What Does God Tell Us About the Future
Daniel 7 shows us that God is in charge of the world, and that he is directing even world history in a way that brings glory to him and works for the good of his people. The end of world history will be the good of God’s people. So, as we enter this message, we should ask ourselves, who’s in charge of the world and our lives? What side of “history” are we on: God’s side (the holy people) or those who live without reference to and even in defiance to God? When things are turbulent or even when we suffer, in whom do we trust, and what is our hope? Overall, what does God tell us about the future, and what do we do about it?
Much of the material in this sermon is based on Paul House, Old Testament Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998), 327–45, and Michael Barrett, God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel (Greenville, SC: Ambassador-Emerald, 2003).