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1 lesson's from the book of Daniel

2 objectives The Purpose of the book of Daniel
Understanding the sovereignty of God in History Lessons from the life of Daniel Purpose, Prayer, Perception, Power Daniel is one of the most important books of the Bible to understand.  Daniel connects the Old and New Testaments. Daniel demonstrates God’s complete control and comprehension over time and nations, by giving detailed prophecies about the succession of kingdoms and rulers.  Daniel is also important for anybody who wants to understand Bible prophecy.  Without understanding Daniel, a thorough understanding of Revelation is impossible. Daniel is the foundation for the book of Revelation.  The book of Revelation, is the completion of the plan first revealed to Daniel in the Babylonian and Persian kingdoms over 2500 years ago.  Daniel is a book of encouragement for those want to assured of God’s control.  The book of Daniel is born out of tribulation and uncertainty.  Daniel is a young boy, taken as captive into a foreign land away from his family and city of birth. By trusting God, Daniel along with his obedient friends become rulers in kingdoms of Babylon and Persia. The underlying message in Daniel is God is in control. The nations are subject to the will of God, not the will man, and God will preserve His people through trouble. By revealing specifics of His plans, God prepares and encourages His people for the future. Daniel confirms the identity of Jesus Christ as Messiah, by foretelling the exact month and year of Messiah’s death and the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple following.

3 introduction: The Setting (chap: 1)
Historical Introduction Dan 1: 1-8 Daniel and His Friends Are Taken Captive The Young Men Are Faithful The Young Men Are Elevated to High Positions Dan 1: The year is 586BC. King Nebuchadnezzar has besieged Jerusalem and taken captive a select group of young men (royal family / nobility) Read Daniel 1: 1- 8.

4 Daniel 1: 1 - 4 In the 3rd yr of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure-house of his god. 3 Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility – 4 young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians. 6 Among those chosen were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah Historical introduction

5 Ancient Empires - Babylon
Capital city of ancient Babylonia 50 miles south of Baghdad-Iraq Situated in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley, referred to as "the cradle of the human race“ (Garden of Eden) The Old Babylonian Kingdom was at its peak at about the time of God's calling of Abraham Babylonians under the rule of Nebuchadnezzar completely devastated the city of Jerusalem, looted and burned the original Temple of God, built by Solomon Carried the people of Judah, including the prophets Daniel and Ezekiel into captivity. 606 to 536 BC The Babylonian Empire was one of the most ancient of the major human kingdoms. It played a central role in a large segment of Bible History. In Prophecy, a great end-time apostate church is named after it. Situated in The Tigris-Euphrates Valley, Babylonia has been referred to as "the cradle of the human race" for somewhat good reason - the Garden of Eden was located somewhere in it (see The Seven Days Of Creation and Where Was The Garden Of Eden? and The Creation Of Adam And Eve). The Old Babylonian Kingdom was at its peak at about the time of God's calling of Abraham (see Abraham, Man Of Faith), who was from Ur Of The Chaldees. However, after many centuries of conflict, the old empire eventually became subject to the Assyrians, from about 885 to 607 B.C. It was during that period that the Assyrians (see Ancient Empires - Assyria) conquered and took into captivity the northern kingdom of Israel, from which the "Lost Ten Tribes" never returned (2 Kings 17:1-23). Babylonia was divided into Accad to the north, and Summer ("Shinar" of the Old Testament) to the south. Along with Ur and the city of Babylon itself, other major cities were Uruk, or Erech (Genesis 10:10), Larsa, or Ellasar (Genesis 14:1), Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:24), Eridu, and Calneh (Genesis 10:10). The New Babylonian Empire, which existed from 606 to 536 B.C., fully conquered the southern kingdom of Judah in 586 B.C. It was then that the Babylonians under the rule of King Nebuchadnezzar completely devastated the city of Jerusalem, looted and burned the original Temple of God, built by Solomon (see Temple Mount Treasures), and carried the people of Judah, including the prophets Daniel and Ezekiel, off into captivity. In 536 B.C., after 70 years of supremacy, the Babylonian empire, the "head of gold" in Daniel's Statue, came to an end when it fell to the Persians (see Ancient Empires - Persia). There is much more yet to come however - "Babylon" has many prophetic applications that have yet to be completed (Revelation 18:1-24).

