WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018
Daniel was taken before King Belshazzar to interpret the writing on the wall. Belshazzar lost his kingdom that night when he was attacked by the Medes.
So King Darius took over the kingdom and Daniel was appointed one of three presidents, and he was the preferred one because of his excellent spirit. Then the others all look for a way to get rid of Daniel because they were jealous that he was preferred because of his excellent spirit.
Daniel had an excellent spirit because he obeyed and followed only God.
All this got Daniel thrown into a den of lions.
Because Daniel had an excellent spirit, because he did what was right, Satan entered into the hearts of those around him and tried to kill him.
The Lord has shown me that some of you will be promoted soon into positions of authority – you will be exalted. And you will be given a choice of whether you allow your heart to be lifted up as well, to become prideful of your new position, or if you will remain humble.
If you become prideful, the devil will be allowed to destroy your position, and you will pay a great price.
If you walk in excellence as Daniel did, the Lord says you will be persecuted. The persecution will be intense and you will not enjoy it, but it will GREATLY increase your rewards, both on earth and in heaven.
The lord says to tell you: Choose you this day whom you will serve – sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: for you will be called on to answer.
This is only the beginning of the time of sorrows, much more is coming. You must learn to always be ready. You must learn to walk in courage, for many will die for the answer they give, and no man will know when his time will be when he opens his mouth to speak.
6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
1 Peter 3:15
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
2 Timothy 3:12
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Glynda Lomax at 12:00 AM