God's Man In Crisis (3 Of 15) by Jim Henry

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"Faith When the Lights Go Out"
Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
Daniel 2:1-30

C. S. Lewis in his book, "THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN
TREADER" tells of sailors who are rowing a small boat
toward an island which is supposed to be a place where
all a person's dreams could come true. As they pulled
nearer the island they saw the figure of a man on the
shore. He shouted wildly at them, "Fools, that's the
sort of talk that brought me here. I would better have
been drowned and never born than to have come to this
place where all my dreams came true!" With that, the
men hurriedly turned the boat around and rowed
furiously away from the island, for it had taken every
man just half a minute to realize that if certain of
his dreams had come true it would make a person afraid
to sleep.

Have you ever had a dream like that which you
were glad didn't come true? We're going to talk today
as God also talks to us about a man, named
Nebuchadnezzar, who had a terrible dream. Let's look
in our Bibles in the Book of Daniel, chapter two,
beginning in verse one. Since this is a long chapter
I am breaking this down to the first thirty verses
this morning and next Sunday we will complete the
chapter to learn the interpretation of
Nebuchadnezzar's dream.

1. In the second year of his reign,
Nebuchadnezzar had dreams.

Nebuchadnezzar is written about more than any
other king in all the Bible; an amazing man. This
dream in chapter two which Daniel is going to
interpret is the most amazing historical chapter in
the entire Bible. It will cover a period of 600 years
before Christ until the millennial reign of Jesus
Christ. We will begin to see and feel the impact of
this prophetic revelation that came through
Nebuchadnezzar's dream. Someone has said, "Uneasy
lies the head that wears the crown. And so it is with
this man of leadership. The cares of the day had
become the cares an ...

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