"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 … Continue reading How Shall We Sing the LORD’S Song?
My reading for this morning was Daniel 10 - Hosea 1. From Daniel 10 I share the following verse... "And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast … Continue reading Weakened by Fear
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
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 … Continue reading Pray Anyway
"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
"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
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
"But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days." Daniel 12:13 (NKJV) A promise of God to Daniel that he will go on his way, will rest, (and I take that to mean that he will die), then following the … Continue reading You Shall… Arise
‘But the court shall be seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions … Continue reading There Is Coming a Day…
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days." Daniel 6:10 (NKJV) The law of king … Continue reading Defiance or Diligence?
"...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…
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
"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…
Daniel was praying, fighting a spiritual battle. You will be able to see that as you read the tenth chapter of Daniel. He desired to understand what he had seen and heard concerning the visions and dreams. As this "man" appears to him he is weakened, and then strengthened. We hear the messenger call Daniel … Continue reading Set Your Heart
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