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Daniel 6:3-4

Daniel 6:3–4 (ESV): "3 Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. 4 Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they cou...
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Daniel 5:5-6

Daniel 5:5–6 (ESV): "5 Immediately the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, opposite the lampstand. And the king saw the hand as it wrote. 6 Then the king's color changed, and his thoughts alarmed him; his limbs gave way, and his knees knocked together." Have you ever been pointed out by God?He...
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Daniel 4:37

Daniel 4:37 (ESV): "37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble." The beauty of hardships in life is that they make us lookup. We can't truly appreciate God as Almighty King until we have been put in some places that...
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Daniel 4:24-25

Daniel 4:24–25 (ESV): "24 this is the interpretation, O king: It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king, 25 that you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and you shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven periods ...
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Daniel 3:24-25

Daniel 3:24–25 (ESV): 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He declared to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O king." 25 He answered and said, "But I see four men unbound, walking amid the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of...
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Daniel 2:17-18

Daniel 2:17–18 (ESV): "17 Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 and told them to seek mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon."How do you handle bad news? W...
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Daniel 1:8

Daniel 1:8 (ESV): "8 But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king's food, or with the wine that he drank." Spiritual resolve is a result of the fruit of love. When a person loves God as they should (with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind) their resolve to remain pure and faithful will be uncanny. Loving God is the...
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Daniel 1:2

Daniel 1:2 (ESV): "2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his god." Disobedience might get you what you want in the short-term but it will always hurt you in the end. Ob...
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Ezekiel 47:9

Ezekiel 47:9 (ESV): "9 And wherever the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. For this water goes there, that the waters of the sea may become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes." The Spirit of God is the source of life. Whatever He indwells becomes alive and bears fruit. Wi...
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Ezekiel 46:9

Ezekiel 46:9 (ESV): "9 "When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered, but each shall go out straight ahead." Worsh...
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Ezekiel 44:1-2

Ezekiel 44:1–2 (ESV): "Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east. And it was shut. 2 And the Lord said to me, " This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered by it. Therefore it shall remain shut." Only God can shut the doors th...
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Ezekiel 43:1-2

Ezekiel 43:1–2 (ESV): "Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory." The Eastern Gate plays an important prophetic role throughout the Bible. From the first Temple to the...
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Ezekiel 40:38-39

Ezekiel 40:38–39 (ESV): "38 There was a chamber with its door in the vestibule of the gate, where the burnt offering was to be washed. 39 And in the vestibule of the gate were two tables on either side, on which the burnt offering and the sin offering and the guilt offering were to be slaughtered." God is the master illustrator. He loves ...
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Ezekiel 40:4

Ezekiel 40:4 (ESV): 4 And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel."  When man offers himself fully to God a new world opens up. As we look...
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Ezekiel 39:26-27

Ezekiel 39:26–27 (ESV): "26 They shall forget their shame and all the treachery they have practiced against me, when they dwell securely in their land with none to make them afraid, 27 when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them from their enemies' lands, and through them have vindicated my holiness in the sight of ma...
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Ezekiel 38:21-23

Ezekiel 38:21–23 (ESV): "21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Lord God. Every man's sword will be against his brother. 22 With pestilence and bloodshed I will enter into judgment with him, and I will rain upon him and his hordes and the many peoples who are with him torrential rains and hailstones, fire and sulfur....
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Ezekiel 37:4-5

Ezekiel 37:4–5 (ESV): "4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live." God is in the business of bringing dead people alive. When a person trusts in Jesus they are given the Spi...
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Ezekiel 36:22-24

Ezekiel 36:22–24 (ESV): "23 And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. 24 I will take you from the nations and gather y...
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Ezekiel 36:8-9

Ezekiel 36:8–9 (ESV): "8 "But you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people Israel, for they will soon come home. 9 For behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown." God has one expectation for His people, to bear fruit! He will till the ground of our lives...
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Ezekiel 34:11-12

Ezekiel 34:11–12 (ESV): "11 "For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkne...
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