Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Monday, October 02, 2006

Do you have true love for God?

"If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning firery furnance, He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known unto you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up!" Daniel 3:17-18 Amplified Bible

Have you ever been pressured to do something that you just don't want to do?

Did you stand or did you waver?

Did you give in?

Do you choose to be faithful to God no matter what?

Do you claim to follow Him, but reject Him in word and deed?

How would you handel it had someone come and told you to bow down or die?

Would you obey or disobey God's Word?

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendnego did not waver.

King Nebuchadnezzar made a giant golden statue of himself and had ordered everyone to worship it.

"And that whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnance." Daniel 3:11

Don't you know that they would not give in.

It was there true love for God.

They had chosen to be faithful to Him no matter what.

They were determined to serve their God and only their God.

They did not care about the consequences.

Their faith stood in the gap between their circumstances and their intergrity.

If God always rescued those that were true to Him, then there would be no need for faith to believe in Him.

We as Christians need to have faith in our God whether or not He moves in our behalf.

We have a far much better reward in heaven may we have to endure suffering down here on earth.

It is all so easy to talk, sing, and say that we love our Lord and Savior, but how many live it?

The real test of our loves come in will be obey God no matter what?

It does not matter where you are, who you know, or don't know, it is are you going to obey and be faithful?

Ya know, even though Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendnego would not bow down, they were thrown into that firery furnance.

The heat alone from that furnance killed the one who put them in.

While in the firery furnance, they had been found a fourth man.

All four of them were just walking around in the furnance.

The fourth man was the Son of God.

He had come to save them, because of their obedience for His Word.

God accompanied these faithful men during their trail.

Go will do the same for you today!

They had glorified God and was rewarded and protected.

Not even one hair on their head was scorched.

The fire had no power upon their bodies.

Their garments were not scorched, nor turned colors, or condition.

They did not even have the smell of smoke on them!

The only thing that had burned was the rope in which they were bound with.

God's protection far out weighs what we can ever think or imagine.

There is no human here on earth who can bind us if God wants us to be free.

We can have that power that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego walked with.

That power was not for just then, but it is for today.

We need to trust and obey.

Because Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego obeyed God, Nebuchadnezzar made a decree that no one should speak amiss of their God.

Nebuchadnezzar was acknowledging that their God was powerful.

Although Nebuchadnezzar did not fall and worship God, He did gave a respect for Him.

Do you have that loyalty towards God?

Do you believe in Him?

Do you rely on Him?

Do you trust in Him?

Do you love Him?

It does not matter what people do to you if you have that love for God on the inside.

It does not matter how people treat you.

If we are to be like Him we must also take the punishments that come out way.

"If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it],but I have chosen [selected] you out of the world, the world hates [detests] you. Remember that I told you, a servant is not greater than his master [not superior to him]. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My Word and obeyed My teachings, they will also keep and obey yours. But they will do all this to you [inflict all this suffering in you] because of [your bearing] My name and on My account, for they do not understand the One Who sent Me." John 18-21 Amplified Bible

"How great are His signs! And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation." Daniel 4:3; Daniel 7:13-14; Luke 1:31-33 Amplified Bible

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