Spiritual Rants: “One Of The Most Remarkable Prophecies In The Bible” December 2 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Daniel 9:1-11:1 1 John 2:18-3:6 Psalm 121:1-8 Proverbs 28:27-28

Old Testament: Daniel 9:1-11:1 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Daniel 9:1-27   One Of The Most Remarkable Prophecies In The Bible “The first year of Darius” was 538 B.C.  Darius was the same guy as in chapter 6.  Daniel had been in exile 67 years at this point. Daniel had been reading the prophet Jeremiah.  From reading […]

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Spiritual Rants: “Fooled Or Fueled?” December 1 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Daniel 8:1-27 1 John 2:1-17 Psalm 120:1-7 Proverbs 28:25-26

Old Testament: Daniel 8:1-27 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Daniel 8:1-27    An Epiphany For Antiochus Daniel’s vision in chapter 8 came two years after the one in chapter seven, around 551 B.C.  In verses 3 and 4, he sees a vision of a ram representing Medo-Persia (outright stated in v. 20).  The male goat in verses 5 -7 […]

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Spiritual Rants: “A Monster Chapter” November 30 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Daniel 7:1-28 1 John 1:1-10 Psalm 119:153-176 Proverbs 28:23-24

Old Testament: Daniel 7:1-28 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Daniel 7:1-28   A Monster Chapter Daniel had another dream like the one he had in chapter 2 (v. 1).  The fourth year of Belshazzar was 533 B.C.  He saw four great beasts (vv. 4-8): 1)  a lion with the wings of an eagle but sprouted two […]

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Spiritual Rants: “Lion Around” November 29 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Daniel 6:1-28 2 Peter 3:1-18 Psalm 119:129-152 Proverbs 28:21-22

Old Testament: Daniel 6:1-28 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Daniel 6:1-28   Lion Around After Belshazzar was offed, Darius took over.  He appointed 120 officials under him.  Daniel turned out to be best by far.  That made the other officials jealous so they tried to figure a way to off him. Since they knew that Daniel prayed to […]

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Spiritual Rants: “The Handwriting On The Wall” November 28 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Daniel 5:1-31 2 Peter 2:1-22 Psalm 119:113-128 Proverbs 28:19-20

Old Testament: Daniel 5:1-31 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Chapter 5   The Handwriting On The Wall Belshazzar was now king.  There had been several kings since Nebuchadnezzar (the term “father” can mean any predecessor that is in the line of fathers, cf. v. 2, 11).  The king threw a party in honor of his idolatrous gods. […]

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