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THE BOOK OF DANIEL

THE DAILY
AND THE
ABOMINATION
The Daily
To Take Away the Daily
When was the Daily Taken?
Is the Horn "He" or "It"?
What is the Abomination which was set up in place of the Daily?

Twice, in two different visions in the book of


Daniel the question is asked, "HOW LONG"
(Daniel 12:6 and Daniel 8:13)? The questions
are answered with numbers: 2300 days,
1260/1290/1335 days. Also, THE DAILY, is
spoken of as being taken away and the
ABOMINATION THAT BRINGS
DESOLATION being set up in it’s place.

As we study what this DAILY is, and what THE


ABOMINATION is, we realize what has
happened in Christianity and why there must be
a judgment.

"The Time of the End" refers to that time, just


before the second coming of Christ, when
heavenly judgment court is seated, (Dan. 7:10)
and in which the true citizens of the kingdom
are confirmed and the false are weeded out.

In Revelation, "The first angel's message proclaims "the hour of His


judgment is come.... This message could be proclaimed ONLY IN THE
LAST DAYS, for only then would it be true that the hour of judgment had
come."
"The prophecies of Daniel present a succession of events leading down to
the opening of the judgment which is to take place in the “time of the end“.

Scripture presents a grand linking together and conformation of the prophetic


timelines. They all support one another and link the various passages together
to increase our understanding of the prophecies.

Scholars tend to accuse us of establishing the 1844 movement which


proclaimed the judgment and Christ's soon coming, on one single text (Dan.
8:14). However, all those time lines point to the investigative judgment. The
universe has waited six thousand years for the final issue between truth and
error to be revealed. With great interest they attend that great judgment scene
seen in Daniel 7:9-10, which according to Daniel 8, deals with the "daily" and
the "abomination".

Now let’s look at the verses containing the words “daily” and “abomination”.
Notice as well, that the word "sacrifice" is NOT supposed to be there. It was
added by translators.

Daniel 8.11-13 Yea, he Daniel 11.31 And arms Daniel 12.11 And from the
magnified himself even to [military forces] shall stand time that the daily sacrifice
the prince of the host, and on his part, and they shall shall be taken away, and
by him the daily sacrifice pollute the sanctuary of the abomination that
was taken away, and the strength, and shall take maketh desolate set up
place [base] of his away the daily sacrifice, [consecrated, put in place],
sanctuary was cast down. and they shall place there shall be a thousand
And an army was given [assign, consecrate], the two hundred and ninety
him to oppose the daily abomination that makes days.
sacrifice by reason of desolate.
transgression, and it cast
down the truth to the
ground; and it practiced,
and prospered.

Then I heard a holy one


speaking; and another holy
one said to that one
speaking, "Till when the
vision, the daily, the
trangression of desolation,
and giving both the
sanctuary and the host to be
trampled underfoot.
The Daily -- the hattamid.
The word "tamid" is quite common in the Bible, it means “continuous” or
“continually” “everyday without ceasing“.
A study of this word reveals that it was used in the connection of many
activities priests performed in their daily work in the sanctuary. It is usually
used as an adjective before various continuous activities in this daily priestly
work or as an adverb following activities. For instance the “continuous” burnt
offerings, the “continuous "Presence of bread" (Ex. 25:30, Num 4:7) the
“continual” burning lampstands (Ex. 27:20; Lev. 24:2) and incense (Ex. 30:8)
and the fire on the altar (Lev. 6:13).

The word is also used in Jewish manuscripts to describe God’s continual Law,
and continual praise.

