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Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages (by category).                                Author Page   (Re-written 5-02-2021)  Intro   My objective in re-writing this page is to convince people that this website’s unique and original interpretations of Daniel 11 and the Seals are correct.  The proof I use is scripture, along with historical facts, current events, and basic logic.  If anyone takes the time to check the Bible and honestly assess the information, without preconceived notions, then I think they will agree that this is the only way that everything fits together without contradictions, manipulations, or omissions.  One thing I don’t use as proof is my own credentials as a scholar or anything because I don’t have any.  Yet, that’s a good thing because God doesn’t choose people who are wise in the world’s eyes.  On the contrary, God chooses those who are lowly and weak, so no one can boast.  1 Corinthians 1: 26-29 Paul said, “Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.  But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.” Who is the author?   If you clicked on this page to find a name or photograph of the author, then you might be disappointed.  I decided to be anonymous because that’s what the Bible teaches.  The focus should not be on a human, but on God who allowed this information to be discovered.  There are many, many scriptures to support this view and show that it was the right thing to do.    Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matt 7:24)  In other words, a wise man not only hears God’s Words, thus obtaining knowledge, but puts those words into practice.  I’m not calling myself wise, but just pointing out that things in the Bible should actually be done, not just heard.  It sounds trivial, but how many people really follow God’s advice?    For example, Jesus said, “Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” (Matt 6:1)  Therefore, being anonymous is my way of ‘not being seen by men’, thus attempting to gain the maximum reward from God.  I realize that not everyone can be anonymous, because it depends on the situation, but the internet gave me that chance, so I naturally took it.    Jesus said, “I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.  How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?” (John 5:43-44)  In other words, why do people need my name to accept facts from the Bible?  For the website’s first couple of years, I didn’t even have an author page, but people kept asking who I was.  Some criticized and insulted me by insinuating that being anonymous meant that I was ashamed and lacked confidence in my discoveries, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  My interpretations are supported by scripture and speak for themselves.  On the contrary, by not giving my name, I’m attempting to put all the focus on God and give Him all the credit.  As shown above, I’m attempting to put God’s Word into practice and making an effort to obtain a reward and praise from Him, instead of other humans, which is the right thing to do.  The faithful and wise servant   I actually think my decision to be anonymous, while presenting my interpretation of Daniel 11 and the Seals, fulfilled an end time Biblical prophecy.  Of course, I wasn’t thinking about that, at the time, but it worked out that way.  My claim is not only logical, but God confirmed it to me, which was somewhat accidental, but I explain more about that below.  It really shouldn’t surprise people that a Biblical prophecy was fulfilled, since Jesus said, in the end, all Biblical prophecies would somehow be fulfilled. (Matt 5:18)  I’m not trying to boast; I just think my interpretations of Daniel 11 and the Seals fulfill Jesus’ prophecy of the anonymous, end time servant in the following passage.  The second passage supports that claim.  Matthew 24:45-51 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,' 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Daniel 12:9-10  [Referring to God’s “Book of Truth” in Daniel 11] “He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 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.”   Logically speaking, the passages are related and both refer to end times because the faithful and wise servant is encouraged to continue his duties until the Master returns.  And, the true meaning of Daniel 11 was “closed up and sealed until the time of the end.”  Yet, God didn’t say it would be sealed forever.  On the contrary, He said, “the wise will understand.”  Therefore, someone had to unseal the true meaning, close to the end, so it’s just logical that it was the faithful and wise servant.  It makes logical sense that the food provided to the servants in the household was the unsealing of Daniel 11, since it shows without a doubt that God’s prophecies are still being actively fulfilled, leading to the abomination and rapture.  Even servants with faith can use that food to strengthen their faith even more.  Following the list of verses through the years has led to the point where only the uprising and abomination, in verse 31, are left before the rapture.   Although Daniel 11 doesn’t reveal a specific date, tensions ultimately building to an uprising are signs that people can watch and hope for.  After all, there’s a special table for those who are ‘watching when He comes’, so there must be signs to watch, such as Daniel 11.  Luke 12:37 “It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.” Past arguments   I had a long-time friend tell me that the faithful and wise servant refers to ‘all Christians’, but I disagree.  First of all, the passage goes from singular, to plural, and back to singular, so there must be a distinction.  