Everything Will Be Tested But If You Go Through The Fire,You Will Come Out Stronger

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Don’t be afraid of the fire. Don’t be mad at the fire. Everyone and everything will be tested. Don’t let the burning sensation of the fire frighten you, anger you, or weaken you. Anyone can walk into the flames. But to determine the true essence of a person, they must endure the fire. They must endure the burn. The fire serves as two purposes. For those who’ve already been through enough fires, it reaffirms their strength, wisdom, revelation, and faith. For others it serves to cut you down to your very core, your essence so that after enough fires you are stripped down to your naked self which is God.

When the God in you is exposed in one sense you may appear and may even feel extremely vulnerable. Indeed some will say you are weak. Some will mock you at that very moment. But do not give in because that is one of the useful and effective tactics of the devil who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. (John 10:10) Don’t fall for it. Don’t become his next victim. Fight! Fight! Fight!

At that moment of what appears to be you in the nude, is the very moment the God in you shows up. The God in you is an unequivocal powerful force of faith, hope, love, loyalty, commitment, determination, and dedication that is indescribable unsurmountable and capable of shattering mountains.

It is at that moment that those who operate out of the flesh experience fear and see weakness and ultimately get burned to a useless pile of ashes. And the enemy wins. But it is also the moment that those who seek God have more power, more access to Him and all His love, wisdom, protection, grace, and glory. It is at that moment that you can get divine direction, divine protection and be reshaped, remolded, and reminded of the likeness of God you are sent here to be. Love.

And when you come out of the fire, those who sought God will be stronger, wiser, and more empowered. So the fire that the enemy uses to kill dreams, hope, faith, and love, is used by God to strengthen those who dare to not operate out of fear. Instead those who step into the fire, allow themselves to get burned until the very essence of them is exposed are the ones to have a more real God experience right here on earth. Matthew 6:10 “…thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

So don’t be deterred by the fire. Don’t be afraid of the fire. Don’t be so quick to be consumed by the fire. Recognize it for what it is. Walk boldly into it knowing if you bring God with you, you will come out stronger and wiser. When it’s all said and done, those who walk with God will draw closer to you after the fire. And those who prefer to walk in fear and not faith will be driven away from you. Either way it is a blessing.

No matter what, the righteous will prevail. Don’t believe me? read Daniel 3:3-30 about the 3 men (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) who were thrown into the furnace but came out unharmed.

I’m in the fire with God by my side. So I know I’m walking out of the fire stronger. Devil no matter what you do outside, over, under, in front of, behind, and around me, you can’t touch me. You do NOT win!
In Jesus name

Tayarisha Joyce

For reference here is Daniel 3:3-30

3 So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials assembled for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it.

4 Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: 5 As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”
7 Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the nations and peoples of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
8 At this time some astrologers[a] came forward and denounced the Jews. 9 They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “May the king live forever! 10 Your Majesty has issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold, 11 and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace. 12 But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon—Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego—who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”
13 Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, 14 and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? 15 Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?”

16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[b] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual 20 and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. 21 So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. 22 The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, 23 and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace.

24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?”

They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.”

25 He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”

26 Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!”

So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, 27 and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. 29 Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble, for no other god can save in this way.”

30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.

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