October 26, 2020
FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:
THE FOURTH BEAST AND ITS TEN HORN/KINGDOMS
“The fourth beast shall be the be fourth kingdom upon earth.” Dan. 7:23. “The ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise.” Verse 24.
The Great Roman Empire split up into 10 smaller kingdoms between the years 351 and 476 A.D. Hereunder are their ancient and modern names, which all recognize:
1. Alemanni- Germany. 2. Franks- France. 3. Anglo-Saxons- England. 4. Burgundians- Switzerland. 5. Visigoths- Spain. 6. Suevi- Portugal. 7. Lombards- Italy. 8. Heruli. 9. Vandals. 10. Ostrogoths.
NOTE: The last three kingdoms were the original Arian nations and have no modern names because, as prophesied, they would be “uprooted” so that that the “little horn” power “coming up among them” would become the papal power.
“This prophecy [above] is so plain, and the explanation so natural and easy to understand, that all commentators, both Protestants and Catholic, fully agree on it. (See Sir Isaac Newton’s ‘Observations on the Prophecies,’ pp. 157-159; Bishop Thomas Newton, ‘Dissertations in the Prophecies,’ pp. 201-221; Joseph Tanner on ‘Daniel and the Revelation,’ pp. 165-174: Martin Luther’s ‘Introduction,’ pp. 32,33, Frederikshald, 1853.)
“The Douay, or Catholic, Version of the Bible has the following notes in Dan.7: 3, 7, 8: ‘Four Great Beasts.’ Viz., the Chaldean, Persian, Grecian, and Roman empires.’ ‘Ten Horns. That is, ten kingdoms (As Apoc. 1712,) among which the empire of the fourth beast shall be parceled.’ ‘Another Little Horn. This is commonly understood of Antichrist.’ (Catholic Bible).
“In regard to the ten kingdoms, Sir Isaac Newton says: ‘Whatever was their number afterwards, they are still called the Ten Kings from their first number.’”- ‘Daniel and the Apocalypse,’ p.187, first printed 1733; reprinted, London: 1922.” – Edwardson, Facts of Faith, 1943, p. 35.
We’re in the end-time prophetic homestretch now. Understanding the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation were never more urgent than at this very time! Set your hearts, minds, and homes in order, is God’s order at this time for His people! Bless all, NMF