May 20, 2012 “The Daniel Calendar”
When our kids were little we spent a lot of time out at Six Flags over Texas. Now when Nan goes to Six Flags she’s the roller coaster queen. That’s the way she loves to experience it. When I go, I like to watch people and shows … mostly because you can do that in the air conditioned places. In fact, my favorite ride is the big red Oil Derrick Observation Tower. I like it because when get to the top you can see everything in perspective. Walking around a place like Six Flags, with the crowds and winding trails, it can become a little bewildering. But from that high vantage point you can see how everything fits together. You can see the Batman Ride, Flashback, Judge Roy Scream and the Titan. You can see how the park is laid out and how everything fits together from that high perspective.
Well that’s what I’m attempting to do in our study though the OT prophets, a series I’ve called “Profiting from the Prophets.” It’s to help you see how these 17 books in the OT fit into the big picture of God’s activity. Today we come to Daniel, a truly amazing personality and a truly amazing prophecy. Open your Bibles to Daniel 7:1