“So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.”
The Fog Is Lifting: Prophecies that once seemed far-fetched, even impossible to understand, are now easily understood.
The eighth chapter of Daniel features an astounding vision of a male sheep and a male goat. What did this vision represent, and is it relevant for us today?
The vision recorded in Daniel 8 came to the prophet in the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar of Babylon (553-554 B.C.). This was just two years after Daniel’s vision of four beasts and a little horn recorded in Daniel 7.
As was the case with the previous vision, Daniel didn’t fully understand the significance of what he was seeing (Daniel 7:19, 28). This vision concludes with Daniel saying, “I was astonished by the vision, but no one understood it” (Daniel 8:27).
If Daniel didn’t understand it in the sixth century B.C., can it be understood today? The answer is YES and the reason is that the prophesies of Daniel have now been unsealed.Many of the prophecies of Scripture have been sealed until “the time of the end” (Daniel 12:9).
As we approach that time, the fog is lifting. Students of Bible prophecy today can look back over history and see the significance of much of what Daniel and other prophets predicted in God’s Word. For those with ears to hear and eyes to see (Revelation 13:9), the signs are everywhere.
As the fog lifts, the scenery is beautiful because it reminds us that God is working out His plan precisely as He said He would.
Daniel 12:9 indicates that the closer we get to the coming of the Lord, the more understanding God will release to the final generation! That’s us! The last generation! So read and study and ask the Lord for understanding and rejoice because Jesus is coming soon!