- Miracles at the last moment -15
- The visions of Joseph
- Fulfillment of a vision
- He will turn evil into good
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- Miracles at the last moment -12
- Miracles at the last moment -11
- Miracles at the last moment -10
- Miracles at the last moment -9
- Miracles at the last moment -8
- Miracles at the last moment -7
- Miracles at the last moment - 6
- Resurrected Jesus
- Miracles at the last moment -5
- Miracles at the last moment -4
- Miracles at the last moment -3
- Miracles at the last moment -2
- Miracles at the last moment
- Rehoboth – 3
- The victory is of the Lord
Miracles at the last moment -15
In the above passage we see Daniel was exalted by the Lord God and the king himself fell down before him. Daniel and his friends were more or less like refugees when they came to Babylon. They were so oppressed and afflicted in the new place. When we read from Daniel chapters one to six, we can see they faced three major afflictions. In Chapter one, they were taken to Babylon, Chapter three they face the fiery furnace and in chapter six they were put in the lion’s den. Despite of all these afflictions, Daniel had an unshakeable faith on the Lord almighty which paved the way for his victory.
Victory in Trials
Here we see the life of these young men who lived in the beautiful houses of Jerusalem. They faced a trial where they were taken as a captive to Babylon. This is due to the sins committed by their forefathers. This is clearly indicated in Jeremiah’s prophecy that is recorded in Jeremiah 25:11-12 / 29:10 which ultimately came to pass during BC 606-586. Though they were all taken as captives, Daniel believed that the Lord will not forsake him. He knew that the Lord will lead him and his people. One of the main reasons why they were victorious during this trial was they were spiritual devoted. They were socially experienced-, mentally keen and liked by other people. This attribute is more or less connected to the life of Jesus. In Luke 2:52 ‘’ Daniel and the young men lived a sacred life in the sinful land of Babylon.
In Daniel 1:5 ‘’ In this passage we see it took three long years for them to get trained to face the King. We see the men who were brought up following the diet regime of the Bible were forced to consume foods offered to Babylonian idols. But they politely refuse to take them. If they had consumed, they would have disobeyed the commandment of the Lord. We read in Daniel 1:7 ‘’ The boys were renamed by the prince of eunuchs. This is a sign of forceful conversion of a Jew into a Babylonian. Even in our lives, Satan might strive to convert us to lead a carnal life like others. But in order to be victorious like Daniel, we have to stand against these trials. We the children of God should never compromise on our spiritual guidelines. Like we read in Romans 12:1-2 ‘’
Despite of all these conversions in terms of food, names and language, Daniel and his friends did not give up. The faith that they had on the Lord God made them to overcome all trials and temptations.
Victory by faith
In the above verse we see Daniel had a firm resolution in his heart where he made sure he will not defile himself. He was so determined and he kept investing his faith on the Lord. In Daniel 1:12,15 ‘ ’ They set themselves in test and requested ten days to prove themselves. And in the end, everybody witnessed the result. The Lord honored the faith of Daniel. Though Daniel was given for a circumstance and tested, God did not forsake him. As we read in I Corinthians 10:13 ‘’ Even in our lives, we might be facing a lot of trials and temptations. But the Lord will come into the rescue and he will not make us suffer forever. If we make it a point to build our faith stronger during our trouble times, the Lord will honor it. Amen.