1 Peter 4:12-13
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that,
when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding
Oh how I love this scripture! It is indeed
food for the whole man. This scripture brings such clarity in seasons of
fiery trials. Why do we think it is strange to be going through a fiery
Similar words to strange: odd, bizarre,
outlandish, weird, peculiar, out of the ordinary, unexpected,
unfamiliar, foreign, and different.
The opposite of
strange is normal. It is indeed normal for true Christian's to experience
fiery trials. So why then are we so surprised and somewhat caught off
guard when we are under fire? Sometimes I encounter Christian's who are
totally distraught when going through a fiery trial as if they were
surprised something of that nature was happening to them.
Fiery trials are apparently different from regular trials.
• Burning or full of fire.
• Full of or prone to sudden extremes of emotions.
kinds of trials are definitely designed to do real damage to the life
and confidence of the believer in Christ. The nature of fire is to
consume, it will burn and destroy until there is nothing left but ashes.
Fire not only burns whatever it is on, but can spread to whatever is
near it, unless it is contained. That’s why when people are going
through fiery trials and you step in to help make sure you are being
lead by the Holy Spirit and are equiped with your spiritual armor.
It is not the will of God for any sort of trial, regular or extra spicy, to defeat or destroy His people.
now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed
thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee
by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will
be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither
shall the flame kindle upon thee.
you are going through a fiery trial at this very moment, rejoice, and
begin to give God praise that this thing will never overtake or consume
you. Rejoice and focus on the goodness of God that is bringing you out
of this situation without being burned! Now that’s supernatural. Rejoice
and give God the Highest praise! You are a child of the Most High God
and He will never leave you or forsake you. You have been FIRE-PROOFED! Hallelujah!
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