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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 giant statue and this problem would go away, until the music played again. It was one small compromise. They could think of so many ways to justify doing this as well: '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 the three Hebrews were 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 their ground (Ephesians 6:13).

    King Nebuchadnezzar became so furious that he preheated the furnace of fire seven times hotter than normal. Then he had Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego thrown into the furnace. The fire was so hot that it killed the guards who were with them.

    Nebuchadnezzar may have had them thrown into the furnace, but God met them in the fire. They chose death rather than compromise, but God chose to rescue them. What a powerful testimony. They survived the fire, and when they came out of the furnace, only the ropes that had bound them were 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. God would not have had to deliver them, for they would not have needed delivering.

    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 fire after we have taken a stand on His word, 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. Please show Yourself strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Psalm 50:10-11 (NIV) "for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine" ~ This week our fun theme will be, 'All God's Creatures' and is open wide for creative interpretation. We encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect some of God's creatures we come across while out birding and communing with nature. Take some time to stop and see the beauty that God has provided for you to behold ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen Hallelujah! Yes , please show Yourself strong in my life and help me and us all to make the right decision today , in Jesus’ name we pray.... Amen ❤️
Apr 14
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Richard Rudd
Richard Rudd

I thank the Lord for the wonderful life he has given me

Apr 14
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, we are indeed in a fiery furnace (COVID 19) now. I choose to stand on Psalm 91. Be safe all.

Apr 14
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I choose you God All Mighty. Now and Forever. Amen

Apr 14
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 14
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Apr 14
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father Thank You for being my guide.

Apr 14
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

God please guide us to make the right decisions and live our lives for your glory. Amen 

Apr 14
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Apr 14
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen praising God!

Apr 14
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Apr 14
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God! Amen 

Apr 14
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen!  Please show Yourself strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today, Lord!

Apr 14
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. I so needed reminding of this truth today. Thank You Holy Spirit and pastor Dion. 

Apr 14
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

He is mighty to save! Amen

Apr 14
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen, today and everyday help me to stand in the face of my enemies . Please show Yourself Strong in my life, in Jesus Name. 

Apr 14
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I need Your help to stand up to my enemies, give me the strength to hold on to Your word and be saved. That our decisions be as powerful to confront the enemy as You are always with me, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Lord don't leave or forsake us. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Apr 14
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!! Oh Lord, my God, may I have the faith of Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego by Thy mighty power, Thy Holy Spirit, even when I don't receive the answers to my prayers that I'm anticipating, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!!!

Apr 14
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 14
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

Apr 14