Daniel 8

1-27. THE VISION OF THE TWO BEASTS.

1,2. Circumstances.
3,4. Ram.
5-. He-goat.
-5-7. Great horn.
8-. Great horn broken.
-8. 4 horns.
9-12. Little horn. (Future.)
13,14. Time. Number of days.
15,16. Command to Angel to give the interpretation to Daniel.
17-19. The command obeyed by the Angel.
20. Ram.
21-. He-goat.
-21. Great horn.
22-. Great horn broken.
-22. 4 horns.
23-25. Little horn. (Future.)
26. Time. "Many days".

426 B.C.

(When we pass form Daniel 7 to Daniel 8, the language that Daniel wrote goes back to the pure Hebrew, and departs from the Chaldee [Aramaic], or Gentile tongue. The Chaldee is the language of the captivity, the common tongue used in the Babylonian world kingdom, while the pure Hebrew language is the language of freedom.

Daniel was eighty seven years old when he wrote this chapter. It was about 426 B.C., and this truly was the year of freedom. In this year the foundations of the temple were laid, and this is the year that Nehemiah took his second trip to Jerusalem. King Cyrus, the son of King Asteiages and Queen Esther had just issued their decree to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.

When King Cyrus' father issued the first decree to rebuild the temple in 454 B.C., this was Nehemiah's first visit. However, when the temple work was left for the building of their own personal homes, and the fighting with their neighbors and Kenites, the work on the temple was stopped.

In the previous chapters we read about what would happen to the enemies of God's children. Now, in this chapter eight we will study what God's children will be doing when the two beasts arrive and are here. This chapter is talking about you and I today, and what we can see around about us, and what we will see in the near future, as it is developing today.)

Daniel 8:1 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar

(= prince of [Bel], Satan. See 1 Cor. 10:10) a vision appeared to me (like the vision in ch. 7, this also is complete in itself, but is necessary to contribute its proof of the unity off the book as a whole. This vision [and the rest of the book from here] is written in Hebrew; because its purpose is to show how Gentile dominion [of ch. 2] specially concerns and effects Israel. This chapter is written to, and concerning the generation of the "parable of the fig tree". That generation is the generation that will be living at the end of this present earth age, and we are living in that generation.)

a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first.

(2 years after. At the end of the Babylonian empire, for Belshazzar reigned little more than 2 years.)

2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan

(The chief city of all of Persia. Daniel was the lily in the province of the eternity. What he saw in this river was pure water. Cp. the Millennium chapters of Ezekiel.)

in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.

(Though this vision is historical, it is also an example of what will be in the final generation. Let's take a look at the meanings of three words: Shushan, Elam, and Ulai. "Shushan" means "lily of beauty"; "Elam" means "eternity", and "Ulai" is "pure water". Is there a hidden meaning here? This gives a different thought to the verse when the meanings are substituted. The entire meaning of the vision then changes from the historical to the prophetical)

3 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram

(In v. 20 this is interpreted of Persia. A ram is always the symbol of Persia. Found today on ancient Persian coins. The king wore a ram's head of gold, and ram's heads are to be seen on the sculptured pillars or Perepolis)

which had two horns:

(Kings of Media and Persia.)

and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.

(Cyrus [the later] became greater than his father Astyages. Both were in existence when Daniel saw the vision. Also symbolical of Ephraim [the U.K.] and Manasseh [the U.S.A.])

4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.

(Cp. U.S.A. Super power of super power.)

5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat

(A leaper of the goats. The acknowledged sign of Greece, as the ram was of Persia, because the 1st colony was directed by an oracle to take a goat for a guide and build a city, which they did, and called it EgeŠ [from Aix = a goat]. Figures of a goat found today on ancient Macedonian monuments. Not a good sign. Today represent someone working in and around the U.N.)

came from the west

(Not the place of origin, but the direction from it. In v.4 the Heb = to the West.)

on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.

(Destruction from within. Symbolizing the rapidity of Alexander's conquests, which, in the short space of 13 years, subdued the world.)

7 And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.

("Choler" means "violent". So, let's look at this verse and try to understand it as prophecy, yet because the vision covered the time from 1948, then much of this can be viewed as history. So, let us apply this to the United States {Manasseh] and see how it fits.

In 1974 a "move with choler" [violence came against the power of the ram [President Nixon] to break his power. Did any stop the authority of the President? No. He was forced out of office. The ram, or power of authority, was "out of his hand". President Nixon withdrew, politically wounded.

There was a lot of programming by the "New World Order, which led to the outcome. Most of the violence, or choler, such as Waco, and elsewhere in the past few years, as well as various assassinations here and around the world, are designed in the political sewers of the One World System, called the United Nations.)

