I sensed from the Lord in this very hour His desire to comfort, remind, and reassure His people of His presence with us in the midst of fiery trials. I sensed the Lord remind me of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Although they were tossed alive into a burning, fiery furnace there was One in the furnace with them, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
My dear brothers and sisters, the Lord is with you even right now through your personal fiery furnace. Where the enemy has desired to destroy you in the fire, the Lord is FORGING you in the FIRE. In the forging of the fire is where the Lord imprints His very image within us that we might be a reflection of Him. The Lord with concentrated effort and purpose is molding and making His people through the fiery circumstances surrounding His sons and daughters.
King Nebuchadnezzar is a picture and type of the demonic assaults that are taking place against the people of God currently. These men were targeted for their single-hearted devotion and dedication to the Lord. In this hour there is an increase in demonic attacks and in spiritual warfare. There are those in the body of Christ who are experiencing these hellish attacks.
BUT the LORD is also in the FIRE with His people to preserve, to protect, and to promote His people to greater levels in Him. With the promotion of God must come the passing through the fire.
Take heart fellow saints in whatever fiery furnace you may find yourselves in presently. When you come out you are going to shine forth the glory of God!
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you,” 1 Peter 4:12.
~ Kevin Stevens