Fire Challenge

I remember seeing this a while ago during the period the fire challenge was going viral (very stupid btw) However this is more to do with a caption I saw related to it ‘ if yo name aint Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego the fire challenge aint fa you’, which made me laugh a bit and think.  We should know their story in the book of Daniel about these three men. For those who don’t, I will give you a  recap.

The Israelites were in captivity at the time of the reign of A king called Nebuchadnezzar in the city of Babylon, and there was a time the king made an image out of gold and told everyone to bow down to it, but Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused and the news got back to the king. He summoned them  and told them to bow down and if they don’t they would be thrown into a blazing furnace.  They replied “if we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.  But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” The king became angry and told them to heat up the furnace seven times and they were thrown in, the fire was so hot that it burnt the soldiers that threw them in. However nothing happened to them, the king called them forth from the fire and there was not a scratch on them. The king was so amazed and he declared no one could say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednago.  You can read the the full story from the book of Daniel 1-3.

My question is how many times do we bow down to the gods of this world? There are many things we have idolized in our lives which has taken the place of God as number one, even people. These things or people are straying us away but we need to stand and refuse to bow down.  We can all somehow relate to the book of Daniel, because society has a way of sucking us in and we don’t realize it till it is too late, but God called us to stand out. We need to stray from the world and run towards God, the scripture says in Romans 12:2

 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.’

Fire consumes everything it touches and the Holy Spirit is fire, which should be within us to consume all fleshy desires  and anything displeasing to God . This should be our challenge, the Holy Ghost challenge, for God to consume us and for his fire to spread, which no one  can  put out. Let a revival start with you that will save generations, nations, churches. If you feel your fire is slowly dying, reignite yourself, and that’s by dwelling in God’s presence and seeking his face. Isaiah 55:6, Mathew 6:33.  Seek God. Dont give up, dont let your faith crumble. If Shadrach, Messhach and Abednego didnt have faith, that fire would have consumed them. They also had each other. We need each other to grow, We are a body (1 Corinthians 12:27). Even Jesus had the 12 disciples so who are you to think you can do it all by yourself. Pride is not of God, humble yourself. It is not weakness to cry for help. Dont let this world tear you apart. Run to God NOW. You can never have enough of God.

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