* A view of real world history (Dan 7:1-8). Man views human kingdoms as valuable as metals (Chp 2), but God sees them as vicious animals that like to start fights and devour each other. Human history will indeed culminate in a worldwide kingdom under a popular satanic world ruler (Antichrist) who will defy God and then will eventually be defeated by God’s son.
* A view of a real heaven (9-14). While the beasts are fighting on earth, God is holding court in heaven, and everything is under His control. Jesus Christ will one day establish a righteous kingdom that none here will overthrow.
* A view of real saints on earth (15-28). “Saints” (don't mean those with some kind of stigmata in their hands or apparent halos shining bright, as if either would make one a saint).. I use "saints" to simply mean believers in Jesus. These.. during the end times, just before the Lord returns to set up His Kingdom for the Millennium. But what Daniel says about saints has spiritual application for believers today. They are involved in warfare (v. 21) and they suffer persecution (v. 25), but they have hope and will receive the Kingdom (v. 18) and will reign with Christ (v. 27).
We've all been watching the great stirring and sadly many migrants dying on the Great Sea -- the Mediterranean Sea (but remember "sea" in the Bible often represents the Gentile masses or nations). We've been watching the UN and seen the emergence of the European Community as a major economic and industrial power.. as well as many changes with it too. At one time the EU was 10 and might become 10 again. At present (12-12-'18), the EU has 28 member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. (Remember this, the Roman Empire fell apart due to internal corruption and moral failure. It was never defeated from outside. Well, now it's rebuilding itself and the antichrist will one day rule over it. Will it be the EU?)
The Bible for-sight and foretelling reminds me of when I'd go to the Rose Parade, I'd see my li'l part with horses going by, but there was a guy up in the Good Year blimp who saw the whole 5 mile parade, actually an 8 mile march. God sees and told us through Dan -- what a gift! History-future (some of which is now history-past to us) and Daniel actually wrote it down with 100% accuracy (false prophets even in our day miss a bit).
I say go prayerfully look at Daniel, at 2 Thessalonians and at the Revelation.
Satan is effectively just an imitator, he always copies. Whatever God has, the devil will have his imitation. There is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and there is Satan who wants to be in the place of God, and if Satan had a son, that would be the antichrist. This antichrist -- when this man emerges on the scene, he may not be what you would expect. He will not be dressed in head to toe in black, with glowing red eyes and steam coming out of him, and the Darth Vader theme song playing when he walks into a room.
In history I see God taking His righteous people out of here before his wrath comes down. God has not appointed any of us believers "to suffer wrath" (1 Thessalonians 5:9). Remember how Lot was taken out before the wrath fell, or how God took Noah up in the arch above the water before the wicked died in that water coming down. If what we see during the great tribulation isn't the wrath of God on earth (think about how many people are wiped out), then I don't know what would be.