Daniel continues on in verse 8, “ I considered
, and, behold, there came up
, before whom there were
three of the first horns plucked up by the roots
: and, behold, in this hornwere eyes like the eyes of man, and a
mouth speaking great things
.It is important we follow this carefully as this next power that is later described is the same as the beast of Revelation thirteen. Notice the following identifying marks as given by the bible.
If Daniel is considering the horns, he is considering the ten kingdoms into which the WesternRoman Empire was divided, and he says, “…there came up among them another little horn…” A horn thus being a king or kingdom, a little horn would signify a little kingdom.
The fact that it came up ‘among them’ tells us that this little kingdom must come up after AD 476 because those ten kings weren’t in place till then and,
that it comes up in western Europe because that is where the ten kings are situated.
: it Uproots or destroys (See also verse 24) three of these ten kings.
It spoke great things and verse twenty-five tells us it spoke great things against the Most High.(Revelation 13:5, “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies…” Whatconstitutes great words and blasphemies according to God?“When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there wascertain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies
? Who can forgive sins but God only? (Mark 2:5-8) Jesus can forgive sin because He is onewith God. But when a man claims to be able to have that divine right that is blasphemy.“I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many goodworks have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answeredhim, saying, For a good work we stone thee not;
but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man,makest thyself God
.” (Jn 10:31-33) Again Jesus can say such things because He is God, but when a manclaims to be God or one with God that is blasphemy. It is very simple already to see which kingdom the bibleis referring to. All you have to do is ask yourself which kingdom claims to have the power to forgive sins and be God? When you do that you have found the anti-Christ beast power!Daniel continues, “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall riseafter them; and he shall be
diverse from the first
, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak greatwords 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
.” (Dan 7:25)
He shall be diverse or different from the ten kings.
He will wear out (war against or persecute [Rev 13:7]) God’s saints.
He will think to change God’s holy times and laws, and
Written by Jonathan Dantzie 2/12/08
NB: all text quoted from KJV bible
Beast with ten hornsDaniel 7:7,8,24