Something Interesting (maybe):
In Daniel 2 we see the poly-metallic image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
Gold = Babylonian Empire
Silver = Medo-Persian Empire
Brass = Grecian Empire
Iron 2 legs = Western and Eastern Rome aka Byzantine Empire
10 toes of Iron + clay = Ten “kings” of a divided kingdom aka Muslim Empire
*Off subject but curious. It says of the iron mixed with miry clay “they mingle themselves with the seed of men” meaning the “they” referenced here are not human. Interesting. I wonder how that fits in. Alien disclosure anyone?”
And the Stone cut without hands strikes the statue on its feet and shatters them all together at the same time. That means Jesus crushes Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome 1&2 all at once.
Who are the 10 toes? Check out Psalm 83 – it lists them!
1O God, do not remain quiet;
Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
2For behold, Your enemies make an uproar,
And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
3They make shrewd plans against Your people,
And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
4They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
5For they have conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant:
6The tents of Edom*1* and the Ishmaelites,*2*
Moab*3* and the Hagrites;*4*
7Gebal*5* and Ammon*6* and Amalek*7*,
Philistia*8* with the inhabitants of Tyre;*9*
8Assyria*10* also has joined with them;
They have become a help to the children of Lot.
Locations of these tribes today:
Edom – southern Jordan
Ishmaelites – Northwestern Saudi Arabia
Moab – Central Jordan
Hagarenes – Egypt
Ammon – northern Jordan
Amalek – Sinai Peninsula
Philistines – Gaza Strip
Tyre – Lebanon
Assyria – Syria, Iraq
I’m indebted to http://www.yrm.org/ten_toes.htm for this discovery.
Also in Daniel 7 4“The first was like a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; a human mind also was given to it. 5“And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, ‘Arise, devour much meat!’ 6“After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird; the beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.
So we see Babylon (the lion with wings of an eagle), Medo-Persia (bear raised up on one side because Persia became stronger than Media), Greece (leopard with wings of a bird with 4 heads.) *Basically the same as the Image seen in chapter 2*
Then we are given even more information:
7“After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8“While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.
Then Gabriel explains:
23“Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it. 24‘As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings. 25‘He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. 26‘But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. 27‘Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’
So now we see a beast having 10 horns. This beast is the fourth kingdom on earth (like the poly-metallic image). Except this time we’re given more information. Another king/kingdom will arise after them (the 11th) and will be different from the previous ones and will subdue 3 kings. So that leaves us with 10-3=7 with the 11th horn ruling them all. We know that the 10 kingdoms are the kingdom of Islam. The 10 kings and the 11th are leaders within this kingdom. 10 at first, then the 11th rises up and subdues 3 kings, leaving 7.
In Revelation 12 Satan Himself is described: 3Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. 4And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.
So Satan (Allah is his new favorite pseudonym) is described as having 7 heads and 10 horns and 7 crowns on his head. I see the interpretation as this: The 7 heads are the 7 kingdoms of the earth – Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome 1&2. The 10 horns are the 10 kings/10 toes, sort of the smaller powers birthed from the larger ones and are the pinnacle of his Satanic kingdom. The 7 crowns I guess (and it’s just a guess) are the 7 kings that are left after the Assyrian subdues 3. So Satan is described by his kingdom in this instance. The base is the 7 kingdoms of history, the middle is the 10 toes kingdom, and the “crowning glory” is the final 7.
Revelation 13 1And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. 2And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion.
First of all the “sea” is a term used for gentiles. This beast has 10 horns and 7 heads and on his horns 10 crowns and on his heads were blasphemous names. Daniel listed the beasts as lion, bear, leopard. John lists them as leopard, bear, lion. Daniel was looking ahead and John was looking back. So we know that these are the same kingdoms. We know that the beast Daniel saw had 3 kings subdued leaving us with 7. So the 7 heads of the beast are the 7 kingdoms left when the Assyrian aka Antichrist comes into power. John saw the Assyrian ride out on the white horse at the beginning so that means the “11th horn” from Daniel 7 is already in power in the beginning of the 70th week but John sees him here rising to power at the second half.
So the 10 horns are the 10 toes kingdom, the 7 heads are the kings that are left, and the 10 crowns seem to represent the tribes the 10 toes consist of, maybe even their flags, because on them is written “blasphemous names” which never made sense until Islam was interjected because the names every Muslim would hold sacred are Allah and Muhammad – ultimate names of blasphemy.
