In our time as we see the weaknesses and even outright corruption that can exist in governments, it is so encouraging to meditate on these words from the book of Daniel. Daniel lived in times of turmoil, times of the breakdown of the nation of Israel, times of captivity when the Jewish people were removed from their homes and their businesses, removed from their nation, and taken to a foreign nation! Daniel knew all about times of chaos. At the age of 82, he was thrown into the lion’s den because of politics! BUT the Most High G-d Rules the Kingdom of Men! Nothing goes unnoticed by G-d. He knows those who are His, and He knows the ones creating division and chaos. And still He rules even when we don’t understand. Look at the following verse to see the truths in these words: The Most High God Rules the Kingdom of Men.
Daniel 2:21,22: “He changes times and periods of history. He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to those who are wise and knowledge to those who have insight. He reveals deeply hidden things. He knows what is in the dark, and light lives with him.
- Did you notice who removes kings and establishes them? Does this give you peace?
- Nothing escapes His knowledge, and dark things will ultimately be revealed. But
light lives with Him, so it follows, if you are His, His light is in you!
Now watch what He will do.
Daniel 2:35: “Then all at once, the iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold were smashed. (The iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold represent governments/world powers) They became like husks on a threshing floor in summer. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a large mountain which filled the whole world.” The stone that strikes the statue represents the governments of the world throughout history – that stone striking the statue is none other than Yeshua! Notice, it became a large mountain, referring to a government. His government is going to fill the entire earth! (Italicized words added)
Daniel 2:44: “At the time of those kings, the God of heaven will establish a kingdom that will never be destroyed. No other people will be permitted to rule it. It will smash all the other kingdoms and put an end to them. But it will be established forever.”
1. Who else will rule when Yeshua sets up His government? How long will His kingdom last?
His plans will prevail: He sets history in motion. He puts rulers in place to bring about His ultimate plan. Never fear! G-d is in total control, and His Kingdom is coming!
II Peter 3:12a: “Looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God.”