Pamphlet 5012 KC Daniel 2-1
Jesus said, "the book of Daniel was where one could go read and gain understanding"
Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 when He sat upon the Mount of Olives and gave His disciples the seven seals concerning the knowledge and the events that would transpire during the final generation of the fig tree, that the book of Daniel was where one could go read and gain understanding concerning the abomination of desolation, that abominable desolator (antichrist) who would come stand in the holy place claiming to be God.
You will recall in our last study that Daniel, who was of the royal seed line, the kingship line of Judah, had purposed in his heart that he would in no way defile himself with the king of Babylon's unclean meat and wine that he had appointed for all the children of the captivity.
So with a little help from God (Daniel's companion Azari-ah (Abednego) means "God has helped"... remember?) he convinced Melzar, the butler and server of the king's wine, to allow them to eat "things sown" (pulse), i.e. pure vegetables and grain, and drink water for ten days and then he could look upon them and determine whose countenance appeared fairer, theirs or all the children of the captivity which did eat of the king's meat.
Let's see how they made out.
And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
To that end, consider these two paragraphs from the introduction of "How to Enjoy the Bible" by E.W. Bullinger, one of the greatest Bible scholars of the modern era:
"A low condition of bodily health is produced by inattention to the laws of nature as to suitable diet. As this leads to the "drug habit", or to the immoderate use of stimulants in the natural sphere, so it is in the spiritual sphere. A low condition of spiritual health is produced by improper feeding or the neglect of necessary food, which is the Word of God; and the end is a resort to all the many modern fashions and novel methods and widely advertised nostrums in the Religious world in the attempt to remedy the inevitable results.
The Root of all the evils which abound in the spiritual sphere at the present day lies in the fact that the Word and the words of God are not fed upon, digested, and assimilated, as they ought to be."
I find it fascinating that the quick and easy fly-away "happy message" (I speak of the rapture) which is fed to our people by preachers and ministers who should be feeding the pure bread of life and causing them to drink from the living water or life, share the same name as the world's foremost junk food restaurant.
And speaking of bread...you can compare the "processing" of the earthly "bread" our people eat to the "processing" of the spiritual "bread" they eat daily, which should be the unadulterated "bread of life", the pure natural Word of God, but unfortunately it is not in most cases.
You see, oh-so-smart-and-worldly-wise man takes the whole grain wheat and removes the substantive outer coat and literally strips it of all nutrition while he bleaches it with a toxic poison to make it "white" as snow and a "loaf to be desired".
Students of Ezek. 13 would say the bread is "whitewashed".
Then man beats "air" (like his own hot air) into the dough spiced with "leaven" to make the loaf nice and "fluffy" when it is baked and to make its texture more "palatable" to the ignorant consumer.
One should ask, "How DARE they call that wicked stuff bread?"
Yes, the "traffickers" of bread have made it look real good and made it taste real good, a loaf to be desired, so people "flock" to eat that "junk" and then they wonder why they are unhealthy and why Preparation H is such a big seller?
We could go on and on with junk food analogies but let us make just one more observation.
Look out across the purple mountains majesty and across the fruited plains of this "bread basket" of the world and observe our "eating habits" today and "take heed" to the "junk foods" that so many of our people are eager and willing to consume.
We can learn a great deal about our "spirituality" from a close observation of "food" in this final generation of the "Baby Boomers", who would better be called the "Big Babies", spiritually speaking that is (Heb. 5:11-14).
For instance, we find "fast food" restaurants serving the Burger King's meat, instant gratification fries, and "Happy Meals" scattered all over our land and at every exit and entrance to our "highways and byways", analogous to the paths we follow.
These "glistening" facilities serve so few nutritious items (if any) that their so-called food is commonly referred to as "junk food", amazingly even by those who eat it!
One should be forewarned that if this "stuff" is consumed as a steady diet it will make you sickly indeed!
By the way, the original "fast food" restaurants were set out under "golden rainbow-like arches".
Since then, other fast food denominations have come along and strived to be the burger king by preparing or grilling the same junk food in diverse manners or by adding a few sesame seeds to the big white fluffy buns encompassing the king's idolatrous meat.
Take a lesson from Daniel and his friends when they were offered the king's meat (analogous to Satan's false doctrine... you know... like fruit from the bad tree).
Stick to "pulse", the pure "bread of life" and your countenance will be much fairer!
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It should also come as no surprise to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that the pioneers of the "fast food" restaurant and the pioneer of the "fast salvation" doctrine, I speak of the "Happy Message" any-moment Rapture Theory, have the same last name, M(a)cDonald!
Though it may offend some, the truth of the matter is that the any-moment Rapture Theory is nothing more than a spiritual fast food "Happy Meal"!
You keep eating that stuff long enough and you will be spiritually sick indeed!
I guarantee you that "junk food" from MacDonald's fly-through window is not served at the table of the Lord, i.e. it is not to be found ANYWHERE in the Word of God!
Christ foretold us all things (Mark 13:23), even in the exact order in which they shall occur!
Have you not read His Word?
Where and what do you eat, spiritually speaking?
If you are not daily eating the true bread of life, which is every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, then you are going to be sickly indeed, my friend.
Sadly, most churches serve junk food and happy meals instead of the Word of God chapter by chapter and line by line.
Have you not read:
... that He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Did not Jesus tell the Disciples that one of the signs to look for just prior to His second coming was "..there shall be famine.." (see Mk 13:8)?
Well, we are right now in the midst of that famine which is clearly defined by the prophet Amos.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
The famine of the end times is not for food but for hearing the Word of God.
Can you go to most churches in America and hear the true Word of God taught line by line and chapter by chapter?
There are some, but they are few and far between.
Mostly you'll hear a few token verses read aloud in a religious monotone.... especially those verses that seemingly fit the traditions of men.
Meanwhile, our people are undernourished and starving to death (spiritually).
To make matters worse, we as a nation are not only Biblically illiterate but we have the help of anti-God, anti-Christian, anti-American groups with great lobbying powers that seek to eradicate all mention of God and the Bible and even prayer from our schools and government halls, etc.
Amos 8:11-12, Mark 13:8.... prophecy come to pass.
It is written!
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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