reply to post by St Udio
I understand that the ten toes of the Image are the ten kingdoms that will unite under the secular power base of the clay feet (which is a different
substance from the rest of the Image).
After Armageddon, where all the existing ten leaders of those kingdoms will have been killed, they will be replaced almost automatically by the
vice-president or next in succession to the throne, etc.
With Armageddon being over, the ten 'new' leaders will have realised how their predecessors and they have been deceived and will turn on this
secular power-base [Beast/body - as in body of Christ - of the Antichrist] and destroy it in one short hour.
The ten horns of the fourth terrible Beast of Daniel, where three are plucked by the Little Horn, leaves seven hrons and the Little Horn is the eighth
and of the seven, so to speak. The three being plucked are the main potential contenders for election to the Papal throne.
This could be considered as confirmed by the dragon [Satan] having seven heads with diadems, and ten horns; which I translate as the seven are
directly under Satan, including the eighth. Rev 12:3
The Beast from the Sea is described as having seven heads [and he is the eighth and of the seven], is also under Satan's direct control and ten
crowned horns, which are the ten kingdoms / toes of the Image which are under the direct control of this Beast from the Sea. Rev 13:1
The Little Horn in Dan 7:8 is described in Dan 7:25 as:
a/ Speaking blasphemies [pompous words]
b/ Persecuting and shattering the power of the Saints
c/ For a period of three and a half years.
The Beast from the Sea is described in Rev 13:5-7 as:
a/ Speaking great things and blasphemies
b/ Making war against the saints and overcoming them
c/ for a period of 42 months
This is exactly how long the Tribulation will last - 3.5 years, which is 42 months, which is 180 weeks, which is 1,260 days going on a prophetic year
of 360 days.
The Two Witnesses will stand at the Temple for 42 months while the Gentiles [pagans] trample the courtyard for 1,260 days - i.e. for the duration of