Rising - An Islamic Caliphate
In Dan. 8: 3, Daniel sees a ram and
is told that it is Media-Persia,
became a huge Empire conquering most of the Middle East.
Vs. 5 introduces a he goat. This is Greece,
under Alexander the Great and in the next two verses we see that he
Media and Persia.
In Vs. 6-8 The horn representing Alexander
is broken off with his death and four smaller horns come up in it's
These are his generals who split up the empire creating four main
Ram and the He Goat of
Media-Persia and Greece
The Beautiful Land was Israel.
North, Seleucid (old Babylonian
kingdom), which was located between the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers;
South was Ptolemy (Egypt),
West was Antipater (Macedonia/Greece)
East, was Philip/Phriataphernes
are seeing a shifting of how prophecy
students view the old prophecies, changing from a Western perspective
Eastern perspective. When the view was from a Western perspective then
Empires were assigned to the beasts, heads, and horns, in Daniel’s
and the 7 heads of the beast of the Book of Revelation so that they fit
them back to Middle Eastern empires
has brought a new light to shine on the old prophecies and students of
now view the events of the world today as they are coming to pass.
there remains two, deeply ingrained,
teachings of the Western view that need to have this new light shined
so that all the scriptures testify to a truly Eastern view.
hope is to help untangle the mess created
by this Western view.
first problem is loosing sight of the
fact that the Beast of Revelation 13 is made up of body parts of the
beasts of Daniel. I have seen where this is beginning to be recognized,
only partially. Somehow the 7 heads that were on Daniel’s four beasts
leopard had four making 7 heads altogether for the 4 beasts) is not
recognized. Instead the Beast of Rev 13 seven heads are assigned to
kingdoms instead of just the seven that had been shown to Daniel. He
shown four great empires and one of them (the leopard) had 4 heads or
seven heads have to be properly
identified if we ever hope to truly understand these prophecies.
reading about the beast of the end days
we see that these seven heads are again used to identify where the
beast of the
end days will emerge from. John is told that 5 have fallen, one is, (in
time) and one is yet to come. For this head that existed at the time of
be Rome, and the one “yet to come” to be a revived Roman empire then
heads had to be disassociated with the actual 7 heads on Daniel’s four
Seven empires were chosen. Two empires that existed long before the
lion beast even
came on the scene were added as the two first heads of this seven.
Assyrian empires, which were pre-Babylonian empires were added. The
of the leopard was counted as only one head and this allows for the 6th
that was still alive at the time of John, to be Rome.
this goes a little deeper. One more
prophecy had to be distorted for this to all fit together and point to
The true understanding of the 4 horns of the goat vision had to be made
irrelevant so that when looking at the seven heads the 6th WOULDN'T be
identified as a different empire other than Rome.
8 was conformed to the Western view
when it was assigned certain empires as being the four horns of the
are the same as the 4 heads of the leopard beast).
is told that the Goat is the Grecian
empire and it will be divided into four kingdoms. However, at first it
divided into many more than just four kingdoms (satrapies), but in the
four most powerful did emerge. We have been told by scholars over the
that they were; the Seleucus Dynasty in Babylonia, Ptolemy Dynasty in
Antpater in Greece and Lysimachus in Thrace.
this identification of the four
horns/heads, with all four of these horns/kingdoms having already
fallen by the
time of John, the last one in 30 BC, it seems to make the two
unrealated. So problem solved for those who believe the Western view.
words the horns on the head of the goat have no relationship with the
heads on the Leopard. Now the leopard can just be counted as one head
the truth were known that the
four most powerful of the satrapies of the Grecian empire were actually;
Dynasty in Babylonia,
Dynasty in Egypt,
dynasties in Macedonia,
Arsaced Dynasty of
Pathia becomes the 6th head that was
still alive in the time of John, which it was. It was not conquered
AD by the Romans. When Rome conquered the Parthian Empire it is written
“The last of the Grecian Empire had fallen”.
this information then, and only then, do
we see perfect harmony between the prophecies of Daniel and those of
seven heads, or kings/kingdoms of the
Beast of Revelation are;
4, 5 and 6. The leopard of Greece with it’s
The last days kingdom- Islamic Empire and revived
empire as the 8th who is really one of the 7 come back for round two.
is only possible to see when Parthia is
given it's proper place as one of the 4 horns of the Goat.
that all of these empires stemmed from
the Middle East. Rome stemmed from the West.
