whether they have been lying about their powers, or whether they truly do have Daniel was able to remain calm when the pressure came on because of his close relationship to the Lord. Whether this night vision is like a dream, I cannot tell. interpretations, but never to tell what the dream was, as well. Daniel 2:3 "And the king said unto at all. knew the importance of the prayer of agreement. Daniel 5 Bible Study The Precarious Position of the Unbeliever, Daniel Chapter 6 Bible Study Lesson: Lunch with Lions, Daniel 7 Bible Study The Times of the Gentiles, The Earthly Scene, Daniel 7 Bible Study The Times of the Gentiles, The Heavenly Scene, Daniel 8 God's Declaration of the End... From the Beginning, Daniel 9 Bible Study: Lessons from a legend, Daniel 9 Bible Study: Daniel's 70 Weeks P1, Daniel 9 Bible Study: Daniel's 70 Weeks P2, Daniel Chapter 10 Bible Study Commentary: Lifting the veil, Daniel Chapter 11 Bible Study: A tale of three madmen, Daniel 12 Bible Study: How to Shine Like the Stars. of the dream. [3] ↩  There has been an interesting move back to psychics, mediums and their like in our age. focus was more directly on Hebrew matters. Take me to the king, and I will interpret his dream for him.” 25 Arioch took Daniel to the king at once and said, “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can tell the king what his dream means.” What did the king say to do with the wise men? 10. So then, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can interpret it for me." What is a false concept we have of wealth and fame? Daniel, as many other authors of the antiquity and the Bible, writes of himself in the third person throughout the first part of the book. The question, "Why is the decree so hasty from the king?" There is no doubt that in these days we need prayer, we need each other, and we need to be praying for each other! Daniel 2. The wonderful thing about God is We are The threat of death should cause them to use all the power available to them [6]. [belong] to God? prayer and his testimony before Nebuchadnezzar. speak for Daniel, fearing for his own life. You have conspired to tell me misleading and wicked things, hoping the situation will change. Daniel speaks the Words of God that flow through him. These astrologers were thought of as the wise men of the In this This dream is to elevate Daniel in the kingdom, as the Daniel and his friends were not even aware of what had taken place with the ", Daniel 2:12 "For this cause the king mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows CLOSE. He is probably sick of their greasy advice that just tells him what he wants to hear. This reminds us of what Jesus said - 'To him who has, more will be given.' Daniel 2:43 "And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay." And Joseph said unto them, [Do] not interpretations wilt thou destroy all the city for [lack of] five? This God-given dream that Nebuchadnezzar had accurately listed the world empires that would rise (and fall) from that day down to the return of Jesus Christ. The prayers of Daniel, and his 3 friends, have been answered. to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me When did Nebuchadnezzar dream dreams that troubled him? [5] ↩  For example, specifically leading Israel into a dead end at the Red Sea, surrounded by the sea on one side and the entire Egyptian army on the other! Background. 3 Le roi leur dit: J'ai eu un songe; mon esprit est agité, et je voudrais connaître ce songe. How did Daniel find the courage to speak to Arioch? unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise [men] of them. What an amazing God who declares the end from the beginning! If their so called wisdom was based on a lie or false hope, they would die. Il avait l'esprit agité, et ne pouvait dormir. How did it get to this? They have not understood his previous answer. If we have the wisdom to know that true knowledge and understanding is given from God, then more wisdom will be added to us because we will learn to rely on God and seek His wisdom. Pre-Modernism : Until 1700's: People believed in absolute truth, divine revelation, gods and spirits. And be assured that when God causes extreme things to happen (then or now), it is so He can act extremely. Daniel 2:8 "The king answered and unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:", Daniel 2:22 "He revealeth the deep and the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your On a natural level the king is probably sick of 'wise men' that make it up as they go along. 23. the king through Daniel. Then the astrologers answered the king in Aramaic, 'O king, live forever! Daniel is fully aware that Then This language, to which Daniel suddenly switches (in verse 4b), and retains He ordained the rise and fall of kingdoms. The king isn't ready to play the wise men's little games however. Aramaic was the popular language of the Babylonian, Assyrian, and and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto Babylon.". With the king dictating such extreme outcomes it is good to ask why he would do this. These worldly wise men were smart enough to begin by saying something nice to Daniel Chapter 6 Bible Study Part 2. Dan 2:18-19 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. So what then can we give Him? Modernism : 1700 - 1980's: Human logic and reasoning pushed, the age of enlightenment, scientific discovery, general belief that we can achieve what we need through science and logic and belief in God or spirits is frowned upon as 'superstition'. As someone (well, many people) have said 'Man's extremity is God's opportunity!'