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February 5, 2021
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During this message discover how the king of Babylon serves as an example of God resisting the proud and giving grace to the humble.

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  • [thunder booming]
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  • [wolf howling]
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Welcometo the Hall of Prophecy.
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  • The city of Babylon was oneof the most splendid cities
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  • of the ancient world witha population of more than
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  • 1.2 million inhabitants.
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  • Under the tyrannical rule ofKing Nebuchadnezzar,
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  • the city flourished.
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  • He was the mastermind behind thereconstruction of the imperial
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  • grounds, the building ofthe Ishtar Gate, and the
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  • construction of the HangingGardens of Babylon,
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  • one of the seven wondersof the ancient world.
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  • And with allof his accomplishments
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  • came something else: pride.
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  • But as we all know, God hasa way of humbling the proud,
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  • even if you think you arethe ruler of the world.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: More than20 years after Daniel
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  • first arrived in Babylon,he stood again before
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  • Nebuchadnezzar, interpretinga dream.
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  • This dream was not of an imageof precious metals and clay,
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  • but of something living,now cut down.
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  • Any king in his right mind wouldunderstand and heed the
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  • interpretation of his dream.
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  • But Nebuchadnezzar was notin his right mind.
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  • Pride is the path that leadsto destruction,
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  • and it did for Nebuchadnezzar.
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  • [wolf growling]
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  • From a king living in a palaceto a canine living in a cave,
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  • God's judgment was severe.
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  • [growling]
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  • Is there a lesson for today'sworld found in this story?
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  • Do the leaders of our worldactually believe they are
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  • in control?
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  • Perhaps they should heed thewarning found in the prophetic
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  • book of Daniel.
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  • So who is this prideful kingturned beast?
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  • A wolf-man, if you will.
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  • Nebuchadnezzar,an Agent of Babylon.
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  • [wolf howling]
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  • announcer: What does God expectfrom his followers
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  • living in today's culture?
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  • How can we stand up for him?
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  • In Dr. David Jeremiah's book,"Agents of Babylon,"
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  • you'll find that the answercan be found in the life
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  • of one of Scripture'sgreatest heroes, Daniel.
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  • Why Daniel?
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  • Because the culture of his dayis surprisingly similar
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  • to the culture of today,
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  • and he not only survived,but thrived
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  • by standing up for Godin the midst of it.
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  • Discover how you can alsoreflect God's grace and love
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  • as you live for Christin today's culture in,
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  • "Agents of Babylon,"
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  • yours when you give a giftof any amount.
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  • If you give $70 or more,Dr. Jeremiah will send you
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  • the "Agents of Babylon"DVD study set containing the,
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  • "Agents of Babylon" book,complete teaching series on DVD,
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  • correlating study guide,and the Standup bookmark.
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  • Plus a bonus DVD containingDr. Jeremiah's live reading of,
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  • "The Agent of Agents"and "The Agents of Babylon"
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  • highlight episode,including the opening
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  • Hall of Prophecy segmentsyou've seen
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  • on Turning Point Television.
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  • Order the "Agents of Babylon"book or study set
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  • when you contact"Turning Point" today.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: If I wereto take all of the Scripture
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  • and lay it all out on a tableand say, "Here is the chapter
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  • that tells you about prideand what happens to those
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  • who get involved in it,"the chapter I would have to pick
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  • is the one we have openedour Bibles to today.
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  • Daniel chapter 4 is God'sexposé on a proud heart.
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  • This chapter tells us of KingNebuchadnezzar's second dream.
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  • Almost three decades have passedsince the first one that is
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  • recorded in the second chapterof Daniel.
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  • And it is apparent from ourstudy that God has been dealing
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  • with Nebuchadnezzar.
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  • He has a confessionof faith
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  • at the endof the second chapter.
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  • He has another oneat the end of the third chapter.
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  • And his magna cartaof confession
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  • is in the fourth chapter.
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  • Three times over a periodof many years,
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  • Nebuchadnezzar is broughtto his acknowledgment
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  • of the almighty God of heaven.
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  • The story begins, first of all,with the reason for the story,
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  • verses 1 through 3.
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  • Nebuchadnezzar is going to makea statement of introduction.
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  • This is sort of a preambleto the chapter.
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  • Nebuchadnezzar the king,to all peoples, nations,
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  • and languages that dwellin all the earth:
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  • peace be multiplied to you.
