Perhaps God loves a good story with a really dramatic and climactic ending and great glory for His Name
The darkest night is just before the dawn.
We must not give up our passion just before the dawn.
The fire and passion for Jesus Christ
Malachi 3:10 Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house; and test me out, please, in this regard,” Yehovah of armies says, “to see whether I will not open to you the floodgates of the heavens and pour out on you a blessing until there is nothing lacking.”
All around us prophecy is being fulfilled. Each of us is alive for such a time as this, living in this day and hour, just keep our love for him hot and walk in prophecy
Fire and Passion for Christ
First you must go through a season of personal desperation and yearning for the fire of God
It shows us that a true and deep hunger for God can grow into a significant and powerful calling on our lives —
a specific mission which God Himself will empower!
But in order to go on and do those awesome works in His name, we need to be in the state of revival! In a zone
To be spirit-filled vessels of revival to this lost and dying world! press on, and go forth in His Power
Isaiah 44:3 “I will give water to the thirsty land
and make streams flow on the dry ground.
I will pour out my spirit on your children
and my blessing on your descendants.
Until We go through a season of personal desperation and yearning for the Fire of God
only after this season can we be used of the Lord to change our generation.
…because there is so much work to be done!
Matthew 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
He did not say “the love of ALL will grow cold”. So let us be those who fulfill this prophetic destiny. We CAN be the ones who keep that passion for God, even in these terrible times!
faith that works is true faith, and it reveals the awesome God whom we serve! Respond to God’s word obediently, no matter how ridiculous it may seem, and when He is ready your breakthrough will come!
Imagine when again
22 But you have approached a Mount Zion and a city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, and myriads of angels 23 in general assembly,
2 Peter 1:18 Yes, these words we heard coming from heaven while we were with him in the holy mountain.
Deuteronomy 4:11 And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, while the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud, and gloom.
Deuteronomy 4:12 Then the LORD spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice.
You saw no form of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully,
Deuteronomy 4:19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars–all the heavenly array–do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
THE SACRED SECRET OF THE CHRIST
The Apostle Paul explained the mystery of Christ.
Ephesians 3:4 When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ,
Ephesians 3:6 And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.
Paul refers to the mystery of Christ in Ephesians 3:4–5 that “has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets.”
The first thing to note is that this was never a mystery to God, since He knows all things
1 John 3:20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
The Lord planned Christ’s redemptive work “before the foundation of the world”
Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
and has now “made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure”
Ephesians 1:9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
One of the key things that “changed” was that God’s plan of salvation through Christ was fulfilled.
There were hints of God’s plan in Genesis 3:15, which took place in the Garden of Eden immediately after the Fall. Throughout the Old Testament, particularly through the prophet Isaiah, God revealed some of His plan, but it was primarily through the Jews.
What God did in the Old Testament was really a picture of what was to come through Jesus Christ. God showed the Jews that they could not keep the law, and they had to keep making sacrifices to cover their sins. Then in the gospels, the ultimate sacrifice (Jesus Christ) came to cover their sins once and for all.
What many Israelites obviously did not realize is that God’s plan was not just for the Jewish people, but for everyone, both Jew and Gentile, who receives Jesus Christ as their Savior. God’s plan throughout Scripture has always been the same, and since the Fall, that plan has been in motion. God reveals to us only what we can handle and understand; He is all-knowing, and we have not even begun to fully comprehend the mind of God
Isaiah 55:8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Now that Christ’s work being crucified has been completed, and the mystery has been revealed to us through Paul
Ephesians 3:8–9), it is time to boldly proclaim the gospel to everyone—both Jew and Gentile (Romans 10:14–17).
God’s plan of salvation is consistent throughout all of Scripture.
What to pray: praise God that both Jew and Gentile may receive Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Colossians 2:2 I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.
Don’t let yourself remain accustomed to any form of bondage – seek and believe for the freedom that God has given us through His Son. Expect a life of great victory over sin and demonic oppression
The mystery of God, Christ.
In the beginning there were 2 Yehovah’s One is and one was created. Yehovah the Father and Yehovah the Son. Yehovah the Word.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. 2 This one was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence.
Yehovah the Word.
The Son whom We now know as Jesus Christ
Recovering Jesus’ Vision for Fullness of Life.
For two thousand years countless people around the world viewed reality through a Christian lens that endowed their lives with meaning, purpose, and coherence. Today, in an era of unprecedented secularization, many have ceased to find meaning not only in Christianity but in life in general.
The Bible offers a
analysis of this crisis of meaning, to shed light on the connections among the disintegration of the Christian worldview, religious disaffiliation, and a growing mental health epidemic. As a response to religious education that is at once traditionally grounded in the model of Jesus’ own teaching and augmented by modern educational research and cognitive science. to transform the way we teach about faith and make sense of the world, that Jesus’ invitation to a fuller, more meaningful life. seeking to re-engage people who have drifted away from the faith or to support young people suffering from existential anxiety, and anyone in search of deeper meaning in their religious traditions or in their own lives.
“When Jesus began a parable—as he so often did—with ‘the reign of God is like . . .’ he was surely engaging people’s imaginations, inviting them to begin with their own reality and to imagine from there their way forward into the reign of God. In our era, when people find ‘reasoning’ less persuasive, engaging their imaginations is a crucial strategy for educating in faith.
You’ve Been Freed To Worship!
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Don’t Let your Circumstances Dictate You!
Ephesians 6:19 Also pray that God will give me the right words to say. Then I will speak boldly when I reveal the mystery of the Good News. 20 Because I have already been doing this as Christ’s representative, I am in prison. So pray that I speak about this Good News as boldly as I have to.
In Paul’s letter to the Church in Ephesus, observe how he describes himself — an ambassador in chains. Locked away in a prison, Paul adamantly refuses to allow his circumstances to dictate or alter his identity. He may be in chains, but he remains the Lord’s ambassador.
Can you imagine Paul chained up in that dungeon, throwing up his hands saying, “That’s it; it’s over; I’m finished!?
Not on your life! Instead, the apostle grows bolder as an ambassador; not intimidated or ashamed, because Paul isn’t chained in his Spirit, he’s only bound in the flesh. Remember how he concludes his letter to the Philippian Church declaring, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Don’t allow yourself to be defined by your past, or “chained” by your current circumstances. God has also called you to be an ambassador for Him. With so much work to be done, we ought to be growing even bolder, right in the midst of our trials and tribulations!
Times Of Refreshing Are Near!
1 Kings 19:4 Then he traveled through the wilderness for a day. He sat down under a broom plant and wanted to die. “I’ve had enough now, Lord,” he said. “Take my life! I’m no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down and slept under the broom plant.
An angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.”
In this passage, Elijah had become so weary running from Jezebel that he sat under a Juniper tree and just asked the Lord to take his life. But the Lord knew exactly what Elijah needed and He sent forth a messenger to revive and nourish him.
In His infinite mercy, God sent an angel to minister to Elijah. And that was just enough to help him get up and continue to do great things for the Lord. We’ve all been under that tree, haven’t we? Some of us are there right now.
Perhaps you know a brother who is growing weary and in need of refreshment. Let’s be available for the Lord, to be that messenger and supply his or her needs. Make a meal, give a gift, offer your time, maybe even just bring a word of encouragement — perhaps that’s all he or she needs to get up from under the Juniper tree and keep on keeping on for the Lord!
When you supply a need for someone else, you are acting as God’s messenger. And proverbs says that he who refreshes others will, himself, be refreshed!