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548BC: The Vision of the Ram and Goat

In the third year of King Belshazzar, Daniel had a vision. In this vision, Daniel sees a vision of a Ram and a Goat. The Ram represents Persia and the Goat represents Greece. In addition, we are introduced to another end times parallel. This time, the parallel is the antichrist himself. Daniel 8 2 Corinthians 12:2


550BC: Daniel's Dream of the Four Beasts

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream. In this dream, God gave Daniel insight into four world empires and the end of the age. The four beasts represented the empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome, while paralleling the rule of the antichrist at the end of the age. In conclusion, God overthrows these kingdom and judges the world. Daniel 7


559BC: Cyrus the Legend Part 2

Heroditus, the Athenian Historian, documented the birth and early raising of Cyrus. In addition, he chronicled the detailed account of Astyages murderous attempt on his life. In this episode, we cover the first years of Cyrus' life , the attempts on his life and his rise in power in Persia and the land of the Medes.


559BC: Cyrus the Legend Part I

A rebellion has broken out in the land of the Medes. When Daniel finds out the rebellion is led by a man named Cyrus, he is moved with intercession and excitement for the man of prophecy has arrived on the world scene. In this episode, we cover Isaiah's Cyrus prophecies and we set the stage for the Herodotus account of the birth and rise of Cyrus on the world stage. Isaiah 44:24 - 45:13


573BC: Nebuchadnezzar's Insanity

At the height of his power, Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that disturbs him. Daniel interrupts his dream and declares its meaning to Nebuchadnezzar with a prophetic rebuke to repent of his sin and his ways. Nebuchadnezzar's repentance was only temporary. A year later, Nebuchadnezzar was in his palace and when high lifted up prideful words begin to leave his mouth, judgment falls on Nebuchadnezzar just as the dream predicted. Proverbs 16:18 Daniel 4


574BC: The Revelations of Ezekiel and the Prophecies of Restoration

Years after the destruction of Jerusalem, the prophet Ezekiel continued to receive prophetic revelations of the restoration of Israel as well as the end of the age. In this episode, we cover the perspective of Daniel studying and understanding and praying the prophecies of Isreal's restoration from Ezekiel and Jeremiah. Ezekiel 37, 43-47 Jeremiah 29:10-14


Podcast Special: Five Year Anniversary Special

Delayed until the Destruction of Jerusalem, we celebrate Message to King's five year anniversary with this episode. Filled with thoughts on God and History, we casually discuss five years of podcasting. Matthew 13:52 Revelation 19:10


Podcast Special: The Devotion of a King

Taking a break from our normal episode, we cover a Bible study looking at the word 'king' from the Book of Proverbs. These verses can be classified into four categories: the heart of the king, security, justice and other. In this episode, we turn these verses into a personal devotion. Foundation of the Throne - Psalms 89:14 4 Categories of the word 'King' from the Book of Proverbs The King's Heart - Proverbs 14:35, 16:13, 16:15, 21:1, 22:11, 22:29, 25:2, 14:28, 25:3, The King's Security -...


581BC: Governor Gedaliah

After the destruction of Jerusalem, an Israelite named Gedaliah was named the Babylonian Governor over Judah. He represented a hope for Israel, but his assassination cut his life short. In this episode, we cover his brief governorship and the escape to Egypt of the survivors in Judah. Jeremiah 40-44


586BC: The Book of Lamentations and the Book of Obadiah

Lingering in the pit of desolation, the Prophet Jeremiah compiles a list of five mournful poems titling them Lamentations. In addition, a prophet named Obadiah received a vision regarding Edom. The Book of Lamentations The Book of Obadiah Matthew 5:4


586BC: The Destruction of Jerusalem

According to all accounts, the people of Jerusalem fought with great alacrity and zeal. Despite Jeremiah's prophecies and his preaching from the courtyard of the guard, the people failed to repent even to their very end. Pulling from Biblical, historical and Jewish traditional accounts, we cover the siege and the destruction of Jerusalem in this episode. Jeremiah 39 2 Kings 25 2 Chronicles 36 Psalm 137


586BC: The Book of Joel

The Book of Joel spans the many ages of man, from the current podcast time period to the New Testament Age to the End of the Age. In this episode, we cover the Book of Joel and the broad span of time frames covered in the short book of Joel. The Book of Joel


586BC: The Siege of Jerusalem and the Prophet Jeremiah

After eight years of servitude to the King of Babylon, King Zedekiah revolted from the Babylonians despite the word of the Lord from the prophets. Throughout the siege, Jeremiah continued to prophesy the destruction of the city. In this episode, we cover the siege of Jerusalem and Jeremiah's courtyard prophecies and his near-death experience in the cistern. Jeremiah 32, 37, 38


589BC: King Zedekiah and the Prophet Jeremiah

After Nebuchadnezzar trashes and loots Jerusalem, Jeremiah sees the future of his city in visions and prophecies. The prophecies are directed at the nations of the earth and the new wicked King of Judah Zedekiah. Zedekiah, a young fool, refuses to listen to Jeremiah and is constantly pulled astray by his wicked advisors and friends. Jeremiah 24, 27 - 29


593BC: The Prophet Ezekiel's Temple Experiences

Following the Prophet Ezekiel's God encounters and first assignments, he has numerous experiences where he taken to Jerusalem to prophesy. In these experiences, Ezekiel witnesses many supernatural things and horrible judgments on the people of Jerusalem. Ezekiel 9-11, 21


593BC: The Prophet Ezekiel's Encounter

From the safe distance of Babylon, God raises up another judgment prophet. In this episode, we cover Ezekiel's God Encounters and his first prophetic assignments. Ezekiel 1-5 Ezekiel 33 James 3:1


594BC: The Fourth Man in the Fire

After Nebuchadnezzar conquers all of his enemies, he lets it go to his head. Building a statue similar to the one from his dream, he commands all of his officials to bow down and worship it. Anyone who doesn't, he commands their death. When Daniel's friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, refused to worship the statue they sentenced themselves to death. God's response was the Fourth Man in the Fire. Daniel 3 Matthew 28:16-20 Mark 16:18 Revelation 13:11-18 John 15:13


598BC: The Death of King Jehoiakim and the Reign of King Jehoiachin

Meanwhile, back in Judah, Jehoiakim continues his reign in Jerusalem. Seduced by promises of support from Egypt, Jehoiakim stops making his tribute payments to Babylon. In turn, Nebuchadnezzar marches his army to attack Jerusalem. Fearing the worst and the fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecies, Jehoiakim opens the gates to the Babylonians again and pleads for mercy. 2 Kings 24:1-17 2 Chronicles 36:5-10


604BC: Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

During Daniel's second year of schooling, Nebuchadnezzar has a disturbing dream. He forgets his dream, yet the trauma from it bothers him. Thus, he demands the wise men of his kingdom to tell him the dream and interpret the dream. When they fail to interpret the dream, he orders the death of all of the wise men. When the guard arrives to kill Daniel and his friends, Daniel goes to the king and pursues his God to learn of the dream. In this episode, we cover Nebuchadnezzar's dream and the...


604BC: The Prophet Daniel, the Character Test and the Great Reward

In Babylon, Daniel and his friends are put in a rigorous academy of the world's gifted. When faced with a challenge to their faith, they prove faithful and receive God's favor and blessing setting up another Joseph-like story in the midst of Babylon. Daniel 1 Proverbs 3:7