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DANIEL 8:11B FROM HIM THE DAILY WAS TAKEN AWAY THE PLACE OF HIS SANCTUARY WAS CAST DOWN

Updated: Dec 16, 2022

CHAPTER 11 B


In review, in Daniel 8:9-11 we found that Satan working through the Little Horn power became great geographically in the world. Through this church/state power he opposed and persecuted Christians during the Dark Ages, exalting himself even as a power to be worshipped, as though equal to Christ. However, in the discourse below we will find that according to prophecy his continual opposition to Christ and His followers was to be unmasked or revealed and his false system of worship which he had founded was to be thrown down.


Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by (from) him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/

Let us take it phrase by phrase.


AND BY HIM


Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by (from) him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/

The phrase “and by him” is not present in the original Hebrew as you can see from the Strong’s Concordance below where the word number is provided to show the included text. The translators added the words to give clarity to the meaning of the text. But we could leave out the entire phrase and just say, “Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, …the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.”


Yea, he magnified H1431 himself even to the prince H8269 of the host, H6635 and by him the daily H8548 sacrifice was taken away, H7311 H7311 and the place H4349 of his sanctuary H4720 was cast down. H7993

https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/dan/8/1/ss1/s_858011



THE DAILY

Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/


In the Bible, there are evil concepts of a daily (continual, forever, perpetual) as well as good “daily” concepts. This verse in Daniel 8:11 well articulates an example of the evil or opposing “daily.”


The Hebrew word translated “daily” means continual, forever or perpetual.


DAILY H8548

תָּמִיד tâmîyd, taw-meed'; from an unused root meaning to stretch; properly, continuance (as indefinite extension); but used only (attributively as adjective) constant (or adverbially, constantly); elliptically the regular (daily) sacrifice:—alway(-s), continual (employment, -ly), daily, (n-)ever(-more), perpetual.https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H8548&t=KJV


To understand the opposing or evil daily we must understand the true daily. Read the following story from scripture to understand what Christ tells us about the true “daily”.

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-6/


Manna is a symbol of the Word of God or Jesus Christ the Word made flesh. He is our “Daily Bread” from heaven. Notice Jesus calls Himself the TRUE Manna from heaven, implying there is a FALSE manna.

John 6:31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-6/


Manna was to be gathered daily or continually each man collecting one omer, one man’s supply of bread for each day, or the tenth part of an ephah, for the purpose to see if they would walk in His law or not.

Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. 5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-16/

Manna represents Jesus Christ the Word made flesh coming down from heaven. Jesus would teach us to live by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.

Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Deuteronomy-Chapter-8/

Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-4/

There are many words we have direct from God in scripture including the words of Jesus. But some of the most famous of these words are found in Exodus 20 as the Ten Commandments spoken by God not just to a few or one but in the hearing of all Israel.


Exodus 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-20/

Christ showed us by His actions and words that He lived by every word proceeding from the mouth of God. It was His heart’s daily or continual meditation.


Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-1/

Psalms 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-40/

And the book of Hebrews confirms these words regarding the law of God from Psalms 40:7 written were regarding Jesus Christ keeping the will of God in His heart and obeying by doing His will.

Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Hebrews-Chapter-10/

In contrast, the Bible tells us about an evil, wicked “daily” or “continual” in opposition to God.

Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evilcontinually.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Genesis-Chapter-6/

Psalms 74:3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary…

10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?....

22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-74/


This daily bread Satan wants to feed us is “the ministration of death” or “ministration of condemnation” required by the broken law of God. Satan is the author of breaking that law. He has deceived humanity so we have broken God’s law so he could accuse us to God and war against the law or government of God. God has told us that sin is the transgression of the law. The wages of sin is death. All those who have broken the law of God must die. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Therefore, all stand guilty before God. This is the ministration of condemnation or death. Before the cross, Satan was able to accuse or condemn us before God’s throne daily or continually.

