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The Book of Daniel

Bob Corbin & Family Bible Church

An Expository Series covering the book of Daniel. Presented at Family Bible Church located in Martinez, GA

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15 The Time of the End
Apr 10 2022
15 The Time of the End
* Today, we come to the end of our study of the book of Daniel. We have seen the Impact of His God, His Life and His Writings. * The book of Daniel is split into two sections - chapters 1-6 were primarily historical; chapters 7-12 are primarily prophetical. Yet, as we have seen the "historical" section was laced with prophecy and the "prophetical" section has been chock-full of history ... especially from our perspective in considering fulfilled prophecy. * Last week, as we examined the first portion of this final prophecy (contained in chapters 10-12), we saw that the information given expanded upon two of the previous prophecies. In Chapter 8, we saw the fulfillment of the prophecy during the days of Antiochus IV and the Maccabean Revolt. In Chapter 9, we saw how Daniel was informed that there would be 490 years (seventy sevens) decreed for his people that would be broken into two primary sections: 483 years between the decree to rebuild the city and the cutting off of the Messiah, and a final seven year period that would occur at the end times. * Last week's portion of this final prophecy dealt with more detail regarding what would transpire during the 483 years. * Today, we will consider greater detail of the final week. Remember Daniel 9:27 "Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate." * The weight of the detail that God gave regarding The Time of the Greeks - as seen in the Seleucid and Ptolemaic Empires - should cause us to truly take note of what God reveals regarding this final week of Daniel's vision, which is still to come! * This message was presented on April 10, 2022 by Bob Corbin.
15 The Time of the End
Apr 10 2022
15 The Time of the End
* Today, we come to the end of our study of the book of Daniel. We have seen the Impact of His God, His Life and His Writings. * The book of Daniel is split into two sections - chapters 1-6 were primarily historical; chapters 7-12 are primarily prophetical. Yet, as we have seen the "historical" section was laced with prophecy and the "prophetical" section has been chock-full of history ... especially from our perspective in considering fulfilled prophecy. * Last week, as we examined the first portion of this final prophecy (contained in chapters 10-12), we saw that the information given expanded upon two of the previous prophecies. In Chapter 8, we saw the fulfillment of the prophecy during the days of Antiochus IV and the Maccabean Revolt. In Chapter 9, we saw how Daniel was informed that there would be 490 years (seventy sevens) decreed for his people that would be broken into two primary sections: 483 years between the decree to rebuild the city and the cutting off of the Messiah, and a final seven year period that would occur at the end times. * Last week's portion of this final prophecy dealt with more detail regarding what would transpire during the 483 years. * Today, we will consider greater detail of the final week. Remember Daniel 9:27 "Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate." * The weight of the detail that God gave regarding The Time of the Greeks - as seen in the Seleucid and Ptolemaic Empires - should cause us to truly take note of what God reveals regarding this final week of Daniel's vision, which is still to come! * This message was presented on April 10, 2022 by Bob Corbin.
13 Be Strong, Yes, Be Strong!
Mar 27 2022
13 Be Strong, Yes, Be Strong!
* We have been studying the book of Daniel for the past three months. We have been considering the incredible impact of his God through his life and writings. In chapter 1, we learned that Daniel began serving Nebuchadnezzar at the beginning of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, and that he continued serving the rulers of Babylon and then Persia until the first year of Cyrus. We have seen that there was a great probability that it was Daniel who probably informed Cyrus that YHWH had prophesied regarding him, by name, through the prophet Isaiah, and that YHWH had also declared that they would be under Babylonian rule for seventy years. Hence, that is probably why Cyrus, in the first year of his reign, decreed that the Jewish people would be allowed to return to their land and rebuild the Temple of YHWH! * Over the past five weeks we have been considering the prophetic portion of Daniel's writing. It is amazing to see the great detail which YHWH declared the future happenings of Israel, specifically as it dealt with the nation of Greece. That detail will become even more profound over these next three weeks as we consider the final portion of Daniel's book. Chapters 10 through 12 deal with one longer prophetic revelation which actually covers two different portions of Israel's future history: The Time of the Persians and Greeks and the Time of the End. * A detail that is very interesting is that this revelation comes to Daniel AFTER the decree of Cyrus for the Jews to rebuild the Temple! Daniel ministered unto the 1st year of Cyrus. This prophecy comes during the third year of Cyrus! Daniel, in a sense, is retired ... but not as a prophet! * Today, we will look at the Prologue to these prophecies, where we are introduced to the two primary characters - the Prophet of God and the Messenger of God, and their interactions. Next week, Lord willing we will look at the prophecy regarding The Time of the Persians and Greeks, and then conclude this series with a consideration of the prophecy regarding The Time of the End. * This message was presented on March 27, 2022 by Bob Corbin.
