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Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:59am On Jan 22


1. Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That
You would come down! That the mountains
might shake at Your presence—
2. As fire burns brushwood, As fire causes water
to boil— To make Your name known to Your
adversaries, That the nations may tremble at
Your presence!
3. When You did awesome things for which we
did not look, You came down, The mountains
shook at Your presence.
4. For since the beginning of the world Men have
not heard nor perceived by the ear, Nor has the
eye seen any God besides
5. You, Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
You meet him who rejoices and does
righteousness, Who remembers You in Your
ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned
— In these ways we continue; And we need to be
6. But we are all like an unclean thing, And all
our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all
fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away.
7. And there is no one who calls on Your name,
Who stirs himself up to take hold of You; For
You have hidden Your face from us, And have
consumed us because of our iniquities.
Isaiah 64:1-7 NKJV

The writer of our text today presents his
message creatively. It sounds like a poem with
emphasis on Gods presence.
The power of Gods presence is captured as
being able to do all things. In His presence,
heavens are torn, mountains melt and flow down,
cold waters boil, nations tremble and
unimaginable wonders happen. Israel once
enjoyed Gods presence with its attendant
deliverance, victory and blessings but lost out
later because of sin. Problems consumed them.
The writer blamed this on Israels failure to
continuously wait on God (v.7).
The best thing that could happen to us in 2019
is to constantly have Gods presence. His
presence will melt off Islamic agenda in Nigeria,
rend economic crisis, dissolve election phobia,
disarm principalities and powers, heal sicknesses
and bring about open doors.
These are all we need to excel this year. The
question is: what can we do to have His
presence always? The answer is to keep away
from sin and develop the habit of waiting on God
daily in our prayer closets.

PRAYER: Lord, please grant me the
privilege of being in your presence every
moment. Amen.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:11am On Jan 23


TEXT: ISAIAH 64:8-12
8. But now, O Lord , You are our Father; We are
the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the
work of Your hand.
9. Do not be furious, O Lord , Nor remember
iniquity forever; Indeed, please look—we all are
Your people!
10. Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a
wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11. Our holy and beautiful temple, Where our
fathers praised You, Is burned up with fire; And
all our pleasant things are laid waste.
12. Will You restrain Yourself because of these
things, O Lord ? Will You hold Your peace, and
afflict us very severely?
Isaiah 64:8-12 NKJV

Our text today describes prophet Isaiahs
sorrowful and broken heart, and a contrite spirit,
not for a personal situation but for a national
mess. Jerusalem, the most beautiful city; Zion, a
revered city, is pictured as a wilderness, a
desolation. Its pride was lost, its beauty
disappeared, the temple of God was burnt and
the inhabitants taken into exile. Isaiah
acknowledged this to be the manifestation of
Gods anger as a result of the sin of the so-
called children of God. Isaiah carried the burden
and besought God for mercy on Jerusalem, on
As we prepare ourselves for this year, let us pray
for our nation Nigeria.
Considering the level of hunger and scarcity
confronting our people, can we say Nigeria is
better than a wilderness? With the incessant
killings and bloodletting in our nation, is the
safety of Nigeria not compared to that of a
wilderness? What about destruction and burning
of churches? Nigeria the giant of Africa - seems
to have been turned to a desolation! The
question is, are we not part of the cause of the
situation? Let us ask God for His mercy and
stand in the gap for Nigeria today as Isaiah did
for Jerusalem.

PRAYER: Oh Lord, please show us mercy
and save our land. Amen!
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:42am On Jan 24


1. “I was sought by those who did not ask for
Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I
said, ‘Here I am, here I am,’ To a nation that was
not called by My name.
2. I have stretched out My hands all day long to
a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is
not good, According to their own thoughts;
3. A people who provoke Me to anger continually
to My face; Who sacrifice in gardens, And burn
incense on altars of brick;
4. Who sit among the graves, And spend the
night in the tombs; Who eat swine’s flesh, And
the broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
5. Who say, ‘Keep to yourself, Do not come near
me, For I am holier than you!’ These are smoke
in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.
6.“Behold, it is written before Me: I will not keep
silence, but will repay— Even repay into their
7. Your iniquities and the iniquities of your
fathers together,” Says the Lord , “Who have
burned incense on the mountains And
blasphemed Me on the hills; Therefore I will
measure their former work into their bosom.”
Isaiah 65:1-7 NKJV

Our text today clearly shows the graciousness of
God, His love and His patience. He showed love
to the Israelites and was patient with them to
appreciate and reciprocate His love but they
rejected Him. They preferred idolatry and cultism
(vs.3-5). God thus decided to recompense them
(vs.6-7). The recompensing would be trans-
The word bossom as used by the King James
Version of the Bible, refers to family, generation
or lineage. It is a reaffirmation of Exodus 20:5b.
Idolatry and cultism seem to be finding a strong
place in our society today. What we call cultural
revival is a disguised revival of idolatry and
As we get involved, we put ourselves and our
entire lineage under Gods wrath. We can now
appreciate the secret of some mishaps
happening to some families that now appear as
God is calling on us today to save our lineage
from being accursed by desisting from evil. Make
this decision today and save your lineage.

PRAYER: O God, deliver us from trans-
generational curses and wrath in Jesus Name.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:59am On Jan 25


TEXT: ACTS 9:1-22
1. Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder
against the disciples of the Lord, went to the
high priest
2. and asked letters from him to the synagogues
of Damascus, so that if he found any who were
of the Way, whether men or women, he might
bring them bound to Jerusalem.
3. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and
suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.
4. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice
saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you
persecuting Me?”
5. And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the
Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are
persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the
6. So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord,
what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said
to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will
be told what you must do.”
7. And the men who journeyed with him stood
speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one.
8. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when
his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they
led him by the hand and brought him into
9. And he was three days without sight, and
neither ate nor drank.
10. Now there was a certain disciple at
Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord
said in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I
am, Lord.”
11. So the Lord said to him, “Arise and go to the
street called Straight, and inquire at the house of
Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold,
he is praying.
12. And in a vision he has seen a man named
Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him,
so that he might receive his sight.”
13. Then Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard
from many about this man, how much harm he
has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.
14. And here he has authority from the chief
priests to bind all who call on Your name.”
15. But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a
chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before
Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
16. For I will show him how many things he must
suffer for My name’s sake.”
17. And Ananias went his way and entered the
house; and laying his hands on him he said,
“Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to
you on the road as you came, has sent me that
you may receive your sight and be filled with the
Holy Spirit.”
18. Immediately there fell from his eyes
something like scales, and he received his sight
at once; and he arose and was baptized.
19. So when he had received food, he was
strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with
the disciples at Damascus.
20. Immediately he preached the Christ in the
synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
21. Then all who heard were amazed, and said,
“Is this not he who destroyed those who called
on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here
for that purpose, so that he might bring them
bound to the chief priests?”
22. But Saul increased all the more in strength,
and confounded the Jews who dwelt in
Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.
Acts 9:1-22 NKJV

Today, we commemorate the conversion of Paul
from Judaism to Christianity. Saul was
committed to the destruction of Christians
(vs.1-2). For this purpose, he embarked on a
Journey to Damascus but the controller of mans
heart and destiny, and the Builder and Defender
of His church, took hold of him.
The encounter brought Saul to the realization
that (1) Christ actually arose from the dead and
still lives on (2) persecution of Christians means
persecuting Christ (3) Mortals can commune
with the risen Lord (4) Though he had eyes and
thought he could see but he was actually without
sight (5) he is a chosen vessel unto the Lord
while he was yet a sinner. With the
understanding of these, Saul surrendered and
was transformed from a destroyer of Christianity
to its defender.
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
No matter how harmful you have been to Christ
and His mission, He is still in need of you. Come
to terms with the revelations in Pauls encounter
and receive nature transplantation. Today, the
church is persecuted by some persons of other
Let us not lose faith and be quick to condemn
them lest we condemn an elect. Lets resort to
praying for their conversion.

