Purpose, Prayer and Prophecy: The Story of the Prophet Daniel. Pastor Rick Kabrick.


July 12, 2018

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday July 12, 2018
Pastor Rick
Kabrick

2SA 24: 24-25, “No but I will surely buy it from you at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my GOD of that which does not have a cost.”
So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

This is why the land in and around Mt Moriah is the Jews land. This is the oldest deed to land in existence.

Babylon was on the plains of Shinar on the very site of the tower of Babel. The names Babylon and Babel are the same.

740-681 Isaiah
Who was in Judah, warning the Jews there not to succumb to idolatry like the Northern Kingdom, which had already been overtaken by Assyria.
650BC – 570BC
Jeremiah
Jeremiah was the prophet who stayed in the desolate conquered Jerusalem after the fall of Judah.
622BC
Ezekiel who went into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar.
Daniel lived (620BC – 538BC)

2CO 3:14, But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.

At the beginning of the book he is a boy in his teens, and at the end he is an old man of nearly 90.

Daniel was a man of Purpose. He decided that he would not be defiled by or be involved in idolatry.
Daniel was a man of
Prayer. His life and his decisions that are recorded were preceded by prayer.
And then
Prophecy.

Prophecy should inspire us to spiritual living and a real study of the Word of God.

Daniel’s interpretation of the king’s dream reveals the prophetic announcement that the LORD will return and set up a kingdom which will stand forever.

They would have arrived in a large caravan, not three lone so called wise men.This type of travel for respected Magian priests is not a fantasy story. They traveled in majestic style.

Daniel was extremely wealthy. Daniel was a eunuch,
Daniel therefore had no family. Daniel somehow knew the sign of the arriving Messiah that John would see in the Revelation.

REV 12:1-5, A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head (Israel)

She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads (Satan and the KOD).

Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.

She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to GOD and to HIS throne.

It’s a lesson for us. When we are facing a huge problem, we must understand that GOD has provided the answer to that problem long long ago.

Personal history of Daniel,
Ch 1:1 – 2:3
Prophetic history of Daniel relating to gentile nations,
Ch 2:4 – 7:28 3.
Prophecies relating to the nation Israel, Ch 8:1 – 12:13

The Chaldean king Nebuchadnezzar (whose name means may Nebo find favor or protect)
ruled from 605BC – 562 BC and conquered Jerusalem in 597BC.

Daniel as well as others was chosen to be a part of the Jewish ruling class. He was along with the other 3 a Nazarite.

All four men were assigned new names associated with idolatry, but Daniel was designated the name of the most prestigious idol, the false god Belta sha zair.

Describing the successive kingdoms that would rise to power and dominate the world, including the Median-Persian, Greek and Roman empires.

He informed the king that he would be struck with insanity for seven years and would be reduced to the level of an animal. 

While under the influence of wine, Belshazzar called for the gold and silver vessels that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem to be brought so that he, his nobles, wives and concubines could drink from them.

Envy is such a powerful force…always be aware of its existence.

Critics say the only way this book could have been written is after the fact because of it’s accuracy.
Of course it is GOD who knows the beginning from the end.
HE alone knows all the decisions man will make and all the possibilities and yet without interfering with volition.

ISA 46:1-2, Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over; Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle. The things that you carry are burdensome, A load for the weary beast. They stooped over, they have bowed down together; They could not rescue the burden,
But have themselves gone into captivity.

Among them from the sons of Judah were:
Daniel = GOD is my judge.
Hananiah  = GOD has favored.
Mishael =  That which GOD is.
Azariah  = Jehovah has helped.

Daniel –  Belta sha zair
(lord of the treasure).
Hananiah – Shadrach
(scribe of the king).
Mishiel – Meshach
(friend of the king).
Azariah – Abed-nego
(servant of Nebo).

Because Daniel was a descendant of David, he would have had intimate knowledge of those events.

I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble.

The king ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon.