Have you ever been through something so difficult and you did not know if you are going come out. Guess what your in postion for God's awesome grace intervened in your situation, Maybe you are going through finicial trouble, marriage issues, persecution, law demands ,whatever you are going through You will see God come through for you. Let' looks at Daniel in Chapter 6 . He was put in a dungeon because he would not submit to their law. And all those accuser could do was find fault in his faith with God and his prayer life. As the word of God says in Daniel 6:4- So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.” and 6:10-
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
11 Then these men assembled and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. 12 And they went before the king, and spoke concerning the king’s decree: “Have you not signed a decree that every man who petitions any god or man within thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?”
he king answered and said, “The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter.”
13 So they answered and said before the king, “That Daniel, who is one of the captives[a] from Judah, does not show due regard for you, O king, or for the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.” So , now let's get to the main point. We see that Daniel did not submit to that decree. It's funny that when your are going through fire, it whatever it may be always wants you to bow down to another diety. ANd as usual the devil got mad at daniel because he would not submit. As the word of God says in Revelation 12: 12- Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” I know saints you serving Lord, your doing all you can to make sure your allegiance is with Jesus is true .But yet when you are attack you are set up for greater glory. As the word of God says in 2 Corinthians 4:17-For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, Not just that but Jesus name is being made known. ( Jesus being made know it is Daniel 6:26-27 read on your own please.) I think The devil always comes to block your path. Because he knows you have a mission and he don't want to see you have what God has for you and for you to do for him. Case in point the storm with the disciples. ANd also Daniel when he was praying the prince of Persia was blocking his prayers from been answered Case refrence Mark 4:35-41, Daniel 10). the devil is truly a stumbling block to our faith and our prayers being answered. But back daniel. So Daniel had to go into the den, because that is the agreement . AS the word of God says in Daniel 6:7- All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. But what you have to remember is that before this happen Daniel prayed . It something about prayer that will strengthen you through momment of adversity. You are trusting in the Living God, and because you are his child. ANd he has a purpose for your life. He will see you through. The devil don't want to see you make it. After all he is murderer. AS the word of God says in John 8:44- He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. You are obiviously a threat to hs kingdom. He wants you to be destroy. As the word of God says in John 10:10- The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. But that's alright as you are going a difficult situation, you will see God come through with the riches of his graces. But back to Daniel as they put him in the lion den .It had to be around a dangerous and difficult time for him and his faith. What do you do when you facing lions, do you cry out I surrender, just imagine the thoughts, the fear kicking. But when you know Jesus, what is to fear but to trust in him. I mean to be put in a den, with no way of escape. And you know those lions are probaly hungry.But saints this is when you increase your faith in Jesus the more. Admit to Jesus you can't make it through trouble, that you are slipping, you do not where to find help or whatever. Here is a word of comfort. Look at this verse here in 1 Corinthians 10: 13- No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. This is why Paul said this 2 Corinthians 4:8- We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— All this we go through,but God's grace is always richer everytime. SOrry to get of f the story, but back to it. So daneil in the lion den and he had to spent the night in their.But by God's grace he did not allow the enemy the destroyer to touch him. God is sooooo good in his endless grace. As the word of God says in Daniel 6: 18-
Now the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; and no musicians[b] were brought before him. Also his sleep went from him.19 Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. 20 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?”
21 Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! 22 My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.”
23 Now the king was exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God. God could allow the destroyer to touch daniel. But because of his favor on Daniel, he reach out with a mighty hand and pull him out of that horrible pit. AS the word of God says in Daniel 10:11- And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, and Psalm 40:2- He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps. Don't you know that is by God's grace that you stand through trials, adveristy, difficulies, etc. AS the word of God says in Psalm 30:7- Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; It's nothing but the grace that you are the way you are and made it out alive. As the word of God says in 1 Corinthians 15: 10- But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Rejoice saints Jesus will see you through. And remeber this verse for encouragement. As the word of God says in 1 Peter 5:10- But may[d] the God of all grace, who called us[e] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. And Guess what Daniel lead him t o be set up for higher purpose . As the word f Amen. May Jesus be with you whatever you are facing right now and the life of those you care for .
If you want a relationship with Jesus say this prayer in from your heart. Lord Jesus be merciful unto me, For i am sinner by right, But by your grace you brought the price to free me from eternal punishment. ANd you satisfy the just reward through your pierce and broken body,Lord I receieve from you your life, your way and truth . I believe that I am saved and born again. and that you will send me the comforter to help me . I thank you Jesus for your endless grace.In Jesus Name.Amen
Praise God you are new creation, go to a God fearing CHurch, Get a Bible , Eat bread with Jesus and drink from his side. Fellowship with body of Christ. God bless you on your journey in Jesus Christ.
Now I know it not in order, and some verses are missing but I want you to see the point. But for better edification read all of Daniel 6.