The revealed knowledge of God... That I may know you!
Today We looked at Daniel chapter 11 again and considered its application in our lives Today.
First from Daniel 11:28, they that know their God will be strong and they that "do" - the word do is the ability to make a change, this is the Exploit. To understand the context of this passage (or any scripture) we will look at a birds eye view of the story and How God had been dealing with people concerned in the story line.
Since the days of Adam through to The children of Isrealites, to the time when the Isrealites
demanded a king to be crowned by Samuel, who was God's appointed High priest. Saul was chosen, but he fell. Then Solomon, Rehoboam all the way to the Northern and Southern tribes of Israel. The tribes have always gone away from the ways of God but the priests have been called to remind the people of God to remind them of the expectations of God over them. The priests convey the mind of God to the people of God. In the advent of the kings, the prophets reminded the people on many occasions to repent, if they don't they will face exile but if they repent they will see God promises in their lives.
The captivity of the Isrealites by the Babylonians was predated by the prophesies of Jeremiah and many others, but the Isrealites failed to take God serious but they became alien to God and did not know their Him. As a result, they were not strong in the knowledge of their God to remain faithful to Him who brought them out of Egypt. On the other hand, a few like Daniel and the 3 Hebrew boys were brought up well in the way of God so that at their young age, they knew the prophecy from God and understood that God's word will not fail but happen as it was said by the prophets. The young men understood by the prophets because they had been living the word of God before they could see the word of God as true.
So, have you received this kind of revelation to know God and to Do what He created you for? Do you know that what God created you for is what he desires of you? Their is a time and place to every word of God and since God speaks to people so that we can hear and do, what then will you say when your own time and place come, will you be prepared and able to stand strong for God?
Daniel is an example, Jesus has shown the way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus has laid for us the condition for anyone to be able to stand upright no matter the situation and how I feel.
There has always been prophetic a words from God to guide his people aright, since the beginning of time seen in Gen 3:3, but the last of all Solutions is Jesus Christ.
Acts 4: 11-12 "He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
What will you do now?
Daniel 11:32 - "And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits"
Understanding the word in a manner that it was supposed calls for knowing the Where, why, to who, by who and for what? By asking questions, we are able to understand the word of God instead of reading and taking time to decipher why God is making us here his word and what we are suppose to do as a response to what God is saying.
Example in Daniel 11:32 - what is the passage talking about?
To do [Exploit] you have to be strong
To be strong, you have to know [your God]
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me, I can of myself Do nothing. But only through Christ can I DO exploit (that God is referring to in Daniel 11). Many times, we want to do exploit but in our own strength. but we will begin to realise that "I can only do as God strengthens me" hence, we are actively able to yield to the word of God after knowing that it is only God that can make us do Exploit.
We are God's tool, to be a tools that can do exactly what the Lord needs, we must yield to the will of God from the heart all the way through to the how I live, what I say and how I live.
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will". What fills us is the same content that can come out of us, however, it is the word of God that can transform us, convict us from inside out. And word of God gives life to us from inside out
It is not what you do (by itself) that matters, but why and who authorised it? How have we been responding to what God has said to us. Have we been reading the word of God and missing the whole point?
This is a time we must begin to realise that the Word of God did not just apply to people of old, but it RIGHTLY applies to us also in this present time. The Word of God is prophetic but are we going to let ignorance steal the word from being fulfilled in our lives?
...........but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits!
Message taken from Daniel 11:32 "And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits". (KJV: biblegateway)
Anyone who has not come to the knowledge of God and have decided to surrender their authority to His, will automatically be making a decision to be under the influence of the world.
God is seeking for that person he can use but first will need to be prepared by God Himself, those who know Him.
"How well do you know God? How can you live in God's promise for you if you don't know what God has promised you?
God is looking for those who are no defiled or contaminated by the nature of this world, those who know their God, those who have decided in their hearts not to defile their body and souls for the eternal sake of God their creator. These people will not allow anything (power, privileges, gains, pleasure, delicacies and any other thing known to man) - A man like Daniel.
"How well do you know your God?
We want to share with you the word of God to us from our meeting. For the word of God is light onto our path, a lamp unto our feet..