Posts Tagged ‘come forth as gold’

Faith Testing

July 20, 2017

Proverbs 17:3 NET … The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the Lord tests hearts.

Faith testing
Allows your patient endurance to grow
Ja 1:3
Producing proven character and hope!Ro 5:3-4

Tested proven faith is of greater worth
… than gold refined in the fire! 1Pe 1:7

The purifier sits before the crucible(Mal 3:3), fixing his eye on the metal, and taking care that the fire be not too hot, and keeping the metal in, only until he knows the dross to be completely removed by his seeing his own image reflected (Ro 8:29) in the glowing mass. So the Lord in the case of His elect (Job 23:10; Ps 66:10; Pr 17:3; Isa 48:10; Heb 12:10; 1Pe 1:7)

Hebrews 10:35-37 NLT …  So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay.

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Word Study
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From NetBible Prv 17:3

  • * When the Lord “tests” human hearts, the test, whatever form it takes, is designed to improve the value of the one being tested; removing impurities

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From NetBible Ja 1:3,  Heb 10:36Rom 5:3

  • NET … the testing of your faith produces endurance
  • NLT … when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow
  • BBE …  the testing of your faith gives you the power of going on in hope
  • NKJV … the testing of your faith produces patience
  • endurance[5281] =  steadfastness, constancy, perseverance, steadfast waiting for
    *in the NT the characteristic of one who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings
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Buy Gold Refined by Fire

September 18, 2016

Philippians 1:27-30 NIV
Life Worthy of the Gospel
27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire! –Rev 3:18

If you stand up for God’s word you will go thru the fire!

But take heart – DON’T BE AFRAID! –2Ch 32:7

The Lord has gone before{His footsteps our pathway}Ps 85:13
And will not leave you alone in the fire –
Dan 3:25
=> He will bring you thru the fireIs 43:2
=> You will come forth like goldJob 23:10-11
=> Your refined faith shining like the stars –1Pe 1:7

Because you held firmly to the word of lifePhil 2:14-18
And stood firm against the “flood” of lies. –Mt 7:24-25

The best way to stand and resist is to say “It is written”!Lk 4

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His Way Is In The Storm!

April 1, 2009

Nahum 1:3,7   The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, and clouds are the dust beneath His feet. … The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power. This is the only place in the bible where ‘slow to anger’ is linked with the Lord’s power. In other places the Lord’s abounding mercy is mentioned (Neh 9:17; Ps 103:8; Ps 145:8; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2). It’s because of the Lord’s great power and mercy that He is slow to anger, that He waits to act. Because of His great power and mercy His way is in the storm.

How do we find His way in the storm?

Usually when we are in the midst of a storm, we find it difficult to wait patiently for His way – especially if we don’t see it in the natural. But take heart, it’s in this patient waiting that the Lord proves our faith and perfects it as refined gold. His way is in the storm, His perfect way, that you may come forth as gold lacking nothing. He who has called you is faithful and He will do it!

1 Peter 1:6-7   In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

James 1:2-4, 19-20   My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. … So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;  for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24   Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful and He will do it!

Job 23:10   He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.

It’s sometimes hard to remember that while you are patiently waiting on the Lord, your faith is being refined as gold and your way is being made perfect. It’s made perfect to reflect our Lord Jesus Christ in our lives.  It’s by patient waiting in the storm that His way is perfected in us. His way IS in the storm, we just need to stand strong and continue to diligently seek Him. BELIEVE He rewards those who diligently seek Him!