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Without the Smell of Smoke

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“Then the high officers, officials, governors, and advisers crowded around them and saw that the fire had not touched them. Not a hair on their heads was singed, and their clothing was not scorched. They didn’t even smell of smoke!” (Daniel 3:27, New Living Translation).

The story of the three Hebrew children — Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego — being thrown into the burning fiery furnace is legendary. They refused to bow down and worship the golden statue erected by King Nebuchadnezzar and as a result were bound in ropes and tossed into the fire.

fiery furnaceBut something happened that shocked the pagan world. The king jumped to his feet in astonishment and asked his soldiers — “Did we not throw three men bound into the fire?”

“Yes, O King,” they answered, in fear of their lives.

“Then how is it that I see FOUR men — free, and walking about in the flames; feeling no harm! And the fourth man looks like the Son of God!!”

When the world binds you up and throws you into the furnace for refusing to worship its image of gold, the only thing the fire will burn away are the stocks and bonds which the world has placed upon you. And Jesus Himself will walk through the fire with you!

Nebuchadnezzar ordered the men to be brought forth from the fire. Upon examination it was found that “not a hair on their heads was singed, and their clothing was not scorched. They didn’t even smell of smoke!”

God will bring you through all kinds of fiery trials with no harm whatsoever done to you. You will come forth without even the smell of smoke!

God is able to deliver you….and deliver you, He will!

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