A One World Government Ruled By A Sovereign Is Coming To Govern Mankind, Bible Reveals

Rick Wadholm Jr. comments on Daniel Chapter Seven relating that four beastly kingdoms have been ordained to govern mankind, these being Babylon, Greece, Roman, and a one world government ruled by a Sovereign.   

Daniel 7:4 – The first beast was like a lion, but with wings like an eagle (or vulture?) until the wings were torn from it.  It was made to be human-like after the wings were torn from it.  What might this refer to?  (Jer.4:7; 49:19, 22; 50:17, 44; Lam.4:19; Eze.17:3; Hab.1:8) Many suggest it refers to the account of Nebuchadnezzar’s humbling in Daniel 4. There is little question, but that this kingdom is Babylon.  It is beastly: majestic and swift, powerful, but God determined to give it glory as a “man” and to raise it up in a manner that others would not be raised.

Daniel 7:5 – The second beast was like a bear, but in some manner uneven.  It would be less majestic than the lion-like creature, but still powerful and terrible.  It is unclear what it means for a bear-like creature to be “raised up on one of its sides,” but it appears to refer to Medo-Persia and the unevenness of the dual empire with Persia as predominant.  Also, it remains unclear just what the three “ribs” in its mouth refers to.  Some have proposed the three primary kingdoms Medo-Persia conquered: Babylon (539BC), Lydia (546BC) and Egypt (525BC), but this is really nothing more than conjecture.  It was further given instructions to eat more despite already eating.  The idea would be that it would not be satisfied and look for more to conquer with a voracious appetite.

Daniel 7:6 – The third beast was like a leopard, but with four wings and four heads.  That it was like a leopard suggests speed and that it included four wings suggests that this speed was increased.  The four heads suggests four kings or kingdoms in some way composing this empire.  This is apparently the Greek empire as under Alexander the Great the empire grew in rapid succession beginning in 334BC until his early death (323BC) whereupon it was divided between his four generals: Antipater over Greece and Macedonia; Lysimachus over Thrace and much of Asia Minor; Seleucus I Nicanor over Syria, Babylon and much of Asia except Palestine that part of Asia Minor controlled by Lysimachus; and Ptolemy I Soter over Egypt and Palestine.

Daniel 7:7-8 – The fourth beast was beyond description with iron teeth it destroyed everything and crushed underfoot all.  This creature was truly terrifying and had ten horns which bothered Daniel enough to make him wonder about them.  

As Daniel watched he saw a “little horn” grow up and displace three of the ten previous horns (this is the Sovereign) and this little one had eyes like a man and a boastful mouth, Dan.11:36-37; 2 Th.2:3-12; Rev.13:5-6.  The eyes suggest intelligence and the mouth pride.  The horns refer to kings specifically as will be explained later,Dan.7:24.

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