The heads of the priests are “to minister continually tamid before God” and the
heads of the Levites are also to “minister continually tamid. Others “shall
attend daily tamid at the gates of the sanctuary.“ Those who serve shall “satisfy
themselves perpetually tamid before Him.“ Although we are in a sanctuary
context, tamid is not used as a noun or as a technical term for the daily
sacrifice. It carries the meaning of “continually” or “perpetually”. (Hasel, “A Study of
Daniel 8:9-14, looking at the Qumran and Old Testament Usage of the Hebrew Word TAMID”

All of Daniel 8, where we see the first reference to this "taking away of the
daily", is filled with sanctuary language. The Ram and the Goat (sacrificial
animals) represent nations in control while the “daily” was operating in the
earthly sanctuary. Then we have no more “sacrificial animals” (signifying that
the sacrificial system has come to an end) but now we see A HORN
magnifying itself to heaven, (where Christ has entered the heavenly sanctuary
as our High Priest) yet this horn is seen lifting off the daily from HIM, and
casting the PLACE of the sanctuary down and truth is trampled to the ground,
but finally we hear that the heavenly sanctuary will be cleansed!

In other words "tamid" or "daily/continual" in the types, referred to the


continual work of the priests in the court and in the holy place of the sanctuary.
It does not refer to the priests work in the Most Holy Place.

What work by Christ in the heavenly sanctuary, did an earthly priesthood


supplant?

It was Christ's work in the heavenly sanctuary in which He was engaged until
1844-- before the "cleansing of the sanctuary began", which we know from our
study of the earthly type, was THE DAILY. The word 'Sacrifice" is not once
mentioned because the "blood" with which Christ ministers was shed ONCE
AND FOR ALL at the cross. There is no more need for sacrifice, for that one
sacrifice was all-sufficient.

Please note that the word "sacrifice" in all these verses was supplied by the
translators. It is not in the original writings. Also, Daniel does not use the word
"tamid" like an adjective, he places the definite article (the) in front "hattamid"
so it stands as a noun. NOR DOES DANIEL EVER use the word sacrifice in
any of the above verses. It is THE DAILY that is set aside.

TAKE AWAY THE DAILY


There has been some debate on the term "take away" the daily in Daniel 8:11,
as the term used is in the original is "ruwm" which can have various meanings
including "exalt" and "extol".

However, the "ruwm" used in this verse is the "hophal" form which means "to
be taken off, or lifted off".
The little horn attempted to lift off the daily from Christ and place it upon its
self.

Any question as to the meaning of "take away the daily" should be cleared up
quickly when we realize that the "taking away" of the daily in both (Daniel
11:31 and 12:11) uses the word "cuwr" which means "to cause to turn aside,
cause to depart, remove, take away, put away, depose, reject".

So there really is no doubt that this power, in trying to take off from Christ, the
Prince of Princes (8:11,25) HIS daily and place it upon themselves were
rejecting the true ministry and pushing it aside.

WHEN WAS THE DAILY TAKEN?


In 508 A.D
The taking away of the daily marks the beginning of the 1290 days of Daniel
12. .

This taking away and putting aside of Christ's daily ministry, is done with an
"army". That is, this power uses an army to force people to look to itself for
"priestly absolutions" from "transgression".
Dan. 8:10
And an army was given him to oppose the daily by reason of
transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced,
and prospered.

Daniel 11:31
And forces shall stand on his part, and they shall profane the sanctuary
of strength, and shall take away the daily, and they shall set up the
abomination that maketh desolate.

This takes place before verses 32-35 in Daniel 11, where the saints are
persecuted, giving us a clue that the 1290 day/years begin before the 1260
day/years.
The lifting off of the daily, clears the way for the "abomination that causes
desolation" to be set up.
The two events are not the same, one prepares the way for the second. When
taken literally the text says, the daily is abolished "with the purpose" of
establishing in its place the "abomination that causes desolation".(Dan.
12:11; 11:31)

Was there a time before the beginning of the 1260 years


when the papacy came into possession of an army which it
used to set up it's authority over spiritual matters?
Indeed there was!
With the conversion of Clovis, King of the Franks, came am
army, and Catholic history turns this cruel and unscrupulous
king into the "eldest son" of the church in 508 A.D. and
makes him appear as God's chosen instrument for the
extension of the Catholic faith.

Many historians declare that this was the "death" knell to paganism and the
triumph of the Christianity. It was even taught that the "daily" was "paganism".
BUT no, paganism was not "taken away" it was actually "Christianized" while
true Christianity received a deadly blow.

