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THE MAKING OF A PRECIOUS GEM| JUICY JULY DAY 16| THE BUD FAMILY

JUICY JULY DAY 16

TOPIC: THE MAKING OF A PRECIOUS GEM

FIRE SCRIPTURES: Psalm 144:121, Malachi 3:2-3

BIBLE READING: ACTS 10

Dear sisters, Welcome to Day 16 ofa carving out great things for your destinies.

I am glad that God has been faithful to us in giving us strength for this spiritual exercise.

My prayer for every one of us involved in this exercise is that our charged battery will not run out.

We shall always be connected to Christ Jesus the Sun of Righteousness and source of Life and strength in Jesus Name.

Let us say these Words of Prayer.

Father in heaven, I thank you for your inexhaustible strength you have given me to seek your face.

Father, speak Your word to my soul today. Let Your word accomplish its purpose in my life. Let my soul blossom in your word, let Your word come to manifestation in my life in Jesus Name. Amen

Now let us open up some concepts in our topic- the making of a precious Gem.

According to Webster Dictionary, A gem is a precious stone, that is cut and polished for ornament. It also means something prized for great beauty or perfection. It is also a highly prized or well-beloved person.

I am excited about these definitions because it shows who we really are in the sight of God.

A Precious Gem!!!

Who are you??

A precious gem also, right?

Let’s quickly sing *I KNOW WHO I AM*. BY SINACH

Sing prophetically!

All over the world
Lift up your voice
Do you know who you are
Shout it loud declare it
Believers’anthem common let’s go

We are a chosen generation
We’ve been called forth to show his excellence
Hey all I require for life
God has given me
And I know who I am

We are a chosen generation
We’ve been called forth to show his excellence
All I require for life
God has given me
For I know who I am

I know who God says I am
What he says I am
Where he says am at
I know who I am

I know who God says I am
What he says I am
Where he says am at
I know who I am

I’m walking in power
I walk in miracles
I live a life of favor
Cos I know who I am

I’m walking in power
I walk in miracles
I live a life of favor
Cos I know who I am

Hey hey hey hey
We are a chosen common we are a chosen generation
We’ve been called forth to show his excellence
Hey all I require for life
God has given me
And I know who I am

We are we are a chosen generation come
We’ve been called forth to show his excellence
All I require all I require for life
God has given me God has given me
For I know for I know who I am

I know who I know who God says I am
What he says I am
Where he says am at
I know who I am

I know who God says I am
What he says I am
Where he says am at
I know who I am

I’m walking in power
I walk in miracles
I live a life a life a life of favor
For I know who I am

Say I’m walking in power
I walk in miracles
I live a life of favor
Cause I know who I am everybody shout ooh

Ooh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I know oh I know who I am

Lift your voice shout oh
Ooh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I know who I am

Wave your hands shout oh oh
Ohh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
I know I know who I am

Oh oh oh oh
Ohh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I know I know who I am
Who do you

I am holy common

I am righteous oh oh

I am so rich so rich

I am I am beautiful beautiful oh
Oh oh oh

I’m walking in power
I walk in miracles
I live a life of favor
Cause I know who I am

I’m walking in power
I walk in miracles
I live a life of favor
Cause I know who I am

Take a look take a look at me I’m a wonder
It doesn’t matter what you see now
Can you see his glory
Cause I know who I am

Take a look at me I’m a wonder
It doesn’t matter what you see now
Can you see his glory
Cause I know who I am

Say oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I know I know who I am

Lift your voice shout oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I know I know who I am

How many of you know who you are
Common common
Let the world know who you are
Common common
Everybody shout oh
Ohh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I know I know who I am

Lift your voice shout oh oh
Ohh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I know I know who I am
In your work place ooh oh oh oh oh
Going out and coming in declare it oh oh oh

Say it I know who I am
Everyday ya going and coming in ooh oh oh oh oh
Declare it oh oh oh
Say I know who I am
Yeah e yeah e yeah eh eh
Eh eh eh eh eh eh I know oh

Glory!

So that is who we are!

We are children of God!

We are precious!

We are gems!

C’mon, look at our text:

NIV: Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.

