We need to know the God Whom we serve. That He is Almighty and able to deliver us out of the miry clay, the vulture’s claw, the hunter’s net… and if we die, we die trusting God… that is our commitment.
In the book of Daniel, the four Jewish young men – Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego all knew who God was, they were stubborn in their faith… uncompromising, willing to suffer for their obedience to God.
I have been challenged in the last while, to not bend down in fear and despair every time I hear of another criminal event in our nation. I find the increasing lawlessness in our nation, and in the world, very alarming and very upsetting. So for me, it is a personal challenge to keep my eyes up and walk trusting God in the midst of danger, suffering, and bad reports.
We have to keep our eyes on Him, no matter what we see or hear. We have to be unreservedly committed in our trust of Him, knowing that He will deliver us from our economic, political, social and spiritual crisis. He is able. Fleeing will not solve our problems. Daniel had to trust God in the enemy’s land. In that land, God elevated him, protected him and gave him honour and favour.
Let’s trust God with a faith that says, ‘My God is able to do the miraculous in my life and in my country. If I die, I will die trusting Him, declaring His faithfulness and goodness to all generations.’
If you need encouragement, I would highly recommend the Pure Bride YouTube channel
It contains David Wilkerson’s messages… it is very powerful and very anointed. God has used these messages to encourage and lift me up when I’ve hit some of my lowest points. These simple, yet profound teachings are pure and undiluted… full of God’s Power, Truth, Love and Righteousness… delivered by His humble servant and son.
Daniel 3: 8 – 18
The Fiery Furnace
8Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and maliciously accused the Jews.9They declaredb to King Nebuchadnezzar, “O king, live forever! 10You, O king, have made a decree, that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image. 11And whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into a burning fiery furnace. 12There are certain Jews whom you have appointed over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, O king, pay no attention to you; they do not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
13Then Nebuchadnezzar in furious rage commanded that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought. So they brought these men before the king. 14Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? 15Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good.c But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”
16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.d 18But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”