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530BC: The Prophet Zechariah Part I

During the resettlement, God sent another prophet to Israel. His name is Zechariah and he brings great encouragement, vision and revelation to Israel. In this episode, we cover the early prophecies of Zechariah. Zechariah 1-8


530BC: Cyrus' Death and the Completion of the Second Temple

Six years into the temple project, the Jews faced legal opposition. This legal opposition occurred at the time of the death of Cyrus by Queen Tomyris of the Massagetae. In this episode, we cover the death of Cyrus, the opposition to the building project and the completion of the second temple. Ezra 4-6


536BC: The Prophet Haggai and the Resettlement

On the day of Cyrus' decree, the nation of Israel was reborn. Beginning with the resettlement of the nation by over forty-thousand, Ezra recounts their story with the voice of prophets dispersed all along the length of the resettlement time period. The first of the prophets was Haggai and his message starts with the rebuilding of the temple as a highest priority. Ezra 1-3 The Book of Haggai


536BC: Daniel's Final Revelations

At the end of Daniel's life, he had an extensive vision and encounter and prophecy of the inter-testament time period and a parallel of the end of the age. Daniel 10-12


536BC: Daniel's Intercession and the End of the Exile

After seventy years of exile, Daniel recognized the prophetic time he lived in. Praying God's promises and repenting for the sins of his people, Daniel demonstrates what national intercession and standing in the gap looks like. Daniel 9 Jeremiah 25:9-14 2 Chronicles 36:22–23


538BC: Daniel and the Lion's Den

King Darius had in mind to appoint Daniel as the chief administrator of the Persian Empire. The other administrators and satraps were jealous of Daniel. Tricking King Darius, the administrators and satraps got him to agree to a law to have anyone who worshipped anyone besides the king to be put to death. In this episode, we cover what happens when Daniel refuses to worship anyone but God. Daniel 6 Isaiah 54:17 Matthew 23:12 Philippians 1:12 Psalms 23:5


539BC: The Writing on the Wall and the Capture of Babylon

Five years after the capture of Lydia, Cyrus invades Babylon. He is stopped by its enormous city walls. As documented by Herodotus, Cyrus makes a bold move diverting the Euphrates River. During the attack, Daniel documents the events surrounding the King of Babylon's feast and the writing on the wall. Daniel 5 Isaiah 47 Isaiah 44:27


545BC: Croesus and the Vanity of Man

In the location of modern Western Turkey, the Kingdom of Lydia bordered the Empire of Persia. Its ruler was Croesus and he was world renown for his wealthy and happiness. In this episode, we see what worldly wealth and happiness does in the hands of a man submitted to idols and their prophecies. Proverbs 16:18


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