by Benjamin Munsell on January 31, 2020
Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the... musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well : but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; AND WHO IS THAT GOD THAT SHALL DELIVER YOU OUT OF MY HANDS? Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. Then these men were bound in their (clothes)... and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; AND THE form of the FOURTH IS LIKE THE SON OF GOD. And (all)... saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. Daniel 3:13-15,19,21,24-25,27. This is a simple little lesson that shows that you don't get to die, even by the hands of man, until the Lord says so. Man can do his best to take you out, BUT IT HAS TO GO THROUGH THE THRONE ROOM FIRST. Then, and ONLY then, do you go Home. Stephen Preached his greatest Sermon, and they killed him on the spot. "And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit". Acts 7:59. Only the Lord knows when man will, Be Blessed.