A Devotional on Nehemiah 12:30 30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall. The Refiner's Fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0knHZorb0
The word test originally referred to an earthenware vessel in which metals were smelted to separate ore from dross. Like ancient vessels holding the heat of the refining fire, our task is to contain the tension of the test. Tests smelt fantasy from the ore of reality and force us to adapt. If a test feels arbitrary or unfair, we may be failing to dissolve the dross of inadequacy, limitation, or shame. Tests require us to develop the ego strength to put our courage, morals, and perseverance on the line—and withstand the ego wounding of failure. Ultimately ego itself is put to the test. Jung says, “Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interest upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance.” The archetype of the Self undergirds testing, first to help distinguish ego from unconscious, and then to relinquish ego's illusion of supremacy. HERE'S THE DREAM WE ANALYZE: “I'm in our living room hanging up laundry, when a large bird (maybe half my height) flies through the open glass door to our terrace and perches on a cupboard. It looks into my eyes, and I look into its eyes. At this point I think, I've got to tell my wife about this. I run into our bedroom and tell her about the bird. She looks through the doorframe, sees the bird, and says, “Oh, that's a type of penguin.” I had thought it must be a hawk or an eagle. (In retrospect, it looked like neither of these, but was sort of lanky and cartoonish.) I reply, “Are you sure”? She says, “Yes, do you see how its mouth is open like that”? I look at the bird and see that its mouth is indeed open, in a strained, fixed, almost comical way. For whatever reason this was proof to me that it is, in fact, a penguin.” GIVE US A HAND! Hey folks, we need your help. Please become our patron and keep This Jungian Life podcast up and running: https://www.patreon.com/ThisJungianLife JUMP IN THE POOL - THE WATER'S FINE! We've created Dream School to teach others how to work with their dreams. A vibrant community has constellated around this mission, and we think you'll love it. Check it out: https://thisjungianlife.com/enroll/ SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisJungianLife/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisjungianlifepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thisjungianlife/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisJungianLife YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe8QSBLNlv765pT097FDeLA RESOURCES: Enroll in the Philadelphia Jungian Seminar and start your journey to become an analyst: https://www.cgjungphiladelphia.org/seminar.shtml
Our life in Jesus is about changing from one thing into another – from sinner to saint, from rebellious to obedient. It's not easy, and it doesn't always work. But when it does, it's a wonder to behold. This week we will discuss the blessings of God's fiery ordeals; the ancients' efforts to cheat death, and whether that would be a good thing; the diet that will save your soul, as opposed to the diet that will just delay the inevitable; and why we get bad results when we tweak God's recipes.Hal Hammons is the preacher for the Lakewoods Drive church of Christ in Georgetown, Texas. He is the host of the Citizen of Heaven podcast. You are encouraged to seek him and the Lakewoods Drive church through Facebook and other social media. Lakewoods Drive is an autonomous group of Christians dedicated to praising God, teaching the gospel to all who will hear, training Christians in righteousness, and serving our God and one another faithfully. We believe the Bible is God's word, that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, that heaven is our home, and that we have work to do here while we wait. Regular topics of discussion and conversation include: Christians, Jesus, obedience, faith, grace, baptism, New Testament, Old Testament, authority, gospel, fellowship, justice, mercy, faithfulness, forgiveness, Twenty Pages a Week, Bible reading, heaven, hell, virtues, character, denominations, submission, service, character, COVID-19, assembly, Lord's Supper, online, social media, YouTube, Facebook.
Understand the Bible? Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.
God is the great Refiner and He will put His children through the furnace of affliction until He can see His image in us. Our task is to trust Him and He will take us through. VF-1790 Malachi 2:17 Watch, Listen and Learn 24x7 at PastorMelissaScott.com Pastor Melissa Scott teaches from Faith Center in Glendale. Call 1-800-338-3030 24x7 to leave a message for Pastor Scott. You may make reservations to attend a live service, leave a prayer request or make a commitment. Pastor Scott appreciates messages and reads them often during live broadcasts. Follow @Pastor_Scott on Twitter and visit her official Facebook page @Pastor.M.Scott. Download Pastor Scott's "Understand the Bible" app for iPhone, iPad and iPod at the Apple App Store and for Android devices in the Google Store. Pastor Scott can also be seen 24x7 on Roku and Amazon Fire on the "Understand the Bible?" channel. ©2023 Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved
HEY GIRL, HEY!! This year on the podcast will look very different from where and what we have been doing sis. But first things first, Happy New Year. In this episode, Keanna is reflecting on her New Year and speaking about what life has looked like for her. So let's have some girl chat as we talk about the introduction of minisodes, weekly zoom chats, word(s) of the year, revelations, prayer journaling, and so much more! Hold up, sis, what is a "minisode"?! A minisode is a super short, but sweet commentary that we will meet weekly to chat about via zoom (video chat). Sis, have you signed up for our email list? http://www.shebelievedhecould.org If not, be sure to check out the website under the Podcast tab and drop us your information so you will know when, where, and what time we are meeting!!But in the meantime... press play. Support the showListen on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, Buzzsprout, iheart radio, Pandora, and now on the She Believed He Could buzzsprout podcast site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1359799Hey sis! Don't forget to rate and review the show to be featured our #shoutoutsundays!-Stay connected by email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow SBHC on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shebelievedhecould/
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Whol-i-ness is refined in every place we put our trust in our Redeemer, not our reforms. Humanity has struggled since the beginning with the belief that “if we could just get fill-in-the-blank, then we'd finally be happy and whole.” It has led so many into a contractual relationship with God, believing if we just follow His rules enough, He will bless the life we're building on our own terms. In this, we spend ample soul trying to re-align our circumstances or resenting God where He isn't making life “work.” But what if something gloriously better is happening? What if God is always and only REFINING us to a life much better than anything we could script? In this message, Pastor Chuck shares how we can surrender control as re-aligners and find joy in the arms of the Refiner!
Enjoy this replay of our February 4, 2023 service with Young Adults Pastor, Ben Wait. There are beauties in the seasons of refinement with the Lord as long as we can recognize them and allow the pruning He's doing to happen.
Concert FridayMUSIC"Refiner's Fire". -Brian Robert Doerksen"Light The Fire" - Bill Maxwell / SonicfloodRefiner's FirePurify my heartLet me be as goldAnd precious silverPurify my heartLet me be as goldPure goldRefiner's fireMy heart's one desireIs to be holySet apart for you LordI choose to be holySet apart for you my masterReady to do your willPurify my heartCleanse me from withinAnd make me holyPurify my heartCleanse me from my sinDeep withinRefiner's fireMy heart's one desireIs to be holySet apart for you LordI choose to be holySet apart for you my masterReady to do your willRefiner's fireMy heart's one desireIs to be holySet apart for you LordI choose to be holySet apart for you my masterReady to do your willAnd I am ready to do your willMake me ready to do your willLight The FireI stand to praise You,But I fall to my knees.My spirit is willing,But my flesh is so weak.Light the fire (echo)In my soul,(In my weary soul)Fan the flame, (echo)Make me whole.(Make my spirit whole)Lord, You know(Oh Lord You know)Just where I've been,(Where I've been)So light the fire in my heart again.I feel Your arms around me,As the power of Your healing begins.You breathe new life right through me,Like a mighty rushing wind.So light the fire in my heart again,Light the fire in my heart again,Light the fire in my heart again.
A new MP3 sermon from The Gospel Trumpet is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Messiah Coming as Refiner: Part 2 Speaker: Dr. Joel Beeke Broadcaster: The Gospel Trumpet Event: Radio Broadcast Date: 11/27/2022 Bible: Malachi 3:3 Length: 27 min.
A new MP3 sermon from The Gospel Trumpet is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Messiah Coming as Refiner: Part 1 Speaker: Dr. Joel Beeke Broadcaster: The Gospel Trumpet Event: Radio Broadcast Date: 11/20/2022 Bible: Malachi 3:3 Length: 25 min.
