Can You See The Writing On The Wall?

God has a way of communicating with His people in ways that others cannot understand. Sometimes the writing is on the wall. Other times, we have to discern.

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There’s an interesting story told in the Book of Daniel. The king of the land is throwing a wild party when all of a sudden a pair of Heavenly hands appear and begin to sketch out a message on the wall. King Belshazzar and his guests all see these heavenly hands and of course, they’re freaking out. Can you imagine being a guest at that party? One minute you’re doing the electric slide on the dance floor and the next you’re looking up to see these large, floating hands writing you an angelic text message. Wild!

There’s no time like the present to do a self-diagnostic. Are you able to see the writing on the wall?

What I find most fascinating is this: no one could make out what the Heavenly hands were trying to say. I’m sure the supernatural message was big, bold, and probably lit up the room like a neon sign in that dim, party atmosphere. But no one could read the writing on the wall. Not even the wise men on the Palace payroll could figure it out.

This may seem strange to us at first—how could all those people not see something so obvious? But let’s think about it for a moment. How many people do you know who can’t take a hint? They’re not able to see the proverbial writing on the wall. They just don’t see it, or maybe they don’t want to see it. You know, the people who stay in a toxic relationship. The people who keep striving to make something happen that’s not spelling out. The ones who push past all sound advice and turn away from common sense. How many workaholics can’t take the hint that neither their bodies nor their families can keep up with their frantic pace? How many people continue to use heavy drugs, even though the writing is so clearly on the wall?

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Back to our story. The Bible says Daniel, the man of God, was the only one who could read the writing on the wall. He was the only one able to articulate what God was actually trying to say. Why could Daniel see what others could not?

The Bible answers that for us: Daniel had the Spirit of God upon him. God gave this faithful Jewish exile the eyes to see.

No matter how wise, witty, or seasoned you are—or think you are—all of us human beings have this proclivity towards self-deception.

A temptation to stick our heads in the sand and not face the music. But thank God, He can give us wisdom. He can lighten up our path like the rising of the sun. God is the Giver of light, eyes to see, and ears to hear.

There have been times where I had to accept the writing on the wall.

The first time was at 22 years old. I was a scratch DJ turned club/dance DJ, living a wild and unsustainable lifestyle in Gainesville, Florida. I knew it was time to step away from DJ’ing for a season. This was tough, even though I knew I needed to change my lifestyle, I still loved the art of mixing and creating music (not to mention, I was paid really well for doing it!). But God was going to do a new thing in me, and I needed to be obedient.

Then almost 10 years later, and after 8 years of full-time ministry, I started to sense the writing on the wall again. This was even harder! Preaching and pastoring was all I had focused on for years. But again I started to get this sense down God wanted to do a new thing in me, and I needed to be obedient. This time I felt like God was calling me to the business world. The tough world of business scared me, but after four years, God has blessed me and my wife tremendously- both in tangible ways and intangible ways.

But here’s the point: if God is writing something on the wall of your life, it is for your good!

Listen to Him. It may not always be easy to hear, but God knows what He is doing.

Nothing new is ever easy. We humans often fear the unknown. Change can be uncomfortable. It can be challenging. It can make us feel vulnerable. Having to learn new things or start over can make us look dumb. So, yea, it makes sense. We are tempted to stick our heads in the sand and avoid God’s message sometimes. But I believe this: if we walk with God long enough, we start to develop this “sixth sense” when God is up to something (even when you don’t want to hear it!). Walking with God, we just become more and more sensitive to His voice. More aware of when we might be “missing it” or trying to make something happen in the flesh. We start to see His hand in things and are willing to surrender to His timing sooner.

So, let me encourage you: walk with God!

Take heart, and He will give you eyes to understand the seasons in your life. He will give you that “sixth sense” to know His will and timing for things. And like Daniel, He’ll put His Spirit upon you, so you too can interpret the writing on the wall.

Question from AJ Hall, the author.

My question again: Can you see the writing on the wall?

