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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • REMEMBER WHEN HURRICANE SANDY SWEPT ACROSS THE EASTERN
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  • COASTLINE A FEW YEARS AGO?
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  • IN ADDITION TO TERRORIZING COUNTLESS AMERICANS,
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  • SANDY INFLICTED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DESTRUCTION.
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  • WELL IN THE AFTERMATH, WE WERE ALL SHOCKED TO DISCOVER HOW
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  • MANY PEOPLE HAD FOOLISHLY IGNORED THE COMING STORM,
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  • EVEN THOUGH THE WARNING SIGNS WERE CLEAR AND COMPELLING.
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  • IN TODAY'S STUDY OF DANIEL CHAPTER 7,
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  • WE'LL SEE THE REMARKABLE PARALLEL IN THIS BOOK OF
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  • PROPHECY THAT SHOULD SEND THE SIRENS SCREAMING
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  • IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, AMERICA'S COMING STORM
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • FROM CONFUSED AND FEARFUL TO SKEPTICAL AND APATHETIC
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  • RESPONSES TO BIBLE PROPHECY ARE ALL OVER THE MAP.
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  • SO WHY SHOULD WE BOTHER TRYING TO TACKLE
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  • SUCH A DAUNTING TOPIC?
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  • BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK.
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS DELIVERED AN EYE-OPENING MESSAGE ABOUT
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  • THE END TIMES ON LOCATION AT THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
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  • THE VERY PLACE WHERE JESUS IS PROPHESIED TO RETURN!
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  • AND A COPY OF THIS MESSAGE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU ON BOTH CD
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  • AND DVD WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AS YOU LISTEN AND WATCH, YOU'LL DISCOVER WHAT TO EXPECT
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  • DURING THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
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  • ALL IN THE PLACE WHERE THESE EVENTS WILL ONE DAY UNFOLD!
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  • YOU'LL ALSO DISCOVER THE TELLTALE SIGNS THAT WILL
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  • PRECEDE THE SECOND COMING.
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  • PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE SOON COMING RETURN OF CHRIST
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  • BY REQUESTING THE KING IS COMING
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  • FROM PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • WE WITNESSED ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING STORMS
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  • IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
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  • TROPICAL SUPER STORM SANDY'S DAMAGE
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  • IS ESTIMATED AT 50 BILLION DOLLARS
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  • AND STILL COUNTING.
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  • SANDY WAS A SEVERE STORM, BUT IT WAS NOT A STORM
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  • THAT WAS A SURPRISE STORM.
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  • FOR WEEKS METEOROLOGISTS HAD PREDICTED SANDY'S ARRIVAL.
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  • FOR DAYS THEY HAD BEEN ABLE TO TRACK HER PATH AND
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  • PREDICT WHEN SHE WOULD STRIKE,
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  • WHERE SHE WOULD STRIKE, THE INTENSITY WITH WHICH
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  • SHE WOULD STRIKE.
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  • BUT THAT WASN'T THE ONLY PREDICTION.
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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTED THIS WEEK THAT
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  • FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS METEOROLOGISTS HAD BEEN
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  • WARNING THAT SUCH A SUPER STORM WAS GOING TO STRIKE
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  • THE NORTHEAST.
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  • THERE HAD BEEN ALL KIND OF SIGNS OVER THE LAST
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  • DECADES OF THE RISING SEA LEVELS,
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  • THE FREQUENT FLOODING, THE IRREGULAR WEATHER
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  • PATTERNS - ALL WERE PRECURSORS.
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  • THEY WERE WARNINGS FOR A STORM.
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  • AND YET, EVEN THOUGH THE SUPER STORM HAD BEEN
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  • PREDICTED, WHEN IT STRUCK THE NORTHEAST WAS LARGELY
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  • UNPREPARED FOR IT.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THERE IS ANOTHER
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  • KIND OF STORM COMING.
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  • IT'S GOING TO BE A SEVERE STORM,
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  • BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A STORM THAT IS A SURPRISE.
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  • IT'S A STORM THAT WILL HAVE MANY SIGNS THAT WILL
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  • ACCOMPANY ITS ARRIVAL.
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  • IN A WAY, THE PROPHET DANIEL WAS A SPIRITUAL
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  • METEOROLOGIST, BECAUSE IN HIS BOOK,
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  • DANIEL FORETELLS WHAT WILL PRECEDE THIS COMING STORM
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  • THAT WILL ENGULF ALL THE WORLD.
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  • DANIEL SAYS THERE'S GOING TO BE A CHURNING
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  • AMONG THE NATIONS.
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  • THERE IS GOING TO BE POLITICAL UNREST AND THAT
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  • POLITICAL UNREST WILL CLIMAX IN THE REIGN OF A
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  • FIGURE WE CALL THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • AND HIS REIGN WILL ONE DAY,
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  • HOWEVER, BE TOPPLED BY THE CATACLYSMIC EVENT KNOWN AS
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  • THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS DANIEL LOOKED DOWN THE
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  • CORRIDOR OF HISTORY 2.500 YEARS AGO AND HE WAS ABLE
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  • TO PREDICT ALL OF THESE EVENTS.
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  • AND NOWHERE IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL,
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  • NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE IS THERE A GREATER PANORAMA
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  • OF HUMAN HISTORY THAT WILL RESULT IN THE RETURN OF
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  • JESUS CHRIST THAN THE PASSAGE WE'RE GOING
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  • TO LOOK AT TONIGHT.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, I WANT YOU TO TURN TO DANIEL 7.
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  • DANIEL 7.
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  • NOW, LET ME REMIND YOU THAT THE BOOK OF DANIEL
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  • IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS.
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  • THE FIRST SIX CHAPTERS THAT WE'VE ALREADY
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  • CONCLUDED, THOSE SIX CHAPTERS ARE BIOGRAPHICAL.
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  • BUT WHEN WE GET TO DANIEL 7-12
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  • THESE CHAPTERS ARE PROPHETIC.
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  • THEY'RE APOCALYPTIC.
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  • THEY CONTAIN VISIONS THAT WERE VISIONS
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  • ABOUT THE END TIMES.
