Saturday, January 7, 2012
"God's Holy Fire is being displayed through His People in 2012"
Ephesians 5:1 “THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. 2 And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.”
As we imitate Christ, we release the Holy Fire of His Presence.
Ø 2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?
Ø Ephesians 5: 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
As we walk in love, that fragrance, the knowledge of Jesus, flows from us to the other people around us.
Ø Philippians 4:18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
Ø Song of Solomon 1:3 your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.
The anointing, the Oil or fragrance of His Presence, is going to flow from us as we speak of Him, to bring healing.
God is now rising up in 2012 to gather the scattered, and to raise up those who have been humbled and downcast.
Ezekiel 20:41 I will accept you [graciously] as a pleasant odor when I lead you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries in which you have been scattered, and I will manifest My holiness among you in the sight of the nations [who will seek Me because of My power displayed in you].
A swift vindication is coming to those who deserve justice and reward from the Lord, and He does not remain silent on behalf of the People of God and of the poor.
A turning of the tables in the Spirit and in the natural. The ones who prospered by deceit and trickery will lose their wealth, and the righteous will learn to prosper as they lean upon the Lord who guides them.
Ø Song of Solomon 8:5 Who is this who comes up from the wilderness leaning upon her beloved? [And as they sighted the home of her childhood, the bride said] Under the apple tree I awakened you; there your mother gave you birth, there she was in travail and bore you.
Ezekiel 36:23 And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Lord GOD, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.
Ezekiel 39:27 when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them from their enemies’ lands, and through them have vindicated my holiness in the sight of many nations.
Ezekiel 28:2 and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you, O Sidon, and I will manifest my glory in your midst. And they shall know that I am the LORD when I execute judgments in her and manifest my holiness in her;
Ezekiel 38:16 You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. 23 So I will show my greatness and my holiness and make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
A great dealing of God with unbelief, criticalness, and judgmentalism amongst His People. Swift corrections and major realignments will now occur in this season of His restructuring of His Habitation now, and over the next 24 years. There is a new Government rising among the Lord's People. A new and healthy fear of the Lord will govern their hearts and minds as they learn to relate to one another and to submit to each other and to the Lord who is over them all.
Numbers 20: 12And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, Because you did not believe in (rely on, cling to) Me to sanctify Me in the eyes of the Israelites, you therefore shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Psalms 106: 32They angered the Lord also at the waters of Meribah, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes; 33 For they provoked [Moses'] spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.
Isaiah 8:11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with His strong hand [upon me], and warned and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying, 12 Do not call conspiracy [or hard, or holy] all that this people will call conspiracy [or hard, or holy]; neither be in fear of what they fear, nor [make others afraid and] in dread. 13 The Lord of hosts--regard Him as holy and honor His holy name [by regarding Him as your only hope of safety], and let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread [lest you offend Him by your fear of man and distrust of Him]. 14 And He shall be a sanctuary [a sacred and indestructible asylum to those who reverently fear and trust in Him]; but He shall be a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble thereon; and they shall fall and be broken, and be snared and taken. 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law and the teaching among my [Isaiah's] disciples. 17 And I will wait for the Lord, Who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; and I will look for and hope in Him. 18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are signs and wonders [that are to take place] in Israel from the Lord of hosts, Who dwells on Mount Zion.19 And when the people [instead of putting their trust in God] shall say to you, Consult for direction mediums and wizards who chirp and mutter, should not a people seek and consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 [Direct such people] to the teaching and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is surely because there is no dawn and no morning for them.
2 Peter 1:19 And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises ( comes into being) in your hearts.
Revelations 22:16 I, Jesus, have sent My messenger (angel) to you to witness and to give you assurance of these things for the churches (assemblies). I am the Root (the Source) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and brilliant Morning Star.
Ø Ephesians 2:18 For it is through Him that we both [whether far off or near] now have an introduction (access) by one [Holy] Spirit to the Father [so that we are able to approach Him]. 19 Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God's own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God's [own] household. 20 You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone. 21 In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord]. 22 In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit. (Read all of Eph 2 AMP)
We are that fixed abode - the Fiery Dwelling Place of God - and we are rising up more in 2012 free and full of God!
Susan O'Marra 01-07-12