Trial by Fire
"For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are." ~ I Corinthians 3:11-17 Is it possible that this is in the New Testament, and was actually written by Paul the Apostle to the Ekklesia?! He is still a God who requires holiness, and who tries by fire! There are many who do not want to hear this truth, but it is still His truth nonetheless.
This scripture has been speaking to me for the last couple days, and I believe prophetically this is the season we have entered into. We are in a time when the Lord is trying many things by fire. All that has not been built by Him, will no longer be able to stand. There is an exposing, purging Fire of the Spirit that is moving, and it will do away with much that has been in His Body that is not of Him. For those who will submit to this fire and allow Him to expose and purge all that is not of Him, they will be ready to stand, move forward and be used by the Lord in much greater ways in this next season. For those who resist the fire and will not allow His Holy Fire to purify and purge them, they will not be able to move fully into this next season that He is calling them to, and do those things He is calling them to do. The things that many have built, that are of their own plans and agenda, will begin to crumble, and we will see many things begin to fall that have not been build on a firm foundation. Now is the time for much to be "revealed by fire...and the fire will test each one’s work"!