Showing posts with label Your Heart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Your Heart. Show all posts

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Keys to Lighting a Revival Fire in Your Heart That Won't Go Out - PAT AND KAREN SCHATZLINE CHARISMA NEWS

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Keys to Lighting a Revival Fire in Your Heart That Won't Go Out

The world is not looking for a space heater with which to warm their toes, but rather a bonfire that warms their inner man. We must be God's embers that restart the brushfire of revival. Hebrews 12:28-29 tells us, "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be moved, let us be gracious, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire."
God has called us to burn for Him! Will you? This will require that our lamps stay trimmed and burning in expectation of His return (see Matt. 25:1-13). It is time to be a spectacle for God. John Wesley once said, "Catch on fire, and others will love to come watch you burn." We are called to be the burning ones! The world is looking for a light that will shine in the darkness. Jesus said, "Neither do men light a candle and put it under a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all that are in the house" (Matt. 5:15,). We must let our light shine, and we must allow His fire to burn up everything that isn't like Him.
When we meet God at the altar, the fire of God we encounter there is all-consuming. When Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, the Bible says the fire fell and burned up everything—including the dust on the altar (1 Kings 18:38). When God's fire falls on us, it will consume everything, including the areas of our life where dust has accumulated. The Bible speaks of the refiner's fire in Malachi 3:2. This is a fire that is hotter than any other fire. It has the ability to burn away impurities and bring forth uncorrupted gold. The fire of God does the same thing in us. Job said, "But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold" (Job 23:10, NLT). On the altar, God will purify you and prepare you to shine for Him.
If you long to burn for God, you must decide that sin is offensive and that you will march toward holiness. It is time to awaken to the call of God. It is time for us to draw a line in the dust of our lives. The kingdom of God is not about words but a demonstration of His power (1 Cor. 4:20). How long will we waver between two opinions? The shame Jesus suffered on the cross must be met with the hunger of the righteous and the redeemed.
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Many of us in the church have prayed for revival, but we often do not realize that with revival comes Satan's attack. The New Testament church must rise to the occasion and stand firm. Yet with increased wickedness in the land also comes increased grace to stand against it! (See Rom. 5:20). Will history declare, "This was the church's finest hour"? Or will the world only remember what the media and the anti-church culture has said of us—that the church was filled with bloated, egotistical, money-hungry, self-righteous people who professed a faith they failed to demonstrate?
May the latter never be so! May we always be known as those who walked in love, truth, power, and freedom. Jesus told us how we should be remembered: "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:34-35, NIV). Let us make it our mission to keep one hand on the cross and the other snatching the lost from the fire so that the church will never slide into oblivion! We must keep marching toward the gates of hell. We must keep pursuing the lost. We must never, ever give up on the least of these. We are called to stand between the living and the dead and break the curses (Num. 16:48). The epitaph of today's church shall never read, "The once-lost-and-now-found forgot to give away the truth that delivered them from darkness, thus their light no longer burns n a dark world."
May the church never have a tombstone, but rather always burn a neon sign that lights up the caverns of darkness, the foggy streets of eternity, the forests of fear, and the oceans of obscurity. His light should shine brightly, declaring, "Jesus Christ is Lord, and He came to seek and to save that which was lost" (see Luke 19:10).
This is the hour in which men must once again crawl off the altar of repentance and burn with a fire that cannot be extinguished. May eternity say of us, "These were the ones who grabbed hold of the altar and held on to that which released them from the weight of their sin and pain! These are the ones who with unabated breath labored in the fields that were white unto harvest."
Let us now make ready, for the battle is beginning and the salute of the righteous must be to welcome the king of kings as we wave good-bye to the opinions of finite man. This is the hour in which our hearts will be judged not by our works but by whether we truly understand that we possess Christ in us, the hope of glory!
Your voice matters now more than ever. Will you speak up? Dare we say to our kids that our nation was destroyed because we who called ourselves believers in Jesus were not willing to pay the price for speaking up? Will they look back and say that we were loud for the wrong reasons and cowered in the harvest season? We must speak up before we miss our moment. Let history declare that we were those who chose holiness over heathenism and purpose over procrastination. This is our now! We must rise up and lead a Holy Spirit revolution.
rebuilding the altarAdapted from Rebuilding the Altar by Pat and Karen Schatzline, copyright 2017. Published by Charisma House. This book will remind you that Jesus is your altar, and you can experience daily encounters with Him through the Holy Spirit. This will empower you to declare the truth to the lost and fulfill God's purpose for this harvest season. To order your copy, click on this link.
PRAYER POWER for the week beginning Sept. 23, 2018:
This week, thank God that through Christ you can encounter Him on a daily basis and receive power to fulfill His purpose and glean the harvest in this season. Ask Him to connect you with others of like mind so that you can join forces in prayer and action to win the lost. Continue to pray for the nation and its leaders. Pray God's will concerning the Supreme Court and ask for truth to prevail in the proceedings. Pray for those affected by Hurricane Florence, floods and fires, and ask God to show you what you can do to help. Read: Job 23:10, Matthew 25:10, 1 Corinthians 4:20, Hebrews 12:28-29.
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Monday, April 2, 2018

