Daniel 6:6-12

Daniel 6:6-12

Daniel 6:5Vintage message from December 14, 1997.

I don’t care what we’ve done in our life; I don’t care where we’ve been in our life; I don’t care how bad we’ve been in our life — do you realize that God can still make you trustworthy? He can take the corruption away. He can erase it. He can make it as though it never existed… If we are living in the power and the knowledge of a Living God, that Living God works in and through us to cover our corruption with His blood, to wash it away… One of the things I hope God sees in me is a vessel that’s able to be used…

Daniel 6:4-5 At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. 5Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

Wouldn’t that be a great testimony to be able to share: that people can not find anything against us unless they find it against us because of the law of our God that we live by? Because of the grace of God in our life? Because of the love that God has for us? The only thing they can find against us is the fact that we honor God with our lives? …And so I would hope that men, if they wanted to find anything against me, would have to do it because of the fact that I’m serving God, and I believe that in the very near future that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Persecution will begin to take over the church in the United States as it is all over the world right now. That there will be laws made that will say that we can no longer worship God. That we can no longer pray…

Do you realize that today you could be making a difference in someone’s life? Even though they’re ungodly, even though they’re living in sin, even though they have no clue Who the Living God is, they could be looking at you and considering what God is doing in your life. And they could be making the decisions that they’re making in their life because of who you are. It is vitally important that we allow God to work in and through us. I’m not telling you to be good, because I know we can’t be good. I’m just telling you to allow God to work through you. If you believe that God is in your life, then you have to allow Him to work in you and through you.

Pastor Dave Elkins