“Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:10, KJV).
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of my gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see” (Revelation 3:17,18, KJV).
The first scripture is what Michael, the Archangel told Daniel, and the latter is Michael’s message to the Laodicean church. (The Laodicean church represents present day). Both relay the same message for they come from the same mouth. God’s people are to be purified. We must be tried in the fire of tribulation. But, like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Jesus will be with us in the fire, (Daniel 3:20-25). And notice how the Three Herbrew Boys were, but youth when the pangs of tribulation came upon them.
For God has a special calling for youth. For through youth the Seventh-day Adventist message began, and through youth the work of the gospel will be completed. God beckons upon us to be Christians inside and out. Realize, how the Laodicean church needed to be tried which refers to an inward cleansing, and then clothed with white raiment, indicative of an outward reflection of purity. Let us avail ourselves to the Almighty One. Let us dare to be tried. Let us be purified.
Thank you Jesus!