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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 131 Daniel 9:24 04/07/19 Two more purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks are outlined: "to atone for wickedness," and "to bring in everlasting righteousness." The first clearly looks back to Christ's crucifixion, but Gabriel has specified to Daniel that there is also a unique focus on the Jews that looks forward. The Millennial Kingdom will usher in an era of righteousness, but this does not mean that the expressions of sin are gone.
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Lesson 130 Daniel 9:24 03/31/19 The second of the six purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks is "....to put an end to sin." This prompts the question, "What is sin?" We see obvious and not-so-obvious signs of sin in our world today, but is Gabriel trying to tell Daniel that these expressions of sin will simply end after The Tribulation? This lesson clarifies that the angel's message is directed to the Jewish nation. Sin of all forms will end, but not until The New Heaven and The New Earth.
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Lesson 129 Daniel 9:24 03/24/19 The first of the six purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks is "....to finish transgressions." In effect, God will use The Tribulation to bring final closure to the rebellion the Jews have always had against the divine authority of their Messiah. In Romans, Paul clarifies that the Jews' unbelief is divinely-ordained; it does not violate God's commitment, character, communications, or conditions in any way.
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Lesson 128 Daniel 9:24 03/17/19 In the second part of this verse, Gabriel moves from telling Daniel the PLAN for the 70 weeks to describing their PURPOSE. There are six basic intentions for this period of time that God has carved out of human history, and a literal reading and understanding of them makes it clear their primary focus is a future one.
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Lesson 127 Daniel 9:24 03/11/19 Today, we are in the "church age," a period of history between Daniel's 69th and 70th weeks. Paul writes there is "neither Jew nor Gentile during this church age, but those comments do not negate God's covenant promises to Abraham. The church today is acting foolish by ignoring the greater counsel of God's Word and choosing instead what it most wants to believe. The need is urgent for the church to see God's plan as HE sees it.
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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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