The wise shall understand

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand."  Daniel 12:10  (KJB) REFERENCES: Daniel 11; 12; Isaiah 1:18; Ezekiel 36:25; Zechariah 13:9; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 6:11; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Samuel 24:13; 2Thessalonians 2:10-12; John 7:17; 8:47; …

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That the living may know that the Most High rules

This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the basest of men."  Daniel 4:17  …

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Day Sixty Five – Knowledge in Wisdom and Learning

Today's Scripture reading for our ninety day journey and adventure is Ezekiel 46 through Daniel 10.  For our study we will focus on Daniel's prophecy. Daniel was one of many Jewish nobles who were taken by Nebuchadnezzar into Babylon as captives.  Daniel and three of his friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were chosen by the …

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Blessed is he that waits…

"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be …

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Great Political Beasts and Their End

"I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. ‘These great beasts, which …

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Nothing Is Too Big For GOD

"The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, ‘There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other …

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How Shall We Sing the LORD’S Song?

"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, ‘Sing us one of the songs …

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A Spiritual Awakening

Reading Daniel 7 - 9 today I once again noticed the prayer of Daniel.  A prayer of repentance; a prayer of recognition of the holiness and righteousness of God.  Though the prayer is for the sins of Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem it seems very powerful even for the Christian of 2018. I share Daniel's prayer …

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Pray Anyway

We have been told, and it has been feared by many that we cannot pray in certain places: public schools, government offices, even some restaurants; maybe some other places too. Daniel the prophet was told he could not pray, and he prayed anyway, just as he had done before the "law" was changed.  Hear the …

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Matters of Life and Death

"Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon: he answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. Then Daniel went in, …

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The Purposing Heart

"But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself." Daniel 1:8  (KJB) Four Hebrew youths plus more had been taken from their homeland …

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Beasty Kingdoms

God reveals the kingdoms of men as beasts of the earth.  Beasts like a “Lion with eagle’s wings” (7:4),  “a bear… with ribs in its mouth” (7:5), “a leopard, which had four wings on its back…” (7:6); then, a fourth beast “dreadful and terrible”.  These beasts represent human governments which the LORD was showing Daniel …

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