The Writing on the Wall
Posted on June 11, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
“There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God.” Daniel 5:11a
It amazes me the clichés that I have heard my whole life that originated from the Bible. I can still hear my grandmother lamenting over a situation that she sees, “what’s the matter Nana?” “The writing is on the wall”. How much easier would life be if we could read “The Writing on the Wall”?
I wonder how Daniel felt living in a pagan nation watching pagan rituals and desiring to be reunited with his brethren, worshipping God and living for God’s glory. Are there times you have a desire to be with like-minded people? Living the Acts 2:42 life, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers”. Although that would be ideal, there may be a purpose for us to be amid a world gone mad and translate the writing on the wall. There are people in our sphere that are having trouble translating the things that are happening. Being there for young people who are making bad decisions or a co worker asking “what does this mean?”.
“The Writing on the Wall” is being interpreted by the Spirit of God. We are a light in a dark place, there is a wisdom from above that is available to us. There was no one in the Kingdom that could interpret the writings, but, “There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God”. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and have been born again you have the Spirit of God in you. This Spirit is an interpreter of the times.
I can speak to someone that is involved in drugs and alcohol about the dangers it can cause, but this path has to lead to a relationship to Jesus. We are to interpret the times to point people to the God of the universe.
Being cognizant of God’s ways is only available when we are in God’s word. Abiding in Christ and being in His word makes us sensitive to His Spirit. This Spirit is what interprets the times. We then have a platform to lead people to Christ.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17
So, sharpen up on your “Writing on the Wall” reading, be available when confused people can’t read “The Writing on the Wall”. It may not always sound loving, but we need to be in the Spirit, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24, Amen!
Written By Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” – Corrie Ten Boom
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go [c]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [d]Amen. –Matthew 28:18-20
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