MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHASIN- NUMBERED, NUMBERED, WEIGHED, DIVISIONS (Daniel 5:25). The interpretation of the matter: MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingship and brought them to an end; TEKEL, You are weighed in the balance and are found wanting; PERES, Your kingdom and your kingship are divided (Dan. 5:26-28).
God, in His mercy will always warn before His judgment falls on people. Belshazzar, the son of Nebuchadnezzar, although having witnessed the ordeal his father went through for not honoring God, did not take to heart to have a change of heart toward Him. So, he was found wanting and deserving of judgment, which took place that same night. That same night, he was killed, and Babylon was conquered by the Persians and the Medes; his kingdom was divided as the message was interpreted by Daniel (Dan. 5:28,30).
The writing on the wall is an indication that God had had enough of men’s evil behavior. Here, the judgment is directed to King Belshazzar, although, the country felt the impact of being taken by Persia and the Medes. In other times, judgments were directed to the nations, not specifically to a person. The only specific persons were individuals who were saved from the judgments. Take for examples the city of Sodom and Gomorrah, when fire and brimstone showered the cities and only Lot and his family were saved, and in the days of Noah, only Noah and his family were saved from the universal flood, when the entire world went under water, after being warned for 120 years. We are at the time when confusion has taken over; when truth is thrown down on the streets, when evil is good and good is evil. A delusion of errors has taken the minds of many to believe a lie, even those who profess faith in YAHSHUA has been taken with them.
YAHSHUA warned us in Luke 21:34-36 the following: take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose; for it will come upon all who live upon the face of the entire earth. Keep awake then and watch at all times, praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man. These are the days we are living in now. These are the days YAHSHUA warned us then. That’s where we are prophetically. He instructed us to take heed, to be on our guard, and to keep watching and praying at all times. The specific prayer is that we will be worthy to escape all that will happen and be worthy to be found in His presence (rapture). These are times of great distresses and uncertainties, worldwide. We have been warned, but have not taken to heart to understand the signs of the time. Like Belshazzar, we will be found wanting, if we do not amend our ways, not to be suffering the consequence.