I. The ram and the he goat vision (Dan.8:1-27)

        Within this vision that Daniel saw were two visions. The ram and the he goat vision, which is
        interpreted for us by Gabriel 
(Dan.8:1-12,20-25) and the cleansing of the sanctuary which is 
        the vision of the evening and morning v.14, 26 ("for many days") 
(Dan.8:13-14, 26-27)  which Daniel did
        not understand.

        Daniel is now seeing more details of the next two kingdoms
 after Babylon, that of

        the "breast and arms of silver and belly of brass (Dan.2:31-32, 39)​.





































      A. The ram with two horns are the kings of Media Persia  (Dan.8:3-4, 20)
               
                Behold, "there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but
               one was  higher than the other, and the higher came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward,
               and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that
               could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great." 

          
   1. The interpretation of Gabriel (Note: This is an "infallible" interpretation)
                   
                    Daniel said, "I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel,
                    make this man to understand the vision"
(Dan 8:16-17). So Gabriel did so. He said, “the ram
                    which Daniel saw having two horns are the kings of Media / Persia 
(Dan.8:20).

            2. The time frame of this vision is history to us! 
                    
                    This was future the Daniel but History to us. It is speaking of the time of Media-Persia and
                    into the "latter time" of the kingdom of Greece 
(Dan.8:20-23).Therefore the language of the "daily
                    sacrifice" and "sanctuary"
(Dan.8:23-25) belong in the same period of time.[2](The kingdoms of 
                    Media-Persia and Greece are History, not end-times).
           
                           
            3. He (the roughgoat is the king of Grecia 
(Dan.8:5-7, 21)
                        
                    As Daniel 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 
(Dan.8:5-6). 

                
  a. Interpretation
                          
                        Gabriel interpreted the "rough goat is the king of Grecian (Greece) and the great horn that is
                        between his eyes is the first king 
(Dan.8:21). The time frame is still History to us, not end-times.


                 b. Historical record
                          
                        This "great horn" was Alexandria the Great
[3] (Dan.8:8, 21). The "he  goat" (the kingdom of  
                        Greece) waxed very great: and when he (the great horn / Alexandria the great) " was strong 
                        
(Dan.8:8, 21), he "was broken." History records Alexandria dying at the age of 33. [2] 

             
4. Four horns stood up in place of the notable horn.(Dan.8:8, 22)
  
                  Gabriel has interpreted the rough goat is theking of Grecia: (Greece) and the great horn that is
                  between
his eyes is the first king. (History identifies the first king as Alexander the great). Now that
                  being broken, (Died at 
33 yrs old) whereas four (of Alexander's Generals) stood up for it, four
                  kingdoms
shall stand up out of the nation, (of Greece) but not in his (Alexander's) power. 

           5. In the latter part of their kingdom (This is still history not future to us today)
                       

              
In the latter part of their kingdom (the kingdom of Greece) shall stand up "a king of fierce 
                  countenance"
 (Dan.8: 23, 9), a little horn. This king / "little horn" was Antiochus Epiphanies. 
                  (175-164 BC.) king of Syria. ​Remember: This is history to us. 
(Dan.10 -11:34 fills in more details).




























            6. A further confirmation that this is history             
                     
                  God revealed to Daniel (beginning with the kingdom Babylon
Dan.2:1-44; 7:1-25; 8:1-27; 9:24-27;    
                  11:1-45) what was to happen concerning the kingdoms of this world, the City of Jerusalem, the 
                  Sanctuary (Temple) and the daily sacrifice. As Daniel looked into the future beyond Media- Persia,
                  Greece and Rome.  He was told to 
"seal up the book until the time of the end" (Dan.12:1-9).  































​                  Then John see's (at the time of the end
 Dan.12:1-9a "sealed book" (Rev.4-5) being opened. 
                  
When the sealed book is opened (Rev.5:1) there is nothing about the daily sacrifice being
                  taken away or a Sanctuary being cast down. 
However Revelation does bring over from Daniel
                  the identification marks of the Lion, Leopard, Bear 
(Dan.7:1-8, 17. Rev.13:2), and the ten kings and ten
                  horns
 (Dan.2:40-45; 7:7, 24. Rev.17:12, 16). 

                    
The reason for this is because

               
  After the Cross "the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands" (Acts.7:47; 17:11). The
                   Church is the Temple
(John.2:18-20, Eph.1:22, Col.1:16-18, Eph.2:20-22, 1Peter.2:5).

                    
After the Cross The daily Sacrifice has been fulfilled in Jesus (Matt.5:17-19, Heb.9:1-10).
            

                  Note: There is a Sanctuary / Temple in Revelation being measured but not destroyed /
                  cast down. This is because this language belongs during the time period of Greece when the
                  daily sacrifice and and the earthly Temple (Sanctuary) made with hands was imposed on Israel
                  until Christ came 
(Heb.9:1-28; 10:1-29).




                       

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