The Little Horn

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(Continued from yesterday)

Daniel had other things to say about the Antichrist, under the title “the little horn“:

Dan 7:8 While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
• Dan 7:11 Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire.
• Dan 7:20-21 I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell—the horn that looked more imposing than the others and that had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully. As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy people and defeating them,
• Dan 7:24-26 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time. But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever.

Note the following:
• The horns are kings (7:24), so the little horn is a ruler;
• He is boastful (3 X), speaking against even the Most High;
• He will wage war against the holy people and defeat them;
• He will oppress the holy people for 3.5 years (a time, times and half a time), but will be completely destroyed when Christ returns.

Daniel prophesied further in chapter 8 about Antiochus Epiphanes, who prefigure the Antichrist to come:

Dan 8:9-12 Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them. It set itself up to be as great as the commander of the army of the LORD; it took away the daily sacrifice from the LORD, and his sanctuary was thrown down. Because of rebellion, the LORD’s people and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.
• Dan 8:23-25 “In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy those who are mighty, the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.

Notice the emphasis from the repetition, and additional information:
• Set himself up to be as great as the Lord; consider himself superior – boastful;
• He will destroy the holy people and take away the daily sacrifice;
• He is a master of intrigue, deceitful, and truth will be trampled; but
• But he will be destroyed by divine power.

(To be continued)

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