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  • SPECIFICALLY, DANIEL'S VISIONS HAD TO DO WITH A
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  • PERIOD OF TIME IN THE BIBLE KNOWN AS
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  • THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES.
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  • JESUS SPOKE ABOUT THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES.
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  • THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES BEGAN WHEN ISRAEL WAS
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  • TAKEN CAPTIVE; JUDAH WAS TAKEN CAPTIVE AND DANIEL
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  • WITH THEM IN 586 B.C.
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  • FROM 605-586 BC, THAT'S WHEN JERUSALEM
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  • WAS CAPTURED, THE CITY WAS PLUNDERED,
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  • THE TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED AND THE TIME OF GENTILES,
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  • THE TIME OF GENTILE DOMINATION OF ISRAEL WILL
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  • EXTEND FROM THEN UNTIL NOW ALL OF THE WAY UNTIL THE
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  • TRIBULATION AND THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • NOT UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS WILL THE TIME
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  • OF THE GENTILES BE OVER.
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  • AND SO ALL OF DANIEL'S VISIONS HAD TO DO WITH
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  • THIS PERIOD OF TIME THAT STARTED IN HIS DAY AND
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  • ENDS WITH THE COMING OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND THAT LEADS US TO DANIEL CHAPTER 7
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  • VERSE 1, "IN THE FIRST YEAR OF BELSHAZZAR
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  • KING OF BABYLON DANIEL SAW A DREAM AND VISIONS IN HIS
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  • MIND AS HE LAY ON HIS BED; THEN HE WROTE THE DREAM
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  • DOWN AND RELATED THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY OF IT."
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  • NOW, THIS IS WHEN BELSHAZZAR WAS KING.
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  • SO, THIS DREAM TAKES PLACE SOMEWHERE
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  • BETWEEN CHAPTERS 4 AND 5.
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  • BELSHAZZAR, REMEMBER, WAS THE LAST KING OF BABYLON.
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  • SO, SOMETIMES BETWEEN CHAPTERS 4 AND 5
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  • DANIEL HAD THIS DREAM.
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  • IF YOU EVER HAD A DREAM AND FIVE MINUTES LATER YOU
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  • COULDN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS,
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  • WELL, DANIEL HAD THAT DREAM AND HE DECIDED TO
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  • WRITE IT DOWN, SO HE WOULD REMEMBER IT.
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  • LOOK AT VERSES 2-3, DANIEL SAID: HERE'S THE DREAM,
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  • "I WAS LOOKING IN MY VISION BY NIGHT,
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  • AND BEHOLD, THE FOUR WINDS OF HEAVEN WERE STIRRING UP
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  • THE GREAT SEA.
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  • AND FOUR GREAT BEASTS WERE COMING UP FROM THE SEA,
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  • DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER."
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  • NOW, IN THE BIBLE THE SEA USUALLY REFERS TO GENTILE
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  • NATIONS AND THE CONSTANT CHURNING OF THE SEA IS A
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  • REFERENCE TO THE CHURNING, THE STRIFE BETWEEN NATIONS
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  • IN THE WORLD.
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  • BUT NOTICE WHERE THIS STRIFE WAS COMING FROM -
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  • IT WAS THE HEAVENS THAT WERE STIRRING UP THE GREAT
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  • SEA, AND THAT IS A REMINDER,
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL
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  • OF HUMAN EVENTS.
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  • GOD HAS A PLAN THAT HE IS WORKING OUT FOR THE
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  • NATIONS AND THAT'S WHAT WE SEE RIGHT HERE.
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  • NOW, NOTICE THAT DANIEL SEES FOUR BEASTS
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  • IN VERSE 3, COMING UP OUT OF THE SEA.
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  • THESE FOUR BEASTS AS WE'LL SEE IN JUST A MOMENT,
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  • WERE THE FOUR GREAT WORLD EMPIRES BEGINNING WITH
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  • BABYLON IN DANIEL'S DAY AND EXTENDING TO
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  • MEDO-PERSIA, AND TO GREECE,
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  • AND ULTIMATELY TO ROME.
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  • NOW, LET'S LOOK AT THESE BEASTS VERY QUICKLY.
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  • IN VERSE 4, "THE FIRST BEAST WAS LIKE A LION AND
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  • HAD THE WINGS OF AN EAGLE.
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  • I KEPT LOOKING UNTIL ITS WINGS WERE PLUCKED,
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  • AND IT WAS LIFTED UP FROM THE GROUND AND MADE TO
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  • STAND ON TWO FEET LIKE A MAN;
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  • A HUMAN MIND WAS ALSO GIVEN TO IT."
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  • NOW, WHEN WE SEE A LION WITH WINGS ON IT WE KNOW
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  • IMMEDIATELY WHAT THAT IS.
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  • ARCHEOLOGISTS HAVE TOLD US THAT THE WINGED LION WE
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  • DISCOVERED IN ARCHEOLOGY WAS THE SIGN OF BABYLON.
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  • BABYLON RULED THE WORLD FROM 612-539 B.C.
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  • NOW LOOK AT THE SECOND BEAST IN VERSE 5,
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  • AND BEHOLD, ANOTHER BEAST,
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  • A SECOND ONE, RESEMBLING A BEAR.
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  • AND IT WAS RAISED UP ON ONE SIDE,
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  • AND THREE RIBS WERE IN ITS MOUTH BETWEEN ITS TEETH;
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  • AND THUS THEY SAID TO IT, 'ARISE,
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  • DEVOUR MUCH MEAT!' THIS WAS THE MEDO-PERSIAN
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  • EMPIRE THAT RULED FROM 539-331 B.C.
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  • THESE RIBS IN ITS MOUTH PROBABLY REFERRED TO THE
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  • KINGDOMS THAT MEDO-PERSIA OVERTOOK:
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  • EGYPT, BABYLON, LIBYA.
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  • THE THIRD BEAST IS FOUND IN VERSE 6 AND THAT'S
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  • GREECE, "AFTER THIS I KEPT LOOKING,
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  • AND BEHOLD, ANOTHER ONE, LIKE A LEOPARD,
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  • WHICH HAD ON ITS BACK FOUR WINGS OF A BIRD;
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  • THE BEAST ALSO HAD FOUR HEADS,
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  • AND DOMINION WAS GIVEN TO IT."
