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Old 03-13-2022, 11:13 PM
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400 silent years

Anything but silent

During the intertestamental period, God was working to prepare the world for Messiah.

The prophecies of Daniel were fulfilled through the rise of the Greco Roman empires giving us a greek speaking world along with the Septuagint, LXX, the bible of Jesus and the Apostles.

Roman gave us the a unified empire and road system to facilitate the spread of the Gospel.

The diaspora gave us synagogues throughout that world for the Apostles to use as base camps to preach the gospel and plant chuches.
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The period between the end of the O.T. canon and the beginning of the N.T. has been called “the four hundred silent years.” They may indeed have been silent insofar as there was no great prophetic voice, or any appearance of directly inspired Scripture. If, however, we were to think of Divine Activity, these four hundred years were anything but silent.

Tremendous and far-reaching changes took place in every sphere of human life. Great world empires vanished, and others appeared. The Jews were scattered throughout the inhabited earth, and wherever they went they gathered together for worship and study, and became a testimony of the living God to the Gentiles. The Word of God, the very revelation of God Himself, was translated in its entirety into Greek, and thus millions became aware of something before hidden.


The Promised Land itself was prepared, as were the nations – culturally, politically, and religiously – for the coming of the Messiah. The canon of the O.T. was finally recognized as complete – the witness to the coming Saviour of the world. In view of all this, it is then of real importance that we should investigate this period.

See linked article by Lance Lambert

https://web.archive.org/web/20140222...silent-part-1/

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Old 03-13-2022, 11:37 PM
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Re: 400 silent years

Just as God used the turmoil of the intertestamental period to prepare the world for his purpose, so God continues to work to advance his kingdom today.

Ray Dalio has some great insights into how our world is shifting. I've linked his utube below:

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail

https://youtu.be/xguam0TKMw8


A few years ago, Ray Dalio noticed a confluence of political and economic conditions he hadn’t encountered before. They included huge debts and zero or near-zero interest rates that led to massive printing of money in the world’s three major reserve currencies; big political and social conflicts within countries, especially the US, due to the largest wealth, political, and values disparities in more than 100 years; and the rising of a world power (China) to challenge the existing world power (US) and the existing world order. The last time that this confluence occurred was between 1930 and 1945. This realization sent Dalio on a search for the repeating patterns and cause/effect relationships underlying all major changes in wealth and power over the last 500 years.

In this remarkable and timely addition to his Principles series, Dalio brings readers along for his study of the major empires—including the Dutch, the British, and the American—putting into perspective the “Big Cycle” that has driven the successes and failures of all the world’s major countries throughout history. He reveals the timeless and universal forces behind these shifts and uses them to look into the future, offering practical principles for positioning oneself for what’s ahead.

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So what he is saying is everything is cyclic.
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Old 03-14-2022, 09:40 AM
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So what he is saying is everything is cyclic.
The rise and fall of empires does have a cyclical nature. But we also know that the powers that be are ordained of God for his purposes, which are teleological.
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Old 03-14-2022, 11:53 AM
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Ooooh boy Im gonna really enjoy this one. So were the 400 years maybe a period of prophetic *rest* almost like the cycles in the OT dealing with harvest? Definitely will check out the youtube vid.
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Isn't that cycle the same thing John Glubb described long before?
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This is the same guy behind https://www.economicprinciples.org/.
He is a pretty smart guy.
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This is the same guy behind https://www.economicprinciples.org/.
He is a pretty smart guy.
His focus is on how to invest around economic trends.
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The rise and fall of empires does have a cyclical nature. But we also know that the powers that be are ordained of God for his purposes, which are teleological.
Based n the information provided in your basic overview, he seems spot on. He mentioned how God prepared the holy land during this time. The Hasmonean period played a role in that.

I see the hand of God in raising up the USA. But it too will fail.
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Kingdoms rise and fall at the behest of His command. But, keep voting Republican.
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