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Pamphlet 5037 KC Daniel 15-2

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 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.
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 today's 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.

[2] Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
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:

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.
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" 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).

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.
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.
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.

[2] 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,
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.

[3] Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
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:

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.
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!

[4] 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.
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.

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: [27] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; andit 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.
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.

Exodus 10:13-15
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.
[14] 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.
"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).

[15] 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.
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.

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?

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.

Hosea 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.

[5] I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.

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 LORD

[6] According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
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."
[7] Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:

[8] 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.

These are the same beasts found in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13... the lion, the leopard, and the bear!
[9] O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in Me is thine help.
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)"!

[10] 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?

[11] I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.

[12] The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.

[13] 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.

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 [along side] kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. [8] 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.)

[14] 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.

[15] 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.

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.

Ezekiel 37:3-5
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

[4] Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

To prophesy means to "teach".

God's servants are to teach His Word and not the empty traditions of men.

[5] Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
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:

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.
Ok, let's return to Daniel chapter 7 verse 3 which reads:
Daniel 7:3
And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
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 7:17
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
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 7:23
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.

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.

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 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, President George H. W. Bush at that time.

Here is an excerpt of the speech he gave before Congress on March 19, 1991:

"... 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."
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.

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.
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.

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.

[5]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 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.

[6] 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.
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.

Isn't this fantastic knowledge? In our next study 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 it till next time.

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It is important that YOU Read it all!

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.
The book of Daniel is the Apocalypse of the Old Testament
and a sister book to the Apocalypse of the New Testament,
the book of Revelation.

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We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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