Three-fourths of American teenagers have been exposed to online pornography by age 17, according to a newly released study by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit child advocacy group. Teenagers are accessing porn on their smartphones, school devices, social media, and online porn streaming websites. Fifty-eight percent of the teenagers polled in the study said they were not searching for porn the first time they saw it. Still, explicit videos or photographs appeared on social media or in search engine advertisements.Forty-one percent said they had watched porn while at school. Over half said they had watched porn videos that featured violent acts such as rape or choking. Over 50% said watching porn made them feel guilty or ashamed.Recently, a Common Sense Media report quoted a professor of community health sciences at Boston University. Dr. Emily Rothman said, "We have to be careful about saying all porn is good or bad. There is nuance here."Is there such as thing as good porn? What does the Holy Bible say about pornography?In this edition of TruNews, Jeremy Wiles joins Rick to talk about the impact pornography has on society, its effects on others, and how it dramatically impacts the user's brain. They'll discuss these things and how there is hope, through Jesus, to be set free and live a life free.Jeremy Wiles is the co-founder, along with his wife Tiana, of Soul Refiner. This online platform offers Christians top-quality courses on addictions, marriage, and family issues. Jeremy has helped over 1.5 million men break their addiction to pornography.Rick Wiles with special guest Jeremy Wiles, Co-Founder of Soul RefinerAirdate 1/20/23Addicted to porn? Start your journey to freedom - soulrefiner.com/You can partner with us by visiting TruNews.com/donate, calling 1-800-576-2116, or by mail at PO Box 690069 Vero Beach, FL 32969.The Fauci Elf is a hilarious gift guaranteed to make your friends laugh! Order yours today! https://tru.news/faucielfIt's the Final Day! The day Jesus Christ bursts into our dimension of time, space, and matter. You can order the second edition of Rick's book, Final Day. https://www.rickwiles.com/final-day
Las mitocondrias son estructuras apenas visibles con los mejores microscopios ópticos, pero tienen un papel fundamental en la vida y la salud. Un trabajo reciente revela un aspecto muy valioso de su funcionamiento que podría dar la clave para enfrentar muchos de los problemas de salud más extendidos en la sociedad humana. Gracias por sus comentarios, interacciones, apoyo económico y suscripción. Escuche y descargue gratuitamente en MP3 2023/01/11 Refinería Celular Nuevos Secretos. Gracias por su apoyo a El Explicador en: Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/elexplicador_enriqueganem PayPal, email@example.com SoundCloud, https://soundcloud.com/el-explicador Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/show/01PwWfs1wV9JrXWGQ2MrbY iTunes, https://podcasts.apple.com/mx/podcast/el-explicador-sitio-oficial/id1562019070 Amazon Music, https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/f2656899-46c8-4d0b-85ef-390aaf20f366/el-explicador-sitio-oficial YouTube, https://youtube.com/c/ElExplicadorSitioOficial Twitter @enrique_ganem Lo invitamos a suscribirse a estas redes para recibir avisos de nuestras publicaciones y visitar nuestra página http://www.elexplicador.net. En el título de nuestros trabajos aparece la fecha año/mes/día de grabación, lo que facilita su consulta cronológica, ya sabe usted que el conocimiento cambia a lo largo del tiempo. Siempre leemos sus comentarios, no tenemos tiempo para reponder a cada uno personalmente pero todos son leídos y tomados en cuenta. Este es un espacio de divulgación científica en el que nos interesa informar de forma clara y amena, que le invite a Ud. a investigar sobre los temas tratados y a que Ud. forme su propia opinión. Serán borrados todos los comentarios que promuevan la desinformación, charlatanería, odio, bullying, violencia verbal o incluyan enlaces a páginas que no sean de revistas científicas arbitradas, que sean ofensivos hacia cualquier persona o promuevan alguna tendencia política o religiosa ya sea en el comentario o en la fotografía de perfil. Aclaramos que no somos apolíticos, nos reservamos el derecho de no expresar nuestra opinión política, ya que éste es un canal cuya finalidad es la divulgación científica. ¡Gracias por su preferencia!
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1. Sánchez acata la decisión del Constitucional, pero anuncia “medidas para acabar con su injustificable bloqueo” El presidente Pedro Sánchez asegura que la "grave" situación es "inédita" en toda Europa. Los diputados del Partido Popular abandonan el Parlamento canario tras las críticas de Podemos a la decisión del Constitucional 2. Los afectados por el volcán de La Palma piden ante el Parlamento “derechos, dignidad y futuro” Un grupo de damnificados por el Cumbre Vieja se concentra en una calle anexa a la Cámara, instando a la creación de un consorcio que pilote un Plan Integral de Reconstrucción para la Isla Bonita 3. Ofrecen tres posibles ubicaciones para el nuevo estadio del Club Deportivo Tenerife El Ayuntamiento capitalino baraja tres bolsas de terreno: la primera, en la zona suroeste; la segunda, en la Montaña de Taco, y la tercera, en los terrenos de la Refinería 4. La Laguna quiere instalar una pista de hielo en la Plaza de la Navidad, que se ubicará en la del Cristo y se inaugurará el próximo jueves Un espacio que contará con casetas de madera, atracciones infantiles, gastronomía y música, convirtiéndose así en un punto de encuentro para disfrutar en familia de estas fiestas navideñas
As the expert refiner, God knows exactly what is required to purify your soul to make you shine with his grace. Praise the Lord as you go through the refiner's fire – Jesus is with you in it.
FISDAC - First Indonesian Seventh Day Adventist Church New Jersey
Give of Your Best to the Master Series Sermon By Pastor Steven Rantung In Dept Bible Study based on SDA Hymnal # 572 Recorded live from First Indonesian Seventh-Day Adventist in New Jersey visit our facebook page for more sermon and daily worship www.facebook.com/fisdac visit our Youtube channel for more video www.youtube.com/c/FISDACNewjersey
Tras la noticia del cierre de tres balnearios en Lechería, Anzoátegui, por un derrame petrolero, Gaizkale Garay, directora de la Fundación Ambientalista Avista, aseguró que estos incidentes suelen suceder por el desbordamiento de las lagunas de contención dentro de las instalaciones de las refinerías. Explicó que dichos depositos recogen material oleoso y desechos de los centros petroleros. «Las fuertes precipitaciones hacen que se exceda la cantidad de líquido que estas lagunas pueden retener, sin embargo, al no haber un comunicado oficial, todo se reduce a rumores sobre lo sucedido» añadió. Garay advirtió que todas las ciudades que tienen instalaciones petroleras dentro de ellas son susceptibles a este tipo de accidentes. También te puede interesar: Prevén que cierre de playas en Lechería se extienda debido a la magnitud del derrame de crudo en las costas También destacó que ese petróleo que está flotando en el mar se vuelve una masa, que baja y contamina el fondo del agua. «La problemática ambiental en este momento es muy grave por el coral invasor y otros factores. Se sabe que hay cuadrillas de PDVSA atendiendo este incidente» acotó. La directora de la Avista recordó que en un derrame así, todas las autoridades deben avocarse a los planes de contención y manejo para recuperación del ecosistema. «La sociedad civil también debe actuar como voluntario en apoyo a las instituciones con monitoreo y avisos» señaló.
Ciro Gómez Leyva por la Mañana
Maricarmen Cortés asegura que la refinería Dos Bocas –pese haber sido inaugurada hace meses– no ha refinado ni un solo barril. Cortés critica la dirección energética que tomó el presidente López Obrador, esto porque Dos Bocas ha costado 15 mil millones de dólares sin poder refinar petróleo aún, y porque los países petroleros buscan diversificarse produciendo energía renovable mientras que en México apenas se quiere poner al corriente con los combustibles fósiles.
UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries
Repentance, Warfare, and Sanctification (1) (Audio) David Eells - 12/4/22 Distractions Will Cause Many to Miss Out Taryn Ezell - 11/27/22 (David's notes in red) I got up around 3:30 or 4 am to go to the restroom. (Spiritually, this represents riding ourselves of spiritual waste.) I felt like I was still in a dream state; not fully awake. I then had a vision of a man in bright white light. He was standing in the hallway and his eyes were flames of fire. The light around him was fluid and moved like water as did the flames in his eyes. (At first, I thought he was an Angel, but I ended up calling him Lord.) (This is a perfect description of the Lord in Rev. 19.) He said, "Distraction will cause many of my people to not partake in the marriage supper of the Lamb.” (The marriage supper of the Lamb is at the very end of the 7 year tribulation when all the saints are gathered in.) As I walked back into my room, I said, "Lord, what do you mean? (i.e. what distraction) The phone?" He didn't speak at all but I was given the knowledge that it wasn't entirely the phone, but it was a multitude of things. (Having electronic devices such as computers and phones are not bad in and of themselves, nor hobbies, but they have a potential to be idols and distractions if we do not discipline our flesh nature and deny it to be entertained by these devices instead of spending time with the Lord and growing in spiritual maturity.) (Later, I decided to look up, in the Bible, what I experienced that night in the vision. Without knowing for sure where it was, the marriage supper of the Lamb and the Lords eyes being like fire, were in the same chapter of Revelation. I had no idea. I knew those two things were mentioned somewhere in Revelation but I didn't realize they were in the same chapter.) Revelation 19:6-16, And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunders, saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigneth. 7 Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they that are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are true words of God. … 11 And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he hath a name written which no one knoweth but he himself. 13 And he is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure. 15 And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KINGS OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Isaiah 25:6-9, And in this mountain (Zion) will Jehovah of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering that covereth all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations. 8 He hath swallowed up death for ever; and the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken it. 9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is Jehovah; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. A Portion of: Distractions and Mass Delusions lead to Hell Samuel Fire - Early 2019 (David's notes in red) ...I was taken into an open vision ...I saw things from my perspective but I was in a completely different place. I was outside a theme park. It had tall walls and all sorts of enticing pictures and happy faces and the main gate had a giant smiling clown at the top. (I remember Garrett's revelation of the Devil being a clown. Lol.) The theme park was so large that it went on as far as I could see on the left and right of my view. A very long line of people waited to go in and I could hear the sounds of rides, carnival music and laughter. (This theme park represents the entertainment and distractions of the world.) However, I knew something was not right. (Representing the discernment of the Holy Spirit.) I was very distraught and I yelled at the people waiting in the line, ‘DON'T GO IN THERE!'