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The Sound of Music

  • and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then the herald cried aloud, "To you it is commanded, peoples, nations, and languages, that whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. Whoever doesn't fall down and worship shall be cast into the middle of a burning fiery furnace the same hour. Daniel 3:3-6 WEB.

    The three Hebrews stood before a giant golden idol ninety feet high. They were commanded to bow down and worship it whenever the music began to play. It was a direct violation of God's law to do this, but everyone around them seemed to be doing it. The Hebrews refused to worship the idol. So the angry king had them thrown into a fiery furnace, but God delivered them out of it, and they were not harmed. Only the ropes that bound them burned away.

    When the music began to play, thousands of people worshiped the idol as instructed. Interestingly, they only had to bow to this golden image when the music played. Ninety-nine percent of the time, their life went on as usual. It was a trigger: You must do this when you hear the music playing.

    Have you ever had something that only popped up at certain times in your life, and you felt powerless against it? You were once again so sure that you had beaten this and put it behind you. Then a year later, the music played, and you did it again. It is like the enemy has a small music box in our pocket he can open, and then something dark drops over us.

    There is hope, for if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed (John 8:36). Jesus brings light into the darkness, and He can deliver us from anything. It is simply a pop test: "Are they ready for the next level? I guess not." It is just a test, and the breakthrough we have been waiting for comes only after learning to ignore the music.

    God understands this, and He is patient with us. When you stumble, get up, repent, and move on again. Don't give up on God, for He won't give up on you. Don't give up on life. One day God will set you free from this, and when the music plays, nothing will happen. But until then, you must get up, dust yourself off, and keep going.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please set me free from the things that hold me and burn the iniquity out of me. I thank You that there is still hope and that Your mercy is renewed each morning. Wash me, and I will be clean. Take away the music box. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me the mind of Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: FAAD group members (Fight Against Anxiety & Depression) today is"Feel Good Friday!". This event is about lifting up each other up! We all have times when we are weak, but together, we can get through it! We invite you to share anything that may have prompted a good feeling in your heart today. Even if you're having a bad day, perhaps look to encouraging scriptures, prayers or thoughts, and testimonies of God's work. Whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to help, all are welcome to join!: FAAD Group:


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please set me free from the things that hold me and burn the iniquity out of me. I thank You that there is still hope and that Your mercy is renewed each morning. Wash me, and I will be clean. Take away the music box. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me the mind of Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Jan 20
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Jan 20
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you Lord Jesus ❣️

Jan 20
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Jan 20
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

In Jesus Name Amen.

Jan 20
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 20
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father,  Thank You for being in my life. My strength comes from the Lord.  AMEN

Jan 20
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, Keep on Truck'in! 

 

Jan 20
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank You for renewed mercy every day Lord Jesus,  Amen 

Jan 20
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

Jan 20
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 20
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen, Help me Father ignor the music that triggers unrighteousness in me. My thoughts stray me who I am in You Jesus. Help me win the battles in my mind. So much stuff these days. So much pain and suffering for everyone.. so much deception and lies from every direction. But You Jesus are not the author of confusion and deception...satan is. Expose him for what he is and what he is doing. Shine Your light in the darkness and reveal Yourself to people. Bring truth foreward.. satan  I bind up every wicked plan you have going. I stand on Your living word in me. Forgive my sins and heal me for Your namesake. 
Draw my unsaved family and friends unto You Jesus. Come quickly Lord... but Your will be done. 
Here I am Jesus, use me for Your glory...put people in my life so I can encourage them in You. To turn to You before it's too late. In Jesus Christ Name.  Amen

Great study today.

Jan 20
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 20
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Jan 20
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

In the name of Jesus I pray this, Amen!

Jan 20
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your love and patience with me 

Jan 20
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Jan 20
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Thank you, Pastor Dion, for the reminder of God's patience and mercy. Lord, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me the mind of Christ. Amen

Jan 20
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jan 23