Remember that the Book of Daniel is basically two parts.

Part One - Chapters one through six bring a history of the times -- and the set-up for coming prophetic events.

 Briefly reviewing the first six chapters:

Chapter One
Daniel re-affirms his commitment to the true God. -- Nebuchadnezzar delights in his choice of Daniel and his three friends.

Chapter Two
Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a large, multi-metallic image. - Daniel's interpretation of the four kingdoms and the "Times of the Gentiles".

Chapter Three
Nebuchadnezzar enforces universal idolatry. - The three Hebrew children are thrown into the furnace when they refuse to bow to the king's image of gold.

Chapter Four
The testimony of Nebuchadnezzar; tree dream of Nebuchadnezzar and its interpretation by Daniel; the king's capacity to reason is taken away, only later to be restored.

Chapter Five
At the feast of Belshazzar, the finger of God writes on the wall, unreadable by the king's wise men. Daniel refuses to be swayed by the king's various offers and interprets the handwriting. - Babylon falls to the Medes and Persians, the prophecy fulfilled that very night.

Chapter Six
Daniel's favored position under Darius the Mede; the plot to destroy Daniel as he prays fearlessly at his open window, thanking and praising him three times a day. - Daniel is thrown into a den of lions, but is delivered by the one true God.

Now, we move into Part Two of the Book of Daniel, Chapters seven through twelve.

What we'll see:

Chapter Seven
Daniel's vision of the four beasts. The vision of the Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven; the definition of the four beasts and Daniel's explanation of the fourth beast.

Chapter Eight
Daniel's vision of the ram and goat; the interpretation of the vision; Daniel is devastated physically and psychologically by this vision.

Chapter Nine
Daniel's prophetic prayer is the culmination of a lifetime of prayer; the first twenty-one verses contain Daniel's prayer and the final six detail the prophecy of the seventy weeks.
Chapter Ten
Time, place and preparation of Daniel for the vision of Christ glorified and its transforming power on Daniel. -- The message of an unidentified heavenly messenger provides Daniel with assurance and strength.

Chapter Eleven    
The vision continues; Antiochus Epiphanes is identified; the man of sin rises to power; the temporary victory of a willful king.

Chapter Twelve
The Great Tribulation; the resurrection of Old Testament saints and sinners; the sealing of prophecies until the end of the age; history's final end-time mysteries unsealed.

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