DANCE OF FIRE
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Only GOD is perfect. It's vital that you seek the Lord to expose any errors that you've embraced. Please ask Him to expose any areas of darkness to you and for what is necessary to do to dispossess what's NOT of truth.
Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.
Sizzle, spark, explode -
Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -
The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.
This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.
Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.
Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
WHAT DOES GOD SAY?
Scriptures are from the King James Bible.
1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1 Samuel 15:24
And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Yesterday evening I watched a Christian program where a well-known pastor spoke some particular words. What he said concerned me. As I listened to him, I asked our Lord whether that pastor's spoken words were for me to heed relative to my ministry style.
Our Lord assured me that those particular words didn't apply to me. There were things that the subject pastor spoke that did apply to me. But our Lord was sure to make clear to me that not all that he expressed applied to me.
This morning I asked our Lord again about the matter. It is important to examine ourselves to be sure that we are in league with our Lord. My request of our Lord this a.m. was that He please reveal to me any areas in which I'm not in conformance with His Word. Glory to GOD, not only did He assure me that all is well but He gave me numerous scriptures to evidence that all is well. Thank you, Lord!
We all have ministries. Our Lord has given each of us unique styles in which to glorify Him. I admire the anointed styles of other Christians but it is vital that I be in my element as designed by our Lord for me. I don't want to be like any other anointed Christian. Our Lord has given us our own unique anointed ministry styles. That is the case for all who are truth walkers in the kingdom of GOD.
In the Holy Bible, we read of the various ministry styles. There was only one Peter, John the Baptist, Elijah, Moses, Abraham and on and on it goes. They each had specific assignments and our Lord "wired" them precisely to correspond with their ministry appointments. In our times, our Lord has specific Christians who minister about the abortion issue, the same-sex marriage issue, and youth issues, etc. Clearly, our Lord has NOT called me to those ministries, and, accordingly, I don't involve myself with them. There is a saying, "Some were called, some were sent, and some just went." We need to know what our Lord has specifically called us to do - stay in our lanes - wisely use our unique GOD given talents and refuse to allow others to define our holy missions.
What is my job description as written with the holy hand of GOD?!
I firmly believe in sharing advice with others and being receptive to advice that is shared with me. Sound advice can come from saints and sinners. Also, unwise advice can come from saints and sinners. There are instances when people offer well meaning advice but it is wrong for us to accept. Then there are instances when people have wrong intentions/motives and are inclined to lead us wrong. An example that readily comes to mind is Jim Jones who had his followers to drink poison liquid. If those people had been following JESUS instead of Jim Jones, they would not have left the U.S. with Jim Jones and been deceived by that false prophet. John 10:27 states, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."
It isn't sensible to be resistant to all advice nor is it sensible to accept all advice - no matter who it comes from. Satan will use anyone to attempt to deceive us, including fellow members of the body of Christ. I was in a Christian bookstore once and the owner was urging me to make a particular purchase. Our Lord told me NOT to make said purchase. The owner persisted in his aim to have me to buy the product. I obeyed our Lord and didn't make the purchase. The owner registered a look of displeasure. Certainly, I love him but He is not my GOD.
Satan can be successful in his deceptive practices when we fail to consult our Lord who is the only SOURCE of correct advice - all else is resource related. Yes, our Lord does use people to give and receive Words from Him, but we have a duty to consult GOD for confirmations and proof. Sometimes when people give us information, it confirms what our Lord has already shared with us. When all is said and done, our intimacy with our Lord is what we should consistently depend on for full gospel truth.
Regularly, when I give people in my life Words, for them, from our Lord, I tell them to try the spirits, and to seek our Lord as to whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong in what has been expressed. And I share with them that the ONLY ONE WHO IS NEVER WRONG IS GOD.
Joshua 9 gives an account of GOD's people being deceived because they didn't consult the Lord. Joshua 9:14 states, "And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord.
We need to regularly ask, "What does GOD say?"
1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Written Wednesday April 27, 2011