Summary: Daniel’s vision “at the time of the end” was a ram/goat conflict in which a goat flies from the west to break the horns of militant Muslims—“Medes & Persians” in Daniel 8:17,20 are now Iraq and Iran.
This vision is partly fulfilled. We are at the time of the end and we should wonder what makes the goat angry? The US doesn’t want war with Iran. Why the conflict and why does it trigger end-times?
The life of Christ divides history—it separates BC (before Christ) from AD (ano domini, year of our Lord).
Christ was known as the Great Teacher. When He was asked about the end of the world, He said to read and understand the book of Daniel.
If we Google “the Great Disappointment,” it’s about 1844 when followers of William Miller, a Baptist preacher, warned the world of an impending time of judgment but they could be raptured to heaven if they repented.
They did the best they could in spite of misunderstanding and Christ endorsed them in Revelation 10:10,11. John represented them when he ate the little book of Daniel– it was sweet in his mouth (Christ’s coming) but bitter in his belly, and nothing fit as pioneers said. Nevertheless, Christ said “You must prophesy again,” Rev 10:11.
“Again” means a second time and it should rectify the mistake of pioneers who saw 1844 as ‘time of the end’ for the message of an impending Judgment.
Since the horn of Iraq is broken with Saddam gone, we should wonder what will get US into war with Iran, and when we see it coming, we should share in the message that God wants given again if we are His servants.
First we should wonder, what makes the goat angry to fight the ram—the US doesn’t want with them.
It’s a long story of religious hatred from false religion, and we will just pick the high points as God “declares the end from the beginning,” Isaiah 46:10.
God promised to make of Abraham a great nation, but late in life, he and Sarah were childless. So they thought God needed help and Abraham had a son by Sarah’s maid, Hagar but Ismael brought trouble and jealousy so that Hagar was sent away with her son.
Because of Abraham’s mistake with Hagar, God tested Abraham later to see if he was willing to sacrifice Isaac.
On the way, Isaac said, we have the wood and fire, but where is the sacrifice? Abraham’s classic reply was, “God will supply Himself a sacrifice.” It was prophetic!
Muslims believe Ishmael was the son who was spared. They have a ram sacrifice each year in their 2nd holiest religious observance to commemorate the event, but the Bible says it was Isaac in Genesis 22.
Which is the true holy book—the Bible or the Quran? The events in the Middle East will prove conclusively the Bible is the Word of God who sees the end from the beginning and the book of beginnings in Genesis.
The ram sacrifice did not spare Ishmael. Daniel 8 shows the descendants of Ishmael, are sacrificed to stop their militant hatred against Isaac and his descendants, Jews.
Islamic leaders foment hatred again Jews and their jihad “road to Jerusalem” begs a lesson from God soon.
“Behold, the day of the LORD is coming…I will gather the nations to battle against Jerusalem; The city shall be taken, The houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity…Zechariah 14:1,2.
Muslims will be rejoicing in their victory. Their mosque has an inscription, “Allah has no Son.”
Suddenly “The Lord will roar from Jerusalem…heavens and earth will shake,” (Joel 3:16) and Muslims will flee.
Muslim atrocities in Jerusalem will bring the goat from the west to break the horn of Iran and Muslim militancy.
We should have faith to believe God’s Word—it is half fulfilled with Saddam gone. “When you see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know its desolation is nigh” Luke 21:20.
It should not be hard to see how this is coming. It’s not a matter of if, but when, and a good grasp of Scripture can show us timing as Christ’s words suggest–God won’t do anything without revealing it, Amos 3:7. It will enable us to “prophesy again” as pioneers so nobly tried to warn the world but misunderstood which vision was at the time of the end. “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12.