True Sayings Series
The Little Horn Part 4 of 4
By C. Eldon McNabb
The angel Gabriel, explaining the vision of the ram and the he goat to Daniel, said, "Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision." "And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be." By this, we know that it was not really about ancient civilizations, but has yet to be fulfilled.
The Ram is easily identified, because of who the Persians were. Once we comprehend who they were, it becomes a relatively simple task to sort out the truth of the whole vision. The Persians originally called themselves Irani (Aryans) and their homeland Irania. The correlation is clearly and easily made with ancient Persia and the Naziism of the 1930s and 1940s, because Adolph Hitler asserted that the Nazis were "Aryans." They may, or may not, have really been Aryans, but that was their philosophical claim. And, to this day, the Neo-Nazis make the same assertion about themselves.
The world of the twentieth century has already experienced the fulfillment of this vision, except for the emergence of The Little Horn. I will show in this treatise that the "ram with two horns" was the Axis powers of World War II, and that Germany and Japan were its two horns.
The Axis powers didn't start out together, but came together in the Tripartite Pact in September of 1940. That was about a year and a half before Germany declared war on the United States of America. The total, ignominious defeat of Germany and Japan at the conclusion of WWII confirms that they are (were) the two horns of the ram.
Empirical Japan came up first when it began its push of colonialism by the takeover of Korea in 1910. Then, in 1931-32 Japan took Manchuria, China. They entered into the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy, and then, in December of 1941, they pushed southward to the Philippines. Later they would go on to attack the coastal cities of Australia. On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese executed the infamous attack on U.S. troops at Pearl Harbor. That attack caused a wave of anger in the American people that prompted the fulfillment of the words, the He Goat "ran unto him in the fury of his power."
Germany began their Putsch (push) in 1939. That year, Germany and Italy entered into an alliance, and Germany turned northward and took Poland, then Norway, Denmark and Belgium. Then they went westward, and, by the end of 1941, German forces had overrun almost all of western Europe. In the early forties, Germany also brought Italy totally under its control and took over Italy's foothold southward into North Africa. The push was on and there was no power, it seemed, which could stop it.The He Goat
"As I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes."
We are told that "no beasts might stand before (the Ram), neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand." He obviously means any in the eastern hemisphere, because The He Goat, from the West, was able to do so. The United States fought the war on both sides of the world. In both cases, there were only two ways to go, by air and by water, to reach the battle arena.
The notable horn of that goat is a prophetic allegory of the presidency of the United States. The strength of the presidency had become so great by the end of WW II that measures were soon taken to break its power. Just six years after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the strongest President in the history of the nation, the Congress of the United States passed a new law which limited the President to two four-year terms. That move effectively broke the power of the great horn.Out of One of Them Came Forth A Little Horn
When the power of the presidency was broken, the Executive branch of our government evolved four departments with kingdom-like powers. (Dan. 8:22) They are the Presidency, the National Security Council, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Treasury. Each of these "kingdoms" has its own military force, or quasi-military arm. The Presidency controls the U.S. military forces (D.O.D.), The National Security Council has the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.), The Justice Department has the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.), and The Department of the Treasury has the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (A.T.F.). At least three of these "armies" function on an international basis.
The stage is now set. Almost all, if not indeed all, of the conditions which the prophecy requires to exist before that little horn will arise are already existing. One of the most significant developments, besides the raising up and casting down of nations, which must precede the emergence of that little horn, is the fulfillment of the prophecy in Matt. 24:12. The Lord said, "Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." We have seen this prophecy fulfilled as the rate of moral decay has rapidly increased in the United States since the second world war. The phenomenon has been especially noticeable in the last thirty-five years, or so. And for the last eight years, it has been highlighted by the immoral actions of the President himself.
After I first came to understand where The Little Horn would come from, I considered the possibility of different federal offices, including F.E.M.A., being the vehicle which could be used to carry our the work of that little horn. However, I was unable to come to any positive conclusion. One thing was sure. Whatever the name of the bureaucracy would be, it would come from one of the four horns of the Executive Branch of our government, and probably from the Presidency. In early February 2001, our newly inaugurated President Bush created a new "White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives." We should expect that the activities of this new office will be carried out in accordance with the United Nations' agenda of One World Government and One World Religion. Is this it, or do we look for another?
It is certainly a time for those who profess to know Jesus Christ of Nazareth to watch and be sober.
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