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Book of Daniel
Chapter 6

INTRODUCTION TO DANIEL 6

This chapter is about Daniel being cast into the den of lions, the reasons for it, the steps leading up to it . . . and especially Daniel being delivered out of it, and what took place after that.
This chapter first tells us how Daniel was made first president of the all princes of the kingdom by Darius . . . which quickly brought their envy down on him. These jealous princes could find no wrong thing against Daniel, with the exception of the worship of his God, so they asked the king to make a law forbidding prayer to ANY god for 30 days, which they did get established.

They knew that Daniel would break this law, and when he did, they RAN to the king and accused him of doing so to the king. The penalty of breaking this law or decree was that the one who broke the law would be cast into the den of lions, to be killed.

The king tried in vain to prevent it, so Daniel was cast to the hungry lions, to the great grief of the king. He went to the den the next morning, and to his great joy found Daniel alive. He then by the law of retaliation, commanded that Daniel’s accusers, their wives and children, to be cast into the den of lions . . . and a decree was published by the king, commanding all in his provinces to fear and reverence the God of Daniel.

THEME: Position of Daniel under Darius the Mede; plot to destroy Daniel; prayer of Daniel; Daniel in the den of lions; Daniel's deliverance; prosperity of Daniel and the decree of Darius

Chapters 3 and 6 in the Book of Daniel are probably some of the most familiar in all the Bible stories and certainly they both are the best-known of this book. Chapter 3 tells us the story of the three young Jewish men thrown into the fiery furnace. Chapter 6 is where Daniel was literally thrown into the den of lions because he refused to stop his prayer and worship of his God. Daniel spent the whole night in the den of lions. Was he afraid? My answer would be an absolute NO! WHY would he be afraid . . . God was with him (Gen.28:15; Deut.31:6, 8; Josh.1:5; 1 Sam.12:22; Ps.37:28; Isa.41:10, 17; Heb.13:5-6).

From a boy of about 17 or so, until he was about 90 . . . Daniel was in the palace of pagan kings. It was really more dangerous to live in that palace than it was to spend a night in the den of lions. The lions would not touch him, but in the heathen palace of Nebuchadnezzar, Nabonidus, Belshazzar, Darius the Median and Cyrus, Daniel was always in danger. It is good for us to see the faithfulness of this man! He NEVER once bowed to any heathen god!

Daniel had the privilege of leading some of these men to a knowledge of the living and true God.
This particular episode in Daniel's life is another illustration of having faith in the power of God, and it is another partial disclosure of the way that God will protect the remnant (Israel) during the Great Tribulation period. This chapter resembles chapter 3 where God preserved Daniel's three friends in the fiery furnace.
 
There seems to have been a question as to where Daniel was in chapter 3 . . . and there is also a question here as to where the three Hebrew children, who were now men, were in chapter 6.  I feel quite certain that they would have followed Daniel in his obedience to God, had they been in the area. Since there has been a lapse of time, maybe they are no longer living.

In Chapter 3 the emphasis is upon the pressures which are brought to bear by human hatred and persecution. In Chapter 6 the emphasis is instead on satanic hatred and persecution. Is there a message for us today? YES!
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (KJV) . . . My friend, we live in den of lions! That den is the wicked world, and dear one, there is a roaring lion, walking about, seeking whom he may devour. Peter calls the devil our adversary (opponent, enemy) and Peter is absolutely right! BEWARE! Stay close to God, stay close to His only begotten Son, Jesus!

Position of Daniel Under
Darius the Mede (6:1-3)


Daniel 6:1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; (KJV)
Of whom Daniel was first . . . this was Belshazzar's promise to Daniel, he should be the third ruler in the kingdom (Dan.5:7, 16, 29). The first under the king was the general of the army, the second was the president of the palace, the third was over the land and provinces.
A hundred and twenty princes . . . Daniel was chief over every province which belonged to the Medo-Persian Empire. Afterwards the kingdom was enlarged to one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, by the victories of Cambyses and Darius Hystaspes (Est.1:1).
 
