The Little Horn of Daniel:
What is it? Can we accurately identify it? Does history once again prove prophecy authentic? And before even considering what this little horn entails, how does prophecy define a “horn?” We need to know this because the Word states that, "no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation." in 2 Peter 1"20. That means I can in no way tell you my opinion of what a prophetic symbol means in prophecy. I must allow the Bible to identify them.

By the way, this is an easy way to expose false prophets. It's really very easy. Just listen to what they say, and then investigate what they're saying with the Word. Fact is, there are 404 verses in Revelation. And out of those 404 verses, 278 of them carry the bulk of the message. Did you know that all 278 of those verses can be found almost word for word in all the other books of the Bible? The Lord has already defined His prophetic symbols for us! So, how does the Word identify a horn?

  • Daniel 7:24, “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise…”
  • Daniel 8:21, “… the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.”
  • Revelation 17:12, "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings…"

According to prophecy, the horns = KINGS.

If you have already read Daniel chapter 2 or my page entitled, “The Dream of a King” you would know of the vision in Daniel chapter 2 that perfectly predicted each and every global kingdom on Earth up to the present and final kingdom we see today.

  • Daniel 7:2,3 “Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.”

In this vision, four great beasts (beasts = nations. See Dan 7:23) appeared one after the other, symbolizing a succession of global kingdoms on Earth. These four beasts represent all the kingdoms from the time of Daniel that had global roles, all the way to the end of the world. As we learned on “The Dream of a King” page on the site, these kingdoms were:

 

  1. Head of gold
    Babylonian Empire 606
    BC to 539BC
  2.  
  3. Chest and arms of silver
    Medo-Persian Empire 539
    BC to 331BC
  4.  
  5. Belly and thighs of bronze
    Greek Empire 331
    BC to 168BC
  6.  
  7. Legs of iron
    Roman Empire 168
    BC to 476AD
  8.  
  9. The 10 nations
    475
    AD until today
     
  •  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
  • .”Daniel 7:23,24 “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.”

We have also learned that ten horns came out of the fourth and final beast, this beast is well understood to perfectly fit with historic documentation as Rome. These ten horns perfectly symbolized the historic division of the Roman Empire into ten separate nations after it’s fall in 476AD.

When Rome fell it split exactly into 10 separate nations:

  1. The Saxons, originating the English nation.
  2. The Franks, originating the French nation.
  3. The Alamanni, originating the German nation.
  4. The Visigoths, originating the Spanish nation.
  5. The Suevi, originating the Portuguese nation.
  6. The Lombards, originating the Italian nation.
  7. The Burgundians, originating the Swiss nation.
  8. The Heruli,  disappeared in 493 A.D.
  9. The Vandals, disappeared in 534 A.D.
  10. The Ostrogoths, disappeared in 538 A.D.

Please make special note that no other “beast” is seen in prophecy after the fourth one. Pagan, as well as Papal Rome is to be the last global kingdom of mankind that is mentioned in prophecy.

Now we get into the meat of this study. Daniel is now speaking of a LITTLE HORN that arises from within the ranks of all these 10 horns. Remember, the horns are the kings that gained power after Rome split up. Soon we will find that the little horn that rises from within these ten will receive the power of the fourth and final beast.

  • 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.”
  • Daniel 8:9,10, “And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.”

This passage is speaking of the emergence of a last power, symbolized by a little horn. To further illustrate who, or what this little horn is, let’s see how the Prophetic Word describes it.

9 keys to the Little horn in Daniel 7

  1. It came up from within the 10 nations (v8)
  2. It arose after the 10 nations began (after 476ad) (v 24)
  3. It has a greater appearance than the 10 (v20)
  4. A man sits at its head (eyes like a man) (v8)
  5. It plucked up 3 nations: Heruli 493ad; Vandals 534ad and Ostrogoths in 538ad (v 21,25)
  6. It blasphemed against God speaking pompous words (v8,20,25)
  7. It will make war with the saints (v 21,25)
  8. Changes times and laws (v 25)
  9. Will reign 1260 years (7.25)


Daniel 8 gives 9 MORE keys!

