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The King of Kings (15 of 23)
Series: The Last Days of the Planet Earth
As we come to Daniel, chapter 7, we discover prophecy regarding the last days given to Daniel long ago. While Daniel was in Babylonian captivity and then the Medes and Persians came. Daniel lived on through those kingdoms and God blessed him, no matter what the circumstances were about him, Daniel walked in victory through them. He walked as a man who had insight from God.
The book of Daniel is a companion book to the New Testament book of Revelation, the two greatest books regarding prophecy, both of them apocalyptic in nature. This means they are books that have to be interpreted from signs, from symbols that are given in visions.
Look at Daniel and we want to begin with verse 8, just by way of review because this is the last verse that we considered in the previous lesson.
Daniel 7:8 – And I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
In way of review, this is a verse that speaks of the anti-Christ. We ended with this verse and an explanation of it last week. We learned some things about the anti-Christ. Just look at this verse for a moment and you are going to notice some things about him.
First of all, look at his origin. He comes out of a ten nation confederacy because these horns stand for kings and kingdoms. So, he's going to come out of a ten nation group or confederacy. He's going to rise to power and, evidently, he's going to depose three other powers as he comes to power. The Bible says that his origin is out of this ten nation coalition.
Many believe that the European union that's being formed now, in many ways, economically, politically, is the forerunner of a ten nation confederacy, our of which the anti-Christ will co ...
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