The “little horn” is a mystery in Bible prophecy that was foretold by the prophet Daniel. The term “little horn” means little king (Daniel 7:7-8 & Daniel 7:23-25).
The focus of this article series is the kingdom of the “little horn” and its religion.
The purpose of the article series is to show the unveiling of Bible prophecy throughout history.
The kingdom of the “little horn” is the last of the world empires, and is also the kingdom that Jesus Christ will judge, and destroy, when he returns to establish his own kingdom on earth. The foretelling of the rise and fall of world empires was given, by God, through the prophet Daniel, who lived during the reign of the Babylonian Empire, and in the beginning of the reign of the Medo-Persian Empire. Below is a timetable (from top to bottom) of the rise and fall of these empires. The statue is from Daniel chapter 2. It starts with Babylon and ends, at the feet, with the kingdom of iron and clay. The kingdom of iron and clay is the kingdom of the “little horn” (Daniel 7:23-25).
In Daniel 2:31-45, King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream, which only the prophet Daniel can interpret. Daniel gives the interpretation to the king. The dream is of the rise and fall of world empires until Christ’s second coming. The above chart shows both the dream and the fulfillment of the dream. World history shows the last kingdom to be the Holy Roman Empire.Rome of the Caesars is depicted as pure iron. The Holy Roman empire is depicted as both iron and clay.
Daniel also has a dream of the rise and fall of the same kingdoms in chapter 7. In this chapter, the “little horn” is described. The “little horn” is the capital of the last empire. The capital of the last empire is Rome. Rome and the “little horn” are described as one.
The “little horn” no longer reigns over the empire as it use to, but the kingdom itself remains. The “little horn’s” kingdom is Rome, and its religion remains as well. The following articles will describe the religion and history of the “little horn”. The articles will show that the “little horn” is a religion, which ruled over the kings of Europe, and that during its reign, has fulfilled much of Bible prophecy. The article series will show that the religion of the “little horn” is Roman Catholicism, and that the king of the religion is the office of the pope.