Fire Arising – Part 2
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of October 11, 2020
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.
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.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.