The Berean Expositor
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Nebuchadnezzar's proclamation when the herald called upon all in his dominion to bow
down to the golden image in the plain of Dura. There is moreover a parallel with this in
the dominion of Babylon at the time of the end; "The waters which thou sawest . . . . . are
peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues" (Rev. 17: 15).  It is also the
description of the dominion of the beast: "Power was given him over all kindreds, and
tongues, and nations" (Rev. 13: 7).  At the sounding of the seventh trumpet "the
kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He
shall reign unto the ages of the ages" (Rev. 11: 15). There is no necessity to labour the
proof of the identity of the dreams of Daniel and the visions of John. Both refer to the
Son of man at His coming to the earth to rule and reign.
A feature that we omitted in the quotation of Dan. 7: 9-14 deals with the beast, his
blasphemy and his doom in the burning flame. This is delineated in the latter chapters of
Daniel, and is also given prominence in the Revelation. The time of the second coming,
referred to by Daniel as the "day of the Lord", is fixed by reference to II Thess. 2:; and
it is definitely related to the end of the age in its close association with Israel and the
earthly kingdom.
Many items of deep interest that are found in Daniel are necessarily omitted in this
survey, but the references in it to the second coming of the Lord are clear and
unambiguous. The coming, as depicted here, can have no reference to the church of the
mystery and the spiritual blessings in the super-heavenlies. On the contrary, it refers to
kingdoms under the whole heaven, and to God's "people" Israel, and "city" Jerusalem
(Dan. 9:).