Pamphlet 5014 KC Daniel 3-1
In foretelling us "all things" Jesus also told of the dark side of "things"
Our Father is so good to us in that He gives us wisdom and understanding if we are wise enough to study His Word with the sincere desire to seek His truth, i.e. that which is written, rather than trying to make His words conform to the doctrines and traditions of men taught by denominationalism and church systems.
Jesus said in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 that He has foretold us all things pertaining to the events that transpire during the final generation... and we are to "take heed" to what He has said.
Mark 13:23 "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things."
In foretelling us "all things" we are also told of the dark side of "things", which pertains to the structure and method of operation of Satan's political/economic/social one world system in these last days.
In fact, that is precisely what we are going to learn about in the next few studies because God is going to give Daniel a "night vision" that will allow us to see into the night and what is happening beneath the surface and behind the scenes.
How exciting the Word of God truly is!
And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
And this dream of the beast was so intimidating that it scared the daylights out of poor old Neb and now his troubled spirit will not rest until he achieves closure on the matter.
The problem is that all the king's horses and all the king's men cannot put old Nebuchadnezzar back together again.
However, Daniel, the servant of the most high God, who is God, will be given to understand his dream and thus know and give witness to what is happening in the world... which is an ensample for us today (1 Cor. 10:11).
Also, this second year of the reign of Nebuchadezzar would have been 495 BC when Daniel was 18 (the number of bondage).
Now let's continue and see if the traditions of men can give the king peace of mind and serenity.
 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
The word Babylon comes from "babel", which means confusion, and "lon", which is land.
So Babel-land is simply the State of Confusion and no wonder with a religious community like these clowns influencing and leading the people.
Anyway, we are about to find out how much collective wisdom this sordid lot has.
But first, here is a breakdown of the various religious types called to stand before the king.
Magicians: These were priest-magicians who cast out devils and repelled evil spirits using very religious prayers and incantations. Probably worked too... cause who would want to stick around and listen to all that boring chanting (just kidding... about it working that is).
Astrologers: These were in a class all by themselves and claimed that the heavenly bodies foretold the future and their influence had power over the lives of men.
Sorcerers: These "wizards" derived their wisdom from mind expanding substances. Toke on this and the gods will unleash the power of your mind and you will see visions of the future!
Chaldeans: These were occultists and worshippers of secret sciences.By the way, the Hebrew word for sorcerer is "kashaph" while the Greek word translated sorcerer is "pharmakeia" from which we get our word "pharmacy". There sure are massive amounts of mental and psychotic drugs dispensed in this nation... enough to call it chemical warfare for sure!
pharmakeia, far-mak-i'-ah, Greek 5331; from Greek 5332 (pharmakeus); medication ("pharmacy"), i.e. (by extension) magic (literal or figurative) :- sorcery, witchcraft.
So there you have it. A diverse interfaith assembly of all the religious leaders of Babylon the great!
Well... you know what?
If we list all these religious cults beginning with the Sorcerers first, we see they form the acronym SCAM which is exactly what the religious community is!
Scam and confusion!
Oh, and did you know that the New World Order had a big diverse interfaith calling on Aug. 28-31 of the year 2000?
You might want to check it out and see what their agenda was for it was the largest gathering of religious leaders in the history of mankind.
Here's a link to get you started.
MILLENNIUM WORLD PEACE SUMMIT OF RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LEADERS http://www.millenniumpeacesummit.com/summitframe.html
And the king said unto them, "I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream."
So here are all the religious leaders who begin to speak... in babel... really!
You "see", the very first words they speak, "O king", and from here on to the end of chapter seven which is the end of the captivity, are spoken in Syriack, which is Aramaic, the language of the captivity.
Isn't that incredible?
God's Word is truly wondrous to those who will take the time to do a little homework to seek His truth and understanding.
 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, "O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation."
But uh oh!
Neb's got a mental block and says he cannot remember the dream, so he lays it on the seers and magicians and sorcerers to tell him what it was he dreamed.
Should be no problem for those who claim such wondrous powers and abilities to see into the future, right?
 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
In any event this has now become a matter of life and death because the king is serious about this and is in no mood to play games.
 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.
It is interesting though that the king of Babylon can only offer gifts and rewards which are temporal material things, for pleasing him.
