Tuesday, November 01 2011
Verse of the Day: V19 “Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.”
1. Impossible (V1-13)
V5 “The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.”
Imagine the king of Babylon dreamed a dream and had forgotten it, and he expected his wise men to tell him his forgotten dream! It was impossible for his wise men to know the king’s dream and let alone to interpret them. The bad news was that Daniel and his friends would also be killed together with the wise men of Babylon because the king had decreed that all wise men be killed if his dream was not told and interpreted to him.
V13 “And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.”
2. Possible (V14-35)
V18 “That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel was his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.”
The God of heaven revealed to Daniel the forgotten dream of the king. The impossible became possible as Daniel desired and sought the mercies of the God of heaven.
V19 “Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.”
3. Done (V36-49)
V45 “Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.”
God revealed to the king through Daniel that his Babylonian kingdom, which was represented by gold, shall one day be defeated by the Persians, which was represented by silver. The Persians shall one day be defeated by the Greeks, which was represented by brass. The Greeks shall one day be defeated by the Romans, which was represented by iron mixed with clay. Indeed, no kingdom can remain forever except God’s kingdom.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I can do all things through You who strengthens me.