Many of the prophecies in the book of Daniel have a macro and a micro aspect to them. There are events that are going to happen during Daniel’s day and connected events that will happen during the end of days. It’s like the antichrist. This is a specific person, prophesied in Revelation and here in Daniel 7. Now think of Hitler…does he fit the image? You bet! But since he is dead and the totality of the events of the end times didn’t happen, maybe he wasn’t the antichrist. 1 John helps us out,”1 John 2:18 Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come.” Some of these events have and are happening on a smaller scale, but they will come to full fruition at the end of days.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.