PRAYER: Turn the hearts of the enemies
of your church, O God, to repentance and to
becoming your disciples in Jesus Name.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:54am On Jan 26

(Timothy & Titus Companions of St. Paul)

1. Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let
us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of
2. Open your hearts to us. We have wronged no
one, we have corrupted no one, we have cheated
no one.
3. I do not say this to condemn; for I have said
before that you are in our hearts, to die together
and to live together.
4. Great is my boldness of speech toward you,
great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled
with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our
5. For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our
bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on
every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were
6. Nevertheless God, who comforts the
downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,
7. and not only by his coming, but also by the
consolation with which he was comforted in you,
when he told us of your earnest desire, your
mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced
even more.
II Corinthians 7:1-7 NKJV

The beginning of 2 Corinthians clearly shows that
Timothy was with Paul while he was writing to
the Corinthian church (2 Corinthians 1:1). Titus
later joined them for missions when the going
became tough (7:6).
So Paul, Timothy and Titus were companions in
ministry and faced great tribulations yet, they
wronged no man, corrupted no one, defrauded no
one, were committed to saving souls whether it
brought them death or life and remained joyful
even in times of tribulations.
How quick Christians today betray Christian
character: just a little difficulty, we abandon our
Christian commitment and take to the life of
unbelievers. Just a little tribulation, ministers and
missionaries of our time will abandon their
location for a secure place as if we bargained
only for life without death. This speaks volumes
about our commitment to missions today.
Beloved of God, let us learn from these
patriarchs of our faith; lets pursue these
qualities we have seen in them and make them
part of our new resolutions.

PRAYER: Help us, O Lord, to exhibit
Christian character as Paul, Timothy and Titus
did. Amen.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:26am On Jan 27


TEXT:JOHN 4:19-26
19. The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that
You are a prophet.
20. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and
you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place
where one ought to worship.”
21. Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the
hour is coming when you will neither on this
mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22. You worship what you do not know; we know
what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
23. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the
true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit
and truth; for the Father is seeking such to
worship Him.
24. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him
must worship in spirit and truth.”
25. The woman said to Him, “I know that
Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When
He comes, He will tell us all things.”
26. Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am
He. ”
John 4:19-26 NKJV

The conversation between Jesus and the woman
of Samaria centered on the right place or venue
for worshipping God. While her attention was on
earthly location, Jesus expressly pointed out that
the domain (location) for worship transcends the
physical (vs.23-24). Worship resides and is done
in the realm of the spirit and in truth.
The spirit with small letter refers to mans spirit
while that with capital “Spirit” explicitly is the
Spirit of God. Thus, worship is an interaction of
mans spirit with the Spirit of God.
Is our worship today spiritual or carnal?
Jesus insistence on this exercise being done in
truth opens up the reality that worship could be
done in falsehood connecting one’s spirit to
another spirit that is not the Spirit of God. When
this happens, the beclouded mentality may still
feel he is worshipping God. This is common in
our society today.
Most of the places we cherish so much like the
Samaritan woman, are deceptive places where
worship offered is not unto God. It takes only an
encounter with Jesus before we can realize this
truth. They that worship God must do so in spirit
and in truth.

PRAYER: Father Deliver us from deceptive
places of worship and grant us grace to worship
You in spirit and truth. Amen.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:13am On Jan 28


TEXT: ISAIAH 65:8-16
8. Thus says the Lord : “As the new wine is
found in the cluster, And one says, ‘Do not
destroy it, For a blessing is in it,’ So will I do for
My servants’ sake, That I may not destroy them
9. I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, And
from Judah an heir of My mountains; My elect
shall inherit it, And My servants shall dwell there.
10. Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, And the
Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, For
My people who have sought Me.
11.“But you are those who forsake the Lord ,
Who forget My holy mountain, Who prepare a
table for Gad, And who furnish a drink offering
for Meni.
12. Therefore I will number you for the sword,
And you shall all bow down to the slaughter;
Because, when I called, you did not answer;
When I spoke, you did not hear, But did evil
before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not
13. Therefore thus says the Lord God : “Behold,
My servants shall eat, But you shall be hungry;
Behold, My servants shall drink, But you shall be
thirsty; Behold, My servants shall rejoice, But you
shall be ashamed;
14. Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of
heart, But you shall cry for sorrow of heart, And
wail for grief of spirit.
15.You shall leave your name as a curse to My
chosen; For the Lord God will slay you, And call
His servants by another name;
16. So that he who blesses himself in the earth
Shall bless himself in the God of truth; And he
who swears in the earth Shall swear by the God
of truth; Because the former troubles are
forgotten, And because they are hidden from My
Isaiah 65:8-16 NKJV

The prophecy in our text today raises hope for a
new dawn - when the wilderness will become a
dwelling place (vs.10). This will be possible by
the springing up of a seed out of Jacob, out of
He would attract Gods mercy and favour to turn
the wilderness place into a fruitful garden. This
seed of Judah is Jesus Christ He is the seed
prophesied to bruise the head of the serpent. No
wonder He said, I am come that they might have
life, and that they might have it more
abundantly” (John 10:10).
To enjoy life in abundance is one of our main
agenda for this year and this is within Gods will
for us. He has given the seed for the harvest and
that seed is Jesus. Until this seed is planted in
us, the promised harvest of abundance
characterizing a change from the wilderness to a
fruitful land will not be possible.
As we are about rounding off January to begin
full application of our plans, we need this seed to
be planted in us, as an assurance for a wonderful

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, please come into my
life. Amen.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:19am On Jan 29


TEXT: ISAIAH 65:17-25
17.“For behold, I create new heavens and a new
earth; And the former shall not be remembered
or come to mind.
18. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I
create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a
rejoicing, And her people a joy.
19. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, And joy in My
people; The voice of weeping shall no longer be
heard in her, Nor the voice of crying.
20.“No more shall an infant from there live but a
few days, Nor an old man who has not fulfilled
his days; For the child shall die one hundred
years old, But the sinner being one hundred
years old shall be accursed.
21. They shall build houses and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22. They shall not build and another inhabit;
They shall not plant and another eat; For as the
days of a tree, so shall be the days of My
people, And My elect shall long enjoy the work of
their hands.
23. They shall not labor in vain, Nor bring forth
children for trouble; For they shall be the
descendants of the blessed of the Lord , And
their offspring with them.
24. “It shall come to pass That before they call, I
will answer; And while they are still speaking, I
will hear.
25. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
The lion shall eat straw like the ox, And dust
shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt
nor destroy in all My holy mountain,” Says the
Lord .
Isaiah 65:17-25 NKJV

In our study yesterday, we became
contemporaneous with Jesus when He was
planted in us as Gods seed. We are now co-heirs
with Him, thus we have become Gods seeds also
This is the new dawn time of rejoicing, long life
with fulfillment, material blessings and express
answers to prayers. God is committed to fulfilling
all these in the new dawn.
What else do we need for 2019 if we have all the
above. Let us forget about the failures of 2018.
We need not live in the past but in the present.
God has loaded 2019 with greater glory against
the predictions of political and economic
Our fruitfulness and protection are sure, unless
within us, we know we have not become the
seed of God. But if we are His seed, when we
pray with all faith, we will receive answers from
Him and will prosper this year in all we do
(Psalm 1:3b).

PRAYER: May life in the new dawn
manifest on and in us this year in Jesus Name.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:16am On Jan 30


1. In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the
Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and
the train of His robe filled the temple.
2. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six
wings: with two he covered his face, with two he
covered his feet, and with two he flew.
3. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy,
holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full
of His glory!”
4. And the posts of the door were shaken by the
voice of him who cried out, and the house was
filled with smoke.
5. So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell
in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my
eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.”
6. Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having
in his hand a live coal which he had taken with
the tongs from the altar.
7. And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity
is taken away, And your sin purged.”
8. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
9. And He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep
on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on
seeing, but do not perceive.’
10.“Make the heart of this people dull, And their
ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see
with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And
understand with their heart, And return and be
11. Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He
answered: “Until the cities are laid waste and
without inhabitant, The houses are without a
man, The land is utterly desolate,
Isaiah 6:1-11 NKJV

Since the 1st day of this month, Gods word has
been coming to us strongly with warnings and
invitations for a wise choice. This second to the
last day of the month, our text captures two
opposite sets of persons and two opposite sides
of God.
First, we see people who are committed to Gods
word and are investing in kingdom matters while
the other set is committed to their own ways,
rejecting Gods word. Jesus will appear to the joy
of those who obey His words and to the shame
of those who reject His word. While Christ
comes to restore Jerusalem, He also comes to
destroy the wicked.
What side of God do you want to enjoy this year
and throughout your life time? It all depends on
what you commit yourself, time and resources to.
Make a deliberate decision to commit yourself to
Gods word and commit your time and resources
to kingdom business this year. That is the sure
way to seeing the best side of God.

