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Daniel 7:1-28

In all this talk about visions and beasts and things one may forget that in the midst of all this kingdoms rising and falling there is a judge, the Ancient of Days, that is seeing everything that happens. He even sees and hears that little “horn” with the multitude of eyes and the arrogant talk. This little horn gives the appearance of seeing everything because of its many eyes and its boastful speaking giving the appearance of knowing everything as well as seeing.

If one can imagine the turmoil and tumult that these successive kingdoms caused the people of the world, one could also pretty much guess correctly that this cry went up, “Where is God?” God is always in the midst judging the behavior and intents of our hearts.


Proverbs 28:23-24

Mike regarding flatter, I hate it. I will not receive or pay attention to anyone’s flattery nor do I engage in it. Flattery is used to get something from someone by manipulating emotions by way of deceitful words. People flatter for the same reason that people jump a line, to get in ahead of everyone else, including the person they flatter.

The Book of Proverbs has a lot to say about flattery. In fact, Solomon implies a flatter hates the one they are flattering.

Burning lips [uttering insincere words of love] and a wicked heart are like an earthen vessel covered with the scum thrown off from molten silver [making it appear to be solid silver]. He who hates pretends with his lips, but stores up deceit within himself. When he speaks kindly, do not trust him, for seven abominations are in his heart. Though his hatred covers itself with guile, his wickedness shall be shown openly before the assembly. (Proverbs 26:23-26 AMP)


Ramona

Mike, thanks for the graphic comparing Dan 2 and 7.

And verse 5 is a message to us from Jesus via John: "This is the message he has given us to announce to you: God is light and there is no darkness in him at all." I love this. A month or so ago in this blog I reflected on God being a God of no shadows. All light. I love that thought. Do you believe God is light? And that there is no darkness, no shadows, in Him at all?


Re: I thought of Psalm 91 when you said no shadows. Where it says He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I am not trying to cause contradiction just wanted to know if this has a different meaning?

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