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The writing on the wall

Chapter 38

Good Monday Morning to this week 38 of 2022

The other morning I was on my way to work. As I walked past a shop
and looked over at the other side of the road, I saw a big sign. The sign
reads: “CasaBlanca; Promotes clean Storefronts”. As I neared the sign there were
two Bible verses scribbled underneath.

Daniel 5: 1-25 and Revelation 19.1

The first from Daniel
Mene; God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel; You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Peres; Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

The second from Revelation
Revelation 19.1; And after these things I heard a great voice of many people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God.

Daniel 5
The king’s banquet and the mysterious oracle: the king desecrates the sacred vessels, the hand writes on the wall. Attempts to interpret the oracle: the Chaldean sages fail, the queen recommends Daniel. Daniel appears before Belshazzar: Daniel addresses and rebukes the king interprets the oracle, and is rewarded. Conclusion: Belshazzar’s death, Darius’ accession.

Actually, the two verses are scribbled there like a question and answer.
The phrase “the writing on the wall” is a popular idiomatic expression, that could also be seen as a question, referring to the foreshadowing of any impending happening. A person who refuses to “see the writing on the wall” is being described as ignorant to the signs of an event that will likely occur in the near future.

Revelation 19 is about the “Return of the King” The book powerfully lifts the eyes of those living in hope of the coming King, to see above the problems and afflictions. In order that we may know God’s perspective on circumstances in our lives; that is, to see God and his sovereignty.

A recurring topic is for sure the return of the Kingdom of Heaven. But there is a lot of speech of the army of heaven, the faithful, those who follow to the end, those who fight the good right and run the race to the end, persevering with the eyes on the creator, the sovereign, putting all faith on him.

What writing on the wall have you seen lately?
How do you persevere and keep your eyes focused on the sovereign?

This week I’ll take the approach of the second word in regard to the writing on the wall and apply it to a lot of the weirdness, challenges, troubles, and negativity around me. Tekel;
You have been weighed you have been measured and you have been found wanting!

Wishing you a good start to this week as you discover the meaning of what you have seen as the writing on the wall.

Philemon

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