Monday, February 15, 2021

Timeline and Revelation/Daniel Notes

 Possible 2nd Coming Timeline
The Coming of the Savior does not usher in the Millennium, the plagues do.    
1830 -   Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ
2000     144,000 are sealed and have made covenants in the Temple  Rev 7:4
                Joseph Smith associated the 144K with those who were sealed within the temple. 
                The number is symbolic. See Smith, Words, p 368
2000    Opening of the 7th Seal Revelation 8:1-5
               The time of silence begins which lasts 20.8 years - to March 5, 2021
                First of two hinge points  in church - Palmyra temple dedicated,
                Revelation 8:1-5
2015    Marriage redefined against the will of the majority of Americans
              Daniel 7:25

2017      Media unleashed (the second beast has full power)
                Eclipse over North America
                Woman in the Sky - Unique alignment of stars - also happened the day                         after Joseph Smith got the plates, only two times in 7000 years  Rev 12:1-2
                     September 23, 2017 and September 23, 1827

2018     Prophet predicts an "attack on the truth"       

                "But I am also not naive about the days ahead. We live in a world that is                        complex and increasingly contentious. The constant availability of social                        media and a 24-hour news cycle bombard us with relentless messages. If                    we are to have any hope of sifting through the myriad of voices and the                        philosophies of men that attack truth, we must learn to receive                                      revelation." Russel M Nelson, 2018 April Conference

                "Our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ will perform some of His                                mightiest works between now and when He comes again. We will                                    see miraculous indications that God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ,                    preside over this Church in majesty and glory. But in coming days, it will                    not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing,                                comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost."                                                      Russell M. Nelson,  Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives'                    April 2018 General Conference 

2019      Hinge point - From now on there will be an accelerated pace.
                “This is a hinge point in the history of the Church. Things are going to                         move forward at an accelerated pace of which this is a part. We think                     the Church is an old Church. It’s 189 years old. But it’s only the beginning.                 Just project out what the next future will be and the Church is going to                         have an unprecedented future. Unparalleled. We’re just building up to                         what’s ahead now.” President Nelson, March 2019
2020     The great division begins
                 "We live in the day that “our forefathers have awaited with anxious                                 expectation.” We have front-row seats to witness live what the                                         prophet Nephi saw only in vision, that “the power of the Lamb of                                     God” would descend “upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were                         scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with                                 righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.  
                "You, my brothers and sisters, are among those men, women, and                                 children whom Nephi saw. Think of that!" Hear Him, April 2020                                 Conference talk by President Russell M. Nelson
                "That very persecution can either crush you into silent weakness                                or motivate you to be more exemplary and courageous in your daily                               lives.” The Future of the Church: Preparing the World for the Savio                            Second Coming, Liahona, April 2020 
               Riot, Covid, defund police, buildings burned, anarchy in the streets,
                      looting,  buildings burned with tacit approval  government                  
                Daily sacrifice taken away, temples closed, Sabbath worship limited Dan                     12:11
2021-    Time of  Tribulation - War against the Saints
2024.5      Satan rises out of the pit, Time of Silence is ended Rev 9:1, Abr 3:4
                The beast or evil organizations, create hatred, trigger violence, change 
                    laws in a campaign against the Saints
               The beast is not a real beast but is the image of evil - Joseph Smith
               The whole world marvels at the beast Rev 13:4
                Power is given to the beast 40 and 2 months, aka 3.5 years Rev 13:5
                Power given to the beast to make war with the saints, Rev 13:7
                All that dwell on the earth shall worship the beast Rev 13:8  
                Mother of abominations fight against the Lamb of God 1 Nephi1 4:13 
                Christians pray for mercy Rev 8:3-5
2022     Saints armed with power 1 Nephi 14:14
                Some saints bodies, are purified, renewed, quickened, strengthened - 
                    to withstand plagues and become missionaries to world -Orson Pratt
                    JD, 15:365-66   
2024      Conference at Adam-ondi-Ahman, Missouri  - Daniel 7:21-22
                    -Christ comes to reign in Zion
                    -Adam judges the beasts and declares their destruction Dan 12:1, 7:9-12
                    -Adam turns the keys of leadership of the world to Christ Dan 7:13-14
               Wrath of God begins, America is cleansed
                The prayers of the saints result in 4 plagues Rev 8:3-5    
                The plagues are the beginning of judgment, not final judgment
                Plagues destroy many wicked, some righteous
                Plagues de-create the earth 
                   1. trumpet - hail and fire and blood - 1/3 of trees and grass are burned
                    2. trumpet - burning rocks fall into the sea - volcanoes - 1/3 of sea and                             sea creatures destroyed, 1/3 means not all but a lot
                    3.  trumpet - stars fall - 1/3 of rivers poisoned, wormwood is a bad taste
                   4.  trumpet - sun, moon, stars darkened - darkness results
                First bowl: "And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth;' and                 there fell a noisome and grevious sore upon the men which had the mark of                 the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image." Rev 16:2
                 First five plagues could happen all at once by nuclear bomb, McConkie            
                Second eclipse - time is up for the 1st beast/whore/2nd beast or media
                 America is cleansed through, sun darkened, moon turned to blood,                                     hailstorms, devouring fire,  plagues, war and scourges D&C 45:32/D&C                      84:58, D&C97:21-23, Rev 16:2, 1877 John Taylor Vision, D&C 29:14-21
                "Flee to Zion before the overflowing scourge" Joseph Smith
                    Doctrinal History of the Church 1:314
                 5th plague of locust and scorpions torments men but does not kill
                "And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth."
                    D&C 112:24 The cleansing will begin with those who defile the temple.
                How will saints be protected during the scourges and plagues?
                    1. Gathering to places of safety while the wicked are destroyed
                    2. A scourge or disease could destroy the wicked/spare the righteous
                         D&C 63:54
                    3. God has promised to protect the saints through his matchless power
                    New Jerusalem begins construction
2025     Righteous from all nations flee to Zion D&C 45:68-69, Isa 2:2-3
                Mine elect gather to the New Jerusalem, Moses 7:62-63
                No flesh safe upon the water D&C 61:15-16, Luke 21:25,
                Saints safe to do missionary work/build New Jerusalem
                Return of 10 tribes and City of Enoch to the New Jerusalem
                Remnant of Jacob to fight against the beast and build New Jerusalem

