THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Scripture: Daniel 3:19-25
At the refusal of the three to bow and worship the gold idol, Nebuchadnezzar became furious. He commanded the fire to be heated seven times hotter than usual. This furnace was so blazing hot that the men who were commanded to toss them in were actually killed by the intense heat themselves. The king’s command was urgent. In verse 24 there was astonishment on the part of the king who said, “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.’” What do we learn from this passage? We learn that there is an anointing to walk in the fire in the last days. We often ask where is God when corrupt judges and liars prevail against the righteous? The answer is in our heart waiting to be released through our mouth in divinely-directed declarations and judgments. God’s end-time witnesses are anointed to bring judgment and strike the earth as often as they desire. Have we been taught that? No, instead we have been taught to turn the other cheek. I don’t see God turning the other cheek even once when fullness of iniquity has been reached. We are finding out what it means to be a son of God and that as a son of God we can walk in the fire and not be burned. Whether the application is standing in the fire we call down or standing in the fire that an enemy throws us into, the obedient son of God has access to the divine protection of his Father Who is the True All-consuming Fire. Our assignment is to declare full judgment on the enemy as written in God’s Word always keeping in mind that as legally adopted sons, nobody can take us out before our time.