God Is Able (II)
“And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, ‘Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?’” (Daniel 6:20, New King James Version).
This is the key Bible verse for the “Come and See” devotional today.
We learned from the first part of this message how Daniel, through absolute dependence on God, activated God’s unfailing power to save and deliver, even though this seemed impossible. His faith guaranteed him a place in the Faith Hall of Fame listed in the book of Hebrews Chapter 11. For example verse 33 states “those who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.” (New King James Version).
Another factor that gives us the assurance that Almighty God is able to save and deliver is revealed in His name as the Creator of all things. In Colossians 1:16 we read: “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” (New King James Version).
As we read in Daniels 3, King Nebuchadnezzar commanded that the three Hebrew boys namely Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, be thrown into the fire because they refused to bow to his golden image. But with boldness they declared their faith in the ability of God to save them from the fire because they knew that He is the creator of all things and upholds all things by the word of His power. In Daniel 3.17 they consistently declared: “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.” (New International Version). In this situation, the Lord proved yet again that He is able to save and deliver.
We all know that the manufacturers of equipment or motor vehicles can replace, repair and make good whatever defects cause their products to malfunction or even break down. God, who created winter, also made summer and autumn. A situation may feel too hot to handle but He can turn it into a more pleasant experience by blowing His cool wind to calm the storm of life.
Whatever situation we find ourselves in, it can be altered to allow our freedom and deliverance. No wonder King David said: “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of your hands.” (Psalms 138:8, New King James version). We serve a God who delights in doing what we are not able to do. He starts from where our strength ends, especially when we hand over to Him issues that appear to be impossible.
We all can activate His divine ability to do the impossible in our lives, today, by simply relying on His endless abilities. He has endless power, time and strength. Thus, He said: “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27, New King James Version).
Let us pray: “Father, by your ultimate power, let my deliverance be complete and permanent,” in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
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