KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR vs SHADRACH, MESHACH, & ABEDNEGO
DANIEL 3 (King James Bible)
This is one portion of scripture that usually gives me a great deal of inspiration. The three were taken up to be placed into the fiery furnace for not worshiping the idol set forth. They refused to bow down.
Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego KNEW the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob well. They only had love and servitude to OUR LORD, WHICH ART IN HEAVEN.
After the king confronted them, he became angry & commanded the furnace to burn 7 times hotter than normal. The flames blazed so hot, that when the kings mighty men went to open & throw them in = it killed the soldiers dead. This then caused the bound Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego to fall into the flames.
But LOW & BEHOLD == HOW MIGHTY IS OUR GOD–
— King Nebuchadnezzar was amazed to see 4 walking in the flames (instead of just the 3) completely unhurt or even singed by the flames. King Nebuchadnezzar himself called the 4th figure to be as “THE SON OF GOD.”
Faith is a belief in something that causes you to obey.
When we have faith in OUR GOD, as small as the mustard seed =
= (Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you) =
= WE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS.
But clearly: Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego’s faith was much bigger than the mustard seed grain = it had grown into the full tree.
(Luke 13:19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.)
These three men’s faith was so strong, they were willing keep it unto death. Because of that faith, the Son of God abode with them even in the depths of despair. Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH.
We can have that strength of love, servitude, obedience, & FAITH; BUT we have to trust Him = like Peter walking on water with Christ.
KEEP OUR EYES & FOCUS ON CHRIST: then we can walk on water, move mountains, command demons to flee, feed the multitudes, & be ABLE TO STAND IN THE TRIBULATIONS. =