“And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.“Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of 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” (Daniel 3)

I am writing this letter just coming out from the fire, from the other (good) side of the testimony! The prayer meeting was very good. We started slowly. The worship team was ‘trying their best’. But the congregation was spiritually cold and divided. I told them that they all look spiritually stiff, like people whose shirt is buttoned so high up the neck and they cannot breathe. Invisible chains bound them up to their necks. We prayed against the spirit of religion that is responsible for such bondage bringing people to church to torment them, to hinder them not to become saved, healed or delivered. I said that God the Holy Spirit is Omnipresent but He will not ‘move’ in our midst except we invite Him in. We then turned 180 degrees and faced the back door. We invited the King Of glory to come in. Just like Nebuchadnezzar pushed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fire, we felt like the world rejected us and shut us in that room. Our only hope to live was Jesus!!!!!! We pleaded with the Lord to come. From our hearts we welcomed Him.

Suddenly the atmosphere changed and the Lord of lords entered in. He was the Fourth Man in that furnace of death. Life entered the room! The boasting of the flames of death was silenced. The only thing the fire could burn was our fears, sicknesses, poverty and religious bondage. Where the presence of God is there is glorious and joyful liberty. What a change! We came to church tired and sad. We went out from this prayer meeting with dance on our feet, praise in our mouths and a testimony that God is alive! Our mouths are full of laughter! Nobody can speak against our God! Our enemies are confused and disappointed. Their plans to bring us down, to eliminate us, have been burnt in the fire. We came out alive, free, well, happy and strong! According to the Word of God, promotion shall follow. It shall surely come! To the glory of God and to the shame of the devil! Out testimonies shall multiply!  Sing with me: “I will worship my God-o! I will shout Halleluiah! I go worship my God-o! God e do well for me!” Praise the Lord!!!


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