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  • GREECE RULED THE WORLD FROM 331-63 B.C.
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  • THE LEOPARD PROBABLY IS A REFERENCE TO THE SPEED
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  • WITH WHICH THE RULER OF GREECE,
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  • ALEXANDER THE GREAT OVERTOOK THE WORLD.
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  • WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT HIM NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT.
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  • REMEMBER WHEN HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 33,
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  • HIS KINGDOM WAS DIVIDED AMONG HIS FOUR GENERALS
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  • AND THAT'S THE REFERENCE HERE TO THE FOUR WINGS OF
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  • THE BIRD, AND THE FOUR HEADS.
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  • BUT THE BULK OF THIS VISION HAS TO DO WITH THIS
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  • FOURTH KINGDOM, THE KINGDOM OF ROME.
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  • LOOK AT VERSES 7-8, "AFTER THIS I WAS LOOKING IN THE
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  • NIGHT VISIONS, AND BEHOLD A FOURTH BEAST,
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  • DREADFUL AND TERRIFYING AND EXTREMELY STRONG;
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  • AND IT HAD LARGE IRON TEETH.
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  • IT DEVOURED AND CRUSHED AND TRAMPLED DOWN THE
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  • REMAINDER WITH ITS FEET; AND IT WAS DIFFERENT FROM
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  • ALL THE BEASTS THAT WERE BEFORE IT,
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  • AND IT HAD TEN HORNS.
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  • AND WHILE I WAS CONTEMPLATING THE HORNS,
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  • BEHOLD, ANOTHER HORN, A LITTLE ONE,
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  • CAME UP FROM AMONG THEM, AND THREE OF THE FIRST
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  • HORNS WERE PULLED OUT BY THE ROOTS BEFORE IT;
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  • AND BEHOLD, THIS HORN POSSESSED EYES LIKE THE
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  • EYES OF A MAN AND A MOUTH UTTERING GREAT BOASTS."
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  • NOW, WHAT IS THIS FOURTH KINGDOM?
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  • THIS FOURTH KINGDOM UNLIKE ANY OTHER
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  • WAS THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
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  • THERE WAS NO EMPIRE MORE CRUEL OR POWERFUL
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  • THAN THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
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  • AND NOTICE WHAT HISTORY TELLS US.
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  • ROME BEGAN RULING THE WORLD IN 241 B.C.
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  • IT RULED UNTIL 1453 A.D.
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  • WHEN MEHMED II CONQUERED CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE
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  • LAST ROMAN RULER DIED.
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH ROME CEASED TO EXIST AS A WORLD
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  • POWER IT DID NOT DIE.
  • 00:10:54.120 --> 00:10:57.110
  • AND THAT IS KEY TO UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:10:57.120 --> 00:10:59.040
  • THIS FOURTH EMPIRE.
  • 00:10:59.050 --> 00:11:00.250
  • BECAUSE, AS WE'LL SEE IN A MOMENT,
  • 00:11:00.260 --> 00:11:02.050
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION TELLS US THAT THE ROMAN
  • 00:11:02.060 --> 00:11:05.030
  • EMPIRE THOUGH DORMANT IS NOT DEAD AND IT IS GOING
  • 00:11:05.040 --> 00:11:10.010
  • TO COME ALIVE AGAIN.
  • 00:11:10.020 --> 00:11:12.210
  • THE ROMAN EMPIRE'S NOT DEAD.
  • 00:11:12.220 --> 00:11:14.140
  • WE SEE VESTIGES OF IT STILL IN OUR CULTURE.
  • 00:11:14.150 --> 00:11:17.270
  • OUR LAW IS BASED IN LARGE PART ON ROMAN LAW.
  • 00:11:17.280 --> 00:11:21.100
  • WE SEE THE RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE OF ROME IN THE
  • 00:11:21.110 --> 00:11:24.130
  • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
  • 00:11:24.140 --> 00:11:25.270
  • THERE IS STILL A ROMAN INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:11:25.280 --> 00:11:29.220
  • BUT THERE IS GOING TO BE A REBUILDING OF THE
  • 00:11:29.230 --> 00:11:32.190
  • ROMAN EMPIRE - IT'S GOING TO COME IN A DIFFERENT FORM
  • 00:11:32.200 --> 00:11:35.260
  • THAT WE'LL LOOK AT IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:11:35.270 --> 00:11:38.030
  • NOW, IN DANIEL'S VISION ABOUT THE FOURTH KINGDOM,
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:41.140
  • KEEP IN MIND THERE IS THE BEAST WHO HAS 10 HORNS.
  • 00:11:41.150 --> 00:11:45.170
  • NOW, THE HORN ON AN ANIMAL WAS A SYMBOL OF POWER.
  • 00:11:45.180 --> 00:11:48.120
  • SO, YOU GOT A BEAST WITH 10 HORNS AND THEN THERE IS
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:52.250
  • ANOTHER, WHAT IS CALLED THE LITTLE HORN THAT IS
  • 00:11:52.260 --> 00:11:55.150
  • SEPARATE FROM THE 10 HORNS.
  • 00:11:55.160 --> 00:11:57.080
  • IF YOU WILL KEEP THE BEAST,
  • 00:11:57.090 --> 00:11:58.190
  • THE 10 HORNS, AND THE LITTLE HORN IN YOUR MIND -
  • 00:11:58.200 --> 00:12:01.200
  • THIS IS GOING TO MAKE SENSE TO YOU.
  • 00:12:01.210 --> 00:12:03.010
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSES 9-10.
  • 00:12:03.020 --> 00:12:04.240
  • DANIEL IS SEEING THIS DISTURBING SCENE OF THESE
  • 00:12:04.250 --> 00:12:06.290
  • BEASTS, ESPECIALLY THE FOURTH BEAST WITH THE 10
  • 00:12:07.000 --> 00:12:09.210
  • HORNS AND THE LITTLE HORN, BUT THEN HIS DREAM
  • 00:12:09.220 --> 00:12:12.250
  • SHIFTS TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:12.260 --> 00:12:13.240
  • LOOK AT VERSES 9-10, "AND I KEPT LOOKING UNTIL
  • 00:12:13.250 --> 00:12:17.080
  • THRONES WERE SET UP, AND THE ANCIENT OF DAYS
  • 00:12:17.090 --> 00:12:20.220
  • TOOK HIS SEAT."
