Something had to happen. What it was or what it is, whether it last a long time or just a little while, pain must come. There must be an enemy. We have no future without one. Be it an act great or small, our flesh must die.
As his ‘Righteousness’, no weapon formed against us shall prosper because if God be for us He is more than those against us. We speak His Word over our hurts and sorrows. This is our way of escape from the natural to the spiritual – the realm of truth.
“Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual. And commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace.
The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace.”
Today, this is what they would call “Turned Up.” It wasn’t just the three boys it was also the soldiers. The enemy will always believe lives are expendable. Sometimes it feels like your enemy can see right through you. What vision? What insight? The purpose of your enemy seems to get lost in the fight. But, God has a purpose. Elisha prayed for God to open the eyes of his servant so he could see that more were with them. His servant needed to see the other realm…“As it is on earth, so it is in heaven.”
This is the realm of faith. We’re the evidence of things not seen are revealed. We’re your spirit bears witness. A place for your enemy…at the appointed time…to bear witness to the power of your God and your future deep within their soul. This is the place your enemy fears. This is the place where they encounter God, the Spirit of Truth, and fear.
“Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.” He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here…So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire… They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them… Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.”
God will open the eyes of your enemy and show them that the battle is not yours but the Lords. Then, the Lord will give you double for your trouble.