Daniel Chapter 7 gives us the complete summary and the end of the matter, the conclusion of this earth age.
Jesus Christ told us if we wanted knowledge and wisdom concerning the abomination of desolation who shall come and stand in the holy place claiming to be God, then we are to go to the book of Daniel and read it with understanding. As you should well know by now, the name Dan-i-el means "God is Judge" or "God is my Judge" and the time is soon coming when Yashua Messiah shall return to this earth at the sound of the 7th Trump and execute His righteous judgment and mete out just recompense in the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Yahveh judges). First however, at the sound of the 6th Trump He shall send the false messiah and his angels (Rev. 12:7-9), who is none other than Satan and his angelic locust army, to have reign and dominion over the whole earth for the five month period spoken of in Revelation 9:5. At that time, Satan as the Instead-of-Jesus shall have the same worldwide power structure (Rev. 13:1) that he had in the first earth age (Rev. 12:3), the age which Peter calls "the world that then was" (2 Pet. 3:6), the age when Satan used the Four Hidden Dynasties of politics, education, economics and religion to bring about a New World Order in defiance of the truth and justice that flowed from the mercy seat of God.
Well, there is nothing new under the sun, meaning there is nothing new in this present earth age, and now here in chapter seven Daniel is going to have a dream and visions concerning the New World Order at the end of this age, the Beast of Revelation 13:1, from its rise to its fall, as in all the way through to "the end of the matter (Dan. 7:28)" when the saints of the Most High take and possess the kingdom. We shall discover in the first verse of this chapter that this dream and its visions is only an outline, a summary, "the sum of the matters (Rev. 7:1)", which Daniel will tell us but he will have no understanding until the appointed time when an angel comes and interprets it. That certainly makes it easy for us because we don't have to become involved in any guesswork... which usually has an accuracy factor approaching absolute zero.
It is also important in these next several chapters that we take heed to the time and location of the visions that Daniel will see, beginning with the vision in this seventh chapter which occurs three years before the end of chapter five. You may recall that was about 426 B.C. when Daniel was eighty-seven and Belshazzar, O Prince of Bel, the last king of Babylon, held his drunken religious feast in the great banquet hall with all of his lords and wives and concubines. It was at that feast that Belshazzar met his fate at the execution of God's judgment which He had written by the hand of His messenger on the wall of Belshazzar's palace over against the candlestick for all to see.
So we are now going back a few years to 429 B.C., to the first year of the reign of Belshazzar, the last king of Babylon, and Daniel is about eighty-four years old. We are also still in the Chaldean language, the language of the captivity, and shall remain so until chapter eight at which time will we note the reason for the change back to pure Hebrew. Here are the times of the visions and revelations in chapters seven through ten:
Daniel 7= Daniel has a vision in the 1st year of king Belshazzar (429 B.C.).
Daniel 8 = Daniel has a vision in the third year of king Belshazzar (426 B.C.).
Daniel 9 = Daniel understood by books in the 1st year of king Cyrus’ reign (426 B.C.).
Daniel 10 = Daniel given understanding of a vision in the 3rd year of king Cyrus’ reign (424 B.C., the latest date given in Daniel)
The fact that we are going back three years chronologically in chapter seven is important for several reasons. You see, the way Daniel, who was a type of God's elect in these last days, was given understanding was that first he saw the vision, which is to see what came to pass. Then an angel appeared and revealed the understanding of what he saw. That is how it works for us too. First we are given the prophecy of what shall be in the latter days along with historical types to give us overlays and a picture for our understanding. Then, knowing what shall come to pass in type, we watch and observe by looking at the events that have transpired and are transpiring in our generation to "see" what has come to pass or what is coming to pass. Jesus Christ told us that is how we shall know we are drawing close to the birth of a new age. To wit, He told us in Matthew 24:33 and in Mark 13:29, "So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass", that is all those things He foretold us of concerning the events of this final generation of the fig tree, then "know that it is near, even at the doors", i.e. know that the return of Yashua Messiah is even at the doors. He went on to say "Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done (Mark 13:30)".
He also told us how to know what "generation" He was talking about by instructing us to learn the Parable of the Fig Tree. For it would be that generation that "shall not pass away till all these things be fulfilled". That generation began on May 15, 1948, which coincides with the generation known as the "Baby Boomers". In other words, there will be Baby Boomers who will see the culmination of the events of this flesh age and the return of Jesus Christ. He also stated that "He has foretold us all things", which is all the things that shall come to pass in the final generation of the fig tree. And so He has for they are all written in His Word... in the law and the prophets, in the gospels, and in the epistles. Indeed He is so good to us!
