Daniel: Life Of King Nebuchadnezzar

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We are wrapping up our series “Thones” today and today we are taking about the Prophetic throne.

And really what we have been looking at through this series is the life of Daniel.

The Story of Daniel begins when he along with other young men from Judah were taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. And we follow his life and read how he served under four different kings, Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Darius and Cyrus. And I think that in itself speaks volumes. Somebody might succeed under one king because maybe the King liked him, BUT Daniel rose to positions of prominence and served under each King. Even though he was in captivity. And so we have looked at the different thrones in Daniels life and how he succeeded in each of these
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How did Daniel handle Politics and how does that apply to us. What is our view of Politics, How do we treat politicians. How should we traet them, what is our responsibility to the Government of the day.
We looked at Daniels actions in the personal throne. How he lived his personal life.
Last week Pastor Mark looked at the professional throne and how Daniel thrived in his professional throne and how we too can thrive in our professional lives.

And in all of these Thrones we see Daniel to be a man of faith….to be faithful to what God had called him to do.

And today we look at Daniel in the Prophetic throne. We look at Daniel the Prophet and how that applies to us.

Because Daniel and his three friends were faithful we read in Daniel 1 that God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom. And to Daniel, God also gave understanding in all visions and dreams (Daniel 1:17).

As a result of God’s blessings upon Daniel and his three friends, the king “found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm” (verse
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“Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon” (Daniel 2:48).

At times, God sent an angel to deliver prophetic messages to Daniel, who then copied them down.

Daniel 8: 15 As I, Daniel, was trying to understand the meaning of this vision, someone who looked like a man stood in front of me. 16 And I heard a human voice calling out from the Ulai River, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of his vision.”
17 As Gabriel approached the place where I was standing, I became so terrified that I fell with my face to the ground. “Son of man,” he said, “you must understand that the events you have seen in your vision relate to the time of the end.”

We also read of 2 additional accounts of an angel coming to Daniel (Daniel 9:20-23 and Daniel 10:5-14)

As so we get introduced to Daniel the prophet….Who prophesied as he was moved by God through visions and

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