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The Time of Testing – Daniel 3:8-15

Some Chaldeans took this occasion to come forward and maliciously accuse the Jews. They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “May the king live forever. You as king have issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music must fall down and worship the gold statue. Whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire. There are some Jews you have appointed…

The Golden Statue – Daniel 3:1-7

King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue, ninety feet high and nine feet wide. He set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to assemble the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces to attend the dedication of the statue King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces assembled for the dedication…

The King Promotes Daniel – Daniel 2:46-49

Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell facedown, worshiped Daniel, and gave orders to present an offering and incense to him. The king said to Daniel, “Your God is indeed God of gods, Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, since you were able to reveal this mystery.” Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many generous gifts. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon.  At Daniel’s request,…

The Kingdom of God is Foretold – Daniel 2:44-45

Nebuchadnezzar had seen a dream of a statue made of four metals: gold, silver, bronze, and iron. Then a great rock came and smashed the statue and broke it into countless fragments. The rock then became a mountain that filled the entire earth. Daniel gave the interpretation of the statue, that it represented four world empires that we now know to be Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, and Rome. Then Daniel gave the following interpretation of the rock that became a mountain,…