  1. Identity linked with Rome (v8,9)
  2. Exalts itself and opposes the daily sacrifice (v 10-12,25)
  3. Casts truth to ground successfully (v12)
  4. has fierce features and acts through cunning (v23,25)
  5. It’s power comes from an outer source (v24)
  6. destroys God’s people (duplicate of Dan 7) (v24)
  7. magnifies self in it’s heart (dup of Dan 7) (v25)
  8. Destroys fearfully… the mighty and many in prosperity (v24,25)
  9. It’s reign will end suddenly without human hand (v25)

With the help of these 18 identifying marks given by the Prophetic Word of God, and a good historic encyclopedia, anyone can easily discover the identity of this little horn. This is why the Bible is such a threat to Roman Catholicism. They KNOW they are exposed within the pages of this Holy Book by merely matching prophetic events to history. That is why for literally thousands of years they did all they could to get this Bible removed from the hands of the people. After the invention of the printing press, they realized they could no longer effectively do that. So, they opted rather to alter the Bibles in an effort to try and hide the truth. That is why you see so many “Bogus Bibles” today with so many Truths deleted, or re-written in them.

Still, the devil cannot get full permission to erase all the Truth within the Holy Writ. The safest Bible I have found to date, that has only minor errors, and most of them are in punctuation, is the King James Bible. Praise the Lord for guarding His Word for His children! Praise His name. we still have the ability to "Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge." - Proverbs 23:12

Plus, we can now refer to any encyclopedia, or any history book like never before in the history of man. We now have documented historic fact that shows only one power perfectly corresponds to ALL the characteristics of this little horn: the papacy!

However, let's first note this very important point: Please understand this ministry is NOT called to “Catholic bash” by any means. The little horn designates the system of the papacy, and not the dear Catholic people trapped for the moment in this system. If I hated the Catholic people like many say I do, why would I dedicate my life to warning them? Satan will always twist the facts to make his lies appear as truth. Common sense usually wins out though. His lies are sometimes that transparent!

Fact is, there are many sincere people who belong to the papal system, and yet love Jesus Christ with all their hearts. The Lord does in fact, “wink our times of ignorance” as well and only judge us by the light we have been given. So pray for those within the church of Rome. Pray that they hear the call of the Lord to “come out of her my people” before it’s too late.

  • John 10:16, "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."

Let it not be misunderstood: The Father truly loves the individuals who are trapped in the papacy's system of Roman Catholicism. This is why He gave us His Word, so that by studying it, we may become aware of God's warning, and by responding to Jesus' call, we may leave this system and join the Savior's flock. This by the way is why the following decree had been set forth by Rome in the year 1229 AD.

The decree set forth in the year 1229 A.D. by the Council of Valencia... places the Bible on The Index of Forbidden Books. The doctrine withholds "it is forbidden for laymen (common man) to read the Old and New Testaments. - We forbid them most severely to have the above books in the popular vernacular." "The lords of the districts shall carefully seek out the heretics in dwellings, hovels, and forests, and even their underground retreats shall be entirely wiped out." Council Tolosanum, Pope Gregory IX, Anno. Chr. 1229

The Vatican has always known that this Bible is very powerful and able to expose her. So they did all they could to get it removed from the hands of their members. Sad fact is, many of these members were killed in demonically horrendous ways because they would not give up the Truth they found in their Bibles. That too is just one characteristic of this little horn as we are about to see.

So… let's review the characteristics of the little horn to see if in fact they really do apply to the papacy. Let’s see if the Bible truly does expose this evil power as that of Antichrist.

  • 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.
  • 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?"

As we learned earlier, when Rome crumbled, it split into ten separate nations. And according to this prophecy, someone will receive the power of Rome after this split. I ask, did this happen, and if so, who was it that received the power of this fourth beast to continue its rampage against the Christian? We know Rome killed Christians because history tells us all about Christians being thrown to lions in Roman Coliseums? Who took over for Rome after it fell?

"Long ages ago, when Rome through the neglect of the Western emperors was left to the mercy of the barbarous hordes, the Romans turned to one figure for aid and protection, and asked him to rule them; and thus, . . . commenced the temporal sovereignty of the popes. And meekly stepping to the throne of Caesar, the vicar of Christ took up the scepter to which the emperors and kings of Europe were to bow in reverence through so many ages."--American Catholic Quarterly Review, April, 1911.

