OUR GOD IS ABLE TO SAVE US BECAUSE HE IS SOVEREIGN

No matter what life throws at us or the troubles we have inflicted on ourselves, we should not despair because our God is able to save us. This was the cobfidence of the three Hebrew children in Babylon when King Nebuchadnezzer threatened to burn them in a furnace if they didn’t bow and worship the image He had erected.

“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.” – Daniel 3:16 & 17 (ESV)

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Nebuchadnezzer was so furious he ordered that the furnace be heated seven times more than usual. That didn’t change a thing. God still delivered His children.

“Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He declared to his counselors, ‘Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?’ They answered and said to the king, ‘True, O king.’ He answered and said, ‘But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.’ Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the burning fiery furnace; he declared, ‘Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here!’ Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire. And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men. The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed, and no smell of fire had come upon them.” – Daniel 3:24-27 (ESV

It may have been surprising to the heathen king and his officials but it wasn’t to the Hebrew boys. We need to know the God we serve and have the same boldness they did. In this post, we look at a special attribute of God to always bear in mind in order to exhibit the same confidence.

Our God is sovereign. He is the Ruler of the Universe. Nebuchadnezzar was hailed as king of kings (Ezekiel 26:7) due to the vastness of his realm and kingdoms under his empire, but he didn’t realise that there was a God in heaven who gave him the dominion he enjoyed until God humbled as shown in the terrifying story in Daniel, chapter 4. After being banished to live like an animal in the wilds for seven years because he took God’s glory, he had this to say:

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“At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation” – Daniel 4:34. (ESV)

Let this example suffice. The point is that our God is above all, be they thrones or dominions. As a result, his word is final. He can cancel the decrees of others, but none can counter His will and stipulations.

Our God is above all, be they thrones or dominions. As a result, his word is final. Click To Tweet

“Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?” – Lamentations 3:37

“For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” – Isaiah 14:27

Human government is split into different arms: the executive, legislature and judiciary. But all three arms reside in our Father, the Most High God.

“For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.” – Isaiah 33:22

Hallelujah! In Him is complete authority. If He days “Yes”, no power can reverse it, and when He says “No”, only He can overturn it. We need to understand that He who created the stars and the planets, who keeps them rotating orderly in their galaxies and orbits is our God.

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And when He came down in human form, it was said of the child, Jesus: “… and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” – Isaiah 9:6.

Before He left the earth at the conclusion of His ministry, He gave us this assurance: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” – Matthew 28:18

Paul testifies about Him in Philippians 2:10, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” And it won’t be long before we hear the angels announce: Behold, the “kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” – Revelation 11:15

From the east, west, north and south, God has got you covered, child of God. So fear no more! Your Father is able to save you and He will. 

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Here are more scriptures to strengthen your heart:

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17 [emphasis mine]

“Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? ‘It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.’” – Isaiah 63:1 [emphasis mine]

The last one paints a graphic picture of the Lord coming in wrath and taking vengeance on His enemies.

Hellooo! This shall be the fate of your enemies for did He not promise: “… I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children. And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.” – Isaiah 49:25-26

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Amen in Jesus’ name.

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The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.
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72 thoughts on “OUR GOD IS ABLE TO SAVE US BECAUSE HE IS SOVEREIGN

  1. Truly today we know that God is faithful by whom we have been called into fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ. So let us be as Faithful as his apostle Paul who determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. He teaches us how to endure the hardness of this life with the mind of Christ..knowing Him in the power of his resurrection and also the fellowship of his sufferings..whether they be great or small. Lord help us to depend on you and your power of the Holy Ghost.?

    • Amen in Jesus’ name. Following the Lord attracts persecution but God is forever with us. That makes all the difference! God bless you, my dear sister, Kathy!

  2. Yes,as a matter of fact, God has not changed. Just as he rescued the three hebrew children from the hands of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, in that same way he will rescue us from our pesecutors.Thanks for your spiritual reminders. God’s grace.

