Wait on the Lord
“In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes; Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.” Daniel 1:1–4
Unto the Lamb who sits on the Throne — Praise and Worship.
Glory and Honor and Praise . . .
Set your sights on the things of Heaven — let not your mind wander upon the earth, for focus on the Kingdom will bring about the Will of God.
We walk on the earth but we are not part of it. We prepare for the day, by donning the clothes of our Lord. We take the Mantle He has placed on our shoulders — and that becomes our anointing.
We learn to Trust in Him — no matter where we might be found. We discover the riches of the Kingdom through His Son Jesus — who is the Treasure that was sent to earth to save all mankind.
Even the King of Babylon looked for characteristics of royalty — in those he had forcefully removed from their home in Israel. He looked for those that had no blemish — no stain, no darkness — but yet were Light in the darkness. He did not choose those that had been defiled or were corrupt in their dealings.
He brought into his house — no stain.
This king, looked for those that had favor — where this Israel God had poured out a desirable wholesomeness. And that of Wisdom, expressing skills in making decisions that were effective and keen. He looked for the Hebrew children that had minds, that could be used to benefit his kingdom.
Did they have the ability to stand in his palace — and resolve issues that were common to the king’s culture — and could be trained in the Chaldean way easily? This was Nebuchadnezzar’s purpose, that identified Daniel as one that could be beneficial to his needs.
When Daniel and others were brought in, it was God’s purpose to use them in this distant land to effect change — For the Kingdom of Heaven has purpose, and will always find a way to bring Truth to the Light of day.
To this we say, Lord have your Way — not ours. For the desire of our heart is that Your Will be done. To ultimately, bring your Kingdom into a land that is dark, so that the Light of Your Radiance will shine forth boldly.
Our prayers, cannot be stopped — no matter the circumstance. That Freedom is in the Heart and not the flesh. That Hope is explosive, when retained for a season — and then released to bring change. We are Yours, and You are ours.
We thank You Lord for the Wisdom — that you would lead us in Your Way everlasting. That we will be catalyst of Change for the Kingdom of God. That no matter the circumstance, we will stand for your Truth — and we will listen and hear your Heart.
Your Heart is a beautiful place — and we say, “Come Holy Spirit!”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11