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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 3:17'18 WEB.

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

    The King's offer was simple: All they had to do was bow down to the giant statue, and this problem would go away until the next time the music played. It was just a 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 wouldn't even be here. Everyone else is doing it."

    Yet, when the three Hebrews were given the choice of bowing down to the golden idol or dying, they stood on Deuteronomy 5:7, "You shall have no other gods before Me." They told Nebuchadnezzar that their God was fully able to deliver them. But even if He didn't, they wouldn't serve his god nor bow to his golden idol. Then having done all they could do, they stood their ground (Ephesians 6:13).

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

    Nebuchadnezzar may have had them thrown into the furnace, but God met them in the fire. They chose death rather than compromise, but God decided 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. They didn't even smell like smoke.

    If they had compromised the word of God they knew and understood by intentionally bowing down to the idol, they would have been just like everyone else. God wouldn't have had to deliver them, for they wouldn't have needed it.

    If you want to see God show Himself mighty in your life, then be different. Don't go with the flow. Stand on His Word, and don't compromise it to avoid offending someone. 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, please help me stand strong 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!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, I believe in you Lord and only you!
Jan 13
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Same here Lord Jehovah! ❤️
Jan 13
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Jan 13
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jan 13
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Yes Lord Jesus, help me to be strong. Amen!

Jan 13
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

Jan 13
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please help us to stay strong. Amen....Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for RHM.Gods blessings to you all.

Jan 13
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jan 13
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Jan 13

Amen.  Heavenly Father, I choose you always... Thank You for Your blessings in my life.  Amen

Jan 13
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 13
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

 Amen ...!!!

Jan 13
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 13
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Jan 13
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen 

Jan 13
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please help me stand strong 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!

Jan 13
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord, I choose you!

Jan 13
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A compelling reminder of God's power in our lives, Pastor Dion. Lord, show Yourself strong in my life and help me make the right decisions today. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Jan 13
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

Jan 13
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 13
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

Jan 13
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 14
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

This is such a powerful message. The faith of shadrach, meshach and abednego was amazing. I pray that God gives me this strong of faith, so I can choose death over going against my faith.

Jan 15