We’ve been looking at the connections in Daniel 7 with Revelation 7 and 13. We saw the rise and the demise of the Antichrist, with the pivotal in-between being a fiery stream of angels that are sent forth to gather those whose are Christ’s at His coming. We saw Christ ascend again, accompanied by an innumerable company that is His completed Bride—the 144 thousands. “A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated, and the books were opened” (Daniel 7:10).
If you’ve been following these blogs, there’s another word here that should stand out—pun intended. It has prophetic importance. It speaks to your near future. It’s the word stand. Here’s a few other connective clues for you.
This standing is recognition of our position in Christ—standing in all power and authority with Him. To visualize this, we need only look at Esther 5:1-3
Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house. So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, that she found favor in his sight, and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you—up to half the kingdom!”
The rest of the book of Esther foreshadows what we will do next. We see it again in Daniel 7 as we stand before the throne of God in Daniel 7. And then we are seated as the heavenly court with Christ our Head. Part of our declarations are for our new brothers and sisters in the Lord in Israel. Our declarations answer their prayers as recorded in Psalm 94.
“O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs—O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth! Rise up, O Judge of the earth; render punishment to the proud” (vs. 1-2).
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (v. 16).
Did you catch it? Who will stand? We will! We will stand before the throne of the King of kings, touching the righteous scepter of our God, fully conformed to the image of Christ as His blood-washed joint-heirs. The kings of the earth have conspired to break their bonds from God and Christ. They think they have won. Like our Father, we laugh momentarily at their foolishness and then execute His righteous judgments against them by virtue of having been birthed from death.
Do you see yourself standing there? You need to. Because seeing what is in your future will embolden you now as you stand in the full armor of God against the lawlessness of this age. “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Eph. 6:13).