November 11, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

James 2:14-26. Faith without works is dead. The example is Abraham. The apostle Paul used the same example to show that Abraham was justified apart from works in Romans 4:2-3 “For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.” This seeming contradiction is solved in Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

Daniel 8 tells of the prophet Daniel’s vision of a ram and a goat, with the two-horned ram representing Media and Persia, and the goat representing Greece.

November 23, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the second letter of the Apostle Peter and the first letter of the Apostle John we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Daniel.

November 23: Proverbs 24, Daniel 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 24 completes the sayings of the wise, and begins some more sayings of the wise. The two last verses are notable: “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Daniel 8 tells of the prophet Daniel’s vision of a ram and a goat, with the two-horned ram representing Media and Persia, and the goat representing Greece.

November 23, read through the Bible in a year.

In between second Peter and first John we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Daniel.

November 23: Proverbs 24, Daniel 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 24 completes the sayings of the wise, and begins some more sayings of the wise. The two last verses are notable: “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Daniel 8 tells of Daniel’s vision of a ram and a goat, with the two-horned ram representing Media and Persia, and the goat representing Greece.

Daniel 8, Daniel’s vision of a ram and a goat.

 

The Achaemenid Empire was founded by Cyrus the great in 550 B.C.Alexander the Great conquered practically all of the Achaemenid Empire

At Alexander the Great’s death the people around him asked “To whom will you give the Empire?” His answer “To the strongest” It was, after much fighting and intrigue divided into four parts, or five if the original Greece was included.

The intertestamental  period (the gap of time between the period covered by the Hebrew Bible and the period covered by the Christian New Testament) is recorded in the Apocrypha, especially the Maccabean books.

Many prophecies have more than one fulfillment, one relatively immediate and one in the distant future. This is the case here.

 Now let us go back to verse 19.

That was then, this is now. Notice the Muslim world covers much the same area as the Achaemenid Empire and of Alexander the Great, but with expansions in Africa and South Asia. It does exclude Israel, a sore point for anybody wanting to conquer the world through Jihad.