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August 30

Dan. 10:10 Then behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. (Do we really want to have and an encounter with Heavenly Angels?) 11 He said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.  

of high esteem=  “well pleased”, What does Scripture have to tell us about this term?  “Pleasure”  Genesis 2:9 
HEB: כָּל־ עֵ֛ץ נֶחְמָ֥ד לְמַרְאֶ֖ה וְט֣וֹב 
NAS:  Eve: tree that is pleasing to the sight 

Exodus 20:17  10th Commandment 
HEB: רֵעֶ֑ךָ לֹֽא־ תַחְמֹ֞ד אֵ֣שֶׁת רֵעֶ֗ךָ 
NAS: house; you shall not covet your neighbor's 

Psalm 19:10 
HEB: הַֽנֶּחֱמָדִ֗ים מִ֭זָּהָב וּמִפַּ֣ז 
NAS:  The commands of God … They are more desirable than gold, 

Ezek. 36:26I will giveyoua newheartand puta newspiritwithin you;I will removeyour heartof stoneand giveyou a heartof flesh 

Isa. 53: Isaiah 53:2 
HEB: וְלֹֽא־ מַרְאֶ֖ה וְנֶחְמְדֵֽהוּ׃ 
NAS: appearance that we should be attracted to Him. 

I was in error on the previous e mail.  “attracted to Him” meant that he appeared ugly as he bore our sins! 

The Baptism of Jesus 
Matt.3: 16As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him. 17Anda voicefromheavensaid,“ThisisMybelovedSon,inwhomI am well pleased!” 

 

He humbled himself: Answer:  by spending much time in prayer and study of Scripture.  e.g.  Daniel  excellent in study of the Bible. Apostle Paul…. Not fashionable today.  Judgment Day is really coming!!! Christ will return, be ready!!   If you are in the presence of God you cannot relax if there is a major message you need to hear from Him… My situation….  

August 23

 

A Great Conflict and Your Prayer Life

 

10 In the third year of a. Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named b. Belteshazzar; and the message was true and one of c. great conflict, but he understood the message and had an understanding of the vision.

2 In those days, I, Daniel, had been d.  mourning for three entire weeks. 

 11 He said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was  e. withstanding me for twenty-one days; then hold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.  A man or woman of prayer must be one who as Daniel is well educated in Scripture.  Eph.6:10-20    We need young men who have the equivalent of a Bible College education. ."  skip….

Questions:

God’s Kingdom Interest: There is indication that Daniel no longer had the  high status in the government that he once enjoyed. However, he did have prayer and the Word of God.   Now his attention is turned to “what is God’s Kingdom Program” was.  If God’s Kingdom is not of this world, where is it and how can you tell where it is?

  1. We place stress on God’s Kingdom Interest which is the Good News of the Gospel   Christ:    ”  if my kingdom were of this world…”

  2.  Not dependent on earthly prosperity viewed in human level   but internal spiritual power that rises above one’s environment

  3. Person Centered  in Christ and the needs of  Others and not in self and in “the necessities” of life.

  4. Consults God’s Word for Divine Perspective e.g. “must deny self” Matt. 16:24  ”Let the dead bury the dead”  have authority to release You and authority to crucify You?” John 19:11Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me if it were not given to you from above…”.  and Converses with God hourly, if not moment by moment in prayer.  Paul commands us to “pray without ceasing”.

  5.  We accept providence of God when  a new political power arises that is not sympathetic to our cause. It is always a mistake to think we need to have “our political system”.

  6.  God’s Kingdom on Earth: When you are wedded to Christ you need to know his Word and how it works in the real world: Note Ephesians:  This is the Basics:

    1.  ch. 1-3  Conversion and Growth in Christ as Individuals making us People of Christ’s Love  A different world view has happened.

    2.  ch. 4 Discipling / Accountability  Must Take Place so that we can Grow in Christ in radical transformation, i.e responsibility for self and others.

    3.    Note 4:11 mature Spiritual leaders in the local “called out ones” where we listen and apply God’s Words. Problem: Most men today do not want to be taught.

    4. ch. 5 then tells us how this all works out: It works out in the family relationships!  (You will note that nothing is mentioned about Daniel and his family!  But our way of understanding God’s Plan is to begin with the New Testament that explains how God’s Kingdom works on earth! The epistles of Paul are key to this!!  Dan. Chapter one leads us to conclude that Daniel most likely had grownup in a godly home.  “did not want to defile himself…”

  1. Belteshazzar was not the name Daniel wanted to be called.   The name revealed that his captors did began by not having any respect for His God. How did he change their attitude toward him?

  2.  Note the KJV has the translation wrong here.  What does Christ have to say about warfare the is bound to come within even within our own families?   Christ said, “think not that I have come to bring peace but the sword.”   Paul likewise said, that we “wrestle against spiritual forces in heavenly places”.    Christ further said that in prayer we need to get involved in “fasting, prayer and supplication”.  Note Ephesians 6:10-20

  3. In the Sermon on the Mount Christ in Matt. 5 Christ said that those who followed him would have happiness in their mourning.  How is that possible?

  4. Why did it take 21 days of praying  so constantly for God to answer prayer?

August 16

Questions:

  1. Daniel was able to befriend  or relate well to those rulers who are appointed over him. Using the Apostle Paul , Christ in John 3 and 4 and how he dealt with Nicodemus and the Woman of Samaria, what do they teach us about how we can gain the trust of our superiors?

