The Millenial Man. The vast kingdom of Babylon was opulent and prosperous, yet Nebuchadnezzar the king stirred in his royal bed. How long would this golden era last, he wondered, and what would become of his powerful empire when he was gone? With these disturbing questions in mind, the mighty monarch drifted off to sleep. That night, a vivid image of a towering multi-mineral man flashed into his mind with a panorama of color unlike anything he had ever experienced. Throwing aside his embroidered covers, the king jumped out of bed and shouted to his bodyguards: "Call all the magicians and astrologers to come at once. I must know the meaning of this dream! " The king's wise men were roused and herded into the presence of the bewildered sovereign. "And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
" 1. Daniel 2:28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. 2. Daniel 2:12 . Back to Jerusalem. Lesson 2 The disciples of Jesus were completely devastated. All of their hopes and dreams for the new kingdom of God had been nailed to a cross the previous Friday. Reeling with grief and confusion, Cleopas and his companion slowly made the seven-mile trip from Jerusalem down to their home in the little town of Emmaus. As the sun was setting that Sunday afternoon and they trod their way down the bumpy road, a stranger drew near to journey with them. Little did they know that this new traveling companion was the resurrected Lord Himself.
Paying little heed to their fellow pilgrim, the two dejected disciples rehearsed the staggering events of the weekend, feeling more despondent with every step. As Jesus silently listened, He desperately longed to reveal Himself to His downcast friends. Even after three and a half years of listening to His teaching and preaching, they still did not comprehend the nature of His mission. 1. Luke 24:25. Answer : ____________________ 2. Luke 24:27. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Coming King. Athaliah, the ruthless queen of Judah, was even more wicked than her mother Jezebel. When her son Ahaziah died, she quickly seized control of the kingdom by executing all of her grandsons who might reign in her place. "But Jehosheba, ... sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and ... they hid him ... from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land. " 2 Kings 11:2,3.
For six years only a handful of trusted people knew that the royal child was living and hidden in the temple of God. Jehoiada, the high priest, loved and trained young Joash as his own son. 1. Revelation 14:14. Answer : ____________________ 2. 1 Thessalonians 4:16. Jeremiah 25:30 The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout. NOTE: "Tempestuous" means "turbulent and stormy. " 3. Revelation 16:18. 4. Matthew 24:30. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The Rebellious Prince. Absalom was the most handsome, cunning, and ambitious of David's sons. The Bible says, "But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
" 2 Samuel 14:25. But this determined young prince wanted more than just the admiration of the people for his stunning appearance. He wanted the power of his father's throne. He wanted to be king of Israel at any price. 1. Isaiah 14:12. Isaiah 14:13, 14 For thou hast said in thine heart, ... Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness. Answer : ____________________ NOTE: Lucifer was the most powerful and beautiful of God's creatures. 2.
Ezekiel 28:15. NOTE: God made a perfect angel who, of his own free will, chose to be a devil. God allowed Lucifer to carry out his rebellion for several reasons. 3. Revelation 12:7. 4. Revelation 12:9. 5. Revelation 12:9. 6. 7. The Supreme Sacrifice. Lesson 5 The sky was still dark when the old patriarch clearly heard God speak. "Abraham, ... Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. " Genesis 22:1, 2. Abraham began to tremble when he considered the staggering consequences of this command. God had promised that through Isaac he would father a mighty nation. All of Abraham's hopes and dreams were set upon this miracle son given to him and Sarah in their old age.
So Abraham gently awakened young Isaac and two trusted servants, and the small company began the three-day trip to Moriah. Sensing that something was wrong, Isaac said, "Father, we have what we need to start a fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? " When they reached the top, Abraham tearfully explained the reason for their mission. 1. John 1:29. Answer : ____________________ 3. Revelation 14:6. 4. John 3:16. The Law of the King. After Darius, king of the Medes and Persians, had conquered Babylon, he executed all Babylonian government officials, except one.
