A favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
With The Word of The Creator EVERYTHING came to be. We are but an infinitesmal’ly small speck in the grandeur of Creation! Remember this:
‘Time’ – what we are all dealing with. With The Creator, there is no ‘time’, amazingly the story of creation has been written. We live a written role:
An example, in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the statue. Nebuchadnezzar was wondering about the future of his empire. (Daniel notes, “As Your Majesty was lying there, your mind turned to things to come.”) The take-home message of the dream is that his empire isn’t going to last forever. In fact, in the foreseeable future it will be overrun by a rival empire. Daniel’s task, as God’s representative, is to challenge Nebuchadnezzar to accept this fact and humble himself before The “Lord of kings.”
(about the statue that Nebuchadnezzar built) God gave Nebuchadnezzar an inspired dream about a statue made of different materials. The interpretation was that the Babylonian empire (the statue’s head of gold) wouldn’t last forever; instead, it would ultimately be replaced by a kingdom that the “God of Heaven ” would set up. When Nebuchadnezzar first heard Daniel interpret his dream, he was so amazed that he “fell prostrate before” him and “paid him honor.” But now he’s had a change of heart. He makes a statue entirely out of gold, to assert—in the language of the dream, and directly contradicting God’s Word—that his empire will last forever. He gathers provincial officials from all over his empire and demands that they “fall down” and “worship” this statue. (These are exactly the same Aramaic words used to describe what Nebuchadnezzar did for Daniel; the king wants his empire to be on the receiving end this time!)
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego tell the king that if their God is able to deliver them, He will, but that even if He doesn’t, they won’t serve the Babylonian gods or worship the statue. Their obedience wasn’t conditional on their deliverance. Nebuchadnezzar recognizes this and praises them for being “willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.” … In Daniel’s song of praise in the previous story, he said that “Wisdom and Power” belonged to God. When Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the king acknowledged God as a “revealer of mysteries”—a God of Wisdom. Now he acknowledges that this God has “rescued his servants” and must also be a God of Power. He forbids anyone in his empire to say anything against “the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.” Daniel 3:28
In the book of Revelation when the Apostle John was in prison on the island of Patmos, God showed John His future plans which were addressed to the 7 churches.
God’s plan included the return of Jesus! God also showed John how Jesus looked in detail. This made John very scared and fearful of Jesus. He saw the holiness of Jesus and how Jesus is judge. John knows how serious sin is and that Jesus will judge sinners. At the same time, Jesus comforts him and those who have faith in Him.
John recorded this and everything else God showed him about His future plans in the book of Revelation
So very much crammed into a brief share! Let us pray:
Father LORD, Your Essence is The beginning and the end of all. We are finite. Your Essence created ‘Time’. In Your Presence there is no time, solely existence – Amen. I submit my all at Jesus’ feet. Hallelujah for Your will in my life. Father, wash me with The blood of Jesus, Amen. Forgive and cleanse me, Create in me a new spirit to honor and serve You. In my life, Father I ask that Your will be done, Amen.