It will bring upon us "A New World In Disorder"
... I am not a bible scholar neither a theologian. I don't write books for a living. I am a regular guy who goes through life like many other Christians. I seek the truth among all others studies made on the subject. No one has the whole truth, therefore let us help each other get to the bottom of God's plan for humanity. My speculation about “The Fourth Kingdom” is just that a speculation.
“Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces." Daniel 7:23
The fourth kingdom that shall devour the whole earth is here since the end of the Second World War. The Key to identify the fourth kingdom that devours the whole earth is in Daniel description as being different from all other kingdoms. It does not bear any resemblance to any geo-political characteristic of the previous kingdom. It is not like the Babylonian Empire, the Persian Empire, and the Greece Empire. Although, they all have one common characteristic... they are gentile. This is a lengthy commentary; therefore, I suggest that you print it. All Reference to this study is available at: http://www.simplicityinthegospel.com/2013/09/united-states-of-america-in-bible.html
Let us start by locating the United States of America in Bible Prophecy. Oh yes it is there. Unbelievably, it has been all along part of King Nebuchadnezzar dream's statue, in the western feet "Iron mixed with clay".
First, take notice that United States of America IS NOT ISRAEL, NEITHER PART OF THE LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL. Inasmuch some Christians denominations believe that “The Church” now replaces Israel, their are many who believe that United Stated is Ephraim which is one of the 12 tribe of Israel. In both cases, it is a grave error and this false belief hindered the understanding of Bible Prophecy. Another grave error is to use bible verses designated for Israel or Judah to correct or to warn United States of America of God impending judgement. United States of America is a gentile nation inasmuch as all other nations, daughter of Babylon, Zechariah 2:7.
God prophecy describes in King Nebuchadnezzar dream' statue two feet, both made of iron mixed with clay. In fact, both are part of an agglomeration with the Western nations and the Eastern nations.
United States of America is a gentile nation that also happens to have a large population of Christians. The country has benefit by the present of Christians in particularly by the protestant denominations. Unfortunately, Christian's influence has been decreasing at an alarming rate. Lawlessness is in the increase. What most of you readers don't know is that American Christians are as much a Roman citizen now as was the Apostle Paul in the early Church. Paul has duel citizenship, Jewish from his father side and Roman from his mother. American Christians have Roman citizenship and American citizenship.
United States of America is not Rome but it citizens surely act as Romans. Rome was full of idol worshipers and it citizens were wicked as is America today. Unwanted Roman babies were thrown on the roadside as garbage. Homosexuality was accepted as a life style and fornication was a form of goddess worship. Elders, widows and orphans were left on their own to survive. There were plenty of thieves and murderers. In America, abortion is accepted as a type of birth control or wrapped inside a trash bag in a dumpster and homosexuality as a lifestyle. Millions of dollars are made in pornographies and prostitution.
What is another feature that makes the fourth kingdom different? It is it geo-political slow alteration through history. I observed that there was a quick transition between the first three empires within the statue; between the head of gold, which represent the Babylonian Empire, and the Medes and Persian Empire represented by the chest and arms of silver and the Grecian Empire represented by the thighs of bronze. Babylon was overtaking overnight and fall. It was swift and decisive
The same was with the Grecian Empire represented by the middle and upper part of it thighs of bronze, which defeated the Medes and Persian Empire and expanded it empire as for as India. The life of Alexander the Great was cut short, his empire was therefore divided within his four generals. The Roman, one by one, the legs of iron, conquered them. At the time of Jesus’ appearance which coincide with Daniel 69 weeks of Dan 9:24-27, the Roman Empire was well establish. The Romans were responsible for the fall on Jerusalem, the destruction of the Temple and the deportation of the Jews worldwide. There was a quick transition between the Babylonian Empire, the Persian Empire, and the Grecian Empire to the Roman Empire. All took place within five centuries. The empire, which will devour the whole earth, is Rome that never ceases. Rome went through a series of geo-political metamorphosis through out centuries and will until the end of time. A stone cut out without hands will destroy it. At the time of Jesus, the Roman Empire did not devour the whole earth, but it is today.
"Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces," Daniel 7:23.