Let us also remember that the Book of Daniel was written specifically for the last days. Daniel's words were to be sealed up and the book was to be closed until the final generation when the wise would understand (Dan. 12:9-10). The wise are those servants who study and rightly divide their Father's word, who understand His overall plan, and who do as He commands. They watch, as a watchman watches, while at the same time giving prayer and supplication for all saints, those with eyes to see and those without. They steadfastly continue to labor in the vineyard and produce fruit for the Householder who sent them and gave them their commission. So let us be good watchmen and ask our Father for wisdom and understanding of His word and let us begin the great seventh chapter of the Book of Daniel.
Daniel is first going to tell us what the dream and visions were that he saw, and then as we noted in the preface to this study, an angel is going to come and interpret the dream and visions. Notice that what Daniel is going to tell us in this vision is the sum of the matters, not the fine details. Later on we will be given some specific up-to-date visions encompassing even the current events of our day. Remember also from chapter two that we have already seen the awesome image in the dream that Nebuchadnezzar had, the one concerning the sequential kingdoms or dominions who would control the land of Judea down through the ages until the end when the final One World Government would encompass all their strengths and characteristic powers that made up the image. They are represented by the gold, the silver, the brass, the iron, and the iron mixed with the miry clay. However, the dream and visions that Daniel is now going to see specifically concern the last days, which is documented in the next verse by the fact that he saw the "four winds" released upon the earth.Daniel 7:1
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.
There is a great deal that has been said in this verse. First of all, this is a vision "by night" which is a vision that concerns the dark hour at the end of this age. Also, the great sea is not the Mediterranean or some body of water as some scholars try to assert. Those who are wise and let God's Word do its own interpreting of its symbology understand from the Book of Revelation, the sister book to Daniel, that the sea and waters are the peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues of the earth. We find that documented in Rev. 17:15 which reads: Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
The sea of peoples and nations, etc., are what the One World System, the political Beast of Revelation 13:1, rises up from, which means that it is an earthly beast, an earthly dynasty. However, when the four winds are released they signal the consummation of the final events of this earth when the "little horn", that "vile person", the spurious messiah and his angels, who are those ten toes and ten kings, is cast out of heaven and comes and takes over the reigns of world government and ushers in the time of trouble (spiritual trouble) such as never was since there was a nation, no, nor ever shall be again. How awesome it will be indeed! Again, Daniel sees the summary of these matters right up to the sound of the 7th Trump when Jesus Christ returns and the saints of the Most High take the kingdom and possess it forever and ever. To that end, we find in this summation that we are even given the proper chronological order of the events consummating the end of this age. In other words, we will see that the "little horn", Satan, comes first with his ten horns and sets up his kingdom (at the 6th Trump) before Jesus Christ returns and the saints of the Most High take the kingdom and possess it (at the 7th Trump).Rev. 17:15
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Now, what are these four winds Daniel saw that "strove"
upon the sea? These four winds set the time period of Daniel's vision in
as much as they are spoken of in Ezekiel chapter 37 and Revelation chapter
7, where we are given to understand that when the four winds are released
they bring about the consummation of the events of this flesh age.
strove, giyach, ghee'-akh, Hebrew 1519; (Chaldee); or (shortened) guwach,h goo'-akh; (Chaldee); corresponding to Hebrew 1518 (giyach); to rush forth :- strive.
Do you remember what the sea is? It represents the peoples and multitudes, etc. (Rev. 17:15). Well, trees are also symbolic of people (Ezek.31) so let's read the next few verses and then briefly discuss some current events.Rev. 7:1-3
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
To cry with a loud voice is to proclaim or herald with a loud voice, a voice of authority. Notice that the four angels are standing on the four corners of the earth, meaning they cover the whole earth in all directions, holding the four winds to be released that will surely hurt the earth and the sea, i.e. the peoples of the world. Yes, there is a "big hurt" coming my friend, a big spiritual hurt, and that happens when that "darkness comes", that time of trouble such as never was since the world began when Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven to the earth (Rev. 12:7-9). That is when the abominable one comes and stands in the holy place causing massive spiritual desolation in all the earth to all those who have NOT the seal of God in their foreheads. We'll document that in a moment, but first notice that the four winds are not released till (until) the servants of God, the saints of the Most High who shall take and possess the kingdom, are sealed in their foreheads! What are they sealed with? The Word of God... written and etched (epigrapho) on the inner walls of their foreheads, i.e. in their minds. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Now let's move ahead to Revelation 9:3-4 and document that those that have the seal of God in (not on) their foreheads shall not be hurt. In Revelation chapter nine we are given another symbolic and therefore characteristic picture of those ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar's image, who are those ten kings, who are Satan's angelic host. Here they are likened to an army of locusts who consume and devour all that is green and living. Of course locusts are not a new symbol used only in the Book of Revelation for you will find them spoken of way back in Exodus and Deuteronomy 28:42-44 and in the book of Joel (Yahveh is God) which concerns the locust army, that army that God even calls His army. For God is in complete control of all things and He uses Satan and his locust army to come against our people. It's part of the plan. It's part of the chastisement. We learned about that back when Nebuchadnezzar was afflicted with the mind of the beast for seven years, remember? Here is what is written in Rev. 9:3-4 concerning that locust army: Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
