SHUTTING THE MOUTHS OF LIONS
I want to share a word that I had three years ago when I attended a conference in New Jersey. I received a powerful prophetic word from a minister named Torrey Marcel. He has a fiery anointing on his life and the Lord is using him mightily. I was completely enveloped in an unusually heavy anointing as he prophesied over me. I felt the presence of angels swirling around me, and Torrey said: There are angels around you. You are going to see miracles greater than Kathryn Kuhlman because you paid the price.
I want to encourage those of you who are going through battles. The Spirit realm is real. There are not only angels and demons but there are cherubim, seraphim, hosts of heaven and all types of living creatures. We don’t realize the vastness of the kingdom of God. When the enemy comes against us, we have to stand our ground. A couple of years ago I was so sick that it was difficult to even stand up at times from fatigue. When the doctors give you a negative report, stand on the word of God against all odds. Many of you are about to come out of that fiery furnace and receive a breakthrough against all odds.
In the book of Daniel Chapter 3, King Nebuchadnezzar made a huge image of gold. He ordered everyone to bow down to it every time they hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music. He added that whoever does not fall down and worship the image shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego refused to bow down. Nebuchadnezzar commanded that they be thrown into the fiery furnace and ordered to turn the furnace up seven times hotter. The fire was so hot that it actually killed the men who threw them in but it did not harm Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
This caused Nebuchadnezzar and his kingdom to serve God . He also made a decree that anyone who spoke against them would be cut up in pieces and their houses would be burned down. He proclaimed that there is no other God who can deliver like this.” They were then promoted in Babylon.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego were friends of Daniel, who was later thrown into the lion’s den. God then sent His angel and shut the mouths of the lions. Daniel came out unharmed because he was innocent before the Lord. King Darias then commanded those men who accused Daniel to be thrown into the lion’s den along with their families. They were devoured by the lions before they even hit the ground. King Darias made a decree that in every dominion of his kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel.
The Lord says, in the same way I will deliver you against all odds. When the enemy turns the fiery furnace up seven times don’t quit. Don’t bend, bow or submit when Nebuchadnezzar tries to dominate and control. Never give up when going through the fiery trials but simply stand your ground. As you continue to press in,, breakthrough is assured.
When you are thrown into the lion’s den know that you will not be harmed. You will be delivered and the voice of the accusers will be silenced. No plan of mine could be thwarted. The enemy cannot terminate the plans that I have for you if you don't give him permission. Stand strong against all adversity that comes your way and trust me to make a way out says the Lord.
Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here.” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire. And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them.
Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.” Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon.
And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions—them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den. Then King Darius wrote: To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth. Peace be multiplied to you. I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel.
For He is the living God, and steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall endure to the end. He delivers and rescues, and He works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.