December 11, Reading 2 – Daniel 8


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SAA Notes

Daniel is shown the place that Iran and Greece/Macedonia will have in Israel’s history. Iraq is still the world power. Within Daniel’s lifetime, Iran had conquered Iraq. 200 years later, Macedonia conquered Iran. Because of God’s revelation, God’s people were well placed to survive these catastrophic times.

SJA Notes

Daniel heard a man’s voice. But what a voice!

“Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.”

Jesus, the Son of Man, commands Gabriel to speak to a son of man, Daniel.

“Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.”

How wonderful it is for us that Jesus gives us understanding. That even with the vast and incomprehensible Sovereign Will of God over and within the rise and fall of nations throughout time – Even in this, Jesus wants us to understand, at the very least what is important for us to know.

That God is Sovereign. That He is in control. But that the power of human kingdoms does rise, just as it will fall.

* Father God,

Thank You that Your Son brings understanding.

Thank You for His birth, His life, His blood and His death, and for His resurrection.

Thank You that as we read Daniel we are able to wrestle with Your power outworked amongst the nations throughout all of time.

That You are Sovereign. No matter what worldly powers seem to prevail.

Praise Your Name!


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