Daily Encouragement

December 2 – Daniel & the 70 Weeks

December 2
Daniel 9:1-11:1
1 John 2:18-3:6
Psalm 121:1-8
Proverbs 28:27-28 

Daniel 9:2 – Prophecy is easier to be understood at the time when it is being fulfilled, as opposed to when it is given. Notice the interconnection of Scripture – Peter wrote about Paul’s writings (2 Peter 3:15-16), now Daniel writes about Jeremiah’s writings.

Daniel 9:5 – Compare to Nehemiah’s repentance on behalf of his nation (Nehemiah 1:7). 

Daniel 9:11 – Daniel recognizes that Moses’ prophecy is being fulfilled (Deuteronomy 27).

Daniel 9:17-19 – Daniel begs God four times to listen in these 3 verses, not because they deserve it, but “for thy great mercies” (Daniel 9:18).

Daniel 9:24 -What are the Seventy Weeks and how are they counted? From BobShelton.org:

https://bobshelton.org/charts/

Daniel 10:13 – Spiritual warfare is real. We read about it in Jude 1:9, Zechariah 3:2, and Revelation 12:7.

Daniel 10:15 – Daniel spoke much before the vision, and after God revealed His truth to Daniel, Daniel went silent. Job had much to say to God, but when God spoke, Job replied, “I uttered that I understood not.” 

1 John 2:22 – Sadly many people deny that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6). Doctrine matters – for if you do not follow the Son, you cannot claim the Father.  

Some think that all religions worship the same God, but as someone shared this explanation, if you were to ask me if I know John Smith, and I say, “Yes, and I know his wife Julie and his son Bob,” and you say “John’s never been married” – we’re probably not talking about the same John Smith. Likewise if your Jesus is not Christ, the living God, then it’s probably another Jesus.

1 John 3:1 – Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U9GJf6B7mc&t=13s

1 John 3:2 – Wow! We shall be like Him? God is good to us!

Psalm 121:4 – Isn’t it great to know that God does not sleep nor does He slumber!

Psalm 28:27 – Doesn’t that seem contradictory? Givers won’t lack, but hoarders will suffer? Jesus followed up on that in Matthew 20:16.

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