The Fourth Man

In Daniel Chapter 3, we read that Nebuchadnezzar threw three men into a super-heated furnace. But to his surprise they did not die. Instead, a fourth Man appeared, walking with them in the middle of the furnace. Who wasthisfourth Man who exercised such power over the flames that when the three men finally came out at Nebuchadnezzar’s bidding, not even the smell of fire was on their clothes, only the ropes with which they had been tied, were burnt?

Who is this fourth Man?

  • In Genesis He is the Creator of heaven and earth and the Seed of the woman.
  • In Exodus He is the Passover Lamb Who delivered His people out of bondage to Egypt; the Manna in the desert; the Rock of refuge providing His people with living water; the Pillar of cloud by day and the Pillar of fire by night.
  • In Leviticus He is the Lawgiver; the Sin offering; and theBlood of atonement.
  • In Numbers He is the bronze Serpent; the Star of Jacob and the Sceptre of Israel.
  • In Deuteronomy He is the Prophet like unto Moses who was to come and bring deliverance to His people.
  • In Joshua He is the Captain of the heavenly hosts, the Warrior of Israel.
  • In Judges He is our righteous Judge; the strength of Samson stronger than a lion; the fleece of Gideon directing the armies of Israel.

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