Events and Kings Revealed

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The messenger, very probably Christ reveals in Daniel 11 the events that will take place in Israel and the kings that will rule under Persian rule. Then a mighty king will conquer Persia (Alexander the Great) who will rule for a while with great power but eventually be broken apart and given to others (v. 3-4).

There will continue to be conflict between the north and the south. Israel will be invaded first by one power and then by another (vv. 5-20). Around verse 35, the chapter is describing events that will occur during the Tribulation period. During these times, even those who are in God’s Word will suffer but be able to stand under such chaos and pressure. They will be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end (v. 35).

God’s people have a responsibility during difficult times and that is to share God’s Word. For it is during difficult times that interest spikes for God’s help even among those who would’ve never thought to ask for His help. For it is in tough times, that character becomes battle tested for what life brings.

Lord, help us to apply what is taught in today’s reading. Help us to see how to fulfill Your purpose; being ready at all times to acknowledge Your sovereignty, admit that we need Your help, and that we listen to directions so it is Your will that is done.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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