Revelation 13:2 ‘The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion.‘
In my last post I showed how this verse takes us to Daniel 7:4-7 where the beast-empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece are described.
Daniel then describes the fourth beast, in Daniel 7:7, the very same beast described here in Revelation 13:2.
Revelation 17:9 describes this empire as returning in an end-time reprise. But what is this empire?
We have two options:
Firstly, this empire could have been the Roman Empire that will return in the end-times in the form of the European Union which will then turn against Jerusalem. This theory was made popular by the writings of Hal Lindsey in the Late Great Planet Earth which was very popular in the 70’s.
This theory lies at the heart of Christian Brexit thought.
The second option is that this empire could have been the Ottoman Empire that will return in the end-times in the form of an Islamic Caliphate which will turn against Jerusalem. This theory has been made popular by the writings of Joel Richardson in The Mid-East Beast. His arguments are studious and powerful.
Joel’s teachings/website can be found by clicking here.