Greg, John and Pat discussed how the heroes of faith now gone were not ones who looked back but were ones who moved forward with God. They knew that if they looked back they could go back. The church needs this same faith today. When Jesus approached some of the disciples who were fishing for their profession and told them to follow him they dropped their nets and did as Jesus said. We are going to have to set our hands to the plow and go through some things without considering, thinking, and talking about what was left behind to follow God. It’s time for a vision. A man says he will follow Jesus and then doesn’t follow Him is not fit for the kingdom. Obey God, move in faith, don’t look back just follow Jesus.
Are you willing to stand when everyone else is willing to bow?
Greg shares about three men named Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and how they were not willing to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar but instead were willing to stand for God even at the cost of their lives. These three men were resolute in their commitment to God and refused to bow down and even when more threats to their lives were shared they never shrunk back believing that God could rescue them but even if he didn’t, they decided they would not bow down and worship the king. The men were thrown in fire like many today who refuse to bow down but because they chose to stand for God not only did they not die, not only was there no trace of any burning at all God saw to it that they would be promoted by the very ones who desired to take their lives. They continue to share a powerful testimony of a teacher who decided to stand for God and go through the fire only later to be promoted. Are you willing to stand for God when everyone chooses to bow to worthless things?