  3. I love this inspiring post. Our God remains faithful no matter the circumstances. I can recall vividly the story my mother told me about how God delivered her from delivering one of my brothers through operation. The Lord is good and will always be good. Thank you ma for reminding us how miraculous He is through this piece.

  4. Our God is a very present help in times of trouble.
    Aunty Edith, you are really doing a great job out here, by lifting up the souls of men with God’s faithful promises.
    There’s hardly a time i come out here without feeling confident in God through your posts. please keep up the good work and may God reward you abundantly.

  5. I am always inspired by the response of the Hebrew men to the king.they said “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.” .It goes far to tell me that God cannot disappoint the people that trusted in him.OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL AND MERCIFUL.

  6. God has never failed His own people. What He can’t do does not exist His good deeds has been demonstrated in so many ways, the story of Nebucadenezzer, Shedrack and Abedenego is not an exception, they trusted in Him and He didnt fail them. Sometimes things might not be going the way we planned it but lo and behold, it is going just the way God planned it.

  7. The faith these men possessed is what i still pray for daily. i mean such outstanding faith to stare fear in the face and still stand my ground. Inspiring post, Thanks ma

  8. God is able to save us in our time of distress once we call his name it just depends on our faith in him just like the three men who king Nebuchadnezzar threw into the fire did by calling on his name and he answered them so also we need to do in our own time of distress

  9. I call him, the all powerful God, the holy one of Israel, the unchangeable changer, the rock of gilbratar, he is the sovereign God…Our God is ever faithful just serve him rightly , he will never fail you..He is the only true saviour

  10. From the beginning, God has never forsaken his own people. Our God is able and capable to help us, to come to our aid, to assist us in all we do and to hear us when we call on him. It all depends on our relationship with him, on what we see and take him as and finally our ability to recognise that he is always available for us. He answered Moses, Joshua, Joseph…and till today, he is still answering. Always remember to call on him when you are in distress.

  11. God has a way of showing his mercies and grace upon our lives. he is always able to save us when ever things are really falling out of place and i thank God for this protection in our lives. i pray God gives me the kind of courage that these men of God possess. nice post ma…This piece really inspired me.

  12. As children of God that we are, temptation must come. The devil must devise a means to make us turn our back on our creator, but if by his grace we withstand this temptation, he will there to save us from whatever the outcome will be.. Just like he did meshach, shedrach and abednego.. Since Christ was tempted, who are we, mere mortals… I pray God gives us his grace to withstand temptations of all kinds that might come our way #injesusname amen

  13. No matter the storm, in our live, his peace can still and save us from all situation, no matter whatever people may have tagged that situation to be. His peace can still all.

  14. I am a living testimony, This God is too Good ooo!!!!
    He has always been there, ever since i gave my life to him, things has never been the same.
    i also thank God for our spiritual leaders: they inspire us alot.

  15. God is not a man whose strenght can be measured or analysed. He can do all things and that is why he is God.

  16. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory and honor throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

  17. Our God is truly able to save us. He has done it to Meshac and his two brothers before. He has been doing it in our lives. He will keep doing for his people. Thank Ma, for lifting our spirits over God’s Promises. God bless You!

  18. God is the only one who has never failed in any situation of life. Though sometimes life seem dark and dreary, he always shine his light of hope and restoration. I bless his name for that.

  19. This post reminds me of one of my favorite gospel songs – “He will come and save you” by Bob Fitts.
    God will always rescue us from trouble and difficult times. All we need to do is believe.

  20. God protects His children and shields them from the darts of their enemies. We may not know the number of our enemies but God knows them and their evil plots. What God demands from us is just to be faithful to Him and then watch and see how He will handle our enemies whom we have done no wrong. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were saved by God because they were faithful to Him and at the same time innocent. God did not give us the licence to sin and find troubles simply because He is our protector else we will not know when our sins will chase Him away from us and make us vulnerable to the attacks of the enemies.

  21. we always encounter temptations during dedicating our life to God, the more we get deep in the ways of the Lord, the devil always comes around to led us astray and make sure we don’t continue in our place with God, even Jesus was tempted who are we humans not to be tested, but as God would have it he always comes to save his sheep, all you need to do is never deviate from the ways of the Lord.

