Darius commanded that Daniel's accusers be thrown into the den of lions. Unlike Daniel's experience, his adversaries were not innocent and the lions made quick work of them. Darius made a degree throughout his territory that men fear the God of Daniel. Then Daniel prospered in the reign of Cyrus the Great and Darius of Persia.
The king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, … and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces [before] they came to the bottom of the den.
I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end (Daniel 6:24, 25-26
In the New Testament, Hebrews 11 is the Faith Hall of Fame. Daniel is mentioned as his faith "stopped the mouths of lions". During the Tribulation
, the 144,000 witnesses
will be sealed and protected but many Tribulation Saints will receive salvation but die for their faith.
What shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah; of David, Samuel and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions (Hebrews 11:32-33
References: 21st Century Revelation: World Wars, Iraq Wars & End War
Chapter 8 - Prophecy Fulfilled, Chapter 13 - Minor Feasts, Major Events, Rapture
, Daniel's Dream
, Daniel Articles