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Luke 17:20 The KINGDOM OF GOD is within you.



   Gospel of Kingdom      Daniel
The prophet Daniel in his youth was taken captive by the king of Babylon

Daniel 1:1-6 …King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came and laid siege to Jerusalem…The king [ordered his servant] to bring some of the Israelites of royal blood…such as could take their place in the king’s palace…. Among these were men of Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.
 
Daniel and his fellow Jewish youth were prized by the king for their unparalleled wisdom
 
Daniel 1:17-20 To these four young men Yahweh gave knowledge and proficiency in all literature and science….[the king] found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his kingdom.
 

 
Daniel gained the king's respect by interpreting a dream that terrified him
 
Daniel 2:31-45  “…O king, you saw a statue, very large and exceedingly bright… The head of the statue was pure gold, its chest and arms were silver, its belly and thighs bronze, the legs iron, its feet partly iron and partly clay.  While you looked at the statue, a stone which was hewn from a mountain…struck its iron and tile feet, breaking them into pieces….the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.” ...“You, O king…you are the head of gold. Another kingdom shall take your place…then a third kingdom, of bronze…There shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron; it shall break in pieces and subdue all these others…In the life time of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed… it shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and put an end to them, it shall stand forever….” 


 
The king's magicians and enchanters became jealous of Daniel and plotted for his death in a lion's den
 
Daniel 6:4-8  Daniel outshone all the supervisors and satraps because an extraordinary spirit was in him…the supervisors and satraps tried to find grounds for accusation against Daniel…. [they petitioned the king] “No one is to address any petition to god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king; otherwise he shall be cast into a den of lions.”
 

 
Daniel was saved from death by an angel of God
 
Daniel 6:23-25  My God has sent his angel and closed the lion’s mouths so that they have not hurt me….This gave the king great joy…The king then ordered the men who had accused Daniel…to be cast into the lion’s den…. Before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones. 
 
Daniel was then given a vision of the future of the world with world empires depicted as four beasts
 
Daniel 7:2-8  In the vision I saw during the night, suddenly the four winds of heaven stirred up the great sea, from which emerged four immense beasts,...The first was like a lion but with eagles wings,...The second was like a bear...I looked and saw another beast like a leopard...and it had four heads...I saw the fourth beast,... terrifying, horrible, and of  extraordinary strength...I was considering the ten horns it had...
 
 
The beasts were four empires that would rule the middle east:  Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome
 
The fourth beast, depicting Rome, was particularly brutal and had ten horn that represented kings
 
Daniel 7:8-11  I was considering the ten horns it had, when suddenly another, a little horn, sprang out of their midst and three of the previous horns were torn away to make room for it.  This horn had eyes like a man and a mouth that spoke arrogantly….  I watched, then from the first of the arrogant words which the horn spoke, until the beast was slain and its body thrown into the fire to be burnt up.
 
Daniel was very disturbed by the fourth beast and watched the prophecy until its destruction

Daniel 7:19-22  But I wished to make certain about the fourth beast, so very terrible and different from the others, devouring and crushing with its iron teeth and bronze claws…. About the ten horns on its head, and the other one that sprang up, before which three horns fell; about the horn with they eyes and the mouth that spoke arrogantly…. For as I watched, that horn made war against the holy ones and was victorious until the ANCIENT ONE arrived; judgment was pronounced in favor of the holy ones of the Most High, and the time came when the holy ones possessed the kingdom.
 
Isaac Newton identified the beast and horns and kingdoms within the Roman Empire
 
Daniel 7:23-24 “The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth,…It shall devour the whole earth, beat it down, and crush it…The ten horns shall be ten kings rising out of that kingdom; another shall rise up after them, different from those before him who shall lay low three kings.
 
 
 
Daniel was given a prophecy that told how long the empire beasts would last
 
Daniel 9:24-27  [Gabriel said] “Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and for your holy city… From the utterance of the word that Jerusalem was to be rebuilt until the one who is anointed and a leader, there shall be seven weeks.  During sixty two weeks it shall be rebuilt, with streets and trenches in a time of affliction.  After the sixty-two weeks an anointed shall be cut down when he does not possess the city. And the people of a leader who will come shall destroy the sanctuary… For one week he shall make a firm compact with the many; Half the week he shall abolish sacrifice and oblation; On the temple wing shall be the horrible abomination until the ruin that is decreed is poured out upon the horror.
 
Jesus fulfilled part of the prophecy and will bring about the destruction of the 'horrible abomination'



 
The prophecies of Daniel include the visitation of the 'Ancient One' for Judgement day
 
Daniel 7:9-10  As I watched, thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne.  His clothing was snow bright and the hair on his head as white as wool. His throne was flames of fire with wheels of burning fire…The court was convened and the books were opened….
 
                                        
 
After the empire beasts are destroyed, the King of Kings will begin his rule on earth
 
Daniel 7:13-14  As the visions during the night continued, I saw one like a SON OF MAN coming in the clouds of heaven; When he reached the ANCIENT ONE and was presented before him, He received dominion, glory and kingship.  Nations and peoples of every language serve him.  His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed.
 
 
 
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