Friday, November 28, 2008

Prophetic Times To The End - Part Eight

Dan. 9:11 Daniel again confesses that all Israel is guilty of turning away from the Law set down by God through Moses the servant of God the Father, so the curse of disobedience has been poured out upon Israel to last for the “seventy years” as Daniel has said previously.

Dan. 9:12 Daniel say’s thus, God has confirmed His words He spoke through Moses the servant of God. For disobedience of the word of God by the rulers and those who ruled Israel has brought the judgment upon them. Daniel says that under the whole heaven there has not been done such judgment as was done to Jerusalem at this time.

Dan. 9:13 Daniel confesses to God the Father that the calamity upon them is because they did not seek the favor of the Lord God by turning from their iniquity and being in God’s Word to grow to maturity.

Dan. 9:14 Daniel says the Lords compassion was great as He kept the calamity in store and brought it on us because of His righteousness, His deeds which God the Father has done for the people of Israel was forgotten and set aside as Israel did not obey God’s voice.

Dan. 9:15 Daniel say’s, and now, referring to God’s deeds for Israel, God brought His people out of the bondage of Egypt, He used a mighty hand and made a name for Himself of His people. Daniel says, as it was then, as it is now this day, His people have sinned, and have been wicked.

Dan. 9:16 Daniel prays, O Lord, knowing your righteousness, knowing your previous deeds for your people (God brought His people out of the bondage of Egypt), let now your anger and your wrath turn away from your people. Establish your Holy Temple in your Holy city; for the whole region sees the reproach of the people of Israel.

Dan. 9:17 Daniel in his prayer, asked God to listen to him his servant, to his supplications, and asked that God would be glorified, and let God’s face shine on his desolate sanctuary. That His presence among His people would be seen by all people, instead of being seen as a reproach to the regions around them as now, for God is absent from them.

Dan. 9:18 Daniels prayer continues, He says hear me my God, turn your eyes upon us and see the desolations on the city called by your name; (Daniel tells us that there are more than just himself praying for he says), we are not presenting the supplications before God on their merits or worthiness, but that they are requesting actions of God on the known works of God in years past i.e. deliverance out of Egypt, for God has had great compassion, used a mighty hand for them.