Saturday, August 1, 2020

"The Almighty God, the Eternal King"

“The Almighty God, the Eternal King”

How great are His miracles, and how mighty His wonders!  His Kingdom is an Eternal Kingdom, and His Dominion is from generation to generation.   Daniel 4:3

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, and some to shame and eternal contempt.      Daniel 12:2

This devotion may be a little different then most that I post, but I TOTALLY TRUST God to give me the message HE WANTS me to post.  I really don’t know WHERE this will go or to the one who NEEDS to READ it.  But I MUST BE OBEDIENT to the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING.

Daniel 4:3 is a proclamation of one of the most powerful kings in Biblical times.  Nebuchadnezzar, he was not only POWERFUL, but he was EGOTISTICAL, ARROGANT, PRIDEFUL, and a TRUE PAGAN.  And God had put up with Nebuchadnezzar for twelve months, I guess, we could call it his “Day of Grace.”  Maybe God was giving him the opportunity to TURN AWAY FROM his SINFUL LIFESTYLE and to TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, but Nebuchadnezzar, in his PRIDEFUL way REJECTED God, and he paid dearly for his mistake.

This proclamation in Daniel 4:3 happened before Nebuchadnezzar’s interlude of JUDGMENT, by the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING, who sent the POWERFUL, ARROGANT, EGOTISTICAL, PAGAN KING, outdoors to LIVE like a wild animal in the field, eating grass with the other animals, and he had the mind of an animal for SEVEN YEARS. 

The ETERNAL GOD had given Nebuchadnezzar a dream, that kind of ROCKED his world.  He was SO IMPRESSED with the MIRACULOUS SIGNS and WONDERS of the MOST HIGH GOD, that he PROCLAIMED the VIRTUES of the MOST HIGH GOD, the ETERNAL KING, and His SOVEREIGN POWER and WILL.  But it did NOT cause him to become a BELIEVER, YET!   Nebuchadnezzar was facing the fall of God’s JUDGMENT, by being KNOCKED OFF his PEDSTAL of POWER, ARROGANCY, and EGO.  He had to be KNOCKED DOWN, before he could look up, and see the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING of the UNIVERSE, before he could ACCEPT GOD as His ETERNAL KING.  Are you like Nebuchadnezzar, destined to be PUNISHED for your SINFUL LIFESTYLE?  At least Nebuchadnezzar learned that, it is GOD, who RULES and His WILL, will be DONE, because He is the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING, and if you CONTINUE to REBEL against Him, then you WILL face JUDGMENT and be SENTENCED to an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE, after you are there. 

Daniel 12:2 tells us that ALL, who die, will awake, some to ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its blessings and some to SHAME and ETERNAL CONTEMPT.  You, NOW, have the OPPORTUNITY to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL and GAIN an ETERNITY in HEAVEN by, TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and ACCEPT Him as the ALMIGHTY GOD, the ETERNAL KING.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

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