Dan 8:1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me—to me, Daniel—after the one that appeared to me the first time.
Dan 8:2 I saw in the vision, and it so happened while I was looking, that I was in Shushan, the citadel, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in the vision that I was by the River Ulai.
Dan 8:3 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last.
Divine Commentary –
“The visions of Daniel are a lesson for the end-times,
are a lesson in holiness before The God Most High,
are a lesson of obedience,
are a lesson in a tryst of trust,
are a lesson in what is expected among the saints of God who stand upon their testimonies.”
Dan 8:4 I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.
“For the saints of God are to be borne up by their testimonies,
are to reach new heights of achievement,
are to circumvent the narrow-minded,
are to strengthen their companions,
are to climb the steps within their testimonies so they may survey all within their field of view.
For the saints of God should see and understand the extent of their dominion,
the extent of their kingdom,
the extent of that which God has laid before them.
For the saints of God their field of view is only limited by their testimonies:
the height they choose to climb upon the staircase built of miracles;
where their hands are on the banisters of wonders,
where their feet are firmly placed on the treads of signs,
where each landing shares the uniqueness of its field of view.
For the saints of God should learn the access to the heavens,
should equip themselves,
should be fluent in,
should speak with confidence,
should feel no shame,
should be filled with the joy of discovery,
should know the exhilaration of achievement,
should seek for the understanding,
should become qualified to converse in the tongues of man with the tongues of heaven.
For the saints of God should be able to transmit the word of God in the tongues of man.
For the saints of God are fully equipped to speak the tongues of heaven,
yet the gift remains unaccepted,
it lies within –
only partially unwrapped:
yet is it needed by the saints,
yet is it within the will of God,
yet is it awaiting activation in its fullness as a sign of wonder to the lost.”
Dan 8:5 And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
“The tongues of heaven are the precursors of what lies beyond the grave of man,
are a time of preparation –
that man may not then stumble in his speech as a babe in swaddling clothes,
are for the end-time to feast on the capabilities of man unheard by the world at large,
are for the end-time to hear the majesty of The Spirit when liberated to display His gifts,
are for the end-time call to man by My servants empowered to speak directly to his ears,
are for the end-time glory of The Lord as a witness unto man of The Living God who walked the earth,
The Living God who died and rose again,
The Living God who would have His saints learn the languages of the stars,
the languages of the heavens,
the languages of creation.
For the saints of God must attain an understanding,
must attain as the heart’s desire,
must seek their spirits’ willingness –
to receive the counselling of My Holy Spirit,
so their spirits gain the ability to hear and to bring forth:
the word of God declared within this endtime season.
For the saints of God are to know the languages of heaven,
as The Holy Spirit translates according to His choice,
while the spirits of the saints of God are encompassed by their gloves.”
Dan 8:6 Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.
“So the saints of God will hear their tongue progress,
will learn to ascribe intonation to their speech,
will learn to treat their tongue as a language,
will learn to identify a phrase of utterance,
will receive a variety of tongues as the tongue can cope,
will identify the scope of the tongue as it scales the heights and the depths of a vocal range.
So the saints of God will progress to the tongue which sings,
to the tongue which groans,
to the tongue which interprets,
to the tongue which translates,
to the tongue of harmony,
to the tongue which declares My word.
So the saints of God may speak of praise,
may speak of worship,
may speak of deliverance,
may speak of healing,
may speak bequeathing life to the fallen,
may speak within the realm of miracles and wonders.
So the saints of God may exercise the authority and the power of God within the satanic kingdom of the lost.
So the saints of God may choose to exercise their agency to grow,
to develop under the tutelage of My Holy Spirit.
So the saints of God may choose to exercise their agency to become as Statice,
stuck for ever on display,
never to carry the fullness of the seed of destiny.
So the saints of God may choose to exercise their agency to become as tares within the wheat field,
as weeds within the pasture,
as thistles within a wasteland –
to be discarded by the reaper of the harvest as He inspects each for its worth.”
Dan 8:7 And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.
“For they are those whose words did not impact on their hearts,
whose words brought no evidence of a change of heart,
whose words of promise were not upheld,
were left to languish,
to become a lie laid before the throne of God.”
Dan 8:8 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven.
“For the throne of God is a sacred place.
For the throne room of God is the holy of most holies;
for the throne room of God does not suffer sin.
For as Satan lied before the throne of God –
so he was cast out of the presence of God.
For as man copies Satan –
so he risks his destiny of delight.”
Dan 8:9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.