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  • I thought it good to declarethe signs and wonders
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  • that the Most High Godhas worked for me.
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  • How great are His signs,and how mighty His wonders!
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  • His kingdom isan everlasting kingdom,
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  • and His dominion is fromgeneration to generation.
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  • So, the reason for the story isfor Nebuchadnezzar to tell us
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  • how God has worked in his life.
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  • I would dare say that Daniel 4is Nebuchadnezzar's testimony.
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  • "Here's what God didin my life."
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  • Now, he begins his story withthe reception of this dream.
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  • And he tells us that in verses4 through 9:
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  • "I, Nebuchadnezzar,was at rest in my house,
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  • and flourishing in my palace.
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  • I saw a dreamwhich made me afraid,
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  • and the thoughts on my bedand the visions
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  • of my head troubled me.
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  • Therefore I issued a decreeto bring in all the wise men
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  • of Babylon before me,that they might make known
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  • to me the interpretationof the dream.
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  • I told them the dream;
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  • but they did not make knownto me its interpretation.
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  • And at last, Daniel camebefore me."
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  • The reason Daniel is called byNebuchadnezzar is because
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  • Nebuchadnezzar recognized thatin Daniel was the Spirit
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  • of the Holy God.
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  • That's three times mentionedin this chapter.
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  • Now, watch this, here is theworld's greatest pagan king,
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  • ungodly to the core,and here is Daniel,
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  • a spirit-filled Jew.
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  • And this pagan king noticesthere's something different
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  • about Daniel, that Daniel is aperson who has a quality about
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  • his life, an integrity abouthis walk.
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  • And it's interesting that hewants to talk with Daniel.
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  • Let me just give you what I'veobserved about this in
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  • my own life.
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  • When things are prosperous andeverything's cool, you've got no
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  • issues, you could care lessif there's
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  • a spirit-filled man around.
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  • But when you're going throughstuff, you're gonna find
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  • somebody who you lookat and say,
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  • "That guy, maybe he knows God."
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  • And you're gonna be drawn tothe people who know the Lord.
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  • That's what was going onwith Nebuchadnezzar.
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  • He had all these counselorswho didn't know anything
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  • to help him.
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  • But he knew that Daniel wasdifferent, because in Daniel,
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  • he perceived, in Daniel wasthe Spirit of the Holy God.
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  • We had--all of us crave to bespirit-filled believers who are
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  • available to those in troublewhen trouble comes.
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  • The reason for the story is inthe first three verses, the
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  • reception of the dream is inverses 4 through 9, and then
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  • there's a repetition of thedream in verses 10 through 18.
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  • Nebuchadnezzar tells Danielthe dream that he had.
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  • And let me just tell you,the dream is divided
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  • into two sections.
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  • They're really easy to follow.
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  • First of all, he tells him aboutthis magnificent tree that
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  • he sees in his dream.
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  • And then he tells him about amessenger from Heaven who comes
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  • down in the dream and helps himunderstand what the tree means.
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  • So let's look, first of all,at the magnificent tree,
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  • verses 10 through 12.
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  • Nebuchadnezzar is speaking,and he said:
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  • I was looking, and behold,a tree in the midst
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  • of the earth, and its hightwas great.
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  • The tree grew and became strong;
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  • its hight reachedto the heavens,
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  • and it could be seen tothe ends of all the earth.
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  • Its leaves were lovely,and its fruit abundant,
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  • and in it was foodfor everybody.
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  • The beasts of the fieldfound shade under it,
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  • and the birds of the heavensdwelt in its branches,
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  • and all flesh was fed from it."
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  • Now you say, "Well,what does that mean?"
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  • You don't have to worry aboutit, because this is a
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  • self-interpreting prophecy andwe're gonna learn what it means.
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  • But notice, first of all,what was the picture?
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  • Nebuchadnezzar dreamsthis dream, and he sees
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  • this humongous tree.
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  • And every characteristic that isgiven about the tree is given in
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  • the superlative.
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  • For instance, it wasstrategically located in
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  • the midst of the Earth.
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  • It was strong.
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  • It was seen by the entire world.
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  • It was superbly productive.
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  • It supplied nourishment foreveryone.
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  • It sheltered the animals.
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  • And it sustained the birds.
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  • This tree was thisall-encompassing picture of
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  • power and influence andprovidence.
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  • And this is what the tree was.
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  • That's what he saw.
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  • Now, notice at verse 13, thereis the second part of this
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  • dream and a message from heaven.
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  • And he identified the messengeras a watcher.
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  • He called him a "holy one."
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  • Nebuchadnezzar saw this greatangel, intangible form, and he
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  • delivered a decree fromthe Most High.
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  • Here was the decree:"The tree in the dream was to be
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  • cut down, leaving only the to bestump, which would be surrounded
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  • by a band of iron.
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  • The stump would be wet with dewevery morning."
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  • And then, with the shift inimagery, signified by the use of
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  • the personal pronoun "he," thestump is personified as being
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  • that person who would lose hisreasoning and graze in the field
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  • like an animal for seven years.
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  • In other words, the stump isNebuchadnezzar.
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  • Even when the tree has been cutdown, the stump is there and
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  • left in the ground as a pictureof the fact that this isn't
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  • without possibilityof restoration.
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  • As long as the stump is there,it can be restored.
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  • And in Daniel 4:17, we are giventhe reason for this decree.
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  • This is a key verse inthe chapter.
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  • Read it in your Bibles with me.
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  • "'This decision is by the decreeof the watchers,
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  • and the sentence by the wordof the holy ones,
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  • in order that the living mayknow that the Most High rules
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  • in the kingdom of men,gives it to whomever He will,
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  • and sets over itthe lowest of men.'"
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  • In other words, Nebuchadnezzar,get off your high horse.
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  • Get away from telling everybodyhow great you are.
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  • You are only who you are andwhat you are because almighty
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  • God has allowed you to be there,and he's put you in that place.
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  • And He is not necessarilyrestricting his promotion
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  • to those who are of highestintegrity.
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  • Because it says right here,He promotes the lowest of men.
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  • And that surely did qualifyNebuchadnezzar
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  • for this prophecy.
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  • Now, the revelation of the dreamis in verses 19 through 27.
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  • And before the interpretation ofthe dream is revealed, we are
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  • told that Daniel is perplexedfor a while.
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  • Let me just explain that.
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  • He's not perplexed'cause he doesn't know
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  • what the dream means.
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  • He's perplexed because he doesknow what the dream means.
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  • He knows that his friend,Nebuchadnezzar, who he's hung
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  • out with for three decades,is about to be judged by
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  • almighty God.
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  • And he says to Nebuchadnezzar,"I wish this prophecy were about
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  • your enemies instead ofabout you."
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  • But you need to know that God,He's up to here with you,
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  • Nebuchadnezzar.
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  • He's given youall these chances,
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  • all these opportunities.
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  • And you have spurned every oneof them.
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  • And now it's time for Danielto drive home the point.
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  • In verse 22, he says:
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  • "It is you, O king",you are the tree.
  • 00:12:27.863 --> 00:12:31.467
  • "You have grown.You have become strong;
  • 00:12:31.467 --> 00:12:34.136
  • and your greatness has grownand reaches to the heavens,
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  • and your dominionto the end of the earth."
  • 00:12:36.505 --> 00:12:40.309
  • All of a sudden, in the middleof his conversation with the
  • 00:12:40.309 --> 00:12:42.511
  • most powerful man in the world,Daniel sticks his boney finger
  • 00:12:42.511 --> 00:12:47.983
  • in his nose and says,"Nebuchadnezzar, this is you.
  • 00:12:47.983 --> 00:12:52.154
  • You are the tree.
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  • You are about to be cut down.
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  • You are about to be humbled.
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  • You are about to be humiliated.
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  • I wish I didn't have to tell youthis, Nebuchadnezzar, but you
  • 00:13:00.029 --> 00:13:03.332
  • are the man.
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  • You're the man."
  • 00:13:04.667 --> 00:13:06.001
  • And yet, in the midstof this judgment, verse 26:
  • 00:13:06.001 --> 00:13:10.139
  • "And inasmuch as they gavethe command to leave the stump
  • 00:13:10.139 --> 00:13:12.675
  • and roots of the tree,your kingdom
  • 00:13:12.675 --> 00:13:15.311
  • will be assured to you,after you come to know
  • 00:13:15.311 --> 00:13:18.747
  • that Heaven rules."
  • 00:13:18.747 --> 00:13:20.749
  • In other words, "Nebuchadnezzar,you're gonna be judged.
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  • You're gonna be punished.
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  • You're gonna go awayfor seven years."
