Daniel Chapter 9

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Daniel 9

1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;

2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.

13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

14 Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.

16 O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.

18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God;

21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

25 thoughts on “Daniel Chapter 9

  1. In the message version there is a statement in verse 17… “Act out of who you are, not out of what we are.”

    Because of who You are, I give You glory
    Because of who You are, I give You praise
    Because of who You are, I will lift my voice and say
    Lord I worship You, because of who You are
    Lord I worship You, because of who You are.

    Jehovah Jireh, my Provider
    Jehovah Nissi, Lord You reign in victory
    Jehovah Shalom, my Prince of Peace
    And I worship You, because of who You Are

  2. 11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by deaprting, that they may not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

    THE LAW

    The nation of Israel had departed, from God they were still in Israel, but no longer obeyed the voice of God. So they were considered transgressors because God’s voice did not mean anything to them. We will be the same today, if we do not obey the voice of God! Yes the preached word oif God is the voice of God! We must obey God’s law.

  3. A confirmation of a covenant

    27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    The need to confirm the covenant, to see if you are willing and able to continue on. Everything else stops, and desolation begins. Will you confirm you covenant? Are you willing? or will you be left in desolation?

  4. iLove to eat the Word

    This antichrist will bring false hope and peace to the world, and will do what no one else has ever done- bring Israel and Palestine together. In fact the king will make a 7 year peace treaty with the people and there will be peace for 3 1/2 years. After that the antichrist will break his pledge and stop the Jews from all their sacrifices, and he himself will set in the temple proclaiming to be God. This is called the ‘abomination of desolation’ spoken of by Daniel the Prophet.

    And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week; and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease. And for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27

    Again in Matthew 24:15-16:

    “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoso readeth, let him understand), then let them that be in Judea flee unto the mountains.

  5. SET YOUR FACE

    3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

    The most effective prayer is the FOCUSED Prayer. I am truly thankful for the Prayer Ministry @ The POFW and especially for Sis. Marquita Crockett and the weekly Prayer Focus that she presents to us, in assisting to prepare the atmosphere for the WORD of GOD to be spoken.

    We all do well to “set our face unto the LORD” and seek him earnestly and diligently for his FORGIVENESS, his WILL and his FAVOR in our lives.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  6. Daniels prayer of repentance is a great example to us still today. He confesses the sins of the people and calls upon Gods mercy. Daniels prayer life earns him the title beloved & also hastens an answer too. We must intercede for our city as well as ourselves so that souls around us can be saved-we must win our city for God while there is still time.

  7. 9 But the Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him. (NLT)

    Thank You Jesus! This however does not give us a right to do or justify any sinful acts we may commit, we must keep obey Him and keep His commandments.

  8. To be able to speak to an angel. What a testiment to what could be. Daniel was a man of prayer and fasting. Not as we think. He was in depth with it. I am reminded of what Jesus was telling the disciples when they asked why they couldn’t cast out the devil. He said these things come but by prayer and fasting. I pray going into this new year that God would help the church body as a whole to understand and do these things.

  9. This chapter illustrates just. They were provided guidance, yet they obeyed not. The word of God (Jesus) is available today for one that wants, and also for one that doesn’t; “Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice”. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Am

  10. We all have sinned, no not one of us are without sin. We deceive ourselves, if, we say we are without sin. All have sinned and fallen short to the glory of God. But, when you are born again, you are now a new creation. You have new DNA, and those old curses are removed by the blood of the Lamb. He became a curse who knew no curse. That’s what our Jesus did for us all, he washed us white as snow.

    11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
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    18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

    Immediately this cry was a supplication acknowledging our sin nature, and confessing that this is not due to a Puffed up state of self righteousness, but a plea out of mercy from God. “Elliminating the Pride Factor”…..pleaing with God for his merciful help. “Sincere cry for help”.
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    22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

    How would you like to have an Angel visit you, and administer to you skill with understanding. Or just simply have a conversation with an Angel. A real one, not one of the monsters from the darkside. That would be an attention getter, and great help in these days.

  11. 9:5 We have sinned: Four times in the chapter(vv.5,8,11,15) Daniel acknowledges the people’s sin, but always includes himself in their number. As with all great leaders he identifies himself with his people.
    9:15-19. After praying his confession (vv.4-14) Daniel offers a petition.He prayed, negatively, for God’s wrath against His people to be assuaged(v.16) and, positively, for God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness to be displayed in the people’s restoration to their land (vv.17-19).

    Exodus 32:11 Moses intercedes for the people

    Psalm 80:3 Turn us again , O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

  12. Daniel 9:24-25
    24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
    25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks:the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

    Why the Endtime? Why do tribulations, plagues, and judgments need to be poured out? Why the anti-christ, 666, global government, and persecution?

    The Bible gives four reasons.

    1. To finish the transgression.
    Adam sinned and transgression came upon man. The Endtime is to bring the sin of Adam to its end.

    2. To make an end to sins. To make reconciliation for iniquity.
    Man is cursed with a propensity to sin. The flesh is enmity against God, and cannot be brought under subjection. The Endtime will put an end to sins, and remove our desire to live contrary to his will.

    3. to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy
    The everlasting righteousness is the glory of the heavenly kingdom. Every prophecy by the prophets of old will be complete.

    4. Finally to anoint the most Holy.
    Jesus Christ will rule and reign forever. The Endtime will usher in his glorious rule.

  13. 19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

  14. 3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

    4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

    A prayer of truth:
    Here we see Daniel coming to a moment of prayer and truth in his life where he confesses his faults and the faults of Gods people… In doing so he obtains favor from God. If we are ever going to get anywhere in the spirit it will be through prayer and confession. We cannot hide who we really are but must be willing to be open with God about ourselves if we are to ever seek help from Him.

  15. 20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God;

    21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

    22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

    Prayer, what a awesome opportunity the Lord has given. It is the avenue into the supernatural. It is communication with our God where he brings to us revelation & confirmation to his word.

    The prophecies that he has given will be affirmed through prayer. Seek his face, confess our sin, and present our supplications before him and expect to receive an answer.

  16. Mercy

    9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

    18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

    19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

    Lamentations 3:21-24
    21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. 22 It is of the Lord ‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

    Romans 3:23
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

    We all need mercy, and it’s by His mercy we aren’t consumed. God does not delight in us failing and bringing judgement on us but in us coming to repentance and allowing His sacrifice to bring reconciliation between us and Him. It’s amazing to think of a God who is bigger than our greatest failing, and not only that but who desires to have reconciliation with us no matter the sin. His mercies are new every morning, His compassions fail not; we have hope. God is not waiting for us to “mess up just one more time…” but delights in our getting back up and growing and drawing near to Him. In this life we will have struggle in the battle for our soul, but just as He didn’t give up on us back on Calvary, so do we have hope for our today.

    Proverbs 24:16
    For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

    Micah 7:8
    Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.

  17. 19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

    Confess and repent.
    A man of God is a man that prays and seeks God. Daniel showed us his great humble attitude as he interceded for himself and his land. I see in him a world changer but he first had to change his world. I see something that we have been taught at church that can be used as a prince an attitude of repentance. We are in our human nature and are prone to make mistakes, not saying that we’re planning on making them for our goal is to become more like the Lord, but for those things that we may fail not willingly. It take focus to seek something, we see here how Daniel sought God’s face…the closer you get to the light the better you begin to see yourself, perhaps you recognize attitudes and or habits that you didn’t before. Thank you Lord for mercy and grace

  18. 20-21 “While I was pouring out my heart, baring my sins and the sins of my people Israel, praying my life out before my God, interceding for the holy mountain of my God—while I was absorbed in this praying, the humanlike Gabriel, the one I had seen in an earlier vision, approached me, flying in like a bird about the time of evening worship.

