Category: Daniel

A Kingdom that Cannot Be Shaken

Daniel chapters 2 and 7 both relate dreams that cover the same progression of kingdoms from different perspectives, and both serve to contrast the succession of fleeting manifestations of the City of Man with the solid, eternal City of God. In chapter 2, Daniel interprets a dream that troubled Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon. The […]

Man of Sin

If we look at the law for kings in Deuteronomy 17, it prohibits the king from multiplying horses and chariots, wives, and wealth. This is exactly what Solomon is doing in 1 Kings 10-11. Chapter ten begins by commending his great wisdom, but then steps through his decline—that is, he begins violating the rules for […]

Ascension Sunday

Daniel 7 and Revelation 5 both deal with the ascension of Jesus Christ to the Father. First, some background. Daniel lived most of his life during the seventy year exile of the Jews following the fall of Jerusalem. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had destroyed the city and the temple and had carried off most of […]

Meeting God

The book of Hebrews shows how the Old Covenant types and shadows are all fulfilled in Christ. The Old Covenant saints received the promises, but “did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.” This “something better” that these saints […]

The end will come

Matthew 24 begins with a proclamation by Jesus against the temple in Jerusalem, that not one stone would be left upon another. The rest of the chapter expounds on this judgment. Jesus says that these wars and famines and earthquakes are the beginning of birth pains, but then goes on to say that tribulation and apostasy and […]