The Little Horn of Daniel:
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?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
According to the Word of the Creator God, the following two actions define blasphemy:
Does the papacy fulfill this prophecy?
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!
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...
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. .
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.
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.
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?
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…
So what is Daniel is actually saying, “a time, times, and half a
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.
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?
WHO IS THIS VIGILIUS? WAS HE EVEN A CHRISTIAN?
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.
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!
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?
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)
The little horn embraces sin as openly and zealously as a Christian embraces Christ.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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!
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?
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 it's hellish agents will be perfectly destroyed. And Jesus and all His followers will be perfectly and eternally happy.