  22. My ever defending God, always merciful and compassionate, he is ever ready to save us….u have been our shield and our guide since our birth, continue to save an defend your children… Wonderful piece, Bless u aunty Edith, you are wonderful

  23. God is still in the business of saving his people, he said in his word, I am God is there anything impossible for me to do, the answer is no. If God can can save Shadrach and his friends from the fiery furnace where they where left to die. How much more you and i. All God demands from us is our faithfulness in all our dealings with him.

  24. God has never disappointed anyone and He will not, because He is sovereign. Whoever is faithful will always be favoured before God. Only Him can save us from the snares of the world.

  25. Our God z always faithful no matter wat… He loves us so much that he died for our sins… Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were saved by God because dey were faithful to God… God always protects those who are faithful to him

  26. No doubt our God is a sovereign God of which his kingdom have no bound God is a God has proven himself God over-time there were times when i was faced with life threatening circumstances i gave up on the posibilities of coming out unshattered and was prepared for the very worse but God in his greatness rescued me no wonder his says i will show mercy to who i will show mery upon it is at that moment of no return thats when he prove himself God!!!!!

  27. That moment when someone tells you you can do nothings, I will make you suffer, you will never graduate. That is not the moment to be afraid of anyone or anything because God always find a way to save us from a trouble times.He is the only one we should fear because HE has all the powers.When we are sick, HE alone can heal us and as well delivery us. MY GOD IS MY SAVIOUR AND MY REDEEMER

  28. God is the only one who can save us from any trouble or problem. HIM alone can not abandon us no matter what. As he was able to sacrifice his son on the cross so shall he save us as well. It is because we are his children and he loves us unconditionally.

  29. I LOVE THE PART WHERE THE HEBREW MEN ANSWER THE KING WITHOUT FEAR.DEPITE THE BAD CONDITION ONE SHOULD HOLD ONTO GOD BECAUSE HE IS ABLE AND HE IS THE ONLY SUPREME KING WITH SO MUCH WISDOM,HE IS SO AMAZING BECAUSE HE MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE WORLD BY THE WORDS OF HIS MOUTH.

  30. When God say Yes… No one can say No..
    God is our saviour, and no matter our situation he would always come to our aid.
    I’m afraid of no one because as long as I right, God would always protect me.

  31. God is ever ready to defend us if only we can stand for him just like how Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego stood for him and yes he came to their defence. On their part they were willing to die instead of bowing down to any other god that i believe is a test of faith.

  32. Whenever God says yes, no one can say no. He is the ultimate.He is always faithful. He is with us in the good and bad times.

  33. God will always be able to save us because he is the sovereign lord, no matter the trouble or any situation we found our self in, we should remember that God is behind us

  34. God is ever faithful God, he is a sovereign God who is always there for us to protect and deliver us from all situations, as a sovereign God he made us to believe that no power can speak in our lives and it come to pass when him has not spoken.

  35. i believed that the words of the lord that says”fear not for i am with you”, is unchangeable. as he saved the three Hebrew men, he shall surely save us from all our afflictions because he is sovereign in Jesus name amen

  36. The story of Nebuchadnezzar and the fiery furnance with the three Hebrew men serves as an inspiration to me daily. God can make impossibilities possible. We should trust and yield ourselves to him,the fiery furnace in our lives might take the shape of economic and financial challenges,academic challenges,etc. We should trust God like the three Hebrew men did,he will deliver us. Thank you ma

  37. What force or power can stand in his way? His words are irrefutable and unquestionable. No circumstance is too big for God, for he’s the ultimate and only him can save us.

