Posts Tagged ‘refined by fire’

Gold Refined

January 13, 2016

Matthew 5:8 … Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

From NetBible Mt 5:8

  • pure[2513]= clean, purified by fire
    — in a similitude, like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit

Gold refined in the fire –Pro 17:3
Tested, proven faith more precious than much gold –
1Pe 1:7
Purified by obedience to the Truth thru the Spirit
 –1Pe 1:22
Faith alive and controlled by the Holy Spirit –Gal 5:25
Following closely, keeping in step –
Job 23:11
Treasuring His living words more than daily bread –
Job 23:12;Mt 4:4
Unafraid, willing to be led even through fire –
Isa 43:2
Tested, proven faith shines through Jesus Christ our Lord –1Pe 1:7
Yielding much fruit, showing who you belong to –
Jn 15:8
Bringing honor glorifying our Father. –Mt 5:16

I counsel you to buy gold from Me refined and tested by fire
That you may be rich{in Christ} –Rev 3:18

1 Peter 1:6-7 AMPC … [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, 7 So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.

Job 23:10-12 AMPC … But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous].

11 My foot has held fast to His steps; His ways have I kept and not turned aside. 12 I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

James 1:2-4 AMPC … Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. 3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. 4 But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.

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Come Forth as Gold{prayer}
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Refined Silver and Gold

September 22, 2015

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

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

Psalm 66:10 NLT
You have tested us, O God; you have purified us like silver melted in a crucible.

Remember the “Refiner” sits close by the furnace
Tending the flame
He will not allow us to be tried beyond what we can bear
Don’t be afraid
Yield to the process
The “Refiner” sits close by
Tempering the flames
Always watching patiently until His face is seen
Reflected back
Refined silver
Refined gold
A shining testimony.

1 Peter 1:6-7 AMP
In this you rejoice greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:18 AMP
I counsel you to buy from Me gold that has been heated red hot and refined by fire so that you may become truly rich; and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself so that the shame of your nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on your eyes so that you may see.

Kindle a Fire

February 5, 2010

Walking with Him & Talking with Him –> a fire is kindled in our hearts!

As we walk along the road of life,
We can sense that Jesus is there too;
As we read His Word and hear His voice
We will find He kindles fire anew. —Hess

Luke 24:32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?

Lord please,
Kindle a fire in my heart for You today as I meditate on Your word.
Help me to hide Your word deep within my heart. -Ps 119:11
In the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

***
Jeremiah 23:28-29 The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat [for nourishment]? says the Lord. Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]?

The Lord’s word like a fire
A fire that consumes chaff; All that cannot endure the test
His word like wheat; True food for His true followers
His word like a hammer
A hammer crushing the stone of the most stubborn resistance.

2 Corinthians 3:3 You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, not written with ink but with [the] Spirit of [the] living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Lord please,
Let Your word burn the dross from my heart
Shatter my heart of stone
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. -Ps 51:7,10

That I may faithfully speak Your word.

Refined

December 6, 2009

Psalm 147:3 AMP    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

1 Peter 1:6-7    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Isaiah 43:1-3 … thus says the LORD … Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

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I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn’t there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away
That You would take my pain away

I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crookedly lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

When You walked upon the Earth
You healed the broken, lost, and hurt
I know You hate to see me cry
One day You will set all things right
Yea, one day You will set all things right

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

Your hands
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave You when…

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave…
I never leave Your hands