“To live is Christ” means trusting the reality of your fire proof life. And as you trust Christ’s life more and more, your faith will prove to the world the grace and faithfulness of God in Christ. The world will see you walk around unbound in the midst of the fire with Jesus and they will declare like Nebuchadnezzar, “there is no other God who is able to rescue in this way.”
“To live is Christ” gives us a response to our suffering unlike any other. Not “such is life,” or “it could have been worse,” or “I just have to move on.” Our response in Christ is far greater. “For I know that my Redeemer lives and at last he will stand upon the earth.” This is a hope that can actually sustain you. This is a hope that can actually bring you to a place of worship in your sorrow. This is a hope in a Redeemer God that will resurrect, restore, and renew all that you have ever lost in this life.
Ephesians 6:12. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present
Exodus 15:22. Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in
Mark 13:3-13. And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4