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The Sound of Music

  • and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then the herald cried aloud, "To you it is commanded, peoples, nations, and languages, that whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. Whoever doesn't fall down and worship shall be cast into the middle of a burning fiery furnace the same hour. Daniel 3:3-6 WEB.

    The three Hebrews stood before a giant golden idol ninety feet high. They were commanded to bow down and worship it whenever the music began to play. It was a direct violation of God's law to do this, but everyone around them seemed to be doing it. The Hebrews refused to worship the idol. So the angry king had them thrown into a fiery furnace, but God delivered them out of it, and they were not harmed. Only the ropes that bound them burned away.

    When the music began to play, thousands of others worshiped the idol as they had been instructed. Interestingly, they were only required to bow to this golden image when the music played. Ninety-nine percent of the time, their life went on as usual. It was a trigger: When you hear the music playing, you must do this.

    Have you ever had something that only popped up at certain times in your life, and you felt powerless against it? You were once again so sure that you had beaten this and put it behind you. Then a year later, the music played, and you did it again. It is like the enemy has a small music box in our pocket he can open, and then something dark drops over us.

    There is hope, for if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed (John 8:36). Jesus brings light into the darkness, and He can deliver us from anything. It is simply a pop test: "Are they ready for the next level? I guess not." It is just a test, and I believe the breakthrough we have been waiting for comes only after learning to ignore the music.

    God understands this, and He is patient with us. When you stumble, get up, repent, and move on again. Don't give up on God, for He won't give up on you. Don't give up on life. One day God will set you free from this, and when the music plays, nothing will happen. But until then, you must just get up, dust yourself off, and keep going.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please set me free from the things that hold me and burn the iniquity out of me. I thank You that there is still hope and that Your mercy is renewed each morning. Wash me, and I will be clean. Take away the music box. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me the mind of Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." (Prov. 3:5-6) ~ If you are in need of prayer, we and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Yes I trust you Jehovah Lord!
Apr 16
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

Excellent!!   Everyone has things like this in their life!! Jesus can set us free! 

Apr 16
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Aaaaamen! 

Apr 16
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Apr 16
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you Lord Jesus :)

Apr 16
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Amen

Apr 16
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen,  thank you Lord Jesus. 

Apr 16
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 16
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone

Apr 16
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus for all our blessings.

Apr 16
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! I trust You Father.

Apr 16
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

My anger and resentment in my workplace is like this music, Pastor Dion. Thank you for providing this insight. Lord, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me the mind of Christ. You are the Overcomer! In Jesus' name, Amen

Apr 16
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus!

Apr 16
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God 

Apr 16
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I need You with all my heart, stop those things that are affecting me, cleanse me and I will be saved. Take away the things that are holding me to follow Your will, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Pastor, thank you for this wonderful devotional message, bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Apr 16
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John Smith
John Smith

Amen.

Apr 16
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Apr 16
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

Apr 16
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 16
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Apr 16
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Brenda F
Brenda F

AMEN!!

Apr 17
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for this message today. Thank you Father God for always forgiving me and watching over me, thank you that there is nothing that can ever make you stop loving me.

Apr 18