  • 00:13:24.520 --> 00:13:26.088
  • But the stump in the vision wasin the vision to remind him that
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  • if he went away for seven yearsand learned his lesson, when he
  • 00:13:29.658 --> 00:13:32.862
  • came back, God was gonnapreserve his kingdom for him
  • 00:13:32.862 --> 00:13:36.365
  • and allow him to rule and reignagain.
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  • The judgment was also proposedwith a remedy.
  • 00:13:39.635 --> 00:13:42.471
  • Notice verse 27:In other words, Nebuchadnezzar
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  • wasn't unfairly judged.
  • 00:13:54.884 --> 00:13:56.652
  • God gave him a long, long leashbefore He judged him.
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  • And then when He judged him,He warned him.
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  • And then when He warned him,He gave him another opportunity
  • 00:14:03.025 --> 00:14:05.961
  • for 12 more months ifhe would get things right.
  • 00:14:05.961 --> 00:14:08.163
  • But Nebuchadnezzar is like somany people you and I know.
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  • The more God does for them, thegreater opportunities He gives
  • 00:14:12.334 --> 00:14:15.871
  • to them, the more hardened theybecome against God.
  • 00:14:15.871 --> 00:14:20.643
  • You know, grace and mercy doesnot always melt the heart of
  • 00:14:20.643 --> 00:14:25.514
  • a cold-hearted person.
  • 00:14:25.514 --> 00:14:27.516
  • Somebody said, "Well, if someonewould just say, you know, you
  • 00:14:27.516 --> 00:14:29.685
  • can be forgiven, or you havemercy, or God's grace is
  • 00:14:29.685 --> 00:14:32.021
  • sufficient, they'll be saved."
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  • No, they won't, not always.
  • 00:14:33.722 --> 00:14:35.691
  • Nebuchadnezzar is a testimony tothe fact that even the great
  • 00:14:35.691 --> 00:14:38.861
  • mercy and grace of God does notbreak the heart
  • 00:14:38.861 --> 00:14:41.530
  • of some stone-hearted people.
  • 00:14:41.530 --> 00:14:44.366
  • It was gonna take a lot morethan that to break down
  • 00:14:44.366 --> 00:14:47.269
  • Nebuchadnezzar.
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  • So we have the reason for thestory in verses 1 through 3,
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  • and the reception of the dreamin verses 4 through 9,
  • 00:14:52.808 --> 00:14:55.477
  • the repetition of the dream inverses 10 through 18,
  • 00:14:55.477 --> 00:14:59.014
  • the revelation of the dream inverses 19 through 27, and now,
  • 00:14:59.014 --> 00:15:03.485
  • the realization of the dream inverses 28 to 33.
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  • Notice, first of all, the king'spride beginning at verse 28.
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  • "All this came uponKing Nebuchadnezzar.
  • 00:15:11.427 --> 00:15:14.897
  • At the end of the 12 months--"What 12 months?
  • 00:15:14.897 --> 00:15:17.900
  • The 12 months God gave him torepent if he would do right.
  • 00:15:17.900 --> 00:15:21.236
  • "And he was walking about theroyal palace of Babylon."
  • 00:15:21.236 --> 00:15:26.408
  • The king's story convenes inthis narrative one year later,
  • 00:15:26.408 --> 00:15:30.346
  • after the 12 monthshave gone by.
  • 00:15:30.346 --> 00:15:32.848
  • And the Bible says he is in hisBabylonian city.
  • 00:15:32.848 --> 00:15:36.118
  • He is in his palace.
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  • And he is surveying the cityof Babylon.
  • 00:15:37.786 --> 00:15:41.090
  • And I need to tell you, that wassome survey to take.
  • 00:15:41.090 --> 00:15:44.293
  • Because Babylon was the greatestcity of its time.
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  • Nothing had ever beenconstructed or built like
  • 00:15:48.263 --> 00:15:51.900
  • the city of Babylon.
  • 00:15:51.900 --> 00:15:53.235
  • As Nebuchadnezzar walked acrossthe palace that night,
  • 00:15:53.235 --> 00:15:56.905
  • looking out at all of this,and seeing this incredible,
  • 00:15:56.905 --> 00:16:01.343
  • magnificent cityscape,he was overcome with pride.
  • 00:16:01.343 --> 00:16:06.815
  • And here is what he said,Daniel 4:30:
  • 00:16:06.815 --> 00:16:11.253
  • "Is not this great Babylon,that I have built for a royal
  • 00:16:11.253 --> 00:16:15.858
  • dwelling by my mighty power andfor the honor of my majesty?"
