Category Archives: Daniel

Daniel 11-12 — Those who are wise

I suppose that for those who are skeptics, these chapters take the cake in terms of prophesy, so detailed and accurate as they are. Here, Daniel talks first about what was to come in the Persian and Greek Empires, and … Continue reading

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Daniel 10 — War

A long time ago, a book came out called “This Present Darkness,” by Frank Peretti.  It was a fiction book, but after reading it, it really made me think about the the spiritual warfare that goes on that we can’t … Continue reading

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Daniel 6 — Integrity

We now come back to Babylon where Daniel was still residing.  A man named Darius was ruling as king there.  This is not, by the way, Darius the Great who is later mentioned in the book of Ezra.  It is … Continue reading

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Daniel 9:20-27 — The coming of Messiah, the coming of Antichrist

Before I go to today’s blog, I just noticed a mistake from my last blog which has now been corrected.  I had said that Daniel had recalled the words of Isaiah concerning the 70 year exile, and it should have … Continue reading

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Daniel 9:1-19 — When your life has been shattered by sin

Shortly after Babylon fell to the Persians, Daniel remembered the words of Jeremiah saying that the exile of the Israelites would last 70 years.  With the 70 years up, it caused Daniel to hit his knees.  The interesting thing to … Continue reading

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Daniel 5 — Numbered and weighed

We now come to the end of the Babylonian empire in this chapter as Daniel had prophesied in chapters 2, 7, and 8. Belshazzar, the co-regent of Nabonidus, was reigning in Babylon at the time, and was holding a party … Continue reading

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Daniel 8 — Fleeting power

Two years after Daniel’s vision of the four beasts, he has another vision of two beasts which in many ways is similar to the first. Here he dreams of a ram with two horns, with one horn longer than the … Continue reading

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Daniel 7 — The God who will reign over all

Daniel is a bit out of order chronologically, so we’re going to skip chapters 5 and 6 for the time being.  Belshazzar was now king of Babylon.  He was the son of Nabonidus who had apparently married a daughter of … Continue reading

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Daniel 4 — The God who is sovereign

We now return to the book of Daniel, and close up the story of Nebuchadnezzar.  This is the famous story of how Nebuchadnezzar lost his sanity, acting basically like a cow for 7 years before finally acknowledging that God alone … Continue reading

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Daniel 3 — Even if…

You have to admire the faith and commitment Daniel and his friends had toward God.  To stand against the tide is no easy thing, especially when it threatens to crash down on you. I’m not sure, but I kind of … Continue reading

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Daniel 2 — The God who walks among men

Here we have one of the most famous prophetic passages in the Bible.  In this passage, God reveals to Nebuchadnezzar the future of his empire, as well as of the Medo-Persian, Greek, and Roman empires. Ultimately, God makes clear to … Continue reading

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Daniel 1 — Resolved

I have to admit that trying to keep the chronology of Israel’s history is a bit like juggling balls.  There were so many books being written at about the same time, it’s difficult to keep every thing straight.  At the … Continue reading

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