Diamonds are multifaceted - pure and brilliant, after, they’ve been forged by intense heat and the careful attention of a gemologist. There are no short cuts for the gemologist who is diligently seeking to create a brilliant stone – a beautiful gem. His eye is attentive to every detail. His hands gently chisel away the impurities leaving nothing but what is pure and transparent, reflecting the true splendor of the final product – a diamond.
A true gemologist will not alter his process for the sake of convenience, but will persevere until the final results are brought forth. In the same way, a true shepherd will do the same. I AM the shepherd of your soul. I’ve said it in my words found in Luke and John. I too take no short cuts. I too am after the transformation of your soul – yielding a transparent soul, reflecting my image no matter what angle your soul is looked into, it will all be pure. Purity of the soul, as in a diamond, is forged by fiery circumstances and my discipline that is not pleasant and it will cause you to come to me for comfort. A genuine believer, like a genuine diamond is tested, forged through fire, and chiseled by me. The result? You will look like, think like, live like, me, over time.
Time as it has been will continue to change and in fact diminish to save my people. Surrender, now, to the pressure and find relief only in me. As you do, you will see how I will re-mold you into what I see. If you truly want to be with me for all eternity, surrender to me as each passing day will bring greater intensity. Surrender all your fears, all your doubt, all your confusion, everything that keeps you from seeing yourself as I already see you.
It’s been too long of a struggle for you, and now a decision must be made. Release all that you are to me and you will see what I can make new in you, through me, and my presence in you.
Exalt me – though you don’t see me now.
Exalt me – though you don’t feel me now.
Exalt me – though you don’t fully understand me now.
Just exalt my name, and the shame will fade away. Just exalt my presence, and the pain will not remain. Just exalt my truth, and the proof will be in you. And as you do, I can forge in you a new soul for me so all can see my multifaceted power in my beloved one’s who’ve become my diamonds for this hour.
2 Corinthians 3:18 (Passion Translation) We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Proverbs 17:8 (Passion Translation) Wise instruction is like a costly gem. It turns the impossible into success.
1 Peter 4:12-13 (Passion Translation) Beloved friends, if life gets extremely difficult, with many tests, don’t be bewildered as though something strange were overwhelming you. Instead, continue to rejoice, for you, in a measure, have shared in the sufferings of the Anointed One so that you can share in the revelation of his glory and celebrate with even greater gladness!