But There is a God in Heaven Daniel 2: 28 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were slated to be executed because the wise men in Babylon could not tell King Nebuchadnezzar his dream and the interpretation of the dream. Daniel was able to convince the king to delay the execution and assured the king that he would show him the interpretation.
Then Daniel and his friends prayed and the Lord revealed the secret of the dream to Daniel in a night vision. When Daniel approached the king, he said, “The secret which the king demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets…”
God did something that no man-made god and no human being could do. He made known the dream and the interpretation thereof. In so doing, not only did he reveal the prophecy concerning the major world rulers from Nebuchadnezzar to Jesus, but he also spared Daniel’s life, the lives of his companions and the other wise men in Babylon.
You are going to face circumstances in your life like Daniel did that are insurmountable and overwhelming, and when you do, just remember what Daniel said, But there is a God in heaven! You might cry out, “I have more bills to pay than I have money”… but there is a God in heaven; go to him and he will help you sort them out. “Someone in my family has a terminal illness”… but there is a God in heaven; go to him and he will give you grace, wisdom, comfort, peace, strength and help. “I still have lost family members”… but there is a God in heaven; go to him and he will show you how and when to approach them with the gospel. “I’m facing a life altering dilemma”… but there is a God in heaven; go to him and he will fulfill Rom 8:28.
Because our God is in heaven:
No one can separate us from his love – Rom 8:33-39 – if God were stuck down here like we are then all the things that affect us could affect him – but he is above everything and everybody in the universe and so nothing underneath the heaven can adversely affect God’s love for us. You can get so overwhelmed by the hardships down here that you will question God’s love for you. No matter how bad the trials, distresses and conditions might get, you can be sure that there is a God in heaven and he will never quit loving you.
No one can take away your salvation – Eph 2:6 – you are already seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus – the devil cannot get up that high – the Lord is far above all principalities and powers – when you are feeling overwhelmed about your salvation, be sure that there is a God in heaven and he will never let you lose your salvation.
No one can steal your treasure laid up above – Matt 6:19-21 – anything you send ahead will be there when you get to heaven – the rich young ruler in Lk 18 could have given his wealth to the poor and kept it in eternity – instead he kept it and lost it all when he died and went to hell – whatever you “lay up’ you lay up for “yourselves’ and thieves cannot break through and steal – when you are overwhelmed about what to do with your wealth just remember that there is a God in heaven and he will protect everything you place in his trust.
No one can come between you and your Lord – Heb 13:5 – he said, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee – he is always right there with you through everything you endure in this life – all you must do is turn to him like Daniel did and he is right there to provide you with whatever you need to handle the problems and troubles that you face.
Conclusion: Nevertheless, you can put distance between yourself and the Lord – while all the things above and many more are true about our God in heaven you must remember that if you turn your affections away from our Lord above [Col 3:1-2] you can allow something to come between you and your God – for example:
- Wicked imaginations and high things like a college education [2 Cor 10:5] can exalt themselves against the knowledge of God – you put those there, not God
- Sin will come between you and the Lord [Is 59:2]
- You can give place to the devil [Eph 4:27]
- You can start following the wrong people [Prov 13:20]
You are the only one who can allow this alienation of affection between you and the Lord – and so you must guard against these things, these people and these influences in your life and stay close to our God in heaven!!