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Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Daniel 10:12 - "Don't be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.
Read - Daniel 10-11
Daniel has a close encounter with the messenger of God. He moves from fear to peace as He becomes sure that He isn’t in trouble but it being asked to take note. Holy and reverent fear of God is right but don’t let that separate you from the close and intimate fellowship we can have through Christ. If you miss that then you will miss most of what God wants to speak to you.
Lord, I will listen for Your Word. Speak to me.
God outlines the future of the area to include future Persian Kings, the Greek era (led by Alexander) and even his four successors. Why would He tell this to Israel? God enjoys sharing His Plan with His people. He wants us to Know what He is doing. He gives us this knowledge so our trust in Him will grow as we see promises fulfilled and begin to know that when God says it then it will come to pass.