Daily Encouragement

November 30 – The Son of Man receives the Kingdom from the Ancient of Days!

November 30
Daniel 7:1-28
1 John 1:1-10
Psalm 119:153-176
Proverbs 28:23-24

Daniel 7:1 – Nebuchadnezzar had dreams,  now Daniel has his own dream. Notice also that this chapter is not in chronological order. According to Jimmy DeYoung “The way to read through Daniel, chapter by chapter, is in the following order: 1-2-3-4-7-8-5-6-9-10-11-12. This is the chronological order for the book of Daniel.”

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Daniel 7:4-8 – From Jimmy DeYoung:

The “lion with eagles wings” is the Babylonian Empire, verse 4. The “bear with three ribs in its mouth,” verse 5, is the Medo-Persian Empire. In verse 6, the “leopard with four wings and four heads” is the Grecian Empire. 
The “dreadful beast” in verse 7 is the “Roman Empire” (See my audio series, “The Daniel Papers”).Notice the “ten horns” of the “dreadful beast” in verse 7 and in verse 8, the “little horn” that comes out of the “ten horns”. The “ten horns” represent the “Revived Roman Empire” and the “little horn” is one of twenty-seven names for the “Antichrist”.

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Daniel 7:13-14 – Notice the “Son of man” and the “Ancient of Days.” John MacArthur states that Daniel 7:14 is when the Son “receives the kingdom.” MacArthur lists five features of the Kingdom: authority, honor, monarchy, universal, eternal.  Jesus identified himself as the Son of Man (Matthew 25:31-32), but in doing so identified Himself as the Lord GOD (Ezekiel 34:17). 

Notice the themes throughout Scripture – Compare Daniel 7:14 – “dominion, glory, kingdom” to 1 Peter 5:11 “glory and dominion”, Jude 1:25 “glory and majesty, dominion and power,” or Revelation 1:6 “glory and dominion”

Daniel 7:24-25 – Meet the Antichrist: 1) rebuking the most High, 2) repressing the Saints, 3) redefining the times and laws.

Daniel 7:28 – Scared by the Antichrist? So was Daniel.

1 John 1:1 – Notice the testimony of John: I heard it with my ears, saw it with my eyes, handled it with my hands, and I’m showing it to you so that your joy may be full (1 John 1:4).

1 John 1:5 – Follow John’s logical argument (a modus tollens, to be technical).

  • If God, then no darkness (1 John 1:5).
  • If NOT no darkness, no God (1 John 1:6)
  • God and “no God” = law of non-contradiction = lie

1 John 1:9 – The greatest promise of the Epistles – Forgiveness of sins if we confess! 

Psalm 119:160 – Notice the similarity between 1 John 1:1 – “from the beginning.”

Psalm 119:165 – Rest in this verse today!

Proverbs 28:23 – Just another way of sharing Proverbs 27:6 

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