2026     Jerusalem events begins and lasts for 3.5 years 3 Nephi 20:34
                1. LDS Temple in Jerusalem D&C 124:36
                2. Armageddon begins, this is a war between nations in the middle-east
                    and Israel. There are a billion people in the area, plenty to fight Israel.
                    See the list below of the nations which will go up against Israel, 2/3 die
                3. Witnesses aka 2 prophets or apostles in Jerusalem Bruce R. McConkie
                4. Some Jews converted            
 2029    At the end of 3.5 years:
                5. 2 prophets killed
                6. Earthquake
                7. 1/10 of Jerusalem collapses
                8. 7k killed in Jerusalem
                9. Witnesses are resurrected
                10. Christ meets righteous Jews on the Mount of Olives Zech 14:4
               11. Some Jews accept the gospel
               12. 7th Trumpet is sounded which is the 3rd woe
               13. Christ appears with the hosts of heaven many are resurrected and                                 Christ's brightness burns the wicked as stubble Dan 7:13-14
               14. Christ comes to the world Rev 19:11-20:4
                15. Israel returns to their homelands 3 Nephi 21:28-29
What will the persecution look like?
"The modern anti-Christs will seek to change the "times and laws" as a means to enforce their own cultural standards. The new policies and laws will by their very nature, penalize righteousness as not just old fashioned nonsense, but bigotry and crimes of hate (Dan 7:25). The vision suggests that penalties will result in the taking away of religious freedoms and the right to openly worship.
"The political secularists...will set themselves up as the highest authority, pitting their moral values against the doctrines of Christ and the practices of His kingdom as the standard to be followed. These disingenuous leaders will seek to enforce their own "righteousness" in an attempt to halt the practice of what they will declare to be "backward and racist religion." They will not only assert that Christian doctrines are uninformed, but practices that constitute blatant prejudice and in some cases are deemed illegal. Traditional religion will be subverted in favor of a new "social justice" a modern "enlighten" belief system, which is "set up" as progressively better and they will seek to enforced by law. As mentioned, modern "transgressors" those who have broken the everlasting covenants (Isa:24:5) will also play a pivotal part in the litigation of fellow members and their condemnation." The Book of Daniel by G Erik Brandt, printed in 2018 page 400
How will the wicked be destroyed?

Nephi speaks:
13 And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood.