AMP: Let our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, and our daughters like corner pillars fashioned for a palace.

KJV: That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace.

This passage of the Bible reveals to us that God is interested in both the male and female gender. He loves both gender alike.

Know that as a female, God loves you as much as he loves the male gender. Therefore, remove any inferiority complex making you feel less of yourself. Daughters are not left out of God’s plan and agenda. (Joel 2:28)

God desires that young men (your husband, your sons) be strong, well rooted and grown up and developed in his image. God also desires that women (you, your daughters) be as corner stone polished after the similitude of a palace.

As a corner stone, God is bestowing much care and grace upon you to adorn and fashion you.

Note that the process of growth and polishing takes place in the secret place of the most High.

Remember Esther who had to go through series of purification processes before she could appear before the King Ahaseurus and obtain his favour.

Dear sisters, you need to submit yourself to God’s process of polishing so that you can become a precious gem through which he can showcase his Glory.

God the Father, has taken us as a project and he is working to refine us into precious gems by removing the impurities from our lives. The ultimate goal of effort is that we can be Christ-like and pure.

Look at our second text again in Malachi 3:2-3 and notice these statements:
And he shall sit like a refiner and purifier of silver, he shall purify,… and purge them as gold and silver.

One of the ways God the Refiner purifies us is to pass us through the cleansing fire, so that our impurities are burned off.

As we walk through trials in life, God may use those times to refine us in character, and other areas of our lives.

Maybe you are facing a challenge at work, at home, in the school, in your academics. God may be using that challenge to work on your trust, your compassion, your patience, or to reset your priorities.

We all need to be refined. We need to be worked on. We need to be purified!

What happens during the refining process?

The first step in refining gold or silver is to first crush the larger rocks of ore into small pieces so that the hidden treasures of the precious metal can be revealed.

So, there’s a crushing! A crushing to reveal the hidden treasures inside us.

Not only that. The next step is: The refiner places the bit of metals into a crucible and places it over the fire to burn away debris.

There’s a fire. A burning away of the debris. Wow!

Thereafter, more heat is added and the temperature increases, the metal melts and the impurities and dross rises to the surface and is removed.

There is a melting! A very shattering state of our lives. No wonder that songs says:

Spirit of the Living God
Come afresh on me
Spirit of the Living God
Come afresh on me
MELT ME
MOLD ME
FILL ME
USE ME
Spirit of the Living God
Come afresh on me.

That melting must happen. It is the state of brokenness, of liquidifying, of disassembling! Kaaaiiii!

After that, the refiner will continue to heat the metal in the crucible at hotter and hotter temperatures as some impurities will only burn off at higher temperatures.

Hmmmmm…. Some impurities need hotter and hotter fire!! They won’t go until the fire is increased.

Those impurities that won’t allow us to shine and the glory of God revealed in our lives, they must be licke away by fire!!!

Once the impurities are removed, the refiner would continue heating and watching for the molten metal to become shiny, until he can see his own reflection.

Did you see that???

UNTIL HE CAN SEE HIS OWN REFLECTION!!!

That is when He’s done!!!

Are you shiny so much the Lord, the Refiner can see His own reflection when He looks at you???

Oh my Father!!!!!

Note that the refiner does not abandon the metal in the fire to burn away, rather, he sits and watches the transformation closely. The refining fire is usually hot, but it is controlled by the refiner. So, it might be uncomfortable but He’s not far from you.

Have you been put through the refining fire?

Have you felt that God is breaking up larger rocks of sin and doubt and fear and addictions in your heart?

Have the fires around you been heated to hotter temperatures to cleanse your character and remove excesses?

Remember that God is the refiner and he is watching the process carefully to make sure that you aren’t consumed by the fire.

Beloved sisters, it is important that as we pass through the refining fire, we do the following:

1. Submit to the process. God is at work to improve you.

2. Trust God in that moment and let your faith in him be more firm (Romans 5:3-5)

3. Lean more fervently in prayers and cling to God’s promises. (Romans 8:26)

Finally, let us also take a look at Isaiah 62: 3

Thou shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

My Beloved sisters, I want to emphatically tell you that if you have been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus, you are a diadem in God’s hand.