Then in Revelation 17:1…“Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” 3And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, 5and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” 6And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly. 7And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
8“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come. 9“Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, 10and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. 11“The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. 12“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13“These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. 14“These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
15And he said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16“And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. 17“For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. 18“The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
Ok so here the angel explains it. The beast is a ruler/king which was, and is not, and will come. The 7 heads are 7 mountains/kingdoms on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. So of the 7 kingdoms that have been, as of John’s penning this prophecy 5 had fallen. (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece) one is (Rome) and the other has not yet come – and the angel calls it a he so it must be a reference to the Assyrian being the final empire – and when he comes, he must remain a little while. This is the Muslim Empire which will be led by the Assyrian Antichrist. The beast/kingdom which was and is not, is himself also an 8th and is one of the 7, and he goes to destruction. So the last one is part of the 7. Sounds just like the 11th horn. The nation of Islam includes all 7 of the previous empires but is different than the first 7 in that it came after so it is the 8th. The Muslims ruled the world (middle east and parts of Europe) for 600 years! Then it completely died off as a world player. It was (Allah was worshiped by the Arabs for centuries. Allah is the moon god, one of 360 previously worshipped until Mohammad chose one and decided to make him their one god. It is not (The Muslim religion per se was not around in John’s lifetime.) And is to come (it’s here folks.)
The 10 horns are the 10 kings who are in power with the beast/Assyrian. They have one purpose, and that is to unify under the authority of the beast. The waters where the harlot sits (again water/seas references Gentiles) The woman RIDES THE BEAST meaning she is separate from the beast. I do believe along with Chuck Smith that the harlot is the Babylonian religion we call Roman Catholicism. Here’s why – the beast and the 10 kings hate the harlot and will “make her desolate and naked” and will destroy her. God put it into their hearts to do this. The great city which reigns over the kings of the earth is certainly the Vatican. However the Vatican moves to Babylon where she belongs as we see in Zechariah 5.
The argument a lot of people use to say that Jesus’ coming is far off is that the 10 kingdoms aren’t in place. Wrong! They are very much in place and very hostile toward Israel and the Church. The ten kings comprise all of the Muslim nations surrounding Israel.
This solidifies in my mind the prospect of the Gog and Magog war being either just prior to or in the first days of the 70th week of Daniel because Turkey isn’t mentioned as one of the 10 kings. You see in Ezekiel 38 that God completely destroys them. They would no longer be a key player. They - Turkey, parts of the “uttermost north” namely Russia, Persia, Sudan, and Libya - come to take a spoil from Israel. It says that Sheba and Dedan and Tarshish and the young lions watch and chide them. Sheba and Dedan are Saudi Arabia. Tarshish and the young lions are likely Britain and America but there’s really no way to know for sure. It makes sense that the US and UK would be totally against this attack. Israel would be dwelling “carelessly/safely/with sense of false security” after the 7 year covenant is confirmed by the Assyrian making this attack possible.
That would put Isaiah 17 somewhere after that because it says that the glory of Jacob will fade and become lean. There are more clues from the language that this happens when things are already pretty bad in the 70th week.
So of the 10 kings listed in Psalm 83, 3 of them are modern day Jordan. It just so happens to be the 3 tribes/kingdoms that escape from his hand. This could be what Daniel 7 was speaking about when the Assyrian subdues 3 of the 10 kings. The word used there translated as subdue can also mean cast down or humbled. Many think the Assyrian doesn’t destroy or rule over Jordan is to give the remnant a place to flee too during the last half of the 70th week. It’s clear that Jordan is part of the nation of Islam, but it won’t be one of the nations the Assyrian is dictator over.
I call the A/C the Assyrian because that is the title (among others) that God uses in His word. The man of sin is never called the Antichrist in the bible. Here is an excerpt from a briefing from Koinonia House/Chuck Missler.
“In Daniel 11:40-45, the passage continues by looking forward to the final "king of the north," to the person we commonly call the Antichrist. It is significant that this climactic leader seems to be presented as the final member of this previous detailed line of the "kings of the north."
It would seem, taking the chapter as a whole, that the final world leader will emerge from this region which comprised the Seleucid empire, rather than from the western regions as commonly assumed.
It is provocative that the Prophet Micah refers to this final conqueror as the "Assyrian":
And this [one] shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. - Micah 5:5, 6
Isaiah and Ezekiel also employ this very term.10
The Assyrian empire preceded the Babylonian empire by several centuries. This empire embraced the region we know today as Syria and Iraq.
The first world dictator was Nimrod (whose name means "we rebel"), who ruled from Babylon. 11 It is interesting that Micah also refers to this "land of Nimrod" in his passage quoted above. Could it be that this final world dictator will be, in some sense, a return of Nimrod?
This may add an additional dimension to the mysteries surrounding the future of Babylon: is it just used as a symbol, or will Babylon literally rise to prominence on the banks of the Euphrates once again?
Isaiah and Jeremiah clearly describe a destruction of Babylon that has never happened-yet.12 Zechariah seems to hold the key.13”
Hopefully this has been helpful to someone. I thought it was pretty cool that the 10 kings are listed in Psalms 83. I’ve read that passage a billion times and never caught that!!