Gene Cunningham - September 15, 2003

Daniel #15

Daniel #15

Four beast amplify Nebuchadnezzars dream in Daniel chapter 2 (Dan 7:1-8). The beasts represent four gentile empires. The church age are not dealt with by Daniel because it is a mystery (Eph 3:4-11, Col 1:25-27, 1Pe 1:10-12). 7 major judgments: (1) Judgment for sin on the cross (2Co 5:21, 1Jo 2:2, Heb 9:26-28, Rom 8:1); (2) Confession - self-judgment (1Co 11:31, 1Jo 1:9); (3) Rapture -- church removed -- judgment of Christ Bema seat - (1Co 4:10, 1Co 3:11-15, 1Co 9:24-27), Crowns: Crown of righteousness for faithfulness in life (2Ti 4:7-8); Crown of joy for personal evangelism (Phi 4:1, 1Th 4:19); Crown of Glory (1Pe 5:4); Crown of life for faithfulness in persecution (Jam 1:12); (4) Judgment of living Jews and Gentiles at the millennium - "sheep and goat nations" - sheep are gentile believers that enter the kingdom (Mat 24:37-41, Mat 25:1-46); Judgment of Jews (Eze 20:33-38); (6) the Great White Throne (Rev 20:11-15, Joh 5:22) - the righteous of Christ verses the righteous of man (Isa 64:6); (7) Judgment of angels (Mat 25:41, Jud 1:6-7, 1Co 6:3). Divine preparation for judgment - the Supreme court in heaven (Dan 7:9-12, Dan 4:13, Dan 4:17, Dan 4:23, Psa 89:7-8, Zec 1:9-11). God will never judge until He provides overwhelming evidence is given of the Righteousness of His Judgment. God's love could not be demonstrated in angels, but only man, who can lay down his life for another (1Jo 3:16). Ancient of Days emphasizes the Eternity and Holiness of God (Rev 6:16, Rom 3:5-6). Wheels and fire represent Omniscience and Justice (Dan 7:9, Psa 89:14). Christ is the evidence of God's Righteousness and Justice (2Co 5:21, Joh 1:14, Joh 1:17, Rom 8:28-29, Psa 89:14, Psa 108:2). The Antichrist (or little horn) is judged and annihilated (Dan 7:10-11, Dan 7:26, Rev 13:5). The book of life, or remembrance contains those who believe (Exo 32:32, Psa 69:28, Psa 139:16, Mal 3:16, Rev 20:12). Book of deeds (Rev 20:12). Antichrist persecutes the Jews for 3.5 years (Rev 12:6-14, Rev 13:5), but is defeated (Dan 7:11, Rev 19:20). The "beast" for Daniel is revived Rome, but John applies "beast" to the head of the empire (Dan 2:44-45). Christ receives His Kingdom (Dan 7:13-14, Psa 2:7-8, Rev 5:5-12). Clouds speak of the Glory of God (Mat 16:27-28, Mat 19:28, Mat 24:30, Mat 25:31). Clouds refer to us (Heb 12:1) "cloud of witnesses" (Eph 1:12, 2Th 1:10); Gifts from God the Father to God the Son at the 2nd Advent: Dominion refers to rulership; Glory speaks of reverence and honor; Kingdom lasting forever (Mat 6:13, Rev 11:15).

Scripture References: Ephesians 1:12, John 3:16, Revelation 12:6-14, Matthew 25:1-46, John 1:17, Jude 1:6-7, Psalms 2:7-8, Revelation 13:5, John 2:2, Hebrews 12:1, Zechariah 1:9-11, Revelation 20:12, Matthew 24:37-41, John 1:14, Daniel 7:13-14, Matthew 25:41, Daniel 7:26, Colossians 1:25-27, Psalms 89:7-8, Matthew 25:31, Revelation 20:12, James 1:12, Psalms 89:14, Daniel 2:44-45, Isaiah 64:6, Daniel 7:10-11, Ephesians 3:4-11, Daniel 4:23, Matthew 24:30, Malachi 3:16, Philippians 4:1, Daniel 7:9, Revelation 19:20, John 5:22, Psalms 108:2, Daniel 7:1-8, Daniel 4:17, Matthew 19:28, Psalms 139:16, John 1:9, Revelation 11:15, Romans 3:5-6, Daniel 7:11, Revelation 20:11-15, Psalms 89:14, Daniel 4:13, Matthew 16:27-28, Psalms 69:28, Romans 8:1, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 6:16, Revelation 13:5, Ezekiel 20:33-38, Romans 8:28-29, Daniel 7:9-12, Revelation 5:5-12, Exodus 32:32, Hebrews 9:26-28

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