The world says we all have a number, the world says we all have a price. What is your number, is it $1000000 is it 10 million dollars what is your number. I was watching a TV show and they asked the husband why did he kill his wife he said I needed the insurance money. What is your number, what is your reason for selling out on God. What would we sell our soul to the devil for could it be a certain woman or a certain man or the house or the car or any material thing, what is your number, you may say that you don’t have a member but the world says that everything is negotiable. Let me give you an example the word says that we should pray without ceasing the word says that we should meditate on God’s word day and night, I have a question what is stopping you from meditating on God’s word daily what is stopping you from praying 6 times a day what is stopping you from fasting once a week. In the Book of Daniel the third chapter we find that Nebuchadnezzar has made golden image.
And everyone was to fall down and worship the golden image and if they did not they would be cast into a burning fiery furnace.
In the word of God it says that we should not fear any man because man can only kill the body not the spirit. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Said that they did not have a price.
Sorry Not For sale. Even the threat of death could not persuade them, this is amazing because Jesus had not come on the scene yet, we do know that when Jesus came on the scene he took the sting out of death we do know that in the New Testament that it says that absent from the body being present with the Lord it’s amazing that these three Hebrew boys had this must faith in God. How many of us would have changed our mind and bow down to the golden image in order to say our life we do know that Jesus said that the one who tries to save his life will lose his life. Listen to what the three Hebrew boys saying Old King we have no need to answer you in this matter if this be so our God we serve is able to Deliver Us From The Burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand Old King. But but if he does not deliver us we still will not serve your God or worship your God… what is your price? You know the story but what I would like to focus on is the fight that these three Hebrew boys were on one Accord they encourage one another they were willing to die together what kind of friends do you have that’s willing to stick with you willing to pray with you and for you willing to stick by your side until the very end these three Hebrew boys had one thing in common they all serve a god that they knew and loved because the word of God says that is very hard to break a 3 /4 Cord. The Word said when 2 or 3 touch and agree.and pray. The woRd says when 2 or 3 gather in my name I am in the mist. God had to be in the fire because His word can not lie it will not come back void.
We have to stand on God’s word. When it does not look good. When we are in the furnace of bad health, furnace of a bad marriage, furnace of no money in the bank, Fern is a family stab you in the back, furnace of trials and tribulations, we must stand on God’s word because God’s word says many of the afflictions of the righteous but God delivered them from them all we must stand on God’s word we must find some friends the willing to stand on God’s word to encourage one another. We must understand that if you are a child of God you will be persecuted if you are a child of God you will be thrown in the fiery furnace but Jesus said be of good cheer because I’m overcame the world if you are a child of God weapons will form against you but they shall not Prosper if you are a child of God you are more than a conqueror if you are a child of God the fiery furnace is not the end but the beginning. Remember they turn the fire up seven times hotter but they forgot one thing that 7 is the number of completion and 8 is a new beginning. And the one that turned up the fire they got burned up they forgot that God said that if you dig one ditch dig to ditch they forgot that God said do not touch my anointing they didn’t understand that God said that the battle is mine that God said I’ll make your enemies your footstool in other words God will take care of the people that are turning up the heat on you. That’s why God said do not fret evil do Wars there be soon cut down like the grass. Yes as a child of God you will be thrown in the fiery furnace but as a child of God you will come out smelling like Chanel Number 5 you will come out smelling like Versace you would come out smelling like your favorite perfume but you won’t smell like smoke and other words you won’t look like that you’ve been through the fire because whatever God will take you to he’ll take you through. Well that’s not the end of the story we do know that the three Hebrew boys came out the fiery furnace but never can answer said that there were four in the fiery furnace but only 3 came out now I don’t know about you but if there was 4 and only 3 came out that means that there is one still in the fiery furnace why is there one still in the fiery furnace because when you and I thrown in the fiery furnace Jesus will be there when you and I go through our trials and tribulations Jesus will be there when you and I grieve over a loved one that was lost Jesus will be there when you and I suffer Injustice Jesus will be there when you and I suffer persecution Jesus will be there for David did say I was once young but now I am old and I’m never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread yes Jesus it’s still in the fiery furnace and I know that you can testify that you’ve been through the fire and came out of the fire thank God for Jesus. Nebuchadnezzar did not understand that there was three Hebrew boys one for the father one for the Son one for the Holy Spirit and they came together as one, on one Accord. But that’s not the end of the story Nebuchadnezzar answered and said blessed be the god of shed right Meshach and Abednego who has sent his Angel and deliver his servants who’s trusted in him and set aside the King’s Command and yield up their bodies rather than just serve and worship any God except their own God neberkenezer started to praise God and all these people praise God my goodness look at God, what that tells me is that sometime God will allow you to go into the fiery furnace in order to save someone else, God will allow you to get down just to pick you up a guy would allow you to get sick just to heal your body God will allow you to be lonely just so you can show up and show out in your life to get someone else attention to perform a miracle because he knows that without Miracles the people will not follow that’s why he said that I am made strong in your weakness. Don’t run from the fiery furnace because the fiery furnace is necessary so the next time you’re in the furnace do not adjust your set is just a test of your faith and God using you for His glory and to save a lost soul. That’s why the word said make your body a living sacrifice. If you stand up for God He will stand up for you.
This reminds me of the shooting Columbine High School, the shooter said to the young girl if you the mouse Jesus I will let you live, you know the story her price was , you can’t make me doubt him I know too much about Him. I owe Him my life. I believe in God’s word when He said In My Father’s House there are many mansions I go to prepare a place for you, so go ahead let me go home.
What is your price?
To God Be The Glory
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Rev. Antonio Thomas