The Four Beasts Of Daniel’s Vision


Daniel 7:1-28

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream with visions in his mind as he was lying in his bed. He wrote down the dream, and here is the summary of his account. 2 Daniel said, “In my vision at night I was watching, and suddenly the four winds of heaven stirred up the great sea. 3 Four huge beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.


4 “The first was like a lion but had eagle’s wings. I continued watching until its wings were torn off. It was lifted up from the ground, set on its feet like a man, and given a human mind.


5 “Suddenly, another beast appeared, a second one, that looked like a bear. It was raised up on one side, with three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up! Gorge yourself on flesh.’


6 “While I was watching, another beast appeared. It was like a leopard with four wings of a bird on its back. It had four heads and was given authority to rule.


7 “While I was watching in the night visions, a fourth beast appeared, frightening and dreadful, and incredibly strong, with large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed, and it trampled with its feet whatever was left. It was different from all the beasts before it, and it had 10 horns.


8 “While I was considering the horns, suddenly another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. There were eyes in this horn like a man’s, and it had a mouth that spoke arrogantly.


9 “As I kept watching, thrones were set in place,
and the Ancient of Days took His seat.
His clothing was white like snow,
and the hair of His head like whitest wool.
His throne was flaming fire;
its wheels were blazing fire.
10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from His presence.
Thousands upon thousands served Him;
ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was convened, and the books were opened.

11 “I watched, then, because of the sound of the arrogant words the horn was speaking. As I continued watching, the beast was killed and its body destroyed and given over to the burning fire.

12 As for the rest of the beasts, their authority to rule was removed, but an extension of life was granted to them for a certain period of time.


13 I continued watching in the night visions, and I saw One like a son of man
coming with the clouds of heaven.
He approached the Ancient of Days
and was escorted before Him.
14 He was given authority to rule,
and glory, and a kingdom;
so that those of every people,
nation, and language should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one
that will not be destroyed.

15 “As for me, Daniel, my spirit was deeply distressed within me, and the visions in my mind terrified me. 16 I approached one of those who were standing by and asked him the true meaning of all this. So he let me know the interpretation of these things:


17 ‘These huge beasts, four in number, are four kings who will rise from the earth. 18 But the holy ones of the Most High will receive the kingdom and possess it forever, yes, forever and ever.’

19 “Then I wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast, the one different from all the others, extremely terrifying, with iron teeth and bronze claws, devouring, crushing, and trampling with its feet whatever was left. 20 I also wanted to know about the 10 horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three fell—the horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spoke arrogantly, and that was more visible than the others. 21 As I was watching, this horn waged war against the holy ones and was prevailing over them 22 until the Ancient of Days arrived and a judgment was given in favor of the holy ones of the Most High, for the time had come, and the holy ones took possession of the kingdom.


23 “This is what he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, different from all the other kingdoms. It will devour the whole earth, trample it down, and crush it. 24 The 10 horns are 10 kings who will rise from this kingdom. Another, different from the previous ones, will rise after them and subdue three kings. 25 He will speak words against the Most High and oppress the holy ones of the Most High. He will intend to change religious festivals and laws, and the holy ones will be handed over to him for a time, times, and half a time.


26 But the court will convene, and his dominion will be taken away, to be completely destroyed forever.


27 The kingdom, dominion, and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven will be given to the people, the holy ones of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will serve and obey Him.’

28 “This is the end of the interpretation. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts terrified me greatly, and my face turned pale, but I kept the matter to myself.”

