Daniel – Dan 7:1-8  And Four Great Beasts Came up From the Sea

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Daniel 7:1-8  And Four Great Beasts Came up From the Sea

[Study Aired December 27, 2021]

Dan 7:1  In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. 
Dan 7:2  Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. 
Dan 7:3  And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. 
Dan 7:4  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. 
Dan 7:5  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. 
Dan 7:6  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. 
Dan 7:7  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. 
Dan 7:8  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 chapter 7 is concerned with what is within us and the external environment which mitigates against the knowledge and growth of Christ in our lives here on earth.

2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2Th 2:5  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th 2:6  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

Dan 7:1  In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. 

The first year of the reign of king Belshazzar points us to the significance of the number one, which means unity. Verse 1 is therefore telling us that it is only in union with Christ, who is represented here by king Belshazzar, that we, the elect (represented by Daniel), can be privileged to have Christ unveil to us the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. This union with Christ is about our election before the foundations of the world. It is not our works or effort.

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Mat 13:11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

Mat 13:16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
Mat 13:17  For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Dan 7:2  Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

Seeing a vision by night lets us know that Christ came to speak to us during the period of darkness in our lives. In other words, it is while we were yet sinners that He came to us. After our failure to know Him through our own efforts while we were in darkness, our Lord came to us when all hope was gone.

Son 3:1  By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Rom 5:8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

The statement “Behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea” is to let us know how the Lord makes use of His spiritual resources to deal with the flesh of man or the beast. As we are aware, the number four means the whole of the subject under discussion, which in this case is wind. The four winds therefore signify the whole of the spiritual resources of God. The sea also represents the flesh of humanity. What we are being told is that our Lord uses the whole of His spiritual creation to deal with the flesh of mankind or His physical creation. For example, the Lord used the four winds to scatter His enemies and also to give life to the whole of mankind.

Rev 17:15  And he saith unto me, The waters (the sea) which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Jer 49:36  And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.

Eze 37:9  Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
Eze 37:10  So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

Dan 7:3  And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

As we indicated, the number four means the whole of the matter under consideration, and the sea means mankind. So, the four great beasts coming up from the sea signify the whole of the beastly characteristics which emanate from mankind. These four beasts are not separate beasts but form a composite beast within every man, including us, His elect. However, this composite beast has four distinct characteristics as portrayed by the description of various categories of beasts. These characteristics are distinct or diverse from one another.

Rev 13:2  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Ecc 3:18  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

Psa 73:22  So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

THE BEAST AS A LION

Dan 7:4  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.

The first description of this beast is that it has the characteristics of a lion. A lion has a positive application and a negative one. In the scriptures, this is how a lion is described in the negative context, which is consistent with the description in Daniel 7:4.

1Pe 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Num 23:24  Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

Deu 33:20  And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.

1Ki 20:36  Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.

From these scriptures, this is what we can glean concerning the lion nature of the work of the beast within every individual: One key characteristic of lions is their strength in hunting and tearing down their prey. The beast, or the old man, was specifically created by God to have enormous strength to destroy our relationship with Christ.

In Deuteronomy 32:20, we are being told that the work of the lion nature of the beast within us is to tear the arms with the crown of the head. It is only God’s elect who are promised the crown of life. The arm or the hand represents our works. So, a key function of this beast is to destroy our own works or efforts before the Lord so we can rest in Him or depend on God for everything.

In 1Kings 20:36, we are being told part of God’s ways of judging us for our disobedience. He strengthens the beast within like a lion to destroy our walk with Christ or to put us in further spiritual darkness.

Verse 4 of Daniel 7 says that the lion had eagle’s wings. Eagle’s wings in the scriptures refer to God’s provision and protection as shown in the following:

Exo 19:3  And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
Exo 19:4  Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

Verse 4 of Exodus 19 also means that the work of the lion, as a beast in our lives, is all part of the process of bringing us to Christ.

Now let’s look at how the beast as a lion destroys us.

Rev 13:2  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

The lion’s most powerful tool is his mouth. As stated above in Revelation 13:2, the beast within utilizes the mouth to speak great swelling words of man’s wisdom which destroy us or make us worse off. That is how the lion as a beast tears us apart.

2Pe 2:12  But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

2Pe 2:18  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2Pe 2:19  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
2Pe 2:20  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2Pe 2:21  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
2Pe 2:22  But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

The statement that Daniel observed the wings of the eagle being plucked from the lion is to let us know that at a certain point in our walk with Christ, the Lord removes His protection and provision for the beast within us. That is when we come to see who we really are – that we are a beast!!

