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Offline Flyin6

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Daniel 7
« on: February 23, 2015, 08:20:27 AM »
I was reading this morning in Daniel 7 which says:

Daniel’s Dream of Four Beasts

7 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.

2 Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. 3 Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.

4 “The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.

5 “And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up and eat your fill of flesh!’

6 “After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.

7 “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.

8 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.

Now after reading that I had a clear impression. The first beast seemed to be the US, wings of an eagle...
The second, the Bear is Russia, who today again flexes it's muscle as it sets to conquering land once again.
The Leopard impressed me as being China with it's many Tiger, dragon and leopard symbols throughout it's mythology.
And the forth beast with it's iron teeth (ISIS, Al Queda, Hezabolla, and on and on) Impressed me as being Islam.

Pretty scary up to this point, but Daniel's dream continues:

  “As I looked,

“thrones were set in place,
    and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His clothing was as white as snow;
    the hair of his head was white like wool.
His throne was flaming with fire,
    and its wheels were all ablaze.

A river of fire was flowing,
    coming out from before him.
Thousands upon thousands attended him;
    ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
The court was seated,
    and the books were opened.

11 “Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. 12 (The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.)

13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a] coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

Lines up with Revelation end times prophesy it would seem. We know Jesus returns and is victorious and reigns here. Those are good times. Getting there in these end of times is not so easy.

Not sure why I am sharing this, Daniel and my interpretation which I admit is only my impression, but I do feel we should be studying the word and using the wisdom it gives us as a lens through which we should test everything we see unfolding before us...
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Re: Daniel 7
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 12:16:45 PM »
I have been dissecting this scripture for years. But until you put a name on it I simply considered the horned beast to be the middle east in general. for the longest time I sincerely thought n. Korea would be the enemy to come from the east. It's scary to look at all the correlations to the present day, but relieving to think of the days to follow living under Christ's rule.
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