PRAYER: Lord, please help my resolve to
keep your word and commit my resources and
time to kingdom business. Amen.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:21pm On Jan 31


TEXT: ISAIAH 66:12-24
12. For thus says the Lord : “Behold, I will extend
peace to her like a river, And the glory of the
Gentiles like a flowing stream. Then you shall
feed; On her sides shall you be carried, And be
dandled on her knees.
13. As one whom his mother comforts, So I will
comfort you; And you shall be comforted in
14. When you see this, your heart shall rejoice,
And your bones shall flourish like grass; The
hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants,
And His indignation to His enemies.
15. For behold, the Lord will come with fire And
with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His
anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of
16. For by fire and by His sword The Lord will
judge all flesh; And the slain of the Lord shall be
17.“Those who sanctify themselves and purify
themselves, To go to the gardens After an idol in
the midst, Eating swine’s flesh and the
abomination and the mouse, Shall be consumed
together,” says the Lord .
18.“For I know their works and their thoughts. It
shall be that I will gather all nations and
tongues; and they shall come and see My glory.
19. I will set a sign among them; and those
among them who escape I will send to the
nations: to Tarshish and Pul and Lud, who draw
the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands
afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen
My glory. And they shall declare My glory among
the Gentiles.
20. Then they shall bring all your brethren for an
offering to the Lord out of all nations, on horses
and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on
camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says
the Lord , “as the children of Israel bring an
offering in a clean vessel into the house of the
Lord .
21. And I will also take some of them for priests
and Levites,” says the Lord .
22.“For as the new heavens and the new earth
Which I will make shall remain before Me,” says
the Lord , “So shall your descendants and your
name remain.
23. And it shall come to pass That from one New
Moon to another, And from one Sabbath to
another, All flesh shall come to worship before
Me,” says the Lord .
24.“And they shall go forth and look Upon the
corpses of the men Who have transgressed
against Me. For their worm does not die, And
their fire is not quenched. They shall be an
abhorrence to all flesh.”
Isaiah 66:12-24 NKJV

Our attention today is drawn towards the last
verse of our text. From verse 21, a clear picture
of the separation of the wheat from the chaff is
The children of God will have eternal life. From
the place of eternal bliss, they will look and see
the final derision of the wicked, sinners and the
devil. The sight is terrible: for their worm shall
not die, neither shall their fire be quenched
(v.24). The pain and trauma of hell fire is
unimaginable a man to be in fire continuously to
eternity with worms feeding on him through his
nostrils, ears and eyes!
Beloved, I do not wish even my enemies this
experience. Remember, this is not a myth or
falsehood but a sure situation that must take
place. It is necessary therefore to make good
use of this last day of January the month of
preparation. Take a decision today not to end in
hell fire.
A lecturer who never believed in heaven and hell
once said to his student, it is better to become
born again because if you go over there and
there is no heaven, you lose nothing; if you
remain a sinner and you go over there and there
is hell fire, there will be no chance again for
amendment of ways. Today is the day of
decision. Do not delay!

PRAYER: I decide for heaven today; help
me Lord. Amen.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:49am On Feb 01


1. In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim
king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon
came to Jerusalem and besieged it.
2. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah
into his hand, with some of the articles of the
house of God, which he carried into the land of
Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought
the articles into the treasure house of his god.
3. Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master
of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of
Israel and some of the king’s descendants and
some of the nobles,
4. young men in whom there was no blemish, but
good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing
knowledge and quick to understand, who had
ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom
they might teach the language and literature of
the Chaldeans.
5. And the king appointed for them a daily
provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine
which he drank, and three years of training for
them, so that at the end of that time they might
serve before the king.
6. Now from among those of the sons of Judah
were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
7. To them the chief of the eunuchs gave
names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar;
to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach;
and to Azariah, Abed-Nego.
Daniel 1:1-7 NKJV

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon defeated king
Jehoiakim and captured Jerusalem.
The Lord allowed the Israelites to be taken
captive, together with some holy articles from
Gods temple. They were carried them to Babylon
(vs. 1-2). King Nebuchadnezzar ordered his chief
official to give a 3-year training to selected
Israelite captives who were to be fed from the
kings table before they could qualify to serve in
Babylon (vs. 3-5). Those selected must: (i)
possess a royal ancestry or be of noble
background, (ii) be young men without physical
defects, (iii) be handsome, (iv) possess very high
intelligence quotient, (v) be very knowledgeable
and proactive. They were to learn Babylonian
language and literature.
Effective service demands thorough training.
Selection of good leadership requires prayerfully
seeking Gods face.
Are our leaders well-trained before entering into
secular service? Do we have well-selected and
well-trained Pastors or Clergy men in our
Churches? God wants us to give attention to the
quality of men and women we select or vote into
offices in our nation. Service without proper
training is bound to yield very poor dividends.
Let us be very careful in choosing leaders in the
church and nation.

PRAYER: Father, grant us quality and capable
men in leadership positions. Amen.

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TEXT; LUKE 2:22-35
22. Now when the days of her purification
according to the law of Moses were completed,
they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to
the Lord
23. (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every
male who opens the womb shall be called holy
to the Lord ”),
24. and to offer a sacrifice according to what is
said in the law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves
or two young pigeons.”
25. And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem
whose name was Simeon, and this man was just
and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy
Spirit that he would not see death before he had
seen the Lord’s Christ.
27. So he came by the Spirit into the temple.
And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus,
to do for Him according to the custom of the
28. he took Him up in his arms and blessed God
and said:
29.“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart
in peace, According to Your word;
30. For my eyes have seen Your salvation
31. Which You have prepared before the face of
all peoples,
32. A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”
33. And Joseph and His mother marveled at
those things which were spoken of Him.
34. Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary
His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the
fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign
which will be spoken against
35. (yes, a sword will pierce through your own
soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may
be revealed.”
Luke 2:22-35 NKJV

Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem to
present him to God and to offer a sacrifice (vs.
22-24). As the firstborn of his earthly parents,
this ritual was needed for Jesus (Leviticus 3:13).
A Spirit-led man called Simeon came into the
Temple, presented himself before God, carried
the child Jesus and offered a sacrifice of praise
(vs. 28-32).
Jesus parents got their own encounter in the
presence of God namely:
(i) they were astonished about what was said
about Jesus.
(ii) they were blessed by Simeon,
(iii) In their hearing, prophetic utterances
concerning Jesus and Mary were released by
Simeon (vs. 33-35).
Preparation is necessary before entering Gods
presence. True worship goes with sacrifice.
Hannah worshipped at Shiloh and fulfilled her
pledge of giving Samuel back to God (1Samuel
Jesus parents presented him before God and
offered a sacrifice (v. 24). Simeon carried Jesus
in his arms before God and offered a sacrifice of
praise (vs. 28-32).
Do you prepare and go into the presence of the
Lord with a sacrifice? Are you happy or upset
when called upon to offer a sacrifice in your
Church? From today decide to offer a sacrifice to
God whenever you come into His presence.

