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Message to reader: Daniel Chapter 7

In Daniel chapter 7, the Most High shows Daniel a dream concerning the ruler ship of the earth by the last four kings/kingdoms. Additionally, the angel of the Most High explains to Daniel that the Saints of the Most High, will be given into the hands of the little horn/king (The False Prophet) of the Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire, see 2 Esdras 12:29-30 and Revelation 13:3, 11-12.  Christ will return at the end of their kingdom, he and the Saints of the Most High will take the kingdom (The earth) and possess it forever.





Objectives:
After reading this report the reader should understand the following;

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That Daniel was shown the last four kingdoms to rule the earth;

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That the last four kingdoms are Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome;

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That the little horn/king is the False Prophet spoken of in Revelation 13:11-12

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That the little horn/king shall persecute and kill the Saints of the Most High; 

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That when Christ returns, Christ and the Saints shall take and possess the earth forever.





The Vision Of The Four Beasts


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 7:2: “Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.”

Daniel 7:3: “And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse" [Different] "one from another.” See verse 17.

Daniel 7:4: “The first" [Beast] "was like a lion, and had eagle's wings:” [Nebuchadnezzar king of the Babylonians] “I" [Daniel] "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.”

Daniel 7:5: “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.” Cyrus king of the Persians.

Daniel 7:6: “After this I" [Daniel] "beheld, and lo another," [The third beast] "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.” Alexander king of the Greeks.



Message to reader: The Fourth Kingdom

The Fourth Beast/Kingdom/Roman Empire is explained in 2 Esdras chapters 11 and 12, for a better understanding of the Fourth Beast/Roman Empire, please read the report on The Fourth Kingdom. It should be noted that Daniel was shown visions concerning the rise to power, and the ruler ship of the beast with two horns like a lamb (The False Prophet/king, see Revelation 13:11-12).



Daniel 7:7: “After this I" [Daniel] "saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast,” [See verse 23] “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" [Different] "from all the beasts that were before it;" [See verse 4-6] "and it" [The fourth beast] "had ten horns.”



Message to reader: The Little Horn

Daniel 7:8 is the prophecy of how the Little Horn/king (The beast with two horns like a lamb [The False Prophet]) rises to power in the earth, see Revelation 13:11-12. It is important to understand, that two kings (The Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet) shall rule together in the last kingdom, see 2 Esdras 12:29-30. At the end of their kingdom Christ shall return and take the kingdom. The first of the two kings (The Beast) will come into power through the seven heads, see Revelation 13:1, 3 and Revelation 17:11. The second king (The Little Horn/The False Prophet) will come into power through the ten horns of the beast, see Daniel 7:24, Revelation 13:1 and Revelation 17:12.



Daniel 7:8: “I" [Daniel] "considered the horns," [The ten horns in verses 7, 24] "and, behold, there came up among them" [The ten horns/kings] "another little horn,” [The beast with two horns like a lamb (The False Prophet), see Revelation 13:11] “before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots:” [See verse 24] “and, behold, in this horn[The beast with two horns like a lamb (The False Prophet)] “were eyes like the eyes of man,” [See 1 John 2:16] “and a mouth speaking great things.” See verse 25 and Revelation 13:14.



Judgment Of The Nations


Daniel 7:9: “I" [Daniel] "beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit,” [Vision of the Most High’s throne room in heaven, before the ruler ship of the nations is taken away from them by Christ and the 144,000/Servants of God] “whose" [The Most High's] "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.” This is the description of the Most High and his throne.

Daniel 7:10: “A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:" [The Most High] "thousand thousands ministered unto him," [The Most High] "and ten thousand times ten thousand” [Angels] “stood before him:” [The Most High] “the judgment was set, and the books were opened.” See Daniel 7:22, 26-27.

Daniel 7:11: “I" [Daniel] "beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake:” [The beast with two horns like a lamb (The False Prophet), see verse 25 and Revelation 13:11, 14] “I" [Daniel] "beheld even till the beast" [The Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire, see verse 7] "was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.” See 2 Esdras 12:3, 31-33 and Revelation 19:11, 15, 17-18, 21.

Daniel 7:12: “As concerning the rest of the beasts,” [Nebuchadnezzar king of the Babylonians, Cyrus king of the Persians, Alexander king of the Greeks] “they had their dominion taken away:” [By Christ, see Revelation 19:11-12, 15] “yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.” During the reign of Christ and the 144,000, see verse 13-14 and Revelation 19:15.



The Victory Of Christ


Daniel 7:13: “I" [Daniel] "saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man" [Christ] "came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days," [The Most High] "and they brought him near before him.” This shall take place after the destruction of the Babylon.

Daniel 7:14: “And there was given him" [Christ] "dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him:" [See Matthew 25:31 and Revelation 20:4] "his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” See verse 27.



The Angel Explains Daniel’s Vision


Daniel 7:15: “I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.”

Daniel 7:16: “I" [Daniel] "came near unto one of them that stood by," [One of the angles in verse 10] "and asked him" [The angel] "the truth of all this. So he" [The angel] "told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.”

Daniel 7:17: “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.” Nebuchadnezzar king of the Babylonians, Cyrus king of the Persians, Alexander king of the Greeks and the beast with two horns like a lamb (The False Prophet).

Daniel 7:18: “But the saints of the most High” [The 144,000/Servants of God] “shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.” See verse 27

Daniel 7:19: “Then I" [Daniel] "would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse" [Different] "from all the others,” [Nebuchadnezzar king of the Babylonians, Cyrus king of the Persians, and Alexander king of the Greeks] “exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;” See 2 Esdras 11:5-6.

Daniel 7:20: “And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up,” [The False Prophet spoken of in Revelation] “and before whom three" [Of the ten horns/kings, explained in verse 24] "fell; even of that horn" [The little horn/The False Prophet] "that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.”

Daniel 7:21: “I beheld, and the same horn" [The False Prophet spoken of in Revelation] "made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;” See Revelation 13:15.

Daniel 7:22: “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.” See Revelation 20:4.

Daniel 7:23: “Thus he" [The angel] "said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,” [The Roman Empire] “which shall be diverse" [Different] "from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth,” [Conquer all nations] “and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” See 2 Esdras 11:5-6.

Daniel 7:24: “And the ten horns out of this kingdom” [The Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire] “are ten kings” [See Revelation 13:1 and Revelation 17:12] “that shall arise: and another” [The little horn/The False Prophet] “shall rise after them;” [The ten horns/kings] “and he" [The little horn/The False Prophet] "shall be diverse" [Different] "from the first,” [Horns, see verse 8] “and he" [The little horn/The False Prophet] "shall subdue three kings.” The first three horns/kings explained in verse 20.

Daniel 7:25: “And he" [The little horn/The False Prophet] "shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High,” [See Revelation 13:15] “and think to change times" [See Matthew 24:23-26] "and laws:” [See Revelation 13:15-17] “and they" [The 144,000/Servants of God] "shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” A time (one) and times (two) and the dividing of time (a half), or 3 ½ years, the time period of the Great Tribulation, see Message to reader: The Period of Great Tribulation (3 ½ Years).





Daniel 7:26: “But the judgment shall sit, and they" [Christ and the 144,000/Servants of God/Saint of the Most High] "shall take away his dominion," [The little horn/The False Prophet's] "to consume and to destroy it unto the end.” See Revelation 19:11-15, 19-20 and Revelation 20:4.

Daniel 7:27: “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.” Christ.

Daniel 7:28: “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.”