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Lycanthropy -- The Sin That Produces Insanity (8 of 23)
Series: The Last Days of the Planet Earth
As we have looked at the book of Daniel, we see that the book emphasizes the sovereignty of God, that God rules in the affairs of men, that God sets up and tears down kingdoms. God is in control. He even uses the wicked devises of men to accomplish His purpose at times.
We've also seen a man of unusual wisdom of unusual insight, named Daniel and his three companions, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and how they confronted the culture of Babylon. This was a culture that was hostile to their faith, a culture in which they had to often stand alone in their stand for God.
It reminds us of how we live in a culture that's hostile to our values and hostile to our faith even today. We don't face the fiery furnace right now as they did as far as the fiery furnace of literal fire, but we go through our fiery furnaces of difficulty and sorrow and our fiery furnaces, many times, of persecution and hardship for the cause of Jesus Christ. But, in the midst of it, we find the cleansing of our sin, we find the companionship of our Saviour and we find conviction among sinners as they see us walk with God in the midst of a burning, fiery furnace.
In Chapter four, after the burning, fiery furnace, is about twenty to thirty years later than the fiery furnace experience. So, its been some time and Nebuchadnezzar who recognized Daniel's God as the God of gods and the King of kings, Nebuchadnezzar, the greatest ruler in all the world, the ruler of the known world at that time, the most powerful king who had ever lived up until that time, had recognized that Daniel's God was above all the gods of Babylon.
Now, we find over a period of twenty to thirty years, he has backslidden. He has forgotten that experience and that profession of his faith and pride begins to build in his heart.
Today, the title of the lesson is, "Lycanthropy – The Sin That ...
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