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They - The EU (Iron) And UN (Clay) - Combine
In The Seed of Men (The Divided Kingdom)
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. - Daniel 2:43 NASB
Kingdoms That Exist With Israel
The Beast With Seven Heads And Ten Horns
Four References: Revelation 12
Daniel 7 - The Little Horn Comes Up Among The 10
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).
Nationalism: Money staying within a country for the Interest of the citizens of that country.
Globalism: Money going to the EU-UN for the control of the world.
The Divided Kingdom The Beast With Seven Heads And 10 Horns
Daniel 2 Revelation 12,13,17 And Daniel 7
The clay part of the feet (UN) began in 1945. The seven heads on the beast are seven kingdoms (Dan. 2:42-45).
The nation of Israel began again in 1948. The 7th head is wounded and becomes the 8th head when healed (Rev. 13:3-5).
The iron (EU) came later in the toes of the feet. The beast from the sea - not from the land representing Europe (Rev. 13:1-10).
The iron (EU) and clay (UN) make up the divided kingdom The harlot city rides the beast (Rev. 17:1-18). She will be burned (Rev. 17-18).
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 divided kingdom, the EU-UN, (Dan. 2:41-43). The divided kingdom has two phases: the seventh head followed by the wounding, and then 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.
Then Jesus will return and the nations will be judged according to their treatment of his brethren. Those who pass will go into everlasting life. Those who fail will go into everlasting punishment (Matt. 25:31-46).
The kingdom of God will fill the earth (Dan. 2:44).
Two Symbols That Represent Kingdoms Leading To The Kingdom of God
Please Note: The secular kingdoms must be in place when Israel exists.
The 10 horns are on both the 7th and 8th heads (kingdoms). They 10 horns existed in 1945 when the UN began.
The Gospel of The Kingdom Will Be Preached To All Nations And Then The End Will Come
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come." - Matt. 24:4-14 NKJV
The Beast That Was, And Is Not, And Yet Is
7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. - Rev. 17:7-8 NKJV
The Beast With Seven Heads (Kingdoms) And Ten Horns The Statue With Five Parts (Kingdoms)
Heads Represent Kingdoms, Horns Represent Authorities Each part of the statue stands for a different kingdom.
Revelation 17 reveals that the last secular kingdom has two phases. Daniel 2 reveals that the last secular kingdom is made up of two kingdoms.
Israel Centric - Israel from its beginning until the kingdom of God. Jerusalem Centric - Time of The Gentiles (Luke 21:20-24)
3 "So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness.
And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy,
having seven heads and ten horns." - Rev. 17:3 NKJV
"There are also seven kings.
Symbols Used In Prophecy For A King or Kingdom
The beast with seven heads stands for a system of kingdoms. Each head on the beast is a kingdom or empire that exists one at a time. The five parts of the statue in Daniel 2 all stand for a different kingdom.
Different names are used in different places of the Bible for the same king. For Instance the man of sin, the man of lawlessness, and the son of perdition (2 Thess. 2:3), the antichrist (1 John & 2 John), the little horn (Daniel 8:9), king or prince (Dan. 8:23, 9:26, 11:36), and the beast (Rev. 19:20, 20:10) can all refer to the same person.
• Birth Pains (Tribulation)
The tribulation period may have already begun. There will be nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom.
• The Little Horn Comes Up Among the 10 Horns
• Seven Year Jerusalem Covenant Confirmed
The prince to come (antichrist, little horn) confirms the Jerusalem covenant.
Matthew 24:8, Daniel 9:20-27
• Wrath - Day of The Lord & The Gathering - Rapture - Rescue
Great tribulation begins in the middle of the seven year Jerusalem covenant when the abomination is standing in the holy place.
Matt. 24:15-21, 2 Thess. 2:1-4, Dan. 9:27, Rev. 13:3-5
Titles of The Antichrist
• Little Horn (Dan. 7:8)
• Man of sin, son of perdition, lawless one, the man of lawlessness (2 Thess. 2:3, 8-9)
• Antichrist (1 John 2:18)
• Beast (Rev. 13:4, 19:20)
• King (Dan. 8:23, 11:36) He will magnify himself above every god, but will honor a god of fortresses (Dan. 11:36-39).
• The ruler (prince) who will come (Dan. 9:26-27).
The gathering may be at the beginning of the day of the Lord. The great tribulation begins in the middle of the seven year Jerusalem covenant when the abomination is set up and the man of lawlessness sits in the temple showing himself to be God.
The Divided Kingdom
The Statue In Daniel 2 Identifies The Divided Kingdom, The Last Secular Kingdom) And Reveals That It Is Made Up of Two Kingdoms
31 “You, O king, were looking and behold, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was awesome.
32 “The head of that statue was made of fine gold,
its breast and its arms of silver,
its belly and its thighs of bronze,
33 its legs of iron,
its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.
The Kingdom of God
34 “You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.
35 “Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.- Dan. 2:31-35 NASB
Daniel Explains King Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
36 “This was the dream; now we will tell its interpretation before the king.