The smoke from the pit is spiritual smoke that darkens the social/religious/political/economic atmosphere by obscuring the light of truth. It is the deception (smoke and mirrors) of Satan and his children of disobedience who use the Four Hidden Dynasties to cause the beast to rise up from the sea of people. And if you will take the time to learn how the scorpions, those creatures of the night, take their prey and inject their venom into their victims, you will learn how the "locusts" turn the backbones of their victims into mindless mush!Rev. 9:3-4
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Remember we likened Satan's angelic host to the most mighty men in the army of King Nebuchadnezzar who bound Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and cast them into the burning fiery furnace? Again, Satan's angelic host are the ten toes, the ten supernatural kings who come and mingle with the seed of "enosh", meaning they mix with mortal flesh man. They come at the sound of the sixth trump when the winds begin to blow and Satan's flood of lies (Rev. 12:15) spew forth and all those houses that are not founded upon the Rock fall to their deception. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
Speaking of the winds, did you know that the "east wind" is a "desert storm", that hot arid wind that blows in upon the land of Judea from the desert and parches the land causing everything to become dry and wither on the vine (Hos. 13:15). In fact, it was the "east wind" that brought the plague of locusts upon the land of Egypt during the captivity of Israel just before God brought them out of bondage.Matthew 7:26-27
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.winds, anemos, an'-em-os, Greek 417; from the base of Greek 109 (aer); wind; (plural) by implication (the four) quarters (of the earth) :- wind.
And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
"No such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such!" Does that have a familiar ring to it? A time of trouble "such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be (Matthew 24:21). And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
Understand the spiritual analogy to the physical type of the land becoming desolate when the "east wind" brought the locusts upon the land. Now let's talk about the east wind, the desert storm, for a moment. As you know a Desert Storm took place and began to blow back in 1991, over there in the "gulf", in the land of Babylon where all that black gold (oil) is located, those rich deposits of the dregs from the first earth age upon which the economy of this world now runs. But that Desert Storm only lasted for 100 hours. "100" in Biblical numerics denotes "election of grace" (see Mat. 24:22). So the east wind began to blow and then it was stopped, held back without a surrender from Saddam Hussein and his regime as the king who rules in the land of Babylon was not ousted by rather left in power by father Bush. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
Interestingly enough, the decade following Desert Storm would become the decade of globalization where nation would rise alongside of nation and kingdom would rise alongside kingdom. The word nation is "ethnos" in Greek and the word kingdom means "royalty" as in the nations of the true house of Israel, i.e. the US and Great Britain, etc. Meanwhile, during that period of peace and prosperity as the New World Order began to rise from among the multitude of peoples and nations, we had sitting in the highest office of our land, even the highest office in the world, a type of "Prince O Bel", a vile person, a type of little horn, even a little horn (sax) player, one who would commit fornication with the harlot in the sanctuary of our government, and one who would bear false witness and testimony and vilify the "Starr" who exposed his dirty garment that was soiled with his spilled seed. It's all right there in type, isn't it? And then 12 years passed by from the blowing of that first east wind, that first "Gulf War". "12" is the number of governmental perfection and "1000" denotes Divine completion. You see, it would be during that time that the great shepherding of our people would go forth as the elect planted seeds and taught God's Word to their brothers and sisters chapter by chapter and line by line to seal the minds of those 12,000 (the Divine Millennial government) from each of the tribes of Israel named in Rev. 7.
We also saw the son (George W.) of the father (George H.) in power and we saw that the "soldiers" of that first Desert Storm moved from their positions of earthly warfare to new positions where the war of words is waged. In other words, the Defense Secretary during Desert Storm I moved to the Vice Presidency, the second highest office of the land, and the number one soldier in the world, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs during Desert Storm, moved to the number one diplomatic position in the world, the Secretary of State of the United States.
You might also want to do a little study on the east wind beginning with the great book of Hosea, which means "salvation", and see what is said there concerning not only the east wind but the lion, the leopard, and the bear that we're going to read about here in Daniel. In fact, let's go to Hosea 13 and note some of what is said there.
We are in the midst of that great drought which has caused the great famine of these last days according to Amos 8:11-13. It is not a famine for bread nor a thirst for water, but for the hearing of the Word of the LORDHosea 13:4
Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
 I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
This is the same story of this final generation contained in the Song of Moses in Deut. 32:15 where Jeshurun (another name for Israel) waxed fat and because of his peace and prosperity "... he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation." According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
These are the same beasts found in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13... the lion, the leopard, and the bear! Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
There is none who can deliver you from the beast except you turn to your Father which is in heaven and trust in Him. We just read "there is no saviour beside me (Hosea 13:4)"! O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in Me is thine help.
