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Through Daniel, God Talks About The Messiah

"Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey Him" (Dan.7:27).

The second part of the book of Daniel, after the lion's den and the fiery furnace, revolves around visions that he had. The visions of the four beasts in chapter 7, reinforces the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream. It was about the earthly kingdoms that would follow Babylon, ending up with the spiritual kingdom ushered in by Jesus... During the course of His self-revelation, God, at times, miraculously uncovered the future. He did this as we see in today's verse. God foretold judgement on Israel. He described ahead about the return of the nation from Babylonian captivity. Still, God foretold of no other event so persistently as the coming of the Savior... The Christ would establish a New Covenant. "The time coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt.... I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts..." (Jer.31:31-33). He would write His law on Israel's heart, and on ours... The night visions that Daniel had were a part of God's revelation of a coming Savior. I find it unfortunate when religious people want to mine Daniel, Ezekiel, Zechariah or even Revelation for descriptions of a rapture or 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth.... For those who specialize in the explaining of mysteries, these are the places to go... One can read whatever he or she wishes into visions and apocalypses. The problem is that those who specialize in mysteries often overlook the key elements of God's message. I find great reassurance in the Messianic prophesies in these books. They supplement my belief in Jesus as our Wonderful Savior, and as we think of the resurrection this week, we should be incredibly happy that God's plan has been fulfilled in Him....

Have a great day... T   G   I   F         Today God Is First.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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