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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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Jan. 26, 2010 - Gold

By Gary Rogers

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10, NKJV).

Being compared to gold is another way of saying you are highly favored by God. To come forth as gold is to experience a shining approval from God and move forward into His eternal blessing and reward. This is the evaluation that each of us should desire. I believe Job had a strong faith in God’s mercy and power to save his soul.

Gold is a treasure hidden beneath the ground’s surface. The mining of gold requires digging deep into the earth’s crust, locating the precious treasure, and then transporting it to a refinery. To come forth as gold you must give God “digging rights” into the hidden areas of your life. He will go into those areas that are private and held in secret and bring them out into the open.

As with Job, God knows the way that you have taken. God knows every action, intent and motive in your life. He knows every word, thought and reason. Once He has your life out in the open, then comes the refining that removes the unwanted impurities. It is the refining of God’s forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ that provides the means by which we become purest gold.

The only way you can be identified as pure gold is through the provision of Calvary found in Jesus’ blood of forgiveness. Invite the Lord into the secret, hidden regions of your life. Allow His love to bring every part of your innermost being to the surface. Then apply the provision of His blood and watch the refining of gold.

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of First Assembly of God in Coweta, Okla.

 

 

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