In Daniel 7:27-28, we learn that God is absolutely Sovereign and in control of our future. God’s “kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him… here is the end of the matter.”
God’s response to Daniel’s anxiety in vs. 15-28 is to outline how the wicked dominion of man would end, while God’s dominion would endure forever and ever. Without this word from God concerning the future, the human mind will not only be given over to anxiety, but also be filled with all kinds of remedies and ridiculous ideas.
For example, Richard Dawkins a professor at Oxford University is considered one of the foremost authorities on evolutionary biology. He is an avowed atheist. He rightly concludes that there must have been a greater intelligence at work behind the history of our world. But his answer, rather than God, is that at some point in time, Extra-Terrestrials must have come from outer space to seed the earth with intelligent life. When Dawkins looks to the future, his hope is in ET’s return.
Al Gore, previous vice president of United States and a Nobel Peace Prize winner predicted in 2007 that the entire North Pole’s ice cap would disappear as our planet heats up from green house gases. He also expressed alarm that New York City itself was in peril as floods would certainly come against that great city. Yet there is no evidence today of that happening.
The good news of the gospel is that through God’s word we have the ability by faith to understand our future with a great degree of confidence. As a result, when we have God’s word telling us what transpired in the past and that He is very much is involved in our present and future, it helps us to live with greater meaning, purpose, peace and confidence—that is one of the reasons God gives us a prophetic snapshot through Daniel the prophet.
So let us be encouraged, that one day, when Jesus returns, we as “the saints of the Most High shall receive a kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, and forever and ever.” (Daniel 7:18) That is a truth that will fuel our hope and confidence no matter what we are going through. Do you know Jesus as Savior? If not click here for more info!