King Nebuchadnezzar made a decree when the sound of music was heard, that the people were to fall down and worshp the golden image that he set up. There were three young lads named Shadrach, Meshach and Abendego refused to depart from the one True living God and bow their knee.
The King was in a rage about it. He called the three before him and told them for them to bow down or be thrown into the furnace. He challenged them further saying “WHO IS THAT GOD WHO CAN DELIVER YOU OUT OF MY HANDS?”
Well the three of them said, it was not necessary for them to answer on that point. If the God who they served is able to deliver them out of the buring fiery furnace, He will deliver them out of the hand of the King. If not, it wouldn’t matter, they still would never serve the god that he set up.
This put the king in a fury and he ordered that the furnace be heated Seven times hotter than it usually was heated.
He had them bound up and strong men throw them into the furnace. The furnace was so hot that the men who threw them in died with out going in.
But Shadrach, Meshach and Abendego landed in the furnace and were loosed with a fourth man in the furnace that “Looked like the Son of God.”
The King saw this and called them out. They saw that the fire had no power upon their bodies, their hair was not singed, their garmets were not scorched and the smell of smoke did not cling to them.
The King changed his position (a new desire was sparked) and said “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abendego, Who has sent HIS angel and delivered his servents who believed in, trusted in and relied on Him!
Shadrach, Meshach and Abendego had an excellent Spirit… who kept them from the fire and sparked a new desire…