By Rodney Stortz
Containing either successful tales of God's provision and tricky prophetic photographs, the ebook of Daniel stirs readers' mind's eye and curiosity. Examples abound of Daniel's dependable commitment to the God of Israel, and the prophet describes the coming days in extraordinary aspect. all through this e-book the character of Daniel's God is printed to us. God's plans for the longer term judgment and deliverance of this international, and his fans' courting with him all through those occasions, mark the ebook. he's a God who loves his humans and is in sovereign keep watch over over all of the occasions of this international. His wisdom and regulate over either current situations and destiny occasions is indisputable. during this research of Daniel, Pastor Rodney Stortz showcases the coming triumph of God's nation. Stortz's cautious exegesis and perceptive functions concentrate on own holiness, the knowledge and chronic of God, and the significance of Daniel's prophecies referring to the Messiah, the Antichrist, and Antiochus Epiphanes. moreover, this remark makes use of the sunshine of the hot testomony to unseal Daniel's scroll, giving a transparent figuring out of his prophecies. This expositional statement exhibits it appears that evidently how imperative the ebook of Daniel is for knowing coming judgment and the need for devoted residing until eventually then.
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We know our God is able to do all things. I commend those Christians who truly do have the confidence to believe that their God will deliver them. Our charismatic brothers and sisters have something to teach many of us in this second step. Many Christians are sometimes afraid to believe that God will deliver them, because of the disappointment they will experience if he does not. Others then point to that lack of faith as the reason they were not healed or delivered. But it seems that very few Christians can have this ﬁrm belief that he can and will deliver us while maintaining a submissive attitude to his sovereign will if it differs from our request.
Again we can take heart as we look to the future, which is all unknown to us. Though we do not know what the future holds, we know who holds the future, and we can trust him. This God who knows our future and holds our future says, “I know the plans I have for you . . plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). The Revelation of our God (2:23b) You have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king. Revelation is God making his thoughts known to men.
You, O king, are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; in your hands he has placed mankind and the beasts of the ﬁeld and the birds of the air. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold. (2:37, 38) Even here Daniel gave glory to God as he pondered the interpretation. ” As the Apostle Paul wrote, “There is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God” (Romans 13:1b).