“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
Purity is not a destination it is a vehicle to our destination.
God laments over those who will not say “yes”. as do His angels.
The cry is to go forward and step into the fire to be refined and purified in a way that only God and Jesus have power to do.
Seek God with all our heart. Believe in what Jesus has already done.
Go deep into the river of fire.
Our choice is to stay on the edge clasping and protecting our burdens of what we now process. Or to accept the invitation to release those and step into the deep.
There is a sense of God roaring as one in labour to say” Yes” and jump.
Allow Him to intercede for us.
Accept that He knows best and He knows us best.
“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.”
He knows when our motive is self serving.
The rot that is polluting and destroying so many in the world.
God’s glory will not be stolen by the separated and estranged.
It is those rooted and grafted in to Jesus who will have generosity in their heart and simply, child like, offer all they have.
It is that purity that God rewards with multiplication. The miracle of the boy’s willingness to give away his lunch.
The spirit of the Lord upon us is what anoints us to heal brokenness, bring abundant life and joy and lift beauty from the ashes.
Restore and reconcile.
The divine exchange.
Joy for sorrow. Gratitude for mourning. Beauty for ashes.
Jesus on the cross was the ultimate exchange.
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
The illustration shows God Roaring and lamenting for us to say “yes”. He and His angels encouraging us to leave who we are behind to jump into the river of fire and go deep. Be submerged in the purification that will equip the next revelation being birthed to bring the light to push back darkness.
Seven Scriptures that come to mind:
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”Matthew 5:8 ESV
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”Psalm 91:11 ESV
“Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.”Psalm 73:1 ESV
“And they shall be called The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.”
Isaiah 62:12 ESV
“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”Romans 8:16-17 ESV
“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.”Proverbs 16:2 ESV
“to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.”
Isaiah 61:3 ESV
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