Appendix to the Debate on Daniel's Mysteries
I am Jessie Mills, Ph.D.
Child & Adult Clinical Psychology - Mills






         I, Dr. J. E. Edward, make the following statements in regard to the discussion between Dr. Mills and myself. At the end of our discussion I made a statement in regards to legalism, which Dr. Mills introduced at the beginning of our long discussion. I have not changed my mind on that subject. However, after reading our discussion, and after Dr. Mills had transcribed the discussion, and I have had time to study the discussion, I see where I need to make clear exactly what Dr. Mills has shown me scripturally. In hopes that the next reader may without difficulty understand the truth in regards to fulfilled prophecy. Knowing the truth and practicing the same is one thing; but knowing the truth and denying the same is Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Let me explain.

         Dr. Mills is a professional in what he does.

         First in our private discussions he knew just how to set me up, he did and I am glad, I might have not come to know the truth. He taught me how to study the Bible without taking scripture out of context; you see after following the teaching from creeds and manual’s in the denominational world it becomes easy to apply oneself to a manual, I began to hunger for more.

         Then he showed me how to recognize “types” “patterns” and “shadows” from the Old Testament, and how great they were in application to the New Testament. I can say that according to Dr. Mills anyone who denies the work of the Holy Spirit in the fulfillment of old Testament prophecy, especially from the “mysteries” of Daniel is morally repugnant; I am absolutely adamant that this is a top issue for anyone seeking the truth.

         Then Dr. Mills moves to Genesis chapters 12- 22, he wants me to tell him how old Abraham was before his wife gave him a son from his loins; but after reading Gen. 15:6, I knew that I had fallen for the truth, because God did not bless Abraham with a son from his loins and through his wife Sarah until after he confessed in 15:6 that he believed in the Lord, and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness, and then he asked me to study Daniel chapter 1, I did: but did not know where we were going, the moment Dr. Mills began to show me the great and perilous times that Daniel would have to endure during his captivity and verse 8; but Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself, at this point I knew that he was using the pattern of faith and belief to prepare himself for God’s work. With that Dr. Mills moved to Daniel chapter 2:1-49, the King had a dream he called for his wise men to come and tell him his dream, and then tell him the interpretation of the dream; the wise men advised the king that there was not a man on earth who could tell him his dream and give the interpretation thereof. Then the King became very indignant and furious and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.

         Verse 14, I saw perhaps for the first time that mankind must prepare himself if he is to be a worker for God in truth; Daniel and Abraham done that; you and I must also. Daniel saves all the wise men of Babylon, and after speaking to the King notice verses 27-28, no man can, however, there is a God in Heaven who reveals “Mysteries”, God using Daniel, revealed to the King his dream, and now God is ready to make known the “mystery” to the King, verse 38 “you O King are the head of Gold”. Verse 39 and after you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you which will rule over the earth”. And then another third kingdom of bronze, verse 40, then there will be a fourth kingdom strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these pieces. Here I began to see as I continued to read and study. Dr. Mills was showing me how that God was revealing His plan for all mankind through the use of the great statue that He had shown to the King; the four elements, which the statue was constructed of representing four world empires.

And then I began to learn that God had prepared a period in time when each empire would be replaced with another until the fourth empire, or kingdom would arise, and then is when verse 34 Really became visible to me; that is when verse 44-45 really had a clear meaning, it was then that I saw the spiritual Kingdom of Christ come forth. Needless to say that destroyed the idea of a future coming of the Kingdom in our day verse 35 confirms that this would take place during the period of the fourth part of the statue, it becomes simple when you see the first three parts of the statue being destroyed. Then comes a lesson on ancient history, which informs us of the second part of the statue representing Medo- Persia, and the third part of the statue being Greece, and then comes the clincher with the last, or fourth part of the statue being Rome. Now how did I know that? Well God spells that out in Deut. 28:48-68, He informs Israel that in the event that Israel does not obey every command of God He would bring this nation against them. The great and awesome statue was shown to the King, God used the Holy Spirit to reveal to Daniel the history of the world, the history of His Kingdom, and of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

         Please notice that each kingdom God gives information as to its rulers, and a good period in history when each kingdom would fall; therefore, the first three kingdoms fell accordingly as were described. Chapters 8—11, all these kingdoms fell according to God’s plan; but there will be those who will deny that the fulfillment here means nothing to us in our period of history. I aver that without these events being fulfilled we today are living under the law given to Moses. Not so.

         Jesus in His discourse to the disciples in Luke 21:20-32, makes it clear without doubt that all things written would be fulfilled when Jerusalem was destroyed, and Jesus speaking in his own generation, and to the generation of the first century, said, “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place”. So I asked myself, did Daniel write? If he wrote the book we have, then accordingly it was fulfilled in the generation of Jesus. Well then, why did I believe that the word generation meant our own generation? The lack of Biblical study. The lack of knowledge to know how to study God’s word. Following man’s word without proving God’s Will. Rom. 12:2, “prove what the will of God is”. And following the Gospel of Eph. 5:10-11, which Dr. Mills taught me, God had a plan, that plan is described in chapters 1-11, no one can change that, look at the King in Dan. 4:34-35, “But He does according to His will in the host of Heaven and among the inhabitants of earth; and no one can ward off His hand”.

         Going forward to chapter 7, I learned that these chapters of Daniel is not in chronological order, I learned to look at the events, and the kings who were reigning as the chapters were written, I call your attention to the transcribed discussion “Debate on Daniel’s mysteries”. On page 7, top paragraph.

