The Berean Expositor
Volume 20 - Page 74 of 195
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"The ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as
yet: but receive power as kings one hour with the beast."
The ten horns of the beast and the ten toes of the image speak of the same ten kings:--
"And as the toes of the feet . . . . . in the days of these kings" (Dan. 2: 42-44).
We have said nothing of the seventh feature, the stone cut out without hands. This
foreshadows the kingdom of the Lord, and demands an article to itself. The subject
comes into view later on in Daniel, and we shall be better able to deal with it then.
Meanwhile let us be thankful for the sure word of prophecy. As members of the body of
Christ with a calling, hope and inheritance "far above all", these things only remotely
touch us. They belong, however, to the Christ we delight to honour, and, though far
removed from the scene of His earthly triumphs, we can, with full heart, pray: "Thy
kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven".