|Trinity's Sister Traeniq and Brother Khrystus|
God is right there with you!
In the passage of scripture under review today, three men who were devoted to God and his work were immediately sentenced by the king. They were sentenced to die by burning in the fiery furnace. This was one of the harshest sentences back then. It was just as cruel and inhumane as beheading or stoning to death.
All three had made up in their minds that they were not going to bow to any false God because that was against their belief. When hundreds of others bowed, they remained firm, strong and upright and this infuriated the king and I'm sure others would have just seen it as a light thing to bow to a false God. Having been questioned by the king, they had concluded whether on not their God would deliver, they were NEVER going to bow.
"Cast them into the furnace!" commanded the King, "heat it seven times hotter." Bible history tells us that the flames were so hot, that some of the men ordered to cast them in were slain in the process. Daniel 3:22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
I love what happens shortly after they were thrown into the fiery furnace. A fourth man - GOD makes his presence known and the one responsible for the inhumane act towards God's people IMMEDIATELY recognizes who the fourth man was. Proof that FOUR men were now in the fire was plain to see. It could have never been challenged by anyone. Hallelujah!
You may be in your Fiery Furnace now. Your situation may seem to be so hot that you feel like just succumbing to the flames and giving in. Please don't! You must have FAITH like that of the Three Hebrew Boys in our story today, that God Will Definitely Deliver Soon.
When you hold on to that mustard seed faith, have no doubt in your mind that there will be a SECOND person joining you in your Furnace for ONE purpose only - that is to DELIVER.
Don't give up! HOPE IS AHEAD!