Devotional Series : Rule and Reign Like Daniel


Daniel in Lions Den

#80 Let Be and Know That He IS God


Let be and be still and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. Complete relinquishment of your very self is the hardest thing. To give the outcome to God with no panic, no grip. To let be and…to let … Continue reading

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#79 Only ONE Reigns in All Power


The Chaldeans brought charges against the Jews. “There are certain Jews whom you have appointed over the administration…namely Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. These men…do not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up” (Daniel 3:12). … Continue reading

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#78 Reverence and Fear of God


If you don’t have reverence and fear of God, then you do not believe He truly IS God! At root, all lawlessness of humanity is the absence of the fear of God, who holds all consequences in His sovereign hand. … Continue reading

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#77 Human Beings Are Born Worshipers


Worship is the core of living. We are born worshipers. We bow and worship. The question is, to WHOM? Your worship is planted where your faith is. And your faith will be placed on the one who you believe has … Continue reading

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#76 Dying is the Only Way


“…He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not…” Daniel 3:17-18 ESV That ‘if not’ meant being burned alive. An unspeakable death! Survival is not the goal of God for you; overcoming your self is. And … Continue reading

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#75 The Test of Worship Will Come


Whoever does not fall down and worship shall that very hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.  …Let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden … Continue reading

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#74 They Needed Only to Know HIM


“…He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not…” Daniel 3:17-18 ESV Few of us can endure ‘not knowing’ the ways of God. We haven’t the pure-gold faith for it. At the bottom, our faith is … Continue reading

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#73 The Great Surrender of “But if not…”


“He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not …” Daniel 3:17-18 ESV That magnificent “But if not!”  To die to your preference and give up your choice IS surrender to the Almighty. Shadrach, Meshach, and … Continue reading

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#72 God Chooses and His Servant Trusts


“Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us…but if not…” Daniel 3:17-18 ESV Note this: these three men didn’t believe in their survival. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego believed in a very personal God. They trusted the Being of … Continue reading

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#71 Finding Your Own Closet Meeting


Our God… Daniel 3:17 My furnace and your fire will drive us either to unbelieving despair or into solid faith in Abba Father. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had sought God secretly and He rewarded them openly. “He is the rewarder … Continue reading

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#70 Actual Life and Literal Death


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 your hand, O king. Daniel 3:17 ESV God gives faith perfectly equal to your … Continue reading

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#69 We Have No Need to Answer


The answer of these men to this powerful king is stunning. Such faith and calm is a beacon to us who live under New Testament covenant of Christ’s very Life! An example of divine possibilities and a challenge to be … Continue reading

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#68 They Would Not Bow to the Tyrant


The king was in a “furious rage.” That is the nature of the enemy when we refuse to worship the tyrant! Nebuchadnezzar summoned the three young Jewish men to the throne, astonished that they would not bow to the golden … Continue reading

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#67 Being Made Ready for the Furnace of Fire


You will have your furnace of fire. The ‘spirit of this world’ will accuse you and demand your worship at the cost of your life. That is very real and will be more evident in the coming days. God counts … Continue reading

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#66 The Fiery Test of Love that Comes


The central premise, the basic core of a life-walk that follows Christ is this: if you save your life, you lose it. The cross comes to give you the choice of what you will live for. For whoever would save … Continue reading

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#65 Find Your Place Like Daniel


Knowing God will help you find your place. All spirituality is this and this alone. Knowing God, looking to Him in every common, splendid or wrenching moment… To behold God is to find your place and your identity. This was Daniel’s secret. … Continue reading

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#64 Everything Can Reveal Christ to Us


All of life is arranged to find its hidden treasure: Christ. See everything as containing and perhaps hiding HIM. Christ IS hidden. Search for Him and the promise is that you will find Him. When He becomes the goal and … Continue reading

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#63 To Know God is to Behold Him


We live in an age that has ‘refused’ to know God ­– just as Israel did in Jeremiah’s time. We have endless knowledge about Him. We separate His traits from Him. We want God’s gifts but not His Person. We … Continue reading

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#62 Israel Was Warned of Captivity


Israel refused to know their God…by seeking, by listening, by walking. Jeremiah reveals that this was their choice, their deliberate intention. Jeremiah warned of the captivity some 20 years before it happened. He grieved for what he saw coming. But … Continue reading

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#61 Daniel is THE Relevant Figure for Last Days


Daniel’s day is now. He is not merely an Old Testament character, a story, a hero. He is the relevant figure for this very hour, for the last days. Not only will his visions and prophecies come to clearer revelation … Continue reading

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