14 And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it. 1 Nephi 22:13-14

John speaks:
 Revelation 13:
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
John speaks:
Revelation 17:18  
16 And the ten horns (powers) which thou sawest upon the beast, ( all worldly organizations) these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

The Lord speaks:
D&C 87:6-7
6 And thus, with the word and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall mourn; and with famine, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and chastening hand of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full fend of all nations;

7 That the cry of the saints, and of the blood of the saints, shall cease to come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, from the earth, to be avenged of their enemies. 
The Lord speaks September 1830:
Doctrine Covenants 29:
15 And there shall be weeping and wailing among the hosts of men;

16 And there shall be a great hailstorm sent forth to destroy the crops of the earth.

17 And it shall come to pass, because of the wickedness of the world, that I will take vengeance upon the wicked, for they will not repent; for the cup of mine dindignation is full; for behold, my blood shall not cleanse them if they hear me not.

18 Wherefore, I the Lord God will send forth flies upon the face of the earth, which shall take hold of the inhabitants thereof, and shall eat their flesh, and shall cause maggots to come in upon them;

19 And their tongues shall be stayed that they shall not utter against me; and their flesh shall fall from off their bones, and their eyes from their sockets;

20 And it shall come to pass that the beasts of the forest and the fowls of the air shall devour them up.

21 And the great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall be cast down by devouring fire, according as it is spoken by the mouth of Ezekiel the prophet, who spoke of these things, which have not come to pass but surely must, as I live, for abominations shall not reign.

Who will fight in Armageddon?
The King of the North are under the direction of Gog and the Kingdom of the south are represented by Israel. Daniel 11:16, 41, 45
According to Daniel 11:3-6 the following countries will fight against Israel:
Russia, Persia or Iran and may include Turkey, Syria, Iraq (Babylon), Armenia, Afghanistan and Gomer or modern Europe and Togarmah or northeastern Europe. Interesting to note that Moab and Ammon and Saudi Arabia are missing. 
The leader will be Gog, the prince of Meshech or Tubal from the land of Magog (Ezek. 38:1-2) The Book of Daniel by G Erik Brandt, page 360
Why will Gog, want to destroy Israel?
"The primary goal of the king and his false prophet ally is Israel's total annihilation. But both Daniel's and Ezekiel's prophecies reveal another motivating objective ot he campaign is to gain treasure to take possession of the land. Dan 11:43 Gog will stir up the nations "to take spoil, and to take a prey, to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited." Ezek 38:12,13, The Book of Daniel by G Erik Brandt, page 363

2nd Coming Myths
The idea that foreign nations will attack the USA is unfounded
                  1.  If a foreign nation did take over the US then that power would need
                        to be cleansed 
                   2. No scripture/prophet quote says this will happen
                    3. In the Book of Mormon, the wicked cleanse the wicked, Nephi
                            says the whore will be put into the pit she dug, the whore
                            commits suicide
                    4. There are many prophet quotes on civil war but not international
The idea of an Anti-Christ will lead the attack on Christians is unfounded
                    1. Anti-Christs not found in the book of Revelation, false prophets - yes
                    2. Scriptural references to anti-christs are found in John and
                        are references to his time
                    3.  Rev 13:5 "And there was given unto him a mouth speaking                                             great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to                                 continue forty and two months."  The Greek translation is "it
                         was given him" The beast does not speak for itself but parrots
                         the words of Satan. "The Revelation of John the Apostle" p 490
                    4. An anti-christ is anyone who doesn't believe in Christ or who                                         persecutes Christians, that includes many Muslem nations that will                             be key players in the battle of Armageddon.
                    5. Daniel mentions the little horn but does not use  the word Anti-Christ 
What does time and time and 1/2 mean?

There are 7 references to time in Revelation and Daniel to time and time and 1/2

Revelation 12:6 and Rev 12:14, Joseph Smith said these references had to do with
    the woman, meaning the church, going into the wilderness for protection
    from 1830 on
Current day references to the beast or image of evil: 
Revelation 13:5 the time the beast would have power
Daniel 7:25 the time the beast will wear out the saints
From the time that the daily sacrifice is taken to abomination
Daniel 12:7 a man has power to scatter the holy people

Gentile tread the holy city under foot, reference to two prophets in Jerusalem
Revelation 11:2 and 11:3

Revelation by John - Notes

Chapter 6 - Who shall stand?