“Man’s destiny of delight is the place to be,
is the place of the reality of dreams,
is the place where wishes are served within its realm,
is the place where stardust is created,
is the place that acts as the birthplace of exploration,
is the place of safety from which life is never lost.
Man’s destiny of delight is prepared by God,
is the place of His inheritance for man when he comes of age.”
Dan 8:10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them.
“Man comes of age when he answers the call of the grave in the absence of an appeal.
The call of the grave is an imperative of God.
Woe to those who usurp the imperative of God.
Woe to those who bring it upon another.
Woe to those who bring it on themselves.
Woe on woe to each who thereby seeks to fill his purse.”
Dan 8:11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down.
“The purse of man reflects the labouring of man,
of how he spends his hours,
of how he spends his days,
of how he spends his time as he stands before his fellow man.
The purse of man reflects his knowledge with his wisdom:
the demands he makes,
the requests he answers.
The purse of man reflects the commitments he affirms:
the offerings he tenders,
the pledges he honours.
The purse of man reflects the income subject to depletion by the hand which reaches in.
Foolish is man who chooses to fill an empty purse with that which is not his.”
Dan 8:12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.
“The storehouse of man reflects his freewill being with his God:
his freewill being about his Father’s work.
The storehouse of man reflects his freewill being with the gods of the earth.
The storehouse of man reflects the gathering of the jewels of heaven;
the gathering of the jewels of the earth.
The storehouse of man reflects the seeking of his soul:
reflects the treasure,
for the grave side of his choice.
The storehouse of man is best filled when as the storehouse of My saint:
with that which is impervious to decay,
which is impervious to those who would try to obtain possession,
which is impervious to all without the specific knowledge of the new name on a white stone.”
Dan 8:13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, "How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?"
“For the wise will guard with foresight the continual existence of their new name on a white stone.
For the wise will not give reason for revision,
will not give reason for erasure.
For the wise will not let their standing lapse,
will not permit a promise to turn into a lie.”
Dan 8:14 And he said to me, "For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed."
“For as the wise do speak so are their words considered,
so are their words delivered,
so are their words not withered.
For as the wise do promise so their future is constrained,
so their commitment is subject to restraint,
so their promise follows an evaluation of the cost,
follows the conditions for the honouring,
follows with a surety of performance within the bounds of life.
For the wise do comprehend the Lamb’s Book of Life:
with all the records of man which do make it so.”
Dan 8:15 Then it happened, when I, Daniel, had seen the vision and was seeking the meaning, that suddenly there stood before me one having the appearance of a man.
“The forest of darkness has no paths which can be followed,
is full of entanglements which pluck at all that passes,
has a boundary which extends as it is approached,
has security which keeps all committed within its territory.
The forest of darkness is not a pleasant place to be,
is not a place to sojourn when there is a choice,
is not the domain of the animals known to man.
The forest of darkness never sees the light,
has feeding pens which trap,
has access beyond discovery when enclosed within,
has its reason for existence being the containment of evil.
The forest of darkness is known by other names in the vocabularies of man.”
Dan 8:16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, who called, and said, "Gabriel, make this man understand the vision."
“The vocabularies of man should each have the ability to progress a relationship with God.
The vocabularies of man should each through lack of use,
delete the profanities of man.
The vocabularies of man convey understanding,
from the spirit with the soul,
to all with ears to hear,
to all with eyes to see,
to all with a sense of touch,
to all with an active sixth sense.”
Dan 8:17 So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."
“The sixth sense of man is unimpeded by lack of bandwidth,
is always one to one within mortality,
has no switching within delivery,
has no points of eavesdropping,
requires the consciousness of man unless the call is set to wake from sleep.
The sixth sense of man is the transference of a thought while it dwells within the mind.
The sixth sense of man is the reception of a thought with the right of entry to the mind.
The sixth sense of man is his telegraphy in action,
is his expressway to the stars,
is his sending and receiving of information without his other senses.
The sixth sense of man is not limited by the speed of light,
is not subject to fading with the distance,
is not subject to delay once connection is established.
The sixth sense of man is presently two-way communication,
is presently activated through My Spirit’s gift of tongues,
is presently a wonder of My Spirit for the saints of God –
for those who fully unwrap the gift shall hear the voice of their God.”
Dan 8:18 Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me, and stood me upright.
“For the voice of their God is waiting to be heard,
has much to say to those who desire to listen,
to those who desire teachings clarified in wisdom,
to those who desire a closer relationship with God.
For the voice of their God knows each by the naming of man,
knows each with a heart attuned to God,
knows each with a need for an implant of the word of God.
For the voice of their God does not intrude without an invitation,
does not intrude without a loosing on the earth in The Name above all names,
does not intrude where He knows He is not welcome.
