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Are You Salty?
by Os Hillman, October 19, 2007
Everyone will be salted with fire.
Jesus used parables to communicate principles of the Kingdom of
God. He said each believer's life should have the same impact on his or
her world as salt has on food. Salt gives food flavor and brings out the
best, while at the same time it serves as a preservative.
What allows a Christian to become salty? Fire. God knows that each
believer needs a degree of testing by fire in order for Christ's
fragrance to be manifested. We cannot become salty without this deeper
work of the Holy Spirit's fire in our lives. Fire purifies all that is
not of Christ. It takes away all the impurities that prevent His nature
from being revealed in us.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may
have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that
your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though
refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory
and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed (1 Peter 1:6-7).
Are you a salty Christian? If not, pray a prayer that the immature
are unwilling to pray. Pray that God makes you a salty Christian. It
will result in praise and glory at the throne of God.
Have you been through the "fire" that rids you of all that is not
Why not pray that prayer right now, that whatever it takes to make us a
Christian, we are ready, willing and able to let God have His way with
Let us become someone who brings praise and glory to our
Glorious God and Savior, Jesus Christ?
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