More Desirable than Gold
And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap.
3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver
Nobody will be able to endure the day of the Lord’s coming and His appearance to each of us in our appointed time. This day, is the day of salvation, appointed for each of us before the world even was formed. But this day, will not come easy; it will come with much suffering and affliction. It will be extremely hot in this furnace for those called and chosen as disciples of Jesus Christ. This is the righteous judgment of God and this is how the sons of God are made pure and the carnal mind is destroyed. This is the way God fulfills the statement He made to Adam, You Shall Surely Die.
For those given ears to hear and eyes to see, the judgments of God are such a wonderful thing. Those predestinated to be of the house of God will come to know this truth and be dragged out of the deception of the world and especially the false doctrines of orthodox Christianity.
1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God
Contrary to what is taught and believed in Babylon, these judgments are right now, in this body of flesh for those the Lord has chosen. The few chosen, “the Elect”, are this house of God on this earth and in each successive generation. The life of these disciples will be through much tribulation as that is the way of all that are so blessed by their election from the Father. These words of Peter are written to and for the edification of those chosen by God to endure judgment right now. Jesus is not saving nor is He judging all the world now, only the Elect.
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you
The whole earth will learn righteousness eventually, and it is through God’s judgments that we are taught. God is truly the ONE teacher that will show us these things by giving us eyes to see and ears to hear. He will speak thru the body of Christ.
The WORD Judges Us
John 6:63 The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life
It is the spiritual words of our Lord that judge us. Jesus did not come to judge us, He came to save the world and He will save all the world in the end, but it is thru His judgments that all will come to be saved. This heavenly wisdom is hidden in a riddle in these very words of Jesus.
John 12:47-48 And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
Jesus does not judge those who do not believe, those not given ears to hear and eyes to see. But His words will ultimately judge us all, it is only a matter of God’s appointed times for each of us. When we are given our ears to hear, then our judgment will begin. For most that will be in the resurrection of the dead, but for the chosen few, they hear now and their judgment has already begun.
We have several Scriptures I know of that foretell this great mystery of the WORD coming to bring judgment. Here are two that most may be familiar with and I hope your understanding is expanded to know of these awesome judgments of God that destroy flesh.
Ezekiel 2:9-10 Now when I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me; and behold, a scroll of a book was in it. 10 Then He spread it before me; and there was writing on the inside and on the outside, and written on it were lamentations and mourning and woe
Revelation 10:10 Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.
Those so blessed to be chosen and given ears, will come and they will take these words to heart. And they will then be judged and it will be bitter and with it will come lamentations, mourning and woe. We will learn righteousness from these judgments.
The WORD of God is indeed a fire and it will burn and consume the wood, which is our carnal minds and fleshly pursuits.
Jer 5:14 Behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
Luke 12:49 I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
The chosen Body of Christ is this fire that goes throughout all the world speaking His Words and this true glorious gospel. That fire is now kindled in me and with many others the Lord has brought me into fellowship with.
Oh what a blessing to have God reveal the mysteries of the kingdom to babes that He has chosen. I want to share an understanding that the Lord has solidified in the three months since the complete removal of the veil that had kept me from seeing the glory of this good news gospel. Let’s look at what the Scriptures actually teach about the judgment and the wrath of God. The professing church has this all wrong and is bound in unbelief of this good news of the salvation of all men. Maybe, someone will read this that has been given ears to hear by the Lord. If so, they will hear.
Matthew 11:15 He who has ears, let him hear
I used to speak about these topics of wrath and judgment constantly in my former blog postings and videos. My carnal mind was bound in deception and unbelief and I had a false image of God and truly taught another gospel. But I was in good company as the entire Orthodox Church and all the multitudes of the many called also have a false gospel and another Jesus. Carnal minds cannot help but always think of judgment as negative and views this as punishment from an angry wrathful God. This goes so far to even support the idea that God will punish the majority of His creation infinitely, forever without end in a place called eternal hell. But nothing could be farther from the truth.
