2007-07-15 - Daniel
Chapter 6 ~ Installment 59
Verses 9-12: Now the scene shifts to God's courtroom. God, the sinless and righteous judge, prepares action against the "little horn." And it is the stone cut out without hands. He will use it to bring destruction down on the kingdom of the Antichrist. God is described in verse 9 and 22 as the "Ancient of Days." The fire of God's judgment flows as a river before Him. All around are the host of Heaven, who serve Him. And He opens the book, most probably the book of Life, in which are kept the records of those who belong to Him.
Verses 13-14: And before the throne of God comes one who is described as "like a Son of Man." In Revelation, we read;
" ... and among the lampstands was someone 'like a son of man,' dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire" (Revelation 1:13-14).
In other words, the one who defeats the "little horn" is the Son of God, Jesus-Messiah.
And the kingdom of the "little horn," the kingdom that has brought destruction on the whole world, will be overthrown by God. His kingdom will be established. It will be an eternal one. First, it will be established as a political power here on Earth. Where there had been nothing but darkness, the light of God will break through, and it will cover all. And while the Millennial Kingdom will last only a thousand years, it is a precursor of an eternity of God's rule over His own.
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