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Numbered, Weighed And Wanted!

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin

“Here is what these words mean:

Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” (Daniel 5:26-28 NKJV)


Rembrandt, Belshazzar’s Feast, 1635, (National Gallery, London). The message is written in vertical lines starting at the top right corner, with “upharsin” taking two lines. Source:

Belshazzar was an arrogant king who felt that he was worthy to drink from the sacred golden vessels that his father had stolen from the temple of the living God.

But as he celebrated with his wives and lords while praising their pagan gods, behold a hand appeared out of nowhere and began to write on the wall.

The hand wrote “Mene, mene, tekel, parsin”

The terrified king called for his magicians and astrologers to read the words on the wall but they could not.

The king almost collapsed in fear until one of his wives told him that there was a man who served the most holy God who could read the writings on the wall.

The king hurriedly sent for Daniel and promised to give him glorious things if he could interpret the words on the wall.

Daniel refused the king’s gifts and reminded him about the downfall of his father due to his pride.

Although King Nebuchadnezzar repented and was reinstated on his throne, his son Belshazzar continued to walk in pride.


But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. (James 4:6)

Pride goes before a fall and a proudful heart will be humbled.

Thus, God numbered, weighed and divided the king’s kingdom.

That same night the king was slain by King Darius of Mede who conquered the kingdom of Babylon.

Are our days numbered?

Pride and rebelliousness have overtaken the world that we live in.

Men have replaced God with technology.

Men are seeking to inhabit other worlds that were not created for their habitation.

They are wandering out of the boundaries that God ordained for them and are seeking to establish kingdoms into the heavens.


Human Settlement on Mars. National Geographic

Men are seeking eternal life by merging their brain and souls with high tech computers.

Men are trying to find the secrets of God’s creation by splitting matter to find a “god particle“.

Men are trying to tear down the veil between the physical and the spiritual realm.

Will men succeed?

Have men gone too far?

Is their a writing on the wall?

Is God numbering our days?

Is He measuring and weighing our hearts?

Have we reached the point where God will split the earth with His feet and overthrow earthly kingdoms?

These are Questions we need to consider as we ponder on all the evil that is plaguing our society.


We are presently living in a world filled with deception and men are building another tower of Babel.

History have repeated itself and we are living in the days Noah.

Therefore, we are living in the hour of the second coming of Christ.

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36)

What should we do?

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. (Matthew 24:42)

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. (Matthew 24:44)

How should we watch?

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:42)

Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. (Ezekiel 3:17)

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

Over two thousand years, many “Noahs” all over the world have been preaching and warning about the impending judgment of God.

It is now full time that we take heed and obey the warning so that we and our household will be saved.

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. (Hebrews 11:7)


  1. You are an excellent Bible teacher Beverley. Your lessons are well researched and I enjoy reading them. In response to your questions I thought I’d give you what I perceive in short answers.

    Will men succeed?….They will try, but I believe God will intervene.

    Have men gone too far?…Yes, to their own demise.

    Is their a writing on the wall?…Yes, all Christians should be able to discern the times.

    Is God numbering our days?….He’s teaching us to, if we’re reading Scripture, (Psalm 90:12)

    Is He measuring and weighing our hearts?…Yes, and some are still in the Valley of decision in the land of confusion.

    Have we reached the point where God will split the earth with His feet and overthrow earthly kingdoms?….soon, but we are to keep our lamps filled and our wicks trimmed.

    Have a super blessed week in the Lord Beverley. ❤🙌

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    • Susan, your answers are concise and biblical. I totally agree with you. I believe men are going too far but God will intervene before it is too late. I pray that we will be ready for that glorious day when the Lord returns.

      Thank you so much for answering these questions and sharing the appropriate scriptures with us.

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    • Many are indeed not ready. The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. We need to pray and ask God for courage to share the gospel to the lost. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a blessed day.

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  2. Great post! I have a technology class, and the professor has us doing research on future technology ideas. I just found out about the brain and computer thing earlier today and the space tourism too. Millionaires are spending 55 million to travel into space a few days but there are people in poverty here on Earth. We do have to be careful not to go to far with this technology. It can be a blessing but also a curse.

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    • So true, Dawn. I just returned home from NY (I will share a post on this on Sunday) and I was shocked to see the amount of homeless people and drug addicts on the streets of NY. The last time I visited was in 2017 when I dropped off my daughter at college and I cannot remember seeing so much homeless people. It was heartbreaking. I remember thinking that all the millionaires in NY could come together and build a place to shelter these people. There is enough money to do this, but no they are spending their money to travel outer space to their doom. May God help us. Thanks Dawn and we will continue to pray.

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  3. I agree with you Dawn. Im not opposed to space exploration, but I think that much money could be spent in a much wiser way. 55 million could buy alot of food for many hungry people who have fallen on hard times. Be blessed beautiful sister in the Lord. 🙌❤

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  4. I so agree with your saying that man is exploring outside the world GOD gave us…….oh how our world is divided and looking for answers in all the wrong places. Let us be vigilant in looking for GOD in all the right places. HE is coming soon!

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