Thursday, November 19, 2015
Matthew 3: Baptise With Fire
Matthew 3:11Amplified Bible
Classic Edition (AMPC)
11 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 Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
The last few days, the Lord has been reminding me of what He told me many years ago. He said, "The Chaldeans are coming." This warning came somewhere at the beginning of the new millennium. At that time, the Lord showed me that the invasion was a spiritual attack against our worship of the One True God (Isaiah 44-48: Let Worship Arise, Flee From the Chaldeans!).
Today, we are faced with the physical "invasion" of the Chaldean. Syria is one of the countries included in Chaldea of antiquity. Please hear me. I am not saying we, as Christians should turn our backs on people who need our help. What I am saying is we absolutely need godly wisdom in how we help.
It is even more crucial that we listen and obey the voice of His Spirit. His baptism with the Holy Spirit and fire, is essential for survival. Obedience to the Lord and His commands is our most effective means of protection (2 Kings 24-25; 2 Chronicles 36: Return to God!).
We must burn with God's perfect love!
1 John 4:18
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
We must turn out fear, while holding out hand to our neighbor; we must use holy wisdom!
Abba, these are times of trial. Many are hurting and the evil one desires to kill, rob and destroy. Protect us against physical assault. Protect our hearts from becoming hardened against those in need. Empower with Your fire to live according to Your ways, not our own. Give us wisdom. In Jesus' name, AMEN!