The Invisible War Around Us (Daniel 10:1-21)

 

The Invisible War Around Us – Daniel 10:1-21

Hebrews 13:2 (NASB) 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Ephesians 6:10-11 (NASB) 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

2 Kings 6:17 (NASB) 17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

I.  THE REVELATION OF THINGS TO COME

a. The context of the revelation

Jeremiah 25:11 (NASB) 11 ‘This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Ezra 1:1 (NASB) 1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying: 3 ‘Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his God be with him! Let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and rebuild the house of the Lord, the God of Israel; He is the God who is in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 44:28 (NASB) 28 “It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd! And he will perform all My desire.’ And he declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’ And of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.’ ”

b. The truth of the revelation

c. The conflict in the revelation

d. The preparation for the revelation

Daniel 9:5 (NASB) we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances.

e. The concern over the revelation

Proverbs 27:9 (NASB) 9 Oil and perfume make the heart glad, so a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.

II. THE REVELATION ABOUT GOD HIMSELF

a. The time of the revelation

b. The fear during the revelation

Revelation 1:12-15 (NASB) 12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; 13 and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. 14 His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. 15 His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.

Revelation 1:17 (NASB) 17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, 

III. THE REVELATION FROM AND ANGELIC BEING

a. The delay before the revelation

Isaiah 65:24 (NASB) 24 “It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.

Psalms 66:18 (NASB) 18 If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;

Ephesians 6:12 (NASB) 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

b. The comfort needed to hear the revelation

Hebrews 1:14 (NASB) 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

c. The communication of the revelation

Ephesians 6:12 (NASB) 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 

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