Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
FridayMay 15, 2015
The fifth prophecy given by the phrase "to seal up vision and prophecy," in DAN 9:24.
Cahatham = to close up by revealing what something means, to put one's stamp of approval on something or someone, to complete something or bring something to an end.
Daniel received some visions, dreams, and prophecies as well as words from God concerning things that will happen in the immediate future and in the far future.
He could record the vision and dreams accurately but he still did not understood what they all meant.
We must look through faith today, tomorrow we'll know why and therefore we should trust our God to do what's best and wait to find out why.
Part of Daniel's prophecy has several levels of fulfillment - a Short term, long term, and everlasting term.
While some of the prophecies in the book of Daniel have not been fulfilled as of yet, (DAN 9:24), which was fulfilled in principle at our Lord's First Advent, it will be fulfilled in full at His return, His Second Advent.
God will eventually accomplish all that was promised through the visions and prophecies He made in the book of Daniel - Daniel was to stamp "God's seal on the visions and prophecies."
When He comes He will unveil all the prophecies that Daniel was told to seal and hide until the appropriate time comes.
HEB 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
GEN 18:2-10, Abraham showed hospitality when visited by at least 3 men who were actually angels of the Lord to tell them that they would soon have a child.
GEN 19:1-3, Lot saw 2 men in the streets where he tried to show hospitality to them who were in fact, angels.
Angels have appeared for some miraculous reasons without humans knowing that they were angels because at times some of them look like men.
He was going to show Daniel what was going to happen but not WHEN it was going to happen = the end times.
The end is to come at the time that God appoints it to, and Daniel the man of God knew and believed that it would come, he just didn't know when it would come.
This is a reference to what we noted concerning the first 3.5 years of the Tribulation period which will be a time of prosperity and then the last 3.5 years which would be the worse time in all of human history.
Even the man or messenger of God hears the truth but even he doesn't understand it at times.
Be on your way man of God just you 2TI 2:15 and I will accomplish all my will in My time.
I found it pleases Him when I can testify, I'll trust my God to do what's best and wait to find out why.
The Lord will unveil all the meanings of the visions and the prophecies that had been hidden. He will seal up or give His approval of what those visions and prophecies, which had been hidden but will be revealed-----in His time.
DAN 9:24 " to seal up vision and prophecy," = He is going to place His seal upon all the visions and prophecies by giving what a seal in the Bible represents which is divine approval.
In the ancient world, Sealing was a signature guarantee which was tantamount to the divine approval of a king.
He is going to bring all the visions and the prophecies that have been hidden -- to the light and make them all known as He places His seal, upon all of them by revealing what they all mean.
DAN 12:4 "In the last days, knowledge shall increase."
Even though Daniel was a mature believer for at least 400 years God did not speak to anyone else all the way to the book of Malachi, God was silent!
God had been silent throughout human history as He was with Job because of the angelic conflict and the historical trial of Satan and all of the fallen angels.
Job - Satan had been cross-examining Job and while he is doing so, God was completely silent....He does not interrupt the cross examination of Satan on God's people.
It is a part of what we call evidence testing, one of the highest forms of testing a believer can have the privilege of taken in order to glorify God.
The opinion of the Divine Judge as Job passed the test magnificently - Satan has been silenced by the life of Job.
PSA 3:7, Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God! For Thou hast smitten all my enemies on the cheek; Thou hast shattered the teeth of the wicked.
Imprecatory prayer = PSA 58:6 O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.
God is declaring Noah, Daniel and Job as mature winner believers.
God would not say anything for the moment because Satan must be permitted to cross examine Job in the historical trial of the angelic conflict without interference from God.
If God loves you so much Job why did he give me, Satan, permission to kill your children as we are told in JOB 1:12.
If God is so merciful and loving, why did He allow me to take away all your friends, your wealth, and even your health, as we are told in
Satan would leave the bitter witchy wife alive, who constantly kept on saying to him in: JOB 2:9 "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!"
JOB 2:10, But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
If the God you follow Job is suppose to be a God of love, how can a loving God cast His creatures into a lake of fire and brimstone?
The answer to this question is simple found in passages like HAB 1:13 and the fact that God is just and righteous.
The rules in the angelic conflict have already been given and Satan is following the rules, he is not taking Job's life but he can do anything else he desires!
God must remain silent and Job must handle this on his own with the doctrine resident in his own soul if Job truly desires to glorify God in the midst of the angelic conflict.
All undeserved suffering or suffering for blessing requires you to use the inventory of your doctrine...doctrine resident in your soul.
You must do it on your own from the resources of doctrine in your own soul.
MAT 6:33, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you."
Not once through all this did Job sin; not once did he blame God.
We take the good days from God‑‑why not also the bad days?"
This was Job not only experiencing all kinds of human suffering but also the silence of God.