Are there prophecies in Daniel that are yet to be fulfilled?
In this article, we are answering the question: Are there prophecies in Daniel that are yet to be fulfilled? The answer is yes and we will see this as we go through the study.
Daniel 2, 7, 8, 11
If you have never sat down and read these chapters in Daniel in this sequence – 2, 7, 8, 11 – it may be helpful to do so now. They give an overall view of Four World Kingdoms which were to unfold from Daniel’s time forward.
The Four World Kingdoms are given in dreams/visions of both a Great Statue and Beasts. We now know from history that these four kingdoms were Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome.
A good study Bible or commentary might help you see these kingdoms and the texts associated with each. This could be helpful because the contents of these prophecies overlap at a number of points, and it is helpful to keep them separate and distinct.
The prophecies yet to be fulfilled concerning the final world kingdom can be seen in studying the prophecies associated with the fourth kingdom – Rome. So, we will do an overview of Rome and the text in Daniel associated with it. We will see there is a rise of an end-time world kingdom out of this fourth kingdom.
→ Read Daniel 2:40-45
In this text, Daniel interprets King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. This text reveals how this fourth kingdom of Rome is knit together. But, specifically, it sets the stage for a final world kingdom that comes out of Rome – the ten toes of verse 42.
→ Read Daniel 7:7-8, 11
This describes the fourth beast of Daniel’s dream. The ten horns of this beast would correspond to the ten toes of the statue in Daniel 2. There is another horn that arises, which uproots three of the original ten horns. This we will discover is the final “boastful” world ruler – Antichrist.
→ Read Daniel 7:19-26
This text describes the unfolding of the final world kingdom and the “exploits” of the Antichrist. God will allow this final world ruler to persecute the saints of God for 3 ½ years (time, times & half time of verse 25) just before he is destroyed by God.
→ Read Daniel 11:36-45
There is an even greater unfolding of the description of Antichrist and his exploits, even to the details of his final battle and destruction by God.
You may be able to tell from going through this study that the events of Daniel’s life are not placed in chronological order in the book. A Historical-Chronological Look at the Book of Daniel will help you see that and the reason why Daniel did not put the chapters chronologically.