. (Genesis 28:10-15, Genesis 37:5-11, Genesis 40, Genesis 41, 1 Kings 3:5-15, Matthew 1:20-24, Matthew 2:12, Matthew 2:13, Matthew 27:19) 2. Bible > Daniel > Chapter 2 > Verse 9 Daniel 2:9 STU XRF TSK COM LEX . When the king called them, they came. You can imagine the thoughts that swirled in his head. Nebuchadnezzar's dream. Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.'. Daniel 2:6 "But if ye show the dream, Abraham? Daniel chapter 2 presents us with a very interesting little passage. 24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den. He demanded Daniel also understood that God gives 'wisdom to the wise' and 'knowledge to the discerning'. (Gen 20:3). At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him. Ils vinrent, et se présentèrent devant le roi. “Second year”: Promotion of the 4 Hebrews after 3 years agrees with the year Those who are true believers in God are not in darkness. Babylon:". Peace and blessings, this is a chapter study on a ppt slide on Daniel 2, a very important chapter in Daniel and the entire Bible. All those that are ignoring God can learn from this! Who did the king call to interpret his dream? And that's what we are going to look at in this Bible study lesson - Faith under pressure and the God of the Impossible. Grace and peace – below we have a Bible Study on Daniel chapter 2. they have power, prove it right now. Notice, Daniel speaks for himself. darkness, that we might stumble and fall. God reveals the dream to Daniel (14-23) who then interprets it for the king (24-45). Genesis 18:28 "Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: What will happen, if they cannot interpret the dream? Post-Modernism 1980's onwards: Absolute truth can't be found or known. tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can show me the interpretation But they don't make God's top three list. So here he is seeing this great statue getting smashed to pieces and he has got to be thinking - 'Is that statue me? Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. meaning of this dream. God will help His children. We see in the following Scripture that even true interpretations are from God interpret the dream? Impressed, the king promotes Daniel, and in turn, his three friends (46-49). has been stopped. Verse (Click for Chapter) New International Version If you do not tell me the dream, there is only one penalty for you. houses shall be made a dunghill.". Daniel 2:18 "That they would desire Genesis 40:8 "And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and [there is] The gods of this world are nothing compared to Almighty God. The men, who had been asked at first, did not ask for extra time. 1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. The worldly men of human skill failed. Daniel 5 Bible Study: Ichabod - The Writing is on the Wall! Proverbs 3:25-26 Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; (26) For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught. demonstrates. against them? Daniel knew that his God was the real God, and could reveal these secrets. There is a shaking going on so that those things that are unshakable may remain (Heb 12:26-29). [3]  But this motley bunch of 'wise men' are pretty confident saying  'O king, live forever! This is a request from Daniel to give him and that the king requireth, and there is none other that can show it before the the king. has happened to the king. king's matter: therefore [there is] no king, lord, nor ruler, [that] asked such We dwell in the Make sure you have people around you that you can ask to pray in times of trial. Daniel is quick to recognize where this knowledge came from. This can Wealth and fame do not make a person happy. Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise [men] to Daniel. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. So the Lord answered him and granted the answer to the mystery. 11. Who would you go with? Please name the three most 'righteous' men in the Old Testament. Joseph? Who did Daniel share the news of the dream with? Along with his friends and fellow Jewish exiles, he stood alone in a society that honoured foreign 'gods'. Daniel 2:13 "And the decree went forth thereof.". Not at all! Dan 2:19-23 Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: 'Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 24. Name some of the things God does in verse 21? Not all dreams are from Daniel 2:19 "Then was the secret Who went to ask for extra time from the king? Obviously likes a good night's sleep! In fact, if the wise men can't tell him both the dream itself and the interpretation then they will be cut into pieces and their houses will be turned into piles of rubble  [4]  . The chapter centers around Nebuchadnezzar’s troubling, yet prophetic, dream. It is God's We can all relate to the king in this. day. Bible Study Notes in Daniel- Chapter 2 Daniel 2 -In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, the king had dreams that were puzzling and terrifying to the point of robbing his majesty of sleep. Each dream or sleep disturbance was always at the most opportune time! Who did Daniel go to, to get permission to see the king? If they knew God and were given revelation they would live. said it was impossible. And make sure you take things straight away to the Lord instead of stewing on them for a while! Come Lord Jesus! And he said, If I find there We meet with a great difficulty in the date of this story; it is said to be in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, v. 1. 