The world is about to be trampled and broken to pieces by a worldwide nuclear exchange. But first in Daniel 7:23 clearly state that at some point in time the Fourth Empire - Rome will devour the whole earth. That transformation started when the empire was divided into an east and west division, clearly describing two legs of iron. The Western Roman Empire capital was Rome while the Eastern Roman Empire capital was Constantinople. All who believe that the revival of the Holy Roman Empire is confine to Europe only, be prepare to be rebuffed.
One major characteristic of the Roman was their forcefulness,
"strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others," Daniel 2:40.
The Roman had a reputation of been rude and imposing. It has all the characteristic of Imperialism. "Imperialism, as defined by the Dictionary of Human Geography, as
"an unequal human and territorial relationship, usually in the form of an empire, based on ideas of superiority and practices of dominance, and involving the extension of authority and control of one state or people over another."
Its economic is based on the exploitation of it inhabitants in order to enrich the emperor's treasuries. Romans would invade a nation, overtakes their political establishment and set up their own representative. Not like the previous empires where they would allow the conquered to self-governance and pay a tribute in taxes.
Does this not describe all the characteristic of Imperialism? As a Roman citizen, they benefit wealth and good living but as an occupant, they were detriment of all luxuries and lived in destitute. Please watch this video, see the result of the western exploitation have on the third world nation... http://youtu.be/0KuEqgbZjgo . American and the other western nations are living a wealthy lifestyle that comes from the exploitation of the third world nations. The west is not alone; by itself, the west does not devour the whole earth.
The Western nations are represented only by one iron leg. Many bible scholars believe the iron feet represented the empire of Rome and the empire of Constantinople. Many bible scholars agree as history showed, these two empires never expired. They only relocate, one Eastern Europe and the other Western Europe.
God established a balance of power over centuries that would last until the establishment of Ten Kings nations, the ten toes. As time went by the Roman geopolitical aspect of both iron legs weaken and decline to the feet, iron mix with clay and that my friend is where we are now.
The west foot constantly inspires to re-establish the entire Roman Empire, first within the western part of Europe its own foot and then the east foot. The west initiated the restoration of the two feet division. The Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Adolph Hitler Führer of Germany tried to unite the two feet but failed. On both occasions, they failed by an Act of God. The winter that followed their invasion, God brought upon both conquering armies the coldest unbearable winter ever.
The characteristic of "iron that crushes, breaking in pieces and crushing all the others," stayed with both feet through out the centuries to come and still is today. The colonial era of the west demonstrates the same force by imposing and establishing their governance to their colonies. The United States of America was a colony of the Kingdom of Great Britain before it independence. It obtained their sovereignty by war. U.S.A. kept up with the characteristic describes in Daniel. After the war of independence, United States then of 13 nations forcefully expropriated and deported the native to reservation territories describing again Imperialism characteristic.
United States continued to use slaves as work force from Africa, which was then abolished by brute force through the civil war... there was nothing civil about the war. United States as of today continued to impose their political supremacy over all the world continents, and especially the third world. The American Petro-dollars is the world trade currency. The United States exploits cheap labour in the third world countries. All western nations do the same.
Great Britain and other European nations had allowed most of their colonies to become self-governed especially those colonies with a large white European population. e,g, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and many more. These are known today as The Commonwealth of Nations, which is an intergovernmental organisation of 54-member states.
They are as today tied to England. They may not pay taxes to England but under the formula of the London Declaration, Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of the Commonwealth. They have trade ties and are loyal allied in case of war. An example of that was when the Germany attempt twice to establish their version of the Roman Empire. First World War and Second World War had better known as the second and third Reich. The western nations rallied together to fight against Germany. So did Russia, the eastern leg of the statue. Britain was in command of the military strategies to win the war, as it was against Bonaparte. Keep that in mind about Britain today as you continue to read.
Is it not remarkable how the colonization of the North America, South America, the Indies and Africa resemble Daniel description of the fourth Empire domination over them, Roman:
"strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others."
Great Britain, French, Dutch, Spain, German and Italy colonization were brutal by meaningless killing and forcing the occupant to submission, appropriating their resources and establishing their own governance in the country of occupation called colonizes. As of today, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, United States of America and many more are still occupying native land. That probably offends many Christians who believe that their country is God given. That is why so many Christians in those countries have difficulties to understand bible prophecies; they are denying the history of origin. American Christians are willing to do anything to save and restore America; they deny that America has Roman characteristic and is just another gentile nations. Please read my commentary title "Can we stop the rain from falling?"
