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Pamphlet 5033 KC Daniel 13-2

Servants of God are not cultists nor ashamed of their God
and they serve Him openly...
with the windows open.

So we return to the Book of Daniel where Belshazzar is now dead and Darius, the father of Cyrus the Great who was one of only three men whom God named before they were born and who would be the one to give the commandment to go forth and restore and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, has taken control of the kingdom.

This is a most informative chapter because in it we are going to see a "purging out" of the wickedness in high places as we witness judgment and justice executed in the kingdom.

To that end, we are also going to see a great difference between this ruler, Darius, and the ruler of the previous kingdom, Belshazzar.

Whereas Belshazzar totally disregarded  Daniel (God is Judge), Darius will "remember" Daniel (God is Judge), and even make him one of the top three presidents in the kingdom, in fact the first of the three presidents.

(Keep in mind we were told in the first chapter that Daniel was of the kingship line of Judah.)

Daniel 6:1
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
The name "Darius" means "maintainer" and is an appellative which is simply a title, not a person's name (See notes on page 1190 in the Companion Bible).

This Darius was Cyrus' father who is Artaxerxes of Ezra 6:14 and Nehemiah 2:1.

Notice also that Darius set up "120" princes which should be over the whole kingdom.

"12" is the number of governmental perfection which we see used in the setting up of the servants of God who shall rule in the Millennium (see Rev. 7:4, Rev. 14:1).

[2] And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.
To "have no damage" means that the king would not suffer any economic loss because there would be accountability.

So we have three presidents, with Daniel being the first, to whom the 120 princes reported the king's financial matters and tax revenues.

[3] Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
Darius preferred Daniel above all the presidents and princes because of the excellent spirit in him, the Spirit of God, by which he was a just and honorable man upon whom both the king and Daniel's coworkers and subordinates could trust and rely.

Honest people have no problem working for or with someone who demands balanced books and accountability, but those who seek unjust gain at the expense of others find it difficult to tolerate such righteousness.

[4] Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Daniel kept his nose clean and was compliant with the law.

Again, he was honest and forthright and trustworthy in all his affairs which is an ensample for us as we approach the time of the entering in of the false messiah.

In other words, we need also to be compliant with the law and maintain our integrity and credibility for the delivering up before kings and rulers is to be for "His name's sake", for righteousness sake, and not because we were caught cheating on our taxes.

Those who know and understand how the kenites operate know that they do not like to earn their way through "an excellent spirit" and be promoted on the merit system and earn their blessings through honesty and hard work.

They prefer to make deals and control the money supply and falsify the balances taking every occasion to use bribery and favoritism to achieve their goals and reap unearned and undeserved rewards at the expense of others.

The problem is if someone like Daniel is in charge, a man of God who demands honesty and accountability, it makes it impossible for them to work their underhanded deals and skim off the top and "cook the books".

You "see", the "un-excellent (evil) spirit" that is in the kenites allows them to step on anybody who gets their way of serving their gods, the gods of gold and silver, i.e. money and power.

So, somehow this Daniel has got to go!

Surely he has some skeletons in his closet or has messed up somewhere along the way whereby they can publicly expose his dirty laundry and bring him down.

Hey, there is nothing new under the sun.

Anyone who paid attention to the politics of the 1990's saw numerous ensamples of how this is done by those in power who had access to the personal IRS records and FBI files and medical histories of those who opposed the corrupt dealings of a corrupt administration.

However, the political opponents of Daniel could not find the goods on this honest man of strong faith who obeyed and served his God and followed the paths of righteousness in all his affairs.

So, they stopped the internal investigation and decided to pass some politically correct legislation that would entrap him by making it illegal to do that which they knew Daniel would continue to do faithfully, and that is to pray to and worship his God.

[5] Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
Thus we have a "sting" operation about to take place, the purpose of which is to remove Daniel and his rod of iron from office.
[6] Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
"O king, live for ever" was no doubt a common greeting.

However in this case as will be documented a few verses hence, the agenda of these presidents and princes assembled together here was to conspire against Daniel, beginning with what we call today "sucking-up" to the man in charge.

They were puffing up ol' Darius because Satan's own know that a person loses his or her ability to think clearly and see the dangers that lie ahead when his or her mind is clouded with self admiration brought about by the even supposed adoration of others.

This is an object lesson for us all in learning to be especially on guard when someone approaches bearing flattery and blowing smoke up our donkeys.

[7] All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Notice how "generic" the language of this proposed legislation is, e.g. "any God or man".

Notice also how the majority can be persuaded into going along with anything that sounds good, especially if perhaps some of the ringleaders are promised a favor or two in return for their support of this seemingly harmless and temporary legislation.

The kenites are especially skillful in working a crowd and persuading them to do a "good thing"!

Hopefully you see already the deceitful lies and intentions of these instigators of the legislation and how they are "setting up" the king by stroking his ego and showing him he has a mandate of the people and how much they think of his leadership.

Hey, everyone agrees what wonderful thing it would be to have a "King Darius Appreciation Month"!

Again, there is a great lesson to learned from this in knowing that one of Satan's most powerful weapons is vanity, ego, puffing up a man or a woman by telling him or her what a wonderful person he or she is.

If one allows the words "what a great teacher you are" or "what a great leader you are" or "what a great anything you are" to puff him up, then as his head begins to swell it will figuratively choke off the flow of blood that provides the precious nutrients giving him the ability to think clearly.

Then Satan will pull the rug out from under him or pull the wool over his eyes.

That is why we must be careful always to give our Father the praise and credit for all that we have... for is all comes from Him.

He alone is worthy to receive praise and honor and glory.

