Do you place limits on God’s power? Is there a point in going through a trial where you feel that it’s beyond God’s will and power to deliver you? Or you don’t trust Him to deliver you? How far will you go before you draw the line?
In the year 605 BC, Daniel and his friends were deported to Babylon. Daniel had three close friends – Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. The king, Nebuchadnezzar, renamed them. He renamed Hananiah, Shadrach. He renamed Mishael, Meshach. And he renamed Azariah, Abed-Nego. (Dan. 1:7.) Changing their names may have been done to make them forget their religious and cultural heritage or as an indication of authority and dominion over them. Or the king might have done it to keep things simple.
Daniel and his three friends were placed in the king’s court to be trained. The Bible says in Daniel 1:17 that God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom. When the king himself examined them, he found them to be ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in his kingdom.
As time passed, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego became rulers over the affairs of the province of Babylon. But some ruthless men, who hated the Jews and wanted them destroyed, talked the king into making a law. (Dan. 3.) They would make a large gold image, and when the music played, anyone who was within the sound of this music would, by law, have to bow down and worship the image. To put teeth in this new law, it was decided that anyone who did not fall down and worship the false image would be thrown into the center of a burning fiery furnace.
Of course, the three Hebrew men would not bow down and worship the image. God had forbidden it and they knew God was more powerful than any man. They knew God had said He would be their deliverer and they believed Him. They knew God did not lie.
When it was reported to the king that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego would not worship the gold image, the king became furious and he demanded the three be brought to him. He gave them one more chance, but they refused. They said, “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But, if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up” (Dan. 3:17,18.)
The king was full of rage and commanded his best soldiers to bind the three Hebrews and throw them into the furnace. Because of the urgency of the king’s command, the furnace was made extra hot. As they approached the furnace opening, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego fell down, bound, into the middle of the furnace. The soldiers who took the three men to the furnace were burned to death.
Then it happened. King Nebuchadnezzar jumped up and called for his counselors. He couldn’t believe his eyes. He said, “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” (v. 25). Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego walked out of the furnace – unharmed.
Daniel 3:27 says, “The satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them.”
These men did not limit God’s delivering power. Neither should we.
Enjoy the Victory
But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory-making us conquerors–through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 15:57
Victors! More than conquerors! That’s what the Bible says we are. I know you’ve heard that many times before, but today I want you to let the reality of it really sink in. I want you to spend some time meditating about what those terms actually mean.
The dictionary says that victory means “final and complete supremacy or superiority in battle or war, success in any contest or struggling involving the defeat of an opponent or the overcoming of obstacles.”
To conquer means “to get the better of in competition or struggle, to master, suppress, prevail over, overwhelm, surmount, to gain superiority, to subdue, to vanquish, to crush, to defeat.”
A Preached Word Was Never Designed To Be Without Confirmation And Manifestation And If That’s The Case Ministry Is Incomplete
MARK 16:19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
EVANGELICALS AND SOUTHERN BAPTISTS
Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars
Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention says it is time for evangelicals to tone down the rhetoric.
Since the birth of the Christian-conservative political movement in the late 1970s, no evangelical group has delivered more punch in America’s culture wars than the Southern Baptist Convention and its nearly 16 million members. The country’s largest Protestant denomination pushed to end abortion, open up prayer in public schools and boycott Walt Disney Co. over films deemed antifamily. Its ranks included many of the biggest names on the Christian right, including Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell.
ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST EVANGELICALS ARE PRIMARILY SOUTHERN BAPTISTS WHO IN REALITY ARE DEAD ANEMIC AND IMPOTENT? THEY HAVE A FORM OF GODLINESS BUT DENY ITS POWER. THEY GROW BY DIVISIONS AND MANY OF THEIR MEMBERS ARE MASONS. (2 Timothy 3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.)
THEY DON’T OPERATE IN THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT NEVER MIND HEALING THE SICK, CASTING OUT DEMONS AND RAISING THE DEAD.
AND THEY CANNOT SAY WHAT TRUE CHRISTIANS CAN SAY 1CORINTHIANS 2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
IN MY BOOK FEMINIZED EVANGELICALS ARE DEMONIC IDIOTS WHO TAKE ONLY THE VERSES THEY LIKE TO PROVE THEIR DEMONIC THEOLOGY AND LEAVE OUT VERSES THEY DON’T LIKE CONCERNING THE CALLING OF EACH CHRISTIAN TO BE A JUDGE AND A MAN OF WAR JUST LIKE JESUS IS AND WAS:
Revelation 19:11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
Exodus 15:3 The LORD is a man of war; The LORD is His name.
1 SAMUEL 2:1 And Hannah prayed and said: ” My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
2 ” No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.
3 ” Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.
4 ” The bows of the mighty men are broken, And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, And the hungry have ceased to hunger. Even the barren has borne seven, And she who has many children has become feeble.
6 ” The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
8 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. ” For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, And He has set the world upon them.
9 He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. ” For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. ” He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed.”
Deuteronomy 16:18 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
Judges 3:10 The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the LORD delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-Rishathaim.
1 Samuel 7
6 So they gathered together at Mizpah, drew water, and poured it out before the LORD. And they fasted that day, and said there, “We have sinned against the LORD.” And Samuel judged the children of Israel at Mizpah.
15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.
1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
3 His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist.
Jeremiah 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; Then it was well. Was not this knowing Me?” says the LORD.
1 Corinthians 2:15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
1 Corinthians 5:3 For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed
1 Corinthians 5: 9 I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people.
10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.
11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner — not even to eat with such a person.
12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside?
13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”
WHEN WARRANTED WE ARE TO BE JUDGES AND TO GO WAR AGAINST EVIL AND WICKED ONES BE IT IN THE HOUSE OF GOD OR IN POLITICS
THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH, AS SUCH, NEVER EXISTED.
A “Christian” is one who has been baptized with the Holy Spirit and doing the work of the Holy Spirit with “signs, wonders & miracles”. People develop “itchy feet” when they are not receiving the Full Gospel and the ministry that goes with it.
The Evangelical Church, as such, never existed. It was and is a group of splinter group would-be Christians of whom Paul described, “holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.” Lacking the power of the Holy Spirit they turn to political action and pressure groups without being the witness that is necessary to reach this world we live in. There is only one Church and it is spread throughout the world guided by the Holy Spirit of which Paul describes as a “remnant” (Rom. 9: 27, 11: 5).
The so-called Evangelical Church has never really existed except in the minds of people who will hear Jesus say one day, “Depart from me, you cursed, into the fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matt. 26: 41f). Or, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matt: 7: 21).
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