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The Persian Gulf War, Al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden, The Ten Nation Kingdom
The vision Daniel recorded in chapter eight symbolized the Persian Gulf War, which occurred between the USA and Iraq, the brake up of the Muslim kingdom resulting in the emergence of the al-Qaida network, Saudi Arabia, the nation within the kingdom of ten nations that the first of the ten kings arose from and Osama bin Laden, who is the first of the ten kings from among whom the man of lawlessness will arise. According to Dan 8:19 this war also marked the beginning of the final period of indignation in the end times, which is centered around the revealing of the man of lawlessness and the return of Jesus Christ. Dan 8:19 also reveals that Alexander the Greats’ conquest cannot be the fulfillment of this vision since it took place in 334 BC, which is before the end times even began. (Dan 8:19) And he said, "Behold, I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.
The ram with the two horns depicted in Daniel 8:3 and explained in Dan 8:20 represented the kings of Media, which is Iraq and Persia, which is Iran. The smaller of the two horns depicted in Dan 8:3, symbolized King Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran. The second and longer horn that came up last, which symbolized the more powerful of the two kings, was King Saddam Hussein of Iraq. (Dan 8:3) Then I lifted my gaze and looked, and behold, a ram which had two horns was standing in front of the canal. Now the two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last.
(Dan 8:20) "The ram which you saw with the two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia.
Daniel 8:4 portrayed Iran and Iraq butting northward and southward against each other, westward against Israel and southward against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. (Dan 8:4) I saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him, nor was there anyone to rescue from his power; but he did as he pleased and magnified himself.
The shaggy goat, which is referred to as the “kingdom of Greece” in Daniel 8:21, that is depicted as coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth in Dan 8:5, symbolized the USA and the many nations that joined with the US against Saddam Hussein. The male goat, depicted as coming without touching the ground, portrayed the air war that destroyed Saddam Hussein's military. The conspicuous horn between the goat’s eyes symbolized Saudi Arabia, which confounded fellow Muslim nations when they permitted the USA, a non-Muslim, pro-Israel nation to use their land to stage the attack against Iraq, a fellow Muslim and anti-Israel nation. The shaggy goat was called the “kingdom of Greece” because during the time of Daniel it represented the unknown western world. (Dan 8:21) "And the shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king. (Dan 8:5) While I was observing, behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes.
Daniel 8:6-7 foretold of the USA and their many allies utterly destroying Iraq’s military while no other nation could rescue Saddam Hussein. (Dan 8:6-7) And he came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing in front of the canal, and rushed at him in his mighty wrath. {7} And I saw him come beside the ram, and he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns, and the ram had no strength to withstand him. So he hurled him to the ground and trampled on him, and there was none to rescue the ram from his power.
The male goat, depicted as magnifying himself exceedingly in Daniel 8:8, symbolized the celebrations that occurred in the USA after the Persian Gulf War, which included the renaming of certain military bases to reflect the USA's air superiority. While the USA magnified it's self the large conspicuous horn that broke and the four conspicuous horns that grew towards the four winds of heaven or through out the earth in its place portrayed the break up of the Muslim Kingdom, of which Saudi Arabia is the center of worship, and the emergence of four conspicuous dissident Muslim kingdoms that proliferated through out the earth. One of these four conspicuous horns or dissident Muslim kingdoms, that arose after the Persian Gulf War without the authority of the king of Saudi Arabia, as was foretold in Dan 8:22, was Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda. After the Persian Gulf War it was Osama bin Laden who lead the break up of the Muslim kingdom when he aroused Saudi Arabian groups who opposed King Fahd and expressed anger at him for allowing the USA to use Saudi soil to launch an attack against Iraq. After bin Laden left Saudi Arabia in 1991 and went to Sudan King Fahd stripped bin Laden of his citizenship. A second of the four conspicuous horns or dissident Muslim kingdoms became visible in 2006 when they carried out the train bombing in Madrid, Spain. It was discovered that this dissident Muslim kingdom was not part of al-Queda, but was and is committed to the same cause, which is to overthrow Israel. A third conspicuous horn or dissident Muslim kingdom might be the southeast Asian dissident Moslems who have been carrying out terrorist acts in such countries as Indonesia. The four conspicuous horns or dissident Muslim kingdoms are made up of terrorist groups that have proliferated throughout the world and can be distinguished by their common cause and cooperation with one another when they commit terrorist acts with al-Qaeda against the USA and Israel. (Dan 8:8) Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven. (Dan 8:22) "And the broken horn and the four horns that arose in its place represent four kingdoms which will arise from his nation, although not with his power.
Daniel 8:9 explains that the man of lawlessness, who is represented by the rather small horn, will come out from among one of these four conspicuous or dissident Muslim kingdoms and grow powerful in the south, east and the Beautiful Land, which is Israel. (Dan 8:9) And out of one of them came forth a rather small horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Beautiful Land.
Dan 7:24 points out that the conspicuous horn or the conspicuous Muslim kingdom that the rather small horn or the man of lawlessness arises from among is a kingdom made up of ten nations out of which ten kings arise. (Dan 7:24) ‘As for 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.
The large horn between the goats eyes described in Dan 8:21, which symbolized Saudi Arabia, the nation that helped the USA in the Persian Gulf War, also symbolized the nation that the first of the ten kings arose from and the king that arose from that nation. The first of the ten dissident Muslim kings to arise, who was born in and who arose from Saudi Arabia in 1991 was Osama bin Laden. (Dan 8:21) "And the shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king
Rev 17:12 further qualifies Osama bin Laden as the first of the ten kings when it describes the ten kings that the man of lawlessness arises from among as renegade kings who do not rule over a country, but who will receive authority as kings when they join with the beast or the seven heads forming the fourth and final beast, which arises just before Jesus returns. (Rev 17:12) “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.
