#116 Removing the Person of God
Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2015Print
About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series
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?
Belshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem be brought, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them.
They drank wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.
Daniel 5:2, 4 ESV
The king knew that Nebuchadnezzar had won a great victory over Israel. So perhaps he sought the same god that had granted that easy victory. His only hope left for victory over Persia was with the same god that had conquered Israel. Being a heathen, he assumed the god of Israel dwelled in the holy vessels of the temple worship.
Ever we remove the Person of God for the things of God. By fear in crisis, we want to manage the Most High on our terms, to serve our agenda. Our present danger is to miss the actual protection and inward peace that God gives, when we run to Him and accept the mystery of His dominion.
Our crisis of danger is never the visible situation. The only REAL trouble is separation from the Lord Himself as a Real Being and the creation of a silent substitute, cold and unanswering.
There is simple verse, clear and actual, that is a beam of light for us NOW: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (Jn. 14:6).
The “way” is a Person. Truth is not truth. Truth is a Living Person. And Life is only ONE: Christ.