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When Faith Is in the Fire | Part 1

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October 5, 2021 8:00 am

When Faith Is in the Fire | Part 1

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October 5, 2021 8:00 am

In this message from the Book of Daniel, Adrian Rogers shows us how to stand alone, even when our faith is on fire.

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In this day and age, we must learn to stand alone, listen closely to the real Rogers excursion) stare all alone. More and more and more you're going to find that it is necessary to learn standalone in the day and age in which we live, and if it is necessary now in your office in your school on your team in your neighborhood.

If it is necessary now as the days get darker. How much more necessary will it be for your children to love and worth finding featuring the dynamic teaching Adrian Rogers is these days grow gloriously dim. We must stand on the principles of God's word for things that are true and righteous which lasted throughout time and eternity. Daniel chapter 3 tells the story of Shadrach me shack and Abednego, who refused to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar's idol story reminds us that we will face immense pressure to bow down yet. We must standalone.

If you have your Bible turn to Daniel chapter 3 is Adrian Rogers reveals how to stand when faith is in the fire. By the third chapter about why your fireman. Let me tell you about an ancient Christian. This man's name was Athanasius. Athanasius was a bold strong Christian and he would take stands and other people would say he is arrogant or he is stubborn he is narrowminded man for his name was Steve And Theodosia said Athanasius, Athanasius, Paul world is against you. Athanasius said to Theodosius, then Athanasius is against the whole world. It takes. It takes courage) to stand alone. More and more and more you're going to find that it is necessary to learn standalone in the day and age in which we live, and if it is necessary now in your office in your school on your team in your neighborhood. If it is necessary now as the days get darker.

How much more necessary will it be for your children, so I want you to learn the standalone and I want you to teach your children the standalone, not out of stubbornness, not out of arrogance not out of narrowmindedness but to stand up for Jesus and to stand on the principles of God's word and the stamp of those things that accrue and righteous and just and the things that will last throughout time and eternity. Let me read to you some scripture here.

Daniel chapter 3 verse one Nebuchadnezzar, the king made an image of no whose height was threescore cubits, and the breath thereof six cubits, and he set it up in the plaintiff due to in the province of Babylon. The Nebuchadnezzar, the king sent to gather together the princes the governors the captains the judges the treasures the counselors the shares and all the rulers of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up in the princes the governors the captains the judges the treasures the counselors the sheriffs and all was of the provinces were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king set up and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up Ben and Harold cried aloud to you. It is commanded old people, nations and languages that it what time you hear the sound of the cornet flute Park psych, but sultry dulcimer all kinds of music, he shall fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up and whose snowfall is not down and worship shall the same be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Therefore, the time when all the people heard the sound of the cornet flute Park site, but sultry in all kinds of music all the people to nations and the languages fell down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king set up balusters because they are waiting to pick up a store in a moment, but already recognizing it's the story of the three Hebrew children who were thrown into the fiery furnace in which of us is not known that story for a long long time and we learned it when we were in Sunday school about these three Jewish boys who would not worship that image withdrawal into the five furnace because they wouldn't budge in a wooden bow and we found that they also would not burn and they came out of that fiery furnace, and we've all rejoiced in that store. My friend listening that is not just simply what God has gone is a record of what God is doing and it is not merely a record of what God has said is a record of what God is saying, and you're going to find your self very soon in a fiery furnace. Some incendiary circumstance before long. If you are a Bible believing Christian, you're going to find out that your faith will be in the file and it will be necessary for you. Like these young men of old standalone.

Now Nebuchadnezzar was an ego maniac, a megalomaniac, he was tough school about the sense of his own importance. So great was his ego so great was his self worship that he had an image made of himself and demanded that everyone would bow down and worship that image. I want you to see that gigantic images that stood out there in the planes of duress like some missile on the pad waiting to be launched in. I want to hear the command given that everybody is to bow down and worship that image RL to be thrown in the fiery furnace. That's all they needed. When the band struck up there with thousands of dust and fell down in obeisance before that golden image that I say all three there that day would not bow and they were indeed because they stood alone thrown into a fiery furnace. Now this has great great great relevance for you for me today in this age in which we live and more and more and more relevance would have because you see, Daniel is a book of prophecy and Nebuchadnezzar is a type a picture. An illustration of the antichrist. Did you hear that there is coming a man who will one day rule the world is Babylon was ruled by Nebuchadnezzar. He will be the devils Messiah. He's called in the Bible.

The beast is called in the Bible & is called in the Bible, the lawless one is called in the Bible.

The wicked one is called in the Bible. The anti-Christ.

