Topic: The Three Hebrew Captives
Dan. 3:17-18 – “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up
The story of the three Hebrew captives, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, will forever remain a classic example of those who are willing to lose their lives for the glory and honour of God. It is a unique example of unparalleled faith in the awesome power of God which can deliver and save to the uttermost.
Their demonstration of faith is a perpetual challenge to modern day Christians. Consider the following questions: Are you truly committed to God? Are you willing to honour and glorify God at the expense of your dignity and life?
King Nebuchadnezzar built an idol with the imperial order that it must be worshipped by all and sundry, failure to do so would lead to death in the furnace of fire. Everyone bowed before the golden image except Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Even the ungodly counsel of the king laced with the threat of gruesome death could not intimidate them to the point of disappointing their God.
They were so sure that their God would deliver them. But if in His sovereignty, He decided not to save them, they would rather die than deny their faith. At the end, the Almighty God showed up for them. They did not bow and they did not burn.
When you stand for God, He will rise for you. It is necessary to state that an idol is anything that is taking our eyes away from God. Whatever has taken the place of God in your heart is an idol. What is the golden image the devil is asking you to bow down to?
Is he asking you to do something ungodly for promotion, protection, prosperity, marital breakthrough, child-bearing, contract, academic success, job opportunities, healing, etc? Please, don’t bow so that you will not burn in hell fire.
Remember, satan also tempted Jesus Christ our Lord, asking Him to bow down before him so he could give Jesus all the glory of the world but Jesus never succumbed (Matt.4:8-10). May you not fail God, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
When you stand for God, He will rise for you.
Your faith shall not fail in the day of temptation, in the name of Jesus.
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.
It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand.
For ’tis well secured by the Saviour’s hand;
Though the tempest rage and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.
When our eyes behold through the gathering night
The city of gold, our harbour bright,
We shall anchor fast by the heavenly shore,
With the storms all past forever more.
1. My Father, I thank You because all power in heaven and earth belongs to you, in the name of Jesus.
2. Troubles designed to kill my faith, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Idols of my father’s house crying against my walk with God, scatter by fire, in the name of Jesus.
4. Enemies of my soul, be wasted by fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Dark arrows fired to disgrace my faith, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
6. I shall not be a deficit to God’s service, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Ghost fire, incubate my life afresh, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
2 Kings 5-8
MFM Daily Devotional 29th June 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.