This little horn disturbed Daniel and deeply troubled him. His face turned pale when he saw all the trouble that would come upon his people.
Even though Daniel was troubled, God gave this vision so you and I would not be troubled. As we look around the world today, God wants us to know that everything is under control. He knows the forces of evil that are out there. Because He knows, all we need to do is stay close to Jesus and He will protect us and guide us through. So let’s identify this little horn and all the evil it has done and will do.
The first point was that it came up among the kingdoms that were arising at the time Rome was breaking apart. We go back into history to see what was arising among all the nations of Europe during the time Rome was breaking up.