Hebrews 4: 16
Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favour to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
The Lord has been pressing this on my heart that Christians need more boldness and holy anger when approaching the enemy. We need to approach the enemy with another level of fire. Because we’re not fighting against flesh and blood, but against spiritual principalities and powers. So, when we show up for the fight, we should really roll up our sleeves.
Know from where you fighting; know your position. God is a consuming fire, and we are seated with Christ in Heavenly places. Get the picture. See that God is so on fire that the sun came from His mouth, He spoke everything into existence.
The Lord has been showing us that many are still double-minded. You can’t have faith and fear. You’ve got to decide which side you are on. Remove yourself from people that are in doubt; in unbelief and fear. You have to shine your light and say what you have to say around those who fear, but some people want to fear and doubt all the time. You have to guard your heart. Don’t allow bad seeds in your heart.
Mark 2: 22
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the bottles destroyed; but new wine is to be put in new (fresh) wineskins.
This is a renewal of my heart continually; my mind and who I choose to be. Then I can receive fresh and new things inside of me from God. “Renew me Father” should be a constant prayer in our daily life. We pray this knowing that only then can I receive the new God wants for us.
We should always want new. Pursue new. We should not be OK being stuck in yesterday. Our prayer should be “make me new God and come pour new wine in me. Renew me so I can receive new wine.”
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right and steadfast spirit within me.
- May this be our prayer in this revival.
Romans 12: 2
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
We have to change our attitude. Attitude will determine your altitude.
As we renew our minds, we will see how we’ll be transformed by God. That the old will pass away and the new will come. The way I see myself changes all the time. The way I see what God says about me.
Get this picture: He rules, and He reigns. This is my God. But because He rules and He reigns, I rule and I reign. Because I do it in His Name. He gave me the authority, and we need to believe and receive this.
Luke 19: 37 – 40
As He was approaching [the city], at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to rejoice and to praise God [extolling Him exultantly and] loudly for all the mighty miracles and works of power that they had witnessed,
38 Crying, Blessed (celebrated with praises) is the King Who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven [[h]freedom there from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin] and glory (majesty and splendor) in the highest [heaven]!
39 And some of the Pharisees from the throng said to Jesus, Teacher, reprove Your disciples!
40 He replied, I tell you that if these keep silent, the very stones will cry out.
The disciples did it loudly! They did it out of thankfulness and what they have seen.
A Pharisee spirit will tell you to stay quiet, just as they tried to command in the above scripture.
I believe what makes the difference between believers, is the way we praise and worship God. I don’t mean it’s a show we should throw, but it’s the way that we perceive God and how big of a deal He is to each one.
If you lift Him up, He is going to lift you up. That’s how He works.
Take note now, if you don’t feel like you want to shout out the name of Jesus, you are influenced by a pharisee spirit. It’s the Pharisees that said, “reprove/stay quiet”.
I won’t stay quiet. The Lord showed me that the fire in me should burn so hot, that whatever wants to enter my body, will die. The “He” that is in me, the fire, is much greater than he who is in the world or any infirmity. The things can come but they’re going to burn.
You can stir up the fire of God in your heart and in your life. Everything changes when you are on fire.