The Little Horn

   
While most prophecy authors simply assign the various prophetic
passages that mention the little horn as just one more description of
the Antichrist, the truth is decidedly different. While
there is an Antichrist association with these dark passages, a
critical layer of identification is found in the modern states
that are presently leading the world towards a military holocaust. The
simple truth is, the passages dealing with the Little Horn,
and the ten kings that form the political matrix that usher in
the Little Horn's arrival, deal with the Middle Eastern
cauldron of Islamic oil sheikhdoms and the modern state of Israel.

   
Unfortunately, the blind "Christian" church has made the plain
teachings of God of no effect with their modern prophetic traditions

- and literally millions of "believers"
are going to suffer because of their individual refusal to hear the
prophetic truth that is even now emanating inwardly to all who have
ears to hear. Because of Christianity's predisposition (read
tradition) to believe that the Jewish people and nation have some
godly destiny that is related to a fictional mass conversion to
Christianity during the soon to erupt tribulation, we routinely fail
to accurately recognize the prophetic role that Israel does
play in the end times.

   
It is virtually impossible to identify the Little Horn
accurately if you inaccurately identify the 10 kings that are
present when the Little Horn makes its appearance. Over
the years, and in our present issue of the Apocalypse Chronicles (our
printed prophecy periodical), I have repeatedly identified the
ten kings that are described in Daniel chapter 7 with the
Islamic/Oil exporting nations that are seen in the political
configuration known as OAPEC

- The Organization Of Arab Exporting
Countries.

   
In the same layered fashion as the other prophecies, there are several
versions of the ten kings. On one layer, we see the ten kings as
Arab/Oil sheikhdoms that have a decidedly Islamic orientation

- even as the majority of prophecy teachers
erroneously identify the 10 kings as the so-called "Revived Roman
Empire"

-  supposedly fulfilled by the European
Community. This Europeanized version of the prophesied cabal is a
complete fiction with no mathematical, scriptural or modern
political corollary

- yet most prophecy teachers are
aggressively teaching this fraud even as I write these words.

   
Whether one identifies the ten kings as the Islamic ten
members of OPEC (which includes non-Arabic nations such
as Iran), or the ten Arabic members of OAPEC is
academic. In either manifestation, Daniel 7 tells us the little
hor
n will uproot three of the ten. Thus, because
we identify the state of Israel with the little horn, this
perspective tells us to anticipate a devastating military conflict
between Israel and several Islamic states

- not exactly an unrealistic expectation.
The point is, the scriptures are describing exactly what we are
seeing today

- a looming cataclysmic conflict between
these powers that will result in the removal and/or devastation of
several Petro/Islamic political entities.

   
In Daniel 7, we see the description of these kings in conjunction with
the arrival of the little horn:

"After
this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful
and terrible...and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and,
behold, there came up among them another little horn,
before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by
the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man,
and a mouth speaking great things." (Daniel 7:8)

   
First of all, we should note the sequence of events. Here in chapter 7
of Daniel's incredible book, we see the fourth and final kingdom
arrives and "it had ten horns." Those ten are already in place
when
the little horn arrives because the text specifies that "there
came up among them another little horn...." This fact is
further confirmed when we see that three of the ten are "plucked up"
when the little horn arrives

- which again necessitates their arrival at
some point before the little horn emerges.

   
Once we seek to look past the religious programming that we've all
been subject to for years, it's fascinating to see how the little
horn
so aptly describes the formation of the modern state of Israel.
Interestingly enough, the history books show us that almost all of the
various Arab states that surround Israel actually constructed their
current governments in the 20th century. For instance, Saudi Arabia
was always known by the larger term Arabia, but Ibn Saud
brought the various tribes together to form the current state back in
1926 when the nation became independent of England.

   
Other Arab sheikhdoms, such as Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain also
acheieved their modern formations in this century. It is not difficult
to document that not one new Arab state has been formed after
the 1948 declaration that created the modern nation of Israel.

   
Another factor that should be noted is the recent political alignment
that has occurred between Iraq, Syria, and Iran.
According to the intelligence letter known as the DEBKA File,
"Iraq and Iran are bound by secret military pacts, as
are Iraq and Syria, both of which have been activated to
coordinate the operations of their air and missile forces."

