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The first half of the book of Daniel provides an inspiring character study. Daniel was chosen by God for purposes that serve faithful saints even today. Daniel endured profound trials, and his humility and service were greatly tested in a foreign and pagan land.

The second half of Daniel lays much of the foundation of Biblical prophecy, and it presents the themes of the antichrist, the Tribulation, the end of the world, and the Millenial Kingdom. Some less-evident prophetic themes may also be present in the book of Daniel, including a return of the Nephilim.

The often-overlooked and frequently-underappreciated book of Daniel emerges in every respect as an essential part of Biblical study. My goal with each lesson in this in-depth series is to forthrightly present what I believe the Scriptures are trying to tell us.

Lesson Number Subject Date Topics
Lesson 126 Daniel 9:24 02/17/19 Daniel's "seventy weeks" are introduced in this pivotal verse. Gabriel tells Daniel that it's "your" people and "your" holy city that this prophetic Scripture is aimed at. Is God through with the Jews? Has He moved beyond Israel to now focus on the church? Hardly. This passage highlights a specific portion of time within human history, and the need is urgent for the church to regard God's plan for the Jews accurately.
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Lesson 125 Daniel 9:20-23 02/10/19 Daniel prays earnestly and God answers expediently. In this lesson, we learn that God cares more about our "relationship" than our "rituals." We cannot control the responses or will of God, but there is much to discover in the way Daniel prayed and acted in that process. It's all tied together in the fact that Daniel was "highly esteemed" by God. That's something we'd like to have said about us, but are we really willing to be qualified for this distinction the way Daniel was?
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Lesson 124 Daniel 9:20-23 02/03/19 Daniel's second encounter with Gabriel encourages us to dig a bit deeper on the matter of angels. What are the things that we know about them, and how does all that line up with what Scripture really says? This lesson glances more deeply at the angelic order, and a question is raised: How do Cherubim and Seraphim fit into the whole picture?
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Lesson 123 Daniel 9:20-23 02/01/19 Gabriel interrupts Daniel's prayer, and he brings Daniel an answer. Daniel notes when this happened, and it's the Jewish "time of prayer." Gabriel - as we will see - will respond to Daniel's passions about "sacrifices," "the temple," and even God's "holy mountain." The past, the present, and the future all come together in this chapter.
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Lesson 122 Daniel 9:16-19 01/20/19 Up to this point, Daniel has detailed the many sins of the Jewish nation. Now, as he closes out this magnificent prayer, Daniel reminds God of God's great character, His reputation, His mercy, and His promises. Each of these points underscore that in the midst of trial and exile, Daniel still recognizes the wonderful God he serves.
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Unquestionably, the Bible remains the final say in all matters of our present and future lives. It's therefore easy to subscribe to the safe and predictable ideas concerning God's Word. But sometimes the most accurate positions are the ones that emerge when we choose to step out from behind the rigid constraints of stained glass views. That means we may need to wrestle with uncomfortable themes. When I write an article, I use that exercise to process issues that God has laid on my heart. I may spend many weeks on it as I carefully consider its content. I trust these articles will inspire you, provoke you, and compel you to study the Bible with a fresh perspective.
Title Creation Date Background
In Their Right Minds 12/30/18 This article finishes the story I started in "The Gerasene Incident." Just as the first part did, this second half takes the pieces and parts of the three gospel accounts and develops one cohesive storyline. A little creativity proved helpful, but my goal was to lay a certain foundation. This will permit me to address some misperceptions about fallen angels and demons in future parts of this series. But - for now anyways, Parts 1 and 2 stand on their own as a bit of inspired writing.
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The Gerasene Incident 12/02/18 This is Part 1 of what I expect will become an article series that ultimately probes the question, "Are fallen angels and demons the same thing?" Here, I unpack the various gospel accounts of the Gerasene demoniac, and I try to tell the story of what "might have" happened. In incorporating the three accounts from Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and in "reading between the lines," I feel a dramatic scenario emerges. I've done my best to capture that here.
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LYING LIPS AND THE APOCALYPSE 10/09/18 We all know that "2 + 2 = 4," but in today's politically-correct environment, it's unpopular to state the truth. This article calls it like it is: the liberals have descended in their behaviors and antics so far that it's clear they are modeling what the antichrist's supporters will be like. This article examines the present state of our nation's culture and political climate, and it places those observations against the facts and texts of end-time Scripture. The picture that emerges "tells it like it is."
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DOES GOD LET YOU DOWN 09/03/18 The question is not meant to be irreverent, especially as the Scriptures show other people had their doubts and their unfulfilled expectations of Jesus Christ. The truth is we are called to live "by faith," and that is a posture that overcomes the way things seem to be. Many people struggle with feelings of discouragement in their Christian walk, and cliche answers aren't the solution to these sorts of needs. This article is a probing - and uncomfortable - look at circumstances we all deal with from time to time.
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Who is Daniel Chapter 8 Talking About Part 2 08/13/18 A series of matter-of-fact issues are outlined within the text of Daniel's second vision in Dan. 8:9-14, and within Gabriel's explanation of that vision in verses 23-25 of that chapter. These plainly-stated points make any efforts to claim that Antiochus Epiphanes is the subject of this text a very tough sell. This article is the second of two that argue my personal view that this portion of Daniel is instead referring to the antichrist.
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