Specialized Studies in Daniel 11 - CD Set
CD's cover Daniel 1-12.
Study Notes only cover Daniel 1-11.
The 80 CD's in the entire set cover Daniel 1-12. The 16 CD's in the set which cover Daniel 11, can be purchased separately. The 4 CD's in the set which cover the 1260, 1290, 1335 Days, can be purchased separately. If you have already purchased the Daniel 11 or the 1260, 1290, 1335 Days, you can purchase the CD set without either of these studies included.
In this very inspiring, thorough and well-structured study of the book of Daniel, Pastor Bohr starts by an introduction which spans Israel's history in order to give the setting of why Daniel was written. He then shows how it had to have been written by Daniel himself and not by a later author, as some today claim it was who wish to cast doubt on prophetic inspiration. The book's overall theme demonstrates that there is a spiritual war behind the scenes of world history, between the Prince of Light, Jesus, Who, along with His angels, protects and delivers His people, and the Prince of Darkness and his angels, who are out to destroy God's plans as they both battle for the minds of kings, nations and people to choose which side they will take in the war. But God is in ultimate control of history and He will finally win the battle against Satan and all the worthless gods he inspires men to invent.
Pastor Bohr shows how Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a great image in chapter 2 is the foundational backbone of how we are to interpret all other apocalyptic Bible prophecy. He traces each empire represented and offers a unique insight into the meaning of the clay mixed with iron in the feet of the image, which will expand your understanding of the power that this symbol represents. He also shows the profound importance of what it means when the "little horn" power of chapter 7 tried to change, not only God's laws, but also God's prophetic "times", and how Nebuchadnezzar's rival golden image that he built foreshadowed this in prophetic type.
Some of the most valuable gems found in this set encompass the study of how the literal stories found in the first half of Daniel also double up as types or illustrative prophecies of what will happen on a world-wide scale during the last days of earth's history. The testing of Daniel and his friends to partake of the king's diet of unclean meats and wine; their change of names to pagan meanings by Nebuchadnezzar; and the pressure on them to study and conform to the idolatry and mysterious philosophies of the religious wise men of Babylon, all serve as examples of similar tests on diet practices, philosophies, and worship beliefs that God's people will face in these end-times in their battle against spiritual Babylon, as it tries to force everyone in the world to drink of its intoxicating spiritual wine. Only a small remnant will survive these tests, just as many Jews in Daniel's day capitulated to the pressure from their captors and compromised their faith. These purifying tests also serve as a type of the doctrine of the cleansing of the sanctuary to be found later in the book.
This test of faith and loyalty to God is again shown in the story of the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar dedicated to the sun god, Marduk, and how the three young Israelites would not bow to that image, whose golden color and dimensions reflect the end-time power whose mystical number is 666. You will learn several fascinating things about the deeper meanings behind this image and the fiery furnace the men were thrown into. There is a strong connection between the events surrounding Daniel 11's "King of the North" and this story. A similar lesson and test of faith is found in the story of Daniel and the lion's den. He had to make a choice as to whether he would capitulate to the pressure of the law made by the union of religion with the power of the state to enforce worship of the king or risk being thrown to the lions. This illustrates the worldwide mixing of church and state in the last days which will enforce the false worship of the beast and again bring persecution to God's loyal followers. These stories are meant to encourage our faith and reliance on God as we face the time of trouble and the shaking ahead.
Of special interest is the story of the fall of King Belshazzar and Babylon to Cyrus' Medo-Persian army, and how this is picked up by John in Revelation as a symbol of the fall of end-time Babylon to the mysterious "Kings from the East", Who will rescue God's people from their final troubles. End-time Babylon's many characteristics are illustrated by this story, as well as in the other stories in Daniel. There is a special lesson to be learned from the wine that Belshazzar drank in the temple's holy vessels, as well as in the date on which Babylon fell.
