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“Many things you experience in this life may not be met with immediate understanding. Your life is a journey toward me. Your experiences are how I refine you. Some refining is done through the fire because the fire you experience going through a trial shapes and perfects your character.
Heat makes you bendable so you can be molded into a useful instrument that allows my power to be manifested in your life. It melts away impurities and sin so you will be clean, enabling you to become all you were created to be.
You don’t have to fear the fire because I am with you in it. Trust me in the fire for you will not be burned, you will be better. You will come forth from it stronger, with your faith deepened and your heart encouraged. Understanding awaits you on the other side of the fire.”
- Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead and anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean. Numbers 31:22, 23a
- Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time. Daniel 11:35
- When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2