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Daniel Interpreted

By Jay Rogers
Published January 1, 2019

The Book of Daniel is partly historical, relating the experiences of Daniel and the Jews in captivity in Babylon (Daniel 1, 3-6). But it is mainly prophetic, detailing visions and prophecies that foretell important events relative to four great empires of the ancient world, the restoration of the Jews, further Judean conflicts, the coming and death of the Messiah, the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem, and the conversion of the nations under Messiah’s kingdom (Daniel 2, 7-12).


In the Days of These Kings (Book)

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The Book of Daniel in Preterist Perspective

“And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Daniel 2:44).

The overarching message of Daniel is that Jesus the Messiah is even now ruling over the nations. He is the King of kings. Daniel tells us that Messiah’s kingdom will advance in the whole world from “generation to generation” (Daniel 4:4,34). Christ’s dominion is “given to the people of the saints of the most High” (Daniel 7:22). Our purpose then is to see “all people, nations, and languages … serve and obey him” (Daniel 7:14,27).

This comprehensive work offers a fascinating look at the book of Daniel in preterist perspective. Great attention is paid to the writings of ancient and modern historians and scholars to connect the dots and demonstrate the continuity of Daniel’s prophecy with all of Scripture.

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Many Bible interpreters, especially modern dispensationalists, have sought to apply a futurist interpretation placing at least some of the events described in Daniel 2, 7-12 as yet to take place. We see this approach most often in the “pop eschatology” that has come into the mainstream consciousness through writings, TV shows and movies by Hal Lindsey, Jack Van Impe and Tim LaHaye. Others have taken a historicist interpretive approach consigning some of these events to the Middle Ages. The historicist view was popular with many of the Reformers and Puritans, such as Matthew Henry and Jonathan Edwards.

Yet the historicist and futurist approaches create inconsistencies in interpretation. I deal with some of these in the notes section. The best explanation of Daniel is the preterist interpretation. All the events described in Daniel were fulfilled before or during the generation who lived at the time of Jesus Christ. In fact, much of Daniel is interpreted by the New Testament. This position creates the least amount of problems from an interpretive standpoint. Only a fair knowledge of ancient history is needed to understand this view. But this view becomes more convincing the more the researcher will dig into history.

From our perspective today, an understanding of Daniel is paramount to understanding the Mount Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. In Matthew 24:15, Jesus refers to the “abomination of desolation referred to in the prophecy of Daniel, standing in the holy place,” then there is the inserted the aside: (“let the reader understand”).

We should therefore ask ourselves, “Understand what exactly?”

Obviously, from the context, we must understand this passage of Daniel. And unless we have the correct interpretation of Daniel, we will not be able to understand the Mount Olivet Discourse. Therefore, a preterist approach examining the history of the four ancient world kingdoms is necessary for understanding the purpose of the Book of Daniel. This was a prophecy given so that the Jews of the Restoration period, from the time of the Persian kings onward, would know the times and events surrounding the coming of the Messiah. That is the main purpose of Daniel chapters 2, 7-12.


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Go Stand Speak (DVD)

With “preaching to the lost” being such a basic foundation of Christianity, why do many in the church seem to be apathetic on this issue of preaching in highways and byways of towns and cities?

Is it biblical to stand in the public places of the world and proclaim the gospel, regardless if people want to hear it or not?

Does the Bible really call church pastors, leaders and evangelists to proclaim the gospel in the public square as part of obedience to the Great Commission, or is public preaching something that is outdated and not applicable for our day and age?

These any many other questions are answered in this documentary.

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The Beast of Revelation IdentifiedThe Beast of Revelation: Identified (DVD)

Who is the dreaded beast of Revelation?

Now at last, a plausible candidate for this personification of evil incarnate has been identified (or re-identified). Ken Gentry’s insightful analysis of scripture and history is likely to revolutionize your understanding of the book of Revelation — and even more importantly — amplify and energize your entire Christian worldview!

Historical footage and other graphics are used to illustrate the lecture Dr. Gentry presented at the 1999 Ligonier Conference in Orlando, Florida. It is followed by a one-hour question and answer session addressing the key concerns and objections typically raised in response to his position. This presentation also features an introduction that touches on not only the confusion and controversy surrounding this issue — but just why it may well be one of the most significant issues facing the Church today.

Ideal for group meetings, personal Bible study — for anyone who wants to understand the historical context of John’s famous letter “… to the seven churches which are in Asia.” (Revelation 1:4)

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A Revival Account: Asbury 1970 (DVD)

What is true Revival and Spiritual Awakening?

Discover the answer in this eyewitness account by Dennis Kinlaw, President of Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, who recounts the story of a visitation of the Holy Spirit in 1970. This is the presentation that has continued to spark the flames of Revival in the hearts of people around the world. Contains eyewitness footage from the Revival at Asbury College in 1970 in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Certain to challenge you to greater holiness and a deeper commitment to full-scale revival. Original news and private footage has been included. If you are a student who longs to see a spiritual awakening at your school, you must see this video!

“This simple video does a wonderful job of conveying something of God’s heart and power, Everyone we have ever shown this to has received an immediate impartation of faith for revival and the power of prayer.”
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Martin Luther: Digitally Remastered 1953 Classic (DVD)

“Here I stand … I can do no other!”

With these immortal words, an unknown German monk sparked a spiritual revolution that changed the world.

The dramatic classic film of Martin Luther’s life was released in theaters worldwide in the 1950s and was nominated for two Oscars. A magnificent depiction of Luther and the forces at work in the surrounding society that resulted in his historic reform efforts, this film traces Luther’s life from a guilt-burdened monk to his eventual break with the Roman Catholic Church.

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Abortion Clinic 911 Calls (DVD)

Exposes the Dangers of Abortion to Women!

These shocking eyewitness accounts expose the dangers of abortion not only to unborn children, but to the health and lives women as well. An antidote to the smokescreens of the liberal media, these short clips show what really happens in and around abortion clinics.

Although the content is emotionally gut-wrenching, these videos have been used in church seminars and small groups to educate Christians on the abortion issue and to lead people toward a pro-life position. Contains 2 hours and 40 minutes of materials that can be shown separately.

Watch these pro-life videos on-line.

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