Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Press on and Press In! Jesus Himself laid down his life that you may be completely saved, healed, and delivered. Can you continue to lay down your flesh for the rest of the 40 days? There is a secret in the 40 day time period that I will share soon, but now you should recognize that Jesus set the example of the 40 before He began His ministry. Press on and press in for the prize of Jesus Christ! Exponential increase will come as you press in past the normal way of life or even past the normal way of fasting. Relationship increase and depth as well as spiritual insight will be continually advanced as we press in to Him. Jesus is The Reward!!! Jesus is Worth it!!! Jesus is the Prize!!!
I also want to encourage you from –
Esther 4:16-17 “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” 17 So Mordecai went his way and did according to all that Esther commanded him.
Here, Esther calls a three day fast of all her people. There were many fasting before this time if you read vs. 3, but this is an intentional time of fasting and praying together.
What was the result of this three day corporate fast?
The government of the day was influenced to overthrow a demonically inspired law and an entire people group were saved. That is the power of the three day fast that we are now advancing past. Nations and people groups will be changed as you press on and press in to Him.
What transformation can take place in you, your family, your neighborhood, city, and nation as a result of a simple 40 days of fasting and prayer???
Jesus, give me the strength and ability to press on through the struggles that I might press in to knowing Your heart. I desire to see supposedly impossible things and people transformed as I press in to you!!!
Practical – Let Holy Spirit guide your Godly dreaming of what can take place through this 40 day fast.
Be blessed as you press in for an acceleration of salvation, healing, and deliverance in yourself and the people around you as you celebrate The Word!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
Yesterday began Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year 5780. While in my time with the Lord early yesterday morning, He spoke a truly exciting word that I realized afterwards was a word for this new year. I began to see what He was speaking taking form as I was caught up into a vision of its manifestation in the earth. Great fire filled my spirit as well as determination to see it come to pass.
I heard the Lord saying:
This New Year brings with it a light and the glory that will shine bright. For from the darkness a great light will shine and those who have been like the blind up on the walls feeling their way around will find their way home again.
As I bellow My name out across the expanse of the heavens in this time, My name will wash a multitude of sins as My blood cleanses and renews.
Truly, I am releasing a wave of divine recompense and it will command and demand a swift change that will turn things around. As you come to and near the light, you will find yourself arising higher upon My Holy Hill and as I roar forth My decree, you will see a swift change and turn.
I will place My decree upon your lips and My roar in your lungs to be My Mouthpieces of Righteousness in the land. You will march forth from My Holy Hill and with lips emblazoned, well roar forth My righteousness in the earth.
A mighty army is arising to take nations and generations into My glory for My glory!
I say, “Where are they who would run with torch in hand and run into the darkness, becoming the embodiment of My Light of Life? Where are the ones who would give up their very lives for this great cause? Where are they who have seen My gaze and whose eyes have become seared with My fire?! Where are they, who all they would see would be marked with My fire?! It is these ones who will not see things as they are, but as they will be and will decree and declare them into existence. Great glory marks the path of these ones who will stop at nothing to bring nations with them to My Holy Mountain.”
As He spoke this word, I felt such a strong pull in the spirit that we would see unprecedented waves of souls in this coming year. That the sound of His roar would suddenly shake the scales off the eyelids of the prodigals and they would come running towards the light He has placed in the hands of His Burning Ones. Like a lighthouse set upon a high place in the deep darkness of the night, the Light of Life would pierce through the darkness and beckon Salvation Come!
He has cultivated a generation of shofars in the wilderness in the past season, who will now emerge to bellow forth the roaring blast of His coming and all will see, hear, and know that the time for returning is now!
Isaiah 42:5-9 (TPT)
Here are the words of the true God, Yahweh, the One Who created the starry heavens and stretched them out. He is the One Who formed the earth and filled it with life. He gives breath to every person and spirit to everyone everywhere.
“I, Yahweh, have commissioned you in righteousness to succeed. I will take your hand in love watch over you. I will give you as a covenant for the people, a walking-light to the nations. Your mission is to open blind eyes, to set prisoners free from dark dwellings, and to open prison doors to those who are held by darkness. I am Yahweh; that is My name. I will not give My glory to another god nor my renown to idols. Don’t you see that what I have prophesied has come to pass? And now I am foretelling the future. I declare it to you before it sprouts up.”
