"And it shall come to pass
that whoever calls
on the name of the LORD shall be saved."
“I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” Luke 12:49
John the Baptist prophesied of Jesus:
“And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees.
Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.
“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Matthew 3:11-12
This is spiritual language!
What is bad fruit? The outgrowth of something that is contrary to the written will of God. What are the consequences to those who are boldly disobedient? The ax is laid to the root and that tree is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Who are those who are baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire?
These are members of the Body of Christ that have asked Jesus to baptize them in His Spirit!
Christ Loves The Church
Jesus Christ is the Head and He is presently at work cleaning His Church to present her to Himself glorious, without spot, wrinkle or blemishes. How? By the washing of His Word! (Ephesians 5:26-27) This cleansing of each member has a significant outcome: holiness!
They will be gathered together into His barn. Those that remain? Fire!
During the seven years of tribulation, the earth will experience a baptism of fire when the very heavens will be dissolved with fervent heat and then made knew. (2 Peter 3:12-13)
Autumn: A Change in Seasons
In the Spirit: A Prophetic Time!
Praying saints, there’s a shift taking place in the heavenlies. Be prepared to have that small flame within you turned up! His Church is being revived for … revival.
Just as the weather is beginning to change as we enter into the fall season, so also, we The Church, are beginning to rise up and take our place of authority in the spiritual realm.
On earth we are preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ across the land and into every nation. Jesus Christ is rallying His troops for the great revival that will usher in the world’s harvest. It’s all about the Holy Spirit who is in us being released as we obey and do Father’s will. Jeremiah cried, “… His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.”
What happens when that fire of His word is released from your mouth as a two-edged sword? (Ephesians 6:17)
What will happen when every member of Christ’s Body is releasing God’s Kingdom on earth through His Word? Selah
The Spirit of Truth or the spirit of lies …
Separating the Good Fruit from the Bad Fruit
One aspect taking place in us and all around is division.
That is a nasty word when it divides the brethren but a good thing when Jesus cleanses His Church of worldliness. We’re in the world but not of the world. (John 17:16)
We can accompany John’s prophetic words in Matthew 3:11-12 with The Parable of the Tares and Wheat. (Matthew 13:24-30) Jesus revealed that at the end of the age a separation would be taking place in the spiritual realm and the earthly realm.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;
but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
“So the servants of the owner came and said to him,
‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’
“He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
“‘Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’” (Matthew 13:24-30)
Jesus explained the parable in Matthew 13:37-43 in this manner.
The good seeds are the sons of the Kingdom.
The reapers are His angels.
They will gather out of His Kingdom
all things that offend,
and those who practice lawlessness,
to cast them into the furnace of fire.
“Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 13:43)
Are you listening dear one?
THE DARKNESS AND CORRUPTION OF SIN
I have seen so many things change in my lifetime. How about you? When I was a child growing up people knew right from wrong, and boundaries, for the most part, were respected. Over the past couple of years, the gap between right and wrong has widened considerably as darkness has permeated our land with lawlessness and corruption. Things that were hidden are being revealed and people are being drawn to take sides on what they believe, revealing what is in their hearts. We can even see how much the gap between the two political parties and their candidates for president have widened. It’s huge!
All of these things are a sign to people of faith, for Jesus told us in the gospels what was to come in the end days. As division separates darkness from light, those who stand for righteousness are increasing in holiness and in power. “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” (Revelation 22:11)
Holy Spirit is getting The Glorious Church ready for center stage to proclaim the gospel message with signs following!
“For I consider that the sufferings
of this present time
are not worthy
to be compared
with the glory
which shall be revealed in us.
For the earnest expectation
of the creation
for the revealing of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:19)
We’re here to release the Kingdom of God!
“Thy Kingdom come, thy will by done on earth as it is in Heaven.”
What does the great harvest look like?
Imagine the Azusa Street Revival taking place in every city and every state of our nation. Imagine every nation on earth experiencing signs, wonders, and miracles.
“Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.” (Matthew 15:30-31)
Can you see that?
The lame, the blind, the mute, the maimed and many others healed by the power of God! Oh Saints, get ready. Let’s put prayer at the top of our priorities, for prayer lays the track that revival runs on.
PRAYING IN TONGUES: Tapping into the Power!
“For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.” (1 Corinthians 14:2) “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” (Mark 11:17)
Kenneth Copeland did an excellent teaching on Praying in the Spirit. It is 22 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhnQfSrVU0w
Jesus often left the multitudes and His disciples to get alone and pray.
How much more should we set time to be alone with Father for love and fellowship, for study in His Word, for direction, to be re-charged with His anointing, to set the course for the day, and so on? It is also our time to use His name and our authority to restore our cities and states through prayer.
What do you think Jesus was doing when He was alone on the mountain?
Always remember, Saints, humility is required for success in God’s Kingdom.
As power begins to increase, walk humbly with your God. (James 4:6-7)
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