  • 00:12:20.230 --> 00:12:21.220
  • NOW NOTICE HIS APPEARANCE, "HIS VESTURE WAS LIKE
  • 00:12:21.230 --> 00:12:24.070
  • WHITE SNOW AND THE HAIR OF HIS HEAD LIKE PURE WOOL.
  • 00:12:24.080 --> 00:12:27.070
  • HIS THRONE WAS ABLAZE WITH FLAMES;
  • 00:12:27.080 --> 00:12:29.150
  • ITS WHEELS WERE A BURNING FIRE.
  • 00:12:29.160 --> 00:12:31.160
  • A RIVER OF FIRE WAS FLOWING AND COMING OUT
  • 00:12:31.170 --> 00:12:33.290
  • FROM BEFORE HIM; THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS WERE
  • 00:12:34.000 --> 00:12:36.240
  • ATTENDING HIM, AND MYRIADS UPON MYRIADS
  • 00:12:36.250 --> 00:12:39.090
  • WERE STANDING BEFORE HIM.
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:40.260
  • THE COURT SAT AND THE BOOKS WERE OPENED."
  • 00:12:40.270 --> 00:12:43.180
  • THIS IS PROBABLY THE ONLY REFERENCE IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:46.090
  • WHERE GOD THE FATHER IS DESCRIBED IN HUMAN FORM.
  • 00:12:46.100 --> 00:12:49.210
  • AND WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE IS EVEN THOUGH ON EARTH
  • 00:12:49.220 --> 00:12:52.150
  • THERE'S GREAT TURMOIL, THE BEAST,
  • 00:12:52.160 --> 00:12:54.120
  • THE FINAL WORLD DICTATOR IS DEVOURING THE WORLD -
  • 00:12:54.130 --> 00:12:57.250
  • GOD IS STILL ON HIS THRONE.
  • 00:12:57.260 --> 00:13:00.220
  • NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
  • 00:13:00.230 --> 00:13:02.140
  • NOW, BACK TO EARTH IN VERSES 11-12,
  • 00:13:02.150 --> 00:13:04.280
  • "THEN I KEPT LOOKING BECAUSE OF THE SOUND OF
  • 00:13:04.290 --> 00:13:06.290
  • THE BOASTFUL WORDS WHICH THE HORN," THAT IS THE
  • 00:13:07.000 --> 00:13:09.280
  • LITTLE HORN, "WAS SPEAKING.
  • 00:13:09.290 --> 00:13:11.180
  • I KEPT LOOKING UNTIL THE BEAST WAS SLAIN,
  • 00:13:11.190 --> 00:13:14.080
  • AND HIS BODY WAS DESTROYED AND GIVEN TO THE BURNING FIRE."
  • 00:13:14.090 --> 00:13:17.270
  • NOW THIS IS THE REFERENCE TO THE FINAL JUDGMENT OF
  • 00:13:17.280 --> 00:13:20.060
  • THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:13:20.070 --> 00:13:21.110
  • NOW LOOK AT DANIEL 7:12, "AS FOR THE REST OF THE
  • 00:13:21.120 --> 00:13:23.290
  • BEASTS," THAT IS BABYLON AND MEDO-PERSIA AND
  • 00:13:24.000 --> 00:13:27.240
  • GREECE, "THEIR DOMINION WAS TAKEN AWAY,
  • 00:13:27.250 --> 00:13:30.240
  • BUT AN EXTENSION OF LIFE WAS GRANTED TO THEM FOR AN
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:33.130
  • APPOINTED PERIOD OF TIME."
  • 00:13:33.140 --> 00:13:35.000
  • THESE OTHER WORLD KINGDOMS,
  • 00:13:35.010 --> 00:13:36.230
  • THEY WEREN'T DESTROYED COMPLETELY;
  • 00:13:36.240 --> 00:13:39.050
  • THEY CONTINUE AND IN A FORM CONTINUE TODAY,
  • 00:13:39.060 --> 00:13:42.070
  • EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE NOT GREAT POWERS.
  • 00:13:42.080 --> 00:13:44.150
  • BUT WHEN THE ANTICHRIST IS DESTROYED,
  • 00:13:44.160 --> 00:13:46.170
  • HIS POWER WILL BE DESTROYED FOREVER.
  • 00:13:46.180 --> 00:13:49.060
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSES 13-14, THESE ARE THE KEY VERSES
  • 00:13:49.070 --> 00:13:53.060
  • IN THIS CHAPTER, "I KEPT LOOKING IN THE NIGHT
  • 00:13:53.070 --> 00:13:56.020
  • VISIONS, AND BEHOLD," AS DANIEL LOOKS INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:13:56.030 --> 00:13:58.210
  • HE SAYS, "WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN ONE LIKE THE SON
  • 00:13:58.220 --> 00:14:02.060
  • OF MAN COMING, AND HE CAME UP TO THE ANCIENT OF DAYS
  • 00:14:02.070 --> 00:14:06.130
  • AND WAS PRESENTED BEFORE HIM."
  • 00:14:06.140 --> 00:14:07.240
  • THE SON OF MAN IS A REFERENCE TO JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:07.250 --> 00:14:10.190
  • DANIEL SEES HIM BEING PRESENTED BEFORE GOD THE
  • 00:14:10.200 --> 00:14:13.130
  • FATHER, "AND TO HIM," THAT IS TO THE SON,
  • 00:14:13.140 --> 00:14:16.140
  • "WAS GIVEN DOMINION, GLORY AND A KINGDOM,
  • 00:14:16.150 --> 00:14:20.230
  • THAT ALL THE PROPHETS, NATIONS AND MEN OF EVERY
  • 00:14:20.240 --> 00:14:23.060
  • LANGUAGE MIGHT SERVE HIM.
  • 00:14:23.070 --> 00:14:25.120
  • HIS DOMINION IS AN EVERLASTING DOMINION WHICH
  • 00:14:25.130 --> 00:14:28.090
  • WILL NOT PASS AWAY; AND HIS KINGDOM IS ONE WHICH
  • 00:14:28.100 --> 00:14:31.290
  • WILL NOT BE DESTROYED."
  • 00:14:32.000 --> 00:14:33.200
  • DO YOU REMEMBER IN MATTHEW 26 WHEN JESUS WAS TAKEN
  • 00:14:33.210 --> 00:14:36.290
  • BEFORE CAIAPHAS THE HIGH PRIEST OF JERUSALEM AND
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:39.260
  • CAIAPHAS ASKED HIM POINT BLANK: ARE YOU THE SON
  • 00:14:39.270 --> 00:14:42.250
  • OF THE LIVING GOD?
  • 00:14:42.260 --> 00:14:43.290
  • REMEMBER HIS ANSWER?
  • 00:14:44.000 --> 00:14:45.150
  • HE QUOTED FROM THIS PASSAGE,
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:47.010
  • DANIEL 7:13, "YOU WILL SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING ON
  • 00:14:47.020 --> 00:14:51.240
  • CLOUDS FROM HEAVEN."
  • 00:14:51.250 --> 00:14:53.150
  • HE WAS QUOTING THIS PASSAGE.
  • 00:14:53.160 --> 00:14:54.290
  • CAIAPHAS UNDERSTOOD WHAT HE WAS SAYING.
  • 00:14:55.000 --> 00:14:57.000
  • HE WAS SAYING: I AM THE ONE DANIEL PROPHESIED OF.
  • 00:14:57.010 --> 00:15:00.240
  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT CAIAPHAS,
  • 00:15:00.250 --> 00:15:02.080
  • WHEN HE HEARD THOSE WORDS, TORE HIS CLOTHES AND HE
  • 00:15:02.090 --> 00:15:05.240
  • ACCUSED JESUS OF BLASPHEMY
  • 00:15:05.250 --> 00:15:07.250
  • AND SENTENCED HIM TO DEATH.
  • 00:15:07.260 --> 00:15:10.130
  • THIS IS A PROPHECY OF THE COMING OF CHRIST TO
  • 00:15:10.140 --> 00:15:13.210
  • RECLAIM HIS KINGDOM AND WHEN THIS HAPPENS,
  • 00:15:13.220 --> 00:15:16.190
  • THAT IS WHEN THE ANCIENT OF DAYS,
  • 00:15:16.200 --> 00:15:18.120
  • GOD THE FATHER GIVES THE RIGHT TO RULE THE WORLD
  • 00:15:18.130 --> 00:15:22.030
  • BACK TO HIS SON, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST - THIS WILL
  • 00:15:22.040 --> 00:15:24.250
  • BE A FULFILLMENT OF THE MESSIANIC PSALM,
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:27.180
  • PSALM 2:7-8.
  • 00:15:27.190 --> 00:15:29.170
  • REMEMBER WHAT GOD SAYS TO HIS SON?
  • 00:15:29.180 --> 00:15:31.080
  • "YOU ARE MY SON; TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU.
  • 00:15:31.090 --> 00:15:35.090
  • ASK OF ME, AND I WILL SURELY GIVE THE NATIONS AS
  • 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:38.160
  • YOUR INHERITANCE, AND THE VERY ENDS OF THE EARTH AS
  • 00:15:38.170 --> 00:15:41.220
  • YOUR POSSESSION."
  • 00:15:41.230 --> 00:15:43.060
  • RIGHT NOW, THE WORLD IS UNDER SATAN'S CONTROL,
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:46.070
  • BUT IT WON'T REMAIN THAT WAY FOREVER.
  • 00:15:46.080 --> 00:15:48.140
  • THERE WILL BE A GREAT CLIMAX OF THE ANTICHRIST'S
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:51.290
  • RULE, BUT ONE DAY GOD WILL TOPPLE THE ANTICHRIST AND
  • 00:15:52.000 --> 00:15:55.180
  • GIVE THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD TO HIS SON,
  • 00:15:55.190 --> 00:15:58.210
  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:15:58.220 --> 00:16:00.030
  • NOW, BEGINNING IN VERSE 15 WE SEE GOD'S
  • 00:16:00.040 --> 00:16:04.000
  • INTERPRETATION OF DANIEL'S VISION.
  • 00:16:04.010 --> 00:16:06.000
  • DANIEL WAS TROUBLED.
  • 00:16:06.010 --> 00:16:06.280
  • HE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT ALL OF THIS MEANT.
  • 00:16:06.290 --> 00:16:09.000
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 17.
  • 00:16:09.010 --> 00:16:10.150
  • FIRST OF ALL, THERE'S AN IDENTIFICATION OF THE
  • 00:16:10.160 --> 00:16:12.120
  • BEASTS IN GENERAL, "THESE GREAT BEASTS,
  • 00:16:12.130 --> 00:16:14.230
  • WHICH ARE FOUR IN NUMBER, ARE FOUR KINGS WHO WILL
  • 00:16:14.240 --> 00:16:18.030
  • ARISE FROM THE EARTH."
  • 00:16:18.040 --> 00:16:19.090
  • WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:16:19.100 --> 00:16:20.200
  • IT'S BABYLON, MEDO-PERSIA, GREECE,
  • 00:16:20.210 --> 00:16:22.270
  • AND ROME, BUT THEN BEGINNING IN VERSE 19,
  • 00:16:22.280 --> 00:16:25.240
  • HE CENTERS SPECIFICALLY ON THIS FOURTH BEAST.
  • 00:16:25.250 --> 00:16:30.030
  • HE RECAPS THE VISION BEGINNING IN VERSE 19,
  • 00:16:30.040 --> 00:16:32.240
  • THIS AWFUL FOURTH BEAST.
  • 00:16:32.250 --> 00:16:34.220
  • HE TALKS ABOUT THE 10 HORNS ON ITS HEAD AND THEN
  • 00:16:34.230 --> 00:16:37.240
  • HE TALKS ABOUT THE LITTLE HORN THAT SUBDUES THREE OF
  • 00:16:37.250 --> 00:16:41.240
  • THE HORNS ON THE BEAST'S HEAD.
