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An Army of Sheep    
 

The shaggy male goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes represents the first king of the Greek Empire. 22 The four prominent horns that replaced the one large horn show that the Greek Empire will break into four kingdoms, but none as great as the first.” – Daniel 8:21&22 (NLT)

 

Alexander the Great said, “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

Most people don’t know it, but Alexander has a unique historical relationship with the Bible.  Sure, there are other historical figures mentioned in the Bible: Xerxes, Artaxerxes, Sennacherib, just to mention a few.  

Yet even though he’s not mentioned by name he holds a special place.  You see, his conquest of the Persian empire was actually prophesied in the book of Daniel, as is the eventual division of Alexander’s empire into four parts.  

And there’s one more thing… a strange parallel between Alexander the Great and Jesus Christ.  Both of them reshaped the world.  Both of them died when they were thirty-three.  

Oh, and the army of sheep led by a lion? Well, that definitely describes the Lion of Judah.  That is, Christ leading His church.

. — KF