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Brother Branham was referring to the handwriting on the wall in Daniel 5. King Belshazzar made a feast to a thousand of his lords and drank from the golden and silver utensils his father, Nebuchadnezzar, had taken from the temple in Jerusalem. “In the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king’s countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.” [Daniel 5:5--6]

When the king’s wise men couldn’t read or interpret the writing, the queen suggested he bring Daniel to interpret the writing on the wall since he had interpreted something for the king’s father.

Daniel reminded the king that God gave Belshazzar’s father a kingdom, majesty, honor, and glory. When his father became hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, until “he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.” [Daniel 5:21]

Then Daniel said, “And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this; But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven…and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified.” [Daniel 5:22--23]

Then he interpreted the writing on the wall: “MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” [Daniel 5:26--28]

The king, Belshazzar, was killed during the night.