“The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?” Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king. But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be. But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart.” Daniel 2:26-30
Finally Daniel appeared before Nebuchadnezzar, confident of the dream’s interpretation. He was careful, however, to let the king know that his ability came not from himself but from God. Daniel, on his own strength, never could have complied with the king’s demand. But Daniel, as a servant of the Most High God, could. What Daniel was about to reveal to the most powerful ruler on earth was that his days were numbered. If Daniel were alive today, he could very well stand before ambassadors of the United Nations and say, “Tell the leaders of your nations that their days are numbered. God has shown me a dream about the future of the kingdoms of this world. His Kingdom will be established on earth and will never end.” God has a plan for the nations of this world; He revealed that plan to the most powerful king on earth through His servant-prophet Daniel—and the plan has not been rescinded.
I think God is just waiting to find some other folks who will fall into that pattern so He can bless them as He blessed Daniel. God communicated to a pagan king not only the future events in his life, but also in the life of the world. Understanding the prophetic truths in the Bible hinges on the second chapter of Daniel. Doesn’t God surprise us with who and what he uses for His purposes? He used a donkey to rebuke the money-loving prophet, Balaam. He commissioned a raven to carry fresh meat to the prophet Elijah. He ordered a rooster to rebuke Peter for backsliding. He can even use you and me!