Summary: “I Am Redeemed”
Ephesians 5:26-27 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
How is God going to do this.
1 Peter 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:
1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to U
1Co 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with
a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Daniel 3:27 And the princes, governors,
and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men,
upon whose bodies the fire had no power,
nor was an hair of their head singed,
neither were their coats changed,
nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
Ps 66:12 Thou hast caused men to ride
over our heads; we went through fire
and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
For Christmas, Anniversaries or Birthdays, Jewelry is always a popular gift. Gold jewelry is made from 14-karat, 18-karat, 22-karat, or 24-karat gold. What’s the difference.
It is the intensity of the REFINING
What exactly is Refining ? What do we know about the metal refining process that brings about such beauty and quality?
“Refine” means several things:
1.to reduce a pure state, sugar, metal, or oil
2.to free from moral imperfection
3.to improve by pruning or polishing
4.to free from what is coarse, vulgar,
or uncouth, as with a refined person.
What does the Bible say about refining?
Metal is refined and purified in a furnace; the Lord purifies and tests the heart.
Proverbs 17:3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
We must be refined before our offerings
are acceptable to the Lord.
Malachi 3:2-3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
The Lord’s people will be tested in the furnace of affliction, the Bible says.
Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee,
but not with silver; I have chosen thee
in the furnace of affliction.
Isaiah 1:25 And I will turn my hand
upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
Those who survive will be refined
and tested by the Lord.
Zec 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.