The changing of Kingdoms. June 10
Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night,and, behold, the four winds of the heavens strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. Daniel 7: 2-3
Daniel saw in a dream, the changing of the great kingdoms of the earth. He saw the Babylonian kingdom rise and fall, the Medo/Persian kingdom rise and fall, the Greek kingdom rise and fall and the Roman kingdom do the same.(Daniel 7:4-9) The interesting thing is Daniel saw these kingdoms do this out of a sea that had been troubled by the striving of winds. The great sea represents Humanity as A whole, the winds represent the striving of humanity. Mankind rarely satisfied, always in rebellion, always striving in one way or another. And it is this striving of the sea that caused one kingdom to fall and another to rise. Sure sounds a lot like today. At the end of the Roman kingdom, which many believe we are still a mixture of that kingdom, at the end of that kingdom will arise a brief yet powerful kingdom of the Antichrist, brought in by the striving and rebellion of the Sea of humanity. Of course empowered behind the scenes by satan himself. Praise God this kingdom will be brief. The good news in this is that the next kingdom after this brief kingdom of the Antichrist will be the Final kingdom (Daniel 7:13-14). This will be Gods kingdom, brought on by none other than our savior Jesus Christ. This will be an everlasting kingdom. So while we do not enjoy seeing the striving of the world and certainly don’t enjoy being a part of it. Realize all this striving is a fulfilling of Gods word and for the faithful in Christ will result in our eternal kingdom we are seeking for.