Daniel 7:6 KJV
6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
Revelation 13:2 KJV
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
As I began to research out this animal, the leopard, I wanted to make sure that I was correct in what I have believed that this leopard represented. My understanding was it was the Greece empire as did many theologians and students of Bible prophecy.
Amazingly I was stopped in my tracks. As I was studying and researching I came across an article that put forth a whole new idea of what this leopard truly represented.
Here is the portion of the article. The website is: http://www.hightimetoawake.com
The Leopard Is Upon Us
Craig C. White
Current world events regarding this verse compelled me to write this commentary. I believe the leopard is upon us. According to our interpretation, these beasts are nations or empires. Currently no nations on earth are symbolized by the leopard. However, a new world entity is about to be created that could be symbolized by the leopard. US president Barack Obama is spearheading an effort to form a confederacy of four nations: Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan (please note that the leopard has four heads). There are several reasons for doing this, not the least of which is that Turkmenistan wants to build the world’s largest natural gas pipeline to the Arabian Sea. The beginnings of this confederacy already exists. It is called TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India). This confederacy centers around The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline. Leopards are common throughout this region. These nations identify with leopards. They have named mountain ranges and former leaders after them.
I have written about the animal, the bear, as representing the country of Russia. It has a major part in the last days.
So, I found out that my understanding was not so great. You see we can only see in part.
1 Corinthians 13:12 MSG
12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
As we move closer to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ knowledge will begin to grow in understanding Bible prophecy.
Daniel 12:4 KJV
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
I will continue to study this beast, the leopard so that I can share it with others correctly.
So, I ask you, can you recognize the leopard?