Secondly, verse 47 offers a reward for diligence, saying, “He will put him in charge of all his possessions.”  I won’t venture to guess what the possessions are, but I think it is literally impossible for ‘all’ Christians to be put in charge of ‘all’ His possessions, at the same time.  Common sense says that only one can be in charge.  Plus, there’s an ominous warning, at the end, so I wouldn’t be too quick to claim it for all Christians.  After all, a person can’t pick and choose the good without the bad.  I think of that warning often and try my best to comply.   In the early days of the website, I had an Atlanta preacher who was quick to agree with my interpretations of Daniel 11 and the Seals, but vehemently insisted that I couldn’t be the only one to come up with it.  Thus, on those grounds, he was saying that I couldn’t be the faithful and wise servant.  I suggested that he find evidence to support his claim that someone else came up with it too.  Over the years, he would periodically write back and make the same argument, but he never produced any evidence.  In his last correspondence, he said some nasty things that no person should ever say, especially a preacher.  However, he never gave any evidence.  Personally, I’ve got a copyright from 2010, when the interpretations were in book-form, which was accurate through verse 23.  The reason it wasn’t accurate farther was that the events that fulfilled verses 24-30, such as the ISIS invasion of Mosul, Saudi invasion of Yemen, attempted coup in Turkey, etc, couldn’t have been predicted in advance.  However, once they occurred, it was obvious that they fulfilled the verses perfectly and supported my interpretation of the rest.  As Moses said, ‘the only way to verify if a message was from God or not was to wait and see if it comes true’. (Deut. 18:21-22)  To me, seeing the subsequent events align with my interpretation verified that I had the first part correct and indeed had unsealed Daniel 11.  I know what a tedious and painstaking study of history it took to discover the true meaning of those verses.  I also know what a joy it was to finally connect all the dots.  So, if anyone independently arrived at a similar interpretation, then they would have been eager to find some way to reveal it to the world.  In other words, if someone independently discovered a similar interpretation, there would be evidence, of which the Atlanta preacher never produced.   I’ve also been accused of being stubborn and arrogant when I defend my discoveries with scripture and provide scripture to explain how others are wrong.  However, there can only be one correct timeline of end times.  I know mine has no contradictions, omissions, or manipulations, which others do, so I defend it.  Besides, one trait that distinguished Jesus from others was that ‘He taught His message with authority’ (Luke 4:32), which is the same as having confidence and not yielding to false interpretations.  In other words, it’s not wrong to be stubborn if you’re right and want to pass along a correct teaching.  Paul said that ‘all scripture is useful in correcting, teaching, and rebuking’. (2 Timothy 3:16)  Like Jesus and Paul, a person should have confidence in what’s right, as long as they have scripture to back it up.  And it’s not arrogant to correct someone with scripture; it’s Biblical.  Some people resort to false accusations and name-calling, since they can’t accept correction.  In fact, I’m sure that’s why some want to know my name, so they can discredit me personally, since they can’t discredit my timeline.  However, I’ve already illustrated that God chooses the lowly, foolish, and weak, so there’s not much else they can say to discredit me further.  Yet, that doesn’t mean my interpretations are wrong.   Past interpretations of Daniel 11   There have only been two previous interpretations of Daniel 11 (actually one-and-a-half), but mine is vastly different.  The interpretation in the NIV study notes, which most people are familiar with, involves the Ptolemies and Seleucids, which were two empires who emerged after Alexander the Great died.  That interpretation is at least 300-years old because Matthew Henry used it in his commentary, in 1706.  However, it’s wrong for many reasons.  Primarily, it describes the abomination, in verse 31, as happening in 167 BC, which is impossible because Jesus refers to the abomination in the future. (Matthew 24:15)  Even the NIV study notes disagree with Henry’s ending, which leaves a huge gap of over 2100-years.  Seriously, if a chapter was specifically ‘sealed until the time of the end’, and referenced by Jesus when speaking about end times, then why would it be more detailed at the beginning and have a huge gap at the end?  It obviously wouldn’t, so Henry’s interpretation is obviously wrong.    The 2nd interpretation came along in the mid-1800’s, from Uriah Smith, who was a Seventh Day Adventist.  However, he followed Matthew Henry’s commentary, concerning the Ptolemies and Seleucids, through verse 16.  At that time, he changed to Rome and Europe and proposed that the abomination was ‘a union of church and state’, which lasted over 1400-years, from Constantine to Napoleon.  He ended his interpretation at verse 44, with the 1850’s Ottomans, since he thought he was living in end times.  Of course, he was wrong, which left another 150-year gap at the end.  Obviously, his general interpretation makes no sense, but I think it’s the reason why so many people, both Seventh Day Adventists and others, think that Turkey is supposed to revive the Ottoman Empire and become ‘king of the north’, during end times.  That’s just not true, and it never was, because Uriah Smith’s interpretation was flawed from the beginning.  