Daniel-Wayne Barber/Part 17
By: Dr. Wayne Barber
|By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©2006|
|Now the first thing I want to share with you is that it ought to be the desire of every believer that God’s kingdom come down to this earth; that Jesus be vindicated.|
Thy Kingdom Come (Daniel 7:9-14)
Turn this morning to Daniel 7. The message entitled this morning will be “Thy Kingdom Come.” We’ve been looking at the little horn of Daniel 7, found in verse 8 and also in verses 24-25. Let’s go back and just sort of remember these verses.
Verse 8 says, “While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth uttering great boasts.” And then in verse 24, “As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise [this is latter day Rome that we’re getting a picture in prophecy]; and another will arise after them [this is the little horn, and notice the personal pronoun] and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings. And he will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time [one year], times [two years], and half a time,” which is one half year. So for three and one half years there’s going to be a reign of terror by this little horn toward the nation of Israel in the latter days.
Now it appears from what we’ve studied so far that this little horn is an individual. We would call him the Antichrist. So far we have seen his rise; his rise will be a gradual one, like a horn that grows out of an animal’s head. It will be small at first and yet it will grow to be larger than all of the rest. And his rise to power will be marked by his subduing three kings, three of the ten of those nations that will form latter day Rome. We don’t understand all of that, how he will do it, how he will take away their power, but somehow it’s spoken of in God’s Word.
We’ve seen his rise, but we’ve also seen a little bit from Daniel 7 of his reign. In verse 25 again we see some interesting things there. It will be for three and a half years there he will wear down the saints of God and will speak blasphemy against God. He will be boastful; a very arrogant type of Antichrist, obviously against anything that God would be for. It seems interesting to me the visions Daniel had zeroed in on those last three and a half years. If you could make a time line and go all the way to the end of this age and back it up three and a half years, that’s when he starts in Daniel 7:25.
During those three and a half years he will war against the Holy One, that’s Israel. Israel will go through a very difficult time; this is their day of wrath. This is the day of Jacob’s distress; this is when God through that chastening of His people will bring out of them one-third of all the Jewish nation at that time who will come to their day of atonement and will one day bow down to the Lord Jesus Christ and that will mark the end of that tribulation time and that’s when our forever King will return to this earth.
You see, he will be given power by Satan himself during that last three and a half years. As we saw in Revelation, the dragon will ultimately be cast out of heaven—the dragon being Satan—and Satan then will unleash all of his furor against the woman of Revelation 12, and that woman is Israel. And so I believe personally what he’s saying here is that he will incarnate this Antichrist during that last three and a half years. And all of his fury toward Israel will be unleashed through this man who will break a peace treaty with Israel in the mid-time of that seven year period of tribulation; and that last three and a half years will turn against them. Not only will it be that he’s empowered by Satan, but he’ll have all the nations, those ten nations, behind him. Revelation 17 says they give him their power and they give him their authority. So we see a kingdom and we see a king, but we see the evil power of Satan empowering the whole scenario as they zero in against Israel in these last three and a half years.
He’ll reign longer than that but in Daniel’s vision it seems to be important that those three and a half years are brought out. Now, is there more to his reign? Yes there is. But remember, we’re studying Daniel 7, we’re not studying Revelation and we’ll pick up more and more about this man as we go through the book of Daniel. What I want to do this morning is move ahead and begin to look at his ruin.
The ruin of the little horn
Look at verses 9 through 14. Oh, I’m telling you, fasten your seatbelts. This is when it gets exciting. Verse 9, “I kept looking until thrones were set up, and the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, its wheels were a burning fire. A river of fire was flowing and coming out from before Him; thousands upon thousands were attending Him, and myriads upon myriads were standing before Him; the court sat, and the books were opened. Then I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire. As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time. I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, and He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion, glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and men of every language might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed.”
Now we want to see some things about this kingdom. But the first thing I want to share with you is that it ought to be the desire of every believer that God’s kingdom come down to this earth; that Jesus be vindicated.