But if you are not yet Born Again, I am afraid, you are like a wood that will burn off when you pass through fire.

At this juncture, I would like you to pray this prayer with Faith in your heart, if you are not born again.

Lord Jesus, I thank you for your Love that you have extended again to me to see you today.

I Confess that I am a sinner. These sins (mention them) still have dominion over me. I can see they are impurities not allowing my glory to shine. Not allowing your reflection to be seen in me.

Lord, I ask for your mercy over my life, to cleanse me and wash me with the precious blood of Jesus. Write my name in the book of life. Give me grace to continually live in victory over sin, satan and sickness in Jesus Name.

I forsake these sins and I promise not to go back to them. Help my decision oh Lord. For I have prayed in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen

If you sincerely prayed this prayer from your heart, I want you to reach out to any of the admins of the BUD International Family for further spiritual guidance.

Let us sing Refiner’s Fire by Brian Doerksen before we pray. Open up your heart as you sin. Focus on the Cross as you sing till you see the light shine into your life and the Spirit of the Lord purging you from the inside.

Release yourself to the Lord. Let him operate on you.

Purify my heart
Let me be as gold and precious silver
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold, pure gold, Lord
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold and precious silver
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold, pure gold

Refiner’s fire
My heart’s one desire
Is to be holy
Set apart for You, Lord
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You, my Master
Ready to do Your will

Purify my heart
Cleanse me from within
And make me holy
Purify my heart
Cleanse me from my sin
Deep within

Refiner’s fire
My heart’s one desire
Is to be holy
Set apart for You, Lord
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You, my Master
Ready to do Your will
Ready to do Your will
Ready to do Your will

SHALL WE PRAY?

Father, I thank you for your love for me and your purpose for my life.

Thank you for choosing to refine me as a polished corner stone to beautify the world and show forth your glory.

Father, let your mercies prevail over judgment in my life as a result of my sins and shortcomings in Jesus Name

I cover myself with the blood of Jesus. (pray this 7 times)

I separate myself from any inherited bondage and limitation in the name of Jesus.

Blood of Jesus, flush out from my system every inherited satanic deposit in the mighty name of Jesus

O Lord, send your axe of fire to the foundation of my life, and destroy every evil plantation there in the Name of Jesus

I separate myself from every evil domination and control in the Name of Jesus

Blood of Jesus and the fire of the Holy Ghost, cleanse every organ in my body in the Name of Jesus

Blood of Jesus, remove any unproductive label from every aspect of my life in the Name of Jesus

O Lord, create in me a clean heart by your power in the Name of Jesus

O Lord, renew a right spirit within me

O Lord, I want to die to self, strengthen my resolve to be dead to self and alive in the spirit, in the Mighty Name of Jesus.

O Lord, ignite my calling with your fire.

Thou brush of the Lord, scrub out every dirtiness in my spiritual pipe in the Name of Jesus

Holy Ghost, breathe on me now in the Name of Jesus

Holy Ghost fire, ignite me to the glory of God in the Name of Jesus

O Lord, let every rebellion flee from my heart in the Name of Jesus

Lord Jesus, I receive grace to trust Your will over my life. I receive the spirit of endurance to wait for the promise of God so that my end will be prosperous and glorious in the Name of Jesus. Jeremiah 29:11.

I arise and do exploits in every area of my life. Lord, lift me up from the shambles I am in. Let the glory of the Lord fall heavily upon me for greater success and achievement in the Name of Jesus.

Lord, do a new thing in my life. Open doors of opportunity for me. Bring me out of the wilderness of failure and  let the world know through me that You are a God of wonders in the Name of Jesus.

Lord, give me the grace to do Your will so that I may eat the fruit of the land which you have given to your children who obey and do Your will in the Name of Jesus.

Lord Jesus, I pray that You will bless each of my family members. I pray that we shall have dominion everywhere we step our feet on. Our name, Lord Jesus, will be heard all over the world for good in the Name of Jesus.

Lord, help me to understand every season in my life so I can be able to do what is right at all times. Father, plant in my heart the consciousness of time so that I can fulfill Your plan for my life in the Name of Jesus.

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