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Some Pics Of My Handmade Jewelry

As Silver Refined....A New Revelation

How is everyone?  In great Expectation?  I hope you are,  I am Most Definately!... I've noticed there is a pattern to a lot of things we encounter in this life.  Maybe everything?  I don't know, but it's been made very clear to me this week why James 1:2 says" Consider it wholly joyful,  my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations" AMP Bible.  Slowly I'm getting it, nothing happens without God Our Father not already knowing about it,  if HE alows it I know He has me in the midst of it, no matter what it feels or looks like.  I am in His hands even in the fire-the refining fire.  I've also learned that the trials and temptations come just before PROMOTION!! Yea!  I understand we need the trials because the proving of our faith brings out endurance, steadfastness and patience so we may be fully developed in His Precious Fruit of The Spirit too (Gal 5: 22-23) which causes us to endure as  good s…

As Silver Is Refined...So are we (cont.)

So sorry it took me a month or so to get back to this post......I finally was able to post 2 wonderful renditions of how and why silver is refined.  I did discover in my finds that the 7 step purification process is: 1)to strain, 2) extract,  3)clarify,  4) fine,  5)pour down,  6)purge and 7)purify....   
Once this is done, the true beauty and brilliance of this precious metal can be appreciated. As I read this, it so reminds me of how we as God's vessels go through a "lifetime purification process" similar to that of fine silver.
Webster describes silver as: A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish, Precious and costly (Noah Webster's NIV Dictionary) these are only a few of  Mr. Webster's definitions of silver.
Silver is refined at 1450 F, and was largely used for making vessels for The Sanctuary in the wilderness. Exo. 26:19-32, 27:17, Num. 7:13, 19, 10:2. Silver is mentioned in the Bible 314 times.