October 6th, 2014 | By admin
Worship: Reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. Adoring reverence or regard.
What or Who do you Worship? Vehicles? Money? Loved ones? Your Home? Your Career? Satan? or God? This is a seriously necessary question as we walk spiritually through this life. Today there are so many demands in our society to Worship Worry, Lust, Envy, Jealousy, Diamonds, Platinum, Clothing, Materialism, Food, or Gold.
Inside Daniel 3:5-6 King Nebuchadnezzar stated “As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”
In today’s language King Nebuchadnezzar demands are coming through Magazines, News, Newspapers, TV Shows, Commercials, Reality TV, Radio & the Internet. But in every story you gotta have a few snitches and a few rebels. The rebels in Daniel 3 were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. These 3 brothas believed in God so deep and so intense that they did not bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar’s Gold statue when the instruments sounded. So the King then has all 3 of them brought to him.
Daniel 3:15-18 Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand? Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver usfrom Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
In Daniel 3, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were tied up by King Nebuchadnezzar’s soldiers then thrown into the furnace as it was turned up 7 times hotter! The King then looks into the furnace, jumps up in amazament and asks ” Wasn’t there 3 Men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” His guards answered “Certainly Your Majesty”. King Nebuchadnezzar responds “I see 4 men walking around in the fire”.
In Daniel 3:26 Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!”
Needless to say The Lord God was the fourth person in the furnace with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as God’s word clearly states in
Matthew 18:20 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
So YOU…Yes YOU reading this!! On today, If you are experiencing Fire like trials, seasonal tribulation or just going through, know that mighty and able GOD will walk with you inside the fire, and will deliver you no matter what the current time looks like. You will come out unburnt, unscathed, unharmed and armed with a deeper faith and knowledge in knowing that there is a Father God!! a Son Jesus and a Holy Spirit whom deeply loves you, in spite of your sinful self. You are worthy of his Mercy, His Grace and everlasting Love, so please never, ever give up the fight! If he did it for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego he will indeed do it for you.
Be Blessed always and forevermore!