  • 00:16:15.858 --> 00:16:24.400
  • The personal pronouns,every syllable drips with glory
  • 00:16:27.369 --> 00:16:31.306
  • and pride and arroganceand self-glorification.
  • 00:16:31.306 --> 00:16:34.610
  • Nebuchadnezzar was like Lucifer,and he was about to learn that
  • 00:16:34.610 --> 00:16:39.014
  • God resists the proud.
  • 00:16:39.014 --> 00:16:42.851
  • The king's pride.
  • 00:16:42.851 --> 00:16:44.453
  • Now, notice his punishment,verses 31 to 33.
  • 00:16:44.453 --> 00:16:48.390
  • That very hour the wordwas fulfilled
  • 00:16:48.390 --> 00:16:51.427
  • concerning Nebuchadnezzar;
  • 00:16:51.427 --> 00:16:53.295
  • he was driven from menand ate grass like oxen;
  • 00:16:53.295 --> 00:16:57.199
  • his body was wet with the dewof heaven till his hair
  • 00:16:57.199 --> 00:17:00.402
  • had grown like eagles' feathersand his nails like birds' claws.
  • 00:17:00.402 --> 00:17:06.075
  • While the arrogant words werestill in the king's mouth,
  • 00:17:06.141 --> 00:17:08.977
  • a voice from Heaven pronouncedhis doom.
  • 00:17:08.977 --> 00:17:11.380
  • And immediately, Nebuchadnezzarwas struck with insanity.
  • 00:17:11.380 --> 00:17:14.483
  • His mental disease is knownas lycanthropy,
  • 00:17:14.483 --> 00:17:18.887
  • from the Greek word lukos,which means "wolf,"
  • 00:17:18.887 --> 00:17:21.623
  • and the word anthropos,which means "man."
  • 00:17:21.623 --> 00:17:25.461
  • My title for my message todaywas "The Wolf-Man."
  • 00:17:25.461 --> 00:17:29.131
  • Nebuchadnezzar became thequintessential wolf-man.
  • 00:17:29.131 --> 00:17:35.571
  • The cause for his condition wasthe judgment of God.
  • 00:17:35.571 --> 00:17:39.942
  • And the result of his conditionwas the humbling of a prideful
  • 00:17:39.942 --> 00:17:44.680
  • man for seven long years.
  • 00:17:44.680 --> 00:17:48.851
  • Interestingly enough, the onewho had tempted Daniel and his
  • 00:17:50.486 --> 00:17:54.189
  • three friends to eat theforbidden food from the king's
  • 00:17:54.189 --> 00:17:57.259
  • table now is eating grasslike an ox.
  • 00:17:57.259 --> 00:18:03.832
  • But number six in our outline isthe restoration of the king.
  • 00:18:03.832 --> 00:18:07.269
  • And that's in verses 34and following,
  • 00:18:07.269 --> 00:18:10.139
  • reading from the Bible:
  • 00:18:10.139 --> 00:18:11.607
  • At the end of the time,the end d of the seven years,
  • 00:18:11.607 --> 00:18:13.976
  • I, Nebuchadnezzar,lifted my eyes to heaven,
  • 00:18:13.976 --> 00:18:16.645
  • and my understandingreturned to me;
  • 00:18:16.645 --> 00:18:19.248
  • and I blessed the Most Highand praised and honored Him
  • 00:18:19.248 --> 00:18:21.917
  • who lives forever.
  • 00:18:21.917 --> 00:18:23.318
  • At the same time my reasonreturned to me,
  • 00:18:23.318 --> 00:18:25.888
  • and for the glory of my kingdom,my honor and splendor
  • 00:18:25.888 --> 00:18:28.524
  • returned to me.
  • 00:18:28.524 --> 00:18:30.292
  • My counselors and noblesreturned to me,
  • 00:18:30.292 --> 00:18:32.928
  • and I was restoredto my kingdom,
  • 00:18:32.928 --> 00:18:34.596
  • and excellent majestywas added to me.
  • 00:18:34.596 --> 00:18:36.865
  • Now I, Nebuchadnezzar,praise and extol
  • 00:18:36.865 --> 00:18:40.169
  • and honor the King of heaven,all of whose works are truth,
  • 00:18:40.169 --> 00:18:44.206
  • and all His ways justice.
  • 00:18:44.206 --> 00:18:47.209
  • And those who walk in prideHe is able to put down.
