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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 111 Daniel 8:23-25 08/05/18 Gabriel offers another tantalizing clue to Daniel about the antichrist, and this phrase closes out verse 24. We learn the antichrist will destroy two classes of people: "mighty men" and "the holy ones." Who are these two groups of people and why does the antichrist single them out for destruction? The answer reveals truth about the times we live in now.
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Lesson 110 Daniel 8:23-25 07/22/18 In the middle of verse 23, Gabriel tells Daniel that the antichrist will cause great destruction and enjoy great success. How do we understand this pairing of seemingly-disparate concepts? The answer may lie within two facts about the antichrist that find Scriptural support: "force" and "favor." The antichrist will be too strong to resist, and many will agree with his decisions.
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Lesson 109 Daniel 8:23-25 07/15/18 Gabriel gets into the heart of Daniel's vision by starting to explain the details of the antichrist. His first point is the antichrist will rise during a time when the cup of man's depravities is completely full. There was one other time in history when that was the case, and the future is going to look a lot like the past.
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Lesson 108 Daniel 8:18-22 07/08/18 Daniel regains his composure and Gabriel tells him about his vision: it's about "the appointed time of the end." Gabriel briefly states the meaning of the great ram and the shaggy goat, but that's just a prelude to what Gabriel has been ordered to explain. Daniel learns here what he will tell King Belshazzar 12 years later. Daniel's exemplary character becomes a chief point of this lesson.
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Lesson 107 Daniel 8:15-17 07/01/18 The details of Daniel's vision come to an end, and now the interpretation of it is given to Daniel from Gabriel, the angel. Daniel's reaction to the angel is one of terror, and the interaction between the two stands in contrast to some popular notions about encountering the supernatural today.
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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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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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Who is Daniel Chapter 8 Talking About Part 1 08/06/18 There's an awkward tug-of-war when you feel the accurate interpretation of Scripture goes in one direction while the commentary notes go in another. This was my reality as I taught through Dan. 8:9-14. I disagreed with the view that this passage was about Antiochus Epiphanes. This article is the first of two-parts that lay out my rationale for believing this section of Scripture is instead about the antichrist. I unpack a "directional dilemma" that emerges with an honest assessment of verse 9.
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Lessons From My Cats 07/31/18 God is not confined to the Scriptures to teach us things we need to learn. The Psalmist said "The heavens declare the glory of God..." (Ps. 19:1), and sometimes God even uses - cats! I have two, and in addition to providing endless pleasure, they remind me of God's love and care for me in myriad ways. This article summarizes some of those events and experiences.
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