Devotionals


#29 When Evil Rules, the Church Rises


When evil rules, the Church rises. God’s intended goal of crisis is our utter dependence on Him, that He might show Himself strong on behalf of those whose “heart is completely His” (2 Chron. 16:9). The heart that belongs to Him … Continue reading

#28 Faithful in Small Things First


Daniel was divinely gifted in understanding visions and dreams (Dan. 1:17). He was prepared beforehand for his life crisis. Life is step by step, this one day by one day. It is essential to live in the little places, to … Continue reading

#27 Celebrating Individuality in the Body of Christ


The purpose of the Body of Christ is NOT for common conformity, sameness, and rigid definitions of the living parts. The Body is meant to be diverse, as Paul – by the Spirit – writes in 1 Corinthians 12. Believers together … Continue reading

#26 The First Crisis of Daniel is Ours, Too


Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s rich and dainty food or by drinking the wine… Reading Daniel 1:5-19 AMPC Daniel’s Crisis Daniel came to his first crisis – the test of Babylonian … Continue reading

#25 Through Faith They Conquered


The explanation of Daniel is not his strength, his courage, his wisdom, or his skill. He was not exceptional or unique. The explanation of the man and his story is given to us in the New Testament: …who through faith … Continue reading

#24 The Absolute YES Comes with NO


Daniel’s process of surrender is hidden from us in the scriptures. You must find it in your own process. In spite of – no, THROUGH – his suffering, Daniel was reconciled to God as GOD, giving to the Most High … Continue reading

#23 The Just Shall Live by Faith


The one explanation for Daniel’s character, victory, and revelation is this sole issue, this one core principle: Daniel lived by faith. “The just shall LIVE by faith.” Romans 1:17 KJV Faith is the solution to every problem, the means to … Continue reading

#22 Daniel is an End Times Book


Daniel is an End Times book. It is a brilliant guidebook for those of us who live in these last days. And the secrets of God in Daniel, the divine wisdom that God gave him, were promised to be opened … Continue reading

#21 Called to Be Alone With God


The coming days will test our every tenet, expose our unbelief, and reduce us to God alone. Our faith will be secure only in the Person of Christ…and that is a solitary following Him. Alone with God From The Sword … Continue reading

#20 Daniel Looked to God Alone


Daniel stands for this: that no one could change his ‘name.’ Daniel remained who he was in a place that opposed who he was, would change him into what he was not. Neither praise nor attack moved Daniel. God is … Continue reading

#19 Identity is Crucial to Live for God


Daniel he called Belteshazzar… But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself… Daniel 1:7, 8 ESV If the enemy can superimpose a ‘name’ on you, you have left “God is my judge.” And you have become who you are … Continue reading

#18 Daniel: God Is My Judge


Daniel’s name means God is my judge. The issue of your ‘name’ is the concept of your essential being by which you live. God has His own name for us all. And to live out of your in-God-identity, you must … Continue reading

#17 Uniqueness Comes from God


The world could not define Daniel and so…could not touch him, capture him or change him. If there is any love of the world in you, you will take on its low name and its base habits. Uniqueness comes from … Continue reading

#16 The Choice to Remain God’s


But Daniel resolved… And God gave Daniel favor and compassion… Daniel 1:8, 9 ESV Daniel’s choice was resolve, strong enough to take a risk. God’s favor always follows the choice to remain His, and that is—to be who He has … Continue reading

#15 God Will Reveal Himself Through Us


Daniel existed for God, and he lived to “show that the God of Israel, the only God, is in control of the destiny of all nations” (Spirit-filled Life Bible commentary on the Book of Daniel). Your very life demonstrates God or denies … Continue reading

#14 Daniel Was a Royal Son


Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his officials, to bring in some of the sons of Israel, including some of the royal family and of the nobles… Daniel 1:3 NASB Secretly, meekly, Daniel was fiercely Daniel. He needed … Continue reading

#13 Defend Your Identity Like Daniel


But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the … Continue reading

#12 Story of Daniel, Not Belteshazzar


Several of the finest young Jewish men (without defect) were chosen to serve in the king’s court. Daniel was one. The king put them in a school of the Chaldeans’ language and literature. Babylon sought to absorb them into its … Continue reading

#11 We Can Flourish Under Pressure


Babylon was a nation of false gods and Daniel was sent into the center of this idolatry. His absolute loyalty to God alone grew and flourished in the midst of this terrible pressure. Daniel is the full picture of a … Continue reading

#10 Blind to the Crisis of Idolatry


Every difficulty is about idolatry. Greed is about idolatry. Greed is the evidence of idolatry. Disloyalty is about idolatry. On and on. The essence of every life is only this: who is really your God? We ever are blind to … Continue reading