That fortunate man was Daniel, a servant of the true God. Seventy years earlier, he had been carried from Judah to Babylon as a captive and made to serve in the palace as an advisor to the Babylonian kings. Daniel became known throughout the kingdom for having "an excellent spirit. " Daniel 5:126:3. Not only did King Darius spare Daniel, but he "thought to set him over the whole realm. " Daniel 6:3. When the Medo-Persian officials learned that the king was going to promote an old Hebrew captive to rule over them, they were jealous and outraged. 1. Luke 16:17.
Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Psalms 111:7, 8 All his commandments are sure. Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not. Answer : ____________________ NOTE: Under no circumstances can God's Ten Commandment law ever be amended or repealed. 2. 3. Bricks Without Straw. Lesson 7 Before Moses approached the king of Egypt to seek freedom for the children of Israel, he and his brother, Aaron, met with the oppressed leaders of Israel. During this meeting, Moses and Aaron encouraged the people to consecrate themselves to the Lord and told them God was about to deliver them from slavery with a mighty hand.
The Israelites had been laboring seven days a week to maintain their heavy workload for the Egyptians. But after this meeting with Moses, they apparently decided to begin resting again every seventh day. This is why the furious Pharaoh later said to Moses and Aaron: "Ye make them rest from their burdens. " Exodus 5:5. (The Hebrew word for "rest" used here is "shabath. " The angry king knew that he must do something drastic to hold this nation of slaves under his control, so he decided to drown them with work and crowd both God and worship from their thoughts.
As in the days of Moses, God is about to do great things for His people. 1. Mark 2:27. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Glorious Kingdom. After Solomon was established as the new king of Israel, the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Ask what I shall give thee. " 1 Kings 3:5. The young king could have requested money, fame, or long life, but he didn't. Instead, he asked for wisdom to justly govern God's people. In answer to that humble and heartfelt prayer, the Lord gave Solomon tremendous wisdom and perception surpassing every other human.
On top of that, God also blessed him with fame, riches, and long life. 1. John 14:2. Answer : ____________________ 2. Isaiah 65:17. Hebrews 11:16 For he hath prepared for them a city. Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Isaiah 65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them. NOTE: Talk about amazing! 3. Revelation 21:16. Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven. Revelation 21:10, 12 The holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, ... had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates. 4. The Witch of Endor. King Saul was at his wit's end and trembling with fear. The entire Philistine army had gathered to attack Israel's smaller and weaker troops. Saul moaned, "If only Samuel were here, he would tell me what to do. " But the great prophet of Israel had died a few years earlier. The aged monarch tried desperately to find some advice or guidance from other prophets or priests, but the Lord would not speak to him.
As a young man, Saul had been close to God. But after ascending the throne, he became cruel and rebelled against God's Word. 1. 1 Kings 22:22. Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles. Answer : ____________________ 2. Job 14:21. Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10 The dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. NOTE: No! Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the Lord. Psalms 6:5 In death there is no remembrance of thee. Job 7:10 He shall return no more to his house. Isaiah 38:18 Death can not celebrate thee. 3. 4. 5. 6. Cities of Ash. Abraham knew that his nephew was making a big mistake when Lot chose to move his family to Sodom.
The cities of the lower Jordan valley were beautiful and lush, but they were also very corrupt. "The men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly. " Genesis 13:13. Finally, God decided to destroy these sinful cities for their abominations, but first He sent two angels to Sodom to rescue Lot and his family. Before entering Sodom, these angels took on the appearance of two wayfaring men. Lot saw the two handsome strangers when they first entered the gates, and knowing that the streets of that wicked city were far from safe at night, he urged them to find refuge in his home. But wicked men were watching, and that evening they gathered about Lot's door and insisted that he bring out his guests so they might abuse them. 1. 2 Peter 2:6. Answer : ____________________ 2. John 12:48. Matthew 13:40-42 So shall it be in the end of this world. 3.
John 5:28, 29. 4. Romans 6:23. 5. 6. A River of Life. Naaman was a brave, rich, and famous commander for the armies of Syria who contracted leprosy, the most dreaded disease of Bible times. Leprosy meant isolation from loved ones and a slow, wretched death. A Hebrew slave girl who worked in Naaman's house said that if her master would only go to the prophet Elisha in Israel, he would heal Naaman of his leprosy. Willing to grasp at any thread of hope, Naaman made the long trip to Israel. With him was a small band of personal bodyguards and a king's ransom to pay for this miracle of healing. 1. Matthew 3:1, 5, 6. Answer : ____________________ NOTE: The Gospel stories begin and end with the subject of baptism. 2. Acts 22:16. NOTE: The Bible ordinance of baptism symbolizes the washing away of sin from a person's life, as well as the new birth. 3.
Ephesians 4:5. NOTE: At least 15 different ceremonies are called baptism today, but according to the Bible, there is only one true baptism. 4. 5. Mark 1:9, 10. 6. Acts 8:38, 39. 7. Romans 6:4. 8. 9. A. Resting the Land. Our world was first created with a perfect balance in nature. Man, animals, and plants lived in total harmony. But with the entrance of sin, everything changed. Man started eating animals, and animals began eating each other. Thorns and thistles sprouted everywhere. The scourge of sin depleted even the soil. God told Cain, "When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength. " 1. 1 Thessalonians 4:16. Revelation 20:4, 5 And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Answer : ____________________ NOTE: The one thousand years of Revelation 20 is often called the millennium. 2. 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52. Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. 2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord ... shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. 3. John 5:28, 29. NOTE: The wicked are raised in the second general resurrection at the close of the 1,000 years. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Bowing to Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar gave the signal, and as the music from a thousand instruments began to swell, the curtain fell, exposing a dazzling, 90-foot image of gold glimmering in the sunlight. Then, according to King's command, all the officials who had gathered on the plain of Dura fell prostrate to the ground in devout worship. All bowed down except three young Hebrew men, who were servants of a greater King. Nebuchadnezzar was beaming with pride and satisfaction until it was reported that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had refused to bow and worship his image.
Astonished that anyone would dare to disobey, Nebuchadnezzar assumed these young advisers must have misunderstood his decree. 1. Revelation 13:15. Answer : ____________________ NOTE: In the last days, God's people will be forced once again to worship contrary to conscience or be slain. 2. Revelation 14:7. 3. Daniel 7:23. Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings. 4. Revelation 13:1. 5. Revelation 17:15. 6. 7. 8. The Mark of Cain. Adam and Eve's first two sons differed vastly in their personalities and behavior.
Cain longed to farm and build, while Abel loved to roam the hills and meadows with his flocks. After sin entered this new world because of Adam and Eve's disobedience, God established a sacrificial system and explained that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness for sin (Hebrews 9:22). He told them that these sacrifices pointed forward to the time when Jesus would become a man and die as the Lamb of God for the sins of the world. Abel faithfully brought a young lamb as a sacrifice for his sins, but Cain thought it was unnecessary to obey God's command so precisely. He considered the sacrificial system to be messy and reasoned that as long as he brought an offering and worshiped God, the details wouldn't matter. 1. Revelation 7:3. Answer : ____________________ NOTE: Those who receive God's seal in their foreheads will be protected during the plagues (Psalms 91:7-11). 2. Isaiah 8:16. 3. 4. 5. A Heavenly Model. Cleansing the Temple.
Esus was visibly grieved as He entered the temple courtyard and surveyed the turmoil. On every hand He saw pens filled with sacrifice animals and heard salesman shouting and bargaining with visiting pilgrims for the highest price. The cooing of doves, bleating of sheep, and lowing of oxen mingled together with the odors of a barnyard to form a concert of chaos. This bedlam was never God's plan. When Solomon built the first temple in Jerusalem, there was such respect for God's house that not even the sound of a hammer could be heard during its construction. All the stones and boards were precut elsewhere, then brought to the temple site and quietly assembled (1 Kings 6:7). The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of ______ and . The rough goat is the king of ________: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the king. The male goat represents Greece and the big horn is a symbol of its first ruler, Alexander the Great.
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