Daniel - Lecture 2
The next key verse is 2:44 which talks about the coming everlasting Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. (Daniel 2:44)
Daniel, unlike his contemporary Ezekiel, is more concerned about the political future of the world and emphasizes on the Kingdom of God. He hailed from Judah and the Lord had chartered his course into the palace of Babylon.
Ezekiel, on the other hand, was of a priestly family and his visions were primarily related to the religious life of the people.
Ezekiel's visions relate to the TEMPLE - the Glory of God, the Cherubim, etc.
Daniel's vision is about the THRONE - the Kingdom of God.
Ezekiel envisions a coming world to be filled with the presence, knowledge, and glory of God.
Daniel envisions a world ruled absolutely by Jesus Christ.
© Domenic Marbaniang, Sept 2010.