Audio: Daniel 7 – Of Violence And Nations [Part 2 of 2]

 

“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14 ESV

 

Recorded Sunday March 10, 2013 at the Oxford Bible Chapel, Oxford, PA.

Correction: At the 10:50 mark I inadvertently said “in Heaven,” I should have said “on Earth.”

 

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Audio: Daniel 7 – Of Violence And Nations [Part 1 of 2]

 

Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another…” Daniel 7:2-3 ESV

 

Recorded Sunday March 10, 2013 at the Oxford Bible Chapel, Oxford, PA.

 

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A Chart On The Course Of Time From Eternity To Eternity

 

A E Booth - A Chart on the Course of Time from Eternity to Eternity

 

Recently I shared with you Ironside’s helpful chart of The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Another helpful chart regarding prophesy and the larger topic of the Dispensations is A E Booth’s A Chart on the Course Of Time from Eternity to Eternity.

Key To A Chart On The Course Of Time From Eternity To Eternity - A E Booth - Cover PhotoIf you are not familiar with the chart I would encourage you to check it out. At the very least the chart is absolutely fascinating and provides one with motivation to study God’s Holy Word. For example, many are surprised to see the chart as depicting Satan in heavenly places. What’s that all about? See Ephesians 2:2 and 6:11-12.

Brother Booth also authored a companion publication “Key to a Chart” to help one in navigating the chart’s symbolism and to provide the student of God’s Word with some deeper explanations and Scripture references.

The chart and it’s accompanying booklet are available through a handful of retailers including Moments With The Book. A modern computer drawn rendition of the chart is available in three different sizes: 12″ x 31.5″, 18″ x 48″, and 42″ x 114″ as well as Booth’s Key.

A free, scanned copy of A E Booth’s companion booklet The Course of Time From Eternity to Eternity Key to a Chart is available here.

As always, be a good Berean (Acts 17:11) by examining the Scriptures to see if what one is teaching is in fact true.

Joseph was right: interpretations belong to God (Genesis 40:8). While sermons, commentaries, and charts can be helpful to some extent one must never base their faith in such helps– rather our faith must be based on God’s Word alone. Sola scriptura. There are no shortcuts.

 

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Jottings – Life’s Harsh Realities

Jottings

“The first chapter of Daniel tells us of their early beginnings. Without those early steps of faithfulness to their Lord there would be no record of their later heroism. Scripture does not give us these details of their early years accidentally. It does so in order to teach us that growth in grace and usefulness in God’s service does not begin in the world of our dreams but in the context of life’s harsh, historical realities. So it was for Daniel; so it will be also for the Daniels of today.”

Sinclair B. Ferguson, The Preacher’s Commentary Series, Volume 21 : Daniel, ed. Lloyd J. Ogilvie. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Inc, 1988, p. 24.

 

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Entry Level Theological Truth [21]

question-authority

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” Genesis 3:1

The dictum “Question authority” has reigned supreme in the western world for almost half a century. It was repeated so loudly and often in the late 60’s and 70’s that it became axiomatic; today, its truth is assumed, rather than proven. But is this really the best approach? The serpent certainly thought so, but his question led to spiritual disaster.

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Entry Level Theological Truth [13]

Apple

“And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17

People sometimes caricature the rift between Adam and Eve and their Creator as being a matter of stolen “apples.” Of course, this betrays an ignorance of the Scripture’s sophisticated narrative of the history of mankind’s progenitors. The tree was not an apple tree, but rather “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” What is more, people often criticize God for seemingly overreacting

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