Furnace Heated Days

1Sa 17:37: Moreover David said, "The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." And Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you!" God’s name is most revered when against impossible odds He comes to the aid of His people. It took threats from philistine Goliath to set in motion what would be a great legacy in King David. Without Goliath’s challenge David would not have been able to display godly indignation. Purpose swelled in David’s heart when he heard Goliath’s taunts. He knew from past experiences in which God had delivered him from the lion and bear that victory was imminent against this giant. What valour, what courage! Daniel 17:22-25: Therefore, because the king's command was urgent, and the furnace exceedingly hot, the flame of the fire killed those men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. 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." It was because of Israel’s disobedience that they were exiled to Babylon. Having to dwell in a land where the peoples of that region had no fear of God brought about many challenges. It was within this setting that God would prove His power in the most unusual of ways. Nebuchadnezzar the king of that land put forward a decree at the conclusion of having an idol made of gold, in which that all peoples at the hearing of the official horn blowing accompanied with music, were to stop whatever they were doing and worship this idol. Daniel and his two friends (Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego) being steadfast in their Judean tradition of Moses law, defied the command, and were willing to suffer the punishment of being placed into a fiery furnace. King Nebuchadnezzar was infuriated with their obstinacy and had the furnace heated seven times its normal strength. He then had certain mighty men of his army tie them up and proceed to place them in the furnace. Given that the furnace was overheated the flames consumed Nebuchadnezzar’s mighty men. Daniel and his friends were joined by a fourth witness in the furnace and were kept from harm. When Nebuchadnezzar saw not only the three persons but a fourth in the furnace, he was shocked and called out for Daniel and co to step out of the furnace. On inspection after they came out, not one hair was singe, nor did the smell of smoke rest on them. They were totally protected by a great and resounding miracle of God! Why the aforementioned are pertinent for our times is that we will face awkward and challenging days ahead. The Spirit of God spoke to me that the heating of the furnace by Nebuchadnezzar is a blueprint of what will transpire in these last days. The Spirit said to me that we are entering “Heated Furnace Times,” Heated Furnace Days = Last days. It was said to me that I was to write this article/prophecy to inform Gods people that God will have a fourth witness to accompany us in these furnace heated last days. That fourth witness is ‘HIS VOICE.’ The bandwidth of the voice of God will continue to journey with each one of His people in these difficult times. We will see an emergence of Gods voice no different to the strength of the voice of Jonah that resulted in over 120,000 people of Nineveh repent in ashes and sackcloth. The voice that God communicates with today will be a continuum of His voice that was exemplified in the Garden of Eden. Eden’s eco system was centred on the frequency of Gods voice. His voice traversed its entire circumference and in its wake plants were replenished. The garden was frequency based. This law is as real today as it were back then; we need His voice. Man cannot live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matt 4:4). Even as I am writing you can hear the echo of the voice of God speaking in what I am saying. ‘God Words’ are not only words on paper but they are spirit and life (John 6:63). Global economies will enter a time of ‘heated furnace judgement’. Paul the apostle spoke that the last days would be perilous times (2 Tim 3:1). Jesus warned that we will see famines, earthquakes, nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom (Matt 24:7-8). Famines are no different to economic collapses. Focusing on how to meet weekly budget without the requisite to ‘seek first the kingdom of God’ can be a recipe for disaster (Matt 6:33). Our finances wrapped within the strength of Gods kingdom exert a law of multiplication. The story of Jesus with the feeding of five thousand amplifies this principle (Luke 9:14-17). Jesus signalled the providence of having Gods voice active in our times when He spoke of a wise and foolish man that built their houses either upon the rock or sand (Matt 7:24-27). What is good about the story of building ones house upon the rock of ‘God solutions’ is that the story did not draw a picture of, “No testing’s” but the contrary; we are told within the story to expect tempest storms. Life is full of testing’s. You’d never know the quality of one’s foundation unless storms come your way. It is important that our minds are not swayed with the delusion of buying into “Jesus without trials”. Jesus did not preach a gospel of privileges without sacrifices. The days of preaching candy floss sermons are over. People need to hear the truth with integrity. Recently the Spirit of God caught my attention with a very profound timely concept. He started with the words: “trouble is looming”. After this He quickened the story of Apostle Peter getting out of the boat to walk upon the water (Matt 14:28-32). We know in the story that Peter was steady on his feet until he got to the place that the winds became tempest and out of fear he lost his footing and began to sink. Fortunately, Jesus was there to aid him. I have read this story several times and even preached messages of “Peter getting out of the boat”. Yet it wasn’t until the Spirit spoke this revelation that I saw this story in an entirely different light. The Spirit said, “the storm was waiting for Peter to step out of the boat” Wow! I have never seen it like that. The storm was in wait for Peter to get out of the boat. In candour, the enemy is well aware of these expectant times we live and he knows that God has reserved the best moves of His Spirit for today, and yes, he is waiting for the promises of God to in figure ‘step out of the boat’. God’s promises always work through His people. There will be storms in many areas. Those of my readers that are of the nation of Aotearoa New Zealand; there is a cloud of, “Hope Deferred” on the horizon. Hope deferred makes the heart sick (Prov 13:12) yet when desire comes it is a tree of life. Hope deferred is a psyche complaint. The enemy takes full advantage of this condition. It was said to me that this complaint will cause the spirits of many to stoop low in despair. You cannot have unemployment numbers reach record levels and not have concern. It is not coincidental that when economies blister to record levels, they are titled, “Depressions”. Depressions = Hope Deferred. Ironically the best moves of Gods Spirit have been reserved to take centre stage at the times when the furnace will be heated 7 times its normal temperature. I have waited with baited breath for these days. The bandwidths of Gods Promises being fulfilled have reached high intensity levels. The storm may be waiting for Gods last days’ church to step out but we remain focused on the fulfilment of Gods last day’s plans and not lose our footing....  

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