“Then I desired to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest, exceedingly terrifying, with its teeth of iron and claws of bronze, and which devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet, and about the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn that came up and before which three of them fell, the horn that had eyes and a mouth that spoke great things, and that seemed greater than its companions. As I looked, this horn made war with the saints and prevailed over them, until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given for the saints of the Most High, and the time came when the saints possessed the kingdom. Daniel 7:19-22
Reading today’s verses is a good time to reflect on the eternal outcome of all things. Daniel has seen some very freighting things with more to come. John in his vision captured in the Book of Revelation also has many freighting things in store for those alive at these times. Whenever you live times have been will be and are hard. It is not easy following God.
The world does not like what we stand for. The world does not like being told they are living in sin, no one does. Even many Christians cringe when their sins are mentioned. Throughout history Christians have been murdered because of what they believed. Even today in many parts of the world it is not safe to be open about one’s Christianity.
Many of us will live hard lives scorned by those around us. Some of us will be called intolerant and haters because we believe God’s Word. Every Christian will encounter some hostility if they are open about their belief. For most of us in the West we will only have to fend off verbal assaults but others will be beaten maybe jailed and possibly killed al for following Christ.
In today’s verses and throughout the Bible we know that end the end God wins. We the saints will possess the kingdom. The struggle here is only temporary but the kingdom, that is eternal and we will be given the keys to it.
Have a blessed day,