ISRAEL'S NATIONAL FLAG
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
FROM SMITH'S BIBLE DICTIONARY
|FLAG OF JERUSALEM|
Daniel 7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.THE WINGS REPRESENT THE SPIRIT OF GOD THAT WAS ONCE ON THE NATION OF ISRAELWHICH GOD TAKES AWAY. THEY WERE PLUCKED, OR SNATCHED OFF.MOST INTERPRET THIS AS BRITAIN BEING THE LION AND THE WINGS, AMERICA. HOWEVER, DANIEL 7:4 DOES NOT IMPLY SOMETHING THAT WAS DONE INTENTIONALLY AND WILLFULLY BY WHO OR WHATEVER THE WINGS SYMBOLIZES.
AS FOR EPHRAIM, THEIR GLORY SHALL FLY AWAY LIKE A BIRD........
12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, so that not a man shall be left: yea, WOE TO THEM WHEN I DEPART FROM THEM!
In verse 11, it is Israel's glory that God first refers to, their physical "splendour", their external blessings. Verse 12 contrasts their glory with HIS.
"CEASE YOUR PLAYING THE WHORE WITH YOUR IDOLS OR ELSE I WILL REMOVE YOUR GLORY! IF YOU CONTINUE, YOU WILL GRIEVE AND BE DESPAIRED BECAUSE I WILL REMOVE MY GLORY!"
The name "Ephraim" is synonymous with Israel. Then why would God switch between the two names? There has to be a reason. Did He one day just decide to give Israel a nick name?
No. NOR IS IT COINCIDENTAL THAT THE NAME EPHRAIM MEANS "DOUBLE FRUIT".
When God uses the name Ephraim here, He is speaking to the two peoples as one because their sins and judgment will be the same. He is speaking to the two controlling entities in the last days, Babylon and the Whore of Babylon, whose sins and judgment are the same.
When you contrast the sins of Israel and the Jews, with America and Christians, they love and justify the same exact sins. The Holy Spirit in Hebrews 4:11 tells Old Testament Israel is our example of judgment on an unbelieving people of God.
THE NATION OF ISRAEL HAD AND CONTINUE TO HAVE LIVES THAT ARE CONTINUALLY, INTENTIONALLY, CONSISTENTLY, AND HABITUALLY LADEN WITH SIN AND PAGAN WORSHIP! AS A NATION, THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE (AND WERE AT TIMES), PROSTRATE BEFORE GOD AND WORSHIP HIM ALONE. THEY HAVE DETERMINED WITHIN THEMSELVES IT IS BETTER TO STAND AND WALK IN THE DESIRES OF THEIR FLESH, THEN TO PROSTRATE BEFORE JEHOVAH WHO DEMANDED LIVES OF HOLINESS. AS A RESULT, GOD REMOVED HIS GLORY (HIS SPIRIT AND PROTECTION) FROM THE NATION OF ISRAEL. THE WINGS ARE GIVEN TO GOD'S REMNANT JEWS WHO COME TO FAITH IN CHRIST DURING THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF THE TRIBULATION.
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Daniel 7:20 and of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth speaking very great things, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.
- The blaspheming king in Daniel is the same as the Lion in the book of Revelation. The one who is speaking and blaspheming the name of God is THE Anti-Christ, who speaks with the mouth of the lion (Rev.13:2).
In Daniel 7:4, one of Daniel's end-time visions, the lion is the first beast.
Ezekiel 16:35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:
Hosea 9:10 ....... and their abominations were according as they loved.;
+ Judah is symbolic for Christians.
Isaiah 1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! ....