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The first half of the book of Daniel is an inspiring character study. Daniel was chosen by God to be tested by many profound trials, and to live a life of service and humility in a foreign land. The second half of Daniel is the foundation of much of Biblical prophecy, and it presents the evident themes of the antichrist, the Tribulation, the end of the world, and the Millenial Kingdom. Some not-so-evident prophetic themes may also be present in the book of Daniel, including the Nephilim, and even UFOs. My goal with each lesson in this in-depth study of Daniel is to forthrightly present what I believe the Scriptures are trying to tell us.
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Lesson 102 Daniel 8:9-12 05/20/18 Despite many scholars' opinion that the subject of this text is Antiochus Epiphanes, legitimate questions plague that position. This lesson covers six points that cast doubt on that view. They begin to show, instead, that the final antichrist is the likely focus of Daniel's second vision and the angel's interpretation.
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Lesson 101 Daniel 8:9-12 05/13/18 A deeper look into this passage casts questions on the assumption that the text is referring to Antiochus Epiphanes. A common mistake is to assess the "directional" elements in this passage with the borders of modern Israel, but what happens when we place the future boundaries of Israel into this future context? This lesson begins a details analysis of why these verses are likely referring to the final antichrist.
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Lesson 100 Daniel 8:9-12 05/06/18 A shift in Daniel's vision begins here as an emphasis on this emerging "smaller horn" becomes clear. Two key questions are natural to ask at this point: "Out of which of these four horns did this smaller horn emerge?" and, "Who, or what, is represented by this smaller horn which emerges from the larger one?" It is not difficult to determine the source of this "smaller horn" as the Seleucid territory, but it is more challenging to answer the second question. Four options are briefly discussed: Satan, Rome, Antiochus Epiphanes, and the final antichrist.
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Lesson 99 Daniel 8:6-8 04/29/18 The qualities and activities of the goat with the single large horn are reviewed and compared against the historical record of Alexander the Great. The encounter between the ram and the goat is assessed for how it describes the fall of the Medo-Persian empire and the rise of the Grecian empire. What is made clear is the absolute sovereignty of God within these events. The sudden death of Alexander the Great precipitated a power struggle which ultimately led to his kingdom being divided up into four parts, exactly as the Bible had predicted.
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Lesson 98 Daniel 8:1-5 04/22/18 Chapter 8 details Daniel's second vision. He is transported to a specific location in Elam where God will issue a prophetic word that's ultimately concerns the Jews. It will be in Elam, too, that God will protect his people via Esther 85 years later - and where Nehemiah will be commissioned after that to rebuild Jerusalem's walls. In his vision, Daniel sees an unusual ram, and an even more unusual goat. The activities of the Medo-Persian and Grecian empires are unfolded to Daniel in these opening verses of this amazing chapter.
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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.
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The Benefit of Studying Biblical Prophecy, Part 1 05/14/18 More than 25% of the Bible is devoted to prophecy, but that's not stopped various self-appointed "experts" from discounting its value. The truth is, the Bible emphasizes that prophecy is an integral part of one's faith, and the clamor against it from those within the church is a clear indication of the of end times we live in. This article is the first of a two-part series that examines well-defined benefits to the proper study of Biblical prophecy.
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Once Upon Elam 05/07/18 It seems everyone is talking about "Elam" these days - but most people simply refer to it as Iran. Elam is a province in modern-day Iran, and it has played a key role with the affairs of the Jewish nation from ancient history up to the present time. As I began to study Elam, the place where God gave Daniel his second vision, the fuller history of this little-known region began to take on great significance. For those believers who study Biblical prophecy, there is anticipation that God is about to fulfill His Word concerning Elam once more.
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Who Am I Really 04/23/18 Big changes prompt big reflections. I recently experienced these processes. This article is about getting my head and my heart in the right place when life threw me a curveball. It was therapeutic for me to sort through my perspectives and to organize them on a blank sheet of paper. While they are my experiences, I believe the lessons I've learned here are applicable to all of God's children. I hope this article is helpful to others who have faced their own changes.180430_What%27s+the+deal%3F.pdf
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