1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.
Daniel’s dream, as we are about to see, has to do with the four beasts that make up the one world system that comes into being at the woe of the fifth trumpet, just like Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2 in the ultimate futurist sense: a one world political system in the first half of ‘the hour of temptation’ and then, after the deadly wound you can read of in Revelation 13, Satan will appear as the antichrist at the woe of the sixth trumpet and the one world political system will become a one world religious system for the remaining two and a half months (70 evenings which the 70 years in captivity to the Babylon of old were a type of) up until the return of the TRUE Christ at the woe of the seventh trumpet.
2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven (which always means the hour of temptation: in this case, at the beginning of it) strove upon the great sea.
3 And four (which is the number of earth) great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
These four beasts are symbolic of the one world political system which will have seven heads, which are symbolic of the seven continents of the planet earth, and ten horns, which are symbolic of ten fallen angel kings that get cast to earth along with Satan and the rest of his fallen angels at the woe of the fifth trumpet.
‘The dragon (which is Satan) stood on the sand of the sea’ (is how Revelation 13:1 should actually be translated) and then, John saw a beast rise up out of the sea (which is symbolic of ‘peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues’) meaning this one world political system will not emerge until the dragon (a.k.a. Satan) and his angels are cast from heaven to earth because they are Daniel’s fourth beast which is exclusively supernatural.
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings:
Symbolic of the Christian nations, with the eagles wings being symbolic of God’s protection: Ephraim, Judah and Manasseh being the three Christian nations we will see ‘plucked up by the roots’ in verse 8, meaning they will cease to be Christian nations when they begin to worship Satan instead of Christ at 666, which is also when those same three will be ‘in the mouth’ of the bear as we will see in verse 5.
I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, (God’s protection from spiritual death being removed when they begin worshipping the antichrist) and it was lifted up from the earth, (‘plucked up by the roots’) and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
A man’s mind, because at the sixth trumpet, when all six trumpets of deception are sounding at the same time, most Christians will die spiritually and receive ‘the mark of the beast’ in their forehead when they begin to worship Satan himself when he appears as the false christ, ‘that man of sin’ who is the king of Babylon of the end times which is what the head of gold back in Daniel 2 is symbolic of in the ultimate futurist sense. In the first half hour the head of gold symbolizes the Christian nations but once they get ‘plucked up by the roots’, dying spiritually at that time, the head of gold becomes the king of Babylon of the end times and the virgin bride of Christ (for the most part) becomes the whore of Babylon.
5 And behold another beast, (rewinding now back to the beginning of ‘the hour of temptation’ and the woe of the fifth trumpet) 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.
At the woe of the sixth trumpet, when Satan appears as the antichrist, those three Christian nations will be ‘plucked up by the roots’ (which means destroyed spiritually) and, here in verse 5, we see them destroyed politically as well: becoming non-Christian nations also, which is what this bear is symbolic of: the non-Christian nations of the world, headed by Edom (which means red): The same confederacy you can read of in Ezekiel 38.
The three nations that were Christian are called ‘ribs’ here because Eve was made from a ‘curve’ taken from Adam (translated ‘rib’ in Genesis 2) and Eve is ‘the mother of all living’ because from her would eventually come the Christ: ‘whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ but once they begin worshipping Satan instead of Christ (which is what ‘antichrist’ means) they are no longer part of God’s family tree, but are then grafted into the tree of death (a.k.a. ‘the tree of the knowledge of good and evil’) whose natural branches are the Kenites.
6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, (symbolic of the sons of Cain, who will provide the infrastructure of the one world system) which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
The four hidden dynasties of education, economics, politics and religion being what make up the infrastructure of this so-called ‘new world order’ that does not emerge until the woe of the fifth trumpet when Satan and his angels are cast from heaven to earth after the war in heaven that you can read of in Revelation 12.
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast,
Rewinding, once again, back to the woe of the fifth trumpet, when all four of these beasts rise up together at the same time including this exclusively supernatural fourth beast.
dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth:
This corresponds to ‘the fourth kingdom’ we saw in Daniel 2: the legs, the feet and toes of iron with the type being Rome but, again, the type ended when Christ died on the cross, beginning the gap of Daniel 9 which ends at the woe of the fifth trumpet when Daniel’s 70th Week (which has been shortened to five months) begins when the four beasts emerge which is what the image of Daniel 2 is symbolic of in the ultimate futurist sense.
Notice: there is no clay mentioned in Daniel 7 as we saw in Daniel 2 because here we look at the four parts of the one world system separately as opposed to Daniel 2 where we see it as one image. The clay in Daniel 2 is symbolic of the fact that this one world government is a combination of the supernatural and the earthly.
This fourth beast is exclusively supernatural.
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. (ten fallen angel kings that will reign ‘one hour’ with Satan, meaning throughout the entire five month long ‘hour of temptation’)
In the next verse, we will see what happens at the woe of the sixth trumpet when Satan appears as the antichrist, which is when the one world political system becomes a one world religious system.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, (Satan, when he appears as the antichrist at 666) before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: (the three Christian nations we read of back in verse 4 who will cease to be Christian nations at that time because that is when they will worship Satan instead of Christ in the apostasia you can read of in 2 Thessalonians 2:3) and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, (‘that man of sin’) and a mouth speaking great things.
As you can also see in Revelation 13:5: ‘And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.’ but, with Daniel’s 70th Week being shortened to five months, the woe of the sixth trumpet is now two and a half months (70 evenings which the 70 years in captivity to the Babylon of old were a type of) as opposed to three and a half years.
