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Daniel – Session I (Handout)


Daniel – Session I
Fuel Bible Study (Thursdays @ 6:30 at RockChurch)


    1. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your heart to God. ~Colossians 3:16 (ESV)
    2. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. ~James 1:21 (ESV)
    3. Implanted (Emphutos) – to germinate, to grow or spring up, produce. Inborn, implanted, engrafted from another source. The gospel being here represented under the figure of a seed or shoot implanted or engrafted, as elsewhere by seed sown [cf. Mar_4:14 ff.]). ~The Complete WordStudy Dictionary

The Book of Daniel

  1. Daniel is a prophet. The book of Daniel is a prophetic book
  2. Known as “The Blueprint of Prophecy”
  3. To understand God’s program for the future of the world, we need to understand Daniel
  4. Prophecy – God telling man things that are going to happen before they happen. Given for man’s comfort, warning, and edification. Prophecy is history written in advance.


  1. Written 2500 – 2600 years ago (605 BC – 536 BC)
  2. Bulk of events take place in Babylon, during Israel’s Babylonian captivity
  3. Northern Kingdom (Israel) taken captive earlier, by the Assyrians
  4. Southern Kingdom (Judah) taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar
    1. Daniel, his friends, and thousands of others taken captive at this time
  5. Captivity was due to progressively worsening, unrepentant national sin. (Idolatry)

Daniel 1:1 – 1:2

  1. Nebuchadnezzar besieges Judah
  2. Daniel taken captive and brought to the King of Babylon’s court
  3. Temple vessels taken by Nebuchadnezzar to “the house of his god” (Modern day Iraq)

Significance of Iraq – Did you know…?

  1. Many Bible Scholars, based on Genesis 2:8 to 2:14, believe the Garden of Eden was in Iraq. The Tigris and the Euphrates river, both mentioned there, flow through Iraq
  2. Even secular scientists call Mesopotamia the cradle of civilization, because they believe mankind got their start there.
    1. Mesopotamia means “between the rivers” referring to the Tigris and the Euphrates. Most of ancient Mesopotamia is located in Iraq
  3. The Tower of Babel
    1. Many scholars believe it was in Iraq
  4. Abraham was from a place called Ur of the Chaldeans, which was located in Iraq
  5. Jonah was sent to preach repentance to Nineveh
    1. Nineveh was a city in Assyria and is in modern day Iraq.
    2. Mosul, in northern Iraq (currently occupied by ISIS AKA The Islamic State) is built at the same location as ancient Nineveh, where the prophet Jonah preached repentance and saw the city turn to God
  6. The Assyrians, who invaded the Northern Kingdom of Israel, were from Iraq.
  7. Babylon is in Iraq and is located just 53 miles south of Baghdad
  8. Babylon plays a major role in the book of Revelation


  1. Brilliant Assimilation policy
    1. Assimilation – to cause a person or group to become part of a different society
    2. Immersion method – Saturate captives in Babylonia culture (Language, Literature, and food)
  2. Immersion
    1. Our enemy, the devil, wants us to immerse ourselves in the world system’s way of thinking
      1. Will make us ineffective for the Kingdom of God
      2. Will prevent us from fulfilling our destiny (What God had in mind for us when he created us)
    2. If we immerse ourselves in God’s Word and presence, we will be in a state of consistent changeFuel(Clean)


  1. I’m so looking forward to FUEL! I think a midweek fill up is just what many of us need. Thanks for doing this, Chris!

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  2. Thanks, Theresa! Honored that I get to do this!


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