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Identifying the Anti-Christ (16 of 23)
Series: The Last Days of the Planet Earth
Today we will be looking at Daniel, chapter 7, from verse 19 on and then we'll be getting pretty soon into chapter 8.
In Daniel 7, verse 17, he mentions these great beasts which are four kings that shall arise out of the earth. Then, in verse 18, he talked about the coming kingdom of Christ.
The saints of the most high shall take the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.
Now, Daniel described four great world empires that would come. This is distinctive in that these are the four world empires that have taken place in history, yet Daniel described them before they took place. Hundreds of years before they happened, Daniel described them and saw them in the vision represented by beasts. These were world empires with beastly characteristics.
He described Babylon. He described Medo-Persia. After Medo-Persia, there was Greece. Then the final beast represented an empire cruel like no other empire has ever been, devastating, crushing everything in its path. He was talking about Rome.
Then, he talked about the revival of the Roman empire, represented also in that forth beast that would take place in the last days. He also said that following that, the saints prayer is going to be answered. "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
So, we saw that these kingdoms will come and the last kingdom, which is Rome, will be revived in the last days. From the ashes of the ruins of the Roman empire, will rise another kingdom, a cruel kingdom, headed up by a cruel king.
Daniel 7:19 – Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet.
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