Faith is sometimes telling Yes to God’s No
If you are on fire for God never mind the winds of adversity Faith is sometimes telling Yes to God’s No God will always use what you have left, not what you have lost* Look at the devil and tell him he’s messing with the wrong one.
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.”
Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.
And he commanded certain mighty men of valor who were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, and cast them into the burning fiery 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.
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.”
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.”
Daniel 3:17-21, 25,28-29.
We serve a God who is our protector and deliverer. Jesus is the only answer to all of mankind’s problems. No Jesus, no peace (everything in pieces). Know Jesus, know peace (nothing missing, nothing broken). The first above scripture portion is the famous faith confession of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. The three of them were thrown into a fiery furnace heated seven times. The devil knows that number seven is for perfection, wholeness and rest but it didn’t work for him (what works for a believer will never work for the devil). The fire did not consume them, but all the three of them consumed the fire, swallowed death and came out victorious. No matter what, when God is with you in your problems, you will swallow your problems and come out victorious.
What consumes the world will never consume a believer. Believers are not ordinary beings, they’re born from above, they’re citizens of heaven living on this earth, what affects others will never affect them. Even if the whole world is failing and falling around them, God will deliver them and give them victory.
God wanted to take the Israelites to the promised land, but there was a Red sea in front of them and Pharaoh and his whole army was at the back of them, death was dangling and dancing before them. If they went forward it was death and if they went backwards it was death for them (I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back). God was with them and He opened the Red sea for them, the waters let them go and they crossed over to the other side, when Pharaoh and his army tried to do the same thing they simply perished. The water was the same, it let go the Israelites, but it swallowed the Egyptians. When God speaks to His creation (water) it has to simply listen and obey. What consumes the world will never consume a believer, because Jesus, Emanuel God is with us.
Daniel a believer in God was thrown in a lions den, God was with Daniel, he thanked, praised, worshipped and prayed to God in the problem (very simple spiritual formula) and the lions went to sleep, they didn’t dare to even smell and touch him, forget eating him, he swallowed death and came out victorious. The people who accused Daniel along with their families were thrown in the same lions den with the same number of lions (no changes made). The same number of lions which spared Daniel broke all their bones even before they ever came to the bottom of the den (everything finished in the air itself, no chance of even touching the ground). What consumes the world will never consume a believer, because Jesus, Emanuel God is with us.
Beloved no matter where you are and in what condition you are, Jesus, Emanuel God is with us. You will not only swallow your problem and come out victorious, but you will help others to come out of their problems and bring name, praise, honor and glory to God.
For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith,
Philippians 1:19-21, 25.
Heavenly Father thank You for the word, thank You for the protection and provision which You have set over our lives. Lord we uphold every person who is going through furnace like burning problems in their lives, remember, visit, be with them, and deliver them from their furnace, give them the grace to come out victorious from their problems which is trying to burn and consume them. Thank You for performing a miracle in their lives and delivering them and let their lives bring name, praise, honor and glory to Your name in Jesus name we ask and pray.
Amen and Amen.
God loves you
Hyderabad Telangana India.