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Daniel, Chapter 7:9-18

Vision of the coming of God, the Coronation of Jesus and the Victory of the Saints

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"Thrones were set in place

and one of great age took his seat.

His robe was white as snow,

The hair of his head was as pure wool.

His Throne was a blaze of flames,

its wheels were a burning fire.

A stream of fire poured out,

issuing from his presence.

A thousand thousand waited on him,

ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.

A court was held and the books were opened.

The great things the horn was saying were still ringing in my ears, and as I watched, the beast was killed, and its body destroyed and committed to the flames. The other beasts were deprived of their power, but received a lease of life for a season and a time..

I gazed into the visions of the night,

And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven,

one like a son of man.

He came to the one of great age

and was led into his presence.

On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship,

and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants.

His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty

which shall never pass away,

nor will his kingdom ever be detroyed.

I, Daniel, was deeply disturbed and the visions that passed through my head alarmed m. So I approached one of those who were standing by and asked him to tell me the truth about all this. And in reply he revealed to me what these things meant.

"These four great beasts are four kings who will rise from the earth. Those who are granted sovereignty are the saints of he Most High, and the kingdom will be theirs forever, forever and ever."

Then I asked to know the truth about the fourth beast, different from all the rest, very terrifying, with iron teeth and bronze claws, eating, crushing and trampling underfoot what remained; and the truth about the ten horns on its head ­ and why the other horn sprouted and the three original horns fell, and why this horn had eyes and a mouth that was full of boasts, and why it made a greater show than the other horns.

This was the horn I had watched making war on the saints and proving the stronger,

until the coming of the one of grat age who gave judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, when the time came for the saints to take over the kingdom."


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