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The Rock and a Hot Place

  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, 'Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If it happens, 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, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up.' Daniel 3:16 WEB

    While standing before the most powerful king on earth, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had a tough decision to make. Obeying the king's order would mean to disobey God's command, to have no other gods except Him. Disobeying the king would land them in a white hot, furnace of fire. They were caught between The Rock, and a hot place.

    King Nebuchadnezzar had built a golden idol ninety feet high and commanded everyone in his kingdom to bow down and worship it. Three Israelites refused and told the king that the God they served was able to deliver them, but even if He did not, they would not bow down to his god. When faced with great evil and certain destruction, they chose to trust God and stood strong in their faith. In the end, God did deliver them and they were promoted in the kingdom.

    When darkness comes, it's not time to whine, but time to shine. When you have done all that you can, stand, and believe that God will take care of the rest. And even if He does not, you will do what is right. In the end, you will find that God always does what is best for you. So be calm, be patient, God is not dead, and this too will soon pass. Even if you have to go into the furnace, God will meet you there.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank you for everything that You have done for me. Please help me to stand strong when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one that you called me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Have A Bless Day 

April 12, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

April 12, 2019
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

April 12, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for all Your blessings, Amen.

April 12, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

April 12, 2019
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Thank you:) Amen!

April 12, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

April 12, 2019
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Thank you,Amen 

April 12, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

April 12, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God get us through this into a better position. Help my Grandchildren in this life. Open doors.  Thank you God for our many blessings. Amen. 

April 12, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for all Your blessings and support, give me the strength to confront the adversities in front of me. I need Your guidance to do the best I can, to have You as my light to lead  me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this excellent devotional, God bless you. 

April 12, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Father, at times, I find it very difficult to stand when facing that furnace, so I ask please that you give me the courage to do your will.  In Jesus name, Amen.  Thank you Pastor for a great devotional. God bless you and Sylvia.

April 12, 2019
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

April 12, 2019
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

My prayer, too! Help me make the right decisions and be the one that you called me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

April 12, 2019
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

It is becoming more difficult to stand up for Christianity. Our faith seems to be challenged every day! It can be so hard to do what is right when one is labled "intolerant"!

April 12, 2019
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen ! I am no stranger to the refining fire. I can attest that He is more than able to sustain if you stand firm and belive in His mercy and grace. Getting singed does create pain, but it toughens the armor of God's warriors. I am heat-resistant through Him and peace fills me when all seems lost.

April 12, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

April 12, 2019
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen exactly what I am going through in life right now God always has our backs always! Thank you father for all you do for us and for always being there for us. Thank you RHM another great devotional.

April 12, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

Very nice Pastor...Thanks!

 

April 14, 2019