the beast of Revelation 13, we shall turn to Daniel 7, where God gives us a full explanation. It's amazingthat the answers we are looking for in our day were given by God to Daniel 550 years before Christ wasborn on this earth. This, of course, only goes to prove that God knows the beginning to the end of time.Now let us listen to the prophet speak, as recorded in Daniel 7:2:
"Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of heavenstrove upon the great sea."Daniel 7:2
Will you join me in using your imagination to visualize the events exactly as Daniel saw them. Picturethis great sea the prophet was looking at. The four winds of heaven are blowing upon the waters, causingthe waves to beat against one another like a sea frenzied by a hurricane.Now what does this stand for? No guessing, remember, we want only a Bible answer.First, let's take the waters. Remember our secret? Revelation should explain. So we turn to chapter 17and read:
"And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. " Revelation 1 7.15.
God made this simple to understand. Waters represent peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. Howoften we have used the expression "a great sea of faces" when describing a crowd of people.The second fact we need to know concerns the wind. In the Scriptures the designation of wind hasalways been used as a symbol of war. Please note:
"Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwellin the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind .... Thus the slain shall fallin the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets." Jeremiah51:1,4.