
(Prophet Daniel~written over 2,100 years ago)
According to Jacon Prasch, the Prophet Daniel indicates that the scriptures clearly state that only the wise will understand these prophecies, which to many, must seem glaringly accurate especially at this point in history. However, Prasch further notes that Daniel also makes it known that “The Wicked” will not understand. Prasch also postulates that according to both Daniel and Jesus, there will be a way to escape this particular hell on earth scenario.
So there you have it, the terrifyingly realistic prophecies as evidenced by The Daniel Project, which also states that since this work was published, even more signs have occurred which fall into line in support of these prophetic texts.Conclusions
Jeremy Hitchen does a masterful job in presenting the movie as a skeptic. Bible Expositor, Jacob Prasch, also presents a stunning panoply of knowledge in describing the events as they unfold, but also as one who originally sought to scientifically disprove the Bible, earlier on in his career.
However, we must add that this particular article is only an expansive summary of what is contained visually within the movie of the same name titled, “The Daniel Project.” If you would like to see these texts brought to life, we would urge you to see the movie for yourself and make your own decisions and conclusions.
“About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies,and insist on their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.”
~Sir Isaac Newton, Mathematician and the father of modern science
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