In my last post, we talked about Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams and visions. His spirit was troubled and his dream left him.
In Daniel 2:2 the Bible says,
In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed.
Now that, was ok. They thought they could handle it. But then, the king, threw them a huge curve ball. He said,
When they came in and stood before the king, he said to them, I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means.” Then the astrologers answered the king, May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.
The king replied to the astrologers, This is what I have firmly decided: If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble.”
A little severe, don’t you think? That’s tough! He said, just don’t just interpret the dream, but tell me what the dream is, then interpret it. They certainly thought, that was beyond their power.
However, there is a risk and reward even in the financial and human sense of man. The next verse says,
“But if you tell me the dream and explain it, you will receive from me gifts and rewards and great honor. So tell me the dream and interpret it for me.
Once more they replied, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will interpret it.
Then the king answered, I am certain that you are trying to gain time, because you realize that this is what I have firmly decided: If you do not tell me the dream, there is only one penalty for you. You have conspired to tell me misleading and wicked things, hoping the situation will change. So then, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can interpret it for me.
The astrologers answered the king, There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer. What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans.
I believe in the days ahead of us, we’re going to be pushed into the spotlight, because business owners, managers, politicians, are going to look around the table and look at you and say, “Well, what do you think?”
What are you going to do? Are you going to sit there and say, “I don’t know…that’s a hard one.” Or like the astrologers said, “There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks!”
That’s when the Spirit of God rises up inside of you and says, “Wait a minute, I have an answer!” But don’t you dare say that, unless you have one. That will then be of your flesh and you’ll fall flat on your face. It’d be worse if you just sat there and were mum.
We need to keep praying to the Lord. Lord, show me.
If you ask the Lord, He will give you the word. When you get in various circumstances, and you’ve been praying to the Holy Ghost, you can give an answer that’ll astound them and has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with Him.
That’s who we need to be. That’s what the church needs to be, in this end time.
I pray that you are ready for that day. It’s approaching, if it’s not here already.