King Nebuchadnezzar was an evil man. He made a giant gold statue and demanded that everyone bow down to him and his gods. Either bow or get thrown in a blazing furnace.
He got word that 3 Jews: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow down to the King’s statue or gods. King Nebuchadnezzar summoned them and demanded that they bow down or get stuck in the blazing furnace. He even asked, “What God can rescue you from my hands?”
They refused and were all three thrown into the blazing furnace tied up together. He heated it up so hot that the soldiers that escorted them in died. All of the sudden, you see them walking around in the fire like it was nothing and you see a fourth person.
He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Daniel 3:25 NIV
This was years before Jesus was born in his earthly body, but he was with them. God had his hand on them as he does us. I wouldn’t suggest jumping into a blazing furnace, but anything is possible with God. Even Old evil Nebuchadnezer was stunned when he saw them walk out of the furnace.
28Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.
Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble, for no other god can save in this way.” Daniel 3:28-29 NIV
God is amazing. Amen. There is Nothing That Our God Can’t Do.
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