In Daniel Chapter 12, Daniel is instructed to seal up the prophecies in the book until the last days. And we are told that knowledge will increase dramatically as the second coming of Christ approaches.
The book of Daniel provides an incredible over view of world events from the days of king Nebuchadnezzar of babylon all the way to Christ crucifixion, resurrection and millennial reign. Daniel actually forms much of the framework for the book of Revelation, and the understanding of biblical prophecy. If you look carefully at the world events around us today, you can see prophecy being unfolded before us.
So…we plan as though Jesus isn’t coming for a 1,000 years, But…we live as if He is coming in the next 10 minutes.