#76 Dying is the Only Way
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“He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not…”
Daniel 3:17-18 ESV
That ‘if not’ meant being burned alive. An unspeakable death!
Survival is not the goal of God for you. Overcoming your self is. And that will turn into a victory over evil. This is the worthy purpose of God by the trial of your faith. It will always boil down to the everlasting essence: love. The accuser is defeated when we love the Glorious One more than we love our august Self.
They overcame…and they loved not their lives even unto death (Rev. 12:11).
Willing to die. God measures love and worship only in terms of perishing. Say you love Him? Just words. Will you die for His sake? That is the eternal and unending challenge. God sends pressure and crisis to open the trial that judges your love.
You die for love. You die for the one you love. You will. You do!
The great paradox is that to die – for Him – is to live. To insist on living is to die. It is the undergirding principle of the universe, of nature, heaven and every living thing.
Dying is the only way of producing spiritual life. The only way.
Even the Son of God died to live.
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