Maddening Wine Part IV
"abylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad" (Jeremiah 51:7).
As this series has looked at the time code which is imbedded within the book of Daniel, we continue with the probe into how the Maddening Wine of metaphoric Babylon is related to that bewitching Spiritual power which overtakes the nations. Although our previous installment addressed the period in which the Beast of Babylon "is not," we've yet to provide the Scripturally required, second witness to the algorithm. The present work will address that very issue.
The reader will recall the context of the code is the great tree of Babylon, which was cut off in Daniel chapter 4, and the "seven times" which the prophet tells us will ultimately overtake the king. While the writing tells us the king was to literally lose his dominion for "seven times," we've shown how the mystical power of Babylon was also to be restrained (or suspended) for the period of "seven times" – a period we've extrapolated to be 2,520 years.
The math is basic in that seven "times," a period which is seen asyears in multiple prophetic texts, is exponentially multiplied with each day for a year. Thus, the 360 days of each of the seven "times" (read years), calculates out to 360 day-years times seven – a period of 2,520 years. The starting point of the cutting off of Babylon is 539 BC, which computes to 907,200 days. Count the days from October 12th 539 BC, remembering the addition of 1 year, as there is no year zero.
Thus, the dominion of the metaphysical power of Babylon is cut off for 2,520 years beginning in 539 BC, but is then resumed in 1948 AD – the very year we see the return of the physical Jewish nation to the Gentile dominated world. In our last installment, we showed the formula actually computes to the very day when the United Nations met in emergency session, to declare its authority over the physical city of Jerusalem.
Although it is obvious the United Nations may be "seen" from any nation in the world, few have perceived the connection with the globalist construct, and the ancient tree which was clearly projected to be worldwide. The original imagery indicated the great tree grew to a global dimension, in that the text tells us it could be seen from anywhere in the world:
"The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth…" (Daniel 4:20).
Thus, the prophecy projects the time when the ancient power ofBabylon would be re-awakened after a long dormancy, and the events which transpired in 1948, show not only a globalist political entity in the UN, they also include the rise of the "Little Horn" nation of Israel – a "resurrection" which was clearly associated with the UN assuming authority over the land then known as Palestine.
The ironies are exquisite, for the tidal wave of false prophets of our time never point out the fact the UN General Assembly voted in favor of partitioning the land of Palestine, a move which provided the legal authorization for the formation of the modern state of Israel. Indeed, in the virtual avalanche of prophetic disinformation which emanates regularly out of the Rapture Cult dominated "Christian" prophets of Baal infesting our timeline, almost every aspect of what actually occurred is distorted.
For instance, even as the "Christian" liars in the great falling of the church continue to misidentify key nations (such as Russia as the supposed "Gog" of the Gog/Magog war seen in the prophet Ezekiel's writings), the majority of believers are unaware that Russia voted in favor of the formation of Israel, even as the British (with American complicity), betrayed the tiny state, to the degree the Jews were being positioned to be exterminated upon the declaration of the nation on May 14th, 1948.
In any event, a profoundly important aspect of Daniel's prophecy concerning the prophesied return of the power of theMaddening Wine of Babylon, after the long interval of 2,520 years, is found in the 5th chapter of Daniel. This is the account which actually describes the fall of Babylon, on the fateful night of the great party, in which the handwriting on the wall appears:
"In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace…and this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" (Daniel 5:5,24).
Most know that Daniel (who was very old by this time as the king was actually Nebuchadnezzar's grandson) was called in to decipher the mysterious writing. A crucial detail is how Daniel,before he decodes the strange phrase, connects the event with the previously detailed dream of the great tree, and specifically points to the "seven times" which were prophesied to elapse when "Babylon" was to lose its dominion.
The cryptogram which is hidden within Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin, includes the "numbered, numbered, weighed divided" which Daniel articulated (Daniel 5:26-28) to the king.
The phrase is rich with prophetic depth, as the twice speakphenomena seen in Mene, Mene is found all over the Bible, as a supernatural flag indicating a deeper meaning – with the classic example being Babylon the Great which "is fallen, is fallen" inRevelation. However, the "Mene" is plainly said to be a number, as Daniel flatly stated that Mene, Mene means "numbered, numbered."
The monetary equivalent of "Mene" was the Aramaic Mina, which equaled 1,000 monetary units known as a Gerah. Since there were two "Minas" (read Mene, Mene), and the interpreted phrase was also spoken twice ("numbered, numbered"), we can easily see that Mene, Mene has a numeric equivalent of 2,000.
The Tekel is obviously very close to the Shekel – a coin which was weighed – thus connecting to the weighed interpretive pronouncement of Daniel. It turns out that a weighed Shekel equals 20 Gerahs – the very same unit previously mentioned.
Now we have 2,020. The fourth and final component wasUpharsin, which is the also seen in the Scriptures as Peres – a word interpreted as divided in verse 28 of Daniel 5. Since the formula is inaugurated with the pronouncement the kingdom's days were "numbered," which was derived from the Mene/Mina in the phrase, and the text itself says the division of Babylon was two-fold between the Medes and the Persians, a precise two-fold division of the "Mene" would have to be 500.
Thus, we redact Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin to the precise number of 2,520 – the very same time period extrapolated from the "seven times," in which the entity seen as "Babylon" would be cut off.
The ominous handwriting on the wall (a phrase which is with us to the present day), was a cryptic formula which was strangely appropriate as a sign for the superstitious people of Babylon, and it served as a death warrant, for an execution which began that very night, when the period of 2,520 years of dormancy was to begin.
-- James Lloyd
A further look at the mysterious entity known as Babylon, is found in the book from the present author entitled BLOOD BEAST OF BABYLON.