Everyone has a “take-this-cup-from-me” moment. Standing there with those lions (an evil world system you are a part of with no choice of your own) surrounding you, staring you down, wanting to devour you and leave no trace of you behind; being thrown into a furnace (how can people be so evil?) to be burnt up forever.
“BUT GOD!” Oh yes, my friend! There IS a “BUT GOD” – you are NOT ALONE! Just as HE shut the mouth of the lions (they stared at me, wanting me to be gone, brought down in shame, guilt, and humiliation-deliver me! Oh God from the hand of my enemies) He WILL shut the mouth of the lions surrounding YOU! He IS the fourth Man in the fire WITH you! See Him there! You ARE NOT EVER ALONE when you have HIM! You will come out whole! You will come out unscathed! With not even the smell of smoke on you! He is your strong right arm to shut the mouth of the lions! He is your shield against the flames!
Victory NOW! Yes indeed! I dance before the Lord in celebration, celebration that He has brought me out! My strong right arm is He! My shield in the burning flames of persecution! Tonight I celebrate My God who has delivered me from the mouth of the lions and the fiery furnace! Exultation in GOD!
God is no respecter of persons! What He did for me, He WILL do for you!
Count on it!
“He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.” Psalm 55:18
“The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.” Psalm 116:6
“But You have saved us from our adversaries, And You have put to shame those who hate us.” Psalm 44:7
“Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.” Psalm 59:1
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.” Psalm 138:7
“Who also brings me out from my enemies; You even lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.” 2 Samuel 22:49