Daniel 7:15-28 - December 15th, 2019
The second half of Daniel 7 is capped with Daniel’s reaction to what he has seen: alarm and deep disquiet. This is understandable at first, but the more he comes to know, the worse he seems to feel. Why the increased alarm? Well, an important key to our understanding becomes clear as Gabriel, the angel, introduces a third prominent figure: the saints. Mentioned at least five times, this reminds us that the prophetic vision is for God’s people, and therefore, we should be glued! Daniel learns a great truth straightaway: the saints will receive the kingdom! But he also learns a hard truth… what must first take place before then. Until we’ve really grasped this reality, we will never get why Daniel felt the way he did, nor how it should move our hearts today.