Malachi 3:1-3 "Sitting before the Silversmith"
Who is the refiner...Jesus! Who can remake me..Jesus!
The soap is for cleansing........The fire is for purification.
* He wants to see his reflection
If you ask any one who works with silver how do they know the silver is ready to come out of the refiner's fire they will say it's easy to know... When i see my reflection in the metal.
* His fire is reflected
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
This fire is not a fire of destruction, but of purification.
This is not hard for our Lord read (Jeremiah 32:27)
* His face is reflected
Christian means Christlike.
Do we reflect his Will, his Word?
Read Acts 11: The Church at Antioch is the first reference to the saints being called Christians.
* He wants to see results
I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
* He will mold you
John 3:30 He must increase, but i must decrease.
You are in the Master's hands!
* He will make you new
II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Old habits change, Old hang outs change, if they do not you silver is dross.
Isaiah 1:22 "Thy silver is become dross"
* He wants to see a reward
I Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
The Silversmith knows the value of the silver..The Lord knows the value of just one soul!
Today we do not value life....We have murder on demand, we call it abortion.
* You are in his hands
Sometimes we are in the fire, but if you are saved by the grace of God, you are still in his hands.
* You are his handy work
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for i am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Do you want to be saved?
Read Romans 10:9-13 It is our prayer that you will be saved by the grace of God!