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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

Keep Walking THROUGH

June 23, 2017

Isaiah 43:1-3But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. 3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
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The Lord enables His children to walk through things that they would not be able to walk through on their own!

Psalm 73:26My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

=> Trust the Lord! He will enable you to walk THROUGH in His strength!

=> It’s through the fire that faith is refined and made strong!

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

Truth Shines

October 5, 2016

Philippians 2:15-16 AMPC … show yourselves to be blameless and guiltless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world, holding out [on to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose.

The Word of Life
The Truth of Christ –
Jn 17:17
Forever shines
Against the darkness of the night.

The wise
Stand firm on
Hold fast to
And stretch forth the Word of lifeDan 12:3
Turning many to righteousness.

Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession? -Song 6:10 NIV

To shine bright against the darkness of night{error/deception}
=> keep a firm grip on the truth.

1 Corinthians 11:19 KJV … For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Timothy 2:15 AMPC … Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.

Take heart …
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Beauty Will Arise

October 1, 2016

Beauty for ashes –Is 61:3
Joy for your mourning –Jer 31:13
Hold on
Hold fast –Heb 10:23
Stand firm in the fire. –Dan 3:17-18

Do not be afraid
Nothing is wasted
What was meant for evil
… will be used for the good of many.
  –Gen 50:19-21

Stand firm in the fire and you will see  –Dan 3:25-26
Beauty arise{bloom} from your ashes
A new day is dawning. –
Ps 30:5

Greatly rejoice and let the joy full of His glory shine! –Is 60:1

1 Peter 1:6-8 NASB … In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory …

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Build a Firm – Mature – Complete Foundation

September 20, 2016

Let your spiritual house be made strong – built on a firm, mature, complete foundation …

James 1:2-4Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finsh its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:3-4 AMPC … 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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May the testing of your faith produce pure refined gold. Tested genuine faith is much more precious than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire! –1Pe1:7; Rev 3:18

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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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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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Abba! Father!

January 8, 2016

AbbaFather
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Galatians 4:6-7 AMPC … And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the [Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father! 7 Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ.

Romans 8:14-18 AMPC … For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! 16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God. 17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory. 18 [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!

If we are His children then we are His heirs
The Cry Abba Father means complete submission/surrender
Only if we we share His suffering then we will share His glory …

Special obedience is learned through sharing in His suffering …

This results in the purifying of your faith resulting in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

 
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Hebrews 5:8 AMPC … Although He[Jesus] was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered.

Mark 14:36 AMPC … And He[Jesus] was saying, Abba, [which means] Father, everything is possible for You. Take away this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You [will].

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

James 1:3-4 AMPC … 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.

From NetBible Ja 1:4

  • NIV … Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  • NASB … Let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
  • NLT … …when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.
  • MSG … So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
  • NRSV … Let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.
  • NKJV … Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

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.

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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.