Tag: Daniel

  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 1]

    Since the second century A.D., the phrase “the last days” has been one of the most often misunderstood concepts in Scripture. The phrase is found in some important passages in the New Testament (NT). Here are three examples: 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews…

  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 2]

    In the previous post, we began studying what the Old Testament (OT) says about “the last days.” “The last days” is an important concept in the New Testament (NT) and has a big impact on Christian eschatology—the study of death, the judgment and eternal destiny of the soul. Interestingly, the NT writers never define what…

  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 3]

    This post is the conclusion of a three-part article examining what the Old Testament (OT) says about “the last days.” “The last days” is an important concept in the New Testament (NT) and has a big impact on Christian eschatology—the study of death, the judgment and eternal destiny of the soul. Interestingly, the NT writers never…

  • How Daniel’s Visions Relate to the End of Israel

    GOD promised Abraham that he and his descendants would inherit the land of Canaan forever. But Abraham’s physical descendants, the children of Israel, grew increasingly wicked. GOD sent prophet after prophet to call them to repentance but they would not listen. This was exactly what Moses prophesied would occur in the Song of Moses at…

  • September 24 – Daniel’s Final Vision

    Reading Dan. 10:1-12:13 Devotional In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, Daniel receives what would be his last recorded vision. The vision begins as Daniel was standing by the Tigris River. He looked up and saw a man dressed in linen, with a gold belt around his waist, a face like lightning, eyes…

  • September 22 – Daniel in the Lions’ Den

    Reading Dan. 6:1-27; 1:21; 6:28 Devotional With Darius the Mede now in charge of Babylon, Daniel is promoted to the position of administrator and, along with two other administrators, is placed in charge over 120 satraps who ruled throughout the kingdom. Daniel excelled again in this role and Darius wanted to make Daniel in charge…

  • September 21 – The Writing on the Wall

    Reading Dan. 5:1-31; 9:1-27 Devotional Another 7 years has passed since Daniel saw the two visions of the future kingdoms. Belshazzar king of Babylon hosted a great banquet feast for 1,000 nobles and they drank wine. While drinking, Belshazzar ordered for the gold and silver cups that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the LORD’s temple in…

  • September 20 – Daniel’s Visions of Future Kingdoms

    Reading Dan. 7:1-8:27 Devotional Today we resume our reading from the book of Daniel. It has been between 10 to 12 years since we have heard from Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon has died and, after his passing, there has been much turmoil among the leadership of Babylon. A man named Belshazzar now leads the…

  • September 7 – Nebuchadnezzar Humbled

    Reading Eze. 29:17-21 Dan. 4:1-37 Jer. 52:31-34 Devotional In the latter years of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had another dream. As before, the wise men of Babylon, magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and diviners could not explain the dream. Finally Daniel came before the king and Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel the dream: …Here is my dream;…

  • August 17 – When GOD Punishes a Country

    Reading Eze. 12:1-14:23 Devotional When GOD speaks with Ezekiel it has been about 1,500 years since Abraham attempted to save Sodom and Gomorrah by asking GOD if He would spare the cities for 10 righteous souls? Now Judah finds itself as the focus of GOD’s judgment because of the nation’s extreme wickedness. This time GOD…