Jesus Christ told us that when globalization begins to take place (Matthew 24:7), which is when the Beast of Rev. 13:1 begins to rise up out the sea (of people), then the labor pangs, the travail of a woman, would come upon us. Matthew 24:7-8 "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows." "Sorrows" as defined in Strong's Concordance is "odin, o-deen', Greek 5604; akin to Greek 3601 (odune); a pang or throe, especially of childbirth :- pain, sorrow, travail." (By the way, an unwise son is one who does not study and keep his Father's Word.) I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?
 I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.
 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.
 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.
And so we end up with a valley of dry bones, where our people are spiritually dried up because they have no life in them, which means they do not have Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God, sealed in their minds! John 11:25 "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." The only way those dry bones can come back to life is to have the Living Spirit of His Word breathed into their minds, i.e. taught to them. That is what Ezekiel the watchman was instructed to do. I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.
To prophesy means to "teach". God's servants are to teach His Word and not the empty traditions of men.Ezekiel 37:3-5
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
Again, that "breath" is His Living Spirit from His Word that gives life! And just so there is no doubt that the dry bones are symbolic of the whole house of Israel, here is your documentation: Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
Ok, let's return to Daniel chapter 7 verse 3 which reads:Ezekiel 37:11
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
These four great beasts which came up from the sea (of peoples and nations) are different from one another. This is important to understand because these great beasts that arise from the people to form the New World Order are earthly dominions. However, we are going to see that the fourth beast turns into a supernatural dominion which is when Satan and his angels, those 10 kings, are cast out of heaven and come mingle with "enosh", flesh mortal man. Now remember also that there is no need to guess what these beasts represent because the angel is going to come show Daniel (and us) what they are. So let's do a little peeking ahead to verse 17 and see just what we're talking about here before we continue.Daniel 7:3
And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
Well, that's pretty simple, isn't it? We are also given a further clarification in vs. 23 where Daniel had inquired about the fourth beast, who was the one he really wanted to know about.Daniel 7:17
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
The fourth beast shall "break it (the earth, i.e. all the kingdoms of the earth) in pieces" because it is supernatural. The word "kingdom" used in verse 23 is "malkuw", which means dominion or realm, and that's what these beasts are. Again, there is no need to guess or try to come up with our own interpretation for the angel has already done the interpreting for us. What Daniel simply sees are the major dominions which give rise to the New World Order, the Beast of Rev. 13:1, all the way to where it turns into that final kingdom where the supernatural mingles with the seed of man, enosh.Daniel 7:23
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
kingdom, malkuw, mal-koo', Hebrew 4437; (Chaldee); corresponding to Hebrew 4438 (malkuwth); dominion (abstract or concrete) :- kingdom, kingly, realm, reign.
Now before we read the description of these beasts, let us remember that Jesus told us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, that the final generation would hear (not participate) of wars, i.e. grow up hearing about World Wars I & II, and also rumors of wars, which was the cold war, the threat of global war culminating in nuclear annihilation, but that all that did not signal the end. In other words the end was not yet (Mat. 24:6). However, when you begin to see globalization take place (nations and kingdoms rising alongside (epi) each other) as the New World Order begins to rise up from the sea, then the labor pangs which bring forth the birth of a new age will begin and there will be famines and all sorts of shake ups and commotions in all areas of society and the world.
Is it not interesting that it was in March 1991 immediately following Desert Storm that the term "New World Order" was first publicly used by the President of this great nation, He being George H. W. Bush at that time. Here is an excerpt of the speech he gave before Congress on March 19, 1991:
So there you have it. So let's see what goes into making up this New World Order as Daniel describes the characteristics of those four beasts who comprise it."... The consequences of the conflict in the gulf reach far beyond the confines of the middle east. Twice before in this century, an entire world was convulsed by war. Twice this century out of the horrors of war, hope emerged for enduring peace. Twice before those hopes proved to be a distant dream beyond the grasp of man. Until now, the world we've known has been a world divided, a world of barbed wire and concrete block, conflict and cold war. Now we can see a new world coming into view, a world in which there is a very real prospect of a New World Order."
Now again, remember these are dominions in the earth that exist together until the final kingdom comes and plucks them all up in its worldwide dominion, the one where the ten toes, the ten kings and their leader the spurious Messiah are cast out of heaven to come reign upon the earth.Daniel 7:4
The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
The lion is known as the king of the forest (full of trees), and this one had the divine protection of eagle's wings. Those with eyes to see and ears to hear should be reminded once again of the Song of Moses where God's protection of Jacob is likened unto the outstretched wings of an eagle. Deut. 32:11 "As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings." However, we see that this kingdom is going to be lifted up, taken up, and have its wings plucked leaving it to stand along with the rest of mankind when the fourth kingdom, that supernatural one, i.e. Satan and his angels, the ten toes, the ten supernatural kings, come and deceive the whole world and take over worldwide dominion and rule of the earth.
