Daniel was a young man when taken captive to the land of Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar in approximately 604 B.C. He was from a noble family. His name bears the meaning God is my judge. Through the entire time Daniel lived in that foreign land, he displayed faithfulness to God. His testimony before King Nebuchadnezzar always gave credit to God for his success in the interpretations of dreams, even before he went as far as to interpreting the dreams.
this you know what hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out
of your sleep, for salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop the work and
deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light (Rom. 13:11-12).
Kings 2; Exodus 14:15-8, 21; Joshua 3:13-17)
Lift up your rod and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the Israelites shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea (Exodus 14:16).
heart sank when facing two problems of great proportions: the sea in front of
them and the Egyptians behind them. But Moses filled with faith assured them of
God’s provision, saying, “The Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see
again.” (Exodus 14: The Red Sea seemed
to be to them an obstacle of great proportion, for there was no place to run to,
to escape the Egyptians. But it only
took Moses to lift up his rod as the Lord commanded and the sea was parted.
Through the night a strong east wind divided the sea. Israel was then free and
the Egyptians were left in its midst when God closed it. So the words of Moses,
“The Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.” (Exodus 14:13b). It was a sight to see. The time had arrived
when God was fulfilling His promise to Abraham’s and nothing was going to
thwart His plan of long ago.