   
This means that these three nations are bound by defense
pacts to go to war with Israel if a military action erupts with any
one of the three. I would remind the reader that Daniel tells us the
little horn is scheduled to "subdue three kings." (Daniel 7:24)

   
This information becomes even more interesting when we incorporate the
data from the book of Isaiah that also addresses the end times
conflict. Isaiah tells us that at some point, "Behold
Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous
heap." (Isaiah 17:1)

   
Because Damascus is the capital of Syria, one of
the three nations that is presently very active in the
terrorist attacks that have brought Israel to the brink of war,
I do not believe it is a stretch to say this prophecy is about to be
fulfilled. Furthermore, there is no point in history when the city
ceased to be, so we believe that this passage must speak of a future
time. The conclusion is inescapable: because the scriptures have
overwhelmingly demonstrated the catastrophic endgame events are about
to commence, it is logical to presume that the spectacular military
event that will decimate Damascus is imminent.

The
Little Horn As The Antichrist

   
Even though I see Israel as the little horn on one layer of prophetic
fulfillment, it is not the final manifestation of the little horn
prophecy. In the end, the individual we call the Antichrist
will be the little horn. Because he will be physically located in Jerusalem,
he must be identified with the nation of Israel

- however, his move to Jerusalem
will not occur until after the fateful war that will unleash
the weapons of mass destruction.

   
When we see national Israel as the little horn,
we see a nation seeking to bring about the world they desire apart
from
Christ. To put it another way, this national group
could be described as the body of Antichrist

- a body of believers in God that seek to
follow God as they wish Him to be

- instead of the way He has revealed
himself. This God is the "instead of" Christ, "another"
Christ, or the "yet to come" Christ.

   
Conversely, the true body of Christ is the remnant church
that is determined to remain obedient to Him, and has come out of the
harlot corporate "Christian" churches of the world. The individual
Antichrist is the "head" of the "body" of
Antichrist

- the collective masses of the world that
are all integrated into the corporate body of this beast.

   
While the rapture cult and others falsely teach that all of Israel
will be converted, the exact opposite is true. Jewish Israel as a
collective group consists of a people that can only be described as
the present day "body" of Antichrist. That "body" will
grow larger and larger

- encompassing "Christianity" and Islam
as the consensus will eventually emerge around a new spirituality that
is to be based in Jerusalem. This is why Revelation
calls Jerusalem "Sodom and Egypt" because of her
gross apostasy.

   
Once this spiritual pyramid is in place with the Antichrist
and the False Prophet installed in the little horn
nation ruling the entire world through the then internationalized city
of Jerusalem, the spiritual capstone will be added as
the true god of this harlot construct will emerge. That "capstone"
is the all seeing eye of universal religion that is but one of the
many faces of Satan.

   
Daniel 8 describes the Antichrist formula for success
when it tells us that "...by peace [he] shall destroy many...And
through his policy also he shall cause craft [deceit] to prosper...."
(Daniel 8:25) But the Bible also tells us this "prosperous" and
"peaceful" kingdom of the little horn is only an illusion, for
under his corrupt leadership, war and military conflict will once
again come to pass.

   
One last point demands clarification. Contrary to what many
anti-Semites rabidly preach, this New World Order is not
an exclusively Jewish construct. The Bible indicates that the Gentiles
work in collusion with the Jewish leaders (Revelation 11:2) as
they seek to utilize the peculiar historic and spiritual import of Jerusalem
in order to bring about the global tyranny of the Beast. The Jewish
leaders are complicit

- but so are many, many others. Indeed, as
I have repeatedly written and stated, the Antichrist is not a
Jew.

   
The reign of the evil one is dead ahead

- but the Good News is that Jesus
will come and "destroy [him] with the brightness of His coming."
(II Thessalonians 2:8). The time is well past for us to put away our
traditions and study the truth of these things

- while we still can.

May 13, 2002 -- James Lloyd

Copyright © 2002 Christian Media Network

See Also

The Little Horn

Triggering The Tribulation

The Lion The Bear And The Leopard

The Deadly Wound

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