"Out of the ruins of political Rome, arose the great moral Empire in the 'giant form' of the Roman Church."--A.C. Flick, The Rise of the Mediaeval Church, 1909, p. 150.  "Under the Roman Empire the popes had no temporal powers. But when the Roman Empire had disintegrated and its place had been taken by a number of rude, barbarous kingdoms, the Roman Catholic church not only became independent of the states in religious affairs, but dominated secular affairs as well. At times, under such rulers as Charlemagne (768-814), Otto the Great (936-973), and Henry III (1039-1056), the civil power controlled the church to some extent; but in general, under the weak political system of feudalism, the well-organized, unified, and centralized church, with the pope at its head, was not only independent in ecclesiastical affairs but also controlled civil affairs"--Carl Conrad Eckhardt, The Papacy and World-Affairs, The University of Chicago Press, 1937, P. 1.

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."

(Speaking of the time, about 500 A.D., when the Roman Empire was crumbling to pieces) "No, the [Catholic] Church will not descend into the tomb. It will survive the Empire . . . At length a second empire will arise, and of this empire the Pope will be the master--more then this, he will be the master of Europe. He will dictate his orders to kings who will obey them"--Andrea Lagarde, The Latin Church in the Middle Ages, 1915, p. vi.

Historic fact is, the only “power” which arose with Roman power, or came out of the ten nations shortly after the fall of the Roman empire was in fact the system of the papacy. Using common sense, one can see it is called the ROMAN Catholic church, is it not? Not only did the Papal system accept this power, they accepted the NAME as well. The amazing thing about all this is the Roman Catholic church actually admits they are the ones that stepped in after Rome fell to assume power.

It is, therefore, by a particular decree of Divine Providence that, at the fall of the Roman Empire and its partition into separate kingdoms, the Roman Pontiff, whom Christ made the head and center of his entire Church, acquired civil power. − Pope Pius IX, Apostolic Letter Cum Catholica Ecclesia, March 26, 1860.

Source: Papal Teachings: The Church, selected and arranged by the Benedictine Monks of Solesmes, translated by Mother E. O'Gorman, R.S.C.J., Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, St. Paul Editions, Boston, © 1980, 1962 by Daughters of St. Paul, Library of Congress catalog card number 62-12454, par. #225, page 160.

The little horn arose after the ten nations were formed, that is, after 476 A.D., the year when the division of the Roman empire was completed. Now, history teaches us, and I will re-affirm later on this page that the Roman Catholic Papacy imposed its religio-political supremacy from the year 538 A.D. on. That’s a mere 60 years after the division of the Roman empire that the little horn received the power.

  • Daniel 7: 24, 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.”

This passage is stating the little horn is to be “different” from the ten nations that preceded it. Looking to the system of the papacy, we can easily see this fulfilled by the religio-political nature of its power. Never before in the history of mankind has there been a nation that is a church at the same time! Daniel saw that fact perfectly many years prior in that vision! And Revelation 17:3 confirms Daniel vision as well.

  • Revelation 17:3, "So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns."

Right off I am sure you noticed the “ten horns” of this beast, as well as the other characteristics matching that of the little horn. But what’s strange here is that a woman is sitting on it. What does this mean? In prophecy we already learned a beast is defined as a nation. But were you also aware a woman equals a church?

  • Jeremiah 6:2, "I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman."

We also understand the Church of Jesus Christ is considered the "Bride of Christ" as well because of many areas of Old and New Testament Scriptures that describes her as such. Looking to Rome, do you see what I see? A church and a nation at the same time now! Again, NEVER before in the history of mankind has this ever happened!

  • Daniel 7:20, “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.”

In this prophetic key we see the little horn will display a more stout look than its predecessors. The Roman Catholic Papacy has taken on in the past, and still takes on today a more impressive appearance than any other power on the earth. She learned this from Pagan Rome. In fact, at all times, popes have always surrounded themselves with majestic pomp in all their actions and travels just as did Caesar and his statesmen. No matter if it is a fairly small and solemn occasion being performed by this church, or it’s the highest mass this church holds, you will always see these men dressed in the extreme pompous clothing of the pagan, while surrounded by riches and glory that is completely directed towards glorifying the man as one worthy of reverence and awe, rather than the Creator of that man. The Word prophecied that this power would cause many to worship the “creature more than the Creator” in these last days, and so it has!

  • 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."