I was reading the paper this past week and saw where Ted Turner had begun to make his blasphemous mark against the Lord—and I can call him by name because it’s on record and it’s in print and it was there for all to read—when he said that he has all these things against fundamentalists and conservatives because of the fact that they say that a man is born with original sin and that a man is born a sinner. And then he goes on to say that there’s good in every man and all these kinds of things. My friend, listen! There’s going to come a day and we need to write it down and understand it from the Word of God that every man is going to be judged for those kinds of words, that the Lord Jesus is coming back and there will be a judgment on this earth and man will be judged according to the deeds that he’s done in his body. There’s going to be a kingdom to come. Jesus will be vindicated and He’ll rule on this earth from one end to the other end and that’s what ought to be the heart cry of every prayer that we ever have.
You say now where did you get that in the Word of God? I’ll show you. Look in Matthew 6, but don’t lose your place in Daniel. Matthew 6, so clearly it’s brought out. Jesus is teaching His disciples how to pray. And so often we jump right in to application and we overlook interpretation. We forget the context of what’s going on in this time and who Jesus is speaking to of His disciples and how His ministry when He first came was to Israel. Look in verses 9-10 of the Lord’s Prayer. Now He teaches them a model prayer. He didn’t say “Pray these words.” He said, “Pray this way.” He just simply gives them a model.
And He starts off in verse 9, “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.” And look in verse 10, “Thy kingdom come.” Friend, listen, the word “kingdom” there is a word that means a sovereign domain. God, Your sovereign domain come. Somebody would stand up and say, “Oh, Brother Wayne, His sovereign domain is in my heart. I’m a part of that spiritual kingdom.” And you’re correct, but understand something: when He uses the verb here “come,” He’s not talking about something that is progressive. He’s talking about something that is instantaneous, something that is sudden: “Thy kingdom come. Oh God, bring it instantaneously. Bring it to this earth.”
May I share a word with you? None of our efforts—and our efforts are not wrong—but none of our efforts are ever going to create a society on this earth that is going to completely honor God. Now we might as well understand that. No effort of man will ever be successful in creating a society that will completely honor God. But God will bring that society into existence when He brings His kingdom to this earth. And He’ll rule from one end to the other end, and that ought to be our prayer. Every day we get up, “Oh Lord Jesus, rule in my heart today. Oh, Lord Jesus, may Thy kingdom come. Come, Lord Jesus, to this earth. Be vindicated for all the people who will not bow their knee. Come to this earth.”
And listen, one of these days we’re going to be with Him on this earth, on this earth, folks. Are you listening? We’re going to be on this earth with our Lord Jesus Christ whom we’ve not yet seen face to face. He will be on this earth and every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father. That ought to be our prayer every time we bow our heads. Jesus said, “Pray this way: Thy kingdom come.” And He’s not talking about the spiritual kingdom of grace alone. Certainly that’s an application. The interpretation would have to be the kingdom that God’s going to set up on this earth.
Well, it’s all of this that we’re talking about now in Daniel 7. That kingdom coming to this earth and it coincides with the ruin of the Antichrist, of the little horn. We’ve seen his rise; we’ve seen his reign; now we’re going to see his ruin. It’s going to end. It will be short-lived. He will have a power given to him by Satan for three and a half years, but only for three and a half years, and then God’s going to stop it and God’s going to set up His thrones of judgment and we’ll see the steps as we go through Daniel 7.
The heavenly scene: the thrones are set up
Look first of all at verse 9: the first step that we see that he brings out in verse 9 is that the thrones of judgment will be set up in heaven. Now this is a heavenly scene. But watch this, verse 9, “I kept looking until thrones were set up.” Thrones were set up; why “thrones” in the plural? Well, if you’re asking me, I’m really asking myself. I don’t know. It doesn’t tell us. “Thrones,” plural; in other words, somehow there’s going to be a huge court that is set up in heaven. I don’t know who the people are going to be. I’ve not studied Revelation. I understand that elders are going to be there, celestial beings of the angels are going to be there. I don’t know who all is going to be sitting at that court, I just don’t know, but it is in the plural. And so we see not one throne, but we see thrones that are set up in heaven.
