I HAVE SENT THE FIRE
I HAVE SENT THE PURIFYING FIRES OF TRIBULATION TO PERFECT YOU AND BRING MANY INTO MY KINGDOM. THE SORROWS AND WORRIES OF THIS PRESENT TIME HAVE MADE YOU REALIZE YOUR VULNERABILITIES AND HELPLESSNESS IN THE FACE OF OVERWHELMING ODDS AGAINST YOU. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN PENETRATE YOUR COVERING OF SELF-FULFILLMENT, ACHIEVEMENT, AND POWER. MANY IN THE WORLD HAVE BELIEVED THE LIES OF SATAN THROUGH BELIEVING IN “SECULAR HUMANISM.”
(I am inserting in this exhortation my own definition of this term “secular humanism.” Many believe that man through his own mind and wisdom can build a better world and mold his own destiny.) In other words, man has become his own god and no longer needs God. In secular humanism man is making his own rules for behavior and making all his own choices without God’s help and thinks he is deciding his own destination in life and eternity. What arrogance and pride! The truth is written in God’s word and cannot be altered to suit man. This is the lie from satan that, if believed, makes hell inevitable for the individual who does not come to God through Jesus Christ. Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me” (john 14:6). Do not put your trust in anyone or anything but the living Word of God.
The Word of God declares the end of those whose lives are not lived through Christ: “THEN I SAW A GREAT WHITE THRONE AND HIM WHO SAT ON IT, FROM WHOSE FACE THE EARTH AND THE HEAVENS FLED AWAY, AND THERE WAS FOUND NO PLACE FOR THEM. AND I SAW THE DEAD, SMALL AND GREAT, STANDING BEFORE GOD, AND BOOKS WERE OPENED. AND ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED WHICH IS THE “BOOK OF LIFE”: AND THE DEAD WERE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS, BY THE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS. THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHO WERE IN IT, AND DEATH AND HADES DELIVERED UP THE DEAD WHO WERE IN THEM. AND THEY WERE JUDGED, EACH ONE ACCORDING TO HIS WORKS. THEN DEATH AND HADES WERE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH. AND ANYONE NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE “BOOK OF LIFE” WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE” (REV 20:11-15). (This insertion is my opinion and addition to the exhortation. Anita Hashim)
(EXHORTATION CONTINUED.) DURING THIS MOMENT OF SELF-SEARCHING MANY HAVE TURNED FROM THEIR OWN ANSWERS TO LIFE AND ARE RECOGNIZING THAT THESE PROBLEMS AND FLOW OF EVENTS ARE FAR GREATER THAN NATIONS OR MEN CAN SOLVE ON THEIR OWN. THIS IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR MAN TO TURN TO MY LOVE AND WISDOM FOR THEIR ANSWERS. I MUST TEACH THE “FEAR OF GOD” THROUGH THE “FEARS OF MAN.” ONLY THEN WILL MAN BE DISSATISFIED WITH HIS OWN ANSWERS. MY FIRE IS BURNING THE ASSETS, DREAMS, AND DESIRES OF MANY.
EVIL AND CORRUPTION HAVE COME OUT OF THE DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT. OUT OF THE EVIL I CAN BRING GOOD AND WISDOM TO THOSE WHO PUT THEIR TRUST IN ME. I ALONE HOLD ALL POWER AND AUTHORITY. YES, MAN CAN GIVE HIS TRUST AND SOUL INTO SATAN’S HANDS THROUGH HIS OWN CHOICE, BUT HE CANNOT CHANGE THE PRONOUNCED WILL OF GOD THROUGH ANYTHING LESS THAN HIS OWN TOTAL SURRENDER TO MY PURPOSES. AFTER I HAVE USED SATAN AS THE “SMITH THAT BLOWETH THE COALS IN THE FIRE,” I WILL BRING SATAN, HIS PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS, TO ETERNAL DESTRUCTION. “BEHOLD, I HAVE CREATED THE BLACKSMITH WHO BLOWS THE COALS IN THE FIRE, WHO BRINGS FORTH AN INSTRUMENT FOR HIS WORK; AND I HAVE CREATED THE SPOILER TO DESTROY” (ISA 54:12).
