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Sabbath, May 08, 2010  - "Two Beasts part 4" (Daniel 7)

1

 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."

2

Toward the end of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, the Persians began to become a powerful force and under Cyrus II Media was conquered in 549 b.c. and was combined with the empire of the Persians to form Medo-Persia. The combined strength of the Persians and the Medes led to conquest of Babylon in 539 b.c., with the resulting extension of their empire over much of the Middle East until the conquest of Alexander the Great in 331 b.c.” – The rise and fall of Babylon by John F. Walvoord

3

Daniel 8:3, "Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last."

Daniel 8:20, "The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.

4

Hebrews 5:13-14, "For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."

5

 Isaiah 13:17-19, "Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah."

6

 Daniel 7:6, "After this I beheld, and lo another, 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."

7

 "Alexander, in less than eight years, marched his army upwards of seventeen hundred leagues [or more than fifty-one hundred miles], without including his return to Babylon." --Rollin's Ancient History, b. 15, sec. 2.

Alexander has been much debated. Was he a megalomaniac, or did he really want to spread Greek civilization. Perhaps both. What is true, though, that his conquests and the speed at which he made them, are without comparison in any time.” –Alexander the Great (in2greece.com)

His speed surprised the Greeks and by the end of the summer 336 BC they had no other choice but to acknowledge his authority.” –The Alexander Collection

8

 "The Grecian empire maintained its unity but little longer than the lifetime of Alexander. Within fifteen years after his brilliant career ended in a drunken debauch [323 B.C.], the empire was divided among his four leading generals. Cassander had Macedon and Greece in the west; Lysimachus had Thrace and the parts of Asia on the Hellespont and Bosporus in the north; Ptolemy received Egypt, Lydia, Arabia, Palestine, and Coele-Syria in the south; and Seleucus had Syria and all the rest of Alexander's dominions in the east." --Thoughts on Daniel and the Revelation, page 119. See also Cottage Bible notes on this prophecy.

9

 Daniel 7:7, "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, 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 from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns."

10

 Proverbs 30:14, "There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men."

11

 Daniel 7:8, "I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things."

12

 Daniel 7:20-24, "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. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 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. 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. 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."

13

 The Saxons, became the English nation.
2. The Franks, became the French nation.
3. The Alamanni, became the German nation.
4. The Visigoths, became the Spanish nation.
5. The Suevi, became the Portuguese nation.
6. The
Lombards, became the Italian nation.
7. The Burgundians, became the Swiss nation.
8.
The Heruli, were annihilated by the little horn.
9. The Vandals, were annihilated by the little horn.
10. The Ostrogoths, were annihilated by the little horn.

14

 Revelation 13:4, "And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"

15

Revelation 12:9, "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

16

  • A ROMAN Official seeks to kill baby Jesus causing the deaths of many baby boys.
  • A ROMAN Governor condemns Jesus to die.
  • A ROMAN Soldier whips Jesus.
  • A ROMAN Band of Soldiers beat and mock Jesus.
  • A ROMAN Executioner crucifies Jesus.
  • A ROMAN Official seals the tomb of Jesus.
  • A ROMAN Squad of Soldiers keep watch on the tomb of Jesus.
  • A ROMAN Governor places all followers of Jesus in peril
  • A ROMAN coliseum is where Christians were fed to lions

17

Pope Pius IX, in his "Discorsi" (I., p. 253), said:  "The Caesar who now addresses you, and to whom alone are obedience and fidelity due."

18

Daniel 7:17-18, 27 "These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. 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."

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Daniel 2 (the image)

Daniel 7 (the beasts)

Reality

Head of Gold

Lion with eagle’s wings

Babylon

Chest and arms of silver

Lopsided bear with 3 ribs

Medo-Persia

Belly and thighs of bronze

Leapord with four heads and wings

Greece

Legs of iron

Beast with iron teeth

Rome

Feet of iron and clay

Ten horns on fourth beast

10 nations

No description..

Little horn

Papal Rome

Stone breaking image

Destruction of nations

Kingdom of God established

 

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