#91 The Loosing of Bonds
Posted: Monday, July 20th, 2015Print
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?
From A. G. Taylor, The Loosing of Bonds:
“An outcome of the fire is the loosing of bonds. Are you in the fire? Have you got a satisfactory reason for being there? Here is one; it may apply to you; the fire is ordained of God for the very purpose of loosing you from bonds. Yes, the limitations that circumstances and conditions outside of us put upon us, the frustrations of which we are so conscious – they are dealt with in the fire.
“But what about the limitations, the bonds, that are peculiarly ours, within us – the bonds of our makeup, the features of our temperaments? The same is true. Here is a loving God ordaining the fire and allowing the enemy to stoke it to a sevenfold heat, with the purpose, in the heart of God, of loosing us from bonds. Oh, is this happening with us? The fires are being heated to an intensity that we never thought possible for us to endure; are we being liberated by them? Are we coming into the glorious liberty of the children of God? Are we being rid of those things that have so marred our life, our testimony, our ministry?”
Nebuchadnezzar said, “Look, I see four men loosed and walking about in the fire without harm and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!”
Daniel 3:25 NASB
…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death…
Phil. 3:9 NASB
Above all riches, all knowledge, is the treasure of knowing Christ intimately. Then your life follows Him into His own intense bewildering trials: the hatred of the enemy and the tyranny of humanity. The loss of everything and the gaining of all.
God is the hidden reason for the furnace. Remember that the fire is because of your worship! No fierce commitment to worship the Lord, no fire. But in the furnace you will see Christ as in no other way—His holy character and His preserving power, His lovely immunity to earth and hell!
Jesus’ resurrection power, untouched by death and every diabolical plan of man and Satan, transcends and ascends and – because of your worship – has more power for you and over you than the hottest fires of hell.