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 Washed by the Water - Purified by Fire

From the featured 'Text Sermon' by Seth Rees called 'A Clean Church' - some thought provoking words.

There are some things which the application of water will not cleanse. Water may cleanse the loose dirt on the outside, but fire alone can make inwardly, intrinsically clean. Metal ore is not refined by mere washing -- it must undergo the crushing and smelting processes. Again and again the base ore is subjected to the fiery ordeal, until every iota of the useless grit and undesirables and is destroyed and the metal is left free from alloy. So the water of regeneration will free the soul from external sin-commission, but the sanctifying process of the Spirit is requisite if the heart is to be holy and sinless.

Mike Jones

 2009/1/14 20:07Profile

Joined: 2008/11/18
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Wellington, New Zealand

 Re: Washed by the Water - Purified by Fire


Reminds me of the words of John the Baptist.. "One comes after me whose sandals I am unworthy to untie, he will baptise with the Holy Spirit and with Fire".

May we all be purified with the fire of the holy Spirit.



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