6 The glory of Babylon Ancient Babylon a magnificent place Contributions to civilization include Many of the measurements we use: time based on the # 60. This is the source of the 60-minute hour, the 24-hour day, and the 360-degree circle Measurements of distance and volume Origin of astrology and astronomy. Positions of planes, stars, moon. They invented the first writing system, cuneiform writings on clay tablets to facilitate trade in Mesopotamia. They also invented beer, which facilitated mobilization of Sumerian laborers in public building projects. The invented diagnostic medicine and philiopshy Religion was based on polytheistic beliefs. Their descendants are modern Iraqis and Iranians. The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. It was excavated in the early 20th century and a reconstruction using original bricks is now shown in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin. This colorful striding lion of glazed brick once decorated a side of the 'Processional Way' in ancient Babylon (the Biblical city of Babel). The 'Processional Way' led out of the city through a massive gate named for the Mesopotamian goddess of love and war, Ishtar, whose symbol was the lion. The lion symbolizes power and the Babylonians believed that it was Ishtar that gave them their glory. It was Nebuchadnezzar who said, "Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?" Numerous biblically related Babylonian artifacts - British Museum Ishtar Gate in Babylon and a model, - Pergammon Museum, Berlin

7 Daniel 1: 5 - 8 5 The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service. 7 The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way. This sets the stage for life lessons we can all benefit from today. Daniel and his friends. No older than ? 16 make choices based on convictions. Where did those convictions which bring Kings to their knees come from. 1.Their faith and belief in Yahweh developed integrity. The ability to make choices based on personal and unwavering Godly convictions and not popular opinion. 2. Parents , Family and community life. 3. Resolve. Made a decision, implies choice to choose the way of their fathers. They had heard the miraculous . They believed in a true and living God, who was powerful to save. These young men are faithful to what they believe regardless of the cost and end up being elevated to high positions

8 Daniel 1: 17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. 19 The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service. 20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.

9 Summary of Daniel chaps 2 - 7
King Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of a Large Statue (ch. 2) Nebuchadnezzar's Making of a Gold Image and His Decree That It Be Worshiped (ch. 3) The Second Promotion (ch.3) Nebuchadnezzar's 2nd Dream of a Tree (ch. 4) New King Belshazzar's and Babylon's Downfall (ch. 5) New King Darius and Daniel's Deliverance from the Lion's Den (ch. 6) Daniel's Dream of Four Beasts (ch. 7) Moving fwd- min feature is Nebs dream Dreams , visions, more promotion, dramatic events 2nd year of Kings reign he had a dream (Dan 2) Nebs experience- no recollection of the dream King summoned enchanters, wizards, astrologers, Chaldeans (Dan 2:1-3) Chaldeans were the educated and religious advisors to the king. This is not as primitive Dan 2: Explain Young Daniels response (Dan 2:17-18) God now confronts all the wise men of Babylon and then miraculous reveals dream to Daniel. Dan 2;26

10 Nebuchadnezzar's dream Daniel 2: 36 - 43
‘This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king. 37 Your Majesty, you are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; 38 in your hands he has placed all mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds in the sky. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold. 39 ‘After you, another kingdom will arise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth. 40 Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron – for iron breaks and smashes everything – and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. 41 Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. 42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.

11 Nebuchadnezzar's dream Daniel 2: 43 - 46
43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay. 44 ‘In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure for ever. 45 This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands – a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. ‘The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.’ 46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honour and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him. 47 The king said to Daniel, ‘Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.’

12 One day Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about a huge statue with a gold head, arms and chest of silver, belly and thighs of brass and legs of iron. God revealed to Nebuchadnezzar through Daniel that the statue represented four kingdoms. Daniel demonstrates Gods complete control over time and nations by giving detailed prophecies about the succession of kingdoms and rulers and foretells the eventual establishment of the messiahs kingdom which will overflow all the kingdoms of this world. The sequence of events Promotion Peace for king Builds an image of gold The 3 boys are in trouble.