  • 00:16:41.250 --> 00:16:44.060
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 21 "AND I KEPT LOOKING,
  • 00:16:44.070 --> 00:16:46.280
  • AND THAT LITTLE HORN WAS WAGING WAR WITH THE SAINTS
  • 00:16:46.290 --> 00:16:50.180
  • AND OVERPOWERING THEM."
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:52.060
  • IN VERSE 23, "THUS HE SAID,
  • 00:16:52.070 --> 00:16:54.260
  • 'THE FOURTH BEAST WILL BE A FOURTH KINGDOM ON THE
  • 00:16:54.270 --> 00:16:57.150
  • EARTH, WHICH WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE
  • 00:16:57.160 --> 00:17:00.100
  • OTHER KINGDOMS AND WILL DEVOUR THE WHOLE EARTH AND
  • 00:17:00.110 --> 00:17:03.100
  • TREAD IT DOWN.'" ROME WAS DIFFERENT IN TWO WAYS.
  • 00:17:03.110 --> 00:17:07.030
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT WAS DIFFERENT IN ITS POWER AND
  • 00:17:07.040 --> 00:17:09.170
  • CRUELTY, BUT IT WAS ALSO DIFFERENT IN - THE ROMAN
  • 00:17:09.180 --> 00:17:13.170
  • EMPIRE WAS THOUGHT TO BE DEAD.
  • 00:17:13.180 --> 00:17:15.280
  • IT'S THOUGHT TO BE DEAD TODAY,
  • 00:17:15.290 --> 00:17:17.230
  • BUT UNLIKE ANY OTHER WORLD EMPIRE IT WILL
  • 00:17:17.240 --> 00:17:20.080
  • RISE TO POWER AGAIN.
  • 00:17:20.090 --> 00:17:22.210
  • REMEMBER THE PROPHECY IN REVELATION?
  • 00:17:22.220 --> 00:17:25.030
  • PEOPLE THINK IT'S TALKING ABOUT ANTICHRIST THAT HE
  • 00:17:25.040 --> 00:17:27.220
  • WAS SLAIN AND MIRACULOUSLY CAME BACK TO LIFE.
  • 00:17:27.230 --> 00:17:30.080
  • I DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S THE RULER ANTICHRIST;
  • 00:17:30.090 --> 00:17:32.180
  • IT'S THE KINGDOM OF ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:34.150
  • IT'S THE ROMAN EMPIRE THAT WAS TAUGHT TO BE DEAD,
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:37.080
  • BUT WILL RISE AGAIN MIRACULOUSLY.
  • 00:17:37.090 --> 00:17:40.070
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 24,
  • 00:17:40.080 --> 00:17:41.220
  • THE REVELATION OF THIS LITTLE HORN.
  • 00:17:41.230 --> 00:17:44.020
  • NOW WE'RE HONING IN ON WHAT THE REAL HEART OF
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:46.240
  • THIS MESSAGE IS ABOUT.
  • 00:17:46.250 --> 00:17:48.060
  • VERSE 24, "AS FOR THE TEN HORNS,
  • 00:17:48.070 --> 00:17:51.200
  • OUT OF THIS KINGDOM TEN KINGS WILL ARISE;
  • 00:17:51.210 --> 00:17:55.120
  • AND ANOTHER WILL ARISE AFTER THEM,
  • 00:17:55.130 --> 00:17:57.200
  • AND HE WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS ONES AND
  • 00:17:57.210 --> 00:18:01.000
  • WILL SUBDUE THE THREE KINGS."
  • 00:18:01.010 --> 00:18:02.260
  • WHO IS THIS LITTLE HORN THAT DANIEL KEEPS TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:06.150
  • IT IS THE FINAL WORLD DICTATOR, THE ONE WE CALL ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:18:06.160 --> 00:18:11.030
  • NOW REMEMBER, THAT WORD "SUBDUE" IS SOMETIMES
  • 00:18:11.040 --> 00:18:14.090
  • TRANSLATED IN SOME OF YOUR TRANSLATIONS
  • 00:18:14.100 --> 00:18:15.280
  • "HE WILL UPROOT" AS IF IT'S A VIOLENT ACTION;
  • 00:18:15.290 --> 00:18:18.200
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT THE WORD MEANS.
  • 00:18:18.210 --> 00:18:20.040
  • IT REALLY IS A GRADUAL SUBDUING,
  • 00:18:20.050 --> 00:18:22.040
  • KIND OF LIKE THE NEW GROWTH ON A TREE JUST
  • 00:18:22.050 --> 00:18:25.000
  • GRADUALLY PUSHES AWAY THE OLD GROWTH.
  • 00:18:25.010 --> 00:18:28.040
  • AND NOTICE WHAT HE WILL DO IN VERSE 25 WHEN HE TAKES
  • 00:18:28.050 --> 00:18:31.070
  • OVER THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:31.080 --> 00:18:32.110
  • VERSE 25, "HE WILL SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE MOST HIGH
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:37.280
  • AND HE WILL WEAR DOWN THE SAINTS OF THE HIGHEST ONE,
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:41.090
  • AND HE WILL INTEND TO MAKE ALTERATIONS IN TIMES AND
  • 00:18:41.100 --> 00:18:44.260
  • IN LAW; AND THEY WILL BE GIVEN INTO HIS HAND FOR A
  • 00:18:44.270 --> 00:18:48.070
  • TIME, TIMES, AND HALF A TIME."
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:50.280
  • THAT'S A WAY OF SAYING THREE AND HALF YEARS.
  • 00:18:50.290 --> 00:18:52.170
  • A TIME IS 1 YEAR; TIMES IS 2 YEARS;
  • 00:18:52.180 --> 00:18:55.030
  • ONE PLUS TWO IS THREE;
  • 00:18:55.040 --> 00:18:56.030
  • HALF A TIME IS HALF A YEAR.
