The Return

November 22 – Today’s Readings – Ezra 1-3 and Psalms 142

After Daniel served these four dictator “kings” faithfully for close to seventy years, God told Cyrus – (who ever said that God couldn’t work through ungodly politicians) – to send some of God’s people back to Jerusalem and its surrounding areas to rebuild the temple of the Lord and begin resettling the land.Close to 50,000 Israelites returned home at that time. They began to reclaim the towns that other folk had taken over and then gathered to rebuild the temple.Continue Reading

Princes And Angels

November 21 – Today’s Readings – Daniel 10-12 and Psalms 141
Do you understand all that is written in these chapters? No? Then you are in good company.Chapter 12:8-9 reads; “I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, ‘My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?’ He replied, ‘Go your way, Daniel, [...]

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Beasts And Horns

November 20 – Today’s Readings – Daniel 7-9 and Psalms 140
Here, in the prophetic words of Chapters 7-8, are visions of “beasts” with various kinds of “horns” – (different sizes and designs).Here too are mind-pictures of oceans, cities, the heavens, loud boastful words spoken against God, angels and fallen angels, the “son of man”, persecutions [...]

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Changing Nations

November 19 – Today’s Readings – Daniel 4-6 and Psalms 139
King Nebuchadnezzar, King Belshazzar, Darius the Mede & Cyrus the Persian – These were four tyrant-kings who ruled in succession over the great kingdom of Babylon/Media/Persia during the life of Daniel.Daniel served them all in different capacities, but had great spiritual influence over them all.What [...]

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Young Heros

November 18 – Today’s Readings – Daniel 1-3 and Psalms 138
Did you notice the style of leadership Daniel and his friends were serving under? Twice in these three chapters alone, the King decreed; “I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble.”[Daniel 2:5 & 3:29] What a gracious form [...]

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