13 Daniel 3: 16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.’ Daniel is a high ranking official Worship of idols common place Other officials find a way to trap the 3 boys

14 In the fire - Daniel 3 19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual 20 and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. 21 So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. 22 The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, 23 and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace. 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.” 25 He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” 26 Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!” So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, 27 and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, 27 and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them. Dan 3:

15 Daniel 5: This is the inscription that was written:“mene, mene, tekel, parsin” “God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end”. In 536 after 70 yrs of supremacy Babylon was conquered by Cyrus the Great. Moving fwd Next dramatic event is nebs dream of a tree that is cut down to its stump but it regrows. Again through a course of events |Daniel interprets the dream and reveals that the tree is neb himself. He has refused to humble himself so god will do it for him. Reduced to an animal for 7 yrs but sanity is restored. # The next King is Belshazzar- probably a grandson of neb. He too was proud, arrogant and did not serve the Lord. Daniel was close to 90 yrs old At this stage. Daniel 5 describes how this king reveled with articles from hr temple until a hand appeared on the wall. Daniel was called. Story is that the river surrounding Babylon was damned so that’s its level fell below the large iron gates , his armies entered the city without any resistance because it was the time of a festival

16 The Persian Empire Daniel reveals that the Persian Empire was the silver breast and arms. Founded by Cyrus in 536 BC. Cyrus issued the famous decree for the Jews to return to their homeland to rebuild their Temple. Darius - 2nd Temple of Zerubbabel completed Xerxes - Events of Esther happened Artaxerxes - Jewish state reformed by Ezra and the walls of Jerusalem rebuilt by Nehemiah. The Empire lasted about 200 years, and came to an end in 330 BC. At the height of its power after the conquest of Egypt, the empire encompassed approximately 3 million square miles spanning three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. At its greatest extent, the empire included the modern territories of Iran, Turkey, parts of Central Asia, Pakistan, Thrace and Macedonia, much of the Black Sea coastal regions, Afghanistan, Iraq, northern Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and all significant population centers of ancient Egypt as far west as Libya. It is noted in Western history as the antagonist foe of the Greek city states during the Greco-Persian Wars, for emancipation of slaves including the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity, and for instituting infrastructures such as a postal system, road systems, and the usage of an official language throughout its territories. The empire had a centralized, bureaucratic administration under the Emperor and a large professional army and civil services, inspiring similar developments in later empires. Under Cyrus the Great and Darius the Great, the Persian Empire eventually became the largest and most powerful empire in human history up until that point. The Persian Empire represented the world's first global superpower and was based on a model of tolerance and respect for other cultures and religions that few powers have matched. The Silk Road, connecting Persia with China was significant not only for the development and flowering of the great civilizations of China, ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, India and Rome, but also helped to lay the foundations of the modern world. Alexander the Great conquered Persia in 333 B.C.E. only to be followed shortly by two more vast and unified Iranian empires that shaped the pre-Islamic identity of Iran and Central Asia: the Parthian (250 B.C.E.–226 C.E.) and Sassanian (226–650 C.E.) dynasties. These latter dynasties defeated the Roman Empire at the height of its power on several occasions. - New World Encyclopedia

17 Persian relic The Cyrus Cylinder, sometimes called "the first declaration of human rights," is a barrel-shaped baked clay cylinder smaller than an American football. Discovered in the ruins of Babylon, the Cyrus Cylinder is from the 6th century BC when Cyrus the Great conquered the city. It is inscribed in Akkadian cuneiform Describes how Cyrus conquered Babylon, sets all the peoples free to go back to their homelands. The book of Ezra tells of how King Cyrus permits the Jewish exiled people to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. British Museum

18 Daniel 6: 1 - 5 It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, 2 with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. 3 Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. 4 At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. 5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

19 Daniel in THE lion’s den (CHAP 6)

20 Daniel 6: “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.27 He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” 28 So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus[b] the Persian.

