Oppressions, trials and all the crisis’s we are facing are getting stronger and the battles are getting harder in these closing hours of this dispensation. They hit like a sharp torpedo shot to our inner man like a fire that tries to burn away our faith in Christ. But it is by the action of fire, that gold is separated from all alloys (admixtures that lessens and impairs its value). Through the process of fire the gold is proved to be genuine by its enduring the action of the fire without losing anything of its nature, weight, color, or any other property. Gold as precious as it is must be tried in the fire. It is more important that our faith in Christ be tried and proven more than gold, because our souls are eternal and indestructible.
It is through the trial of fire that our faith is proven genuine or un-genuine. Our faith is much more valuable than gold. Trial by fire is never a pleasant thing, but a necessary thing. Through these times, God is preparing us for what lies ahead and ultimately for Heaven. “When gold is exposed to the action of a strong fire, if it is genuine gold, it will not lose its quality, or its weight.” If it went into the fire as gold, it will come out as gold. The strongest fire will not alter it or destroy it. The same is true and applicable to us when we go through the fire. God knows that when we are tested, we will not be altered or destroyed. When the process is finished, we will come forth as pure gold……”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”: 1 Peter 1:7.