OpenHeavens for 2nd October, 2012: FINGER OF JUDGMENT

Memorise: in the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Daniel 5:5
Read: Daniel 5:1-5n 24-30

BibleInOneYear: 1 Chroniicles 4- 6

The finger of God can be an early warning sign from God, which if disregarded, could bring the full weight of judgment. When the magicians, sorcerers and wise men of egypt got to a point in the miracle versus magic contest where they could go no further, they were the ones who announced to Pharaoh, “Sir, that last miracle is beyond our magical powers$ this can only be done by God. Please be very careful not to get on the wrong side of God” Exodus 8:16-19. They warned and left the scene. If Pharaoh had received that warning, he and his people would have been spared but because he rejected it, they perished. So if you see the finger of God in the dream or vision, it could be warning of some wrong deeds.
The finger of God could also mean that judgment is imminent and inevitable. This was the experience of King Belshazzar in Daniel 5. While feasting with the golden and silver vessels that were brought from the temple in Jerusalem. He saw the hand like that of a man writing MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This means, God had decided his judgment and there was no going back. On the same night he got the interpretation, he lost both the kingdom and his life to Darius of the Medes kingdom. What was his offence? He failed to learn from his father’s humbling experience and desecrated consecrated vessels of God. If you’re stealing from the church of God, you’re tampering with dedicated vessels and calling for the finger of God’s judgment. You will notice that Belshazzar was not the one who brought the vessels from the temple but his father. From this we learn that wherever anything is stolen from God’s house is taken to, it will bring judgment upon those there irrespective of whether they were the original culprits or not, so far they are in collusion or are aware of the source. Never take anything that is stolen from the church or ministry! Thieves who even break into churches to steal will not only be terribly judged but also bring those who buy or “enjoy” their loot with them under terrible judgment.

Anything stolen from the church or God’s servant is an accursed item. Check to see if you have such an item. Return it to the church or owner today and pray for forgiveness.

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