Posts tagged ‘daniel’

Daniel 11, Part 2

If Daniel 11 shows us anything, it shows us that God is intimately involved in humanity’s affairs is actively directs things to the climax of this age so that His purposes – all of them will be accomplished – while still allowing humanity to have some semblance of free will, in spite of the fall of man.

Continue Reading September 25, 2018 at 10:46 AM 5 comments

What’s Your Level of Commitment?

Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Daniel had spent decades living for God. By the time they got to Babylon, it was firmly embedded in their thinking and outlook. They could no more set aside their obedience to God than they would drink muddy, putrid water. There was no question about their direction. They were all in for God regardless of the cost.

Continue Reading September 14, 2018 at 12:14 PM 2 comments

It’s Too Easy to Compromise Isn’t It?

Now, we might never address or counsel leaders or kings, but that’s not really the point. The point is that God will bless our efforts to be and remain faithful to Him in all things. The world (Babylon) is constantly trying to force us to compromise ourselves and we’ll look at some of these things specifically in future articles. Because the world is trying so hard to pull us from God, thereby minimizing our testimony, it is imperative that we resolve to follow Him in spite of any negative consequences that might occur.

Continue Reading September 13, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Ten Kings, the Antichrist, and the New World Order, Part 6

But who is the “he” in this verse. There are many who lump all of the pronouns “he” together in Daniel 9:24-27 as referring to Jesus, or Messiah. This would be incorrect simply because of the law of first antecedent, meaning that the “he” in verse 27 must be referring back to the closest actual noun or person. We need to figure out who that noun is before we can continue. If it is Jesus, how would He make a covenant and then do something to halt the sacrifices halfway through the week? Historically, any time the sacrifices have ceased it has been due to something bad, something that desolated the Temple area and we’ve talked about the incident in 168 BC with Antiochus Epiphanes IV previously, which is an excellent example (cf. Daniel 8).

Continue Reading November 5, 2016 at 9:58 AM 1 comment

Prophecies of Daniel 2, Part 5

Note that God chose to reveal the mystery of the king’s dreams to Daniel during the night. The revelation came as a direct response to the prayers of these godly men and as Constable points out, James says as much in James 4:2-4. There, James points out the problems associated with not received answers to our prayers. The exact opposite is seen in Daniel and his four friends. We could easily follow this up with James 5:16, which states, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”

Continue Reading November 12, 2015 at 7:19 AM

Prophecies of Daniel 1, Part 6

In Daniel 1:8-14, we see Daniel’s desire to remain faithful to God. In Daniel 1:15-16, we see Daniel actually remaining faithful to God. His desire to remain faithful to God carried him through so that in reality, Daniel was faithful. It all starts with our desire. If we want to be or remain faithful to God, that is more than half the battle and wanting to be/remain faithful will help us get there.

Continue Reading October 20, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Prophecies of Daniel 1, Part 4

Let’s also note here that it becomes clear that God gave Daniel this particular ability because God had plans to use Daniel to bring hidden knowledge to us in what would become the twelve chapters of the book of Daniel. Without the ability to receive and discern visions and dreams, we would not have the book of Daniel. We need to comprehend that God gives this type of gift when He sees fit and for His purposes, not for ours.

Discernment is so lacking today among Christians. Too many tend to flit from this latest theological fad (usually connected with Eschatology or prophecy), to that fad, or to that one over there. Instead of studying the Bible for themselves, too many Christians read books about the Bible, attend conferences where other Christians excitedly talk about books they’ve written about the Bible, but those same Christians do not simply study the Bible for themselves.

Continue Reading October 12, 2015 at 8:55 AM 1 comment

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