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When signs are clear that something is going to fail, we refer to it as ‘the writing on the wall’. I see this when talking to young girls, those who have neglected their parents’ advice and are wandering around, thinking they are wiser than everybody. It is so clear through their speech and actions that they are headed to destruction. I am writing this confidently because I have been that young girl, yet I did not see the clear very conspicuous writing on the wall! Someone said, ‘tragedy is when everyone else sees your folly except yourself’
In the Bible, there exist literal writings on the wall. Daniel 5, King Belshazzar throws a big party, a feast of feasts, with a thousand of his nobles. While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them. So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them.
Just reading that portion of scripture scares me; total blasphemy, playing with fire: Letting pleasure and drunkenness take control of our bodies, minds, hearts so that we forget to esteem God. In fact the Bible says, as they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone. A good example of worshiping the creation instead of the creator, yet it is written that we should worship God alone. Disaster is looming, but they were blinded by sin, not to see the light.
Daniel 5:5-6 changed everything (This is where the reggae stopped) ‘Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking’. By the end of the chapter, actually that very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.
We cannot blame Darius the Mede for taking over, king Belshazzar destroyed his city by sin, it was already rotten on the inside before the outside took over. Just like in the culture that we are living in, rotting on the inside: We have allowed sin to blind us; we are quick in religion but slow in righteousness. Don’t look at your physical wall, probably there is nothing written, but what about your spiritual wall? What is God saying? We have the Holy Spirit who warns us daily, but many times we quench and thirst Him, thinking we know better. Well, the wages of sin is death. God is speaking to you and I today, it is clear, we should shun from every form of ungodliness and secularism, let us seek the face of God in spirit and in truth.
May God help us all to see the writing on the wall.