In the third year of Cyrus King of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel.
The messenger Michael comforts Daniel.
The man Gabriel brings an answer to Daniel regarding the 490 years revealing the coming Christ, His mission, Cross, Gospel, and church.
Daniel recognizes the source of shame. He prays to God for mercy.
Daniel has the vision interpreted by Gabriel regarding the period of the indignation.
In the third year of the reign of Belshazzar the king. Another vision appeared to Daniel, regarding a Ram, Goat, and little Horn.
Daniel's dream and visions regarding four beasts. The lion. Bear. Leopard. And unknown. Is interpreted by "one of those who were standing by."
God gives Daniel prophetic dream and visions in his mind regarding the four beasts (human kingdoms). The Ancient of Days (God the Father, "I AM"). The Son of Man (God the Son, Christ). And the Kingdom the Father gives the Son. A Kingdom "which will never be destroyed."
Daniel worships his God contrary to the "laws" of the pagan king.
And so he is to be executed in the lions den. However things don't turn out the way crooked politicians thought it would. Journey with us in this recorded account. As we learn to be consistent in our faith and always fear God more than men.
Daniel serves King Darius. And corrupt politicians plot to have Daniel executed.
King Belshazzar wants Daniel to Interpret the Handwriting on the Wall.
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