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DRAFT: God’s Plan For The Ages – 9 – Prophecy: Daniel: Introduction And Chapter 1
This post is centered around the first verse of Daniel Chapter 1. The purpose of this post is to discuss the dispersion of God’s chosen people from their homeland and their regathering. In both instances, God is the producer and director. Without the actions of God, none of these events would be possible. One of the key supporting actors will be shown to be King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. The scriptures in future posts will be used to show how God will protect all born-again believers “from the tribulation,” and how He will protect 144,000 Jewish missionaries “through the tribulation.”
Introduction to Daniel (MacArthur Study Bible Note)
According to Hebrew custom, the title is drawn from the prophet who throughout the book received revelations from God. Daniel bridges the entire 70 years of the Babylonian captivity (ca. 605–536 B.C.; cf. 1:1 and 9:1–3). Nine of the 12 chapters relate revelation through dreams/visions. Daniel was God’s mouthpiece to the Gentile and Jewish world, declaring God’s current and future plans. What Revelation is to the NT prophetically and apocalyptically, Daniel is to the OT.
Daniel lived beyond the time described in Dan. 10:1 (ca. 536 B.C.). It seems most probable that he wrote the book shortly after this date but before ca. 530 B.C. Daniel 2:4b–7:28, which prophetically describes the course of Gentile world history, was originally and appropriately written in Aramaic, the contemporary language of international business. Ezekiel, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and Zephaniah were Daniel’s prophetic contemporaries
Daniel 1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.
Nebuchadnezzar’s Participation: Ezra 2:1 Nehemiah 7:6 Esther 2:6 Jeremiah 25:1-2
Prelude to Diaspora/Dispersion Of Judah And Israel
Solomon’s Reign And Death: (971-931 B.C.) 1 Kings 11:41-43/2 Chronicles 9:29-31 (Age unk)
A Divided Kingdom
Rehoboam (931-913 B.C.) (Son Of Solomon): King Of Southern Kingdom 2 Tribes 1 Kings 14:21-31 2 Chronicles 10:1-12:16 (Rehoboam “Remained” South)
Jeroboam (931-910 B.C.) (Son Of Nebat) King Of Northern Kingdom 10 Tribes 1 Kings 12:25-14:20 2 Chronicles 13:1-20 (Jeroboam “Jumped” North)
Dispersion/Diaspora Of Kingdoms
Dispersion Of Judah (South): (597-586 B.C.) 3 Dispersions 2 Kings 24:1, 2 2 Chronicles 36:5-7; 18-20 (its sin, verse 21)
Nebuchadnezzar’s Participation Ezra 2:1 Nehemiah 7:6 Esther 2:6 Jeremiah 25:1-2
Dispersion Of Israel (North): (722 B.C.) 1 Dispersion 2 Kings 17:1-6 (its sin, verse 7) 1 Chronicles 5:26
God’s Love For Israel (606 B.C.) Jeremiah 31:3; (519 B.C.) Zechariah 2:8
Zechariah 2:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
Jeremiah 31:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
3 The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness.
The regathering of Israel began in 1948, and will conclude at the coming of Messiah/Christ at the Battle of Armageddon.
Regathering Of Israel: (606 B.C.) Jeremiah 30:1-4; (588 B.C.) Ezekiel 28:25-26 (587 B.C.) Ezekiel 36:24-29 (534 B.C.) Daniel 12:1-2; (33 A.D.)
Birth Pains: Matthew 24:4-12
Tribulation: Matthew 24:15-28
Second Coming Of Messiah/Christ To Earth: Matthew 24:3, 29-31/(487 B.C.) Zechariah 14:1-17/(96 A.D.)
Battle Of Armageddon Muster: Revelation 16:12-16
Marriage Of The Lamb: Revelation 19:7-10
Second Coming Of Messiah/Christ To Earth At Battle Of Armageddon: 19:11-20:6
God’s Love For The Church
Ephesians 5:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
The Catching Up/Rapture Of The Church In The Air: (54 A.D.)1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (notice, “the dead in Christ”)
The Judgment Seat Of Christ: rewards given to those caught up: (60 A.D.) 2 Corinthians 5:10
The Great White Throne Judgment; for unbelievers: Revelation 20:11-15 (notice “the dead”)
The Sheep And Goat Judgment (Judgment Of Gentiles For Treatment Of Jews During Tribulation (Matthew 25:31-46)