Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up? 15 Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?” 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” Daniel 3:14-18 NKJV
Undeniable faith “in the fire” is plainly visible and unquestionably true faith. It isn’t foolish or presumptuous; it doesn’t resist the fire, it falls down in the fire in humility and faith in God (Jas. 1:2-4; 1 Peter 5:5-6). If you don’t deny your faith in God, He won’t deny you when “in the fire.” And, remember, God doesn’t deliver you from the fire; He delivers you in the fire. Thank God, there can be victory in the fire where there is undeniable faith!
The first commandment written by the finger of God was: “Thou shall have no other gods before me” (Ex. 20:3). God was saying, “don’t ever let any other “god” get between your face and my face; never place a less powerful being between me and you. Even if you find yourself facing some extremely painful and unbearable situation, a hard test or trial, or even threaten with a “burning fiery furnace” experience, don’t serve that god, nor bow down to worship it. Never ever deny your faith.
As demonstrated by Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, undeniable faith is strong faith—faith so strong—in God that is incapable of being contradicted, denied or disputed; faith that is incontestable and unquestionable, even in the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Some of the characteristics of undeniable faith, which can be plainly seen, are that your faith is unshakable, bold, and fearless; and, you don’t try to figure things out or explain it away; you don’t compromise; and, you abide in constant unswerving faith.
The three Hebrews, mentioned above, abided in three levels of undeniable faith. First, faith in the power of God when they said to the king, “our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; second, they expressed faith in the promise of God saying, “He will deliver us from your hand, O king; and, thirdly, they intimated faith in the character of God saying, “But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image . . .” (Dan. 3:16-18). Undeniable faith manifested for them a complete deliverance, without hurt or harm, from the burning fiery furnace (Dan. 3:26-27).
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