From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: the refined, purified stones
We are looking at a necessary process here. Gold,refined and pure as clear glass, precious jewels, purified as crystal, necessitates a process. Water and fire. Lets look at the emerald for instance. The fourth foundation of the city, the bride of the Lamb. Revelation 21 Gwen Shaw said of the emerald: “The emerald is developed through the suffering that it must endure, even that granulated fluid that washes over it and through it for centuries of time in order to FORM it and give it it’s beautiful green colour which is a symbol of eternity…It takes a lifetime to make a saint.”
The Lord says to us in Isaiah 43:1,2 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee…He that FORMED thee…when thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee…when thou walkest through the fire… …when thou hast tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:10 For thou O God has proved us: thou hast tried us as silver is tried…we went through fire…Psalms 66:10,12b And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away the dross, and take away all thy tin. Isaiah 48:10 …Behold I will meet them, and try them; Jeremiah 9:7a …through the fire , and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. Zechariah 13:9 And He shall sit as a refiners fire and purifier of silver; and He shall purify the sons of Levi (the priesthood) and purge them as gold and silver…WHY!?!? Why does He do this to HIS people???(a man doesn’t command another mans servant) Why God? What is this God?? What do you require of me God???
The Lord is FORMING a pure, holy; priesthood.
To offer up to Him pure, holy worship.
Because He is a pure, holy God.