Are there any Daniels out there willing to risk it all; standing on the promises of God?
II Corinthians 2:20 states "For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the Glory of God by us." In Ephesians 6:14 Apostle Paul urges us to "Stand therefore, having on the breastplate of righteousness." All God wants us to do is stand and he will see us through our day of calamity.
God is looking for some worshippers like Daniel, worshipers who will press in to him, pressing their way through the darkness into the light.
As we face everyday battles, God is with us just as he was with Joshua in Joshua 5:13-15 standing with his sword drawn, ready to eliminate the enemy. Without being prompted, primed or pushed, Joshua fell on his face and began to worship the Lord. Let us put this under a microscope and examine this a bit further. The inner man Joshua (his spiritual nature) knew he was in the presence of holiness. Deep calleth unto Deep. God is calling us to come out of the natural and into the spiritual where love, truth, peace, joy, etc., abide. Whatever we need resides in the spiritual realm. Victory comes only with spiritual obedience. Through worship we have the victory. In order for you to get your breakthrough you must step out of the natural and into the spiritual.
In Psalms 42:5 David asks the questions "Why art thou cast down O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me?" But suddenly David realizes that he needs to be speaking to his inner man to encourage him, so he says to himself, "Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance." If David had to regroup and pull himself together, so do we!
Matthew 26:41 "...the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." David began to speak to his inner man, he knew that although his flesh had no power, his spirit and the Spirit of God were in covenant with one another. Quite frankly, what David really meant was "Hey God man in me, why are you so down, don't you know who you are?"
Genesis 1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: ..."The spirit of God that resides within us and the Spirit of God is one in the same. We must worship God in spirit and in truth. If we try to worship him any other way, we will not be able to reach the throne of God.
§ Michelle Lee