Lesson 2 Why we need to study Daniel and Revelation?

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Dan 12.4

Bible tells us that the book of Daniel is of great significance in the end time. The prophecies of the book of Daniel will be studied by God’s people in the end time.

If the prophecies of the book is very significant in the end times then we the people living in the end time should study it fervently.

Uriah Smith gives the following background about Daniel.

He first appears as one of the noble captives of Judah, in the first year of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, at the commencement of the seventy years’ captivity, B.C.606. Jeremiah and Habakkuk were yet uttering their prophecies.  Ezekiel commenced soon after, and a little later, Obadiah;  but both these finished their work years before the close of the long and brilliant career of Daniel. Three prophets only succeeded him, Haggai and Zechariah, who exercised the prophetic office for a brief period contemporaneously, B.C.520 – 518, and Malachi, the last of the Old Testament prophets, who flourished a little season about B.C.397. During the seventy years’ captivity of the Jews, B.C.606 – 536, predicted by Jeremiah (Jer.25:11), Daniel resided at the court of Babylon, most of the time prime minister of that brilliant monarchy.  His life affords a most impressive lesson of the importance and advantage of maintaining from earliest youth strict integrity toward God, and furnishes a notable instance of a man’s maintaining eminent piety, and faithfully discharging all the duties that pertain to the service of God, while at the same time engaging in the most stirring activities, and bearing the weightiest cares and responsibilities that can devolve upon men in this earthly life.

Questions:

Why studying the book of Daniel is very important?

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