Daniel gave priority to prayer and drew closer to GOD. Guaranteed that Daniel didn't wake up with all this discipline, self- control but it took time. The more that you spend time with the Lord the more that you fall in love with Him and the more that you fall in love with Him, the more He pours out and makes you a great child of The KING.
Who Is This Daniel?
A Man of GOD
Was in tuned with the Lord
Was part of the Israelites that were exiled of Judah, during the first siege. He endured the Babylonian Captivity.
Very wise and stood for what he believed in. He did not waver or doubt even when it could have cost him his life.
GOD gave him the gift of interpreting dreams.
He interpreted king Nebuchadnezzar's dream.
The king found favor on Daniel and promoted Daniel
During Daniel's life he was under three kings and all kings came to see the power of the Lord through Daniel.
After seeing the demonstration of the Spirit and Power of GOD, the three kings all proclaimed the Most High GOD.
The Power of GOD
Daniel was given visions of:
The four beasts
Vision of the ANCIENT OF DAYS
Vision referring to the end times
A Blessing Delayed May Not Be A Blessing Denied
The Lord loved Daniel so much that He trusted Daniel to give him a vision of what will happen to GODs people in the latter days. However, the vision was so great and for an appointed time that the enemy was trying to "be in the know" and tried to stop Gabriel from delivering the vision to Daniel. The vision was about the coming of Jesus.
That is so awesome. Throughout Daniel's life his faith had been tested and GOD was well pleased with him, so much so that He trusted Daniel with the vision of the coming of the Messiah.
Daniel was told by Gabriel the angel:
“Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.
As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision: (Daniel 9:22-23)
Angels revered Daniel as highly esteemed.
Fast and deny yourself to get closer with the Lord so He can trust you with something so precious that only you can handle. Wow, that is how special you are to GOD.
Fasting With A Focus On GOD
Will bring you closer to GOD
You will gain discipline
You will obtain self control
Will position you to hear from GOD
During fasting abstain from these items:
No pleasure food
January 6th - January 26th
Praying 3 times a day
Suggestion: Take a break for 21 days from social media, TV, gossiping, cursing, etc. so that you can become closer to GOD and He can pour into you. You will never be the same.
Come along on the journey.
Study Bible Holman NKJV