And remember, this is a heavenly understanding. Verse 26 says, “But the court will sit,” and so the “court” gives us the idea that there’s more than one; so there’s these gigantic, spectacular thrones that are set up. Then he goes on to say, “and the Ancient of Days took His seat.” Oh, friend, it’s like God says, “Alright, the alarm has gone off. Times up! Enough is enough!” And He sets up His thrones and then it says the Ancient of Days takes His seat. That term “Ancient of Days” gives us the idea of the everlastingness of God. He’s always been around, the ever-presence of God. From the beginning of time and will continue. He’s an eternal Being.
And the Ancient of Days takes His seat. Now who is this? It couldn’t be the Lord Jesus Christ because He comes up later on in the context. It has to be God the Father; the Ancient of Days takes His seat. You see, some people say that the Trinity is there at judgment, that’s why the thrones are in plural. That cannot be from the context, because Jesus, the second person of the Trinity, comes up to the Ancient of Days a little later on in the verses. So we see all these thrones set up and we see the Ancient of Days coming in and taking His seat.
Now notice His description. You think how spectacular this really is, folks. We couldn’t begin to imagine how glorious this is. It says as it goes on in the verse, “His vesture was like white snow,” the “vesture” means His garments, “and the hair of His head like pure wool.” What a picture of the righteousness and the holiness and the purity of God the Father as He sets down. There’s no question when He makes a judgment that He is not right because He is a just God, a holy God, a righteous God. And He takes His seat there to make His judgments. It goes on to say, “His throne was ablaze with flames, its wheels were a burning fire.”
And verse 10 says, “A river of fire was flowing and coming out from before Him.” Now that fire was a symbol of judgment; not only the glory of God, but the judgment of God. These are thrones of judgment. Do you know, people don’t like to hear about judgment, but judgment is part of the gospel. When we preach it, we must understand judgment: it’s coming because God is a just God. Look in Psalms 97:2-3, and we see just a picture of how these flames of fire are flames of judgment: “Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Fire goes before Him,” now why? “and burns up His adversaries round about.” They are fires of judgment. And so these are thrones of judgment that are being set up in the heavens.
But notice something else. In verse 10 look what it says, “Thousands upon thousands were attending Him,” and look what it says, “and myriads upon myriads were standing before Him.” If you ever had any questions that God had angels that serve Him, you read that verse, folks, and the number there means they’re innumerable. Thousands times thousands; actually it’s ten thousand times ten thousand. That’s over a million. And then the myriads upon myriads means absolutely beyond the ability to number. Now you grab that. Is that too spectacular for someone? Is that a little too thrilling for somebody? Maybe you can’t handle it. This is in heaven, friend. We’re talking about something a lot bigger than our fragile little human mind.
In heaven the thrones are set up, the Ancient of Days comes down and takes His seat, and thousands upon thousands upon thousands of angels standing in front of Him, waiting for that divine moment that God will execute His judgment, just like He said that He would do.
So the first thing we see is that the thrones are set up in heaven. How awesome that is. And the books are opened up, as you notice in verse 10. The court sat and opened the books.
Now what books is he talking about? Look in chapter 12, verse 1, and we get one idea of one of the books. One of the books is the Book of Life. Is your name written in that book this morning? This Book will be opened one day. I’m so glad that when God keeps His books, He’s not like the way I keep my books. Aren’t you? You don’t ever have to worry. Those of you that are worrying that God’s forgotten your name, forget that. Because He does it right, not like we do. I can’t balance my checkbook, but I’m glad He knows how to do it. Look at verse 1 of chapter 12, “Now at that time Michael, the great prince,” and by the way, he’s the angel of signs to Israel. We’ve got so many thrilling things ahead of us in Daniel. “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.”
