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No academic interpreter of Revelation understands the book as a roadmap for the future. Instead, Revelation originally spoke to the conditions of its own time and place.
Daniel proceeded to pray though a decree that had come from the king. There is much to be said for choosing to see beyond the circumstances of the moment to a higher set of ideas or hope.