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Morning Prayer, Monday, December 11, 2023 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: YOU WIN
Father God, thank You for protecting me from every plot, plan and scheme the enemy has used others to block or bind my way. Amen
“Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty. The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. At the king’s command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.” Daniel 6:21-24
“The enemy is throwing everything he has at you, but I declare God is blocking it.” Daniel was trying to live his life in obedience to God's Word. Because of his obedience, God gave him favor with the king who was about to elevate Daniel from an administrator in his kingdom to being over the entire kingdom. Some of the other administrators were jealous of Daniel. The Bible says in Daniel 6, “the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.” They then proceeded to plot against him by having the king put an edict in place that anyone who prayed to any god, but King Darius would be thrown into the lion’s den. Even knowing this, Daniel continued to pray to his God three times a day. The administrators and satraps informed the king of this. King Darius was furious and, as a result, had Daniel thrown into the lion's den. One would think that would be the end of Daniel, but when you are faithful to God, He will protect you from your enemies and any plots against you. Be assured of that. When the king went to the lion's den the next day and called out to Daniel, he was still alive. The Bible says he walked out without a scar on him. The king then knew Daniel's God was real. He then had those same administrators and satraps thrown into that den of lions. One thing to note here: if you are walking upright before God, don't fear what your haters think they can do to you, and trust that God will always cover and protect you. He will never allow those who try to come against you to win. It may look like they are winning, as it was in Daniel's case, but in the end, YOU WIN.
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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.." John 3:16