9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit,
At the woe of the seventh trumpet when the TRUE Christ returns.
These are the same ‘thrones’ (plural) that you can read of in Revelation 20:4.
‘Cast down’ here means the thrones were set in place.
whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: (as you can also see in Revelation 1:14) his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
Christ returns with ‘the armies which were in heaven’ in those highly polished spectrum metal vehicles that you can read of in the Book of Ezekiel.
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:
The beast which, in Revelation 19:20, is the one world system (including the fallen angels) and ‘the false prophet’ (which is Satan’s role of the antichrist, called here the ‘little horn’) are cast into the lake of fire at that time.
In other words, Daniel’s fourth beast is destroyed at the seventh trumpet when the TRUE Christ returns.
thousand thousands ministered unto him,
The Zadok written of in Ezekiel 44:15 being the seven thousand who will minister unto the TRUE Christ throughout the thousand years.
and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
This is the separation of the sheep from the goats that you can read of in Matthew 25 that determines who takes part in ‘the first resurrection’ at the seventh trumpet and who has to wait until after the thousand years are finished for the opportunity to take part in the second resurrection by standing against Satan when he gets released from the bottomless pit for that little season just before he gets blotted out of existence in the lake of fire along with whoever chooses to follow him at that time.
Satan is ‘the beast’ that ‘shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition’ because he was given the death sentence in Ezekiel 28.
At the beginning of the thousand years is when the sheep are separated from the goats.
11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: (the ‘great things and blasphemies’ also written of in Revelation 13:5) I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
The one world system including Satan’s angels and the ‘little horn’ which is his role of the antichrist (Daniel’s fourth beast) will be blotted out in ‘the lake of fire’ at the seventh trumpet.
12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, (the lion, the bear and the leopard) they had their dominion taken away: (no more one world system) yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
The ‘time’ here being the thousand years and the ‘season’ that little season when Satan ascends out of the bottomless pit.
If they follow him again at that time they will be blotted out also in the lake of fire which is the second death.
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
Looking forward to when Christ ascended to the Father from Daniel’s time (which is past history to us) and, in the next verse, looking forward to when Christ Jesus returns as King of kings and Lord of lords at the seventh trumpet: that stone ‘cut out without hands’ which is the TRUE Rock which is the TRUE Christ Who destroys the image of Daniel 2 .
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
Meaning the four kingdoms which are symbolic of the first beast of Revelation 13 which is the one world system with the ‘little horn’ being symbolic of the second beast written of in Revelation 13 which is Satan when he appears as the antichrist at 666.
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
At the seventh trumpet.
19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, (because it is the supernatural made up of Satan and his angels) exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
When we look up this word ‘brass’ in the Strong’s Concordance, we are told to compare it to #5176 when we go to the Hebrew word it corresponds to, which is the same as #5175: ‘nachash’ in the Hebrew, as in ‘that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan’ whose angels have ‘breastplates of iron’ as you can see in Revelation 9:9.
20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, (the ten fallen angel kings) and of the other which came up, (Satan as when he appears as the antichrist at 666) and before whom three fell; (the three Christian nations who, at 666, will be ‘plucked up by the roots’) even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
When he makes war against the two witnesses (who are most likely Moses and Elijah) and ‘shall overcome them and kill them’ as you can see in Revelation 11:7 three and a half days before the TRUE Christ returns.
22 Until the Ancient of days came, (at the seventh trumpet) and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. (as you can also see in Revelation 20:4-6)
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, (along with the lion, the bear and the leopard: beginning at the woe of the fifth trumpet) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: (the ten fallen angel kings that reign with Satan for ‘one hour’ meaning the entire five month long ‘hour of temptation’) and another shall rise after them; (in the middle of the ‘hour of temptation’ at 666 when he appears as the antichrist) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
The first three kings of the south written of in Daniel 11 that collectively make up the fourth king of the south which is the lion here in Daniel 7 as well as Revelation 13: the Christian nations until they get ‘plucked up by the roots’ at 666 and become antichristian nations because that is when they begin to worship the antichrist, receiving ‘the mark of the beast’ in their forehead which is the deception that Satan is Jesus.
All but those of the Zadok initially (who understand the Truth of God’s Word to the point that they cannot be deceived) who are delivered up to ‘death’ (which is one of Satan’s names) at which time the Holy Spirit speaks through them bringing the 144,000 as well as whosoever will out of Babylon (which means confusion) and back into God’s family tree.
25 And he (Satan, when he appears as the antichrist) shall speak great words against the most High (claiming to be the most High when he is really the Devil himself) and shall wear out (which means he will persecute) the saints of the most High (for standing against him) 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.
Three and a half years originally, but now two and a half months, (70 evenings which the 70 years in captivity to the Babylon of old were a type of) the last half of ‘the hour of temptation’.
26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
And you also see these words ‘consume’ and ‘destroy’ in 2 Thessalonians 2:8. The brightness of the coming of the TRUE Christ being what destroys Satan’s role of the antichrist (a.k.a. the ‘little horn’) as well as his one world system (including his fallen angels) when Satan himself is locked up in the bottomless pit until the thousand years are finished.
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.
Otherwise, they will get blotted out of existence in the lake of fire after the thousand years are finished along with ‘that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan’.
Everybody else, who does choose to love our heavenly Father with all their heart, soul and mind goes into the Eternity, which is the third world age.
28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.