History and Coins
In Dan 8
God was only making reference to the
four of the most powerful dynastys/kingdoms that would emerge out of
Great and those four most powerful were
Seleucus Dynasty in Babylonia, Ptolemy Dynasty in Egypt,
Macedonia, and the Arsaced Dynasty of Parthia.
satraps (provinces of the Grecain empire)
soon began warring against one another for the purpose of taking over
Alexander's empire and uniting it once again under one ruler.
generation of wars in which each gained land and lost land many times
was a province (satrapy) of the Grecian
empire the same as, Egypt, Babylonia, etc. As such it is a candidate as
the four horns of the Ram (Grecian empire) in Daniel's vision. In time
satrapy of Parthia expanded to the west and to the south, conquering
portions of the Seleucus Kingdom. By the fall of the last of the
Dynasty to Rome, Parthia at its height controlled most of Armenia,
Mesopotamia/Babylon, Persia, and Afghanistan becoming one of the most
kingdoms to come out of the Grecian Empire.
horn comes out of one of the horns of the Grecian empire. Now by the
of elimination we can see it is not the south or east horns.
I found that it was out of the Seleucus Dynasty, the North horn (yellow
on the map) that began attacking the kings of the South and East and
took control over Israel fulfilling this verse.
He was trying to expand his kingdom and unite the Empire once again,
this time under his rule.
Many people believe this is the
little horn of the fourth beast of the last
vision. But this little horn comes out of the Goat,
Grecian empire, and
it is the 3rd beast that is Grecian not the 4th beast so
try to combine them into one beast to get one little horn. This is a
different little horn. This little horn will come up at the end of the
which he came out of, which was Greece, the goat, but it was at the end
Seleucid empire, one of the 4 horns that was located in the old Babylon
God will just keep bringing us back to the area of old King Neb's
tells us what things that this little horn will do and how it will
out of one of them came forth a rather small horn which grew
great toward the south, toward the east and toward the beautiful land.
Greece Splits into
Seleucus had captured Jerusalem and
held it under Seleucid rule. A Jewish man was trying to bring down
the High priest and had failed. He then betrayed his people by going to
tell Seleucus of the treasures in the temple and Seleucus sent an army
to retrieve the treasures, but then God sent angels
to defeat them. So the army returned to tell
the king. But Seleucus
had died by the time the army reached him and in his place a despicable
man had taken the kingship,
Antiochus IV was angered
when he heard the news and what God had done, so he replaced Onias with
Jason, opposing God. He appointed Jason to set up a new constitution
put a gymnasium on the Temple Mount and
the services and sacrifices at the Temple at this time.
In Vrs. 13 the question is asked,
will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, while the
causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be
He is told,
evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored."
"For 2,300 evenings and mornings" meaning
1,150 mornings and 1,150 evenings.
1150 morning and 1150 evening sacrifices being abolished was what took
place when Antiochus IV Antiochus IV replaced the High
III, (Prince of the covenant) with Jason as High Priest who began
Jerusalem. Menelaus then bought the bid for high priest and later
Jason, but Menelaus was of the line of Benjamin not Levi.
This is a false High Preist, an abomination to God. Menelaus desecrated
the Temple, ransacing it and taking the sacred vessels. This
the sacrifices would have beeen stopped.
IV then went to Egypt for two months and the Jews heard he died in a
with Ptolemy and had a great celebration of his death. Antiochus had
died, and when he heard of this he returned and ransaced Jerusalem, and
caused pigs to be sacrificed on the altar and the Jews were forced to
eat it or be tortured to death. Many chose death. This
of pig on the altar caused a rebellion among the Jews and it took 3
for them to defeat Antiochus IV and restore the Temple. The dedication
of the Temple became know as Hanukkah. The miracle of the oil.
I believe that is
why the angel said; "And
the vision of the
evenings and mornings which has been told to you is true."
He knew the Jews would not count it from the time
of the false High
Priest stopping the sacrifices, but instead would count only from the
pigs were being sacrificed to Zeus. That is just my opinion.
it will grow up to the host of heaven and cause some of the stars to
to the earth, and it trampled them down. It even magnified to
equal with the Commander of hosts; and it removed the regular sacrifice
from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down.
on account of transgression the host will be given over along with the
regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and performs
will and prospers.
God continues to indentify
the last days, Northern king, in the next vision given to Daniel called
the King of the North.