  • 00:18:56.040 --> 00:18:57.190
  • THAT IS ALWAYS IN SCRIPTURE,
  • 00:18:57.200 --> 00:18:58.290
  • IN DANIEL AND IN THE REVELATION,
  • 00:18:59.000 --> 00:19:00.220
  • ANTICHRIST'S REIGN OF TERROR WILL LAST FOR THREE
  • 00:19:00.230 --> 00:19:03.080
  • AND HALF YEARS OF THE GREAT REVELATION.
  • 00:19:03.090 --> 00:19:06.000
  • NOW I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT EACH OF THESE PHRASES AND
  • 00:19:06.010 --> 00:19:07.260
  • WRITE THEM DOWN THAT DESCRIBE
  • 00:19:07.270 --> 00:19:09.190
  • THE ANTICHRIST'S RULE.
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:10.200
  • FIRST OF ALL, HE WILL SPEAK AGAINST
  • 00:19:10.210 --> 00:19:13.160
  • THE MOST HIGH.
  • 00:19:13.170 --> 00:19:14.090
  • HE WILL BLASPHEME THE NAME OF GOD.
  • 00:19:14.100 --> 00:19:17.010
  • LET ME REMIND YOU THAT WHEN YOU SPEAK OUT AGAINST
  • 00:19:17.020 --> 00:19:19.290
  • GOD'S LAWS, YOU ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:23.230
  • THE MOST HIGH.
  • 00:19:23.240 --> 00:19:25.070
  • IN PSALM 2 WE FIND THESE WORDS,
  • 00:19:25.080 --> 00:19:27.240
  • THE PSALMIST SAID, "WHY ARE THE NATIONS IN AN
  • 00:19:27.250 --> 00:19:30.060
  • UPROAR AND THE PEOPLE DEVISING A VAIN THING?
  • 00:19:30.070 --> 00:19:32.230
  • THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TAKE THEIR STAND AND THE
  • 00:19:32.240 --> 00:19:35.250
  • RULERS TAKE COUNSEL TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD
  • 00:19:35.260 --> 00:19:38.140
  • AND AGAINST HIS ANOINTED ONE,
  • 00:19:38.150 --> 00:19:40.150
  • SAYING, 'LET US TEAR THEIR FETTERS APART AND CAST
  • 00:19:40.160 --> 00:19:43.280
  • AWAY THEIR CORDS FROM US!'" THAT IS WHAT THE
  • 00:19:43.290 --> 00:19:46.000
  • PAGANS ARE SAYING TODAY IN AMERICA: WE'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:19:46.010 --> 00:19:48.210
  • TO BE BOUND UP BY THE LAWS OF GOD;
  • 00:19:48.220 --> 00:19:50.150
  • WE ARE GOING TO CAST THOSE LAWS ASIDE AND
  • 00:19:50.160 --> 00:19:53.050
  • FOLLOW OUR OWN WAY.
  • 00:19:53.060 --> 00:19:54.100
  • THAT'S WHAT THEY WILL SAY IN THE DAYS OF THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:19:54.110 --> 00:19:57.160
  • HE WILL, FIRST OF ALL, SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE MOST HIGH.
  • 00:19:57.170 --> 00:20:00.110
  • SECONDLY, HE WILL WEAR DOWN THE SAINTS.
  • 00:20:00.120 --> 00:20:03.290
  • THAT IS, HE IS GOING TO LAUNCH AN UNPRECEDENTED
  • 00:20:04.000 --> 00:20:06.220
  • ATTACK AGAINST GOD'S PEOPLE,
  • 00:20:06.230 --> 00:20:08.170
  • BOTH THE JEWS AND THOSE WHO BECOME CHRISTIANS
  • 00:20:08.180 --> 00:20:11.020
  • DURING THE TIME OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:13.170
  • HE'LL RESTRICT THEIR FREE SPEECH;
  • 00:20:13.180 --> 00:20:16.090
  • HE WILL RESTRICT THEIR FREEDOM OF WORSHIP;
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:18.140
  • HE WILL RESTRICT THEIR ABILITY TO BUY AND SELL
  • 00:20:18.150 --> 00:20:21.170
  • UNLESS THEY TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND DECLARE
  • 00:20:21.180 --> 00:20:24.110
  • ALLEGIANCE TO THE ANTICHRIST.
  • 00:20:24.120 --> 00:20:26.230
  • NOT ONLY THAT, NUMBER THREE;
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  • HE WILL ALTER THE TIMES AND THE LAWS.
  • 00:20:28.020 --> 00:20:34.230
  • ALTERING THE TIMES, THAT'S A REFERENCE TO: HE WILL
  • 00:20:34.240 --> 00:20:37.000
  • CHANGE, TRY TO CHANGE THE RELIGIOUS RITUALS
  • 00:20:37.010 --> 00:20:39.290
  • OF GOD'S PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:40.000 --> 00:20:41.200
  • BUT HE WILL ALSO ALTER THE LAW.
  • 00:20:41.210 --> 00:20:45.110
  • YOU SEE, WHEN ANTICHRIST COMES,
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:48.270
  • HE IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SUDDENLY SEIZE POWER
  • 00:20:48.280 --> 00:20:52.020
  • AND SUDDENLY MAKE THESE RADICAL CHANGES.
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:55.050
  • HE'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SUDDENLY RESTRICT
  • 00:20:55.060 --> 00:20:57.220
  • SPEECH, AND RELIGIOUS WORSHIP,
  • 00:20:57.230 --> 00:21:00.100
  • AND COMMERCE; WHY, TO DO THAT SUDDENLY WOULD CAUSE
  • 00:21:00.110 --> 00:21:03.140
  • A REVOLUTION THAT WOULD TOPPLE HIS
  • 00:21:03.150 --> 00:21:06.030
  • REIGN ON THE EARTH.
  • 00:21:06.040 --> 00:21:07.030
  • AND YET REVELATION 6 SAYS WHEN ANTICHRIST COMES,
  • 00:21:07.040 --> 00:21:12.080
  • HE WILL TAKE OVER POWER AUTOMATICALLY.
  • 00:21:12.090 --> 00:21:14.030
  • REVELATION 6 SAYS HE WILL RIDE A HORSE THAT HAS A
  • 00:21:14.040 --> 00:21:16.090
  • BOW WITH NO ARROW ON IT.
