“To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise,
For You have given me wisdom and power;
Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You,
For You have made known to us the king’s matter.” Daniel 2:23
While the chronological order of the four beasts are important, I want to peak your interest by starting with the second beast.
The second beast has three ribs in it’s mouth and raises itself up on one side. As we know, the rib was taken from Adam’s side to create Eve, she was raised up on one side! Why does the beast want to eat Adam’s ribs and raise itself up on one side? In short, to replace Eve with a different sort of help-mate, the Mark of the Beast! The answer is in what Adam said, “The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones,….Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:22-24 This second beast wants to be bone of our bones, to cleave to us, and to be one flesh with us! Terrifying that the anti-Christ wants to be “incarnate,” integrated, and to cleave to the flesh of mankind. That is the 666, the number of a man, and the beast is able to speak. The anti-Christ does this by attacking and devouring relationships rooted in the Spirit of Christ. Relationships include all kinds, such as with countries, employers, politicians, friendships, etc. The three ribs represent the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The anti-Christ devours relationships that form through the Living God, the Message of the Cross of Christ, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of domineering and cleaving to the heart and mind of individuals everywhere.
The third beast is like a leopard with four wings of a fowl with four heads which was given dominion! Heads represent “think tanks,” policy makers, legislatures, and the like. Having wings, the anti-Christ is beginning to get somewhere with the implementation of his system. A leopard is still a predatory and dangerous cat, so these policy-makers are given dominion to assure that the dictates of the anti-Christ are mandatory and followed. Of course, with the 666 cleaving to the flesh of mankind, the policy makers of the anti-Christ are to enforce that union. Enforcement also means to eliminate notions of the Living God, to oppress the Message of the Cross of Christ, and to oppose the presence of the Holy Spirit. Cleaving to 666 is what the anti-Christ demands. The second beast made possible the dominion of the third beast. The dominion includes the ten kingdoms within the New World Order.
The fourth beast is the one with “great iron teeth.” This iron is not flesh and is not spirit, but still requires it’s Mark of the Beast to cleave to the fleshy heart of mankind! How can that be? The “great iron teeth” represents computer chip technology, space equipment such as satellites, the modern god of knowledge, etc. This beast is anything other than flesh and spirit, yet still requires to be “bone of your bones.” In other words, this anti-Christ is dreadful, terrible, and exceedingly strong in the ability to rule over your thoughts and actions, to control the direction of policy-makers, and to stir up hell on earth. The anti-Christ has the incredible power to break into pieces and to stomp the residue of any dissenters. It is very much different from the other three beasts because it is the ruler over the ten kingdoms of the New World Order! Also different from the other beasts is the eyes like man and a mouth speaking remarkable things. This is the modern god of knowledge which cleaves to the flesh of mankind, boasting about “We See,” “We Know,” etc. while speaking amazing things from the mouth of mankind.
The first beast is like a lion that had it’s Eagle wings plucked and has the feet and heart of mankind. We can imagine how angry this lion is after having it’s wings clipped and forced to roam around on Earth with feet. This is an angry and sinful beast. We know the heart of mankind is full of sin and evilness because of the original fall of Adam and Eve. It doesn’t take any imagination at all to imagine all the violence, mass killings, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual perversion, and the horrible chaotic condition of our world today. This is the tactic of the anti-Christ through this first beast.
So, the chronological order is the angry sinful lion creating chaos, then the bear devouring the union of the Spirit of Christ to cause people’s heart to cleave to 666, then the policy makers of the anti-Christ take flight, then the anti-Christ appears!
This is why the Living God has a plan of redemption for the heart and mind of humanity. That redemption brings reconciliation of our spirit and soul to the Spirit of the Living God. In that reconciliation, we can cleave to God through the Holy Spirit, which is possible because of what Christ Jesus did for us on the Cross. Christ Jesus puts our sin in remission. With sin being in remission, the angry lion is made dormant; we shake off the bearish 666 to cleave to the Spirit of Christ; we abide in the Kingdom of God through Christ Jesus while not adhering to the mandatory requirements of the policy of the 666; and we keep believing in our heart and confessing with our mouth that Jesus is Lord even when the anti-Christ attacks us with his dreadful and terrible iron teeth!
“And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; 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 7:3-8