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-12/

2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Corinthians-Chapter-3/


Remaineth” in 2 Corinthians 3:14, in Greek means the same as the word “daily” in the Old Testament:


REMAINETH G3306

μένω ménō, men'-o; a primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy):—abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), × thine own. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=G3306&t=KJV


2 Corinthians 3:14 tells us that a vail is on the mind of the Jews regarding what Christ has done in taking away the ministration of condemnation or death required by the “broken law” of God. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Christ’s death more than sufficed to pay the penalty of a broken law. And by coming through the portals of the tomb He also gave us eternal life. God lovingly supplies His grace to bring us back to a restored relationship with Him. But Satan does not want us to know about the message of the gift of life. He has blinded the hearts of the Jews regarding the immeasurable love of God. In his time the character of Satan and this lie about God’s character would be unveiled.


Hebrews 10:1For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. . . 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Hebrews-Chapter-10/


Christ would come and by His death remove the daily ministration of death or condemnation taught by the daily sacrificial offerings. By voluntarily laying His life down out of love for us He would establish the daily meditation of the Law of God or the Ten Commandments which is the Law of Love for God and for man ordained unto life. Love is the fulfilling of the law. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. By one offering (His death) Christ would take away our sin and the penalty of sin and at the same time establish God’s law of love in our hearts and minds.

Hebrews 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Hebrews-Chapter-10/

Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Romans-Chapter-13/

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-15/


SACRIFICE


Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/


It is interesting that the word “sacrifice” in Daniel 8:11 is supplied by the translators but not present in the original Hebrew.


TAKEN AWAY


Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/


The Hebrew word translated “taken away” was used twice in a row in this verse. To see this look below how it says H7311 H7311 twice in a row using the Strong’s Concordance.


Yea, he magnified H1431 himself even to the prince H8269 of the host, H6635 and by him the daily H8548 sacrifice was taken away, H7311 H7311 and the place H4349 of his sanctuary H4720 was cast down. H7993

https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/dan/8/1/ss1/s_858001


The Hebrew word translated “taken away” means to be high actively or to raise or to lift up on.


TAKEN AWAY H7311

רוּם rûwm, room; a primitive root; to be high actively, to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively):—bring up, exalt (self), extol, give, go up, haughty, heave (up), (be, lift up on, make on, set up on, too) high(-er, one), hold up, levy, lift(-er) up, (be) lofty, (× a-) loud, mount up, offer (up), presumptuously, (be) promote(-ion), proud, set up, tall(-er), take (away, off, up), breed worms. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H7311&t=KJV


Another way to say Daniel 8 verse 11 would be:

“Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by (from) him the daily (continual) was lifted up and taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.


As we stated before, Jesus by His death for us took away the daily ministration of death and condemnation. We need to understand the concept of a continual or daily being lifted up and taken away as stated in the New Testament of the Bible.

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Corinthians-Chapter-3/


“Away” in 2 Corinthians 3:14 above means “to unveil or open” in Greek.


AWAY G343

ἀνακαλύπτω anakalýptō, an-ak-al-oop'-to; from G303 (in the sense of reversal) and G2572; to unveil:—open, (un-)taken away. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=G343&t=KJV

2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Corinthians-Chapter-3/


“Taken away” in verse 16 above means “to remove or unveil” in Greek.


TAKEN AWAY G401

περιαιρέω periairéō, per-ee-ahee-reh'-o; from G4012 and G138 (including its alternate); to remove all around, i.e. unveil, cast off (anchor); figuratively, to expiate:—take away (up). https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=G4014&t=KJV


Therefore, we find in the Old Testament and in the New Testament that the original words translated “taken away”, used twice in a row, mean lifted up and taken away like one would lift up and take the lid away from a container to reveal or unveil or open its contents.


Jesus spoke of this concept when He said the following:

Matthew 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-10/


Scripture tells us that the “man of sin” would be “revealed” before Jesus comes.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Thessalonians-Chapter-2/


But as with every prophecy, we can better understand this prophetic revealing by looking at the cross. The prophet Simeon prophesied to Mary, mother of Jesus the following:

Luke 2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Luke-Chapter-2/


We are led to the cross to see the great reveal of hearts, not only of Christ but also of Satan and of the people surrounding the cross and of our own hearts.

