Invasion Sweeps the Middle East

Daniel 11 Daniel 11 contains a detailed prophecy of future events (now history) so accurate that liberal scholars insist that Daniel must have been written after the fact because there is no way such events could have been predicted so precisely. Daniel received this revelation while
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The Invisible World of Spirits

Daniel 10 Daniel receives another vision in chapter 10 in the third year of Cyrus, which was Daniel’s seventieth year in captivity. Daniel was in a three week period of mourning, probably because only 40,000 of the Jews had returned to Israel when Cyrus allowed them to go home. Daniel
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Daniel’s Prayer for His People

Daniel 9:1-19 This chapter is so crucial to our understanding of the future from a dispensational viewpoint that is has been called the backbone of prophecy.  It gives us a schedule of events expanded upon by Jesus in Matthew 24 and explained by John in Revelation 6.  Often called the
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The Chastening of Israel

Daniel 8:15-27 The book of Daniel is great reading, though at times admittedly difficult to understand.  Focused on God dealing with his nation, Israel, much of it is related to Daniel to understand and then pass along.  God often used dreams to give the information, sometimes using D
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The Vision of the Ram and Goat

Daniel 8:1-14 How do you handle knowing that ‘bad times’ are coming?  Recently I was visiting a hospital patient who was to have orthopedic surgery in about an hour.  She inquired of the attending prep nurse as to recovery time and then rehab on the next day.  He wisely replied, “Toda
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The Coming Dictators Part 2

Daniel 7:15-28  The book of Daniel has been called the cornerstone of prophecy.  Daniel gives the broad panorama of Gentile kingdoms as well as the big picture concerning Israel’s future.  Daniel chapter seven is a pivotal chapter in the book as history (Chapters 1-6) gives way to pro
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The Coming Dictators

Daniel 7:1-14 Daniel chapter seven is a turning point in the book as history gives way to prophecy.  Daniel the sage becomes Daniel the seer.  The vision recorded in this chapter is God’s view of the irrationality and savagery of world kingdoms, particularly those that affected his pe
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Turn On The Lights – The Party Is Over

Daniel 5  Yes, you read the title right.  Not ‘turn out the lights’, but ‘turn on the lights’ because the end of King Belshazzar’s grand party turned the bright light of God’s truth on the darkness of his character and his country.  His very existence had been denied by biblical highe
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A Preview of World Empires – Part 2

Daniel 2:24-49  The last half of Daniel chapter two is one of the most fundamental passages on prophecy in the entire Bible.  It has been said that Daniel is the ABC of prophecy while Revelation is the XYZ.  But you can’t get to the end until you understand the beginning.  Prophecy, b
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The Making of a Man – Part 2

Daniel 1:1-21 As in any well written book, the early part sets the stage for the remainder.  The decisions Daniel and his colleagues made are indicative of what we will observe later in the book as the circumstances become even more difficult.  There is an undeniable connection betwee
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