All of these are different appellate those names, descriptions, lawn incredibly wicked human being who may now be living who will one day rule the world during a. The Bible tells as the great tribulation. Evolutionists believe that man sprung from the beast man. We are headed to the beast. That beast is the Antichrist now is that what is that have to do with me. I don't have to worry about antichrist don't I understand the Scripture limit to say that when the when the Christians are are taken out of the world, and the antichrist will come. That is true. I believe that but I want to put your margin first John chapter 2 in verse 28. Don't turn to just jot it down and let me share it with you. The apostle John said even in his day, little children, it is the last time, and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now there are many antichrists did you get many antichrists whereby we know it is the last time.

That is, the more you see antichrists the spirit of antichrist is in the world. The more you realize that you are living in the last time. Now this man is a picture of Antichrist himself.

The three things I want to see primarily as we look at the story we see the story of these three men, Shadrach me shack and Abednego, who refused to bow down to the Kings image and first of all, as we learn to stand alone. I want you to see the very fury that these boys faced. I mean the Great Depression does that were upon them again. Let me show you that Nebuchadnezzar does picture and the and stands for the antichrist. Let me give you some interesting things. For example, the Nebuchadnezzar made an image of himself and told everybody to worship that putting your margin Revelation chapter 13 beginning in verse 13. Just listen to it now because time is short and I may go faster.

Jot the Scriptures down and I'll share them with you. Revelation chapter 13 verse 13 and he is speaking of the antichrist.

Now, not Nebuchadnezzar. This is way back in the last book of the Bible, not the book of Daniel, the book of Revelation listen to and he did with great oneness so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on earth in the side of man and the sea within the telomere by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the side of the beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by sword, and did live and he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

Nebuchadnezzar said I've got an image if you don't worship it you going to be killed. The antichrist is coming, he's going to make an image more incredible than the one Nebuchadnezzar made and if those people that I will not worship that image they will be killed.

An interesting use of the number six is here.

Look in chapter 3, verse one of the king made an image of Golden's height was threescore cubits high ministry school well at 60 and the breath of it was 16 cubits, and how many pieces of orchestration were in the orchestra look in verse five what time you hear the sound of the cornet. That's one the flute. That's to the heart best read the site, but that's for the software that's five in the dulcimer. That's all for this thing. You find 666. Well, what is the number of the beast. The antichrist is going to come. Revelation chapter 13 and verse 18 here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast Lord is the number man and the number is 600 threescore and 6666. So what I'm trying to say is this, that there was a man named Nebuchadnezzar. He is a type a picture a prophecy. An illustration of antichrist that will come. Antichrist will come one day he will set up an image. One day he will use the number 666 because universal worship brought in this day and in this age in which we now the spirit of antichrist is already in the world. There are many antichrists, and if people in that they must stand alone, so must we.

In this day stand alone, and there will be incredible pressure, I want you to see what'll Nebuchadnezzar did so long ago to try to get people to conform. First of all, there will be emotional enticement look in verse five.

At what time you hear the sound of the cone at the flute the heart the site, but the psaltery, dulcimer and all kinds of music you shall fall down and worship the golden image. The Babylonian orchestra began to play. There was incredible music to see what does music do music touches the emotions music is the gift of God, but the devil also knows the power of music and Satan is using music today like never before to enforce his diabolical plans upon the world. Satan is a master musician. The Bible even speaks of Satan is having tablets or pipe sitting when he speaks is like majestic music by his music can be hideously beautiful or it can have a demonic beat, but it is Satan's tomb was never before. Satan wants to capture a generation by music and who will deny who will deny that there is emotional enticement. But wait a minute not only emotional enticement. Secondly, there is social in inducement, the Bible mentions in verses two and three that every body was doing this and in verse four that Harold cried aloud to you.

It is commanded all people, nations and languages. Every body is going to be doing and if you do not fall in line.

If you do not step in time.

If you do not do what you're told to do in this day and in this age you going to be looked upon as an ball. We are moving quickly to a one world is a one world government, the America that we've known is being diluted and being absorbed into a generation and into a globalism spurred on by global gullibility of those who will not stand alone and stand for what is right. I want to be first of all there is emotional enticement bears the music. Then there's social inducement.

Everybody is doing it and then there is a government enforcement, government enforcement look, if you will, in verse six and Housel fall, not down and worship the same shall be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Now the government and that they and the government more and more in our day is trying to squeeze every body into a mold and say that you cannot stand for this language you cannot stand what I think we will arrest you for contempt of court or we will take away your tax exempt status.

We will do this we will do that because you are in the way of the progress of peace and friend Jesus said in the last days this coming a time when those who kill you will think they do God's service as a man named Jim Lewis who has an organization called fundamentalist anonymous. That is, I was once a member of a Bible believing church.

