Gene Cunningham - September 15, 2003

Daniel #12

Daniel #12

Satan's raged against Daniel for his promotion by Grace. If God promotes you nothing can stop it. (Dan 5:17, Dan 5:29, Dan 6:3). God maintains the things He gives us. If we hustle to get meritorious promotion, we have to maintain that. Satan worked in the mental attitude sins of the governors that wanted to produce fear and compromise. Daniel's attack is really an attack on God (Dan 6:5, Dan 6:13, Dan 6:16, Dan 6:22). The true issues of Dan 3 and Dan 6 must be understood by this generation, otherwise we'll find excuses to compromise. Every believer in Christ is a soldier, and should want to please the commander, God (2Ti 2:3-4). The governors got Darius to sign a law requiring prayers to Darius for thirty days (Dan 6:6-9). Daniel met the challenge, knowing when the document was signed (Dan 6:10). Daniel relied on the supreme court of heaven (Dan 4:13-17, Dan 7:16, Dan 8:13-16, Dan 10:5-21). Faith rest in the plan of God means you claim a promise, then apply God's word, the the pressure is removed (Rom 8:28-31). Daniel recognized that the easy way of compromise was defeat (Dan 6:10). Challenge is we are soldiers (2Ti 2:3-4). Daniel relied upon the supreme court of heaven, the role of angels (Dan 4:13-17, Dan 7:16, Dan 8:13-16). Daniel knew the integrity of God was the issue, not him. Faith rest (Rom 8:28-31) starts by claiming a promise, then applying knowledge in God or His word, then rest occurs. If you look at prayer as the end in itself, how you do it doesn't matter. Daniel saw God's honor the end, so how he prayed. Daniel had spiritual disciplines - he prayed three times a day (Psa 55:17). Christ relied on prayer discipline (Mar 1:35, Mat 14:23, Luk 22:32-44). Faith rest gave Daniel a tranquil soul -- he maintained inner happiness in spite of pressure (Dan 6:10, Eph 5:20, 1Th 5:17-18). Elijah was a prayer warrior. "The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much" (Jam 5:16-18, 2Co 5:21). Personal obedience is necessary for effective prayer (Psa 66:18). Elijah knew the word and will of God (1Jo 5:14-15). Elijah prayed for drought (1Ki 17:1). He applied God's word - the nation of Israel had gone into apostasy - the honor of God was his focus (Deu 11:16-17, Deu 28:23-24). Elijah's other prayers; the honor of God was his focus (1Ki 17:17-24, 1Ki 18:30-39). His prayer for rain (Jam 5:18, 1Ki 18-41-46).

Scripture References: Daniel 6:6-9, Psalms 66:18, Romans 8:28-31, Daniel 5:17, Psalms 55:17, Daniel 6:22, James 5:16-18, Daniel 10:5-21, Romans 8:28-31, Daniel 6:16, Ephesians 5:20, Daniel 8:13-16, James 5:18, Daniel 8:13-16, Daniel 6:13, Daniel 6:10, Daniel 7:16, Deuteronomy 28:23-24, Daniel 7:16, Daniel 6:5, Luke 22:32-44, Daniel 4:13-17, Deuteronomy 11:16-17, Daniel 4:13-17, Daniel 6:3, Matthew 14:23, Daniel 6:10, John 5:14-15, Daniel 6:10, Daniel 5:29, Mark 1:35

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