Belshazzar, The King made a Great Feast for a (1,000) Thousand of His Lords, and drank wine in The Presence of The Thousand (The 1,000 Lords). While He tasted the wine, Belshazzar GAVE The Command to BRING The Gold and Silver Vessels, which His Father, Nebuchadnezzar, had TAKEN FROM The TEMPLE (King Solomon’s Temple), which HAD BEEN in Jerusalem, that The King (Belshazzar) and His Lords, His Wives, and His Concubines might drink from Them (The Gold and Silver Vessels, from Jerusalem). Then, They BROUGHT The Gold Vessels that had been TAKEN FROM The TEMPLE (King Solomon’s Temple) of The HOUSE of GOD (GOD Almighty), which HAD BEEN in Jerusalem; and The King (Belshazzar) and His Lords, His Wives, and His Concubines DRANK from Them (The Gold Vessels, from Jerusalem). They drank wine, and PRAISED the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.
In The SAME HOUR The FINGERS of a Man’s HAND, APPEARED and WROTE opposite The Lampstand ON The Plaster of The Wall of The King’s (Belshazzar’s) Palace; and The King (Belshazzar) SAW The PART of The HAND that WROTE. Then, The King’s (Belshazzar’s) Countenance CHANGED, and His Thoughts TROUBLED Him, so that The Joints of His Hips were LOOSENED and His Knees KNOCKED against each other. The King (Belshazzar) CRIED ALOUD to BRING in The Astrologers, The Chaldeans, and The Soothsayers. The King (Belshazzar) spoke, saying to The Wise Men of Babylon, “Whoever Reads THIS WRITING, and TELLS me Its Interpretation, shall be CLOTHED with Purple and have a Chain of Gold around His Neck; and He shall be The Third Ruler in The Kingdom.” Now, All The King’s (Belshazzar) Wise Men came, but They (The Wise Men of Babylon) could NOT read The WRITING, OR MAKE KNOWN to The King (Belshazzar) Its Interpretation. Then, King Belshazzar was GREATLY TROUBLED, His Countenance was CHANGED, and His Lords were astonished.
The Queen, because of the words of The King (Belshazzar) and His Lords, came to The Banquet Hall. The Queen spoke, saying, “O King, Live Forever! Do NOT let Your Thoughts trouble YOU, nor let Your Countenance change. There is a Man, in Your Kingdom, IN Whom IS The Spirit (The Holy Spirit) of The Holy GOD (GOD Almighty). And in The Days of Your Father, LIGHT and Understanding and Wisdom, LIKE the wisdom of the gods, were FOUND in Him (Daniel aka Belteshazzar); and King Nebuchadnezzar, Your Father, Your Father The King, MADE Him (Daniel aka Belteshazzar) CHIEF of The Magicians, Astrologers, Chaldeans, and Soothsayers. Inasmuch as an Excellent SPIRIT, Knowledge, Understanding, Interpreting Dreams, Solving Riddles, and Explaining Enigmas were FOUND in This Daniel, whom The King (Nebuchadnezzar) named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel BE CALLED, and He (Daniel) will GIVE The Interpretation.”
Then Daniel was BROUGHT in BEFORE The King (Belshazzar). The King (Belshazzar) spoke, and said to Daniel, “Are YOU, THAT Daniel who is One of The Captives from Judah, whom My Father (Nebuchadnezzar), The King BROUGHT from Judah? I have HEARD of YOU, that The Spirit (The Holy Spirit) of GOD (GOD Almighty) IS IN YOU, and that LIGHT and Understanding and Excellent Wisdom are FOUND in YOU. Now The Wise Men, The Astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read THIS WRITING and MAKE KNOWN to me Its Interpretation, BUT they could NOT give The Interpretation of The Thing (The Writing). And I have HEARD of YOU, that YOU can GIVE Interpretations and EXPLAIN Enigmas. Now, IF YOU (Daniel) can READ The WRITING and MAKE KNOWN to me (King Belshazzar) Its Interpretation, YOU shall be CLOTHED with Purple and have a Chain of Gold around Your Neck, and shall BE The Third Ruler in The Kingdom.”
Then Daniel answered, and said before The King (Belshazzar), “Let Your Gifts be for Yourself, and GIVE Your Rewards to another; yet I (Daniel) will READ The WRITING to The King, and MAKE KNOWN to Him The Interpretation. O King, The Most High GOD (GOD Almighty) GAVE Nebuchadnezzar, Your Father a Kingdom and Majesty, Glory and Honor. And because of The Majesty that He (GOD Almighty) GAVE Him (King Nebuchadnezzar), All Peoples, Nations, and Languages TREMBLED and FEARED before Him (King Nebuchadnezzar). Whomever He WISHED, He EXECUTED; whomever He WISHED, He KEPT ALIVE; whomever He WISHED, He SET UP; and whomever He WISHED, He PUT DOWN. BUT when His Heart was LIFTED UP, and His Spirit was HARDENED in PRIDE, He was DEPOSED from His Kingly Throne, and they TOOK His Glory FROM Him. Then He was DRIVEN FROM The Sons of Men, His Heart was MADE LIKE The Beasts, and His dwelling was WITH The Wild Donkeys. They FED Him WITH Grass LIKE Oxen, and His Body was WET with The Dew of Heaven, TILL He KNEW that The Most High GOD (GOD Almighty) RULES in The Kingdom of Men, and APPOINTS OVER IT whomever He (GOD Almighty) CHOOSES.
“BUT YOU His Son, Belshazzar, have NOT HUMBLED Your Heart, although YOU KNEW All This. And YOU have LIFTED Yourself Up AGAINST The LORD (GOD Almighty) of Heaven. They have BROUGHT The Vessels (The Gold and Silver Vessels, from Jerusalem) of His (GOD Almighty’s) HOUSE (King Solomon’s Temple) BEFORE YOU, and YOU and Your Lords, Your Wives and Your Concubines, have drunk wine FROM Them (The Gold Vessels, from Jerusalem). And YOU (King Belshazzar) have PRAISED the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do NOT see OR hear OR know; and The GOD (GOD Almighty) Who HOLDS Your Breath IN His (GOD Almighty’s) HAND and OWNS All Your Ways, YOU (King Belshazzar) have NOT GLORIFIED. Then, The FINGERS of The HAND were SENT FROM Him (GOD Almighty), and THIS WRITING was WRITTEN.
“And THIS IS The Inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
THIS IS The Interpretation of EACH WORD. MENE: GOD (GOD Almighty) has NUMBERED Your Kingdom, and FINISHED IT; TEKEL: YOU have BEEN WEIGHED in The Balances, and FOUND WANTING; PERES: Your Kingdom has BEEN DIVIDED, and GIVEN to The Medes and Persians.”
Then (King) Belshazzar GAVE The Command, and They CLOTHED Daniel with Purple and PUT A Chain of Gold around His Neck, and MADE A Proclamation Concerning Him (Daniel) that He (Daniel) should BE The Third Ruler in The Kingdom. THAT VERY NIGHT Belshazzar, King of The Chaldeans, WAS SLAIN. And Darius, The Mede, RECEIVED The Kingdom, being about Sixty-Two (62) Years Old.
Fellow Believers, have YOU ever wondered WHERE the phrase, “can’t you read the handwriting on the wall” came from? Well, Now YOU KNOW. In King Belshazzar’s Case, He Blasphemed GOD Almighty by drinking wine FROM The Gold Vessels TAKEN from King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, WHILE praising and worshiping false gods and false idols. IMMEDIATELY, GOD Almighty WROTE His (GOD Almighty’s) CONDEMNATION of King Belshazzar, UPON The Wall, for ALL TO SEE! Yet it TOOK A Man of GOD Almighty, Daniel (Belteshazzar), to actually INTERPRET The HANDWRITING on The Wall.
Folks, The Holy Bible is also, “The Handwriting on The Wall”, because IT (The Holy Bible) IS GOD Almighty’s WORD (GOD Almighty BREATHED and GOD Almighty INSPIRED), in WRITTEN Form.
The Holy Bible GIVES Us (Believers) so much insight into GOD Almighty. On One Hand, “The Handwriting on The Wall” for Unbelievers, IS CLEAR, IF They (Unbelievers) FAIL to Acknowledge GOD Almighty’s Amazing Saving Grace and IF They (Unbelievers) FAIL to Accept GOD Almighty’s FREE GIFT of Salvation, They (Unbelievers) will, by DEFAULT, SPEND Eternity, in The Place Created, by GOD Almighty, for Satan and his followers (fallen angels, demons), NOT Man, The Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where there will be Endless Weeping and Gnashing of teeth, Endless TORMENT, for Eternity, Forever.
On The Other Hand, “The Handwriting on The Wall” for Satan and his followers (fallen angels, demons), IS Also CLEAR. When The Appointed Time COMES, GOD Almighty THROUGH His One and ONLY Son, Jesus Christ, Will END His (Satan’s) Reign upon This World! And Satan will be BOUND for One Thousand (1,000) Years, THEN Satan will be RELEASED, BUT THEN, Satan’s Last Reign Will END, PERMANENTLY, when He (Satan), The First BEAST (The Antichrist), The Second BEAST (The False Prophet), Death, Hades, and All of Satan’s followers (fallen angels) will ALL BE CAST into The Lake of Fire and Brimstone, as well, where there will be Endless Weeping and Gnashing of teeth, Endless TORMENT, for Eternity, Forever.