Jun 8, 2018

Three Guys and A Furnace?

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When Israelites were taken captive to Babylon three boys, besides Daniel, among others were taken and I was wondering, why they were thrown in the furnace? I understand so God can show his power but was it to test them too?

Jun 9, 2018

Every trial the believer goes through, will build up their faith. Nevertheless, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, the three Hebrew boys originally named Hananiah, Meshach, and Azariah.

 

One can say their faith wasn't meant to be tested here. First and foremost, it was their unwavering faith that placed them in such predicament. Their refusal to do what others were doing, simply because it was popular. By faith they knew it was wrong to follow the crowd. By faith they stood against all odds.

 

Furthermore, when they were given the chance to recant their action; their response was precise as it could be. "would you follow the crowd or do you want to be burn alive?"

They answered; We have no need to put you (king) to any farther trouble; we have made up our minds on this subject, and have our answer ready: Be it known unto you, We Will Not Serve your gods.

 

Amen

 

I wrote a book on this subject and it will be made available.

I love their reply! were their name changed to show ownership to the king or for more?

Jun 9, 2018Edited: Jun 9, 2018

It was common back then for a king to change the name of his subjects. However, with these three, there could be more than just ownership.

 

Hananiah means - The Lord has been gracious to me.

This name was changed to, Shadrach - The inspiration of the sun

 

Mishael means - He who comes from God

This name was changed to, Meshach - He who belongs to the goddess Sheshach.

 

Azariah means - The Lord is my Helper.

This name was changed to, Abed-Nego - The servant of Nego.

 

The change of their names was a design to establish a new relationship that they might forget their God Jehovah, and their native country. Secondly, they knew there was something great about these boys. So, by the changing of their name, it was a way of dedicating them to their pagan gods. In order to take credit for whatever great things that was to be done in these children.

Needless to say, their plans failed. The boys grew in the wisdom of the Lord, a true picture of the Christian life. Though they were in a heathen world, yet they were not a part of it.

 

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Jun 12, 2018

I'm sorry tx.preacher.kid i don't understand your response, can you please explain?

Jun 12, 2018

"First and foremost, it was their unwavering faith that placed them in such predicament."

 

This is the faith I want, faith that will get me throug anything even a furnace, amen 😊

Pink, when they head the music and the instruments they all had to follow its rhythm. Like most people today they do things because others are doing it. I read this from the site's owner book. 😀 But it's not in the book section idk why.

Jun 13, 2018

Oh ok I get it now, thanks 😊