Who were the nations that Clovis fought against, with the sanction of the
church?
Burgundies, the Visigoths,
and later his successor drove out the Lombards from Italy.
Yes, I used to think these were all pagans being defeated-- but to my
amazement I found out they were largely CHRISTIANS-- not particularly
accepting all of Rome's doctrines and authority, and thus branded as Arians.
(it seemed like the “in” thing to do back then, to label all those in conflict with
Catholic doctrines as Arians whether or not they actually were).

In general, the term "Arian" was applied to Christians who did not
accept the Catholic creed established by the Council of Constantinople
in A.D. 381. Until Clovis' conversion from paganism to Catholicism in
496, none of the Germanic kingdoms had accepted that creed. The form
of Christianity held by those kingdoms can be traced back to the
missionary endeavors of Ulfilas, a fourth century Gothic leader who
translated the Bible into the language of his people, and whose influence
had won the Goths to Christianity in an astonishingly short time, not by
the forces of Rome, but with the Bible.

We tend to think of "Arians" as followers of Arius, who taught that


Christ was the first and highest of God's creatures, created out of
nothing. The views of Arius were rejected by the Council of Nicea in
A.D. 325.

" The prevailing position at Nicea, taught that Jesus was begotten of the
Father's substance, from eternity, there never being a time when Christ
was not.
During the half-century following the Council of Nicea, the theological
politics experienced a gradual shift, till we have the Creed of
Constantinople in 381, which declared the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit to be three separate, identical beings, "truly distinct one from
another" (Handbook for Today's Catholic), yet forming a single
Godhead in which the Father, the Son and the holy Spirit shared their
power, substance and dignity, each deserving the same honour and a co-
eternal sovereignty, in three most perfect hypostases.

Those who held that the Son, being begotten of the Father, is of the same
substance with the Father, as had been declared at Nicea, but didn't go
along with the more elaborate definitions of the trinity, were now
labeled as "Arians."
The Goths and other Germanic Christians of the fifth century belonged
to this class.

Now the “Arian” label, in it’s broadest sense, is what we hear about in history
books as the “reason” the papacy wanted these Christian tribes vanquished. In
this way, the papacy tries to paint itself as the “preserver” of “true doctrine”.
Yet, there were many other issues involved! The church of Rome was forcing
pagan idolatry, and alien forms of "holiness" upon the people. All manner of
unsound doctrines, saint worship, superstitious rites, idolatrous ceremonies,
Sunday keeping, as well as an enforced FAST on Saturdays, were incorporated.
There were many protesters among Christians, against the acceptance of
these pagan practices into the Catholic Church.

One example is Leo Vigilantius , 364-408, a Christian priest of Gaul who was
violently opposed by the church, because he was an influential leader, by some
accounted as the first director of the Church of the Waldenses, and this
Vigilantius denied the efficacy of relics, prayers to the saints, almsgiving,
celibacy of the clergy, ascetic austerities, and monasticism.

Christians were protesting against these counterfeit routes to "holiness", they


were protesting against the pagan ceremonies that were being brought into the
church, they were refusing to see the Pope of Rome as the “authority”. In spite
of thundering threats from leaders in Rome, there were people in the regions of
Europe who were determined to follow the Bible only. They were growing in
strength and were coming closer together.

But the most dramatic "lifting off" of Christ's daily, or CONTINUAL


ministry, by the Roman Bishop is seen in the claim that Christ founded His
church upon Peter, and gave Peter the Keys of eternal destiny, and the
Bishop of Rome was now the successor performing the CONTINUAL
ministry of Peter! And further more that Peter's authority is subordinated
to no earthly superior and is governor and head of Christ's kingdom with
power to impose laws and judge offences, and pardon sins. This concept
was being promoted in the years just prior to 508!

