The Lord took me to the Book of Daniel, chapter 2 where King Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that troubled his spirit in the night seasons. He was further troubled when he called his magicians and soothsayers in to tell him his dreams and provide the interpretation but none could! They wanted the King to first tell them his dreams and then they would attempt to interpret them.
This was unacceptable to the King so he put out a decree to have them all killed. Daniel and his companions were counted among the wise men of Babylon so unfortunately, this meant them as well. When Daniel was told of the decree, he inquired of the captain of the King’s guard as to what this was all about and why the urgency. He then declared a statement in faith – that should the King set a date and give him time, he would show the King the interpretation of his dreams.
I just love Daniel’s faith and wisdom he displays here. He truly knew His God – that He is alone is Faithful and True and would not let him down! Daniel’s life and the lives of his companions depended upon God coming through for them.
And come through He did. In verse 19, we read that “the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night, and Daniel blessed the God of Heaven.” The wise and excellent spirit in Daniel recognized that it is God alone who “reveals the deep and secret things” and it is “He who knows what is in the darkness and the light dwells with Him.”
When he went to the King, he was quick to tell him that the dream could not be interpreted by his magicians and soothsayers, but there is a “God in Heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to the King what shall be in the latter days . . .” (verse 28)
As it was with Daniel, so it is with believers today! Our God in Heaven is a revealer of the secret things of the Kingdom – and we can know and understand these things should we choose to seek Him.
I love what Ephesians 1:7-9 (Amp) tells us:
“In Him we have redemption (deliverance & salvation)through His blood,the remission(forgiveness)of our offenses (shortcomings & trespasses),in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favour, Which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding(practical insight and prudence),
Making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). . .”
As we partner with the Spirit of God, He pours out His wisdom and understanding and the very mysteries and secrets of God are revealed to us. And what would be His reason for this? So that we, as His Body here on earth, will pray, decree and agree that His will, His plan and His purpose be done – here - “on earth as it is in Heaven!”
How awesome is this? He is waiting to partner with us – His children – to bring about His purposes on the earth. And like Daniel, He desires for dreams and visions and interpretations of the same, to be downloaded to us so that we will know ahead of time what to pray and release into the atmosphere to bring about change.
We can as believers even avert disasters and the strategy of the enemy as we partner with the Lord to see His plan revealed. The enemy’s plan is for destruction – to steal, kill and destroy. But God’s plan is always for life and that more abundantly. Therefore, when all we can see in the natural realm is destruction, we need to believe and seek the Lord to reveal His plan for life – and then agree with Heaven and decree it!
The Apostle Paul further exhorts us in Ephesians 1:17 to pray, “to the God our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory that He may grant you (us) a spirit of wisdom and revelation – of insight into mysteries and secrets – in the deep and intimate knowledge of Him, by having the eyes of your (our) heart flooded with light . . .”
This is His desire for us – His people, His Church, His Body . . . that we would have our eyes and ears open and have receptive spirits to receive His wisdom ,revelation, insight and understanding in these last days we’re living in.
It’s time for the Church to arise – as Daniel – and seek Him for His plans, strategies and purposes. Then, with the Spirit of God as our prayer partner, we will shift the atmosphere - releasing the decrees of Heaven and ultimately seeing His Kingdom manifest here on the earth.