In context of the times, I take comfort in the words… judgment was given to the saints of the most High… the saints possessed the kingdom.
Daniel 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High [Judgment… Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
1 Corinthians 6:Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.]; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
To deviate from these words, can we start sliding down to destruction?
How does… the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them… fit with, we’ll all be outta here before this happens… or, the end-times have already happened… or, Jesus will rule arms-length away from Heaven while we take over the world in the Millennium for Him? To view this in these contexts, by default, would we not also forfeit this hope… Until the Ancient of days came…. that the saints possessed the kingdom… ? In other words, if we deny one part of God’s declaration, is it a given we’ll ultimately deny the other?
Of course, I’m not basing these thoughts off of just this one scripture.
Said another way…
All text reference scripture quoted or discussed is King James Version unless otherwise noted. Bold, colored lettering, brackets [my understanding of things right now… or possible cross-reference scripture… scripture that comes to mind], and underline… mine.