. I would approach every person I could, grab them, look them in the eye, and try to convince them to no go in. Many just ignored me or cussed and swore at me. Some threw a beverage or something at me. I just was running back and forth along the line yelling, crying out, and screaming for them not to go in. Not one person listened. (We always try to warn people of their impending destruction. But many don't have ears to hear and will persecute us for trying to tell them the truth. These are those who were not elect from the foundation of the world.) The vision then changed perspective and I was in the spirit. I could see the side angle of the theme park. Just as a person would enter the gate to go in, there was a cliff and they fell off down into hell and I was in horror. The whole thing was a trick! (The strongest delusion that the devil perpetuates is that evil doesn't exist and the devil and hell aren't real.) (... I encourage everyone to seek Him and be humble to jump out of that line to the amusement park.) (Col. 3:1-2 If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth. And 1Jo 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.) Avoiding Distractions to be a Good Steward Winnie Osegueda- 11/17/22 (David's notes in red) I had a two part dream. In the first dream I was a subway train in NY and Shay got on a few stops later. (We need to get out of the subway representing “the low road" and onto the Highway of holiness. We are all in this process.) I said hello to her and we began speaking. As we were speaking, I realized I had missed my stop. We got off so that I could take the train back a few stops. (I was going to a salon to get my hair done) (Fellowship can be a good thing as long as it is in the Lord. If we get caught up in too much speaking and distracted with unfruitful fellowship, it will set us back on our journey out of "the subway.” Going to get hair done represents improved submission to the Lord, but a distraction delayed this.) Shay got off with me so that we could talk because she wanted to tell me something. When we got off, I asked her if she wanted to walk with me to the other side to get on the train going back a few stops, but she said she couldn't because she was on her way to work and didn't have time. (We can't afford set-backs. We must learn the value of hard work and responsibility in our spiritual walk, and diligence to avoid being distracted.) She began to tell me about the managers at her job. (She worked at some sort of retail store in this dream) and she told me that they were getting rid of the managers at her job because they were doing a bad job. (We must be good stewards or “managers” of what the Lord has entrusted us with. We need to understand the seriousness of the Lord's culling process and learn to be a reliable “employee” for the Lord.) Then I woke up In the second dream, It was a bright sunny day out and I was in a car with Shay on a highway and she was driving. (They finally made it out of the subway and onto the highway of holiness.) As we were driving, we saw a large inflatable caricature of Trump to our left, on the highway. The inflatable doll was an insulting image ...like a mockery of Trump. (Trump has been a political distraction to the patriotic people of God. God's people should not be distracted with the three ring circus of politics. Just pray for him.) It seemed like there was a man inside this inflatable costume, but I don't know who. (It is a big inflated show to keep the masses distracted.) I told Shay not to focus on it as it was a distraction, because we didn't want to veer off the road and fall into a ditch. (It seems I was helping her drive and giving her some tips.) (In life, distractions will cause wrecks and side track us off of the Highway of holiness.) She agreed and we exited to the right on the next exit and were in another area in downtown NYC. As we exited I said, “Just like that." Referring to cars that had been in an accident; meaning that it was exactly what we wanted to avoid. (By staying clear of distractions) We saw them fall off the left side of a bridge just up ahead. (The rebellious goats are set on Jesus' left. The Lord is saying in this dream that distractions are rebellion.) We got out of the car to see if the people were OK, and when we got out, I noticed Shay had lost some weight. (Representing loss of flesh and dying to self). (As we discipline ourselves to obey God's Word, our flesh falls off of us and our spirit man gets stronger.) As we were walking towards the accident, I asked her again about the managers at her job and what would be happening to them. (The Lord is indicating through Winnie's question, while walking towards the accident, what will happen to the bad “managers.”) We made it to the area where the two cars had fallen, and unfortunately the people were dead. (Eventually they become reprobated or spiritually dead like the 3 out of 4 in the parable of the sower who fell away.) There were quite a few of them lying on the ground. I remember seeing an Asian man whose body was contorted and his skin color was very gray. (The Asian man Represents the strange or foreign children born to the Harlot.) There was also a pregnant woman I remember who also lost her life. (Representing losing her fruit because of distractions) I remember being saddened by this very shocking image, and then I woke up. I asked Chuc to get me a verse by faith at random and he received: Daniel 5:7 (7-9 for context) The king cried aloud to bring in the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spake and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and show me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom. 8 Then came in all the king's wise men; but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation. 9 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were perplexed… 13 Then was Daniel brought in before the king. (And when Daniel interpreted the writing on the wall, he was anointed. We are close to the anointing of the Man-child who then choses the Bride. We must be ready for this without distraction.) I also asked for a word and shuffled my scripture Playlist and received: Psalm 90:12 (9-12 for context) For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We bring our years to an end as a sigh. 10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away. 11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger, And thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee? 12 So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom. (We must redeem the time we have to come into His image!) Man-child Coming to Deliver His Bride Claire Pienaar - 6/20/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I (Representing the Bride) was at a banquet hall, getting food to serve to my family. (Riaan: The Bride is currently getting spiritual food for her spiritual children in preparation for the 7-year marriage feast). One of my worldly friends from childhood was getting married and she wanted me to come to her wedding reception instead. (This represents immature apostate Christians who think they are marrying the real Jesus.) I tried as hard as I could, but I could not get away from the banquet I was already at. I tried setting alarms, I asked Riaan to help me, I asked my children to help me remember, but all my attempts to go to her wedding reception were useless. (The worldly Church can not identify the Groom or the Bride. This only comes through knowledge of the Word of God, which they are not taking time for this revelation.) (Riaan: Prepare the food and don't get distracted.) The scene changed and my family and I were in huge waves, with riptides. We were training for something like a race. We were all very lean and muscular. (The wind and waves represent being tested by the water of the Word.) ... Just then, we looked up, and there was a huge lamb coming towards us in the sky. He was a perfectly white, very large lamb. We started praising God! (This represents the coming of the Lord in the larger Man-child body of reformers.) The scene changed and we were back in the banquet room. (Riaan: Now the marriage feast is about to start because the Man-child has arrived). This time I could see the kitchen staff. One man, who looked like a chef, got so angry when he heard about the Lamb coming. His face contorted like he had a demon inside of him. (This “chef” represents the apostate Church leadership who, like the pharisees of Jesus' day, are doing their own thing and persecute the Man-child and Bride.) I looked at what he was preparing in the kitchen, and he said, “I hope they never find out”. He was serving nothing but mud. He made it look good on the outside but in reality, it was all mud. (Riaan: Some will be very angry, perhaps those who preached a pre-trib rapture, or those who questioned the Man-child and Bride prophesies and they will realize their spiritual food they have been preparing was not good on the inside, it only looked good on the outside). (Eze. 34:18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have fed upon the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture? and to have drunk of the clear waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?) We never received this food, we never saw it on our tables. (The Bride will not partake in the Pharisee's spiritual food.) We were waiting for a flight and I realized we had to go quickly. (Riaan: The woman will flee into the wilderness [on the wings of the eagle in Rev. 12] as the dragon is looking to devour her and the Man-child.) … I walked towards where there were escalators out of the restaurant but these were either not working, or they were going in the opposite direction to “up”. I was so thankful for the training in the waves as our thighs were strong enough to get to the top. Even though it was hard work, we seemed to be able to endure it and we were at the top very quickly without much effort. (This represents being spiritually exercised by the water of the Word to climb towards the heavenly places in Christ.) However, I had to tell my youngest daughter that she'd have to leave her favorite toy koala behind. (Claire: Koalas are very lazy animals that sleep for 22hrs a day, and have very poor nutrition.) (Riaan: The word koala means “no water”; this toy koala represents dead doctrines that are void of the true food of the Word, it can't be taken into the wilderness and must be left behind.) (We are commanded to work out our salvation with fear and trembling but many are too lazy to do this and are content with man's answers. Pro. 17:2 A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.) I woke up as we were just getting off the escalator, where there was a lady spraying people with expensive perfume as they walked past. (Claire: Reminds me of Psalm 141:2: Let my prayer be set forth as incense before thee.... Riaan: A reminder to pray fervently, it is a sweet smell to the Lord). I asked the Lord for a word by faith at random and received, Isa 56:5 Unto them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Jesus is the Way to God Gabby Dibble - 8/22/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was in a community of believers. Something had happened within the group that had seemed to be a huge distraction away from the Lord. Therefore there was a separation within the group. (As the Lord said in Taryn's revelation above, many will not make the cut because of distractions.) Four of us who were like-minded began driving in a vehicle. … Then, we started walking in the streets to pray and focus on the Lord for direction and to hear His voice. The street we were walking was the street of where I grew up, it's called North Hartland. (Satan wanted to usurp the throne of God which, the Bible says is located in the "North.” in Isa. 14:13 … the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north;) Hartland is a "play on words" and represents that all those in the Kingdom of God are given the heart of Christ and are walking in His love.) (Many of my dreams take place around my parents home.) (This represents the original church that we are born again into.) As we were walking, I looked at the sky and saw a white minivan with a red ladder on top. (This represents our heavenly vehicle. We climb into the heavenly places in Christ by His blood that He sacrificed of our sins. Jesus' blood represents the red ladder that enables us to enter heaven. The angels are ministering spirits sent to minister salvation to us through the blood. John 1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. This was foreshadowed by Jacob's revelation of the angels ministering to him from heaven by the ladder. Gen. 28:12 And he dreamed; and behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.) It was a clear image. I knew instantly that it meant something and I was so excited. I then told the three that were with me, “It's a sign from God!” They didn't see it at first but in a few seconds they also saw it. They continued walking but I wanted to keep seeing this in the sky. I didn't want to keep walking but I didn't want to fall behind them either. (We have to keep our eyes on the ladder or way to heaven which is Jesus. This is more important than keeping up with anybody else.) Waters of Revival Wash the House Clean Fio Galchenko - 11/11/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was visiting family in California and as I looked out of the window of the building we were in, I saw a huge, black ash cloud coming right at us which covered the whole sky and blocked out the light. (Much of the corruption in the US started in CA. This ash comes from volcanic eruptions so spiritually it represents darkness from hell spewed out upon the earth.) The next instant, a flood came, and the water rose above the window so we were under water, but we were dry as the water did not enter the building. (Those abiding in the house of God for the Passover who are washed clean by the waters of the Word and revival.) The next image I saw, the flood waters had receded and no trace of black ash was seen anywhere in the immediate area I was in. I could not see past the building and yard we were in, but the sky was also clear. (The clear Word will wash away, from the elect, the darkness that the modern day Pharisees have imposed on the Church.) Bride Stops Cleaning the Harlot's Mess Claire Pienaar - 8/14/21 (David's notes in red) (In this dream, Claire represents the Bride because her name means “brilliant” and the Bride's garments are bright and pure as is spoken of in Rev. 19:8 And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. (Riaan represents the Man-Child body of reformers, as his name means “little lion king”.) I dreamed that I was in the lodge that belonged to the mine that my Husband worked at. (The lodge represents the Lord's house. Claire's husband Riaan representing the Man-child, Jesus, our heavenly Husband is the “Miner” that brings forth treasure out of our earthly vessels.) And there was a little Korean woman who was supposed to clean the place. (The foreign Woman represents the strange children that the Harlot produces. Hos. 5:5-7 And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore Israel and Ephraim shall stumble in their iniquity; Judah also shall stumble with them. 6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek Jehovah; but they shall not find him: he hath withdrawn himself from them. 7 They have dealt treacherously against Jehovah; for they have borne strange children...) Her vacuum cleaner looked pathetic and almost broken, and she seemed to have no idea how to clean. (They aren't taught sanctification in the apostate church system. They are satisfied to be religious.) I brought my heavy-duty, red vacuum cleaner in and started cleaning. It was so effective, and yet there was so much dirt and dust. (My red vacuum cleaner represents the blood of Jesus that cleanses us of all unrighteousness. The Korean's broken vacuum cleaner represents the Harlot Church's broken gospel of self-works.) The dust was in thick layers, like lint from a clothes dryer. I had to empty my vacuum cleaner after each room's cleaning. It was intense. The Korean woman followed me around like a shadow, but she did not have my vacuum so even if she learned to do everything I did, she did not have the same equipment that helped me to clean effectively. (The elect among the apostates will take interest in the Bride's cleanliness and want to imitate her, but will have to be taught sanctification.) I kept on thinking, “When is Riaan coming?”