Forged in the Fire

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. | 1 Peter 1:6-8

You are being forged in the fire. During this time, you are being refined so that you will bear much fruit in this coming season. This fire and the pruning that you have been feeling is not taking place because you have done something wrong, but rather because you are doing the right thing.

“He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful” (John 15:2, emphasis added).

Do not be afraid to go to the deep, secret places of your heart with Me, My beloved. As I highlight issues to you, I am performing a spiritual heart surgery; this is so you will be fully prepared for the harvest that is soon to come. Yes, you have received much healing. Now I am cleaning out the final wounds so that there will be no infections nor contamination that could try to block the pure flow of what I am about to release in and through you!

You will be a pure vessel fit for the Master’s use. We have come so far, My darling. Do not shrink back or be afraid during this final phase of the healing process. Don’t be afraid of the lies of the enemy, who seeks to deceive you. You are not going backwards. Indeed I tell you, we are moving forward together! This is all a part of the process to prepare you for what is coming.

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:11). Keep your eyes set on the prize before you (Philippians 3:14), and know that I am walking this out with you. Through the light of My love and grace you are about to emerge, like a butterfly breaking out of its cocoon. You will no longer be entangled or confined, but with strong, new wings you will soar to new heights with Me!

Get ready to be unhindered and completely free. Spread your wings, My beautiful butterfly. It is time to fly!

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