Daniel Lesson 6: “Be Ready For Tribulation”
Motivation: Daniel’s amazing prophecy contained in this study gives God’s overall plan for the ages. It is specific to the point of individual intrigues but so broad in scope as to affect every person. Contained within are great studies in prayer and spiritual warfare.
Daniel Lesson 5: "“Live to Win in the End”
Motivation: Do you ever get depressed watching world events in the news? From the Middle East to Africa, things sometimes seem out of control. But in this passage, Daniel reminds us that world events don’t catch God off guard. He knows what will happen and assures us of His eventual triumph. HCSB, p. 1446: 7:1-28 “This chapter of Daniel is one of the most important in the entire OT, an essential guide to biblical prophecy. Moreover, the vision of the Son of Man is the centerpiece of OT revelation concerning the Messiah. The Aramaic section of Daniel begins in chapter 2 with Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the colossus and ends at the end of Chapter 7. One reason for repeating the similar information in chapters 2 & 8 is that chapter 2 presents the world kingdoms from a Gentile perspective, while chapter 8 views the Gentile empires from the perspective of the Jewish people. Another reason for the repetition is to confirm the certainty of the predictions. As Joseph said, Pharaoh’s dreams were repeated because “the matter has been determined by God, and He will carry it out soon” (Gn 41:32). The vision was included to give hope to Israel in captivity, informing the nation that life in the times of the Gentiles would get worse for God’s covenant people, but ultimately the messianic kingdom would be established.”
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Daniel Lesson 4: “Never Give Up on Prayer”
Motivation: One measure of our faith in God is our prayer life. If we truly believe in His power, we’ll demonstrate that belief by turning to Him in prayer.
Daniel Lesson 3: “Tell It Like It Is”
Motivation: Paul writes to the Galatians “Don’t be deceived, God is not mocked” (6:7). In this passage we see judgment upon two powerful kings who exalted themselves and were judged.
Daniel Lesson 2: “Risk Everything for God”
Motivation: Daniel was unique even among Old Testament prophets known for their uniqueness. First of all, his ministry spanned some 70 years. Also, he served as advisor and counselor to two of the more prominent rulers in the ancient world, Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus the Great, evidently moving both closer to acknowledging Yahweh as God. God used Daniel’s early trials to mold him into the man of faith we see in Scripture.