RULER OVER THE KINGDOMS
Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon, who destroyed Jerusalem in 586 BC. He was cruel and the most powerful king in his time. He took many Israelites to Babylon as slaves, including Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, to serve him in his court. He did not believe in the God of Israel, and at one point, he ordered the people of his kingdom to worship him, and if anyone did not bow to his image would be executed. However, he came to know the true living God through Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He witnessed how the God of Daniel interpreted his dreams and how Daniel's God protected Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the fiery furnace. Later on in his life, God humbled him by allowing him to lose his mind and live like an animal in the field for seven years. At the end of seven years, he humbled himself before God, and he regained his sanity. Through his encounter with God, he learned that God is the Most High who rules over the kingdoms of the world, and He gives them to anyone he chooses—even to the lowliest of people (Daniel 4:17).
Nebuchadnezzar realized that his kingdom was given to him by God. His position, kingship, and all the land that he possessed came from God. Nebuchadnezzar's testimony is a great reminder to us that God can change anyone's heart. No matter how powerful and rich a person is, God can humble anyone. Also, God can forgive and save anyone, no matter how bad they are. God can forgive any sin as long as they acknowledge and believe in our Lord Jesus. Lastly, God puts people in positions, whether in the presidency or kingship.
Let us continue to pray for our country that God will give us leaders who believe and fear God. And no matter who God allows to become our next president, let us trust our God. Our God is greater than any ruler of this world, and He promised us that no matter what happens, He will take care of us, and He will accomplish His purpose and plan on this earth.
Ask yourself these questions: What can I learn from Nebuchadnezzar's testimony? Do I believe that God is in control of the election? Who should I trust for my future?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you that you are the Lord Most High. There is no one above you nor greater than you. You are going to accomplish your purpose and plan in my life and on this earth. Please help me trust you with the result of the election, for you are always in control. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.