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What was God's Message to Us from the Super Bowl and the Daytona 500?

Updated: Mar 20, 2019


Or were they just that- the NFL Championship Game and the Great American Race?...

Is God speaking to us through the results of these events and other signs?


The Super Bowl and Daniel 8


How those two teams- the Patriots and Rams ended up playing against each other for this year's Super Bowl was amazing. The Chiefs were so close - 30 seconds away from an incredible victory over the Patriots. The Saints had a close call that was simply missed; they could have easily been in the Super Bowl. Was there a divine reason the Patriots and Rams ended up playing against each other?


The Book of Daniel 8 in the Old Testament of the Bible regards End Times Prophecy concerning a vision of a Goat vs. a Ram. Daniel was one of the major prophets of all time:

(King Belshazzar was the king of Babylon over 2000 years ago when Daniel had this vision concerning end times events that we very well could be in right now)

Daniel 8 New International Version (NIV)

Daniel’s Vision of a Ram and a Goat


In the third year of King Belshazzar’s reign, I, Daniel, had a vision, after the one that had already appeared to me. In my vision I saw myself in the citadel of Susa in the province of Elam; in the vision I was beside the Ulai Canal. I looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. One of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. I watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. It did as it pleased and became great.


As I was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. It came toward the two-horned ram I had seen standing beside the canal and charged at it in great rage. I saw it attack the ram furiously, striking the ram and shattering its two horns. The ram was powerless to stand against it; the goat knocked it to the ground and trampled on it, and none could rescue the ram from its power. The goat became very great, but at the height of its power the large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven.


Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. 10 It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them. 11 It set itself up to be as great as the commander of the army of the Lord; it took away the daily sacrifice from the Lord, and his sanctuary was thrown down.12 Because of rebellion, the Lord’s people and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.


13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled—the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfoot of the Lord’s people?”

14 He said to me, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.”


The Interpretation of the Vision


15 While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there before me stood one who looked like a man. 16 And I heard a man’s voice from the Ulai calling, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of the vision.”

17 As he came near the place where I was standing, I was terrified and fell prostrate. “Son of man,”he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the time of the end.”

18 While he was speaking to me, I was in a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me and raised me to my feet.

19 He said: “I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end.20 The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. 21 The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king. 22 The four horns that replaced the one that was broken off represent four kingdoms that will emerge from his nation but will not have the same power.

23 “In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise. 24 He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy those who are mighty, the holy people. 25 He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.

26 “The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.”

27 I, Daniel, was worn out. I lay exhausted for several days. Then I got up and went about the king’s business. I was appalled by the vision; it was beyond understanding.



Gabriel is an angel of the Lord who oft times appears to the prophets in the bible to confirm their prophetic dreams and visions. So here we have a powerful Ram vs. a Goat.


With Brady's last Super Bowl win, many top NFL experts and critics labeled him the G.O.A.T. Greatest of all-time in football. He had won 5 Super Bowl wins at that point. More than any other quarterback in NFL history. Montana and Bradshaw each had 4.


So here we have in the Super Bowl- the G.O.A.T vs. the Ram. Just as in Daniel's dream - the GOAT overpowered the RAM. The RAMS were a top scoring machine in the NFL this year (2018-2019), yet they were held to a field goal. Great coaching, defense, etc - absolutely, but also, a divine confirmation of a prophetic sign that is hard to overlook.


Take a closer look at verses 8-14 In Daniel's vision...this is speaking of the Antichrist in the end times...


" 8 The goat became very great, but at the height of its power the large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven. Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. 10 It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them. 11 It set itself up to be as great as the commander of the army of the Lord; it took away the daily sacrifice from the Lord, and his sanctuary was thrown down.12 Because of rebellion, the Lord’s people and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.


13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled—the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfoot of the Lord’s people?”

14 He said to me, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.”


The rebellion that causes desolation is when the Antichrist takes over the throne at the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem. The Antichrist will declare himself as God and this will kickoff the Great Tribulation- the "desolation." The surrender of the sanctuary is the surrendering of the 3rd Temple to the Antichrist declaring himself as God- the Lord's people-the Jews.


We are very close to the Rapture; once that happens, the Antichrist will confirm the 7 year false peace covenant between Israel and other countries. Right now, we see one of the greatest negotiators of all time- President Trump- and his team including Jared Kushner, who just happens to be Jewish and in charge of many of the major details of the actual peace agreement and negotiations, on the cusp of presenting a proposed peace plan between Israel, Palestine, and other countries.


The Antichrist will be the one who confirms a 7 year false peace covenant!

Daniel 9:27 New International Version (NIV)


27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven. In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.


The 2019 Super Bowl is a divine message from God. It just so happened to be Super Bowl 53. 5 + 3 = 8....."Daniel 8". The year is 2019. 2+1+9= 12. Twelve is a number that is heavily associated with Israel in the Bible.


The Lord could be confirming to us that we are at the very edge of the Rapture and the appearance of the Antichrist, which means if you haven't received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior yet, you need to do it now if you want to receive the eternal salvation that He paid for you through His blood sacrifice on the cross at Calvary almost 2000 years ago.


Anyone who hasn't received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at the time of the Rapture will go into the Tribulation and will be ruled by the Antichrist. They will either receive the mark of the beast on their right hand and/or forehead showing their allegiance to the Antichrist as their God so they can buy and sell or they will be be-headed (if they do not receive the mark of the beast.)