  38. One with God is majority.. why shall you fear when you have the alpha and omega by your side.. He is always there to answer those that diligently seek him. My heart is filled with joy whenever i remember that he is always there for me. You answer questions with boldness when you know that you have a Father that can do all things….Praise the Lord

  39. This post is a very assuring one, making us know that our lord is always there for us, to protect and to save us, to guide us when we are going astray as long as we welcome God into our life, everything is sorted out for us

  40. Indeed, our God is able to save us no matter the circumstance we find ourselves in. even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we should fear no evil for the lord is always with us. That is enough reason to assure us that he is able to do all things and will not hesitate to save us in times of danger. He is an all powerful God and nothing is impossible for him to do.

  41. This story tells us never to take God’s glory, we are expected to be humble to God. For there is a saying that the existence of pride is the beginning of man’s fall. When you are humble to Him, He will never leave you in the hands of the wicked.

  42. The Lord has prophesied that a thousand shall fall at my side ten thousand at my right hand but they shall not come near me but I will live to see the result of the wicked. These words of His have been coming to pass in my life and He has never fallen short of His words. And as I continue to put my trust in Him, I know His goodwill upon my life will never end.

  43. Our God is able to do all things for us as long as we place our trust on him and serve him with our whole heart and it also told us that God can never disappoint his people, he will always save us as he saved Daniel from the lion’s den.

  44. No matter what challenges or persecutions are put to our face, we should not be afraid because God will come to our rescue as he alone is sovereign and rules over the entire universe. We should also not feel suppressed or threatened by human forces knowing that God has the overall power to deliver us.

  45. At various places in the bible, we see how God displayed his sovereignty and how various prophets described the mightiness of God. In today’s world, God is still capable of solving problems especially when we put our trust in him.

  46. My God is able to deliver and save me, “who is he that speaks and it cometh to pass?”
    As He delivered Shadrach and his friends from Nebuchadnezzar I know He is ever faithful to deliver me. He is a sovereign God and his words are Yea and Amen

  47. The sovereignty of God represents the ability to exercise His holy will or supremacy. He is the Lord of Heaven and earth, has unlimited power to do what he has resolved. Being absolutely independent, God does as he pleases. None can deter him, none can hinder him. He can save his children, He is God

  48. When you trust, rely, depend on him totally He is able to save you. No matter where you are under the earth He sees you and can keep you from all harm because He is our guide, hiding place, safe refuge, security, shield etc. Trust Him because He has authority over all even our fears.

  49. That bible story about Shedrack and his friends is one i won’t forget, it even pushed me into trying their actions of entering a burning fire, i still am contemplating on who has the greater faith between them and Daniel but all i have realize is that one and same God save them from death. i pray He saves us in times of trials and difficulties.

  50. God sees everything under the face of the earth and if he was able to deliver Daniel then he can do more than we can imagine. As seen in the piece he can kill and make alive

  51. The story of daniels friends still baffels me , is a story that has given us a strong ground to trust in God yet some Christian still find it difficult to believe that no matter what Our God is able.
    The reason the name of Jesus doesn’t work for some christains is becauae they don’t no the potency of that name , they don’t believe that jesus can save ,they call the name in doubt. Even most christains pray and cast all their burdens to God but when they are leaving the presence of God they tend to carry back what they have given God all because of disbelieve .
    I believe he is able to save me from anything.
    Beacuse the bible said in book of john for those who believe and received him he has given power to be called children of God , so I believe.

  52. What a wonderful God we have both as Christians and non-Christians because he cares for us all and saves us all. Our God is able to do whatever He says He will do and the ones he didn’t say, He does them all. We keep boasting of our God because He liveth forever. For this message, God bless you ma.

  53. No matter what it may be, our God will be able to deliver us. We should learn to trust him like the three Hebrew men did against all odds we should learn to praise him in good and in bad times.
    Thanks for the post ma’am God bless?

  54. Not once has it been recorded that God failed those that trust in him. God will fight those that fight us, and he will never leave us in times of trials and tribulations.

  55. God is the very present help in time of trouble. He knows our footsteps(our rights and wrongs).He is ever ready for His children, when we need Him most, despite our sins, only if we believe in HIM. Thanks ma. Am inspired.

  56. Regardless of whatever challenge we may go through, our God is able to see us through. He remains our Saviour. Thank you Ma

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