. (We are all watching and waiting expectantly for the return of the Man-child in His reformers.) Then I heard Riaan's voice explaining a more efficient way to vacuum. I agreed with him, and made changes to how I held and cleaned with the vacuum cleaner. (This represents hearing the voice of the Lord and repenting for a deeper spiritual cleaning.) Then a dyed blonde woman came in, “inspecting” the place. (This fake blonde represents the Apostate Church Leadership. They aren't really submitted to the Son/sun; they are only pretending to be righteous.) She'd never cleaned the place herself. She was not training the Korean girl, and she was just critical of everything I'd done. (Mat. 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering in to enter.) Also, she messed up the rooms as she went along “inspecting” and I had to clean up after her again. I was in the middle of the second round of cleaning when Riaan came to fetch me. (The Man-child is coming to choose the Bride and send them forth to clean up the Church.) The word by faith at random that I received was from 1Ki. 11:32 (but he shall have one tribe, for my servant David's sake and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel); (The Lord in the Man-child will come first to Zion and then the Word of reformation will go forth from Zion to the Church.) The Beast Machine Samuel Fire - 11/5/22 (David's notes in red) I saw a vision of a very intricate and complex machine turning on, yet not fully started up but just powering up. (A One World Order is upon us. Both the Alliance and the DS are vying for control of it. The DS is losing but will still bring about much death. The Alliance has built a One World Order in order to conquer the DS.) This machine was gigantic and was made from every kind of material, especially metal. It had every kind of moving part such as cogs, gears, rods, cables and chains. It also had all types of lights, bells and whistles. (This is the Beast machine.) Everything was not specific to any particular age in time. It had parts combined from the earliest times until now and every type of tech and advancement. These were all mixed together and jumbled with no distinct sections. (This Beast is made up of all the nations, tribes and tongues and encompasses the whole world. It is a new U.N. conquering the old U.N.) It looked like a gigantic building and squarely shaped. (The satanic elites have set up what is called black cubes of Saturn or Satan all over the world. You might not know it, but the entire world has been worshiping Saturn for thousands of years. Here is an article on Saturn Worship: The Black Cube of Cronus) There were hundreds of ‘angels' or beings; I'm not sure if they were holy or fallen. These worker beings were quickly running around and all over the machine to get it to operate. (Satan and his fallen angels with God's permission, are feverishly working to get the One World Beast system operational.) Some people cried out, "It's started" because they saw the ‘on' button was engaged. Some said, “Not until all the lights turn on” would it be started. Others said, “Not until it does something or sounds out". But I felt it would be too late once the machine begins to move. (The first seal of the tribulation begins with the Man-child's anointing in Rev. 6:1-2 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, Come. 2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon had a bow; and there was given unto him a crown: and he came forth conquering, and to conquer. The second seal is the first real world war in Rev. 6:3-4 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come. 4 And another horse came forth, a red horse: and to him that sat thereon it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.) I heard the Lord say, ‘Repent My dear ones. Be perfected now and remain on target. Aim high. Declare your love. Keep all eyes on Me. I will give you important tasks. You won't be bored with Me. Keep focused.' (i.e. don't get distracted.) Denial Will Lead to Destruction Gabby Dibble - 10/27/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was standing next to my old swing-set in my parents backyard. (The old swing set in the parents' back yard represents our youthful instability in the past when we were still in apostate religion that we are born out of. But now that we are mature we don't swing back and forth any longer.) There was a girl beside me whom I didn't know personally. (This girl represents our spiritual man that we are unfamiliar with in the beginning of our walk but we become better acquainted with over time.) I saw two barns in this backyard. The first was an empty red barn. (As we will see, the red barn represents judgments that are stored up for the lukewarm, apostate Church that is asleep.) The second barn was a “police barn.” (Representing the watchmen on the wall who are supposed to be vigilant in warning the people of God. Hos. 9:7-9 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the man that hath the spirit is mad, for the abundance of thine iniquity, and because the enmity is great. 8 Ephraim was a watchman with my God: as for the prophet, a fowler's snare is in all his ways, and enmity in the house of his God. 9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.) I knew there was something terribly wrong in the red barn; something more than what meets the eye. I knew there was a fire inside of this barn, yet it wasn't visible. (The invisible fire represents the fire of judgment that is stored up against the apostate Church that they are ignorant of. 1Pe 4:17 For the time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? And 2Pe. 3:3-7 knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts, 4 and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an earth compacted out of water and amidst water, by the word of God; 6 by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.) I didn't have the thought to put out the fire, but that they needed to flee the fire. (We can not stop the judgment of God but, those of us who are awake can warn others of the impending judgments so that they might escape.) The red barn was maybe 200 feet away from the police barn. My fear was that the fire was spreading to the police barn. I began to yell, attempting to awaken the policemen because they were all asleep. (Isa. 56:10-11 His (Israel's) watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. 11 Yea, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds that cannot understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.) An ex-policemen named Shane, that I am friends with in real life, came out of the barn and said, “There is no fire, it's nothing.” (Shane means, “God is gracious”.) (I met him at a previous ministry that I left because of deception.) (There are many who are currently deceived in apostate ministries and they are in denial that their lifestyles will bring judgment upon them. But, as we will see, God will be gracious to give some eyes to see and spare them in judgment.) I replied “Yes! It's inside the red barn; you just can't see it yet!” He went back inside the police barn; seemingly not caring. I continued to try waking them up, but I didn't know what to do. I was getting desperate because they weren't acknowledging me. I then grabbed a megaphone that was on my swing-set and instead of speaking into the megaphone, because that wasn't doing anything, I pressed the loud siren button that sounded very similar to a police siren. As I sounded the siren, the red barn then bursted in flames that very second, straight through the middle of the barn. The flames were huge and tall. I knew the fire was made visible because of the siren. (God will give His elect in the apostate Church leadership eyes to see and ears to hear and they will become spiritually awakened because of the “fires of judgment.”) Movement then began in the police barn and they were using their weapons against the fire. Moments later the fire stopped from the red barn and it crumbled and disappeared. (When the leadership is awakened to the dangers of sin and apostasy they are able to use their weapons of repentance and spiritual warfare against sin and the flesh and they can put out the fires of judgment against them.) ... I was told by Shane, once he came out, that three of the policemen were burned up and gone. He was the prominent fighter and leader. Two out of five survived and Shane (meaning, “God is gracious) was one of them. Shane said they didn't make it because they didn't fight against the fire. (They don't know that they have any authority to cast down judgment with repentance. We must fight against sin and the flesh or we won't make it into the Kingdom of heaven.) I was then standing with this same girl from the beginning. (Representing our spiritual man who, as we will see, has born much fruit through the fiery trials.) ... I wanted to go back in time to save more of the men but I couldn't because, in front of me, there were multiple children and I knew going back in time would potentially harm them, so I didn't. (We can't shrink back. Heb. 10:39 But we are not of them that shrink back unto perdition; but of them that have faith unto the saving of the soul. God is sovereign and He works all things after the council of His own will. It is futile to dwell in the past because we can't change what has already happened, but we can trust God that those things that happened in the past will multiply good fruit in our lives.) Lay Aside Every Weight Tiannah Fire - 11/1/22 (David's notes in red) In a vision I saw an empty, open space. Above was light peaking through and below was darkness and I was in between them. (Our spirit man is somewhere between the light and the darkness on our journey towards heavenly places in Christ. Rom. 7:14-25 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practise; but what I hate, that I do. 16 But if what I would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17 So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good is not. 19 For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise. 20 But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me. 21 I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present. 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23 but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then I of myself with the mind, indeed, serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.) I was holding onto a pole with my arms and legs wrapped around it; holding on for dear life. The pole was moving up and up. Things were falling out of the pockets of my clothing. Things were just falling off of me into the darkness but I stayed attached to the pole with everything in me. (Jesus represents the serpent on the pole or cross who bore our curse so that we could ascend into heavenly places to be seated with Christ.) Then the vision ended. (When I was seeking the Lord about what this vision meant, I felt that the closer we get to Father God and Jesus the more the evil just falls off of us.) (Samuel: The items that are falling out are worldly things trying to weigh us down. These things can't be taken with us to Heaven.) (Heb. 12:1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.) The following day after having this vision above, we were driving in our car and talking about Jesus, when I had another vision of myself in 3rd person. I was in this empty room and a giant blow torch, that was much more powerful than a regular blow torch in real life, was blowing all this stuff off of me and then I saw a shell of myself get blown off of me (like how a snake sheds its skin) but I remained standing as a glowing light. (Samuel: This represents our old self being crucified.) (The wood, hay and stubble of our old life being burned up in the purifying fire of the Refiner. Heb. 12:29 for our God is a consuming fire. The coming of the Lord in His Man-child will be to refine His people as priests offering their flesh on the altar of fiery trial. Mal. 3:2-4 But who can abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap: 3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah offerings in righteousness. 