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DS #1 Introduction to Daniel

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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January 6, 2020 10:29 am

DS #1 Introduction to Daniel

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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January 6, 2020 10:29 am

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God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based breaching of Dr. Don Wilton and a new series on Daniel. I am so excited about the book of Daniel and what it tells us more portly, what working again from the insight from Dr. Wilson of these next few days studying the book of Daniel together as we do so we want to know they were here for you and we are a week or so into a brand-new year. Lots of resolutions that are been broken and recommitted to, but I pray that one of those resolutions is to spend time in God's word on a daily basis. We have a number of free tools to help you do that, including an email from Dr. Wilson every single morning about 6 AM Eastern can sign up or just text the word daily, 30500 will help you sign up from there. Text daily 30500 I will sign you up today. Now Dr. Don Wilton the book, logical start the book of Daniel we got his point across what the book of Revelation is going. I want to begin by reading to you. Chapter 1 please follow along with me in the writing of joy became king of Judah, king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged joy became king of Judah into his along with some of the articles go and we are introduced to in chapter 1 verse one and ask these control by conquering Judah in the year 581 vaccine verse one of Daniel chapter 15 539 not the end of chapter 1 verse 21 Daniel remain until the first year. King Cyrus so he went from name is Ryan like through the King Cyrus in Las Vegas so you in just a little while when King Cyrus came into the picture in 539 of the significance of that. So from 587 259.

We've got about a time frame that Daniel was operating in 539 Cyrus the great was a pleasure To Babylon from its loss King Midas and his son Bill is all from then on the east was ruled by successes of Cyrus.

This lasted until Alexander the great. Probably one of the most famous and placed it on the Greek in the third century Palestine was governed by the Greek dynasty of the Ptolemies in the third century Palestine was governed by the Greek dynasty on the Ptolemies with the capital city down in Alexandria in Egypt but in the second century Seleucid dynasty took over they were so many wars not going to go into them and they moved the capital down just to the left of the Nile River to Antioch in Syria and I have derived remised that for you just to show you the rise and fall of all the nations moving all the way down to 175 on the empty office leases headquartered in Antioch in Syria. Now what happened to the Jews.

This is very important.

What happened to the Jews during this time is I'm going to make a statement in a little while to tell you that Daniel is not about the Jews. Daniel is about the Gentiles that we going to discover why we going to see what happens and why. Why does this come in the context will we know that under Libby could mean is that they would be deported. By the way, that's not the part that they would to Babylon. That was the Babylonian exile in 539 under the influence of the prime minister happened to be a man by the name of Daniel.

This man who was brought in as a captive into the court of member God uses. I most likely person in a foreign land to cities people free and in 539, Cyrus permitted the exiled Jews to return the spine and even though he didn't give them any political freedom.

He gave them absolute religious freedom that anybody anybody else who was arraigned God's people go from the inside out. Remember the story of Joseph. Joseph was sold into slavery, he found himself in Pharaoh's court.

How he rescued his father, should the midst of the worst circumstances we going to discover something Bob was here we going to discover that right throughout Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. God begins to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Messiah. You remember how Moses in the wilderness, turned around and found all these people being by the venomous poison of the Egyptian covert. They were dying left and right God gave to Moses instructions and safety. Moses I want you to boot an image of a serpent and I want you to raise it up and I want you to hold it up, and every person is dying from the venom of the Egyptian cobra needs only to look raised up with them. They will be delivered and they will be healed because God is sovereign and God provides a way of wonder John chapter 3. Speaking to Nicodemus. It was so puzzled that the Lord Jesus Christ would've called his intelligence to such a degree, Lord Jesus, with compassion looks upon this man and says to him, Nicodemus, just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the world, even so must the Son of Man did not. Why, because God so love the world of folks I'm giving you little peep into the future. Here you're not going to discover very quickly. Daniel is about the sovereignty of God.

Daniel is about the all mighty hand of God stretched out upon God's people we going to discover Peter B throughout the apocalyptic nature of the book of Daniel we going to see God intervening in God. God's beating and God. In bowl in the man and when we come to the end of Daniel. I want you to know that we must needs be come to the same conclusion that Jesus Christ laws is and always will be publicly for I love that that's what this is all about. We going to discover that he is the God of the impossible. You see, in 175 empty office epiphanies once again tries to force pagan worship on the Jews again. Historians will tell you about the Maccabean revolt when the Maccabean is rarely rather together they try to take a stand against the things that were coming against what is the message then abandoned.

First of all, the basic message the immediate message deals with the religion of the Jews versus the paganism of foreign rule cannot translate that for you Jewish people in a pagan landing. Do what they knew was all in the eyes of Jehovah God.

That's what the messages about what you all the book of Daniel is the universal sovereignty of God. We find this repeatedly, and these are just examples.

