“Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here.” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire. And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them.” Daniel 3:26-27
This is just like the God that I serve. Just went through the fiery furnace and not even the smell of smoke. I don’t know if it was Jesus in the furnace or if it was an angel. It really doesn’t matter, God was taking care of the His servants and this shows us that God will never leave us. He is always walking with us. With God we will never be alone.
There was no question that a mighty miracle had been performed. The Scripture is careful to note that the hair of the three Hebrews had not been singed and their clothes were intact without even the smell of smoke. The fire had destroyed nothing except the ropes that bound them, the symbols of Nebuchadnezzar’s unbelief and wrath. Just as Nebuchadnezzar’s reign is symbolic of the entire period of the times of the Gentiles, so the deliverance of the three Jewish officials is emblematic of Israel’s deliverance during the period of Gentile domination. Particularly at the end of this period, Israel will be in fiery affliction; but as Isaiah prophesied, “But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place.” (Isaiah 43:1-3)