2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Ecc 3:18  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

It is when the eagle’s wings are plucked that the lion is lifted up from the earth to stand on man’s feet and is given the heart of a man. We know from the word of God that ‘earth’ means God’s rebellious children who do not hear His words. So, what we are being told is that in our rebellious state, the Lord comes to us to show us who we really are in the sense that we have the heart of a beast and that our walk before Him is not perfect because we are dominated by this beast.

Jer 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Jer 17:10  I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Gen 17:1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Outwardly, this beast as a lion represents wicked men who are the Lord’s sword.

Psa 17:13  Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

These wicked men being used as a sword relates to the bitter words spoken against God’s elect and also against one another. The use of wicked men is one of God’s four judgments which are represented by every man’s sword against his fellow. Here is what the sword does:

Jer 2:30  In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Psa 64:2  Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Psa 64:3  Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

2Sa 2:16  And they caught every one his fellow by the head, and thrust his sword in his fellow’s side; so they fell down together: wherefore that place was called Helkathhazzurim [field of swords], which is in Gibeon.

Jdg 7:22  And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

1Sa 14:20  And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man’s sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.

Eze 38:21  And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.

THE BEAST AS A BEAR

Dan 7:5  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.

In this verse, the beast here is represented by a bear. The beast as a lion demonstrates the swelling words which destroy us. A bear has to do with our walk as shown by the description of the beast in Revelation chapter 13.

Rev 13:2  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

When we are under the control of the beast within, our walk does not please the Lord, and we end up being worse off than before. The process of destruction of the old man starts with a lion speaking great swelling words to deceive us. This deception affects our walk such that our relationship with the Lord is destroyed completely as demonstrated by a bear who has lost her whelps.

Jer 2:5  Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

Hos 13:8  I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.

Amo 5:19  As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

In Daniel chapter 7 verse 5, the beast as a bear raised up itself on one side. Raising up itself means depending on our own strength, which is self-righteousness. The use of “one side” in the scriptures is usually about a demarcation or a boundary. Thus, the bear raising itself on one side is to let us know that our Lord has placed bands on our self-righteousness or iniquity. In other words, our self-righteousness is only for a period of time in our lives.

Eze 4:8  And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.

In the scriptures, the first mention of ribs has to do with the making of a woman:

Gen 2:21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Gen 2:22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

The bear having three ribs in its mouth signifies that the making of the church of the first born is through the process of judgment shown by the number three of the ribs.  The ribs are between the teeth of the bear. The teeth here represent the sword that devours the poor of the earth and the needy from among men. The poor and the needy refer to the Lord’s elect. It is the sword, which symbolizes the lying words and the false doctrines of the enemy, which in the final analysis, causes the Lord to have an occasion to judge us with the aim of devouring or destroying our flesh.

Pro 30:14  There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

THE BEAST AS A LEOPARD

Dan 7:6  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.

In verse 6, the beast is described as a leopard, which is consistent with the description of the beast in Revelation 13:2.

Rev 13:2  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

The description of the beast within us as a leopard is to let us know that it is impossible to change the beast who is created to perpetuate evil, just as it is impossible to change the spots of a leopard.

Jer 13:23  Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

The leopard having at its back four wings of a fowl means that the beast within is preserved and empowered by the devil. As we have discussed earlier, the number four means the whole of the matter under discussion. So, the four wings of the fowl represent the whole of the power of the devil is made available to the beast within.

Rev 13:2  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

The beast as a leopard had four heads, signifying the fact that the whole of the authority and dominion of the dragon has been made available to the beast for its evil course.

THE FOURTH BEAST

Dan 7:7  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.

The fourth beast is significantly different from all the other beasts and is characterized by ten horns. This description is the same as the dragon with seven heads and ten horns in Revelation 12:3. So, the fourth beast here represents the dragon, also known as Satan.

Rev 12:3  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

The dragon’s most effective instrument, as shown in verse 7, is his iron teeth which devours its prey and breaks them into pieces. As indicated earlier, the teeth of the dragon symbolize the sword, which is the lying words and false doctrines.

Pro 30:14  There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Its teeth are described as that of iron because iron is an instrument of death. In other words, the dragon’s iron teeth signify the lying words and false doctrines which result in our spiritual destruction or death.

Num 35:16  And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

By his iron teeth, the Devil has deceived the whole world, including us at a certain stage in our walk with Christ.

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The Devil stamping his feet on the residue symbolizes the bruising of the heels of the elect. The bruising of his heels means that the devil will influence our walk with Christ. The bruising of the head has to do with the elect overcoming the evil one.

