It is important to understand that the Old Testament was given for our example as believers in Jesus Christ. It is also important for these stories to be meditated upon and for them to sit inside your heart. When you read about the story of Daniel in the Lions Den it is easy to gloss over it. Here is a man brought before the courts for a crime. His sentence was death. What did he do? Did he kill someone? No. Did he rape someone? No. Did he steal or curse someone out? No. Why did he receive the death penalty? Because he prayed to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. His crime was prayer. Let that sink in. His CRIME was PRAYER.
In America, we are racing toward the death penalty for prayer. Every opportunity you have to pray, you better use it. It is already outlawed in the schools and now when the idea of family is changed to assets, which is currently being worked on and the community owns your children, already happening in the area of discipline, you will die for Christ. You might as well prepare yourself early.
The good news is that God saves his children from eternal death. Those who put their trust in him. Those who follow him.
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it (Matthew 7:13-14).
Few find it, because few are willing to go through the trials, tribulations, and persecutions that come upon the righteous. Do not be misled. God is coming back for a clean bride.
Rejoice in the Lord and Magnify his name. Read the word. Follow the word. You will be an overcomer.