Daniel in Lions Den

#74 They Needed Only to Know HIM

Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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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?


“…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 only in ‘knowing’ what God is going to do. If we don’t know, we just make it up and believe God believes us. We want a faith that knows the facts and the future. But these famous three needed only to know Him.

Most of the Christian life is the unknowing of what you believed, the unraveling of ideals you cherished, and being reduced to know the One Who is, as HE IS. Our God is incomprehensible but wants to be known—on His terms. God’s ways are inscrutable but His Being is open, ever unveiling Himself as much as you want to see Him.

“You do not know what your life will be tomorrow” (James 4:13). Spoken by the half-brother of Jesus who would have lived it!

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had found and heard God and they needed only to know Him. Seeing what He was going to do with them was not a necessity. Their faith rested purely in the ONE Who creates the future.

In actuality there is no future. There is only now. Yesterday is utterly gone. Tomorrow is mere shadow. This day is the sole reality inside the will of God and it holds in unseen mystery all preparation for HIS tomorrow. You have your choices – yes! But God also has the final say, the ultimate choice. When He makes that clear by circumstances of capture, we either bow or bolt.

Learning to live in your personal place of captivity is an exercise of letting God be God and choosing His choice. “Not my will but Thine be done.” Then His Rule rules everything and everyone. And you soar in the amazing perfection of God’s will!

Other Devotionals in Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series

#30 Provoking Our Desire to Live #29 When Evil Rules, the Church Rises #28 Faithful in Small Things First #27 Celebrating Individuality in the Body of Christ #26 The First Crisis of Daniel is Ours, Too #25 Through Faith They Conquered #24 The Absolute YES Comes with NO #23 The Just Shall Live by Faith #22 Daniel is an End Times Book #21 Called to Be Alone With God #20 Daniel Looked to God Alone #19 Identity is Crucial to Live for God #18 Daniel: God Is My Judge #17 Uniqueness Comes from God #16 The Choice to Remain God's #15 God Will Reveal Himself Through Us #14 Daniel Was a Royal Son #13 Defend Your Identity Like Daniel #12 Story of Daniel, Not Belteshazzar #11 We Can Flourish Under Pressure #10 Blind to the Crisis of Idolatry #9 Given What They Chose: Babylon #8 The Capture of Israel and Loss of Identity #7 Identity is Everything and We Must Know It #6 Our Identity is Found in God #5 Nebuchadnezzar at God's Hand #4 The Almighty Reigns in the Government of God #3 Daniel's Government Was Out of Heaven #2 Living Above the Fray in Heaven's Rule #1 The Rule of Heaven is a Different Government The Daniel Adventure Has Just Begun! #116 Removing the Person of God #115 Daniel Remains #114 Nebuchadnezzar Disappears #113 Know His Name #112 The End of Pride #111 Still More Greatness #110 For the Sake of the Kingdom #109 God Alone Reigns #108 The Most High Lives #107 The King Was Transformed #106 Purpose of the Mind #105 Healed by Solitude #104 Until You Learn #103 Sudden Judgment #102 God's Warning Is Not Empty #101 Here Stand Two Men #100 The Lowliest of Men #99 Without Excuse #98 Holy and Unapproachable #97 God, THE ONLY #96 Conquered Kingdoms #95 Stolen Glory #94 A Testimony for Nebuchadnezzar #93 In the Service of Babylon #92 Untouchable by Death #91 The Loosing of Bonds #90 A Contest of Power #89 Forged by Earlier Fires #88 The Furnace of Christ #87 He Walks My Walk #86 Loose and Walking! #85 The Presence of God #84 The Fourth Man #83 Wisdom and Power #82 Divine Wisdom #81 Again, LET God #80 Know that He is God #79 Only ONE Reigns in All Power #78 Reverence and Fear of God #77 Human Beings Are Born Worshipers #76 Dying is the Only Way #75 The Test of Worship Will Come
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