The Ancient of Days

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God had given Daniel a dream about future events. It would be a time filled with turmoil, strife, and warfare. But then Daniel saw God in His glory, sitting on a throne, described as “the Ancient of Days.” This title and picture put everything in perspective.

The title, “Ancient of Days,” reminds us that God is beyond time. He never is worried or caught up in the world’s troubles. He never panics or makes rash decisions. He is the Perfect Judge, always pure and holy, always objective. And He always brings an eternal perspective to everything He does.

Daniel saw His throne “ablaze with flames” and “a river of fire was flowing and coming out from before Him.” This was a place of absolute purity where sin cannot be tolerated. And the throne was surrounded by throngs of people. As they stood before Him, “the books were opened.” These books were the history of what these men and women had done with their lives. Not just some things, but everything.

Today, think about this picture of God. He sits triumphant on the throne. He is to be worshiped and praised! He is the Ancient of Days. Completely objective. Beyond time. Holy. And He knows everything you have said and done.

Humble yourself and seek Him. Ask Him to burn away any sin in your life.

Commit yourself without reservation to serve Him. Don’t hold back. Fill your life with His Word. Surrender to His Spirit. Believe Him to use you as a vessel for His miracle-working power. And reach out to others that they might be ready when the books on their lives are opened.