Hi, God’s word for me today is in Daniel 11:35 which says,
“Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.”
The Lord is telling Daniel some of the things that are yet to come, He is telling Daniel the future. In this verse the Lord is telling Daniel that some of the wise will stumble so that they can be refined and purified. Daniel knew what was going to happen in the future and one of those things would be some of the wise being refined and purified.
The Lord was going to purify and refine some of the wise, and the Lord purified us too. We were sinners that needed a perfect savior but we couldn’t find even one perfect sacrifice that could die for our sins. But Jesus came down from heaven and He was the sacrifice that we needed, He atoned for our sins perfectly and in doing so He made us clean. He gave us His righteousness in exchange for our sins, He took our ashes and made us beauty.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (NIV 2 Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus purified us and became sin so that we could become the righteousness of God. In God’s eyes we are perfect and He accepts us as His sons and daughters.
Jesus makes us pure, but we have to accept Him first. As Christians we are pure because of Christ, we are made clean and we won’t get God’s wrath because we are saved by Jesus. But unbelievers are not saved by Christ, they think that they can save themselves but you have to trust in Jesus to be saved. We are made pure by Jesus and there is no other way (because we can’t obey the Law).
As Christians we should do something though. We should renew and purify our minds everyday by reading the scriptures and we should pray with our heavenly father. Also we should share the Gospel with others and praise and worship our God in any way that we can. Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins so that we could be purified. Thank You Jesus for cleansing us from all the wrongs we have done.
Praise God that Jesus loved us enough to come down from heaven and purify us by dying for us. Praise God that now we are sons and daughters of God because Jesus (God’s son) came down and gave us the rights of children of God and the right to be a child of God. We should love and praise Jesus for loving us and dying for us. It is amazing that God would actually come down from heaven and temporarily give up heaven to die for His enemies (us). To die for sinners. Thank You Jesus.
Are you trusting in Jesus who loved us enough to die for us?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.