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The Thunderous Decree of His Little Ones

Yesterday I took the boys to the bookstore. I had to remind my two year old, Elam multiple times to use his inside voice as he frequently forgets the meaning of that phrase.

His favorite Bible story is Jonah. He can tell you all about it and you’ll get saved all over again! I had found a Bible storybook about the animals of the Bible and gave it to him. He was sitting in the cart reading it as I helped Azariah find a book. Elam found Jonah and began telling the story of Jonah who did not listen and obey God. I then heard him flipping through the pages and suddenly, at the top of his lungs he yelled, “IT’S JESUS!!!”

Startled at the volume of the decree that just burst forth from the mouth of my babe, I, laughing, shhh’d him to bring his volume down; but he yelled again, “IT’S JESUS! I FOUND HIM!!!”

I could hear shuffling in the aisles around us, but there was no one in sight. I realized then what kind of witness my two year old held. I also for the first time saw Elam walking out the verse the Lord gave for his life:

Isaiah 40:9-10 (TPT)
Go up on a high mountain, you joyful messengers of Zion, and lift up your voices with power. You who proclaim joyous news to Jerusalem, shout it out and don’t be afraid. Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”
“Look! Here comes Yahweh as a victorious warrior; He triumphs with His awesome power. Watch as He brings with Him His reward and the spoils of victory to give to His people.”

He is an unashamed, joyful voice shouting from the wilderness, “Behold! The Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world!”

Psalm 8:2 (TPT) says, “You have built a stronghold by the songs of babies. Strength rises up with the chorus of singing children. This kind of praise has the power to shut satan’s mouth. Childlike worship will silence the madness of those who oppose you.”

Lesson #1 for us all who are called as messengers of Truth (and that’s every believer!): THIS is who we’re called to be! My two year old in many ways is bearing more fruit for the Kingdom than much of the Church is! Many in the Body are too bound up in fear to declare the joyous News of Jesus upon the mountaintops and would allow the enemy to silence their witness (I am guilty of this myself at times.)

If God builds strongholds upon the praises of His Little Ones that destroys the voice of the accuser, HOW MUCH MORE should we obediently come as Jesus stated, like children before Him?!

It is these ones who will inherit the Kingdom of God!!!

Lesson #2: Never cease to declare the Word of the Lord over your children! You are shaping their destiny through your decrees and actions; and it WILL bear fruit in ALL seasons, whether you see it or not!

Jesus! Make us like children! Help us to decree destiny and to declare Your coming!!! May we shout with a loud voice, “IT’S JESUS! I FOUND HIM!!!”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

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When Jesus Comes to Town

As I stated in my post on Saturday titled, The Lost Relics of the Simple Gospel and Our Testimony, I will be sharing more today more about my recent trip to Spain. I have been sharing amazing testimonies of what God did while we were there as well as lessons along the way that apply to our everyday life and walk with the Lord.

69F8C63B-E80B-4023-9F2C-34EDA2433C60Our last Friday there, my partner, John and I were scheduled to do something we had not originally planned nor expected to do on the trip; aiding to the major summation of the entire trip…expect the unexpected! We had been told from Pastor Pablo and Elsa, the pastors we paired off with for the two weeks, that there was a couple in the church who were going through marital issues and the husband wanted a divorce. When informing us of this as we headed to another visit earlier in the week, they had asked us if we would meet with them and minister to them to try and bring some kind of reconciliation and restoration. We agreed and prayed for the Lord to do the work and that we would simply be vessels for His power and truth to flow through.

The night prior was when we had ministered and shared the Gospel at a home meeting and three people gave their hearts and lives to Jesus, as shared in the post linked above. Afterward, we went out to a late dinner at the mall nearby and our pastors informed us that the following evening would be when we would meet with the couple. Using Google Translate, they began to fill us in on the issues that had taken place in the marriage and it left us shocked and praying for divine wisdom in how to proceed. There were supposed deep strongholds and strong demonic influence and accusations, with a lot of blanks to fill in.

As Friday ensued, we anticipated that great deliverance and inner healing would need to take place; and in prayer and discussion, we both felt led to call upon our team member, Kirk, to join us as he is well trained in sozo ministry. We had the prayers of our entire team with us. Our friend, Israel, picked us up and would be our translator for the meeting. In sharing, he revealed what he had been told in preparation for the meeting; and our shock grew greater, as did our prayers for direction. We also discovered the discrepancies through translations were not entirely lining up; therefore, we were a bit unsure of what we were walking into.

We met with the couple at the church and then separated them to talk to the husband in private; with the intention of getting to the heart of the matter where he was concerned. He was open and as far as we were concerned, he did not hide any details. In fact, Pastor told us that when he heard that our team was coming to Spain, he began to feel a lack of peace and eventually asked to have a meeting with us saying he was overcome with anxiety and loss of sleep. When Jesus comes to town, all of hell shutters and knows of its impending doom! Things simply cannot remain as they were!

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Ancient dungeon set upon the waters. Though dark and hopelessly drowning on the inside, surrounded by barriers to freedom, the pathway to life lies just outside the prison walls.

We began to learn in taking him through a process of his connection with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that a great many deep wounds and hurts burdened this man as well as a horrific history of abuse from the most trusted members of his family; and he bore the scars to prove it. It was evident that sitting before us was a broken man with a broken past; in deep need of a Savior to completely heal him, deliver him, set him free, and restore him. In the process, I believe that shock of all this man endured as a young child left us reeling and praying for a blanket of peace to continue in ministering to him and drawing him into the heart of the Father, the arms of Jesus, and the comfort of Holy Spirit.

As my tear-filled eyes met Israel’s astonished, tear-stained gaze as he translated, I found myself overcome and overwhelmed with the compassion of Jesus. This man struggled to see the face of the Father, as he drowned in darkness. Filled with hatred and anger at all he had endured, he was unable to allow Holy Spirit into the room. Eventually as we guided him through a series of confessions and forgiveness, he began to feel Holy Spirit with us. He began to hear truth from Heaven about who God made him to be and a breaking off of lies occurred.

We then came to Jesus. He could not see Jesus and felt abandoned by Him in his times of greatest need through years of horror. It was then that Jesus gave me a vision of a specific time when he had endured deep abuse as a very young child and He revealed every detail of the scene before my eyes. It was in that very moment that I saw Jesus come in the room, sit down beside him, and take hold of him, enveloping him in His arms, comforting him. As I shared this through tears, the man broke down weeping and spoke of this very moment in time, of what he had endured and what he was thinking. His eyes were opened to the reality that Jesus had in fact been there the whole time and had never abandoned him or forsaken him, even in his darkest of days. Jesus used this to break off deception and to usher in His truth and reality as our Faithful Friend to the very end. Such is true for each one of us.

He shared how this history paved the way to a life of crime and how he had taken dozens of lives as a hitman for a gang he was a part of. Then Jesus entered the scene in his adult years and he had his first encounter with the power of God at a church gathering. The pastor called him forward out of the crowd and as he reluctantly came up on stage, the pastor prophesied his salvation that would come forth. He drew his gun on the pastor intending to kill him; and the pastor’s response should be that of every Follower of The Way, a martyr’s cry: With hands raised, “Go ahead and kill me! If I die, I am going to die worshipping my Savior!”

With that, he shot the pastor…but no bullet came forth from his gun, the pastor was unharmed! He fired multiple rounds in the air, all successful. Then he fired at the pastor again, with the same failed response! He hit his knees, and surrendered his life to Christ! It took some years and Jesus helped set him free from the gang bent on taking his life and that of his family.

There was always this reality to go back to, a memorial erected in his memory. He lost his way along the path, but sitting with us during this time Jesus confronted the demons of his past, cast them out, broke off the chains, and unlocked the prison doors. In the end, he could see Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit, and found a place in Heaven with all three that he never wanted to depart from. We then led him in a prayer of salvation and rededication to the Lord!

Sitting before us was a completely different man than we had met a few hours prior. So much so, that we believe a restorative power was released that night that will ultimately lead to the restoration of his marriage! He also became our driver for Sunday ministry travels!

Who would’ve thought that this man we ministered to would have such an encounter that he, an ex-assassin, would usher us around in ministry?! Now, THAT is what I call adventuring with Jesus!!!

I have a purpose in sharing this testimony. The main point being, it does not matter what our past looks like…Jesus was in it, is all over it, and working through it all to create in us an eternal weight of glory. Everyone has a Saul to Paul conversion in store where no matter how dark and ugly our past is, He will always bring us into a beautiful bliss of abundant life that compels us to go and do the unthinkable to make the name of Jesus famous in the earth and to do as He did.

We are never alone in this journey; never once before we knew Him, nor for a single moment after. It is time to step into His timeline, not the timeline of the past, and to advance; to storm the gates of hell and set free all who are bound as captives in darkness! No matter what appearances say, do it anyway!!! You have the dunamis (dynamite) power of Heaven backing you and going before you…you cannot lose unless you quit!

