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FAITHFUL...Part 2


God Is Faithful In The Fire.

“Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated. 20 And he commanded certain mighty men of valor who were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, and cast them into the burning fiery furnace.” (Dan. 3:19-20) … “Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O king." "Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God." (Dan. 3:24-25)

God is faithful in the fiery trials of life….and there are many. God was faithful to protect Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the flames that were all around them.

It is possible to be in the fire… be in a fiery trial and yet, not be harmed by the fire. It may be uncomfortable, it may be scary, it may appear as if you won’t survive---YET not be harmed by what’s going on around you. According to verse 25, Jesus, the Son of God was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego IN the fire. Are you feeling the heat of a fiery trial? Has the enemy told you that you won’t survive this trial? Hear me today…GOD IS FAITHFUL IN THE FIRE! You’re not alone…the Son of the Living God is with you…. your survival will be a testimony and encouragement to

MANY people. God Is Faithful In The Fire!

God Is Faithful In The Flood.

In Genesis Chapter 6, God said that because of the wickedness of man He would send a flood upon the earth that would destroy all mankind except Noah, his family and the animals that he took on the ark with him. I am not a gloom and doom preacher, but I can tell you, on the basis of God’s prophetic Word, that judgement is coming on this country. You can’t disregard God, kill babies in the womb, flaunt homosexuality, burn Bibles in the streets and not incur the consequences of God’s judgement.

We read that God told Noah He was sending a flood that would destroy all mankind, except Noah and his family and the animals that Noah took on the ark with him. In Genesis 8, we see that the flood waters receded, and Noah and his family came out of the ark and lived with God’s grace upon them. We can’t control what’s happening in this sin-crazed world we live in. We seem to be overcome by a flood of immorality, hate, violence, deception and selfishness. There is a lot I don’t know…but, I do know this: GOD IS FAITHFUL IN THE FLOOD! Things may get crazier than they are now, but God will be faithful to bring His people through it. We serve a mighty God that is greater…. I said, He is greater than anything and everything that happens around us. Isaiah 59:19 says: “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him”. GOD IS FAITHFUL IN THE FLOOD!

GOD WILL BE FAITHFUL IN THE FUTURE.

Proverbs 27:1 says: “Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth”. The Pentagon doesn’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Preachers, professors nor politicians know what tomorrow holds. Psalms 138:7-8 says: “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me. You will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies and your right hand will save me. Thou will perfect (complete, finish) that which (all which, everything that) concerns me”. GOD WILL BE FATHFUL IN THE FUTURE! According to Hebrews 13:5,

God’s promise is that He will NEVER leave us or forsake us. GOD WILL BE FAITHFUL IN THE FUTURE! Because God is faithful, we can be faithful. We can be faithful to stay close to God, walk in His Spirit, consume His Word, and be a light in a dark and dismal world. Don’t allow circumstances to convince you to give up, give in, or go back. Our family needs us to be straight and strong. God is faithful…. faithful He has been…and faithful He will be!

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