When they call you names

Yesterday, a young, full of himself and this world person, called me “”Karen” after I shared something he didn’t like. While he meant it in a derogatory way, I smiled because one of the most godly women I have ever known was named “Karen”. She is with Jesus now, and she was my friend andContinue reading “When they call you names”

The End. When?

The book of Daniel ends with the description of a great battle (The Battle of Armageddon), graves being emptied, dead men walking, and the great angel, Michael, defending Israel. God’s people are delivered-“every one who is found written in the book” (Dan 12:1) …. but for others, there is shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel says,Continue reading “The End. When?”

Prophetic Marker of the End Times that many are looking for…

If you are intrigued by history, arranged marriages, love triangles, murderous plots, power grabs and the rise and fall of kingdoms at the hands of manipulative queens, Daniel 11 should be intriguing to you as well. (For incredible details on the fall of the Greek Empire and its’ corresponding predictions by Daniel, visit the EnduringContinue reading “Prophetic Marker of the End Times that many are looking for…”

A Battle in the heavens

Daniel is praying fervently as the Lord, through Gabriel, explains the things which are to come— the destruction of Jerusalem, the coming of the Messiah, the disobedience of His people, the abomination of desolation, the AntiChrist.(Dan 9) In chapter ten, Daniel, now about 84 years old, has been mourning and praying. As he stands byContinue reading “A Battle in the heavens”

Pray and PRAY some more!

Daniel was confessing his sin, the sin of the people and earnestly PRAYING when the angel, Gabriel, comes swiftly flying in to give Daniel the skill to understand the prophetic visions. (Dan 9:20-23) Daniel had seen visions of what God would do, yet Daniel still prayed. Does that not seem curious? Sometimes, I’m tempted toContinue reading “Pray and PRAY some more!”

Let’s take a pause…

As I study the prophecy of Daniel, I’m reminded that the great theologian, John Calvin, said Martin Luther is “indulging his thoughts too freely” when referring to the AntiChrist in Daniel. And I’m sitting here, thinking why did I pick Daniel to study and share? I don’t want to indulge my thoughts too freely. DanielContinue reading “Let’s take a pause…”

Concerned? Do this for some peace…

Daniel has become literally sick over what God has shown him will happen to God’s people as a result of their unfaithfulness. But Daniel gets up and goes about his work (Dan 8:27). He studies Scripture, specifically the book of Jeremiah (Dan 9:2); and he fasts, and he prays. But, before we race ahead, let’sContinue reading “Concerned? Do this for some peace…”

I took this picture

As I often do, when I look at a beautiful sunset, I wonder what the sky will look like when Jesus comes “in the clouds” (Dan 7:13) I’m drawn to the details of prophecy. Are you? In Daniel chapter seven, Daniel recounts a vision he had back during Belshazzar’s reign. It is prophetic in natureContinue reading “I took this picture”