Chapter 2 in verse 18 we read about God in heaven look at it with me to plead for mercy from the God of heaven. Look at verse 19, Daniel praised the God of heaven and say look at verse 28 but there is a God in heaven look at verse 37 you are the King of Kings, the God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory your hands he has placed mankind and the beast of the field and the birds of the air. He is my do over the other hand, of goal is also called the great God. Chapter 2 in verse 45. The Bible tells us the great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. This dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy. In chapter 2 in verse 47 is called the God of all God. The king said to Daniel, so you will. God is the God of God and the Lord of Kings and revealer of mysteries. You are able to reveal the street in chapter 4 verse 37 if you turn over there with me.

You going to discover again that he is called the King of heaven Mount Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven because everything he does and all his ways address and those who walk in pride he is able to humble in chapter 4 and verse 25.

Going back just a wee bit we discover that he is called the most high ruler and reread about that in verse 25. You will be driven away from people seven times.

You will pause by for you until you acknowledge that the most high, over the kingdoms of man and gives them to anyone the wish folks listen God is in the fall in the affairs of man, God has a plan for you and me and God is in control. This is what we going to discover we can see many illustrations of this and not just listed the Psalm you in chapter 1 of verse two the Lord delivered chapter 1 verse nine now gone cold. In chapter 1 verse 17 God.

In chapter 2 in verse 37, the God of heaven has given you.

In chapter 2 in verse 45 the great God has shown in chapter 3 in verse 28 God saved these angels and rescued his servants in chapter 4 verse two God has performed for me in for verse 17 the holy ones declare the verdict so that the living might know that the most high is sovereign in chapter 5 in verse 18 confronting his Royal highness God is the one your father great son of goodness, what atorvastatin evening manager. Your father would've ascended to the royal throne by his own ball is in control. What does this teach us everything modern in order of priority number one that history is moving long time is costing the wire folks, I don't have to tell you that time is marching on rapidly with getting older. The baby boomer generation is growing old.

More and more people are dying every day more and more inventions of being my life was becoming simpler and more complex.

At the same time we're living juxtaposed as it will between a rock and a hard place. I'm going to say to you, the goddess, the world is passing away and that there is only one life to live and that student be pause and it is only what is done for the Lord Jesus Christ, that the loss I want to submit to you that what Daniel will teach us is that God is involved in the affairs of man, God is not some type of absentee progress. God is not someone who sits up in an abstract analogy. God is not someone who floats by on a cloud and determines every so often to get involved in the affairs of man. That is why prayer is so important because prayer is dialogue with God. It is connecting ourselves into the heartbeat of the sovereign God who has at times something besides a man current is never silent. God always speaks God always disciplines God always chastises God always rebukes God always commanders God is always at work.

God is the one who will never leave us. And he will never forsake us, which note in the third place that God will demonstrate his power over all men, and he's the boss of history.

Not only that God according to chapter 2 in verse 21 God is the one who makes teams and I'm make.

I tell you, folks, it's something that you're liable to really think about it, something we go to really think about something that as believers we gotta think about even during national election.

Sometimes we become perplexed because people are elected to high office and we totally disagree with. We become down Taubman). So sometimes there are people who are elected to places that we disagree so fundamentally with, and rightly so. And we should stand up against these things and we should stand up on truth and morality and principles. But let us never forget that it is God who makes teams and unlike let's never forget that God is in control. Let's never forget. Romans chapter 8 and verse 28 in its correct translation that God works all things together for the good of those that love God and to those who are called according to his purpose. So when we find ourselves on the side of the side of the because of this, the God you on so the Hawks not so God is in control number five God will ultimately establish his universal kingdom number six the rise and fall of nations all Preparatory steps in the establishment of God's universal reign over old man. Everything that is taking place is God's preparation for ultimately God will accomplish now want us to take that and put it into our own lives personalize that is remarkable, as you and I look back over our lives. Think back when you will be 20 and 25 and 50 and 40 and 50. Think about the things that have happened. Think about all the circumstances of your life and with great joy how God has used all of these things he's bought them all together for the good of those that love God, he's worked them according to his purpose. Some other interesting things about the pedagogical nature of the book of Daniel. We must understand the role that Daniel gives to angels as Buddhist as the God is rather dramatic that God reveals his will Daniel be going to look at that. We also need to understand the incredible teaching on the resurrection of the body flip over the chapter program to give you repeat chapter 12 verse two. Chapter 12 in verse two largest memory verse one on giving your little PayPal quote where we headed RI equipment reverse wanted to that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people will arrive. There will be a time of distress. Sounds like revamping where book of Revelation. Such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until they began to describe what until then we, what is that mean but at that time. What is that time your people which people everyone whose name is all written. You believe that I thought that was just in Revelation chapter member when people come up inside does God actually write down names in books. Why does God need to write my name in the book is necessary. God knows everything.

