THE FOUR BEAST'S OF DANIEL AND REVELATION? DEFINITIVE GUIDE
Updated: Jul 25
Today will be looking at the four Kingdoms of Daniel and what description actually say about them.
Many Believers don’t know that the scriptures prophesy all the major kingdoms up until our present time.
This fact is often overlooked, to project the force perception about the scriptures comma being just a a religious metaphoric book but the truth is the history of the world is within its pages.
As a precursor to the four Kingdoms how also be looking at the great image Dreams by Nebuchadnezzar. The interpretation of this dream sets the stage for the four Kingdoms and how they will perform.
Nebuchadnezzar Image Described
Here are some scriptures describing the image Nebuchadnezzar dreamed:
31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
32 This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
The dream that Nebuchadnezzar had, describes a statue, which you can see below:
The first part of the statue was has a head made of gold
The second part of the statue is its arms which are made of silver
Third is the belly of the Statue and it’s thighs which are made of brass
Fourth and last part of the Statue are it’s legs which are made of Iron and it’s feet which are made of iron and clay
After the image is described we are told that a huge stone smashes the statue to pieces. Then the stone becomes huge mountain that fills the whole earth.
Nebuchadnezzar Dream Interpretation
Now let’s look at the interpretation of the statue Nebuchadnezzar dreamed.
Before this here’s a quick over view of what was happening at the time. The time of Nebuchadnezzar is a period in time when isreal had been taken into captivity and were being rude by the Babylonians.
The king Nebuchadnezzar had asked his wise men to interpret the dream that he had about the statue above, but they were unable to consequently the king had ordered their execution because of their failure to interpret the dream…
Daniel, being in the kings company at the time with two other learned Israelites subsequently volunteers himself to interpret the dream.
He gets the interpretation after consulting the Most High (Daniel 2:19).
This is all taking place round 600BC, which is around 600 years before the Messiah arrives in Israel.
Now let’s get to the interpretation…
Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar that the Statue represents kingdoms, and that after his Kingdom another Kingdom would rise which is not as Powerful. This is the second Kingdom…
Nebuchadnezzar’s Kingdom represents the first Kingdom…
The third Kingdom which is made of brass would rule the whole earth…
Fourth is the kingdom which has legs of iron. It will be very strong and be able to break the kingdoms before it.
The fourth kingdoms feet which are iron and clay represent the kingdoms mixing with other nations, but never completely being together with them, although still remaining a powerful kingdom.
The final part of this is a stone which comes out of nowhere not made with hands, which represents the Most High, this stone destroys all the fourth Kingdom and rules forever after.
The picture below gives a visual representation of all this:
Daniel’s Dream Of Four Beasts
You now have an understanding of the four Kingdoms which rule and the fourth which is ruling right now…
We can now look at the names of his Kingdom from the Vision that Daniel had of these four Kingdoms, which will hopefully bring the scriptures to life in your mind and relate them to today’s world.
Here’s a look at each Kingdom as described from Daniel’s Vision.
Lion With Eagle Wings
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
The first Kingdom is described as a lion with Eagles wings
Bear Like Beast
5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
The second Beast it’s described to look like a bear
Leopard With Four Wings And Heads
6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
Third is a leopard like beast which has four wings and four heads.
Ten Horned Beast
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
The fourth beast is described as the most dreadful and terrible and strongest it has iron teeth and ten horns and amongst these horns was a little horn. This little horn had eyes in it like men’s eyes and it spoke great things. It also plucked up three of the other horns.
9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
After the description of all these beasts the Most High destroys the last ruling beast, because of it’s great words, putting it in the burning flames.
The other beasts (Kingdoms) were allowed to live for some time even though their rulerships are taken away.
When this is all done the Messiah comes in the clouds and establishes the kingdom of God on Earth for ever.
The Four Beasts Of Daniel’s Vision Explained
Daniel is given an interpretation of the four beasts which he saw, he is told that they are four Kings or kingdoms which which arise in the Earth:
17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
The best part of the interpretation is that we are told that the saints of the Most high will possess the kingdom in the end and and rule forever:
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
The beast with ten horns represents the fourth kingdom. The ten horns are ten Kings that rule within this fourth kingdom, after them another king rules who is the “little horn”, it is this king that conquers three other kings of the time (Daniel 7:23-25).
This “little horn” king then speaks great words against the Most High i.e. blasphemy. This kingdom is also able to wear out the saints of the Most High, for an allotted time.
Who Do The Four Kings In Daniel Represent?
As we read on we see more visions from Daniel, which lead us to understand who who some of the kings actually are.
We already know who one of the Kings is by process of elimination we are told that a king would arise after the Babylonians (who are Hamitic black people), so the first Kingdom is Babylon. This is the kingdom represented by a gold head.
