January 1, 2022
Today, I want to jump in by looking at a very familiar and overarching Prophetic Passage from the book of Daniel. As you may know, the book of Daniel has many Prophetic images and ties greatly into the Prophecies found in the book of revelation.
Daniel was a young man who along with many others was taken from Judah when Nebuchadnezzar besieged the city of Jerusalem in 605 BC. Though the city was not completely destroyed at this point (that would come later in 587/586 BC) Nebuchadnezzar did carry off many articles from the Temple as well as people including “Israelites from the royal family and nobility.” Daniel was one of these people.
We don’t know why God chooses certain people at certain times through whom He reveals His plan of what is to come; but Daniel was certainly one of those individuals. Daniel received revelation concerning not only his own time and the immediate future of the Nations of his time; but also, of events that would come much later and of those that are still being fulfilled.
Daniel chapter 2 is the first of those Prophetic revelations and stands as a general table of contents of prophetic events up to and including the last days.
One of the first things that Daniel Chapter 2 reminds us about Prophecy is that God does reveal his plan to his servants so that we can know the beginning from the end and what is still to come and that we might stand firm in His purposes. We see through Daniel’s actions that prayer and a relationship with God are key to understanding Prophecy. We also learn that, no matter what earthly power may seem to be in control, it is God who is sovereign
MAN APART FROM GOD
THE CONTINUED DEGRADATION OF SIN