Place = ‘amington’
Gates don’t simply stop certain things from happening, they are also an opening, a way in and a way out. Jesus is our way to life.
There is one way to life, and one way only: Jesus. All else is or may as well be darkness. He is the light that shines in the darkness.
God lavishes us with his endless love, and adopts us into his family, making us co-heirs with Jesus himself.
They were ALL filled with the Holy Spirit...
History is beastly – but his story is better.
God knows what’s going on, and though all the ‘beasts’ of the Lower Story don’t know it yet – their days are numbered, because the Lamb wins.
Daniel was committed to prayer – it’s all too easy for us to become complacent. But he fit his day around prayer, not the other way round.
Knowing is not enough; the Most High God is sovereign over all – may we not only know that, but live it.
Unlike Nebuchadnezzar we need to humble ourselves - lest we are humbled by God.
In the Upper Story God is weaving what will one day be a beautiful tapestry. In the Lower Story it’s like the back of a tapestry: a tangled mess.