The Writing On The Wall

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“4 They drank the wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone. 5 Suddenly the fingers of a man’s hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing. 6 Then the king’s face grew pale and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.” Daniel 5:4-6

King Belshazzar’s actions were sinful before the eyes of God. He allowed himself to be guided by his pride, but even the most powerful and richest king is nothing compared to God. King Belshazzar learned that God has power over all things, and that whatever power King Belshazzar had, it wasn’t his own doing. God gave it to him.

“It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.” Daniel 2:21

God’s message to Belshazzar came true that night. God punished the king for his sin and his kingdom was taken from him that very night.

The Writing On The Wall


  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color everything on the page, except the walls, with markers.
  3. Color in the walls with color pencils.
  4. Finally, with glow in the dark paint and a small brush, write the message God delivered to King Belshazzar: “MENĒ, MENĒ, TEKĒL, UPHARSIN