God revealed to Daniel that the statue’s brass belly and thighs represented the Macedonian-Greco Empire. The Macedonian-Greco Empire was started by King Phillip II and reached its glory during the reign of his son Alexander the Great Thorough military genius Alexander the Great conquered the world within 10 years at age 32. He died at a very young age. Relative peace for Israel under this rule until the last group of Greek rulers- the Seleucid Empire Seleucid Empire was overthrown by Romans in 87BC. The Macedonian-Greco Empire lasted from around 331 BC to 31 BC The Bible prophet Daniel foretold the rise of this empire. Daniel was a high ranking Jewish official in Babylon who served King Nebuchadnezzar. One day Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about a huge statue with a gold head, arms and chest of silver, belly and thighs of brass and legs of iron. God told Daniel how to interpret the dream and he revealed to Nebuchadnezzar that the statue represented four kingdoms. God eventually revealed to Daniel that the statue’s brass belly and thighs represented the Macedonian-Greco Empire. The Macedonian-Greco Empire was started by King Phillip II and reached its glory during the reign of his son Alexander the Great. Macedonia lies inside of northeastern Greece and when Phillip II ascended the throne he began an expansion campaign. King Phillip II was military genius and he created the phalanx regimen. After King Phillip II was assassinated his son Alexander III or Alexander the Great became king. Once King Alexander III took over the throne he continued his father’s plans for conquering the world. King Phillip had successfully subdued most of Greece and few regions outside of this territory. King Alexander III went one step further conquered the world. King Alexander III defeated many kingdoms and empires such as Persia, Babylon and Egypt. The Jewish people were still under the rule of the Persian Empire around 331 B.C. and when they heard of Alexander the Great they automatically relinquished control of their lands to his power. The Jewish people knew they wouldn’t stand a chance in a battle against Alexander the Great. More importantly the Jewish people realized that Alexander the Great was leading the nation that was spoken about in Daniel’s prophecy. Once Judah was placed under Greco Macedonian rule the province was governed by a series of Greek rulers. King Alexander III was the Macedonian that ruled Jerusalem in 323 B.C. and after he died one of his top generals named Laomedon of Mytilene took control of the province of Judah. This occurred around 323 B.C. A few years later in 320 B.C. Ptolemy I Soter took control of Jerusalem. By 315 B.C. the Antigonid Dynasty manages to gain power in Jerusalem. In 301 B.C. Ptolemy 1 Soter recaptures Jerusalem. The Greco-Macedonian Seleucid Empire comes to rule Jerusalem by 200 B.C. The next ruler was Antiochus IV Epiphanes and he tried to wipe out the Jewish religion. This happened around 175 B.C. and lasted until 160 B.C. The Seleucid Empire was the last group of Greek rulers who governed the area for many years until 87 B.C. when Rome had begun to conquer the known world. Life for the people living under the Greeks was not hard or out of the ordinary. The province was forced to pay tribute but the people lived pretty much the same as they did before the arrival of the Greeks. It wasn’t until the time of Antiochus that the people really began to suffer. The rulers of the Seleucid Empire didn’t care for God and they wanted to eliminate Jewish religion. The people of Judah rose up to fight against this tyranny and they managed to keep their religion from being eliminated but they were not able to rebel forever. The Seleucid Empire had become weak before they had the ability to eliminate the Jewish people. Once this happened the Romans stepped in and took over Judah. - See more at: by Wayne Blank 331 BC to 31 BC

22 THE ROMAN EMPIRE God revealed to Daniel that the statue’s iron legs and toes were the Roman Empire At its peak it was one of the most extensive and powerful in all human history. Rome had a profound and lasting influence on the development of the modern world. Emperors influential during New Testament times; Caesar Augustus,Nero,Titus, Domitian “The ancient Roman empire spanned the time period from about 145 B.C. to 476 A.D. At its peak, centered in Rome, and connected by a vast system of Roman Roads, it was one of the most extensive and powerful in all human history. Roman Legions conquered and ruled a vast region throughout northern Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Jesus Christ lived His entire human life under the Roman empire, the first half under Caesar Augustus (Luke 2:1), who reigned when He was born in Bethlehem, the second half under Tiberius (Luke 3:1) (a statue of Tiberius is seen in the photograph below), when He still lived at Nazareth in Galilee, before moving to Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, until His Crucifixion at Calvary in Jerusalem. Tiberius was emperor at the time of the ministry and crucifixion of Jesus Christ (Luke 3:1) Nero An insane tyrant, he set the Great Fire of Rome in 64 A.D. and persecuted Christians terribly. Paul, Peter, and many thousands of others were martyred during his reign. See Nero Titus (Imperator Titus Caesar Vespasianus Augustus) Before becoming emperor, he was the commander of the Roman forces that conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Temple in 70 A.D. precisely as prophesied by Jesus Christ 40 years before (Matthew 24:1-2). Domitian During Domitian's reign John was exiled on the island of Patmos where he wrote the Book of Revelation (Revelation 1:9) At its peak 145 B.C. to 476 A.D.