All during the ages there has been two mysteries to the mind of man. The Mystery of Godliness and the Mystery of Iniquity. Both mysteries are to be revealed to the human mind. Though the character of Satan and that of Christ was revealed to heavenly minds at the cross it was not yet fully understood by human minds. Even after the cross, God gave the Devil a certain time to fully reveal himself and his aspirations. Furthermore, the gospel is taken to the world to reveal God through Christ. We call this the Revelation of Jesus Christ. In the context of Daniel 8:11, a prophecy which travels years after the cross, we are talking about the Mystery of Iniquity associated with the “man of sin” which must be “revealed” or have the “lid lifted up and taken away”. After the cross, Paul warns us that Christ will not come the second time until the “man of sin” is revealed.


The word “revealed” used in 2 Thessalonians 2 as quoted below is translated in Greek as follows:


REVEALED G601

ἀποκαλύπτω apokalýptō, ap-ok-al-oop'-to; from G575 and G2572; to take off the cover, i.e. disclose:—reveal.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g601/kjv/tr/0-1/

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way (come on the scene of action from the midst of time).

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Thessalonians-Chapter-2/


In the same way as the Jews rejected the offering of Christ and chose to be continually blinded by the ministration of death and condemnation, so did the papacy reintroduce this same blindness to post-cross Christianity by promoting salvation by works in their daily liturgies including the services of the Eucharist and Mass. People are focused to rely increasingly on the created ceremony rather than the Creator and Redeemer. The papacy does not use the eucharist as only a memorial but rather as a repeat performance of the cross. See from the “Catholic Catechism” below how they think about the Eucharist and Mass.

The sacrificial memorial of Christ and of his Body, the Church

1362 The Eucharist is the memorial of Christ's Passover, the making present and the sacramental offering of his unique sacrifice, in the liturgy of the Church which is his Body. In all the Eucharistic Prayers we find after the words of institution a prayer called the anamnesis or memorial.

1363 In the sense of Sacred Scripture the memorial is not merely the recollection of past events but the proclamation of the mighty works wrought by God for men.184 In the liturgical celebration of these events, they become in a certain way present and real. This is how Israel understands its liberation from Egypt: every time Passover is celebrated, the Exodus events are made present to the memory of believers so that they may conform their lives to them.

1364 In the New Testament, the memorial takes on new meaning. When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ's Passover, and it is made present the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains ever present.185 "As often as the sacrifice of the Cross by which 'Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed' is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out."186

1365 Because it is the memorial of Christ's Passover, the Eucharist is also a sacrifice. The sacrificial character of the Eucharist is manifested in the very words of institution: "This is my body which is given for you" and "This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood."187 In the Eucharist Christ gives us the very body which he gave up for us on the cross, the very blood which he "poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."188

1366 The Eucharist is thus a sacrifice because it re-presents (makes present) the sacrifice of the cross, because it is its memorial and because it applies its fruit:

[Christ], our Lord and God, was once and for all to offer himself to God the Father by his death on the altar of the cross, to accomplish there an everlasting redemption. But because his priesthood was not to end with his death, at the Last Supper "on the night when he was betrayed," [he wanted] to leave to his beloved spouse the Church a visible sacrifice (as the nature of man demands) by which the bloody sacrifice which he was to accomplish once for all on the cross would be re-presented, its memory perpetuated until the end of the world, and its salutary power be applied to the forgiveness of the sins we daily commit.189

1367 The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: "The victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different." "And since in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner. . . this sacrifice is truly propitiatory."190

1368 The Eucharist is also the sacrifice of the Church. The Church which is the Body of Christ participates in the offering of her Head. With him, she herself is offered whole and entire. She unites herself to his intercession with the Father for all men. In the Eucharist the sacrifice of Christ becomes also the sacrifice of the members of his Body. The lives of the faithful, their praise, sufferings, prayer, and work, are united with those of Christ and with his total offering, and so acquire a new value. Christ's sacrifice present on the altar makes it possible for all generations of Christians to be united with his offering.

In the catacombs the Church is often represented as a woman in prayer, arms outstretched in the praying position. Like Christ who stretched out his arms on the cross, through him, with him, and in him, she offers herself and intercedes for all men.