Isaiah 60:1-4 (TPT)
Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and Yahweh’s glory now streams from you! Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you! Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day. Lift up your eyes higher! Look all around you and believe, for your sons are returning from far away and your daughters are being tenderly carried home. Watch as they all gather together, eager to come back to you!
For too long many have been delayed and disarrayed in the previous season and the Lord is saying in this New Year, “NO MORE!!!” He is thrusting forth the doors of delay and loosing destiny upon His Bride; everything stolen will be returned with interest. You thought you were in the breaking in the last season; but I say to you, it was only the making!
Yahweh goes out to battle like a hero and stirs up His passion and zeal like a mighty warrior. Yes, His God-shout is a mighty battle cry; He will triumph heroically over all His foes.
“I will walk the blind by an unknown way and guide them on paths they’ve never traveled. I will smooth their difficult road and make their dark mysteries bright with light. These are things I will do for them, for I will never abandon My beloved ones. “
Isaiah 60:17b-18 (TPT)
I will install peace and prosperity as your government and righteousness as your overseer. Threats of violence will no longer be heard in your land, nor will destruction and ruin be found within your borders. You will name your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.
As He called forth those whose eyes would be seared with His fire, I was reminded of the total solar eclipse that took place two years ago and the dangers of gazing upon the sun as the moon shifted away from it. Many were left with permanent solar burns on their retinas. Wherever they looked, they would see the shape of the sun when its image was seared into their vision. As we gaze upon The Son, our vision will be seared with His fire and we will see everything through the lense of His holiness where we will then prophesy it into existence. In this time, there is a special authority being released into the earth to decree and declare and see a swift manifestation unto fruition!
“The sun will no longer be needed to brighten the day, nor the moon to shine at night, for Yahweh will be your unfailing light; your God will be your glory! There will be no more sunsets or new moons, for Yahweh will be your everlasting light and your days of sadness will be over. All your people will be righteous and will permanently possess the land. I planted them there as a tender sapling, the work of My own hands to display My glory. I will multiply the lease of you into a thousand and the weakest one into a mighty nation. I am Yahweh, and when the right time comes, I will accomplish it swiftly!”
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh
As we move into the last 10 days of The 40, do not forget to focus your eyes on The King of The Kingdom. He rewards us as we diligently seek Him. If you are able to give more to The Lord, let’s do it together. He is worth so much more than we could ever give. Let us worship Him in a special way the last 10 days of this fast.
Yesterday’s encouragement was a shift in what God has been speaking and revealing. God is speaking about seeking Him and growing into the powerful witness, He has created us to be. Over the next several days, we will see how we can become Holy Spirit filled witnesses of the good news!!!
Today, we will start at a place that we are familiar with, but it can never be neglected, forgotten or emphasized enough. We must come to know God more and more and grow in our relationship with Him. When I speak of knowing God, I am not just talking about a head knowledge that we are accustomed with. I am speaking of the old Biblical sense of know. “Adam knew his wife and conceived a son” (Genesis 4:1). This kind of intimate relationship goes far beyond a mental aspect of knowing. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5).
What is the key to bearing fruit? Abiding, remaining, knowing Him!
This is not a new concept that Jesus brings us during his time on earth. Let’s move back to the prophet Isaiah long before Jesus and see the constant, faithful, unchanging heart of God for us to know Him.
Isaiah 43:1-3 “But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior…
God is our creator and redeemer. He has a plan and purpose for designing us and creating us. He has called each one is us by name to come to Him. We are His. We may not live walk or act like it, but we have been called and chosen by the Creator of the universe. He did not make us and leave us on our own as some believe, but He is always with us. Even in the darkest, most difficult times in our lives He is with us! The flames of the enemy will not destroy us when we are near to Him. When we are near to The Lord we will not be overcome.
Why does He do all these things for us?
He is The Lord our God, our Savior!!! Before we move on, know this, you are never alone when you are seeking The Lord. It may seem like your prayers are going unanswered. Situations are difficult, the storms, floods, and fire may be coming against you, but you will stand firm as you stand with God in His strength for you are His!
As we walk through the fires, floods, and storms of this life, we have come to know God our Strength, our Sustainer, our Provider, our Savior. From this place of real life revelation and testimony of what God has done for us, we are called to be His witnesses.
Vs 10-12 “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior. I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, And there was no foreign god among you; Therefore you are My witnesses,” Says the Lord, “that I am God.
