November 9, 2018

Daniel 2:28… .But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days . Thy dream and the visions of thy head upon thy bed are these. As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter, and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.

Yesterday we discussed the Scripture recorded in Isaiah 45:11 that reads “Ask me of things to come concerning my sons and concerning the work of my hands command ye me” . I promised to continue today and so I would like to use the dream of Nebuchadnezzar as an example of how God works through different people. Though he forgot the dream but the LORD revealed it to Daniel because there was a command that went out to go and kill all the magicians, astrologers, and Chaldeans because they could not tell him the dream that he had and its interpretation. Then Daniel told the captain’s guard to give him time that he would let him know the dream and its interpretation. Daniel and his friends prayed to the LORD to reveal the dream to them, and the LORD did. This was the fulfillment of the promise made by God, that  we can ask Him even things to come and He would reveal it to us. The king himself was also asking the King of the universe what would happen thereafter, and the LORD made it known to him but unfortunately he forgot it when he woke up. Daniel also went to the LORD in prayer to ask about the dream and the Lord made it known to him, and also gave him its interpretation. This goes to show that our God does hear us when we pray to him and  it is His promise to us that we should always ask him whatever we desire . Despite the fact that millions upon millions of people are on the earth, the LORD knows every one of us by name, and knows you personally and all that pertains to you. Your life is naked before Him, and that is why He is God of the universe. I worship You my God, and I will declare Your greatness throughout where You send me in Jesus Name, Amen.

Let us see the account in Daniel what God of the universe revealed to Daniel and it reads thus “Thou O king sawest and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent , stood before thee, and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breasts and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass. His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold broken in pieces together, and became like chaff of the summer threshing floors, and the wind carry them away, that no place was found for them, and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. This is the dream, and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. (Daniel 2:31-36)

Thou, O king, art a king of kings, for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which bear rule over all the earth  And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, for as much as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things, and as iron that breaketh all these, shell it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of porter’s clay and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided , but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, for as much as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken,. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men, but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.. And in the days of these kings, shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom,, which shall never be destroyed, and the kingdom shall never be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever”.(Daniel 2: 37-44)

Indeed the God of heaven is the Revealer of things to come. That is why we need to take seriously as the world unfolds from generation to another generation. He had made known all these things before it happened so that we will know that He is God and that the whole world is under His control. The kingdoms that were revealed in this scripture will be discussed tomorrow, and we will be aware of which kingdom we are in now and what next. Notwithstanding we know of Prophet Isaiah revealing to us in chapter 9:6-7 about a child and his kingdom that reads ” For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, Of the increase of his government and peace, there shall be no end., upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” If you are still wondering whom the prophet is referring to , you also can ask God of heaven and he will reveal Him to you. You need to know Him because this is our LORD Jesus that will reign for ever and ever and He had made the first appearance as a child, and he is coming back again to establish a kingdom that will last for ever. I pray you and I will be counted worthy to be in His kingdom and reign with Him in Jesus Name. Amen. God bless you.

Prayer…LORD keep us to the end, and do not let us miss our  heavenly home.

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