S38P10 – God’s miraculous power for today: The Writing on the Wall

Daniel 5:25-28

“This is the inscription that was written:

mene, mene, tekel, parsin

“Here is what these words mean:

Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

The king, shocked and scared at seeing an animated hand write a cryptic message on the wall before his eyes, was in desperate need of having that message interpreted. He offered a great reward to the one who could reveal its meaning. However, his first choice was not Daniel. Instinctively, he sought advice from his spiritual advisors and diviners. When none of them could interpret this message, the king must have been in a state of panic. Luckily, the queen knew someone who she believed could interpret this message. She remembered a man in whom she said the spirit of the Gods resided. The job of God’s interpreter fell on Daniel because even those who did not know God could see that he had spoken through this man in the past. 

The message that Daniel had to interpret for the king was no love letter. It was a message of judgement and destruction. It was up to Daniel to tell the king that his time was up. If the king had not been shaken before the interpretation of this message, he certainly must have been shaken afterward. Imagine the confidence and power that Daniel must have had to exhibit to deliver that message at that time to that person. God chose to give the king this message in a miraculous way, and in that design He allowed one of his faithful children to partake in that miracle. This is the awesome generosity of our God that He would speak through us in amazing ways for man to see how great He is. The miracle here is not merely the hand of God writing on the wall, but it is the knowledge and power He gave to Daniel to interpret and deliver its meaning.

There are some miracles that God performs around us or before us. There are other miracles that He performs through us. Some of those require that He build us up beforehand. Whether it is confidence, knowledge or power, we can trust that God will make us what we need to be to do a miraculous work for him. Sometimes, God’s miraculous work through us is evident in that we would not even attempt to do that work on our own. When you experience God speaking through you with words that you could not put together yourself, you know that a miracle has happened. Let us ask him to bring miraculous words to us so that others may see that the God we serve is the one true God. Father, thank You for allowing us to bring your message to others, and thank You for preparing us to do that effectively.