Sabbath Day (Gen 2: 1 – 3 & Ex.20: 8 – 11) —– By r. a. —————Saturday, Nov.07/20
In Messiah’s name: “In his pride the wicked man does not seek him (God); in all his thoughts there is no room for God”.(Ps.10: 4)
It’s a fact that we all dream during our sleeping hours. When I was in my 20’s I was attending university and I registered for several courses in psychology. It was at that time I became interested in the meaning of dreams. During those years, I was not a converted believer, nor did I own a bible.
I found out that psychologists offer many reasons for dreaming. Sigmund Freud claimed that dreams reveal our “unconscious desires”.
Because most of us don’t remember our dreams, one researcher suggested that one should write their dreams down immediately upon waking . By doing this, it could be possible to interpret one’s dreams. I tried that for one week and abandoned it. All I was doing was losing a lot of sleep.
Many dreams have been recorded in the bible. The Creator-God, at times, uses dreams to fulfill his purpose. For example,”he may warn, convey prophecy and give direction”.
According to the word of the Creator-God, “If one’s dreams are not sent from the Creator, set not thy heart upon them. For dreams have deceived many, and they have failed that put their trust in them”.(Ecclesiasticus 34: 6 -7)
Here is a very brief account of the King’s beastly dream . The full dream can be found in the book of Daniel chpt 4 verses 4 to 37.
Nebuchadnezzar (Neb-ee-kah-nez-zar) the King of Babylon had a dreadful dream, but none of his wise men (soothsayer/psychics) could interpret it. However, the Creator-God gave Daniel, a Hebrew, the ability to reveal the meaning of the King’s dream.
The King was puffed up with pride and boasting about his power and abilities. He worshipped false gods and he believed all his great achievements were a result of his own doing.
The King related his dream to Daniel. In turn, Daniel gave the interpretation to the King and predicted that the king would go insane for seven years.
The king would live in the fields like an animal, with long hair and fingernails, and eat grass.
A year later, as the King was boasting to himself, the dream came true. Nebuchadnezzar ended up living and acting like a wild beast for seven years.
Because of the pride and arrogance of the king, the great Creator-God humbled him. The king came to realize that he was not god.
In the end, the King’s reason and honor were restored and he praises the great Creator-God.
“Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase. (Dan.4: 37)
The moral lesson: God hates pride and arrogance. (Proverbs 16:5 & 8:13)
There is a Creator-God — that is the truth and a fact. Your eternal destiny depends upon your doing his commandments, his holy days and judgments, Don’t be a fool. Sunday-keeping ain’t gonna cut it!
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s (Yahshua’s) name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all who seek and love the truth – God’s Word (Jn.17: 17 & Ps.119: 142)