Bible Prophecy - Daniel Commentary
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|1||Introduction. Daniel is captured||Maps||-|
|2||The dream of Nebuchadnezzar||European unity||-|
|3||Idol worship is legislated||Babylon||The mark of the beast|
|5||The fall of Babylon||Babylon falls||Babylon the Great falls|
|6||Daniel in the Lion's Den||-||-|
|7||The Four beasts from the sea||Medo-Persia||The beast from the sea|
|8||The struggle of the ram and the goat||Greece||-|
|The little horn||Persecution||The great harlot|
|9||The 2300 years||Advent awakening||Times of the gentiles|
|The Messiah||Roman empire||The Child and the Dragon|
|10||The Cosmic forces||-||-|
|11||Roman history in detail||French Revolution||The Beast from the Abyss|
|The king of the north||Greek divisions||Babylon the Great|
|12||Prophecy sealed until the end of time||Inventions||Prophecy unsealed|
|Places||Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, Europe|
|People||Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Alexander the Great, Napoleon|
|Views||Study Plan View||History View||Symbol View||Revelation Commentary||Comparisons|
|Prophecies||Messianic||New Testament||Old Testament||Fulfilled||Unfulfilled|
Comparison Of The Visions Of Daniel
Comparison Of The Types of Symbols
You will notice that the type of symbolism used is related to the one who received the vision, and the detail introduced.
Summary Of Daniel
|1||In Daniel 1 we saw how Nebuchadnezzar assaulted the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Temple of God. As the prototype of the Antichrist, he took God's people into captivity along with the sacred vessels of the sanctuary. He put these sacred vessels in the temple of his god in an effort to use them for pagan purposes. In addition, Nebuchadnezzar tried to brainwash Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah to forget their beliefs. He wanted them to become paganized and Babylonian. As a result, he changed their God given titles to names encouraging loyalty to the God's of Babylon.. Nevertheless, Daniel and his friends determined to not defile the sanctuary of their souls. They did not give in to the "customs and peer pressures" of Babylon. They remained true through a time of testing, and as a reward, God blessed them with wisdom, knowledge, and prophetic understanding. Daniel and his friends provide a "Type" or "model" of God's people at the end of time who will unlock the truths of prophecy.|
In Daniel 2, we learned that Nebuchadnezzar had a dream of a giant metallic Man. He could not remember the dream. He called his "wise men" to tell him the dream and the interpretation, but they could not. They said "only the gods whose dwelling is not with flesh" can interpret such mysteries. They pictured the gods as distant and uncaring. Nebuchadnezzar determined to kill all these "false" wise men. Daniel interceded for their lives, and he asked for time to pray. At the end of the time, God revealed the dream and its interpretation.
Daniel told the king the vision. He saw a great metal man and a rock "cut out without hands" that struck and destroyed the image. The rock then grew into a mountain that filled the whole earth.
Finally, at the end of Chapter 2, Daniel and his friends are rewarded for interpreting the dream for Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar makes Daniel his direct advisor, and he sets Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in charge of the affairs of Babylon. In Daniel Chapter 2, God was revealed as the true prophet. He is the only one who really knows the future.
|3||In Chapter 3, God is revealed as the true deliverer. He is the mighty savior of his people who stands with us in the time of trouble.||
|4||Nebuchadnezzar finally learns that God is revealed as the true conqueror. For he is the only true king for the nations of the earth who sets up and destroys other kings.|
|5||Babylon falls to the Persian empire on a night when they are drunk and disrespectful to God. The details of that historical event are repeated in many prophecies as a prototype of the fall of the last world empire.|
|6||Religious persecution raises its ugly head as members of the government plot to make laws to kill the faithful Daniel in the lion's den.|
|7||The history of the world is repeated in symbols that demonstrate that Israel is being conquered by wild animals because of the curse of the covenant.|
|8||The history of the world is repeated in symbols that demonstrate the trampling of the sanctuary by the Gentile nations. Christ comes at the end of time to restore this sanctuary.|
|9||The great prophecy of the coming Messiah and His fulfillment of the covenant.|
|10-12||A detailed history of the world until the end of time. We see the fall of Babylon and the triumph of the church as Christ raises the dead.|
|God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God. Romans 8: 28||Time: 10 minutes
Print: 3 pages
Updated :- January 25, 2004
Author: Laverna Patterson Editor: Patterson