NIV Daniel 4.14
Verse Daniel 4.14
14 He called in a loud voice: ‘Cut down the tree and trim off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it and the birds from its branches.
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Nebuchadnezzar was a king who had several possessions at the time of "his kingdom". He was highly respected by many since 'his kingdom was mightier' than many kingdoms of 'his time'. King Nebuchadnezzar in chapter 4 of 'the book of Daniel' praised God for all that "he had". Nebuchadnezzar knew that God was the source of all that "he owned" as a king and so 'he praised God' saying that God's kingdom is everlasting. From verse 1 of chapter 4, Nebuchadnezzar was full of praise but 'the mood changed continuing from verse 4. In addition "he had a dream" which "he needed an explanation" after Daniel interpreted 'the first dream'.
He was aware that Daniel could help this time too after knowing how Daniel did well interpreting 'the first dream' which Daniel knew God was the only reason to his success. For 'his second dream': 'he was able to remember' and so there was no need for someone to tell him what "he saw". Nebuchadnezzar made what 'he saw' know to Daniel from verse 4 of chapter 4 starting with, admiring 'the palace'. Verse 5 indicated that what 'he saw' was a dream and not a vision. Provided you want to know 'the slight difference between the two', a dream comes when you're having a deep sleep. Taking a 'nap' indicates that you're resting and that when your name is mentioned you'll easily hear someone calling without the person shouting.
Sleeping usually takes lots of hours but taking a nap can only last for few hours. Nebuchadnezzar indicated that "the dream" was scary making him 'afraid'of what 'he was seeing'. This happens to 'us' most often, you'll can wake up and see sweat all over your face, but yours could be that you were tired when "you slept" or 'the room was warm'. That's a different situation all together, this is about seeing yourself in a situation that 'you need' to run to be able to escape from a bad event. That means, you'll be running in spirit yet sleeping in reality, that's interesting anyway. You'll have to pray over such dreams immediately you're awake since they were shown to "you" to make them aware to "you".
Your duty in this case is to pray then cause a stop to them by 'the power that Jesus' death and resurrection brought to mankind. Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel that "he was even involved" in 'his dream', narrating that "the dream" had a tree. This tree became strong 'and tall to an extent that its top could reach heaven making it visible to everyone. King 'Nebuchadnezzar' added that, leaves found on "this tall tree were very beautiful" and had more fruits that could feed millions of people on earth.
According to Nebuchadnezzar, the tree was big enough to provide share for earth's surface and served as habitat for birds from heaven. King "Nebuchadnezzar" added that he saw that a person was descending from the top and that person looked great 'and holy'from 'his appearance'. Verse 14 indicates the commands that this holy person gave that was about destroying the huge tree.
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