When the lions' den event occurred, Daniel was in his 80s. Through a life of hard work and obedience to God , he had risen through the political ranks as an administrator of this pagan kingdom. In fact, Daniel was so honest and hardworking that the other government officials — those who were jealous of him — could find nothing against him to cause him to be removed from office. So they tried to use Daniel's faith in God against him. They tricked King Darius into passing a day decree that said anyone who prayed to another god or man other than the king would be thrown into the lions' den.
Daniel learned of the decree but did not change his habit. Just as he had done his whole life, he went home, knelt down, faced Jerusalem, and prayed to God. The wicked administrators caught him in the act and told the king. King Darius, who loved Daniel, tried to save him, but the decree could not be revoked.
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The Medes and Persians had a foolish custom that once a law was passed — even a bad law — it could not be repealed. At sundown, they threw Daniel into the den of lions. The king could not eat or sleep all night. At dawn, he ran to the lions' den and asked Daniel if his God had protected him. Daniel replied,. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Be prepared. He will exalt and honor himself by receiving gold and silver, precious stones, and costly gifts. When Lucifer has gained a great following, he will fiercely attack the brave people who have remained faithful to the Most High.
The devil will bestow great honor on the leaders of Earth who acknowledge him to be God. The devil and his angels will slaughter a third of mankind during the sixth trumpet war. When the devil dissolves the political and religious boundaries of the world, he will set up ten puppet kings over the people of Earth. Lucifer will honor people who participate in his evil ways by distributing the land to the highest bidder. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. He will invade and destroy many countries, and his forces will sweep through the nations like an irresistible and devastating flood.
The devil will invade the homeland of Israel and many countries around will fall, but throughout the world, a remnant of people will remain faithful. God will sustain His people in the same way during the end time. As the ruler of Earth, the devil will extend his power over many countries. The devil will control all of the treasures of gold and silver. All of the riches of the world will be his. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. At that time, Jesus will announce that the king of the north is to be destroyed. The devil will be alarmed when he hears this thunder because he will know that his rule has ended. The devil will establish a palace in Jerusalem. He will sit enthroned as though he were Almighty God.
Jerusalem will serve as one of the palaces of Babylon, that great city that rules over the nations of Earth. The devil will consolidate the world into one empire and he will have undisputed rule over the world for a short time. Yet, the devil will come to his end and no human being will be able to prevent these things from happening. When the devil implements the mark of the beast a tattoo showing allegiance to Lucifer , he will take his seat on his throne to rule over Earth. He will claim to be lord of lords and king of kings.
Jesus will bring His intercessory work on behalf of the human race to a close. At that time, Jesus will send the seven last plagues upon His enemies. The distress and suffering caused by the plagues will be terrible. Never, since the history of humankind, has such suffering covered the face of the Earth. But your people — everyone whose name is found written in the Book of Life — will be delivered from death and these plagues. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. He will also resurrect those who crucified Jesus, so that they can see the Son of Man coming in clouds of glory. Their shame and contempt will remain on them until Jesus destroys them at the Second Coming.
On that glorious day, the , will be declared victorious. They will shine with the brightness of Heaven because they led many people to righteousness, and the , will be the "movie stars" in the new Earth. But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of this vision. This information is reserved for the time of the end. Many generations will try to understand these prophecies; they will go here and there to increase knowledge, but the Most High God has sealed this book until the final generation arrives.
And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
One angel stood on this side of the river and the other stood on the opposite bank. When the power given to the , has come to an end, all these things will be completed. The righteous who live during those days will understand this vision. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
The wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand these things, but at the appointed time of the end, the people who are wise in spiritual matters, the ones who are listening for my voice through the Spirit, will understand the importance of these things. A time is coming when Jesus will end His intercession on behalf of the world. At that time, Jesus will cease from the daily work He has been doing on behalf of humanity ever since sin began. When He steps aside, a great earthquake will shake the Earth.
Blessed are the saints who patiently endure the Great Tribulation to reach the end of the 1, days. Then, you will rest with your fathers in sleep. The Lord will surely reward you for your faithfulness. Even though the information in Daniel is very important, the book of Daniel does not tell us everything we need to know about the end-time.
This is why God gave John the vision recorded in Revelation.
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He will destroy hundreds of millions of people and will establish himself as Almighty God on Earth. He will do everything in his power to destroy the people of God. Christians need to know these facts now. Most Christians have no idea about the events that are coming. They are like the Jews living inside ancient Jerusalem. It was merely a signal of a reprieve — a window of opportunity to escape.
God wants His people to understand the big picture before it happens. He wants His people to know His plans so they will not be overwhelmed with loss, disappointment and depression. Therefore, God had the book of Daniel written for our generation so that coming events will confirm our faith instead of destroying our faith. What a thoughtful and caring God. Gabriel told Daniel that his visions were sealed up until the time of the end. Daniel ,9 Has the time of the end arrived?
Has the book of Daniel been unsealed with the discovery of the four rules that govern the interpretation of apocalyptic prophecy? Time will soon tell. Now that the four rules of Daniel are known, and the books of Daniel and Revelation interlock into one comprehensive harmonious story, we better understand the plans of God.
We have carefully examined the contents of Daniel and we now know several things that previous generations could not have known. For all of them were defeated by the Persians. They did that. It was ferocious, powerful, and it spread far beyond any prior kingdom. It continued for years, and it was succeeded by another kingdom. This is made prophecy hundreds of years before it ever came to pass, and its detail is utterly incredible. It says there will be a third nation like a leopard or a panther, the swiftest of all.
