From the World Beyond Time
Writing on a wall appears as the most unlikely method for the Almighty to divulge His message. Only once in scripture does He tweet in this manner. Daniel 5 records a lavish party in the Babylonian palace on the night when the empire fell.
In mocking hauteur, the king and his guests were toasting their pagan gods at the expense of the Temple in Jerusalem. The wine flowed and everyone was in robust spirit. Unfortunately, the crowd was presumptuously toasting with holy vessels confiscated from the storerooms of the Temple.
During the festivities, a divine hand reached into the grand banquet hall from the World Beyond Time. It proceeded to write on the wall – perhaps in ancient Hebrew, or abbreviated script, or reverse alphabetical order – a message which Babylonians could not grasp. Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin. The word mene meant numbering. Tekel, an Aramaic form of the Hebrew shekel, concerned incorrect weight on a scale. Upharsin, from the word peres, was division. Babylon had been spiritually measured and would end. That very night, the portentous memo was fulfilled.
Surprisingly, Adonai’s voice includes inscribing on walls today. A lady hired a calligrapher to pen scripture on her kitchen walls. When she put her house on the market, a potential buyer told his wife, “Unless God writes it on the wall, I am not buying this house!” The couple walked in, encountered unexpected handwriting on the wall, and purchased the house.
Another man was desperate for Adonai’s answer. He had been praying, but still didn’t know what to do. So, he asked Him to write the answer in black and white. One day, he was driving past an unusual black and white billboard ad. It caught his attention, and he slowed down to discover that the billboard answered the question he had been asking in prayer.
Published May 29, 2018