Intro: Principles of the Prophets (Writing on the Wall)

LONG AND SHORT

The Bible is about one thing: the Purpose of God for this world.

Within that purpose is a reflection of his Character and our need to conform to his requirements. God puts us into circumstances that prove our nature, whether we worship this world or him.

This proving I call Separation Filters, and include Heavens Declare, Pleasure, Suffering, Covenant, Wisdom of the Wise.

Belshazzar’s Feast (Rembrandt)

MENE MENE: MEASURED MEASURED

When the prophet Daniel saw the writing on the palace wall of Belshazzar, he knew immediately that the king’s time was up. The king had been “measured, measured, weighed and divided” (mene mene tekel upharsin).

Scripture shows we likewise are being measured, weighed and divided in our lives.


ARCHITECT GOD

The testing is part of the Architect God’s big purpose, for life and everything we face measures WHAT we are. God is building a New Heavens and a New Earth, which is to be populated by those whose lives show they have entered into Covenant.

As you read about these themes in Scripture you will recognize Separation Filters in your own life, consequently answering those Big Questions of life.

Daniel preached what all the prophets have preached since the beginning. The parables of Christ are all about this same thing.

You have this ONE LIFE to “measure up” to God’s expectations.

But what you must find is God’s measure is far too difficult to achieve. Your failure must to lead you to the idea of UP IS DOWN.


 

THE COLORS OF SEPARATION FILTERS

The principles the prophets have been teaching since the beginning, which are likewise written on the walls of our hearts, can be discovered clearly over and over in Scripture. I recommend highlighting these as you find them. The highlighting method I call Rainbow Scaffold.

The following links can introduce you to the idea and how it clarifies your understanding of the Bible, and helps you answer the Big Questions of life.

Introduction to Rainbow Scaffold

Rainbow Scaffold by Book of the Bible

Rainbow Scaffold by Theme

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