The Purpose of Judgment
ISA 26:9 For when Thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness
The way we learn righteousness is by experiencing God’s judgments. When these prophetic words are fulfilled in the ages to come, then all men shall be saved as all men will have learned righteousness. We don’t learn righteousness by reading a book, going to a church building; we only learn it by going thru what is known as a furnace of affliction. Jesus also told us one key reason why He came into this world.
John 9:39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.
As the Lord stated, it is through this judgment that He will open spiritual eyes of those who are blind and will shut spiritual eyes of those who claim they see. Many profess Christ but only a very few are chosen to undergo this required judgment here and now on this side of the grave.
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen
The Way of the Cross
All that are saved will follow in the footsteps of Christ. This is not just some cliché; this is a real walk full of suffering and affliction. The cost of being a disciple is very steep; it just might cost you everything if the Lord wills it. But as Christ is in the world, so shall we.
1 John 4:17 as He is, so are we in this world
COL 1:24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ
Like Christ, we will lose our life to save our life. Like Christ we will suffer. It pleased the Father to crush His son. We too will fill up on the afflictions of Christ in judgment. This is work of God, the mystery of Christ being formed in us and the new spiritual man coming forth out of the darkness. God will humble the pride of man and it is thru these judgments that He does it. Blessed is the poor in spirit for they shall see God.
The idea that God’s Elect or those He saves will be spared His wrath is an absolute falsehood. Like the doctrines of eternal hell and man’s supposed free will, this false Jesus and another gospel has deceived all of the organized and even the unorganized churches. All this talk about a secret rapture to whisk away God’s people to avoid wrath is such nonsense it will truly be laughable when you see it. God builds His church His way and His way is not man’s way and will confound the wisdom of foolish men.
Rom 1:18 for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness
All men sin. All men have ungodliness and unrighteousness in them. That is the way all men come into this world. God brings wrath upon the ones He has chosen, the sons of disobedience. Before we come to know the truth we will hold this truth and claim to know God but we do it in the flesh, in our unrighteousness. Our righteousness is filthy rags and this will never change.
Here is a powerful verse for those with ears that show the wonder of this fire and the sword, which is the WORD of GOD destroying the flesh of men. This is not eternal hell or physical wrath; these are spiritual things that come upon those so blessed to be chosen for salvation in this age.
Isa 66:15-16 For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. 16 For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.
Carnal man will always take these kinds of verses, just like I did, and use them to promote a false image of God, who truly is merciful and the epitome of LOVE. These fires which is His Word is sent for a purpose, which is to judge us. This is what purifies the sons of God. When we come to see this and know God is controlling everything, our every step and even our thoughts, then we will shake with fear and this WORD will work its purposes.
ISA 33:14 The sinners in Jerusalem shake with fear.
Terror seizes the godless.
“Who can live with this devouring fire?” they cry.
“Who can survive this all-consuming fire?”
God’s judgment is to come and prepare the way by clearing the land that is our hearts. It will be made desolate and our laughter will be turned to mourning and our joy to gloom as James said. Jeremiah said it a little differently.
Jeremiah 7:34 I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, for the land will become desolate.
Carnal men continue to think in terms of an eternal hell and a physical fleshly wrath, but what God is doing is chopping down the tree that is the pride of man. He is destroying the child of the our father the devil all men are born into. This is God’s way and God’s process of remaking all things new. The way is through great tribulation.
Isaiah 24:11 There is an outcry in the streets concerning the wine; All joy turns to gloom. The gaiety of the earth is banished
This righteous judgment of God is not forever. The purposes of judgment are all remedial and to purify us as the sons of Levi as the opening verse to this post from Malachi says. It is only for a little while and it works its wonder in the chosen ones and this is the song that they will sing when the new heart is given. God will bring comfort upon His people.
Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people, And will have mercy on His afflicted
The righteous judgments of God are a wonderful mystery, hidden from the eyes of the world. Such judgments are the very acts of God, the very tribulations all so blessed and chosen by God that we will all endure in our appointed time. With this understanding of the purposes of God’s judgment and looking at those spiritual words of wrath, fire, whirlwind, etc, we can come to appreciate what King David wrote in this Psalm.
Psalm 19:9-11 The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward
The stories of old, written for our own admonition today foretell of the destruction that must take place in each of us in our appointed time. The wicked man that child of the devil we all are born as, will be slain of the Lord. His WORD will not return to Him void, it will accomplish its purposes in all men. Oh thank God for this destruction because it must take place for new life to take root.
LAM 2:8 The Lord has purposed to destroy
The wall of the daughter of Zion.
He has stretched out a line;
He has not withdrawn His hand from destroying;
Therefore He has caused the rampart and wall to lament;
They languished together.
With eyes to see and ears to hear, given to us and revealed to us only in God’s mercy, we can see these truths and come to surrender our lives to God. It is the ungodly; the ones NOT CHOSEN that SHALL NOT see judgment. But you must also know that no body is righteous, none not even one. The Lord is the righteousness of all that are righteous and no longer ungodly. Salvation really is all of the Lord. Tis by grace we are all saved!
Psalm 1:5-6 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Wow, what a wonderful Psalm for those with ears to hear. Most will look at this verse 5 and think it is a typo, but it is not. It is good thing that the child of the devil, the old fleshly man perishes. Carnal man has twisted these words with its doctrines of free will and an eternal hell and in doing so has created contradictions and planted seeds of self righteousness. Such self righteousness is a stench in the nostrils of God. It is the ungodly, the wicked man that will not stand in the judgment. This is the exact opposite of what Babylon teaches and the multitudes believe.
True sons of God is where the judgment of God begins. Contrary to the flesh doctrines that include eternal hell, God is not judging the whole world right now, nor is He saving them.
1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives
Few there be shall find the way this side of the grave. Only the chosen few, the very Elect. True sons of God will be scourged and endure severe trials and tribulations. It is the false sons, those who claim the name of Christ but are not, that will not receive this judgment now. They are not sons, but illegitimate, just as the word says.
Hebrews 12:7-8 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
It is through this chastening that we are instructed and learn good and evil and come to know true righteousness that is Christ. These terms judgment, chastening, scourging, wrath, all if you have eyes to see and ears to hear, speak to the one process that God uses to bring salvation to men. It comes to each of us in our appointed times, this is the mystery only the Elect are given eyes to see.
Now I can look back at where God had led me and the evil and wicked things I have done, and I can see God’s hands over all of it. He even allowed me to become a very judgmental and condemning Pharisee for several years who held hatred in my heart for others.
Romans 11:33 How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
God is determined, He has already spoken that man shall surely die. The child of the devil will be destroyed. Our carnal minds will be chopped down and we all will be humbled in our appointed time. God is working all these things in our lives to accomplish this destruction
Isaiah 28:21-22 For the Lord will rise up as at Mount Perazim,
He will be angry as in the Valley of Gibeon
That He may do His work, His awesome work,
And bring to pass His act, His unusual act.
22 Now therefore, do not be mockers,
Lest your bonds be made strong;
For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts,
A destruction determined even upon the whole earth.
This destruction determined upon the whole earth is a promise of the salvation of all men if you have ears to hear. God uses evil for good. He brings about destruction and by doing so saves many. Joseph spoke this spiritual truth to his brothers who thought the evil they had done to Joseph was all their doing; yet it was all of God’s doing.
Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Man Cannot Avoid Judgment
The professing church by and large teaches that Christians avoid God’s judgments by choosing God in their own free will. I hope anyone believing that having read this far is beginning to see that this is a lie and another false doctrine of Babylon. All men shall be judged in their appointed times. For most this will be in the ages to come at the resurrection of the dead. For the chosen few, the house of God, it is now that endure these judgments and this discipline of the Lord.
Proverbs 3:12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke
Jesus never prayed for the disciples to be taken out of this world in a rapture. He prayed that their faith would not fail them and they would endure God’s judgments and once they come thru the furnace, then they in turn could strengthen their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.
I share in David’s prayer that believe you me I have prayed many times when I have sinned. God is faithful and answering my prayer and is now using me, like He used David to teach trangressors His ways and not the false gospels of Babylon churches.
