Bullets From The Bible 1-17-18
dddoo7 last edited by dddoo7
Belshazzar was a Babylonian King who ruled during the days of Daniel. Israel was in captivity to the Babylonians at the time because they had rebelled against God and He used the Babylonians to punish them.
During that time period of captivity Belshazzar throws a great party celebrating how wonderful his kingdom was. In doing so he took the gold and silver from the temple of the true God and used it in worship to his false gods. The lively mood at the party comes to an abrupt halt when a finger was seen writing on the wall. Not a hand attached to a man, but just a finger and hand by itself. The words were not in a language the king Understood so he called for anyone who could to interpret. Daniel, a wise man and Israelite who was faithful to God interpreted the words.
Notice what it says in Daniel 5:26-28 “This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; “TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; “PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”
The king was grateful to Daniel and rewarded him. It was not long after this prophecy that Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians. Cyrus was a ruler of the Persians and Cyrus was the one who allowed Israel to return home from captivity.
Sometimes governments feel like they have all power and can do whatever they want. Governments of strong nations often feel like there is no authority or power above themselves. God there at that point in time reminds them that He is in control regardless of who was in power on earth. Kingdoms that rebel against God will eventually fall and the same principal is true with individuals.
orkan last edited by
What I wouldn't give for something like that to take place today.
dddoo7 last edited by
It will one day. It always does.
This passage is where that famous saying came from.
"He saw the handwriting on the wall"
tpk936 last edited by
@orkan as soon as they go for their debt jubilee it will.