This vision centers on a period of extreme persecution of God’s people that would take place in the future. The point of this vision is that God is in control even when his people must go through persecution. It also teaches that the persecution will last only as long as God permits and that in the end the persecutors of God’s people will be punished. Daniel’s response to the vision reminds us that we are called to show concern for brothers and sisters who are being persecuted today.
Read Daniel 8:1-27