Daniel’s Apocalyptic Visions

“Daniel, God’s captive servant, was put into the service of King Nebuchadnezzar as a young man where he achieved great respect in the royal palace, primarily due to this successful interpretation of various dreams and riddles.  Now in his later years, Daniel has served a succession of other Babylonian leaders.

During the first and third years of Belshazzar’s rule, Daniel has two of the most amazing prophetic dreams since Ezekiel’s vision of the great battle against Gog and the hordes of evil.  The first dream shows four beasts which as Daniel is told, represent the four kingdoms prior to the kingdom of the Most High.  The second dream pictures a battle between a ram and a goat.  It apparently has to do with the time when one will challenge the Prince of Princes.

Various themes are evident.  Throughout the universe, just as between warring nations, there is an ongoing battle between the forces of good and evil.”

Read:  Daniel 7 & 8

“Daniel himself did not know exactly what to make of all that he had seen, and any difficult questions which the vision may raise should not obscure the more obvious message of hope which the visions clearly bring.”

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.