Now here we have “book;” in the other chapter we have “books,” plural. So one of the books has to be the Lamb’s Book of Life, the ones whose names are written in that book. We know that one-third of all of Israel will be save somehow, and that one-third will have their day of atonement and they’ll have that time when they look up and they see the wounds in His hands and they say, “Oh, it was You whom we wounded,” and they realize who the Lord Jesus is and they bow down before Him and He takes them on into His eternal kingdom. We know that will take place; their names are written in the book. So when the court sets in session, they open up the first book to see who the believers are during the time of the tribulation; who the believers are that came out of that great time of wrath in those last three and a half years.
But there’s another book. Do you realize that God keeps a book of all the records of our deeds, of everything we’ve ever done? Do you realize that? Every man will stand to be judged according to the deeds that were done in his body. That’s the teaching of the New Testament. Now, aren’t you glad this morning that our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, that we don’t have to stand for original sin? But we still have to deal with the consequences of unconfessed sin in our life. And also the pagan world, if God is a just God, no pagan will get away with how he acted in this world. And I believe what He does here is He opens up one of those books and He looks at the deeds of the Antichrist and all of his cohorts, and, buddy, His judgment is going to be according to their deeds that they have done in their flesh on this earth.
So it’s a time of judgment: thrones are set up, books were opened up, and God’s ready now to make His move. That’s the first step; that’s in heaven. We don’t see that. Folks, listen, sometimes when you think that things are going on down here and God’s just checked out, you just remember something: God knows exactly what’s going on. If you could pull the curtain back, there’s things going on right now in the heavens right now that you would absolutely be flabbergasted at. We’re going to see some of that in chapter 9 and chapter 10 as we get a little further in the study of Daniel. Things are going on.
Habakkuk one day said, “Oh, Lord, when are You going to do something?” As if God wasn’t doing anything. And God said to Habakkuk, “Habakkuk, you just relax and go back to sleep. You couldn’t handle it if I did answer you.” He said, “Oh, come on, God, tell me.” This is my own translation here. And God said back to Habakkuk, “Habakkuk, alright, you want to know. I’m raising up the evil people. I’m raising up the wicked.” Boy, that messed up Habakkuk’s theology. He fumbled around for awhile and he came back and said, “Oh, Lord, how do you put up with those unrighteous people?” What he’s really saying is, “That doesn’t make any sense to me.” And God said, “Habakkuk, you sit down, be quiet, write this down, you’re going to forget it. I’m raising them up to purify my people that have rebelled against Me. And then when I’m through with them and when they’ve accomplished the purpose that I want them to accomplish, I’m going to put them down.”
And in the last chapter of Habakkuk, you go back and read it, because God opened up the vision there and gave him a little idea what was going on because he couldn’t see that God was in control all the time. All the time He’s in control. Habakkuk said, “I will wait patiently upon the Lord.” And bless his heart; isn’t that wonderful? “I will wait patiently upon the Lord. When the vines are barren, I will trust in the Lord.” Well, thank you, Habakkuk. He had to get a little bit of behind the scenes vision to understand that God’s in control.
You know, you wonder why God gave this vision to Daniel. I wonder if it wasn’t so that one day during that tribulation time, somebody’s going to find a Bible, somebody’s going to turn to the book of Daniel and one of those Jews during that time is going to stand up and shout and say, “Hey, folks! God’s not through with us yet! Do you understand what the Word of God says?” And during that time perhaps that will be the means of great revival. Every time Israel ever had any kind of revival is when they came back to what the Word of God had to say. I really don’t know: that’s just speculation.
The earthly scene: the demise of the fourth beast
But then he changes from heaven back to earth. He changes the vision, pulls the curtain pack and gives you a little glimpse of something spectacular, and shows you what is going on in heaven. Then he closes the curtain and comes back down to earth. Verses 11-12, almost simultaneously, with the setting up of those thrones in heaven there’s going to be the demise of the fourth beast. Not just the little horn, but the fourth beast. Remember the fourth beast is Rome in the latter days. Watch this in verse 11, “Then I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking.” He first mentions the individual. Now I personally believe in my own theology, and we’ll look at this piece by piece as we go on through Daniel, that there’s going to be a temple during this time.