Chapter 7
    7 angles are given power to destroy
    144,000 are sealed - the number represents many who have kept covenants made         in the temple and honor their priesthood  Joseph Smith

Chapter 8 - Preparatory - Silence in heaven
    7 angels
    Silence in heaven 1/2 hour
        The silence is before and after judgment, probably 2,000 until March 5, 2021
    Time for prayers
    Incense - prayers of the saints
    Trumpets announce events
    The prayers of the saints result in 4 plagues
        The 4 plagues are thunder, lightening, earthquake and commotion

    1. trumpet - hail and fire and blood - 1/3 of trees and grass are burned
    2. trumpet - burning rocks fall into the sea - volcanoes - 1/3 of sea and sea creatures
    3 trumpet - stars fall - 1/3 of rivers poisoned, wormwood is a bad taste
    4.  trumpet - sun, moon, stars darkened - darkness results

    McConkie says all of these could happen with a single A bomb

Chapter 9 - 3 Woes
    1st Woe - 5th trumpet
    powers of hell unleashed from the pit of Hell on"inhabitants of the earth" or evil
    before it was God in charge, now it is Satan
    Locust and scorpions unleashed - they torment men
    Locust and scorpions - thunder, insects, lightning, tsunami, wars, earthquake
        These torment but don't kill "the inhabitants of the earth". They are a warning            to people but don't result in death.

    6th trumpet/ or 2nd Woe
        Kills 1/3 of people through war
        The wicked worship gold and evil ways
Chapter 10 - interlude - John's role in the history of the earth
        John's role in the ages

Chapter 11
    The temple is measured, inside the temple is a place of safety, but the reason
        for measuring is because the outer court or outside the temple is not safe
    The outer court where non believers can congregate is not measured
Timeline: Rev 11:2-3 and Daniel 12:7 talks about time/time and a half or 3.5 years

    1. LDS Temple in Jerusalem
    2. Armageddon
    3. Witnesses aka 2 prophets in Jerusalem
    4. Some Jews converted
    5. 7th Trumpet is sounded which is the 3rd woe
    6. 2 prophets killed
    7. Earthquake
    8. 1/10 of Jerusalem collapses
    9. 7k killed
    10. Witnesses are resurrected
    11. Some Jews will accept the gospel
    12. Christ appears with the hosts of heaven
        many are resurrected and the brightness kills:
    13. 3rd Woe or the burning of the wicked as stubble as Christ comes
           The Book of Revelation

Chapter 12 - Woman vs dragon or war in heaven

    Woman - church, goes to the wilderness for safety
    Crown - victory
    Child - political Kingdom of God which God has tried to set up for ages
    12 Stars - apostles
    Red dragon - rage, cruelty, Satan, seduces men to do his bidding
        the dragon wants to bring as much chaos/death and destruction as possible
    Horn - power

        1. watches over ordinances
        2. signals beginning of resurrection
        3. leads hosts of heaven against Gog and Magog at end of Millennium
        3.5 / time and time and a half - Joseph Smith said that  the period when the                     woman (church) would go into the wilderness for protection was represented              by 3.5 months meaning a long period of time

Chapter 13 - Satan works through 2 beasts and the false lamb (evil godhead)
       1st Beast:
       1. Is like a leopard, bear, lion
       2. Drug cartels, organized crime, secular state, radical religions, secret                                 combinations
        3. blasphemes, is wounded (by the atonement) is invincible, doesn't speak for                 self, Satan does
        4. Is a spiritual storehouse of evil
        5. beastly, abominable, murder, corrupt, carnivorous, brutal, superiority, 
            ambitious, vanity, wants to acquire wealth and power
        6. Like Satan the beast has 7 heads and 10 crowns on each horn

        Another beast (v11-17) from the land - the propaganda minister (media)
        1. Wants all to worship the first beast
        2. pseudo religious, doctrines, propaganda (media) like a lamb
        3. performs miracles, full of false doctrine, is a witness of the first beast
         4, Fights against the saints and wins for a time and time and a half or 3.5 years        
Chapter 14 - securing the saints and harvesting or missionary work
        1. The lamb and 144k are missionaries
        2. warning to the inhabitants of the earth v 6-11 
        3. the great and last judgment v 7
        4. The choice here is economic success and security or
            follow Christ and eternal happiness
        5. 11-21 judgment
        6. There are 2 harvests, one for the righteous and one for the wicked.

Chapter 15 - God is in charge

        1. justice of God is real

Chapter 16 - 7 bowls, which are different aspects of the  7 plagues in Dan 7

        1. Earth "And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth;' and trhere             fell a noisome and grevious sore upon the men which had the mark of the                    beast, and upon them which worshiped his image." Rev 16:2
        2. Sea from which the first beast comes
        3. Rivers
        4. Sun - darkness
        5. Seat of wickedness - gnawed tongues
        6. Euphrates dries up 1/3 of men killed - Armaggedon
        7. World judged - burnt as stubble
        Some in the world want a coddling Jesus, who demands nothing accepts                         everything 

Chapter 17 - The Whore and the Beast

        The whore represents cities of evil, she sits on the water
        Whore  represents porn and drugs
        Wine is economic gain

