Daniel both dramatic information about the end of the age and the historical record of Daniel’s life in Babylon. Daniel 3 is usually treated primarily as a historical record, but there is quite a bit in the chapter that is intended to help us understand some of the unique dynamics that will precede the return of the Lord.
Daniel 7 is one of the key visions contained in the book of Daniel. Because the vision begins with symbolic imagery, some wonder if the chapter can be clearly interpreted and whether it refers to the past or the future. Can we look at Daniel 7 and determine conclusively whether the vision refers to the past or to the future?
The Biblical narrative is ultimately undergirded by the biblical covenants. The covenants are the means by which God’s redemptive plan unfolds and it is important to understand these covenant to understand biblical history, God’s present work in the nations, and the how His work in the nations will conclude.
The book of Daniel is often treated as a very unique book bearing little resemblance to anything else in Scripture except for the book of Revelation. While some of the apocalyptic imagery in Daniel is unique, it is important to recognize that the major prophecies in Daniel have a biblical context and follow a biblical precedent.
Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 both place their emphasis on a fourth kingdom that will challenge God’s purposes. In this session we examine how the book of Revelation relates to Daniel’s prophecy regarding this kingdom. Given how much emphasis Daniel and Revelation both place on this kingdom and the significant events associates with it, it is important that we understand this kingdom.
God has designed redemptive history so that the nature of ultimate good and ultimate evil is revealed in the leadership of two different men. God has done this because He chose to reveal His own nature to us as personally as possible by revealing Himself to us as a man and also chosen to reveal the depths of evil by revealing it in human form.