The fiery furnace did a few powerful things;
1. It annihilated the unauthorized associates – the guards that were attached to the Hebrew boys did not have the favor and blessing of God to be near the fire let alone in it. Subsequently the heat outside of the fire killed them as they put the Hebrew boys INTO IT. Some people have attached themselves to you not to boost you to your destination but to bind you to destruction. God turns up the heat in and on your life to burn them away.
2. It activated the awesomeness of their access – the Hebrew boys had access to the awesomeness of God’s presence and power. When THEY TOOK FAITH INTO THE FIRE, the access they had to the awesomeness of God’s presence and power was activated, with THE SON OF GOD GRANTING A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE EPIC WE WOULD LATER COME TO KNOW AS IMMANUEL – GOD WITH US! They (and everybody else) discovered the friendship and favor they had with Almighty God!
3. It annulled the authority of their adversary – the king’s authority, which was adversarial to them, was annulled and subjected to the Authority of the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. He no longer had any power over them because he was introduced to the ONE Who has ALL POWER! The fiery furnace is designed to give your enemies a reality check about who you are, who they ARE NOT – AND ULTIMATELY WHO GOD IS! Additionally, those some adversaries will undergo an attitude adjustment, changing their minds about God and changing their minds about YOU!
4. It caused the arrival of the application of their advancement – the same king who wanted to annihilate them now advanced them, causing them to prosper, Dan. 3:30, NASB. Don’t despise the fiery furnace; it is about to be the avenue to some of the greatest blessings in your life!
These are just a few things done by the fiery furnace….
Pastor Darren E Butler, Sr