We know that right now if you go to Jerusalem, there is no temple. There’s a mosque there. There is no temple. But it appears there’s going to be a temple. I personally believe at the beginning of that seven year period of time, as we’ll study later on—and I’m really getting ahead of myself—when he makes a peace treaty with God’s people, that maybe that’s the time he’ll allow them to rebuild the temple. I don’t know, but anyway, there’s a temple. And at the end of that first three and a half years, he changes. As Satan incarnates him and he becomes that awful power towards Israel, breaks his treaty. I believe that’s when he moves into that temple as the Bible tells and begins to proclaim himself as God. He goes in and he doesn’t just make some boastful words, he begins to proclaim himself as God. And I think it’s during that time that the thrones are set up and God says, “Time out! Enough is enough!”
Well, it goes on: “I kept looking until the beast was slain.” Now remember, you cannot separate a king from his kingdom. If you start doing that you’re going to get messed up. He’s a king, right, but behind him are ten nations that are giving him their power and authority. And even behind all of them is Satan himself. “And its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire.” Does that not rhyme with Daniel 2? He said the stone will come, remember? Who’s the stone? The Lord Jesus Christ. Crush the feet of the statue, which represents all the kingdoms on this earth, and he says when he crushes his feet it will be completely obliterated, there will be no trace whatsoever left known to man.
Now verse 12 could be confusing if you read it and didn’t think about it. “As for the rest of the beasts”—now here’s your liberal standing up and saying, “I told you there were other kingdoms in the latter days; not just one kingdom, latter day Rome, there were other kingdoms”—“As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.”
Now what is he saying? Folks, just pay attention to what he’s saying. He’s saying, “Listen, when Babylon was defeated by Medo-Persia, did Medo-Persia completely annihilate Babylon? No, they defeated them and they absorbed Babylon into themselves. So there was an extension of life granted to Babylon but no longer any dominion.” Then when Greece moved in and took over Medo-Persia he not only took over Medo-Persia but they took over Babylon and Medo-Persia, all absorbed into the Greek. And then you get that final kingdom Rome, when it comes in and it takes over all these others, remnants of each one are still left in that fourth beast, and they’re giving an extension of life, but no power. But what’s going to happen here is that fourth beast will be slain. The ruin of the little horn will come simultaneously with the ruin of this fourth beast as the Lord Jesus Christ comes to this earth. And remember, we’re only in chapter 7, so let’s just stay with what chapter 7 says.
At any rate, immediately we see the heavenly scene, boom, the curtains are closed. We come back to earth and we see the fourth beast, this is the judgment of the nations, friend, when the Lord Jesus comes back. Buddy, you’re going to see Him come, and when He comes back, that’s your judgment of your nations as God completely annihilates any power on this earth.
Heaven: scene two – the eternal kingdom
And now we see the fifth kingdom: the eternal kingdom being set up on this earth. That’s the third step in Daniel 7. First of all, the heavenly scene, the thrones are set up. Secondly the earthly scene, the beast and the little horn completely annihilated. But now we go back to heaven and watch what’s happening in heaven. I love this: bouncing right back!
Alright, look at verse 13, “I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven,” oh, if I could have that cloud machine right now, just putting those clouds up. I could give you a little picture of what I’m talking about. Clouds wrapped around Him; “with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming.” Who do you think that is? That’s got to be our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God eternally. And now the Son of Man, He’s the God-man and He’s now glorified and He’s coming up before His Father.
I don’t know what that does to you, but something tender inside of me just strikes a chord, of the Son coming up before His Father. The Ancient of Days sitting there on His throne and One coming up before Him, One, like the Son of man. What’s about to happen? It’s about to happen friends, that He’s going to mount that horse and He’s going to come to this earth and He’s going to set up that eternal kingdom. It says, “and He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And to Him,” that Son of Man, “was given dominion, glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and men of every language might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion.” That’s going to be the fulfillment of that prayer: Father, Thy kingdom come. He will one day and He’ll come to this earth and every nation, every tongue, every people, every language will serve our King of Kings, our Forever King.
