It has been some time since we have addressed prophecy.
This needs to be rectified, as the current thinking in our church
holds that prophecy is best ignored or denied. There are thus
three purposes for this study:
- First, there is the character of Daniel, a hero of the
faith. His actions are a model for us in trying times.
- Next, there is the question of how God treats a nation that
calls on his name - but does not obey his commands.
- Finally, there is the surety of prophecy. The
Christian needs to know that what God foretells will come to
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||Captivity - How God treats the
nation that disobeys; the concept of separation, "in the
world, not of the world."
||The Statue -
Nebuchadnezzar's strange dream of a statue; his demands on
the wise men; Daniel interprets the dream for him.
Furnace - three Hebrew children therein.
Commentary on church and state.
||Madness - The
pride, madness, recovery and restoration of Nebuchadnezzar.
Writing on the Wall - The Babylonian kingdom comes to an
end; Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.
||Lion's Den -
the classic story of Daniel in the lion's den; musings on
the nature of law.
From The Sea - Daniel's vision of the four beasts from
the sea, and the introduction of the "little horn."
||A Lesson in Prophecy - The vision of the
ram and goat; the 2300 days; and the clearest explanation in
Weeks. The introduction of the 7 weeks, 62 weeks
and last week of prophecy. Daniel's prayer for national
introduction to the topics of angels and spiritual warfare.
Foretold - The most detailed and accurate prophecy
in the Bible, it covers about three hundred years of Jewish
history for the years between Malachi and Matthew.
- the nature and characteristics of one of the prophetic
enigmas, the Antichrist.
Resurrection of the Dead - The doctrine of the general
resurrection of the dead, examined both from Old Testament
and New Testament.
These lessons were originally delivered in 2010. An earlier
version of this series may be found