“A New Walk!”

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Seeing God’s Glory in His Goodness!

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Seeing Beyond!


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“He Is Our GOD!”

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Daniel 3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

This account of the three Hebrew children in Daniel chapter three has always been one of my favorites! I can’t help but get excited every time I picture those three young men impowered by the all-sufficient grace of our God, standing alone before a condemning multitude and a wrathful king. Can you imagine the thoughts that must have raced through their minds, as they were ushered violently before the furious King Nebuchadnezzar?

Daniel 3:13-14 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, had just blatantly defied a direct command from the king, and amazingly enough he was for some unknown reason giving them a second chance. They apparently did not even wait for the second stanza to start, before they answered. The Holy Ghost of God, no doubt, filled these young men’s hearts with courage and their tongues with boldness as they looked steadfastly into the king’s eyes and spoke those powerful words. These were not the defiant words of three rebellious teenage boys, who were demanding “their rights.” These were God inspired words coming from the anointed lips of three young servants of the King of kings and Lord of lords, who knew their King and loved their God with all their hearts, minds and souls!

Daniel 3:16-17 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 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.

Could they, as they saw the fearful, twisted look on the king’s face and heard his next command, have been thinking, did we just say what I think we just said! They were after all, just flesh and blood like you and me and they had no idea what was about to happen.

Daniel 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.

There is no way of knowing how hot that fire really was, but we do know it was so hot, that it killed the men who had to get close enough to it to throw in Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

However, it is the next words from king Nebuchadnezzar that thrill my soul!

Daniel 3:24-25 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

God did not only deliver His faithful servants from what looked like a certain horrible death, He walked with them through the flames, every step of the way! This Mighty God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego has not changed! He is OUR MIGHTY GOD OF TODAY! He is the same yesterday, today and forever and His powerful promises are still TRUE!

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

The Safest Place (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
The Safest Place
June 7
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28)

We believe in the eternal security of the saints. First, because they are Christ’s, and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of His Father.
Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal, and there can be no end to hell, and heaven, and God. If spiritual life can die out, it is manifestly not eternal life, and that effectually shuts out the possibility of an end.
Observe, further, that the Lord expressly says, “They shall never perish.” As long as words have a meaning, this secures believers from perishing. The most obstinate unbelief cannot force this meaning out of this sentence.
Then, to make the matter complete, He declares that His people are in His hand, and He defies all their enemies to pluck them out of it. Surely it is a thing impossible even for the fiend of hell. We must be safe in the grasp of an almighty Savior. Be it ours to dismiss carnal fear as well as carnal confidence and rest peacefully in the hollow of the Redeemer’s hand.

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb

God’s High Places (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
God’s High Places
May 15
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. (Psalm 91:14)

Does the Lord say this to me? Yes, if I have known His name. Blessed be the Lord, I am no stranger to Him. I have tried Him, proved Him, and known Him, and therefore do I trust Him. I know His name as a sin-hating God, for by His Spirit’s convincing power I have been taught that He will never wink at evil. But I also know Him as the sin-pardoning God in Christ Jesus, for He has forgiven me all trespasses. His name is faithfulness, and I know it, for He has never forsaken me though my troubles have multiplied upon me.
This knowledge is a gift of grace, and the Lord makes it to be the reason why He grants another grace-gift, namely, setting on high. This is grace upon grace. Observe that if we climb on high, the position may be dangerous; but if the Lord sets us there it is safe. He may raise us to great usefulness, to eminent experience, to success in service, to leadership among workers, to a father’s place among the little ones. If He does not do this, He may set us on high by near fellowship, clear insight, holy triumph, and gracious anticipation of eternal glory. When God sets us on high, Satan himself cannot pull us down. Oh, that this may be our case all through this day!

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb