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Mighty to Save

  • 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. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up. Daniel 3:17 WEB

    Standing before the ruthless king that had conquered their cities and taken them into exile, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego listened to the new decree being read. King Nebuchadnezzar had built a golden image ninety feet high and commanded everyone in his kingdom to bow down and worship it when the music played.

    The offer was simple. All they had to do was bow down to the image, and this problem would go away, until the music played again. One small compromise. They could think of so many ways to justify doing this as well. After all they were captives living here and they should obey the laws of the land. God could have intervened in the first place and they would not even have to be here. Everyone else is doing it.

    When given the choice of bowing down to the golden idol or dying, they chose death. They stood on Deuteronomy 5:7, 'You shall have no other gods before Me.' They told Nebuchadnezzar that God was fully able to deliver them, but even if He did not, they would not serve his god nor bow to his idol of gold. Then having done all they could do, they stood firm (Ephesians 6:13).

    King Nebuchadnezzar became furious and preheated the fiery furnace until it was seven times hotter than normal, then had them thrown in, but God met them in the fire. They chose death rather than compromise, yet they lived, and with a powerful testimony. When they came out of the fire, only the ropes that bound them had been burned away.

    If they had compromised the word of God, that they knew and understood, by intentionally bowing down to the idol, they would have been just like everyone else, and God would not have, or had to, deliver them. They would not have needed it.

    If you want to see God show Himself mighty in your life, be different. Don't go with the flow. Stand on His word and do not compromise to avoid the coming confrontation. God meets us in the furnace after we have taken a stand on His word and then He shows us that He is mighty to save.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to stand in the face of my enemies. Deliver me from their hands. I choose You Lord. Show Yourself strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!          Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)           

 

I claim this prayer over me. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to stand in the face of my enemies. Deliver me from their hands. I choose You Lord. Show Yourself strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

February 15, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

February 15, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to stand in the face of my enemies. Deliver me from their hands. I choose You Lord. Show Yourself strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3 Thank you  
February 15, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, still praying for y'all!

February 15, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Thank you Sylvia <3 We can use all the prayers we can get for the safety of our community <3

February 16, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

I wish we could do more for you, Dianna, but you have our prayers <3!

February 16, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 15, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Whoa--amazing--Amen

February 15, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

February 15, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  lord  for  opening  my  eyes  to your  word  hallelujah amen

 

February 15, 2017
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider

Amen! It is so easy to give in to the crowd! Thank you for another inspiring devotional!

February 15, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

February 15, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

In Jesus's name, Amen. Thank you Lord. 

February 15, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Believing God!!!

February 15, 2017
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Cheryl Larreau
Cheryl Larreau

What a wonderful post.    It just goes to show. That God will never leave you or forsake you

February 15, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I know I can never bow to another God or follow the crowd.  Both Satan and the crowd are liars.  My God is a mighty King...the Lord Jesus son of the living God

 

February 15, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, help me to stand in the face of my enemies. Deliver me from their hands. I choose You Lord. Show Yourself strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 16, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

February 16, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, help me to stand in the face of my enemies. Deliver me from their hands. I Choose You Lord. Show Yourself Strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today, in the name of Jesus Amen!

February 16, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen. Help me to be courageous Lord and stand for You... I pray the Pastors prayer...Heavenly Father, help me to stand in the face of my enemies. Deliver me from their hands. I choose You Lord. Show Yourself strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen.

February 16, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

February 18, 2017