Like so many of you reading this article, my twin and I believe God will judge our country in light of whether we genuinely follow His truth Jn 3:21. If we repent the Lord will bless us, if not-His hand of judgment will be upon us Deut. 28. See Prophecy, Kingdom of God.
One judgement for nations in disobedience during the end times will be a financial collapse of the currency (see site map-Resource-End of America-John Price). What most experts predict is currency will be replaced by ‘products’ of value-the most significant-gold!
This is why this ministry is asking for your gold…. it really is and will continue to be of the greatest value! The gold we desire however has a different source than what can be found in mountains or the deepest mines in the earth. The gold we are asking for has to be mined from only the purest source. The highest of the heavens, the throne room of the living God! This gold comes by means of great cost and is why we treasure it.
GOLD REFINED BY FIRE
In Revelation Jesus is talking to one of the 7 churches
REV 3:14-18 These are the words of the Amen (Jesus), the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation…..
I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear,
The church in Laodicea had become lukewarm, seeking earthly riches over the Holiness of God.
Jesus declares that they need to purchase His heavenly gold refined by fire or ‘purging’ all and seeking God.
The real gold that we need to obtain will never corrode or pass away. It is from Jesus and comes from heaven. The gold in heaven is like Jesus however, pure because it is refined by trials of fire.
HEB 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Word teaches that our life becomes like ‘heavens’ gold’ when we pursue Him even though we may face difficulties and trials. It ‘refines’ us and draws us closer to the Lord.
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (Also 1 Cor. 3: 15, 2 Tim. 2: 20-21, 1 Peter 1: 6-7).
Peter also explains in detail what happens when we receive this heavenly gold. When we stand firm for the cause of Christ and for His elect-something magnificent happens to His church and bride
1Peter 1:6-8 In 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 your faith–of greater worth than (earthly) gold, which perishes even though refined by fire….
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,
If we apply what the Lord is teaching in Rev. 3:18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich, to what Peter is writing in 1 Peter 1:8 we are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, a reality of truth starts to enlighten our hearts-
The gold from heaven when refined by fire (being faithful through trials and suffering) is exchanged for a great overflowing of joy coming from the glorious Throne Room of God.
Beloved, this is the gold we are after. This joy is deposited in your heart where the Holy Spirit abides.
Jesus knew the Laodicea church lacked a heavenly pursuit- they had become lukewarm. He was teaching them when they search for heavenly truths and not let go even under trials of fire, their hearts will receive a glorious joy from God that surpasses all earthly experiences !
This is quite literally the gold we need to desire, not only from the Lord, but from each other. The kind that fills our hearts with inexpressible and glorious joy! See final comment.
GOLD BY HEAVENLY PURSUIT
While the Bible teaches Jesus gives us joy on numerous occasions, there are only 2 instances He receives joy (that I am aware of). They are-
1) As already mention above, when the Lord endured the cross knowing He would share eternal life with man. Heb. 12:2 , who for the joy set before him endured the cross,
2) When the heavens broke open because the message of the Kingdom of God was preached and Jesus saw Satan fall because of it.
Luke 10:1-18 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where He was about to go…
Heal the sick who are there and tell them, `The kingdom of God is near you….The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven….
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
We need to realize the Word teaches that our hearts will become full of joy when we pursue (preach) the Kingdom of God (as the 72 did above-returned with joy).
Jesus witnessed the heavens opening and saw a glimpse of Gods purpose revealed. The church overpowering Satan with the kingdom message-as stated in Revelation 12: 7-11. Matt. 24:14.
Whenever the heavens are opened Gods presence and power are revealed. The book of Acts tells us that whole cities became excited. For believers however, it will causes a great joy within our hearts. With Jesus, the Holy Spirit released a manifestation of His Holy kingdom! He was overjoyed-full of joy! Jesus was receiving His gold from heaven-the presence and power of His Father.
Note: If we need a ‘jump start’ in our spirit, lets start by doing what the Word says will ‘open the heavens of glory’ into our hearts.
He Came To Give Life Abundantly John 10:10
Whether joy comes by perseverance in trials or by heavenly pursuit through the kingdom of God, it truly is precious gold from heaven.
M0st of us in America have not been tested for our faith as so many believers in other countries. We have not had the honor of fiery trials. As mentioned in other articles, the Lord does not want me to be naive about my weaknesses-they are real and have to be recognized and strengthened by His grace. We must consider that America may soon become a ‘testing ground of fire’.
We can however start to receive this ‘gold from heaven’ by pursuing His heavenly message, the Kingdom of God. This will cause His presence to become real because darkness is pushed asunder
Matt 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
As the above verses teach us, this will cause a great joy from heaven in our hearts, full of His endless love. Yet there is more, much more. When we pursue the heavenly kingdom together, as a faithful army-something beyond explanation happens. The love between the Father and His Son is transferred to the love between the brethren-His church and bride.
This is what John teaches in 1 John 1:1-4.
I John 1:1-4 We proclaim to you the Word of Life (Jesus)…we have seen Him and testify to this…this is the fellowship that you share with us…. as our fellowship is with the Father and Son,
we write this to ‘make our joy complete’.
John is saying Jesus is the living Word of Life-we have seen Him and testify to this. The fellowship we share between the Father and Son is the same fellowship you share with (God in) us, the body of Christ-His bride. This will make our joy complete. This is amazing!
In other words, this great joy-gold- the Lord deposits into His child’s heart is also shared between believers abiding in Him. This joy and love goes from vertical to horizontal. See Fellowship or Friendship.
When we pursue His truth under fiery trials or advance the Kingdom of God, the heavens will open with the Presence of God-a divine power and joy will break forth. The Holy Spirit will not only fill our hearts with this glorious joy, but have it break the darkness of the world by a unity of His joy amongst believers.
Matt 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
God desires that His love and divine joy become ‘tangible’ ‘touchable’ (spiritually speaking) with fellow Christians. He will place a heavenly joy and love for the body of Christ-with those we have ‘fellowship’ with. As indicated earlier, God will make our ‘fellowship’ from Him in heaven one in the same as our ‘fellowship’ to other believers (who have God within them). In simple terms, watch out, this will transform our hearts! For those who continue to ‘pursue Him’ our joy from Him and for His believers will be holy and supernatural. It will reach heights we never thought possible. John summarizes this truth by saying now our joy is truly complete!
Note! This is key to defeating Satan in Rev. 12., Matt. 24:14. Gods heavenly glory and power will be unified amongst believers through out the nations. Satan’s power base on earth is divided and he falls. (Mark 3:23-27, Matt. 16:19, Matt. 11:12, Ephesians 4:11-13, 6:12, Rev. 12:7-11).
Jesus verifies that our love from God has the same ‘divine nature’ as the love for one another. There will be such an awesome glorious love for the Christian family that is ‘pursuing’ His truth-the world will truly notice,
John 13:34-35 Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
To be honest with you, I am having ‘chills’ writing this. These verses are teaching us His presence can be found ‘in the heart of His church’. The body of Christ will have a inexpressible and glorious (Godlike) joy for one another1 Peter 1:8. We will experience ‘His’ Holiness between us! It will be beyond any earthly pursuit. His beauty in you because He is shining within your heart! This is the gold we need to desire between one another. It is valued-highly prized.
I was serious earlier when I mentioned-I would like to receive this gold. Gods unlimited joy breaking out amongst believers-given from above. This is the prayer-the request-I would be honored if you sincerely present before the Lord. The sharing of gold among the body of Christ.
‘Father-we come before you willing to pursue You at all cost. We admit our weaknesses, so desperately needing your grace to see us through hardships and trials that may come our way. As of this moment, we commit to advance the Kingdom of God, pursing our heavenly ministry and surrendering our earthly pursuits. In Your love-we have a special request. As Your joy-Your gold-comes from heaven and enters our hearts…we ask-as your Word teaches in 1 John. 1-You break forth a Godly Joy and love between the body of Christ, May the Godly love that breaks out between us become so bright-Your Son’s glorious love will shine over our hearts-our spirit. Let this glorious loving flame unite us to ignite a world full of darkness. Let it draw us together to defeat an evil empire-so others can share in the glorious love’
Beloved, thank you for your gold-your spirit shining in the Lords glory. I would be honored if you would continue to share your heart in prayer-His light in you…there is no greater encouragement-‘ His joy made complete-abiding amongst us’.
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