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The Fourth Beast

September 4, 2013

We know that Daniel 7 is a vision of the beasts which is a mystery to many. I know that many differentiating interpretation have arose over the years. Over the times of my study this part of scripture really stood out to me from all the different interpretations

“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear 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” Daniel 7

Although I have heard many interpretations for this verse, none set well with in my spirit as there seem to be sense of bias in some of them. So I chose to seek the Lord’s wisdom and understanding.. As I continued to re-read this piece and meditated over it a small quiet questions came to my heart.. What/who have we seen change times and laws? What laws and times are being changed? Then Ecclesiastes 3 started to repeat upon my heart.. Knowing in my heart that Scripture interprets Scripture I open up the scripture to Ecclesiastes 3 and meditated on the words.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3

Then it came to me as a small breeze on a summer day, Science has been changing the time and laws. The time/seasons and laws of nature.. For the time to be born is being designed by sciences as C-sections become more popular as well as invetro fertilization etc .. A time to die has changed as the desire for longevity has come to the forefront of sciences for mankind. As science continues in Genetically altered foods timing to plant and pluck have changed.. We have seen the time for weeping and mourning has been altered by sciences by the introduction of drugs.. “Are you depressed take this little tiny pill”.. Many hear when they are dealing with loss or a time of natural depression We can see time and laws have been and are continuing to change as sciences continues in the belief that there is no God.

I asked the Lord, how does this fit in with the rest of Daniel 7 and was brought back to this piece of scripture..

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. Daniel 7

Many look at the kingdoms in Daniel as monarchies or world empires yet upon my heart they represent different religious groups. Now with this upon my heart I see the fourth king as the secular kingdom, based in science thus why it is so diverse from the rest. Much of modern day science was brought forth by three dominate religious groups Jewish, Christian and Islamic as first studying God’s creation but was trampled upon when their discoveries did not match their understanding of God.

As we can see as scientific studies, theories and beliefs which gave way to the birth of industrial world as well as increased the secular disbelief in God thus no respect for the laws and boundaries of God’s creation.. No matter what religion, in the past they all respected Creation and a Creator except the fourth beast who devours the whole earth and treads it down breaking it in pieces.

All one has to do is look at how the world is being devoured because science open the door to new discoveries that have changed the very foundation of this world. As now out of science greed has grown expeditious and desire to have things that are literally destroying our world.. The Devouring the natural resources is running rampant. I believe these are the shock absorbers of the earth God had built into the earth. While treading down upon nature to fulfill these desires is what is breaking this world into pieces as the continually need to drill and find oil, cutting down trees or mining for gold and diamonds etc. All the while blaspheming God as they claiming that each new discovery “this proves that there is no God” Thus the growth of atheism which is making war against God’s faithful Children..

Now I know many are wondering well we all rely on science and the technology of this world and I pondered these same thoughts in my spirit and this part of the first verse I share repeated upon my heart

“shall wear 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.”Daniel 7

We the saints of the most High have been given into Sciences hand as we believe that science is here to help us yet I believe this is the deception that has wear us out from seeing the truth.. Praise the Lord that He knew all this was to come to pass before the foundation of the world, and through the grace of Jesus the Christ the Son of God we will and have overcome this beast and on Judgement day we will be released from the dominion of this beast..

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

And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Daniel 7

I hope what I wrote makes sense for it hard for me to write what is upon my heart.. I am not asking you to believe my understanding yet my heart has not been troubled since I came to this understanding..  All I ask you to seek the Lord for His Wisdom and understanding and remove any bias that may be upon your heart so that His truth will be revealed..

God bless you all and May His Wisdom and Understanding reveal the truth to you all .. May His Peace beyond understanding be upon your hearts and His Joy with you always..

I would like to leave you with the beauty of God’s Creation.

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