In contrast, the gifts and rewards your heavenly Father imparts to you for pleasing Him are spiritual things which are eternal.
That does not mean He does bless us materially now, but the wise know that the treasures laid up on earth shall the moth eat and rust corrupt, i.e. they shall all pass away with this flesh age.
Ok, the king has threatened to execute all the wise men of Babylon so someone better come up with something quick... or it's curtains for these guys.
 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.
Some believers they are in their ability to actually do what they claim they are able to!
They themselves by their own admission give witness to their SCAM!
The truth of the matter is, even if Nebuchadnezzar told them the dream, they still would not be able to tell him the interpretation thereof.
 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.
And they are... because quite frankly they are "up against it" in that they don't know what to do!
They know their phony baloney scams don't work in reality and their gods who are no gods cannot save them!
 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof.
Because there is no way a person can fake what his dream actually was!
The fact is also that no man, even Satan himself, has the ability to read minds but you "see", our Father does!
 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.
How wise is that move?
 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
You know something?
Their response alone shows they lack wisdom and common sense.
Compare this with how Daniel handles this same death threat in verse 14 below... "with counsel and wisdom"!
Nevertheless, at least they admitted "out of their own mouths", that only "the gods" could reveal the dream to Nebuchadnezzar.
Do you think that will cause them to turn to the God of Daniel?
Don't hold your breath!
 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
There is trouble in Babylon.
And don't forget that Daniel and his companions are included among the wise men of Babylon.
The only thing is... they are not of Babylon, they are children of the living God.
Daniel 2:13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
Therefore, without some divine intervention all the wise men of Babylon are toast!
 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:
Verse 24 will document that the king ordained this "lion like" captain to destroy the wise men of Babylon.
Again, "Ari" means lion, like in "Ari-el", "lion of el".
 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.
However, servants of God always remain sober (sober minded) and on their guard!
1 Peter 5:8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.
He was an intelligent lad and he certainly knew that no "man" was capable of such a feat (see vs 27)?
Well, the reason is simple. Daniel knew His Father and because he knew Him he trusted in Him.
In other words, he knew that God, who is God and so gracious to His loved ones, would help him and his companions.
So here is what he did:
 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
The point is, and the lesson we need to learn from this, is that neither Daniel nor his companions reasoned among themselves to come up with a solution and take matters which clearly belong to God, into their own hands!
Now THAT my friends shows great wisdom!
 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
That's not what he did!
The very first thing he did was to bless and thank God.
By the way, this "night vision" will allow Daniel to "see" what takes place in the dark, as in what transpires during the dark hour at the end of this flesh age.
 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His:
They know as did these young lads that man simply does not have the smarts and ability to understand the things of God.
It is also for that reason that they never set themselves above that of their brothers and sisters.
Take the apostle John for example.
He did not consider himself to be above his brethren.
Here are his own words:
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
He simply considered himself one of the family, the family of God!
Also, one with eyes to see cannot help but notice in this verse the two churches of Philadelphia (brotherly love) and Smyrna (you shall have tribulation)!
The main thing is that ALL wisdom and strength comes from God.
Daniel knew it and appreciated it. So did his companions!
 And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
I mean, common sense must speak to us and ask the question, "Since He has ALL POWER in both heaven and earth, how could it be otherwise?"
For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:
 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
He gives it to the wise, as in the "wise virgins" who remain undefiled and faithful to His Word.
God simply does not give wisdom to the unwise, those who do not study His words of wisdom, nor does He give knowledge to those who do not seek understanding from His Word.
The fact is, if we do not have enough common sense to study His Word but rather choose to remain Biblically illiterate by ignoring His Word (even if we go church regularly), then we do that which He disapproves of.
Here is what He approves of, 2 Tim. 2:15, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
You keep yourself undefiled from the traditions of men and labor to eat lots of pulse and drink plenty of living water from His Word!
 He revealeth the deep and secret things: He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him.
And we are the children of Light.
1 Thes. 5:5 "Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."
Nevertheless, because His light is in us, we also know the negative part of what is happening in darkness, at night, i.e. the MO of how Satan and his followers operate in the night.
In fact, the dream that Daniel will reveal to king Nebuchadnezzar in our next study will show us the political structure and power base of today's New World Order!
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.
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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