Star Wars in Daniel

star warsStar Wars in Daniel

27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing (03671 כָּנָף kanaph)  of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”  (Dan. 9:27-10:1 NKJ)

Sense: wing-a movable extremity for flying (one of a pair)-Logos Bible Sense Lexicon

In his 1866 Commentary on this text, Hebrew scholar Keil interprets “wing” literally:

“Thus in this passage wings are attributed to the שִׁקּוּצִים, idol-objects, and to idolatry with its abominations, because that shall be the power which lifts upwards the destroyer and desolater, carries him, and moves with him over the earth to lay waste”-Keil, C. F., & Delitzsch, F. (1996). Commentary on the Old Testament (Vol. 9, p. 740). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson.

The similarity to “star wars” technology is obvious to a UFO buff, but not to interpreters who insist Daniel write only what he understands.

But Daniel doesn’t understand the visions he writes down (Dan. 7:28; 8:27; 12:8),  and is told the words are sealed till the “time of the end”:

8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”

9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. (Dan. 12:8-9 NKJ)

 

What sealed the words? Lack of context, knowledge of modern technology and Christianity as it exists in the end time. Seeing in a vision is not understanding.

While we understand the sight of a Desolater piloting a winged craft raining down destruction upon the people below, Daniel would not.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, Daniel’s choice of words reveals to us what he saw. From the word “abominations” we know what powered this “idol wing,” Satanic energy which is precisely what God would stop restraining in the end time:

7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work (1754 ἐνεργέω energeo)[1]; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working (1753 ἐνέργεια energeia)[2] of Satan, with all power (1411 δύναμις dunamis)[3], signs, and lying wonders (5059 τέρας teras).[4] (2 Thess. 2:7-9 NKJ)

Emperor Adonikam the Desolater 666 Beast (Rev. 13:4-5) has the full support of the Dragon Commander and  Nephilim fleet. YHWH God permits them limited success against His angels:

 

9 A single, very small horn came out of one of the four horns. It grew bigger and bigger, stretching toward the south, the east, and the beautiful country.

10 It grew as high as the heavenly forces, until it finally threw some of them and some of the stars down to the earth. Then it trampled on them.  (Dan. 8:9-10 CEB)

 

 

Unknown to the Beast and followers, God permits limited success to harden hearts that God’s purpose is fully realized (Exod. 9:16):

 

11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

13 And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

(Exod. 7:11-13 KJV) Also Exod. 7:22-23.

 

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END NOTES

 

[1] 1754 ἐνεργέω energeo {en-erg-eh’-o}

Meaning:  1) to be operative, be at work, put forth power.

[2] 1753 ἐνέργεια energeia {en-erg’-i-ah}

Meaning:  1) working, efficiency 1a) in the NT used only of superhuman power, whether of God or of the Devil.

[3] 1411 δύναμις dunamis {doo’-nam-is}

Meaning:  1) strength power, ability 1a) inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth 1b) power for performing miracles.

[4] 5059 τέρας teras {ter’-as}

Meaning:  1) a prodigy, portent 2) miracle: performed by any one.

τέρασιν ψεύδους, “lying wonders”, wonders that authenticate a lie, not “counterfeit wonders.”