Decoding Daniel - an in depth Bible study of the book of Daniel

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Daniel 7

Outline and Background - Daniel 7

Vision and Dream of the Three Beasts - Daniel 7:1-6

The Four Winds of Heaven

The Great Sea

The First Beast

The Second Beast

The Third Beast

Vision of the Fourth Beast - Daniel 7:7-8

The Little Horn of the Fourth Beast

The Future From God's Perspective

Linking of Daniel 7 to Revelation 17

Vision of God's Throne - Daniel 7:9-12

Vision of the Son of Man - Daniel 7:13-14

Visions and Dream Interpreted - Daniel 7:15-28

Applications of Daniel 7

Vision and Dream of the Three Beasts - Daniel 7:1-6

Daniel wrote down the substance of his dream prior to it fading and being forgotten. It is always a good practice to write down insights revealed by God’s Spirit when reading the Bible.

There are visions within the dream that link it to Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of dreams.

Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.

Literally (“I was looking” or “I was watching”) is an Aramaic participle, indicating continuation of action. This expression occurs ten times in this chapter. In other words, Daniel’s attention was deeply fixed on his five visions—the four great beasts and the one like a son of man, coming in the clouds.

“The substance of his dream” indicates Daniel wrote down the essential features and details of the vision. Being carried along by the Holy Spirit, the prophet left out the unessential details. Around A.D. 95, the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the apostle John would provide additional
details of the end times.

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