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1DISCOVERING BIBLE PROPHECY (Presented by the Christadelphians)4. Prophecies of Daniel (2)
2Seminar Topic 1 Introduction to Prophecy 2 Week No.Seminar Topic1Introduction to Prophecy2Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ3Prophecies of Daniel (1)4Prophecies of Daniel (2)5Prophecies concerning the Jews and Israel (1)6Prophecies concerning the Jews and Israel (2)7Prophecies concerning the future of the world (1)8Prophecies concerning the future of the world (2)
3The Framework of Bible Prophecy Revision - Daniel Chapter 2The Framework of Bible Prophecy
4Daniel Chapter 2HEAD OF GOLD - Babylon, overthrown by Medo-Persia 536BCBabylonBREAST AND ARMS OF SILVER - Medo-Persia, overthrown by Greece 332BCMedo-PersiaExample Prophecy - Neb’s Dream( DON’T do this in DETAIL, just a VERY BRIEF overview !!!! Dealt with in future class)God rules in the kingdom of men.It is the kingdom of man verses the kingdom of God.The stone is clearly a reference to the Lord Jesus Christ who will fulfil the prophecy of Psalm 2 and break the nations to establish one world wide kingdom.WARNING AGAINST FALSE PROPHETSIt is recorded for us in 2 Timothy 4:3:For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.(See also: Deut. 13:1-5, 18:20 22; Jeremiah 14:14; 1 Tim. 4:1 3; 2 Peter 2:1 3)(End of Section)BELLY AND THIGHS OF BRASS -The Grecian Empire. Further details are given in Daniel ch. 8 & 11GreeceLEGS OF IRON - The Roman Empire. Further details are given in Daniel ch. 7,8 &11Rome
5“ the kingdom shall be divided ” (Dan 2:41) Divided Rome (Europe)
6Feet of Iron & Clay – Divided Rome (Europe) “ In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed ”(Daniel 2:44)
7The Stone = Jesus Christ Matthew 21:42-44Psalm 118:22-23Acts 4:10-11Ephesians 2:20Mark 12:10Luke 20:171 Peter 2:7-8
8Speaks of the Return of Jesus Christ to the Earth “ And the Stone Became a great mountain Filled the whole Earth. ” (Dan 2:35)Speaks of the Return of Jesus Christ to the Earth
9The Beast & the Little Horn Daniel Chapter 7The Beast & the Little Horn
10“And four great beasts came up from the sea, different from one another” (Dan 7:3)
11Bible Symbols The Great Sea: This is the ancient name for the Mediterranean Sea. “And it came to pass when all the kings who were on this side of the Jordan, in the hills and in the lowland and in all the coasts of the Great Sea toward Lebanon ”The Great Sea
12Bible SymbolsBeasts:The term “Beasts” represents Kingdoms. “Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings . . .” (Dan 7:17)These kings represent 4 major kingdoms as indicated in the following verse “The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms ” (Dan 7:23)
13Bible SymbolsHorns:Represent kingdoms springing up from the fourth “beast” kingdom, “The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom.” (Dan 7:24)
151st Beast - Like a Lion Assyria / Babylon: “Israel is like scattered sheep; The lions have driven him away. First the king of Assyria devoured him; Now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.” (Jeremiah 50:17)Wings plucked off:Man’s heart given to the lion:
172nd Beast - Like a Bear Medo-Persia: It was raised up on one side - First ruled by the Medes but then dominated by the Persians. (cp Dan 8:20 - “One horn was higher than the other”)Three ribs in its mouth - The three regions conquered (Egypt, Lydia & Babylon) which were ruled by three governors - see Dan 6:2).It devoured much flesh:Referring to the large territoriesit conquered.
193rd Beast - Like a Leopard Greece:Had 4 wings of a bird:The beast also had 4 heads:1) Lysimachus, 2) Cassander, 3)Seleucus, 4) Ptolemy
20“ The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom on earth ” (Dan 7:23)
214th Beast - Dreadful Beast Rome:Dreadful & terrible, exceedingly strong - “And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron.” (Dan 2:40)It had huge iron teeth - Corresponds to the iron kingdom in Daniel 2.Devouring, breaking in pieces: Reflected by the huge territory it conquered.It stamped the residue with its feet - refers to the conquering of the Persian territories (Not yet fulfilled!)
22“ And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise ” (Dan 7:24) Divided Rome (Europe)
2310 horns of the 4th BeastThe Beast (before 476AD):
2410 horns of the 4th BeastThe Beast (after 476AD):
25Answer: Until the coming of Jesus Christ A Very Important Point!How long will the 4th Beast last for?(see Dan 7:11, 21-22, 26-27)Answer: Until the coming of Jesus Christ
26Book of Revelation - Some points A book of signs & symbols. (see Rev 1:1)Prophecy of events from 96AD to the Return of Jesus and beyond.The beasts referred to in the book of Revelation are the various phases of the 4th Beast in Daniel.