And now we have another beast totally diverse from that one.
The nations of the world that stand on the other side opposed to Christianity, i.e. opposed to the royal kingdoms of the world, are like unto a bear, which always reminds us of the "bear nation" Russia, the kingdom of Esau, who dwells in the land of Edom. Edom means "red" in Hebrew and "red" is symbolic of liberalism, socialism, and communism, which certainly has risen up on one side in these last days. Here we see the bear taking a bite for his side and is seen clamping down on three ribs with its teeth. We will discuss in a subsequent study who these three ribs are. Nevertheless, this dominion was set up to devour much flesh (spiritually speaking) and we have not seen the last of him. However, like the others beasts, this dominion will also succumb to the supernatural power of the fourth beast and become part of it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
The word "dominion" would better be translated "domination" or "mastery" in this verse. There is one dominion who is in control of (as in dominates) the four hidden dynasties, who extends its wings and influence in all four directions, meaning worldwide, and is likened unto a leopard, who is spotted indeed. This also takes us to the Song of Moses where God's elect know that their spot is not our spot and their "rock" is not as our "Rock"! This dominion, which is the domain of the kenites, the sons of Cain, was given "domination", which is "mastery", over the New World Order because they are the ones who use the four hidden dynasties to bring about and give rise to the first beast of Revelation 13:1-2. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
Isn't this fantastic knowledge? Next we are going to visit Revelation 13 and also check out the description of the Beast given to us there. And you know what? We are going to find the leopard and the bear and the lion just as we find them here in the Book of Daniel. Then we are going to behold that fourth beast, that one who is dreadful and terrible and strong exceedingly and has seven heads and ten horns and great iron teeth. You know, there's no earthly beast that fits that wild description! It must be something out of this world! Think about that as we continue.
Daniel gave us a characteristic
description of the first three of the four beasts he saw "come up from
the sea" (Dan. 7:3), i.e. rise up from the peoples and nations, which was
a composite view of the New World Order just prior to the rise of the fourth
beast. He described the first beast as being like unto a lion and it had
eagle's wings, and the second as being like unto a bear, and the third
as being like unto a leopard which had the mastery over the New World Order,
i.e. domination was given to it (Dan. 7:6), because it had four heads,
meaning it controlled the Four Hidden Dynasties. Those
who have eyes to see and ears to hear already know that it is the kenites,
the sons of Cain (Kayin), who control those Four Hidden Dynasties ofPolitics,Education,
they are using to bring forth economic globalization and one worldism.
The Millennium Summit (September 2000)
This was the largest gathering of leaders and heads of state in the history of mankind which included both the ethnic nations of the world and the kingdom nations of the world all standing alongside each other in the marketplace (Mat. 24:7).
Now in as much as the Book of Daniel is the apocalypse of the Old Testament, it corresponds to the Book of Revelation which is the apocalypse of the New Testament, and so they go hand in hand and overlay one another. So let's go to the 13th chapter of Revelation and read what John has to say about that same beast Daniel saw rise up out of the sea.
We noted earlier that Satan is going to have the same basic power structure at the end of this flesh age as he had at the end of the first earth age (compare Rev. 12:3 to Rev. 13:1), and this verse describes what the structure of his One World System looks like. Of course there is no single beast on earth that can even come close to being used as an analogy to describe such a multi-headed ten-horned monster as this.Verse 13:2 now gives us a picture of the dominions that comprise it.Rev. 13:1-2
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Understand that these beasts are not sequential dominions but are dominions or kingdoms that co-exist alongside each other until the fourth beast comes and tramples all over them. This one world system is set up by the kenites using their mastery over the Four Hidden Dynasties, those four horns of Zechariah 1, which are the same as the four horses of Revelation 6. And we just read that it is the dragon, Satan himself, who gives power unto the New World Order as it continues to rise and grow in strength. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Daniel is now going to tell us about the fourth beast, the one that is so dreadful and terrible and strong exceedingly, the one he is particularly interested in knowing about and will specifically ask for a further explanation of.
