CAUTION: "Fiery Furnace and Lion's Den Just Ahead!"

By Bill Yount

Wednesday, May 21, 2003


In the Spirit I sensed the Lord saying. "I am going to catapult many of My People this hour into strategic positions to accomplish exploits that will cause the world to take note that they have been with My Son, Jesus, who is the way, the truth and the life! Whose name is the only name under heaven whereby men must be saved. I am about to honor many and release them, giving them favor with God and man. Men in high places of earthly authority will soon know that 'there is a God in Heaven who steps down to intermingle with the affairs of men upon the earth by revealing secrets to His servants.' These servants will be modern day 'Shadrach's, Meshach's, Abednego's and Deborah's; having an excellent spirit, divine wisdom and boldness to speak the word of the Lord with no fear of man.' " 

I immediately then saw a yellow light blinking in the Spirit - "Caution: Fiery Furnace Just Ahead!"

Their Faith In God Paralyzed the Enemy

I thought at first this sign was of the enemy to put fear into the Body of Christ as we were pressing forward to know our God and His power in our lives. Surprisingly to me, I heard the voice of our Heavenly Father commanding His angels. "Turn up the furnace and make it seven times hotter! I will bring them through the fire! My Holy Fire changes things that nothing else can. I will burn up those things that hold My people earthbound to the things of this world! The world will see the 'fourth man in the furnace' one more time and I will deliver My people forever from the fear of fiery furnaces!"

Another sign that I saw in the Spirit for the Body of Christ was - "Lion's Den Ahead!" Some coming up for promotion in God's Kingdom seemed to be headed straight towards the mouths of Lions. I saw some people turn back at this point as they were shaken by the size of the Lions' teeth. Others continued walking right towards what appeared to be certain death. As they proclaimed, "for me to live is Christ and to die is gain and though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him!" their faith in God paralyzed the enemy and it shut the mouths of these lions.

I sensed the Lord saying. "Tell My people that in their testing and trials that they are being watched and surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses from on high."

I saw loved ones who had gone on before us standing in the grandstands of Glory cheering and shouting - "Keep going! Don't stop now! Your God is bringing you through!"

"Forever My Eyes Will Be Upon Them"

"Also the world will be watching their responses during their testings to see if they are going to walk their talk! And forever My eyes will be upon them and I will be monitoring their situations and tests. Tell My people whatever difficulties they are going through, the good news is - they are going through! This is only a "test" to bring forth a testimony. And I will take their "mess" to bring forth a message this hour that will touch many who will see and hear what I can do!"

These ones coming up for promotion in the Kingdom of God were people who were willing to say. "Our God is able to deliver us, but if He chooses not to; we will still trust in Him!"

Bill Yount
Hagerstown, MD

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