My beloved child…consider the occasion with an unclouded joy, My beloved, whenever you encounter various tests and trials! Be assured that this testing and proving of your faith is from My loving hand, and My purpose is to develop and perfect patient endurance in you. [Father God…James 1:2-3]
** **, greatly beloved, these testings have come in order that the genuiness of your faith, which faith is examined by testing for the purpose of being proven genuine… that approval being much more precious than the fire-testing of gold to prove its genuiness and which, even so, perishes…may be found, after scrutiny, to result in praise and glory and honor at the time of the revelation of Jesus Christ. [1 Peter 1:7] The adversities I allow to touch the lives of My children are designed for the trial of your faith. A trial is a search I make upon the heart of My child, by some affliction, to prove the real nature of your faith…not to Me, but to you. The fire of difficulty and suffering tests the genuineness of your faith. The quality of your entire life as My child depends upon your faith; if this be wanting, there is nothing else that is spiritually good in you.
** **, if you can trust your God and Father and rejoice when you are in the fire of affliction, when you cannot see the outcome or understand the reason, then your faith has been proved genuine. Then you yourself may have the comfort of knowing it, God the glory of it, and others the benefit of it.
Child of God! The testing of your faith is important to God. I never tempt My children in the manner of a solicitation to do evil. Testing means “trial” of any kind, without reference to its moral quality. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God;” for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone do do wrong. [James 1:12-14] Thus, when God did tempt [test] Abraham (concerning the sacrifice of his son Isaac) [Gen 22:1], He said this to prove (test) him, for He well knew what He was about to do. [John 6:6]
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from Heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.” [Ex 16:4]
No test has overtaken you that is not common to man…whenever you are tested, you should remember that other people have been tested like this too. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. [1 Corinthians 10:13]
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is now taking place to try you…the way in which your faith is being proved to be genuine…as though some strange thing happened unto you…as if it were something alien from your condition as My child. [1 Peter 4:12]
If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials…the day-to-day sufferings, afflictions, and persecutions of My children in the midst of a non-Christian and anti-Christian environment…and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. [2 Peter 2:9]
For since Christ My Son Himself was tempted to desire His own will rather than the will of God in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are likewise tempted. [Heb 2:18] For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have One Who has been tempted in every way to desire His Own will rather than the will of God just as we are…yet was without sin. [Heb 4:15] My beloved child…the temptation to escape the shame of the Cross was early and repeatedly presented to Christ My Son: by Satan in the wilderness (Matt 4:8-11), by Peter in the spirit of Satan (Matt 16:22 f), in Gethsemane (Matt 26:39), and caused intense suffering to My Divine Son Jesus. (Luke 22:44; Heb 5:8)
** **, greatly beloved, the testing of the genuiness of your faith is much more precious than the testing of gold…that approval being much more precious than the fire-testing of gold to prove its genuiness and which, even so, perishes. [1 Peter 1:7] In both instances there is a purification, a separation of the dross, and a discovery of its soundness and goodness. Even so, gold is not eternal; like everything else on Earth, it too will eventually perish. Genuine faith on the other hand, ** **, is indestructible for all eternity. However, it may take the fire of trials, struggles, and persecutions to remove impurities and defects. God values a fire-tested faith. A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted! Through trials, I, your God and Father, burn away your self-reliance and self-serving attitudes, so that your genuineness reflects My glory and brings glory, honor, and praise to Me. Too many of My children have a “false faith” and this will be revealed in the trials of life I allow. Anyone who abandons his “faith” when in the furnace of affliction is only proving that he really had no faith at all.
Friends, brothers and sisters…
There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell. You must be a born-again child of God. I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the
truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the
Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]
If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”
Who is there like You: