Daniel 7* Daniel's vision of the four beasts. (1-8) and of Christ'skingdom. (9-14) The interpretation. (15-28)1-8 This vision contains the same prophetic representationswith Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The great sea agitated by thewinds, represented the earth and the dwellers on it troubled byambitious princes and conquerors. The four beasts signified thesame four empires, as the four parts of Nebuchadnezzar's image.Mighty conquerors are but instruments of God's vengeance on aguilty world. The savage beast represents the hateful featuresof their characters. But the dominion given to each has a limit;their wrath shall be made to praise the Lord, and the remainderof it he will restrain. 9-14 These verses are for the comfort and support of the peopleof God, in reference to the persecutions that would come uponthem. Many New Testament predictions of the judgment to come,have plain allusion to this vision; especially #Re 20:11,12|.The Messiah is here called the Son of man; he was made in thelikeness of sinful flesh, and was found in fashion as a man, buthe is the Son of God. The great event foretold in this passage,is Christ's glorious coming, to destroy every antichristianpower, and to render his own kingdom universal upon earth. Butere the solemn time arrives, for manifesting the glory of God toall worlds in his dealings with his creatures, we may expectthat the doom of each of us will be determined at the hour ofour death; and before the end shall come, the Father will openlygive to his incarnate Son, our Mediator and Judge, theinheritance of the nations as his willing subjects. 15-28 It is desirable to obtain the right and full sense ofwhat we see and hear from God; and those that would know, mustask by faithful and fervent prayer. The angel told Danielplainly. He especially desired to know respecting the littlehorn, which made war with the saints, and prevailed againstthem. Here is foretold the rage of papal Rome against trueChristians. St. John, in his visions and prophecies, which pointin the first place at Rome, has plain reference to thesevisions. Daniel had a joyful prospect of the prevalence of God'skingdom among men. This refers to the second coming of ourblessed Lord, when the saints shall triumph in the complete fallof Satan's kingdom. The saints of the Most High shall possessthe kingdom for ever. Far be it from us to infer from hence,that dominion is founded on grace. It promises that the gospelkingdom shall be set up; a kingdom of light, holiness, and love;a kingdom of grace, the privileges and comforts of which shallbe the earnest and first-fruits of the kingdom of glory. But thefull accomplishment will be in the everlasting happiness of thesaints, the kingdom that cannot be moved. The gathering togetherthe whole family of God will be a blessedness of Christ'scoming.
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