Pastor Bohr explains in detail how the second section of Daniel is carefully structured as "a book within a book", that would only be understood in the "time of the end" when the 2,300-day prophecy of Daniel 8:14 would be proclaimed. There are several sessions that deal with the solid and clear biblical reasons for the Seventh-day Adventist sanctuary and investigative judgment doctrines and of what is included in the meaning of "the taking away of the daily". He identifies the many links between the vision of Daniel 8 and the explanation by Gabriel of the 70 weeks portion of the 2,300 days in Daniel 9 and what this time period was to accomplish for Israel. He brings out why there are only two beasts, instead of four, in chapter 8 and what they mean, not only in their historical application, but also spiritually in relation to the sanctuary message. There is also a fascinating section on how many false doctrines and superstitions of Babylon were passed on and transferred, because of the persecution of its priests by Medo-Persia, via the city of Pergamum in Asia Minor, to Rome, which influenced creation of its sun god, Mithra, and finally to the Papacy and end-time spiritual "Babylon".
Included are some fascinating and important studies on how to answer the erroneous, yet popular, dispensationalist claim that the "70th week" of Daniel 9 refers to a future period of the Antichrist, who, they teach, will supposedly come to take over a rebuilt Jerusalem temple in Israel after a "secret rapture" of the saints. The building of the post-exilic temple and the restoration of the government and city of Jerusalem during the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, which started the 70 week prophecy, giving the Jews a second chance after their Babylonian captivity, is examined in detail. You will see clearly from examining this chapter and comparing it with Isaiah and the Gospels, that Jesus Christ, not some future Antichrist, is the One Who confirmed His Messianic covenant with His chosen nation, Israel, during His ministry and death in the final "70th week" of Daniel's prophecy. You will see the eye-opening truth that it was not simply the Romans, who physically destroyed Jerusalem, but it was primarily the Jewish leaders, as "the people of the Prince who would come", who themselves destroyed their own city and position as God's chosen nation by rejecting Jesus as their Messiah and Protector and rejecting the message of the apostles that He sent to them for three-and-a-half years after His death. Pastor Bohr shares carefully researched evidence showing that the stoning of Stephen was the event that ended the "70 weeks" that were especially given to the Jewish theocracy to repent and accept the Messiah and how the gospel then went to the Gentiles, as well as still being open to individual Jews who would accept Jesus.
Many will especially appreciate the deep and thorough study of Daniel 10-12, which is a section that has produced several different interpretations throughout the years. Pastor Bohr especially combs Daniel 11's last verses and his insights will help greatly in understanding and unraveling this difficult section of Scripture about who the "Kings of the North and South" are. The crucial principle is examined and explained as to how the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament, first given to the literal nation of Israel, and rejected by them, are to be now interpreted in the New Testament church, which is Christ's spiritual Israel. The lack of applying this principle, as well as the historicist principle, has led to many errors in modern Christianity in their futurist interpretation of Bible prophecy. This set also has a valuable section on the many reasons why the day-for-a-year principle is the correct way of understanding the prophetic time periods of Daniel and Revelation.
Pastor Bohr brings his Christ-centered unique touch to this whole set. You will see that hard trials that may happen to us today, as they did to Daniel and his friends during the Babylonian Captivity, are used by God for great good in the end. You will find answers to many puzzling questions one encounters in the book of Daniel and may well consider this to be one of the best studies on Daniel available. It's depth and fresh insights provoke thought and new directions for further study, yet even beginners will find it very understandable and interesting. Like He did with Daniel, God promises wisdom and understanding to those who approach the study of Daniel with deep desire "to understand the vision" (Dan. 9:23).
You will find the purchase of the optional study guide to be very helpful in providing many extra details for study and reflection. It is packed with important original source material and quotes to complement and expand upon what is said in the lectures about the characteristics that identify the "little horn", the change of the Sabbath to Sunday, the wounding of the beast and its subsequent healing, and the comparison of the doctrine and practice of tradition in the Jewish and Catholic faiths, as well as enlightening Ellen White quotes, and other topics which will greatly enhance your study and witnessing.
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