"Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking." -Daniel 7:11
"As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy people and defeating them..." -Daniel 7:21
This word phrase for 'the horn' or 'this horn' is the same Hebrew word used by King Nebuchadnezzar to decree a national policy of idolatry by using instrumental music as the call to worship.
The word translated 'horn' is 'qeren'. The outline of its biblical usage is as a musical instrument, a symbolic representation (as within a dream or vision), and/or that of an animal.
In various versions this Hebrew word 'qeren' is also translated as cornet, trumpet (or trumpets), and ram's horn. Although there are other Hebrew words and phrases translated as horn, it seems this particular variation of the word horn is only used in the book of Daniel.
A Demonic Ensemble...
The horn included in Nebuchadnezzar's ensemble was the first of several musical instruments listed. Is there a reason?
In the Bible, the word horn is used as a metaphor for power, strength, and honor.
A metaphor is a word or phrase used to help explain a different word or idea.
By placing the horn first in his list of musical instruments, King Nebuchadnezzar was making a bold and arrogant statement. It appears this Babylonian King was exalting himself above all others. He was using the horn to do so.
He was exalting himself by making public policy. He was using the fine arts to do so. He was using music to do so. He was directly influenced by the great serpent and dragon of Revelation. He was inspired and lead astray. He was deceived into thinking of himself more highly that he should have. Pride was found in his heart and for those of you who know some scripture will know what happens before the epic and public falls and collapses of men and women and all the works of their hands.
The angel of light who had fallen from his first estate, banished from his place of glory....the one who now searches for those he can deceive and destroy knows how to lead a rebellion. This great enemy of The Lord has declared war against God's Kingdom, and throne.
The CEO of darkness is working today as he has been through the history of the planet and the race humans. This father of lies uses the goods and truths of The Lord for himself. He does not give credit to whom credit is due. He is delusional. He is relentlessness and he is desperate. He is not nice. He is mean, He is a backstabber because he will smile and appear nice to the point of winning the confidence and truth of his prospects.
This archenemy of The Lord uses strategies and schemes from beyond what is seen. He is able to inspire humanity into revelation and technologies in such a way that humanity feels entitled, compelled and proud to boast in the their credits of achievements.
Lucifer the Conductor...
Lucifer is a conductor. He conducts a demonic and rebellious ensemble. This ensemble is militant to lead the nations into idolatry. In the book of Daniel, we read that King Nebuchadnezzar used interrogation, fear and force to make his subjects bow in idol worship.
How different are things today? Are the pressures to succumb to political spirits which oppose the standard of truth and righteousness becoming stronger in our nations?
Lucifer is also a composer. He understand music and the elemental powers of music. His composition of idolatry is ongoing. This composition of idolatry has been performed from the beginning and will continue until the end. From beginning to end.
You are a part of the story. You are a part of the Divine Saga. What is your part?
Pray with me: Father of lights and all that is good. Show me Your ways. I will walk in your love and understanding. You are my strong tower. You have given me ears to hear what Your spirit is saying about music. May my heart be positioned and directed towards you in all I say and do. Make my life your song. Make me an instrument in your symphony Lord.
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