Writers—Dare to be a Daniel

Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever (Daniel 12:3).

Daniel is an incredible example to us in these last days.  Daniel saw the rise and fall of three kings and he was in his 80’s and still kept the kingdom of God going, still documented God’s thoughts and words, still prayed, all while living in the godless, corrupt culture of Babylon.

Was Daniel a writer?  YES

Was Daniel a prayer warrior?  YES

Was Daniel influential on this earth?  YES

Was Daniel given dreams and messages of revelation?  YES

As a Christian, how can we respond to the increasing pressure (and persecution) that is coming against us in the United States of America?  I want to encourage all of us to finish well.  Remember, Daniel was in his 80’s and he was still doing the will of God.  Here are some thoughts:

We must DARE to be a Daniel in these last days.

  • We must DARE to keep praying when the king says, “Stop praying.”
  • We must DARE to write what God reveals, both what we understand and what we don’t understand.
  • We must DARE to KNOW GOD in a Babylonian culture.
  • We must DARE to take our place and bring the government of heaven down here to the government of earth.

If you are a writer, consider this:

  1. Your pen is a SWORD to stick it to satan, that serpent of old.
  2. Your pen is a SICKLE to swing down into the great harvest fields to reap the souls of men in these last days.
  3. Your pen is a STAR to shine the wisdom of God against the blackest of nights and turn many to righteousness.

Daniel is a wonderful example to us on how to live in a corrupt society.  Let’s dare to be like Daniel.  Take our place.  Stay close to God.  Say what he wants us to say–with the pen or the microphone.  Finish well.  Jesus is coming soon!

 

 

 

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About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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4 Responses to Writers—Dare to be a Daniel

  1. Sheree says:

    Hope,
    This message is right on time. As we are pulled in many directions, God is drawing us closer to Him to “speak” His Word in every area of life using what He has given us. Whatever gift we have to bring forth the Word must be used for His glory.

    Thank you for the reminder!

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  2. markssong says:

    I both agree and disagree. Why be one sided? Writing, blogs, publishing, books, conferences. Daahhh!
    I agree with the following: I do love Daniel’s story though.
    Ecclesiastes 12:8-14 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; All is vanity! Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth. The words of the wise are like goads; and like nails well fastened are words from the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. [Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.] For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.

    I agree that when I’ve had it with writing and publishing in vain and seeking to inspire people , God is always the master of inspiration. Meaning that I can sit back and watch and it’s ok.
    I agree with this, Jesus is coming soon.

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  3. David says:

    Bull’s-eye! Daniel is one of the best descriptions of what we must be doing. Another book that’s like the current age is Judges—“every man did that which was right in his own eyes” is the best description of the world today and what we are up against. Daniel is what we are to be, the antidote to them. We must be prepared to be thrown into the furnace or the lion’s den and trust God on whatever end He has for us. It won’t be easy; again we must trust Him! We may be in the position that Jesus spoke about, that we will stand before kings and the Spirit will give us the words of testimony to say when the time comes. I am rather pessimistic about the future because I believe His coming is this century, maybe in my lifetime. And as this period is part of the last days that Paul refers to in II Timothy as being perilous times, or terrifying, I fully expect things to get bad very fast.

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  4. Hello everyone! I am at the writers conference and unable to jump on and comment. But please keep the comments coming, I read every one of them on my cell phone and will get back to you next week. Jesus is coming soon!

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