4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto Jehovah, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.) Cleaning up Our Walk Through Sanctification Deb Horton - 8/7/22 (David's notes in red) In this dream, I was taking a shower in a completely white bathroom that was very brightly lit. (This represents the sanctification process under the bright light of Jesus who is the Word made flesh.) As the water (of the Word) poured down over me, I noticed that I was using a white Hanes sock instead of a washcloth, which surprised me. (The sock represents our walk.) ... I was so happy and thinking, "Gosh, it feels so good to get really, really clean for a change," as I scrubbed myself with the sock. (As we read the Word it renews our minds and cleans up our walk and our ways.) Then I woke up. (The shower is the washing by the water with the Word. The bright lighting in the bathroom is (the Word that) reveals every speck of dirt.) (Eph. 5:25-27 ...even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 27 that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.) Deeper Things Revealed, Exposed, and Overcome Samuel Fire - 11/5/22 (David's notes in red) As I was praying I heard the Lord say, "The deeper things need to be revealed, exposed and overcome. Use The Light to shine and lead The Way. (By revealing the deeper, hidden things.) Nothing can hide from My Love. When the root is eaten the plant dies. (These hidden sins eat away at the root which sustains the plant so that it is not “rooted and grounded.”) Lift up and remove the old [hidden ways]. Fast, so as to bind the flesh. I Am here and your enemy is scattered. No mixture, no compromise. Confession and removal leads to being sanctified and blessings will be bestowed on all. (1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.) My Son will fight and defeat [the enemy] in one strike. All the enemy which stands against …My people, will be in terror and have no strength, even to move. ...Their choice, has taken them to a dead end and with no option to come back." (I felt he was speaking of reprobation of the enemies.) (Death comes near to those practicing witchcraft and who are trying to hide. A Sword will cut and divide them away from God's elect. In this test by the wicked we must deliberately crucify our old, carnal flesh, for it will only lead to shame and weakness. All who listen to the Word and obey will be saved. …) School of Rest Rids Us of Scars Claire Pienaar - 10/17/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I (Representing the Bride) was in my parents' old house, and I was setting up my old bedroom as a school room. (Even though I have 3 children in the natural, in the dream I had a long desk that I set up with 7 or 8 chairs, as I knew the other children would be coming soon, some belonging to my homeschool mom-friend named Anna.) (Anna means grace. The children of grace will come to the Bride's “School of Rest” and learn to have faith and trust in God.) ... (My room being turned into a school room represents the fact that we can only be taught the real gospel when we cease from our own works and enter into the continual rest given to us by Christ.) (Riaan: The room in the old house represents the original gospel that is still applicable and able to accommodate those who want to learn and are willing to be taught.) My room had expanded in the dream to accommodate all the school stuff, but my double bed was still there. (This represents an increased ability for the Bride to reach the elect of God in the great revival that is coming and bring them into the rest through faith.) ... My clothing cupboard was also there, with some of my clothing inside. (The clothing of the Bride is the righteous acts of the saints which will be on display for all to see as an example of holiness and what is pleasing to the Lord. Isa. 60:1-5 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen upon thee. (The Bride) 2 For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And nations shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: they all gather themselves together, they come to thee; thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be carried in the arms. 5 Then thou shalt see and be radiant, and thy heart shall thrill and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned unto thee, the wealth of the nations shall come unto thee.) Micah, my oldest child, had a tough time understanding why we'd be schooling here in a bedroom. (Representing that the "apostate children" may have some trouble accepting that they can not be saved by their self works.) (Riaan: A school room in a bed-room represents being not just hearers of the word but doers by learning what the Word says about entering God's rest by ceasing from self-works.) Micah was in and out of the room; going to the bathroom across the hall. (Representing getting rid of the spiritual waste of false doctrines.) She came back with an infected scar between her eyes. (The infection here represents false doctrines in the mind of the flesh. God's cure is Deu. 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul; and ye shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.) I saw the scar, and I immediately started lifting the scar tissue away from the skin, from her nose on up. Micah said it stung a little bit. I rebuked the pain and told her there would be no further pain. The old scar lifted off from her nose and between her eyes, revealing perfect, pink, fresh skin underneath. (This represents getting rid of the false doctrines which inhibit our ability to see and discern spiritually represented by the nose and eyes. The good news of the true Gospel brings healing to God's elect.) She was as radiant and beautiful as ever. Oh, how she loved getting rid of that scar. (Riaan: Micah's name means, "Who is like God?" Her going to the bathroom represents getting rid of anything spiritually unclean and then, the scar coming off is because she was beholding Jesus in the mirror and being transformed into that same image from glory to glory as she learns the original gospel once preached unto all.) Repentance is Warfare Against Deceptions of the Flesh Gabby Dibble - Sept. 2022 (David's note in red) I dreamed I was sitting at a table with a couple that were also believers. I was pouring my heart out to them. (This represents repentance. James 5:16 Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.) The young man mentioned how I had been deceived before but that God has always pulled me through. I was just crying and crying. My heart was so soft and humble at this table. (James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you.) I was sharing experiences I've had and how I solely just wanted to know the Lord; that I desired to read his Word day and night. I was expressing my love towards the Lord and my need. While I was doing this, it sounded like there was weaponry going off in the background as we were talking. I knew war was taking place. (2Co 10:3-6 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh 4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds), 5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ; 6 and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be made full.) He Teaches My Hands to War Claire Pienaar - 11/20/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed Riaan (Representing the Man-child) was showing me how to throw spears into a target. Psa. 18:34-40 He teacheth my hands to war; So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass. 35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; And thy right hand hath holden me up, And thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. 37 I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; Neither will I turn again till they are consumed. 38 I will smite them through, so that they shall not be able to rise: They shall fall under my feet. 39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. 40 Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me, That I might cut off them that hate me. ...The spears had to go directly into the [enemy] target. Riaan did it perfectly; every time. He had about 12 spears. (Riaan's full name means "little lion king" and he represents the Man-Child who has the authority to make apostles, represented by the 12 spears. The words of the apostles teach the Bride body to fight in the spirit). (Eph. 2:19-22 So then ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but ye are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; 21 in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.) Riaan showed me how to do it and gave me some spears to try it out. I was so tired in this dream and really struggled to even lift my hand to throw the spear. I missed badly the first couple of times. He suggested I stand up and try, and when I did that, I was infused with energy, vitality and precision. I threw every remaining spear directly into the target. (Rom. 14:4 Who art thou that judgest the servant of another? to his own lord he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be made to stand; for the Lord hath power to make him stand. Standing up represents fighting against our flesh nature and our thought life that weakens us spiritually so that we can't fight the enemy properly.) I noticed some girls from my school days who were younger than me. (Representing those who are stunted in apostasy.) In the dream they were still the same age as in the past, and I was trying to show them how to throw the spears. However, most of them had no idea or desire to learn. ... They were all blonde and pretty but they were standing in between me and the target. It seemed they'd be taken out by me throwing my spears. (Riaan: If you don't have the willingness to participate in the teaching to train up the Bride, you'll be taken out by the spears.) (Because it says in James 4:17 To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.) Bride Gets On The Bus (Don't miss it!) Claire Pienaar - 8/16/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was in a big church with red chairs ... and the church building was moving down a street. People were coming into the church and were waiting for something to begin. (This represents a mass exodus from the Harlot church. The elect of God are on the move towards a great revival of the Body of Christ in these last days.) I went to the back of the church and there was a white bus that was pushing this church along. It was a double or triple decker bus. (As we will see, this white bus represents the first fruits Man-child reformers who will move the larger body of Christ into the latter rain anointing and revival.) ... The bus had long enough seats that could be made into beds and I remember thinking, “Ok great, I can rest now”. ... I had to climb up the stairs of this multi-level bus to the top level which was open air. (The top level represents our spirit man where the fruit of Christ is born. The Bride has 60 fold fruit at this time.) Just when I thought I had no energy left, it started raining. (The former and latter rain will fall just in time for the great revival.) ... No-one else was on that top level with me except one of my children. (Only our personal Man-child in us will accompany us to the top where we eventually will bear 100 fold fruit of Christ in us.) There was only one bed with white sheets up there on the top level. (This top level is reserved for those who have overcome all the stormy trials to make it to the top where the rest of purity is.) ... I laid down as the rain splattered onto me. I was expecting cold rain but it was warm and pleasant and I did not get cold once it touched my skin. (Representing the former rain anointing that falls upon the Bride when the Man-child reformer ministry begins.) I was so happy to lie down on the white sheets of the bed. Despite working so hard ... my white shoes were not dirty at all. Not even the soles were dirty. My little top-level bus-bed was completely clean and white. (Our pure walk is what gets us to the top of Mt. Zion.) Then I woke up. I asked the Lord for a word by faith at random for this dream and received Lam 3:56-57 Thou heardest my voice; hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee; thou saidst, Fear not. 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Often in life we wonder why difficult times come our way. In today's podcast, Dave Nichols explains how God uses our difficulties to make us into the people He wants us to be. We hope it ministers to you today.
In this special message, Pastor Madison and Lauren talk about how to face adversity and come out on the other side as pure gold.
Jesus' first coming wasn’t to refine and judge, it was to redeem and give His life as a ransom for many (Mk. 10:45). Who can endure? Who can stand? The reality is, standing before the searching scrutiny of the righteous Judge, no one will be able to maintain a successful defense of their actions. We demand that justice be served, until we’re the ones who are accused. According to the metaphors of a refiner and a fuller, the goal wasn’t to destroy, but to purify. The fuller would clean and whiten clothing with soap and stomping out the dirt. The refiner would heat up the metal to remove the impurities. God Himself sits over the fire, laboring and waiting, scraping the impurities away over and over, till His own face shines back at Him - our sanctification.
Jesus' first coming wasn’t to refine and judge, it was to redeem and give His life as a ransom for many (Mk. 10:45). Who can endure? Who can stand? The reality is, standing before the searching scrutiny of the righteous Judge, no one will be able to maintain a successful defense of their actions. We demand that justice be served, until we’re the ones who are accused. According to the metaphors of a refiner and a fuller, the goal wasn’t to destroy, but to purify. The fuller would clean and whiten clothing with soap and stomping out the dirt. The refiner would heat up the metal to remove the impurities. God Himself sits over the fire, laboring and waiting, scraping the impurities away over and over, till His own face shines back at Him - our sanctification.
Andrés Rojas Jiménez, periodista y editor de Petroguía, aseguró que en los últimos días se puede ver afectado el suministro de gasolina en Caracas porque están frenadas las actividades de la refinería por el suministro de crudo. Explicó que se debe ver si los convenios con Irán se traducen en un aumento de producción de petróleo venezolano. Rojas indicó que los altibajos en la producción petrolera venezolana se deben a que no hay suministro permanente de diluyentes iraníes. También te puede interesar: Oliveros señala que es necesario que en Venezuela se construya un nuevo esquema de precios de la gasolina. «La mayor parte de la producción está en la faja del Orinoco y está asociada a los diluyentes del crudo pesado de Irán que no tienen un suministro permanente y en función de eso va dándose la producción» añadió. Destacó que la producción de petróleo en el Zulia ha ido cayendo y no hay certeza de que se vaya a reactivar pese a todas las propuestas que se han hecho. El periodista resaltó que hay muchos problemas con los contratistas, logística e infraestructura en el Zulia para reactivar producción. «El promedio de los ingresos superan en 80% a los recibidos el año pasado, pero desde julio se ha visto una desaceleración en el ritmo de crecimiento» acotó.
This week we'll look at a vital spiritual practice to all those seeking to grow in God: tilling the soil of the heart. Jesus spoke in Matthew 13 of two different types of soil—hard and soft. God longs for us to till the soil of our hearts that we might be receptive to the seed of his word and bear fruit. May your heart become more responsive to the presence, will, and love of God this week as you cultivate good soil with the help of the Holy Spirit. Our Scripture for today comes from Matthew 13:23, and today's worship is Refiner by Maverick City Music. -- Thanks for listening to the First15 Podcast. My name is Ryn, and I'm a part of the First15 Team. If you haven't heard, we just launched a brand new First15 app, available now in your app store! One of the new features that you can enjoy when you download the app is our Guided Prayers. We've created unique guided prayers that are created specifically to help you connect with God in prayer wherever you are. Today, we're sharing a preview of a Guided Prayer I wrote titled, “Of Repentance.” What a gift it is that our God calls Himself our Father and invites us to bring all the wrongs that we've done and lay them down so that they no longer hinder us from the life He calls us to live. Taking inventory of our hearts in God's presence is one way to experience deeper intimacy and freedom with Him. I pray this guided prayer helps you to do that today, friend. And I pray it serves as a template for your own prayers of repentance so that you can walk in the fullness of the life God has for you to live, free of the weights and chains that keep us bound.
Your Ultimate Life with Kellan Fluckiger
It's a never-ending question… how do you live your ultimate life?With societal expectations of what the ultimate life looks like, it becomes much more complex than what it already is. In today's episode, we are graced by Simon Kardynal's take on how you can have your ultimate life despite the challenges we face every day.He tackles how working hard and being honest with yourself creates the life you want to live and how actively recognizing that you are part of everything that happens to you is equally important.Tune in with us in this episode and learn about his journey of how he could eventually live his ultimate life after getting beaten around for a while.1:51 - 3:19 Making a difference in this world 3:57- 7:26 Trench Leadership: A Podcast From The Front8:11 - 10:09 Importance of doing the hard work and being honest with yourself10:12 - 10:51 Giving yourself credit for the things you've achieved 11:50 - 13:05 Simon's Refiner's Fire13:28 - 14:52 Frustration and arrogance in play 16:11 - 16:41 How to deal with guilt amidst living your ultimate lifeSimon Kardynal”s LinksConnect with Simon on socials: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-kardynal-cd-ma-673349135/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simon.kardynalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/trench_leadership/Tune in with his podcast in your favorite streaming platforms - Trench Leadership: A Podcast From The Front You can also contact him through his email: firstname.lastname@example.org—You can find out more about Kellan and how he can help you achieve your ultimate life by checking out his website: https://www.kellanfluckiger.com/Subscribe to the podcast at:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-ultimate-life-with-kellan-fluckiger/id1505919748Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/search/your%20ultimate%20life%20with%20kellan%20fluckigerSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6IXjYZo38go7Pv5ElanVv4Simplecast: https://your-ultimate-life-by-kellan-fluckiger.simplecast.com/Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS84YVZ1VlVkQw==Stitcher: *https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/your-ultimate-life-with-kellan-fluckiger?refid=stpriHeart: *https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-your-ultimate-life-with-ke-61503928/Deezer: *https://www.deezer.com/us/show/1028862RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/your-ultimate-life-with-kellan-fl-G3AMY2Join Kellan's Group:Your Ultimate Life Transformation Experience:https://web.facebook.com/groups/ultimatelifetransformationexperienceYour Ultimate Life Podcast Support Group:https://web.facebook.com/groups/12803892524911848ZQqa8OKOXAXFaF607JT
En entrevista con Pamela Cerdeira para MVS Noticias el periodista, Mara Arroyo, manager de áreas protegidas de surf de la Organización Save The Waves nos habla del proyecto de conservación para Punta Conejo y el derrame en la refinería de Salina Cru
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A Devotional on 2 Samuel 13:14, 29. 14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her. 29 And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled. The Refiner's Fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZtgJKJCqXM
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Understand the Bible? Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.
God is the great Refiner and He will put His children through the furnace of affliction until He can see His image in us. Our task is to trust Him and He will take us through. VF-1790 Malachi 2:17 Watch, Listen and Learn 24x7 at PastorMelissaScott.com Pastor Melissa Scott teaches from Faith Center in Glendale. Call 1-800-338-3030 24x7 to leave a message for Pastor Scott. You may make reservations to attend a live service, leave a prayer request or make a commitment. Pastor Scott appreciates messages and reads them often during live broadcasts. Follow @Pastor_Scott on Twitter and visit her official Facebook page @Pastor.M.Scott. Download Pastor Scott's "Understand the Bible" app for iPhone, iPad and iPod at the Apple App Store and for Android devices in the Google Store. Pastor Scott can also be seen 24x7 on Roku and Amazon Fire on the "Understand the Bible?" channel. ©2022 Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved
God's refining fire does not necessarily feel good, but like Job of the Old Testament, we can rejoice in our sufferings, our grief, and our trials, knowing that the proven genuineness of our faith will result in the salvation of our souls.
What would the results be if your heart was tested for purity? Jesus clearly knows that we will see God when we have a pure heart. How do we increase the purity level of our hearts so that we can see God clearly? Based on Matthew 5:8, we will dive into what it means to have a pure heart, what our responsibility is, and how to get there. Father, create in me a pure heart... Scripture Referenced: Matthew 5 Luke 6:45 1 John 3:3 Brian Doerksen's "Refiner's Fire" Song/Video - https://youtu.be/VG3NaUZSnFI For additional information, visit Ruthhendrickson.org. Related Content: Judgment – A Fine Line| Think of the last time someone judged you. Was it a positive or negative experience? Now, think of the last time you judged someone else. What was the basis for that judgment? Who developed the rating scale that you used? Was it created by the world or made in alignment with Scripture? God does not tell us not to be observant. Scripture does not tell us that we will not have to make decisions. There is an element of judging that happens as we walk through life. Imagine hiring an employee, a babysitter, or even a dog walker and not making any judgment about them. Can you see the potential disaster that could happen? Click here for full article Cultivate Revival| Do you need a breakthrough? Do you need healing or deliverance? Do you need a fresh touch from God? It is God's delight to meet, heal, and set us on fire for Him. We are called to bring Heaven to Earth and change the world around us. As I (Ruth) prayed for the East Coast, I felt the Holy Spirit saying the time is "now" for this gathering. Cultivate Revival is a free event; however, we ask that you pre-register to help us plan, and we will take a love offering at the evening services. We encourage you to pray about what God would have you sow financially during Cultivate Revival. Click here for all the details Connect: Website: https://ruthhendrickson.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuthHendrickson.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthhendricksonministries/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ruth-hendrickson/72/3b1/a69/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/RHministries YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RuthHendrickson
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The SuperAbundant Life Podcast
They say you cannot access a new level with an outdated attitude... While most people would agree with this point of view, no one truly wants to go through the refiner's fire. So, like the Israelites, God leads you into a wilderness season where you have no choice but to surrender to the process of purification. This is the season where you are forced to confront the man in the mirror - the limiting patterns of thinking, the harmful habits, the character flaws, etc. that have held you back and prevented you from accessing and/or thriving at your new level. In this episode, I teach what a drought season is and how to engage with it for maximum results. This is Olawunmi Brigue. Founder, SuperAbundant Woman (SAW): The premier spiritual and personal growth hub for Christian women who want it all - the thriving career, the loving home & the life of tremendous impact - God's way. Apply for your seat at: https://superabundantlifetribe.com/apply
Hillview Church of Christ Podcast
Series: Midweek MessagesService: N/AType: PodcastSpeaker: Josh McKibben
Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
As Christians living in the dispensation of the church age, we are not under the Mosaic Law as the rule for life (Rom 6:14; Heb 8:13), but are under the Law of Christ (1 Cor 9:21; Gal 6:2). Israelites, living under the Mosaic Law were promised physical blessings if they obeyed the Lord's directives (Deut 28:1-14), and physical curses if they disobeyed (Deut 28:15-68). For Christians, our blessings from the Lord can be physical (1 Tim 6:17-19), but are primarily spiritual in nature (Eph 1:3). And we are not said to be cursed when we disobey, but we do come under God's discipline (Heb 12:5-11), and this because ongoing sin impairs our walk with Him and stunts our spiritual growth. As God's children, He has equipped us with the knowledge and power to live righteously (2 Tim 3:16-17; Tit 2:11-14; 2 Pet 1:2-3). Daily sin is handled by means of confession directly to the Lord, who always forgives (1 John 1:9). However, unconfessed sin and failure to advance spiritually can bring God's discipline. He loves us enough not to leave us where we are, and desires that we advance to spiritual maturity (Heb 6:1; cf., 1 Cor 14:20; Eph 4:11-13). This means we learn to deal with our sin based on His resources (so that we sin less), and pursue the Christian virtues He desires to see in us. Hebrews 12:4-11 is a key passage related to God's discipline in the life of a Christian. In the letter, the writer states, “You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin” (Heb 12:4). According to Zane Hodges, “By ‘sin' the author probably primarily meant that of ‘sinful men' who opposed them, but doubtless also had their own sin in mind, which they had to resist in order to maintain a steadfast Christian profession.” Biblically, we should personally strive against committing sin; however, the reality is that we do not. Some of us barely struggle at all. Where we break down in our personal efforts, God will work in and around us to help us grow. It is written, “You have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, ‘My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by Him; 6 for those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives'” (Heb 12:5-6). In these verses, the writer uses the Greek word for an adult son (υἱός huios) and not that of a newborn (βρέφος brephos) or young child (παιδίον paidion). According to Warren Wiersbe, “A parent who would repeatedly chasten an infant child would be considered a monster. God deals with us as adult sons because we have been adopted and given an adult standing in His family (see Rom 8:14–18; Gal 4:1–7). The fact that the Father chastens us is proof that we are maturing, and it is the means by which we can mature even more.” The noun (παιδεία paideia) in Hebrews 12:5 refers to the process whereby adult children are groomed for holy living. It is “the act of providing guidance for responsible living, upbringing, training, instruction, [which] is attained by discipline, correction, of the holy discipline of a fatherly God.” The verb (παιδεύω paideuo) in Hebrews 12:6 means “to provide instruction for informed and responsible living, educate…to assist in the development of a person's ability to make appropriate choices, practice discipline” Wiersbe states: "Chastening is the evidence of the Father's love. Satan wants us to believe that the difficulties of life are proof that God does not love us, but just the opposite is true. Sometimes God's chastening is seen in His rebukes from the Word or from circumstances. At other times He shows His love by punishing (“the Lord…scourgeth”) us with some physical suffering. Whatever the experience, we can be sure that His chastening hand is controlled by His loving heart. The Father does not want us to be pampered babies; He wants us to become mature adult sons and daughters who can be trusted with the responsibilities of life." As Christians, we must learn to expect God to discipline us, as He uses His Word and the hardships of life to mold our characters. God's discipline is a sign of His love for us, and “It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?” (Heb 12:7). MacDonald states, “when testings come to us, we should realize that God is treating us as sons. In any normal father-son relationship, the father trains his son because he loves him and wants the best for him. God loves us too much to let us develop naturally.” And God does not discipline the devil's children, but He does discipline His own; for “if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons” (Heb 12:8). There may be times when unbelievers get away with certain sins and even seem to enjoy the blessings of this life without hardship (Psa 73:1-12). But this is not so with God's children, as He desires greater blessings for us, both in time and eternity. The wise gardener never spends her time pruning the neighbor's weeds, but only her roses, and this because she desires greater beauty from them. God's loving discipline is consistent with that of a good father who loves his children and trains them in righteous living. For “we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness” (Heb 12:9-10). God's desire is to refine us into the godly persons He wants us to be. By means of discipline, He seeks to burn away the dross of weak character and sinful habits and to refine those golden qualities He wants to see in us; the godly qualities that make us better. God always disciplines us for our good, that “we may share in His holiness” (Heb 12:10). According to John Jowett: "The purpose of God's chastening is not punitive but creative. He chastens “that we may share His holiness.” The phrase “that we may share” has direction in it, and the direction points toward a purified and beautified life. The fire which is kindled is not a bonfire, blazing heedlessly and unguardedly, and consuming precious things; it is a refiner's fire, and the Refiner sits by it, and He is firmly and patiently and gently bringing holiness out of carelessness and stability out of weakness. God is always creating even when He is using the darker means of grace. He is producing the fruits and flowers of the Spirit. His love is always in quest of lovely things." As God's children, we must learn to operate by divine viewpoint and live above the daily grind of life with all its difficulties and hardships. When we operate by divine viewpoint and live by faith, we can be thankful for God's loving work in our lives which, over time, yields godly fruit in the lives of His humble and obedient children. It is by divine viewpoint that we realize, “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful” (Heb 12:11a). It is the natural proclivity of a person to maximize joy and minimize sorrow, and the Christian is no exception. We must never think the absence of joy means the absence of God, for though we often praise Him in the heights, He is with us in the valleys (Psa 23:4), and it is there His work is most impactful. And when God's discipline has taken its course, when we “have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness” (Heb 12:11b). It's always the afterwards that matters most to