My interpretation is very different, has no gaps, and shows how Iran is currently ‘king of the north’, which makes sense with today’s current events.   My Interpretation of Daniel 11   My interpretation is vastly different because it deviates from Matthew Henry’s commentary at verse 4, rather than verse 17.  It interprets the Ptolemies and Seleucids as just two of the four winds, which ruled the Middle East from a north-south perspective.  They were succeeded by the Roman/Byzantine Empire, in the west, and the Parthian/Sassanid Empire, in the east, thus completing the four winds.  Therefore, the four winds, in verse 4, covers 900-years, but that’s not a gap because no empire or time is omitted.  It’s still continuous.  Besides, you would expect a chapter that was ‘sealed until the time of the end’ to be vaguer at the beginning, and more detailed at the end, which is what my interpretation explains.    Muhammad and the Muslims start in verse 5, which is what most of the chapter involves, which makes sense given their importance to end times.  The Muslims split into the Sunni and Shiite, in verse 6, and battled for control of the Middle East.  The Ottomans are definitely included because they united the north and south, for over 400-years, in verses 15-19.  Yet, the last thing that is said about them, in verse 19, is that ‘they will be seen no more’.  That perfectly fits the Ottoman Empire because they became the Republic of Turkey, after WWI, and ‘will be seen no more’.  Verse 20 is very characteristic of the Middle East under the temporary status of the British Mandate.  From there, it’s clear that only one, final empire is featured, from verse 21 to the end, which is very detailed and starts with the Islamic Revolution of Iran, in 1979.  Not every verse is exclusively about Iran, but each verse is a major event, mostly wars, which helped Iran gain power, influence, and a military foothold in ancient Mesopotamia (Iraq and Syria), which is characteristic of every ‘king of the north’ in Daniel 11.  My interpretation has no gaps and leads right up to current events.  It shows that Iran, rather than Turkey, is currently ‘king of the north’, which is consistent with current events because Israel’s biggest concern is Iran’s presence in Syria and Iraq, along with their nuclear program, which could be the basis of the 70th Seven, in Daniel 9:27, which also mentions the abomination.  In other words, the events leading to the abomination in Daniel 11:31 is coinciding with the timing of Daniel 9:27, so everything fits together and makes perfect sense.    Like I said, all that is left before the rapture is the armed uprising (intifada) and setting up of the abomination, from verse 31.  The armed uprising will most likely be executed by the Palestinians, given their location and the fact that they’ve already had two intifadas, in 1987-1993 and 2000-2005.  Personally, I’d say they are due for another.  And, since the Palestinians are allies with Iran, it will still count as being from the North.  Although no one knows exactly what the abomination will be, it doesn’t really matter because the rapture will happen so quickly afterwards that people won’t have time to be saved, after they see it.  Therefore, the time to be saved is now, since the uprising and abomination is next.  Of course, no one knows the exact day, which is why everyone should stay ready and keep watching, like the wise virgins in the Parable of the Ten Virgins. (Matt 25:1-13)   The Seals and Revelation   My interpretation of the Seals is also important because it straightens out Revelation’s timeline and solves the age-old argument between pre-tribs, post-tribs, and mid-tribs.  Basically, Seals 1-5 were during the last 2000-years, and Seal 6, which is the rapture, is due next, which agrees with the abomination in Daniel 11.  To be honest, most of the Seals were obvious the first time I read Revelation, but when I discovered the two 70-year periods in the Seals, then I knew the interpretation was verified by God.  Seal 1 is obviously the resurrection, since it follows perfectly from the crucifixion, in Chapter 5, and the Rider on the White Horse matches Rev 19, which is clearly Jesus.  That part was obvious.  And I was pretty sure that Seals 4 and 5 were the Holocaust and Christian martyrs, leading to the rapture in Seal 6, since it perfectly matches the rapture in Matthew 24:29-31.  Then, I discovered the two 70-year periods, which also confirmed Seals 2 and 3 and connected everything together.  To be clear, I’ve been told by emailers that they suspected that Seals 1-5 were in the past, but never had a logical explanation for each one, such as the website provides.  My interpretation of the Seals is truly the only way Matthew and Revelation agree, since the great multitude of Christians appear in heaven after the 6th Seal, which matches the rapture in Matthew 24.   Pre-tribulation is proven because Seals 1-5 are in the past and the Trumpets literally can’t start until after the 7th Seal is done, in Rev 8, which is after the Christians are in heaven.  Matthew 24 is easily explained because there are two groups, following the abomination, in verse 15, just like the same two groups, in Rev 7, following the 6th Seal.  My interpretation of the Seals is literally the only way that everything fits together without contradictions.  I’m not trying to boast; it’s just a fact.    My interpretation proves ‘pre-tribulation’, just not the same way that ‘old-school’ pre-tribs believe.  I wish the old-school pre-tribs would change and get on-board because post-tribs literally can’t dispute my simple, common-sense approach to Revelation’s timeline, since it has no contradictions like the old theory.  