To those who feel their lives have become a fiery crucible...
by Codye Reystead
Their are many in the Kingdom who have have been experiencing the effects of an intense and long warfare, coming through various forms of trial and tribulation. And for many, this warfare has been going on a very lengthy period of time.
Many are feeling as if they are stuck in position of simply “fighting for their lives”--fighting for themselves, fighting for their loved ones, fighting for their future, their destinies, and the future destinies of those around them.
Some have been encountering these relentless circumstances as though they were walking through a deep and forgotten valley. Some have been experiencing these trials and tribulations as though they were walking through the flames of Hell itself--the unyielding, ever present tribulations have continued to press in upon you--like fiery furnaces, ever increasing in harshness and momentum. Yes, the intensity of the warfare for many has been that great.
But know this, a massive shift is coming. I Am doing a new thing. I Am bringing forth a people group from the crucibles of great challenge--a people group unlike the world has ever seen. Yes, the hidden ones who have been formed in heat and fire are being brought forward. I am bringing forward those who have been in the crucibles of life; glowing with powerful truth and illuminating testimony. Get ready, for the distant ones are soon to emerge, bearing the flames of tribulation and the brilliance of triumph. I have formed a new people group soon to be revealed.
Watch as story, truth, and testimony will begin to come forth in new, powerful, and creative ways, for they have been birthed in the flames of great tribulation. Though I could have removed many from flames of their circumstances, I chose instead to allow the heat of relentless battle to become their very making. In My wisdom and love I chose to allow the crucibles to continue, knowing I would never forsake My beloved ones as they continued to press on, gaining faith and courage with every step. I chose to allow the challenging battles to continue, knowing the fires of circumstance would become holy shortcuts to great growth and another realm of illumination–-a realm in which they could become illuminated with the glory and presence of their Maker."
Now restitution is at hand. The intense battles many of you have been fighting, the ongoing circumstances and challenges meant to destroy, will now become the very things I will use to bring you forth, in My glory.
Yes, My beloveds, you are being brought forth, unscathed and burning brightly for your King. Be encouraged! Absorb My courage burning within you, for nothing can dim the brilliant reflection of My Light burning in you. Take joy, for you are created to be consumed–-consumed with My indwelling presence, My LIGHT burning within you.
Nothing will be able to dim the fiery flame of My Presence burning so brightly within you, for it is MY LIGHT and My eternal presence burning within you–-it is of another realm, it is of Heaven.
Do you feel the shift beloved ones? For I declare you are now carriers of My Kingdom coming! No longer will you be defined by the fires of your circumstances, for My fire within you will burn stronger than anything that may choose to come up against you! Yes, My beloved ones, My Light within you will burn so brightly it will bring violence to the darkness, illuminating every atmosphere with the light of Heaven. You are carriers of MY LIGHT. My LIGHT in you will shake the darkness simply when you choose to enter the room. Darkness will tremble simply from My Presence burning so brightly within you.
So take courage My burning ones, I am THE LIGHT and you are Mine! The Light of My countenance shines upon you and through you! No darkness that exists can overcome the indwelling presence of My Light within you. So from this day forward, consider My Light within to you to be your weapon against the forces of darkness.
Wherever your feet tread will be changed--changed by the LIGHT of My indwelling presence, burning so vibrantly within you!
"He said, 'Look! I see four men loose and walking about in the fire without being hurt! And the fourth one looks like a son of the gods (or the Son of God)!'” (Daniel 3:25 NLV)
"I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘These are My people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’” (see Zechariah 13:9 NLT)
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 ESV)
– Codye Reystead