2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2 (NIV)
So I am reading Daniel right now and found something that was interesting to me that I would like to convey here in this blog that you may or may not already know.
Daniel was a very distinguished administrator to King Darius and his administration in the Babylonian Empire and it was rumored that King Darius would make Daniel top administrator over the entire kingdom. Well when the rest of the staff heard this they conspired to get rid of Daniel. So they decided to convince King Darius to pass a law to forbid anyone to pray to any god or human except to King Darius for the next 30days and King Darius did agree to such a law. If anyone was caught breaking this law then they would thrown into the lion’s den…yes it’s that story. After hearing about this decree that King Darius had put into law Daniel went to his home to pray the other administrators and governors followed him to his home. Daniel prays everyday three times a day to our Heavenly Father God Almighty and gives thanks on this occasion he would ask for help. Daniel went into his home to the upstairs room and opened the window facing Jerusalem and began to pray to God. The other administrators and governors quickly told King Darius what Daniel was doing. King Darius became very sad because Daniel was well liked by the king. The governors and administrators pressured King Darius to throw Daniel into the lion’s den and after much deliberation that evening King Darius did so. The next morning King Darius went to the lion’s den to check on Daniels fate. King Darius called out to Daniel. Daniel replied that all is well so King Darius ordered to have Daniel lifted out of the den and to his amazement Daniel had no wounds because Daniel had trusted in God.
25 Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth:
“May you prosper greatly!
26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.
“For he is the living God
and he endures forever;
his kingdom will not be destroyed,
his dominion will never end.
27 He rescues and he saves;
he performs signs and wonders
in the heavens and on the earth.
He has rescued Daniel
from the power of the lions.”
28 So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
Daniel 6:25-28 (NIV)
Not only did our Heavenly Father God Almighty keep Daniel safe from the lions but then King Darius proclaims to the people of his empire that God is the living God that lives forever. One leader announcing God’s love, goodness, wisdom, grace and mercy to all the people in his empire. Can you imagine if all the present day world leaders did the same thing King Darius did by proclaiming how great our Heavenly Father God Almighty is? What kind of world would this be right now? Or we could do those things that King Darius did and just tell everyone about our Heavenly Father God Almighty and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and the Holy Spirit.
God bless all that read this with His love, light, grace, mercy, and wisdom. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:21 (KJV)
P.S. – Just as a side note I was correcting a few sentences in the last paragraph and half way through the correction the fonts changed to big and bold. I looked at it for a few minutes and decided that this was the work of the Holy Spirit and did not change it.