Somehow this great prophet of God understood that the needs of man was so much more serious the needs of God. Man needs a book, God doesn't need one God who is rich in mercy by his sovereign grace extends his grace into the very heartbeat of the lead of Lancashire water God of grace, well look what happens in verse 222 sleep in the dust of the will away. Now the word sleep there in the Hebrew text is identical to the word sleep that you read about InfoSpace alumni and chapters 3 and four. It is identical to the word that is used in Revelation chapter 20 we going to find a parallel similarity between the state of those lost in the Old Testament prophet directly related to what Paul the apostle of the apostle John have to say in the literature of the New Testament. What happens these people will away, some to everlasting line others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will sign like the brightness of the narrative will shine like the brightness of the heavens and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars for ever and for ever. But you Daniel close up and steal the words of the scroll until the time of the year and many will go to Garibay increased volley increase knowledge. I think Timothy had somewhat of an idea concerning these things in the last days according to chapter 3. When people are going to gather to them so teachers wanting to hear what they want to hear not putting themselves in a position to hear what God wants them to.

This is a book of prophecy, nine. Israel's hope of salvation is brought to the final stage before school realization in the New Testament, let me say just a few of the things Nebuchadnezzar during this text. He chose certain boys to indoctrinate them. He wanted to change the system from inside outside. So what any during the first chapter of the book of Daniel deselected them, not by the way, this will preach. This is part of Satan's tactics young people look at me that's what you guarantee he's prowling around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour you select us. He says I think I'll take you once he selects you he sets about the business of teaching you.

You place your untoward places. I think you and I must be very careful about where we go and study. I think we need to be very careful about the associations that we might the college campuses that we frequent. I think we need to be very careful about the professors that we sit on it seems to be remarkable.

The number of young people that I have seen even surrendered to the ministry and they going to some watered-down institution that defiled the word of God desecrate the very sovereign work of God and his righteousness, and before you know what they themselves come out defiled and we side but from inside. They become far at the Kings table deselected and he taught them and he fed them the name Daniel means God is drugs, these Hebrew names Hannah Meyer means God is gracious. Michelle means God is great and Azariah means God helps. So Nebuchadnezzar said I want you to know Ashkenaz. Let's go about and do what we need to do list trains even they recognize.

So Daniel became guiltless as all which means Prince of Bill and Shannon Hannah Meyer became Shadrach, which means inspired by shared and Misael became the second reading is like a sack.

One of the gods of Babylon and Azariah became known as the goat which means in file by starting pie. What a marvelous what a marvelous in their way on the part of the team to even change the American public. You know why because the full Gardens of Babylon, Belfair track and fire so it was that Libya could liaison understood that the best way for him to be able to change the system and corrupt mind and to bring about ultimate compromise and turn the hearts of these godly people away from the sovereignty of the move might be in a loving God would lead to impact their worship. I want to say to you, my beloved friends today. I would caution you when you get transferred to another city take very seriously the church joint take very seriously the ministry uses on I say to you, with all the love in my heart that in America today, there are churches springing up left and right that are compromising the gospel they are preaching a social gospel. They are moving away from the inerrancy of the word of God. They want desecrating the holiness of God's people. We are moving into a day and age to go with the church assigning we want to write church as comfortable as possible for people so that anybody can come to church and feel comfortable all the time. My eyesight you with all the love in my heart. It is a joy to come to God's July beloved trainers. We must never get to the point at which we believe the church's desire for comfort. We must never get to the point at which we believe that to go to church is to be entertained.

We must come to the point at which we understand very definitively that worship of the Lord our God is fundamental to the sacrifice of it is our reasonable act of worship. That is why the apostle Paul perceives the church to grow parties as a living sacrifice and expectable unto God.

Because this is your reasonable worship. When Paul spoke to the church at Rome he wasn't playing games.

He was meddling in the sordid affairs of mankind. He was reminding them that they were all the foreign gods of Babylon. He was reminding them that they may as these walls with trains from Seoul to pull symbolically yes, but because the word of God says in second Corinthians 5 in verse 17 therefore if any man is in Christ Jesus ears. I plan you creature all things are possible, and behold all things are become brand as the Lord was speaking to the pastor days or something you'd like to have us praying with you about were available at 866-899-9673 or closing thoughts… Are you ready to give you life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with their grown. I know that Thompson and I know that Jesus died on the cross today, I repent of my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart.

In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news. I thank God for Dr. Don.

I remember back in 2002 dead boys cannot called me and told me by listening to Don preach to get his heart to God that he wrote on a letter and on Reddit in the service. I pray for 20 years.

My dad, I think you Dr. Don for doing God's will. My dad always wanted to meet you but his health would not let them get out.

He passed away three years ago and he watched Don preach every weekend

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