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The Beast Falls

So we can see from the previous posts that the Beast is a complex character who will, inadvertently, destroy himself through his insecurities and a lack of understanding God’s dominance, will and divine purposes.

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Some of the following excerpts are taken all or in part from

“This Side of the Whirlwind.”

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 … (Daniel 7:19 NKJV)

The Beast in the next few verses is the little horn from Daniel 7:8 and 8:9, which rises up and defeats three of its peers. He is also the Beast who is given the power to scatter and destroy two-thirds of all Christians during the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation (Zechariah 13:7–9). Be advised, Christians are currently suffering for their faith or enduring daily persecutions throughout the world. Numerous news agencies, including Reuters, World News, and Christian World News agencies, frequently report on Christian and faith-related death tolls, often in the thousands. Why these reports are seldom heard in the national news media is an unanswered question.

You would think the destruction and murder of thousands of Christians, simply for being Christian, would be repellant or even repugnant to the news media.

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. “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them …” (Daniel 7:20–21 NKJV)

 Daniel 7:21 parallels events in Revelation 13:5–7.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Revelation 13:7 KJV).

The Beast will prevail against the saints until the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation has come to an end. This period of trial is a testing ground for the Bride of Christ allowing the Bride to make herself ready in accordance with Revelation 19:7 and Daniel 11:31-35.

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” (Daniel 7:22 NKJV).

The little horn, the Beast, had dominion over the earth until God the Father passed judgment, granting the saints possession of earthly kingdoms. The fulfillment of this verse can also be found in Revelation 20:1–15. Revelation 20:4 presents a parallel verse.

 Thus he said: “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.” (Daniel 7:23 NKJV)

The Beast will bring great harm to the earth and all its peoples.

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” (Daniel 7:24 NKJV).

The ten leaders mentioned in verse 24 are either already in place on earth or soon will be. These are the ten subordinate kings or rulers mentioned in Revelation 17:15–17.

He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and laws. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25 NKJV)

The period expressed as “a time and times and half a time,” represents the standard three and a half years or one half of the Covenant of Jesus Christ, the second half.

But the court shall be seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him. This is the end of the account. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly troubled me, and my countenance changed; but I kept the matter in my heart. (Daniel 7:26–28 NKJV)

The victory of the saints will take place following Christ’s return with the Body of Christ after the Battle of Armageddon is over (Jude 1:14–16 and Revelation 20:4–6). As previously stated, Revelation 17:11–17 parallels this entire section of Daniel.

Near the end of the Latter Days, the Beast’s control will become global. His organization or government will gain in influence as the Great Consummation approaches (Revelation 13:1–18). The Beast may or may not become the leader apparent throughout the world; however, he will become some type of leader. He could rule as a president or emperor or leading CEO of a global corporation. Whatever appears to take place, be assured the Beast will be calling the shots globally. He may do so from a discreet and distant boardroom or presidential office. Either way, the Beast will rule over the earth. Bear in mind, the False Prophet will be the Beast’s mouthpiece and may be the one available for public scrutiny. The False Prophet may appear to be the one in charge until the Abomination of Desolation[1] is erected in the temple in Jerusalem.

The Government of the Beast will:

  1. rise from a former government or powerful organization—The organization could be a former global financial institution (Daniel 11:24).
  2. have ten horns reflecting the ten leaders, nations, or global organizations at the core of his power base (Revelation 17:12–14)
  3. have a king or leader who suffered or will suffer a near-death experience and then subsequently be completely restored to life and station (Revelation 13:3)
  4. bring a revival of imperial power and leadership—a one-world leadership under one king or emperor (Revelation 17:12–13)
  5. be under the weight of satanic influences even though it is ultimately God’s will being accomplished (Revelation 17:17)

Once the Beast has accomplished God’s purposes and will, the Beast will be backed into the proverbial corner and finally overwhelmed by the power, will and might of Jesus Christ (Daniel 11:40-45). Thinking he is in the ultimate position of power the Beast will overstep his boundaries near the end of the Great Consummation and be driven into the perfect position when Christ returns at the Second Advent (Revelation 19:19-21 and 20: 1-3 The Fall of the Beast).

In this final moment the last of the Seven Trumpets of Judgment will sound even as the Whore of Babylon (false religions all over the earth) are punished through the Seven Bowls of Wrath.

The Saints of God will return with Christ in order to raze Jerusalem and the Temple. Each of these steps is outlined in detail in my book, “This Side of the Whirlwind.”

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[1] Daniel 12:11, the abomination of desolation will be a mechanical device formed in the image and likeness of a man and endowed with a spiritual life form, thus providing the image with an ability to speak, reason and rule the earth in tandem with the Beast.

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