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Committed to God keep them from Dr. Tony Evans is God like Shadrach me shack and Abednego take the survey and we learned an important lesson will glory in the file think this is the alternative Tony speaker Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative is inevitable that will take some for being believers that was literally true for three biblical characters will meet as Dr. Evans takes us to Daniel chapter 3 for today's message's all tell the is really an opportunity to see God in his bathroom on the now passed that you will become angry and you won't know God use those suffering situations let you see him at a deeper deeper level in Daniel chapter 3 in one of the most well-known stories in the Bible you have all day Sunday school me shack go suffering has to be where they were.
They were in Babylon having been made from Israel because of God's judgment on Israel and Babylon taken place done anything to deserve a bad situation and found themselves bring in a negative environment, but things were working out in spite of the environment they found themselves just like God just one stop is going right to allow the tables to return jobs. They got good they are Jewish boys of the Gentile land they progressing okay working out.
They've reached the sea.
In chapter 3 the glass ceiling because in chapter 3 against the big day six times in the first seven verses we read about all of gold mirror on the wall of us all. Said he was called a no go. Feel was the Greek word for God. God complex was good enough big and not large enough and financially rewarding or not you think you do that with this problem. He said one passage right Babylon. By the way, whatever you think like that, to the point you start talking like that is get ready go down hill besides Paolo and you meant himself. He said to his leaders in verse two, before the first three that the king is set up and I want you to command all people, nations and men of every language that when they first five that they are down and worship the golden image which the king has set up the government but ask you to worship the image that the government set up.
He wants to erase the distinction between church and state, 211 beautiful collage of human authority want to erase the distinction between church and state.
You are on a slippery slope to paganism. The Bible recognizes that you got two distinct institutions and others were exactly right for separating them because the mistake they took what they ought to relate but to be merged. The marriage them because he wanted to be God.
This was what saved you want to be doing well in history have wanted to be working. It's got a little problem with religious, you to bow verse six of the shower may be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire to make it worse when you don't want working image you and I do mean five you will no longer prorate the regime of Nebuchadnezzar because I want people worship me. When you work with corporations like this that want you to wash up the corporate structure.
Many of you are in employment that don't only want your dedicated service.
They want your soul. This is the last call to idolatry worship and image that may back down before it and treated like God is idolatry. It's create a piece of jewelry – create to keep you safe mode to protect you called on to deliver you to insult God.
It is amazing all the things that we look to that we make idols or things that we as God is clear that God will have no other God before you. God not have room for double use of the term. We he is the only true God, not like him so create anything as God. God you have in God because you've broken the first commandment. And the third commandment which I have to do with God does not recognize the words of God, and in this case is the job because we dealing with where Shadrach me shack and the biblical want, they work for the government Babylon under the authority of Nebuchadnezzar want leaders to submit knowledge is already. He wants to bring their belief system. That system is secularized rain that was not foster he wanted to be God in Babylon that employees may shack shadow not to go. Who would not. Nebuchadnezzar verse 13 Ray separately. Shadrach me shack brought before the king is 50 you already have aged very well will forget about but if you are not working you will be cast into the midst of the front of the blade and I have one question, what is there who can deliver you out of my Shadrach me shack go answered and said to the king will give you one concerning this and I was all you you and your God's question.
If you and I believe I know what what you already have the final say so and secure, and secure our future. We have nothing else to legal. Let me give you why you want to know what the liver be so. God we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire but they say some else that you will hear a lot of today but if he does 71 the whole counsel of God.
Well, make me rich, stop, charge and God bless you, charging you to a new house to give you a new path, charge you your new house give you a new call to health give you what you want to start.do you make the final call options you have what you want will deliver. That's how you move forward in faith and trust in God to fix this.
To change this euphoric.
That's how you will follow back up inside thinking I hope and I wish but you don't stop the Bible say what you want to say is that you will not know you can do well said he does not let it be known okay. Let it be known to you. Okay, we are not going to serve your gods and we had not worshiped the golden image which is want for you.
I just won't worship because there is one God's thoughts so we know what God work as we got so many other God look at why would you do right and is called Dexter on the downturn in jeopardy. Are you concerned we're not sure what I said we became we also are God, even if he done you can forget that dollars because there's only one woman is upset before dance all first 19 Nebuchadnezzar was with Maxwell. His explanation was altered, you know you're off now. All in-your-face facial expression. Thanks for the chance to opportunity to don't you know what you would need to be employed now all you slaves of Israel what you want by giving the furnace seven times more rare with the point of the furnace seven times more furnace burns off to get something done. He was so angry that he wanted them incinerated on this time were he was. He said that thing up being committed to God, did not keep them from furnace with the college that was the focal but Nebuchadnezzar was in for a surprise that Dr. Evans will tell us about it and what it means for us when he continues her message just a moment first so I want to remind you that we are very close to wrapping up Tony's current series, great expectations and what it ends Friday, so does your chance to get this 10 message collection is our gift and appreciation for your contribution.
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Dr. Tony Evans shows you how you needing spiritual journey standing with others in prayer leads to a stronger nation. Find out more about stronger together weaker part Tony Evans.org Tony Evans.org verse 24 was shook up in Jesus. Verse 24 says officials maybe I'm losing it but what I don't. I tell Shadrach is one reject us to go – three got me confused and asked other folk just threw it. You were just talking to Chicago with all shook up his men well on how things were going global now 55 when they deliver you from way, way, God is not you join you in five.
When walking around God's which means the price of the Old Testament. Jesus Christ price break on right now you can have the Old Testament you know differently from the ministry of the Holy Spirit, but he still joined you in the midst locality. Nebuchadnezzar say Shadrach me shack, but language you the most high God will do Nebuchadnezzar changes to that it says we examine them. Verse 27, they noticed the fire had no affect on that and it but it you got from your job and God is still God.
Look for new job with employee and it shouldn't happen when you will be seven and so when not damaged his laptop and they did not know all smoking smoking lot because God patrolling them, and control. Five. I wanted to be no so nobody is God company change completely free from God that is able to go. Never in this way. To get more glory, more glory in the filed and keeping them from God is allowing you enough fiber suffering situation and you rebel movement cussing and fussing today until you learn what which is glory from your big day and became verse 30 cause Shadrach me shack up in the goal the prospect profits of what I got this only after they walk with the Savior in the file five that got promoted to another level and God bless you and trust you and he knows he can trust you trust it when it will fly. But when you can trust God is God. She said one day, Nietzsche. Then one day you die somebody out on the beaches casket sign.if you live that God is real, to be served good costly jewel and get the appraisal regular play, 5515 and see what your God. All God's people suffering Dr. Tony Evans telling us we can still trust God's plans even in the midst of suffering and if you're ready to take God at his word, but don't know exactly how to begin. Tony Evans.org today and follow the link that says Jesus. There are 20 will explain everything you need to know about what being a real Christian is all about how to start a brand-new life.
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