Dan 2:19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
Dan 2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
Dan 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Dan 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
Barnes: Daniel 2:21
And he changeth the times and the seasons - The object of this is to assert the general control of God in reference to all changes which occur. The assertion is made, undoubtedly, in view of the revolutions in empire which Daniel now saw, from the signification of the dream, were to take place under the Divine hand. Foreseeing now these vast changes denoted by different parts of the image Dan_2:36-45, stretching into far-distant times, Daniel was led to ascribe to God the control over “all” the revolutions which occur on earth.
And he changeth the times and the season,.... Not only of day and night, summer and winter, and times and seasons of prosperity and adversity; but all the changes and revolutions in states and kingdoms, in all times and ages, are from him; and particularly those pointed at in the following dream, in the Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, and Roman monarchies:
The natural Cross reference that comes to mind is the well know chapter in Ecc.
Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Ecc 3:2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Ecc 3:3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Ecc 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Ecc 3:5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Ecc 3:6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
Ecc 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Ecc 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Hate? We read this in the O.T. But not the N.T. Only in the N.T. We are to hate sin, and hate pro-fain false doctrine. Love the sinner, hate the sin. This is a message on the current world wide Revolution.
Luk 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Hate — for example, sin, lusts (Luk_14:26); that is, to love God so much more as to seem in comparison to hate “father or mother,” when coming between us and God.
Hate, I mean real hate is all over, the world is divided the USA has not been this divided since the 60's , this time it is more planned and out of cointrol-Chaos.
JFB is saying hate is not hate as we think, lets take a look and see if this is correct.
Hebrew for hate in this verse;
A primitive root; to hate (personally): - enemy, foe, (be) hate (-ful, -r), odious, X utterly.
OK, now that is Hate as we all know it. This is what I mean, sometimes in the O.T. Esp David and the Psalms, speaks of hatting his enemies, and yet the N.T. Says we are to love our enemies, this truth is why Jesus, Jehovah God in the flesh, he clarified the law, man made laws and the true meanings of the law, we read this during the sermon on the mount.
Our lord speaks to us, teaches us from the whole bible O.T. And N.T., however; Jesus taught us to love, Paul , it was the Holy Spirit in Paul that wrote these things and pour lord , right from the King of Kings own mouth.
I looked at other commentaries I was surprised to see many, not a few, many did not even touch on this verse. Chuck Smith commentary literally had commentary on all verses, and verse 7 he wrote on and next verse 9, excluding the verse all together. You will often see this in bible helps as most are a certain belief system, it shows in the writing, after all what can an AOG or full Gospel Denomination say to Apostles when there are no more true N.T. Apostles, so its not spoken on, the five fold ministry, it is the four fold ministry.
In the constitution and by laws of the Assemblies of God, they always said, they have not seen nor given the title Apostle to anyone, but there are those that do the work of an Apostle, that is what I mean, denominations , man I hate them...opps I do not mean hate literally, but hate of man made doctrine and doctrines from tables of demons.
I got off topic sorry, I just love to teach. N.T. You do not literally hate, as we read in Websters or the original language, your wife, it simply means put Gods first before any flesh, but a husband is to love his wife as his own flesh. N.T. And a big difference.
The message , in all the current hate, division, race wars, political wars, twitter wars. I never thought in my life I would see twitter almost become the new way to do politics. I read what professional people say, its like a school yard fight, not mature at all, both sides, all sides. It's twitter this, twitter that, virtual Gossip and hate.
The lord is allowing all we see to happen, or we would not see it. The word I was given is simply our lord is in the current revolution we see. It is the lord allowing mankind to fall to a very low level, he said, she said.........I hate twitter, yes I mean real hate, as it is not good at all, in my humble opinion.
Most reading this have your own political views, that is freedom of speech, we see that no longer an active part of our Bill of Rights and USA constitution. The lord wants us to love our enemies, this does not mean embrace all that person, or group believes in. The old saying, let us agree to disagree. Humanity is stopping so low, so full of evil, sin, darkness, becoming far beyond political correctness.
Yes, Sorros and others are behind much of whats going on esp the U.N. at the start of this message about countries, states and historic revolutions, current ones, all are in the lords oversight. Beloved, if you can get this deep in you, it will make the world wide revolution something you can handle and not be in fear, or lose sleep over the current world changes.
Yes our lord is in the world it is his creation, this is history repeating itself, and not every event, or a fake 7 planets LOL. Every flood, every falling star are true end time events. WE had wild weather long before HARRP, and other Tesla inventions.
All I read, listen to is most evangelicals are saying over and over, we are so close to the seven year tribulation, bible prophecy being fulfilled, look it has been fulfilled all through out creation. I do not believe a lot of what someone says is an omen, a judgment, or a prophetic event. I end with this.
Turn off the news, I get in the trap of to many You Tube videos, and I repent of that, you can get upset, your peace taken away by the play by play of the current horror show.
The whole thing is to confuse, attempt to make you hate this or that, our fallen adamaic nature, the flesh, can easily hate, let us be warned we have no option, it is the lords way and truth, or the individual.
All I read and listen to Christian or not is the whole Trump issue, this is what was planned, be prudent, be alert and be in the lords loving arms today.