        Dragon - Satan
        Whore or harlot is the direction / Babylon / secular society
        1st Beast is the muscle or does the heavy lifting
            (groups )pseudo religion, drugs, secret comb. and secular state
        2nd Beast, propagandist/media
         Wine - money
Chapter 18

         Drugs, lust, money, materialism, success, power is gone
Chapter 19 
        1-10 Hallaluh we are free
        11-16 The whole will be destroyed by her lovers
                 Those seduced must die
        Christ comes on a white horse and subdues them with the word and his                             presence 
        Christ is given a new name
Chapter 20 
            1-3 Satan bound
            4-6 1st resurrection / Lord's reigh
            7-10 Gog and Magod
                Satan loosed for a season
                Devil sent to fire and brimstone
            11-15 Final judgment  
Chapter 21 - After Christ comes
            1-4 A new Jerusalem on the American continent
            5-7 Eloheim speaks  - living waters overcomes all things
            8 The second death means fearful, unbelieving, abnominable, murders,                         whore mongers, sorcers, idolaters and liars.   
            A new heaven / earth
            9-14 Celestial city
            15-27 Celestial city, new Jerusalem described
Chapter 22 - Love of God
            1-5 Love of God
            6-15 Call to repentance 
            16-21 Jesus puts his approval on this book
            Enoch and 10 tribes return 

Daniel 7

1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a adream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. 

(the sea represents the people of the earth)

3 And four great abeasts came up from the bsea, diverse one from another. (four periods of history)

4 The afirst was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

(The first beast is the Babylonian Empire)

5 And behold another abeast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

 (The third beast is the Medo-Persian Empire, while not as strong as the first beast, it still reigned, Cyrus the Great, the three ribs are Babylon, Lydia and Egypt, When Xedrxes's went against Greece he took two and a half million troops with him.)

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 aheads; and dominion was given to it.

(The leopard is the Macedonian-Greek Empire. Alexander the great took command in Macedonia at the age of 16 and never lost a battle. He attacked with 35k to 50k foot companions. They invented the Phalanx or an army who moved in close-ranks.Alexander captured all of Persia in just 12 years. The speed with which the army moved was unprecedented.)

7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth abeast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great biron 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 cten horns.

(The fourth beast is the Roman Empire. Rome reigned almost 1,000 years. From 753 BC Rome prided itself on democracy in the form of a representative Senate. Rome obiterated their rival Carthage in the third Punic was 149-146BC wherin they burned the city, enslaved the population and systematically sowed salt into the fields to prevent prevent the planting of crops. Between 67-70AD roman legoions slaughtered over a million Jews throughout Judea.  Titus embarrassed at the brutality of his troops, chastened them for overreaching. but the death and carnage was done. Rome practiced crucufixion and infant sacrifice. Rome was well organized and once conquered people lived well. )

8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little ahorn, 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 bmouth speaking great things.

(The term little horn may also be those who oppose the Saints and doctrines of the Redeemer.)

9 I beheld till the athrones were bcast down, and the cAncient of days did sit, whose dgarment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his ewheels as burning fire.

(The scene now shifts of a council where Adam is introduced.)

10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: athousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the bjudgment was set, and the cbooks were opened.

 (Adam sits in judgment and the books are opened. This book contains the acts of men with a focus on the little horn and the corrupt alliance of nations.)

11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the abeast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning bflame.

(Adam's judgment is that the beast's earthly throne is to be cast down and the kingdom destroyed)

12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

(The other nations will continue but with little influence.)

13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the aSon of man came with the bclouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

(Adam transfers the keys of the kingdom to Christ at Adam-ondi-Ahman)

14 And there was given him adominion, and glory, and a bkingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an ceverlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

(Christ will rule this earth forever.)

15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

17 These great beasts, which are four, are four akings, which shall arise out of the earth.

18 But the asaints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

21 I beheld, and the same horn made awar with the saints, and prevailed against them;

22 Until the aAncient of days came, and bjudgment was given to the csaints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten ahorns out of this kingdom are bten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

(After Rome comes 10 nations, and they are subdued by another nation)

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall awear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

(The last kingdom, or Mother of Abominations or evil government will wear out the saints. this evil kingdom will change the laws and culture in a war against the saints which will last for 3.5 years)

26 But the ajudgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

 (The last kingdom is destroyed)

27 And the akingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be bgiven to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an ceverlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

(Christ will rule and reign forever on this earth, both in the millennium and when this earth is a Celestial Kingdom)

28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my acogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.