Sing Over the Unrested Parts of Your Heart by Lana Vawser Identity Network

Sing Over the Unrested Parts of Your Heart by Lana Vawser

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I heard the Lord say today "Sing over the unrested parts of your heart." I saw many in the body of Christ battling with "unrest" in their hearts for different reasons. These places of the heart were battling with fear, anxiety, doubt and many other things.
I watched as hearts swirled inside, but the swirling was not sent by the Lord. It was a swirling caused by issues of the past, areas the enemy was triggering, and places of uncertainty.
I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, "Worship! Praise! Sing over the unrested parts of your heart!" It was an invitation to lift eyes above the swirling and unrest in hearts and declare who He is, His kindness, love and nature in worship over these unrested parts of the heart.
I watched in this vision as His people lifted up the name of Jesus, glorifying who He is, above what was swirling in the heart, these unrested parts of the heart were being caressed by His love, His comfort, His encouragement, His words of truth and covered in the honey of His healing.
The Lord whispered again, "The answer is the revelation of My love! The answer is the revelation of My love!"
I then saw those unrested parts of the hearts of His people covered by the broken, bruised body of Jesus. The sense so strong surrounding me of the healing, the forgiveness, the freedom that is brought to hearts and lives through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The atmosphere boomed and testified, "I PAID FOR IT ALL! I PAID FOR IT ALL!" The atmosphere filled with the glorious truth of His blood covers it all and His love demonstrated through His death on the Cross is bringing a sealing of healing and rest to hearts.
Many have been battling with this swirling for decades, others in this season, others for years, others their whole life, but the revelation of His love through His death on the Cross, the beautiful demonstration of His love was bringing a deep rest of heart in these areas once and for all, a peace that surpasses all understanding. No matter the root of the unrest, whether issues from the past, condemnation, shame, or situations now, the revelation of His love was bringing a deep quietness and peace of heart.
"Then by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, the RESTING PLACE of His love will become the very source and root of your life."Ephesians 3:17 The Passion Translation
The Torrential Rain of the Revelation of His Love was Increasing
As God's people raised their voices and sung over these unrested parts of the heart, singing with faith-filled hearts of His goodness and His nature, the rain of revelation of His love increased, more and more and more until the rain of revelation of His love was torrential.
"Then, you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences, the great multitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is His love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding - this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:18-19 The Passion Translation
The more this torrential rain of the revelation of His love increased, the smaller and smaller these unrested parts of hearts became covered in the honey of His healing, were then left marked and sealed by the fiery flames of His love leaving the people of God with a peace and freedom they had not experienced before.
The Lord is going after the unrested places of the heart with His unrelenting love and bringing a final resolve, a breakthrough of peace!
I heard Him whisper, "Out of the places of the heart were there was unrest, these places are now being turned to a place of great encounter with My love, bringing healing and sealing and from those places where unrest once resided, now rivers of living water and revelation will flow from these parts of the heart bringing life, refreshing and healing to many. Where those unrested places of hearts were, they are now being reset by My love, and where there was swirling because of unrest, now there will be swirling in wonder and awe of My unconditional, passionate love."
Lana Vawser

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