Daniel told about a kingdom that will last forever and will crush all the other kingdoms. That kingdom is in this world right now I believe. It is the kingdom of the little ego and the big soul. The church has the teaching about the kingdom but not much power I believe. As the church seems to be a breading ground right now for big egos. I think the church lacks the ferocity to crush much of anything right now. I may be wrong, but I see this kind of spiritual life in AA and NA and the other 12 step groups. They know about the problem of the big ego and every day you can go to a meeting and hear people talk about the problem of their big ego and what they are doing about with the help of a higher power. And I think this is a kingdom of love. But the kind of love that is powerful enough to crush big egos and knows that things like suffering helps to grow big souls. I may be wrong on that one too, since I don’t want more suffering for anybody including myself. But Revelation talks about the tree of life when the new heaven and new earth are finally here. Its leaves are for the healing of the nations. Does that mean that complete healing happens in the after life? Not sure. Maybe. I do think that that healing is available now at least in part as the kingdom that will last forever is here as well. The kingdom of the little egos and big souls. That is where the life is, I believe. That is where the life is.