Every word of God is pure - Proverbs 30:5
On 9/14/20 I had a dream that I was mailed a shofar. I took it out of the golden yellow-colored envelope and noticed different colored beautiful gemstones on the outside of the shofar. It also had sections of green swampy-looking water on it. The water was unclean.
As I awoke, I began to think more about the shofar. A shofar is a ram’s horn trumpet. It was used by ancient Jews in religious ceremonies and as a battle signal. The shofar is now sounded at the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which are approaching soon, beginning this week.
According to Wikipedia, Rosh Hashanah means "Head of the Year", and is the Jewish New Year, literally a "day of shouting or blasting.” It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days "Days of Awe" specified by Leviticus 23: 23-32. Yom Kippur also known as the Day of Atonement, and is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance.
The Lord gave me the impression that in my dream, the shofar represents us as believers in Jesus. We are imperfect vessels that are being refined into His image. We are being transformed into His likeness more and more each day. The sound that comes out, however, represents a pure sound that is released by God. That sound is the Word of God. Only the pure unadulterated gospel (God's LOVE!) will set people free. The pure sound of the Word of God by the Holy Spirit causes the impure “swamp water” to dissipate to make the vessel clean and pure.
The word pure in Proverbs 30:5 is closely related to the word refined. Refined means to “reduce something to a pure state.”
Every Word of God is flawless. It is absolutely free from all impurities of falsehood or error. It’s pure. There is purity in the gospel. As the gospel goes forth by the power of the Holy Spirit, a pure sound is released and the defilements in people’s hearts are cleansed by God.
If we put our trust in people’s words instead of God’s Words to make us clean, then we will falter, fall and become enslaved again. His great LOVE sets people free! As the gospel goes forth into our nation, it is my prayer that it will be the pure milk of the Word as it states in 1st Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.
There is no other way than Jesus Christ.
In John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Only Jesus can save, heal and deliver mankind from all defilements. Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (1st John 2:2.) He LOVES US and desires to have a relationship with us.
The purity of the gospel is of utmost importance. The LOVE that Jesus Christ demonstrated for us by dying on the cross is the greatest expression of PURE LOVE that the world has ever known or will ever know.
In Ephesians 2:4 it says, But because of His great LOVE for us, God who is rich in mercy made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved. Verse 8 says For it is by grace you have been saved through faith - and this not from yourselves. It is the gift of God not by works so that no one can boast.
Proverbs 30:5 Every Word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. He shields those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words, or He will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
There is chaos in the world…all over the globe. Right now there is a major move of God happening in our nation that is leading America to a great spiritual awakening. There is a need for all believers to turn back to God in repentance and to turn away from our sins and to turn to God. There is a need for us to decide to not go back to our old ways and familiar patterns. God is purifying His bride and wants a bride that is without blemish because Jesus is coming soon.
Ephesians 5:26-27 says that Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
People are desperate for and need the hope and love that only Jesus brings.
There has been a pure sound from the shofar that has gone out. The pure sound of the gospel without any unholy mixture. The world is waiting and hungry to hear this sound as it is being released all over the earth. The question is, will we return to God in humility and repentance and allow God to purify our hearts?
Will we then take the next step and allow the pure sound to be heard?
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