Many (most)- sadly - who are left behind for the Tribulation period, will lose their eternal salvation because of this. They will take the mark of the beast and will go to hell - the eternal lake of fire- for eternity whether they believe in it or not.


Visit ericgadlage.com/how-to-get-saved for more information about getting saved or just simply receive Jesus Christ right now through this scripture prayer:


How To Get Saved Right Now...

Romans 10:9-10 New International Version (NIV)


If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.


That is all that is required. Do it now while you still have a chance. Choose to spend eternity in paradise. What is paradise like? It's 10,000 x better than anything here on earth. What is hell like? It's 10,000 times worse- for eternity...


The 61st Daytona 500


God also gave us a confirmation message in one more of the greatest sporting events of the year..."The Great American Race"...the Daytona 500. This life is a race to the finish, it's a race for redeemed souls for Christ.


It could not have been a more emotional win for the Joe Gibbs Racing Team. Joe Gibbs, a Christian, lost his son, a valuable JGR co-founding member, to brain cancer in January of this year. His son wore the number "11" jersey in high school and college football. On lap 11 of the Daytona 500 this year, Joe Gibbs teared up, in prayer, along with the JGR pit crew holding up a banner to pay tribute to J.D.


Not only did the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Team win the Daytona 500 through their #11 Car driven by Denny Hamlin, now 2x Daytona 500 Champion, they placed 1,2 & 3. They won it all.


I believe God also had another message for us all as a confirmation to the Super Bowl.

God was first foreshadowing the rise of the Antichrist in the Super Bowl. The Goat overtaking the Ram and the Antichrist rising up....continuing to the Daytona 500...


The top 3 car numbers were 11, 18, and 34.


In the Bible, 11 can also stand for "Judgment" in many verses. These numbers make sense as a confirmation and continuation from the last few Super Bowls:


1. The Antichrist ( The Goat vs. the Ram from Daniel 8) Super Bowl 53.


2. The Eagles won the year before. In the Rapture we are all going to be "caught up" into heaven in the twinkling of an eye...(you can imagine- flying off- being caught up into the air almost like an Eagle)


3. Another reason why the Saints would not be represented in the Super Bowl this year? They have already been called up into heaven with the Lord!


4. The Number 11- the number that could represent "Judgment" in the Bible- could very well be symbolized as the Judgment Seat of Christ- which isn't a judgment at all, but rather a celebration and an awards ceremony for all Christians who are raptured up. Right after being Raptured up to the Lord, the Church, all the Christians, will be at the Judgment Seat of Christ.


Judgment can also be a warning for anyone not saved- anyone who has not received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, because if they haven't received Jesus Christ- they won't go up in the Rapture and they will be in the Tribulation.


If they take the mark of the beast on their hand and/or forehead- they will end up at the Great White Throne Judgment and will be cast into hell - the eternal lake of fire for eternity.


The Rapture-Make Sure You Are in the Rapture...Get Saved:


1 Corinthians 15:52 King James Version (KJV)


52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.


"Trump" is our President's name!


5. The Number 18- can be associated in the Bible with the Antichrist and/or the number 666 which is the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast will be assigned to every person alive during the Tribulation. All those who have not received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will go into the Tribulation- they will not be Raptured up into Heaven. If they take the mark of the beast "666" on their right hand and/or forehead, they will lose their salvation for eternity and spend eternity in hell. They will miss out on eternal paradise.


6. The Number 34- 3 + 4 = 7. 7 is a number commonly associated with God or perfection. After the rise of the Antichrist, Jesus Christ is going to descend down from Heaven, once the Antichrist rises up at the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem and declares himself as God (3 1/2 years into the Tribulation period- which starts after the Rapture as soon as the Antichrist confirms the 7 year false peace covenant).


Jesus Christ will return in exactly 7 years after the Antichrist confirms that covenant. He is going to come back for His people the Jews who will have witnessed the Antichrist, repented, and received Jesus Christ the true Messiah.


The end of this 7 year Tribulation period is also commonly known as Armageddon- an event where Jesus Christ is going to rain down judgment destroying the 200 million man army assembled against Israel and everyone else that is still here.


The Millennium


Jesus Christ is going to come back here to reign over the earth for 1000 years- the Millennium with the Saints and all the Christians who went up in the Rapture and the few who got saved during the Tribulation - meaning they did not receive the mark of the beast and they received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior during the Tribulation- most of them will be beheaded though during the Tribulation for rejecting the mark of the beast.


Israel and the Number 12


3 x 4 = 12...again- Israel- the Jews. Everything is heading towards Israel, because that is where the Antichrist is going to rise up out of once he confirms the 7 year false peace covenant that starts the 7 year Tribulation. (He will rise up out of Europe, but he will eventually sit at the throne of the 3rd Temple of Jerusalem and declare himself as God)


God is letting us know we are on the "last lap!" He is calling His Church- all Christians to Get Ready to be called Up! And especially alert anyone not saved- get saved! How do you get saved?


Romans 10:9-10 New International Version (NIV)


If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.


That is all that is required. Do it now while you still have a chance. Choose to spend eternity in paradise. What is paradise like? It's 10,000 x better than anything here on earth. What is hell like? It's 10,000 times worse- for eternity...


God Bless,

E


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