A Diamond in the Rough is Still a Diamond! – A Word by Daniel Pontious
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A Diamond in the Rough is Still a Diamond!
A Word by Daniel Pontious
This morning as I was spending time with Jesus, I saw a lump of coal in the Spirit realm. The only real value a piece of coal really has in the natural is to fuel a fire which we can then stay warm by, but when enough pressure is applied to it consistently over time it has the ability to transform into something much more.
Many of us are, or have been, like that lump of coal; just fuel for the fire, no real Eternal Destination or purpose for our lives, only living according to the external rules and patterns of this present life. However, somehow God has gotten ahold of each of us and because of Him there is a process taking place from the pressures around us causing our coal to transform into something much more precious and virtually indestructible.
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Before Jesus was sent to the Cross and found Himself in the Garden of Gethsemane He was under enormous pressure, so much pressure that His sweat became as great drops of Blood, but because of Who He was and Is, He not only overcame it, but succeeded in bringing many Sons into Glory in the process of It.
The Pressures of this life are real, they can even seem crushing at times and enduring our situations and circumstances can feel impossible to bear, but God gives us the ability to overcome every situation. The intense pressure transforms our lives from something normally used to feed the fire into something completely untouchable by the flames.
Maybe you’ve been enduring or have endured great pressures from this life. You’ve been used and abused so much to where you feel like there’s nothing left, but what the enemy meant for evil against you has been slowly transforming you into something which has become impervious to flames or pressure.
God is creating in you a Diamond in the Rough! Those Rough places are producing something which will not only be extremely resilient, but as it’s fashioned and molded by the Master Craftsman will reflect His Light and Glory like nothing else!!! You are becoming a Living Reflection of Jesus in the sphere of the Earth, but not only a Reflection but also a Carrier of the Light Himself.
The Finished Work of what I saw this morning, was not only a perfectly fashioned Diamond, but one in whom the Light dwelt and emanated from! Those who have endured have become carriers of the “Divine Nature” (2 Peter 1:4) and not only reflect Him, but He lives perpetually in them to be put on display by them as a witness to the rest of the world.
If you’ve found yourself under enormous pressure today, or maybe you’ve been under pressure for years, there’s a transformation taking place in you whether you realize it or not. God is transforming the areas you were weakest in, into the greatest areas of strength you could ever imagine and then placing Himself inside of those places as a result. You may be a Diamond in the Rough, but as God shaves off the rough areas you will become a vessel of His Glory like you could never have imagined!
Small Beginnings are still beginnings, but the end of the process will BE GLORIOUS!
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A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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