On the other hand, the post-trib’s theory has serious contradictions because their approach is to overlap the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, so the 6th Seal rapture is at the end.  However, that approach basically makes them false prophets because they are re-arranging God’s prophecy of end times.  It also omits certain aspects, which is specifically forbidden by God. (Rev 22:19)  Obviously, post-tribs can’t overlap everything with the Seals, if Seals 1-5 are in the past, but they shouldn’t be overlapping anyway, since it alters God’s prophecy, which basically makes them false prophets. (more about that below)  Why won’t people listen?   It is not my objective to argue with other Christians, but give them a simple, common-sense explanation on which everyone can agree.  That would be a major step in showing non-Christians and skeptics that the Bible is real, has no contradictions, and makes perfect sense.  It might even attract some new Christians, before it’s too late.  That should be everyone’s primary goal.    One recurring comment I get from emailers is that they try to tell others about the website, but people won’t listen.  That’s not surprising because even Jesus and Paul couldn’t convince everyone.  There are various reasons why some people won’t listen.  Some are just set in their ways.  Others have their priorities in worldly things, such as described in the Parable of the Great Banquet. (Luke 14:16-24)  Sometimes, all you can do is tell someone and the rest is up to them.  As the saying goes: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.”  As I indicated above, there’s a special table for those who are ‘watching when Jesus comes’. (Luke 12:37)  Yet, if everyone was watching to the same degree, then it wouldn’t be special.     Personally, I have to be careful what I say because the faithful and wise servant is forbidden from “beating the fellow servants.”  The good news is that everyone doesn’t necessarily have to understand Biblical end times to go to heaven.  However, I’m not sure about post-tribs because overlapping and re-arranging Revelation violates God’s warning in Rev 22:19.  They should know that and heed the warning because it carries a severe penalty.  I’m not trying to judge because God will take care of that, but the warning is clear.  However, in my experience, post-tribs are combative, deceptive, and never listen.  In the beginning, when one would email, I would try teaching them the truth, but I’ve found it a waste of time to try reasoning with a false prophet.  I’m sure that ‘beating the fellow servants’ doesn’t include post-tribs.    Post-tribs deceive people by re-arranging Revelation and putting the antichrist and mark of the beast, which is in Rev 13, before the 6th Seal rapture, which is in Rev 6.  That is a dangerous practice by false prophets because it could cause some people to procrastinate, before accepting Jesus, thinking they can wait until they see those things.  In reality, the rapture happens first, so those procrastinators will be shut out.  Tragically, they will miss heaven because contrary to popular belief, there is no 2nd chance for gentiles, after the rapture.  Perhaps the post-trib’s deception is Satan’s plan to make some people miss the rapture.  I’m serious because it’s apparent from scripture that not everyone who looks and sounds religious is what they seem.  Jesus and Paul were not shy about denouncing false prophets and teachers, so I’m using their words to do the same in regards to post-tribs.  2 Corinthians 11:13-15  [False prophets in Paul’s day]  13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will be what their actions deserve. Matthew 7:21-23  [False prophets during End Times]  21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' Revelation 22:19  [False prophets change God’s prophecy]  “And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.” Matthew 15:14  [Bad to follow] Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”   Like I said, I’m not trying to judge; I’m just pointing out scriptures.  Yet, I ask myself, “Why would people overlap and re-arrange Revelation when it clearly changes God’s prophecy of end times, which is the basic definition of a false prophet?”  In other words, what is their motive for doing such a vile thing?  Only God and that person know, and that’s how they will be judged.  1 Corinthians 4:5 “Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.” My own testimony   I can only speak for myself, but my motives are pure.  When I set out to decipher end times, decades ago, I didn’t start with any preconceived notions from past interpretations.  I started from scratch with just the Bible and pieced things together like a ‘systems of equations’ from algebra.  For those who have forgotten algebra, that’s when multiple equations have variables in common, so each can be solved, at the same time, revealing one set of answers that satisfy all equations.  Similarly, there are only a short list of ‘end-time’ terms, such as ‘abomination that causes desolation’, ‘gog and magog’, and ‘signs in the sun, moon and stars’ (Matt 24:29 and Rev 6:12), which are so unique that there can only be one, so they must match.  Of course, the abomination is mentioned four times in Daniel, but it’s not that difficult to find the solution where they all make sense at the same time.  Using each chapter or book, such as Daniel, Matthew, and Revelation, like a system of equations, reveals only one timeline that incorporates all the variables where they all make sense at the same time.  Thus, the basic timeline is non-negotiable, since changing one variable violates another.  However, that’s not a problem because all the other pieces, from other books, fall easily into place in the basic timeline, without contradictions.  