PRAYER: Father, as I come into your
presence grant me a heart ready to sacrifice.
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8. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would
not defile himself with the portion of the king’s
delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank;
therefore he requested of the chief of the
eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
9. Now God had brought Daniel into the favor
and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs.
10. And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel,
“I fear my Lord the king, who has appointed your
food and drink. For why should he see your faces
looking worse than the young men who are your
age? Then you would endanger my head before
the king.”
11. So Daniel said to the steward whom the
chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel,
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
12. “Please test your servants for ten days, and
let them give us vegetables to eat and water to
13. Then let our appearance be examined before
you, and the appearance of the young men who
eat the portion of the king’s delicacies; and as
you see fit, so deal with your servants.”
14. So he consented with them in this matter,
and tested them ten days.
15. And at the end of ten days their features
appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the
young men who ate the portion of the king’s
16. Thus the steward took away their portion of
delicacies and the wine that they were to drink,
and gave them vegetables.
17. As for these four young men, God gave them
knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom;
and Daniel had understanding in all visions and
18. Now at the end of the days, when the king
had said that they should be brought in, the chief
of the eunuchs brought them in before
19. Then the king interviewed them, and among
them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served
before the king.
20. And in all matters of wisdom and
understanding about which the king examined
them, he found them ten times better than all
the magicians and astrologers who were in all
his realm.
21. Thus Daniel continued until the first year of
King Cyrus.
Daniel 1:8-21 NKJV

Some men were selected to be trained and given
special food as ordered by the king, but Daniel
decided not to defile himself (v. cool. He rather
requested the chief official to test him and his
three colleagues by feeding them with only
vegetables and water. The official grudgingly
agreed to test Daniel and his colleagues for ten
days (vs. 11-12). When the ten days elapsed, the
four Jewish men looked healthier and better
nourished than those who ate the royal food (vs.
At the end of the training, the trainees were
presented before the king. Daniel, Shadrach,
Meshach and Abednego were chosen over the
others because they were seen to be ten times
better in wisdom and knowledge.
Notice here that it is the grace of God in a life
that makes the difference! The Bible says that it
is not to him that wills or to him that runs but to
God who shows mercy. Also, it is God who works
in his children to will and to act out his good
purpose (Philippians 2:13).
As you go out today, may God choose you.
Determine like Daniel to live a righteous and
undefiled life.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I yield my life
to you. Please make me what you want me to
be. Amen.
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1. Now in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s
reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit
was so troubled that his sleep left him.
2. Then the king gave the command to call the
magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and
the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So
they came and stood before the king.
3. And the king said to them, “I have had a
dream, and my spirit is anxious to know the
4. Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in
Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants
the dream, and we will give the interpretation.”
5. The king answered and said to the Chaldeans,
“My decision is firm: if you do not make known
the dream to me, and its interpretation, you shall
be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made
an ash heap.
6. However, if you tell the dream and its
interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts,
rewards, and great honor. Therefore tell me the
dream and its interpretation.”
7. They answered again and said, “Let the king
tell his servants the dream, and we will give its
8. The king answered and said, “I know for
certain that you would gain time, because you
see that my decision is firm:
9. if you do not make known the dream to me,
there is only one decree for you! For you have
agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before
me till the time has changed. Therefore tell me
the dream, and I shall know that you can give
me its interpretation.”
10. The Chaldeans answered the king, and said,
“There is not a man on earth who can tell the
king’s matter; therefore no king, Lord, or ruler
has ever asked such things of any magician,
astrologer, or Chaldean.
11. It is a difficult thing that the king requests,
and there is no other who can tell it to the king
except the gods, whose dwelling is not with
Daniel 2:1-11 NKJV

During the second year of his reign, king
Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that perplexed him
(v. 1). He summoned his wise men and fortune-
tellers to tell the dream, and give its
interpretation (vs. 1-2).
The wise men could not oblige the kings request.
In spite of the kings promise of handsome gifts
to anyone who could tell and interpret the
dream, the wise men merely told the king that it
was only the gods that could reveal dreams (v.
Kings are supposed to be happy and enjoy life,
but king Nebuchadnezzars dreams caused him to
have a sleepless night.
The king sought for answers in his wise men but
was disappointed. Even the gifts he promised
them did not help matters. His problem was
serious but he went to the wrong people for a
solution. He did not consult God. He relied on
men who failed him. Do you have dreams or
issues that trouble you? Child of God, when you
have a problem, go to God for the solution.
Reject going to consult other gods, prayer
houses, false prophets, etc., because they will
certainly disappoint you. Put your trust only on
the Lord (Jeremiah 17:7).

PRAYER: Father, help me to trust you in
times of trouble in Jesus name. Amen.`
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TEXT: DANIEL 2:12-23
12. For this reason the king was angry and very
furious, and gave the command to destroy all the
wise men of Babylon.
13. So the decree went out, and they began
killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and
his companions, to kill them.
14. Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel
answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard,
who had gone out to kill the wise men of
15. he answered and said to Arioch the king’s
captain, “Why is the decree from the king so
urgent?” Then Arioch made the decision known
to Daniel.
16. So Daniel went in and asked the king to give
him time, that he might tell the king the
17. Then Daniel went to his house, and made the
decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and
Azariah, his companions,
18. that they might seek mercies from the God
of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel
and his companions might not perish with the
rest of the wise men of Babylon.
19. Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a
night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of
20. Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the
name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and
might are His.
21. And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives
wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who
have understanding.
22. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows
what is in the darkness, And light dwells with
23.“I thank You and praise You, O God of my
fathers; You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we
asked of You, For You have made known to us
the king’s demand.”
Daniel 2:12-23 NKJV

The inability of the wise men to help the king
made him very angry and he decreed to execute
all wise men in Babylon (vs. 12-13).
On hearing the breaking news, Daniel spoke to
the commander of the death squad with wisdom
and tact to learn why the king issued such a
harsh decree. Daniel even went further to see
the king and request for time for him to reveal
and interpret the dream (v. 16).
He briefed his three Hebrew colleagues on the
matter and urged them to engage in prayers to
God concerning the kings mysterious dream, in
order to avoid being killed with the wise men.
God answered their prayers and revealed the
unknown dream to Daniel through a vision. This
made Daniel to thank, praise and glorify the God
of heaven.
To resolve conflicts as a wise person, do the
following: (i) Find out the cause of the conflict
(ii) Approach the main party in the conflict to
request for time to seek for a solution (iii) Go to
God in prayer with others and be eager to hear
from Him. (iv) Praise and thank God for the
Please handle conflicts Gods way. Always follow
the Daniel example.

PRAYER: Father, help me to resolve
conflicts your way in Jesus name. Amen.
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TEXT: DANIEL 2:24-35
24. Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the
king had appointed to destroy the wise men of
Babylon. He went and said thus to him: “Do not
destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before
the king, and I will tell the king the
25. Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before
the king, and said thus to him, “I have found a
man of the captives of Judah, who will make
known to the king the interpretation.”
26. The king answered and said to Daniel, whose
name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make
known to me the dream which I have seen, and
its interpretation?”
27. Daniel answered in the presence of the king,
and said, “The secret which the king has
demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the
magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare
to the king.
28. But there is a God in heaven who reveals
secrets, and He has made known to King
Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.
Your dream, and the visions of your head upon
your bed, were these:
29. As for you, O king, thoughts came to your
mind while on your bed, about what would come
to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets
has made known to you what will be.
30. But as for me, this secret has not been
revealed to me because I have more wisdom
than anyone living, but for our sakes who make
known the interpretation to the king, and that
you may know the thoughts of your heart.
31. “You, O king, were watching; and behold, a
great image! This great image, whose splendor
was excellent, stood before you; and its form
was awesome.
32. This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest
and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,
33. its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and
partly of clay.
34. You watched while a stone was cut out
without hands, which struck the image on its feet
of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.
35. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the
silver, and the gold were crushed together, and
became like chaff from the summer threshing
floors; the wind carried them away so that no
trace of them was found. And the stone that
struck the image became a great mountain and
filled the whole earth.
Daniel 2:24-35 NKJV

Daniel received a clear revelation of the dream
and its interpretation. The magicians had
acknowledged that the king made an impossible
request (vs. 10-11), but Daniel showed that God
of heaven reveals mysteries (v. 28)! God knows
the end from the beginning, and all hidden things
(v. 22). Today, He can reveal those mysteries
that we need to know if we, like Daniel, ask in
faith (vs. 17-18; Matthew 7:7-cool.
Daniel first presented the dream (vs. 31-35), and
then the interpretation (vs. 36-45). In doing so,
he did not ascribe any special power or piety to
himself, but made it clear that he was only Gods
instrument (v. 30). Peter and Paul adopted the
same attitude (Acts 3:12; 2 Corinthians 3:4-5).
We should do likewise.
Read verses 31-33 again and imagine such an
enormous, dazzling statue made of five different
materials. While the king watched, Daniel
continued, a rock not by human hands struck the
statue, destroyed it completely and the materials
were blown away by the wind (v. 34).
Finally, that rock became a global mountain (v.
35). The king and his officials and guests must
have felt, like Pharaoh, that this is the finger of
God (Exodus 8:19).

