To "read the handwriting on the wall" means to realize that the cause is lost, the party's over. This happened literally to a man we'll study today. Belshazzar was his name, a descendant of Nebuchadnezzar. And he really should have known better than to mock the God of Israel and desecrate His temple vessels. His sudden and complete ruin would cause men to say, "Babylon the great has fallen!" - say it for the first time. But we'll start in Revelation 13, where yesterday Jim focused on the word "authority."
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