Presentation on theme: "“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints."— Presentation transcript:
1 “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”Hebrews 4:12
2 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”2 Tim. 3:16, 17
3 Value of ProphecyIf there is no future, the only remaining reality is the present.
4 The Clock is Running On Your Life ( )*....You are here.You will be here!Time Eternity
5 Value of ProphecyIf there is no future, the only remaining reality is the present.If there is no future, the Bible is fraudulent.If there is no future, all hope is extinguished.If there is no future, Christian steadfastness is meaningless
9 Signs of the Times… Importance of Israel Importance of the Arab Bloc Importance of RussiaImportance of Red ChinaImportance of the EUImportance of the World ChurchImportance of the World Government
10 The Hebrew BibleThree SectionsThe LawThe ProphetsThe Writings
11 The Big Idea722R e t u r nNE x I l e931SolomonDavid/S586
12 Prophetic BooksObadiah Joel Jonah Amos Hosea Isaiah Micah Nahum 650 Zephaniah Jeremiah 626 Habakkuk 609Ex i l eHaggai Zechariah Malachi 430Daniel 530Ezekiel 571
13 Why…Historical purpose – encouragement to exiles so that they would be faithfulDoctrinal purpose – God is sovereign over the affairs of this world.Prophetic purpose – God is faithful to His covenant peopleChristological purpose…Christ is the anointed one (9:26), the kingdom crusher (2:34, 35), the Son of Man (7:13)
14 “Daniel’s purpose in writing blended the two themes of prophecy and piety. He wrote first to show God’s future program for Israel (in light of her fall) during and after “the times of the Gentiles.” Second, he wrote to show what the believer’s present response should be during “the times of the Gentiles” as they await the coming kingdom of God. Daniel encouraged his readers to remain faithful to God in a hostile society while they waited for God’s promised kingdom.”Dr. Charles Dyer
16 Times of the Gentiles (Lk. 21:24) An extended period of time in which the land given in covenant by God to Abraham and his descendants is occupied by Gentile powers and the Davidic throne is empty of any rightful heir in the Davidic line. Start? Neb’s invasion of 605 BC. End? Christ’s return.
17 Themes of DanielThe Times of the GentilesThe Sovereignty of GodThe Life of the Saint under PressureThe Grace of God
18 Structure…1st Section historical (1-6)2nd Section prophetic (7-12) or1:1-2:4a – Heb – Daniel’s history2:4b-7:28 – Ara – relates to Gent nations + historical information8:1-12:13 – Heb – relates to future of Israel
19 Chapters… 1 – The Life of Daniel 2 – The King’s Dream 3 – Faith Under Fire4 – Sovereignty and the Tree5 – A Feast and a Finger6 – Daniel in the Lion’s Den7 – The Beasts: Back to the Kingdoms
20 Blue = Hebrew Red = Aramaic Chapters…8 – The Ram, the Goat, the Horn9 – Daniel’s Seventy Weeks10 – Strength for the Journey11 – Back to the Future12 – The Salvation of the SaintsBlue = Hebrew Red = Aramaic
21 Two primary goals: Learn We have one book. Learn it! Worship We have one God. Stand in awe!