The residue (Strong's #7606) that the fourth beast stamps with its feet are the rest of the beasts, i.e. the other three. Again, these first three beasts do not destroy one another nor do they succeed one another. They are simply crushed and dominated by the fourth beast because of the presence of the supernatural that gives it great strength and power. In other words, it is the supernatural that makes this fourth beast so diverse from the other beasts in that it has ten horns, which if you recall are Satan's angels who are cast out with him to this earth in Rev. 12:7-9. These ten horns are the same ten horns we find in Revelation 17 where they are described as ten kings who receive power one hour with the beast causing it to be dreadful (formidable) and terrible and strong exceedingly (strong pre-eminently). Some call this fourth beast a non-descript beast but as we shall see, such is not the case.Daniel 7:7
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
There is only one who has been sentenced to go into perdition and that is the son of perdition, Satan himself, the religious beast.Rev. 17:11-14
And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Again, Satan's angels come with him when he is cast out of heaven to this earth and they reign with him for that great hour of temptation that comes upon the whole world to try those who dwell in the earth (Rev. 3:10). Satan shall pretend, as in put forth the image, that he is Jesus Christ (though he is the instead-of-christ), and his angels shall present themselves as angels of light, as the kings and priests of the Most High (though they are the fallen angels of darkness). And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Once more we see here how it is the beast becomes so formidable and so exceedingly strong. The ten kings give (add) their power and strength to the New World Order, giving it great ability and spiritual power to subdue all peoples and nations, multitudes and languages. There has never been a time like it in the history of mankind... nor shall there ever be again. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Are you one of those who are going to be with Jesus Christ, one who is called, and chosen, and faithful? Remember, we have the victory in Him. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
The "little horn" is one of the names of Satan, who comes at the sound of the 6th Trump. And he is such a "little horn", a little would-be king who thinks himself to be something great! Nevertheless, just as we know that Jesus Christ is called by different names such as the Messiah, Son of God, Emmanuel, Wonderful Counselor, Lord and Savior, Son of Righteousness, King of Kings, etc., so is Satan called by many different names. Here is a compilation of some of his names, many of which you will find listed in the Companion Bible in the marginal notes to this eighth verse.Daniel 7:8
I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Also, the "great things" he will be speaking are most blasphemous for he will claim that he is God.the Devil (Rev 20:2)
the little horn (Dan 7:8)
Satan (Rev 20:2)
the king of Babylon (Isa 14:4)
the Assyrian (Isa 14:25)
Lucifer, son of the morning (Isa 14:12)
the Prince that shall come (Dan 9:26)
the dragon (Rev 20:2)
the serpent (Rev 20:2)
the king of fierce countenance (Dan 8:23)
the vile person (Dan 11:21)
the willful king (Dan 11:36)
the man of sin (2 Thes 2:3)
the son of perdition (2 Thes 2:3)
that wicked one (2 Thes 2:3)
Whoa, what are we talking about here... wheels as burning fire? Remember that Daniel saw in his summary vision right up to the sound of the 7th Trump when thrones are cast down and the saints of the Most High take the Kingdom and are set over the whole realm. Daniel even saw the Ancient of Days and His wheels (whirlwind or whirling thing), which is simply the vehicle that carries His throne, even the chariot of fire, the Chariot of Israel (2 Kings 9:11), that same whirling vehicle that took Elijah up into heaven. The vehicle we read about in the first chapter of Ezekiel. . I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning fire.
Now let us pause and think for a moment. Suppose you lived several thousand years ago, like Ezekiel and Daniel, and you saw what we today would simply describe as a spaceship, like the USS Enterprise or even our own Space Shuttle. We who live in these last days when knowledge and technology has been so increased, can easily describe such a vehicle, but if all there was in your day such things as horses and carts then how on earth would you describe something like a space vehicle! Your very language would be void of the technical words needed to describe it.
Well, Ezekiel did see some "spaceships" and he gives us a detailed description of them. Not only that, our Father was aboard one of them with His throne, which is the same vehicle and the same throne Daniel saw. To that end, it is probably worthwhile going to the first chapter of Ezekiel and read his description of the "flying wheels" he saw. In fact, the entire first chapter of the book of Ezekiel describes these highly polished bronze vehicles which today we call UFO's, which stands for Unidentified Flying Objects. Of course we can call them IFO's, Identified Flying Objects, because we know from God's Word that they surely do exist. By the way, the first generation that would come along that would be able to understand what Ezekiel is describing would be the generation that first saw space travel... and that would be the Baby Boomer generation, the generation of the fig tree. See pamphlet #8001
Here are a few verses of Ezekiel's description of the "flying wheels".
Take a Strong's Concordance and look up the word "amber" and you'll see that it means highly polished bronze. The Septuagint and Vulgate translate it, "electrum"; a brilliant metal compounded of gold and silver. Also, the word "colour" is "ayin" in Hebrew which means "eye" or "appears to the eye". In other words, the phrase "the color of amber" simply means that this whirling vehicle that came out of the north "looked to the eye" like "highly polished bronze"... and it came and landed before him.Ezekiel 1:4
And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
Drop down to verse 16:amber, chashmal, khash-mal', Hebrew 2830; of uncertain derivative; probably bronze or polished spectrum metal :- amber.