God, for when the Pruner has done His work in cutting away useless branches that bear no fruit, the benefit is a harvest of right living. As God's children, He expects us to live holy and righteous lives that conform to His will (Tit 2:11-14; 1 Pet 1:15-16). When we sin, we can be restored to fellowship with God by means of confession (1 John 1:9). If we fail to confess our sins, and choose a sinful lifestyle, we put ourselves in real danger of knowing God's discipline. The wise believer accepts God's correction. The psalmist wrote, “It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes” (Psa 119:71), and later said, “I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me” (Psa 119:75). Suffering is sometimes removed after the believer confesses his/her sin to God (1 John 1:9). However, sometimes God leaves the suffering, which means His corrective suffering becomes perfective suffering to help us grow spiritually. In corrective suffering, we are outside God's will and are governed by our sin nature and human viewpoint, which cannot sustain the believer in times of trouble. But when we confess our sin to God (1 John 1:9), any residual suffering can be dealt with as we are filled with the Spirit (Eph 5:18), walking by means of the Spirit (Gal 5:16), and living by faith (Heb 10:38; 11:6). The Sin Unto Death There is a point when a believer can sin and there's no recovery. When that happens, God will bring His child home. The apostle John wrote, “If anyone sees his [Christian] brother committing a sin that does not bring death, he should ask, and God will give life to him—to those who commit sin that doesn't bring death. There is sin that brings death. I am not saying he should pray about that” (1 John 5:16 CSB). It happens from time to time that a Christian will see another Christian “committing a sin.” The apostle John distinguished two kinds of sin in the life of the Christian: the “sin that does not bring death” and the “sin that brings death” (1 John 5:16-17). The “sin that does not bring death” is any sin the Christian commits that does not warrant physical death from the hand of God, though it may bring divine discipline if the believer continues in it. John does not specify which sin leads to death and which sin does not, as the punishment is finally determined by the Lord. It was a terrible sin when Aaron led the Israelites into idol worship (Ex 32:1-6), but God did not call for Aaron's death. Samson slept with prostitutes (Judg 16:1-4), and though he was disciplined, the Lord did not kill him. When David had an affair with Bathsheba and murdered her husband Uriah, it was a rotten sin that brought divine discipline. The Lord told David, “I will raise up evil against you from your own household” (2 Sam 12:11); however, the Lord also told David, “you shall not die” (2 Sam 12:13), but then disciplined him with the death of his son (2 Sam 12:14). Later, after David confessed his sin, he was restored to ministry (Psa 51:12-13). It was evil when Solomon worshipped idols (1 Ki 11:1-10), but even here the Lord did not pronounce death for Solomon's sin. Peter argued with Jesus and tried to prevent Him from going to the cross (Matt 16:21-22), and later publicly denied the Lord three times (Matt 26:34-35; 69-75), but Peter was allowed to live. The apostle John twice worshiped an angel and was rebuked for it (Rev 19:10; 22:8-9), but the Lord let him live and used him in ministry. God's grace and mercy is very prominent throughout the Bible, and He repeatedly gives us ample opportunity to confess our sin and turn back to him. We know from Scripture that “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness” (Psa 103:8). Because of this, “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities” (Psa 103:10). Thank God for His great grace. But there are sins a believer can commit that can result in physical death. The sin that leads to death, according to Paul Karleen, “denotes a sin habitually practiced by a believer, leading to God's removing him from this life, but not taking away his salvation.” It refers to the believer who has become so sinfully rebellious that God disciplines him to point of death and takes him home to heaven. There are references in the Bible where God personally issued the death penalty for one or more of His erring children who had defied His authority. Examples include: Nadab and Abihu, who disobeyed the Lord in their priestly service (Lev 10:1-3), Uzzah, when he touched the Ark (2 Sam 6:1-7), and Ananias and Sapphira who lied to the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:1-11). The Christians at Corinth experienced stages of discipline which included weakness, sickness, and eventual death (1 Cor 11:30). God's discipline is never to condemn, which cannot happen (Rom 8:1), for “when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world” (1 Cor 11:32). Under the Mosaic Law, God willed that sin be punished, but only some sins were punishable by physical death. Sometimes God Himself executed the punishment (Lev 10:1-3; 2 Sam 6:1-7), and other times it was carried out by Israel's leaders (Ex 32:19-28). In the New Testament, God does not call Christians to put anyone to death, but has delegated that authority solely to the governments of this world (Rom 13:1-6), or He does it Himself (Acts 5:1-11; 1 Cor 11:30; 1 John 5:16). Personal sins that impact only the believer are differentiated from sins that harm others. Divine discipline is only related to our time on earth, as there will be no need for discipline in the eternal state (Rev 21:3-4). Many Christians rightfully suffer because of their sinful lifestyle (1 Pet 4:15), and those who persist in their sin will eventually die by the hand of the Lord. Such a death is the pinnacle of suffering in this life, but we should never conclude that it means suffering for eternity. All believers are eternally secure in Christ. At the moment of salvation, all believers are given eternal life and imputed with God's righteousness (John 3:16; 10:28; Rom 5:17; 2 Cor 5:21; Phil 3:9). They are forever kept by the power of God and cannot forfeit their salvation (John 10:29; Rom 8:38-39). This means that when believers die—whatever the cause—they are guaranteed heaven as their eternal home. At the resurrection, the Christian is guaranteed a new body just the like body of our Lord Jesus, which has no sin (Phil 3:20-21). Summary It is possible for a Christian to sin, and to sin as badly as any unbeliever. However, unlike the unbeliever, God disciplines His own (Heb 12:5-11), and, if necessary, disciplines to the point of death (1 Cor 11:30; 1 John 5:16). This need not be the case. The Christian is called to a life of holiness (1 Pet 1:15-16), and this means learning to walk with God and do His will. Though we still possess a sin nature, Christians know victory because of our union with Christ (Rom 6:6, 11-13), and our walk of faith (Heb 10:38; 11:6). When filled with the Spirit (Eph 5:18), and walking by means of the Spirit (Gal 5:16), we can learn to embrace trials and even rejoice in them (Rom 5:3-5; Jam 1:2-4). Dr. Steven R. Cook _______  Zane C. Hodges, “Hebrews,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 810.  Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996), 324.  William Arndt et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 748.  Ibid., 749.  Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, vol. 2, 324.  William MacDonald, Believer's Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments, ed. Arthur Farstad (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1995), 2203.  John H. Jowett, Life in the Heights: Studies in the Epistles (New York, Bible House Publications, 1925), 260-261.  Paul S. Karleen, The Handbook to Bible Study: With a Guide to the Scofield Study System (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 359.  There were certain laws under the Old Testament that brought the death penalty: intentional murder (Ex 21:12-14; cf. Gen 9:6), attacking or cursing a parent (Ex 21:15), kidnapping (Ex 21:16), habitual rebellion against God (Deut 17:12), sacrificing to pagan gods (Ex 22:20), cursing God (Lev 24:15-16), working on the Sabbath (Ex 35:2), being a false prophet and leading Israelites into idolatry (Deut 13:1-5), religious human sacrifice (Lev 20:2), the practice of divination, sorcery or witchcraft (Ex 22:18; Deut 18:9-14), adultery and premarital sex (Lev 20:10-14; 21:9; Deut 22:20-22), sex with an animal (Ex 22:19; Lev 20:15-16), incest (Lev 20:11-12, 14), homosexuality (Lev 18:22; 20:13), and the rape of a married woman (Deut 22:25-27).
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“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” (Malachi 3:2).
In the last devotional in our series on grace, today we're going to discover how in grace God teaches us. May we approach God with a humble and teachable heart. And may we learn whatever lesson we need from the Spirit today, as God teaches us in his grace. Our Scripture for today comes from 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and today's worship is Refiner by Maverick City Music feat. Chandler Moore and Steffany Gretzinger. -- From now until August 26th we are offering a bundle of two printed First15 devotionals: Grace + Grow for your donation of $40 or more. With the Grace + Grow Bundle you can: Grow in your connection to the vine, and experience the transformation that comes from a life lived with God! Experience a fresh glimpse into the life-giving grace of God! Grace and Grow will take you through 8 weeks of quality time with the Lord & explore topics like: The freedom we find in God's grace The power of forgiveness towards yourself and others How to walk honestly before God How to follow God's direction for your life You don't have to do this alone. We're here to help. And it's a privilege to help you make space that only God can fill. Know that your donation will go on to impact the lives of believers around the world who use First15 resources daily. Get your copy at supportfirst15.org!
“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” (Malachi 3:2).
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On the third day of our series on pursuing simple Christianity, we're looking at what it means to live a life of sacrifice to God. May we discover what it means for our hearts, minds and will to be fully surrendered to Jesus, and in return may we find the abundant joy he has promised. He is trustworthy and true. And we will find the life God has planned for us when we surrender all to him. Our Scripture for today comes from Luke 9:23, and today's worship is Refiner by Maverick City Music. -- Faith doesn't happen on its own. It's a byproduct of time spent experiencing the faithfulness of our God. It's a gift given to us by the Giver of good gifts, himself. It was a supernatural faith that allowed Paul to sing even while in chains. It was supernatural faith that allowed Peter to proclaim the gospel, even unto death. And it's supernatural faith that will carry you to and through the greatest gospel opportunities in front of you. We pray our printed devotionals, Faith and Trust, help people like you experience the life changing reality that faith and trust have on your everyday life. With Faith you'll: Discover a Biblical framework for living faithfully Study powerful moments of God's faithfulness in scripture Tear down personal strongholds in your life where you struggle with faith Develop a lifestyle of faith, that weathers the storms of life And every dollar you give today goes to help more people like you experience the nearness and love of our God. Everything changes when we learn to trust and become filled with faith in our good, good God. Get your copy at supportfirst15.org!