Before you continue please read part 1 for a better understanding……….
“All this happened to King Nebuchadnezzar. Just twelve months later, he was walking on the balcony of the royal palace in Babylon and boasted, “Look at this, Babylon the great! And I built it all by myself, a royal palace adequate to display my honor and glory!” The words were no sooner out of his mouth than a voice out of heaven spoke, “This is the verdict on you, King Nebuchadnezzar: Your kingdom is taken from you. You will be driven out of human company and live with the wild animals. You will eat grass like an ox. The sentence is for seven seasons, enough time to learn that the High God rules human kingdoms and puts whomever he wishes in charge.” It happened at once. Nebuchadnezzar was driven out of human company, ate grass like an ox, and was soaked in heaven’s dew. His hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a hawk. “At the end of the seven years, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked to heaven. I was given my mind back and I blessed the High God, thanking and glorifying God, who lives forever: “His sovereign rule lasts and lasts, his kingdom never declines and falls. Life on this earth doesn’t add up to much, but God’s heavenly army keeps everything going. No one can interrupt his work, no one can call his rule into question. “At the same time that I was given back my mind, I was also given back my majesty and splendor, making my kingdom shine. All the leaders and important people came looking for me. I was reestablished as king in my kingdom and became greater than ever. And that’s why I’m singing—I, Nebuchadnezzar—singing and praising the King of Heaven: “Everything he does is right, and he does it the right way. He knows how to turn a proud person into a humble man or woman.” – Daniel 4:28-37 MSG
Nebuchadnezzar was a king who had total disregard for God, he couldn’t worship God and would even insult Him by accepting to be worshipped as God! God decided to pull him down, strip him off his office as king and cause people to hate him! Some wrongly teach that God turned him into a wild animal! No, he was driven out of his kingdom, no one cared about him, he became too poor that he couldn’t even afford a home or food to eat! He was so unkempt! He lost his mind. He remained that way until he decided to look up to God! The Bible said he looked into the heavens, perhaps he was asking for mercy, perhaps he was crying to God for deliverance! It was at that moment that his mind was restored! He received ideas, he received opportunities, he understood better who he was! He suddenly began to worship and praise God! Wow! He couldn’t do that before but he was doing it now! He became so humble but is was a terrible experience! God made the elders of the land reject him as their king, it wasn’t God who drove him out! It was the nation that rejected him as their king! God caused it to happen! How do I know this? Because Nebuchadnezzar narrated
“All the leaders and important people came looking for me. I was reestablished as king in my kingdom and became greater than ever”
This means they were the people who drove him out just as God’s word has said!
This story shows how God resists the proud and how he is always ready to forgive them of their pride! When you see these people who call themselves Christians but still encourage people against Pastors, against Churches and against offerings and stewardship… Please run from them!
Look at them, they will always try to succeed but fail because they’ve allowed the devil to have a way in their affairs by putting God off from it!
God bless you!
© Graceful George