Daniel 8:1-27, Daniel 9:1-27: Daniel 10:1-21, Revelation 2:1-29
I have never noticed before the account of Daniel and what he is commended for. He is called a man greatly loved, and is commended for crying out for mercy, for humbling himself and seeking to understand God. He recognizes that God will not forgive because of their righteousness, but because of God’s great mercy. May I follow Daniel’s example and humble myself before God, seeking His mercy and delighting in understanding His ways.
7To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us open shame, as at this day, to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, those who are near and those who are far away, in all the lands to which you have driven them, because of the treachery that they have committed against you. 6We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 18O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.
4I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 5we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules.
Does anyone else struggle with the Jesus of these visions not sounding the same as the Jesus of the gospels?
Yesssss! Was thinking that the entire time I was reading. You are not alone!
This is the resurrected Jesus as He is in His new body! We will also receive a new body ☺️
Love you ladies!
10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. […] Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.
This really impressed me today. I’m quite afraid of suffering. Recently I felt the Lord telling me not to be afraid of things being difficult. This was affirmation of that but with the added encouragement to “be faithful.” Praying for God’s continued peace that passes understanding and insight.
Today I learned a lot about the seven spirits of God and all the sevens that I referred to in the Bible which I thought were very interesting and good to learn about. Also in this book of Daniel of the prophecy that he seeing in the significance in the time after the Lords crucifixion. And never thinking I would read Revelation I am seeing a lot of the importance of learning every single part of the Old Testament
3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.”
Today is my first day starting the challenge- my boyfriend (a God-fearing man) has revealed to me that after 2 1/2 wonderful years that something has been laid on his heart and he no longer wants to marry me.. And we had always had the understanding that we were dating with intent of marriage. At first I was wondering what I had done wrong and maybe I should have loved him more-maybe given him more time, when actually that was the problem. I’ve put him first in my life and have forgotten my first true love, God. And because of that God has laid it on my boyfriend (lamp stand if you will) to back away. Which I understand now God’s intentions. He is not going to allow two Godly people to fall away- which is what I was doing. By letting God spill to the sidelines I let earthy things get to me-I started wanting to have parties with alcohol-cursing and our sexuality was escalating when we had vowed to wait for marriage.. I was pulling him away from his beliefs and it was time for God to show him what was happening.. My prayer has been that I can refocus on Him and my individual relationship with God. I have not given up hope for me and my boyfriend (as we are on a separation period at the moment) so I still very much have that on my heart, but I’m trying very hard to not let the pain consume me and to push forward, relying on God… I think this is God’s way of showing me what happens when we put all of our trust and love in a human relationship. Humans are flawed and can hurt you-but when your trust in the Lord-He will comfort and protect us from the many evils this world has to throw our way.. I have to return to my first love and to focus my sights back on God.
10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
Praying for you Kayla. Navigating relationships is incredibly hard. Praying that you continue to seek the Lord and you will feel His closeness.
So thankful God has given you revelation in your situation. I went through something similar. Before we were married my husband and I broke up after 4 years of dating. I was devastated but realized we both weren’t walking in the truth. In our separation we both pursued our relationship with God and later ended up back together. Now I find myself seeking various things in different seasons. Praying I may seek God with all my heart and not the things of this world – no matter how innocent they may seem.
Kayla- Whether you get back together or not, continue to pursue knowing & loving God with the same vigor as you had for your boyfriend. God is a rewarder of those who seek Him with their whole heart… Maybe different rewards than we imagine, but trust that they are better & hold eternal value. Peace to you sister.
Thank you all so much!
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