The Sifting

The Sifting

“For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth” Amos 9:9

The sifting process is going on still.  Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted.  In all countries God’s people are being tried “like as corn is sifted in a sieve.”  Sometimes the devil holds the sieve, and tosses us up and down at a great rate, with the earnest desire to get rid of us forever.  Unbelief is quick to agitate our heart and mind with its restless fears.  The world lends a willing hand in the process, and shakes us to the right and to the left with great vigor.  Worst of all, the church, so largely apostate as it is, comes in to give a more furious force to the sifting process.

And, So!  Let it go on.  Thus is the chaff severed from the wheat.  Thus is the wheat delivered from dust and chaff.  And how great is the mercy which comes to us in God’s promise, “yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth!”  All shall be preserved that is good, true, and gracious.  Not one of the least of believers shall be lost; neither shall any believer lose anything worth calling a loss.  We shall be blessed in the sifting that it shall be a real gain to us through Christ Jesus.

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Lk. 22:31-32

“See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.  And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN.” This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.…” Hebrews 12:25-27

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  1. Hello!

    Calvary greetings to you in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    (I know this is the most inappropriate means of connecting with you…but this is the avenue I could find. Please forgive me.)

    I thank God for your life and the awesome work you are doing on your blog!
    I pray for more wisdom, grace and strength for you in Jesus name!

    My name (in short) is Tim and I am the founder of the newly unveiled Christian Social Community: http://www.rhemalog.com

    If I may crave your indulgence, I will quickly like to intimate you on our purpose, goals and objectives.

    The name Rhemalog is a compound word, coined from both “Rhema” and “Log”.
    It means, putting into writing(Log), your encounters in the Word of God(Rhema).
    That is, sharing with the beloved, the things that God has shown unto you in His Word.

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    You will agree with me that there is a lot of degradation going on.
    Abuse, spiritual contaminations, mental pollutions and attacks on our faith.

    All you need is to refresh your social-media pages long enough…then boom!
    There you have it, in your face!
    But.
    Wouldnt it be awesome to have a sanctified environment?

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    Devoid of negativity around us, but filled with inspirations, encouragements and above all, the WORD OF GOD!

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    The clarion call that moved us to put Rhemalog in place.

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    – Personal Blogging feature
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    – Timelines and profiles
    – Pictures, etc

    Together, we can build one of the most vibrant and impact-full communities out there.

    Should you decide to join us now:

    – Your personal blog and info will be shared on our social media pages (with over 67,000 members)

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    Well, “gold and silver” we have not.
    But can you help us be a blessing to the children of God out there?

    It will be a huge honour and we will be waiting for you.

    The first step is to be registered. Duration of your submissions will be totally up to you. To keep up though, we would suggest you begin by sharing the links to your blog posts, later on, you can start doing reblogs or creating unique postings using our blog feature.

    However, in-between, we would love your quips, wits, quotes and words of wisdom, posted on your homepage timeline. We consider these to be quick tonic for the soul…snacks for those in hurried need of inspiration and motivations.

    Whichever option you choose, we cannot wait to have a drink from the fountain of your God-given wisdom.

    Thanks and may God continually keep His face shining on you.

    Yours in Christ,

    Tim (Rhemalog Community)

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