Daniel 11:35 a. and from the ones being intelligent they shall stumble to to refine of in them and to to purify of and to to whiten of until the time of the end that further to appointed time. (Hebrew direct translation)
Daniel 11:35 b. And (some) of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make (them) white, (even) to the time of the end: because (it is) yet for a time appointed. (Hebrew/English translation)
The question arises, when was the “time of the end” when these persecutions from the papacy towards the reformers ceased?
To find the solution one has to look at all the texts referring to the prophetic time period related to the “time of the end.”
Dan 8:17 So he (Gabriel) came near where I was stood and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Understand son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.”
Which vision? The vision given to Daniel in Dan 8:1-14. It is the vision of the ram and the he goat. The goat charged at the ram and cast him to the ground. The large horn of the goat became great and then was broken and four others took its place. The ram is a prophetic symbol of Medo-Persia and the goat is a symbol of Greece. The great horn is a symbol of Alexander the Great of Greece and the four horns are a symbol of the four generals who succeeded him. Dan 8:9 “Then a little horn came out of the four winds of heaven and cast down the stars and host to the ground. He cast the sanctuary truth to the ground. Verse 13. How long will the vision be concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?” The answer is given in verse 13. 2300 days. These days are prophetic years, 2300 years from 457 B.C. to 1844 A.D. Verse 17 “The vision refers to the time of the end.”
Dan 11:40. “and in the time of the end he shall gore (pierce with horns) with him king of the Negev and he shall excite horror on him king of the north in chariots and in horsemen and in ships many ones and he comes in lands and he overwhelms and he passes.”
Dan 12:1. “At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was anation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
“At that time” in Dan 12:1 is reffering to the Second Coming of Christ and the day of ressurrection. So the time span of the “time of the end” is between 1798 A.D. and the Second coming of Christ. However Christ did not come to the earth in 1844 or after. Ellen G. White writes in the book Testimonies to the Church vol. 6, published in 1900: “Had the purpose of God been carried out by His people in giving to the world the message of mercy, Christ would, ere this, have come to the earth, and the saints would have recieved their welcome into the city of God.”
So we are talking about a short period of time for the “time of the end” if Christ would have come between 1798 and the second half of the 19th century.
Dan 12:4. “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase”. Refers to the vision and the prophesies in the book of Daniel. A great interest and understanding of these prophesies began after the French revolution in 1798 and continued to 1844.
Dan 12:6 How long shall the fulfillment of these wonder be?
The answer to Dan 12:6 is in Dan 12:7, Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time, and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.
“The time of the end” is related to the power of the holy people which was completely shattered during the period of a time, times and half a time. The time, times and half a time refer to the 1260 days prophecy, which is years and starts in 538 A.D and finishes in 1798 A.D. This is the Middle Ages of persecution against the holy people of God.
Dan 12:9 Go your way Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.
The phrase “time of the end” refers to the period between 1798 and Christ Second Coming. The persecutions against the reformers had stopped and a new era of Bible societies and Christian protestant churches arose in a democratic world.
Dan 11:36a. and he does/according to his will as approval of him the king and he shall exalt himself and he shall magnify himself over every of El and on El of deities he shall speak things being marvellous and he prospers until he is concluded menace that one being decided she is done.
Dan 36b. And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and he shall magnify himself above every god, and he shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
And the king shall “do according to his will.” We have met the phrase before in Dan 11:16 were the pronoun is used for the power, “he shall do according to his will.” This gives us an assurance that we are talking about the same power. This is the same power as in Dan 11:36 but it takes on a new phase of the Little Horn. This is the first time the Little Horn power is referred to as a king, after using pronouns from the preceding verses from verse 16 to verse 36. As the phrase “do according to his will” was used to begin with the Little Horn in verse 16; in verse 36 we use the phrase to divide the verses from verse 16 to verse 45. From verse 16 to 36 we describe the historical side of the Little Horn power: from the time it plucked up the three horns or kings in verse 14, to the end of time between 1798 and 1844 A.D.
From Dan 11:36-39 we look at the descriptive side to the Little Horn, instead of the historical.
Dan 11:36. he shall magnify himself above every god, and he shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. How? The following texts in the Bible are related to this text.
2 Thess 2:3.4. Let no man deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
Rev 13:4 So they worshipped the dragon who gave authority to the beast: and they worshipped the beast saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
Verse 5. And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for 42 months (1260 days or years in prophecy which gives us 538-1798 A.D.)