1369 The whole Church is united with the offering and intercession of Christ. Since he has the ministry of Peter in the Church, the Pope is associated with every celebration of the Eucharist, wherein he is named as the sign and servant of the unity of the universal Church. The bishop of the place is always responsible for the Eucharist, even when a priest presides; the bishop's name is mentioned to signify his presidency over the particular Church, in the midst of his presbyterium and with the assistance of deacons. The community intercedes also for all ministers who, for it and with it, offer the Eucharistic sacrifice:

Let only that Eucharist be regarded as legitimate, which is celebrated under [the presidency of] the bishop or him to whom he has entrusted it.191

Through the ministry of priests the spiritual sacrifice of the faithful is completed in union with the sacrifice of Christ the only Mediator, which in the Eucharist is offered through the priests' hands in the name of the whole Church in an unbloody and sacramental manner until the Lord himself comes.192

1370 To the offering of Christ are united not only the members still here on earth, but also those already in the glory of heaven. In communion with and commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the Church offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. In the Eucharist the Church is as it were at the foot of the cross with Mary, united with the offering and intercession of Christ.

1371 The Eucharistic sacrifice is also offered for the faithful departed who "have died in Christ but are not yet wholly purified,"193 so that they may be able to enter into the light and peace of Christ:

Put this body anywhere! Don't trouble yourselves about it! I simply ask you to remember me at the Lord's altar wherever you are.194

Then, we pray [in the anaphora] for the holy fathers and bishops who have fallen asleep, and in general for all who have fallen asleep before us, in the belief that it is a great benefit to the souls on whose behalf the supplication is offered, while the holy and tremendous Victim is present. . . . By offering to God our supplications for those who have fallen asleep, if they have sinned, we . . . offer Christ sacrificed for the sins of all, and so render favorable, for them and for us, the God who loves man.195

1372 St. Augustine admirably summed up this doctrine that moves us to an ever more complete participation in our Redeemer's sacrifice which we celebrate in the Eucharist:

This wholly redeemed city, the assembly and society of the saints, is offered to God as a universal sacrifice by the high priest who in the form of a slave went so far as to offer himself for us in his Passion, to make us the Body of so great a head. . . . Such is the sacrifice of Christians: "we who are many are one Body in Christ" The Church continues to reproduce this sacrifice in the sacrament of the altar so well-known to believers wherein it is evident to them that in what she offers she herself is offered.196

The presence of Christ by the power of his word and the Holy Spirit

1373 "Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us," is present in many ways to his Church:197 in his word, in his Church's prayer, "where two or three are gathered in my name,"199 in the poor, the sick, and the imprisoned,199 in the sacraments of which he is the author, in the sacrifice of the Mass, and in the person of the minister. But "he is present . . . most especially in the Eucharistic species."200

1374 The mode of Christ's presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. It raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as "the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all the sacraments tend."201 In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist "the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained."202 "This presence is called 'real' - by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be 'real' too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present."203

1375 It is by the conversion of the bread and wine into Christ's body and blood that Christ becomes present in this sacrament. The Church Fathers strongly affirmed the faith of the Church in the efficacy of the Word of Christ and of the action of the Holy Spirit to bring about this conversion. Thus St. John Chrysostom declares:

It is not man that causes the things offered to become the Body and Blood of Christ, but he who was crucified for us, Christ himself. The priest, in the role of Christ, pronounces these words, but their power and grace are God's. This is my body, he says. This word transforms the things offered.204

And St. Ambrose says about this conversion:

Be convinced that this is not what nature has formed, but what the blessing has consecrated. The power of the blessing prevails over that of nature, because by the blessing nature itself is changed. . . . Could not Christ's word, which can make from nothing what did not exist, change existing things into what they were not before? It is no less a feat to give things their original nature than to change their nature.205

1376 The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: "Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation."206

1377 The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. Christ is present whole and entire in each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts, in such a way that the breaking of the bread does not divide Christ.207

1378 Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord. "The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession."208

