The Bible gives a great story about three Hebrew men who did walk in a fire. Scripture revealed, “I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm . . . (Dan 3:25, NIV). The scripture references the Hebrew men who were put in the furnace by Nebuchadnezzar when they did not bow and worship his idol. The three men were Shadrach (Hananiah), Meshach (Mishael) and Abednego (Azariah) who came out of the fire unscathed without the smell of smoke. The fourth man was the Most High God’s Son Messiah Yeshua.
This was not the first time man was put into a fire for testing. Abram (Abraham) was put into a fiery furnace by Nimrod for three days and only the ropes on his hands were burned off. Nimrod was trying to kill Abram because of his denial of idols in the land and his convictions of the Omnipresent Adonai laws. El Shaddai gave Abram grace and mercy because he was a pious man and followed the statues of God. After Abram’s encounter with Nimrod - Abram left Ur of Haran and went to the land of Canaan.
The fire represents purification and devotion to God. Everyone must be ready to be tested, during your life for Messiah Yeshua, at any cost - even unto death if necessary. If you do die for God, you might be “absent from the body but present with Yeshua” for all of eternity. “4Fire represents mesirut nefesh which means, “self-sacrifice” in Hebrew. Should we not sacrifice our lives daily to Jesus? He is our Creator and He died for our horrendous sins because He loved us so much. Messiah Yeshua laid down His earthly body as the slaughtered lamb and went through the fire; which is the total devotion to Adonai His father for our sake. Without this, self-sacrifice, we would be doomed to Hell and never to come before the face of Adonai.
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