         So now, we come to chapter seven under Nebuchadnezzar’s son Belshazzar, and in the first year of his reign. You will notice that chapter eight was written in the third year reign of Belshazzar. Also you will notice that Daniel gives no account of the second year reign of this King; but does give an account of the last year of his reign in chapter 5, although Daniel does not mention the year; but we can know that it was the last year by reading the chapter and finding the end to the King of Babylon, as well as Babylon itself, Dan. 5:30.

         Now that brought us to the next king who ruled after conquering Babylon. Darius the Mede

Chapter six. Chapter six continues in chapter eight under a vision that Daniel saw during the third year reign of Belshazzar, and from chapter eight through chapter eleven we discussed the continuing kingdom of the Medes and Persians, then comes Greece against the Persians Then as you recall the legs feet and toes of the great statue was Rome. So, we went back to Daniel’s visions of the four beast in chapter seven. Which is another representation of the four parts of the great statue.

         Chapter seven. V 1, Daniel has dreams and visions in his mind while laying upon his bed. V 2, the great sea was being stirred up, V 3, four great beast were coming up out of the sea, the reader at this point should read V 17 for interpretation of the beast arising up from the sea.

V 4---the first beast was like a lion and had the wings of an Eagle. Babylon. V 5—And behold another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth. Medo—Persia. V 6---Behold another one, like a Leopard, Greece. V 7, after this I looked in the night vision, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying, and it had ten horns. V 8—behold, another horn, a little one, it came up among them, and three horns before it were pulled out by the roots, (Rome.)

         And its eleven rulers, beginning with Pompey who was elected by the senate as sole ruler, and the last and eleventh horn Vespasian who completed the plan of God in the destruction of Israel, and brought to fulfillment the prophecy of all the prophets during the period of the eleventh horn Vespasian who reigned as Emperor over Rome from 69 A. D. to 70 A. D.

         Consider closely, and think. This was God’s plan delivered to Daniel a spiritual man, whom God opened His books and allowed Daniel to see the tribulation and destruction of Israel and the world, and gave Daniel a calendar of events as to the time of each event. Had God not intended to fulfill all the prophets during this period of the fourth beast, and its eleven horns, surely I believe that God would have included more beasts, and more horns; but He did not, and who can deny the fulfillment of the events shown to Daniel in chapter seven?

         Perhaps if you lay aside your tradition, and attend another school of preaching, which is set to teach the truth, open your heart, open your Bible and read for yourself; you will find truth. God has not lied. Verse 9—Thrones were set up; plural thrones. Does Matt. 19:28, show truth in regards to thrones? If so, then read in your Bible as a spiritual man, not a natural man, 1 Cor. 2:10-16. Does John in Rev. 20:4, show us the fulfillment of thrones being set up for the Apostles to judge Israel? Verse 10—The white throne judgment by God when the books would be opened; would Rev. 20:10-15 show the fulfillment? If not explain why not scripturally.

         Verses 11-12, which beast was cast into the burning fire? Which beast is spoken of in verse 26 of the chapter? Would Rev. 20: 1-3, and 7-8-and 9-10 give you an idea of who is meant?

         Verses 13-14, one like the Son of Man coming up to the Ancient of days. Does Luke 19:12ff parallel with this statement?

Verse 14, and to Him was given dominion, Glory and a Kingdom. Sounds to me like of that which the apostle spoke of in Col. 1:12-26. If so, then the vision of Christ receiving the Kingdom and dominion, would mean that the statement in Col. 1:26, Where the Apostle said that the mystery had been in that generation fulfilled, this mystery was for sure the mystery of the Kingdom. Then if it was manifested, or revealed to the saints of that generation, it was fulfilled. “His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away, and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed. Sounds like Dan. 2:44, does it not.

         Verse 15, Daniel was distressed and he was alarmed. Verse 16, he approached one of those who were standing by, and asked the exact meaning of all this. Verse 17, the great beast which are four in number are four kings, which will arise from the earth. Verse 18, but the saints will possess the Kingdom. Verse 19, Daniel was still distressed over the fourth beast. Strange that he was not distressed over the first three beast, do you wonder why? Daniel had a feeling that this fourth beast would bring about the end to Israel his people. Verse 20, Now Daniel wants to know more about the 10 horns on its head, and the other horn which came up, the eleventh, which before three of them fell. {Namely Galba; Otho; Vitellius}. Verse 21, this horn Vespasian was waging war against the saints, and overpowering them. Verse 22, overpowering them until the ancient of days came. At this point Christ has received the mandate of dominion and power, and a Kingdom, so was this Christ that came, or God? See Ezek. 37:26-28; 40:1-3; 43:6-9, Zechariah 14: 1-5, 9. Rev. 21: 1-6, ---Verse 26, the court will set for judgment! When? Why not during the eleventh horn? John speaks of this in Rev. 2O: 4; 10-15, the apostle also speaks of the same in Heb. 2:14. John. 12:31; 16:11; 1 John 3:8, Truly the scripture speaks truth.

         Now in Rev. 20:4, the thousand year reign in verse 4, verse 6-7, a statement of fact, I have believed differently in regards to the thousand year reign in the past. Now I can see more clearly.

         If any part of the prophets were fulfilled; they had to be fulfilled during the period of the fourth beast and the eleventh horn; therefore, if they were truthfully fulfilled during the period just mentioned, then the thousand year reign was also fulfilled, we cannot have it both ways.

         Needless to say this was the beast, and this was the eleventh horn that Daniel was so distressed about; but his final answer came in Dan. 12:6-7, and verse 13, when would Daniel be resurrected? At the end of the age.  When was the end of the age? 45 days after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. verse 12, Heb. 9:26. Thank you Dr. Mills, for this time. 6/7/10. -- Dr. J. E. Edward. 


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