Fresh Hope – 11th April 2020

In the book of Daniel chapter 3 , we read about three young guys, Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego.  

They were thrown into a fiery furnace because they wouldn’t worship any other god but our God, the one true God. Notice it says in verse 19 that the King heated it seven times hotter than normal…imagine that!! AND they had their hands and feet tied.  There was no getting out of that.  But they did.   

You see, however hot the fire and however much your ‘hands are tied’, God is always with us. Maybe you feel right now that there is no way out and you feel helpless because your hands are tied.  Verse 24 says ‘Wasn’t there only 3 people that we tied and threw into the fire? So who is the fourth walking round? He looks like a son of the gods.’
Yes, it was Jesus in the fire with them.  

They not only came out alive, it says they weren’t burned, their hair wasn’t singed, their clothes weren’t scorched and they didn’t even smell like fire! That is a miracle my friends right there. You know you only have to cook a meal and you will smell like the dinner you just cooked!

Whatever fire you may be facing right now, remember you are not alone.  God promises to never leave us or forsake us.  
It goes on to say in verse 30 that they got promoted. When you go through a trial and you stay faithful, you’d better believe that you will get a promotion from God, because He blesses the faithful. When you stand up for God, when you remain true to His word, remember this…fire will not touch you and God Himself will bless you.  
So be reminded today that there is another in the fire and He’s standing with you right now… and you will come out of it UNHARMED.  

Pastor Gillian

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