"...The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, show unto the king. But there is a GOD in heaven that REVEALETH secrets..." (Daniel 2:27), and so it is TODAY with HIS "chosen" people!
Daniel only prophesied of things to come in which the United Nation "fulfilled" the prophecy recently (I think in 2010) in which the UN divided the world into 10 Regional Groupings! In Daniel 2, Daniel was prophesying of the ten "worldly kingdoms" and not GOD'S KINGDOM.
GOD set up HIS KINGDOM when the Holy Spirit came on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:2) which afforded ALL men the opportunity to receive the FREE "GIFT" (Acts 11:15-16) of the Holy Spirit by Holy Spirit baptism to become "a member of HIS KINGDOM" (I Corinthians Chapter 12; "members of the body of Christ")!
No matter WHAT you've been TAUGHT, "Jesus' baptism" was NOT to give mankind "an example" but was done to "fulfill" (Matthew 3:15) what HE had spoken through the Prophets Isaiah (40:3) and Malachi (3:1)!
I didn't read the update to your question until now in that I was busy reading "UN Divides the World into 10 Regional Groupings" which pretty much "sums it up" as people are channeled into the "One World Religion" (Which is the Anti-Christ) under the "New World Order!"
As the author said "Holy crap!"
Malachi Chapter 3 has been "fulfilled" for it speaks of the coming of "My Messenger" (v1) which was Jesus! Malachi 4 is "being fulfilled" TODAY because the elect that have been "chosen" (John 15:16) by GOD are CURRENTLY "...treading down the wicked..." (v3) by preaching HIS WORD!
"Wherefore thus saith the LORD GOD of hosts, Because ye speak THIS WORD, behold, I will make MY WORDS in thy mouth FIRE, and this people wood, and it shall devour them" (Jeremiah 5:14)!
"And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be *ashes* under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts" (Malachi 4:3)!