Psalm 51:10-13 Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me. 11Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy Spirit from me. 12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit. 13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; And sinners shall be converted unto thee.
This is what servants of the Lord do. They go out and speak the word of truth and God will drag (compel) those He has chosen into His house so it will be filled.
Luke 14:23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
I just saw this gem the other day in the parable of the wedding feast. Knowing the good purpose of judgments and fire, we can now see that this anger of the Lord against the wicked (all of us) is what destroys our carnal minds and burns up and makes the land of our hearts desolate.
MAT 22:7-10 – But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
All the Father has given to Christ shall come and He will lose none. The wedding hall will be filled as a result of God’s righteous judgments. That is a wonderful promise.
I end this with the words of the Lord spoken thru the prophet Jeremiah. His people do NOT know the judgment of the Lord. They do not understand and reject the truth and continue to deal falsely clinging to their false peace they get from trusting in the works of their own hands.
Jeremiah 8:6 Even the stork in the heavens
Knows her appointed times;
And the turtledove, the swift, and the swallow
Observe the time of their coming.
But My people do not know the judgment of the Lord.
Until our time arrives, we will be bound in unbelief and snared in the false doctrines and gospels of Babylon. We will not understand the judgment of the Lord until our eyes are healed and ears opened. I pray some of you reading this will begin to see and to hear these wonderful truths of our good God whose love for us will never fail.
But God has already spoken and we know that most will not be able to see the truth. They will be taken captive and will reject the true WORD.
8 “How can you say, ‘We are wise,
And the law of the Lord is with us’?
Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood.
9 The wise men are ashamed,
They are dismayed and taken.
Because from the least even to the greatest
Everyone is given to covetousness;
From the prophet even to the priest
Everyone deals falsely.
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly,
Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’
When there is no peace.
Those that teach salvation is this blissful walk are blind men that walk after the flesh. They say “peace peace”but there is no true peace. They do not yet know of the judgments of the Lord. But there is good news for those who can hear it.
1 Thess 5:3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
This destruction is a very good thing and those upon whom it comes are the sons of Levi, they are the chosen children of God. The whole Christian world is bound by a veil that has them believing all these verses speak of some kind of eternal retribution and punishment from a God of wrath. Oh I wish they could see what I see and know the one who is mighty to save.
It is only thru much tribulation and trials that we shall enter into the kingdom of God. The way to God is thru the furnace. It is this affliction and scouring, the righteous judgment of God that purifies us and makes us useful for service in the kingdom of God.
ACTS 14:22 We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God
ISA 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction
Malachi 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver
God is a refiner and purifier of hearts of men. This comes by judgment. Knowing the purposes of God’s judgments and the promise of salvation for all, we can endure the persecution by others, especially those of the false circumcision that say they are spiritual Jews but are not. We will forgive them knowing they know not what they are doing and that their destruction is yet future in the ages to come when the Lord returns.
2 Thess 1:9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed
There is much to be learned and taught about how God brings these judgments upon His chosen ones and eventually to all men as His process of salvation. Ezekiel 16 is a wonderful chapter that speaks of these things and the destruction of our “carnal” houses, the temple where God dwells in our hearts. God will use our lovers, the idols of our hearts against us to bring this judgment. Once we endure this burning and He makes us (that’s right GOD MAKES US), cease playing the harlot and committing spiritual adultery, then and only then the anger of our Father subside and peace will fill our hearts.
Ezekiel 16:40-42 “They shall also bring up an assembly against you, and they shall stone you with stones and thrust you through with their swords. 41 They shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments on you in the sight of many women; and I will make you cease playing the harlot, and you shall no longer hire lovers. 42 So I will lay to rest My fury toward you, and My jealousy shall depart from you. I will be quiet, and be angry no more.
The judgments of God are sweet and more desirable than gold. I look forward to the day when all men will come to know of His goodness and enduring mercy and the works of His hands that are all over everything we experience in our lives. God is good.
May the peace of God rest upon the saints and encourage us all in these evil days.