This prophetic key states that at the head of the papacy stands only one man: the pope. This man that is proclaimed “infallible” in the actual dogma of this church…

“The Pope’s authority is unlimited, incalculable; it can strike, as Innocent III says, wherever sin is; it can punish every one; it allows no appeal and is itself Sovereign Caprice; for the Pope carries, according to the expression of Boniface VIII, all rights in the Shrine of his breast. As he has now become infallible, he can by the use of the little word, “orbi,” (which means that he turns himself round to the whole Church) make every rule, every doctrine, every demand, into a certain and incontestable article of Faith.  No right can stand against him, no personal or corporate liberty; or as the [Roman Catholic] Canonists put it—“The tribunal of God and of the pope is one and the same.” -Ignaz von Dollinger, “A Letter Addressed to the Archbishop of Munich”  1871; as quoted in MacDougall, The Acton Newman Relations (Fordham University Press) pp. 119,120.

Proclaimed infallible, his decisions affect the lives of literally billions of people around the world. And, throughout history, the declarations of this leader have often been very pompous, and against God Himself, as we will see in a moment. But just reading this last quote, one can already see that the popes do in fact “speak great things” do they not?

  • 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:…”
  • Daniel 7:24 “… he shall subdue three kings.”

Exactly as foretold, we learned earlier that the papacy brought about the elimination of three of the 10 nations that opposed the plans and authority of the papacy: Rome wanted to remain in power, and it will do so even if it means killing anyone that gets in their way.

  • the Heruli, were annihilated in 493 A.D.
  • the Vandals, were annihilated in 534 A.D.
  • and the Ostrogoths, in 538 A.D.

"Vigilius...ascended the papal chair (538 A.D.) under the military protection of Belisarius." History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 327

According to history, 538 A.D., is the very year when the papacy began to reign freely over Europe as a “church & state” conglomerate. Or, a “woman on a beast” as Revelation calls it. Truth is, this is a position of both political, as well as religious power. Or as some refer to it as, ABSOLUTE POWER! With such power, did the Papacy allow for ABSOLUTE CORRUPTION as is always the case with such power? Prophecy does proclaim that this is in fact inevitable with this entity.

  • Daniel 7:20 “…that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things
  • Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High…”
  • Daniel 8:25 “…  he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes

The papacy's arrogance is reported in Daniel chapters 7 and 8 rather plainly. But arrogance isn't enough for this evil entity. Its heartfelt desires seek to go far beyond mere satisfaction in being over mankind in a position of power. This power seeks to claim the Throne of the Creator Himself! This power goes so far as to actually blaspheme against God by speaking “great words against the Most High.” Has the Vatican done this? The Bible's definition of blasphemy will better help us to understand how this happened.

  • John 10:33, "The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God."
  • Mark 2:7, which states, "Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?"

According to the Word of the Creator God, the following two actions define blasphemy:

  1. when a man makes himself God
  2. when a man claims to have power to forgive sins.

Does the papacy fulfill this prophecy?

“The pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man (...) he is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power.” -Lucius Ferraris, «Prompta Bibliotheca», 1763, Volume VI, 'Papa II', pp.25-29

“And God himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of his priest and either not to pardon or to pardon, according as they refuse to give absolution, provided the penitent is capable of it.” -Liguori, «Duties and Dignities of the Priest», p.27

“The supreme teacher in the Church is the Roman Pontiff. Union of minds, therefore, requires (...) complete submission and obedience of will to the Church and to the Roman Pontiff, as to God Himself.” -Leo VIII, «On the Chief Duties of Christians as Citizens», Encyclical letter, 1890

“God separates those whom the Roman Pontiff, who exercises the functions, not of mere man, but of the true God (...) dissolves, not by human but rather by divine authority.” -Decretals of Gregory IX», Book 1, Chapter 7.3

“Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions (infernorum).” -Lucius Ferraris, «Prompta Bibliotheca», 1763, Volume VI, 'Papa II', p.26

Is it not amazing!? It’s bad enough the papacy believes it is a “God on earth.” But to say the pope is the “King of Heaven” is openly identifying himself with one called Satan, who declared his desire to be like the Most High in Isaiah 14. Only a man completely controlled by Antichrist would make such a blasphemous boast as this. For this is the heartfelt desires of Satan himself!

  • Isaiah 14:12-15, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."

