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Thursday, March 3, 2016

"I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction."

"I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction."
Isaiah 48:10

Comfort thyself, tried believer, with this thought: 
God saith, "I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." 
Does not the word come like a soft shower, 
assuaging the fury of the flame? 
Yea, is it not an asbestos armour, 
against which the heat hath no power? 
Let affliction come--God has chosen me.

 Poverty, thou mayst stride in at my door, 
but God is in the house already, 
and he has chosen me. 
Sickness, thou mayst intrude, 
but I have a balsam ready--God has chosen me. 

Whatever befalls me in this vale of tears, 
I know that he has "chosen" me. 
If, believer, thou requires still greater comfort, 
remember that you have the Son of Man with you in the furnace. 

In that silent chamber of yours, 
there sitteth by your side One whom thou hast not seen, 
but whom thou lovest; and ofttimes when thou knowest it not, 
he makes all thy bed in thy affliction, 
and smooths thy pillow for thee.

 Thou art in poverty;
 but in that lovely house of thine the Lord of life and glory is a frequent visitor. 
He loves to come into these desolate places, 
that he may visit thee. 
Thy friend sticks closely to thee. 

Thou canst not see him, but thou mayst feel the pressure of his hands. 
Dost thou not hear his voice? 
Even in the valley of the shadow of death he says, 
"Fear not, I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God." 

Remember that noble speech of Caesar: 
"Fear not, thou carriest Caesar and all his fortune."
 Fear not, Christian; Jesus is with thee. 

In all thy fiery trials, 
his presence is both thy comfort and safety. 
He will never leave one whom he has chosen for his own. 
"Fear not, for I am with thee," 
is his sure word of promise to his chosen ones in the
 "furnace of affliction." 
Wilt thou not, then, take fast hold of Christ, 
and say--

"Through floods and flames, if Jesus lead,

I'll follow where he goes."

is to share the precious word of God,
without acquiring any MONETARY REWARD. 
God gave me the salvation for "FREE", 
so I share the gospel of his word the same way .. 
Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime 
and infallible Word of God.  
 If you are NOT a believer in Jesus Christ, 
you can be accepted into his kingdom. 
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted. 

Marvelous God Almighty, 
 I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, 
who died for me to make me free of sin, 
 I want Jesus to enter into my heart and make me free.
 I confess that He is the son of God.
 I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand
 your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value,
 not only to live on this earth, 
but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
 In the precious name of Jesus I ask. 
“The true minister of Christ knows that 
the true value of a sermon must lie, 
 not in its fashion and manner, 
but in the truth which it contains.” 

.... Reflection and inspiration from the 
"Prince of Preachers,"

~Charles Haddon Spurgeon~ 


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