Hello everyone. 🙂
Today, we are getting into Daniel 11 a little bit more. If we notice that the next chapter in Daniel, Daniel 12, deals with judgment, we can reasonably conclude that Daniel 11 is a significant and important chapter. I did not manage to write much this time but decided that I would go ahead and share. I intend to, by God’s grace, devote as many blog posts as I may need to, to the prophecy in Daniel 11. Without further ado, let’s get into today’s short study.
Daniel 11 begins in the time of the kings of Persia, and from there, we go on a long journey through history.
“And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.” Daniel 11:2-3(KJV)
Who is this “mighty king” mentioned in Daniel 11:3? For clues, let us now read verse 4:
“And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.” Daniel 11:4 (KJV)
Alexander the Great, then, matches the description of this “mighty king”. After the king died, his kingdom ended up split up between four generals. “Cassander was king of Macedon and Greece, Lysimachus was king of Asia Minor, Ptolemy was king of Egypt, and Seleucus was king of Syria and Mesopotamia.” (Accessed on 8 September 2022 at https://worldhistory.us/ancient-history/wars-of-the-successors.php). Alexander’s kingdom was not given “to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled”. (Daniel 11:4 (KJV). It was indeed “plucked up, even for others beside those”. (Daniel 11:4 (KJV)
I hope that this short blog post has made you all interested in staying tune for future blog posts in my series on Bible prophecy in which we will explore the prophecy in Daniel 11 further. I also hope that you all will stay tuned for my next blog post, which won’t be about Daniel 11.
Blessings and courage to all. 🙂