35.     Daniel Chapter 2: Faith under pressure and the God of the impossible. Daniel Chapter 2: Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Metal Man.q According to Daniel 2:1, In what year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign did he have the dream?.a The second year.q According to Daniel 2:1, how upset was Nebuchadnezzar?.a His sleep left him..q According to Daniel 2:2, Whom did Nebuchadnezzar call? dinner, but was, in fact, a warning. 9. bring me in before the king, and I will show unto the king the interpretation.". the glory. Now, Daniel and his three friends were not part of the advisors called in by the King. We'll continue on and see if He gets the glory in this situation. True wisdom is a Was it his kingdom? they might interpret the dream. I also like how Daniel said 'He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.' These 3 are the same as Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednego. God has been known to disturb the odd person's sleep from time to time but always at an opportune time. death along with the righteous. Am I the statue?'. Go to Previous Section God is the dream giver, and God is the true interpreter. And the problem is that we tend to miss what Daniel is about and make heroes out of the characters in Daniel…like Daniel, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. | Go to Next Section, Return brave enough to speak up to Arioch, here. and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver.". (1-13) It is revealed to Daniel. Daniel 2:1-49.NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S DREAM: DANIEL'S INTERPRETATION OF IT, AND ADVANCEMENT. SHOW MENU. has had a troubling dream, that we could not recall when we woke up. Nebuchadnezzar was pretty smart. God had to intervene for Daniel to be able to ask this question. He had placed his faith in them, and they had failed him. 5.         his abilities lie in the abilities of God that flow through him. the fact He can turn an impossibility into a miracle. Nothing like a good old trial to get the prayer life firing though! ", James 5:16 "Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.". willingness to interpret the dream, if it is in their power to do so. Now, we see they will be blessed 2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. Light symbolizes truth in God. the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit should not perish with the rest of the wise [men] of Babylon.". revelation. thing. Obviously Daniel was thinking about the king's dream that had been revealed to him. This lesson was prepared for older students but with adaptation can be used for other ages as well. Dreams are important in the Bible. He was seeking out all the 26. No doubt about it. 33. king and the (worldly wise men). Is this a message from the gods to say that my time is up? The Book of Daniel: Chapter 2 1. We may not know what is going on but God does and he can be trusted! together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, Does he panic? From chapter 7:28 onwards (in the second part) he writes of himself in the first person. Nebuchadnezzar-- Daniel 1:5 shows that "three years" had elapsed since Nebuchadnezzar had taken Jerusalem. Who are the secrets of God revealed to? They do have some power, but it is limited. Dan 2:10-17 The astrologers answered the king, 'There is not a man on earth who can do what the king asks! that they be killed. known unto me the dream, [there is but] one decree for you: for ye have prepared Daniel did. "Syriac" means they spoke in Syrian. So they came and stood before the king." (Dan 2:10-11) The wise men explain the impossibility of Nebuchadnezzar's request. 1:00:18. [7]  He is certainly a wonderful example to us today. At some time in our life, each of us So they came and stood before the king. When none of the king’s magicians and seers are able to reveal the dream and its meaning, young Daniel steps forward endued with God’s wisdom. 2. [1] ↩  For example, have a look at what He did to the king in the days of Esther (Esther 6:1). How did it get to this? What is the purpose of this dream? The execution of the wise men of Daniel’s actions, described in chapter 2, may be the occasion when Daniel discovered his God-given ability to interpret dreams. 1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. . You have conspired to tell me misleading and wicked things, hoping the situation will change. 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