Identity of the Little Horn of Daniel 7

The Identity of the Little Horn of Daniel 7

Last modified: August 26 2010

Identity of little horn:
1. It is a Roman power.
2. It arises after Rome splits into 10 kingdoms and to dislodges three of those kings:

Daniel 7:24 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.

476 A.D. Romulus Augustus leaves power and 10 kingdoms are set up in Europe from the barbarian tribes in the north

3. It arises within the region of the 10 kingdoms, Western Europe
4. It uprooted three of the barbarian kingdoms:

Daniel 7:8 I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.

5. It would speak pompous words or blasphemy against God:

Daniel 7:25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.

Revelation 13:5-6 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.

Blasphemy is describing oneself as those claiming to forgive sin and claiming to have the authority of God on earth, as Jesus claimed he did:

Mark 2: “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
John 10:30-33 I and My Father are one.”
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

6. This kingdom will be a completely different in nature from all of the previous kingdoms before it, similar to how iron and clay is very different from the pure metals before it. Assuming it is the same as the iron and clay kingdom of Daniel 2, this difference will be because this is an amalgamated kingdom of both church and state instead of simply state:

l 7:24 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.

7. This power is a persecuting power that attacked the Saints/the woman of Revelation 12/the true Church of God:

Daniel 7:21 “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them,

Daniel 7:25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
. For a time and times and half a time.

According to this, to know what God’s true church was in the Middle Ages is to know which church was persecuted and which church was the persecutor. The false church always attacks the true church, as the Dragon in Revelation 12 is always the one who attacks the woman.

Cain and Able, those who hated the prophets, the Pharisees and Jesus, Saul and the Christians, the Middle Ages church, all throughout the Bible and history to those who think they’re on God’s side decide to persecute God’s true people and think that they are doing God a favor. The persecutor is always the backslider that is very close to the truth but rejects small but important elements replacing them with selfish or man-made systems.

John 16:2-3 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.

8. Intend to change times:

Daniel 7:25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
. For a time and times and half a time.

Jesus referred to times as prophecies or set events in God’s calendar:

Acts 1:7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

1 Thessalonians 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.

After the vision of Daniel 2, Nebuchadnezzar did not like what he saw and he decided to change prophetic events:

Futurism: Jesuit priest Rivera saying that prophecies would be fulfilled sometime in the future for the Jews

Preterism: Jesuit Luis De Alcasar saying that all prophecy was fulfilled in Greece and the prophecies are false and written in hindsight

9. It thought it could change the law of God

This discredits the theory that this is Nazi Germany or Islam. It does not do away with God’s law. It does not reject God’s law. It does not establish its own law. It promotes and defends God’s law but it changes God law.

10. Rule for time, times, at half a time

Daniel 7 refers to this Little Horn power as part of the unspeakable beast, Revelation 12 identifies the unspeakable beast as a Dragon and identifies the Dragon as Satan. Therefore it’s not much of a stretch to say that this little horn power is part of Satan, or is the emissary of Satan in the world just as the earlier stages of the Dragon attempted to kill Christ and destroy the early church were also emissaries of Satan.

The Dragon/Satan gave this beast its authority and power:

Revelation 13:1-2 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

This beast has the exact same characteristics of the little horn beast in Daniel: blasphemy against God, making war against the saints:

Revelation 13:6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
Revelation 13:7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.

Same period of time 42 months X 30 days = 1260 days

538 AD Flavius Belisariusas, secured Rome for the first time for the Emperor Justinian I. (First influence of the Byzantine Empire in Rome. The system of the papacy existed long before this and for a long time until roughly 725 AD was merely a satellite of the Byzantine Empire. Many new popes were even chosen from the liaisons between the pope and emperor)

In 1798 the French general Berthier, with a French army, marched into Rome and proclaimed the political rule of the Papacy at an end and took the Pope prisoner. The Pope was removed to France where he died in exile. The civil powers in union rebelled against the papacy and the longer listened or respected its authority in any way for at least 200 years afterwords.

Revelation 13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.

11. It will have a mortal wound, and its wound will be healed. If it is ruling at the time that Jesus comes than its wound must be fully restored.

12. The whole world marveled after and followed the beast. It must be recognized and admired globally by a majority if not all civil powers.

Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

It receives its deadly wound and goes to the captivity by the sword:

Revelation 13:9-10 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

The government or civil power is that which bears the sword. Therefore a large governing civil authority must be what gives the deady wound. The French general Louis Alexandre Berthier in 1798 entered Italy, invaded the Vatican, organized the Roman republic, and took the pope Pius VI as prisoner back to Valence (France) where, after a torturous journey under Berthier’s supervision, the pope died, dealing a major blow to the Vatican’s political power.

Romans 13:1-4 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

Most of God’s people are in the Catholic Church, that is why the three Angels message calls them to come out.

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