  • 00:18:47.209 --> 00:18:55.217
  • The first 30 versesof Daniel are about
  • 00:18:55.217 --> 00:18:58.086
  • God resistingthe proud.
  • 00:18:58.086 --> 00:19:00.689
  • The last 4 verses of Daniel areabout God giving grace
  • 00:19:00.689 --> 00:19:04.760
  • to the humble.
  • 00:19:04.760 --> 00:19:06.862
  • When the king had lived out hisseven-year sentence of insanity,
  • 00:19:06.862 --> 00:19:10.899
  • he lifted his eyes to Heaven.
  • 00:19:10.899 --> 00:19:12.701
  • His reason came back to him.
  • 00:19:12.701 --> 00:19:15.804
  • And God's mercy and grace wenton parade.
  • 00:19:15.804 --> 00:19:19.741
  • He restored the king's reason.
  • 00:19:19.741 --> 00:19:21.843
  • He restored the king to histhrone.
  • 00:19:21.843 --> 00:19:25.013
  • He restored his officials andadministrators to him.
  • 00:19:25.013 --> 00:19:28.617
  • He protected his kingdom, duringthe seven years, from being
  • 00:19:28.617 --> 00:19:31.920
  • usurped by others.
  • 00:19:31.920 --> 00:19:33.722
  • And he added to the king majestyand honor.
  • 00:19:33.722 --> 00:19:37.726
  • By the end of the chapter, theproud man has been humbled,
  • 00:19:37.726 --> 00:19:40.662
  • and the humble manhas been exalted.
  • 00:19:40.662 --> 00:19:44.666
  • We can't miss the lessons.
  • 00:19:44.666 --> 00:19:46.969
  • This process of humility happensin us, in my estimation,
  • 00:19:46.969 --> 00:19:51.506
  • in three ways.
  • 00:19:51.506 --> 00:19:53.008
  • First of all, it happensin our heart.
  • 00:19:53.008 --> 00:19:56.078
  • Nebuchadnezzar was ultimatelyaffected in his heart.
  • 00:19:56.078 --> 00:19:59.648
  • Humility is not thinkingless of yourself.
  • 00:19:59.648 --> 00:20:03.285
  • Humility is thinkingof yourself less.
  • 00:20:03.285 --> 00:20:07.189
  • Don't forget that.
  • 00:20:07.189 --> 00:20:08.624
  • Humility is not thinkingless of yourself.
  • 00:20:08.624 --> 00:20:11.159
  • "Oh, I am nothing."
  • 00:20:11.159 --> 00:20:12.494
  • You are something.
  • 00:20:12.494 --> 00:20:14.062
  • You are God's creation.
  • 00:20:14.062 --> 00:20:16.298
  • And humility is not puttingyourself down.
  • 00:20:16.298 --> 00:20:18.700
  • Humility is just not thinking ofyourself so much and thinking
  • 00:20:18.700 --> 00:20:21.336
  • of others.
  • 00:20:21.336 --> 00:20:23.405
  • In the story, Daniel wasperplexed because he had to give
  • 00:20:23.405 --> 00:20:27.509
  • a message of judgment toNebuchadnezzar, whom he loved.
  • 00:20:27.509 --> 00:20:31.513
  • And oh, if we could get thatmessage, men and women, this
  • 00:20:31.513 --> 00:20:34.483
  • whole lesson would beworthwhile.
  • 00:20:34.483 --> 00:20:36.585
  • Almighty God's not gonna turnany of us into a wolf-man.
  • 00:20:36.585 --> 00:20:39.621
  • But the Bible does say this,that pride goes before a fall.
  • 00:20:39.621 --> 00:20:44.293
  • And I have lived long enough onplanet Earth to watch that
  • 00:20:44.293 --> 00:20:47.029
  • happen more than I wish I couldremember.
  • 00:20:47.029 --> 00:20:50.165
  • Pride goes before a fall.
  • 00:20:50.165 --> 00:20:51.867
  • When you see a man who is fullof himself, you almost want to
  • 00:20:51.867 --> 00:20:55.270
  • take him inside and say, "Lookout, you're headed for trouble."
  • 00:20:55.270 --> 00:20:59.808
  • When we put Christ on the throneof our heart,
  • 00:20:59.808 --> 00:21:04.179
  • He helps us to be Christ-like.
