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The Sealed Vision (23 of 23)
Series: The Last Days of the Planet Earth
Today we are going to talk about "The Sealed Vision," because, indeed, the Lord instructed Daniel through His messenger to seal up his vision. In fact, in verse 9, he said, ""...Go thy way , Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end."
That is in contrast to Revelation of which is a book that is unsealed. In fact, when the Lord gave Revelation to John, He said to John, "Blessed is he who reads and understands and obeys the words of this book.
The very word "Revelation" means to take away the cover or to unseal or to reveal. That's in contrast to Daniel. There's a very good reason for that. We are going to look at that as we see the sealed vision today.
I. THE MARVEL OF THE VISION (vs. 1-4)
Daniel has a received a vision of the time of the end and actually, several visions that have been given to him as we have seen throughout this book. The word "vision" here, I am using in a comprehensive sense, all the visions that he's received which served to work together to paint for us a picture of the end times, especially the times of tribulation that deal with Israel when God will restore Israel to the promise that He had made with her and that God will, in that day, reveal Himself to the Jews and the blindness will be taken away from them.
Daniel 12:1 – And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
(2) And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
(3) And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament: and they that turn many to righteousness as the st ...
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