Tag: Daniel 2:44

Rejoicing in the Eternal Kingdom!

Scripture reading for September 19th:  Ezekiel 48, Daniel 1-3

Key Scriptures:  Ezekiel 48:35  “The distance around will be 18,000 cubits.  “And the name of the city from that time on will be: THE LORD IS THERE.””

Daniel 2:44  “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people.  It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will endure forever.  This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands–a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.”

Ezekiel was a Jewish priest in captivity in Babylon, along with Daniel.  God used both men as prophets to declare His eternal purposes to His people as well as to the Gentile rulers who were over them.  Ezekiel’s last prophetic word gave a name to Jerusalem, the city of God:  “THE LORD IS THERE!”  Daniel was called upon to interpret King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the great statute with a head of gold, chest of silver, belly of bronze, and legs and toes of iron and clay.  Daniel’s revelation was a “Stone”, not cut out by human hands, striking the statue and destroying it.  This “Stone” became a great mountain that filled the whole earth–an everlasting kingdom!

Rejoicing in our Eternal King of Kings:  “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse whose Rider is called “Faithful and True.”  With justice He judges and makes war.”  . . . “Out of His mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.  “He will rule them with an iron scepter.””  (Revelation 19:1, 15)

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