cleansing fire

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  • In and by Jesus, you and I are brought into real contact with this cleansing fire. Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: Ezekiel, etc., by Alexander Maclaren
  • The following night death carried off four thousand souls, and the experiment of these cleansing fires was discontinued. Cited from Royalty Restored, by J. Fitzgerald Molloy
  • Where the cleansing fire had run on the water there was now only the natural metallic gray of the liquid, the cover was gone. Cited from Plague Ship, by Andre Norton
  • John's water baptism was poor beside Messiah's immersion into that cleansing fire. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Luke, by Maclaren
  • It was unclean, but the cleansing fires of the divine love have taken it in charge, and its power is broken. Cited from Men, Women, and God, by A. Herbert Gray
  • That new sensation, that cleansing fire of shame, swept over her again with its intolerable scorch. Cited from The Awakening of Helena Richie, by M. Deland
  • Fire is purifying, and the New Testament has taught us that the true cleansing fire is that of the Holy Spirit. Cited from Expositions/Scripture: Isaiah & Jeremiah, Maclaren
  • The deepest truth is that the cleansing fire which the Christ will give us preserves us, because it destroys that which is destroying us. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. Mark, Maclaren
  • Into that brain your grief Has run like cleansing fire: Your grief Through these unfaithful eyes has leapt And touched honour where it lightly slept. Cited from Poems New and Old, by John Freeman
  • Instinctively yielding to this demand of a healthy soul, she reached out for everything she had seen that was pure and shining and heaped it into one dazzling, cleansing fire. Cited from Mother, by Maxim Gorky
  • Beat on, true heart, for ever; Shine bright, strong golden chain; And bless the cleansing fire, And the furnace of living pain! Cited from Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books, by Horatia K. F. Eden
  • We regretted the pocket-books; but their possession made the recipients who, boylike, took no heed for the cleansing fires of the morrow, feel grown-up at once. Cited from A Versailles Christmas-Tide, by Mary Stuart Boyd
  • A cleansing fire burned it to ashes, and a shrewd, clean wind that blew from over the Lammermoors swept away all trace of the accursed thing. Cited from Stories of the Border Marches, by John Lang and Jean Lang
  • Surely it is better to give the remains of what we loved (or pretended to love) to cleansing fire and pure air than to lay them in a cold vault of stone, or down, down in the wet and clinging earth. Cited from Vendetta, by Marie Corelli
  • No cumbered chamber will the Master share, But one swept bare By cleansing fires, then plenished fresh and fair With meekness, and humility, and prayer. Cited from Bees in Amber, by John Oxenham
  • My husband would have been the first to do it, had he seen with my eyes; but though in the flesh he did not do so, is it to be doubted that in heaven their eyes are enlightened -- those who have been subjected to the cleansing fires and have ascended into final bliss? Cited from A Beleaguered City, by Mrs. Oliphant
  • This destruction cannot, however, be reckoned as all loss; for had not the "cleansing fires" removed mountains of rubbish from our midst, strong destructive measures would have become a necessity from sheer want of space in which to store so many volumes. Cited from The Enemies of Books, by William Blades
  • Neither Malachi nor the Baptist gives a complete view of Messiah's work, but still less do they give an erroneous one; for the central portion of both prophecies is His purifying energy which both liken to cleansing fire. Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: Ezekiel, etc., by Alexander Maclaren
  • There lies new San Francisco, Sea-maid in purple dressed, Wearing a dancer's girdle All to inflame desire: Scorning her days of sackcloth, Scorning her cleansing fire. Cited from General Booth, Other Poems, by Vachel Lindsay
  • Forth from the holy tide they came Reborn, from guilt's pollution free, As bright from out the cleansing fire Flows the rough gold, or as we see The glittering silver, purged of dross, Flash into polished purity. Cited from The Hymns of Prudentius, by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius