The Real Power

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

To the people of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar was the supreme ruler with the power of life and death. But through Nebuchadnezzar’s troubling dream, God revealed that the king was a mere human being and there was another dimension far beyond his control or understanding. Not even the wisest men in Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom could tell him this dream or provide its interpretation. Even these “wise” men were mere mortals.

In contrast, Daniel was given real insight and revelation. Why? Because he sought God for the answers. He realized that “wisdom and power belong to Him.” Governments may change. New rulers may come to power. But even mighty leaders like Nebuchadnezzar had limits. God alone is sovereign. He alone can give real wisdom and reveal “the profound and hidden things.” Only God “knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.”

As we look back over history, we realize that rulers only reign for a season. They inevitably fall short and fade into history. Kingdoms will rise, but also will fall. Movements will start, but also will end. However, as Daniel explained, through every change, the real power belongs to God.

Today, the real hope for the world is not new policies or politicians, not movements or military might. Our only hope is to turn to God. He alone has the answer.

Right now, seek God for your nation. Pray that people would turn from pride, sin, and wickedness and recognize their complete dependence on Him. He alone can give us the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding we need.