A Beast of Daniel
A connection with the Apocalypse. John knows Daniel. Both have a beast with “ten horns” which should fit with history in the same way. This requires a close look at the King of the North and the King of the South. The fourth beast of Daniel was diverse from all the beasts and must show up somewhere in history.
A Great Sword
A rider of the red horse with power to take peace from the earth. He was also given the key of the bottomless pit – Sebeos may have been the first to see Islam as the true fourth beast of Daniel. Others like Tom Holland “In The Shadow of The Sword” would recognize this. There is something about the Temple that makes a beast a beast.
A Translation Issue
A beast. Your bible could have as many as 296 beasts or as few as 87. There are 20 translations that consider the beast in Revelation 13:1 a ‘he’ and 37 translations call it an ‘it’. This is a significant difference. Daniel 7:7 can help us here. The fourth beast is an it in all 52 translations. It has ten horns just like the beast in Revelation. If your translation has a he for a beast, you are being misled.
A Sword to Kill
A different beast like no other. Christians are still being killed by Muslims. Nigeria is not an exception. The history of Islam is a continuous jihad against Christianity and other religions. It is not a religion of peace and there is no reason to believe this will change. They will soon dominate Europe.
A Beast of Daniel
A lion, a bear, a leopard, a fourth beast. John’s beast is also like Daniel’s. The “ten horns” also ties them together. What makes a beast a beast? The Temple. Babylon destroyed the first one. Greece desecrated the second. Rome destroyed the second. Islam is preventing the third. The Abomination of desolation prevents the daily sacrifice.
A Victory Over the Beast
A fit with Revelation 15:2. Greek fire was used to defeat the Islamic attackers and the Sea of Marmara was like a sheet of glass. The year was 666 based on Gibbon’s 46 yearsconv. Put 46 in an Islamic calendar converter and you get 666. It’s a calculation. How do you count a number?
a year, a starting point, a date. Nearly all products have a mark or a date marking the beginning of its existence. A beast will also have a starting point and in most cases an end point. There could be an exception. One was diverse from all the beasts that were before it. How do we identify a beast?