Walking the Talk – Daniel 10-12 – September 22

“As for you, go your way till the end.  You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”

These words today bring great comfort for some reason.  Perhaps it is because I believe them to be true for me as well and true for all who believe in and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. I think I am a long way from the model of Daniel.  He was a man who truly “walked the talk”.

I was struck too by the way God interacted with Daniel.  There is an irony in all this as I expect God to interact that way with me too… but I am a long way off from being like Daniel.

I look forward to meeting Daniel someday and all the other great heroes of the Faith!

Until next time  –  Be encouraged

Sandra

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I became a writer in my later years. I love blogging and sharing life with others. I speak to women's groups about the Christian life.
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One Response to Walking the Talk – Daniel 10-12 – September 22

  1. Jack Bass says:

    Daniel 10. This chapter starts with Daniel having a vision. Daniel is found in the opening of this chapter fasting. David had been morning and fasting for three weeks. Fasting in the Bible used to be pretty popular as a means of worship but in today’s world you don’t hear about it that much. Not much really is being told about the vision Daniel is having but he is anguished by what he saw and not really understanding what he saw. The main part of this Chapter is about Jesus himself coming to see Daniel to tell him what his vision meant but David was to weak from being in the presence of Jesus. Jesus touches Danie and tells him to regain his strength. He then tells Daniel he has been deemed worthy because of his devotion to God and that he will reveal what Daniels vision is all about.The the chapter ends that way. I suspect that more will be coming as we read on. Chapter 11. This chapter is a no go for me. I don’t understand what its all about. he didn’t understand it either.I am like Daniel as far as understanding what it all means. All it tells me is that King from the North fights against a King from the south. No one mentioned means anything to me. Its probably about the Mead’s and the Persians with some of there own fights. I am sure Alexander the great is in there somewhere. That’s enough rambling so on to chapter 12. What a Chapter because it describes Jesus himself promising the deliverance of all people who believe in him that one day they will be with him in heaven at the end times. He said the dead and the living will be with him. He assures Daniel that he will die but he for sure will be awakened when the time comes and will go to heaven. As to the time when this will all happen we don’t know for sure. Jesus told Daniel it would be a time, times and half. Could that possibly mean the time between his first coming and his second coming??????? In my research I can find nothing that shows me what is meant by time, times and half a time. Lots of speculation but nothing concrete. Why worry about it anyway. If we have Jesus in our hearts and have made the confession of faith before others then Jesus has said like he told Daniel he will take care of us. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had that personal promise that was given to Daniel. We all do have that promise if we only believe in Jesus and publicly announce that fact. I know the debate over whether Baptism is required to go to heaven goes on and on. I believe that we all need to be Baptized as obedience to Christs words that the apostles are told to go into the entire world Baptizing and preaching in his his name. Argument over this is futile because we have disagreements over less trivial things anyway so lets all just love the Lord being obedient children of his and be Baptized just in case. In Christ, Jack.

    Father God you are so good to us all with all you do for us daily that we don’t always acknowledge and for that we ask your forgiveness. Father allow me the insight when I read your Bible that I always would take something away from my reading because I know sometimes I have a difficult time understanding what I read. I seek your blessing on my church as well as our missionaries. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.

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