In the beginning, I really just wanted to know more about end times for myself, so I would know the signs and not miss the rapture, but after it snowballed into such a quest to figure out Daniel 11, which I explain below, I felt obligated to share the information with others.    As for how I was chosen for this task, I give most of the credit to my grandmother who was the spiritual head of the family.  My parents took me to church, when I was young, but for some reason stopped going except on Christmas and Easter.  (I’m sure many can relate.)  I think part of the reason was that my grandmother had a stroke and was bedridden, so she could no longer verify who was in church.  That limited how many Bible stories I knew, but I always had faith.  I was really saved when I was 17 and was able to drive myself to church.  Afterward, a friend gave me a NT Living Bible and I was amazed that I could read and understand it, unlike the KJV.  (Today, I prefer the NIV, but in 1981, that was unavailable.)  I read the Bible intensely to catch up with other youth in the church.  Ironically, they told me not to bother with Revelation because ‘no one understood it’, so I didn’t.  One day, before youth group, a girl told me that God told her that I was going to be a teacher.  It was a strange encounter, especially since I had just entered college to be an engineer, not a teacher, but I never forgot what she said.  Like many people, the complications of life entangled me, such as college, marriage, divorce, so I fell out of church for a long time, eventually joining the military.    Upon leaving the military, in my early 30’s, I landed a position as a math and science teacher at a small Christian school.  My thoughts went back to the girl in youth group who prophesied that I would become a teacher, but I later discovered that God had an even deeper plan for me.  In my third year of teaching, I was assigned a Bible class for 7th and 8th graders (combined), which took me completely by surprise.  There was no textbook, except for the Bible, so we began reading in Genesis and discussing, but I could see that everyone was bored.  One day, I finally asked, “Well, what do ya’ll want to read?”  Like a chorus in unison, they all said, “Revelation!”  I thought, “Oh man, what did I just do?”  Up to that point, I had never studied end times, but now I had no choice.  I started reading Revelation, at home, and found it was not as difficult as people once told me.  In school, we read each chapter and discussed it, but I didn’t try to explain things that I couldn’t explain.  I mean, my philosophy was that it was better to leave some things unexplained than to make up something that wasn’t true, especially in Revelation.  That is still a good philosophy.  After we finished Revelation, I taught from the NT, for the rest of the year, which they liked much better, and we all learned a lot.    A significant event happened during the summer of 1996, between my 3rd and 4th years of teaching. (FYI, I got re-married in my 2nd year, but my wife worked during the day.)  I had planned to do yard-work, that summer, but it rained for almost a week straight.  That gave me the perfect opportunity to read the Bible all day long.  I wanted to be ready if I got the opportunity to teach another Bible class.  As soon as my wife would leave for work, I would start reading and read for hours.  Then, I would listen to praise music while I ate lunch, followed by prayer and thinking and more reading, until my wife got home.  I never did any yard-work, that summer, but I grew closer to God than ever before in my life.  One day, while reading Matthew 24, I stopped at verse 14, which happened to be at the bottom of a page.  I thought to myself, ‘one could argue that all the signs have been completed’.  I prayed and asked God, ‘If that’s all there is, that’s fine, but if there’s anything more specific to point to Jesus’ return, then show it to me’.  I opened my eyes, paused a second, turned the page, and read, “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel - let the reader understand …” (Matt 24:15)  At that instant, I felt God’s Spirit come over me and I knew that the abomination in the Book of Daniel was the answer to my prayer.  At that point, I felt obligated to investigate to the best of my ability, which ultimately took decades and changed my life forever.      I quickly found that the abomination was mentioned four times in the Book of Daniel, but Daniel 11 was by far the most detailed list of events leading to the abomination.  It didn’t take long to see that the NIV study notes for each verse didn’t make much sense, especially since they said the abomination was in 168 BC and Jesus spoke as if it were still in the future.  From there, I knew that uncovering the true meaning of Daniel 11 was the key to understanding end times because that would reveal how close we were to the abomination.    I won’t go into every detail, but my newfound obsession to decipher Daniel 11 contributed to my 4th year of teaching being my last.  Looking back, I think God was testing me to see how serious I was.  While in prayer, during the summer of 1996, God spoke to me and said, “This is your last year, give it all you’ve got.”  I naturally thought it meant Jesus was coming back within the next school year, which put a rush on my quest to decipher Daniel 11, but it turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy or test.  I mean, I obeyed and gave it all I had, which came to a particular climax in the Spring of that year, causing the heads of the school not to ask me back.  Therefore, it was indeed my last year, just not like I thought.  It was a self-fulfilling prophecy or test because if I hadn’t given it all I had, then I’m sure I would have been asked back.  