Revealer of mysteries

Of all the titles of God, this is one of my favourites. The revealed of mysteries. Daniel spoke it out when he was bought before king Nebuchadnezzar. I often think of what seems like the impossible task of not only interpreting a dream but to also tell someone the dream they had in the first place. There is no room for error, and the nature of dreams is that they can be about anything and you can do almost anything in them. But Daniel’s certainty came from knowing the Lord, knowing the truth of who he is – the revealed of mysteries.

On arrival in Babylon, daniel and his companions did not eat the kings food and only ate vegetable and drank water. It says that god gave them knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning and Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

Daniels time before the king was weighted in the past, it was primed with experience of god revealing mysteries to him. He knew god as the revealer of mysteries. We have a situation where we want to see god break out and we know that he is able, yet we have not experienced this aspect of god. It may be a situation of provision,, we know that he is Jehovah jireh – my god provides ( from where god provided a sacrifice in place of Isaac ) but we have not experienced it in the physical. This is the hardest point and the point at which we must take a step of faith ands believe. Believe that all the word says about god is true, but belief and trust in what god says. This is not wholly a step in the dark, for our trust is based on the nature of god, and though we amy have not experienced provision, we do know something of the gods kindness and goodness and we base his desire to provide on those parts of who we know him to be. Yet this is the crucial point where we reach out in faith – and as we trust in him he meets us, he answers, he reveals mysteries.

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