Copyrights © 2018 by Matthew Abolurin
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17. 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 thine hand, O king. 18. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” Daniel 3:16-18
What a courageous Mind-set by Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego even in the face of death? They had a very strong conviction and absolute trust in God with all their Mind. A courageous Mind-set, is a winning Mind. There are people whose courage is all about evil. Their Minds are set to do evil without any remorse for it. As children of the Most High God, our level of confidence in Him must be higher than that of the evil doers.
The three Hebrew children in our text, could challenge the highest authority in the land, could surrender to death penalty, could say No to the god of Babylonian kingdom, chose God’s will in case God decide not to deliver them from the burning fiery furnace, they saw through the eyes of FAITH that God will deliver them because their MIND was set on Christ the four man with them in the burning fiery furnace. Praise God!
As Christians, we sometimes compromise our stand in the face of mere challenges and persecutions of this world. To overcome this, we need a courageous Mind-set like that of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. If they could challenge death penalty, we can also overcome every evil person/authority/things that want to stand on our ways from worshiping and pleasing the true God. Let’s set our MINDS on Grace that much more abound in our time.
I love this verse; 17. ‘’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 thine hand, O king.’’ SOME PEOPLE NORMALLY SAY, IS ONLY GOD THAT KNOWS THOSE SERVING HIM. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego knew they were serving God because their Minds have been transformed. The Bible says in 1John 3:21 ‘’Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.’’ A transformed Mind that is daily renewed by the Spirit witness Romans 8:16, enjoys grace to please God. On this premise, did Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego stood their ground not to compromise their service unto the living and true God. The Minds that are not in relationship with God will fall for anything because it is all about what self can get.
A courageous Mind in God, will never be disappointed. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were not left alone to face the battle of life. God saw their courageous Mind, and through their uncompromising Minds, Christ Jesus (and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God) was introduced to the Babylonian kingdom. Please read Daniel 3:26-30.
King Nebuchadnezzar in verse 29, made a decree, that all language, people and nations of the world must not speak anything inappropriate against the God of the three Hebrew children. You never can tell, what your decision to serve and please God today will birth tomorrow. Our fathers in the FAITH have been holding on that is why you and I get to know about the gospel.
Will the coming generation find faith on earth before Christ comes? They will find real FAITH in their generation if we pass it on with a SPIRITED MIND-SET.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego got promoted by the king that planned their death. Fortify your Mind daily by the word of God, power of the Holy Spirit, set your Mind focused on Christ, wear the whole armor of God and operate your life under the influence of grace. Victory is sure.
Promotions await every courageous Mind in Christ.
I pray for you today, that you will be strong and courageous in your Mind. You will not surrender to all the persecutions against your faith in God. May your service to God be rewarded speedily and when you need it most. May you not receive disappointment in your walk with God. Your stand for the righteousness of God, will bring others to know Christ. Those that want to see your shame and destruction, will see nothing but the glory and promotion of God in you and your family in Jesus name, amen.
The kingdom of God is the kingdom of the soul. The soul consist of your emotion, mind and will. God wants to control your soul. Surrender your soul to Jesus today.
Your Transformation is my concern
Fulfilling purpose keeps me excited
I celebrate you! Be healthy and wealthy in your mind!
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