Sunday, 27 October 2013

Offended Heart Series – Is it soft or hard?




Today I want to talk about a verse that will help you better understand your condition within, each subject we are addressing is for you to meditate and understand if you find yourself in that situation, thinking that all is well because you do not commit sins, but rotten in the inside.

“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” Revelation 3:18

God does not refer to anything material in this verse; it has nothing to do with material wealth.
He sends us to buy refined gold, why?
What a strong word, I was reading an explanation of gold and want to share it with you.
Gold on its own is soft and pure; when it is mixed with other metals it becomes harder and corrosive.

The more strange metals are mixed into gold the harder it gets.
A pure heart is soft to God, when we allow filth to enter, strange things, like hurt, resentment, hatred, it becomes hard, and the person becomes rude, they lose that tenderness and become insensitive.
Perhaps you are this way, even treating people badly who’ve offended you, you are harsh with her, despise her, if you have the opportunity you make her feel bad, you don't steal, don't lie, don't kill, but just look at your attitude with people.
Thereby making your clothes become dirty and contaminated, for this reason God sends us to buy white garments, representing purity. Otherwise these ugly things that we carry inside will show on the outside and everyone will see it, it will be the shame of our nakedness, for we are stripped of purity.
Finally He speaks of eye salve, used to clean the eyes, in addition to treating other illnesses. When a person is bad, she is unable to see their real spiritual condition, therefore she needs to look within, deep inside and see what needs to change. As is often said when you want someone to see what is happening and the person appears to be blind, "open your eyes".
Look at what God commands "to buy" these three things, meaning that we must pay a price; it is the sacrifice to fight off impurities, not accept them, removing them from inside, no matter the cost.
Make an analysis now with a telescope in your heart.

2 comments:

Asive Pukayi said...

Dear Mrs Tania
thank you for sharing really if i don't take care of my heart nothing will go well ,if someone is naked it is a shame for that person and no one like to be next to that person the same way with our spiritual life if i am not good inside ,this is what I will portray outside.
thank you

Nuria Fernandes said...

Thank you for sharing Mrs Tania,
Sometimes we think that we have a pure heart and the reason for everything we are doing (being rude etc) is to do with the other person. But it's not. We must always check our inside.

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