"I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the
Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was
white as snow, and the hair
of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and
his wheels as burning fire." (Daniel 7:9)
<1>"The Ancient of days" refers
who is the first one in
and has complete control over this universe (for a detailed explanation,
The Essence and
<2>He is the oldest. He is "the Ancient of days."
is the symbol of purity and detachment. Fire is a symbol for spiritual
powers and also purity (purified spiritual powers).
"A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:
thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten
thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were
opened." (Daniel 7:10)
<4>After the ten horns in the
fourth beast arise, corresponding to the ten toes of the image as the
fifth kingdom or empire, then "the thrones" will be "cast down" and the
Records) will be opened so that men will be judged according to
their deeds. The Kingdom of
God will be established on
"I beheld then because of the voice of the great words
which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his
body destroyed, and given to the burning flame." (Daniel 7:11)
<5>"Even till the beast was
slain": Until the complete destruction of the base of these pagan
ideologies and intellectual beliefs occur, this little horn will
continue to exist and talk great words but not the truth. It is
very stout, "...that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very
great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows" (verse
<6>"And his body [was] destroyed,
and given to the burning flame": When the truth comes, then this horn
and its influences will be destroyed and will be purified by the flame
of the truth, "and given to the burning flame."
"As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their
dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and
time." (Daniel 7:12)
<7>Roman influence and their
ideas are still dominating human society. Even the words "Senate" and
"veto," and the yearly calendar, times of the day, etc., have all come
from that culture.
<8>But the domination of the Chaldean Empire, Persian Empire,
and Grecian Empire have been taken away and will be taken away even
more. However, they are still alive in some parts of the world,
"yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time."
"I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the
Son of man came with the
heaven, and came to the
Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him." (Daniel 7:13)
<9>"Son of man" is one who is in
Consciousness but comes back to earth as a human (Avatar).
heaven" mean the
confusion which comes to the world (great sea) with the
four winds of
heaven (attraction, desire, attachment, and greed). <10>So
the "Son of man" comes whenever it is necessary to establish the truth
and righteousness in the confused world, especially at the end of this
"And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a
kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his
dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his
kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." (Daniel 7:14)
<11>"And there was given him
dominion, and glory, and a kingdom...": These things were given to him.
He did not gain these things by himself. It is only by His
Grace that he had dominion
over all, or it is He who gives the dominion and glory to people.
<12>More correctly, it is He (God)
who gives dominion and all things to His Saints after the Kingdom of
<13>"All people, nations, and
languages, should serve him...": As it is said in verse 10, "thousand
thousands ministered unto him...." These are the ones who had reached
Consciousness and are in
heaven, and they serve Him (God).
<14>But when the son of man comes on the earth, or the one who
has anointed to have dominion on earth, then "all people, nations,
and languages, should serve him" as a representative of the Lord.
<15>However, this does not mean that people should surrender
unto him and his words, but they should surrender to the words of
God (truth) which are
revealed through Him and His
<16>All people should "bow their heads in front of and serve
all those Great Souls who will show them how to become
and how to receive the compassion and mercy of the Lord."
Consciousness has "everlasting dominion," especially the First
<18>Now from verse 17 the
interpretation of the vision is given.