There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. Daniel 5:11
Billy and Ruth Graham once had a large dog named Belshazzar, named for the king in Daniel 5 who feasted with a thousand lords. Ruth always said that’s how she felt when she fed the dog.
Every dog has his day, and in the book of Daniel King Belshazzar’s days ran out when a set of fingers appeared and started writing strange words on the walls of the banquet hall. We can only imagine how terrifying it was amid the flickering torches. It was a message of judgment. When no one could interpret the words, the queen remembered aged Daniel, who was summoned to the chamber and interpreted the terrible message.
In moments of crisis, judgment, terror, and need, the world turns to those who know their God. The memory of righteous men and women linger. That’s why it’s vital to grow stronger, wiser, and more faithful with the passing years. The influence of God’s people brings His presence into a chaotic world.
When a crisis arises… the great man who has the keys of the kingdom stands up and stands out. So in this occasion, in the critical awesomeness of that fatal night, Daniel the prophet of God is called for and stands up. W. A. Criswell
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