37 “You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory;
38 and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold. - Dan. 2:36-38 NASB
The Final Secular Kingdom Is Identified
They (Iron-EU & Clay-UN) Come Together In The Seed of Men (Divided 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.44 In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever." - Dan. 2:41-44 NASB
The divided kingdom identifies the last kingdom. It is made up of two parts - iron and clay. The iron in the toes identifies Europe as being a part of this kingdom based on the iron legs that represented the Roman Empire. Clay is a symbol for man (Job 10:9, Isa. 64:8, Lam. 4:2). The clay symbolizes man coming together in the UN. The EU-UN is called the divided kingdom.
The last kingdom is represented by:
Babylon was the major world power when the book of Daniel was written and Rome was the major world power when Revelation was written.
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 five major bodies in the UN:
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.
I am not a prophet. However what is on this website is based on study, thought, and possibly revelation.
For more information on the EU-UN type in "European Union and the United Nations" in Wikipedia.
The Beast With Seven Heads And Ten Horns
Seven Heads On The Beast (Rev. 17)
The Jewish Diaspora from 70 AD until 1948 AD. Kingdoms are ignored until Israel became a nation again in 1948.
7. Divided Kingdom w/10 Horns (EU-UN) (UN (1945 - clay) then EU (iron in the toes of Daniel 2:42).
The wounding of the seventh head (kingdom) (Rev. 13:3-5). We may be at the beginning of this wounding.
8. Divided Kingdom w/10 Horns (EU-UN), Out of The Seven, Satan will go to perdition (punishment, lake of fire),
The wounding of the head (kingdom) has been healed. The eighth head lasts for 3-1/2 years (Rev. 13:5).
The Return of Jesus (Rev. 19:11-21)
Satan will be thrown into the bottomless pit for 1,000 years (Rev. 20:1-3).
After the 1,000 years Satan will be released for a while and then thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:7-10).
The seven heads (kingdoms) on the beast (system of kingdoms) are listed vertically. The four kingdoms in Daniel 7 are listed horizontally. The fourth beast (kingdom) in Daniel 7 is the same kingdom as the seventh and eighth kingdoms in Revelation 17.
What this means is that the four beasts (kingdoms) Daniel 7 exist at the same time as the seventh and eighth heads (kingdoms) on the beast. That is where we are now in prophecy. That is very important to know. The four kingdoms in Daniel 7 are in existence now. They are the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, and the terrible beast (EU-UN).
These four kingdoms are judged in the court of heaven (Dan. 7). This court rules on kingdoms that exist when Jesus will return to rule the earth. The first three are allowed to continue for a while, but the fourth is destroyed
The seventh and eighth heads in Revelation 17 are the same kingdom as the feet on the statue in Daniel 2 (divided kingdom). However Revelation 17 reveals that the eighth kingdom is of the seven and Revelation 13 reveals that there is a wounding of the last kingdom that will be healed. Remember that that Revelation was written around 95 AD and only one kingdom is left before the kingdom of God is established on the earth. The kingdoms are ignored when Israel was not a nation in their homeland.
Four References To The Beast With Seven Heads: Revelation 12, 13, 17, & Daniel 7
The Woman, Israel
1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
2 and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
The Red Dragon Having Seven Heads And 10 Horns, Satan
3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.
4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.
The Male Child, Christ
5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
The Angel, Michael
7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war,
8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven.
Satan And His Angels Were Thrown Down To The Earth
9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
The Kingdom of God And The Authority of His Christ Has Come
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,
“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
They Overcame Satan By The Blood of The Lamb And The Word of Their Testimony
11 “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
12 “For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”satan)
The Dragon (Satan) Persecuted Israel
13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
Two Wings of The Eagle Flew Israel Into The Wilderness Where She Is Nourished For 3-1/2 Years
14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.
16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.
The Dragon Went To War Against Christians
17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. - Rev. 12:1—17 NASB
The beast with seven heads (kingdoms) and 10 horns (kings, authorities) is referred to as the red dragon who is Satan showing his connection to these kingdoms. He has tried to persecute Israel and her offspring - the Christians.
The Dragon (Satan) Stood On The Seashore
The Beast From The Sea Has 7 Heads (Kingdoms) And 10 Horns (Authorities) - The 7th Kingdom Has 10 Horns
1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.
Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
One of The Kingdoms (7th) Is Wounded And The Wound Was Healed (8th)
3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;
4 they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”
The Kingdom Was Given A Mouth (Beast, Antichrist) And 3-1/2 Years Was Given To Him
5 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
He Makes With The Saints And Overcomes Them - He Has Given Authority Over Every Nation
7 It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.
8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
10 If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints. - Rev. 13:1-10 NASB
The beast from the sea may be a reference the the United Nations - European Union operating together. It is the beast (system of kingdoms) with seven heads and 10 horns. The 10 horns probably refer to the rotating members of the UN Security Council. The sea may refer to the Mediterranean Sea.
The Beast (False Profit) Comes Out of the Earth (This MayRefer To Europe - EU)
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.