27Bible Echoes - Daniel/Revelation 4th Beast in Daniel 7Rose from the sea (v3)Had 10 horns (v7)Incorporated the dominions of Lion, Bear & Leopard.Had a mouth speaking great words against God (v25)Made war with the saints (v21)Torments for 1260 days (v25)Beast in Revelation 13Rose from the sea (v1)Had 10 horns (v1)Had characteristics of a leopard, Bear’s feet, Lions mouth (v2)Had a mouth speaking blasphemy (v5)Made war with the saints (v7)Torments for 42 months (v5)
28Book of Revelation - The Woman Woman represents the Church (Ecclesia) - “For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ” (2Cor11:2)The woman becomes corrupted:- Pure to begin with. (2 Cor 11:2)- No longer a virgin - is with child. (Rev 12:2)- Became a Harlot who rides on the beast. (Rev 17:1-6, 9, 18:9)
29The Little Horn of the Beast “ 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. ” (Dan 7:8)
30Identifying the Little Horn “ Another horn – a little one ” (Dan 7:8)This 11th horn was to come up among the other 10 horns, representing a major power which would be centred in Europe after the division of Rome in 476AD.
31Identifying the Little Horn It was different to the other horns (Dan 7:8)This horn had eyes and a mouth (v8) which made it different.It spoke pompous words against the Most High (Dan 7:25) This statement indicates that this horn is a Religious power.The only power in history which answers to this description is that of the Papacy, culminating in what was known as the Holy Roman Empire.
33Identifying the Little Horn More EvidenceIt came up among the other horns (Dan 7:8)This occurred in the year 529AD which was after the 10 horns had emerged.The Papacy had its true beginning in Europe when the Roman Emperor Justinian (based in the East at Constantinople) proclaimed the Bishop of Rome as "Universal" (Catholic) bishop.
34Identifying the Little Horn More EvidenceIts appearance was greater than the other horns (Dan7:20)This new horn actually became greater than all the other horns. The Papacy reached its climax during the period of "The Holy Roman Empire". This took place when the Frankish (German) King, Charlemagne was crowned "Emperor" by Pope Leo III in the year 799AD.This made the Pope and the Emperor co-rulers in the Holy Roman Empire". This large kingdom lasted for 1000 years declining after the French Revolution.
35Identifying the Little Horn More EvidenceIt plucked 3 of the 10 Horns (Dan 7:8)The Papacy, in the name of God, influenced armies to destroy any religious and political opposition to it. The three horns destroyed (all which had Arian beliefs) were:- The Vandals by Justinian in 534AD.- The Ostrogoths by Justinian in 555AD.- The Lombards by Charlemagne in 774AD.
36Identifying the Little Horn More EvidenceIt would persecute the saints of the Most High (Dan 7:25)The Papacy, with the backing of the Holy Roman Empire, tortured and put to death anyone who opposed its teaching.The "Spanish Inquisition" and the Massacre of the Hugenots in France in 1572AD were just some examples of this persecution.power was given in 755 to Pope Stephen II. by Pepin, king of France), counting one thousand two hundred and sixty years from that, we are brought to a.d. 2015
37It would make war on the saints power was given in 755 to Pope Stephen II. by Pepin, king of France), counting one thousand two hundred and sixty years from that, we are brought to a.d. 2015
38It would make war on the saints power was given in 755 to Pope Stephen II. by Pepin, king of France), counting one thousand two hundred and sixty years from that, we are brought to a.d. 2015
39It would make war on the saints “And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus . . .” (Rev 17:6)power was given in 755 to Pope Stephen II. by Pepin, king of France), counting one thousand two hundred and sixty years from that, we are brought to a.d. 2015William Tyndale - Strangled and burned for translating the Bible into English.
40Rome identified“ And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. ” (Rev 17:9)The Seven Hills of Rome:Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, Aventine, and Palatine hills
41The Number of the Beast“ Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. “ (Revelation 13:18)Vicarivs Filii Dei (Latin - “Vicar of the Son of God“)= 666Lateinos (Greek - “Latin Man”)= 666Dux Cleri (Latin - Signature of the Pope)= 666power was given in 755 to Pope Stephen II. by Pepin, king of France), counting one thousand two hundred and sixty years from that, we are brought to a.d. 2015
42Future War - Christ vs the 4th Beast “ I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. ” (Dan 7:11)Fulfilment in Revelation:“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (Rev 17:13-15)
43The Kingdom of God is established “ Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him ” (Dan 7:27)Bible Echo“ The Kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever! ” (Revelation 11:15)