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Nebuchadnezzer was the dream king. Nebuchadnezzar enlisted the Isrealite captives due to Daniel’s interpreting of a dream. Now many years later, the king is being signaled by God again. It is once again—a dream that sets the king on edge. He is beside himself with anguish; so after he tries everything else, he calls for God’s man–Daniel. He had changed Daniel’s name to Belteshazzar—because Daniel reminded him of God and his presence.

It is clear that even from the introduction, the dream impacted this mighty king. So much so, that he wants the world to know about it and its effect upon him and his kingdom. He also wants the world to know that our God is the one true God.

As we follow the Lord, we should be aware of God and his presence–as was Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar. He should be in our thoughts and a part of our daily life. As God is, He will change our view of the world, our expectations of others and our need to be ruler in our own lives. We will come to a place where we acknowledge–He is Lord and master of our lives and our journey. Then, we will experience the joy and peace that only he can provide. Then we will want to share him with the world.

God Bless You

[a]King Nebuchadnezzar,

To the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth:

May you prosper greatly!

It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me.

How great are his signs,     how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom;     his dominion endures from generation to generation.

I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous. I had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me. So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me. When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers[b] and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me. Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.)