  • 00:21:04.179 --> 00:21:05.847
  • He helps us to see ourselves aswe are--not only children of
  • 00:21:05.847 --> 00:21:09.284
  • God's love, but also men andwomen who need to be reminded
  • 00:21:09.284 --> 00:21:15.357
  • of where we standbefore the Lord.
  • 00:21:15.357 --> 00:21:17.893
  • This happens in our hearts.
  • 00:21:17.893 --> 00:21:19.928
  • It happens in our deeds.
  • 00:21:19.928 --> 00:21:22.931
  • Let me tell you something that Ithink is important for us as we
  • 00:21:22.931 --> 00:21:26.768
  • struggle with the whole egoissues of life.
  • 00:21:26.768 --> 00:21:30.672
  • We help ourselves infinitelywhen we help others.
  • 00:21:30.672 --> 00:21:37.279
  • Listen to this very powerfulverse from Paul as he wrote it
  • 00:21:37.279 --> 00:21:40.882
  • to the Philippians.
  • 00:21:40.882 --> 00:21:42.317
  • "Let nothing be done throughselfish ambition or conceit,
  • 00:21:42.317 --> 00:21:47.222
  • but in lowliness of mindlet each esteem others
  • 00:21:47.222 --> 00:21:51.093
  • better than himself.
  • 00:21:51.093 --> 00:21:52.627
  • Let each of you look out notonly for your own things,
  • 00:21:52.627 --> 00:21:56.631
  • but also for the thingsof others."
  • 00:21:56.631 --> 00:21:59.000
  • So, I would say to you, if youstruggle with arrogance and
  • 00:22:01.370 --> 00:22:04.573
  • pride in your life, find sometime to get inside the life
  • 00:22:04.573 --> 00:22:09.277
  • of another person who needsyour help.
  • 00:22:09.277 --> 00:22:12.414
  • Nothing will bring you down tothe reality of life like putting
  • 00:22:12.414 --> 00:22:16.785
  • your arm around a person who'sgoing through a tough time and
  • 00:22:16.785 --> 00:22:20.355
  • hanging in there with themduring the throes
  • 00:22:20.355 --> 00:22:23.558
  • of their challenges.
  • 00:22:23.558 --> 00:22:25.727
  • And then here's the third thing,we battle this in our hearts.
  • 00:22:25.727 --> 00:22:30.832
  • And we put Christ on the throne.
  • 00:22:30.832 --> 00:22:33.368
  • We battle it in our actionsor our deeds,
  • 00:22:33.368 --> 00:22:36.571
  • and we find othersto minister to.
  • 00:22:36.571 --> 00:22:38.874
  • And then, we battle thisin our words, do we not,
  • 00:22:38.874 --> 00:22:42.911
  • in our conversation.
  • 00:22:42.911 --> 00:22:46.081
  • You ever been around people who,when you are with them, it is
  • 00:22:46.081 --> 00:22:51.086
  • just one sentence after anotherabout themselves?
  • 00:22:51.086 --> 00:22:54.256
  • I had a friend once who said,"Oh, I was with somebody."
  • 00:22:54.256 --> 00:22:57.359
  • And my other friend said,"Oh, you had a conversation
  • 00:22:57.359 --> 00:22:59.361
  • with them."
  • 00:22:59.361 --> 00:23:00.695
  • He said, "No, I listenedto him."
  • 00:23:00.695 --> 00:23:02.597
  • And that's where a lotof people are.
  • 00:23:02.597 --> 00:23:04.232
  • You don't have a conversationwith some people;
  • 00:23:04.232 --> 00:23:05.567
  • you just listen to them.
  • 00:23:05.567 --> 00:23:07.068
  • And it's so easy, if we're notcareful, when we're with people,
  • 00:23:07.068 --> 00:23:09.604
  • to think about all the greatstuff that we've done
  • 00:23:09.604 --> 00:23:11.406
  • that we want to share.
  • 00:23:11.406 --> 00:23:12.741
  • And so we get going, and westart talking about ourselves.
  • 00:23:12.741 --> 00:23:14.476
  • And I've learned that there'ssomething really great about
  • 00:23:14.476 --> 00:23:16.845
  • asking your friends, "How's itgoing with your family?
  • 00:23:16.845 --> 00:23:20.749
  • How is it with your kids?
  • 00:23:20.749 --> 00:23:23.084
  • How you doing in your health?"
  • 00:23:23.084 --> 00:23:25.887
  • You know, get your eyes off ofyourself and on to other people.
