In chapter Daniel 7 1:-14 Daniel is given a vision of four kingdoms represented by four beasts. Daniel saw A Lion with wings( Daniel 7:4), a bear with ribs in his mouth(Daniel 7:5), a leopard with wings(Daniel 7:6), a dreadful beast(Daniel 7:7). These four beasts represented the kingdoms of Babylon, Medio-Persia, Greece, and Rome. King Nebuchadnezzar saw the same beasts in Daniel chapter 2 also representing the same kingdoms. In Daniel 7 1:-14 there is more detail given for each beast and the representing kingdom.
When we I read Daniel 7:1-14 the phrase that stood out to me was “I kept looking”. After each vision beast Daniel keep looking at the vision that God was showing him. After the last kingdom Daniel saw, he see a judgment scene. After this Judgment scene Christ comes and establishes his kingdom. As Daniel kept looking he saw Gods justice and the end to all pain and suffering.
We must keep looking to see what God is doing. Though we are faced with terrible beasts of circumstances God will Judge them and God will establish His kingdom.
Imagine being judged by God (you will be). Imagine everything you have ever done being judged (it will be). If you have to stand on your record, your own deeds, your own good works, what hope do you have? What, then, is your only hope in judgment?
When I think of being judge by my deeds and my good works, I know that I do not have a chance. Because of this reality I must have help someone to mediate for me. Jesus is the only mediator for me. I know that He lived a perfect life. I do not have to worry because Jesus is my High Priest in the Heavenly Sanctuary.
Prayer: Lord we thank you for what you are doing for us. Thank you in Jesus name we prayer amen.