living true in babylon # 2
14 June 2009
BIG IDEA on your knees you can stand tall & live true
DO STORY Dan 2 is the story BENEFITS
DANIEL IS YOUNG
v1 In his older age he will have deeply influential visions – at one level age doesn’t matter
Dan 10 21 days of fasting in his 80’s – 3 days of prayer & fasting- enter into it
KING’S PRIMARY WEAPON = INTIMIDATION v2-13
v10 intemperate language! Not smart with a King!
v12 ironic seeing he was wanting them to explain his dream –lost sight of his original desire
WE ALL FACE CRISIS POINTS – health, finance, relational, dreams, prosperity
Where are you in a crisis?
DANIEL’S DEFENCE # 1= WISDOM v14-15
DANIEL’S DEFENCE # 2 = COURAGE
v16 courage to face a King set on murder, courage to believe God would come thru
ON YOUR KNEES YOU CAN STAND TALL & LIVE TRUE v17-18 prayer with friends
PRAYER LEADS TO WORSHIP
v19 not all prayers are answered this quick!
20 wisdom & power (control?) are His
21 He is sovereign - Those who have will get more – not a communist!
21-22 He changes, gives, reveals, knows
23 You have given, made known x2
DANIEL’S DEFENCE # 2 = COURAGE v24 what courage – got to be pretty sure of yourself!
HONOURS GOD v27-28
PROPHESIES OF COMING KINGDOM v44+
WHAT WE WANT THE WORLD TO SAY – END RESULT OF OUR PRAYERS
v47 let the world say this is so!
v48+ remember Daniel is still a teenager!
GOD USES THE BABYLONIAN KING TO DELIVER A KINGDOM MESSAGE
God will align you with people not of faith
He has put a dream in their hearts that you are to interpret for the glory of God