Dear Fiery Ones,
Our God is Mighty to save! Rejoice this day in the goodness of God, enjoy your Shabbat and rest in His presence.
Walking with the Son of God,
Day 28 - Walking in the Midst of the Fire
One Like the Son of Man
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. - Colossians 1:16 -17
Today, we are in Daniel 3. We find King Nebuchadnezzar erects an image of God and demands everyone worship it. All Babylonia’s dignitaries gathered at the dedication of the image.
Golden Image Erected - Fall Down and Worship
Daniel 3: 4-6 Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
The King says; Whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Daniel 3:7 So at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, harp, and lyre, in symphony with all kinds of music, all the people, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the gold image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
Three Hebrew Men Refuse the Demand
Daniel 3:12 There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; these men, O king, have not paid due regard to you. They do not serve your gods or worship the gold image which you have set up.”
The King gives them another change to bow down and worship the image, if not you will be thrown into the fiery furnace. They answer; If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” Daniel 3:17-18
The three men are cast violently into the furnace…Then these men were bound in their coats, their trousers, their turbans, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. (vs. 21)
One Like the Son of God
Nebuchadnezzar sees four alive and well in the furnace. Daniel 3:25-26 “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. "Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here." Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire.
A Decree is Made - No Other God Can Deliver Like This!
Daniel 3:28-30 Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon.
Word of the Lord
Even in the midst of the fiery trails I am with you says the Lord. As I was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego so I am with you!. I AM your deliverer! “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” For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior (Isaiah 43:2-3)
Behold, I am doing new things, can you perceive it? Eyes wide open and ears attuned to My Spirit is where you need to live these days. For all around you is the supernatural and you are made to be a sign and a wonder in the earth! Embrace My realm and watch and see how I will use you to transform your world. My angels are at the ready, waiting for your commands. Release them to perform My Word, says your God.
Open our eyes, Lord!
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law - Psalms 119:18 (RSV)
What does the Bible say?
Read: Daniel 3 and Isaiah 43:1-22
Action: Is fear holding your back from walking into the new things I have for you? Fear Not, for I am with you!
Repent, and receive faith and expectation for I want to use you in this hour! Go forth and release the Spirit and the angelic in the midst of your day and watch and see what God will do through you!
Decree: Angels who bring supernatural strength to finish our assignments - be released in Jesus’ name.
- Angel Armies pg. 195