Monday, November 4, 2013
Time to Wake Up and Pray Hard
Daniel Chapter seven comes about for one reason. Daniel is a man of Prayer and this communication with God has opened Him up to even deeper communication than the average human.
It wasn't that Daniel was better, smarter, or a greater man then others, it was simply because his faith exhibited in a life of prayer made him worthy of more
and more he got.
In fact chapter 7 begins a prophetic section that goes through the rest of the book of Daniel. This passage outlines history from Daniels day to past our very own to the end of time and the return of Jesus Christ.
And while I could take the time to explain how the four beasts represent current nations and how the Stone cut out without a hand striking the image on its feet, literally destroying these kingdoms as Jesus returns and His Kingdom is restored. The most useful truth here is that Daniel was given this vision because of his prayer life.
God, shared something very intimate as well as important with Daniel. He did not share it with the King, nor the Rich men, nor the mighty commanders of war, but with a lowly slave who prayed without fear and without fail.
And it makes me wonder. Are our prayer lives worthy of God sharing deeper intimate things with us. Is our communication with Him by a Faith that moves God to trust us with such valuable and important truths? And what is God waiting to tell us if we would only be men and women of prayer?
I know this, I'm going to stop writing, and Start Praying. I suggest you do too and seek to go deeper.