Friday, November 17, 2017

The Little Horn of Daniel Points to Revived Roman Empire

The Little Horn of Daniel Points to Revived Roman Empire

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The Little Horn of the book of Daniel


the Little Horn -POints to ROMan empire

The little horn is a title given to the Antichrist and it is only found in the book of Daniel. I can still recall the horror of a Pastor I knew as he relayed that a Satanist who he was witnessing to identified  who he worshipped as the “little horn.”

The little horn is a name of the Antichrist and is synonymous with Satan himself.  In the book of Daniel the little horn provides us details of the Antichrist coming to power, whereas in the Revelation we see the little horn as the fully evolved “Beast.” which is ridden by the Whore of Babylon.

Daniel 7:7-8 states:

 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.

Further down in 7:19 is another mention of the horn and we see from the description it is talking about a man.

19 “Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; 20 and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.

In verse 21, we see the horn warring with the saints, which is the persecution of the Tribulation church.

21 “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.

In verses 24-25 we are told the little horn is a king who comes after the 10 and in verse 25 we see that he will persecute the church at that time.

23  ‘The fourth beast shall be, A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces.24 The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings. 25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.

         The Beast has ten horns, and among them comes up a little horn who is the Antichrist (Daniel 7:7-8). Daniel 7:24 states that “the ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom: and another shall rise after them.” Revelation 13:1 depicts the horns as wearing crowns.

 Both, the book of Daniel and the Revelation identify the horns as kings (Rev. 17:12). The prophets add that these kingdoms do not in exist at the time of the writings.  European nations did not come into being until over a millennium later.  Only in this last couple of centuries have these nations reigned as separate, sovereign kingdoms.  The horns wearing crowns signify established kingdoms or nations.  The little horn appears after the kings, and “comes up” among them.  The reason the Antichrist is called a little horn is because his small horn represents a relatively new political seat on the world stage when he takes power.  His horn appears to be by product of the ten, for it comes up among them, or it is an offshoot of the ten.

Horns grow with age, but this one grows extremely large, quickly.  Daniel tells us, “And out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great, toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land” (Daniel. 8:9-10).

The Antichrist exists in a symbiotic relationship with the kings. Revelation 17:13 tells us: “These are of one mind and they will give their power and authority to the beast.” The Antichrist partners with the Kings.  Some label the Union a confederation.  The Union considers itself a federation.  In a confederation, nations or states share governmental tasks.  In a federation, the members relinquish some of their sovereignty to a higher authority, which makes the laws and regulations for the signing states.  The Scriptures describe the federation’s members as actual nations, not provinces or states.  The Bible’s federation acts as a dictatorship. 

The book of Daniel gives us the location of the little horn that becomes the Antichrist, but not directly. Daniel 8:8-12 reads:

Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven. And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10 

And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.

The Male Goat of Daniel and Baphomet

In Daniel Chapter 8 is the elaboration on the Kings of Medes and Persia represented by a ram, which is a male sheep. A goat with a single horn destroys the ram but is broken. The goat represents Alexander the Great who rose from Macedonia and conquered Greece and Asia as far as India and died suddenly at a young age.  When Alexander died his kingdom went to his four generals which the book of Daniel describes as “in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven, and out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great…”

Thus we have the goat with its horn and it breaks into four and then we are told that out of one of them comes the little horn in the latter days

 Alexander’s four generals were Lysimachus, Cassander, Ptolemy and Seleucus. Lysimachus took Thrace and much of Asia Minor; Cassander took Macedonia and Greece; Ptolemy seized Egypt, Palestine, Cilicia, Petra, and Cyprus (thus beginning the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt which lasted until the death of Cleopatra VII in 31 BCE) while Seleucus took control of the rest of Asia (so founding the Seleucid Empire which was comprised of Syria, Babylon, Persia, and India which included Pergamum).

The Bible does not tell us which one of the four launches the little horn but from knowing history we know that it was from Cassander because he ruled Macedonia and Greece, which became part of the Roman Empire.  In 146 BC Macedonia became an official province of Rome. It was at this time also that Pergamum became renown, and Pergamum is noted in Scripture as the throne of Satan.

When Attalus, the king of Pergamum  III (138–133 BC) died without an heir in 133 BC he gave Pergamum over to the Romans to prevent a civil war after this death, but immediately after the death of Alexander Pergamum came under one of Alexander’s generals.   Baphomet is a symbol of Satan from the head of a goat and we see in Scripture the Hellenistic area as the dwelling of Satan and then absorbed by Rome.  Even one of the Magna Mater (Queen of Heaven) at Pergamum ended up duplicated on one of the seven hills of Rome.  The Greco-Roman gods were practically one in the same and we saw the merging of the two worlds.

Some have thought that the Antichrist would be Greek because of the four notable one’s verse, but it refers to the area and direction that the Antichrist will come from which is west to the the Roman Empire, which today would be the area of the European Union in its future state.

The Bible is clear that the Antichrist will have Jewish ancestry because he is the nemesis of Jesus Christ and in other articles I have stated that he will rise from the Tribe of Dan and have pointed out the many contrasts and parallels in Scripture of Jesus and the Antichrist and the battle of the ages.  So the Antichrist will rise from the area of the revived Roman empire but have Jewish descent that might not be obvious. 

The Roman Empire in the Book of Daniel

Daniel 9:26 tells us, “…and the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.” Further down in verse 27 it reads, “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week.” This is talking about the Antichrist and we see a view of Rome at the time of Christ under Titus and in its later day form under the Antichrist.  

Thus the Whore of Babylon is part of the Roman empire at the time of the destruction of the Second Temple and the coming Third Temple.

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