Daniel in Lions Den

#115 Daniel Remains

Posted: Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?

Devotional

Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand…he gave orders to bring the gold and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem, in order that the king and his nobles…might drink from them.
Daniel 5:1-2 NASB

There were four kings between Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar. Three were assassinated and the fourth enthroned Belshazzar, who appears to be a descendant of Nebuchadnezzar (5:13).

So there were some 13 years between Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar. Where was Daniel?

In quiet – oh the quiet of Daniel! – he goes about his business. By secret worship (which is surrender), he is always ready to be summoned and used. Daniel can be obscure, and yet he is also able to bear the spotlight. Neither is important, only God’s will and HIS transcendent reign.

The great paradox of Daniel is that he is at the mercy, every moment, of these cruel heathen kings…yet he is untouchable (in another realm). He rules the kings who rule him.

Kings come and kings go, while Daniel remains. He outlasts them, survives them and is needed by them. Again the story of the kings is irrelevant. Only God’s people are relevant to history. HIS story will always focus on them. The world is nothing to the kingdom!

Other Devotionals in Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series

#4 The Almighty Reigns in the Government of God #3 Daniel's Government Was Out of Heaven #2 Living Above the Fray in Heaven's Rule #1 The Rule of Heaven is a Different Government The Daniel Adventure Has Just Begun! #116 Removing the Person of God
#115 Daniel Remains (Currently Viewing)
#114 Nebuchadnezzar Disappears #113 Know His Name #112 The End of Pride #111 Still More Greatness #110 For the Sake of the Kingdom #109 God Alone Reigns #108 The Most High Lives #107 The King Was Transformed #106 Purpose of the Mind #105 Healed by Solitude #104 Until You Learn #103 Sudden Judgment #102 God's Warning Is Not Empty #101 Here Stand Two Men #100 The Lowliest of Men #99 Without Excuse #98 Holy and Unapproachable #97 God, THE ONLY #96 Conquered Kingdoms #95 Stolen Glory #94 A Testimony for Nebuchadnezzar #93 In the Service of Babylon #92 Untouchable by Death #91 The Loosing of Bonds #90 A Contest of Power #89 Forged by Earlier Fires #88 The Furnace of Christ #87 He Walks My Walk #86 Loose and Walking! #85 The Presence of God #84 The Fourth Man #83 Wisdom and Power #82 Divine Wisdom #81 Again, LET God #80 Know that He is God #79 All Power #78 Reverence and Fear of God #77 Born Worshipers #76 Dying is the Only Way #75 The Test of Worship #74 We Need Only to Know Him #73 But If Not #72 God Chooses #71 Closet Meeting #70 Actual Life and Literal Death #69 No Need to Answer #68 They Would Not Bow #67 Furnace of Fire #66 Fiery Test #65 Find Your Place #64 Hidden Treasure #63 To Know God by Name #62 Babylonian Captivity #61 Daniel's Day #60 Believe in the One #59 I Am But a Sheep #58 One Work, Not Many #57 Food Everlasting #56 Our Daily Bread #55 The Work of Faith #54 Christ Within #53 Faith Comes by Hearing #52 Not By Bread Alone #51 His Righteous One #50 The Just Shall Live #49 Daniel Believed #48 Stability in Crisis #47 Christ the Foundation #46 Amazing Rock #45 Rock of Habitation #44 The Stone and the Kingdom #43 The Stone is the Foundation #42 Christ, the Precious Cornerstone #41 The Rock of Power #40 My Rock and My Salvation #39 Precious Cornerstone #38 The Stone in Zion #37 The Stone #36 Angel of Light #35 Latter Days #34 Heavenly Access #33 Instrument of Heaven #32 Daniel's Praise #31 Mystery was Revealed #30 Desire to Live #29 The Church Rises #28 Faithful in Small Things #27 Celebrating Individuality #26 The First Crisis of Daniel #25 Through Faith #24 The Absolute YES #23 Live by Faith #22 An End Times Book #21 Alone With God #20 God Alone #19 Why Identity Matters #18 God Is My Judge #17 God's Own Creation #16 Daniel's Choice #15 God Revealed #14 A Royal Son #13 Defend Your Identity #12 Daniel's Name #11 Flourishing Under Pressure #10 Crisis of Idolatry #9 Given What They Chose: Babylon #8 The Capture of Israel and Loss of Identity