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Pamphlet 5039 KC Daniel 16-2

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

Now let's return to chapter 7 where Daniel is giving us a description of the Ancient of days.

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.
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.

[11] 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 "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.

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.
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).

[13] 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.
Here we see the Father and the Son as the Father gives Him the everlasting dominion and glory (next verse).
[14] 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.
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.

[15] I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
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).

[16] 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.
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:

[17] These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
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.

And now for the good news...

[18] But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
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".

Now Daniel wants to know more concerning the fourth beast who was so diverse from the others.

[19] 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;
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...

[20] 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.
The "other which came up" is Satan, 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.

[21] I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
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!

[22] 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.
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.

[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.
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 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.

Next we see the connection between the ten horns and the ten kings of Nebuchadnezzar's image.

[24] 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.
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.

[25] 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.
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.

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.

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;
"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.

[4] 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.
But at last he is destroyed.
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.

[27] 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.

All nations shall serve and obey Him.

So it is written... and so shall it be!

[28]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.
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 it 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.

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.

Live Link to- The Book of Daniel Table of Contents
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.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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