The Bible truth about the prophetic Lion of Daniel 7 and what it tells us about world events today.
The Book of Daniel is about the rise and fall of Kingdoms. It outlines the succession of world powers from the time of Ancient Babylon in 606 BC until the time when the kingdoms of this world will all come under the eternal rule of the Son of God.
This final rule of God is not a myth any more than was the historic rule of King Nebuchadnezzar. The Books of Daniel in the Old Testament, and Revelation in the New Testament, work together to outline the final events in this world’s history. These books may seem incomprehensible, but there is a key that can unlock our understanding of these words of Scripture. This key is the Lion of Daniel 7:4. The verse reads:
“The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.” (Daniel 7:4 NKJV)
Once this key verse is understood, and once the kingdom represented by this Lion is properly placed into the timeline of earth’s history, the succession of kingdoms will bring us right up to the final scenes of this earth as we know it.
But be forewarned, there is danger afoot. A sinister force is trying to change the outcome of the story in order to usurp the throne and take the kingdom for himself. So the events that are revealed in these two books will contain more than just a benign succession of world powers. They will also reveal a great battle between good and evil as the war wages between God and Satan to retain control over this earth. Though it is not our war, this battle is of ultimate importance to every person on the planet. And when the battle is won, on which side will you be found?
God is not simply looking for control over planet Earth itself. A casual glance into the night sky reveals that He has made billions of worlds. The desire of His heart that drives Him into controversy with the Devil is God’s unyielding love for the people of Earth. He would like to save every single person and restore them to the harmony that the rest of the universe shares.
Since it is God’s desire to save us, He has provided every possible gift that we may need in order to find salvation. All that remains for us to do is to make a choice—and to keep choosing God at each crossroad. We must pay attention to the war that is raging and carefully follow the instructions that God has laid out for us so that we can be reunited with Him. Not everyone will be saved. Left standing will be only those who are drawn to God in their hearts, who love truth and are willing to let go of the allurements that Satan uses to blind our eyes to God’s love.
- Are you ready to have the knowledge necessary to truly understand what is happening in our world?
- Are you prepared to enter into the controversy by taking a stand for God?
- Are you willing to join God in a covenant relationship that will put you on God’s side in the end?
- Do you want to see more of the depths of the love that God has for mankind that make Him willing to fight for us, even to the death?
If you are ready and willing, you are invited first into the Heavenly Throne Room to witness an amazing actual event.
1. The Lion and the Lamb, PART 1: Invited to the Throne Room
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