The King’s DOMAIN- Part 2- Day 10

In our previous devotion we discussed the submissive speech of Israel’s King, whereas today’s is about a heathen King who also submitted to Gods supremacy.

“And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?””
‭‭Daniel‬ ‭4‬:‭34‬-‭35‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The verse recounts a profound moment in the life of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.

He was a prominent ruler of the Neo-Babylonian Empire in the 6th century BCE. Nebuchadnezzar’s reign was characterized by his pride and arrogance, leading to a humbling experience by God. He had significant dreams that troubled him, seeking interpretations from his wise men. Daniel, a Jewish captive in Babylon, accurately interpreted the dreams through divine revelation. He then suffered a period of insanity until he acknowledged the True God’s sovereignty and praised Him.

Let’s break down the passage:

"At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever."

Prior to the period of insanity, when Nebuchadnezzar ruled over the mighty Babylonian Empire, he attributed his success to his own power and achievements, neglecting God’s role in his life. However, after a divine judgment from God, he realized the error of his ways and acknowledged the Most High God. As Nebuchadnezzar humbled himself, God restored his sanity, leading him to give praise, honor, and glory to the true God.

 "His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation."

In his restored state, Nebuchadnezzar recognizes the everlasting and eternal nature of God’s kingdom and dominion. Unlike earthly rulers whose reigns come and go, God’s rule is everlasting and extends beyond the limits of time and generations.

"All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: 'What have you done?'"

Nebuchadnezzar acknowledges the supreme authority of God over all creation. No human or power in heaven or earth can thwart or challenge God’s plans. God exercises His will without restraint, and no one can question or challenge His actions.

Nebuchadnezzar’s testimony serves as a powerful example of the transformative power of encountering the true God. His experience humbled him, leading to a shift from prideful arrogance to a heart of praise and reverence for the Most High. It also underscores the sovereignty and eternal reign of God, highlighting His unmatched power and authority.

As believers, this passage reminds us of the importance of acknowledging God’s lordship in our lives, humbling ourselves before Him, and recognizing His eternal dominion. It also encourages us to trust in God’s plans and authority, knowing that His purposes will ultimately prevail, and His kingdom will endure forever.

Every creature acknowledges territory, Lions express their authority in their territories. We try to exert control over domains we think we own, or those we’ve been assigned to, and easily make decisions which would favor us. This domain could be in an office space, a church, a town, a sector of a country or even an entire country. Let’s keep in mind that the domain is limited, and we are stewards not owners. We are all dispensable under the mighty hand of the Lord whose domain extends beyond the “seen” even to the “unseen”.

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


Eternal Rock of Ages, I come before you as your child, as a workman and as a steward of many great things. Even though these things may seem to be under my control, I know You are the Mighty One steering all the affairs. I submit and surrender to Your Power today and forever in Jesus name Amen!!!

Thank you for joining us today!!