Tag: Medes

  • 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 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…

  • August 14 – GOD Says Medes Will Defeat Babylon

    Reading Jer. 50:41-46; 51:1-64a; 49:34-39; 34:8-22 Devotional In continuing His prophecy regarding the fall of Babylon, Jeremiah writes the following word from GOD: 41 “ Behold, a people shall come from the north, And a great nation and many kings Shall be raised up from the ends of the earth. 42 They shall hold the…

  • July 15 – Babylon Will Fall

    Reading Isa. 45:14-48:15 Devotional In today’s reading GOD discusses future events and His plans to destroy Babylon and cause idolators to know that He is the One God. 14 Thus says the LORD: “The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush And of the Sabeans, men of stature, Shall come over to you, and they…

  • July 14 – Cyrus, GOD’s Future Instrument

    Reading Isa. 43:8-45:13 Devotional In today’s reading, GOD imparts some especially insightful wisdom for the Israelites of Isaiah’s day (and us as well). Among the most interesting “nuggets” is that a king by the name of Cyrus will be used as GOD’s instrument to rebuild Jerusalem and restore Israel to glory. More on this later.…

  • July 8 – Israel Falls

    Reading 2 Kings 17:3-5; 18:9-11; 17:7-41; 18:7b-8 Devotional Today we read of the end of the northern tribes of Israel in 723 B.C. GOD had given the people numerous opportunities to return to Him and save themselves, but they refused to repent. As a result, Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked king Hoshea and all of…

  • July 3 – Isaiah Prophesies about Babylon’s Fall

    Reading Isa. 14:28-32; 13:1-22; 14:1-23; 21:1-10 Devotional The Babylonians were a fierce and ruthless nation. In the year that king Ahaz of Judah died, Isaiah received a prophecy from GOD about the coming fall of Babylon. 4 Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms,…