The correlation between Peter and the Bishop of Rome did not become
explicit until the pontification of Leo I (Leo the Great) in the mid-fifth
century (440-61) Leo insisted that Peter continued to speak to the whole
Church through the Bishop of Rome...Not until the pontification of Leo
was the claim of universal papal jurisdiction over the whole Church first
articulated...(Lives of the Popes, McBrien, p. 18,26)
Did Peter understand Christ's words to mean that he, Peter, was the rock upon
which the Christian church stood? No, in 1 Peter 2:6-8 Peter declares that
Christ is the chief corner stone. It is upon Christ the church is built!
It is by usurpation that the Roman pope assumes the power that he claims.
Christ has never bestowed this power upon him or any other individual.

Most interesting is the Catholic Concept of "CONTINUAL" TAMID means


continual
"The Bishops of Rome do CONTINUE Peter's ministry of evangelizing
the world and of maintaining the unity of the whole Church. They also
CONTINUE to exercise within the college of bishops the same kind of
pastoral authority Peter exercised within the original company of the
Twelve. The word 'CONTINUE' is important. The popes do not
succeed Peter in the sense of replacing him....the popes carry on Peter's
ministry, (Ibid: 32)
Even the word "CONTINUAL" "TAMID" is the same--
But that "CONTINUAL" was not given to Peter, it is CHRIST'S, our High
priest, and it has been usurped by Roman horn.

These are issues we


don’t find mentioned in
the history books, but
they were the reasons
many of these Christian
tribes COULD NOT
reverence Rome, nor
look to the Bishop of
Rome as their spiritual
leader! And Rome
would have her
revenge.

These were issues upon


which these people disagreed with Rome, and which brought them into
disfavour with the rising Roman religious power.

In 508 AD she received an army and started purging out the Christian nations
of Europe and planting her own paganized religious banners in their place.

Clovis "desire" seemed to be to ruin Christian kingdoms which refused the


Catholic version and bring all to regard the Roman Bishop as the authority.
Yes, 508 A.D. marks the time when the Roman Catholic church received arms
to force other Christians to look to Rome for salvation.

Is the Horn "He" or "It"?


A curious pronoun shift occurs in our reading of the horn in our English Bible
translations.
Sometimes the horn is referred to as “he” and sometimes as “it”.
This translation is based on Daniel actually switching the “gender” of the horn
power!

(Daniel 8:9-11)
Out of one of them [directions] came a horn that started from smallness
and grew….
It grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and
of the stars to the ground and trampled them.
He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the
daily was removed, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down.
And a host [army] is given over to it, with the daily, through
transgression, and it throweth down truth to the earth, and it hath
worked, and prospered.

Why did Daniel do this?


Now let's see what happens when one represents the pagan aspect of Rome.
The other represents the papal aspect Rome.

There came forth a horn that started from smallness.. and grew…(That would
be Pagan Roman as Rome began in it‘s pagan phase)
(Daniel 8:10) calls the horn IT.
This "it" would thus be pagan--
IT casts down some of the (the host of heaven)
hosts are usually armies, so how did pagan Rome cast down some of the
heavenly armies?

The "host" or the "army of heaven" being attacked by the IT seem to represent
God's army of people going forth with the gospel message.
Indeed the first centuries of Christianity are known for their periods of bloody
persecution by Pagan Imperial Roman!
BUT MORE-- IT, that is the pagan/greek/roman way of thinking ALREADY
began to infiltrate the doctrines and thinking of Christianity.

The "it also casts down Stars and stamps on them


Leaders like Peter, Paul, etc. martyred.

Now the switch in the pronoun used for the horn:


(Daniel 8:11)
HE magnified himself
If the pronoun switch which we see in our translations, identifies a new identity
then
"HE" must be papal!

He magnifies himself against the Prince of the host.


Against (Christ) Himself! Later we are told he rises against the Prince of
princes. The papal power rises against Christ.
He lifts off the daily from HIM (mimmennu) not from the pagan IT, not from
itself, but from the Prince of the host.
This is something the papal horn does against Christ.
And He pulled down (not the sanctuary itself) but the PLACE of the sanctuary.

The HE was the new face in the horn (papal ROME) which moves himself
"into the holy place" of Christ's daily ministry-- He lifts off the daily ministry
the "TAMID" from Christ and receives his own army by which to force people
to look to him as the one to dispense the "TAMID" blessings.

