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The Trial of the Innocent
You are a Christian having been converted, and are keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14:12. Yet you are tried, you are heavy with sorrows because of the manifold temptations that try you.
Peter in first Peter chapter one speaks of the heaviness or sorrow you experience because of your manifold temptations or the trial of your faith. But, the faith that is given you, that divine knowledge that is revealed to you is to establish trust in YHWH. Proverbs 22:17-19. So when you are assayed, it is to determine what you are made from, it is to examine you and determine if you are fitted for the kingdom of God. Both Zechariah and Malachi speak of a refining process that the church of God goes through. "And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God." Zechariah 13:9
"And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness." Malachi 3:3
In both passages the result of the church being assayed is to the glory of God as we continue to keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
This brings glory to God as God alone in our experience; God is pleased and He will say, “It is my people” and they shall say” YHWH is my God”. Malachi says about the church that is tried and endured the trial, that they will offer offering in righteousness unto YHWH.
You need not be discouraged, Christ himself was heavy with manifold temptations, he was sorrowful, and like Christ when we become heavy with sorrow, we must pray to God and angels from heaven will appear unto us to strengthen us. Luke 22:43.
We are told the trial of our faith is more precious than gold which perisheth.
The experience gained through our trial will last a lifetime; it is for our benefit for it will equip us for greater trials ahead. Peter speaks of the benefits of the trial of our faith as well, showing the endurance thereof by keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Christ is evidence that we love God whom we cannot see.
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls” 1 Peter 1:7-9. The trial of the innocent is to keep him innocent, in order for him to inherit the kingdom of God. Will you cause your trial to make you lose your innocence before God? Will I allow my trials to cause me to lose my innocence before God? Serious introspection has to be made; we have to consider what is of most value in our lives, whether YHWH God, our family, friends, or self or any other creation. I leave you with Christ’s words, “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 10:32-39. Think on these things!
The name of the article came about after reading Job chapter 9.
Sis. Karima Paris
5/9/2016 02:26:39 pm
Thank you Sis Karima for this very timely truths. I was very moved by this and I thank God for this study. May you continue my dear Sis to walk in the paths of righteousness and shining your light, the light of Christ, before all men. Thank you again Sis. God bless you as you continue to study and share the light of the glorious Gospel.
5/10/2016 06:59:36 pm
I am very happy that the truths of Christ can be of encouragement to you sis. Alyssa. My desire is to love God more by loving His Faith, that I will not exalt Satan as God with him. Let us endure unto the end dear Sister. Thanks for your encouragement.
5/9/2016 02:42:59 pm
"The trial of the innocent is to keep him innocent" this statement made in the blog impressed my mind indeed the aim of God allowing trails is not with intent that we should sin, however we should endure through the trials as noted in the blog. also a scripture dawn upon my reasoning, Ex.23:6-7 "Thou shalt not wrest the Judgment of thy poor in his cause. keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked" here we see the judgment as not passing the wicked, but only the innocent .. why ? as also stated in the blog the innocent are those who has the faith thus they are sinfree " I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me" Job.33:9 so again i really like the statement made by the dear sister " The trial of the innocent is to keep him innocent" it sparked a lot of thought .. Amen thanks for sharing your thoughts
5/10/2016 07:02:23 pm
Amen brother Kamali. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
5/9/2016 03:41:36 pm
Amen Sis Karima, Thank you very much for sharing your divine impressions on "the trial of the innocent.'' Proverbs 24:15,16 "Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief." Here we see the just man is beset with trials and tribulations but he rises above them due to him holding fast to the faith which he possesses, as Proverbs 11:9 puts it "... but through knowledge shall the just be delivered." Indeed it is only the knowledge of Christ that is able to retain our innocence through the trying of our innocence. Revelation 14:12 "Here is the endurance of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." - Here are they that have endured and retained their sinfree innocence. May we all pray and ask God for the strength to endure and retain our innocence..
5/10/2016 07:04:23 pm
Amen and amen. :)
5/9/2016 09:37:09 pm
Amen, Amen sis. Monifa. Very encouraging and instructive of the right-Biblical perspective that the Christian must have to face trials that he/she may not lose the converted experience but may wax stronger in faith through trials. It was a blessing to think on these things sister. Thanks and may God bless you richly.
5/10/2016 07:07:00 pm
Amen sis Ann-marie, inam happy that you were encouraged. That is the effects of the truth upon the heart to encourage us to go forward.
5/9/2016 10:07:47 pm
And sis. Monifa/ Karima, I did a quick search of the word "assayed" while reading and it is very much in harmony with your explanation.
5/10/2016 07:08:43 pm
5/10/2016 02:09:13 am
A Christian neither keeps the commandments of God's independent self-revelation nor personally knows the resulting vision of Jesus Christ in his unique death on the cross.
5/10/2016 07:10:44 pm
Can you please give scriptural evidence that a Christian does not keep the commandments of God?
5/10/2016 11:22:45 am
Thank you no words just thank you for these words of fait
5/10/2016 07:11:55 pm
You are welcome. May God be with you sis Ashaki.
5/11/2016 02:45:16 pm
Remember these truths always and never lose faith in God, hope nor confidence. But retain your purpose and live. Amen.
5/13/2016 07:45:09 pm
Amen sis thanks for these truths. What will a man give in exchange for his soul. You are right we are to keep our innocence through faith and the obidience of it, for our light affliction which is for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding weight of glory....
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