December 15, Reading 2 – Daniel 11:21-45

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SAA Notes

The Maccabean Jews saw their revolt against the oppression of Antiochus IV as fulfilment of these words, especially v. 32. The power of the great Hellenistic kingdoms was overcome by Rome.

SJA Notes

* God of grace and mercy, please show us more of who You are today from Your word.

“Yet he shall come to his end, with none to help him.”

The message for God’s people at the time of Daniel’s vision is the same message to us.

It is the message we read in the new testament book of Revelation, of the Beast and the Dragon.

It is a truth that God layers over and again throughout all of His word.

Evil will not last, even when it seems as though it will.

God is Sovereign.

Jesus is King over all.

The Lord is EVERLASTING. He is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, all in all.

His word is CREATION and the same word is DESTRUCTION.

The evil powers we see about us today, they shall not last.

But God endures, unchanging on. Steadfast and faithful. Mercy without end.

And how good that is, Hallelujah!

* Gracious Father,

Thank You that we can hold to the truth of who You are – Eternal and unchanging, steadfast in love, abounding in mercy, full of truth and justice, righteous and holy.

Thank You that the powers about us will not last, they are limited.

Thank You Lord for the hope that we have in Jesus, an inheritance like no other – Life in glory, life to the full!

Amen.

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