8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great:

(Referring to the great extent Alexander's conquests, as "ran" [v.6] refers to the rapidity of the. Also in the end, the growth of the "one world system")

and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

(See Rev. 7. 7 = spiritual completeness. Bring about the end of the age. The 4 winds are held up until God's elect are sealed in their mind. When the truth is taught them and they absorb it. So that they can stand for the true Father against the deception of fake one, Anti-Christ.)

9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn,

(See 7:8, the antichrist type set forth.)

which waxed exceeding great, toward the south,

(I.e. Egypt.)

and toward the east,

(I.e. Babylon and Persia.)

and toward the pleasant land.

(I.e. the land of Israel. Only Ezekiel [20:6,16] and Daniel here use this term of the Holy land. The same land as in 11:16,41. Cp. Ps. 106:24. Jer. 3:19. Zech. 7:14. Look at the Middle East today. This little horn that came into being is Jerusalem. The figs [people], they are both the good and the bad figs, that came from all directions, and the authority and power that will shortly rule there is known world wide. We will know that authority in a future sense at the Antichrist.

America sleeps, and the peace movement that started with Carter at the Camp David talks, will sweep us under the One World System.)

10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven;

(cp. Rev. 12:4)

and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

(See Rev. 12:6,7)

11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host,

(God Himself, the Creator and Ruler of the starry host.)

and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away,

(I.e. the morning and evening sacrifice [Ex. 29:38. Num. 28:3]. Brought about by the Crucifixion. Also, it will be cut off in future, because people will think Anti-Christ is the true Christ and won't take communion anymore.)

and the place of the sanctuary was cast down.

(Heb. 10. 33 A.D. Daniel is setting dates of the return of our Father, but "seasons", i.e. generation of the fig-tree began in 1948.)

12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression,

(I.e. war is raised against "the daily sacrifice")

and it cast down the truth to the ground;

(I.e. the truth of God revealed in the Law and the prophets.)

and it practised, and prospered.

(Going against God. False teaching.)

13 Then I heard one saint speaking,

(an angelic attendant. Cp. 4:13. Deut. 33:2. Job 5:1; 15:15. Ps. 89:5,7. Zech. 14:5)

and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, "How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice,

(Referring to the duration of what is said concerning "the daily sacrifice" and the desolation; not the interval before the fulfillment.)

and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host

(Cp. Num. 4:23,30,35,39,43; 8:24,25)

to be trodden under foot?"

14 And he said unto me, "Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed."

(In Joshua 23:13, Joshua sought the Lord to know how long it would be until the children of Israel would possess the land that God promised to Abraham for his children. When we read verses nine through sixteen, we see that God gave him the instruction to stay in His word, and obey His instructions. This cleansing of the sanctuary, is the time of the allotment of inheritance to all the tribes of Israel, and it will come at the return of our Lord Jesus Christ at the seventh trumpet.)

15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

(It was Gabriel = man of God)

16 And I heard a man's voice

(Gabriel, speaking for God. All is God's revelation.)

between the banks of Ulai,

(= pure water and truth.)

which called, and said, "Gabriel,

(the 1st of 2 angels who are named in Scripture [cp. 9:21. Luke 1:19,26]. The 2nd is Michael [10:13:21; 12:1. Jude 9. Rev. 12:7)

make this man to understand the vision."

17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, "Understand, O son of man:

(Only Daniel and Ezekiel so called, beside Messiah. See Ps. 8:4)

for at the time of the end

(This gives the time to which this vision refers.)

shall be the vision."

(This is for the end of the Dispensation of grace. Not going to happen in Daniels time.)

18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

19 And he said, "Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.

(Daniel is now going to be shown specifically what will happen in that five month period of the Antichrist, which is called "the last end of the indignation". Gabriel lets Daniel know these times are set by God, and will come to pass. Not maybe, but shall be. So we can now depend on these prophecies as coming directly from God.)

20 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings

(Here we have the beginning of the interpretation; which commences with past history with which the prophecy [which belongs to the future] is linked on. This is to connect the anticipatory and partial, or foreshadowing, fulfillment, which shows how the "little horn" will act, in a similar way as an individual, and not as a series of kings or popes)

of Media and Persia.

(Arian people that worshiped only one God. Where Cyrus came from.)

21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

("The king of Grecia" was Alexander the Great, where the first king is a type of rulership with world wide control. Some believe this, as I do, to be Satan's offspring, the Kenites.

We know that the Kenites took over the duties of scribes from I Chronicles 2:55, and the priests duties as outlined in Ezra and Nehemiah. Jesus addressed this fact in Matthew 23:2, when He said; "Saying, the scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:". So we can see why Jesus Christ could never get along with those riligious leaders. they were the offspring not of Judah, but of their father, Satan. They try to manipulate times and events to fit their agenda, or you could say, their father Satan's agenda.)

22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.

