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Judaism Overthrown, Page 33

sanctuary and host were, “the daily (or continual) and transgression of desolation.” The one is what Paul calls “the mystery of iniquity;” the other “that wicked, that man of sin.” The one hindered till he should be taken out of the way, then that wicked was to be revealed. The first was paganism, the second, popery. The one gave way to the other. But both were abominations, and crushed the church of God.

Daniel wished to know the import of his vision, and sought for the meaning; and Gabriel was sent to make him understand the vision. He began the execution of his commission by saying, “Understand, O son of man, for at ‘the time of the end’ shall be the vision.” That is, the vision is to be understood “at the time of the end.” “But,” he continued, “I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the INDIGNATION; for at the time appointed, (2300 days,) the end shall be.” The “indignation” is the cause of Jerusalem’s desolation; and it will continue desolate until the “indignation” ceases, or “her iniquity is pardoned.” Isaiah 10:5. “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger; ‘the staff’ in ‘their’ hand ‘is mine’ indignation.” “And it shall come to pass when the Lord shall have accomplished his ‘whole’ work on ‘Mount Zion’ and ‘Jerusalem, ‘I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.” “For yet a very little while and I will cause the ‘indignation’ to cease, and mine anger in their destruction.” This passage shows that the “indignation” is the cause of the desolation of Jerusalem and Mount Zion. The 2300 days reach to the LAST end of the indignation; that is until the people of God are delivered from their dispersion, and the wicked city is pardoned. The vision begins with the ram with two horns; Media and Persia. The “indignation” has not yet ceased; for the people are yet scattered, and Jerusalem is yet desolated and trodden down of the Gentiles. Then the days cannot mean literal days, but symbolical. To say they were fulfilled literally, in Antiochus Epiphanes, is to throw away a great part of the vision-the

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