The Scriptures openly identify that man in Rome as doing the direct bidding of that fallen angel, Satan! This passage alone in connection with the boastful statements of the Popes, should suffice for some. Thankfully this is indeed the case.

So... how far does this corruption reside in Rome? According to prophecy it is a corruption that is designed to attack Christians outright. If you are a Christian defined as Revelation 12:17 describes, you will be a target for this entity. For it is written...

  • Daniel 7:21 “I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;”
  • Daniel 7:25 “… shall wear out the saints of the most High”.

According to this key, the little horn is to attack the children of the Most High God. Historic fact is, more people were killed by the papacy during its reign throughout the Middle Ages, than by Hitler during World War II. In fact, the papacy killed over 25 TIMES more people than Hitler ever did! But seeing how Rome is still a global power, most people have not been told about this. Rome truly has that ability to hide facts. The numerous "book burning" parties of the Inquisition made sure of that. Still, historic fact remains that  approximately 150 million people, who refused to recognize Roman Catholic authority, were killed by the papacy in some of the most horrendous ways. .

The Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind.” - W.E. Lecky  Rise and influence of rationalism in Europe», volume 2, p.32).

"For teaching faith contrary to the teaching of the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more than 100 million people." Brief Bible Readings p. 16

For an in depth look at some of the ways Rome killed the Christians, I highly recommend FOXE’S BOOK OF MARTYRS as an accurate historic record. However, be for-warned. It is a VERY upsetting book! This book is by no means for the squeamish! It contains graphic documentation's of HOW Christians were tortured and killed by the Popes of the Roman Catholic Church. (the above link jumps directly to Roman Catholic tortures and murders of Christians)  If you want to read the entire book, click here.

Also see my  March 27, 2000 Truth Provided Newsletter, regarding Pop John Paul II’s admission of guilt regarding these murdered souls, as well as the admission of many Cardinals and Bishops regarding other modern day atrocities INCLUDING abortions of innocent children.

  • Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words 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.

In this prophetic key, we see the little horn will seek to change the times and laws of God Himself. Can we link this with modern historic fact? Has the Vatican done such a bold act?

Fact is, the papacy removed God's second commandment which forbids carved images and idols being bowed to, (They have kneelers in front of most statues in this church) and in order to preserve the appearance of the ten precepts of the Decalogue, this evil church actually divided the tenth commandment into two parts. This is an open attack on the LAWS of God. But what of the TIME change?

The papacy is very bold in admitting it attacked the fourth commandment by moving the day of rest from Saturday to Sunday. Thus fulfilling this prophecy by changing the times and laws respectively.

"The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ." "The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ." Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap. (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris' Ecclesiastical Dictionary.

"Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act... And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things." H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.

"Sunday is our MARK of authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact" Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

How blunt! How bold! The prophecy states the little horn will change times and laws, and the Vatican proclaims, The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws…” Fact is, in one fell swoop, changing the 4th commandment is prophetically perfect for this prophecy. For this commandment is not only a LAW of God. It has to do with the TIME the Lord has set in stone as His prescribed day of worship!

But what of the latter part of that prophecy. What is that time at the end of this passage all about?

  • Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words 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.

The prophetic key here is saying the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time. So… what is a time and times and the dividing of time? Before going further, I would like to define the word “dividing” that is used here. The Strong’s Concordance has the following information…

STRONG'S Concordance - Dividing:

  • 06387 p@lag (Aramaic) {pel-ag'}
     from 06386; TWOT - 2939a; n m
     AV - dividing 1; 1

     1) half

So what is Daniel is actually saying, “a time, times, and half a time.” ??

Let's first look into other areas of prophecy to try and define this. Revelation 13:5 speaks of this time as forty two months. It says, "...and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months." The forty two months of Rev 13:5 and the "time, and time and dividing a time" of Daniel 7:25 equal the same thing. 42 months. Fact is, 42 months actually equals "3 1/2 years." But does this make sense with Daniel? A "time (one year) and times (two years) and the dividing of time, (half a year ) actually equals three and a half years, or forty two months (12+24 + 6 = 42 months) So, yes, it appears this does make sense in Daniel. Plus, Revelation 12:6 confirms this as authentic when it says that the church of Jesus would hide in the wilderness for exactly 1260 days during this time the little horn goes about killing Christians. Fact is, 42 months, or 3 and a half years actually equals 1260 days.

