Thursday, September 9, 2021

Daniel 4:1 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Daniel 4:1

King Nebuchadnezzar, To the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth: May you prosper greatly!



Daniel 6:25 - Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth: “May you prosper greatly!”


Two different kings but the same response to the power of God Almighty! The Holy Spirit showed me and reminded me that most kingdoms back then ran on oppression and slavery of some sort. There was the top tier of people, the haves, and then the have-nots, which is everyone else. The kings would oppress the poor and weak, thus keeping them obedient, loyal subjects. The last thing they would want is for those people to prosper and become self-reliant. Yet we see that they both say, “may you prosper greatly.” Why? I believe it’s because they had a personal encounter with the Lord and His power and had a change of heart!


Experiencing and seeing the Lord save His people in ways that no man could softened and moved their hearts toward Him! They went from wanting to oppress to wanting to bless! That kind of heart-change only happens through our God. I love that their decree isn’t just for their people but for all the earth! They know that they have found something special, and they want the world to know it! Can we say the same?


Christ didn’t set us free to hide in the shadows of shame or guilt but to walk in His light and proclaim His goodness! We might not be able to change the whole world, but we can share His Good News and change someone’s whole world!


Revelation 12:10,11 - Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!




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