The leopard and the panther is agility and speed, and an insatiable thirst for blood, a beast of prey. This is clearly the nation Greece, which followed the Medo-Persian Empire. Upon its back are four wings. Now, a leopard or a panther is fast enough, and you add the wings to the back, and you have incredible speed and action. And, of course, the great monarch of the Grecian period was Alexander the Great who conquered the world faster than anyone in history, with remarkable swiftness, like a leopard with wings rapaciously sweeping across the world, extending his kingdom.
Frankly, he ruled everything from Europe to India — just swept it all. By the time he was 33 years of age, he had conquered the whole world. The lightning character of his conquest was without equal in the ancient world. Who could predict that? What does that mean? Alexander died. He died having four great generals. Their names were Cassander, Lysimacus, Seleucus, and Ptolemy. And the kingdom of Greece was divided among them.
Cassander had the area of Greece and Macedonia. Lysimacus was given Thrace and Asia Minor, which is a little east of that. Seleucus took Syria and the Middle East, from where we got the Seleucids. And Ptolemy was given — what? The kingdom was divided among four generals, and dominion was given to it. And so, again does Daniel indicate Greek power. The fourth beast, verse 7.
This is a tremendous, tremendous vision. But I believe, in a sense, it probably embodied all of the elements of the other beasts. But I believe this beast is a composite leopard, bear, and lion. Keep in mind, people, that the Roman Empire lasted much longer than the others. The others lasted a maximum of years. The Roman Empire went on for nearly 1, years. Tremendously powerful empire. First it says it was dreadful and terrible. Those are just synonyms speaking of the fearful character inspiring dread and fear.
Then it says it was exceedingly strong. It immensely was — it had immense size and strength. It had great iron teeth. That speaks of its ability to crush and devour and smash and shred. And it stamped the residue with its feet.
It was fierce and dreadful, ripping and tearing with its teeth and crushing everything underneath it. If ever there was anything that symbolized Rome, it was its crushing legions that tramped their way through the world conquering. It was different from all the beasts that were before it. Now listen; history tells us this is the Roman Empire. We know that. The Romans conquered the Greeks. The dominion of Rome began with the occupation of Sicily in B. And then the Mediterranean, as I told you weeks ago, became a Roman lake, and the Roman Empire grew and grew.
And do you know that the Roman Empire was not finally put aside until A. For over years, that powerful empire ruled. So, we see the first four empires. Now listen; my first point was this.
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Christ will come after the last of the great Gentile empires. Rome is gone. Rome is done. That has not yet been fulfilled. No empire has taken the place of Rome.
There is yet coming a time when there will be a Revived Roman Empire. This is very clear in the book of Revelation, and we saw it in Daniel 2. And in that final form of the Roman Empire, there will be ten horns. Now, in Scripture, a horn refers to authority, or power, or a king. Final phase of the fourth empire is a ten-kingdom monarchy. So he told me and made me know the interpretation of the things. These great beasts, which are four, are four kings who shall arise out of the earth.
Daniel, you see, is telling us the future. And he was right on schedule. And every detail was fulfilled. All of them have come and gone. And what Shelley is saying is that carved somewhere, on a useless, crushed, destroyed statue, is a claim to be the King of Kings. But there is that - haunting, at the end of verse 7 — ten horns, the final ten-nation form of the Roman Empire. And Revelation tells us that there will be a revival of the Roman Empire, Revelation chapter 17, verses 11 and And there will be ten nations coming together that constitute a revival of that empire.
They are territorially occupying what was once the Roman Empire. Russia know that to gain the Middle East, you must seal it off and choke it out. And Iran, for all intents and purposes, is already there. They now control the north, because they are the north. The only possible outlet very soon for Arab oil to the world is going to be through the west. Thus, the antagonism of the Arabs of Israel; they want that. And it is at least the conviction of this individual that Russia must move down and drop a steal curtain across the where Israel is.
And having sealed off the back, sealed off the south, and sealed off the west, they have locked the Arab world in. Russia is also attempting, they believe, to do the same thing to Europe. And Europe knows this. Daniel said there would be a revival of those nations that once were the territory of Rome in the final phase of the Roman Empire. When does the kingdom of Christ come? When is it going to take place? First point, the kingdom of Christ follows the final form of the final kingdom of the nations.
Did you get that? The kingdom of Christ will follow the final form of the final kingdom of the nations. That is the ten-nation confederacy revival of the Roman Empire. This naval officer said they believe Russia — he said — will attack Israel in April.
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Incredible to conceive that they are that close to that kind of activity. The kingdom of Christ follows the final form of the final kingdom of the nation. Point number two, it follows the final form of the kingdom of the nations. Get those both. It follows the kingdom of the nations, but you have to wait till the final form, otherwise the kingdom would have been here in when the last Roman ruler was put aside. The kingdom follows the final kingdom of men; it follows the final form of that final kingdom, and it follows the final ruler of that final form of the final kingdom.
Christ will follow him. We call him Antichrist. Father, again tonight we have been instructed out of Your Word. It must be near. We better begin to exercise our spiritual gifts. We better begin to lay up some treasure in heaven, to set aside crowns to receive at Your hand and cast at Your feet. We better begin to invest in eternity and not in this passing world. For any who might be in our midst, Lord, who do not know Christ, we pray that they might come to Him before its forever too late, that their hearts might be open and responsive to the Gospel of Christ who will come as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and set up an eternal kingdom, but only for those who love Him and know Him through faith.
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