At any rate, I'm looking forward to seeing what you've come up with sevenz. -- Bobcat
Hi again Bob and the rest of you folks,
Here are some of the things I have personally come to understand, and that I would like to share with you.
I hope that at least some of it lines up with your own understanding:
►There is perfect harmony among the accounts found in Daniel chapters 2, 7, 11 and Revelation chapters12, 13, 17.
►The 7 HEADS of the dragon, the sea beast, and the scarlet-colored beast as described in Revelation chapters 12, 13 and 17 represent 7 administrations that have held sway over mankind. These include the following:
7. Today’s governments, all of them.
►The 4 BEASTS described in Daniel chapter 7 represent 4 administrations that have held sway over mankind. These include the following:
1. Babylon (Lion)
2. Medo-Persia (Bear)
3. Greece (Leopard)
4. Rome (the type of animal is not disclosed, but there is overwhelming evidence that it was a Rhinoceros)
►The 10 HORNS on the 4th beast represent all the governments that began to rule after the fall of Rome, including all of today’s governments. Ten is a number denoting fullness, entirety, the aggregate, the sum of all that exists of something (which in this case happens to be governments).
►The last horn to arise on the 4th beast (which some like to refer to as the “eleventh” horn) corresponds to the scarlet-colored beast in Revelation chapter 17 and represents an upcoming one-world government that promises peace and security. It will be a centralized form of government whereby every government the world over will be required to relinquish their sovereignties in submission to it. The figurative “three” horns that it will uproot while in the process of coming into power represent a minority of governments who refuse to get on board with the wishes of the majority who want a one-world government. The outcome will be that the majority will have it their way and the opposing nations will be toppled.
►In Revelation chapter 17 we see pictured the upcoming one-world government in all its glory. It has 7 heads, and it has 10 horns that are all positioned atop its 7th head. It’s a mirror-image of the sea beast in chapter 13 except it is colored scarlet and its horns have no diadems. The reason the 10 horns do not have the diadems that they had in chapter 13 is because the governments they picture have relinquished their sovereignties.
►With reference to the dragon, the sea beast, and the scarlet-colored beast as described in Revelation chapters 12, 13 and 17 respectively, every single one of the 10 horns are rooted in its 7th head. These 10 horns are the exact same 10 horns that arise out of the 4th beast in Daniel chapter 7 and they mean the exact same thing as the 10 toes described in Daniel chapter 2.
Well, I’m completely out of breath. Maybe I can think of more to say later. As for now, I have got to go fix a problem with our *wonderful* Sprinkler System. (Or at least it is “wonderful” when working properly.) I am having to replace a defective solenoid/valve. Probably some of you know how much fun that it can be.
Sevenz (aka Jack of All Trades)