Sandwiched between the legs and the ten toes, a portion of the feet is iron mixed with clay. These still consist of Roman type of governance. After the end of the First World War, we witness the end of the Czars and Kaiser dynasty. Czars (Tsar) of Russia and the Kaisers of Germany came to an end in the same year 1917. What system of government became prominent in the West? Democracy! Democracy as clay is the weakness within the Western nations.
The Eastern feet
As you notice, the East has similar Roman characteristic of being as forceful and brutal as the Roman. The east may have been a different type of governance yet the East acts "as iron that crushes break in pieces and crush all the others."
In 1922 the communist took over and it was the birth of the USSR. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics abbreviated to USSR or the Soviet Union. It was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed until 1991, governed as a single-party state by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital. Please watch, "Inside the KGB: Terror of the Soviet Union | History Documentary" http://youtu.be/7j4SWr9BsCU
Although it was not governed by a tsar, God made sure that the east foot of Nebuchadnezzar dream's statue be keep separated from the west foot, iron mixed with clay. At the end of the Second World War, the Russia occupied part of the western foot that included East Germany, but excluded West-Berlin; it occupied Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. For over fourthly years the world experienced the threat of nuclear annihilation by both the east and the west foot. Those were the years of the cold war. "And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces." It was not God appointed time to allow a nuclear exchange then.
God plan to keep the east and west apart, therefore, the occupation was short live. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was God's doing, the communism collapse in Russia which ended the occupation in the west foot. No one expected it. All world news media were taken by surprise, even the President of the United States George H. W. Bush was astonish.
The new Russian constitution establishes a semi-presidential system, resembling the French system but with stronger executive power, due to the increased independence of the president in comparison to the French model. And guest what the French model of governance is based upon? You guessed it ... the Romans model.
Russia is also an amalgamation of states, iron mix with clay. The 1993 Constitution allowed more governance power to the 89 republic states. The Putin presidency, which commenced in 2000, began a process of centralization within the Federation.
The Russians has as much Roman characteristic. Look at the way in which they fought their war in Chechnya. It was a full-on campaign against rebels; bombing cities, indiscriminate massacres, population expulsions and finally gaining control of territory.
The United States of America is also united by clay. The fragile agreement in their constitution is keeping them together. Why it is fragile? Under their constitution, all individual have rights and that by itself is causing conflict. They all want their rights and the constitution of America guarantee just that. Presently President Obama is rapidly breaking apart the constitution, discretely taking away their freedom.
Verse 41 "Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay". Iron symbolizes military strength, clay bureaucracy.
In a letter to the American People, Russian President Putin Personally Writes "A Plea for Caution from Russia Over Syria," describing United States model as being Imperialism:
"It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us."
Russian culture is different than U.S.A., see how President Putin described it: http://youtu.be/33oIF-ggK5U?t=18m24s
The United Nations
The United Nations is attempting to keep peace between the two feet with peace agreement and with U.N. troop intervention among its members. Their members consist of nations that have allegiance either with the west foot or with the east foot. The world is divided in two, two feet as God planed.
Between the east foot and the west foot, they devour the whole earth.
Since the Second World War, the world is under the supremacy of these two super empires. Believe it or not, Britain is leading the western nations, devouring the third world countries and willing to war for it dream of a new world order. Russia is leading the east and all Communist country, which include China, Vietnam, Korea, Cuban and more. They also devour and control the economic of the third world countries and willing to war to protect their foreign investments such as Iran. The world is divided in two. Either nations of the world are affiliated with the Eastern Roman Empire or the Western Roman Empire, nevertheless the whole world is under the supremacy of the east or the west, which fulfills Daniel 7:23 prophecy:
“Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces." Daniel 7:23
The toes of the statue do not represent the future revival of the former Roman Empire. I do not believe in a revival per se but rather a continuation of the fragmented deterioration of the Roman Empire. It will not return to its original statue of grandeur, with strength and power. Rather it will be smaller, divided, and therefore weaker. It will not be a New World Order but rather a World In Disorder, divided, chaos, and anarchy... And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces." Daniel 7:23
"But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand," Matthew 12:25.
