ANOTHER BAD DREAM
By Henry Jaegers
I Nebuchadnezzar, was at ease in my house and flourishing in my palace, I saw a dream and it made me fearful and these fantasies as I lay on my bed and the visions in my mind kept alarming me. (Daniel 4:4,5)
It is not surprising that this dream came while Nebuchadnezzar was admiring all that he had accomplished up until now. He had not come to the realization that they were his, on loan from God. As easily as they came to him, they could easily be removed. Difficult times come when we are not expecting them and they happen to kings as well as they do to paupers.
Notice also how this dream affected him. It left the great Nebuchadnezzar afraid and full of alarm. There is something about the mighty power of God that can cause the most indifferent and hardened heart to pay attention. No warrior so powerful affected the King of Babylon like the king of Heaven. There was a sense of dread and helplessness as he tried to understand the message. He knew it was important but could not understand what it meant.
Notice what he did next. He called for all of his magicians who remained dumb with silence in their ability to help. This instance sounds strangely familiar to his first dream. Perhaps he had a memory Lapse. After their failed attempt Daniel appeared and offered to interpret the kingís dream.
The message we wish to convey is that as Godís servants we need to be prepared to proclaim His message faithfully without fear or compromise. As we stay in tune daily in our fellowship with Him, we will be alert to the opportunities He brings to us. Daniel was ready when the opportunity came