Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples
Nations and men of every language
Throughout the land:
May you prosper greatly!
I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom
People must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.
For he is the living God
And he endures forever
His kingdom will not be destroyed
His dominion will never end.
He rescues and he saves
He performs signs and wonders
In the heavens and on the earth.
He has rescued Daniel
From the power of the lions.
-Daniel 6: 25-27
On the pain of death to anyone found worshipping any God other than the Mede/Persian, King Darius, Daniel continued praying three times a day on his knees “giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before” (6:10c). And that was where he was found – “praying and asking God for help” – when those who wanted to strip Daniel of power and destroy him went to his home.
Of all the marvelous things one reads in the above passage, the words ‘the living God’ stand out the most. These particular words are found at least 30+ times throughout the Tanakh and B’rit Hadashah (the Jewish Bible and the Messianic Testament/aka: OT/NT). Beginning in Deuteronomy 5:26 when ‘the living God’ first spoke to Moses and the tribes of Israel audibly, to the last recorded use of these particular words in Revelation 7:2, when angels ‘having the seal of the living God’ are sent out to seal those “from every tribe of the people of Israel”(6:3).
Yeshua called our Father in heaven the ‘living Father’ (John 6:57), so we too serve the ‘living God’, ‘who rescues and saves, who performs signs and wonders, whose kingdom will not be destroyed and whose dominion will never end’. If these are discouraging days for you; if all seems to conspire against you, to take what you have and all that you have been blessed with through God’s mercy, continue ‘praying and asking God for help’, the ‘living God’ will come to your rescue, even in a lion’s den. He will restore you.
The Lord is coming!