Daniel 11:32 – and such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
In Daniel 3:1- 30, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego were put to test to check if they really know the God they claimed to serve. Nebuchadnezzar told them to either bow to his golden stature and live or refuse and end up in the burning furnace. It emerged that they know their God because they refused to bow to the stature and the king threw them into the furnace. The God they served delivered them. If you read the story carefully, you will notice that the furnace was so hot that the heat from it killed the men standing by it and yet those that were thrown in it came out without a mark even on their clothes. God has a way of rewarding people who know Him and are willing to stand for Him. By the end of that day, the three men were promoted. In Daniel 6:1-24, Daniel was also giving the opportunity to show that he knows the God of Israel. The king passed a law that no one should pray to any God except to the king. Daniel decided that nothing will separate him from the love of the Holy One of Israel .While he was praying some people saw him and reported him to the king. Anyway they threw him into the lion’s den and His God delivered him.
When you study those who know their God, they talk in a different way. In the midst of strong challenges, the words that come out their mouth will shock you. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego told Nebuchadnezzar “our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, Daniel 3:17. This statement really made the king angry but made God proud. How do you know a fellow who knows his God? Watch him when things are not going as planned or seems as if he is about to lost the battle. Those who know their God will never ask God “why me”? They will never be rude to God when the challenges of life come. You will never see them try to help God or go to false prophets for help. Those who know their God confidently confesses that ‘our God will help us’. At times they even defend God when people ask them ‘where is your God?’ Their answer is ‘our God is in Heaven and He reigns’. When people start mocking them, they tell their mockers ‘i know my redeemers lives’ just like job. They are so sure of their God; they will say ‘even if He decides not to save at this time that does not mean He cannot save, He is the savior! The question is do you know your God? Not only will your confession change once you know your God, you will begin to make unusual progress. Leading people to Christ will be easy because you will be able confidently tell your friends and family ‘with my Jesus nothing is impossible.’ When you know your God, you become an eagle. The fowls have decided to permanently remain on the ground, other birds fly not too high, just below the wind current so as not to fail but the eagle flies in the heavens. Once you know your God, the fear of failure will vanish and once that is gone, the sky is your limit.
ACTION POINT: Since you know your God, change your confession to I know the God I serve, nothing is impossible for Him. He will sort my matter out!