Dan 8:23 is referring to al-Qaida, the Madrid, Spain bombing terrorist group and the Southeast Asian group when it describes that the man of lawlessness will arise from one of the four conspicuous horns or dissident Muslim kingdoms after they complete their transgressions, which are the terrorist acts that these groups are committing against Israel, the USA and those countries who dare to side with them. Some of these terrorist acts, which began after the Persian Gulf War ended in 1991, include the attack on US soldiers in Somalia in October 1993, which killed 18; the attack on the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in August 1998 which killed 224 and injured nearly 5,000; the millennium-bombing plot targeting the Los Angeles airport; the attack on the USS Cole on 12 October 2000, in which 17 crew members were killed and 40 others injured; the plane-bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 which killed 3000, the bombing of a night club in Indonesia and the Madrid, Spain train bombing. Dan 8:23 further tells us that when these four conspicuous horns or dissident Muslim kingdoms complete their terrorist acts the man of lawlessness will arise from the conspicuous horn or ten nation kingdom and the ten dissident kings that Osama bin Laden and Saudi Arabia are a part of. (Dan 8:23) "And in the latter period of their rule, When the transgressors have run their course, A king will arise Insolent and skilled in intrigue.
In the light of the revelation that Saudi Arabia is one of the ten nations that the ten kings arise from and that Osama bin Laden was the first of the ten kings to arise, when Hezbollah attacked Israel from Lebanon in August of 2006 the Holy Spirit revealed to me that those nations that are fighting Israel right now make up the ten-nation kingdom. The Holy Spirit then confirmed that the revelation came from Him when He gave me the insight that the ten-nation kingdom has to be those nations that are fighting with Israel since when the Antichrist arises he makes a peace treaty and in order to make a peace treaty fighting has to be taking place. Since I already knew that Saudi Arabia was one of the ten nations and Hezbollah was attacking Israel from Lebanon while Syria was helping them it became clear that the ten-nation kingdom includes Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Turkey. The Holy Spirit then revealed to me that the ten men who wield the authority of a king that arise with in these ten nations, from among whom the Antichrist arises are the leaders of Hammas, Hezbollah and al-Qaida in these nations.
The insights above coincide with Dan 8:8, 22-23 and Dan 7:24, which ties the other nine nations and the terrorist groups that are working from with in them to Saudi Arabia and Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida when they depict that these nations make up a kingdom which is engaged in transgressions or terrorist acts against Israel and the USA.
(Dan 8:8) Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven. (Dan 8:22-23) "And the broken horn and the four horns that arose in its place represent four kingdoms which will arise from his nation, although not with his power. 23 "And in the latter period of their rule, When the transgressors have run their course, A king will arise Insolent and skilled in intrigue. Dan 7:24 ‘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.
Dan 11:21-22 and Dan 9:27 further points towards the above named nations as that kingdom of ten nations that the ten kings arise from, from among whom the Antichrist will arise, when they explain that when the Antichrist arises he will make and peace treaty with Israel and these are the nations that are presently engaged in an escalating conflict with Israel. It is also interesting to note that these nations are those nations that the dissident Muslims with in them are causing them in varying degrees to shift towards Islamic governments, which propagate Jihad to achieve their desires.
Dan 11:21-22 “In his place a despicable person will arise, on whom the honor of kingship has not been conferred, but he will come in a time of tranquility and seize the kingdom by intrigue. 22 “The overflowing forces will be flooded away before him and shattered, and also the prince of the covenant. Dan 9:27 “And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”
Coinciding with Dan 7:24, which explains that when the Antichrist arises he will have to subdue three of the ten kings it is easy to imagine that the Antichrist will have to subdue three of the ten terrorist leaders that are in charge of the terrorist groups in these ten nations in order to implement his peace treaty with Israel, since no one has been able to stop Hammas and Hezbollah from attacking Israel even during cease fires.
Dan 7:24 ‘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.
Although the Antichrist arises from among the ten terrorist leaders that arise with in the ten-nation kingdom, according to Rev 17:9-11 the Antichrist does not arise from any of these ten nations but rather he arises from one of the seven nations that make up the fourth beast.
Rev 17: 9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, 10 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. 11 “The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.
According to Dan 8:13-14 the length of time from the time that the Antichrist first arises and makes the peace treaty until Jesus returns is 2300 days.
Dan 8:13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, “How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be trampled?” 14 He said to me, “For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored.”
Jesus’ return is closer than we think and He still calling everyone who has not believed to believe that He died and arose again from our death penalty for us. By our belief in Jesus Christ we are baptized into His death and resurrection from the dead and having died with Christ through our belief we are pardoned from having to die the second death, which is forever at the end of the age. (John 3:16) “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

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Comment by Mikha El on October 30, 2009 at 7:13pm
Many prophetic parallels exist in scripture, this is undeniable. To state with with absolute certainty the identity of every allegory of Daniel 8 is a bit....presumptuous, especially when pinpointing every verse to recent history, and while doing so without a working knowledge of the Hebrew language.

JC is the great deceiver. He is the false Messiah. The one that came "to free you from the law". Yeshua on the other hand, kept and teaches us Torah observance.
Comment by James D Albright on November 1, 2009 at 10:48am
You did not supply any back up to your claim so I am assuming that you believe like so many that Alexander the Great's Conquest fulfilled Dan 8 and I have posted a new blog called How the Alexander the Great Conquest does not fit into Dan 8 as my response.

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