It's not Humanly Possible

Daniel 2:1-11 (NIV)

The magicians and astrologers were in trouble. For years, they had been interpreting dreams for the king. Since dreams were considered to be messages from the gods, interpretation of the king¡¯s dreams gave the astrologers a lot of clout with the king. But this time, Nebuchadnezzar threw a cog into the works. This time, he demanded that the astrologers tell him what he had dreamed first, and then to interpret the dream! The astrologers kept stalling for time, asking again and again that the king tell them what the dream was, and they would be happy to interpret it. Even when Nebuchadnezzar threatened to have them cut into pieces and their homes turned into piles of rubble, they continued to stall, asking again and again that the king tell them the dream first. Finally, they told the king, "There is no man on earth who can do what the king asks!"

And they were right! What Nebuchadnezzar was asking was not humanly possible. But it was definitely something God could do. God sent a series of dreams to Nebuchadnezzar, each of which had a prophetic message that could only be interpreted by a servant of God. So not only could no man know what another man had dreamed, but no one but a servant of God could interpret the messages contained in these dreams - even if the king had told him what the dreams were.

But Daniel knew what the king had dreamed. Daniel's total reliance on God allowed him to do what no man could do - to know the dreams of another. He went on to interpret those dreams, giving Nebuchadnezzar the prophetic message that God was sending to him.

Many times, you and I are faced with situations to which there is no human answer. There is no way out. There is no way possible that the situation can be solved. But if we depend on God, if we rely totally on him, He will create a solution. He will give us a miraculous answer. When what is facing you is just not humanly possible, remember that God specializes in handling the impossible.

¡°Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,¡± says the LORD Almighty. Zechariah 4:6b (NIV)

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