We left our preaching on Daniel to observe Epiphany, Blessing of the Businesses, and Presentation Sunday. Those were important days of prayer here in the church and we enjoyed God’s blessings on the congregation in those services. Hundreds were brought before the throne of God in each of those days. We have been fulfilling what Jesus said about his house. It will be called a house of prayer.
Daniel is a prophetic book. It tells what will take place in the future as well as what has happened in the past. It also tells us what God thinks about world events. For example, God’s telling of the story is organized around kingdoms. Starting around 600 BC God says there will be four main kingdoms with the fourth kingdom fragmenting into various states. In those states the people would not remain united.
In our last teaching we identified the four kingdoms as being the Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek, and Roman. The Roman Empire, which lasted until 1453, would ultimately fragment right down t