As this chapter opens, we have again moved ahead historically. The kingdom of Babylon, the head of gold, has now disappeared. Instead of Babylon, we have the Medo-Persian Empire, which was represented by the arms of silver (Dan.3:32-33), in the dream of Nebuchadnezzar. Darius is the Darius Cyaxares II of secular history, and he ruled for only two years. Cyrus, who followed him, was the son of Darius' sister Mundane and of Cambyses the Persian. This was  what brought the empire together into the Medo-Persian Empire which now ruled the world.
Even though we have moved into another empire, Daniel is still in the position of prime minister under Darius the Mede. Darius had an hundred and twenty princes who shared the responsibility and leadership with him. Over this group Darius placed three presidents who served as liaison officers between the princes and the king. We are told that these three presidents (Daniel was one of them) held their position so that the king should have no damage. This probably means that these presidents were to make sure the princes did not steal from or harm the king in any way. Daniel was number one of the three presidents, and it seems that he might have been about eighty years old at this time.

Daniel 6:2  And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. (KJV)

Three presidents each of them having forty of these princes accountable to him for their administration. Daniel was first . . . being confirmed in his offices by Darius.

Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. (KJV)
The king thought very highly of Daniel, and set him over the whole realm, intending to make him top man. This favoritism of the king made Daniel the object of envy and wrath to the other presidents and the dignitaries of the kingdom.
Daniel was working with those who did not believe in his God, but he was much more efficient and capable than all the rest. As a result, he attracted the attention of the pagan king and earned a rightful place of respect. One of the best ways to influence non-Christian employers is to work hard and be dependable. Does this have a message for us? YES! Does your boss like you and have confidence in you?
Daniel not only was senior in this group, he was superior. He possessed an excellent spirit meaning that Daniel was a Spirit-filled man. The king had such confidence in him that he placed Daniel next to himself in position and power.

Plot to Destroy Daniel (6:4-9)

Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. (KJV)
The presidents and princes tried desperately, but could find NO blemish whatsoever (nothing wrong) in Daniel’s management. He was totally faithful to his king, which was a virtue that they probably did not have. But, topping this, Daniel was always totally faithful to his God. These jealous enemies of Daniel really hoped to turn Daniel’s loyalty to God into a crime, which they hoped would ruin him.  
Concerning the kingdom . . . they wanted to find something that would have made him guilty of treason, unfaithfulness or falseness in the king's business. It did not happen! All their wisdom and malice could find nothing! Daniel was completely faithful. Daniel had a remarkable life behind him. These men could find NOTHING in this man's character or in his past life that they could take hold of and make it something that would convict him.

Daniel 6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. (KJV)
Daniel was different. When he was first brought to the court of Nebuchadnezzar as a boy slave, he refused the king’s food and asked for different food (Chapter 1). From then on, the life of Daniel was different, and these men knew that. They also knew that IF they were going to find anything wrong with Daniel, it would have to come from his religion, his God! The only weak spot in Daniel, as these envious politicians saw it, was his religion. This was certainly a case of Daniel's good being evil-spoken of (Rom.14:16; 1 Cor.10:30; 1 Pet.4:14; 2 Pet.2:2). They knew that Daniel was faithful to God and was dependent upon Him. His prayer life was something that was well known. So, they are going to have to start a battle between the king and Daniel's religion.

Daniel 6:6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. (KJV)
These enemies of Daniel, went to the king to bellyache. They had come up with a plot against him that would throw him out of place and out of favor with the king, a plot that they would make out to be treason.

Daniel 6:7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. (KJV)
The plot of these princes and presidents and unimportant politicians was very subtle. King Darius was a good man, which is clear from secular history, and which is certainly what the Book of Daniel tells us. But consider . . . Darius was just a man and he had a weak spot, which many have, and that was his vanity. He ate up flattery.
These enemies of Daniel sweet-talked Darius, and he gobbled it up. So he did just what these no-goods wanted! He prepared a decree, and it was made a law. By doing this, he raised himself to the position of deity (a god), and prayer was to be offered only to him.

Daniel 6:8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. (KJV)
Daniel’s enemies were very eager for the king to issue and sign this law so it would not be changed, for it seems that even the king of the Medes and Persians could not change a law after it had been passed. This puts Daniel in a bad spot.

Daniel 6:9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree. (KJV)
King Darius listened to these bad guys, and signed the decree . . . now that it was signed, it could not be changed.
Prayer of Daniel (6:10-15)

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. (KJV)
Daniel knew that the decree was signed, and he knew exactly what it said. But, Daniel also knew Whom he served . . . the One and Only God of Heaven.
His windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem . . . Daniel kneeled upon his knees three times a day and prayed. He did not look toward the sun, as the fire-worshipers did, but toward Jerusalem, where the Temple of Almighty God had stood. This seems to have been the custom with the Jews when they were away from the Holy City (1 Ki.8:44, 48; 2 Chron.6:34; Ps.5:7; 28:3; 138:2; Jonah 2:4).
It seems that Daniel's evening prayer was at the time of the evening sacrifice (Dan.9:21). The
morning prayer possibly was at the time of the morning sacrifice. Then halfway between was the one at noon. David speaks of prayer as being in the morning, noon and night (Ps.55:17). Precise hours of prayer are mentioned (Acts 2:15; 3:1; 10:9).
No new law would make Daniel change his prayer routine, nor would he stop any of his prayer to his God. He had been faithful to God since he was a child, and now he was an old man. He was NOT about to quit his faithfulness to the Creator God who was ever so faithful to him! The God he had served so faithfully for 80 or 90 years . . . this God who had spared his life by revealing dreams (Dan.2:18-20; 4:8-9), and who had also answered him on the occasion of Belshazzar’s disaster (Dan.5).
Consider Daniel’s reaction to this new law. He did not do anything brazen or foolhardy when he opened those windows . . . he had been doing that for years. He just refused to back down. He did not act in a cowardly and compromising manner by closing the windows but simply continued his normal prayer life. This shows the boldness and faith of Daniel. It was not unwise from any viewpoint, for his religion and his God were involved in a daring trial (Dan.6:5, 10).

Daniel 6:11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. (KJV)
These nasty bad guys were ready and waiting for Daniel, for they knew what he would do . . . and that was really a compliment. Daniel had a rock-solid reputation, and they knew that he would NOT back down from his beliefs.
Even though Daniel knew they watched him closely, he was not afraid to be found praying to God, he did not fear their breaking open his door, and rushing in or finding proof he disobeyed the new law.

Daniel 6:12 Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. (KJV)
They had enough evidence, and they came yelling to the king that Daniel had broken the king's law. They reminded him that he had signed the law and that it could not be annulled. The king's authority and the honor of the nation was at stake. The king had owned that law, and it could not be altered.
Shall be cast into the den of lions . . . they were out for blood! This den of lions was either a royal menagerie, where wild beasts were kept for the king's pleasure, or the lions were kept for the purpose of devouring certain criminals, which the laws of the kingdom might condemn to that kind of death. I would want to say that this is the most likely.

Daniel 6:13 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day. (KJV)
Here these enemies call Daniel That Daniel as in (Dan.6:5), this Daniel. Both of these are outright contempt and disrespect, for they had low feelings and thoughts for him, and wanted the king to have the same low and mean thoughts of him too.
Of the children of the captivity of Judah . . . they say that Daniel was a prisoner, but he defiantly slights the king and his laws. Daniel’s great crime was that he prays to his God three times a day. Regardeth not thee, O king . . . these men told the king that Daniel had no honor or respect for him. They asked: Must all the native subjects of the king keep his laws, yet this Daniel be allowed to break them? Are you going to tolerate this, O king?

Daniel 6:14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him. (KJV)
Darius was not angry with Daniel, as Nebuchadnezzar was upon the accusation against the three young men (Dan.3:19). This king was angry and upset with himself, that he was so motivated by his courtiers against an innocent person of so much honor and honesty. This caused Darius to strive in every way possible to get the law annulled to save Daniel before sunset.

Daniel 6:15 Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed. (KJV)
These were bold men and they were resolved to follow through with their plan against Daniel.
They were determined to have their way, over and above that of the king. They kept prodding the remorseful king. No decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed . . . it was by this same way that Haman contrived and pleaded, yet there was a way found to prevent execution (Esther 8:1-17).
This law, which they plead was important to make all laws and decrees unchallengeable, was absurd and inappropriate, because laws should be basically be changeable only by the law-makers. The king called an assembly; but they jointly united with the need to execute the law, not repeal it.
Daniel shall be put in the den of lions, and there is nothing the king can do about it.

