The first four chapters of the Book of Daniel also deal with how the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar was saved.
In Part 1
Chapter one Nebuchadnezzar learns God’s ways are far more superior.
Chapter two Nebuchadnezzar learns God’s wisdom is infinite.
In Part 2
Chapter three Nebuchadnezzar learns that He, Yahweh God, was able to deliver Daniel’s three friends out of his hands.
Chapter four Nebuchadnezzar learns that it is only Yahweh God Who gave him the kingdom.
Four times, God molded king Nebuchadnezzar. The four Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the four Gospels that bring salvation.
1/ God’s ways are far more superior. And herewith God is laying the groundwork to come to His destiny with the pagan king.
By Yahweh”s God’s grace, the prince eunuch favored him and his three friends. So when Daniel seriously asked for him and his three friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah not to have to eat from the king’s table, as a trial for ten days. The number ten is a representation of Yahweh’s Law and the way He does things.
Daniel did not have the least intention to accept the food that the king’s table was offering, as not to defile himself. For ten days Daniel asks to give them all four pulse to eat and water to drink. After the ten days, Daniel and his three friends looked well-nourished and much healthier than the young men who did eat from the king’s table.
Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Daniel 1:15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat.
At the end of the three years when the young men were introduced to Nebuchadnezzar, the king had to admit that the four young men of the tribe of Judah looked well-fed and much healthier.
Daniel 1:19,20 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. 20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
2/ God’s wisdom is Infinite.
One night, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed a dream. The next morning he did not remember what the dream was about, nonetheless, it worried him a great deal. He called the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans.
Four types of witchcraft; the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, versus the God of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
Daniel 2:2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
They had to tell the king the dream and the interpretation of the dream. The four wise men could not, neither could their gods. And that didn’t look too good for them. Neither for Daniel and his three friends. So they better stop stalling and to come up with the answers or else. How utterly embarrassing for them.
Daniel 2:5 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.
The thing is, they probably had years of experience to say to the king the right things at the right time. But it seems on this occasion their time was up. Truth is catching up with them.
Daniel 2:8,9 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me. 9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof.
Daniel and his friends would pray to Yahweh God and ask for His grace to reveal to them the dream of Nebuchadnezzar and the interpretation.
Daniel 2:17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: 18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
And through God, Daniel was able to tell the king the dream and interpretation as well. Nebuchadnezzar now knew Who the God of Daniel and his three friends was. God’s wisdom was far greater than the wisdom of the gods of Nebuchadnezzar.
Daniel 2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
To be continued part 2
Chapter three Nebuchadnezzar learns that He, God was able to deliver Daniel’s three friends out of his hands.
Chapter four Nebuchadnezzar learns that it is only God Who gave him the kingdom.
God saved the pagan King Nebuchadnezzar. The LORD also can save you. Lord Jesus Christ is the Only Way to salvation.
Yes, one of the lords people surrounded by danger and oppression. Possibly death. Saved through his grace. That is the power of the almighty. Men make plans but this is not their kingdom. I had to unfollow one. That place seems to have many connections. The grace of God . perhaps revealed this and protected a few. The Lord and faith in him . I must keep only that in my mind.
Thank you Clark of your welcome comment.
God first lays the foundation after that He puts His Plan into motion. The more we read the Bible the better we understand God.
These sorcerers and the witchcraft. I have had nightmares about a witch . I had it when I was four then when I was fourteen I had another version of it two years ago. Absolute terror and a feeling of cold and death. I wake up shaken badly. I have no idea where this comes from. I most always sleep well. In this last one I was in an old Hospital and the fixtures were a pale turquoise, a feeling of horror and death and the witch was after me. I climbed a tall fence then I awoke. In the ones when I was younger the witch was levitating me and I couldn’t move. She had me pressed against the ceiling and I was in shock. I couldn’t stand it so I cried out. My mother and father heard me. It was only a dream. But why a Witch? There is nothing good in anything except what comes from that King James and the lord. The rest is evil and cold death. I know of two that have fallen into this trap. They defend witchcraft and claim it isn’t evil. The pentagrams and hexagrams they have a different explanation for. I tell them that these symbols are forbidden but they somehow just don’t see it. I think they believe they can influence their lives and come up with a positive result. It is crazy. And for me it is a highlight of my day and life to come here and read these articles. They lift my spirit. So much is negative now. I avoid it and concentrate on my work. Thank you for welcoming me here. The lord does bless you.
Thank you, Clark. The articles are to God’s Glory. The Bible God’s Word is the starting point of my life. On a reading standard, I have my smaller Bible, and it is open on Psalms 119:105.
Everybody who is owned by God through His Son Lord Jesus Christ, He blesses. When we meet trial times in life, it is God’s way of drawing us closer to Him.
We can be very well educated and have a high IQ but when Lord Jesus Christ is not the Center of our life, we have nothing. Not now nor in the time to come nor eternally. The majority is totally ignorant of what or rather Who they are missing. They are on their own and they don’t even know it.
We are always to go by the Bible. Especially in trial times and when the world wants God’s elect to believe its deception. We’ll never be wrong. We may not always like or understand what we read but we can trust the powerful Lord GOD. We can be sure that we go with an All-Knowing God into an unknown future. God has everything under His control. Nobody can do anything unless HE allows it.
