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They, the iron (EU) and clay (UN), combine in the seed of men
(the divided kingdom) - the last secular kingdom.
41 “In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay.
42 “As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle.
43 “And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. - Dan. 2:41-43 NASB
Kingdoms Leading To The Kingdom of God
Four References To The Beast With 7 Heads & 10 Horns
Revelation 12, 13, 17, and Daniel 7
Dan. 8: A king will arise out of one of the four divisions of the Greek Empire.
He will come against the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human hands.
Dan. 11 He exalts himself above all gods. He will honor a god of fortresses (military stronghold).
The Gospel of The Kingdom Will Be Preached To All Nations And Then The End Will Come
Two Symbols - The Image And The Beast
Two Symbols That Represent Major Kingdoms Leading To The Return of Jesus
There Is A Break After The Roman Empire In Both Symbols During The Jewish Diaspora
The Two Symbols Resume When Israel Became A Nation Again In 1948
The Image With Five Parts (Kingdoms) The Beast With Seven Heads (Kingdoms)
The Feet Reveal That The Last Kingdom Is Made Up of Two Powers The Two Heads Reveal That The Last Kingdom Has Two Phases
Daniel 2 Revelation 12,13,17 And Daniel 7
Understanding The Two Symbols
It has been said that Israel is God's time clock. That is rather obvious in the symbols of the statue, and the beast, as well as the prophecy of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9. All three ignored the period from the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and the dispersions of Jews until Israel became a nation again in 1948.
The term king or kingdom can be used interchangeably. See Daniel 2:37-38, Revelation 17:10
The Image With Five Parts
Daniel 2:41-43 Reveals That The Last Secular Kingdom Is Made Up of Two Kingdoms: The EU: And The UN
The Dream of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
The statue is important because of two things:
This symbol begins with Babylon when Babylon captured Jerusalem. The iron legs represented the Roman Empire. There was only one secular kingdom left after the Roman Empire. It was represented by the iron and clay feet. When the stone hit the statue on its feet the statue crumbled. Then the stone, representing the kingdom of God, filled the earth.
The clay in the feet represents the UN. A kingdom where men (representatives) come together for international concerns. Clay is a symbol for man. The iron in the feet represents the EU because iron in the legs represented the Roman Empire - a European based power.
1945 - The UN began.
1974 - The EC became an observer at the UN.
1993 - The EU came into being.
2009 - The EU became a single legal entity.
The Beginning of The Divided Kingdom
2011 - The EU observer status at the UN was updated.
There are five major bodies in the UN:
The Beast With Seven Heads (Kingdoms) And Ten Horns (Authorities)
Revelation 17:10-12 Reveals That The Last Secular Kingdom Has Two Phases: The Seventh And The Eighth Heads
The Ten Horns (Authorities) Are On The Seventh And Eighth Heads
Revelation 13 reveals that one of the heads was mortally wounded (the seventh) and became the eighth when it was healed. When the wound was healed the kingdom only lasts for 3-1/2 years. This period is also the last half of the seven year Jerusalem covenant (Dan. 9:27, Matt. 24:15-22.
7. EU-UN w/10 Horns -- The Wounding -- 8. EU-UN w/10 Horns (lasts 3-1/2 years)
The 10 horns give their power and authority to the little horn. They will make war with the Lamb, Jesus, and He will overcome them. Read Revelation 19.
The beast is important because it reveals that the last secular kingdom has two phases represented by the seventh and eighth heads caused by the seventh head being wounded and coming back as the eighth head (kingdom).
The Roman Empire existed when Revelation was written. Therefore the phrase "one is" refers to the Roman Empire. There is only one empire after the Jewish diaspora and it has two phases: the seventh, the wounding, and then the eighth that is "of the seven". We are in the period of the wounding. The 10 horns (military authorities) were in the UN Security Council rotating membership when it began in 1945. The little horn will come up among the 10 for a total of 11.
There are 5 permanent members: The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China. Two of the permanent members will leave with three permanent members remaining. The little horn (man of lawlessness) will remove the three (7:8). The 10 will eventually give their power and authority to the little horn (Rev. 17:12-14).
When Israel Exists One of These Kingdoms Is Always In Existence
In the two symbols above, there is only one secular kingdom after the Roman Empire and the Jewish diaspora. It is the iron and clay divided kingdom, the EU-UN, (Dan. 2:41-43). It is also represented by the seventh and eighth heads on the beast.
The divided kingdom has two phases: the seventh head, followed by the wounding, and then the eighth head (kingdom) that is "of the seven" (Rev. 13:3, 17:10-11). We are now in the period of the wounding. I do not know how long the wounding lasts. The eighth head (kingdom) lasts for 3-1/2 years (Rev;. 13:5).
Then Jesus will return and the nations will be judged according to their treatment of his brethren. Those who pass will inherit the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world. Those who fail will go into everlasting punishment (Matt. 25:31-46).
The kingdom of God will fill the earth (Dan. 2:44).
The Two Symbols That Represent Kingdoms Leading To The Kingdom of God
The secular kingdoms are in existence when Israel is in existence.