PRAYER: Oh God, thank you that you
reveal hidden things to us.
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TEXT: DANIEL 2:36-43
36.“This is the dream. Now we will tell the
interpretation of it before the king.
37. You, O king, are a king of kings. For the God
of heaven has given you a kingdom, power,
strength, and glory;
38. and wherever the children of men dwell, or
the beasts of the field and the birds of the
heaven, He has given them into your hand, and
has made you ruler over them all— you are this
head of gold.
39. But after you shall arise another kingdom
inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of
bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.
40. And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as
iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and
shatters everything; and like iron that crushes,
that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all
the others.
41. Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of
potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall
be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be
in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic
42. And as the toes of the feet were partly of
iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be
partly strong and partly fragile.
43. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay,
they will mingle with the seed of men; but they
will not adhere to one another, just as iron does
not mix with clay.
Daniel 2:36-43 NKJV

Daniel explains that Nebuchadnezzars dream
signified four successive world kingdoms that are
eventually replaced by an eternal kingdom of
God. The head of gold represents the first
kingdom, which Daniel identifies as the
Babylonian kingdom of which Nebuchadnezzar
was the most prominent emperor (vs. 36-38).
In verses 39-43, Daniel explains that there would
be three other world kingdoms after Babylon.
Although they were not specifically named by
Daniel, Bible scholars identify them as Mede-
Persia (Silver chest and arms), Greece (bronze
belly and thighs) and Rome (iron legs). Many
historical details about these empires tend to
support this.
The iron legs were followed by feet and toes of
iron and clay (vs. 42-43).
The prophet explains that just as iron does not
mix well with clay, the kingdom will be a mixture
of strength and weakness, a mixture of people of
various cultures that will not remain united! (vs.
42-43). Can this be an apt description of todays
global Community where lots of imbalances

PRAYER: Oh Ancient of Days, thank you
for showing us that you are truly in charge of the
entire human history.
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TEXT: DANIEL 2:44-49
44. And in the days of these kings the God of
heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never
be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left
to other people; it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand
45. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut
out of the mountain without hands, and that it
broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the
silver, and the gold—the great God has made
known to the king what will come to pass after
this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation
is sure.”
46. Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face,
prostrate before Daniel, and commanded that
they should present an offering and incense to
47. The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly
your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings,
and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal
this secret.”
48. Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him
many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the
whole province of Babylon, and chief
administrator over all the wise men of Babylon.
49. Also Daniel petitioned the king, and he set
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego over the
affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel sat
in the gate of the king.
Daniel 2:44-49 NKJV

In verses 44-45, Daniel completed the
interpretation by declaring that God himself will
set up a kingdom in the days of those kings. It
starts small, like the mustard seed, but
eventually grows to crush all the previous
kingdoms, and covers the entire earth (Matthew
13:31; Revelation 11:15). In addition, it is an
everlasting Kingdom, (Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 7:13-14).
This is sometimes called the Kingdom of God,
the Kingdom of Christ, or the Kingdom of
Heaven (Luke 1:32-33 and 2 Peter 1:11). Many
of Christs teachings and parables revolved
around the Kingdom of God. In Matthew 6:33, He
urged us to seek this Kingdom first.
Daniel concluded his presentation by asserting
that the dream is true, and the interpretation is
trustworthy (v.45). Notice the response of the
king in verses 46-47, and the honours and
promotions he granted to Daniel and his three
friends (vs. 48-49). As we serve God faithfully,
we shall not go unrewarded, for He is a just God!
In particular, we shall inherit His everlasting

PRAYER: Thank you Lord for giving us an
everlasting Kingdom. Please help me never to
miss it in Jesus name. Amen.
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1. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of
gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width
six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in
the province of Babylon.
2. And King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to gather
together the satraps, the administrators, the
governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the
judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of
the provinces, to come to the dedication of the
image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
3. So the satraps, the administrators, the
governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the
judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of
the provinces gathered together for the
dedication of the image that King
Nebuchadnezzar had set up; and they stood
before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set
4. Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is
commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,
5. that at the time you hear the sound of the
horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony
with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and
worship the gold image that King
Nebuchadnezzar has set up;
6. and whoever does not fall down and worship
shall be cast immediately into the midst of a
burning fiery furnace.”
7. So at that time, when all the people heard the
sound of the horn, flute, harp, and lyre, in
symphony with all kinds of music, all the people,
nations, and languages fell down and worshiped
the gold image which King Nebuchadnezzar had
set up.
8. Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came
forward and accused the Jews.
9. They spoke and said to King Nebuchadnezzar,
“O king, live forever!
10. You, O king, have made a decree that
everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute,
harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all
kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the
gold image;
11. and whoever does not fall down and worship
shall be cast into the midst of a burning fiery
12. There are certain Jews whom you have set
over the affairs of the province of Babylon:
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; these men,
O king, have not paid due regard to you. They do
not serve your gods or worship the gold image
which you have set up.”
Daniel 3:1-12 NKJV

Contrary to his declaration in Daniel 2:47 that
Daniels God is the God of gods, King
Nebuchadnezzar set up an imposing golden
image and directed his officials to worship it (vs
1-2). In verses 3-7, we see that the leading
government officials worshipped the image! The
only exceptions were Shadrach, Meshach and
Abednego (Daniel himself is not mentioned in
this chapter at all (vs. 8-9)). An adverse report
on this is sent to the king (vs. 8-12).
As we shall see later, the king takes decisive
action against these brethren, but God delivers
them miraculously!
In our homes, places of work, study, or business,
there are often unchristian practices that the
leaders try to impose on all members of the
group. How do you react to such evil set ups?
Notice the severe punishment that awaited those
who did not succumb to the kings order (vs. 6,
Have you faced similar threats to your life,
welfare, promotion or some other benefit
because of your refusal to deny your faith?
Never yield to such threats!

PRAYER: Oh Lord, help me to stand firm in
the face of any threats, and never to deny Jesus!
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TEXT: JOHN 3:13-21
13. No one has ascended to heaven but He who
came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man
who is in heaven.
14. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be
lifted up,
15. that whoever believes in Him should not
perish but have eternal life.
16. For God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.
17. For God did not send His Son into the world
to condemn the world, but that the world through
Him might be saved.
18.“He who believes in Him is not condemned;
but he who does not believe is condemned
already, because he has not believed in the
name of the only begotten Son of God.
19. And this is the condemnation, that the light
has come into the world, and men loved
darkness rather than light, because their deeds
were evil.
20. For everyone practicing evil hates the light
and does not come to the light, lest his deeds
should be exposed.
21. But he who does the truth comes to the
light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that
they have been done in God.”
John 3:13-21 NKJV

Verse 16 is perhaps one of the most memorized
and quoted verse of Scripture. It declares that
God loved the world so much.
The love is unconditional. It was not because of
anything that people have done. It is a boundless
love, an amazing love where can we find the
human words to describe such a love? This love
made God to send Jesus Christ for a special
purpose that whoever believes in Him should not
perish but have everlasting life. Verse 17 states
that God did not send His Son into the world to
condemn the world He came to save you and I,
not to condemn us! He told the woman caught in
adultery neither do I condemn thee… (John 8:11).
But he quickly added, go, and sin no more.
Have we in any way forgotten the extent of Gods
love for us? Or have we found ourselves in such
a tight corner that we keep falling into sin?
The good news is that Gods love has made him
to make available to us the power to overcome
each and every sin and to live a life that pleases
him. Therefore, repent today!

PRAYER: Pray with v.1 of A&M 205:
Love divine, all loves excelling
Joy of heaven, to earth come down
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown
Jesu, thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart
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TEXT: DANIEL 3:13-23
13. Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury, gave
the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before
the king.
14. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, “ Is
it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that
you do not serve my gods or worship the gold
image which I have set up?
15. Now if you are ready at the time you hear
the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and
psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and
you fall down and worship the image which I
have made, good! But if you do not worship, you
shall be cast immediately into the midst of a
burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who
will deliver you from my hands?”
16. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego
answered and said to the king, “O
Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you
in this matter.
17. If that is the case, our God whom we serve
is able to deliver us from the burning fiery
furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O
18. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that
we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship
the gold image which you have set up.”
19. Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and
the expression on his face changed toward
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke
and commanded that they heat the furnace
seven times more than it was usually heated.
20. And he commanded certain mighty men of
valor who were in his army to bind Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abed-Nego, and cast them into
the burning fiery furnace.
21. Then these men were bound in their coats,
their trousers, their turbans, and their other
garments, and were cast into the midst of the
burning fiery furnace.
22. Therefore, because the king’s command was
urgent, and the furnace exceedingly hot, the
flame of the fire killed those men who took up
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
23. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst
of the burning fiery furnace.
Daniel 3:13-23 NKJV

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego faced
imminent death through the blazing furnace.
They did not belittle the kings power or resolve
to execute them, since he had all the Executive,
Legislative and Judicial powers. Therefore, the
king could not contemplate any power that could
deliver them from his hands (v. 15).
Further, when they declined the second chance
offered in verses 15-16, the king ordered the
heating of the furnace seven times more than
usual (v. 19). He also took extra security
measures (vs. 20- 21).
How did these Hebrew boys develop such
confidence in God to make the declaration in
verse 17? Clearly, their confidence was borne out
of a firm belief that with God, all things are
possible (Matthew 19:26).
Like David, they must have experienced Gods
deliverance in the past, and known that He is the
same God yesterday, today and forever (1
Samuel 17:37; Hebrews 13:cool. On the other
hand, from verse 18, they were prepared to face
execution if God did not deliver them! May we
read the scriptures daily to know God the more,
and exercise faith in Him in each life situation! (2
Timothy 2:15).

PRAYER: O God, help me to exercise faith
in you daily in Jesus name. Amen.
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TEXT: DANIEL 3:24-30
24. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished;
and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his
counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound
into the midst of the fire?” They answered and
said to the king, “True, O king.”
25. “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose,
walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not
hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of
26. Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth
of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying,
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of
the Most High God, come out, and come here. ”
Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came
from the midst of the fire.
27. And the satraps, administrators, governors,
and the king’s counselors gathered together, and
they saw these men on whose bodies the fire
had no power; the hair of their head was not
singed nor were their garments affected, and the
smell of fire was not on them.
28. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, “Blessed be
the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego,
who sent His Angel and delivered His servants
who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the
king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they
should not serve nor worship any god except
their own God!
29. Therefore I make a decree that any people,
nation, or language which speaks anything amiss
against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their
houses shall be made an ash heap; because
there is no other God who can deliver like this.”
30. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon.
Daniel 3:24-30 NKJV

Isaiah 43:2 was fulfilled physically in this
passage. To the amazement of King
Nebuchadnezzar, the blazing furnace killed the
soldiers who threw Shadrach, Meshach and
Abednego into it, but had no effect on the three
men (vs. 22, 25, 27). The king therefore praised
God, and decreed severe punishment on anyone
who would say anything against God (v. 29).
Further, he commended the faith of these young
men, promoted them (vs. 28, 30), and
acknowledged that this miracle was by the finger
of God (vs. 25, 28), as Pharaohs magicians had
declared in Exodus 8:19. May our lives bring
glory to God, and draw people to Him in Jesus
name. Amen.
Some of our experiences may be like walking
through fire, (Isaiah 43:2). In every circumstance,
whether good or bad, let us remember that if
God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans
As God was with these three men, and provided
a way out, let us trust Him to provide a way out
of any challenge we may be passing through,
according to His will (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Above all, like Moses, let us actively seek Gods
presence and guidance always (Exodus

PRAYER: O Lord, be with me as I pass each
situation in life.
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1. Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples,
nations, and languages that dwell in all the
earth: Peace be multiplied to you.
2. I thought it good to declare the signs and
wonders that the Most High God has worked for
3. How great are His signs, And how mighty His
wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And His dominion is from generation to
4. I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house,
and flourishing in my palace.
5. I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the
thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head
troubled me.
6. Therefore I issued a decree to bring in all the
wise men of Babylon before me, that they might
make known to me the interpretation of the
7. Then the magicians, the astrologers, the
Chaldeans, and the soothsayers came in, and I
told them the dream; but they did not make
known to me its interpretation.
8. But at last Daniel came before me (his name
is Belteshazzar, according to the name of my
god; in him is the Spirit of the Holy God), and I
told the dream before him, saying:
9.“Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because
I know that the Spirit of the Holy God is in you,
and no secret troubles you, explain to me the
visions of my dream that I have seen, and its
10.“These were the visions of my head while on
my bed: I was looking, and behold, A tree in the
midst of the earth, And its height was great.
11. The tree grew and became strong; Its height
reached to the heavens, And it could be seen to
the ends of all the earth.
12. Its leaves were lovely, Its fruit abundant, And
in it was food for all. The beasts of the field
found shade under it, The birds of the heavens
dwelt in its branches, And all flesh was fed from
Daniel 4:1-12 NKJV

This chapter contains King Nebuchadnezzars
testimony about his dream of a tree. In verses 1
to 12, the words I me or my are used at least 26
Verse 2 suggests that the testimony was for
circulation throughout his vast kingdom that
covered much of present day Middle East and
parts of Africa, Asia and Europe (Daniel 6:1;
Esther 1:1). He first acknowledges God as the
Most High who works miraculous signs and
wonders (v. 2). He then acknowledges that God
rules for all generations, and His kingdom is
eternal (v.3). What a profound expression from a
man who had subdued several kingdoms!
(Jeremiah 52:11).
May we be the Daniels of today so that through
us, the kings and rulers of the day shall abandon
their gods and acknowledge God as the Most
Notice the Kings comment about Daniel in verse
8. May people see the Spirit of God at work in
you and give glory to God!
Read verse 9 again! Why do you think the king
consulted Daniel as a last resort? May we never
be like him! Take that matter to God in prayer.
He is still the God who does great signs and
wonders today.

