Daniel had a dream & visions
During the first year of the reign of Belshazzar the king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and told what he dreamed of telling of four winds that were upon the sea and four beasts who came out of the sea and each beast was different.
Read Daniel 7:1-3
The first beast
The first beast that Daniel seen in his dream appeared to him as a lion with eagle's wings. Daniel watched until the wings of the first beast were removed. The beast was removed from earth and stood on it's feet like a man and was given a heart.
The second beast
Daniel describes the second beast as a bear that was raised up on one side and had three ribs between it's teeth in it's mouth. The angels told the beast to rise and eat much flesh.
The third beast
Daniel describes the third beast as a leopard with four heads and four wings on it's back. This strange looking leopard was given dominion. Dominion means that the beast was given control or authority.
Daniel 7:6. 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.
The fourth beast
Daniel describes a fourth beast that is different from the other beasts. It has iron teeth and it is so strong that it can crush things in it's path to dust. It has ten large horns and a small horn that has the eyes of a man and speaks.
Daniel 7:7-8. 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. 8. 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.
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His garment was white as snow sitting on a fiery throne
Daniel described someone with hair like wool and a white garment sat on a throne that looked like fire and had wheels that looked like a burning fire. A stream of fire came out in front of him and ten thousands times ten thousand stood before him and ministered to him the judgement was set and the books were opened.
A voice speaks great words
Great word were spoke from the horn and Daniel watched as the beast was killed and destroyed in a burning flame. All authority, power and dominion was taken away from the other beasts but they were allowed to live for a period of time.
The Son of man came and was given all authority
The Son of man came and was given all authority, power and dominion that will last for eternity and cannot be destroyed. All people, nations and languages will serve Him forever. This kingdom will never pass away and cannot be destroyed.
Daniel was grieved and the visions troubled him
Daniel was troubled by the visions so much so that his spirit suffered because of it. He went to someone that was near and asked for the truth and he told him the interpretation of these
The four beasts are four kings
The interpretation: the four beasts are four kings that will rise up but the Lord's saints will take the kingdom and possess it for ever.s
The fourth beast is the fourth kingdom on earth
The fourth beast is different from the others. and will take away the authority and dominion will be taken from them and given to the fourth Kingdom which will be different from the other kingdoms and it will destroy the earth and break it into pieces. The ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings and another that will come after them that will be different than the first three kings. This king will speak against God, wear out the saints and try to change times, laws and dividing of time.
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