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 … Continue reading A Spiritual Awakening

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, … Continue reading Matters of Life and Death

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 … Continue reading The Purposing Heart

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 … Continue reading Beasty Kingdoms

…Your Breath in His Hand…

"...But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this. And you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. And you have praised … Continue reading …Your Breath in His Hand…

No Other… Can Deliver Like This

Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.” Daniel 3:29 (NKJV) Following the civil protest … Continue reading No Other… Can Deliver Like This

Kings Shall Know…

"The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.' " Daniel 2:47 (NKJV) Babylon's king Nebuchadnezzar had a dream.  He had asked all his "counselors" to tell him the dream, and its interpretation - none … Continue reading Kings Shall Know…

This Evil is Come Upon Us

We are looking at a recorded prayer of Daniel today.  Daniel is confessing the sins of his people, his nation while they are held captive in Babylon.  He has read the prophet Jeremiah (Daniel 9:2), and saw the great need for the repentance of the people.  The place to begin repentance is with myself. Hear … Continue reading This Evil is Come Upon Us

Honoring the King of Heaven

For the most part chapter four of Daniel is the writing of Nebuchadnezzar, sharing his personal testimony of a tragic, yet humbling, and redeeming time of his life and reign as king of Babylon.  He had grown proud and arrogant (4:28-30), and the King of heaven brought him down. The following are the final words … Continue reading Honoring the King of Heaven