This teaching looks at the story of King Belshazzar, grandson of Nebuchadnezzar, both of whom lived during the days of Daniel.
One day while doing while hosting a feast God interrupted his life by writing some words on the wall of the room he was in.
The words God wrote were “mene, mine, tekel, upharsin” and was a message directly to the king’s heart. But, only Daniel could interpret the meaning as he had done several decades before for Belshazzar’s grandfather.
Ralph will be looking at what God was saying to this man who really thought he was in control of the Babylon Empire and his own life and didn’t acknowledge that God was in control of everything. (see Daniel, chapter 5)
Jesus came and established the Kingdom. He said, “Repent, the Kingdom is at hand.”
He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom as seen in Matthew 24:14 when He said, “…this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
And, He implanted within His first disciples a Kingdom DNA and a Kingdom perspective that gave them the motivation to take this Gospel to every part of the known world at that time.
The Early Church and disciples of Jesus had a Kingdom mindset and not a Church mindset. In three short years they were prepared by Jesus to continue His work and establish the Kingdom within which then the Church Jesus had promised to build could grow healthy and strong.
Today, Jesus is implanting His Kingdom DNA within believers who are hungry for more and not willing to simply continue what we have experienced as “church.’ He is looking for those who hunger and thirst for more. And when He finds those who have an inner ‘divine discontent,’ He imparts a fresh understanding of the Kingdom.