Friday, December 4, 2015

Iron and Gold

Deu 4:20  But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

 The LORD speaking to Israel, a people who had been under bondage and affliction. I see the furnace as a great trial to bring forth pure iron. Iron is strength. When we go through things we become stronger as we trust the LORD. The furnace of affliction and the furnace of purifying. We do not know our faith in the Lord so much as when we are tried by fire. One thing that strengthen me is to not want to go back to the way it was, we go forward. Trusting in the LORD it burns off all that does not please him. The spirit of fear is replaced by his perfect love that casts out fear.
1Jn 4:18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Iron rusts, so there is something more precious that is pure that comes from the furnace of affliction and that is pure gold, that comes by trusting in Jesus who endured much to be our standard of righteousness, purity and truth.
Rev 3:17  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Rev 3:18  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Rev 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
If you say you are rich, then buy what Jesus offers, the fire of affliction. You must be broken before you can receive the true riches of salvation in Jesus Christ. The trial of your faith is more precious than gold, because it brings forth honor, glory and praise at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1Pe 1:5  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1Pe 1:6  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
1Pe 1:7  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:

What we endure now is nothing compared to our eternal inheritance.

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