  • 00:21:16.100 --> 00:21:18.140
  • HIS OVERTAKING THE WORLD WILL BE EFFORTLESSLY.
  • 00:21:18.150 --> 00:21:22.170
  • IT WILL BE WITHOUT ANY EFFORT AT ALL.
  • 00:21:22.180 --> 00:21:24.140
  • HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?
  • 00:21:24.150 --> 00:21:26.090
  • THE ONLY WAY THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IS IF THERE IS A
  • 00:21:26.100 --> 00:21:29.170
  • GRADUAL EROSION OF GOD'S LAWS AND OUR PERSONAL
  • 00:21:29.180 --> 00:21:34.060
  • FREEDOMS OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.
  • 00:21:34.070 --> 00:21:37.110
  • AND IT WILL BE THAT GRADUAL EROSION OF OUR
  • 00:21:37.120 --> 00:21:39.250
  • SENSE OF MORALITY, OUR ADHERENCE TO GOD'S LAWS,
  • 00:21:39.260 --> 00:21:43.030
  • THAT GRADUAL EROSION OF OUR PERSONAL FREEDOMS THAT
  • 00:21:43.040 --> 00:21:46.170
  • WILL MAKE IT RELATIVELY EASY FOR ANTICHRIST TO
  • 00:21:46.180 --> 00:21:49.200
  • TAKE OVER WITHOUT ANY OPPOSITION WHATSOEVER.
  • 00:21:49.210 --> 00:21:54.010
  • AS TROUBLING AS THIS VISION WAS TO DANIEL HE
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  • SAW ANTICHRIST'S ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION THAT WILL COME
  • 00:21:57.010 --> 00:22:00.080
  • ABOUT WHEN THE SON OF GOD RECEIVES THE KINGDOM FROM
  • 00:22:00.090 --> 00:22:03.100
  • THE ANCIENT OF DAYS.
  • 00:22:03.110 --> 00:22:04.160
  • LOOK AT VERSES 26-27, "BUT THE COURT WILL SIT FOR
  • 00:22:04.170 --> 00:22:08.170
  • JUDGMENT, AND HIS DOMINION WILL BE TAKEN AWAY,
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:12.080
  • ANNIHILATED AND DESTROYED FOREVER.
  • 00:22:12.090 --> 00:22:15.140
  • THEN THE SOVEREIGNTY, THE DOMINION AND THE GREATNESS
  • 00:22:15.150 --> 00:22:18.210
  • OF ALL THE KINGDOMS UNDER THE WHOLE HEAVEN WILL BE
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:21.210
  • GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SAINTS OF THE HIGHEST ONE;
  • 00:22:21.220 --> 00:22:24.290
  • HIS KINGDOM WILL BE AN EVERLASTING KINGDOM,
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:28.030
  • AND ALL THE DOMINIONS WILL SERVE AND OBEY HIM."
  • 00:22:28.040 --> 00:22:32.030
  • DANIEL WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT FINAL COMING
  • 00:22:32.040 --> 00:22:34.230
  • KINGDOM, THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:22:34.240 --> 00:22:38.040
  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE
  • 00:22:38.050 --> 00:22:41.000
  • PRAYERS OF GOD'S PEOPLE FOR THAT DAY WHEN THE SON
  • 00:22:41.010 --> 00:22:44.270
  • OF GOD WOULD RECEIVE FROM THE ANCIENT OF DAYS THE
  • 00:22:44.280 --> 00:22:47.150
  • RIGHT TO RULE THIS EARTH.
  • 00:22:47.160 --> 00:22:50.150
  • JESUS TAUGHT US TO PRAY FOR THAT DAY.
  • 00:22:50.160 --> 00:22:52.080
  • REMEMBER THE LORD'S PRAYER?
  • 00:22:52.090 --> 00:22:54.020
  • THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE;
  • 00:22:54.030 --> 00:22:57.240
  • ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:57.250 --> 00:23:01.010
  • THAT DAY IS COMING.
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  • MUSIC
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  • THE STORM IS COMING AND THE WARNING SIGNS ARE CLEAR!
  • 00:23:06.270 --> 00:23:11.210
  • NOW IS THE TIME TO PRAY FOR OUR NATION AND HEED
  • 00:23:11.220 --> 00:23:14.230
  • THOSE WARNING SIGNS FROM GOD.
  • 00:23:14.240 --> 00:23:17.060
  • LET ME ADD THESE PASSAGES OF BIBLICAL PROPHECY WERE NOT
  • 00:23:17.070 --> 00:23:21.010
  • WRITTEN TO MERELY SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY.
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:24.220
  • THE BOOK OF DANIEL SHOULD ALTER OUR BEHAVIOR AS WE
  • 00:23:24.230 --> 00:23:28.000
  • DISCOVER THE TRUTH ABOUT WHERE OUR WORLD IS HEADED.
  • 00:23:28.010 --> 00:23:31.200
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  • EVER MADE COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS DANIEL'S 70 WEEKS.
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  • IN ALL OF THE BIBLE.
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  • DANIEL CONTAINS INTRIGUING STORIES OF MORAL COURAGE,
  • 00:25:17.180 --> 00:25:20.290
  • FOLLOWED BY MYSTERIOUS PROPHECIES ABOUT THE FUTURE.
  • 00:25:21.000 --> 00:25:25.000
  • AND NEXT WEEK, WE'LL CONTINUE LOOKING AT THESE REMARKABLE
  • 00:25:25.010 --> 00:25:28.080
  • PROPHECIES AS WE TURN TO DANIEL CHAPTER 8.
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  • IN THIS PASSAGE, WE FIND A CHILLING DEPICTION OF A
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  • RUTHLESS RULER A MAN THAT I BELIEVE
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  • IS THE FUTURE ANTICHRIST.
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  • THE HISTORICAL CHARACTER DANIEL,
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  • WAS SHAKEN BY WHAT HE SAW.
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  • HE WAS STUNNED AS HE LOOKED DOWN THE CORRIDOR OF HISTORY
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  • AND SAW THE FUTURE FOR GOD'S OWN PEOPLE.
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