#89 We Are Forged by Earlier Fires

Never will we enter our furnace alone. ‘God with us’ is individual but also corporate. God is with me and with us – in His Body together. “A threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Only in three-plus-the-Fourth can … Continue reading

#88 The Cross Was the Furnace of Christ

Jesus bore our fire on the unspeakable Cross. The Cross was the furnace of Christ. He burned and He died so you won’t. So I need never. Jesus endured MY suffering and died MY death. The triumphant picture of the … Continue reading

#87 Christ Himself Walks My Walk

The king saw the slaves ‘loose and walking.’ ‘Walking’ with you means your Lord actually experiences your every step—WITH you, IN you. This is the fellowship of His sufferings (Philippians 2). Jesus experiences your trials ‘with you’ and you experience … Continue reading

#86 Loose and Walking, Not Hurt!

Then Nebuchadnezzar the king [saw and] was astounded, and he jumped up and said to his counselors, Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered, True, O king. He answered, Behold, I see four … Continue reading

#85 The Presence of God with You

The appearance of God with you IS the miraculous victory. God’s eye is on you in every place, but His presence with you is quite another matter. The Lord doesn’t need to put the fire out. You only need the … Continue reading

#84 Seeing the Fourth Man in the Fire

At the refusal to worship the golden image, Nebuchadnezzar was filled with the rage of hell – the explosion of Satan against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Worship is the central issue of humanity and of the universe. Worship is the … Continue reading

#83 Our Endless Struggle: Is God GOD?

You will never have the fear of God, you will never possess true humility, you will not “live by faith” until you believe in the absolute sovereignty of God over governments, situations, and mankind. Over your entire life. This is … Continue reading

#82 The Wisdom of God is to be Our Constant Source

When Adam and Eve chose knowledge, they – and all humanity – became ignorant of all wisdom by presuming to trust their own ideas. And Satan still stands by to make us stupid by thoughts that actually oppose God. Humanity … Continue reading

#81 In Surrender, We Will LET God

“LET be and be still and know that I am God.” “He who has ears to hear, LET him hear.” “LET the word of Christ dwell richly within you.” Let God Small word – let. ‘Let’ is not passive giving … Continue reading

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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