Scripture Reading: Daniel 3:26–30
“Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God,” Daniel 3:28.
Father, we pray that your Holy Spirit will rain down upon us. Rain down and quench the fire of the enemy, rain down and bring revival into our lives, rain down and pour your wonderful counsel and excellent working into our lives, O Lord.
The Bible says, “Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither,” verse 26. When he saw that the fire he created had no power over these men, he did not just tell them to come forth and go to their homes, he said, “come forth, and come hither.” He wanted to know more about these men who had such a fire in them that his fire could not touch them because they were covered with the glory of God that quenches the fire of the enemy. As you commit to worship the King of kings and no other, those who have set fire around you will call you to come forth and come hither. They want you to come closer, so they can know your God.
The first part of Daniel 3:27 says, “And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power.” How can you be a person upon whose body the fire of the world will have no power? The only way it can happen is how it happened for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. You must have the glory fire, and we see the glory of God in the Presence of the Son of God in this situation. The fire of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego protected them from the fire of the world, so that the smell of the fire did not even touch them. “Nor was a hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them,” Daniel 3:27. Beloved, you could be in a fire and not be burnt, but to not even smell of the smoke means there is another fire covering you. Beyond the fire is the glory of God. I want you to internalize and pray that you will commit to worship God so that the glory fire will protect you; the fire of the world will not reach you.
“Then Nebuchadnezzar honoured the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent His angel to deliver His servants that trusted in Him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies that they might not serve any god except their own God,” verse 28.
Beloved, the Bible says in verse 29, “Therefore, I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.” How prophetic! Your God is as valid to you as you are valid to Him. If Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had obeyed and done what was expedient, they would not have seen their God in this matter. But as they stood for Him, He stood for them. Verse 30 says that the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.
Many of us who look for promotion worship the idols of the age, worship the golden image, and serve other gods. But beloved, I say to you, ultimate promotion comes from being committed to God. If God looks at you and says, “Ah, that person is my own, that person is not interested in any other, their only agenda is me,” He will turn the hearts of kings to favour you. When Nebuchadnezzar’s fire did not burn, God turned his heart to acknowledge the glory of God in their miraculous deliverance.
Are you ready for promotion? God is calling you to walk before Him and become perfect. When you walk before God it means you are totally committed to Him and that He will manifest His glory for you.
Beloved, do you love God? Will you be committed to Him, so you will get the promotion of the committed? Those who compromise get temporary promotion, but those who are committed get permanent promotion. Set yourself up for promotion. Be committed to the King of kings. May you experience the promotion of the committed as you stand up for Him in your generation in Jesus’ name. Amen.
You cannot stand for Him, except you are born again. So if you are not born again, pray with me and say, “Dear Lord Jesus, write my name in the book of life. Give me the grace to be committed to you and bless me with the promotion of the committed in Jesus’ name.” Amen.