The Trial Of Your Faith Through the Fire
Jun 18 2004 12:00AM
Many of My people are under the assumption that they must get themselves ready for My coming. I am preparing My bride and she will be without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. I bring you into the fire, and bring you through the fire of My furnace of affliction, my crucible. You are My instruments and a fine instrument must be taken through the fire to be honed to perfection.
Your work is to TRUST ME, and KNOW that I WILL complete the work that I have begun in you. As you submit to Me daily, and the process I take you though, I am able to bring my work to completion.
Faith is what I require, faith and obedience. It will be faith that brings you through the fire, as you walk in obedience to My Spirit. It will be faith that KNOWS I am well able to take you through the evil days ahead, just as it is faith to KNOW, that YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER, and you will do mighty exploits by My Spirit in the Kingdom when it is fully manifest, when you have received all the fullness of Christ operating in you, which is your inheritance.
Don't fret My precious one, you too will be brought through the fire and My glory will rise upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
TRUST ME for EVERYTHING, no longer trust in that which is perishing, for who else can deliver you? Lean on Me, I AM your hiding place, I AM your shelter and your refuge in the time of trouble, I AM your provider, I AM your healer. I AM JEHOVAH. You have no other needs, that I will not fill. Do not trust in the worlds system, it will soon not be available to you.
You give me your time, and I shall order your life according to My purposes. Do not lean on your own understanding, be prepared to be content in all things, if you have enough rejoice, if you suffer lack, rejoice anyway.
When the Son of man returns shall He find faith on the earth.
This is the question, few TRUST Me for all things, and are not led by the Spirit of God, but trust in the arm of flesh. It is the Overcomer that shall thus be clothed with white garments, and will not have their name erased from the book of life. It is he who perseveres, that I will keep from the hour of testing coming upon the whole world, it is the overcomer.
Many that call themselves by My name, do not fully understand My word, either because they do not have eyes to see or ears to hear, but because they do not act on or obey the word they have been given, many have been taught falsely, by traditions of men. It is by grace that you are saved through faith. It is walking out your faith on a daily basis, trusting me for all things. It is in fact a dying process, dying to your way of doing things, surrendering to LIFE, and My way of doing things. 2 Cor. 5:7
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Some of you think it is fanatical to believe this way, look again at My Son they thought Him to be fanatical, after all He went to the cross. The way of the cross is fanatical to most, it is the suffering that brings death, death to self or the flesh as it is called. But suffering and death brings the victory. Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Just like the metals that are put into the fire of the crucible, the metal has to be very hot to temper the metal, and to remove all the metals that will not with stand the process, it goes through extreme heat to form a perfect sharp instrument, whether it be a sword that destroys evil or a fine instrument to save life, all must go through the fire to come out to the masters specification.
During the time of testing I want you to lean on no one else, until you come to the understanding and can absolutely TRUST Me, and KNOW that I will take you through these dark, dark days, you will not be alone, you will be HID IN ME.
Do not look upon the outward appearance of things, though it may look hopeless with your natural eyes, it isn't. And though you think at times I am not there, I AM. I AM your hope, and I AM Your deliverance. Whatever the circumstances do not look to others. Look to Me. If Daniel, Meschach,Shadrach, and Abendego had looked their circumstances instead of fixing their eyes on Me, they would not have been there for me to tell you about their great faith. Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Look to the author and finisher of your faith. place yourself into the hands of the great surgeon, and allow me, to complete the work that I have begun in you.
Faith, the faith I require can only be attained through intimacy with Me, resting in Me, listening and obeying. It is learned through Knowing Me and the love and compassion I have for you. You will then trust me, but first I must take you through the fire to temper you, to see if you will follow and obey me when I tell you to do something, will you lean on Me, man or the worlds system. 1 Peter 1:6-10
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.  Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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