sexta-feira, 22 de março de 2019
THE NARROW PATH TO RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - DAY 81
by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA
In Daniel chapter six, King Darius was tricked by his leaders who were jealous of Daniel, into signing a decree that stated; whoever petitioned any god or man for thirty days, except him would be cast into the den of lions. When Daniel knew the decree had been signed he continued to pray, not in secret but with his window open for all to see. Consequently, he was cast into the lion’s den to be destroyed but God sent His angel and shut the mouths of the lions.
The resolve of Daniel to continue worshiping God regardless of the consequence stands as a lesson and motivation to all that travel the Narrow Path to Relationship with God. Bitter words are the fiery darts the devil uses to set your emotions on fire. They are coupled with thoughts like; are you going to allow that person to falsely accuse you? Defend yourself! Don’t be a fool, defend yourself. It is a trap, a strategy, commonly used by the demonic to destroy your foundation of love by causing you to break covenant.
Learn the lesson from Daniel. Keep on praying, keep on forgiving, make up your mind to walk in the blessings of the Covenant and not the consequences of breaking it.
King Darius loved Daniel and when he realized he had been deceived into destroying Daniel, King Darius spent the night praying and asking God to save Daniel. Early in the morning King Darius went to the lion’s den and when he found Daniel alive rejoiced and command those that deceived him be thrown to the lions.
Daniel 6:24–28 (NKJV) And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions—them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den. Then King Darius wrote: To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end. He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
Keep following the Narrow Path beloved, King Jesus is praying for you! And soon His love flowing through you will shout the mouth of the accusing a lion and you will prosper in the eternal kingdom of King Jesus!