Dan 7:17 These great
beasts (which arise out of the sea of the peoples in the Western World: [Dan 7: 2,3]), which are four (empires), are (also symbolic of) four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
Dan 7:18 But the (Christian) saints of the most High shall
take the kingdom (first, for one thousand
years, during the Dark Age of Christian monasticism), and (yet), possess the
kingdom for ever, (thereafter), even for ever and ever.
Dan 7:19 Then I
would know the truth of the fourth beast, (the
Roman Empire), which was diverse from all the
others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were
of (short) iron (swords), and his nails of
brass, (the ten toes of Western Culture, composed like the alloy of copper and zinc, secular and religious); which devoured (all Europe),
brake in (two) pieces (of Constantinople and Rome),
and stamped the residue with his feet (of
denominational religious Nationalism);
Dan 7:20 And of the ten horns, (kingdoms), that were in his head, (the Roman Empire
of Western Europe), and of the other,
(the eleventh horn), which came up, and before whom three (heads: [Dan 7:12]) fell, (Babylon, [Iraq], and Persia/Mede, [Iran],, Greece); even
of that horn, (Islam), that had eyes (of the seer Mohammed: [Rev 6:1-2]), and a mouth (of the False Prophet in its Koran: [Rev
16:13]) that spake very great things (of Heaven and Hell), whose look, (as
the Last Prophet) was more stout
than his fellows, (the Bible Prophets).
Dan 7:21 I beheld, and the
same horn, (Islam: [Rev.
20:8]), made war (in
616AD, when Mohammed announced his Koran: [Rev 6:4]) with the (proselytizing Christian) saints, and prevailed (in Arabia) against them (among 1.33 billion muslims);
Dan 7:22 Until the Ancient
of days came (and the Mystery of God be
over: [Rev 10:7]), and judgment was
given to the (Christian) saints of the most High, (the Hebrew-Christians inside Israel); and the time came, (in 2025
AD: [Dan 12:12]), that the saints possessed
the kingdom (of God, within: [Luke 17: 21]).
Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, (Western Civilization), which shall be diverse (in that it is made up) from all (previous and historical) kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth (in a Global Economy), and shall tread it down, (national barriers), and break it in
pieces, (Geo-political boundaries).
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom, (the Roman Empire), are ten kings that shall arise: and another (King, Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz,
the eleventh horn, son of Muawiya, who inaugurated an
almost 90-year rule of Islam by the UMAYYADS [661-750], who made Damascus their capital: [Isaiah 17:1]), shall rise after them, (in 720 AD, [or
1260 years after 539 BC, which was the going out of the word of Cyrus the Great to rebuild the Temple]); and he shall be diverse,(i.e.; markedly different, a religious aggressor), from the first (ten European Kings), and he, (Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz, [717-20
AD], the Muawiya, the first genuine caliph), shall subdue three (of the seven heads), kings (of Greece, Babylon [Iraq], and Persia [Iran]: [Dan 7:12, 20]).