Categories: Inspiration

file451297827287“So at last the king gave orders for Daniel to be arrested and thrown into the den of lions. The king said to him, “May your God, whom you serve so faithfully, rescue you.” 17 A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den. The king sealed the stone with his own royal seal and the seals of his nobles, so that no one could rescue Daniel. 18 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night fasting. He refused his usual entertainment and couldn’t sleep at all that night. 19 Very early the next morning, the king got up and hurried out to the lions’ den. 20 When he got there, he called out in anguish, “Daniel, servant of the living God! Was your God, whom you serve so faithfully, able to rescue you from the lions?” 21 Daniel answered, “Long live the king! 22 My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. And I have not wronged you, Your Majesty.” 23 The king was overjoyed and ordered that Daniel be lifted from the den. Not a scratch was found on him, for he had trusted in his God.” (Daniel 6:16-23, NLT)

The enemy would love to send lions in your den to completely devour you and pronounce you as guilty but I hear the Lord saying today that you have been found innocent! That trial that you have been dragged through over the past few months has found you innocent. The mouths of the enemy have been shut tight, no longer can he attempt to accuse and devour you.

I’m telling you, I have never felt as strong about this as I do now. Your season of disappointment, accusation, and defeat is over. God is setting you on course for 2016 for it will be a year of action and fruitfulness and success. In this year you had times when you fell to the schemes of the enemy because you were weak but you will no longer bow to the enemy. You will rise up with authority, you will have victory, and the mouths of the lions are now shut!

You have been found innocent!

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.


  1. Lynette thomson Posted on December 13, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I Love this “living word “so much, it is my daily food in season powerfully touching my heart . Thank you for your anointing & love for Jesus so much, your words have carried me in this valley of persecution. (My time in a “Joseph” prison forgotten,falsely accused & abandoned by family but encouraged that my lord & king has a bigger plan for my life) bless you , your family & ministry so much . Serving Jesus together Lyn ( whose son is called steven & who lives in Sydney!)

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