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

The fourth beast, or the dragon, is described as having ten horns. The number ten means the perfection of the flesh in unlawfulness. Horns in the scriptures signify strength. So, the ten horns of the dragon connote its strength in perfecting the flesh in unlawfulness. As we have stated earlier, the strength of this beast is in its iron teeth which symbolize the sword. This sword is the lying words and false doctrines of the dragon by which he has deceived the whole world.

In Revelation 17:11-14 we are given more insight into the ten horns as follows:

Rev 17:11  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Rev 17:12  And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Rev 17:13  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Rev 17:14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Here we are told that the ten horns represent ten kings. This means the ten kings signify ruling doctrines within us which resist the word of God when it comes to us. In verse 13 of Revelation 17, we are told that the ten kings have one mind of giving their power and strength to the beast, which in this case is the dragon or Satan. This means that the aim of these ruling false doctrines in our lives is to make us servants of the devil, our father. At a certain stage of our walk, the devil was indeed our father until Christ came to us with the brightness of His coming.

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

In verse 14, it is said that these ten kings or ten horns make war with the lamb. This is to stress the point that these ruling doctrines within us resist the word of God which is the lamb or Christ. However, if we are destined to overcome, then Christ shall come to us with His brightness which is His words to destroy these ruling doctrines or ten kings or ten horns.

2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Dan 7:8  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.

Another horn came up while Daniel was wondering about the horns. This horn is not the eleventh horn, as the sum of God’s words shows us there are only ten horns on the beast. However, this horn is actually the eighth, as its appearance resulted in the plucking up of three of the horns, leaving only seven horns together with this new little horn as the eighth. The number eight stands for new beginning or the new man, and so this little horn represents the new man.

Rev 17:11  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

The three horns plucked up by the roots lets us know that it is through the process of judgment that the horn, representing all that resists the Lord in our lives, is pulled down. This judgment is effectuated through the fire of the word of God in the mouth of His elect.

Jer 1:9  Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
Jer 1:10  See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

In this horn were eyes like the eyes of man and a mouth speaking great things. This means that along with the coming of the new man in our lives comes the opening of our eyes to see the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven and to make known or speak about the great and mighty things the Lord is doing for us, the elect, first and then the rest of mankind.

Mat 13:11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

Mat 13:16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 
Mat 13:17  For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

1Ch 17:19  O LORD, for thy servant’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.

2Ki 8:4  And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

CONCLUSION

In view of all that we have been told of this composite beast, we are admonished to take the following stance in our quest to see its destruction in our lives:

Jas 4:6  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jas 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

The proud here in James is you and I who think we can serve the Lord in our own strength. When we rely on our own effort to serve the Lord, we are no match for the beast within. The humble are those who have come to know they are beasts and that it is only the Lord who can save them from this evil beast within them. God giving grace to the humble is to make us aware that it is the Lord’s grace that makes the difference between the called and the chosen. Both the positive and the negative aspect of grace are what God gives to the humble to be able to resist the devil within (the composite beast) to flee from us. To flee here implies to be defeated. Now let’s look at these aspects of God’s grace.

In a positive sense, grace means Christ coming to us to be our helper of our lives and enjoyment.

Joh 1:16  And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
Joh 1:17  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Psa 46:1  To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psa 46:2  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Heb 13:6  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

The law by Moses is to let us know that our efforts cannot accomplish anything. It only makes us aware of being sinners. It is when Christ comes to us to be our lives or a helper so we become overcomers.

The negative aspect of grace is God’s chastisement or judgment.

Tit 2:11  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 
Tit 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

As we are aware, ‘teaching’ here means chastening. It is through God’s chastening we learn righteousness or become overcomers of the raging beast within us.

So, receiving grace from the Lord is what gives us the strength to resist the devil, or this composite beast, so that he flees from us. We must remember that the fourth beast (which is the devil who influences the composite beast within) is defeated when we overcome the beast within. In other words, when the beast within is defeated, the devil’s influence in our lives to cause us to go against God is significantly diminished or destroyed.

Since it is the Lord who is using all His spiritual resources to deal with the beast within every flesh to bring us closer to him, we are advised by the Lord as follows:

Mat 5:39  But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Dan 7:2  Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

Here we are dealing with the evil outside of us, which we are admonished not to resist as it is all part of Lord’s ways of bringing us to Himself.

May the Lord have mercy on us to receive grace upon grace from Him as we see the end of the age approaching!! Amen!!

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