12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
He Performs Great Signs In The Presence of The Beast (Antichrist)
And Tells Those On The Earth To Make An Image of The Beast To Worship The Image
13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.
14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.
15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
The False Profit Causes All To Receive The Mark of The Beast For Buying & Selling - His Number Is 666
Note That Those Who Receive This Mark Will Be Thrown Into The Lake of Fire (Rev. 14:9-10)
16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. - Rev. 13:11-18 NASB
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 Woman (Harlot City) Sits On The Beast (A System of Kingdoms With Seven Heads (Kingdoms) & 10 Horns (Authorities)
3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 This title was written on her forehead:
BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
This City Was Drunk With The Blood of The Saints - She Rides The Beast With 7 Heads & 10 Horns, Possibly For Support
6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.
When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 7 Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
The Beast (Satan) Will Cone Out of The Abyss And Go To His Destruction (Rev. 20:1-3,10)
8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.
The Harlot City Sits on Seven Hills
9 “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.
The Seven Kings Stand For Seven Kingdoms - An Eighth Kingdom Is Of The Seven
10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
The 10 Horns (Kings) Give Their Power & Authority to The Beast (Antichrist)
12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
The Harlot System Is Located In Many Nations
15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16 The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God’s words are fulfilled. 18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.” - Rev. 17:3-18 NIV
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.
Vision of The Four Beasts - Lion, Bear, Leopard, And Dreadful Beast With 10 Horns
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts.
2 Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. 4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
5 “And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’
6 “After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.
The Fourth Beast (Kingdom) Has 10 Horns
A Little Horn Comes Up Among The 10 Horns (Rotating Horns) And Removes Three of The First Horns (Permanent Horns)
7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8 I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words. - Dan. 7:1-8 NKJV
The Ancient of Days Was Seated, The Court Was Seated, And The Books Were Opened
9 “I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire;
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. - Dan. 7:9-10 NKJV
The Son of Man, Jesus, Was Given Dominion, Glory, And A Kingdom
11 “I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.
13 “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him.
14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed. - Dan. 7:11-14 NKJV
15 “I, Daniel, was grieved in my spirit within my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near to one of those who stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things: 17 ‘Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise out of the earth. 18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.’
19 “Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; 20 and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.
21 “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
23 “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces.
24 The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, and shall subdue three kings.
25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.
The Court Is Seated And Judgments Are Pronounced
26 ‘But the court shall be seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever.
27 Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.’ - Dan. 7:15-27 NKJV
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.
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.
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
Fourth Beast - Characteristics - EU-UN - Dan. 7:7-8, 19-26
• Fourth beast - Terrible Beast - Has 10 horns - Dan. 7:7,24
• Iron teeth: Roman - International Criminal Court ? or ICJ in The Hague? - Dan. 7:7,19
• Bronze claws: Greek - democracy (the members vote) ? - Dan. 7:19
• This kingdom will devour the whole earth (over all nations) - Dan. 7:23.
• A little horn (the antichrist) speaking pompous words comes up among ten other horns. His appearance is greater than his fellows (Dan. 7:20).He will subdue or remove three previous horns. - Dan. 7:8,24-25 (A forerunner of the antichrist is the little horn in Daniel 8:9-14. He is Antiochus Epiphanes of Syria from the Seleucid branch of the Greek Empire. The antichrist is in Dan. 8:23-25.)
• He made war against the saints, and prevailed against them until the Ancient of Days came. - Dan. 7:21-22
• He (antichrist) will intend to change times and law - Dan. 7:25
• The saints (Jews?) will be given into his hands for 3-1/2 years (time, times, and half a time). - Dan.7:25
• The Ancient of Days, the Father, was seated and the court was seated. The fourth beast or kingdom was destroyed, but the first three were allowed to continue for a while. - Dan. 7:9-12
The Antichrist - The Man of Lawlessness
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 anitchrist denies the Father and the Son.
18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.
20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. - 1 John 2:18-23 NKJV
Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. - 1 John 4:1-6 NKJV
2 John - Antichrist
Beware of antichrist deceivers.
7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; 11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. - 2 John 7-11 NKJV
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).
7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8 I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words. - Dan. 7:7-8 NKJV
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.
20 The ram which you saw, having the two horns—they are the kings of Media and Persia. 21 And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king. 22 As for the broken horn and the four that stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall arise out of that nation, but not with its power.
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. 24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; he shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; he shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.
25 “Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human means. - Dan. 8:20-25 NKJV
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.
26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” - Dan. 9:26-27 NKJV
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.
36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. 37 He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. 38 Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his fathers he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.
40 “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. 41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand. 42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. 43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission. 44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many. 45 He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him. - Dan. 11:36-45 NIV
2 Thessalonians - The Man of Lawlessness
The day of the Lord will not come until the man of lawlessness is revealed.
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. - 2 Thess. 2:1-2 NIV
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
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. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. - Rev. 13:1-8 NKJV
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).
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth—by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. - Rev. 13:11-18 NKJV
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).
11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.
12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.” - Rev. 17:11-18 NKJV
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.
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. - Rev. 19:19-21 NKJV
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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