A New World order is the dream of the west for the perfect world, Utopia! It will never happen. Everybody wants to rule the world according to his or her standard. That by itself is the clay that holds the iron bond together. Ten toes, iron mixed with clay become so weak that a little horn will come out of it and subdue three kingdoms. These kingdoms will still rule as iron yet weak as clay. Military might with weak human leadership.
These leaders will have great difficulty to restrain the wickedness of man. Great man of war came out of anarchy such as Napoleon and Hitler. Now you understand why the man of sin, the one that will deceive the whole world would be given power and authority from three kingdoms. This man would have so much charisma and ruse that Hitler would be viewed insignificant compare to him. He would be as Nimrod reincarnated.
"As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay," Daniel 2:43
Personality and Characteristic of the Little Horn -Similarities between Bonaparte and Hitler, they:
· Came from middle class - no monarchy blood line
· Enlisted young in the military
· Rebuilt a nation in chaos and prospered
· Subdued internal revolts
· Abolished the established government, created new institution that favoured their aspiration to reign over all Europe
· Name themselves Emperor (Chancellor) as Caesar - god like above the population, Supreme Commander
· Signed an agreement with a pope, a concordat
· Warred against Britain and Russia and lost
· Became arrogant and self-confidant refusing consultations from their generals
It is my belief that both Bonaparte and Hitler were man influence by a spiritual entity. Bonaparte's god was providence. She was the Goddess of Destiny Seyella or Necessitas, goddess of destiny, the Roman equivalent of Ananke. In the Greek mythology, the god is better know as the Moirai, which watches over the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws so that it might take its course without obstruction. Bonaparte was an intellect and a philosopher. He practised what he preached. He did not believe in the religious institutions but used them. He was an advocate of freedom of religion. Napoleon emancipated Jews, as well as Protestants in Catholic countries and Catholics in Protestant countries, from laws, which restricted them to ghettos, and he expanded their rights to property, worship, and careers. He did not despise the Jews as Hitler did. He was his own god. He loved France and his son, therefore he chose to abdicate rather then to fight to the last resources. Suicidal, he never was.
Hitler had a secret dark side. He became member of the Thule Society; sun worship, which is better known as Satan worship, that is enough to change somebody perception, even to the point to hate Jews who are God Chosen People. Satan is real and the Jews are still God's chosen people with a destiny, which is to prove to the whole world that God is God of all nations and will rule as Jesus among His people and over all nations. Satan attempted to derail God's plan by trying to exterminate all Jews. Now you know what prophecy is all about. It is about God's will to be fulfilled despite all Satan obstruction. Hitler brought his country to total destruction and committed suicide. Please watch how Adolf raise to power: "Mein Kampf The Story of Adolf Hitler HD History Channel Documentary," http://youtu.be/DsTUDl_6RsY
When Daniel was explaining the king's dream, he mentioned that at the end of time spiritual entity will also mix with mankind:
"As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay," Daniel 2:43.
There are two interpretations with "they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another". One is that the kingdoms will not be united as one people, and the second interpretation is man in position of leadership will be influence by spiritual host such as demons. Satan will possess the man that will play the role of the Anti-Christ.
What about Israel?
It is my firm belief (until proven otherwise) that Israel will be part of the 10 kingdoms. Israel was never mentioned in the sequence of the world empires described in the statue dream by King Nebuchadnezzar. Israel since it captivity to Babylon was conquered, occupied by many armies and was left desolated as Jesus predicted, Matthew 23:38.
Ezek 37 prophecy was partially fulfilled in 1948 since the Church is still present; the restoration Israel is not complete.
"For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in," Romans 11:25.
As of today, I cannot guest which nations will unite to become one kingdom - one toe, iron mixes with clay. There will be 10 kingdoms, each consisting of confederation of countries - toes mixed with clay.
As it was in the end of days of Israel fulfilment of God prophecies, so it will be with all the nation of this world. Chapter 2, 7 and 11 of Daniel is all about God prophetic agenda toward the gentile nations. We are now at the end of the feet era and are about to enter the ten toes era. It is actually eight toes since the little horn will pluck out three horns and supersede them. This is how I view the end of the feet era.
The Kingdom of Great Britain is alive and active. It controls the western world market and the World Bank. The United States Federal Reserve is a private institution where it members are major World Banks owners.
