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Daniel (18 of 18)
We're completing our study in Daniel's prophecy, and we'll be in the closing passage of scripture, chapter 12. We have in chapters 10, 11, and 12 in the book of Daniel the closing vision which God gave to this dear old saint of God, this wonderful prophet, the man named Daniel.
I think about our boys and girls in the children's building. We have the lion's den where you can go and you can play the part of Daniel. This is the Daniel we're talking about tonight. He's the one who served the Lord all through these years though he was taken away from his home. He was faithful to the Lord as a young boy, as a young man and all through the years. Now Daniel has become an old man and God is speaking to Daniel and God is revealing some things about the future for Daniel.
In the tenth chapter we have the introduction of this final vision. In the eleventh chapter we have the narration of the end time events which are discussed, and then in the twelfth chapter we have the conclusion where he ties it all together, the things that are going to come in the future.
The eleventh chapter of the book of Daniel is a fascinating and astonishing chapter. It is a chapter which has some minute prophesies in it, predictions in it that God made about the future. The first 35 verses have already taken place. When Daniel wrote about those things in those first 35 verses, they were still ahead, they were prophecy. But you and I read these verses of scripture, and we know that everything Daniel had to say and predicted in those verses has come to pass.
It's an amazing thing you will find. Alexander the Great is mentioned in those verses, not by name but by identification. You know the story of Cleopatra. You will find reference to Cleopatra in those verses. Antichus Epiphanes, that ruler that was going to come in Syria, who did come. All of that you will find.
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