Daniel 7: 11 Little Horn Destroyed  


Daniel 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

I will do my best to confine my interpretation of this passage to the facts presented in the book of Daniel. I have a hard time separating this little horn, a kingdom, from an actual person, the antichrist. The little horn of verse 8 speaks with great words. Remember, the little horn is not the beast. The beast had ten horns and this little horn sprang up among the them. However, this passage gets very personal when referring to the little horn. The little horn speaks with great and pompous words. I can’t imagine these are words of kindness or respect to God. The man speaking with the voice personifies the motives and intent of the entire regime. The beast’s body is then destroyed and given to the burning flame. The 4th beast is the Roman Empire. I believe a coalition of powers will be revived and out of the coalition of  10 horns (kingdoms) the little horn will spring up. The little horn’s kingdom will not be a democracy but a demonic authoritarian monarchy. This kingdom, the coalition of kingdoms, comes to a fast end; for the beast's body is destroyed by the flame that proceeds from God’s throne. While I believe the little horn will be cast into the fire at this same time, this passage does support that assumption. It will be necessary to draw on other passages of Scripture to prove this claim.