It goes on to say that His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed. One of the most precious things in the book of the vision to Daniel is as Daniel saw that the saints of God, the Israelites, would be trodden down and treated so roughly during that time, look now in verse 27: “Then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One.” In other words, they’ll receive that kingdom. What happens to these that are saved during the tribulation, that great, awful time, is that they will be not only saved and not only have their day of atonement, but now they’ll inherit part of that kingdom. They’ll rule and reign with the Lord Jesus Christ on this earth.
And if you’re saying, “I’m wondering now, where’s the church? That’s wonderful, I’m excited for Israel, I’m excited for God’s people, but hold on a minute. What about us? We’re all a part of that picture, are we not?” You see, Romans 11 says that right now there’s a partial hardening of Israel’s mind: they cannot understand the gospel. Why? Because they’ve rejected Christ. What’s going on then? God’s just stopped the whole time clock and He’s now bringing in the Gentiles. And it says, “When the fullness of the Gentiles comes in, then Israel will be saved.” So we’re that little parenthesis in there. I personally believe in my theology that we won’t even be around during these seven years. We’ve already been taken out. We’re here; we’re gone. And now God’s dealing with His people.
But what about us in this kingdom: is there room for us in this kingdom? There are so many verses I just picked one of them and it’s probably not the one you would have picked, but there are so many good ones. Look in 2 Timothy 2:12. This is a challenge and a hope for every believer. Look what it says in verse 12, “If we endure,” now don’t worry about that phrase “if we endure.” What if I don’t? Well, look at Hebrews and it’ll tell you that every believer is going to endure. That’s part of the mark of the people of God. “If we endure,” but the key is how did you endure, not the fact that you will or not, but how did you endure? How did you respond to His Word and His life while you were here? “If we endure, we shall also reign with Him.” That’s us, folks! And the degree of our ruling and reigning with the Lord Jesus Christ during that thousand year period of the kingdom being here on this earth, the degree of our ruling will be according to the degree of our enduring while we were here during the time before He comes.
Now, folks, a lot of people want to preach this message of pie in the sky by and by. “Let’s just get saved; God’s going to make it equal for everybody when we get there.” No way! No way! He’s a just God. You can’t mock Him by your life now and claim to know Him without one day standing before Him and the consequences of that will be directly measured back to you and back to me as to how we rule and how we reign with Him. Absolutely! You don’t get away with sin. Yes, you can confess it, yes, you’re forgiven, but the consequences are the key. Did this affect a brother that the damage is irreparable? You’ll stand before God for that sin. No way around that! I don’t understand all that but I’m not a just person other than that righteousness has been given to me. I’m not inherently righteous. He’s inherently just, friend, and He will give what is due every single person on this earth. Yes, we’ll rule and reign with Him, but it’ll all be to the degree that we were willing to endure with Him and respond to the truth of His Word.
Now that’s what makes it practical to me this morning. I know the books are going to be open one day. You can’t tell me if my name is in the Book of Life. I can tell you it is. Can you tell me that this morning? If anybody could talk you out of it, you better go back and check and see if it’s there. Friend, you know because you know! You don’t have to ask somebody if you’re name is written in the Book of Life. You know! Romans 8:16 says the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we’re children of God. First John 5:13, “these things are written that you might know that you have eternal life.” That’s one book, but what about the other book? What are you doing with what God has given to you, friend?
All of your lifestyle on this earth is going to somehow hinge on how you rule and reign with Him one day. The rewards are based now on how we respond to the truth God gives to us. The penalty has been paid for on the cross, but the consequences of our disobeying Him sometimes can be eternal and He’s a just God and knows when those times are. He’s the One who will render the judgment.
Can you pray the prayer now? “Our Father which art in heave, hollowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come.” Can you pray that today?