1379 The tabernacle was first intended for the reservation of the Eucharist in a worthy place so that it could be brought to the sick and those absent outside of Mass. As faith in the real presence of Christ in his Eucharist deepened, the Church became conscious of the meaning of silent adoration of the Lord present under the Eucharistic species. It is for this reason that the tabernacle should be located in an especially worthy place in the church and should be constructed in such a way that it emphasizes and manifests the truth of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

1380 It is highly fitting that Christ should have wanted to remain present to his Church in this unique way. Since Christ was about to take his departure from his own in his visible form, he wanted to give us his sacramental presence; since he was about to offer himself on the cross to save us, he wanted us to have the memorial of the love with which he loved us "to the end,"209 even to the giving of his life. In his Eucharistic presence he remains mysteriously in our midst as the one who loved us and gave himself up for us,210 and he remains under signs that express and communicate this love:

The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.211

1381 "That in this sacrament are the true Body of Christ and his true Blood is something that 'cannot be apprehended by the senses,' says St. Thomas, 'but only by faith, which relies on divine authority.' For this reason, in a commentary on Luke 22:19 ('This is my body which is given for you.'), St. Cyril says: 'Do not doubt whether this is true, but rather receive the words of the Savior in faith, for since he is the truth, he cannot lie.'"212

Godhead here in hiding, whom I do adore Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing more, See, Lord, at thy service low lies here a heart Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art.

Seeing, touching, tasting are in thee deceived; How says trusty hearing? that shall be believed; What God's Son has told me, take for truth I do; Truth himself speaks truly or there's nothing true.213

VI. THE PASCHAL BANQUET

1382 The Mass is at the same time, and inseparably, the sacrificial memorial in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated and the sacred banquet of communion with the Lord's body and blood. But the celebration of the Eucharistic sacrifice is wholly directed toward the intimate union of the faithful with Christ through communion. To receive communion is to receive Christ himself who has offered himself for us.

1383 The altar, around which the Church is gathered in the celebration of the Eucharist, represents the two aspects of the same mystery: the altar of the sacrifice and the table of the Lord. This is all the more so since the Christian altar is the symbol of Christ himself, present in the midst of the assembly of his faithful, both as the victim offered for our reconciliation and as food from heaven who is giving himself to us. "For what is the altar of Christ if not the image of the Body of Christ?"214 asks St. Ambrose. He says elsewhere, "The altar represents the body [of Christ] and the Body of Christ is on the altar."215 The liturgy expresses this unity of sacrifice and communion in many prayers. Thus the Roman Church prays in its anaphora:

We entreat you, almighty God, that by the hands of your holy Angel this offering may be borne to your altar in heaven in the sight of your divine majesty, so that as we receive in communion at this altar the most holy Body and Blood of your Son, we may be filled with every heavenly blessing and grace.216

"Take this and eat it, all of you": communion

1384 The Lord addresses an invitation to us, urging us to receive him in the sacrament of the Eucharist: "Truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you."217

1385 To respond to this invitation we must prepare ourselves for so great and so holy a moment. St. Paul urges us to examine our conscience: "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself."218 Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion.

1386 Before so great a sacrament, the faithful can only echo humbly and with ardent faith the words of the Centurion: "Domine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanabitur anima mea" ("Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul will be healed.").219 And in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom the faithful pray in the same spirit:

O Son of God, bring me into communion today with your mystical supper. I shall not tell your enemies the secret, nor kiss you with Judas' kiss. But like the good thief I cry, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

1387 To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament, the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church.220 Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest.

1388 It is in keeping with the very meaning of the Eucharist that the faithful, if they have the required dispositions,221 receive communion when they participate in the Mass.222 As the Second Vatican Council says: "That more perfect form of participation in the Mass whereby the faithful, after the priest's communion, receive the Lord's Body from the same sacrifice, is warmly recommended."223

1389 The Church obliges the faithful to take part in the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and feast days and, prepared by the sacrament of Reconciliation, to receive the Eucharist at least once a year, if possible during the Easter season.224 But the Church strongly encourages the faithful to receive the holy Eucharist on Sundays and feast days, or more often still, even daily.

