Wednesday, March 23, 2022

TRAVEL AND KNOWLEDGE

Today’s Reading: Daniel 11-12

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This is a panorama of the entrance to the Acropolis in Greece. This temple for the worship of the goddess Athena was in full use during the period described in Daniel 11, when Alexander the Great’s successors, especially Antiochus Ephiphanes IV, were creating havoc throughout the North, East and South of Israel. He desecrated the Temple with the sacrifice of a pig on the altar, which had been built by Ezra some 300 years earlier, and to which the Babylonian exiles returned.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Daniel 12:3-4

Those who are wise shall shine

Like the brightness of the firmament,

And those who turn many to righteousness

Like the stars forever and ever.

But you, Daniel, shut up the words,

and seal the book until the time of the end;

many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.

 

Daniel 11 is a prophecy detailing the events which follow the end of the Persian (Iran) empire. Following the death of the Greek conqueror, Alexander the Great, the Empire of Greece is divided up between Alexander’s generals who war against each other for domination.

Daniel 12 leaps ahead centuries of human history to “the time of the end” (Daniel 12:4). How will we know that “the time of the end” is upon us? (1) “Many shall run to and fro” (here and there). It is a fact that more people have travelled more miles over the earth in the last 20 years than in 5,000 years of recorded human history. (2) “Knowledge shall increase.” We are using a computer to write and read this blog. Any of the search engines available to us can connect us at the speed of light to more information than all the libraries of the world combined. If anything, the statements about travel and access to information which Daniel wrote are an understatement. We are living now in “the time of the end!” These developments have never happened before now!

Our key verses should give us joy and confidence in God’s promises. The last sentence Daniel pens is a personal promise he received from the Lord regarding his own resurrection “at the end of days” (12:13).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray that I will make wise decisions as Daniel and his friends did, as recorded at the beginning of Daniel’s book. Then, with Your blessing throughout my life, I too can end my days full of confidence and wisdom. May I shine for You! Grant that I will help “turn many to righteousness!” In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

With websites available worldwide like 100huntley.com, we are helping to fulfil the prophecy that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14). What is “the glory of the Lord”? John answers this question: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). I put the words “knowledge of the glory of the Lord” into just one search engine…”Google.” Up on my screen, came the number of results…35,000,000 in 0.40 seconds. In just this search alone, the whole earth is covered with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord!!!

Back to Daniel and the ruler of the principality of Persia, who was able to hold off Gabriel until Michael arrived to defeat this “Prince of Persia.” Paul teaches us that we fight “against principalities” (Ephesians 6:12). The story is told of a prayer meeting in a home in Los Angeles. They were praying for the first ever major Billy Graham meetings in their city. They reported a loud persistent knock at the door. A woman answered the door to find a huge figure decked with jewels who said, “I am the prince of Los Angeles. You shall not defeat me.” The woman just up from her knees said with authority, “You are defeated by the blood, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” She shut the door in his face, told the prayer warriors inside, and they began to rejoice in the victory Jesus was about to give in Los Angeles. The proof is in the history of the worldwide impact of Billy’s evangelistic crusades, which began right there in L.A.

Yours for the foreknowledge of God revealed through His prophets, whose words are preserved for us in the Bible,

David

Here you can see a spectacular racing track in ancient Delphi Greece. The “Oracle at Delphi” was a person who claimed to speak for the many Greek gods. The Apostle Peter called the religions of that day, “cunningly devised fables” (2 Peter 1:16a).

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

16 thoughts on “Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  1. Father God, You are holy, the eternal King; thank You for calling us to You; for Jesus, who came for us, died for us, and lives for us. Thank You for being with us, for being faithful.
    Help all Your children to live for You, to bring many to You. We pray for a great harvest of souls committed to You, Father. Bless, commission, equip, and send out Your workers, filled with love for You and their fellows, and zeal for Your work. Open the doors which cannot prevail against Your church, and send Your Word out to all the world, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen Rob. I am thankful for all the avenues of Christian teaching that we have at this time. Praying that the Lord will send His labourers into the fields as the end times draw closer. Praying for families (satan loves to cause conflict), and for all of God’s creatures to worship and honour Him. Time may be very close to Jesus return. Father, in Jesus Name, help us to be ready and to minister to those who do not know You. Amen

    • Amen to both your prayers Doreen and Rob.
      I also prayed David’s prayer for today.
      Praise our Lord Jesus Christ in whom we trust, Amen.

  3. Thank you Rob and Doreen, always so good to agree with you and others in prayer. I have been blessed by a clip I saw of a man sharing about praying for Ukraine. He began by saying that before we pray for situations, especially when the circumstances seem so overwhelming, that we need/must first get ourselves into a mindset of HOPE. We do this by remembering victories in the Bible, and in our own and other’s lives. Then when we feel hope arise (hope being the confident expectation of beneficial result) we can pray with power. I noticed when I began to pray from a place of hope about the Ukraine and other difficult situations I felt like I experienced a place of breakthrough in my prayer life. Praise God, for He is a God of Hope.

  4. For the 23rd from “Prayer Map of Canada”
    1. Pray for the genuine conversion and successful rehabilitation of those who have committed crimes.
    2. Pray for the spiritual and functional unity in the Body of Christ across Canada. (John13: 34-35, Romans 12:10, Hebrews 10:24, 1 Peter 3:8, 1 John 3:23)

    • Thank you for posting that Song yesterday, Charlene!I so enjoyed it!

      Good to hear from Luisa and Eleanor…. May God give you His Perfect Peace and may you, your husbands and families know that HE is with you always. Words seem inadequate when suffering is so great. 🙏🏽

      Praising God for each Blogger, and shared prayers and hopes.

  5. Thank you Charlene for your prayers for my husband and myself. I thank everyone else also for your continued prayers for our family. We sure need and appreciate them. The situation with my husband continues to be very difficult and stressful. Please pray for his healing and for peace and strength for all of us. Please pray for our grandchildren who are also hurting badly because of grandpa’s illness.
    I don’t always have opportunity to comment but I do read your comments and am praying for your requests.
    May the Lord bless each and everyone of you. Thinking of and praying for Beverlee.

  6. Amen to the comments and prayers above
    I’m just thinking about Sah and missing her very much if anybody knows anything about her why she hasn’t been commenting or blogging because I miss her greatly
    May everyone have a blessed day today amen 🙏

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