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Wednesday, November 16 2011

Daniel 4

Verse of the Day: V32 “And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.”

1.  The Alarm (V1-27)

V5 “I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.”

God sounded the alarm through a dream given to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, which frightened and troubled him. Daniel then interpreted the king’s dream, and warned him to repent of his arrogance and pride otherwise God would punish and humble him.

V8 “But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,”

2.  The Arrogance (V28-32)

V30 “The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?”

Indeed, the most High God humbled the arrogant Nebuchadnezzar by making him insane and driving him out of his palace to dwell and eat with the beasts and the oxen in the field.

V32 “And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.”

3.  The Awakening (V33-37)

V34 “And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:”

However, the time of awakening came as Nebuchadnezzar lifted up his eyes to heaven and acknowledged and blessed God and realised that it was the most High God who promoted kings as well as removed them. Indeed, there is one and only most High God and not even the most powerful king on earth can be compared to the most High God.

Prayer of the Day:

Dearest God, please humble me to know that You are the one and only most High God.

Posted by: Pastor Davy Sim AT 06:41 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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