Nahum's prophecy brings to mind another important prediction regarding conditions in the Last Days given in 534 B.C. to the prophet Daniel.
"Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to & fro, & knowledge shall be increased" (Daniel 12:4)
God was telling His prophet, "Daniel, I'm giving this vision of the Last Days to you, but it's not for you, it's not for your time.--It's for the Endtime, when...
"Many shall run to & fro..." (Daniel 12:4)
Are many people "running to and fro" today? It's incredible when you think that people's primary means of travel hadn't changed for thousands of years, until just a little over a century ago!
In 1789 it took George Washington 8 days to travel 200 miles to his inauguration in New York City. The fact that it took 8 days is not significant. What is amazing is that Julius Caesar could have traveled just as rapidly! No real progress had been made in transportation over thousands of years. But in a very short period of time look how mankind has advanced!
Now man not only drives at enormous speeds, but a jet can fly around the world in 24 hours & a spacecraft in 80 minutes!
People travel today more than they ever traveled before! International tourism is a huge multi-billion dollar business involving over 200 million people travelling outside their own countries every year throughout the world!
Spending on tourism worldwide totaled more than $3 trillion in 1992 alone, and tourist traffic is expected to double over the next 10 years. Truly, "many are running to and fro" today like never before, just as Daniel prophesied 2500 years ago.