When I became a Chistian 17 years ago Gold had very little perceived value. It was seen to be an outmoded hedge against inflation or financial crisis. The incumbent Chancellor of the Exchequer at that time even sold a large churk of the UK’s Gold reserves. Since then the value of Gold has risen considerably.
It was no coincidence that I began to develop an interest in buying Gold; not because I am particularly a shrewd investor, but because the Lord had begun to reveal Himself to be a ‘Refiners Fire’ – bringing forth pure Gold through His Word and by His Spirit.
The physical often has its’ source in the Spiritual and so, as well as buying Gold, I began to dip my toe into the whole area of Inner Healing, or Sanctification – as the Bible calls it.
I discovered that His Word showed me the condition of my heart; the Holy Spirit applying pressure, or heat as it were, to the very core of my being.
Little by little the ‘dross’ came to the surface and was scooped off through repentance and prayer. I became more free in my relationships; I began to feel better about myself and more comfortable about the person God made me to be. I found the things I used to worry about held less power over me; and most of all I found myself a loving wife who God used to help refine even deeper parts of my ‘being.’
The process continues of course; there seems to be no limit to the depths of unrefined Gold hidden in ‘them there hills!’ But by His grace, little by little, the very nature of Christ is being revealed through me – and of course the Body of Christ in the Earth. It begins with me and it begins with you; and as we each begin to shine brighter for Jesus then the world will once again see the true value of the Lord’s Gold. I recommend you get into this great investment, that is, who we are In Christ Jesus – before it’s too late!
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