Tried by Fire but Coming Forth as Gold


A few nights ago I watched the presidential debates.  I saw how it has become a cruel, unmerciful debate bringing much confusion and fear among the media as well as the voters.

As I was watching I heard the Holy Spirit clearly say: “In the same way that the enemy is trying to drive the candidates out of the presidential race, he is also trying to drive believers out of the spiritual race by causing fear, fatigue, weariness and confusion.”

In Hebrews 12:1-2 Paul encourages Christians to run the race with endurance looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

The enemy is trying to discourage us through brutal trials and overwhelming situations.  There was a man in the bible named Job who was a blameless and upright man, but had experienced a great loss in every area of his life.

The enemy tested and tried him as he went through a horrendous trial for nine months.  The end of the story tells us that Job was rewarded with double of everything that he lost.  Job said at the end of this trying time that he shall come forth as gold because he knew that he didn’t do anything to deserve that injustice.

He also understood that Gods plan for his life could not be thwarted or cancelled.  When God gives you a promise, it will come to pass no matter what your circumstances look like in the natural.

The LORD says,

“I hear your cry and I hear every prayer.  As you call out to Me in the fires of affliction, I will respond.

Though the trials seem to multiply, I AM with you through them all.  Just as the refining of gold removes impurities, those things in your life that are unacceptable shall be removed.  In the same way that refining gold separates the pure from the less precious metals, all dross shall be removed.

I AM releasing you into royalty which comes forth from purity.  Trust Me to strengthen you as you are refined in these tying times.  Disregard the opinions of those who doubt My word.

The opinions of others can not negate nor cancel out My plans.  Just as Job, when you are tried you will come forth as gold.  In the same way that gold is symbolic for a covenant in a wedding band, I AM establishing My covenant with you.

Do not focus on your past or you will be delayed from moving into your future.  I will bring you through those difficult seasons and remove those things that are confining and restricting you from moving forward.

Allow Me to free you from all doubts and fears which are imprisoning you.  As you trust Me, you will be released from the restraints which are holding you in bondage.  Shake off the despair and the heaviness that tries to attach itself to you.  Be careful not to go back to your old ways of living or allow the enemy to intimidate you by trying to steal your identity in Me.

The accuser of the breathren could not terminate anything that I have for you, as long as you do not yield to him.  Bless them that curse you.  Learn how to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, rather than dispute them.

Listen for My voice, so that you will no longer be misled by the voices of unbelief.  I AM the God of liberation, and as you refuse to submit to anything contrary to My word, I will deliver you from all the chaos in your life.

You will be unchained from those things that are harming you, and the sin that easily entangles you.  Trust me for your healing.  Trust Me for your deliverance.  Trust Me for your financial needs.

Trust me in your marriage.  See yourself healed and made whole.  See yourself prosperous.  See yourself strong and able to stand against any adversity that comes your way.

See yourself as more than a conqueror.  See yourself as the blessing that I have created you to be.  As you acknowledge the glorious future that I have for you, your life will be transformed and you will see My plans come to pass in your life and ministry,”

says the LORD.

“But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food,”   Job 23:10-12.“Job replied I know that you can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted,”   Job 42:2.

“Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.  He also had seven sons and three daughters.  And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. I n all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.  After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days,”   Job 42:12-17.

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God,”   Hebrews 12:1-2.


Blessings in Christ Jesus,
~ Elaine

Staten Island, NY

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