The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. ~Daniel 2:47
Have you ever had a dream that you couldn’t remember? Have you ever had a dream that you couldn’t remember and asked other people to tell you what the dream was about? That’s what King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon did. All of the men who practiced astrology and occultic witchcraft could not help him. When Daniel found out that all the wise men in the kingdom were to be slain for their inability to tell the king what he dreamed, Daniel asked for a little time to pray over this situation. Daniel came back to the king and gave him a future prophecy and God’s preeminence all over it. It was an astonishing message and one that captured the king’s attention. Let us see, this morning, what Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar about Who God is.
He is God, Who is absolute.
King Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged that God is truth. Truth is absolute. He is God, Who cannot lie. His Word is truth. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” He is God eternal. He is infinite, unchanging, and everlasting. His kingdom is from everlasting to everlasting. Daniel said, “But there is a God in heaven.” When you come to God, acknowledge that He is God Who is absolute.
He is God, Who is all-powerful.
He is God of gods. This phrase is found six times in the Bible, with two of these times in Daniel. It implies that there is no god more powerful or greater than our God. He is described as a stone cut out of a mountain without hands. He is described as having a kingdom that will conquer, destroy, and subdue all other kingdoms. He alone will stand forever. Even Nebuchadnezzar was in awe of the greatness of the God of Heaven. When you come to God, acknowledge that He is God Who is all-powerful.
He is God, Who answers prayer.
“I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.” Daniel and his friends had no ability to interpret the king’s dream. They brought this difficult matter to God. All four men had faith that God would tell them. They remembered how their forefathers saw God answer their prayers. They desired the sure mercies of the God of Heaven to answer theirs: and He did! He is God, Who answers prayer.
He is God, Who is always in control.
Daniel told the king of things to come. To the king and his people, it was a secret. However, the secret things belong to God. As Daniel revealed things to come, he told of kingdoms that He would raise after Nebuchadnezzar. It was a powerful message that God is always in control of all things. No Christian should be afraid of the future because God holds the future in His hand. It is important that we are on the same page with God when it comes to God. He has things in control.
He is God, Who is personal.
Daniel was compelling and convicting in how he revealed God to Nebuchadnezzar. He demonstrated that God is personal. He loves us and is interested in everything to do with our life. Only God is all of these things and much more! Let the God Who is be close and real in your life today.
Have an only God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Numbers 33-34