Daniel in the Den of Lions (6:16-17)

Daniel 6:16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. (KJV)
The king really wanted to save Daniel, but he could not stop the surge of these jealous men, who by not getting their way, might plot some mischief against him. The grieving king then commanded: Cast him into the den of lions. So, as a result the best man in the kingdom becomes a sacrifice to the hatred and malice of the vilest and worst of men.  The king told Daniel: Thy God will deliver thee. With a heavy heart the king had to permit this murderous conspiracy. When passing sentence on Daniel, his last words were moving to say the least: Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
Daniel now had the same chance to show his faithfulness to God, as his three Hebrew companions did (Dan.3:18). The lions were not any less terrible than the fiery furnace.
Do you think that the king believed that Daniel’s God would save him? Personally, at that time, I do NOT think that the king recognized that the God of Daniel was omnipotent and sovereign and was well able to deliver him.
Daniel was faithful to God and Daniel’s God would be faithful to him! Daniel's testimony and his sincere and humble life was a powerful witness to the saving grace of God in that day. Let us all learn from Daniel.

Daniel 6:17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. (KJV)
A stone was brought . . . all this precaution served the purposes of God’s Divine Providence. There would be no trick nor conspiracy here. If Daniel were to be preserved, it must be solely by the power of the Supreme God of Heaven. The same precaution was taken by the Jews, in the burial of our Lord Jesus (Mat.27:66). This very thing has served as one of the strongest proofs of the certainty of Jesus’ resurrection and their pure hatred and wickedness.
Daniel’s enemies are resolved to make the end of Daniel fast and sure. So did the enemies of the three young men, by the horrific heat of the fiery furnace (Dan.3:19-20). So did the enemies of Christ Jesus (Mat.27:66). So did Herod with Peter Acts 12:4). So too, Paul and Silas were made secure (Acts 16:23-24). In sealing of the den Daniel’s enemies removed all power from the king of delivering Daniel, because they knew he preferred him.
My friend, those lions had strong teeth and sharp claws and they were fierce and wild . . . but the safest place that night for Daniel was in that den of lions. I feel certain that Daniel had a good night's sleep, and maybe he just might have cuddled up against one of them! But, it seems that the king had a very disturbed and sleepless night, because of his stupidity
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Daniel's Deliverance (6:18-24)

Daniel 6:18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him. (KJV)
The king passed the night fasting . . . no music, no dancing girls and no sleep. The king was greatly convinced that what he had done was dishonorable and cruel, by listening to the advice of his mean and wicked courtiers. He should have cancelled his hasty decree, and should have seen their cruelty against Daniel, and sent them away. The king did not sleep, but Daniel did! Darius passed a sleepless night due to his sincere concern for Daniel.

Daniel 6:19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. (KJV)
The king arose very early . . . at the break of day. He had spent the night waiting and grieving, being torn between fear and hope, longing to know the outcome. At dawn he ran to the pit.

Daniel 6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? (KJV)
Servant of the living God . . . this was praise both of Daniel and his God, although he had served both disrespectfully. Is thy God able to deliver thee? . . . was your God powerful enough to save you? He cried out, his heart was full of grief and it affected his speech. The king was convinced that unless Daniel’s God saved him, Daniel was dead.

Daniel 6:21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. (KJV)
He prays for the king's well-being, even though he suffered under his hand. It seems to me that Daniel had clearly been given the same assurance that his three friends had in the fiery furnace  . . . that God could and would deliver him.

Daniel 6:22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. (KJV)
My God hath sent his angel . . . I believe that God does indeed have watchers (Dan.4:13, 17, 23; Jer.4:16) over His TRUE children, and especially He has His eye on those who bring honor and glory to Him, like Daniel. I do not know by what means God saved Daniel, but I do know those lions did not open their mouths against Daniel!
http://www.godcannotlie.org/true_children_of_god.htm
Was this just a regular angel, or was it instead Christ Jesus, the Angel of the covenant, who did at times appear in the Old Testament before His incarnation (Gen.12:7; 18:10, 13, 17, 20; Ex.23:23; 33:2; Josh.5:13-15), and in all these places it is the pre-incarnate Jesus (Gen.19:24; Ex3:2; Acts 7:30, 32-33, 38).
I do NOT know if this was one of Daniel’s guardian angels, or the Angel of the Covenant, our Lord Jesus Christ! Does it really matter! It was Christ Jesus who was instrumental in saving Daniel, just as it was Christ Jesus who was instrumental in saving Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Dan.3). And it is this same Christ Jesus who is instrumental in saving us from the fires of Hell.
Before him innocency was found in me . . . Daniel was INNOCENT! By his faith, he trusted in the Lord (Heb.11:33); therefore as I see it, Catholics are WRONG when they teach that justification is by works and merits. Justification is by FAITH in Christ! (Rom.3:26-28; 4:5, 24-25; 5:1). That is what Jesus tells us!
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. (KJV)
John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (KJV)  
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV) . . . Only Jesus . . . NO works, NO merits, NO sacraments!
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV) . . . Only Jesus . . . NOT Mary, NOT saints. http://www.worldlychaos.org/w_c_catholic_laws_rituals_wrong.htm

Again I say, it is my humble opinion that our God does indeed have watchers (Dan.4:13, 17, 23; Jer.4:16) over His TRUE children. As I look back over my long life, I can see my guardian angels working in my life. They have saved my life MANY times. I can remember at least 8 or 9 times. Guardian angels: (Ex.23:20; Ps.34:7; 91:11; Dan.6:22; Mat.4:11; 18:10; Lk.16:22; 22:43; 2 Thes.1:7; Heb.1:14; 13:2).
BEWARE! These watchers report back to God as to our every move! And the books about us shall be opened on Judgment day! (1 Cor.3:11-15; Rev.20:11-15).

Daniel 6:23
 Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God. (KJV)
The king loved Daniel and was truly happy that he was not killed by the lions. Not a scratch was found on him. Daniel trusted in God's power and faithfulness, NOT to work a miracle . . . Daniel simply committed himself to the Lord as his righteous Judge, who would do what was the will of God. If it is not the will of God, you do NOT want it!!!

Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den. (KJV)
They cast them into the den of lions . . . Daniel’s enemies had dug a pit for him . . . but they were the ones who fell into it, like Haman (Esther 7:9-10).
Them, their children, and their wives . . . Darius was cruel in this execution, because he cast in with them to the lions their wives and children. This is not without precedent in Scripture, as in Korah and his company (Num.16), Haman (Esther 7:9-10) and Achan (Josh22:20) for the greater terror.
The shameful plot of those who were enemies of Daniel was uncovered. These men, along with their families, were all cast into the dens of lions. Is there a lesson here for us? Yes! Hatred, envy, malice and vengeance is NOT what God wants for us! BEWARE!! Your evil plans just may backfire on you!

Prosperity of Daniel and the
Decree of Darius (6:25-28)


Daniel 6:25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. (KJV)
Darius then sent his personal testimony out to all his empire. Darius had found the same peace that had come to Nebuchadnezzar (Dan.4:1). Great peace now came upon this same man who could not sleep the night before.

Daniel 6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end. (KJV)
The king commanded that everyone throughout his kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel. Darius now admits that Daniel’s God was the Living God that will endure forever and His Kingdom will never be destroyed, and his rule will never end. Almighty God is the sovereign Living God, in direct opposition to dead, dumb idols. It took the miracle in the lion’s den to bring Darius to the Truth about God.
Sevenfold Decree of Darius:
(1.) All people must tremble before the God of Daniel and fear Him (Dan.6:26).
(2.) God is the Living God (Dan.6:26).
(3.) God is steadfast forever (Dan.6:26).
(4.) God’s Kingdom is eternal (Dan. 2:44-45; 6:26; 7:13-14, 18, 27; Rev.11:15; 22:4-5).
(5.) God delivers from danger (Dan.6:27).
(6.) God works signs and wonders (Dan.6:27).
(7.) God has delivered Daniel from lions (Dan.6:27; Heb.11:33).

Daniel 6:27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. (KJV)
Only the Almighty Creator God, the God of Heaven can rescue and save His people. Only this God can perform miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on Earth. Only this Mighty God could have rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.

Daniel 6:28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian. (KJV)
This ends the historical section of the Book of Daniel. From this point on, the Book of Daniel will mainly bring the visions and prophecies which were given to Daniel over the long period of his life spent in a foreign land.

Special Comments for Daniel Chapter 6

Sevenfold Decree of Darius
(1.) All people must tremble before the God of Daniel and fear Him (Dan.6:26).
(2.) God is the Living God (Dan.6:26).
(3.) God is steadfast forever (Dan.6:26).
(4.) God’s Kingdom is eternal (Dan. 2:44-45; 6:26; 7:13-14, 18, 27; Rev.11:15; 22:4-5).
(5.) God delivers from danger (Dan.6:27).
(6.) God works signs and wonders (Dan.6:27).
(7.) God has delivered Daniel from lions (Dan.6:27; Heb.11:33).

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