Daniel 2:44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
“The days” being spoken of here are the days we read about in the New Testament, for it was in those days that the kingdom of God was established to reign eternally.
This prophecy was being given in the days of Daniel, centuries before the kingdom of God would be established. Thus Daniel was subsequently told that the ultimate meaning of these words would be concealed until “the end time” (Daniel 12:9) – that is, what we call New Testament times. For in New Testament times, prophecy was no longer under seal (Revelation 22:10). The end had come. We therefore live in the new and eternal age which was to come after “the end” to which Daniel was pointed.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted.