Tag: Purify

The Supreme Climb

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Take now your son . . . and offer him . . . as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you —Genesis 22:2

A person’s character determines how he interprets God’s will (see Psalm 18:25-26). Abraham interpreted God’s command to mean that he had to kill his son, and he could only leave this traditional belief behind through the pain of a tremendous ordeal. God could purify his faith in no other way. If we obey what God says according to our sincere belief, God will break us from those traditional beliefs that misrepresent Him. There are many such beliefs which must be removed-for example, that God removes a child because his mother loves him too much. That is the devil’s lie and a travesty on the true nature of God! If the devil can hinder us from taking the supreme climb and getting rid of our wrong traditional beliefs about God, he will do so. But if we will stay true to God, God will take us through an ordeal that will serve to bring us into a better knowledge of Himself.

Beloved, Are You In The Fire?

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

"Glorify the Lord in the fires!" Isaiah 24:15

The fires are afflictions. These are intended . . . to try us, to purify us, and to endear the Lord Jesus to us. Every saint must pass through the fire, and our only concern should be to pass through honorably and usefully.

Beloved, are you in the fire? Is the fire in your business? Is the fire in your family? Is the fire in your body? Is the fire in your soul?