October 8

My beloved child…are you so slow to understand?  See…as silver is refined in the furnace, I am testing you in the furnace of affliction.  For My sake, My Own sake, I do this.  I will refine you like silver and test you like gold.  Then you will call on My name and I will answer you.  I will say, “This is My child;” and you will respond, “The Lord is my Father and my God!” [Father God…Isa 48:10-11, Zech 13:9]

**        **, greatly beloved, genuine faith will result in glory, honor, and praise: These testings have come in order that the genuiness of your faith…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]  While you may not be able to rejoice as you look around in your trials, you can rejoice as you look ahead.  Christ Jesus My Son will appear again in Glory, and, when He does so, My children will appear with Him, and you will bring “praise and honor and glory” to Him if you have been faithful in enduring the sufferings during your life.  The trials will soon be over, but the glory, honor, and praise will last throughout all eternity. This should reconcile you to your present afflictions: they work for you a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.  It is encouraging, My child, for you to remember that you are born for glory, kept for glory, and being prepared for glory!  Now if we are children, then we are heirs…heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.  I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. [Rom 8:17-18]

The testing of your faith develops perseverance: Consider it pure joy and consider yourselves fortunate, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. [James 1:2-4] These trials are nothing more than troubles and difficulties of various sorts that My children experience on a daily basis.  I oftentimes allow them in order to cause My child who is being tested to emerge stronger and better, in loyalty and in faith.  God allows trials that test your faith in order to develop perseverance in you.  My children are commanded to have a sense of happiness and joy, even “satisfaction,” in face of trials…to “consider it pure joy.”

My beloved child, don’t you yet understand?  Faith that endures suffering glorifies God. Let every suffering one, everyone who is bound to a sick bed or bowed down under some cross, learn to believe that in the affliction you can greatly glorify God by faith, fulfilling, in your measure, a very blessed part of the work of the body of Christ My Son. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have come so that your faith…of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire…may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. [1 Peter 1:5-7]  Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to Heaven and saw the Glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see Heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” [Acts 7:54-56]

Enduring suffering, however, for wrongdoing does not glorify God.  If any of you suffers, it must not be because he is a murderer or a thief or a criminal or a meddler in other people’s affairs.  What kind of glory is there in it if, when you do wrong and are punished for it, you take it patiently? [1 Peter 4:15; 2:20]

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.”

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