PRAYER: O God, handle this matter that
has troubled me in Jesus name. Amen.
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TEXT: DANIEL 4:13-23
13.“I saw in the visions of my head while on my
bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one,
coming down from heaven.
14. He cried aloud and said thus: ‘Chop down the
tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its leaves
and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts get out from
under it, And the birds from its branches.
15. Nevertheless leave the stump and roots in
the earth, Bound with a band of iron and bronze,
In the tender grass of the field. Let it be wet
with the dew of heaven, And let him graze with
the beasts On the grass of the earth.
16. Let his heart be changed from that of a man,
Let him be given the heart of a beast, And let
seven times pass over him.
17.‘This decision is by the decree of the
watchers, And the sentence by the word of the
holy ones, In order that the living may know That
the Most High rules in the kingdom of men,
Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it
the lowest of men.’
18.“This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have
seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its
interpretation, since all the wise men of my
kingdom are not able to make known to me the
interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of
the Holy God is in you.”
19. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar,
was astonished for a time, and his thoughts
troubled him. So the king spoke, and said,
“Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its
interpretation trouble you.” Belteshazzar
answered and said, “My Lord, may the dream
concern those who hate you, and its
interpretation concern your enemies!
20.“The tree that you saw, which grew and
became strong, whose height reached to the
heavens and which could be seen by all the
21. whose leaves were lovely and its fruit
abundant, in which was food for all, under which
the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose
branches the birds of the heaven had their home

22. it is you, O king, who have grown and
become strong; for your greatness has grown
and reaches to the heavens, and your dominion
to the end of the earth.
23.“And inasmuch as the king saw a watcher, a
holy one, coming down from heaven and saying,
‘Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave its
stump and roots in the earth, bound with a band
of iron and bronze in the tender grass of the
field; let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and
let him graze with the beasts of the field, till
seven times pass over him’;
Daniel 4:13-23 NKJV

In verses 10 to 14, the king recalled his dream of
a large tree that provided food for all, but was to
be cut down, leaving only the stump. In verses
15 to 17, the narrative uses a direct reference to
a man. He would become insane and live with
animals and eat grass like cattle for 7 time
This would humble him and teach everyone that
God is supreme over all the earth, and can raise
and use anybody to accomplish his purpose
(v.1). All of us alive today need to continually
emphasize this to ourselves and our leaders
(Psalm 24:1; Ezekiel 18:4). Verses 20 to 27 give
the dreams interpretation. As the tree had grown
to an enormous height and strength, the king had
become great and strong, ruling over a vast
kingdom (v.22).
Nebuchadnezzar was that tree!
Daniels conduct in this challenging exercise is
worth emulating. He showed personal concern
about the king and his welfare (v.19).
He did not allow himself to be distracted by the
praises poured on him (vs. 8, 9 & 18. See also
5:16-17). Similarly, let us rely on God to help us
handle difficult challenges presented by our

PRAYER: O God, help me to use every
opportunity to preach Christ.
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TEXT: DANIEL 4:24-33
24. this is the interpretation, O king, and this is
the decree of the Most High, which has come
upon my Lord the king:
25. They shall drive you from men, your dwelling
shall be with the beasts of the field, and they
shall make you eat grass like oxen. They shall
wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven
times shall pass over you, till you know that the
Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and
gives it to whomever He chooses.
26“And inasmuch as they gave the command to
leave the stump and roots of the tree, your
kingdom shall be assured to you, after you come
to know that Heaven rules.
27. Therefore, O king, let my advice be
acceptable to you; break off your sins by being
righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy
to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening
of your prosperity.”
28. All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar.
29. At the end of the twelve months he was
walking about the royal palace of Babylon.
30. The king spoke, saying, “Is not this great
Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by
my mighty power and for the honor of my
31. While the word was still in the king’s mouth,
a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar,
to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed
from you!
32. And they shall drive you from men, and your
dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field.
They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and
seven times shall pass over you, until you know
that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men,
and gives it to whomever He chooses.”
33. That very hour the word was fulfilled
concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from
men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet
with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown
like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’
Daniel 4:24-33 NKJV

In our reading, we see that while the king boasts
about his mighty power, the interpretation of his
dream given by Daniel is fulfilled. The king
becomes insane, begins to behave like an animal,
and is banished from the society.
From verses 25 and 32, we see that the purpose
of this judgment was to enable him realize that
God rules over the kingdoms of men and gives
them to anyone He wishes. God resists the
proud, but gives grace to the humble, (Proverbs
16:18; James 4:6).
The Kings boasting in verse 30 was probably due
to his enormous contributions which made
Babylon the mightiest city in the ancient world
with the famed Hanging Gardens that are
recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the
Ancient World.
May we learn never to boast of our
achievements, however great they might be.
In verse 27, Daniel advised the king to renounce
his sins in order to avert the terrible disgrace
that he suffered. The experiences of Ahab and
the king of Nineveh show that God is always
ready to welcome the repentant sinner (1 Kings
21:29; Jonah 3:5, 10).
May we repent of every known sin today, and
give ourselves wholly to God.

PRAYER: O God, I acknowledge your
Lordship over all the affairs of men.
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TEXT: DANIEL 4:34-37
34. And at the end of the time I,
Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and
my understanding returned to me; and I blessed
the Most High and praised and honored Him who
lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting
dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to
35. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed
as nothing; He does according to His will in the
army of heaven And among the inhabitants of
the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say
to Him, “What have You done?”
36. At the same time my reason returned to me,
and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and
splendor returned to me. My counselors and
nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my
kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to
37. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and
honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are
truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk
in pride He is able to put down.
Daniel 4:34-37 NKJV

As we saw in Daniel 4:1-12, the narrative in
todays reading is very personal. This may be to
emphasize the fact that the experience was real,
and hence the readers should learn from it.
Verse 34 indicates that the restoration of King
Nebuchadnezzars sanity was real and
instantaneous! Following that, his throne, honour,
power, officials and other privileges were
restored! (v.36). Today, the lives of many people
waste away due to drug abuse, drunkenness,
cultism and immorality, among others.
This often drives them to depressive conditions
or even insanity. Pray that God shall restore such
people to normalcy as he did for
Nebuchadnezzar shares two important lessons
from his experience in this passage.
First, he realized that God is eternal and
Omnipotent, and he gave all honour and glory to
Him (vs. 34-35). Gods omnipotence is
emphasized throughout the scriptures, especially
Job 42:2; Isaiah 48:13 and Luke 1:37.
May we live with this realization every day of our
lives! Read verse 37 again and note the second
lesson from the Kings experience God brings
down the proud, but gives grace to the humble
(James 4:6).
Therefore, humble yourself before the Lord, and
He will lift you up.

PRAYER: Oh God, help me to put away
every pride from my life today in Jesus name.
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TEXT: MATTHEW 5: 1 - 12
1. And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a
mountain, and when He was seated His disciples
came to Him.
2. Then He opened His mouth and taught them,
3.“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the
kingdom of heaven.
4. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall
be comforted.
5. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit
the earth.
6. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness, For they shall be filled.
8. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain
mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they
shall see God.
9. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall
be called sons of God.
10. Blessed are those who are persecuted for
righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of
11.“Blessed are you when they revile and
persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against
you falsely for My sake.
12. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is
your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted
the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:1-12 NKJV

Todays reading contains 9 special blessings
(Beatitudes) of a child of God. Each is unique,
yet all are to be enjoyed together. Each
beatitude includes a pronouncement; those it
applies to and an explanation. Verse 1 showed
that it was directed at the disciples in a quiet
place for maximum effect.
In these days of much noise pollution, may we
make out a regular time of quietness with the
Each beatitude is significant. The poor in spirit
(v.3) are those who recognize their spiritual
poverty and depend on God.
Those who mourn (v.4) are not necessarily the
bereaved, but those who experience the sorrow
of repentance. Similarly, the meek (v.5) does not
connote weakness, but rather controlled strength
expressed in humility and self-discipline. Read
verse 6, Psalm 42;1-2 ; and 84:1-4 to understand
what it means to hunger and thirst for
righteousness. As you do so, you will be filled
and enabled to be merciful (v.7), pure (v.cool and
a peacemaker (v.9).
These blessings may often be mixed with
persecution (vs. 10-12), but God will be with you
and grant you His peace (v 12; John 14 : 27).

