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/144,000, 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. Christ will return at the end of their kingdom, he and the Saints of the Most High/144,000 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/144,000; 

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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.

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 verses 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 rises to power in the earth. It is important to understand, that the Little Horn and the False Prophet are the same, see Revelation 13:11-12. Additionally, the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet/Little Horn are the last two kings of the fourth kingdom/Roman Empire; they shall rule together, see 2 Esdras 12:29-30. The Beast whose deadly wound was healed will come into power through the seven heads, see Revelation 13:1, 3 and Revelation 17:11. 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. At the end of their kingdom Christ shall return with the 144,000, and take the kingdom/earth.



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, and a mouth speaking great things.” See verse 25 and Revelation 13:14, 16-17.



Judgment Of The Nations


Daniel 7:9: “I" [Daniel] "beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit,” [See Revelation 4:2] “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.”

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:” [See verse 25 and Revelation 13:11, 14, 16-17] “I" [Daniel] "beheld even till the beast" [The Fourth Beast/Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire] "was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.” The Day of the Lord, see 2 Peter 3:10, 2 Esdras 12:3 and 2 Esdras 15:40-44.

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: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.”



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, see verse 9] "and they" [The holy angles] "brought him" [Christ] "near before him.” This shall take place after the destruction of the Babylon, see Revelation 18:16-19 and Revelation 19:1-5.

Daniel 7:14: “And there was given him" [Christ] "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.” See verse 27, Matthew 25:31 and Revelation 20:4.



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 13] "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 Little Horn (the False Prophet/the beast with two horns like a lamb, see verse 24 and Revelation 13:11.

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 verses 7, 23 and 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" [Proud, brave and strong] "than his fellows.” The ten horns.

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;” Explained in verse 25.

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.” Explained in verse 26.

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 12:11-12.



Message to reader: The Ten Horns

As explained in 2 Esdras 12:11-12, Daniel’s visions concerning the Fourth Beast (The Roman Empire) was not expounded/fully explained to him. In Revelation 13:1, John is shown a vision of a beast rising out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns. The aforementioned ten horns, are the same ten horns shown to Daniel. John and Daniel’s visions are prophecies of the last kings to rule the Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire before the return of Christ.

The entire Roman Empire, from the Caesars, to the Beast whose deadly wound was healed, and the False Prophet will be explained in The Fourth Kingdom report, see link at the end of this report.



Daniel 7:24: “And the ten horns out of this kingdom” [The Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire] “are ten kings” [See Revelation 13:1] “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,” [Horn/king, see verse 8] “and he" [The little horn/The False Prophet] "shall subdue three kings.”

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, 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 Saints/144,000/Servants of God] "shall take away his" [The little horn/The False Prophet's] "dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.” The Day of the Lord, see Revelation 14:9-10 and 2 Esdras 15:34-37, 40-44.

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, see verse 14 and Revelation 20:4.

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.”



Message to reader: The Fourth Kingdom

For more information concerning The Fourth Beast/Roman Empire, please read the report on The Fourth Kingdom.