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Fires and Flames: The new normal for the new community - Day 5
The new normal for the new community speaks to the re-empowerment of saints: 1) reactivation of divine promises, 2) Divine presence - real experiences with God, and. 3) Divine power - being able to affect change. Fire brings light, produces heat. and produces smoke. Fire might not seen or felt but it can be smelt, thus it is hard to miss the fire and we need to like fire and have an impact in out societies. Fire is a constant just like God and what differs is the material it comes into contact with thus it burn at different rates. If we elevate our trust and faith maybe we will come out better because we are being refined by the fire and not consumed. May our faith be anchored on the Word so we can have real experiences.
The Samaria Siege | Fires and Flames: The new normal for the new community
Samaria went through a similar situation we are currently experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Samaria siege, there was no movement allowed in and out of Samaria. The economy is adversely affected in a siege situation, people have no choice and leaders have no solutions to the needs of the people. It is terrifying to notice how incredibly easy it was to hear the word of an established prophet with impeccable track records but yet still not believe.
A Dimension of the Divine Presence | Fires and Flames: The new normal for the new community
The hiddenness of God in times of your trouble turns to reveal a higher and more powerful dimension of God's presence.
Learn to see | Fires and Flames: The new normal for the new community
God is re-empowering his church for a real impact in the world before the return of the Saviour. This empowerment brings the new beginning for the church. It is marked by the reactivation of the divine promises, manifestation of the divine presence and an experience of the divine power. But how do we prepare ourselves for this empowerment? We need to learn to see the way God sees, develop a heart that is willing to serve and worship God.
Empowered by the Spirit Day 4 - A Cross-Cultural Adventure
Paul understood that ministry required team work. Paul was sensitive to the steps and the stops of the Holy Spirit, guidance to Philippi. Paul was obedient to the guidance of the Holy Spirit at all times. He understood the vision of God and hence became victorious.
Empowered by the Spirit Day 3 - An Unstoppable Church
God will use adversity to lead us to obedience - martyrdom ignites persecution. Persecution also true prompts true evangelism. We should expect signs and wonders in our lives which confirm the Word. True evangelism exposes false faith. God's gifts are cannot be purchased they are given by grace. We must guard ourselves from carnal appetites.