Britain might have lost the battle of 1776 against the American's colonies, when the colonies obtained it independence, but the British under the guise of the Federal Reserve took over America's economic and political sovereignty on December 0f 1913. It was the British resolution to bring to submission the United States of America to help fulfill their goal as according to God prophetic plan.
Same old Roman tactic used in Egypt in 30 BC. Egypt maintained the appearance of an Egyptian state, but it was, in fact, no more than a dependency of Rome. Likewise, America, maintained the appearance of an American state, but is in fact, no more a dependency of Great Britain. Great Britain demonstrates the same force by imposing and establishing their governance to their colonies such is United States.
It is the British goal to built America into super military power using borrowed money from their own banks (Federal Reserve) by printing imaginary currency out of thin air. They successfully eliminated gold as the world trade currency by deceiving all nations to relinquish their gold to them. Subsequently force upon the world nations the U.S. currency... devouring the whole earth.
President Nixon issued Executive Order 11615 in August 1971, ending the direct convertibility of dollars to gold. The Petro dollars replaced the gold. Any oil producing countries who want to use a different currency wereeradicated. Countries such as Iraq, and Libya, and now possibly Iran and Syria might be next. Is this not Imperialist?
Britain Foreign Policy
Britain wants to incite a war against Russia for the purpose to reunite the entire Roman Empire, therefore supremacy of the entire world, a New World Order. Russia does not embrace the West dream of a NWO. Please read this article title "Vladimir Putin Nemesis of the New World Order." Syria might be just that bait. Britain has no intention to divide the world into ten kingdoms...but the consequence of their audacity of grandiose will be their destruction. They have the audacity to believe that it would survive an all out nuclear war due to the safety provision of their underground bunkers built in many location in Unites States. It is my opinion that The British Empires intention is to attempt the unification of the two feet into one Roman Empire, Their dream of A New World Order.
However, as Bonaparte and Hitler experienced defeat by an Act of God, this attempt will fail. God will not allow it. God has plans for Russia in Ezek 38, remember, Russia will not repeat the same mistake as they had with Bonaparte and Hitler. You know the old saying, “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me." Russia will not hesitate on a pre-empted strike on United States.
Isaiah 17 - describe the destruction of Damascus. Have you noticed how much Syria is in the news lately? Rebels backed by a NATO west military alliance against Syria Bashar al-Assad Regime, are indiscriminately killing innocent children and woman. The scenes of children and innocent people killed scandalize the west that turns a blind eye on the atrocities made by their militaries.
Russia warned the west to stay out of Syria. The west is not listening. The west is provoking Russia. The moment Damascus is hit and destroyed by a western nuclear warhead, all hell will break lose... Russia will launch an arsenal of nuclear warheads to major city in United States and western nation’s capitals. Isaiah 17 - describe the destruction of Damascus. Watch: "WW3 - Why the Media LIES - Why we R going WW3 - and Who"
The result will be the complete annihilation of major cities in America, London, England and many major cities of the Commonwealth countries. Rome, the Vatican will be destroyed also since it was the instigator of the Unification of the Roman Empire. United States will no longer have the prestige and the power to influence the world.
Consequently, Russia will also be weaken by the war, but will remain strong enough to fulfill the prophecy of Ezekiel 38, the war of Gog and Magog against Israel. The Western allied nations will not intervene since they have been eliminated out of the prophetic picture. Russia will war against Israel since Israel was allied with the west. That will be the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38. God will miraculous intervene and save Israel from the war of Gog and Magog. This will prove to the whole world that God of Israel is God of all nations, Ezekiel 38:23.
The result of this war of nuclear exchange will be the regroup of 10 blocks of confederation consisting of amalgamated countries. Toes made of iron mixed with clay. This is when the little horn will appear. I have no clue who and which country will represent the little horn. The little horn is a king of a little kingdom. A horn represents a kingdom.After the war of Gog and Magog, the entire world is in disarray. It is a World In Disorder. It is chaos and anarchy. The nations of the world and population are now ready to accept the "Little Horn"
The Little Horn
Before I go any further, I am reminding you that this is my speculation... I am not a bible scholar neither a theologian. I don't write books for a living. I am a regular person who goes through life like many other Christians. I seek the truth among all others studies made on the subject. No one has the whole truth, therefore let us help each other get to the bottle of God's plan for humanity. My speculation about the little horn is just that a speculation. The Church will not be around to see the little horn activities in the final stage of biblical prophecy.
