LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF DANIEL 3:26
"Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnance , and spake , and said , Shadrach ,Meshach , and Abed-nego , ye servants of the most high God, come forth ,and hither .Then Shadrach ,Meshach , and Abed-nego , came forth of the midst of the fire."
10 KEYS - THE MYSTERY OF YOUR FIRE EXPERIENCE . Re- edited
1. Your faith will be tested with fire. But never give up, when you are tested . The reward after the test , is way beyond your imagination. Heb 10:35" Do not , therefore , fling away your fearless confidence for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward." From my little knowledge of God. When he says you willbe adequately rewarded for your suffering , hmm ! Eph 3:20 (Amp)just for the hint." Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,."
2. Your fire experience is never pleasant in the beginning ; but the rewards at the end of your experience is awesome . Is like seeing a rich kid with a sweet attitude . hmm , it smells nice. James 1:12 (Amp)"Blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] is the man who is steadfast under trial and perseveres when tempted; for when he has passed the test and been approved, he will receive the [victor’s] crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him."
3. I realise from experience, the fire doesn't really destroy you ; but prepares you for your true purpose .Isaiah 48:10(Amp)"Indeed, I have refined you, but not as [a]silver; I have tested and chosen you in the furnace of affliction."
4. Your fire experience will always bring out the right attitude in you . why? Is always inside your "fire" you learn obedience. Heb 5:8" Though he were a Son , yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered."
5. The anointing upon your life is for your "fire" experience not outside your fire "experience". Isa 43:2 "When thou passest through the waters ,I will be with thee ; and through the rivers , they shall not
overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire , thou shalt not be burned ;neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." You were anointed to bring light to the darkness around you . Isaiah 60:2 says "For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee."
6. Storms will come to prove your loyalty to the one you truly serve. wow, It is in your fire experience , you will truly know whether you have been serving God or not. lol. Matt 6:24(Amp)" “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord]."
7.The lord laid in my heart early hours of this morning , while I was typing this , that so many of his children have dumped their greatness for a lesser one; because they gave up too soon. if only they had waited ; if only they had gone through it . Many he said are divorced today , because they got married to the wrong person. Many are employees not employers of labour .He gave me this scripture Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strenght ; they shall mount up with wings as eagles ; they shall run and not be weary ; and they shall walk and not faint." Your waiting is not in vain ; it is to prepare you !
8.When facing your fire experience , always allow the holy Spirit to lead and guide you , if not, you would come out with costly errors.Roms 8:14."For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,they are the sons of God.".
9.When faced with your fire experience , learn from the three Hebrew boys in scripture . They never negotiated the "word" with Nebuchadnezzar . And what happened next was their "testimony" . Refuse to negotiate with the enemy , God is about to make you a testimony in Jesus mighty name , Amen. When it comes to the word of God you don't negotiate with the enemy . Psalm 126:1 (Amp)"When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion (Jerusalem),We were like those who dream [it seemed so unreal].". Listen , it will turn !! Stay on the word .
10. The fire purifies you and brings out in you a more spiritually matured appearance.1 Cor 13:11 "When I was a child I spake as a child ,I thought as a child :but when I became a man, I put away childish things ."
YOUR REAL BEAUTY IS HIDDEN INSIDE YOUR FIRE !LET IT PURIFY YOU , SO YOU CAN COME OUT AS PURE AS FINE GOLD.A SWEET SMELLING FRAGRANCE UNTO THE LORD.AMEN.
Prayer : Father purify me with your fire in the name of Jesus , Amen.