The lesson of Daniel subduing the lions not limited to prayer

Have you ever felt like Daniel? Have you found yourself in the lion’s den, not just in the den but in the den for doing God’s work? If you have served the Lord long enough you probably have.

I believe the reason for being in the lion’s den is not just to get out but to subdue the lions! It is a principle of the kingdom to bring light into darkness, order into chaos, solutions into problems, healing to diseases and deliverance to the captive.

Jesus not only saved us from something, He saved us for something. The blood of Christ was shed not only to free us from sin but also to allow His power to freely flow through us to demolish sin. That is why Jesus said, “as the Father sent me I send you.” We are to be the salt and the light to a world in great need.

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing” Corinthians 2:14-15.

What is the den you have been placed in? Is it your job, a marriage with a mate who hates God, or a financial den that seems hopeless?

Remember Daniel was a man of prayer, and I believe the night he spent in the den wasn’t any different. I believe he prayed and God showed up, then the mouths of the lions were shut by the hand of God. The result was much more than Daniel just getting out of the den. The result was the law of a nation was changed and God received much Glory. Here is what King Darius wrote in Daniel 6:25-28 following Daniel’s deliverance:

“To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end. He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.”

When we keep our faith in the lion’s den, God is always faithful to deliver us. He will then receive the Glory, His Kingdom will advance and we will be promoted in the process.

That’s the Kingdom Perspective!

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