Friday, 9 December 2016
BE AS PURE AND AS PRECIOUS AS THE GOLD OF OPHIR:
Gold is a Very Precious Metal, Very Beautiful, Very Enduring (Ageless---Doesn’t Rust), Very Sparkling, Very Pure. It is also Very Rare and indeed Very Expensive (Valuable) for that matter, due to All the above qualities. Ophir was a renowned place, where very Pure and very Valuable Gold was Derived.
Gold is derived underground (On the inside of the earth), while in its Natural niche; which is a mixture of rocks, sand and other elements. Therefore, it has to be Filtered to get rid of Sand, Rocks E.T.C. It then has to be Refined, including through Fire to get rid of other elements like Silver etc. Actually, when being passed through Fire (Heated on Fire), it Melts (Turns to Liquid), so that it can be modified into the intended Shape. Eventually it results into a Finished Product of Pure Gold.
That is similar to what a Bride of Christ has to go through. So The LORD picks a People (a Person; in their Individual capacity) in their Reckless and Filthy State and Condition of entanglement in a Sinful Lifestyle. The LORD then plucks them out of the Sinful Lifestyle, and then Washes them, Cleans them, Purifies them, Cleanses them and Sprinkles upon them The Clean Water (The Blood of The LORD Jesus Christ), that then washes away all their Impurities (Sins; including Generational Sins & Curses). Once they are Cleaned through The Blood of The LORD Jesus Christ, they then have to be Refined and Tested by being Passed through The Holy Fire. The Refining Fire of The LORD Burns up all Impurities (Including Pride and Hidden Sinful nature & characters), so that they may now assume the Character of The LORD. The LORD then Sanctifies them through The Holy Spirit, so that they may now Sparkle and emit The Light of Christ; Beautiful, Wonderful, Precious, Humble, Bright, Sparkling God-fearing Sons and Daughters of The LORD. The LORD thus then imparts upon them His Wisdom.
=======The Spiritual Beauty, The Spiritual Wisdom, The Spiritual Purity, The Spiritual Preciousness, The Spiritual Brightness, The Spiritual Spotlessness, The Spiritual Humility will thus have made them (The Bride of Christ) to attain the Stature of Spiritual Gold------For The Glory and Honour of The LORD; who will then Rapture them into Heaven (The Place of Gold and everlasting Beauty, Brightness and Peace; in The Presence of The LORD).
************Only The Holy Spirit can help us to attain this Stature: The Spiritual Golden Stature.
SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!!
Malachi 3: 1-3 ‘“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness.”’
2nd Timothy 2: 20-21 ‘“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”’
Ezekiel 36: 24-30 ‘“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations.”’
Daniel 12: 8-10 ‘“Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?” And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”’
Job 28: 1-28 ‘“Surely there is a mine for silver, And a place where gold is refined. Iron is taken from the earth, And copper is smelted from ore. Man puts an end to darkness, And searches every recess For ore in the darkness and the shadow of death. He breaks open a shaft away from people; In places forgotten by feet They hang far away from men; They swing to and fro. As for the earth, from it comes bread, But underneath it is turned up as by fire; Its stones are the source of sapphires, And it contains gold dust. That path no bird knows, Nor has the falcon’s eye seen it. The proud lions have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it. He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the roots. He cuts out channels in the rocks, And his eye sees every precious thing. He dams up the streams from trickling; What is hidden he brings forth to light. “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living. The deep says, ‘It is not in me’; And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ It cannot be purchased for gold, Nor can silver be weighed for its price. It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx or sapphire. Neither gold nor crystal can equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for jewelry of fine gold. No mention shall be made of coral or quartz, For the price of wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold. “From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all living, And concealed from the birds of the air. Destruction and Death say, ‘We have heard a report about it with our ears.’ God understands its way, And He knows its place. For He looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens, To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure. When He made a law for the rain, And a path for the thunderbolt, Then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out. And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.’”
Zechariah 13: 8-10 ‘“And it shall come to pass in all the land,” Says the Lord, “That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one–third shall be left in it: I will bring the one–third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
2nd Chronicles 2: 9-10 ‘“Also, the servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum wood and precious stones. And the king made walkways of the algum wood for the house of the Lord and for the king’s house, also harps and stringed instruments for singers; and there were none such as these seen before in the land of Judah.”’
PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA/YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and Savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I Repent and turn away from all Sin.
Please cover me with your Precious Blood,
and establish your Word in my life,
that I may be found in Righteousness and Holiness
and write my name in your Book of Life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Your Brother in Christ Jesus, and a Shepherd of The LORD,