Intro: Principles of the Prophets

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.

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