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Countdown to Armageddon (19 of 23)
Series: The Last Days of the Planet Earth
The Bible gives us a countdown to Armageddon which takes place, of course, in the valley of Megiddo, in the Holy Land, the land of Israel. It has to do with the nation of Israel.
Today, I want to give you some background about the nation of Israel, why the nation of Israel is important.
Today we want to begin our reading in Daniel 9:24. The first 23 verses of Daniel have to do with a prayer that Daniel prays for wisdom, for understanding about the last days and what God is going to do with the nation of Israel.
No doubt, as Daniel was in captivity all those years, the devil must have suggested to him many times, "Israel is finished. It's over. They have sinned, they have gone into captivity and I have no other purpose for them."
But Daniel knew better from what God had promised to Abraham, what God had promised to Isaac and Jacob, what God had promised to David, the great king of Israel. He knew that God had promised an everlasting kingdom. He knew that God had promised a great Messiah who would come and deliver the people.
So, in this prayer, he very eloquently and passionately pleads with God to reveal to him what is going to be in the last days.
In verse 24, we find that an understanding man prays and a praying man gets understanding. We ought to pray in this day that God would reveal to us what He is doing with the nation of Israel, because Israel is God's blueprint, God's outline,
God's high mark of prophecy. If you want to know what's happening in the world, you look and see what is happening in the nation of Israel and you can see where we are in Biblical prophecy.
Daniel 9:24 – Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make and end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophe ...
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