When Dreams Become Nightmares (4 of 10) by Fred Lowery
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God's Word for tomorrow's News
Daniel 2:1-30; Proverbs 21:1; Romans 13:1; 2 Corinthians 1:9-10
February 18, 2007
We are in the book of Daniel and before I get started, for the melancholies that are here today, we had some concern because I didn't get all the blanks filled in last Sunday, but I just ran out of time. We put the answers in it today so if I don't get there, you can. Also on the study guide they left off a point so I don't want you to stay awake over that. Point number three is a daring prayer, verses 15 and 18. You will see it on the screen, but it's not on your study guide. Get your study guide, take notes, and let's see what we can learn from this incredible second chapter in the book of Daniel. God sets the course of human history. In the Christian mindset there is no such thing as luck or chance. We have a sovereign God who is in control and the God who knows all and sees all and is behind all. Daniel 2 gives us a peek into the future. It lets us see what's going to happen in the days ahead. This chapter is unparalleled in all of scripture. There is no chapter in God's word that has the historical reach as does Daniel chapter 2. Here we see kingdoms that will rise and fall and the ultimate coming of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. So, this chapter is called the keyhole chapter. Through this chapter you can see, like looking into a keyhole, you can see the future. The rise and fall of future kingdoms and now we can look back and see that those kingdoms did rise and they fell just like God predicted that would and the coming of the future could. See, the bible looks at the future just like it looks at the past. It sees it all. God sees the past and the future. So, what we have is a blueprint of tomorrow that's given to us today. That's why we keep saying the bible is as up to date as tomorrow's newspaper because God sees all of it and He allows Daniel to see somet ...
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