... preparing for the grand rush against the Ottoman Dynasty of the Little Horn of the Goat, predicted by Daniel in ch. 11: 40. It is not till after he has overthrown the Ottoman, and himself becomes the political incorporation of the Little Horn Power, that the Lord's hooks are put into his Leviathan-jaws, and he is caused to come from the parts north of Palestine and Jerusalem upon the mountains of Israel.
Leviathan has first to acquire maturity in the sea-in the countries of the Mediterranean or Great Sea-out of whose political tempests the Four Beasts of Daniel's vision are matured. The Leviathan power being developed in that sea, the Lord Yahweh purposes to put His hook into its nose and to draw it thence upon the dry land of Palestine.
This Clay Power of the Latter Days, the Feet and Brazen Claws of Daniel's Fourth Beast with which it stamps "the Residue;" also the Clay formative element of the Image's Feet; this power, I say, will possess all Egypt at the crisis of its fate-not Egypt proper only, but all that Fourth Beast dominion, "spiritually, or figuratively, called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified"-the Great City or Roman Babylon of the Latter Days.
For this reason, it is styled "Leviathan, the Dragon that is in the sea." Hence, the King of the Leviathan Power in its final manifestation is the Pharaoh of the Latter Days, and its overthrow in Ezekiel is predicted in language originally applied to the Pharoah contemporary with Nebuchadnezzar, who, being Yahweh's hook, conquered him; and therefore inheriting his power, styled "the great dragon," Nebuchadnezzar's successors of the gold, silver, brass, iron, and clay dynasties, in inheriting his territorial dominion inherit also the dragon-power, which in its iron and clay incorporations is represented in the Apocalypse as
"a great dragon in the heaven"-"the old Serpent, called the Devil and the Satan, which leads the whole habitable astray."
In ch. 12., the Iron Power of the Roman Habitable in its pagan constitution is symbolized by the Dragon; in ch. 13. it is the same territorial dominion with diminished jurisdiction consequent upon the revolutions of the West, in its Greco-Catholic constitution; and in ch. 20., it is the commingled iron and clay having dominion over a habitable extending from the confines of India to the Baltic, in its Russo-Greek and Roman constitution of the Time of the End; and concerning which the Lord Yahweh says by Ezekiel,
"Thou art he of whom I have spoken in old times by my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them."
Herald of the kingdom and age to come, March 1855