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 and."— Presentation transcript:
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
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
Value of Prophecy If there is no future, the only remaining reality is the present.If there is no future, the only remaining reality is the present.
( ). The Clock is Running On Your Life... * You are here. You will be here! Time Eternity
Value of Prophecy If there is no future, the only remaining reality is the present.If 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, the Bible is fraudulent. If there is no future, all hope is extinguished.If there is no future, all hope is extinguished. If there is no future, Christian steadfastness is meaninglessIf there is no future, Christian steadfastness is meaningless
Worship Persistence in… Holiness Service Prayer Steadfastness
Only one life, Twill soon be past. Only whats done For Christ will last.
( ) Church Age Trib Per 2 nd Com Mill King New Heavens & Earth GWTGWT Rap bema Rev 1 Rev 2 & 3Rev 4-18Rev 19 Rev 20 Rev 21 & 22 Prophetic Overview 1 Cor 15;1 Th 4 1 Cor 3;2 Cor 5
Signs of the Times… Importance of IsraelImportance of Israel Importance of the Arab BlocImportance of the Arab Bloc Importance of RussiaImportance of Russia Importance of Red ChinaImportance of Red China Importance of the EUImportance of the EU Importance of the World ChurchImportance of the World Church Importance of the World GovernmentImportance of the World Government
The Law The Hebrew Bible Three Sections The Prophets The Writings
David/ ExIleExIle Solomon The Big Idea ReturnReturn N S
Why… Historical purpose – encouragement to exiles so that they would be faithful Doctrinal purpose – God is sovereign over the affairs of this world. Prophetic purpose – God is faithful to His covenant people Christological purpose…Christ is the anointed one (9:26), the kingdom crusher (2:34, 35), the Son of Man (7:13)
Daniels purpose in writing blended the two themes of prophecy and piety. He wrote first to show Gods future program for Israel (in light of her fall) during and after the times of the Gentiles. Second, he wrote to show what the believers 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 Gods promised kingdom. Dr. Charles Dyer
Themes of Daniel The Times of the Gentiles
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? Nebs invasion of 605 BC. End? Christs return.
Themes of Daniel The Times of the Gentiles The Sovereignty of God The Grace of God The Life of the Saint under Pressure
Structure… 1 st Section historical (1-6)1 st Section historical (1-6) 2 nd Section prophetic (7-12) or2 nd Section prophetic (7-12) or 1:1-2:4a – Heb – Daniels history1:1-2:4a – Heb – Daniels history 2:4b-7:28 – Ara – relates to Gent nations + historical information2:4b-7:28 – Ara – relates to Gent nations + historical information 8:1-12:13 – Heb – relates to future of Israel8:1-12:13 – Heb – relates to future of Israel
1 – The Life of Daniel 2 – The Kings Dream 3 – Faith Under Fire 4 – Sovereignty and the Tree 5 – A Feast and a Finger 6 – Daniel in the Lions Den 7 – The Beasts: Back to the Kingdoms Chapters…
8 – The Ram, the Goat, the Horn 9 – Daniels Seventy Weeks 10 – Strength for the Journey 11 – Back to the Future 12 – The Salvation of the Saints Blue = Hebrew Red = Aramaic Chapters…
Two primary goals: Learn We have one book. Learn it! Worship We have one God. Stand in awe!