Nebuchadnezzar’s Blog

Blog Title: Dreaming Out Loud

About Me: I’m the King of Babylon. It is the second year of my reign, and I’ve been having some strange dreams. I’m using this blog to record pertinent information and significant details to help me understand what messages the dreams convey.

Intended Audience: Astrologists,magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, dream Interpreters.

Blog Excerpt:

Dream #1: The Statue

In this dream there was a large statue. It was an incredible statue -enormous, and awesome. The head of the statue was made of pure gold. The chest was made of silver. The belly and thighs were made of bronze. The legs were iron, with feet of some iron and some baked clay. Then the rock was cut, but not by any human.

The rock struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth (Daniel 2:34-36 NRV).

If anyone can interpret this dream, please leave a comment!

Comments (4)

Daniel

No astrologist, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain the mystery of your dream. However, the God in heaven is capable of revealing mysteries. It is because of him that I had a vision about your first dream and can interpret it for you:

First, this is a dream of events to come. It is true. Trust my interpretation. Next, you are the king of kings. The Lord has given you authority over all of his creation. Therefore, you are the statue’s head of gold.

Beneath the head of gold, or your kingdom, are other inferior kingdoms made of silver, bronze and iron. The fourth kingdom, strong as iron, will destroy all others. The final kingdom is divided –part iron and part clay. It will be partly strong and partly brittle. The people, who are a mixture of iron and clay, will not be united because iron does not mix with clay.

In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces (Daniel 2:44-46 NRV).

King Neb

Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery (Daniel 2:47 NRV).

I’d like to offer you a position as ruler over the entire province of Babylon. And I’d like to put you in charge of all the wise men in the province.

 

Daniel

I accept your offer. I would ask though that you appoint Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as administrators over the province of Babylon, and allow me to stay at the royal court.

King Neb

It’s a deal. I’ll email you with the official paperwork!

Of course, I will expect you to interpret any other dreams I may have in the future.

 

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Women at Jesus’ Tomb

Blog Title: Testifiers to the Tomb

About Us: This past Sunday our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead just as he promised. We witnessed his empty tomb and wish to share our experiences with the world and proclaim that He is risen!

Contributors:

Mary Magdalene

Joanna

Mary the mother of James

Intended Audience: Those searching for eye-witness accounts of the Lord’s empty tomb.

Blog Excerpt:

My Account

by Mary Magdalene

It was early in the morning, just after sunrise,  when I met Joanna and Mary to visit Jesus’ tomb. We had prepared spices and planned to anoint his body when we arrived. Silence hovered heavy in the air around us as we walked. Even nature was quiet and still, as if it too was in mourning.

“How will we roll the stone out of the way?” Mary finally broke the silent spell.

“We’ll…” Joanna suddenly stopped and stared straight ahead. Mary and I turned to look as well and discovered what had made her speechless.

There before us was the tomb with the stone already rolled away. My skin tingled. The air pulsed with buzzing energy. I swallowed hard as fear and excitement warred within me.

For the longest time, or maybe it was just a few seconds, I’m not sure; time ceased to matter. The three of us stood in awe, unsure whether to enter the tomb or not.

Cautiously I took a step forward. My companions followed. Carefully we crept into the tomb, curious but vigilant. Once inside, we collectively held our breath. Before us stood two angels in gleaming white. Immediately we fell prostrate before them.

Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ (Luke 24:5-8 NIV)

I felt ashamed for forgetting my teacher’s words.  Here before me was proof that he had risen from the dead –a tomb empty except for mere strips of linen and the cloth that had been wrapped around his head.

Of course the other women and I rushed to share our discovery with the others, but they originally didn’t believe us. Actually, they dismissed our words as woman’s ‘nonsense’. I forgave them because the news was unbelievable and because after they saw the tomb for themselves, they had to eat those words!

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I based Mary’s account mostly on Luke, but with some influence from Mark.

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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