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The Third Beast,
by Debra Howie
The identity of the four beasts that come out of the sea in Daniel Chapter 7, is crucial to show us from what bloodline the Antichrist comes from. While all four beasts have already been fulfilled in history past, like much of the Bible, this prophecy repeats in the Endtimes. I believe these are bloodlines. The first beast that comes out of the sea is a lion that has the wings of an eagle. It is generally accepted that the lion represents England and the eagle represents the United States because it came from England. The eagle's wings were plucked off because .her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities .
The bear represents the Russian bloodline. The bear in Daniel has a voracious appetite, devouring many people. Russia has killed many people. The third beast, the leopard, has four heads and four wings, so it is not easily identified.
The leopard is not known as the symbol for any nation. This third beast is "like" a leopard, so I researched leopards and found many characteristics of Islamic people. Leopards live in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia-predominantly Islamic countries.
Leopards are unlike any other big cat. They are loners. They do not live or travel in groups. They track and attack their prey alone. A leopard can live among its prey and not be seen, hiding in tall grass, using its spots as natural camouflage. When they attack it's by surprise and usually at night. The victim does not know it is being stalked, as with most other big cats. Surprise is their strength. The victim feels safe and has no idea it is being stalked. Leopards are patient to the extreme and wait for the right moment to attack. They attack suddenly and without warning. They carry their prey up a tree and lodge it in the branches. They may not attack again for several days and use no pattern.
Leopards, unlike other big cats, do not mate for life. In fact, they don't even mate when they are mating, so to speak. They can fight for up to five days before they mate and one can end up killing the other during mating. Once they mate, the male leaves the female. The female leopard then hides her cubs because the male may come back and kill them. Not much is known about leopards in the wild because they are mysterious and elusive, traveling and hunting at night. They are highly predatory and dangerous and cannot be trained or trusted. In zoos, we see them pacing menacingly with tremendous pent up energy. Lions rest and seem to be at peace. Occasionally groom themselves looking regal and proud.
If you examine Islam you will find that it has all the characteristics of the leopard. As we have seen from 9/11, the Muslims that attacked us were present, living among us undetected for years, fitting into society and waiting patiently for the right time to attack. They camouflaged themselves by becoming scout leaders, nurse's aides, pilots, high tech employees and other everyday jobs. They lived next to us like loners.
Like the leopard, the Muslim extremists attack without warning and then go into hiding for days or weeks before they attack again. It has been hard to track an exact pattern, which is why they have been so successful. As we can see from the recent events in Israel and Iraq, there is no end to how vicious their attacks can be. They are so obsessed with Islam that they disregard human life, even their own family's lives. As evidence, they cheer when their own children become suicide bombers. Women are treated like chattel, made to walk behind men. When they marry, men and women celebrate for days, but in separate buildings.
The panther is the English name for the leopard. It means the same thing. Just like the common house cat can have a black kitten in its litter, a black panther is a black leopard. In America, the Black Panthers were Muslim. This name was probably picked at a spiritual level they weren't even aware of at the time.
The reason it is so important to know who the leopard in Daniel represents is because except for the eagle, the same animals are repeated in Revelation 13:2, in which there is a description of the antichrist using these animals. This passage states that the antichrist will look like a leopard (Islam), have the feet of a bear (using Russia's army for mobility) and the mouth of a lion (speak English or speak through England and the EU as his vocal platform.)
In Daniel 7, the leopard is described as having four wings of a bird and four heads and much dominion was given to it. The four heads could be a four-nation confederation in charge of the other Islamic nations. Why would dominion be given to them? It could be because of oil and their mighty riches. The four wings could represent the four angels that are bound in the Euphrates River. In Revelation 9:14 these angels are let loose at an appointed time to wreak havoc on the whole earth. Here is the chilling point. Every country the Euphrates flows through is Muslim. It originates in Turkey and flows through Syria, Iraq and Iran. These are obviously evil angels or they would not have to be bound in the Euphrates River. They are bound until an appointed time when they are released to kill a third of mankind. Could the four heads represent the four countries that the Euphrates runs through?
It is interesting that in Hosea 13:7, God uses the same animals as in Daniel 7 and in Revelation 13 to bring Israel to repentance. The antichrist is described as these animals and will attack Israel.
In Habakkuk 1:5-10, the Bible talks about the Chaldeans and the ferocity of those people. In Habakkuk 1:8 it states that their horses are "swifter than leopards". The Chaldeans are the Babylonians and Persians, the present day Iraqis and Iranians.
In Revelation 13:1-2 it talks about the seven heads of the beast (antichrist); " and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads ." These seven heads correlate directly with Daniel 7. The Bear has one head, the Lion one head (the Eagle was plucked off so it is not counted), the Leopard has four heads and the fourth beast has one head - seven in total.
The spots of a leopard are referred to in Jeremiah 13:23 as well. " Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? " It is obvious that Islam, the leopard, is a tool of Satan in these last days. Just look where Islam has set up its most famous Mosque, the Dome of the Rock. It is the most controversial and fought after piece of land on the earth. This is exactly the same place where God will place His Holy Temple. God is using the leopard as a symbol of how close we are to the tribulation and a confrontation between Christianity and Islam.
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