THE ASHES OF THIS DESTRUCTION WILL BIRTH NEW FAITH AND TRUST IN THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN BRING BLESSINGS AND ETERNAL PEACE. THOSE WHO TURN TO GOD WILL GAIN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM WHO ALONE RULES AND REIGNS IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN AND NATIONS. I, THE LORD, POSSESS THE KEY TO BLESSING AND ETERNAL LIFE. THE “TRUTH OF MY WORD” ALONE CAN SET FREE FROM SATAN’S DECEIT AND CAPTIVITIES. I, THE LORD, USE EVIL FOR GOOD! “NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER, AND EVERY TONGUE WHICH RISES AGAINST YOU IN JUDGMENT YOU SHALL CONDEMN. THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, AND THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS FROM ME,” SAYS THE LORD” (ISA 54:17).
MY CHILDREN, I WILL HELP YOU, KEEP YOU IN MY WILL, AND I WILL PRESERVE YOUR LIFE IN THIS EVIL DAY. YOU NEED NOT FEAR, FOR MY PRESENCE ABIDES IN YOU, MY PRESENCE SURROUNDS YOU, AND I AM YOUR COVERING. IN THE MIDST OF ALL TURMOIL, I WILL GIVE YOU MY PEACE. IN THE PLACE OF DISTRESS YOU WILL HAVE MY COMFORT. I WILL GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE IN ME, AND OVERCOMING POWER. YOU WILL BE SUSTAINED THROUGH FAITH AND TRUST IN ME. “THE LORD SHALL PRESERVE YOU FROM ALL EVIL; HE SHALL PRESERVE YOUR SOUL. THE LORD SHALL PRESERVE YOUR GOING OUT AND YOUR COMING IN FROM THIS TIME FORTH AND EVEN FOREVERMORE” (PSA 121:7-8).
THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR SLUMBER SO I HAVE AWAKENED YOU TO THE REALITIES OF THE HOUR THAT IS UPON YOU. THIS TIME OF TROUBLE HAS BROUGHT YOU TO AWARENESS OF THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR. HAVE YOU GIVEN YOURSELF TOTALLY TO RECEIVE MY FULNESS WITHIN YOU? HAVE YOU SURRENDERED YOUR “ALL” TO ME? ARE YOU FOLLOWING MY COMMANDS? I AM SENDING THE “FIRE OF MY ANOINTING AND GIFTS OF MY SPIRIT” UPON THOSE WHO RESPOND TO MY CALL FOR SERVICE. I HAVE CALLED MY CHILDREN TO BE A “LIGHT” IN THIS DARKNESS AND TO BURN WITH THE FUEL OF MY SPIRIT. YOU WILL BE FILLED WITH MY SPIRIT AND DO EXPLOITS FOR MY NAMESAKE.
“YOURS, O LORD, IS THE GREATNESS, THE POWER AND THE GLORY, THE VICTORY AND THE MAJESTY; FOR ALL THAT IS IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH IS YOURS; YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, O LORD, AND YOU ARE EXALTED AS HEAD OVER ALL. BOTH RICHES AND HONOR COME FROM YOU, AND YOU REIGN OVER ALL. IN YOUR HAND IT IS TO MAKE GREAT AND TO GIVE STRENGTH TO ALL.” 17 “I KNOW ALSO, MY GOD, THAT YOU TEST THE HEART AND HAVE PLEASURE IN UPRIGHTNESS” (1 CHR 29:11-12).
Help me, dear Lord, to fulfill all of Your purposes for my life. May I look on the needs of others as my own and may I carry their burdens in prayer. Great are the needs that surround me, so open my eyes to the things I can do for Your namesake. Most of all, give me Your unconditional love for others. Let me not wound with my words or actions. Produce the fruit of Your Spirit in me so the world can see Christ in my life. May I lead many souls to You. Make my life count for Your kingdom and for Your glory. My treasure is fixed in You alone. Amen.