The book of Daniel is one of the biggest prophetic books in scripture and has so many future events linking up in the book of Revelations, if you want to study prophecies from scripture this is the right place to start. For us today to have a good idea of where we are on the prophetic timeline we can not afford to overlook some chapters because it scares us, but rather feel blessed that YaH has left these clues for us to find.
Daniel 2:31 – 35Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof [was] terrible. This image’s head [was] of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet [that were] of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Here we are given a picture of what the statue in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream looked like, but whats more important is that the king does not tell him what he dreamed about, so God showed Daniel in a dream what the King saw and what it meant.
Daniel 2:36 – 45This [is] the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, [art] a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou [art] this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all [things:] and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And [as] the toes of the feet [were] part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 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.
Let us look at history and see who these empires were and how did they fall in line after Babylon. Remember that the feet of the statue gets hit by a big stone and this represents the Second Coming of Yahushua, so obviously we have to fit somewhere just before that?
The Head of Gold is Babylon – 612 – 539 BC
The Chest of Silver Medo-Persia – 539 – 331 BC
The Thighs of Bronze Greece – 331 – 168 BC
Legs Of Iron Rome – 168 BC – 476 AD
The Feet part Iron Part Clay Divided Nations – Current
Then we are given another part of the prophecy that lines up with the statue, This is where we will start to see where we are on the prophecy Time Line.
Daniel 7:2-8Daniel 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. The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.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. 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. 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. 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.
So here we have another 4 beasts that come out of the ocean, and we are given a sequence that we will follow to determine which beast fits in what time period of the statue.
Beast 1 -612 – 539 BC
“The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.“
The Lion is Babylon, as these to pictures above was carvings and wall paintings from the ruins of Babylon. As you can see it fits perfectly and the above is actually in museums if you are interested to go look at them in person.
Beast 2 -539 -331 BC
“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.”
If you look at the statue, Medo-Persia is represented by the chest and arms of silver, it was formed when Media came under control under Cyrus II became MEDO-PERSIA. They used silver for their adornments and used it for their monetary system. The three ribs is for subjugation of Lydia, Conquest of Egypt and the conquering of Babylon.
Beast 3 -331 – 168 BC
“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.”
Greece overthrew MEDO-PERSIA in the battles of Granicus 334 BC, then Issus 333 BC and lastly Arbela 331 BC. They were the bronze age, bronze was used for spear tips, battle-axes and body armour, this age started with
Alexander the great and carried on with his successors.
Beast 4 168 BC – 476 AD
“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. “
When Alexander the great passed away, his generals divided the empire between the four of them. Rome went on a war path and crushed the Greeks in the battle of PYDNA in 168 BC. But as we know this is only the beginning but prophecy must run its path with ROME, so in 351 AD The Barbarians began incursions on the Roman empire till 476 AD when the last Roman Emperor Romulus Augustulus was dethroned. The barbarians are not part of the beasts but part of how the prophecy moves toward the next section, and the most vital part that impacted religion as we know it today. Also, note this was only the end to Roman Emperors, not to their doctrines, and if you picked it up, this was the same era Yahushua was crucified in, by Pontus Pilatus.
Beast Taking a new Role. 538 AD – 1798 AD Got Wounded
“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.”
After Rome collapsed in 476 AD the Empire was divided in to 10 divisions. These divisions were the Ostrogoth, Visigoth, Franks, Vandals, Suevi, Alamani, Anglo-Saxons, Heruli, Lombardi and Burgundians. Modern day France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain is what sprout out of these divisions so we do have a very good baseline to work with here.
With the end of the Roman Empire came the start of the Roman Papal Supremacy, that is depicted with the 4th beast and three horns getting uprooted and a New horn taking their place, this Horn has a mouth and eyes. The horns that get uprooted where three of the divisions that got wiped out by the Papal Supremacy namely the Ostrogoth, Heruli and Vandals by the year 538 AD. The start of the Rome Papal Supremacy also means that we are at the feet of the statue which is partially clay and iron, the divided kingdoms.
Seeing that this is a start of a new prophecy we must search for all the characteristics of this little Horn as it is part of our current time, due to the foundation it put down before our time. You need to understand the
importance of this last beast as it is the only one that is referred to in Revelations, and as we all know, Revelations is for our Time. This is going to take allot of research as we have to cover about 1479 years, don’t stress only what applies to scripture prophecies and that portrays to the last beast.
From the year 538 AD to 1798 AD the Papal Supremacy went on a killing spree, just like the Pharisees they had their own man made customs and doctrines, influenced by “THE DRAGON”, interwoven with scripture and the
gospel. Anyone that believed contrary to them, was labelled, martyred and killed, thus starting the Roman Inquisition, even if you had a piece of scripture on you, it could lead to your death. Would you follow a religious group if they were responsible for argument sake, one million Christians Deaths? So, with the Inquisition an estimated 50 million Christians lost their lives due to the wheels that were put in motion, whether directly or indirectly it all hangs on them, the weirdest thing yet, this doesn’t get taught anywhere in the world.
Some of the most gruesome torture techniques were used during the Inquisition or (DARK AGES), We will list them and you can see just how creative they can get.
Back to Rome, Pope Pius VI had allot of issues with France, The Pope wanted to govern all Catholic churches no matter in which country they were in, but you just got to love the French, they did not want to adhere to it and it caused endless problems for Pope Pius VI. So in 1978 Napoleon Bonaparte clashed against the Papal soldiers and overcame them, Pope Pius VI reused to submit to France so Napoleon got General Louis-Alexandre Berthier to take Pope Pius VI prisoner and bring him to France. This gave the deadly wound to the Papal Supremacy . Pope Pius VI died in 1979 in Valence, His body was taken back to Rome, but his heart remained in Valence France, in a marble cenotaph.
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