Q. We are studying the book of Daniel and it was discussed that Chapter 7 verse 22 refers to the Jews as the saints because we were never promised the kingdom.
My question is wouldn’t this verse be about the millennial reign of Christ, and have both Jew and gentile saints (the ones who will not accept the mark of the beast and survive the tribulation)?
A. Daniel 7 is a parallel vision of the kingdoms of Earth first seen in Daniel 2. The same kingdoms are symbolized in both accounts. They are Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome and the Kingdom that God will establish on Earth at the beginning of the Millennium. Although it will be headquartered in Israel, it will be a world wide kingdom (Zechariah 14:9). Therefore it will include both Jews of all ages, who will live in Israel, and Gentiles who come to faith after the rapture and survive the Great Tribulation. They will re-populate the rest of the world.