Daniel – Session V: Return of the King
Fuel – Thursday night Bible Study specifically designed for people to “fill up” on the Word of God
Colossians 3:16 – Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly….
James 1:21 – …receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls
Soil is our heart, the Word of God is the seed. As the seed is sown, or implanted in our hearts it will bring forth good, godly fruit
Book of Daniel
Blueprint of prophecy – Essential for understanding end times events
Prophecy – History written in advance
Daniel, like all prophecy, given for comfort, warning, and edification
Backdrop – Children of Israel are in captivity; Daniel and his friends are designated as future leaders and set apart to work in the court of King Nebuchadnezzar
Takes place in modern-day Iraq (approx. 53 miles south of Baghdad)
Highlights from last Session
Do my prayers really matter that much?
Can my prayers actually change things?
Does God just want me to pray or is it essential that I pray?
Genesis 1:26-28 Man was created to have dominion
God gave man “delegated authority” to rule and subdue the earth
Jesus took authority back from Satan and placed it in his Church
Prayer is not just important – it is essential!
Session V Slideshow
Huge, Shiny, Terrifying image
Represented current (Babylonian) and future world empires
Daniel gives the dream and the interpretation
King blown away; Daniel and 3 friends promoted and will run the province of Babylon
The book of Revelation
Last book of the Bible
Entire Word of God and all of human history flows to and meets at this book
The word Revelation is the Greek word, Apokálupsis – which means “The unveiling of something previously hidden.”
The book of Revelation could be accurately named “the unveiling of the previously hidden truth of Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords”
Overview (up to chapter 19)
Chapter 1 – John exiled on the island of Patmos sees the resurrected and glorified Christ; Commanded to write the things God shows him
Chapter 2-3 – Most relevant for you and I; Written to the Church throughout the ages; Things we are doing good, things we need to change
Chapter 4: John taken to heaven and sees the throne room of God
Chapter 5: Jesus enters the throne room and takes the document sealed with 7 seals
Chapter 6: Seal judgments
Chapter 7: 144,000 from the tribes of Israel; The multitude nobody can number
Chapter 8: Trumpet judgments (trumpets 1-4 are blown)
Chapter 9: Trumpet judgments (trumpets 5-7 are blown); Trumpets 5-7 AKA 3 Woes
Chapter 10: Mighty angel w/right foot on sea, left foot on land; John commanded to eat the scroll
Chapter 11: 2 Witnesses
Chapter 12: The Woman, Michael, The Dragon, The Child
Chapter 13: Two beasts rising
Chapter 14: 144,000 with the Lamb; 3 angels proclamation – angel 1 proclaims eternal gospel. Angel 2 pronounces judgment over spiritual Babylon. Angel 3 declares judgment on worshippers of the beast
Chapter 15 and 16: Bowls of Wrath
Chapter 17: The woman and the beast
Chapter 18: Babylon judged
In Revelation 19 we see the fulfillment of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream – specifically we see how the “stone cut out of the mountain without hands smashed the image to pieces and grows into a kingdom that will never be displaced.”
Final Takeaway: Great encouragement – There’s coming a day when God will put all things right. All the pain and suffering caused by sin in all its various manifestations will be dealt with. The King will return and never again will there be any crying, suffering, or pain. What a day that will be!
Make sure you’re there by putting all your faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Turn from sin and follow him.
FUEL meets Thursday nights at 6:30 at RockChurch,
located at 1081 Upper Spring Bay Rd in East Peoria