Now then, I tell you the truth: Three more kings will appear in Persia, and then a fourth, who will be far richer than all the others. When he has gained power by his wealth, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece. Then a mighty king will appear, who will rule with great power and do as he pleases. After he has appeared, his empire will be broken up and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven. It will not go to his descendants, nor will it have the power he exercised, because his empire will be uprooted and given to others.
- Daniel 11:2-4 (NIV). Daniel, writing around 530 B.C., accurately predicts that four kings were yet to follow in Medo-Persia, preceding Alexander the Great (the "mighty King" of Greece). Upon Alexander's death c. 323 B.C., his empire was divided among his four generals, not his sons.
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow. For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
- II Thessalonians 3:7-10, Paul, providing an example.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever belie ves in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV \005But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 NIV "The prayer that sparks revival begins long before the countryside seems to awak en from its slumber in sin. It starts when men fall on their knees and cry out to God. That's where true intimacy with God takes place and we begin the journe y of being transformed into the image of Christ. And as men are transformed, th e course of a nation can be changed." --Wellington Boone Shirts seen at Promise Keepers 1995: Life begins at conception. As a former fetus I oppose abortion. He who dies with the most toys still dies. Lord's Gym. His Pain is Your Gain. (The sin of the world. Bench press this.) I believe in the Big Bang theory. God spoke and BANG! It was. You can prey now or pay later. \005 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray an d seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14