This is a fantastic description of four highly polished spectrum metal whirling vehicles that all looked alike. Again, Ezekiel did not have the terminology and the language available to him to aptly describe a spacecraft. But we Baby Boomers who have grown up with Star Trek have no problem at all seeing the vision, i.e. getting the picture.Ezekiel 1:16
The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
Picture a wheel like one Ezekiel would be familiar with, a wagon wheel for example, that is straight up and down, i.e. vertical. Well, these wheels were not that way but rather were horizontal, on their sides, flying saucer-style. And because they where circular they did not turn when they went like a wagon cart would do. They just went in whatever direction they chose to go. Makes sense to us, but it sure was something new and unique to Ezekiel. When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
There were four vehicles, call them escort ships, along with the mother ship in their midst that carried the throne of God. These incredible vehicles "were full of eyes round about them" meaning they had windows or port holes that were all lit up and Ezekiel could see inside. Once again keep in mind that no one in Ezekiel's day had ever seen anything like this nor even imagined something as miraculous as this must have appeared! Try again to imagine living just a few hundred years ago and all of a sudden out of the north sky "a big and dreadfully awesome metallic looking thing with wings and a sound like roaring thunder" (a 747 Jumbo Jet) comes and lands in your field, especially at night with all its lights aglow! Wow! As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
Ezekiel could see the people inside the "wheels" and when the wheels flew the people were lifted up and flew too. Obviously when a jet or a plane or a helicopter takes off, the people inside take off with it. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
All this goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun! Man thinks his technology is so tremendous. Well, you "ain't seen nothin' yet" until you see the vehicles Satan and his angels will have at their disposal when they are cast out of heaven to this dimension. That's one of the reasons we came here, so that we can prepare our minds for the awesome events that are about to transpire... and they will be awesome indeed! Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Now let's return to chapter 7 where Daniel is giving us a description of the Ancient of days.
That fiery stream that issues forth from before Him is His Spirit, for God is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29). And during the Millennium there shall be an innumerable multitude that shall minister unto Him right up to the great white throne judgment.Daniel 7:10
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
The "great words which the horn spake" means that the horn kept speaking, which is just like a liberal who is full of himself and thinks he is right about everything. However, the New World Order is coming down and shall be completely destroyed. And if you recall from the image Nebuchadnezzar saw, the toes who are those ten kings are smashed by the stone (the Rock) that is hewn out without hands, i.e. by Jesus Christ at His second coming. They shall be consumed by the brightness of His coming (Rev. 11). Furthermore, Jesus Christ said in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 that there will not be one stone left standing atop another in the place where the abominable one stands in the temple when the true King of kings and Lord of lords comes to this earth. The whole abominable one world system shall all come tumbling down, and God's elect have a part in bringing it down. I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
The saints of the Most High are taking over the thrones and the dominion of the earth. Then there shall be the Millennium, a thousand years of teaching, followed by another time of testing, an appointed time, when Satan is loosed for a short season (Rev. 20:3). "A season and time" means "an appointed season" (see note in the Companion Bible).Daniel 7:12
As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
Here we see the Father and the Son as the Father gives Him the everlasting dominion and glory (next verse). I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
The eternal reigning kingdom of God shall be set up on earth when Jesus Christ returns as King of kings and Lord of lords. At that time, as it is written (Rom. 14:11, Philip 2:10), every knee shall bow to His name (His authority) and He shall rule His kingdom with a rod of iron, which is with required discipline to the Word of Truth. And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Daniel did not fully comprehend and he was quite dismayed at the awesome visions he saw. Obviously he didn't connect this analogy with the image of Nebuchadnezzar's dream for what we are seeing here is a more detailed look at the final kingdom of the ten toes, when the iron (the strong and supernatural) mixes with the miry clay (flesh man). I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
Seek and ask for wisdom and knowledge from the Word of God desiring truth instead of trying to make that which is written fit some preconceived idea. Pre-conceived means to be "pre-impregnated". Here is the simple interpretation of what the beasts are: I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
Now, is that so complicated? The four beasts are four kings or dominions which arise from the people of the earth. Again, we do not have to interpret what these beasts are because it is right here before us. All we need to do is accept it and understand the magnitude of what this generation is about to witness. These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
And now for the good news...
This happens at the sound of the 7th Trump for the end has already been declared from the beginning. We have the victory and that is the end of the matter (vs. 28). Remember we read the same thing in Rev. 17:14 concerning the demise of the ten kings: "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful." In other words, those that are with Him who are called and chosen and faithful shall take the kingdom and shall possess the kingdom "even for ever and ever". But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
Now Daniel wants to know more concerning the fourth beast who was so diverse from the others.