Chuck Missler offers a detailed study on "The Coming World Leader - The Little Horn. He describes the character this leader would exhibit, and his crusade of bringing the world under his leadership. Here is the link: http://youtu.be/_kpRGKQtMeM.
I will limit my observation of the little horn by using the vision of Daniel in chapter 8. This took place 2 years after Daniel vision of chapter 7.
3 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. 4 I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.
5 And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. 6 Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. 7 And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.
8 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.
13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?”
In the same chapter, the angel Gabriel helped Daniel to understand the vision. The ram with two horns is the king of Media and Persia. The male goat with one horn is the king of Greece, Alexander the Great. The four horns that grow after the one horn failed are Alexander's four generals who divided the kingdom among them. Now take notice, in verse 9, over 2336 years go by in a blink of an eye. We find ourselves in our present time. Verse 19 explained when the little horn manifests himself in the latter time of the indignation. It is happening at the end time, "the transgression of desolation". That refer to God's time of judgment toward Israel, His people, The time of Jacob's trouble, better know as the Great Tribulation.
The forth empire, the leg of iron is not mentioned in this chapter, neither is the feet of iron mixed with clay. As explained previously the iron feet was Rome and the iron mixed with clay is the present Roman Empire divided in two super power, the Western nations, and Russia. The little horn comes out after the end of a nuclear exchange between the West and Russia. Trample it (the world) and break it (the world) in pieces." Daniel 7:23. Ten empires, ten toes (iron mixed with clay) will scramble to bring stability in the world but will struggle at great lost. That is the instant when the little horn will make his appearance.
The little horn origin is Roman. Verse 9 explained it;
"And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land."
That can only indicate that the little horn comes from Northwest of Jerusalem. It does not necessary mean that he is coming from Italy, it might only mean that it is Roman origin. Remember the Roman Empire is divided in two and is global. If it is a geographical location, it could only be a surviving neutral European nation. The little horn is not a toes consisting of iron and clay, the little horn is a kingdom, the kingdom of the anti-Christ who speak pompous words. There are only two neutral countries in Europe. They are Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Between the two, they are known to be the world greatest tax haven and the World Bank. The world gold is held between those two countries.
In Daniel 7:7-8, it instructed us that the little horn would subdue 3 kingdoms:
“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 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.
Those three kingdoms are: one toward the south which on a modern map describes the nation of North Africa, that would be Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Sudan, the second kingdom is toward the east, which can only be Greece, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, finally the third kingdom the Glorious land, consisting of Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. That would explain why the little horn would easily confirm a covenant with these three kingdoms for one week, Daniel 9:27. In addition, allows the Jewish temple to be built.
"Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week, he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate."
In my view, the anti-Christ will reflect the traits of both Bonaparte and Hitler. In the first three and a half years, he would reflect the attribute of Bonaparte; a saviour, reward those who collaborate, respect and encourage freedom of religion to perfect his objective to deceived the whole world which is to lure people away from Jesus and to entice the Jews to return to the Holy Land. Remember Bonaparte quotation?
In 1801 Bonaparte signed an agreement with the pope, the concordat making Catholicism the dominant but not exclusive religion of French. He had no personal use for religion but understood it political value.
"If I govern a nation of Jews," he said, "I shall restore the temple of Salomon."
The same ruse will be used on Israel. The last three and a half years, the anti-Christ will have all the trait of Adolph Hitler, the destroyer of all who oppose him. The holocaust of the Second World War will be considered insignificant to what is to come. Torture and death are reserved for Christians, Jews and all who oppose his mark of trade. Revelation 13 describes him.
The Rapture is imminent. Although the rapture is not a date and time event, we understand that Israel cannot fulfill its last day's commission as long as the Church is still here present.
"For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in," Romans 11:25.
I have no idea if the church will be present to see the destruction of Damascus, and be present to see the establishment of the ten toes iron mixed with clay but I can guarantee you that the Church will not be present when the man of sins 'the little horn' confirms a covenant between Israel and surrounding Arab nations.
THIS IS GOD’S MASTER PLAN... NOT Satan's plan
" And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever:
For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,And His kingdom is from generation to generation.All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing;He does according to His will in the army of heavenAnd among the inhabitants of the earth.No one can restrain His handOr say to Him, “What have You done?”Daniel 4:34-35