WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23TH, 2019:
DRAMA MINISTERS YEAR OF OVERFLOWING EXPANSIONS
“THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FIRE “
Daniel 3:16-18 KJV
 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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.  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
The fiery furnace was burning, now empowered seven fold to burn into ashes whoever was dropped into the raging fire. Everyone in the land had bowed to the golden Image of Nebuchadnezzer according to the order of the King, except these three who had proclaimed that they would not bow to any other god but the Lord God Jehovah , so the King had commanded in anger to multiply on the intensity of the fire by sevenfold.
All they were requested to do was just a bow to the IMAGE AND THEY WOULD BE FREE. But they stood before the king and said: Our God is able to deliver us from this fiery furnace.
OUR GOD IS ABLE….
OUR GOD IS ABLE TO DO ALL THINGS.
That is the One Side of the Coin of the Ability of God.
THEY BELIEVE HE IS ABLE TO DELIVER THEM.
But their faith went beyond that point of Deliverance.
THEY ALSO BELIEVE THE LORD IS ABLE NOT TO DELIVER THEM….
BECAUSE HE IS ABLE TO DO ALL THINGS.
HE MAY DELIVER THEM….AND HE MAY NOT DELIVER THEM….
HE CAN DO ALL THINGS…YET EVERYTHING WILL STILL LEAD TO HIS GLORY.
The three Hebrews preached the FULL GOSPEL to us in this Generation of ours that ONLY believes that GOD CAN DELIVER, AND HE CAN NOT AND MUST NOT DO ANY OTHER THING THAN TO DELIVER.
The Generation that believe He is All Sufficient God….He can supply all my need at all times…HE CAN NOT DO OTHERWISE…HE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO DO OTHERWISE FOR HIS CHILDREN….HE IS UNDER OBLIGATION TO DELIVER, TO SUPPLY, TO PROTECT HIS CHILDREN….AND HE MUST NOT OR CAN NOT DO OTHERWISE TO HIS CHILDREN.
The THREE HEBREWS said they believed that the Lord they were serving COULD DELIVER THEM…so they would not bow to the king’s Image…”And if He does not Deliver them….they would still not bow”
Today, many Preachers and Motivational Speakers tell us that ONLY GOOD THINGS MUST HAPPEN….THAT GOD CANNOT ALLOW SOME NEGATIVE THINGS TO HAPPEN TO HIS CHILDREN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
So, their PREACHINGS and Motivational TALKS never prepare us for WHATEVER STORMS THE LORD MAY WANT TO BRING AHEAD OF US FOR HIS OWN PURPOSE AND FOR OUR GOOD.
“Our God is able to Deliver us…..and if He refuses to Deliver us….NO PROBLEM…We will still love Him”
THAT IS THE BALANCED GOSPEL.
It is not everything working against you that is Caused by one Household enemies or Generational Curses….
IF GOD HAD REMOVED ALL THE ENEMIES OF JOSEPH, THE MOMENT HE HAD THE DREAM, WHO WOULD HAVE SOLD HIM TO EGYPT?
WHO WOULD HAVE LIED AGAINST HIM AND GET HIM JAILED?
And how would he have got in touch with the Butler who got him introduced to Pharaoh?
I strongly believe God’s wisdom in the verses below:
Romans 8:28 KJV
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
So when they were been carried to the huge fire, they had made up their mind that EITHER THE LORD DELIVERED THEM or NOT, they know whom they believe. they still love Him.
HE WOULD DO WHAT PAID HIM MOST.
HE WOULD DO WHAT WOULD GIVE HIM HIS GLORY.
IF ADVERSITIES AND AFFLICTIONS WOULD GIVE HIM THE GLORY, THAT WAS WHAT HE WOULD CHOSE TO DO WITH HIS CHILD.
In the case of the Three Hebrews, He knew He would take the greatest glory not to deliver them from the fire.
HE KNEW HIS GLORY IS IN THE FIRE.
HE KNEW THAT TO DELIVER THEM, BEFORE THEY GOT INTO THE FIRE WAS TO DEPRIVE THE WHOLE LAND OF SEEING THE GLORY OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
HIS GLORY WAS IN THE FIRE…SO THEY MUST GET THERE…SO HE NEEDED NOT TO DELIVER THEM.
Ah-a-a-a! They landed in the fire and came face to face with The Son of the Most High!
They held a Meeting with Him IN THE FIRE!
They had a nice time with Him IN THE FIRE…
Not before getting into the Fire!
Ehe-e-e-eh! Sometimes, There is Glory in the Fire! And not until you are bold enough to enter into it would you see it.
All the while the Three Hebrews were being bound with ropes and judgement was being passed, the MASTER WAS ALREADY WAITING FOR THEM IN THE FIRE.
I got another instance of GLORY IN THE FIRE in John Chapter 9.
John 9:1-3 KJV
 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
It still beat my imagination how God could make a man born blind, not as a result of his sins or his parents’ sins, or any generational curse:
BUT THAT THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF GOD MIGHT MANIFEST IN HIM.
And look at another instance of GLORY IN THE FIRE below:
John 11:1-4 KJV
 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
 When Jesus heard that , he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
And I am just beginning to understand the wisdom of God in making Lazarus sick unto death that God might be glorified in his life.
And was He not glorified indeed when Lazarus was raised up after four days? In Chapter 12, the raising up Lazarus brought many Jews to believe in Jesus Christ.
God proved to DANIEL and all the land of Babylon that He didn’t have to deliver His Servant, Daniel, from getting to the lions….BUT HE TOOK MORE GLORY AND HONOR IN ALLOWING DANIEL TO GET INTO THE LIONS’ DEN, BEFORE DELIVERING HIM.
He became the only man in the Bible who spent a night hosted with much hospitality by a Pride of hungry lions. He came out free and unhurt from the lion’s den the next morning.
WHENEVER YOU ARE PRAYING THAT THE LORD SHOULD TAKE ALL THE GLORY AND SHOW FORTH HIS GLORY IN YOUR LIFE AT ALL COST…..
YOU ARE PRAYING TO SEE THE GLORY IN THE FIRE!!!!!
My Prayer is :
“Lord Jesus, give me the Power and Grace to show forth Your Glory in my Life”
What is your Prayer this morning.