Daniel Breaks The King's Decree

The princes and presidents conspire together to get the king to make a law concerning Daniel's prayers to God. In a deliberate attack on Daniel the text leads up to Daniel continuing in prayer without compromise toward God - whose approval Daniel desires more than his own life, or the approval he would have from the king.

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Dan ch6:v6-11
Dan 6:6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live forever.
Dan 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.
Dan 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.
Dan 6:9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
Dan 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 formerly.
Dan 6:11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.

The statute would be for 30 days right? (There are 30 octals in seven symbols) and Daniel would pray three times a day, (three automorphisms of GF(8) with eight possible groups for multiplication, 3*8=24 the number of hours in the day.) The text would seem to indicate that the decree is designed to have Daniel deny his Lord not three times as did Peter, but in full 30 times over. Such denial would be a "complete" compromise before God.

Likewise if Daniel were to lose his "restraining gift", then we see that the position of antichrist, factoring to A5 from S5 under conjugation of inverses (according to a man's carnal judgement rather than in spirit and truth) - we see that the system set up of 666 is in direct opposition to God, in the form of these 30 octal groups or days. (The position of antichrist as in the four earthy elements of the octal has 666 configurations of unity "free to float" outside of one "sun" octal we use for reference. The result is that to be in a system shifting any and every fixed position outside of the restraining gifts of God reveal the man to be driven by his carnal senses only.)

Daniel has a choice of whether to become a man numbered 666 and reject his God fully - or to go to his death in the lions den. The identity of "Death" from which "Hell" follows after is the former choice - that disobeying God is actually sin and "Death" and to be a man or "as a beast" numbered 666 is the "Hell" that God would make for a sinful man without restraint, or gift of God. to be given over to "a reprobate mind".

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Dan ch6:v12-15
Dan 6:12 Then they came near, and spoke 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.
Dan 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.
Dan 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 labored till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
Dan 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.

The rulers take advantage of the authority they have in the kingdom to condemn Daniel to the den of lions. They exercise all of the authority of the king on their own behalf. (sound familiar?) In functioning in the spirit of the false prophet they are setting up the image (of the system 666) so it may rule over the kingdom. (To follow after the attempt to make Daniel disobedient, which never occurred) By removing Daniel or expecting him to reject his God they would have had a man in his place patterned after their own desire (The man numbered 666) whom they could more easily remove from the position of judge - as they would then operate as his equal, a claim they could not make concerning Daniel whose excellent wisdom and honesty set him over them all.

The king desires to free Daniel (but may not) and condemns him to be put in the lions den. I.e., Once the image system has made its decree there is no undoing it - a little leaven leavens the whole lump (and once meal has been acted on by leaven it is mouldy and good only to be thrown out.) The king labours until the going down of the sun to free Daniel - at which the opportunists remind him that Daniel must be condemned.

The kingdom, divided between two sets of balances, one the king (and his desire) and the other the princes and presidents is stretched to it's limit here. Equal power obtained under guile and with the supposed authorship of "all the three presidents" (see v7) is without the kings power to veto. In considering the kingdom - is there some check and balance missing or is the one balance of kingship and the right to rule according to a man's desire preferable? In excluding Daniel they claim to have the agreement of all three presidents - outnumbering Daniel two to one (in not requiring Daniel to decide between the two) which are both in favour, is this a flaw in the system set up by the king?

If Babylon was superior as gold to this second kingdom of silver, does this system of government require more devices or less? There is no reasonable answer but to the man that does not trust in God. Daniel did so - and was preserved whilst the kingdom (and the king) was shown to be at fault (though the king repented but could not legally make the changes needed.)

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