    22-23 “He stood before me and said, ‘Daniel, I have come to make things plain to you. You had no sooner started your prayer when the answer was given. And now I’m here to deliver the answer to you. You are much loved! So listen carefully to the answer, the plain meaning of what is revealed:

    Sometimes our answer doesn’t come immediately. However, we must continue with consistency and faith believing that the answer will come in God’s appointed time.

  19. Mighty Prayers

    3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
    13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

    How do we seek God? Daniel tells us how he’d ought God in verse 8. I don’t know about you, but I would love to pray the way Daniel and his friends prayed. I would love to have faith they way they had faith. They prayed and believed and someone else’s dreams were revealed. They prayed and believed and they were not burned. They prayed and believed and Daniel was not devoured by the lion.

    They did not just rock and say “oh God”. Verse 13 shows us that he was praying for mercies for his nation. He prayed that the mercy of God would help them to turn and understand the truth. He knew that they had all failed the laws that were established.

    Today we are all in that same place.

    Romans 3:23
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    What are we doing about it? Are we praying to Jesus that we would repent and see the truth or are we just vainly saying “oh God”? We need to be purposeful with our prayers and what we do.

  20. Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. (Daniel 9:11 KJV)
    You can’t run from God or his expectations. Once your born into his kingdom you are bound by his statues. People that backslide think that they are getting away from God for a while. You can’t escape what you are born into.

  21. Lord
    I thank you for giving me another day to breath and thank you Lord I know I’m not the greatest but I will keep striving to be the women you have bring me to be I’m sorry for the things I’ve done in the past that were wrong and the things in the present and I know I Caint change it but you’ve done so much there’s not even words to explain your awesome and merciful love and healing hand I love you Father

  22. In this chapter, God shows us through Daniel some steps on how to get our prayer reached to the heights of heaven so that God may hear us and answer our prayers.

    4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

    #1 He first made sure to address name of the Lord, the dreadful God, the Keeper of his word, the Merciful God. After all, you do not speak to a King without addressing him properly.

    5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

    6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

    #2 Daniel repented of his sins and the sins of his people. He was honest about all his sin and as you read through the chapter, he makes to mention the sin in detail. He did make just say the words of the prayer, but he also put his emotion into it, being truly apologetic of his sins instead of them being empty words.

    15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.

    #3 As he was asking for forgiveness he also praised for everything he has done for him and his people in the years and magnified his name for his great works.

    16 O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

    17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.

    #4 He then asked for favor from God, but he didn’t do just for his own need, he prayers for these things “For the Lord’s sake”. Don’t let your prayers be just about selfish ambition, but let them be a prayer where you ask for God to put something in your life so you can glorify his name even more.

    And finally, remember that God’s timing is always perfect, Daniel did not even see his dream come to pass but eventually it came true. God will answer your prayer whatever it may be.

  23. I’ve heard it said a few times, “Faith it ’till you make it.” I have called on God many times at the end of my straw asking in faith. It never fails that He is on time and with what I needed!
    Thank you Jesus for hearing me and being on time when the time was right!

  24. 18. O my god, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. 19. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.20. And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Is’-ra-el, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God; 21. Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Ga’-bri-el, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 22. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Dan’-iel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. Thank you Jesus that you forgive our sins as soon as we repent !!!!

  25. Intersession-the road to changing worlds

    3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

    4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

    5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

    6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

    7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

    8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

    9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

    10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

    Daniel didn’t just sit and wait for a move of God. He fell down in prayer and supplication. Soon, the church will go on a journey together. The move of God will be directly proportionate to the passion the body of God puts into seeking His face.

    The body has the ability to influence the head. Sometimes, I may want go for a run, but my body will tell me it would rather not run. Then, maybe I don’t go and run.

    What if we flip that in the spiritual realm? What would happen if the Body of Christ would petition Jesus (the head) to turn this world upside down with revival? I believe the world is on the brink of the greatest move of God that it has ever seen. God is waiting on us to labor in prayer and supplication and harvest.

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