  • 00:23:25.887 --> 00:23:29.491
  • Remember, humility is notthinking less of yourself.
  • 00:23:29.491 --> 00:23:32.527
  • It's thinking of yourself less.
  • 00:23:32.527 --> 00:23:34.663
  • It's coming to grips with thefact that God put you
  • 00:23:34.663 --> 00:23:37.165
  • in this world not to consumeyour attention upon yourself,
  • 00:23:37.165 --> 00:23:40.502
  • but to be useful and profitableto others around you.
  • 00:23:40.502 --> 00:23:44.606
  • Nebuchadnezzar was not humblein his heart.
  • 00:23:44.606 --> 00:23:48.910
  • He was not humble in his works.
  • 00:23:48.910 --> 00:23:51.213
  • He was not humble in his words.
  • 00:23:51.213 --> 00:23:53.181
  • If he had been, he would nothave caught the disease of "me"
  • 00:23:53.181 --> 00:23:56.685
  • and had to spend seven yearsgrazing in the field like
  • 00:23:56.685 --> 00:23:59.988
  • a wild animal.
  • 00:23:59.988 --> 00:24:02.157
  • So let's humble ourselvesbefore God.
  • 00:24:02.157 --> 00:24:04.593
  • Let's ask God to help us seelife through the eyes of our
  • 00:24:04.593 --> 00:24:08.763
  • Savior who sits on the throne inour life.
  • 00:24:08.763 --> 00:24:11.333
  • Let's ask Him to give us avision for reaching out to help
  • 00:24:11.333 --> 00:24:14.069
  • others who need our assistance.
  • 00:24:14.069 --> 00:24:16.404
  • And let's ask God to help us puta watch before our mouths so
  • 00:24:16.404 --> 00:24:22.110
  • that the words that come fromour lips are not always about
  • 00:24:22.110 --> 00:24:25.647
  • who we are, but about who He is.
  • 00:24:25.647 --> 00:24:29.684
  • announcer: Dr. Jeremiahwill return in a moment
  • 00:24:29.751 --> 00:24:31.786
  • to close today's programright after this.
  • 00:24:31.786 --> 00:24:34.990
  • announcer: Revelation is notthe only place
  • 00:24:36.791 --> 00:24:38.660
  • in God's Word where end-timesprophecy can be found.
  • 00:24:38.660 --> 00:24:42.130
  • In his book, "Agents of Babylon:What the Prophecies of Daniel
  • 00:24:42.130 --> 00:24:45.767
  • Tell Us About the End of Days,"Dr. David Jeremiah travels
  • 00:24:45.767 --> 00:24:49.271
  • back to explore theOld Testament book of Daniel,
  • 00:24:49.271 --> 00:24:52.474
  • teeming with prophetic markersand visions.
  • 00:24:52.474 --> 00:24:55.310
  • The prophecies found thereinreveal not only a glimpse
  • 00:24:55.310 --> 00:24:58.113
  • of the future but alsoa full picture of God's power
  • 00:24:58.113 --> 00:25:01.483
  • in the past and present.
  • 00:25:01.483 --> 00:25:03.485
  • "Agents of Babylon" explainshow the fulfilled prophecies
  • 00:25:03.485 --> 00:25:06.521
  • of Daniel give us confidenceto live for God in today's world
  • 00:25:06.521 --> 00:25:10.592
  • and prepare for what isyet to come.
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  • announcer: And nowwith one last word
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  • for today's program,here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: If mostof your sentences begin
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  • with "I," you might havethe same affliction
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  • as King Nebuchadnezzar.
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  • It begins with pride,what I call the disease of "me."
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  • Sadly, it seems to be inepidemic proportions these days.
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  • So what's the cure?
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  • A healthy dose of humility.
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  • The Bible has a provenprescription for humility,
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  • which takes effectfrom the inside out
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  • as you become more and morelike God's perfect role model,
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  • His Son, Jesus Christ.
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  • So it's my prayer that you knowJesus as Lord and Savior,
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  • and are in a vibrant and growingrelationship with Him.
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  • announcer: Next timeon "Turning Point ."
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  • Jeremiah: The godly peoplewho love the Lord will not be
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  • touched by the disasterthat hits the world.
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  • They will be taken to Heavenahead of time.
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  • But the judgment will comewhen God says it's time
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  • for it to come.
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  • announcer: Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "The Fingers of God,"here on "Turning Point ."
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