You Are The Tree, Tall And Strong

Daniel 4: 4-7, 10-18, 22, 25-26,

I was living comfortably in my palace, enjoying great prosperity.  But I had a frightening dream and saw terrifying visions while I was asleep.

I ordered all the royal advisers in Babylon to be brought to me so that they could tell me what the dream meant.

All the fortunetellers, magicians, wizards, and astrologers were brought in, and I told them my dream, but they could not explain it to me.

While I was asleep, I had a vision of a huge tree in the middle of the earth. It grew bigger and bigger until it reached the sky and  could be seen by everyone in the world.

Its leaves were beautiful, and it was loaded down with fruit-enough for the whole world to eat.  Wild animals rested in its shade, birds built nests in its branches, and every kind of living being ate its fruits.

While I was thinking about the vision, I saw coming down from heaven an angel alert and watchful.

He proclaimed in a loud voice, “Cut the tree down and chop off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruits.  Drive the animals from under it and the birds out of its branches. But leave the stump in the ground with a band of iron and braze around it.  Leave it there in the field with the grass.

Let the dew fall on this man, and let him live with the animals and plants.  For seven years he will not have a human mind, but the mind of an animal.  This is the decision of the alert and watchful angels. Let all the people everywhere know that the Supreme GOD has power over human kingdoms and that He can give them to anyone He chooses- even to those who are least important.”

This is the dream I had, Now, Daniel, tell me what it means.  None of my royal advisers could tell me, but you can, because the spirit of the holy GOD is in you.

Your Majesty, you are the tree, tall and strong.  You have grown so great that you reach the sky, and your power extends over the whole world.

You will be driven away from human society and will live with wild animals.  For seven years you will eat grass like an ox and sleep in the open air, where the dew will fall on you.  Then you will admit that the Supreme GOD controls all human kingdoms and that He can give them to anyone He chooses.

You will become king again when you acknowledge that GOD rules all the world.

Daniel 4: 28, 33-34, 36-37

All this did happen to King Nebuchadnezzar.  He was driven out of human society and ate grass like an ox.  The dew fell on his body, and his hair grow long as eagle feathers and his nails as long as bird claws.

When the seven years had passed I looked up the sky, and my sanity returned.  I praised the Supreme GOD and gave honor and glory to the one who lives forever.

When my sanity returned, my honor, my majesty, and the glory of my kingdom were given back to me.

My officials and my noblemen welcomed me, and I was given back my royal power with even greater honor than before.

And now, I Nebuchadnezzar, praise, honor, and glorify the King of Heaven.

Praised the LORD.


About the Author: Nicetas Juanillo

Writing makes me happy away from home. My website is where you can find my tips about lifestyle, health and other issues. I also have books on my site that you can read to know more

Leave a comment