Monday, February 14, 2011
today in ancient babylon, from yesterday the fear
"The skill of the wise men proving ineffectual, Daniel is sent for to interpret the dream. Its signification filled him with astonishment, and "his thoughts troubled him." Daniel 5:6. He faithfully told the king that the fate of the tree was emblematic of his own downfall; that he would lose his reason... He urged the proud monarch to repent and turn to [Yahuwah], and by good works avert the threatened calamity. But the king's heart had become hardened, and he felt independent of [Yahuwah]." -review and herald, 1881
daniel asked the king to change his mind about the course of action he was taking. the king was warned he would be humiliated if he would not change his ways. it is revealed the ultimate choice is change or death, and if in humiliation we are changed (not enraged), then some would say its worth it, to end up humbled instead of dead.
"Behold, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of Yahuwah." Daniel 3:25.
YAH placed HIMSELF in the furnace with HIS sons. that time those guys lived through it. but i'm pretty sure YAH places HIMSELF there when they die too. i've heard stories of saints singing while being burned at the stake. i've heard that once upon a time the more saints the enemy killed the more they multiplied. all this reminds me that its a good day to die.
"The Jewish captive stands before the monarch of the most powerful empire the sun had ever shone upon. The king is in great distress amid all his riches and glory; but the youthful exile is peaceful and happy in his [Yahuah]." review and herald, 1881
the peace daniel had then can be ours today. it comes when you live by faith in YAHs care and mercy. the history recorded in daniel teaches us to care enough for our body not to defile it, but not enough to try and save it.
"thou o king hast made a decree, that every man... shall fall down and worship the image which thou hast set up." Daniel 3:10.
beware of laws passed by man in "authority" that mock the authority of JAH. that includes the leader of your nation. how many of the ancient babylonians who fell down before the statue of old were actually worshiping it? how many truly thought the statue was g-d? the portion of the population that weren't brain-washed zombies probably only did it so they wouldn't get in trouble. or in this case so they wouldn't get burned to death by their arrogant snob of a king.
so what seems to be the major lesson? -----> think before obey.
now are we ready for history to repeat itself again?