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The Fourth Man in the Fire
The Fourth Man in the Fire

By Wayne McDonald

Daniel 3:23-25, “And these three men, Sha-drack, Me-shach, and A-ben-ne-go fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Neb-u-chad-nez-zar the King was amazed, and rose up in haste, and spoke, and said unto his counselors, did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the King, True O King. He answered and said, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”

If you’re in the furnace of affliction keep this in mind, YOU ARE NOT ALONE - there is a fourth man in the fire with you and His name is Jesus! He will never leave you nor forsake you. Shadrack, Meshach, and Abennego were thrown into the fire because they refused to bow to an idol.
 
There are going to be times when you will end up in the fire because of your faith. People will persecute you and say all manner of evil against you. Jesus said told us that those who live Godly would have persecution.

Persecution may come, but you are going to come out of the fire without the smell of smoke because the fire that you are walking through has no power over you. One of the things that fire does is purify.
 
When you come out of the fire you are going to see wrong attitudes and bad habits broken off you. You are going to come forth like purified gold fit for the master’s use. Don’t get discouraged if you’re in the furnace because there is a fourth man in the fire!