Victory Over Fire By Rev Eastwood Anaba

THE WORD SIROCCO

Monday, July 15, 2019

Month Theme: Purpose and Divine Assistance

Topic: Victory Over Fire

Scripture Reading:

Daniel 3:1-18

Main Text:

Daniel 3:17-18

Doing God’s will may expose you to the danger of being thrown into the fire of affliction. Many believers try to avoid this by compromising with the world and resorting to ungodly means to acquire material wealth and worldly positions. People go through times of pain, loss and destruction when they are trying to glorify God with their lives. These tough times can be compared to being thrown into the fire. Going through fire is when you are engulfed by trials that threaten to destroy you and those who are associated with you.

Amongst those taken into Babylonian captivity were Hananiah meaning “Jah has favoured”, named Shadrach, Mishael meaning “who is what God is”, named Meshach and Azariah meaning “Jah has helped”, named Abednego. The king gave Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego the option to worship the image and go free or they would be thrown into the fiery furnace. These holy young men instantly rebuffed the king’s threats and said they would not worship the golden image. They said even if God would not deliver them, they would not worship the image King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. They were eventually thrown into the fire but they came out unharmed.

“God was their judge” and they were not afraid of the king’s command. “Jah favoured them” and their enemies confessed that God was with them (Daniel 3:12-18). Believers who refuse to bow to the devil are thrown into the fire but they have the power to come out of it unscathed. The purpose of this book is to instil such faith in you that you will overcome the destructive effects that fires of affliction have upon your life. The trials and afflictions of life will not destroy your dreams and purposes. Those who watch you go through the fire will see you emerge without any hurt. You have victory over any fire the devil throws you into.

Prayer:

Pray for the grace to survive every fire of affliction without giving up.

Recommended Reading:

“Wailers and Prevailers” and “Victory Over Fire” by Eastwood Anaba

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