As Ezekiel saw the vision by the river Chebar (Ezekiel chapter 1,) all appeared to be in confusion. But as he watched, he realized that it was all under the control of God and it all fit together perfectly. Says the prophet: “The wheels were so complicated in arrangement that at first sight they appeared to be in confusion; yet they moved in perfect harmony. Heavenly beings, sustained and guided by the hand beneath the wings of the cherubim, were impelling those wheels; above them, upon the sapphire throne, was the Eternal One; and round about the throne was a rainbow, the emblem of divine mercy. As the wheellike complications were under the guidance of the hand beneath the wings of the cherubim, so the complicated play of human events is under divine control. Amidst the strife and tumult of nations He that sitteth above the cherubim still guides the affairs of this earth.” Prophets and Kings PP 535-536
Recently much light has been opened in regards to the prophetic timelines and specifically, fractals of those timelines. While at first look, these timelines seem to be in confusion, the more you study them, the more one can see that the hand of God is and has been at work throughout human history. This chart explains what prophetic fractals are and how to apply them in your studies.