#67 Being Made Ready for the Furnace of Fire
Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018Print
About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series
Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?
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 our love for Him by our willingness to die. Anything less is not love. We will die in a suicide to destiny or we will live through dying, to an unimaginable eternity. Life or death is daily. “Take up your cross daily.” We are in constant training for a dangerous whatever-future, and the practice is dying to self so that the Life of Christ can possess us, carry us, amaze us. Preserve us!
When the three young men faced the choice of worship at the risk of life, they were well prepared. Ready to die rather than betray God. Their secret training by the Most High God was perfect for the day of their fire!
…you are to fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. But whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire.
Daniel 3:5-6 NASB
The death is to that selfish Self, ever twisted into its introspective worship. Learning to die is the willingness to let go of what is leaving and to forget what is gone.
This is the loss of…ME!