Is This The Final Millennium? (2 Of 8) by Jerry Vines
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IS THIS THE FINAL MILLENNIUM?
Millennium Notebook #2
On the morning of April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was gathered with his
cabinet, awaiting news from General Sherman who was pressing the battle between the
states to the southern states. He shared with his cabinet members an unusual dream that
he had been having on a recurring basis. In his dream he would see an indescribable
vessel and it seemed to be moving toward an indefinite shore. He didn’t know the
meaning, nor understand the meaning of that dream. On that very night Abraham Lincoln
was mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth and the next morning Abraham Lincoln’s
life vessel had landed on the shore of eternity. His was a dream that had national,
personal, and eternal significance.
There was another king, many, many years ago, in a land far, far away named
Nebuchadnezzar who also had an astonishing dream. Nebuchadnezzar, at that time, was
the most powerful man in all of the world. God gave to this man, Nebuchadnezzar, a
dream and in that dream is one of the most remarkable prophesies in all of the Bible.
Keep in mind the setting. Daniel and his three friends have been carried into
captivity. God has brought them into places of prominence in the administration of
Nebuchadnezzar. Back in the first chapter there is a little statement in verse 17 which
prepares us for what happens in chapter 2. Notice at the end of verse 17 it says, “And
Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.” So, in this second chapter there is a
dream of Nebuchadnezzar and God is going to use Daniel to reveal the meaning of that
dream to King Nebuchadnezzar.
Several ways I want us to approach this chapter. First of all I want to call your
attention to -
I. The King’s CONSTERNATION.
The king is filled with consternation. He has a dream which he does not
understand. Verse 1 says that he d ...
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