As it turned out, the heads of the school had some strange beliefs about making our own ‘heaven on earth’, which I was unaware of, so we clashed.  Anyway, I think I passed the test because I proved to God that I was not afraid to go out on a limb for Him.  The limb broke, that time, but I think it was meant to be.    Even though I wasn’t teaching school, I continued to search for the meaning of Daniel 11, which also contributed to the end of my second marriage.  Yet, I think that was probably a mistake, in the first place, anyway.  For example, during the summer of 1996, she came home one day and I was smiling because I had just finished praying.  She asked what I did all day, so I told her the truth, more or less.  She said she could tell a difference, which I thought was a compliment, but about that time, she turned abruptly and said, “I don’t like it.”  After leaving school and getting a new job, with more working hours, she was jealous of the time I spent searching.  One day, she told me that I needed to stop.  I said I would divide my time between her and God, 50/50, but that was the best I could do.  She said, “Not good enough.”  As a compromise, I was spending my church-time searching in front of the computer, but I began thinking that I was stuck, so I decided to start back to church.  She didn’t want to go, so I went without her.  When I came home after the second Sunday of that, she was sitting in the living room with her bags packed.  When I asked what she was doing, she explained that she was going to leave, but when she called her mother to say she was coming, she discovered that her grandmother had had an Alzheimer’s attack, on Saturday night, and was using her bedroom, which ruined her plan.  That was a confusing week because I didn’t know if she was going to go through with her plan, when her grandmother got better, or not.  Yet, I was not going to let it come between me and God, so the following Sunday, I got up to go to church without her again.  However, this time, she stopped me and asked if I could drive her to the hospital instead.  I was a little confused but said, “Okay.”  She just said she could tell something was wrong.  Indeed it was because she was diagnosed with acute leukemia.  Again, it was confusing for me because she never got around to telling her parents that she was going to leave me, just one week before.  Nevertheless, I was as supportive as possible, but I still had to work long hours to pay the bills.  To make a long story shorter, after she had the bone marrow transplant and thought she was recovering, she asked for a divorce.  I felt bad, but I had to comply.  Not long after that, she died of liver failure, which was a result of the chemotherapy.  If all that was another test, I think I passed because I was determined not to let her come between me and God, which is what scripture says we should do.  Like I said, I take God’s Word seriously.  Matthew 10:37 “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”  Luke 14:26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters-yes, even his own life-he cannot be my disciple.”    Yet, after all that, I became somewhat depressed and had to stop searching for the meaning of Daniel 11, anyway.  Like I said, I was already feeling stuck, when I decided to return to church, so after that whole ordeal, I had to get on with my life.    After many years, which included a third marriage and third divorce, God found a way to pull me back in.  In my late-40’s, an old friend looked me up on Facebook and we met for a talk.  We knew each other from childhood, so she knew about the ordeal, but she never brought up any painful memories.  However, a few days later, she wrote to me and asked if her daughter, who was late-teens, could read my old “dissertation,” which was something like a summary that I wrote when I decided to stop searching.  Only a handful of people knew about that paper, which was about 40-pages long, but she was one of them.  I told her that I would try to find a copy, but after I did, I could see that it needed much work before anyone was allowed to read it.  It was now 2009, and I quickly found that the internet had vastly improved in the last decade, since the late-90’s.  It wasn’t easy, but since I didn’t have a wife to hold me back, and the economic downturn of 2009/2010 caused me to be laid off, I had plenty of time on my hands to find the missing verses that I lacked.  Updating the dissertation turned into writing a whole book about Daniel 11 and the Seals.  My inspiration was the fact that a new generation had gotten old enough to be interested in my findings.  That was how God lured me back in, and I was hooked all over again.  I didn’t plan to return, but my journey was continuing, and it was far from over.    The book I wrote proved hard to publish because it was a ‘niche subject’, from an ‘unknown author’, (even though I was using my full name at that time).  I thought about being anonymous and using a pen-name, but I figured I needed to register the pen-name or someone could try to claim it and steal my discovery, on which I had worked so hard.  Thus, in my mind, registering the pen-name with the government didn’t seem so anonymous, so I just used my full name.  One publisher told me that a legitimate book had to be at least 35,000 words, so I did more historical research and added to the beginning.  Yet, at that point, it took too long to get to the main point, which was Daniel 11.  After about two years of getting nowhere, I decided to start a website and offer the information for free.  That was far better, anyway, because the book would have been outdated, in a couple of years, but a website can be updated without printing costs and can reach more people.  Plus, I saw the opportunity to be truly anonymous, which is what I wanted in the first place.    