"These great beasts, which are four, are
four kings, which shall arise out of the
<1>"Which are four kings" corresponds to the first four
kingdoms in the metal image in king Nebuchadnezzar's dream. They
will arise "out of the
earth," that is,
they are earthly kingdoms.
<2>It also should be noticed that these kings had arisen on
earth after the Children of Israel rejected
God as their king (I Samuel
God again wanted to show
the human how earthly kings and laws are limited and eventually will
result in suffering. <3>Even the Roman peace could not last
"But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and
possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever." (Daniel 7:18)
<4>But eventually those who have gone through much struggle
in many lifetimes and have made themselves ready to become
Paravipras will gain
control of the world and will establish the Kingdom of
God on earth.
"Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which
was diverse from all others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of
iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and
stamped the residue with his feet;"
"And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other
which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that
had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was
more stout than his fellows." (Daniel 7:19-20)
<5>The real truth of the fourth beast and its importance is
not that it is the Roman Empire, but that it is a symbol of the
beginning of intellectual domination in the world and the belief of
the human that he can create laws and regulations to govern himself,
can scientifically overcome nature and explain all things, and can
also give freedom to all individuals of doing whatever they want to
<6>This new view of human life and ability is what makes the
Romans different than the rest of the beasts, "which was diverse
from all the beasts that were before it..." (verse 7). After Rome we
can see the domination of the intellectuals in human history. <7>Intellectuals
control others not by their might but through the ideas and symbols
that they create in society. They exploit the masses by
spreading binding doctrines, superstitions, and creating
differentiation between man and man by adopting classes in society
(in fact the caste system in India was created with intellectual
Brahmins, not the true
<8>That is why the very base of rejecting
God in Communist ideology,
the reliance on science in explaining the unexplainable, the belief
of man that he can create his own laws and follow them, the
intellectualized religions after Rome, and all things that have made
man go astray and blaspheme the Lord, is from the confused
intellect, which is
symbolized by "the
little horn with the eyes and mouth."
<9>Also later on in the time of the Industrial Revolution and
the era of capitalism, the domination of the businessmen occurred.
<10>Businessmen are those intellectuals who use their
in controlling the resources and providing services to others. Also
by controlling these resources, they exploit others to become
workers in their establishments. <11>As nothing is bad in
this universe until it is used in an improper way,
business are not bad, but they become exploitative when they are
used in the wrong ways. <12>We are still in this intellectual
era until the era of
(purified heart) comes.
"I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints,
and prevailed against them;"
"Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the
saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed
the kingdom." (Daniel 7:21-22)
<13>The whole base of thought in recent centuries is that the
intellect of man is
superior to religious beliefs. Also intellectualized religions
replaced the true religions. So this little "horn made war with the
saints and prevailed against them."
<14>But its domination will not last forever. The truth will
come, the imperfection of this little horn will be understood, and
the true kingdom and understanding will eventually prevail when the
(Saints) (those true spiritualists who follow the
Divine Path and have leadership abilities) will possess the
"Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon
earth, which shall
be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and
shall tread it down, and break it in pieces." (Daniel 7:23)
<15>So this fourth beast is different than the previous
three, because it will try to change all things and is based on the
belief that there is no need for any other thing but man's
intellect and abilities. It will create symbols, superstitions,
false religions, change the time, change the old orders, etc.
It will try to "tread it down, and break it in pieces."
"And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall
arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse
from the first, and he shall subdue three kings." (Daniel 7:24)
<16>So these ten horns which are ten kings will come "out of
this kingdom [the fourth kingdom]." Since each king should have a
country, these ten kings are a united nation of ten countries. Then
another kingdom will arise among them, and will subdue three kings.
This little horn will destroy three kingdoms from their roots.
<17>Also, the ten will be united through this little horn and
will fail all together.
"And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall
wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and
laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times
and the dividing of time." (Daniel 7:25)
<18>So this great horn will blaspheme the Lord, will prevail
against the Saints, and also will "think to change times and laws."
<19>The Romans brought the new calendar, the hours in the day,
and changed the time of many festivals to suit themselves.
Also they (intellectuals) tried and are trying to bring human laws
to replace God's Laws.
However it will not last forever.
"But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his
dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end." (Daniel 7:26)
<20>When the truth comes, all this fallacy will eventually be
"And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom
under the whole
heaven, shall be given
to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an
everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him."
<21>Those who have made themselves ready will inherit the
kingdom. The Saints will become the
true leaders of humanity, and the kingdom will be His.
"Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my
cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but
I kept the matter in my heart." (Daniel 7:28)
<22>"Hitherto is the end of the matter": It is the end of The
Plan of God ("the matter")
for the earth. His Will, will be done on earth as it is in