If you read the Hebrew Bible very carefully, you will notice that the term mashiach is frequently used by HaShem to select his anointed for certain purposes. First, His priests were anointed (mashiach). Then, kings and prophets were anointed (mashiach). Even the Gentile King Cyrus was called the mashiach in Isaiah 45:1, and cited by Daniel over one hundred years later after he conquered Babylon.
When HaShem wants someone to do His bidding, He anoints a mashiach. Although there is only one true Mashiach, Yahushua the Son of HaShem, many have been anointed and will be anointed to do HaShem’s work, and Cyrus is our best example.
Judah and Israel divided after King Solomon, and then both nations plummeted toward apostasy. Israel, the Northern Kingdom, was the first to be conquered. Later, during the lifetime of Daniel, Judah, the Southern Kingdom was conquered by Babylon, and many Judeans were taken captive. During the early part of Daniel’s life, while he was a prisoner in Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar, he prophesied of many kingdoms coming after Babylon. Daniel was quite aware that about one hundred and fifty years earlier Isaiah had prophesied that an emerging leader named Cyrus, the anointed of HaShem, would conquer Babylon someday.
When Daniel was an old man, HaShem anointed Cyrus to conquer Babylon during their annual drunken Saturnalia Festival. This was the time where the finger of HaShem wrote words on the wall to alert Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson that he and his guests shouldn’t have drank from the golden vessels from the temple. That night Cyrus easily conquered Babylon because he was anointed by HaShem.
Today there is a leader anointed by HaShem to “get up and gorge himself with flesh,” like Cyrus once devoured.
“I had a vision at night; I saw there before me the four winds of the sky breaking out over the great sea, and four huge animals came up out of the sea, each different from the others. The first was like a lion [England], but it had eagle’s [USA] wings. As I watched, its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted off the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a human heart was given to it. Then there was another animal, a second one, like a bear[Russia]. It raised itself up on one side, and it had three ribs [three victories] in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up, and gorge yourself with flesh!’ After this, I looked; and there was another one, like a leopard [Germany] with four bird’s wings on its sides. The animal also had four heads, and it was given power to rule. After this, I looked in the night visions; and there before me was a fourth animal [the final beast kingdom], dreadful, horrible, extremely strong, and with great iron teeth. It devoured, crushed and stamped its feet on what was left. It was different from all the animals that had gone before it, and it had ten horns. Daniel 7:2-7 (CJB)
This message just arrived from a prophetic friend (please read Ezekiel 29-33).
“That which has been will be again. Plug in current events and world leaders. Israel had trusted in an alliance with Egypt and Egypt was swept away. Egypt was a mighty cedar towering over Eden the pleasant land. What world power today towers over Israel upon whom Israel depends? Is this world power about to be swept away? Is it time for the watchman to sound? Remember Ezekiel is the prophet for our day. Israel is still in exile. There is a puppet government and the illusion of sovereignty but Israel has always been run or ruled by foreigners since the days preceding the Assyrian Diaspora. Read Ezekiel 29-33 again.
Look at the typology is there an end time message for the USA in the pages of God's revelation through Ezekiel? Egypt was a super power in decline. Babylon rose out of the ashes of the Assyrian super power. Babylon punished Egypt. The USA is a super power in decline even with its loose alliance with other nation states it's no match for the Russian Bear that has risen from the ashes of the USSR. I have watched this since Gorbachev and Reagan; the sleeping bear has awoken with a voracious appetite.
It seems as though there's a script being followed an ancient script being acted out again and again; the script doesn't change only the actors. I look to the past to know what is yet to be. There are other actors in this play and what seems to be a matter between civil governments will become a spiritual war when the actor’s masks have been removed. There's deception in every realm. Will you be that watchman to sound the shofar? The world is at war. The camps will soon be operational. Who will stand? False flags are everywhere. Nation shall rise against Nation and kingdom against kingdom.... Who was Egypt and why did they receive such treatment by God through this prophet of the exile? Why did we need to know this?”
I submit that the USA is an unrepentant cesspool, and that Putin is more submissive to HaShem than our President Obama, therefore HaShem will use an anointed one to conquer the lesser one. The old USSR would never attack because the leaders would go to Hell. Putin, the anointed one, has no such fear. Thus, I believe that Putin will attack soon. After a quick world-wide submission in Crimea, why would he stop now? He’s been anointed for this time to gorge on flesh.
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