One of the biggest mistakes anyone trying to understand prophecies in the Bible can make is to say, "Well this has already happened." What does God's word say about that?
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
So how is anyone supposed to know if we're living in "the time of the end" that's spoken about in the book of Daniel?
When I first got saved and filled with the Holy Spirit, I was determined to understand God's word. Not man's interpretation of God's word, but what God's word really said. So far so good…..then came the day I decided to study the book of Daniel. I read it through. Uh-oh. So I prayed, asking for revelation of God's word. Nothing. I did it again. No understanding.
I tried, unsuccessfully, to find a good study guide on Daniel. Surely those more educated than I understood this book. There wasn't a study guide to be found. Always before I could ask God for understanding of his word and He would open it up to me.
I finally said to God, "Okay, I'm going to study NOTHING except Daniel until I understand it." You could almost hear God laughing. After one year of reading nothing in the word except Daniel, I didn't know any more than when I had started. I finally set it aside for the next 30 years.
Daniel 12: 8-9
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Here's what I understood. NOBODY, not even if you begged and pouted, was going to truly understand the book of Daniel UNTIL God unsealed it.
God has finally unsealed Daniel. What was is, and what is will be. Has everything happened before. Yes.
What's different this time is all of the prophecies concerning the end of days, are being fulfilled at the same time. That's why everyone, even those who are false prophets, can sense something is getting ready to happen.
Here is wisdom: When it has all come together, the end is going to happen fast. If you haven't gotten yourself right with God, you're going to be in trouble when all Hell literally breaks loose. You'll be in a fight, not just for your life but your very soul, without the faith and power to fight through.
Things are getting ready to break loose.
Great evil is taking charge of the middle east.
Keep your eyes on Israel