At this point we can look at Daniel’s other visions…
The Ram With Two Horns
When we read on daniel recieves another vision which is of a ram with two horns he is later told by Angel Gabriel that this Kingdom is the Medes and Persian (Olive skinned people) Kingdom (Daniel 8:20).
Again by a process of elimination we know that this is the second Kingdom that rules because Daniel is living within the Babylonian Kingdom.
We also know from history that the Medes and Persian Kingdom was not as dominant as the Babylonian kingdom.
Daniel’s Vision Of A He Goat
Daniel also has a vision of a he goat which had a horn between it’s eyes:
5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
This He goat subdues the Ram with two horns.
Angel Gabriel tells Daniel that this is the Grecian Empire (Daniel 8:21). And the horn between its eyes is the first king who we know is Alexander the Great.
In summary then, using the scriptures we know all the kingdoms that ruled. The first is a Babylonian Kingdom, the second Medes and Persian Kingdom and the third is the Grecian Kingdom (1 Maccabees 1:1)…
The fourth is the establishment of the Roman Empire.
The establishment of the Roman empire is the continuance of the conquering Alexander the Great did, after he invaded and defeated the Persian empire.
The Roman empire came from Italy and began it’s dominance just before the death of Alexander the Great.
We see the Roman dominance of Israel when we read the new testament scriptures, which is how we connect them to scriptures. Paul himself was a Roman citizen also (Acts 16:37).
Great Words Against The Most High
We are told that the fourth beast speaks great words against the Most Hight and prevails.
We see the beginning of this with the Greek empire after the death of Alexander the Great…
His generals subdue Israel, who are the “Saints” spoken of in the above scriptures, they force them to to eat unclean meat and they desecrate the temple in Israel:
1 Maccabees 1:41-49
41 Moreover king Antiochus wrote to his whole kingdom, that all should be one people,
42 And every one should leave his laws: so all the heathen agreed according to the commandment of the king.
43 Yea, many also of the Israelites consented to his religion, and sacrificed unto idols, and profaned the sabbath.
44 For the king had sent letters by messengers unto Jerusalem and the cities of Juda that they should follow the strange laws of the land,
45 And forbid burnt offerings, and sacrifice, and drink offerings, in the temple; and that they should profane the sabbaths and festival days:
46 And pollute the sanctuary and holy people:
47 Set up altars, and groves, and chapels of idols, and sacrifice swine’s flesh, and unclean beasts:
48 That they should also leave their children uncircumcised, and make their souls abominable with all manner of uncleanness and profanation:
49 To the end they might forget the law, and change all the ordinances.
This desecration is marked by the Hanukkah celebration, which is the re-dedication of the temple.
This is the first prevailing of the Greco-Roman Empire’s great words against the Most High…
Later we are told by the Messiah that Israel should flee into the mountains when they see see the abomination of Desolation.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
History shows us that in 70AD the temple was destroyed by the Roman’s…
Then later on in 325AD Constantine is instrumental in changing biblical laws, the Sabbath becomes the first day of the week instead of the seventh day.
We also see the implementation of celebrations such as Easter instead of Passover and Christmas instead of Hanukkah, which the Messiah observed (John 10:22).
Beasts Of Daniel And Revelation
After understanding all the beasts in the Visions that Daniel had when we reach revelation we see a more in-depth description of the final beast Kingdom.
We see all these kingdoms transform into the Dragon which is described as looking like a leopard with feet of a bear and a mouth of a lion (Revelation 13:1-2), all of which are the characteristics of of the Empires we see in aforementioned scriptures of Daniel’s vision’s above:
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
This same beast has 10 horns again making reference to it’s consumption of the Roman Empire.
As we read on you see that this is the same prophecy seen in the book of Daniel…
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
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.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Again in the book of Revelation this Beast speaks blasphemies against the Most high and is given authority to defeat the saints for a time.
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream about the statue and a description of the beast that Daniel saw in his visions all come together to show us the kingdoms that would rule this earth.
The first was the Babylonian and Assyrian empire which was ruled by the hamitic black people...
The second was the Medes and the Persian Empire ruled by shemtic Middle Eastern olive skin people…
Third was the Macedonian Greek empire ruled by Alexander the Great A European Japhetic Empire then finally…
We have the fourth and current the Roman Empire European Japhetic peoples, which extends to the present time, because of its spiritual influence forming the Roman Catholic Church which spreads it’s whorish blasphemous religion, that speaks great words against the laws of the Most High.
Gone are the days that institutions such as the Catholic church speak for us. We now have the ability to read the scriptures and understand their true meaning.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest ironies is that the very church that distributes the Bible around the world, is the institution condemned by the very same book.
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