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Daniel 3:1-30; Acts 4:18-22; Daniel 3:13; Exodus 20:3; Isaiah 43:2; Philippians 1:12; John 11:4; 1 Peter 1:6-7
March 11, 2007
We are in the book of Daniel and one of my favorite chapters, chapter 3. We are going to be talking about the fire this morning, Faith Under Fire. Faith under fire becomes faith on fire. You don't know how good God is, how much power God has, how sufficient his grace is, unless you go through difficult times. You don't know that you can count on God to come through until you reach the end of yourself and you have no one to count on except God. Then you learn something about the awesome God that you worship. You know when you get into that trial, you get in those storms, your anchor holds. As a Christian, your theology of adversity must include three scenarios: 1. miracle. God is able. God is unlimited. God is all powerful. God can do anything. The bible says with God, nothing is impossible. God can zap you. I don't care what's wrong with you. He could instantly zap you and He does it. Now, He doesn't do that often and we don't know why. We do know that he is following His plan which is a better plan than we have. Are you with me? You can always pray for a miracle. Don't ever give up hope. People ask is it time to give up hope? Not until God dies or until the person dies. So pray for that miracle. That's something that you hold on to because God can prevent something bad from happening. He or his angels can jerk you out of danger. You know what I believe? I don't know this, but I just believe that we would be shocked to know how many times because we think God doesn't do that very often, but how many times God or His angels have jerked us out of danger and we got a miracle that we didn't even know about. So, God can prevent bad things from happening.
The second is message. The first is miracle and the second is message. God knows th ...
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