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 WORD FOR YOU TODAY!
A word by Joel Yount:
Several years ago while walking at a park an Eagle had flown right over me carrying what looked like a dead snake. The one thing that amazed me was how low the Eagle was flying as it flew above me. It was as if God was highlighting this occurrence that I had never experienced before.
Before seeing the Eagle and the snake, I had been walking around the park praying and declaring scriptures for breakthrough regarding a situation. Leading up to this time, it seemed as if there was an escalated season of attack from the enemy as someone had attempted to shut the Spirit Fuel website down. However, God stepped in and the individual responsible for that attempt did not succeed. Praise God!
Pay Attention To Signs God Reveals To You
God had stepped in many ways in only he could do. The escalated attacks had ceased. The Lord revealed to me that the Eagle had represented His power and protection coming down and taking the enemy (the snake) out of his place.
The Lord instructed me to send this testimony out today because He wants to remind many of you that nothing is hard for Him. He will send signs in the natural that relate to what is going on in the supernatural.
The prayers and declarations of saying scripture out loud at the park had activated something in the Spirit realm I believe. One important action I had taken before this event was sowing several seeds into different ministries. This act stretched my faith. When I saw what God did and how he turned the enemy’s plans upside down I was amazed. God is turning the enemy’s plans upside down in your own life today! Do something in the natural to activate the supernatural in your life today.
Right now I encourage you to sow a seed of $50, $25, $100, or $500 into Spirit Fuel and name it “Breakthrough” as an act of faith. By sowing a seed today into Spirit Fuel, you will be helping to reach more people on the internet for the Kingdom of God. It takes a dedicated team and resources to maintain the Spirit Fuel platform.
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