The Anointed Desolator

End, a Great City




The future anointed desolator is 'typed' by King Saul.


Saul was anointed with literal olive oil but we can expect the future
anointed ruler will be anointed with symbolic olive oil. This means
the future king will have knowledge of the word of God.


Saul was initially considered to be amongst the prophets.


    1 Sam   10:10   When they came there to the hill, there was
                    a group of prophets to meet him; then the Spirit
                    of God came upon him, and he prophesied among
                    them.
              :11   And it happened, when all who knew him formerly
                    saw that he indeed prophesied among the prophets,
                    that the people said to one another, "What is this
                    that has come upon the son of Kish? Is Saul also
                    among the prophets?"
              :12   Then a man from there answered and said, "But who
                    is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb:
                    "Is Saul also among the prophets?"


Likewise it can be expected that the future desolator will be gifted
with prophetic understanding.


That the arriving king will have understanding of previously hidden
wisdom is also confirmed by the following verse.


    Dan    8:23   And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the
                  transgressors have reached their fullness, a king
                  shall arise, having fierce features, who understands
                  sinister schemes.


                  [ The phrase ‘sinister schemes’ is better translated
                    ‘riddles’. (The Hebrew word is encountered several
                    times in Judg 14:12-19, where it is commonly
                    rendered ‘riddle’.) In this verse it is a reference
                    to the riddles of Scripture. ]



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