1390 Since Christ is sacramentally present under each of the species, communion under the species of bread alone makes it possible to receive all the fruit of Eucharistic grace. For pastoral reasons this manner of receiving communion has been legitimately established as the most common form in the Latin rite. But "the sign of communion is more complete when given under both kinds, since in that form the sign of the Eucharistic meal appears more clearly."225 This is the usual form of receiving communion in the Eastern rites.

http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c1a3.htm


In contrast to the ceremony of the Eucharist and Mass, the Bible tells us:


-Jesus does not require eucharist or mass to remain or be present with us but rather obedience born out of love. And He is ever present with us through the person of the Comforter or Holy Spirit.


Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-28/


John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-14/

-Jesus said His death would be remembered by this memorial service not repeated.


-He said He would not eat the Passover or again drink the fruit of the vine until we could partake with Him in His Father’s kingdom.

Luke 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:

18For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Luke-Chapter-22/

-The communion a ceremony of self-examination in light of the death of Christ for me in which I remember it is His broken body Who has taken away my sin and my condemnation. This is not just for me but for every brother and sister in Christ! And it is to be observed more frequently than the Passover to remind each of us of the continual power and application of the cleansing blood of Jesus to our heart and mind.

1 Corinthians 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1-Corinthians-Chapter-11/


THE PLACE OF HIS SANCTUARY WAS CAST DOWN

Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by (from) him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/


PLACE (Foundation)


In the Bible, there are good and evil concepts of a place (foundation, habitation, basis, settled). This verse in Daniel 8:11 well articulates an example of an evil or opposing place.


The Hebrew word translated “place” means foundation or base.


PLACE H4349

מָכוֹן mâkôwn, maw-kone'; from H3559; properly, a fixture, i.e. a basis; generally a place, especially as an abode:—foundation, habitation, (dwelling-, settled) place. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H4349&t=KJV


Zechariah prophesies about the place or base or foundation of the synagogue or sanctuary or church (woman) of the Little Horn.


Zechariah 5:5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.

6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.

7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.

10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?

11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Zechariah-Chapter-5/


Shinar in Hebrew can also be translated “Babylon.”


SHINAR H8152

ר Shinʻâr, shin-awr'; probably of foreign derivation; Shinar, a plain in Babylonia:—Shinar. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H8152&t=KJV


Shinar was where the tower of Babel, in opposition to God, was built. See Genesis 11. It’s place still existed in Daniel’s day and was where Daniel and his friends were carried captive. Therefore, Shinar is symbolic in scripture for Babylon.


A woman is symbolic in scripture for a church. God’s church is represented by a pure woman or bride ready for marrying (Revelation 12:1-2,4-6, 13-17 and Revelation 19:7-8; Ephesians 5:23-32; 2 John 1,2,5). Satan’s church is represented by a fornicating woman (Revelation 17).


This woman who builds her house in Babylon, who sits on her own base (place or foundation) in the midst of an ephah is representative of a counterfeit church. Her counterfeit daily or continual bread (manna) is based or established on her own base or counterfeit version of God’s law. To understand the counterfeit, one must understand the real. The story of the manna in Exodus 16 not only reveals the true “daily” but also helps us to understand the significance of the true “ephah” so we can understand the counterfeit.

Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. 18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

36 Now an omer is the tenth part of anephah. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-16/


Manna was to be gathered daily (see Exodus 16:4 above) from the first to the sixth day of the week. Each person was to collect one omer of manna per day or the tenth part of an ephah, and on the sixth day of the week two omers in preparation for Sabbath to see if they would walk in His law or not.

Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. 5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-16/


Exodus 16:16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents…

22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses…

36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-16/


Manna from heaven represented the Bread of Life from heaven or the Word made flesh or Jesus Christ Himself.

John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-6/


Jesus said He came to do the Will of God! The Will of God is that those who believe on Christ should have everlasting life! God’s Will is also the Law of God and is divided into Ten Commandments. An ephah being divided into ten omers is symbolic of the Law of God. The law of God kept, gives life eternal. Jesus kept God’s law as a man to restore man to everlasting life.

