A Temple –
A desolation. The abomination of desolation, spoken of by Jesus, leads us to the abomination in Daniel. They shall take away the daily sacrifice. That’s the Temple. The first one was destroyed by Babylon. The second was desecrated by Greece and destroyed by Rome. Islam is preventing the third. That is what makes a beast a beast. Count ’em.
A Him Or An It –
A translation problem. Can you find the beast if you are looking for a “him” instead of an “it”? In Revelation 13:1: 20 have “his horns”, 20 have “its horns”, 15 have “It had ten horns” . We need Daniel 7:7 to clear this up. “It had ten horns” is a clear winner. You need to look for an “it” and not a “him” to find the beast. It makes a difference.
A Number in Daniel –
A key to understanding the Apocalypse. John knows Daniel and Daniel knows the number of years. The numbers John uses have been preserved in nearly all of the bible translations. They can be trusted in identifying historical events that might be a fulfillment of prophecy. Not just one number but all the numbers must fit. And colors.
A Prince –
A general or other? Good luck if you are looking for the king of the north. The translators can’t agree on Daniel 11:5. 24 think he was a prince and 28 think he was anything but a prince. princes 24, commanders 11, officers 7, officials 5, generals 2, leaders 2, subordinates 1 – Go figure. Who can you trust? What can you trust? Numbers and history.
A Daughter –
A king of the north. A fit with Islam. Fatimah, daughter of Mohammed who was king of the south, would have to deal with Muawiyah after he became the king of the north. The Umayyad dynasty, started by Muawiyah, placed the abomination that maketh desolate. The Dome of the Rock. These are fits with Daniel that are a fit with the Apocalypse.
A Fourth Beast Of Daniel –
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 Temple –
A desolation. Babylon destroyed the first temple. Greece desecrated the second. Rome destroyed the second. Islam is preventing the third. The four beasts of Daniel. They all messed with the temple. That is what determines a beast in the mind of Daniel. John seems to agree. Jesus mentioned it. What is in the holy place now? The Dome of the Rock.
A Bear –
A leopard. A connection with the beasts of Daniel. John knows Daniel knows beasts. Also in common are the ten horns. John’s beast was like a leopard, a bear, and a lion. Daniel is the key to understanding the beasts of the Apocalypse. What do the beasts of Daniel have in common? The Temple. Don’t mess with the Temple. This is new.
A Passage In Daniel –
A reference to years. What happened in the year 666? What calendar do you use? What calendar was in effect? John understood Daniel. Daniel understood by books the number of the years. John sends us to the Old Testament for clues. John understood by books. John understood the Lamb of God and lamb is found 27 times in the Apocalypse.
A Daughter –
A king of the north, a fit with history. Mohammed, the king of the south, and his daughter, Fatimah, along with Muawiyah, the king of the north are a perfect fit with Daniel 11. The abomination of desolation, the Dome of the Rock, was built by the Umayyad dynasty started by Muawiyah.