Writing at belshazzars feast sermon
Writing on the wall sermon
This is a sad story illustrating the folly of acting outside the will of God. His mind generally will be much affected by his sense of this thing and his decision respecting it. Peter wrote "For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! The operations of His hands were not considered, but the wine and the tabret were in his feast. They knock on his door and he rubs the sleep out of his eyes and they bring him apace to meet the mightiest man in the world whom he has loyally served for sixteen years but never spoken to. With a surrounding wall feet high and eighty feet wide, guard towers, deep moats, gates, all armoured with brass. God has done the same. Open as PDF While Jeremiah was left at Jerusalem to witness the course of moral corruption there, and to warn of coming judgment, and while Ezekiel was among the remnant in the place of discipline or of righteousness on the river Chebar, Daniel is set among the Gentiles, even at Babylon, to learn the history and the ways of the Gentiles, or the world.
It is not so. He is a natural man and he does not know it. We may see this in his first six chapters, which constitute the first part of the book.
He will use religion for his own ends. That is our only security. God would have us strangers here, "content with such things as we have," without making it our business to increase or improve them.
Have you considered the possibility that if there were an occasion in the distant future when God may choose to speak to you that you will not understand a word of what he is saying to you?
The world must be judged ere it can be adopted of God. In the experience of those who are far from God the hours of darkness are shattered by an inner voice which speaks to them.
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The trial of it is over, the judgment of it is pronounced, and the delay is but for the salvation of the elect. To tell the world one day what it is in God's esteem, and the next day to become one of the wonderers after its resources and capacities! He is also unmindful of the doings of God which had been in the same dominions in the days of his father. We need his gifts to stand and wait. For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! There are four other words in a foreign language also found in the Bible. The Queen Mother heard the voices and came into the banquet hall to see Belshazzar even more terrified and his nobles baffled. In the name….
He would fain have had Christ exalt Himself under the sanction of Psalm And it is also despite of the wrongs and sorrows of Christ. It will be said, that it is designed to encourage brotherhood among the nations, and to promote the great business of social comfort and happiness as wide as the human family.
Is it not a thing in kindred spirit with this?
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