End Times - Daniel 7

Slowly my Lord began to show me a different perspective on end-times than what I had been taught. These “new ways of thinking” happened over a period of time. We are not talking about a one time revelation, but a theme that He has continually built on over many years.

Daniel 12:9 - “ He replied, “Go your way , Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end. Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked.  None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand”.

He was telling me that he had sealed up the revelation of what was to happen at the end, but that as man had not been content to rest in God, man had tried to rip the seals off of what god was planning to do at the end.  Man had made up his own interpretation of end-times, but they were not divinely inspired.

At the first coming of the Lord Jesus, the scribes and religious leaders, had the divinely inspired scriptures that foretold of His coming. Man missed the correct interpretation, even though they had the “Word of the Lord.” They were zealous and deligent in their pursuit of the Lord, but they missed.  I believe that His Second Coming will be the same, even though we have all the scripture; many will miss what He is doing.

What is He doing?

Over the years, He has given me a picture in my mind’s eye of a gigantic struggle between two colossal entities. One was an embodiment of evil, an entity made up of a body that was filled with all the Masonic Lodges, etc with the antiChrist at the head. The other entity was the body of Christ with Jesus at the Head. I saw this titanic struggle being worked out as a type of huge “arm wrestling’ match. For many years I saw the arms locked in a powerful conflict, with no real winner in sight.

Lately, the picture has changed. I see the arms having moved from the original position and the “evil” arm is almost on the table!

HALLELUJAH!!!    HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!             HALLELUJAH!!!    HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!

Well, you say - “Monty - look around you, don’t you see what is going on.”  I say - “ Yes, I do, but do you?” “Who is showing you what is happening”. Do you have inspiritation at your side when you read the paper or watch the news?. Is the Holy Spirit whisperings to you , when you hear about peace in Ireland, - “By the prayers of the Saints this has happened”. When the Berlin Wall came down and Communisn in Russia fell, does He say to you - “The prayers of the Saints have wrought this.” Whose eyes are you looking out of when you survey the events of our hour?  His eyes see things different than our natural mind does!  When I go to prayer, I hear Him saying to me - “Thank me for the peace in Ireland”.

There are negative events that happen in our world.  The battle has not been won but we (the Saints) are winning!!!

A couple of years ago, He showed my wife some scriptures that were breathtaking!  These scriptures are from the book of Daniel in the 7th Chapter.  The first half of the chapter describes a vision Daniel received and the second half deals with the interpretation.

Dan 7:16  “I approached one of those standing there and asked him the true meaning of all of this. “so he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things.
Dan 7:17 The four great beasts are from kingdoms that will rise from the earth.
Dan 7:18 But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever - yes for ever and ever.
Dan7:21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them,
Dan7:22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgement in favour of the saints of the Most High and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.
Dan7:25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress His saints and try to change the set times and the laws.  The saints will be handed over to him for a time, time and half and half a time.
Dan7:26 But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever.
Dan7:27 Then the soverignity, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey Him.

These verses talk of a waging war against the saints, a divine judgement in favour of the saints, and a handing over the kingdom to the saints. I believe we are in the handing over stage.

In the fall of 1997, I was preaching on the verses.  It was football season and the Spirit of the Lord gave me an illustration to help clarify the hour we are in. The words coming out of my mouth were a proclamation that,
“In the first half the enemy has had the upper hand, but it is now half time and the Ancient of Days has pronounced judgement in our favour and now we are to go back out for the second half and kick some butt!!

I am in now in the second half!!!! and it is our (the saints) half.  It is ours to win and to set up the kingdom.  When I look on the horizon -



When I look behind I see the setting of the sun and it is dusk and it appears ugly, but my eyes are focussed on the dawning of the New Day and I see the Son/Sun rising.  You can choose to see the old with it’s death and decaying or focus on the rising of the Son.