The Non-Preterist Historicalism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards

"The sense will be (in my judgment) that the human race which Satan was endeavouring to oppress, would at length be victorious….. The whole Church of God under its Head will gloriously exult over him. To this the declaration of Paul refers, 'The Lord shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.' Romans 16:20…. The power of bruising Satan is imparted to faithful men, and thus the blessing is the common property of the whole Church."

Daniel and Calvin on the christianizability of the Pagan Roman Empire 

Around B.C. 603, Daniel interpreted a dream of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel 2:27-45. On this passage, Calvin comments6 that the worldly kingdoms were predestined to get "broken up by Christ — according to this dream of King Nebuchadnezzar…. The dream was presented to King Nebuchadnezzar so that he might understand all future events, [right down] to the renovation of the world" — more than six centuries later at the first advent of Jehovah-Jesus, and beyond.