Summary: know that in your fire Jesus is there, and if he is there you’re freed.
Freed In Your Fire
Daniel 3:19 – 25
These three Hebrew boys had a choice to be Promoted by man or Have there names in the archives of life.
3:19 Full of Fury - Demonic – Possessed -An account of something evil that presents itself – He is no longer himself he’s been takin’ over by an eveil force.
Shadrach – Hananiah Meshach – Mishael Abednego – Azariah
Furnace - This furnace would be in constant requisition, for the Babylonians disposed of their dead by cremation, as did also the Accadians who invaded Mesopotamia.
3:20 – Bind – There bound because He knows that there is a possibility they might get out. God Is not the God of Chances
3:21 – 3 Bound and thrown in - Bound in all there clothes for a quick and complete burning (Furnance Turned up 7 Time Hotter)
Charles Spurgeon Says
1) There is the furnace that men prepares
2) There is the furnace that Satan prepares
3) There is the furnace that God prepares
3:22 - Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Those who take you to a trial outside of God’s desire will perish when you won’t
3:23 – Fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnance – Only to get freed
Praise – Jonah (Bellies Well) – David (Flee From Saul) – 3 Hebrew Boys
Your Praise is not God’s life support – But your Praise does indicate that you cannot live without him,
Job 13:15 - Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him
3:24 – Astonished because he ordered a storm that effected him; Nebuchadnezzar rose in haste and Spoke. He heard them praising
Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
3:25 – He who was seen there was already there to set them free
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Mal 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
Fire - Fire is a symbol of Jehovah’s presence and the instrument of his power
The closes person to God is a Worshiper.
Jehovah-jireh (the Lord will provide) Jehovahshammad (theLord is present) Jehovah-ra-ah (the Lord my shepherd)
Jehovah-nissi (the Lord our banner) El Shaddai (Almighty God, the strength giver) El Olam (everlasting God)
Father I stretch my hand to thee no other help I know