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An Unusual Aptitude

August 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Daniel 1:17 (New Living Translation) God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom. And God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams. God gives us things. God gives us abilities. Sometimes, as in this verse, God gives us an unusual […]

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Saving All the Wise Men of Babylon

August 21st, 2016 · No Comments

Daniel 2:24 (New Living Translation) Then Daniel went in to see Arioch, whom the king had ordered to execute the wise men of Babylon. Daniel said to him, “Don’t kill the wise men. Take me to the king, and I will tell him the meaning of his dream.” Daniel moved from obscurity to tell the […]

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Quiet Respect and Affection

August 20th, 2016 · No Comments

Daniel 1:9 (New Living Translation) Now God had given the chief of staff both respect and affection for Daniel. The story of Daniel is widely known. There is the lion’s den. There are the three friends who are thrown in the fiery furnace and walk out unharmed. Sometimes we forget that Daniel and his friends […]

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Prayer and Angelic Battles

January 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Daniel 10:10-14 (New Living Translation) 10 Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees. 11 And the man said to me, “Daniel, you are very precious to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to […]

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Frightened by What?

January 10th, 2016 · No Comments

Daniel 10:4-7 (New Living Translation) 4 On April 23, as I was standing on the bank of the great Tigris River, 5 I looked up and saw a man dressed in linen clothing, with a belt of pure gold around his waist. 6 His body looked like a precious gem. His face flashed like lightning, […]

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Three Weeks of Prayer and Mourning

January 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

Daniel 10:1-3 (New Living Translation) 1 In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. He understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future—times of war and great hardship. 2 When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been […]

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Resolutions

January 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Daniel 1:8 (New International Version) But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. I never understood that, but it seems that it is important for many people. The resolutions […]

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Angels and Time and Space

October 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Daniel 10:12-14 (Common English Bible) 12 Then the man said to me, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel, because from the day you first set your mind to understand things and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I’ve come because of your words! 13 For twenty-one days the leader of the Persian kingdom […]

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He Does as He Pleases

October 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Daniel 4:34-35 (New International Version 2011) 34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. 35 All the […]

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