Still, some will say that 42 months does NOT equal 1260 days because all our months do not equal 30 days each today. And if you multiply 365 days for a year by 3.5, you do NOT get 1260. You will get, 1277.5 instead. The fact here is that a month in the Bible is based upon lunar reckoning. (that is, 1 month = 29.56 days, rounded to 30 days.) In fact, most Orthodox Jews to this day still use this method a time when calculating their feast days or other events.

To understand, and further verify the forty and two months, or the time, and time and diving a time that this little horn will reign, we must first find the method of time the Bible declares for prophecy. God says in Ezekiel 4:6 "I have appointed thee each day for a year" And we also find the Bible acknowledges a month to be 30 days long. Because in, Genesis 7:11 we see the rain started on the 17 day of the 2nd month and in Genesis 8:3,4 we find the water receded at the end of 150 days. Then it says the ark rested on the 17th day of the 7th month. That's exactly 5 months to the day. If we divide the 150 days by the 5 months you will get 30 days per month. Biblical jurisprudence confirms, a month = 30 days! So 42 months multiplied by 30 equals 1260. And according to Ezekiel 4:6, that's 1260 years that the little horn, or Papal Rome would reign.

Prophetic time

Years

Months

Days

Real Years

Time

1

12

360

360

Times

2

24

720

720

˝ Time

˝

6

180

180

Time, Times, ˝Time

3˝

42

1260

1260

So… What does history say about all this? Does it ring true? Is there proof the Roman Church attacked the children of God for exactly 1260 years?

"Vigilius...ascended the papal chair (538 A.D.) under the military protection of Belisarius." History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 327

WHO IS THIS VIGILIUS? WAS HE EVEN A CHRISTIAN? 

As the ten kingdoms of Rome were falling apart, there was an emperor Justinian who was worried about his crumbling empire. He has a General Bellsarius under his thumb who he devises a plan with during the wars that resulted in the unrest of Rome's fall. They decided that if they can get into the city of Rome they will banish the bishop of Rome so as to allow for a takeover that would allow the new system of "ROMAN Catholicism" to be set up. They needed this system because they felt they had no more political power to control the people. So they devised a plan that would give them Religious as well as political strength.

One fateful day while Bellsarius is fighting, the bishop of Rome proclaims that he will not allow any fighting within his city. This Bishop loves his people and proceeds to close the gates and refuses to have anything to do with the war just outside the city. The fighting on this day is particularly strenuous however. The Goths had pushed back Bellsarius and his fighters all the way to the walls of what was left of the city of Rome. It looked hopeless. It looked as if Bellsarius was going to be wiped out completely. So, Bellsarius scurried off a note to his superior Justinian, saying, "save us!" Justinian's wife is a Christian who happens to be a friend of the bishop of Rome. Justinian pleads with his wife to ask the bishop of Rome to open the gates of the city so that Bellsarius and his men can enter inside so as not to be wiped out by the Goth's. Out of respect for her bishop, Salverius of Rome opens the gates of the city to allow Bellsarius and his army into the city to spare their lives.

Justinian and Bellsarius however had already agreed that once inside the city they would banish the bishop of Rome. So once inside they  did indeed follow through on their plans. They banished the bishop and put their own man Vigilius who was not a Christian on the seat of bishop and proclaimed him Pope that very day. And there you have it, just as this prophecy of Revelation 13:4 predicted. In the year 538 AD the official beginning of the Roman Catholic church and state conglomeration prophetically began. -Generalized Information taken from Hope Beyond 2000 Video series "Rise of the little horn of Daniel 7” -Kenneth Cox

Historical records reveal the papacy officially began its reign in 538 A.D. upon Emperor Justinian's decree, and under the military protection of Belisarius. And the Bible says the little horn will rule for EXACTLY 1260 years before receiving a mortal wound. Now it's just a matter of simple mathematics. It is also a grand method by which to see the Lord glorified. If the prophecy is correct, 1260 years after 538 A.D. the little horn must receive a mortal wound and loose power.

If you add 1260 years to the official beginning year for the Roman Catholic church & state conglomerate, which was 538 A.D., you will arrive in the exact year of 1798 A.D. So, according to the Bible we are told the first reign of this little horn will last till the year 1798 . So, did it end in 1798?

YES IT DID!

On February 10th Napoleon Bonaparte in the EXACT year 1798 A.D. sent his General Louis Alexander Berthier, with his army into Rome, Italy.

"In 1798 General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one." -Encyclopedia Britannica 1941 edition

That's Exactly 42 prophetic months, or 1260 years, or a time, and time, and dividing a time after the Papacy began its powerful reign that the Pope shall be mortally wounded!

  • Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

As we already learned in the keys that identify the little horn from Daniel chapter 7, we know that the little horn symbolizes a power closely linked with the name and kingdom of Rome. In fact, having received authority from the hands of the Roman Empire, the papacy is also called “Papal Rome” to this day. Plus the church is called the “ROMAN” Catholic Church. The little horn did indeed come up, like the other ten horns, directly from the head of the fourth beast, which we already learned symbolizes the Roman Empire. So.... What’s next?

  • Daniel 8:10,11 “And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice] was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.”

The papacy did prophetically grow up to the host of heaven. In fact it declares itself as high as “the Prince of the host”, who is in fact Jesus, Prince of the heavenly armies.

The words ’taken away’ in this passage come from the Hebrew word ruwm. (See Strong's 7311) This word means bring up, raise, lift up, set up, and exalt. In Daniel 4:37 it is also translated as to "extol." In Daniel 5:19, 23 it is "set up" and "lifted up." In Daniel 11:36 it means to "exalt." So this means that the "taking away" of the daily is not a destruction of it, but an exaltation of it. Furthermore, when looking into the verse in printed Bibles we see the word "sacrifice" is always in italics, brackets or in some cases parenthesis. This declares the word was added by the translators later on. In other words, this word "sacrifice" will not be found in the original text of this passage. (For more information about "the daily sacrifice" see my notes on Daniel 11:31)

 

Vatican attempts to destroy Christ's Work
Year History
585 Changed true Sabbath day 7 to day 1
593 Purgatory
600 Prayers to dead people (saints)
750 Pope speaks for God Himself
788 Worship of images, relics, cross, etc
995 Canonization of dead  people (saints)
1050 The blasphemous Catholic Mass
1090 Repetitive prayers on the Rosary
1190 Sale of Indulgences (Money for Salvation)
1215 Transubstantiation (Change bread into Jesus)
1215 Confession of sins to a priest
1229 Council of Valencia puts Bible on forbidden list
1545 Tradition placed above the Bible
1546 False books of the Apocrypha added to Bible

1854

Immaculate conception (Mary proclaimed sinless)

1870 Pope claims infallibility in religious matters
1894 Mary as co-redeemer, mediator and advocate

The little horn embraces sin as openly and zealously as a Christian embraces Christ.

  • Daniel 8:12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

Teaching salvation by works, rather than salvation by grace, the papacy attacked Jesus' work of sacrifice. In addition to casting a shadow over this perfect work, the papacy effectively “cast truth down to the ground” concerning many other biblical subjects and doctrines than I have listed above like the lies of eternal life in hell, infant baptism or the fact that Jesus had siblings. I am merely scratching the surface here just for the sake of illustration. It truly is a "wonderful" power of deception we see here in Rome. This in turn allowed for many doctrines coming from paganism to take the place of Bible teachings as prophecy confirmed was Satan's plan all along. This is why the title "Whore of BABYLON" is so appropriate with this church. All the false doctrines of Roman Catholicism have indeed cast Truth to the ground. And the strange thing about this transgression is that Rome has “prospered” rather abundantly all along while it practiced her doctrines of demons.

  • Daniel 8:16,23, “And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.”

In this prophetic key we see Gabriel confirming that the leader of this power would be “a king of fierce countenance” and one that would understand “dark sentences.” Is not the Roman Catholic Church one of fierce countenance? Has it not been exposed as such in history? And has not this church been revealed as one that truly does understand dark sentences?

Satanism discovered in Vatican
Two Eminent Churchmen Declare
"Satanism Is Practiced in Vatican!"