In May-2012, I launched the website, but my journey was still far from over.  I had to figure out how to get people to see the website, or it wasn’t doing any good.  That part is a whole different problem.  I ended up changing my format, re-writing most everything, multiple times, in order to be clearer and more assessable to search engines.  Plus, the Arab Spring of 2011, war in Syria, and ISIS in Iraq, was causing drastic changes in the Middle East, so I had to make constant updates.  Plus, in the beginning, post-tribs relentlessly attacked me in emails, as I found they like to bully pre-tribs.  Therefore, I was constantly defending myself and explaining that I was not like other pre-tribs.  The website grew and grew from answering frequently asked questions and trying to show that my interpretation had no contradictions like others had.  For years, it seemed like trial-by-fire, as I became battle-hardened.  Yet, I guess that was a good thing because I’ve heard everything, by now, and I’m still convinced that my interpretation is the only one that has no contradictions, omissions, or manipulations.    After my unemployment ran out, I continued to work on the website, fulltime, living off my savings, and when that ran out, living off my credit cards.  I live very frugally, so that went on for years, but it was not sustainable, so I went back to working a fulltime job, in 2018, and began paying off my credit cards.  I still monitor the news and answer emails, daily, and update the website most weekends, which takes longer than people may think.  My point is: I have been as faithful a servant as possible, physically, mentally, and financially.  I’m not looking for human rewards or sympathy; I just want to get to heaven and hear God say, “Well done, you tried.”  The ‘faithful and wise servant’ is told to continue until the Master returns, which I intend to do.  Confirmation   As I said above, when I started, I didn’t have any notion that I was the faithful and wise servant, but it’s not only logical, God confirmed it to me.  I didn’t intend to ask God, but it just happened.  In late-2013, the capture of Saddam, America’s withdrawal from Iraq, and the interim nuclear agreement finished verse 22 and fulfilled verse 23, in a short time.  Therefore, I was feeling great because my interpretation was essentially verified.  That Thanksgiving, I thought my family would finally give me some recognition, but I soon figured out that they didn’t follow the website and didn’t have a clue.  I couldn’t bring it up myself because that seemed like bragging, so I went away feeling a little down.  Looking back, it should have been no surprise because Jesus said, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.”  (Mark 6:4)  I’m not a prophet, only a servant, but it applies just the same.   Not long after that, I prayed for something that was not life and death.  I mean, I was serious, but if it didn’t happen, I wasn’t going to lose faith or anything.  Yet, it not only happened, but happened in a way that fit the exact words that I used to ask.  A news article even called it a miracle, so I emailed the article to a friend and told him about the prayer.  Again, I was serious, but I presented it in a humorous, light-hearted way.  However, He returned skepticism and said God doesn’t answer prayers like that.  Of course, I thought otherwise.  It was the combination of that and my clueless family that I decided to pray again, a couple weeks later, for a similar outcome.  This time, if I was going to push my faith, I figured I might as well raise the stakes and ask God if I was the faithful and wise servant, which I had only begun to wonder about, after the recent verses verified my interpretation.  I asked God that if I was the servant in the Bible, then repeat the miracle like before, so I would know for sure or not.  I was prepared to live with the results either way.  Yet, it not only happened again, but it was even more miraculous than before.  (I’m not kidding.)  It left no doubt in my mind that God was behind the two incidences and I was the faithful and wise servant.  It reminded me of Gideon and his fleece (Judges 6:36-40), but not exactly.  I didn’t set out to test God, but the turn of events was like He wanted me to know.  After He answered in such a big way, I vowed never to doubt and never to ask again.    The Atlanta preacher I mentioned before said my claim was “detrimental to my message.”  However, once God confirmed it to me, it just wouldn’t be right for me to ignore it, or deny it.  If it bothers some people, then that’s just the way it is, but I don’t know why it should.  All the prophecies in the Bible must be fulfilled, including that one, so it had to be someone.  God is still in the business of answering prayers and doing miracles when we humble ourselves before Him.  Since that time, my interpretation of Daniel 11 has been confirmed even more, all the way to verse 31, so my message is verified with current events, regardless of my claim anyway.  My Grandmother / Church Preferences & Other beliefs   Like I mentioned above, I think much of the reason for God choosing me was due to my grandmother.  There’s a Biblical precedence for that, such as Timothy’s grandmother, Lois (2 Tim 1:5), and David’s great-grandmother, Ruth.  As for me, I was my grandmother’s youngest grandchild, by at least 5 years, but she used to call me her smartest (no kidding).  Although I was young and have limited recollection of her, one of my aunts used to tell several stories of her faith.  My aunt even wrote some down and had them recited, one more time, at her funeral.   I don’t have space for them all, but my favorite is the one about the dog.  My grandmother had six kids and it was a challenge to keep them all fed during the depression.  As my aunt once told me, my grandmother often prayed, out loud, like God was in the attic and needed to hear through the ceiling.  On one occasion, out of desperation, she prayed something like, “God, if you want all of us to starve to death, then that’s fine, but if you want us to live, then you gotta do something.”  That day, a large dog, such as a blond lab, which they had never seen before, brought a whole ham onto the porch and laid it down.  None of it was eaten and it only had one set of teeth marks.  They never saw that dog again.  If you think that story sounds too far-fetched to be true, then remember: If God ordered the ravens to feed Elijah with meat and bread (1 Kings 17:6), then He could sure use a dog to deliver a ham.  God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.    As for a church preference, I’ve been asked about my denomination several times.  I guess people want to make sure I’m not part of a crazy cult or something, which I’m not.  The church I started in was my grandmother’s church.  She was a founding member of an Assembly of God church, in 1947, which I think was the first in our area.  They started in a tent but had a building by the time I was born.  They later built two larger buildings and a school.  That’s where I went as a child and again as a teenager.  However, I moved around a lot, in life, so I’ve also tried Baptist, Methodist, and several non-denominational churches.  As long as a church is pre-trib and Protestant, then I’m neutral because I don’t think any denomination follows the Bible 100% perfectly.  Yet, the differences are relatively minor, so I’m not trying to criticize.  I still like Assembly of God, but they’re not perfect.  Naturally, no denomination interprets Daniel 11 and the Seals as I do.  I’ve had several preachers and teachers email and say that they agree with my interpretations and even teach them in church.  However, I think entire denominations are too political to make a drastic change in doctrine, even if the new explanation is clearly better.  Anyway, there’s no rule that says you have to agree with everything the preacher says, as long as you agree with the Bible.    Perhaps the biggest difference among Protestant churches is whether they are Pentecostal or not.  Again, I think am neutral because I believe in all the gifts or manifestations (evidence) of the Spirit, but I believe exactly as Paul teaches in 1st Corinthians chapters 12 through 14.  I mean, as Paul says, the greatest gifts are faith, hope, and love, which all Christians should have, and the other gifts are equal.  In my experience, all Pentecostal churches seem to value one particular gift over the others, perhaps because it’s more noticeable, but Paul clearly denounces that practice.  Paul says that God distributes each gift as ‘He’ determines. (1 Cor 12:11)  Paul clearly indicates that not everyone will speak in tongues (1 Cor 12:30), but everyone is a necessary part of the Body of Christ.  Personally, I think some Pentecostal churches alienate people because they emphasize tongues too much, like it’s the greatest gift of all, but according to Paul, it’s really not.  On the flip side, non-Pentecostal churches sometimes shun people who speak in tongues, which is also wrong because Paul said, “Do not forbid speaking in tongues.” (1 Cor 14:39)  I think both types of churches need to meet somewhere in the middle.  If they did, I think the resulting pre-trib, Protestant Church would be much stronger, especially if they understood and recognized the Seals correctly, so they could fend off post-trib attacks. Summary and Conclusion   All and all, I’m just a normal guy with a lot of faith who takes God’s Word very seriously who was picked for the unique task of revealing Daniel 11 and the Seals.  That doesn’t mean I’m perfect because I’m not, but God is not in the practice of picking perfect people, lest someone could boast.  I’m just one part of the Body of Christ, no better or worse than any other part, but just with a different task.  Once picked, I proved my devotion by going out on a limb at school and proved my determination by not letting my wife distract me.  I launched the website anonymously because it was the right thing to do.  Later, I discovered that it fulfilled a prophecy.  I worked diligently to update and improve the website, even though I gained no personal recognition, not even from my family.  Honestly, how many people would go through what I have, and discover what I did, and stay anonymous?  I think God picked me (besides the grandmother factor) because He wanted someone who would take a backseat and put the focus on Him.  And if you don’t think my interpretation of Daniel 11 and the Seals is legitimately from God, just compare to previous interpretations.  It’s not that hard to do because there’s only been two for Daniel 11 and none for the Seals, since people just say the Seals are in the future.  However, that can’t be true because the Rider on the White Horse, in Seal 1 (resurrection), matches the same Rider in Rev 19 (Armageddon), which is obviously Jesus.  Anyway, my goal for this page was to convince people that these interpretations of Daniel 11 and the Seals are correct.  I think some people have a problem with me being anonymous, but I think I’ve showed that to be a positive, not a negative.  Faith is not something that a person can wear on their sleeve, or show with a certificate.  God’s Word stands on its own, take it or leave it.    This illustration shows that the same deceptions going on in Paul’s day continue until end times.  Some things never change. Satan keeps trying.  Chart of Basic Timeline click to enlarge Comparison of Timelines: 70th Seven to 2300-days