Verse 6. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God to blaspheme his name, his tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
Verse 8. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Dan 7:25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law e.g. (The Sabbath day from Saturday to Sunday). Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time. (538-1798 A.D.)
Dan 8:10 And it grew up to the host of heaven: and it (the little horn) cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground and trampled on them. Verse 11. He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
Dan 8:25 And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall rise against the Prince of princes.
Dan 11:37a. and on Elohim of fathers of him not he shall understand and on one coveted of women and on any of Eloah not he shall understand that over all he shall magnify himself.
Dan 11:37b. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
The papacy does not regard the God of the Bible as their God. The papacy and priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church do not have a desire for women. This refers to a code of celibacy amongst the Roman Catholic priests. The papacy does not recognize any god as their god because the pope is above all and magnifies himself above all.
Dan 11:38a. and to Eloah of ones strong/forces on post/place of him he shall glorify and to Eloah whom not they knew him fathers of him he shall glorify in gold and in silver and in stone precious and in coveted treasures.
Dan 11:38b. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
Dan 11:39a. and he does for fortresses of ones strong with Eloah of foreigner whom he recognizes he shall recognize he shall increase glory and he causes to rule in many ones and ground he shall apportion in price/divide for gain.
Dan 11:39b. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge (and) increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
Dan 11:38. The papacy does acknowledge one god, which they give honor to and that is the god of forces or fortresses. So what is the god of fortresses?
The two words forces and fortresses come from the same Hebrew word “maozim.” This word is in the plural for the singular Hebrew word “maoz.”
What does the Hebrew word “maoz or maozim” mean in the Bible?
Dan 11:31. “ And forces shall be mustard by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress (maoz): then they shall take away the daily sacrifices and place there the abomination of desolation.” Maoz refers to the heavenly sanctuary of God in this text.
Dan 11:7 But from a branch of her roots one shall arise in his place, who shall come with an army, enter the fortress of the king of the North.” Maoz refers to the stronghold of the King of the North.
Dan 11:10 “then he shall return to his fortress and stir up strife.” Maoz refers again to a stronghold.
Dan 11:19 “Then he shall turn his face toward the fortress of his own land, but he shall stumble and fall and not be found.” Maoz refers to stronghold.
Isa 25:4 “For you have been a strength (maoz) to the poor. A strength to the needy in distress, A refuge from the storm, A shade from the heat;” Maoz is related to strength, refuge, and shade.
Jerm 16:19. “O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of affliction.” Maoz is related to strength and refuge.
Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. My God my strength in whom I will trust. Verse 6. He heard my voice from his temple.” Maoz is related to the sanctuary in this text plus rock and deliverer.
Nah 3:11 “You will also seek refuge from the enemy.” Maoz can mean refuge or protection.
Psalm 31:3 “You are my rock and my fortress. Therefore for your names sake lead me and guide me.” Maoz is related to rock and sanctuary fortress in this text.
Prov 10:29 “The way of the Lord is strength for the upright.” Maoz means strength here.
Joel 3:16.17. “The Lord will roar from Zion and utter his voice from Jerusalem. The heavens and the earth will shake; But the Lord will be a shelter for his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” Maoz can be interpreted sanctuary in this text as well as strength.
Judges 6:26 “and build an altar to the Lord your God on top of this rock.” Maoz means rock.
Nah 1:7 “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble.” Maoz means stronghold here.
2 Sam 22:33 “God is my strength and power.” Maoz means strength and power in this text.
Conclusion of the word study
In conclusion the word fortress or forces “maoz” in Hebrew means mainly sanctuary, strength, rock, refuge, stronghold, shade, deliverer, and many of these words are attributed to the only true God of the Bible.
The Papacy however, has developed a system which is a substitute, a replacement to God and his sanctuary in heaven. The papacy and priests forgive the sins of their members, which only God can do from heaven. The papacy have built large cathedrals, basilicas and churches and have decorated the icons on the altars, walls and ceilings with silver, gold and precious stones.
Dan 11:39. he shall acknowledge and increase with glory, and he shall cause them to rule over many, and he shall divide the land for gain.
What does this part of verse 39 mean?
The Roman Catholic Church has increased its membership in glory to a figure of 1.2 billion members throughout the world. He shall cause them to rule over many, and he shall divide the land for gain. When the papacy has rulership over all their members, the members give their honor first to the pope and then to the government where they are living. In this way, the Roman Catholic papacy divides the land for gain of rulership all over the world. They have influence over nearly every political government on moral and doctrinal matters, wherever they have the majority rule of membership in the world.