The Beast With Seven Heads (Kingdoms) And Ten Horns The Statue With Five Parts (Kingdoms)
Revelation 17 Daniel 2
Four References To The Beast With 7 Heads & 10 Horns
Four References: Revelation 12, 13, 17, & Daniel 7
The Red Dragon With Seven Heads (Kingdoms) And 10 Horns (Authorities)
The Woman, Israel
Satan, the beast with seven heads (kingdoms) and 10 horns (kings, authorities) is referred to as the red dragon in Revelation 12. Apparently the system of kingdoms was given to him after Adam listened to Satan and ate the forbidden fruit. He may have lost full control of the kingdoms after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in 33 AD until the eighth head (EU-UN) is restored for 3-1/2 years (see Revelation 17:11). Satan then will be put away for 1,000 years (Rev. 20:1-2). Then after being released for a short while, he will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:10)
When Satan is thrown to the earth he persecutes Israel. When Israel is given refuge in the wilderness. He then makes war with the Christians (Rev. 12:13-17 above). This takes place during the eighth head (kingdom) which lasts for only 3-1/2 years (Rev. 13:5).
The Dragon, Satan, Stood On Sand of The Seashore
The Beast From The Sea - The UN
The beast from the sea may be a reference the the United Nations. It is not from the land of Europe but from the sea. The 10 horns probably refer to the rotating members of the UN Security Council. This is also the fourth beast in Revelation 17.
Then A Beast With Two Horns Came Out Up of The Earth (Europe) - The EU
This one also refers to the false profit (Rev. 19:20).
Since John received Revelation on the Greek island of Patmos in the Aegean Sea off the coast of the continent of Europe, the land (earth), This kingdom probably is in Europe. Since the EU is part of the divided kingdom (EU-UN), this may refer to Vatican City - the harlot city in Revelation 17. The beast can also refer to the false prophet.
The two horns are like a lamb. They may refer to military leaders that do not have much power.
The Scarlet Beast (Satan) With Seven Heads (Kingdoms) And 10 Horns (Authorities)
The scarlet woman riding the beast is a harlot city - meaning that she has not remained faithful to her God. She is the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth - meaning she has spread her harlotry throughout the earth.
This city is riding the beast - the secular kingdom with international power. Therefore it seems to be dependent on the international power. The 10 horns will burn it (Rev. 17:12-18).
The Holy See has permanent observer state status at the UN in 1964. The Holy See refers to the papacy and papal court of the Roman Catholic Church at Vatican City in Rome.
Four Beasts (Kingdoms)
The Fourth Beast Has 10 Horns
It is important to note that Daniel 7 is about a court in which the Ancient of Days is seated. The four kingdoms that are judged are kingdoms that exist at the end of the age - not ancient kingdoms. The first three beasts (kingdoms) are allowed to continue for a while, but the fourth beast with 10 horns is destroyed. The lion represents the United Kingdom. The bear represents The United Kingdom. The leopard represent Germany. The three will be allowed to continue for a while when Jesus returns.
The fourth beast, the dreadful beast with 10 horns, represents the divided kingdom - the EU and UN working together. It will be destroyed when Jesus returns.
The seven heads are not mentioned here probably because it is in the time of the last head (kingdom).
Revelation 13 - This is puzzling
It is very interesting to note that his beast (kingdom) is described in Revelation 13.
Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.
2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard,
his feet were like the feet of a bear,
and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. - Rev. 13:1-2 NKJV
These are the same three beast mentioned in Daniel 7. What this means is that the fourth beast (kingdom) is a combination of the first three beasts (kingdoms). This is puzzling because in Daniel 2 the last kingdom is a combination of two world powers: iron - EU and clay - UN.
First beast like a lion - United Kingdom - Dan. 7:4
Stood up like a man - Magna Carta
Eagle wings torn off - United States gained independence
Second beast like a bear - Russia - Dan. 7:5
1 Crimea ?
Third beast like a leopard - Germany - Dan. 7:6
1 First Reich - German Empire 1871-1918. Presided over by an Emperor from the Prussian House of Hohenzollern. Kaiser Wilhelm I, Frederick III, and Wilhelm II were the emperors.
2 Second Reich - Weiman Republic - 1919-1933. Friedrich Ebert and Paul von Hindenburg were the presidents.
3 Third Reich - Nazi Germany - 1933-1945. Adolf Hitler was Fuhrer and Chancellor. Germany was divided into East Germany and West Germany after W.W.II.
4 Fourth Reich - Germany - 1990. In 1973 the German Federal Constitutional Court ruled that according to the law of the Federal German Republic (West Germany), it was a continuation of the German Reich (Empire) established in 1871.
5 East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. Germany's deadly wound was healed.
This Beast (Garmany) Has Four Bird Wings:
When France attacked Prussia in 1870, four South German states joined with Prussian forces of the North German Confederation, and the German Empire was formed in 1871.
1. Baden 2. Württemberg
3. Hessen-Darmstadt 4. Bavaria
The Fourth Beast With 10 Horns - Characteristics - EU-UN - Dan. 7:7-8, 19-26
The Antichrist - The Man of Lawlessness
Titles of The Antichrist
The Man of Lawlessness (Little Horn) Probably Comes Up In The EU-UN (UN Security Council)
The kingdom that existed in 1948 when Israel became a nation again was the UN. The EU became an observer came later. There was no caliphate at that time.
