#99 Without Excuse
Posted: Tuesday, July 28th, 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?
Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon – heathen, idolatrous, cruel, murderous and arrogant. Even to such a one the Most High reveals His judgment and His dominion.
Within Nebuchadnezzar’s dream itself, the ‘watcher’ pronounced the coming of chastening:
This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers
And the decision is a command of the holy ones,
In order that the living may know
That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind,
And bestows it on whom He wishes…
Reading Daniel 4:10-17 NASB
Let no one – however far from God – say ‘I didn’t know. God never told me.’ He is far too holy and righteous to leave anyone without a warning. The dream was clear and the king responded with a fear that registered deep in his being. He knew instinctively, he just needed Daniel to put it into conscious words.
The wicked hide their confrontation from the One God and ignore His warning, just as the king did.
…they are without excuse.