In many ways, Daniel and his three friends provide a representation of the manner in which the Lord will equip his people for the special assignments set before us. The Babylonian captivity of natural Israel provides a prophetic portrait of our condition and the Lord’s promise for deliverance of spiritual Israel.
Daniel 1:17 describes the special empowerment from heaven imparted to these loyal young men. God gave them intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
The Lord gave them by inspiration, revelatory knowledge and intelligence in various matters of writing and literature. The Lord quickened in them special skills to apprehend and articulate spiritual understanding and heavenly wisdom. Daniel was notably gifted with supernatural perception into all manner of visions and dreams.
There was a specific impartation from God that empowered them to excel in the apprehension of wisdom and governmental scholarship. The Lord bestowed by spiritual transference the blessing of unique knowledge and exceptional capacity in literature and all manner of written work. This pattern will also be followed in this day when the Lord discovers devoted hearts of obedience and loyalty. There are vast storehouses of revelatory insight and supernatural knowledge involving the Scriptures, creation, science, the arts and many other subjects that will be entrusted to saints who follow the model established by Daniel and his three friends.
A Prophetic Standard
These four young men provide a prophetic standard for the spiritually strong who know their God and carry out great exploits. They will intimately know God and engage the revelatory realm of heaven. In them will be an excellent spirit granting acute perception and understanding to interpret dreams and visions, clarify revelatory experiences and solve difficult and enigmatic problems. They will be people who apprehend insight from the throne room and respond to the invitation to “come up here” to be shown things to take place in the future.
A few years ago during a prophetic experience, the Lord specifically stated to me that Daniel 1:17 was spiritually linked to Ephesians 1:17. These are parallel passages stating the same promise from different time frames. One is from the old covenant outlining the dealings of God during difficult times but also pointing to a future day of supernatural intervention into the lives of mankind. The other is expressed in the new covenant recording for all generations the heritage of the saints.
Despite our perceived personal limitations or lack of educational opportunities, the Lord is a quickening Spirit. He has promised to give life to our mortal bodies with His Spirit and grant to us the Spirit of Revelation that will access mysteries, secrets and revelatory knowledge as our legacy in Him.
Tokens of the Past
Many who attended Maria Woodworth-Etter meetings at the turn of the 20th century would be caught up in the Spirit to experience visions and revelations of the Lord. Some would be commissioned in their encounter as missionaries to foreign lands and emerge from their visionary revelation capable of fluently speaking the language of the nation to which they were called.
It is the Father’s good pleasure to reveal to us the kingdom and perform awesome deeds that only He can achieve. It was a small thing for Him to rejuvenate the bodies of Abraham and Sarah and quicken them with strengthening virtue. Even after Sarah’s death and well over one-hundred years of age, Abraham continued in the strength imparted to him and bore many more sons through Keturah. The Lord is more than able to equip us to access the unfathomable treasures hidden in Him that require supernatural gifts like those entrusted to the apostle Paul.
As the Bible also clearly promises, the Holy Spirit knows what is hidden in darkness and reveals the deep and secret things. Light dwells with Him bringing illumination to that which has been set apart and reserved for the generation of destiny. (Daniel 2:22)
Even now there are individuals engaging the revelatory realm of heaven receiving downloads of insight into physics, light, sound and spiritual colors. The visitation of the apostle John to the throne room of heaven was both visual and audible. His experience disclosed awesome sights, sounds and vibrant colors surrounding the Lord’s seat of dominion and victory. The more understanding we have of that realm the greater our ability to cooperate with heaven in the demonstration of the kingdom dominion on the earth.
Those being awakened to this realm and seeking understanding into science, physics and the elements of creation are not super geniuses with great scientific minds. Most are ordinary Christians who are tapping into the heart of God desiring to release supernatural endowments of His mind into the Bride. Much is going to be spoken and written in the coming days involving this dimension of our heritage. Like Einstein, an insatiable desire to understand creation and the Creator will flourish in the hearts of many Christians. Access to the spiritual books of heaven will be granted providing divine wisdom, revelatory knowledge and supernatural strategy.