08 Until the Ancient of Days Came (Pt 1)
Feb 20 2022
08 Until the Ancient of Days Came (Pt 1)
* The first half of the book of Daniel was primarily historical. Today, we begin considering the final six chapters which are primarily prophetical. Yet, the prophecies of Daniel contain such great detail that liberal scholars have sought for years to prove that they were written after the fact! However, in 1952 Cave 4 at Qumran revealed fragments of a manuscript containing segments of the prophetical portion of the book of Daniel! These are manuscripts are commonly referred to as the Dead Sea Scrolls. At least eight manuscripts of Daniel have been found among the 11 caves; only the Psalms (13) and Exodus (9) outnumber that number of manuscripts! * This is where we begin to see The Impact of His Writing! Remember 2 Timothy 3:16 (all scripture is God-breathed) and 2 Peter 1:19-21 (no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation, but holy men spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit). * As we enter into this portion it is important to remember two concepts: 1) Prophecy is best understood "after the fact." 2) Progressive Revelation refers to the fact that God continued to unveil more details regarding prophecy (specifically, end-time prophecy) throughout Scripture. That which is given later agrees with, and expands upon, that which has already been given. * THE MAJOR LESSON that we need to remember as we begin to consider this portion is that God is Sovereign over ALL Kingdoms and events. HISTORY is truly HISSTORY! Nothing has ... or will ... take God by surprise. I do not need to fear or be anxious about my current, or future, situation because God has it under control! * At the beginning of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, he had his dream of the statue which represented five kingdoms and then that of the Messiah's. YHWH allowed Daniel the privilege of receiving the identical dream and it's interpretation. I often wonder whether Daniel, in his studies and prayers, continued to ponder and pray about further understanding regarding that dream/vision ... because the prophetic portion of the book of Daniel expand upon this prophetic dream of Nebuchadnezzar. * This message was presented on February 20, 2022 by Bob Corbin.
07 Your God Will Deliver You
Feb 13 2022
07 Your God Will Deliver You
* Over the first 5 chapters of the Book of Daniel, we've seen numerous examples of how one individual can impact everyone around him, including the powerful kings over him, when that individual is fully submitted to honoring and glorifying God with his life. And throughout the Book we will continue to see not only the impact of Daniel's life and writing, but more importantly the impact of Daniel's God on everyone that dealt with Daniel. * In those first five chapters, we've moved through some 65 plus years of Daniel's life, from his mid to late teens when he was among those exiled from Jerusalem to Babylon, to this week in chapter 6 where Daniel in likely now in his early eighties. * During those years, Daniel has witnessed the rise of the Babylonian empire under the powerful King Nebuchadnezzar and its fall under Belshazzar, which we looked at last week. * There's now a new "boss" in town by the name of Darius, as the Medes and Persians have taken over as the new world power in place of the Babylonians. But one thing has not changed, and that is Daniel's commitment to and faith in his God. This commitment that will get Daniel in a big pickle, only to see his bigger God come to his aid once more. As we look at the events of chapter 6, we will see several things that relate to us: relying on God's word; deciding not to compromise in living for God; trusting God in life's decisions and in regard to the results. * This message was presented on February 13, 2022 by David Hayes.
05 The Most High Rules
Jan 30 2022
05 The Most High Rules
* The Book of Daniel ... Revealing the Impact of his God, his life, and his writing. * Last week, we considered how God was seeking make Himself known to King Nebuchadnezzar first through the knowledge of, and interpretation of, his dream by Daniel, and then through the deliverance of Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah from the fiery furnace after they refused to bow down to the image of gold that he had made. * Today, we want to consider PHASE THREE of Operation Nebuchadnezzar. In this phase, the Most High God reveals that Nebuchadnezzar is but a pawn in His hand and that He, the Creator God and the Ultimate Ruler of the Kingdoms of men, can at His own choosing bring judgment and chastisement upon and remove Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom. What a beautiful display of the grace of God as He reveals Himself to this powerful man in a manner that he needs to see. May we learn from Nebuchadnezzar's experience and not force God to deal with us in similar fashion! * However, before we begin we need to take care of a distraction from the primary impact of this passage - the Watchers. First, we need to understand this is a dream of a polytheistic pagan king, who then describes it from that spiritual viewpoint. > Their Identification (cf. Gen 6:1-4; Job 1:6; 2:1; Psalm 82:1; Daniel 3:25; 10:12-13,20; Eph 1:20-21; 3:10; 6:12; Col 1:15-16; 2:15; 1 Peter 3:22) > The Correction by Daniel (v. 17,24) ... it is NOT the decree of the watchers ... but it is the DECREE of the MOST HIGH! * This message was presented on January 30, 2022 by Bob Corbin.