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Catch the Fire!

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Study the history of revival. God has always sent revival in the darkest days. Oh, for a mighty, sweeping revival today! – Adrian Rogers

Matthew 3:10-12  NLT Even now the ax of God’s judgment is poised, ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes, every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire. 11 “I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be His slave and carry His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 He is ready to separate the chaff from the wheat with His winnowing fork. Then He will clean up the threshing area, gathering the wheat into His barn but burning the chaff with never-ending fire.”

This is why we need to be concerned with the kind of fruit that we are producing! Yes, every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire. We have to seek wisdom from the word of God. What does that verse say? To me, it says we better be concerned with what kind of fruit we are producing!

Galatians 5:19-26 NLT When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.

We can plainly see here what the difference is between bad fruit (sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,  idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these) and good fruit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control).

When we follow Jesus, we want to please Him and produce good fruit. We know the high price that was paid for our salvation. So, we are not trying to earn salvation, we are merely trying to show our love to our Savior. We realize that we are not perfect, but we strive to be, for His name sake, as we bear His name. We are His ambassadors on this earth. As such we need to pay close attention to what He is saying to us in His word.

There may be times that we make mistakes, we are not perfect, but we are to strive (try really hard) to be perfect. That means when we make a mistake or see an error on our part, take it to God immediately. Ask for forgiveness and the strength to never do it again. He will give us the strength. Then we get back up and try again. We don’t give up (Hebrews 10:39). His word says that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). Not some things, but  ALL.

Hebrews 4:11-16 NASB Therefore let’s make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him to whom we must answer.

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let’s hold firmly to our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things just as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let’s approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help at the time of our need.

He is always there, ready to help. His arms are stretched open wide. He gives us unmerited favor (Titus 2:11). He is our strength and help in our time of need (Psalm 46:1).  He knows all of our needs (Matthew 6:8). He is the One to whom we are accountable to. We will have to stand before Him someday (2 Corinthians 5:10). What are we going to say? Is our heart right with God? No-one else can judge us. The Father has given all judgement to Jesus. He alone is our Judge (John 5:22).

Pray with me please,

Father, Lord of all creation,

We run to You Lord. You are our shelter. We know that You are always ready to help us in our time of need (Psalm 46:1).  Help us to never give less importance to the cross, than that which it deserves. Oh, Lord, our God, the highest price that was paid for our salvation. Truly, our souls cry out in sorrow for our sins that nailed You there. You love us so much, Lord (John 3:16). Thank You for that love. It hurts us to know the price You paid for the evil things we have done. That is the reason we want to do and say the right things, Lord. It isn’t that we are trying to live by a set of rules. The thing is, that, we want to please You and honor You, for Your great gift of love. Thank You. You are precious to us. I know we are precious to You as well (Isaiah 43:4). You love us with such a great love (Romans 5:8). May we follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in our life (Galatians 5:25). Lord, please enable us, to  prove by the way we live, that we have repented of our sins and turned to You (Matthew 3:8). Help us to come to You immediately when we need Your grace. Help us to not let the cares of this life or anything in this world separate us from You. We know the end is near (Philippians 4:5). No-one knows the exact day, but we are to be ready (Matthew 24:36 & 44). Please keep us strong and safe in Your arms (Proverbs 18:10 & 2 Samuel 22:23-24). Thank You, Lord Jesus! Amen and amen.

We are instructed to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), so if there are any prayer requests feel free to leave them in the comment section. I would be honored to pray with you. If it is more private you can always contact me via email at luckd61@yahoo.com I check that every day. Blessings to you all, till we meet again, tomorrow, if the Lord is willing. Peace.

Let’s worship today with

Do It Again by Elevation Worship

No Longer Slaves

I Am by Crowder (featuring Son of God Film)

To know Jesus more personally please read the following
https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

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A lady that loves the Lord Jesus Christ and wants to follow Him wholeheartedly in every area every aspect of my life so that in the end I hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord." If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

8 thoughts on “Catch the Fire!

    1. Thanks for saying so. ♡ God is good for sure. I always seek Him as to what to write. Once I was even like, “really Lord?” His ways are the best ways. May I always be in the direct center of His will is my prayer. Love and hugs to you Jan. Thanks for being such a good ambassador of Christ’s. ♡

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  1. Thank you so much! All glory goes to God. He laid the scriptures on my heart. It is what He wants to say to His children right now. God bless you and thank you for blessing me with your words of encouragement. It is what the Lord wants or us to do, encourage one another. 🙂

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