Daniel 2:23 (VOICE) I recognize who You are, and I praise You, God of my ancestors, for You have given me wisdom and strength…
Beloved, I AM Attiyq Youm, the Ancient of Days. I have forever been and will forever be. I AM. I have created you. My fingerprints are on the very fiber of your being. Your soul and spirit know and recognize Me instinctively. Give praise for you are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made.
As you ask Me for wisdom, I freely supply it. So ask, beloved, and be ready and willing to listen when I respond. For only a fool would ask a question only to leave before hearing an answer. So quiet your heart, and make room for Me to speak. Then walk in the wisdom you have been given. Continue reading “Attiyq Youm (the Ancient of Days)”
Daniel 2:22 (VOICE) He reveals deep truths and hidden secrets; He knows what lies veiled in the darkness; pure light radiates from within Him.
Beloved, seek Me and come prepared to explore. Boundless revelation is at My fingertips, and nothing is hidden from Me. Walk in My light of truth – absorb the warmth of its rays. No darkness can hide from Me, for darkness cannot combat light – it simply must surrender.
So stand with Me, and allow Me and the light of My love and countenance to illuminate that which was previously hidden in darkness and obscurity. Then allow seeing with new eyes and understanding by My Spirit to completely change the way you act and think.
But know, beloved, that to whom much is given, much is also required. So walk in the fullness of this increased wisdom and revelation with sobriety and circumspection. As you walk in the light, reflect the light, and move in love and grace. Continue reading “Gelah Raz (the Revealer of Mysteries)”
Daniel 2:21 (VOICE) He sets in motion the times and the ages; He deposes kings and installs others; He gives wisdom to the wise and grants knowledge to those with understanding.
Beloved, I AM YHVH Melek Olam, Lord King Forever. I AM sovereign and I AM not just wise, but wisdom itself is defined by Me. So look to Me for wisdom. Refuse to be tossed about by the opinions and assertions of men, which are fickle – an ever moving target. Instead trust Me to be your firm foundation, for I AM steadfast and unshakable.
Trust Me to give you the wisdom you need as you need it. And trust Me to grant you the knowledge and understanding you will also need to go with it. For I see the beginning from the end. And as you stay in tune with Me, I will give you all you need. Continue reading “YHVH Melek Olam (Lord King Forever)”
Daniel 2:20 (VOICE) Daniel: Praise the name of God forever and ever, for all wisdom and power belong to Him.
Beloved, I AM El Olam, the everlasting God. I AM sovereign, and I AM King. All power and authority rest in My hands. So who could you turn to for wisdom or understanding that would be more capable than I AM? No one, for there is none in heaven or on earth whose understanding exceeds Mine.
Seek Me. Focus on Me. Praise and give glory to Me. Do so not out of a sense of obligation, but simply as joyous overflow. From generation to generation I AM faithful, so simply rest in Me. Stay firmly rooted in your faith, for you know unquestionably who I AM. Look to Me, beloved, and watch Me move. Continue reading “El Olam (the Everlasting God)”
Daniel 3:17-18 (VOICE) If you throw us into the blazing furnace, then the God we serve is able to rescue us from a furnace of blazing fire and release us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if He does not, O king, you can be sure that we still will not serve your gods and we will not worship the golden statue you erected.
Beloved, refuse to compromise your faith. You know who I AM, so be steadfast in your belief – never wavering, but rather holding tightly to that which you know to be truth. For My Word has instructed you in truth. It is not subjective, but steadfast.
I AM love. But I AM also holy. True love clings to that which is good with steadfast devotion. So be holy as I AM holy, and walk in love because I AM love. Let these be the foundation of your passion: love and holiness. For zeal birthed from that place is a force to be reckoned with and a powerful tool for good.
Daniel 3:25 (VOICE) Nebuchadnezzar: Then why do I see four men, completely unbound, walking around in the middle of the fire? They don’t appear to be hurt at all…
Beloved, the fiery trials the enemy meant for evil, I will use for your good. I bring freedom from bondage and liberty from the chains that hold you down. The faith and strength you need to withstand are found within the flames when you choose to wholly trust in Me.
I AM Palet, your deliverer, and I AM mighty to save. So reach for Me, and hold fast. Face the flames with boldness, and embrace the fiery trials of testing knowing you will walk away free and refined – blessed rather than injured. For I will meet you in the fire, and I will make you whole.
Daniel 12:3 NIV “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”
Beloved, I have given you wisdom. And that wisdom is to share. Resist the urge to question yourself, discount or dismiss your thoughts, or second guess My prompting. Instead trust what I have deposited in you, and trust My ability to nudge you when to share it. Then give grace to yourself as you follow My leading.
Not one person on earth gets it right all the time. Come to terms with the fact that you won’t always be perfect, but know that I will work in and through it all. So be a yielded vessel, and pour out that which I have poured in. Shine brightly, beloved, and speak without hesitation.
Daniel 3:25 (GW) The king replied, “But look, I see four men. They’re untied, walking in the middle of the fire, and unharmed. The fourth one looks like a son of the gods.”
Beloved, My presence is with you always. In the midst of the trials – in the heat of the flames – I AM with you. I never leave you or forsake you, nor will I allow you to be crushed or harmed even in the fire, for you are Mine, and nothing can snatch you from My grasp.
Look for Me. When the flames feel overwhelming, look for Me because I AM there by your side. I will walk through anything with you. There is nothing that will take Me from your side. So like the fire only burned Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego’s ropes, let the dross be burned away – the unneeded worldly ensnarements – and come forth beloved as pure gold. Continue reading “With You in the Flames”
Daniel 3:17-18 (NIV) If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up. ”
Beloved, trust in Me and leave the outcome in My hands. Be expectant in Me without having expectations for specific results. For My ways are not your ways nor are My thoughts your thoughts, so My course of action may not make sense to you, but trust Me enough to know that even if you don’t “get” it and even if it isn’t what you thought or hoped for I AM always good.
Expect Me to be good without trying to mandate what that looks like. I AM the Righteous One, the Faithful God, trust Me to know what is best. Keep your heart in a place of gratitude and praise and be steadfast in it. Refuse to let circumstances shake or confuse you, and simply rest in Me. Continue reading “Trust without Expectations”
Daniel 3:17 (TLV) If it is so, our God whom we serve is able to save us from the furnace of blazing fire and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
Beloved, refuse to allow circumstances to alter your faith. Be steadfast – strong and determined – and have unflinching faith. Stand fast like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in the face of seemingly impossible obstacles and declare that I AM faithful regardless of circumstance.
I AM with you, I never leave you, I love you and desire good for you. Rest in Me – knowing that whether or not I choose the outcome you desire, I always choose you and My heart towards you is good. I see things you don’t see and cause all things to work together for good. Continue reading “Unflinching Faith”