23 THE Roman Empire One Leg of Iron mixed with clay is based on the western part of the former Roman Empire There are 5 toes of iron mixed with clay from this leg, they are all based in the western part of the Roman Empire. These regions are:1/Western Europe; 2/North America including the United States; 3/ Latin America including the Caribbean(Middle America, The Caribbean Basin, Eastern South America and Western South America on map);4/Subsaharan Africa (that were mostly colonies of western Europe)(West Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa on map); 5/ Australia, New Zealand and Oceania(part of South East Asia and Oceania on map) One Leg ofIron is the Eastern Roman Empire Based in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) There are 5 Toes of Iron Mixed with Clay from this Leg, They are all Based in the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire. They are: 1/ Eastern Europe and Russia(Central and Eastern Europe on map); 2/ Middle East including North Africa, Israel and the former Soviet Central Asian Republics and Turkey as well as Arab Asian Countries(Central Asia and Northern Africa and the Middle East on map); 3/ Indian subcontinent(South Asia); 4/South-East Asia(part of South East Asia and Oceania on map); 5/ China, Japan and Korea(East Asia and Western Pacific on map)

24 MAIN CAMP (Europe – the ten divisions)

25 A historical perspective
Divided Europe [476AD – present] Throughout history, man has been trying to unify these countries but have never succeeded

26 A historical perspective
Thomas Arnold, , Historian “The deliverance of Europe from the dominion of Napoleon was effected neither by Russia, nor by Germany, nor by England, but BY THE HAND OF GOD.” Napoleon was stopped by the weather. Hitler was stopped by the weather (thick mist). Others tried to unify Europe - all defeated. They are still trying through the EU to unify Europe, but God said …’they shall not cleave.. Thomas Arnold was an English educator and historian. Arnold was an early supporter of the Broad Church Anglican movement. He was the headmaster of Rugby School from 1828 to 1841, where he introduced a number of reforms.

One Leg of Iron mixed with clay is based on the western part of the former Roman Empire There are 5 toes of iron mixed with clay from this leg, they are all based in the western part of the Roman Empire. 1. Western Europe; 2. North America including the United States; 3. Latin America (Middle, West-South and East South ) including the Caribbean 4. Sub-Saharan Africa (mostly colonies of western Europe-West Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa 5. Australia, New Zealand and Oceania (part of South East Asia and Oceania) One Leg of Iron is the Eastern Roman Empire Based in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) There are 5 Toes of Iron Mixed with Clay from this Leg, They are all Based in the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire. 1. Eastern Europe and Russia(Central and Eastern Europe on map); 2. Middle East including Central Asia and Northern Africa 3. Indian subcontinent(South Asia); 4. South-East Asia 5. China, Japan and Korea(East Asia and Western Pacific )

28 Daniel's Vision of a Ram and a Goat (ch. 8)
Daniel's Prayer and His Vision of the 70 "Sevens" (ch. 9) Daniel's Vision of Israel's Future (chs ) Revelation of things to come (10:1-3) Revelation from the angelic messenger (10:4;11:1) Prophecies concerning Persia and Greece (11:2-4) Prophecies concerning Egypt and Syria (11:5-35) Prophecies concerning the antichrist (11:36-45) Distress and deliverance (12:1) Two resurrections (12:2-3) Instruction to Daniel (12:4) Conclusion (12:5-13) “Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.” Dan 7: 27 (NIV) “the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and He shall reign forever and ever!’ Rev 11:15

29 Knowing The Future Time Magazine vs The WORD OF gOD

30 Reasons for prophecy To prove that the Bible is Divinely inspired
To allow us to recognize where we are in the stream of time To assist mankind to escape deception Gives us the confidence, that even when we look at the confusion around us and even when it does not seem like it, God is always in control Affirms that all things were made by Him, for Him and through Him…Jesus is Lord Prophetically: Great example of inspired truth: 2 Pet 1: 19-21 Many prophetic applications that have yet to be completed (Revelation 18:1-24)

31 Daniel’s Life Lessons The book of Daniel is as much about a consecrated life as it is prophetic Devotion and Love for the Lord on display A life of excellence The presence of God in the fire and in the Lions Den The wisdom and direction of the Lord for all seasons Prov 1:7, Prov 3:6-7, 1Cor 2:2-3 , Col 2:2-3, James 1:5 ; 3:17 Purpose, Prayer, Perception, Power (Marilyn Hickey)

32 References Book of Daniel by Marilyn Hickey, 2013
Bible Study – The Prophet Daniel by Wayne Blank, 2010 Website: Book of Daniel teaching Part 1 and Part 2 by Chuck Missler Bible Study Notes on the Book of Daniel by Dr. Rob Lindsted and Dr. Chuck Missler, 1989

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