So here we are in the third part of the series of Chapter 7 in the Book of Daniel which describes these beasts. We are actually going to cover three verses here in this post and then we will have one more to go.
So here they are. Daniel 7:6-8 KJV “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.”
So first, who is the LEOPARD? This word means pure. A pure heart. Only GOD has a pure heart. But it says DAVID was a man after GOD’s own heart. This Leopard, this covenant, is David! It says it had four heads and wings because in David, is the bear (rememder that bear had three ribs, and the other covenant was Adam). Thus within David, IS, the four. Now remember David telling Saul he killed the LION AND THE BEAR! You see how SCRIPTURE adds to SCRIPTURE! Beautiful hey!
So next it says there was a beast unlike any other before it. Teeth like iron. And it stamped out the rest. It had ten horns. Now what is this? This is the Covenant made with MOSES. This is the LAW! NO MERCY! NO GRACE! Stamps out and stamps on! NO FORGIVENESS! IRON TEETH! AND it says it plucked up three by the roots. It plucked up the bear, the lion, and the leopard!Even today the LAW is still followed in the hearts of men. Oh yes! They refuse the GRACE of JESUS!
Now lets get to the little horn. Well who is this? This little horn comes up from the LAW! A man speaking great things! This is JOHN the Baptist! Did not John SPEAK great things before GRACE? OH YES he did! The voice CRYING out in the wilderness! BUT JESUS says he is LEAST is the KINGDOM. The little. Even John says I must decrese and HE must increase!
Ah the beauty of the WORD of GOD!
All Glory and Honour is Yours Almighty Father through Your SON, JESUS CHRIST!