Events in the Bible that represents God’s power. An example. God allowed the Hebrew people to be for 400 years in bondage after 30 good years in Egypt. God hardened the pharaoh’s heart. God showed His signs and wonders. Finally, the pharaoh let God’s people go. The descendants of Jacob grew to about two million people when I am correct. God gave a total deliverance to the Hebrew people. HE did that just in time, not too soon, not too late. Through God, Moses made a path so the Hebrew people could pass through the dry ground.
This generation who left Egypt died in the desert. None of them entered the Promised Land because of their unbelief. Except for Caleb and Joshua. Ten of the twelve spies said they could not by any means enter the Land of Canaan. The story is in Numbers 13.
And to make a comment on this topic. God allowed for Nebuchadnezzar to take the tribes of Judah and of Benjamin captive because of the evil they did in the eyes of the Lord. (Read for instance Ezekiel 18.) It was God’s judgment for disobedience. At the same time, God saved the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar
I am working on the second part.
Psalms 50:15 And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.
Thank You, Lord Jesus.
Yes, it is foolish people who make their own rules and break those of the Lord. Those early tribes were under strict rules and like now, evil was a big problem. The penalty they paid was severe. Christ lifted a huge burden from us the imperfect creation.. And no, I am not in Turkey and certainly glad. The meat that the king was serving must have been pork. I eat it on occasion but it is slow to digest. Beef is better. Christ also dealt with that issue. You are right. This world’s majority is living in a fantasy. People are also uneducated and refuse to exercise their minds.
The world makes its own rules away from God. That is why the world is hinging on a network of deception and apostasy.
An eagle can not mount up when, it is surrounded by turkeys.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Death of the spirit leads to death of the mind then the body. Life comes from the positive energy of our Lord. Evil closes off the joy and color of life. Love is the positive energy that brings the life and joy into a person. It is free but a rare expensive thing. I miss it.
Yes, thank you Clark
Through thy precepts I get vnderstanding: therefore I hate euery false way. The one just before yours. And I do hate every false way and lie. I especially dislike those that spew out words without any real interest. Just more cannon fodder and confetti. Most pastors will preach and actually mislead and tell a lie basically . These teachings or sermons are incomplete and there is the confusion. They add and then leave spaces. I will have to agree with both Psalm 104 and 105. I do hate the ones that turn out the light, and I certainly appreciate the ones that turn it on. Let that light shine dear lord, Let it burn the eyes of the evil ones. I know he has my back. The road is narrow . We must keep that God given positive power. There is no obstacle in front of us. If I was the creator I would want my people to be that way. Strong in the face of danger and happy each day.
Clark, thank you for your thoughts.
Psalms 104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalms 105:4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
Quotes of Leonhard Ravenhill
The world does not believe the Bible, and the church does not obey it.
Our pulpits are full of dead men preaching dead sermons to dead people.
And that is what is so refreshing about reading the words of Jesus Christ, To me it is like experiencing bad leadership then a person arrives, this person speaks and their words and decisions are right on. Those words restore confidence and bring peace to my spirit. Jesus Christ is the originator of truth and the example for others but it should come naturally. The spirit and truth. I ordered a King James 1611 copy. $114.00. I have several others but I read King James online. I can’t wait!
Well hopefully, you’ll receive the issue of King James Bible 1611 soon.
The Words and all of them of Jesus Christ we are to believe for our salvation. Jesus Christ does not judge anyone but His Words do.
John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world but to save the world.
John 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Yes! Yes! Like this.
26 But ye beleeue not, because ye are not of my sheepe, as I said vnto you.
27 My sheepe heare my voyce, and I know them, and they follow me.
28 And I giue vnto them eternall life, and they shall neuer perish, neither shall any man plucke them out of my hand.
29 My father which gaue them me, is greater then all: and no man is able to plucke them out of my fathers hand.
I got it! A nice big one and they sent a page from a real one with it! I guess I am one of a few that loves history and the connection between the past and present. I have been using the online one. I have those other bibles and really didn’t realize they were altered until I learned from you on those channels. Then I started comparing. After that things started opening up, actions from the past then reveal the actions of these wicked men now. It is connected and almost like a frequency., What they did back then is being repeated now. And things like the same symbols of worship by other groups. Different names for the same wicked false gods, Shiva, Apollo. The Catholic Church and it’s Jesuit sister, The world is tied together. That Big King James looks powerful. I have always loved to read. In the middle of sub zero winter we used to read encyclopedias.
No matter what the names are used of the false gods they all lead you to worship the beast. The beast, satan, and the false prophet don’t force anyone to do anything. Neither will they force anyone to take his mark “in the forehead or in the right hand”
It is the choice that mankind makes. It is the wrong choice that mankind makes and it will end in death. Just like in the Garden the of Eden. The serpent did not force Eve to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree. The serpent enticed her. The fruit looked appealing to Eve so she decided to take the fruit and eat it. Nobody forces you to join a cult. Mankind just wants to join a cult.
Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Oh, and BTW, the vaccine for Covid-19 is NOT the mark of the beast. It’s too early for that yet. The beast, the anti-christ has to be revealed as yet.
God will NOT let it happen to His sheep that know His Voice and follow Him, that they will get the mark of the beast and not know it!