For the voice of their God does not intrude unless each door is opened –
so His voice may be heard within the chamber of each mind.
For the voice of their God does not intrude without having a word of significance to make known,
without permission to interrupt the thought process then underway.
For the voice of their God does not intrude when the cacophonies of man fill the ears with sound,
when the transmittances of man fill the eyes with visions,
when the concentration of man is not conducive to the concerns of God.”
Dan 8:19 And he said, "Look, I am making known to you what shall happen in the latter time of the indignation; for at the appointed time the end shall be.
“The concerns of God should not be of trivial concern to man.
The concerns of God centre round the behaviour of His children,
centre round the behaviour of His lambs,
centre round the behaviour of His sheep,
centre round the behaviour of His flock.
The concerns of God centre on a mis-step on a stepping stone,
centre on a wrong selection at a turning point of life,
centre on a fall caused by a stumbling block with satanic placement.
The concerns of God arise from His love and care:
for His flock now entrusted to those who stand in proxy,
for His flock from whom some stray yet are recovered,
from whom some depart not wanting to be recovered,
from whom some hide within a nearby herd –
not answering any of the calls.”
Dan 8:20 "The ram which you saw, having the two horns—they are the kings of Media and Persia.
“The ram of Daniel’s vision exists in these days in a different guise,
for the earlier has passed away.
The ram of these days in history was the Ottoman empire,
now in remnants,
which pushed to the west,
to the north,
to the south:
as no land could withstand,
as no-one could deliver from subjugation.
So no-one could oppose his will as he reached his peak of power.”
Dan 8:21 "And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king.
“The male goat of these days in history was the United Kingdom,
advancing from the west,
its feet above the ground,
with its seat of power within the British empire.
So he encountered the empire of the Ottomans,
with its two seats of power:
attacking it with great force;
standing in its way;
moving with the rage of might;
breaking its power base.
So the Ottomans became defenceless,
were cast down to be trampled underfoot,
knew of no-one able to offer them the comfort of the night.”
Dan 8:22 "As for the broken horn and the four that stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall arise out of that nation, but not with its power.
“So the British empire grew in strength of circumstance as it waxed –
before it waned under the sun –
as its power was broken by a second great confrontation.
Syria were released from bondage to come up to the fore,
from four disparate directions of the winds.
a remnant of the Ottomans,
was broken into the fragments of the times,
from which a little horn arose:
that which grew in strength of influence southwards,
and towards the Holy land.”
Dan 8:23 "And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features, Who understands sinister schemes.
attacked that which was created in a day –
the Holy land it bounded –
with a spirit of deception,
with a spirit born of destruction,
with a spirit born of collusion of a soul.”
Dan 8:24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.
“So he threw down,
with his army,
some within God’s favour,
some within God’s promise:
to trample such upon the land of promise.
And the temples of God were hidden from his sight.”
Dan 8:25 "Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; But he shall be broken without human means.
“Then the potentate of Syria exalted himself before his people,
as he followed a false prophet who taught the wasted prayers,
as he tore down the tabernacles of The Most High God,
as he discarded truth,
as he succumbed to lies.
Yet did he prosper in his ways.”
Dan 8:26 "And the vision of the evenings and mornings Which was told is true; Therefore seal up the vision, For it refers to many days in the future."
“ ‘Then Daniel heard a holy one speaking and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, "How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?" And he said to me, "For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed." ’
So out of the days of war came the day of reinstatement,
the day of the rebirth of My nation:
on the land of promise.
So the sanctuary was cleansed.
So the sanctuary is there for the gathering of My people,
So the will of God is accomplished throughout the ages of man.”
Dan 8:27 And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days; afterward I arose and went about the king's business. I was astonished by the vision, but no one understood it.
“So the vision of Daniel,
for these latter days of meaning,
now come before My people in the present truth.
The vision of Daniel is unsealed –
as intended for this distant future time –
to then be brought before,
to be made known to,
all the peoples,
the tongues upon the earth.
So the vision of Daniel is a record of The Loving God speaking from the past into the present.
For The Loving God would have it known to man –
of the reality of His scope,
the reality of His power to accomplish all which He sets out to do,
the reality of His being,
the reality of the intended destiny of man,
the reality of man to talk to his God in this day and age.
Wise is he who opens for use the gift of tongues from My Holy Spirit –
who sets a target of maturity for his life,
who will not stop with less.”
* (8:14) Literally evening-mornings
* (8:21) Literally king, representing his kingdom (compare 7:17, 23)
* (8:25-25) Literally hand