Daniel Chapter 7

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Daniel Chapter 7

This chapter takes us in to a dream that Daniel had in the first year of Belshazzar’s reign in Babylon. The bible tells us that when Daniel had visions he would lay in the bed and write them down this chapter is a bit different it is the dream and the interpretation of the dream.

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In Daniel’s vision was the four winds of heaven coming out of the great sea. Four great beasts came out of the sea: the first beast that came out was like a lion with wings of an eagle, in Daniels dream it’s wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground and stood on two feet like a man, and the heart of man was given to it.

then there was a second beast that looked like a bear it was raised up on one of its sides, it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. it was told get up and eat your fill of flesh.

then there was a third beast that looked like a leopard and on its back it had four wings like a bird’s wing this beast had four heads and it was given authority to rule. Daniel goes on to tell us that the fourth beast was terrifying and frightening  and very powerful. It had large iron teeth it crushed and devoured it’s victims and trampled what ever that was left. it was different then all the beast and it had ten horns.

Daniel tell us that the little horn which came up  among the others had eyes like a man and it’s mouth spoke boastfully.

In Daniels vision he looked up and saw God on his throne, the hair on his head was white like wool, his throne was flaming with fire Thousands upon thousands attended him (were present). ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him the court was seated and the books were open.

Daniel no doubt in my mind is having a vision of the judging of the people.

Daniel continued to look because of the words the beast was saying and he continued to watch until the beast was slain and destroyed and thrown in to the blazing fire. the other beasts were allowed to live for a time but were stripped of their authority

In the vision Daniel saw coming with the clouds was the son of man who approached the ancient of days ( who I am pretty sure is Jesus approaching  God the father) and was led in to his presence ( I assume is when Jesus ascended in to heaven). He was given authority, glory and sovereign power over all people, nations and men of every language worshiped him. his dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

The bible goes on to the interpretation of Daniels vision. Daniel goes on to say that he was troubled by the vision and had asked one that was standing what did all this mean and was told the four beast were four kingdoms that will rise from the earth but the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever – yes forever and ever.

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Daniel goes on to say that he wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast which was different then all the other beast and most terrifying with its iron teeth and bronze claws the beast that trampled and devoured its victims. Daniel also wanted to know about the ten horns that was on its head and the little horn that came up from the three that were together the little horn that had eyes like man and a boastful mouth. As Daniel watched he noticed that the horn was wagering war against the saints and defeating them until the Ancient of Days came (God the Father) and pronounced favor over the saints of the Most High (Jesus) and the time came and they possessed the kingdom.

He answered Daniel and says The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth it will be different from all the other kingdoms and devour the whole earth trampling and crushing it down. the Ten horns are ten kings that will come from this kingdom. After them another king will come and he will be different from the earlier ones and he will subdue three kings he will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and laws the saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. but the court will sit and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms 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.

This vision troubled Daniel but he kept it to his self.

This book took me awhile to understand I had to pull out study guides and google things and the rest with the spirit before I understood it. In daniel chapter 4:34,35 King Nebuchadnezzar had spoken about this after he was given his kingdom back if you remember the time he saw hisself above God and had the seven times of eating grass

34 “When that period of time was over, I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven and my sanity returned to me. I blessed the Most High, praising and honoring the one who lives forever:

For his sovereignty is eternal,
    and his kingdom continues from generation to generation.
35 All who live on the earth
    are nothing compared to him.
He does what he wishes
    with the heavenly armies
        and with those who live on earth.
No one can hold back his power
    or say to him, ‘What did you do?’

I looked to Daniels dream as inspiration no matter what we are faced that in this world there are people who are against God there are many people who are horrible toward others killing, stealing and mentally breaking them down. but God prevails through all that Jesus has the power to destroy the beast that is there to crumble what ever you believe that you achieve.

Some us it’s alcoholism, depression, low self-esteem, molestation, rape, physical abuse mental abuse, anxiety look at that situation as the beast with ten horns and remember what Daniel said because of the boastful words that it spoke. This beast was saying I’m ruler over you, I control  you, you are not strong with out me you need me,.I have what you need I will make you great, and those that went to this beast crumbled they fell, their lives were destroyed. but remember what Daniel says he watched until the beast was slain and his body destroyed in slain in to the blazing fire.

Listen God has the power to help you overcome anything that is holding you back from greatness, that beast does not want you to succeed. Allow the Most High to Slay that beast. Hallelujah!! Yeah its scary but only for you yes the Bear will eat at your flesh but it will lose authority God will take it’s authority from your life. Daniel says the other beast will be stripped of their authority. Glory to God. No you can’t do it by your self you need the power of the Most High you need the Son of Man who has been given Sovereign power by the ancients days by God the Father. Amen.

I thank My Lord and Savior, my sovereign God who is ruler over all things, who slain the beast who trampled my life. It is because of God that the beast of Drug abuse, the beast of alcoholism the beast of sexual abuse, the beast of anxiety no long has power to trample my life that my sovereign God has gain power and slain that beast it no longer has dominion over me.

If there is anyone out there looking for the Lord, he has been waiting for you, Confess with your mouth and your heart that Jesus died for your sins, that Jesus is the Son Of The Living God. Turn your bible to Romans 10:9 -13, get yourself in a bible based church and start your fellowship with the one who loves you.

Really quick I received a prayer for those who want to accept Jesus Christ in to there lives. that is the first step the prayer comes from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. It says pray a prayer like this.
Dear Lord Jesus,

I know that I am a sinner,
and I ask for your forgiveness,
I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead.
I turn from my sins and invite you to come into my heart and life.
I want to trust and follow you as my Lord and savior. in your name, Amen

 

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