"Out of the Fire : Into Power"
The Bible makes it clear that God prepares His People to serve His Kingdom through the fires of trials and tribulations. Jesus instructed His followers to pick up their cross and follow Him. But, one of the things that comes out of that process is a mature people, ready for service to the King. A people who understand Holiness and are consecrated to God. The Bible refers to the Church as "The Bride of Christ" and one day we will be reunited with our beloved at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. (Ref. Revelation 19:7) As we allow God to purify us in the fire and refine us like gold, then we emerge from that time of testing with great strength and power.