Remember what happened to king Nebuchadnezzar back in chapter four when he got puffed up with the "Oh how great I am" disease?

Swooosh, he was hewn down!

[8] Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Hey, what could it hurt?

Besides, this is only a temporary decree designed to give honor to the great king!

No, it was actually designed to destroy a man of God for the kenites could care less about honoring the king!

In fact with Daniel gone they could even honor the king less by stealing from the coffers of his kingdom.

We also see the thirty day clause used here, no doubt inserted by some sharp attorney as a tool to sell the whole idea to the king and get him to sign the decree, because according to the law of the Medes and Persians once a decree is signed by the king it cannot be changed by anyone, not even the king.

(Of course our Father can change it!)

[9] Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
Ok, the trap is all set. Now for the sting of the scorpion!
[10] Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Servants of God are not cultists nor ashamed of their God and they serve Him openly... with the windows open.

(Hmmm, come to think of it, even our MS Windows are open for people to see.) Nevertheless, Daniel did not change his routine at all.

As it is written, he did as he did aforetime, kneeling in his chamber toward Jerusalem... praying and giving thanks.

The reason he was facing Jerusalem was because he remembered Solomon's prayer in I Kings 8:47-50, which is an important prayer because it concerns the captivity.

1 Kings 8:22
And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven: ...

1 Kings 8:47
Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;

[48] And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:

During the captivity make sure your eyes are focused on that Eternal City... that same city which God has chosen as His dwelling place for all eternity, that same city Abraham saw.
[49] Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,

[50] And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:

You see, Daniel was giving prayer and supplication for his people, for his brothers and sisters, because that is what the true spiritual soldiers in the army of God do.

They are here to defend freedom and truth and serve their people and take a stand against the fiery darts of the wicked one.

To that end, they are skillful and highly trained in spiritual warfare and thus are fully prepared to do battle for they have on the whole armor of God.

Paul uses this analogy to teach us in Book of Ephesians.

Ephes. 6:10-18
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
One becomes strong in the Lord by eating and absorbing the Word of God (Ezek. 2:9-3:4). EZEK-I-EL means "God is (my) Strength".
[11]Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Christian soldiers do not run from the enemy, even from Satan himself, because Jesus Christ has given His disciples power over all their enemies.

So do according to Eph. 6:10 and be strong "in the power of His might"! Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
We have already learned in this Book of Daniel that there is a time coming soon when those rulers of darkness are going to be cast to this earth, the mightiest men in Satan's army, that great locust army of Joel and Rev. 9, and they shall surely interface with God's elect, those who are in the army of the King of kings, Jesus Christ.

However, Satan's army shall not prevail unto death for we have the victory in Christ!

[13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
"Having done all" means "to finish the work".
[14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

[15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Are you prepared with that gospel of peace?

You "see", there shall be no real "peace" until Yahshua Messiah returns which is when the saints of the Most High take the kingdom and possess it.

[16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Satan's "fire" has no effect whatsoever against the fire of the Holy Spirit.
[17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Christians need to be trained in the use of "the sword".

They need to go to "boot camp" and become disciplined (disciples) by studying under the great schoolmaster, the Law and the Prophets, who will give them "basic training" in the Word of God whereby they can come to truly know Jesus Christ.

[18]Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
That's precisely what Daniel was doing, praying and giving supplication for all saints, for his brothers and sisters of the captivity, because that is what the prayer and supplication is for!

(Remember 1 Kings 8:7-50).

You "see", soldiers put on their armor and go to war to protect their families back home, to secure their freedom and liberty.

Thank God for the men and women of our armed forces who are willing to sacrifice for their loved ones and the freedom of all peoples.

So let's return to Daniel chapter six and see what the conspirators are up to... which you can bet will be to spy on Daniel and lie in wait to "sting him"!

Daniel 6:11
Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
Again, Daniel was not praying and making supplication for himself because he had an excellent spirit in him, which is the Spirit of God, and that spirit is a spirit of love for one's family, not a love for oneself.

And by the way, they did not just happen to find Daniel.

They knew right where he was and they went gunning for him.

[12] Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
These kenites slowly repeated the decree back to the king, savoring every word, squirming with anxiety as the moment drew near when they could expose Daniel.
[13] Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
Now as soon as Darius heard this he knew that he had been had by a bunch of snakes and vipers... and he was extremely upset with himself.

Again, he knew that these snakes had set him up in order to sting Daniel and at the time he was too blinded by his ego to see through their evil conspiracy!

All that was done was just a SMOKE SCREEN to hide the real agenda of the kenites which was to take down a man of God who stood in the way of their corrupt dealings.

Hey, there is nothing new under the sun my friend.

How sharp are you?

Can you see through the smoke screen of much of the legislation that is being passed today?

Stay alert, because some of it makes it illegal for you to teach God's Word as it is written.

In fact, right here in the Commonwealth of PA just a few months ago it became illegal to teach God's Word openly concerning homosexuality and even ancestry, as in how and when the races were created and the true lineage of our people.

The point is though, stay in your Father's Word and always maintain your integrity and credibility in your community, because there is a great sting coming when God's elect shall refuse to bow down and worship any other gods including and especially the false messiah.

So be prepared "with the gospel of peace" by putting on the whole armor God and get ready to take a stand in the great spiritual battle of these last days.

In our next study we are going to see God's intervention whereby justice and righteous judgment shall prevail over the kenites, who are the enemies of Daniel.

Live Link to- The Book of Daniel Table of Contents
It is important that YOU Read it all!

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.
The book of Daniel is the Apocalypse of the Old Testament
and a sister book to the Apocalypse of the New Testament,
the book of Revelation.

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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