The Book of Daniel — Visions, Prophecies, and Divine Help
Steve Delong, a pastor and evangelist with a long dedication to God’s Remnant Church, currently serves the denomination’s Carolina and Indiana conferences by developing a small church community. A 1984 graduate of the theology program at Newbold College in England, evangelist Steve Delong remains committed to leading crusades and educational events across the United States and around the world. Among his early postgraduate learning experiences was an intensive study of the Book of Daniel at an Andrews University Field School course in Ohio.
The Book of Daniel recounts events that took place during the Babylonian captivity of the Israelites in the mid-6th century BC. It narrates the experiences of the Hebrew prophet Daniel at the court of King Nebuchadnezzar. In addition, this book is noted for its detailed visions predicting future events.
In one sequence in the book, Daniel, as King Nebuchadnezzar’s servant, interprets one of the king’s dreams as prophetic of the rise and demise of great nation-states until the coming of Jesus as the Messiah. Another part of the book tells the history of three Israelites thrown into the raging heat of a furnace for refusing to bow down to idols. The three emerged unhurt, thanks to the power of God.
This book of the Old Testament centers on the triumph of faith over temporal power, and vividly demonstrates God’s love and protection for those who believe in Him.