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RUSSELL SANDERS
3-23-2021
DANIEL THE MAN – LESSON 12
THE EVIL PLOT
 
The Babylonian Empire under the prideful and arrogant King Belshazzar fell to Persia the same night that Daniel interpreted the handwriting on the wall. The king immediately rewarded Daniel for the interpretation just as he had promised, with royal garments, a gold ring around his neck signifying authority, and proclaimed Daniel to be the number three ruler of the kingdom under King Belshazzar and his father King Nabonidus.
 
Darius, the Medo-Persian became King. Belshazzar was dead, Nabonidus (in retirement) was no longer king. This meant Daniel immediately became the top man from the former Babylonian regime. Now it was up to Darius to set order in the new Persian regime over Babylon.
 
This takes us into chapter six of the Book of Daniel. Darius set 120 districts in Babylon with a prince ruling over each district. Darius initially set three presidents over the 120 princes, most likely forty princes under each president.
 
It was not long before King Darius saw that Daniel had a more excellent spirit in him than the other two presidents and all of the princes. Darius pondered setting Daniel over everybody, even over the other presidents. This stirred up much envy and jealousy in the other presidents and in the princes. There was no corruption in Daniel, so the princes knew they could not bribe him for favors.
 
Consequently, they plotted a scheme against him. Knowing that three times daily Daniel opened a window toward Jerusalem and prayed to God, they used that against him. They convinced Darius to sign a decree that any person who would ask a petition (prayer) of any god or man for 30 days from anyone other than the King would be cast into the den of lions (reserved for criminals). Darius signed it, and Daniel, as president, knew of it.
 
Nevertheless, Daniel still prayed three times daily. The men who plotted the plan witnessed it and took the matter to Darius to insist that Daniel be thrown to the lions.
 
Darius loved Daniel and this grieved him sorely. He had not considered this to even be a possibility when he was duped into signing the decree. However, the law did not allow for any exceptions, or for the decree to be cancelled or altered. He would have to commit Daniel to the hungry lions.
 
As they prepared to take Daniel away to the lion’s den, King Darius made a most remarkable statement of faith to come from the mouth of a pagan ruler. He spoke to Daniel in 6:16, saying, “Thy God whom thou servest continually, He will deliver thee.”
 
Daniel was cast into the den and a stoned sealed the entrance that held Daniel and the lions. Darius went to his palace and spent the whole night fasting on Daniel’s behalf. He slept not a wink. 
 
The first thing in the morning he went to the lion’s den. He called out in vs. 20, “Oh Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God…able to deliver thee from the lions?” Daniel replied that he was unharmed. He was released.
 
Darius immediately rounded up Daniel’s accusers who were then cast into the den of very hungry lions along with their wives and children. No family member was left alive.
 
Darius sent a decree throughout his entire kingdom declaring in vs. 26 that Daniel’s God is “…the living God…”  and every person must have fear and trembling before the God of Daniel. This decree went to all the Persian empire. I personally believe that the decrees about Daniel’s God, given by both Nebuchadnezzar early on, and Darius at this later time, had much to do with the rise of monotheism in Persia under religious philosopher Zorouster who decried the paganism of Persia and espoused a single living creator God of the universe. Zoroester was a contemporary of Daniel. 
 
Daniel’s integrity was without question as was his diligent faithfulness to pray and seek God even under the threat of death. May we be that faithful in the coming tribulation.


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HELEN SANDERS
3-23-2021
THE BITTER OLD MAN
 
Years ago, I taught youth at Christian Retreat. In the room there was a plaque with a poem on it. I don’t remember it exactly, but it was about a bitter old man. The poem spoke of how the bitter old man was young once and was bitter when he was young too.
 
We have all met that kind of person, you know the ones, that always have a chip on their shoulder. They dare people to knock it off. Yet, these very ones were not born that way. Something happened in their lives to change them. A hurt, a loss, a failed marriage, a failed business, or so many other things could have happened. When these trials came these persons made the choice to not forgive. I have seen this happen with both Christians and non-Christians. 
 
When we don’t forgive, then eventually it grows into bitterness. It doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with a seed just like everything else does. Yet, if not pulled out, it surrounds the heart until it becomes hard, and squeezes all love out of it. I have seen so many in this state. You can counsel them, and some will see their error and repent, but many never do. The lines of bitterness are in their faces but are also in their hearts. Bitterness knows no boundaries.
 
Sin always brings death, but through repentance there is hope. In Ezekiel 11:19 a promise is given to those that turn back to God. It says, “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh…”. Ezekiel 36:26 repeats it. God has a way of taking the stony hard heart and making it soft as flesh when we ask him to. We don’t have to be like that bitter old man. We can have a new heart, soft as flesh through Jesus Christ. 
 
If you find yourself in the gall of bitterness, I suggest you have a little talk with yourself. Is it worth it? Is it making your life any happier? Then confess it as sin and ask the Lord to give you a new fleshly heart that can forgive and love.



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December 26, 2019
Helen Sanders
 
I see many standing in the hallway. One door is closed, and another has not opened. It is not an easy place to be, because you must wait patiently. It is a time to grow in faith my friends. It is a time that your faith will be stretched to the limit. It is a time of pruning off the dead branches that have not yielded fruit. It is a time of letting go and preparing for the new. 2020 will be another year of acceleration. There will be many changes coming forth. There will be an increase in the spirit realm with more and more darkness trying to rise up, but more gifting will come forth from God at the same time.  God would say to you rise, shine, for your light has come. Even though there may be gross darkness, you are light. Everywhere you go you bring light if you focus on the light and not on the dark. Yes, things may appear to be out of control, but the Lord is doing a great shaking and a mightier shaking is just ahead. Do not compromise your stand with the Lord, for He is saying you must make a stand. If you do not make a stand you are lukewarm, and you know that is not the place to be. Stand for righteousness. Stand for all that the Word of God reveals, and most of all stand knowing He, the creator of the universe is standing with you. 
Many have been through tremendous physical attacks this past year, and the new year will bring more pressure, but you must stay in an attitude of praise. Praise is our secret weapon. When praise goes up then the power of God comes down. Do not allow the joy of the Lord to be stolen from your life. You must not focus on the negative – focus on praise and praise some more. 
As we enter into the New Year, spend more time in the secret place of the most high. That is where your peace will come from. That is where you draw from the well of living water. That is where you will be refreshed and receive your assignment. It is an absolute must to go there daily, and literally stay there. This is the place that drives the enemy away. He cannot touch those that are in the secret place. 

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3-22-2021

A really helpful thing to remember is: The amount of successes in your life for the future...Will most assuredly be determined by the amount of adverse circumstances that you experience in your life in the present. Just know that for every purpose and promotion God has for your life...Satan will do his best to counteract them with planned adversities for failures in your life
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