Key words and phrases for this first Beast are: ‘like a lion, ‘eagle’s wings’, ‘wings were plucked off’, and ‘man’s heart was given to it’.
This fourth and last Beast of Daniel 7 has ten horns representing ten national leaders. In the context of Bible definitions, Kings (national political leaders) and nations are synonymous, a king being the political and military power or authority over the nation.
Further this Third Beast has four heads whereas the fourth Beast has ten horns. That translates to the unity factor difference between these Beasts. While there would be some sort of political (includes military) union expression in the Fourth Beast there would be no such union in this Third Beast. The Fourth Beast will have some sort of political treaty bond whereas the Third Beast will be united by racial and also by some basic religious allegiance rather than any treaty covenant. That was the reason Daniel 7 portrayed the Third Beast as having four heads while the Fourth Beast had ten horns.
The key words and phrases for this third Beast are: ‘like a leopard, ‘four wings of a bird’, ‘had four heads’, and ‘dominion was given to it’.
It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
There is also another current (2012 C.E.) major world power that was not discussed by the Christian Holy Scriptures in the conflicts centered around Jerusalem in the Last Days. But that was for a totally different reason than the US and her allies. I will not discuss this but let those who understand, understand.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.
Luke 21:20 – 21
“Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
The Saints Persecuted From The Very Beginning.
Here is a question for the Elect: Why are the people of GOD through the New Covenant since 1995 C.E. until today (2012 C.E.) scattered and distributed into over a hundred congregations of so called Churches of God, so called churches of gods. But that is not all, even more than these over a hundred churches of gods, there are these hundreds to thousands of websites and blogs publishing numerous variations and twists to the doctrines taught and advanced by the Messenger and pastor general of the previous era of GOD's Church, the Philadelphia period of GOD's Church; all them adding to and taking from the doctrines of that Messenger of that period, the doctrines that were identified to that Messenger, but everyone changing whatever it suited them to change so that they can position and advance themselves as these supremely supreme proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives of GOD or of the Christian Holy Scriptures.
As it is written:
Here is another question for the Elect: Why did the Christian Holy Scriptures explicitly, clearly and plainly recorded of a great martyrdom of the Elect and Saints in the Tribulation? Why did the Christian Holy Scriptures explicitly, clearly and plainly warned of a period of great trail at the end of the Philadelphia era. Is GOD's vindictively sadistic that HE had planned for HIS supposedly faithful people by Covenant, the supposedly super mega noble totally full to the brim with brotherly and agape love for HIM and one another, to fall into the hands of the Beast and the False Prophet so that HE can have them sadistically and brutally tortured and murdered? Is that the reason? Think you know the answer?
Here is the simple, plain, clearly documented answer found consistently recorded from Genesis to Revelation in the Christian Holy Scriptures.
Starting from the very first family when they chose to distrust and disobeyed GOD until even an Apostle one among only twelve personally handpicked by LORD JESUS who chose to appeal to Caesar, the Roman Emperor. GOD have always let HIS people fall into the hands of their enemies when they chose to trust in these enemies rather than GOD. GOD is basically honoring their free will to choose who they would rather have ruling over them, who they rather trust than the GOD who created them and commanded HIS love for them. This the Christian Holy Scriptures have faithfully and consistently recorded. Today almost every single of GOD's Elect whether the lay members or all those who have advanced themselves as the proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives whatever these maybe, from the super mega humble and contrite slave, to the super supreme Apostles, they have all embraced the bad faith and lying sincerity so that they can pursue all that they lusted after. Yes, today even from as far back as the previous two era (the Sardis and the Philadelphia period) the Elect have mostly been focused on their lust fueled and lust driven agenda, they have chosen to lust over to love GOD, hijacking the truth and Word of GOD to advance themselves and whatever they lusted to embraced just as the Apostle Paul did when he hijacked the Grace of GOD to specifically preached against circumcision.
This has been also the specific reason GOD raised up a Worthless Shepherd who would not care for the sheep, over the very Church of GOD in this very last days (Zechariah 6:15 – 17). And even as the Christian Holy Scriptures explicitly, plainly and clearly recorded that this Worthless Shepherd will lose both his arm and right eye, yet he would not repent, would from his ego mega supergorging lust willfully refused to repent and will die because of his sins. But not only has he been the only one who willfully refused to repent, many to most of GOD's Elect, both the lay members and the proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives, too has and will despite knowing this fact, willfully refused to repent. This also the Christian Holy Scriptures had recorded. You can read more about the discussion on this Worthless Shepherd in the post, ‘Readers' Question – Why Do Innocents Suffer If GOD Is Just’ under the section heading ‘What It Means To Be Free’ and also in the chapter ‘The Elect’ of ‘Bible 101 – The Holy Bible Expounded’. This Worthless Shepherd is also discussed in chapter ‘The Great Tribulation’ of ‘The End Of The World How It Is Going To Happen’.
And as always no one is required to believe any of this and also as has always been the case. Because of free will, most to almost none who had read, is reading and will read this here, this work here, will believe. Most to almost all will refuse to believe simple, clear, plain, obvious and explicit truths that the Word of GOD may be fulfilled.
WHAT'S NEXT IN PROPHECY 1 2 3 4i 4ii 5i 5ii 5iii.
1. Words in italic referenced titles or proper names where this applies, otherwise these are personal notes to selected people who are familiar with them.
2. I have intentionally left out many scriptural references as anyone who wants to prove or disprove what is written here should read the Christian Bible thoroughly and extensively (from cover to cover at least three or more times).
3. The various chapters and articles discussed here are by no means exhaustive of the doctrines, prophesies, subjects and answers to questions on the Christian Holy Scriptures.
4. Scriptures quoted are from New King James Version unless otherwise indicated.
5. Please bear in mind that this stuff here is for foundation understanding and some 'deeper' verses and advanced doctrines are skipped.
6. The word or term 'man' is used throughout as a reference to man specifically as well as to all mankind (male and female) according to the context in the same way as the Bible used the term.
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