There is nothing wrong with Christian apologetics and logical historical evidence that gives witness to the reality of a historical Jesus, but your very life and the testimony of what He has brought you through is an undeniable witness on display that brings glory to God. The more each of us come to know God, trust in Him, and are transformed into His image, the greater testimony we have. As we come to know Him and our testimony increases, we become a growing witness to God’s goodness, faithfulness, and are able to give Him greater glory from our lives. Nothing and no one else can cause such a transformation as has taken place in the lives of those who are daily coming to know Jesus more.
This is the first step of being a Holy Spirit empowered martyr-level witness and my encouragement for you today. Come to know The Savior, Redeemer, and Sustainer more than ever before. Come to know Him, and recognize what He has taken you through and out of. This has caused your very life to be a witness of who God is. You are God’s undeniable witness right where you are today. Never be afraid to share who He is that has done such a mighty work in your life!
Jesus, help me come to know You more than ever before! Than, you for touching, changing, and transforming me from a rebellious, selfish sinner into a faithful, righteous saint. Use my life as a witness and testimony of You for Your glory. Even in the middle of the storms of life, I want my life to radiate Your glory because You are with me keeping me from harm. I want to be Your witness and testimony in every aspect of my life!
- Ask Holy Spirit to help you come to know Him in a greater way today
- Remember where you have come from, and what He has brought you out of
- Thank God for His mighty work in Your life
- Ask to be used as a greater witness and testimony for His glory
Be blessed today with revelation of the life-changing power of knowing Jesus more. May you see clearly where you have come from and how He has been with you through the journey. May you be a living testimony and witness that continually gives glory to God!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
These days are unlike any other. The time for an ending of one era and the transition into another is upon us; and it is time to rise up, charge forth, and give our whole ‘YES!’ to Jesus!
I am here in Orlando, Florida for The Send, a nationwide and global gathering of followers of The Way, the generation of ‘Yes!’ rising up. These are of those who will go to the furthest reaches of the earth driven by Love, that all the world will know Jesus and of His great Love for the nations.
As I sat in prayer on the patio at my place of stay watching the darkness melt away and give birth to new light, I could hear the Lord saying to me again what He spoke two mornings ago, “The Dawn of the Sent Ones is Here!”
I saw a vision of a wave of His Burning Ones charging forth with red banners in their hands. They carried in their hands the banners of His Love and blood, rolling across the nations. With blazing fire in their eyes, they ran undaunted and undistracted. Their eyes were set on Jesus, the eternal prize, being made manifest in the nations. With every step, the soil burned and crackled with impressions of their feet stamped into it. A trail of red followed them as their banners swept across the earth. Jesus led the charge at the head, and He also came behind them and everywhere they went, leaving a stain of red from His banners, He followed with His glistening purity to cleanse and set apart. I heard His say,
“The banners of My blood and Love are charging forth across the nations carried in the hands of My Burning Ones. At a distance, it appears to be an ocean of red. As they charge forth, their feet make permanent impressions in the soil of the nations that penetrates to the heart. Their feet leave a burning impact as they burn with the fire of My desire. The nations will look out and see this tsunami of red and flee; but this wave is inescapable and it is undeniable.
THE DAWN OF THE SENT ONES IS HERE!
Here they come in power and victory! They are clothed in righteousness and written upon them is their ‘YES!’ In their own blood; for their laid-down love and obedience to Me. Do you see them now? Do you hear them now? Feel the earth tremble and quake at their coming!
Truly, THE SEND IS HERE! A great army has arisen and I lead the charge! I go before them and I come behind them, washing the bloodstains from the earth. You will see a glistening radiating forth as I come behind them. The gleam and glow of Righteousness Restored will trail behind them and leave a Kingdom impacts for eternity. See it now!”
As I write this, I am standing amidst the mile-long line that continues to lengthen, with those who waiting to get into the Camping World Stadium. I am surrounded by those singing at the top of their lungs the praises of Jesus and also observing young people that are deceived and operating as scoffers and mockers.
My earnest prayer and heart’s desire is that these Burning Ones would be unrelenting in the Love of Christ and defenders of the Truth of the Word of God. That the hearts of His Sent Ones would burn with the fire of His desire unto the fruit of salvation.
Luke 12:49 (TPT)
“I have come to set the earth on fire. And how I long for every heart to be already ablaze with this fiery passion for God!”