PRAYER: Lord, enable me to experience
your blessings fully in Jesus name. Amen
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1. Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a
thousand of his Lords, and drank wine in the
presence of the thousand.
2. 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 which had been in Jerusalem, that
the king and his Lords, his wives, and his
concubines might drink from them.
3. Then they brought the gold vessels that had
been taken from the temple of the house of God
which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and
his Lords, his wives, and his concubines drank
from them.
4. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold
and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.
5. 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 palace; and
the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
6. Then the king’s countenance changed, and his
thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his
hips were loosened and his knees knocked
against each other.
7. The king cried aloud to bring in the
astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers.
The king 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.”
8. Now all the king’s wise men came, but they
could not read the writing, or make known to the
king its interpretation.
9. Then King Belshazzar was greatly troubled, his
countenance was changed, and his Lords were
10. The queen, because of the words of the king
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.
11. There is a man in your kingdom in whom is
the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of
your father, light and understanding and wisdom,
like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him;
and King Nebuchadnezzar your father—your
father the king—made him chief of the
magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and
12. Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge,
understanding, interpreting dreams, solving
riddles, and explaining enigmas were found in
this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar,
now let Daniel be called, and he will give the
Daniel 5:1-12 NKJV

Feasting is common in palaces, but this event
attracted divine punishment due to the sacrilege
described in verses 2-4. The vessels brought by
King Nebuchadnezzar from the temple in
Jerusalem had been dedicated to God, and
should not be used for any other purpose (2
Chronicles 4: 19-22; 7:1).
We should therefore be careful not to repeat
King Belshazzars error by converting resources
dedicated to God for the propagation of the
gospel into personal property. Another aspect of
the sacrilege committed by Belshazzar was to
praise man-made gods as if they were
responsible for the growth and power of the
The Lord warns severally that He is a jealous
God, and he will not give his glory to any man or
idol (Exodus 20:5). We are to be careful not to
ascribe any glory due to God to ourselves or
someone else.
Note the comments made about Daniel in verses
11-12. He had built up a reputation over the
years as a man of God who could be consulted
in times of difficulty. Hence, by your words and
conducts, show the people around you that you
are truly a child of God (Matthew 5:16).

PRAYER: Oh Lord, make me to be a vessel
of honour always in Jesus name. Amen.
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13. Then Daniel was brought in before the king.
The king spoke, and said to Daniel, “ Are you
that Daniel who is one of the captives from
Judah, whom my father the king brought from
14. I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is
in you, and that light and understanding and
excellent wisdom are found in you.
15. 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.
16. And I have heard of you, that you can give
interpretations and explain enigmas. Now if you
can read the writing and make known to me 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.”
17. Then Daniel answered, and said before the
king, “Let your gifts be for yourself, and give your
rewards to another; yet I will read the writing to
the king, and make known to him the
18. O king, the Most High God gave
Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom and
majesty, glory and honor.
19. And because of the majesty that He gave
him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled
and feared before him. Whomever he wished, he
executed; whomever he wished, he kept alive;
whomever he wished, he set up; and whomever
he wished, he put down.
20. 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.
21. 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 rules in the kingdom of men, and
appoints over it whomever He chooses.
Daniel 5:13-21 NKJV

Daniels faith, courage, dependence on God and
prophetic gifts had become well known over the
years as an exile (vs.13-14, 16). He was
therefore brought in after all the efforts of the
magicians, astrologers and diviners failed (vs.
2:10-11; 5:15). May we learn to turn to God
always in the first instance!
In verse 16, the king promised to elevate Daniel
to the 3rd position in the kingdom if he could
read and explain the writing, but Daniel declined
these honours (v.17).
Would you have responded like Daniel if faced
with a similar situation today? Or would you, like
Gehazi in 2 Kings 5:20-23, run after material
rewards in return for exercising spiritual gifts?
(See also Matthew 10:cool. With humility, and yet
firmness, Daniel observed that the king had
continued the evil example of pride and
arrogance for which his predecessor was
humiliated (vs.19-21).
Many leaders today are surrounded by
sychophants who induce them to increasingly
involve in evil practices. Strive to bring positive
change by wisely and prayerfully correcting your
leaders when they do wrong.

PRAYER: O God, give me the grace to
always speak out your mind in all situations.
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TEXT: DANIEL 5:22-31
22.“But you his son, Belshazzar, have not
humbled your heart, although you knew all this.
23. And you have lifted yourself up against the
Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels
of His house before you, and you and your Lords,
your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine
from them. And you 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
who holds your breath in His hand and owns all
your ways, you have not glorified.
24. Then the fingers of the hand were sent from
Him, and this writing was written.
25.“And this is the inscription that was written:
26. This is the interpretation of each word.
MENE : God has numbered your kingdom, and
finished it;
27. TEKEL : You have been weighed in the
balances, and found wanting;
28. PERES : Your kingdom has been divided, and
given to the Medes and Persians.”
29. Then 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 that he should be
the third ruler in the kingdom.
30. That very night Belshazzar, king of the
Chaldeans, was slain.
31. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom,
being about sixty-two years old.
Daniel 5:22-31 NKJV

Daniel explains that the writing was sent by God
as a punishment for the kings pride, sacrilege
and idolatry (vv.22-24).
He reads and brings out the significance of each
word. as follows: Mene: God has numbered the
days of Belshazzars reign and brought it to an
end. (v.26). Tekel: the king has been weighed on
the scales and found deficient (v.27). Peres:
(which is the singular form of Parsin), the
kingdom has been divided and given to the
Medes and Persians (v.28).
After Daniel read the strange writing and gave its
interpretation, the king fulfilled his promise by
honouring Daniel and proclaiming him the third
highest ruler in the kingdom (vs.7, 16 and 29).
That very night, Belshazzar was slain and the
kingdom was taken over by the Medes and
Persians (vs.30-31. See also 6:8,12).
If our thoughts, motives and attitudes are
weighed on the divine scales, what will be the
result? (Psalm 139:23-24).
Drawing from our text and Job 31:6; Proverbs
16:2; I Corinthians 3:13-14; the author of Sacred
Songs & Solos 432, v.4, wrote
So our deeds are recorded theres a Hand thats
writing now;
Sinner, give your heart to Jesus to His royal
mandate bow;

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I turn to you fully
today so that I shall not be found wanting on the
day of reckoning!
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 2:56am On Feb 21


1. It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one
hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the
whole kingdom;
2. and over these, three governors, of whom
Daniel was one, that the satraps might give
account to them, so that the king would suffer
no loss.
3. Then this Daniel distinguished himself above
the governors and satraps, because an excellent
spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to
setting him over the whole realm.
4. So the governors and satraps sought to find
some charge against Daniel concerning the
kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault,
because he was faithful; nor was there any error
or fault found in him.
5. Then these men said, “We shall not find any
charge against this Daniel unless we find it
against him concerning the law of his God.”
6. So these governors and satraps thronged
before the king, and said thus to him: “King
Darius, live forever!
7. All the governors of the kingdom, the
administrators and satraps, the counselors and
advisors, have consulted together to establish a
royal statute and to make a firm decree, that
whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days,
except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of
8. Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the
writing, so that it cannot be changed, according
to the law of the Medes and Persians, which
does not alter.”
9. Therefore King Darius signed the written
10. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was
signed, he went home. And in his upper room,
with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he
knelt down on his knees three times that day,
and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as
was his custom since early days.
11. Then these men assembled and found Daniel
praying and making supplication before his God.
12. And they went before the king, and spoke
concerning the king’s decree: “Have you not
signed a decree that every man who petitions
any god or man within thirty days, except you, O
king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The
king answered and said, “The thing is true,
according to the law of the Medes and Persians,
which does not alter.”
Daniel 6:1-12 NKJV

King Darius wanted to appoint Daniel into a top
political post (vs. 1-3). Because Daniel was so
highly favoured by God, other officials became
jealous and planned his downfall (v.4).
Because of Daniels impeccable character and
dedication to duty, his enemies could not
justifiably accuse him. They therefore deceived
the king to forbid any other form of worship than
to him for a period of 30 days.
Having ascertained the kings approval in writing,
they publicized the decree that meant death in
the lions den for defaulters (vs. 6-9). This
notwithstanding, Daniel held fast to his faith and
prayed thrice a day. His enemies caught Daniel
praying to God and quickly went to the king to
report their observation.
God has good plans concerning you (Jeremiah
29:11). He wants to lift you up in your studies,
work, business or ministry. You need to be like
Daniel, shun corruption, imbibe faithfulness and
do not neglect your duty. People may dislike you
but trust God for protection.
Be consistent in worshipping only the living God
and no weapon, no lions den, no charms, no
wicked plot or demonic attacks, will overcome
you. Stand firm like Daniel and God will see you

PRAYER: My father, please help me to
stand firm in the faith in the midst of a corrupt

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