The little horn that comes up among the ten horns in Daniel 7 will persecute the saints for 3-1/2 years (Dan. 7:25, Rev. 13:5-7). The king (little horn, man of lawlessness, antichrist) in Daniel 11 will magnify himself above all gods, but he will honor a god of fortresses (Allah) - a god his fathers did not know. He will act against the strongest fortresses with this god. The beast In Revelation 19, the man of lawlessness, will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 19:20).
The UN Security Council Is made up of five permanent members: United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China. It also consists of 10 rotating members - two groups of five each. So five members rotate every year.
The man of lawlessness (antichrist) will probably come up among the 10 rotating members, Two of the five permanent members will have dropped out for some reason and the antichrist (little horn) will remove the three remaining permanent members (Dan. 7:8, 19-20, 24-25).
References To The Antichrist - Man of Lawlessness
The antichrist is referred to in the following verses as antichrist, the little horn, the king, the prince to come, the man of lawlessness, a mouth, and the beast.
1 John - Antichrist
The antichrist denies the Father and the Son.
Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.
2 John - Antichrist
Beware of antichrist deceivers.
The verses in first and second John define antichrist and the antichrist spirit.
Daniel 7 - The Little Horn
The little horn will come up among 10 horns. He will remove three of the first horns.
These three horns are apparently from a different group because the 10 burn the harlot city Babylon (Rev. 17:12-18).
These verses reveal that the little horn (antichrist) will come up among 10 horns (authorities). He will remove three of the first horns (not the 10). This may refer to the 10 rotating members of the UN Security Council, the military and the most powerful body in the UN. There are five permanent members of the Security Council: United states, France, United Kingdom, Russia, and China. France and the UK may be removed if the EU becomes a political union with full member ship in the UN. This would leave three permanent members of the UN Security Council. These may be the three that are pulled out by the little horn.
Daniel 8 - The King Out of The Area of The Greek Empire
The male goat symbolizes the Greek Empire.
In the latter time a king shall arise out of one of the four divisions of the Greek Empire. He will destroy the mighty and the holy people. He shall rise against the Prince of princes; but he will be broken without human means.
Daniel 9 - The Prince Who Is To Come
The Prince To Come
He will confirm a seven year covenant involving Jerusalem and the Jewish people.
In the middle of the covenant he will set up the abomination of desolation in the temple.
The "prince who is to come" will confirm a covenant with many for seven years, but in the middle of the seven years he will put a stop to sacrifices and offering. On a wing of the temple he will set the abomination that causes desolation until the end that is pured out on him. The people (the army came out of ) of the prince to come (antichrist) will destroy the city (Jerusalem) and the sanctuary
Daniel 11 - The King Who Exalts Himself Above All Gods
He will honor a god of fortresses (Allah) - a god his fathers did not know.
He will attack the strongest fortresses (a military stronghold) with the help of a foreign god. He is in military operations.
2 Thessalonians - The Man of Lawlessness
The day of the Lord will not come until the man of lawlessness is revealed.
Note that the day of the Lord (a day of wrath) will not come until the lawless one (antichrist) is revealed. This day apparently is the great tribulation described in Matthew 24:15-24. The great tribulation takes place when you see the abomination standing in the holy place.
The abomination take place in the middle of a seven year Jerusalem covenant (Dan. 9:24-27).
Revelation 13 - The Beast - Mouth
The antichrist is from the beast rising up out of the sea (United Nations).
The mouth (antichrist) speaks blasphemies against God, he overcomes the saints, and has authority over every nation
Remember that in Revelation 17 it says that the beast has seven heads - five have fallen, one is, and one is to come. When Revelation was written was the Roman Empire was the beast that is and the sixth kingdom (head). The sixth kingdom (head) will be wounded and when it is healed it becomes the eighth kingdom
The beast from the sea was given a mouth speaking blasphemies. The word 'beast' refers to the king and kingdom both here. The mouth is the antichrist. He was granted to make war with the saints and to overcome them. He was also given authority over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb worshiped him.
The false profit is from the beast coming out of the earth (European Union).
The beast coming out of the earth refers to the false profit and the kingdom that he is from (EU). He causes those on the earth to make an image to the beast (antichrist) and he caused the image to have breath that the image could speak. He also caused those who would not worship the image to be killed. He causes all to receive a mark on their right hand or forehead for buying and selling.
Revelation 17 - The Beast (Antichrist)
The 10 horns give their power and authority to the beast (antichrist).
The way I see it is the term "beast" refers both to Satan, who is going to perdition; the antichrist, who the horns give their power to; and also to the seventh and eighth kingdoms.
Revelation 19 - The Beast (Antichrist)
The beast (antichrist) and the false profit are thrown Into the lake of fire when Jesus returns to rule the earth.
The beast and false profit are thrown into the lake of fire when Jesus returns. Note that the armies that are gathered to make war with Jesus are killed and the the birds are filled with their flesh.
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