The Daniel Value of Marvelous Comraderie by Bob Hartley

HOPE IN PEOPLE  

DEFINITION OF CONSECRATED FRIENDSHIPS  

“Marvelous Comrades” are those who will fight for one another.  Marvelous Comraderie is beyond being “Commiserate Friends”.  The “Covenant of Brotherhood” (Amos 1:9) is to be restored.  Marvelous Comraderie is born out of loyalty, affection, belief, in each other. We have to have love for each other.  Marvelous Comrades have an “all for one and one for all” attitude.  This does not mean we must be in agreement on everything, but that there is a love that is greater for each other and for the cause of Jesus being loved in the city and nations. Marvelous comrades are true friends. They have passion for one another. They are fired up for God!

SCRIPTURES THAT TEACH “FRIENDSHIP KEYS”

  • Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. They build up one another, spiritually and naturally. Encourage one another (give them Strength). Not commiserate friends.

  • John 15:12 – “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

  • Ecclesiastes 4:9 – Two are better than one, when one falls they help the other up (1000 to 10000)

  • Galatians 6:6 – bear each others burdens

DANIEL EXAMPLE:

CONSECRATED FRIENDSHIPS & MARVELOUS COMRADES

  • Daniel 2:17-18 – Daniel is in trouble. If God doesn’t do a miracle, he is dead, so he goes to his “Marvelous Comrades”(17 – At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him.  Daniel then returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 – Daniel urged his friends to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon).

  • Esther 4 – says pray for me / Job 42 – friends / Galatians 6 – bear burdens.

  • True friends pray together. They fight for one another. 

  • Marketplace people will begin to pray together and win together.  When one is blessed, all are blessed. They lose together; they fight for one another. (“If you want to hurt Bob & take him out it, will be over my dead body.” Its not OK if your friend gets hit).

  • Marketplace Men & Women to Be Tilted Back Up as Partners (2 Corinthians 7:3).  There are many who have legitimate callings in the marketplace who are to build cities that love God well and to bring the Kingdom of God into the marketplace.  As God's Hope Reformers, we get to validate people's callings and equip them for their fruitful love expressions unto God in all of life. God's “Joseph’s” mentor others and care enough about each other to get their own unique worship and call in God .

  • We will not believe bad reports. We will stand for one another!  Daniel had loyalty to a king who was evil.  Wow!  

  • It wasn’t enough to Daniel that He was honored, he brought others along.