Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Anti Christ in Daniel 7

Dan 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;.

Daniel is interested in the truth of the vision of the fourth beast

Dan 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

It is exceedingly dreadful: Teeth of iron; iron was symbolic of the Roman empire. Nails of brass: brass was representing Greece and perhaps the great warrior Alexander the Great. It would devour, brake in pieces, and stamp the residue with his feet. A ruthless dictatorship.

Dan 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.
Dan 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

Ten horns represented the ten nations of the Roman empire. From the ten horns came another, uprooting three horns. This horn could see, a man of vision, a persuasive speaker and with the look of a strong leader. He would make war with the saints, and prevailed against them. If the church had been raptured, then these saints were those saved during the tribulation, probably the 144,000 chosen Jewish saints and those saved by the witnesses of the two prophet witnesses.

Rev 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
Rev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Rev 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Dan 7:22 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.

Jesus would come, sharing His Father's title: the Ancient of Days; the saints were given judgment to rule with him as kings and priests and the saints shall possess the Kingdom of God on earth. This is the Millennial kingdom.

Dan 7:23 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.
Dan 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.
Dan 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.

He shall speak great words, great swelling speeches promising change. He will change times, probably holy celebrations and laws. The constitution will no longer be used and the laws of God will be ignored and broken. He will run down those who were in power and be made as a god and supreme ruler. He shall rule for three and a half years as supreme ruler of the earth until Jesus comes; the ancient of days, to destroy him in the lake of fire. The last seven weeks of Daniel will have the anti christ as a peace maker for three and a half years; the last three and a half years he will set himself up in the temple as a god and will make war on the saints.

Dan 7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

Dan 2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Dan 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.
The Millennial kingdom on earth.
Dan 7:28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations (thoughts) much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

All these things troubled Daniel, for he saw his nation in captivity and great evil was coming upon the earth. Finally the Lord will return and take control of the earth and establish his kingdom. Daniel and Revelation reveal the anti christ that will come in the last days. Even now the nations are coming together with common currency; worldwide banking and one world government will lead to the antichrist coming into power.

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