Tag: Persians

  • 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…

  • October 17 – Changes Between the Testaments

    Reading Daily Bible section entitled “Influences on a Dispersed People” Daily Bible section entitled “Hellenism and the Jews” Daily Bible section entitled “Judaism Under Roman Rule” Devotional After the Babylonian captivity ended, most Jews did not return to their homeland, instead choosing to remain in the land where they had built a life. Some were…

  • 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…

  • 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 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,…