Daniel 8:12 An army or host is given over to it,


And IT
now we are back to the pagan IT
This seems to indicate that “HE” is now “pagan” --"IT"-- the same pagan/false
religion, supported by slightly converted pagans?

with the daily, through transgression

But now it has seated itself in the very temple of God, and is pretending to be
God. (see 2 Thess. 2) Pretending to have the power to forgive sins and open
and shut the door of heaven to whomever they pleased.

And IT cast truth to the ground.


And IT prospered, while true Christianity was forced to hide in the wilderness.

The Abomination Set Up in Place of the Daily


The "taking away of the daily" and the setting up of the "abomination" are not
the same thing. By “lifting off” Christ’s work and attributing that work to itself,
this power in actuality rejected the TRUE MINISTRY of Christ and pushed it
aside. By attributing the "daily" or "continual" to itself, this power prepared the
way for the abomination to be set up in the Christian church.

The two events are not the same, one prepares the way for the second. When
taken literally the text says, the daily is abolished "with the purpose" of
establishing in its place the "abomination that causes desolation". (Dan.
12:11; 11:31)

The "daily" was usurped in 508


-- when the papacy received it's "army".
The abomination was set up in 538
-- when the papacy received it's primacy by law and the "abomination" was set
under the mantle of Christianity.
See The 1260, 1290 and 1335 day/year Prophecies

What is the "abomination"?

The abomination is in existence throughout the WHOLE vision. It is the


"abomination that causes desolation". What brings it to special mention in
Daniel is the fact that it incorporates itself under the banner of Christianity!

The original word used in Daniel for


Abomination is #8251 (shiqquwts)
which means:
detestable thing or idol, abominable thing, abomination, idol, detested thing

We see the word used thus in scripture:

1 Kings 11.5
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and
after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
11.7
Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of
Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the
abomination of the children of Ammon.
Daniel uses the word three times:
...And on the wing of abominations (shiqquwts) shall be one who makes
desolate (shamem), Even until the consummation, (kalah) [full end]
which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate (shamem)." (9:27)
...and shall take away the daily, and they shall place the abomination
(shiqquwts) that maketh desolate (shamem). (11:31)
...from the time the daily is taken away, and the abomination
(shiqquwts) that maketh desolate (shamam) set up (12:11)
Daniel 8 has a close parallel
How long the vision [concerning] the daily, and the transgression (pesha) of
desolation (shamam), to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden
under foot? (8:13)

Now let's go to the new testament for some more clues.

Jesus Himself links the Greek word for "abominations" #946 with the word
"abominations" in Daniel.

Matt.24.15-16
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him
understand ) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Luke 13.14
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by
Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth
understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
And note Revelation's use of the word.
Rev. 17.4-5
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked
with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her
hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON
THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH.

The abomination IS FALSE/PAGAN WORSHIP.


It is better translated as the "desolating sacrilege".

Since the battle between Christ's salvation plan and Satan's counterfeits has
raged through all those years, we know the abomination was in existence
throughout the WHOLE vision. It is the "abomination that causes desolation"
even before Papal Rome emerges. What brings it to special mention in Daniel
is the alarming fact that it incorporates itself under the banner of Christianity!
The abomination is set up IN THE CHURCH!

In another study we noted that the commencement of the 2300 year prophecy
began in 457 BC when the degree was issued to restore and build Jerusalem at
the command of Artexerxes (Dn. 9:25; Ezra 7)
The temple was rebuilt in Jerusalem and the pre-cross daily sanctuary ministry
which God had outlined was re-established.
Before the cross, the gospel was to be understood through symbols and
ceremonies in the Jerusalem's temple. However, Paganism counterfeited the
whole system and added diabolical practices to their system that were a
constant allurement to Israel. Through heathenism, Satan had for ages turned
men away from God; but he won his great triumph in perverting the faith of
Israel. The very priests who ministered in the temple had lost sight of the
significance of the service they performed. They no longer looked beyond the
symbol but were using multiplied rituals as the means for salvation, just like the
heathen counterfeit.

Thus the "abomination of desolation" the "transgression of desolation" and the


"desolating sacrilege" are all the same thing. It is a SINFUL FORM OF
WORSHIP that would commit the sacrilege of trampling on and desolating the
things and the people that rightfully belong to God.

Now we might ask: How could the "harlot woman" --the symbol of a "woman"
stands for Christ's church, a "harlot" means she has left Christ for another.
How could this "harlot woman" contain ALL the abominations of the earth?

It's also interesting that she is called "Babylon". Babylon Kings, served as both
king and priest of the pagan Babylonian Mystery religion. As priests, they bore
the title "Pontifex Maximus" (Baker’s Pocket Dictionary of Religious Terms) or "Supreme
Pontiff," meaning "supreme pathfinder" or "bridge maker," representing "the
path or connection between this life and the next." Thus we see THE
SUPREME HIGH PRIEST OF BABYLON is Pontifex Maximus.

The pagan Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar was elected pontifex maximus in 63
BC., picking up the title of SUPREME PRIEST of the pagan gods used in
Babylon. Thus, the Roman emperors, like the preceding Babylonian emperors,
now served as priests of Babylonian paganism, and bore the title Pontifex
Maximus.

In 376 A.D., Emperor Gratian became the first Roman emperor to refuse the
idolatrous title of Pontifex Maximus and in 378 A.D., the Roman Catholic
Bishop Damasus was elected Pontifex Maximus, becoming the official pagan
Babylonian priest. Popery also accepted the polytheism of ancient Rome, in the
gods and goddesses which, under the title of saints, fill up the calendar and
crowd the temples of the Romanish Church. Here, then, all the old idolatries of
paganism live over again.
Example-- the idol--Jupiter is renamed Peter, and today is minus a toe because
so many people have "worshiped" stooped down and kissed it.
The "abomination" was legally set up in the Christian church, in 538 A.D.
when the Papacy was given the legal throne of Rome-- and lasted till 1798 A.D.
when Napoleon legally removed their power.

Prophecy says TRUE CHRISTIANITY [the woman] was in the wilderness


during the 1260 year reign of the papacy.

The Papacy IS ROME--

The abomination that causes desolation is FALSE RELIGION standing in the


holy place! For it obscures the TRUE.

The true religion which is found in GOD alone, IN HIM alone is LIFE and
HAPPINESS, true forgiveness, peace and victory over sin. That which sets
itself IN PLACE OF and obscures Christ's ministry is truly the abomination
that causes desolation.

As we saw in the gender shifting of Daniel 8:10 and 11--


First we saw the IT or pagan Imperial Rome growing and attacking some of the
"host" [God's people]

Then HE the new face in the horn (papal ROME) first moves himself "into the
holy place" of Christ's daily ministry-- by declaring he is the "continuing"
authority with the "keys" of heaven and hell supposedly given to Peter. He
claims to the ROCK upon which the church is built, when in TRUTH CHRIST
IS THE ROCK and CHRIST has the keys.
He lifts off ("ruwm") the daily ministry the "TAMID" from Christ and claims it
for himself, but in actuality he is rejecting the TRUE ministry of Christ and
setting it aside "(cuwr"), and receives his own army by which to force people to
look to him as the one to dispense Christ's "TAMID" blessings.

But then we see the whole thing is called the "IT". This is not Christianity, this
is the same pagan/false religion sacrilegious abomination that causes
desolation. But now it has seated itself in the very temple of God, and is
pretending to be God. (see 2 Thess. 2)

The greatest triumph won by Satan was in perverting Christianity. He has set
up his "abomination that causes desolation" under one who claims to be the
Vicar of Christ Himself, and the keeper of the keys of eternal destinies.

The deception is not yet complete--


Now the religious world is being gathered into the ecumenical bundle over
which the Papacy demands primacy as it's divine right!
The Bible says COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE for it is full of
abominations. (See Rev. 18:2)

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