Now they use the term fundamentalist in us with a sneer as a pejorative term and I finally came out. I extradited myself from that form of mind control that's what they call it. And now for other people who were once caught up in this kind of an organization. Here is a way to liberate yourself and for yourself is not so bad. You just at the pity those people and feel sorry for them, but I want to get the mindset I want to quote what he said medicine to be speaking of you if you're a Bible believer. Here's what he says they have a mindset of seeing the world in black and white, good and evil that is very totalitarian and authoritarian. We think it is a mental health problem and when translated into the political arena is a democratic problem. He's just simply saying frame when you stand up and say the Bible says and this is wrong and this is right. Human leasing bears a mental health problem and when it becomes a mental health problem then becomes a democratic problem. These are the people standing in the way world peace that you think that's a joke.

Friend, you go to the former Soviet Union and find all of those who were cast. Not into prison. But in the mental health hospital because they dare stand up and say this is wrong and this is right and we will not go along and so not only was there.

This governmental enforcement is going to be a spiritual defilement spiritual defilement. You see, the devil was behind all of this look in verse six and Housel fall, not down and alertness about the devil. The devil does not want casualties. He wants convert the devil wants to be worship and the antichrist that comes he wants to be worship again. Revelation chapter 13 verses seven and eight and was given to him. That is antichrist to make war with the Saints and overcome them. That's governmental enforcement and power was given him over all kindreds and tongues and nations and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world and that's the power that's what we're up against my dear friend, we're up against emotional enticement were up against social inducement governmental enforcement.

We're up against spiritual defilement and it is in the world.

Everywhere where everywhere in the city's in your city where you are listening to this program today and you don't have to learn to stand against. Secondly, I want you to see none right first thing is what I call the theory they faced the second thing I want you to see is the faith that they follow. I want to see what it was and help these three young men to stand alone because these are the things that you're going to have that and you have to have in the hearts and lives of the children begin in verse 13. If you will die in chapter 3 and verse 13 then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach me shack and Abednego then they brought these men before the king and Nebuchadnezzar spake and set of them is a true oh, Shadrach me shack and Abednego do not you serve my gods to worship the golden image which I've set up Nike be ready at what time you hear the sound of the cornet fluke harp site, but sultry and dulcimer and all kinds of music you fall down and worship the image which I may well but if you worship not he should be cast the same hour into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Now notice the spirit of antichrist to notice the the contempt he has forgotten is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands now old folks here where it gets good Shadrach me shack Abednego answered and said to the king of all Nebuchadnezzar. We are not careful to answer the in this matter what he says were not careful. That is, we don't have to hesitate will have to study about it were not worried about it. We don't have to ponder about were not careful to answer the in this matter. It'd be so our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine handle king but now notice to us. Hallelujah. But if not, no big deal king that we will not serve thy gods know worship the golden image which thou hast said now suppose we are there we we say, and I was let's give you some advice. It does not mean your faith is about to be in the fire. Now fellas let me just tell you what to do here is the average classical Christian speaking, when in Babel and do one was a Babylonians go along to get along.

I mean after all be a lot better for you to compromise a little bit here and little longer so you do some more good than just simply be stubborn in the stand up and after all Christians are supposed to get along with everybody and everything, including the devil himself. So just don't don't stand alone, but these men did and how did they do it by the faith that they had not want you to notice the faith they follow ballot to notice three things about that faith. Number one, it was a settled faith afflicted with verse 16 and verse 16. They said there were not careful to answer, you will gain will have to get in a huddle, how quick will have to ponder it relapsing. I can give us a night to sleep on it. We'll have to have a committee meeting what I believe these boys had done.

I believe these boys had already been in a revival meeting. I believe they have been a revival meeting before they were carried away captive on the good King Josiah. There been a revival in the preaching of Jeremiah. They had God's word hidden down in the heart. They already knew what was right they already knew what was wrong, let me take something different there, too many of you spending too much time trying to make up your mind what you're going to do about this thing this thing in this thing and this link. One of the greatest things I've learned in life is one big decision will keep you from a lot of little ones make one big. If you ever want going after supper one night and plow the driveway she says will where you will get what you will what will I don't want that so I don't know what vessels are used in car all over the neighborhood like this.

Many can look folks, if you know you're going to us in such a place. When, after just turning right. I mean you made one big decision, then the rest is just automatic & he is in life when you when you make a certain decision when you say this is right and this is wrong and then whenever you can, as assessed. You say I don't have to think about. I don't have to think about it. There was a settled and coming up tomorrow will you part two of this important lesson. But maybe today you have questions about who Jesus is what he means to you how you can begin a relationship with God through Christ, go to where discovered Jesus page@lwf.org/radio you'll find resources and materials that will answer questions you may have about your faith that you like to order a copy of today's message in its entirety.

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