We covered this one-world government in verse seven. The fourth beast is totally different from the other earthly dominions because of the ten supernatural kings who come with the false messiah. This beast then stamps the other beasts, subdues those three dominions, and brings them into his New World Order. Now notice carefully the next verse... Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
The "other which came up" is Satan, the false-christ, who has a mouth that speaks great things saying that he is God, and as it is written he will show great signs and wonders and perform miracles in the sight of men to deceive the whole world... all except those who have the seal of God in their foreheads (Rev. 9:4) However, just before he takes over command of the New World Order, it (the one world system) receives a deadly wound and it looks like it's about over for one-worldism. How does that deadly wound occur? Well, here we see three kings fall. Who are they? Could it be three major Christian nations, including the US and Great Britain, who have a falling out with the beast system? We will know when we see it come to pass but we could be seeing the beginnings of a great falling out even now with the two horns of the ram taking a stand against much of the international community. And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
Satan does prevail against our people in as much as most of them will fall before him believing he is God. And he shall even prevail against God's elect only in as much as he is able to have them delivered up, according as it is written, but he DOES NOT have the victory over them, for they give witness and testimony before him allowing the fire of the Holy Spirit to speak through them. Furthermore, it is written that not one hair on their heads shall perish (Luke 21:18). We saw an ensample of that when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came forth out of the fiery furnace and not an hair on their heads was singed. What a time it will be when God's elect are delivered up to give His witness and testimony... and it shall happen in this final generation of the fig tree! I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
Dan-i-el means "God is Judge"! You can read about His judgment in the 3rd chapter of Joel when Yahshua comes to the valley of Jehoshaphat (Yahveh-Judges) and calls down His mighty ones, the saints of the Most High, and gathers the nations round about to execute justice. Now here is some clarification concerning the fourth beast, the final kingdom and dominion upon the earth. Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
This is the time when desolation (spiritual death) comes upon the whole world (except for those who have the seal of God in their foreheads, Rev. 9:4). Why is there so much spiritual death? Because the whole world will believe that Satan is the real Jesus, yes, including the majority of Christianity. You "see", if you claim to be Christian and you end up worshipping Satan, you are in big trouble because you have shown that you really are spiritually dead.Those with the seal of God in their foreheads who have not eaten the king of Babylon's meat nor drunk of his spiritually intoxicating wine, shall not bow down to the image which the king of Babylon sets up, for they do NOT march to the tune of his music, the sackbut, the psaltery, the cornet, the dulcimer, etc. They are strong in God's Word and having the gospel armor on, they take a stand against the fiery darts of the wicked one, just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego took a stand against king Nebuchadnezzar. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
Next we see the connection between the ten horns and the ten kings of Nebuchadnezzar's image.
Again, those kings that fell out and caused the deadly wound will be taken back up by this supernatural one claiming to be the messiah. He shall heal the deadly wound and reestablish the New World Order with his ten kings. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
To "wear out" means "to afflict mentally" (Strong's #1080). The great words that he speaks against the most High is that he claims to be Jesus Christ and he will think to change times, even claiming that the 7th Trump has sounded when in fact only the 6th Trump has sounded. He will be telling Christians that he has come to rapture them up, up, and away... so come attend his wedding feast in Jerusalem and be his bride. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
The apostle Paul warns us and explains to us the time when we gather back to Christ. So take heed because there is going to be a great gathering before that... to the false bridegroom. Wake up and seek wisdom and knowledge from your Father's Word.
"That day" is defined in the previous verse (2 Thes. 2:1) as the day the Lord returns and we gather back to Him. 2 Thes. 2:1 "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him." You "see", the son of perdition, the little horn, the vile person, the abomination of desolation, the devil, the dragon, Satan himself, shall come first and reign as the king of kings and lord of lords for a short time (Rev. 9:4) BEFORE Jesus Christ returns. Again, Satan as the Instead-of-Christ will claim that he is God.2 Thes. 2:3-4
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
But at last he is destroyed. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
All nations shall serve and obey Him. So it is written... and so shall it be!Daniel 7:26
But the judgment shall sit (i.e. the Judge shall sit), and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
There you have it, the complete summary and the end of the matter, the conclusion, all laid out here in the great 7th chapter of Daniel. Of course Daniel couldn't quite mentally "grasp" all of this and understandably so. Therefore he simply put in on the shelf. ("Cogitations" means "grasp" or "mental conception"). But we who are so privileged to live at the time of the fulfillment of his prophecies can understand. Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
This ends the portion of the Book of Daniel that is written in Chaldean and the vision that was to be understood in the first year of the reign of Belshazzar. In the next chapter we will move to the third year of the reign of Belshazzar and find out by what means "the little horn" enters in and takes over world domination. It's very different than many might think.
Jesus said, "the book of Daniel was where one could go read and gain understanding"Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 when He sat upon the Mount of Olives and gave His disciples the seven seals concerning the knowledge and the events that would transpire during the final generation of the fig tree, that the book of Daniel was where one could go read and gain understanding concerning the abomination of desolation, that abominable desolator (antichrist) who would come stand in the holy place claiming to be God.
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