I Thought it was about Food
Your comment and question; All this time I believed the “daily sacrifice” being taken away was food. That we couldn’t buy or sell food unless we received to mark of the beast. What I gather from this article is that the Daily sacrifice” being taken away pertains to how we worship. Is this correct?
You make an interesting point, I do believe food is connected to the controversy at the time of the end, no question about it.
Question: what text/texts do you use to draw this conclusion? I can think of one.
"Give us this day our “daily” bread." (Matt 6:11)
This word “daily” here is a completely different word than is used in:
"How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?" (Dan 8:12)
"And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation." (Dan 11:31)
The daily is connected to the Sanctuary services. This same word is used in;
"And you shall say to them, 'This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs in their first year without blemish, day by day, as a regular daily—morning and evening sacrifice burnt offering. one will be sacrificed in the morning, and the other in the evening." (Num 28:3-4)
"Then one of the holy angels asked another, "When will the daily sacrifices be offered again? What about this horrible rebellion? When will the temple and heaven's army no longer be trampled in the dust?" The other answered, "It will be two thousand three hundred evenings and mornings before the temple is dedicated and in use again." (Dan 8:13-14)
Daniel seemed to understand what this word “daily” referred to as he did not ask its meaning but for how long would this daily be taken away. The story in Daniel 6 seems to unlock this door of mystery.
"All of your officials, leaders, advisors, and governors agree that you should make a law forbidding anyone to pray to any god or human except you for the next thirty days. Everyone who disobeys this law must be thrown into a pit of lions." (Dan 6:7)
Daniel, first hand experienced his daily being taken away, this time for 30 days. It had to do with worship.
“Daniel heard about the law, but when he returned home, he went upstairs and prayed in front of the window that faced Jerusalem. In the same way that he had always done, he knelt down in prayer three times a day, giving thanks to God.” (Dan 6:10)
The morning and evening worship was required by God in His law. Daniel's practice was three times as it was for many Israelites. David said in Psalms 55:17: “Evening and morning, and at noon, I will pray and cry aloud; and He shall hear my voice.” Daniel grew up under God’s system of worship; this was his custom and the Persian nobles knew this, which is why they made a law that would take this regular—daily away from Daniel. He knew firsthand what it meant to have the daily taken away.
"The men who had spoken to the king watched Daniel and saw him praying to his God for help. They went back to the king and said, "Didn't you make a law that forbids anyone to pray to any god or human except you for the next thirty days?" (Dan 6:11-12)
Daniel's and his friends' experience in Babylon parallels ours. Worship seemed to be central to the main issues of Daniel and his friends. The other story recorded in Daniel was in regard to worship on the plain of Dura when his three friends were to kneel and worship the image to the king, this sounds a lot like Revelation. I have cited this below.
"Then a herald cried aloud: "To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up;" (Dan 3:4-5)
The issue in the time of the end will be the same, it will be about worship, which is what Daniel is telling us.
In the Book of Revelation, the companion book to Daniel, John tells us the same thing;
"And they worshiped the dragon who had given its authority to the beast. They also worshiped the beast and said, "No one is like this beast! No one can fight against it." (Rev 13:4)
"The beast was worshiped by everyone whose name wasn't written before the time of creation in the book of the Lamb who was killed." (Rev 13:8)
"It worked for the beast whose fatal wound had been healed. And it used all its authority to force the earth and its people to worship that beast." (Rev 13:12)
"It was allowed to put breath into the idol—image, so that it could speak. Everyone who refused to worship the idol of the beast was put to death. All people were forced to put a mark on their right hand or forehead. Whether they were powerful or weak, rich or poor, free people or slaves, they all had to have this mark, or else they could not buy or sell anything. This mark stood for the name of the beast and for the number of its name." (Rev 13:15-17)
"And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name." (Rev 14:11)
"And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years." (Rev 20:4)
Your conclusion from watching my presentation was correct; “What I gather from this article is that the Daily sacrifice” being taken away pertains to how we worship.”
Answer: yes, I absolutely believe that, at the end of time, the issue will be worship. And zeroing in on the exact issue; it is; “who will you worship?” The way you can determine who you worship is what system of worship do you follow? Will it be God’s, according to His Word or Satan’s as in traditions of men.
"Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." (Rev 14:6-7)
Yashua asked the Jewish leaders this question;
"He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?" (Matt 15:3)
I do think this is a preview to what God may be asking us today. How would the world fare on this question today?
Will food have anything to do with this? We only need to look to Yashua’s wilderness experience to find our answer. Did worship have anything to do with His experience with the devil? Did food enter into the picture? Food or a lack thereof has been used in the past; I rather suspect it will be used in the future as a test, if we will not bow down to worship according to the recognized system we will not eat—buy or sell. Apparently, we will not be able to buy or sell food unless we receive the mark. Yes food will have a role to play but I do not think the linguistics or the context of the word “daily” in the book of Daniel has to do with food. Context demands sanctuary and worship.
Thanks so much for your comment and question, it is worthy of study indeed.
His Blessings to you Yael
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