There is no doubt that Daniel was blessed and guarded by God, as we can see in his book. In this text, we will emphasize what happened in the Lion’s Den. Just like Daniel, how many Dens have we already entered and over which the Lord made us victorious? How many deliverances has the Lord provided us? We’ll talk about that!
Have you ever had the experience of fasting? What were your interests in doing so? You see, young one, the genuine fast is not when we do it for ourselves, but to fulfil the Lord’s will.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Co 3: 18)
Throughout our journey in this world who has never been in doubt as to what path to follow? Like pilgrims in the arid desert, the sun can get very harsh, making us lose our senses and direction. Regardless of the situation or motive, whether it is in our service to the Lord, our relationships, our feelings, our desires, or our thoughts, it is certain that at one moment the God’s man heart will question: “Why can’t I see Your will, Lord?” The answer is not always hastily given, but it is simple. While we look at the sun and to its intense heat, we won’t find the path, for God conducts His own through His glory.
There is a system in the world that was created by God’s enemy. And It is constantly updated and changed to try to fulfil the void in it.
In the Bible, the Greek-origin word to “aion” is usually translated to “world”, “century” or “age” (1 Co 1:20; Rm 12:2; Cl 1:26; 2 Tm 4:10). “whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine on them.” (2 Corinthians 4:4). The current system ruled by Satan has the goal of putting us away from God’s presence, the only one that can truly satisfy us.
Nearer, my God, to thee. Even if affliction and pain are the reason to lead me to Your presence, I want to come to near You. I want to go near to you because I know You are the one who sustains and tends me. I want to come near to You because I know that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the sufferings You endured. I want to come near to You because I know You saved me from my sins and death: “for the wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). Forever I will proclaim: nearer, my God, to thee. For the more I proclaim, the more the Lord God comes near to me.
Who has ever heard about the queen of Sheba? I, personally, just heard three or four preaches about her. On my biblical reading she passed unnoticed through the first times, till the day this sentence catched my eyes: “(…) there was no more spirit in her.” (1 Kings. 10:5)
Very little is known about this character. There is no biography about her, neither her name is known. But, how deep experience these verses written in 1 King 10 and 2 Chronicles 9 cause on us!
From January 11st to 14th, Holy Generation Conference was held, with the subject “Transformed to Transform”. There were four intense days of gathering with messages, lectures, worship moments and recreational activities. Meanwhile, something remarkable was produced in the partakers, who received content and encouragement to live their Christian life.
There are many inspiring stories in the Bible. Among them, we can cite the story of Joseph. His life was not a bed of roses. He went through tough situations. To sum it up, he:
- Was cast into a pit by his brother out of jealousy, and then pulled up and sold as a slave;
- Was considered dead by his father;
- Was unfairly accused of trying to abuse the wife of his boss Potiphar;
- Was thrown in a dungeon due to false accusation from Potiphar’s wife;
- Was forgotten by the cupbearer after helping him by interpreting his dream in prison;
- Stayed two more years in arrest after that, even though he had committed no crime.
Even so, Joseph, when he reunited with his brothers once again, said:
“So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.” (Gn 45: 8)
“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” (Gn 50: 20)