Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/24/2020

Fiery Trials Are Good Or Bad?

by Hazel Straub

Is fire good or bad, when you are in it? When in the middle of the fire, with trials and tests, it does not seem good. In this season, we find the shakeable crumbling, so what is solid, reliable, and unshakeable, will remain. Therefore, since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us be filled with gratitude, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:28-29 BSB)

Many things on which we relied, ended exposed as shifting sands. What the foolish man builds, will not stand in the storm and hurricane because the foundation is unstable. However, what is built with wisdom, on God, will last despite the storms and shakings.

Three young Jewish men, were taken captive to a foreign land. We read about them in Daniel chapter 3. They refused to bow and worship a large golden statue and other false gods. They were thrown into the fiery furnace that was heated seven times hotter than usual. They wore their hats, cloaks and other garments, when bound and thrown into the furnace. Those throwing then in died from the heat but the three men only had what bound them burn. The king saw a fourth man in the fire, who looked like the Son of God, walking with the other three men. The fire consumes what causes bondage in your life.

They walked out of the fire not smelling of smoke, with all their clothing and hats undamaged. The king was amazed how God was with them and protected them. When you come out of this trial of isolation, sheltering, and many losses, what is of God will remain. You will have more of the presence of God and will influence others of the reality of God, who walks with you through fiery trials. Your end will be better than your beginning!

For hasn’t he promised you, “I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!” So we can say with great confidence: “I know the Lord is for me and I will never be afraid of what people may do to me!” (Hebrews 13:5b-6 TPT)

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  1. Amen!! Thank You Father!!

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  2. No matter what I go through, You are with me Father!! Just as Your were with the Hebrew Boys!!

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  3. AMEN. The fire consumes what causes bondage in our lives; what is of God will remain.

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  4. Amen. I love their story! When our day comes may we be as fiercely undaunted for His great sake! Amen!

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  5. Reblogged this on Coming of Age For Men and commented:
    Hallelujah! Now this is a post I was waiting for! The story of the 3 Jewish men was a great choice for this post. We all should go through our fiery trails and not worship idols. By putting our faith and trust in God, he will never leave or forsake us. Amen! \O/ 😀

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    • No matter what kind of fiery trials we go through, the Lord is always with us. He protects, comforts and guides us. We keep our focus on Him and helps us come through the trial not even smelling of smoke.

      Thank you for the reblog, Writer Mike! Blessings! \0/ Glory to God!

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      • More blessings to you, Pure Glory! \O/ Can’t wait to read your next blog! 😀

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  6. apart from Christ, fire is judgment; in Christ and Christ in us, Christ in you, it is glory!

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    • Yes! Job 23:10 But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous].

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