Memorize: “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. – Daniel 3:17
Devotional Reading: Daniel 3:20-25
It is a precious thing to know the God you serve. There is only one mighty deliverer in the universe, He is The Almighty God, the God of Shedrach, Meshack and Abednego, that haughty monarch – “king Nebuchadnezzar” confirmed it, He is a mighty deliverer and mighty to save. They that know their God shall be strong and do exploits. The three Hebrew children were able to stand before the King and the religious leaders of their time to declare the sovereignty of the Almighty God because they knew Him well. From the story in today’s Bible reading, it is evident that there are tremendous benefits in knowing the God you serve. The knowledge of the boys delivered them from the destruction of the King. The presence of God provided a divine seal of approval that these were not jokers, but genuine children of God. The knowledge of God produces strength and courage, knowing well that there is nothing that confronts you in life that is beyond God.
These boys did not serve God only because He could save them; they served Him majorly because of who they knew Him to be. There are many people who are only serving God as long as things are going well for them.
God does not like enemies rejoicing over His children. Every time there is a situation that might result in the enemy rejoicing over the children of God, He will step in to show to the world that He is able to deliverer and that He is strong & mighty to save. This is why I pity those who attack the anointed of the Lord. There are two people to fear in this world: God, and the man that fears God. The moment you are a genuine child of God, all your enemies automatically become God’s enemies. Nobody can fight God and win, the moment God takes over the battles of your life, you can confidently go to sleep with your two eyes closed.
Are you like Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego? Have you made up your mind that no amount of threat made towards you in your place of work or neighbourhood will make you compromise your faith? I want to congratulate you, because if you don’t bow to their oppression, you are not going to burn. Don’t ever risk your glorious destiny in God by worshiping anything that represents Nebuchadnezzar or his idol. Your God is greater, more powerful and has full control over all kings and powers. He has the power to unseat anyone making life difficult for you.
I pray for you today, that everyone who wants you to bow to them or their idol at the detriment of your faith in God will be removed from their positions without prior notice in Jesus’ name. No power fashioned against you shall prosper in the name of Jesus.
Prayer point: O LORD, silent all my enemies today by your mighty power in Jesus name.
Key Dose: If you are faithful to stand with God, He will be faithful to fight your battle. Remember, God can never lose a battle.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)