John 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-6/


Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Hebrews-Chapter-10/

Psalms 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-40/

Deuteronomy 4:13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Deuteronomy-Chapter-4/

Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Deuteronomy-Chapter-8/


In 1 Kings 7 we see 10 bases (foundations) sitting under 10 lavers of brass representing the law of God. These lavers were made of brass to emphasize their mirror qualities. The law or word of God is compared in scripture to a mirror, showing us where we fall short of doing God’s will.

1 Kings 7:38 Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten bases one laver.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1-Kings-Chapter-7/

Exodus 38:8 And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-38/

James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/James-Chapter-1/


But the wicked lady in Zechariah 5 sits on her own ephah or law or base. The FALSE manna would be the lies that Satan tells us. Jesus told us He is the TRUE manna from heaven.


John 6: 32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-6/

Just by telling us that He is the true bread from heaven, Christ implies there is a false bread or false Christ. We know this to be the “man of sin” in 2 Thessalonians.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Thessalonians-Chapter-2/


What is the righteous truth that Christ came to tell?

Psalms 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

145 KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-119/

John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-8/


Notice that the “Wicked” in the previously discussed passage of 2 Thessalonians 2 is described as the “son of perdition (destruction)” in verse 3.


2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Thessalonians-Chapter-2/


In Revelation 17:8 we find another hint as to who the “son of perdition” is. Revelation 17:8 & 11 tells us he is the eighth and is of the seven. He has two lives or “He was, and is not, and yet is”.

Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-17/


Thinking about who was, is not and yet is, we can also see his identity in Revelation 13.


Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy….. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast…. 11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-13/


From the passages above we see that the “son of perdition” is the beast of Revelation 17 and is the first beast of Revelation 13. We are interested because the woman of Revelation 17, who sits on this beast is also called “Babylon the Great” making her the same woman of Zechariah’s prophecy above sitting upon the ephah of her own law or the throne of her own foundation or base. And that beast she sits on, got his seat straight from the devil.

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Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-13/


Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4 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:

5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-17/


In Revelation 2, there is another warning concerning the idolatrous roots of this church which is the same state/religious power of the Little Horn power of Daniel 8. Even geographically, this church where Satan’s seat is, described in the letter to the church of Pergamos which was also found in the northern most tip of old Asia right in the territory of the Little Horn power of Daniel 8. See the map below.



https://www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/seven-churches-revelation

Revelation 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-2/


By the Protestant concept of “Sola Scriptura” God used the Reformers (including but not limited to: Huss, Jerome, Martin Luther, the German Princes, Melanchthon, Zwingli, and Calvin) to fight against the papacy with the Sword of His mouth being the Sword of the Spirit or Word of God (Hebrews 4:12).

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Hebrews-Chapter-4/

Revelation 17:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-13/


We have learned that in contrast to the unrighteous foundation (place) of the throne of Satan, the foundation of God’s throne is righteousness or law.

Psalms 89:14 Justice (righteousness) and judgment (justice, law or right) are the habitation (foundation) of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-89/


SANCTUARY

Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/


In Daniel 8:11 we see the sanctuary of the Little Horn being cast down. This would be the counterfeit to God’s sanctuary. See below for the English translation of the Hebrew word for “sanctuary”.


SANCTUARY H4720

מִקְדָּשׁ miqdâsh, mik-dawsh'; or מִקְּדָשׁ miqqᵉdâsh; (Exodus 15:17), from H6942; a consecrated thing or place, especially, a palace, sanctuary (whether of Jehovah or of idols) or asylum:—chapel, hallowed part, holy place, sanctuary. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H4720&t=KJV


To understand the counterfeit sanctuary we must understand the true sanctuary. God has a sanctuary. God said, “Let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.” Exodus 25:8. Inside His temple is the most holy place which has a seat called the mercy seat between the cherubim which represents the most holy throne of God who sits between the cherubim (Hebrews 9:1-5).


In contrast, through the Little Horn power of Daniel 8 the Devil sets up a church or sanctuary in opposition to Christ where he dwells among us and has a throne of his own.


Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-2/

Revelation 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-2/


A sanctuary or church is represented in Bible symbolism also by a woman. In the Bible we see God’s church represented by a woman or bride ready for marrying (Revelation 12:1-2,4-6, 13-17 and Revelation 19:7-8; Ephesians 5:23-32; 2 John 1,2,5). Satan’s church is represented by a fornicating woman in Revelation 17. The evil woman (church) sits on a scarlet beast (state power) and this combined church/state power is full of names of blasphemy (pretending to be God). She also sits on many waters which represent people, nations and tongues (Revelation 17:15) meaning she is elected by the people, nations, tongues to rule over them.


Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4 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:

5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-17/


CAST DOWN

Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/


CAST DOWN H7993

שָׁלַךְ shâlak, shaw-lak; a primitive root; to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively):—adventure, cast (away, down, forth, off, out), hurl, pluck, throw. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H7993&t=KJV


In the book of Revelation, we find a picture of the final casting (throwing) down of the great whore of Babylon the Great.


Revelation 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong isthe Lord God who judgeth her….

21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-18/


If we compare Scriptures and study times of throwing or casting down, we can learn a lot.


The first casting down occurred when Satan lost his home in heaven, taking by deception a third of the angels with him.

Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Luke-Chapter-10/


Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-12/



Another example of a casting down was when Satan, working through Pharoah, said, “Who is God?” and tried to keep the children of Israel under Egyptian slavery. Pharoah lost that battle and was cast into the sea.


Exodus 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.

6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-15/

Another example happened when Satan inspired king Belshazzar of Babylon to reject God, and to place himself above God. Belshazzar used Babylon to mock God’s sacred vessels by drinking out of them as though they were common at a pagan party. Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians that night. This incident, found in Daniel 5, had been prophesied years before as a fall or casting down of Babylon.

Jeremiah 51:6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.

7 Babylon 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.

8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed…. 11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple. 62 Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.

63 And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates:

64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Jeremiah-Chapter-51/



Satan was cast down at the cross. Satan was cast out of the hearts of heaven for good when he placed Christ on the cross.

Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-12/


Jerusalem was cast down in the autumn of AD 70 after national rejection and persecution of Christ and national rejection and persecution of His messengers.


Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-24/

Luke 21:6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down…. 20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Luke-Chapter-21/


In fact, the Bible tells us there are seven times when Satan working through various agencies on earth falls after his blasphemous, and persecuting work against God and His people.


Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:…

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns ... 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-17/


The sixth king or the one “that was, and is not, even he is the eighth” would fall twice. This power known as the 1st beast of Revelation 13 or spiritual Babylon would fall twice, once as the 6th and once as the 8th king. The emphasis on twice is why the Bible says “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen.”

Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird….. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-18/


This Leopard-like beast of Revelation 13 and also 6th and 8th king of Babylon seen in Revelation 17 is known as the “man of sin” or “son of perdition” from 2 Thessalonians 2 did indeed suffer an historical fall so we could know who he is. Scripture tells us he will revive and will fall again.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Thessalonians-Chapter-2/



CHAPTER SUMMARY

Daniel 8:11 …… and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/


We have learned that the Little Horn power of Daniel 8 has a daily or continual opposition to Christ and His followers called the Mystery of Iniquity which looks outwardly good but is a faith based upon the works of man. This mystery has the lid taken off and removed to unmask or reveal Satan’s false system of worship which he has founded and the world knows as the papacy. This false system of worship has fallen and is going to be thrown down yet again. How did this happen in history? A fall, as defined by scripture, is preceded by an earthly power who Satan works through who exalts himself to take the place of God and who persecutes the people of God but falls from its blasphemous position when it loses its controlling power. Spiritually, this happened to the Little Horn power of Daniel 8 when after the papacy increased its persecution of Christians, she received a deadly wound by the Sword of the Spirit or the Word of God. This period of history was called the Protestant Reformation. Protestants, rather than to let the church define faith, chose the theme Sola Scriptura (The Word of God as their rule of faith). We will learn more from scripture about this fall and the timing of it as we continue to study Daniel 8.

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