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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
Special Lesson 12 TRIALS 06/17/19 Everyone experiences trials of different sorts. Some can be especially painful and challenging to our coping skills. This situation is not overlooked in God's Word. For the believer, trials are tests of the very best sort, and their purpose is to evaluate the integrity of our faith. Is our faith the real deal, or have we just been fooling ourselves? This special lesson shows why we all need to have a different attitude about the trials God allows us to experience.
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Lesson 136 Daniel 9:26 05/26/19 While Daniel does not specifically mention the church age in this text, it is also found between the end of the 69th week and the start of the 70th week. This lesson is a high altitude overview of the church age, and specific discussion is given to its supernatural beginnings in Acts 2, the importance of the church age in God's divine plan, and the way the church has experienced attacks against the truth since the day it was started.
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Lesson 135 Daniel 9:26 05/19/19 Four basic events take place in this undefined time frame between the end of Daniel's 69th week and the start of the 70th week. Three of them are clear from the text: the crucifixion of Christ, the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, and a decreed prescription of wars and desolation. One of these events is not so clear: the commencement of the "church age." Jesus Christ emerges as the hub around which these "pre" and "post" events in vss 25 and 26 orbit.
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Lesson 134 Daniel 9:25 05/17/19 A deeper analysis is provided of the four decrees which are potential candidates for being the one Gabriel says will kick off "Daniel's 70 Weeks." The one which best qualifies seems to be Artexerxes' 2nd decree, the decree around which the story of Nehemiah is told. Best efforts to trace all the dates and timelines around this event lead to some very provocative conclusions!
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Lesson 133 Daniel 9:25 05/05/19 Two main points jump out as we move past vs. 24 into vs. 25. Gabriel says "Daniel's 70 Weeks" are (a.) broken up into chunks of time with gaps in between them, and (b.) there is a clear event - a decree - which starts it all. The decree is to "rebuild Jerusalem," so just when is that specific decree given? Four decrees by 3 Gentile rulers: Cyrus, Darius, and Artexerxes are introduced as possible candidates.
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Steve's Articles


It's easy to subscribe to the safe and predictable ideas concerning God's Word. You know - the ideas we've held to for a long time, the things everyone takes for granted.

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. We may need to wrestle with uncomfortable themes as we do this. We may need to risk something we most want to believe about God or about ourselves.

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, or it may rush out of me in one spasm of inspiration. Regardless, I trust these articles will move you, provoke you, and compel you to study the Bible with a fresh perspective.

Title Graphic 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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