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Daniel 5 Prophecy

The Writing on the Wall

Daniel 5 tells a story about King Belshazzar of Babylon having a great banquet. He brought in all the gold and silver goblets that his father Nebuchadezzar had taken from the temple of God so that his guests could drink from them and worship their gods. Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and began to write on the wall. The king was horrified and none of his magicians could read the writing. So he called for Daniel to read the writing. It said:

"Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin."

Mene - means God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

Tekel - means you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

Parsin - means your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

That very night Belshazzar was slain. Babylon was fallen and the Medes and Persians began their reign. The old saying of "the handwriting is on the wall" means that what ever that is, it is sure to come to pass. The handwriting was on the wall for Belshazzar, and it came to pass.

The words on the wall were Aramaic words and also represent coinage. Adding them up comes up with...1000+1000+20+50= 2520. We have seen this number before in other parts of the Bible and it always represents judgment of that many years. Babylon was finished that very night and was to be under God's judgment for 2520 years. So the prophecy has the immediate fulfillment of Babylon falling that very night, and then it has it's latter fulfillment at the end of the 2520 years when Babylon's judgment ends. Babylon fell in the year 539bc. It is to be punished 2520 years which arrives at year 1982. Around this time is when the revival of the end times Babylon begins to be restored which will be even more powerful than before. This end times Babylon the Great is also known as the New World Order. In 1982, then President Ronald Reagan entered into what Time Magazine called "A Holy Alliance" with Papal Rome. President Reagan and Pope John Paul II met together to combine forces in order to bring down Communist Russia. This "Holy Alliance" was the beginning of America's return to Rome. Revelations says that the 2nd beast(United States) would give power unto the 1st beast(Papal Rome). From that day forward, the United States has carried out the foreign policy of the Pope in Rome. Babylon the Great, or the NWO, is continuing it's rise to power to this very day as the end times comes to a close in the not too distant future. 

Dan. 5 – 539bc + 2520 = 1982 Fulfilled