Julie Price: From The Fire ~ Comes The Fire!
~Being forged in the fire, is bringing His fire~
When you are being forged in the fire it can feel unbearable sometimes. It’s painful. It’s hot. It’s uncomfortable. It doesn’t always make sense. And many times, when you are surrounded by this fire, you can’t see which way to go. But being forged in the fire is well worth the sacrifice, because coming from this fire is the rising His fiery feet people! People who have held on when they didn’t think they could. People who would not deny Him no matter the hurts they suffered. People who are lovesick for Him, no matter the cost.
Scripture has much to say about this fire. Isaiah 48:10, says “Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” This would be a great chapter for you to read in church. You are being refined to carry His glory! In 1 Peter 1:6-7 it also says, “In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Many have gotten up and kept walking, only to be hit by another wave and get knocked back down. But you just keep getting up. Your eyes are on Jesus and not the enemy and He is burning all the impurities off of you in this hour. He is burning off anything that could keep you from being a carrier of His glory. It’s been a time where He is stripping away, layer after layer, like an onion. I know, it hurts. Sometimes it hurts really bad; unbearably bad. I know it all too well. But every time I come through a place, having survived the heat of the battle and the ever-raging inferno, I feel stronger in Him. I feel even closer to Him.
~From the fire, comes His fire.~
This is a fire that will not be quenched. This is a fire that can not be stopped. This is a fire that will burn and burn like the world has never seen! Church I want to encourage you today. I just heard an amazing message about the baptism of fire and it really touched me. It’s painful to be forged in the fire. Just when you think there is nothing left for Him to strip away, He turns up the heat and the fire rages yet again. Trust me, I know this all too well. I have found my own heart recently crying out to God like Job, and I said to the Lord with tears streaming down my face, “…. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21).
It’s not always easy, but it is always worth it. Church God is getting us ready. This is a time like no other. We all have a unique role to play; a destiny for the Lord. But He’s after your heart and always will be; your whole heart. And until He conquers every last peace of it, the fire will continue to burn. But there comes a time when being forged in that fire becomes a more intense time of carrying that fire; to the people, to the nations, to the lost, to the hurting!
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Being honest, sometimes I don’t always know how much more I can take of this process. It can be very intense. But God is so good and He always knows how to reach us in the most difficult of times. He’s the best at giving us pep talks and even using people you didn’t see coming to send a refreshing into your soul. Don’t fight the process. Face your trials with joy as the Bible says. “ My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience (James 1:2-3).
There is a far greater glory that awaits us and it’s all to the glory of His name.
Rise up church! Keep fighting! Keep loving! Keep going!
Determine in your heart that no matter what,
you will stay yielded to the process of being forged in the fire.
It may cost you everything. It has cost me much.
But coming from my fire, is coming His fire
and I am determined to finish this race.
Care to join me?
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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