September 15, 2012

253 - Daniel in the lions' den.

Kathleen's thoughts

Ezra 1: 7-11, 5: 12-16, 6: 1-18.
Daniel 6: 19-28, 10: 1-21, 11: 2-4

The Temple's vessels returned. King Cyrus released them from the temple in Babylon to a man named Sheshbazzar, the governor by appointment of King Cyrus. He told him, Take these articles, put them in the temple in Jerusalem. and let the house of God be rebuilt on its original site. Then this same Sheshbazzar came and laid the foundation of God's house in Jerusalem. It has been under construction from that time until now, yet it has not been completed.

Cyrus decree In the first year of King Cyrus, he issued a decree concerning the house of God in Jerusalem.
Let the house be rebuilt as a place for offering sacrifices, and let its original foundations be retained.
The gold silver articles articles of God's house that Nebuchadnezzar took from the Temple in Jerusalem and carried to Babylon must also be returned. They are to be brought to the temple in Jerusalem, where they belong, and put into the house of God.

Daniel thrown to the lions Daniels was thrown into the lions den because he refused to listen to the ordinance of the king saying that for 30 days anyone who petitions any god or man except you, the king will be thrown into the lions; den.
Daniel refused to do this and He went into his house. The windows in its upper room opened toward Jerusalem and three times a day he got down on his knees, prayed, and give thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
The satraps told the king what Daniel was doing and this saddened the king but had to do what he signed and he had Daniel thrown into the lions den but the king said to Daniel May your God, whom you serve continually rescue you! and sealed it with his ring.
Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. no deliverance were brought to him, and he could not sleep.

Daniel's deliverance and its result At the first light of dawn the king got up and hurried to the lions den. When he reached the den, he cried out in anguish to Daniel. Daniel servant of the living God, the king said, has your God whom you serve continually been able to rescue you from the lions?
Then Daniel spoke with the king; May the king live forever. My God sent His angel and shut the lions mouths. They haven't Hurst me, for I was found innocent before Him. Also I have not committed a crime against you my king. The king was over joyed and gave orders to take Daniel out of the den.So Daniel was taken out of the den, uninjured for he trusted in his god.
Daniel's three weeks of mourning
Daniel's vision by the River Tigris
Revelation promised no one has the courage to support me against them except Michael, your prince. However, I will tell you what is recorded in the book of truth.

Revelation of future kingdom Now I will tell you the truth. Three more kings will arise in Persia, and the fourth will be far richer than the others. By the power he gains through his riches, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece. Then a warrior king will arise; he will rule a vast realm and do whatever he wants. But as soon as he is established, his kingdom will be broken up and divided to the four winds of heaven, but not to his descendants; it will not be the same kingdom that he ruled, because his kingdom will be uprooted and will go to others besides them.

In all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us Rom. 8: 37


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