Michael W. Smith – Awesome God


25 thoughts on “The Four Beasts Of Daniel’s Vision

  1. From Bette Stevens — 6/27/17

    Sharing the word given me by the Holy Spirit….
    This is NOT an endtime game,but rather it IS life happening NOW.
    Open Vision in the morning…
    I saw the sky open,and a beautiful staircase come down to the ground.
    I saw a LONG scroll roll out all the way down and across the staircase…..
    I stood looking and trying to read the writings that was on the scroll,but I could not…….The Scroll looked ancient
    and there were some places where there was much writing and blank spots as well..
    Then I heard a booming voice with authority ask?What do you think it says?
    I said I truly do not know…..I cannot make out the writing….Note) Later ,I was told that it was ancient hieroglyphic writings….
    The voice continued,these are RECORDS of everyone’s life from birth to the end of their time…
    There are many more scrolls(ancient tablets) with each person’s life ,finished or unfinished…….Nothing has been left undone….. The empty parts of the scroll with NO writings are of those who Repented and were forgiven and it was blotted out….
    Nothing has been left undone,,,,,,All one’s life is accounted for daily,be it good or bad…..The books (scrolls) are continually opened and checked,balanced and without error….
    I test and I weigh souls daily……..
    I say to all of the people,serious serious times ahead.Revelation will be fulfilled by My hand and ALL prophesy will be fulfilled…….because the TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY………REV 19:10
    God bless you and please seriously take this to prayer…….
    It is urgent,in my spirit,in my,spirit t,it is time to determine to get right with God,…You may not have tomorrow,you may not even have today.God may decide to call your time……..
    God is calling for you,He isn’t condemming you,but rather wooing you,loving you ,oh so gently to come home……

    Come on home,He is knocking for you to come home.

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  2. What i saw here was a thing i never noted before about the 10 kings emerging from the last world empire. A red flag should Rise IF suddenly the world is made a 10 region economic block with appointed rulers of each region. In the EU we have that already and this will probably be done as subtly as here that nobody knows IT and suddenly we have a president appointed that nobody knew before as a politician.

    I suspect this is a prophecy that gradually appears and will be seen in full after a Heavy global crisis maybe involving Us, China and North Korea shooting war with Iran and Russia involved too. A short crisis i suspect but devastating to such a degree international policy will be forced on the weakened participants. Maybe Even Germany taking a leading role again!

    Follow Germany too its coming back from the shadows and its no mistake they did with that massiv influx of muslim refugees, IT was calculated strategy which roots go back to Ww1 and Kaiser Wilhelm.

    Reichsfuhrer Himmler said once that an Ss mans ideal religion would be muslim and we can figure why cant we?

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      1. Looks like a major war ready to break out any moment — starting point in Syria. Russia has already notified other countries that it plans to defend Syria. The United States is ready for strikes in Syria with backing from Britain. So many players now in the Middle East.


      2. Actually Indias PM has been working overtime to make Indias economy globalist certified. They imposed a tax on gold recently which we will see soon here also. And also the Ban of largest denomination rupi recently was a big shock for the people there. Its like the psalm says that all kings of the earth works together against the Lord and his anointed. Psalm 2!

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  3. Obama is the little horn, yes?

    Russia is the bear? My guess is the three ribs in its mouth are North America, Western Europe and Middle East.

    The leopard beast could be Germany or China. I lean toward China because I think it will play a major role in WW III and end times.

    I believe America is the wings on the lion that get clipped. The lion I associate with England, but by extension may represent Europe / EU.

    “As for the rest of the beasts, their authority to rule was removed, but an extension of life was granted to them for a certain period of time.”

    => To me this says the lion / bear / leopard will still exist as nations during the Millennial Kingdom, but under the lordship of Christ.

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  4. The leopard is no happenstance id say. Germanys history of symbols keep the leopard in high esteem and i suspect China will come forth in the last assault on Israel when the kings of the east gather for their attack.

    There is something weird in Germanys moves of late and i can only guess they are preparing to assume their rebuilt position as a worldpower again. And having several million of battle trained young muslim men is not to disadvantage as refugees coming in are 70-80% young males.

    And the Eu is rescurrected Germanys tool for politics and governance.

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    1. Yes, I guess the UK stands somewhat apart from the EU since Brexit and the fact that they never went for the Euro. Germany does seem to be the dominant player. Maybe the four wings on the leopard are other EU countries, e.g. France, Italy, Spain.

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  5. Thank you for the prayers!!! 🙂 Heading to a bible study in a few. It’s been so long trying not to be nervous. Crowds are not my thing. Neither is evenings, I get up between 3-4 AM so this is going to be all God to go and focus lol. I have shared my testimony in front of churches before but as said, it’s been a long time……..


  6. It was nice James. I got the feeling they were more quiet than usual and I was more quiet than usual waiting to see where one another stood lol. But, they love the Lord and it was nice being around a small group of locals. The man who invited me has been baptist but also went to the pentecostal church close to here for awhile. Funny how open people used to be and how guarded we can be in these times waiting on Holy Spirit. Two ex military. I’ll be going back again next Thursday. Thank you for asking 🙂

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