Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/29/2023

Fiery Tests Mature Us

by Hazel Straub

“Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4 AMPC)

When we face trials and testing, we have a tendency to want to complain about our circumstances. God, however, uses trials to help us mature and become more like him. We like steel become strong while in refining fire, which consumes the things not pleasing to God. If our circumstances are not challenging, we have a tendency to depend upon ourselves.

In the fire of testing and hard times, it becomes clear that our way does not work. Difficult circumstances cause us to seek the Lord for help and strength. The hotter the flame, the more our avenues of escape disappear, exposing our character flaws and we cry to God for relief. As we come to a place of total abandonment and dependency on him, we can rejoice in the process of his mercy and love. This process although painful, assists us in dying to our flesh and maturing to show more of Jesus, in our walk of faith.

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/28/2023

God’s Love And Encouragement For You!

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

One thing, I love about the Love of God. People will look at your flaws, weaknesses, or wrong to try to destroy or kill you, but God looks, loves and encourages you. For those of you like me, who still have flesh that you’re bringing under the knife, of the Word, let me encourage you.

1. Whatever you struggle with, you are not what you struggle with.
2. Yahweh says what I require of you is what I REQUIRE OF YOU, not someone else.
3. Maybe that’s what they see and want you to change but I am the HOLY SPIRIT ADMINISTRATOR, of your life and the BISHOP OF YOUR SOUL, not them. Sometimes, what others are trying to condemn you for isn’t even what I’m dealing with currently, in your heart.
4. Free yourself. Sometimes you study things about yourself that I’m not even studying.

And fifthly, the number for grace, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR THORNS MAY BE, GRACE IS ALL YOU NEED. Admit it: no matter what my thorns may be, YOUR GRACE IS ALL I NEED.

Don’t allow the opinions and expectations of others to hold you hostage and keep you bound. My love makes you free, my love delivers you, my love defines who you are, not what you’ve done…God’s love.

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/27/2023

The Key To A Vibrant Life!

by Hazel Straub

If you watch or read the news, fear and dread can easily overtake you. The news breeds anxiety and disquiet, as it centers on problems not the solutions. What you allow through your eye and ear gates sets the course for your day. Guard your heart and change what you allow yourself to listen, watch and think on. The world does not offer peace and rest for your soul but can make you worry (negative meditation).

Instead, spend your time feeding on Jesus and on the Word of God.  Repeat. speak, ponder, and think about his incredible love, his words, his forgiveness, and presence that bring life, light and satisfaction. You will find wisdom, strength, health and help for your problems. When you keep Jesus and the Word in front of your eyes, listening, speaking it out loud, and allowing it penetrate your heart, you get life, healing and health, to all your flesh. Ask Holy Spirit, to make the Word of God become alive to you. It’s the fountain of youth and the key to vibrant health and for the wholeness of  your body and mind. See God’s promises fulfilled in your life and meditate on God’s Word, as your refuge and help.

Listen carefully, my dear child, to everything that I teach you, and pay attention to all that I have to say. Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit. Then, as you unwrap my words, they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being. (Proverbs 4:20-22 TPT)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/26/2023

How Do You Measure Your Value?

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

If you’re going to measure your value, by how people treat you, then do it Jesus’ way. If you’re being blocked by others, destructively discussed, rejected quite often, and others withdraw from you, then you are extremely valuable, in the Kingdom. Intimidatingly authentic, highly anointed, and definitely guilty of living like Jesus.

Whatever the devil said about you, thank him for the confirmation; he’s the father of lies, he only speaks the opposite of the TRUTH!

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/25/2023

Precious And Treasured One

by Hazel Straub

My Dearest Child,

You are my treasured one and I delight in you, my child. Even though you are a fragile vessel of clay, I have placed my treasure within you. You are precious and valuable in my sight. I cherish you and paid the greatest price for you, with the precious life and blood of my son, Jesus. You are worth more than all the rubies and gold. Precious.

I carry you close in my heart and will not let you go. Receive and bask in my love. You do not have to do anything to receive all that I have for you. My child, I accept, take pleasure and value you, as rare and very precious. Know this is your true identity and requires nothing else or good performance. Rest, cease from your labors and let me lavish my love and comfort on you. You are my precious treasure, my jewel in whom I delight.

Love,
Abba

“And thou hast been a crown of beauty in the hand of Jehovah, and a diadem of royalty in the hand of thy God.”(Isaiah 62:3 YLT)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/24/2023

Only The Glory Of God!

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

The more God’s glory enters, the more it fills our voids. Just the Glory, no additives needed.

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/23/2023

Irritated? You Might Get A Pearl!

by Hazel Straub

When others rub you the wrong way, God uses them as sandpaper to refine you and smooth your rough edges. Often the thing that irritates the most, show things inside of you. Thank God for irritants, as they are the catalyst for becoming more like Christ.

Mollusks produce pearls from sand and other irritants that get trapped inside their shell.  The pearl is highly prized and valuable. Those things that are difficult, often turn into things of great beauty. Rejoice!

Heaven’s kingdom realm is also like a jewel merchant in search of rare pearls. When he discovered one very precious and exquisite pearl, he immediately gave up all he had in exchange for it. (Matthew 13:45-46 TPT)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/22/2023

Do Something Different And New

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

The New. New place. New things, New blessings, New anointing, New order, New desires. New ways, New favor. New healing. New deliverance is released upon you today.

Divorce the old and Do something different…Selah

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 01/21/2023

Against Insurmountable Odds!

by Hazel Straub

Boxed in with nowhere to turn? You cannot retreat, due to your enemy, nipping at your heels and a huge obstacle in front of you that is impossible. Praise God! What is impossible for man, is easy for God. Only he can get you out of the dilemma. Total dependency, on God, brings breakthrough!

Many times we cry to God, when things get difficult but depend upon ourselves, when things go well. Sometimes, we get into a situation, where there is no way out but for God.

The children of Israel had Pharoah and his army pursuing them and the Red Sea in front of them. Impossible? God had a plan and they went over on dry ground and then saw their enemy destroyed. God is the same today, as yesterday, and does not change.

Look for a miraculous breakthrough, over the things that defeated you, in the past. Know that God delights, in last-minute deliverance, from your enemy!

But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”(Exodus 14:13-14 NLT)

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