Ten Kings Shall Arise - Daniel 7

One world government. A unified global system "diverse from all kingdoms" [Dan. 7:23]. It's being formed openly now....can you see it?
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Here is some of what the Bible has to say about the days when the whole earth shall become a unified body, a 'diverse kingdom', and the rise of the one who will be it's king, the one called Antichrist.

(note: it is the entire world that is spoken of, not any lesser geographic region, e.g. the EU, as is commonly taught)

"Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. (Dan. 7:23)

This portion of Holy scripture is a prophecy of the coming Antichrist, showing the events that will lead up to his appearance on the world's stage. Briefly it is this: When the entire world has been 'devoured, or brought under the control of a world government, the sovereignty of the individual nations having been 'tread down' and the existing world system having been broken into 'pieces,' as we see happening now, then, according to the Word of God, there will be ten rulers or 'kings' that shall initially arise to rule over these various broken 'pieces', or 'regions':

Dan. 7:24 ".. out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

Another shall then arise "after" the ten, we are told:

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High..."

This one who "shall speak great words against the most high" is also identified in the eighth chapter of Daniel as the "little horn, which waxed exceeding great"...who then..."magnified himself" (Dan. 8: 9,11). He will begin as a "little horn" [power], deceiving many, but will after a time show forth his true colors (Rev. 6:2,4,5,8), revealing his true identity, the very antithesis of all that is holy and true, live and in person none other than the one known as Antichrist - the incarnate devil himself.

The world is now being rapidly transitioned into a regionalized world government much like what is described in the seventh chapter of Daniel. The number of the broken 'pieces', or regions, is not specified by Daniel's prophecy so it cannot be stated with any certainty by anyone. It may be ten, or it may not be ten. We are told exactly how many rulers or 'kings' will initially rise to claim authority over the 'pieces' though, however many it turns out to be. Ten kings shall rise to power over the reorganized earth. To understand this gives a much clearer picture, and actually allows a wider range of possibilities as to the actual fulfillment. As the devouring and treading down of the whole earth is well underway, it may not be too long before it is time for the next thing, i.e. the ten 'kings' to arise and take the stage.

Keep in mind that the "little horn" cannot appear on the scene until "after" (vs. 24) the ten kings have taken control of the reordered earth. This is very important to understand because it shows conclusively that the being who shall eventually fulfil the role of Antichrist cannot have yet made his appearance on the world stage.

see: "First ever regional government forum" 11-20-09
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more (very concise look) on the prophecies of the book of: Daniel ch. 2
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