2 Daniel 8: The VisionDan 8:4 I saw the ram pushing westward and northward and southward; so that no beasts could stand before him, nor any that could deliver out of his hand. But he did according to his will, and became great.
3 Daniel 8: The VisionDan 8:5 … a he-goat came from the west, over the face of the all earth, and did not touch the ground (=very fast). And the he goat had an outstanding horn between his eyes.Dan 8:6 And he came to the ram that had two horns….ran to him in the fury of his power.Dan 8:7 … struck the ram and shattered his two horns.
4 Daniel 8: The VisionDan 8:8 Then the he-goat became very great. And when he was strong, the great horn was broken. And in its place came up four outstanding ones towards the four winds of the heavens.
5 Timing of Daniel 8’s vision Dan 8:15 And it happened when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me the form of a man.Dan 8:16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called and said, Gabriel, make this one understand the vision.Dan 8:17 So he came near beside my place. And when he came, I was afraid and fell on my face. But he said to me, Understand, O son of man, for the vision is for the time of the end.
6 Timing of Daniel 8’s vision Daniel 8 is a vision on the End TimeHowever, to give us the context to understand the vision, not every part of the vision is about the End Time…We must find out which part is related to the End Time ourselves – use History to unravel the vision !
7 A horn symbolizes Power PersiaMediaMedo-Persia EmpireDan 8:20 The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
8 Greece = He-Goat coming from the West PersiaMedes
9 Dan 8:21 And the shaggy goat is the king of Greece. And the great horn between his eyes is the first king.
10 Alexander 340 BC: Alexander the Great conquered Persia Medes Persia
12 Alexander died suddenly (33 yrs old) in 325 BC Dan 8:8 Then the he-goat became very great.And when he was strong, the great horn was broken.And in its place came up four outstanding onestowards the four winds of the heavens.Alexander died suddenly (33 yrs old) in 325 BCHis generals fought among themselves for control of his empire…God predicts that 4 kingdoms will emerge from A’s empire – and it will…
13 Dan 8:22 And as for that being broken, and four stood up in its place; four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in its power.
14 After decades of war, 4 kingdoms emerged from Alex’s empire
15 End Time Prophecy begins ! Dan 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have come to the full, a king, fierce of face, and skilled at intrigues, shall stand up.This king will arise in the End Time ! (Right before Jesus returns !)Who is this king ???I believe he is Islam’s Imam Mahdi
16 Why the Little Horn is the Madhi: Origin The “fierce king” is symbolized by the “little horn”:Dan 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which became very great, toward the south and toward the east and toward the bountiful land.The bountiful land is the Land of the People of God; Israel !Daniel 8 tells us where he will originate !
17 Possible Origin 1became very great, toward the south and toward the east and toward the bountiful land.NOT a likely candidate !
18 Why the Little Horn is the Madhi: Origin became very great, toward the south and toward the east and toward the bountiful land.Qom !He is the Madhi !The Mahdi – the Islamic Messiah – is expected toreturn from a well in Qom !
19 Why Islam fulfills the prophecy: acts Dan 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom…skilled at intrigues…Islam promotes lying as long as it advances the cause of IslamDan 8:24: … destroy the mighty and the holy people.Islam wants to wipe Israel off the mapIslam considers the US as the “big devil” (and Israel as the “little devil” – Spefically targets the mighty and the holy people !!
20 Why the Mahdi fulfills the prophecy: acts Dan 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself, even to the ruler of the hostThe Mahdi means the ‘righteously guided one’He is Allah’s representative on earthWhat he says is what Allah says – he is like a godDan 8:24 He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does.'at your treasure (caliphate) three persons would quarrel, all of them would be sons of the Khalifa. But none of them would succeed in acquiring it. Afterwards black flags would appear and they would kill you so that no other race would have been killed in that manner. After that the Khalifa of AllahAS, MahdiAS, would appear. When you hear about him go to him, make covenant (Ba'ith) with him, even if you had to go crawling over the snow.'
21 Why the Mahdi fulfills the prophecy: acts Dan 8:25 When they feel secure, he will destroy many …Peace treaty with Israel (Jews are chanting: peace and safety !)How often do Muslim countries break their treaties ?And take his stand against the Prince of princes (= Jesus).Muslims will attack Israel“Wipe Israel off the map”Dan 8:25 Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.No human army can defeat the Madhi’s armyOnly when Jesus returns, He will destroy the Mahdi (see: Rock that strikes the foot in Nebucannessar’s statue)
22 What will the Mahdi doMat 24:15 Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand).Mat 24:16 Then let those in Judea flee into the mountains.Mat 24:17 Let him on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house;Mat 24:18 nor let him in the field turn back to take his clothes.Mat 24:19 And woe to those who are with child, and to those who give suck in those days!Mat 24:20 But pray that your flight is not in the winter, nor on the sabbath day;
23 What will the Mahdi do2Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, my brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,2Th 2:2 that you should not be soon shaken in mind or troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word or letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ is at hand.2Th 2:3 Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall not come unless there first comes a falling away, and the man of sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition,2Th 2:4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God.
24 How long will it last ?Dan 8:13 …”Until when shall the vision last, concerning the daily sacrifice and the transgression that astounds, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled?Dan 8:14 And he said to me, For two thousand, three hundred evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be vindicated.Host trampled(persecution: worship him or die !)SanctuaryvindicatedDaily sacrificesabolished1150 days = 3 yrs + 55 daysJesus returns ???Declare himself as God(transgression that astounds ?)