To make Him known,
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh
Recently, I was in a deep moment of worship and intercession with the Lord and was listening to a prayer set from a prayer room in our region. They began to pray and intercede for the launching of a global missions movement and prayed specifically over the nation of India. While praying myself, a song came forth from a deep place in the Spirit:
On the breath of the four winds, here come the flames| flames of fire, Your servants
to bring You a song, bring You a song, bring You a song of praise
They’re singing: Come on in, come on in|it’s time to ascend
to the hill of the Lord|to seek His face like never before
Upon this rock, I’ll establish a house|a house of praise for all your days
Can you hear them singing?|Come on in, come on in, it’s time to ascend
In this place, I was caught up in a vision to a place that I have been once before five years ago. I was in a dark room that was as if it was a negative space, like it was fully dark. When I glanced to the left, I saw an architect desk lit with an overhead lamp and Jesus was sitting at it. I walked over to Him from behind and He glanced back, smiled at me, and motioned me over with a nod; inviting me into His work space and in on what He was working on. Looking at the desk, I saw a large blueprint sheet with an outline of the nation of India. He held a pen in His hand and He was drawing on the nation.
It was unclear to me at first what He was doing, so I asked Him what He was working on and He said,
“I am overthrowing governments and kingdoms. Many will come toppling down; and I will build My House upon their ground. Governments built upon unstable foundations will crumble down, every power and principality in opposition to Me will follow suit and bow down to Me. I am more powerful than every single entity and worthless idol residing over the nation. Soon, you will see them fall down and all will see Me as the One Who alone is God!”
Jesus then began drawing some more and there were three locations that stuck out on the picture of the nation. When I looked, I saw that the three places were north-central, west-central, and south-centrally located. I asked Him what it meant and He replied,
“A cord of three strands is not easily broken; and a unified body yields great power. I am about to shake things right-side up and the masses will see My glory as I tear down every idol opposed to Me. Watch as I destroy that which glorifies another and see as I establish high places in which the lost may come into My family. Yes, the orphans will find a home. I am raising up those who will establish and implement My values and principles in a nation that was once far from Me, but has turned to Me. You will remember the time so long ago in which My Truth was first received by you and you will honor it as a memorial across your land.
“As I uproot evil within your government, I will remove from power those in which have exploited your poor for riches’ gain; for I hate exploitation of My children. Every offering made to idols will return void as your carved images topple to the ground in pieces! This will be the sign of a divine purge taking place across the whole of the land.
“You will see a rise in the value of your rupees as I bring into play a front-runner to govern your nation. He will be a man you have not known and many will find themselves saying, ‘Who is this man? Where has he come from? He has risen from the low places and yet he has prestige and speaks with great power and authority.’ I have been at work within his heart and I have been creating a hunger and desire for Me within him.
“A righteous indignation will arise within him towards glory given to idols and he will begin in partnership with Me, to eradicate your land of enemy strongholds. It will be so foreign to you, for you have not seen such pure and righteous actions in ages.
“Curiosity will begin to sweep across the land at the power behind it. The saying, ‘curiosity killed the cat’, will carry a dual meaning; it will be a paradox. To the curious, they will receive life where they were once headed straight for death’s doors. The only cat dying here will be satan as his grip on the souls of this land are ripped from his hands, and he is sent plummeting to the pit.
“You will see life begin to spring forth from the soil of your land like never before. Where there were once dry bones littering your land, you will see a mass burial of all that has displayed death. Watch as the unthinkable takes place, where your waters were once polluted with death, a supernatural cleansing will come forth, bringing new life and restoration. You will drink of the well of salvation and of the rivers of living water and you will never thirst again!”
Isaiah 56:7 (NLT)
I will bring them to My holy mountain of Jerusalem and will fill them with joy in My house of prayer. I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices, because My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
Haggai 2:21-23 (MSG)
God’s Message came a second time to Haggai on that most memorable day, the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month: “Speak to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah: ‘I am about to shake up everything, to turn everything upside down and start over from top to bottom—overthrow governments, destroy foreign powers, dismantle the world of weapons and armaments, throw armies into confusion, so that they end up killing one another. And on that day’—this is God’s Message—’I will take you, O Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, as My personal servant and I will set you as a signet ring, the sign of My sovereign presence and authority. I’ve looked over the field and chosen you for this work.’” The Message of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh