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I think the message is two-fold. For me, it is clear that Daniel is speaking of "relevant knowledge up to that point", but the message encompasses all knowledge since then and the knowledge to come. It's as if God knew we would be having this conversation....lol......Obviously, you have a very good point and I agree with it, but I just can't get away from how it fits in my mind concerning the knowledge of today.
Originally posted by DISRAELI
reply to post by Texasbud
One of the factors influencing me was the question;
"Why does Daniel feel the need to say this? How does it fit in with the message?"
I'm confident about the significance of the contrast, between rapid movement and standing still.
So I think Daniel is talking about whatever kind of knowledge is most relevant to that point.
Originally posted by Texasbud
In my humble opinion, "knowledge shall increase" refers to "all knowledge". It is important to study all scripture and compare one passage with another, but I think knowledge of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is only part of what is being said here. Knowledge is increasing many times over every 8 or 10 years and as mankind makes its trek into the coming years it will continue to grow. I find it truly amazing that even our "knowledge of history" is also increasing as each year passes. Our knowledge of the cosmos is forever increasing and slowly, but surely, our knowledge of God is increasing. Not just in terms of the amount of believers, but true understanding of the scriptures. Which I guess is what is happening here.
Originally posted by Lionhearte
the Word of God has already been poured out on the whole world. Three years ago, I had heard on the radio that there were only 3 places left that had yet to receive the Word of God, and missionaries were already being sent there. By now, I'm sure everyone has heard.