The Ancient of Days
March 29, 2020 Speaker: Jon Ledbetter
Topic: Suffering Passage: Daniel 7:1–7:28, 2 Chronicles 20:1–20:23
The Ancient of Days: Daniel 7:9-28
God is Everlasting
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God…
Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
See also: Revelation 11:17; Revelation 21:5-6; Revelation 22:13
Genesis 17:7-8 [Abraham]; Genesis 26:3 [Isaac]; Genesis 28:13, 15 [Jacob]; Exodus 3:13-15 [Moses]
See also: Deuteronomy 33:27; John 8:56-58; Hebrews 13:8
God is Not Limited by Time
2 Peter 3:8 With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
God Existed Before There Was Time
Psalm 90:1-4 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
See also: John 17:5, 24
God Knew us Before There Was Time
Ephesians 1:4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world
God’s Sovereignty is Everlasting
Psalm 45:6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
See also: Isaiah 41:4
God’s Faithfulness is Everlasting
Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
See also: Psalm 117:2
God’s Power is Everlasting
Psalm 66:7 [He] rules by his might forever
God’s Word is Everlasting
Ps 119:89 Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
See also: Isaiah 40:8; Mark 13:31; 1 Peter 1:24-25
God’s Gift of Salvation is Everlasting
John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
See also: Hebrews 5:9
God’s Gift of Joy is Everlasting
Psalm 16:11 In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
See also: Isaiah 35:10
God’s Love is Everlasting
Jer 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love
See also: 1 Chronicles 16:34; 2 Chronicles 20:12; 21; Psalm 103:17
The Everlasting God Gives Help in Suffering
Is. 40:28-31; Psalm 48:13-14; 2 Corinthians 4:17–18