“You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” (Matthew 16:3)
There are those gifted to decipher hidden symbols and profound truths from parables in the night, but how many can accurately interpret the headlines of the day? Where are those with an “excellent spirit” like Daniel who are filled with knowledge, understanding, and the ability to decipher the problems we’re facing in the real world?
“Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.” (Daniel 6:3)
The Lord spoke to me today when I was bemoaning the fact that I wasn’t having dreams like I used to. There was a season when I dreamt almost every night and recorded everything – even up to 9 dreams in a row. During that season God spoke a lot of things to me and I even produced a Dream Interpretation teaching series as a result. Lately, however, my visions in the night have been almost nonexistent.
This morning, as usual, I headed straight for the various media sources I scan each day to see what’s happening. Though I read the Word daily, I almost rebuked myself for being so drawn to the news. Then the Holy Spirit tapped me on the shoulder and said, “You’re not interpreting dreams right now because people need to know how to interpret the times.” His response was totally unexpected but immediately life-giving. Instead of focusing so much on understanding messages in the night, He needs for us to accurately discern what is happening in broad daylight.
We are living in a surreal world where nothing is as it “should” be. We desperately need for some more Daniel’s to arise who are filled with the Spirit of God and able to make sense of all the craziness. Many sincere people are trying to interpret things but are leading out of their own understanding. But those who have been given this excellent spirit from above will speak with a depth of understanding that cuts through the chaos and reveals the light at the end of the tunnel.
Kings of old used to call their wise men who were “versed in law and judgment,” to come and provide solutions for the sake of their kingdom (see Esther 1:13). Today, God has raised up men and women of God with this same spirit of excellence. They have been given the tools of knowledge and understanding in governmental affairs, and the wisdom of heaven to provide clarity and direction. It’s time to recognize them and CALL THEM FORTH. They will not merely give a prophetic word about our future, but give us the wisdom in how to walk through today.
I join with heaven in calling for the Daniel’s to rise up and speak to the kings and rulers of today. I call for those who are drawn to watch in the day even more than watch in the night. I pray that these men and women would be filled with a spirit of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding concerning the times we live in. I bless those with this call and motivation to interpret God’s dealings with us in this hour so that we can agree with heaven and fulfill the King’s commission. We don’t need to keep looking for clues in this nightmare. For those with the spirit of Daniel, the answers will be right in front of our eyes.
“He changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” (Daniel 2:21)
Wanda, like you I also have been asking the Lord why I do not dream like I used to. The Lord has spoken to me many times in dreams and even revealed something that was going to happen as a warning. I haven’t had dreams like that in 3 or 4 years, maybe longer. But I wanted to share something I feel like the Lord opened my eyes about this morning. I was listening to Newsmax and the Supervisor of Elections in Georgia was being interviewed and asked about some of the problems in the election there. He was a Republican and said he voted for Trump, and he knew there was no fraud in Fulton County because they have rules and those rules are a safeguard. He was not there during the counting, etc. But he felt safe because they have “Rules.” It hit me how many nice people and even Christian people feel safe because of how things are supposed to be, when in reality they are not like they are supposed to be. I know a wonderful Christian man who is like that and it hit me how “naïve” some very nice Christian people can be and how dangerous that is. They have no protection from deception, they cannot believe anything wicked can be going on because there are “rules” even in society. It makes me think of the Jews in Germany during the Nazi times. People warned them what was going on, but they would not believe it because it was out of the norms and the way it had always been. I appreciate your blog and share them often on my FB page. Thank you for what you do. In Him
Thank you for being transparent. I’ve wondered why I was having a dream famine! As never before, I’ve sought dependable news sources first thing in the morning and strategies for prayer to navigate this season. It is not a realm where I’ve felt comfortable. God is stretching me, sharpening my insight, confirming when I catch what He’s revealing. Thanks again. Blessings!
Thank and praise you Lord for giving my sister such an incisive answer to my concern on this matter…