Written by AJ Hall

AJ is a husband, business leader, and ordained pastor. Starting out as a wild Club DJ, AJ was saved at his father's deathbed after witnessing his dad's genuine faith transformation, six months before he died. AJ finished his degree at the University of Florida and then completed a four year ordination program with his local church. After 7 years of various roles in vocational ministry, God took AJ on a "divine detour" into the business world.

4 thoughts on “Can You See The Writing On The Wall?

  1. I posted before, and I just wanted to encourage all believers of the Good Spirit from God, don’t give up whatever and however you try to analize all the writings on the wall. I’m still hopeful, that God will reveal to me what His intentions are and what He wants me to do. We’re all in the same place…. Praise God and Jesus Christ and be thankful for all that you have and have not. Anyway, have a blessed day – Aloha and Be Well ………………….

  2. It started about 2006. I didn’t understand it seeing this at first and thought it was just a brief moment. If I stared at the wall for a few seconds, it will appear. Then, it kept appearing when I wake up, day or night and ignored it. It started to get more and more noticeable. Ever since then, its still with me, I see it everyday, everywhere, on the walls, ceilings, in mid-air, on my body, eyes closed or not, on the TV screen, computer, sometimes in the dark, it never goes away. How now? If you ever see millions and millions or red ants crawling and moving in their intended direction, that’s what I see. I sleep on the carpet floor, don’t like the bed – its too soft. I wake up and its on my body constantly flickering and moving, on the carpet, on the walls by the millions and millions, just continue daily. I’ve seen some fairies hovering in my bedroom and disappear. There was little white ponies with wings hovering towards me, and stop, then disappear. Seen shimmering bright pink flowers on the walls and sometimes I see other colors sparkling and glittering on the walls. Sometimes I wake up and find myself in another part of the world, in the forest. rain falling on leaves – and the irony of it, I have my eyes opened. I stare at as long as I can and if I close my eyes and then open it, I’m back in my room. Sometimes I’m in an astral flight, flying in mid-air, just traveling from one place to another and have no idea where I’m at, so I just try to enjoy it as long as I can, and I’m back home. In the sea, clouds, mountains, experienced seeing some white angels, and through all of this, I still have the millions of words constantly and daily with me. I don’t Know when God will allow me to read it, but I’m still hopeful. I have my 3 Christian websites and constantly writing, reading, scriptures 7 days a week. I’ve been playing music since from 3rd grade and continue doing so, but at home now. Gave up entertaining in night clubs, wasn’t a holy person at that time, my grandpa was a preacher while growing up, but I never continued church going at an early age, for life of music, marriage with kids, grand-kids have settled in. At a young teenager, been in some total car accidents, with my having to walk away from it alive. At a little older age in the mid twenties, flew off the mountain cliff road and landed in the neighborhood below, after going over a 110 miles an hour. Friend was driving 3:30 in the morning. The two Hawaiian cops told me that they can’t believed that were still alive. They showed us with their flashlights, that the engine had moved through the dash board, and can’t believed we both just opened the door and walked out. The car was imbedded in the ground with the front tires dugged in about 5 inches in the dirt and we crashed through a garage and crashed right into a parked car in front of the house. The family came out with pipes and 2 by 4’s, but their grandma had stopped them. The Hawaiian cop pulled me on the side and said, ” You guys suppose to be dead. Your Mana is with you and something else. I don’t know what you have Hawaiian, but I never seen an engine come through the dashboard and I’m looking at you. My friend Joe was black and in the Navy military at that time. Just a week ago (2021 – Feb 12, ) seen a golden minature in mid-air, a few seconds later 2 white doves appeared and then faded away in room, late in the night. Well, I praise God for all that has happened to me, and I still have a long way, pursuing my Bible pathway. And, maybe the Good Lord will open the way for me one day soon I hope. All you Words and Writings on the Wall people out there, I hope all is well with all of you. God Bless, Be Well, And Love One Another…… Malama Pono (take care)… ALOHA….

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