I have read a lot of comments in this section & think that many people are well informed & know a lot of God`s word. The subject that I would like to discuss was taught to me in the `60`s and I think it would be good for others to examine it. For me this subject has helped me fill the gap leading up to the tribulation - an area I see that is not so well known. I will take this a step at a time so others can comment or ask questions.
1. HISTORICAL OR CONTEMPORARY. (Dan. 7)
I have realised over the years that many people see this chapter as historical and the same as Dan. 2. I can see why they think this but to me Dan. 2 & Dan. 7 are quite different.
Daniel 2 (as many know) is the Overview of God`s Timeline dealing with the Nations.
1. Babylon. 2. Medes & Persians. 3. Greece. 4. Rome. 5. Final World Ruler. They all follow each other except the last which comes after an interval of many centuries.
Daniel 7 I believe (& was taught) is Contemporary of our time. It involves Super Powers, large power blocs but not individual world rulers. They are contemporary to each other and are at the time of the end when God deals with them.
a) Future - `These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.` (Dan. 7: 17)
Daniel was already in Babylon when he received this vision so it was for a future time.
b) Operating at the same time - Each of these great powers are operating at the same time, for the final beast `devours & tramples` the others. (Dan. 7: 24)
c) Each Powerful - Each of these great powers are powerful (Like a Lion, Bear...) but they are not World Rulers.
Had you ever thought that Dan. 7 maybe for our time?