In recent weeks, a firestorm has been raging in Italy. The controversy revolves around the statements Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who made formal allegations that satanic activity is taking place inside the Vatican. When questioned by the Italian press about the allegations, he said that he stood by them. The Archbishop chose the Fatima 2000 International Congress on World Peace held in Rome in November 1996 hosted by the Fatima Crusader magazine as a platform to first make these allegations public. -Sunday, February 28, 1999 www.fatima.org/satanism.html

News of Animal Sacrifice in the Catholic Mass

Human Life International reported yesterday that some South African's are calling for ancestor worship and animal sacrifices to be included in the liturgy of the Mass. According to Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Bloemfontein, plans to include African pagan rites during the Mass is in response to the Vatican's invitation to "inculturate" Catholic rites. Hearing that both priests and lay people were making such plans, an outraged Father Richard Welch, President of Human Life International, steamed, "In the letter to the Hebrews, Saint Paul discussed the Sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross with the following words: 'For it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away…Sacrifice and oblation thou would not…Behold, I come…He takes away the first, that he may establish that which follows…we are sanctified by the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ once.' -By Thomas Horn -worthynews.com

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Nowhere on earth do we see such a culmination of facts exposing the little horn as we see in the Roman Catholic Papacy. Is this by coincidence? A right-wing conspiracy? Can all these connections be mere hap instance? Or is there an outside influence at work here?

  • Daniel 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

The power of the papacy indeed came from an outer source. It first came from Satan of course, who in turn gave it to the Roman Empire, who then gave it to Papal Rome when, in 313 A.D. Roman emperor Constantine embraced the Christian cause by mixing Paganism with Christianity. Which by the way elevated the Church to a position of undisputed popularity and power. The diverse beast Daniel saw long ago did in fact come to reality in grand prophetic perfection. And it worked! It is truly a Satanic masterpiece to see how people that claim to be followers of Christ openly embracing what Christ Himself defined as pure Satanism in His Word. Jesus warned of wolves in sheep’s clothing long ago, and many of us do in fact have eyes that see this ravenous wolf unmasked thanks to prophecy! Sad thing is, BILLIONS are missing these blunt facts merely because they choose not to open the Christian Bible they CLAIM is their book. What excuse will they have when the Lord comes to end their lives? All their lives they had access to a book that actually has prophecies that are 100% accurate! What excuse will they have? NONE! Because the Lord did all He could for them. They simply chose NOT to believe the Truth.

From 313 to 538AD, the power of the papacy came to be when it made alliances with all the surrounding nations that formed at the fall of Rome. The prophecied cost of these alliances was what we see climbing to power once again today. A sad mixture of Christianity and paganism within the Church that has caused literally billions to go to Christ-less graves. And like in the beginning, it is indeed a VERY popular church with those that choose to ignore Biblical facts. Over 1 billion souls claim Catholicism as their chosen faith at this time in history. That makes it the largest denomination on earth! And as of June 26, 2000 when the Pope became the leader of the United Religions, billions more have joined ranks with this popular blasphemer.

  • Daniel 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

In addition to rising against Jesus, “the Prince of princes”, and against His chosen people. The prophecy stated the papacy will also destroy many of the mighty outside the church of Christ to achieve its aim. The crusades against the Muslims, from the 11th century to the 13th century saw countless scores killed by this evil entity. And the Spanish Inquisition against what Rome defined as heretics and the Bible defines as Christians, we saw even more killed for their faith in Christ. Sad fact is, we have only witnessed a comparatively few examples of its sinister schemes. Rome has done far more behind closed doors than we will ever know. Fact is, the only reason we know about these particular events is because Rome is truly that evil, and the Lord saw fit to tell us in His Word of these acts so as to have the evidence needed to make a wise decision in this day. The Lord knew we would have additional knowledge in these days. Daniel 12:4 confirms that. The Lord knew history would record what Rome did, and He also knew His children would "take note" of His prophetic facts and link them with history in the last days.

Thank you Jesus!

  • Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Praise the Lord on High! This sad reign of the little horn will end abruptly very shortly, and “without hand” of any man on Earth. Jesus will do this work at the end of the world. This destruction is not the end of its 1260-year reign (which ended in 1798), but rather the end of its second reign, which will come to an end at Jesus Christ’s return.

Who shall be victorious?

  • 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.

I am so joyful to announce that the prophecy about the little horn ends happily. The Almighty will soon put an end to the papacy's domination and evil acts, and establish His everlasting kingdom for all those who have responded to His call to salvation. Rome and all its hellish agents will be perfectly destroyed. And Jesus and all His followers will be perfectly and eternally happy.

 

 

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