Now it is Daniel who can't sleep.
This is a book of insomniacs...
1 In the first year of the reign of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream. What he saw as he slept in his bed terrified him—a real nightmare. Then he wrote out his dream:
2 -3 "In my dream that night I saw the four winds of heaven whipping up a great storm on the sea. Four huge animals, each different from the others, ascended out of the sea.
He describes what the animals did and what they became. What caught my attention was this:
9 -10 "As I was watching all this,
"Thrones were set in place
and The Old One sat down. His robes were white as snow,
his hair was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire,
its wheels blazing. A river of fire
poured out of the throne. Thousands upon thousands served him,
tens of thousands attended him. The courtroom was called to order,
and the books were opened. "
God Almighty. The All Powerful. The Holy One...
My dream continued.
13 -14"I saw a human form, a son of man,
arriving in a whirl of clouds. He came to The Old One
and was presented to him. He was given power to rule—all the glory of royalty.
Everyone—race, color, and creed—had to serve him.
His rule would be forever, never ending.
His kingly rule would never be replaced.
Jesus Christ. The Messiah. The Lamb of God. Whose kingdom will never end.
26 -27 "'But when the court comes to order, the horn will be stripped of its power and totally destroyed. Then the royal rule and the authority and the glory of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the people of the High God. Their royal rule will last forever. All other rulers will serve and obey them.'
The cry of the saints throughout the ages has been,
Come Lord Jesus, come...