Book of Daniel: Life Lessons

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What lessons from the book of Daniel can be applied to our lives? Find out with hosts Tim Moore, Nathan Jones, and Dave Bowen on the television program, Christ in Prophecy!


Tim Moore: Greetings and shalom. Thanks for joining us today for Christ in Prophecy. For the past four weeks, we’ve been taking a deep dive into the Book of Daniel, arguably one of the most extended prophecies that previews God’s timeline for the end times. We began with a conversation with Todd Hampson. His wonderful “Non-Prophet’s Guide to the Book of Daniel,” offers a witty and engaging way to peel back the mystery of Daniel’s sweeping prophecies. We strongly endorse his book and encourage you to get a copy.

Nathan Jones: Following the outline Todd created in his book, we then reviewed the historical portions of Daniel, literally his-story. Daniel and other young Jews were brought to Babylon to serve in Nebuchadnezzar’s court. In spite of the threats and persecution Daniel along with Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah better known as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego persevered and thrived in the pagan empire. They endured a fiery furnace and the lion’s den as they bore consistent testimony to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

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In our third episode, we offered an overview of Daniel’s prophecies that have already been fulfilled. The succession of empires represented by Nebuchadnezzar’s mighty statue and Daniel 4 beasts; Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome have already risen and fallen once again. The incredible series of prophecies focused particularly on Alexander the Great, came to pass so accurately that scoffers have tried to discredit Daniel as a book of prophecy, asserting that it was written after the fact, but has been proven authentic again and again.

David Bowen: You know last week we turned our attention to the prophecies in Daniel that still await fulfillment. Some of them are combined with already fulfilled prophecies. For instance, although the four empires Nathan just mentioned have already come and gone, both Nebuchadnezzar’s statue and Daniel’s beast also foretold a final world empire that will arise when the ten kings emerge from the territory of the Roman Empire. And we recognize that the final week Daniel said would come after the Messiah’s cut off still lies in the future, along with the emergence of the prince who is to come, an obvious reference to the Antichrist. But given Daniel’s track record for accuracy and reliability, we can absolutely trust that these prophecies will also come to pass.


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