I’ve been trying, really trying, to understand the insanity our country and the world are living through, these days. So far, it eludes me.
Lately I’d been wondering if it was time I revisited some of the books by R.J. Rushdoony that I read when I first joined the Chalcedon Foundation, going on 20 years ago (longest job I’ve ever had!); and that thought jelled yesterday when my daily Bible reading brought me to Daniel 10. At about the same time, “Unknowable” made a thought-provoking comment about an incident in that same chapter, verses 9-14: the angel’s struggle with a spiritual “prince of Persia.”
I want to know more. Some instinct is telling me that this has become a key Bible chapter for understanding the realities of our own time, here and now.
I know I’ll find insights in Rushdoony’s Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation. I have to make time to re-read it. Revelation echoes the Old Testament prophets–Daniel, Ezekiel, and Isaiah, to name just three.
I hope some of you will decide to study along with me and share your insights here.
Is there a spiritual realm that impinges on our world and can make its effects felt in it? Are those worlds less radically separated than we thought? After all, God inhabits both of them. Are the events described in the prophecies already taking place? What do we need to know from the Bible to make this present point in history intelligible–and navigable–to us?
I think of it as providing guidance for my prayers.