  2. Belteshazzar was not the name Daniel wanted to be called.   The name revealed that his captors did began by not having any respect for His God. How did he change their attitude toward him?

  3.  Note the KJV has the translation wrong here.  What does Christ have to say about warfare the is bound to come within even within our own families?   Christ said, “think not that I have come to bring peace but the sword.”   Paul likewise said, that we “wrestle against spiritual forces in heavenly places”.    Christ further said that in prayer we need to get involved in “fasting, prayer and supplication”. 

  4. In the Sermon on the Mount Christ in Matt. 5 Christ said that those who followed him would have happiness in their mourning.  

Evangelism Primer

 https://www.jonathanpbeyercom.com/teachingmanuscripts

 

John 4:1-2   Christ did not “play the religious game”.

John 4:3   “his disciples had gone* The verb here is in the perfect tense meaning that he was left alone.  Here was an opportunity that Christ had because he was left alone. Do we find the same kind of opportunity when we are in a “one to one” relationship?

John 4:4  “Samaria” = Christ found a “common ground” with her. We must, on our part, find out what they think about Christ or the ida of “a Messiah”. e. g.  Mormons = inherting a planet; Roman Catholics: “you have to purified to gain heaven”.

Samaritan culture and Bible knowledge:  Lesson =  Christ did not need to aks questions, because he knew, being God, what was in her mind, never the less Christ asked questions of people all the time. 130?

Christ was well educated:  1. We must learn by the askng of questions about what the person believes. e.g.  “What did you mean when you said _______________?”   (clarifying questions) Then say, “So, you meant __________?      That is a good observation!

 

John 4:8    “food” =  The so called necessities of life were not necessary for Christ.  Application: We need to be able to set aside our pre planned schedules for eating, etc.  to do dialogue or to have conversation with those in need.

John 4: 10  “water” = Common shared experiences illustrate eternal realities:   Here water is used as a picture of the work of the Holy Spirit who gives  us the personal powerful presence of the Holy Spirit as symbolized by the endwelling presences of the Holy Spirit. Now take common a common shared experience and illustrate an eternal reality:

John 4:7   “give me to drink”  Begin a dialogue or discussion:  Here Christ begins saying “help me.” Which is the imperative of request in the Greek. It is excellent if you can make a statement that has to be responded to, but do do that you have to praying and being alert and say just the right thing. 

I use my tract which is published here.

  • Wouldn’t you like to live in a perfect place? I quote several of the verse listed in my tract.

  • There is a way you can get ready for that perfect place. The good news is that it does not depend on how good you are and how hard you try.  We have seen in law one that I cannot get to perfection on my own.

  • Just as animals have a spirit that makes them different from humans who have a human spirit, so also we need not only a human spirit within us but God’s pure Holy Spirit too.

  • Are you willing to ask Christ to make you into the kind of person he wants you to be?

  • Read the rest of the tract with the counselee.

  • Prayer of commitment and agree to meet again and set a time to begin follow up.


We have to know that in order to reach people for Christ we must be ready to really get to know them and be actively concerned about the context of their situation or problems.  Real witnessing is not preaching a canned message to someone, although there are basic spiritual laws, but to get to know where they are spiritually. That takes time and a good ear and a passionate prayer life.

Daniel Nine  Daniel 9:15-19

  • In these verses you can count ten imperative verbs begging God to begin a new work in the hearts of us, now that our attitude has changed in which we hate sin as much as God hates sin.

  • By our speech, specifically, our prayer language we now demonstrate that our attitude toward our sin has changed.  We cry out to God for we feel the pain he feels when he senses or feels any sin from any one or place!  

  • Daniel 8:16   =  “Holy Mountain” = The physical city of Jersalem is a spiritual picture of God’s perfect heaven.  Only completely perfected people will be in heaven  who are now  “in Christ”,  who know they are now imperfect, but being being prepared for that wonderful state.

  • What is God’s Holy Place on earth today?

  • Daniel 9:17  “servant” = We are as Christ in our disposition toward sin:  Philippians 2:4-9  In the new testament the word is “slave”   Note how Daniel’s attitude of being a slave of Christ caused his prayer life to be focused in on spiritually serving Christ in praying for his “unsaved family members”.  Do I sense the horror and the pain that awaits those not sold out to Christ whom I know when I pray for them as I ought?  Discuss what it means to be a slave of Christ among unsaved people around us.

  • “light of your face” =  This in an anthromophoric or describing human characteristics to God. God rejoices with us when we live out the basics of the gospel, i.e. the sermon on the mount as an example.  Matthew 5    Share what makes “God’s Face Brighten” today?

  • “name sake” =  Most know what godliness looks like. Therefore, when the Christian lives as Christ the world sees and gives Christ Jesus the credit.   How do you use the name of Jesus Christ in the presence of non Chrisians?  How is talking about Christ different than talking about “Christianity?”

  • Daniel 9:18   “mercy sake”   =  The word mercy is usually translated in the Hebrew Bible as “compassion”.  The reason that God can exercise mercy is because he cared enough to pay the greatest price anyone could ever pay; He gave His Own Son’s life. John 3:16   Note our focus is not on our love or goodness or theirs but on God’s in  Jn. 3:16  Note my translation at the www site. https://www.jonathanpbeyercom.com/teachingmanuscripts

  •  Paraphrased meaning: "At a point in eternity past God the Father so loved (sacrificially) the world that ( he planned) ; he gave his only son,  the result of which is that anyone who continues to entrust himself into his care, would not enter into a life of eternal misery. but continue to possess an eternal happy spiritual ethical life". 

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