Throughout history, Babylon has been a symbol of the world’s worst evils—extreme decadence, infinite cruelty, ravenous power, and implacable contention against God. Nowhere in the Bible do we get a more vivid picture of the malevolent nature of Babylon than the book of Daniel. Teeming with prophetic markers and visions—many of which have already been fulfilled—the parallels between the world described in the book of Daniel and the world today are staggering. In Agents of Babylon, you will become acquainted with the most prominent players in the book of Daniel—those who play a role in Daniel’s life and in the prophetic end-time plan of God. Both have immense value to us today. They bring the cyclical nature of history out of the past and project it into the future to show us how we must live in the present to prepare ourselves for the time yet to come. In fact, the entire book of Daniel—both the personal portraits and the prophecies—demonstrate why the kind of courage, conviction, and devotion to prayer Daniel pictures are as critical today as they were in his time.
Daniel’s prophecies were delivered to and through a cast of characters that Dr. David Jeremiah calls, “the agents of Babylon.” The agents were kings and rulers, royal counselors, animals, angels both good and evil, and inanimate objects like trees and statues. All play a part in the unfolding story of Daniel in Babylon. In Agents of Babylon, each agent is introduced through a dramatized narrative that is followed by an exposition of the “Scripture Behind the Story,” and ends with a “Daniel for Today” feature, offering practical life application and hope for the future. Hardcover 361 pgs.