I would like to share with you the experience that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego had in Daniel 3:1-17. These three young companions of Daniel were faithful to the Lord and refused to bow down to worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had erected. At that time, everybody had to bow down in worship before the image and the punishment, in case of rebellion, which was the fiery furnace. However, despite the threat, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego refused to compromise themselves, remaining upright and faithful to the Lord God Almighty.
In what furnace do you think you’re in right now? The furnace of debt, unemployment, barrenness, poverty, chronic celibacy, disease? Whatever the name of the furnace in which you find yourself, do not compromise yourself in order to escape from it. Reject any relationships outside of marriage with that person who threatens to leave you or no longer support you financially. Refuse to sell your body in order to get married. Refuse corruption or that bribe you’re being offered. Refuse to go to that healer who is being suggested to you as a solution to your problem. Refuse to lie to avoid your supervisor’s sanction. Refuse to deny God, even if you don’t see yet the end of the tunnel. Proclaim that your God will deliver you from this furnace. Be steadfast in your values, serve God because you have made the right choice. Have complete confidence in Him!
Schadrac, Meschac, and Abed-Nego were thrown into the furnace. But while they were there, their executioner (the king) instead saw four men, untied, walking quietly in the furnace. As you can see, Beloved, the Lord did not leave them alone. He was there with them in the furnace.
Christ knows what you are going through and He is with you. He did not forsake you. Therefore, do not be afraid of this furnace in which the enemy has thrown you. Know that this fire will not burn you. The only thing the fire did was to burn the bonds of the three young people. “When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you,” says the Bible in Isaiah 43:2b. Just as Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego came out of this trial and the fire had no power over their bodies, without even the smell of fire, so you will come out victorious from this trial because God is with you (Daniel 3:27). Your enemies just as King Nebuchadnezzar, will recognize the greatness of your God (Daniel 3:28-29).
You will come out of the furnace untied because the fire will consume these bonds in the name of Jesus. Daniel’s three companions became prosperous once they emerged from the furnace (Daniel 3:30). You are also about to experience a turnaround. Call upon the Lord and He will deliver you (Psalms 50:15). Proclaim this loud and clear: “Lord, I know that You are there, You comfort my soul and I will see Your glory“. Yes, you will see the glory of God!
May God bless you Beloved
“Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you”.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you”.
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me”.
“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him“.
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