The Hope of Glory?

“This is the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had. Now, Belteshazzar, tell me what it means, for none of the wise men in my kingdom can interpret it for me. But you can, because the spirit of the holy gods is in you.” (Daniel 4v18)

Aside from King Nebuchadnezzar’s presumption that his dream is important enough to require interpretation, there is the little matter of how none of the wise men in his kingdom have the ability to interpret it. It’s as if the king realises that wisdom alone will not result in the meaning of the message being made clear to him as that can only be realised through Divine intervention. In short, through Daniel and the god that resides in him.

Now, while Christians today may not all be gifted with making sense of dreams and offering a godly interpretation, the reality is that for those who believe and are open to God’s Holy Spirit living within them, they each have the potential of understanding and explaining what is presently unfathomable to those with questions. Hence, why Paul announces to the believers, ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory!’ If you’re a Christian then we believe that a valuable deposit rests within each of us. A deposit of God’s Holy Spirit  that has the potential to transform and reveal within us, the Holy God to whom we have chosen to believe and follow – it’s as simple as that – Christian Basics 101.

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