Fire Arising – Part 2

What is God revealing to you now?

Proverbs 30:5 NKJV says, “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.”

God’s Word brings a truth test, intended to infuse His Spirit of Truth more into souls who will trust Him to receive and live out His truth. 

God is love, and His Words have the power to purify us as fire: Consuming fire to eliminate confusion brought on by a mixture of enemy lies. And passion-fire as we run to Him in tests to experience His deliverance and become more established in His higher order. 

God proves Himself as a shield to those who respond to Him in love. As He produces greater righteousness and holiness in our lives, we see His goodness blossom (Ps 66:12). Our eyes are opened to see as He sees from a higher level. 

Luke 1:78 NLT says, “Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us.”

Friends, our vagabond season is over.

The Lord has new assignments now to bring greater prosperity to His Kingdom (Ze 9:12).

They’re springing up. Do you see them (Is 43:19)?

As we continue to seek The Lord, his resurrection life flows outward as it continues to propel us upward. It has the power to produce fruit as luxuries and refined gifts as Holy Spirit has refined us inwardly.

Tangible expressions of His beauty, even in little things. 

Proverbs 22:17 TPT instructs us to “Listen carefully and open your heart. Drink in the wise revelation that I impart.”

God has new instructions and new blessings for us in this season.

He may give us night dreams or day visions for new inventions or even divine intelligence beyond ourselves to complete an assignment.

Are you open to His Spirit? Are you ready to move forward and do the work in full submission to Him to have His full anointing?

God anticipates our steps of faith-obedience.

So, friends, be ready to prove out a life of blessing above a life of past consequence—nothing missing, nothing broken—as The Lord’s water of repentance has washed us and we continue to sync with Him in greater wholeness.

Matthew 3:11 AMPC says, “I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. But He…will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”

So, there is more fruit to be realized just ahead.

And, as we go, we must also remember that God is the one empowering us.

2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT tells us that “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”

Philippians 4:13 AMPC reminds us that “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”

God has more glory before us than we’ve ever experienced in our past. So, we must remain in the race and rise in our hearts to take the next step as He fires the gun forward.

To arise means to stand up and abide with God (Strong’s #6965). It means to “awaken” and “to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up.” It means to “proceed,” to “ascend.” (Dictionary.com). It means to mount up like eagles above past storms to produce good results by His Spirit (Is 40:31).

Friends, it’s time to “ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! [Zech. 8:23]” (Is 60:1).

It’s time for the mega shifts for which God has enabled us. 

It’s time to arise and take our place before and alongside our King as in Esther 8:4 NIV, which says, “Then the king extended the gold scepter to Esther and she arose and stood before him.”

Friends, God as made us beautiful—fitting and appropriate for such a time as this. He sees us as such. He has extended an invitation of abundance to us, even beyond ourselves to impassion others. 

It’s our time for God’s deeply personal promises to us to begin to manifest. Look around. Open your eyes to see the restoration of little luxuries in your life and be encouraged. God’s manifest promises will snowball from here as we obey His instructions. 

God has brought us through fire and flood to “bring us out better than we were before, saturated with His goodness” (Ps 66:12). He has “brought us out into a place of abundance.”

Friends, let’s believe Him at His truth. 

Let’s take courage and run with Him.

Let’s hearken to Song of Songs 2:10 TPT, which says, “The one I love calls to me: Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now, is the time, my beautiful one.”

To God be the glory. 

This video-devo was graciously re-posted by the Salem Web Network, which includes iBelieve.com.

Radiance Of God: Indwelling & Outpouring

Isaiah 60:1 TPT – “Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and Yahweh’s glory now streams from you!”

You’ve probably heard of the adage “tickled pink.” Well, did you know that the color of radiance, according to Webster’s, is a deep pink?

And just like a beautiful deep sunrise, we can experience a divine spiritual daybreak.

We have a lot to look forward to in 2020.

And we don’t have to look back, because you came to deeply understand Romans 13:12 TPT, which says, “Night’s darkness is dissolving away as a new day of destiny dawns. So we must once and for all strip away what is done in the shadows of darkness, removing it like filthy clothes. And once and for all we clothe ourselves with the radiance of light as our weapon.”

Beloved bride, what does God have in store for you?

For what mission has He readied you?

What promises will He manifest?

You learned, during times of testing, that God’s radiant light is both internal and external.

And now you’re ready for more external.

His glorious Presence that you reached for in your time of tribulation brought you protection from that which tried to ensnare you. Holy Spirit gave you revelation when you didn’t understand, and revival of your soul when you felt like so much in you was dying.

God was your lifeline.

He went after the gold in you to forge you higher.

In character and purpose.

To become light.

As glory.

As fire.

To be the light of Christ in a dying world.

Compassion.

Abundance.

Honor.

Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Glory, and the Spirit of Christ, who lives inside of His redeemed.

He is light as He is love.

He is omnipresent.

He is seated on His throne in Heaven, while He dwells in His redeemed through Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 1:3 TPT assures us that “The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor, the exact expression of God’s true nature—his mirror image! He holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of his spoken word.”

Just like He expands our soul to know Him more.

To receive Him more.

His Glorious Presence.

To drive out darkness.

In us and beyond us.

1 John 1:5 TPT reveals God’s nature and character of light, saying, “…God is pure light. You will never find even a trace of darkness in him.”

Daniel 2:22 AMP reveals His enlightenment to us, His omniscience, and His glorious indwelling Presence, saying, “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.”

God sustains us to do what He has called and assigned us to do.

So we don’t have to fear, but trust and follow the glory light of God (Love) to bring us into the new places He has for us, knowing that two of the qualities of His glorious light is protection and provision.

God is faithful.

Acts 17:28 TPT reminds us that “It is through him that we live and function and have our identity; just as your own poets have said, ‘Our lineage comes from him.'”

Our Father is for us.

By His Spirit, as we abide in Him, in His radiant light and love, He will continue to lead us forward into greater abundance–spirit, soul, and body.

We are to wrap ourselves in light (Rom. 13:12), just as God wraps Himself in light (Ps. 104:2).

We are to release wrongdoings, forgive others and fan the flame forward.

As the New Year’s folksong goes, “Should auld acquaintance be forgot,” 1 John 2:9-10 reminds us to hold only love and light in our hearts toward others. It says:

Anyone who says, ‘I am in the light,’ while holding hatred in his heart toward a fellow believer is still in the darkness. But the one who truly loves a fellow believer lives in the light, and there is nothing in him that will cause someone else to stumble.

Now, just past the midnight hour, for the Glory of God and for His great Name’s sake (Ps. 109:21), let’s remain in the light of Christ. Let’s remember John 12:46 TPT and Isaiah 61:10 TPT, which say, “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world so that all who trust in me will no longer wander in darkness. I will sing and greatly rejoice in Yahweh! My whole being vibrates with shouts of joy in my God! For he has dressed me with salvation and wrapped me in the robe of his righteousness! I appear like a bridegroom on his wedding day, decked out with a beautiful sash, or like a radiant bride adorned with sparkling jewels.”

Friends, I pray that God will continue to reveal his mysteries that have been “difficult to grasp and understand” (Job 12:22) and that He will expand your sanctuary like a tent through this year. I pray God will continue to light up your path as you walk with Him into your promises, so much so that kings will be blinded by your radiance (Is. 62:2). In Jesus’ Mighty Name, God bless you. Amen.

This video-devo was graciously re-posted by Salem Web Network, which includes iBelieve.com.