Monthly Archives March 2012

Where was Daniel when Nebuchadnezzar’s gold image was set up?


Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts, and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon. (Daniel 2:48)

Then the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces were assembled for the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. (Daniel 3:3)

After we have reviewed the life of Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, let us come back and look at Daniel. Granted, many must have this question in mind: where was Daniel when king Nebuchadnezzar had ordered all his officials of high and low ranks to stand before the image?

The above verses show that “t...

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Day 12 Message of Book 2: Dividing Truths in Daniel & Revelation


Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and did homage to Daniel, and gave orders to present to him an offering and fragrant incense. (Daniel 2:46)

Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. He answered by giving orders to heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated. (Daniel 3:19)

The above two verses reveal Nebuchadnezzar’s two reactions that are in stark contrast to each other.

In the second verse, the original language for “facial expression” in “his facial expression was altered” is composed of two words, with one meaning “face”, which is the same word as the “face” in “fell on his face” in the first verse, and another meaning “expression”, the same word as “image” in the “golden image...

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Day 13 Message of Book 2: Dividing Truths in Daniel & Revelation


… “even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves,” declares the Lord God. (Ezekiel 14:14)

The Bible quotes these three persons, Noah, Daniel and Job, as good examples for us. But it does not mean that they had no shortcomings whatsoever. The Bible shows us that, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, we can gradually enter the perfection stage by overcoming our weaknesses, shortcomings and failures.

Both Noah and Job are righteous men in God’s sight, yet both of them had weaknesses and failures: Noah once got drunk and Job could not help mouthing complaints when he was tested.

It is possible that God mentions Daniel together with Noah and Job in order to speak silently to us: even though Daniel had ...

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Chapter 1: Meanings of the First Nine Basic Natural Numbers in the Bible

cover for book Numbers & Roots of Numbers in the Bible

Chapter 1: Meanings of the First Nine Natural Numbers

First, let us look at the meanings of the nine basic natural numbers 1 through 9. No matter how many numbers there are under the sky, they are all made up of these nine numbers and 0.

The number 1 represents God the Father in the Trinity.

The root of the Hebrew word for 1 comes from a verb which means “to unify” – this indicates that what God cares for is the normal harmony between the Creator and His creation.

This number mainly has the following three levels of meaning:

Oneness: “… The LORD our God is one LORD.” (Deuteronomy 6:4)

Unity: “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30)

Preeminence: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last...

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