(Four kingdoms will stand up out of the nation, which is the one world system. Though historically it is Greece that was split into four kingdoms, however, Gabriel is talking of the "time of the end, that will arise out of the two horned nations. Remember that the two horned nations are to United States and Britian, so this four powers of control will rise to control all parts of your life.

These four powers of control are set up to control those who live in the two horned nation in the end times, and friend that is you and I. Those powers are live and active now, and in most cases, have taken control for the past forty years. These powers are the four hidden dynasties, and they do control all parts of your life today. These dynasties are education, economic [banking and industry, etc.], political, and religious, and "they are not of his power". These powers are under the control of the United States government, and the dynasties that are hidden and control the government are in the hands of the Kenites, who are the owners and founders of the New World Order [the United Nations].

Notice also that just as the "end times" prophecy is being julfilled, so also was the historical events of that ancient Grecian kingdom of Alexander the Great. God kept His word that He gave Daniel through His messenger Gabriel. God has His controls on all matters, including each of our needs.)

23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full,

(Therefore not full yet. This is a blow to all who are vainly trying to make the world better, and to "realize the kingdom of God on earth" now.)

a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:

(unholy trinity. Very successful. See Rev. 13:2, and 2 Thess. 2:9,10)

and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

(Why were we told by Jesus and Paul to put on the "gospel armor"? We were told that "we do not war against the power of the arm, but against the power of dark sentences". Our fight is against the "king of fierce countenances"; and friend, that king is Satan, the Antichrist. It may be next week, next month, or next year, but you will face him in battle.

If you lose that battle, which is for your soul, you will be disposed of as he will. This next war is a spiritual war, to be fought with weapons of words, half-truths, concepts and precepts. If all you know is John 3:16, and the rapture theory, then your in trouble. If your in God's Word and understand how Satan and his offspring, the Kenites, work, and use those "dark sentences" to trick you, you will be okay. They are not to be feared, but understood. That armour that we are to use is the Word of God, and the "gospel armor" is spelled out in Ephesians 6:10-20.)

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

(The policy of an organization or government sets the limits of the operation of that body. Nothing is allowed to occur outside the policy. Satan's policy is to promise you whatever your price is to worship him. To most Christians today the price is so low and cheep that it simply doesn't exist. Why? Because the Kenites and their religious leaders will lead them right into Satan's camp. It may be with a government wage, a pension, or some are low enough to sell out for a medical plan. Have you given any thought as to what your price of selling your soul will be worth. If you are not sealed in your mind at the arrival of the Antichrist, you will sell out. because God's Word says that you will sell out.

Remember, you will not see our Lord Jesus Christ in your physical body, as Paul records in his book I Corinthians 15:50-52; "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

"The last trump" is the seventh trumpet, and that follows the fifth trumpet when the Antichrist arrives. Friends, the first four trumpets are with us today, and most Christians have no idea what they even are. When the seventh trumpet sounds, "all flesh" will be changed into their spiritual bodies, and the "Kingdom of God, our Lord Jesus Christ" will be on earth. This change is instant, thus there will be no time to worship any Christ in your flesh body. You must keep this in your mind, or you will worship Satan.

The magnification of Satan in his own heart is what we call pride. It is this pride that caused his fall in that first earth age, and his pride will convince him that he is God, as he commits the abominations of Daniel 9:27, and Matthew 24:15. This is when Satan stands in the temple in Jerusalem and declares himself to be God.

When Satan commits this abominable act, it will be the "prince of princes" who will destroy Satan, and not any man. This act will sound the seventh trumpet, and Jesus Christ will return to earth to end the Antichrist's reign. Revelation 19:19-20 describes for us how Satan and his army, and those who bowed to worship the image [Satan] are destroyed.

Revelation 19:19, 20; "And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him That sat on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone." )

26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days."

(It is not for his time, but the understanding is for our generation, as it is now time that we must learn and prepare ourselves.)

27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.

(Daniel was an elderly man at the age of eighty seven, and was still in the service of the king's business. Following the vision, the thought of what would come in our generation made him sick. Even today many Christians say they believe in a rapture, and they think God will fly them away, so their lack of preparation for the coming spiritual warfare makes them sick with fear, as they listen to their false prophets and teachers tell them of monsters, and deaths by the billions.

It is the apprehension that will cause them to run to the first Christ who, in turn will take their souls to death with him, the Antichrist. The Antichrist is not to be feared when you know how he will come, and his methods of winning you over to him. Matthew 10:16 tells us to be "wise as the serpent, and harmless as a dove". The truth of God's word frees us from fear. We don't even need to prepare ourselves for what to say when called to give answer in the "synagogues of Satan" [the church houses], for Mark 13:11 tells us it will be the Holy Spirit of God that will form the words spoken at the time that we are delivered up.)

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