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Through the Fire

  • Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste. He spoke and said to his counselors, 'Didn't we cast three men bound into the middle of the fire?' They answered the king, 'True, O king.' He answered, 'Look, I see four men loose, walking in the middle of the fire, and they are unharmed. The appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods. Daniel 3:24 WEB

    Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, were tied up and thrown into a furnace that had been heated seven times hotter than normal, just for them. The furnace was so hot that it killed the guards that were throwing them in, and they all fell into the blazing furnace together.

    They were probably not thinking: 'What a blessing this is to have befallen us today' while on the way down. Nevertheless, they were not alone in the furnace for the Lord had sent an Angel to take care of them.

    When they came out of the furnace, they did not even smell like smoke, and their clothes were not burned. Only the ropes that bound them were burned off, and they were now walking 'unbound and free.' What once had a grip on them and held them tightly, was now burned away.

    Sometimes the Lord will use the fire to set you free. The things that used to hold you back quickly burn away in the furnace of affliction. The baggage that we cling to will burn away and we get a new perspective on what is really important, and when you come out the other side you will be 'Unbound.'

    Prayer: Father, I trust You for You know what it takes. Lord send the Comforter like you promised, meet me in the furnace, and set me free from the things that hold me back, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson The Lord God will set you free!  All you have to do is ask!!  Amen!!
June 2, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Amen sister! 
June 2, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
June 2, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
June 2, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
June 2, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
June 2, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! I have felt that furnace of affliction! And I have felt burdens releasing! God is good all the time! Thank you Pastor For all you do! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I trust You for You know what it takes. Lord send the Comforter like you promised, meet me in the furnace, and set me free from the things that hold me back, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
June 2, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
June 2, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
June 2, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Praise God! 
June 2, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I love this story of Gods deliverence, I wanty to trust Him to burn off the ropes that bind me, and I know that He will.
June 2, 2016
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon God is so good. Just recently I have felt my burdens that bonded me burn off. Freedom in Jesus is real.
June 2, 2016
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckneredited: June 2, 2016 God truly knows what we need and when we need it. Thank you, Dion Todd, for letting God use you to bless me with this word of hope and encouragement today.
June 2, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Refining can be painful if we don't trust our author and finishr of faith, Jesus.
June 2, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander AMEN
June 2, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!
June 2, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran Amen!
June 2, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen! 
June 2, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Amen!
June 2, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
June 2, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen Pastor  
June 2, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord Jesus, thank you, amen. 
June 2, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝  Send the Holy Spirit set me free from the things that hold me back. Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion this is something that I pray a lot about. Set me free from all my burdens don't let any of them hold me back. I pray in Jesus, Name. Amen <3
June 2, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen thank you Pastor Dion for sharing the word of the Lord, it's a blessing to hear the inspiring words of the Lord.
June 2, 2016
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Winnie Nanjala
Winnie Nanjala Amen thank you pst Todd for the encouragement   
June 3, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Ament hank you Lord for setting me free. Good morning pastor Todd , thanks so much for this up lighting message 
June 3, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord send the Comforter like you promised, meet me in the furnace, and set me free from the things that hold me back, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.
June 3, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr. Lord free me from myself, please visit my mother with Your Healing Power, deliver her from the death sentence given her by her doctor this past week. Nothing is impossible for you, Lord God. Heal her in Jesus' Name, give myself and my siblings strength to hold on. Help, Lord, help.
June 3, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler What a way to look at the fire...to come out free!
June 3, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Father,for your word, and for setting us free from the things we often hold onto from our pass.Help us by refining us more,and cleanse us from all things that hinder us from having a closer walk with you..In Jesus name I pray. Thank you Pastor for sharing this with us.
June 4, 2016