DO NOT QUIT! DO NOT RELENT IN THE ASCENT!

2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (TPT)
“We are like common clay jars that carry this glorious treasure within, so that the extraordinary overflow of power will be seen as God’s, not ours. Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others, but God has not forsaken us. We may be knocked down, but not out. We continually share in the death of Jesus in our own bodies so that the resurrection life of Jesus will be revealed through our humanity. We consider living to mean that we are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake so that the life of Jesus will be revealed through our humanity. So, then, death is at work in us but it releases life in you. We have the same Spirit of faith that is described in the Scriptures when it says,
‘First I believed, then I spoke in faith.’ So we also first believe then speak in faith. We do this because we are convinced that He who raised Jesus will raise us up with Him, and together we will all be brought into His Presence. Yes, all things work for your enrichment so that more of God’s marvelous grace will spread to more and more people, resulting in an even greater increase of praise to God, bringing Him even more glory!
So no wonder we don’t give up. For even though our outer person gradually wears out, our inner being is renewed every single day. We view our slight, short-lived troubles in the light of eternity. We see our difficulties as the substance that produces for us an eternal, weighty glory far beyond all comparison, because we don’t focus our attention on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but the unseen realm is eternal.”

For His Glory,

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

To Ascend is to Offend

This morning, my husband and I were discussing a post a well-known prophet had made recently about the opposition he has been facing with his prophecies being blocked on social media as well as pages being made by ill-intentioned people defaming him, calling him a false prophet, and tearing down his family and ministry. I know by observing the fruit of this prophet’s life as well as receiving similar words from the Lord that he is the real deal. I shared about my thoughts when I saw that post, the real reason why people resort to these destructive, misleading, underhanded tactics.

When a true fiery, bold, faith-filled, undignified man or woman of God steps into all that the Lord has destined for them, all the demons in hell tremble; for their impending doom is at hand. We see this again and again throughout the Bible just before demons are expelled and people are set free. I have never forgotten a word shared by YWAMer, Amy Sollars, “The dogs of doom stand at the door of destiny.” 

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Photo: Daniil Peshkov

The enemy would like nothing more than to keep this bold lover from stepping into their destiny; but when the enemy fails to do so, he resorts to defamation in order to cause mistrust. This leads to mistrust of the word of the Lord, which has the potential to not only harm the target but also anyone following their ministry.

The enemy will always try to cause an explosion filled with shrapnel to cause a high casualty rate. We have seen this recently through the attack against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The demonic resistance to the will of God has exploded to such a high proportions that thousands from all over the world practicing in pagan witchcraft have come together planning a public hex tomorrow against not only Kavanaugh, but many others. There is truly a war at hand folks, and we mustn’t treat any of it lightly. Souls are at stake.

Unfortunately those new to the faith, unlearned in the Word and voice of the Lord, and even unbelievers become the victims, of which many fall away and never return to the church. Contrary to popular belief, these attacks are not focused on the man or woman of God walking in obedience. The ultimate goal of the enemy has always been to cause God’s creation to doubt His character. If he is given authority to do so, he can lead God’s people astray. This very thing took place in the Garden. He never had a right to govern the earth, so he deceptively caused those endued with said authority, Adam and Eve, to doubt God’s character. When they fell, they exchanged their crown and dominion over to satan and received punishment and separation from God.

This was never God’s original design. That is why He sent Jesus.

When Jesus died on the cross weighted with the horrific, disgusting, unholy, and eternally damning sins of all of His creation, He burst through the gates of hell and the grave, ripped the keys out of the hands of the condemned one, and rose to life again, victorious; shattering the wall of separation between us and The One True God, The Mighty One of Israel.

While mulling this over with Jeremiah, I told him that I thought it would be a good thing in some ways to be like this prophet and so many others receiving such opposition. My reason for this being: if you are being opposed so greatly, you must be doing something right, or the enemy would never feel threatened or have a reason to stop you from ascending. 

In stating this, my heart’s cry and a prophetic utterance came forth from me saying, “I want to Ascend! The higher you Ascend, the more you’re gonna offend!”

This is true in every fashion. Jesus had offended, angry, murderous mobs, and defaming liars following Him everywhere grasping for an opportunity to silence Him. Ultimately, these liars are the ones who cast Him forth in an unjust execution, crying, “Crucify Him!”

In the physical when ascending a high place, there is an unseen line at a specific elevation called a “snake line” in which no snake is able to surpass or survive in. In the pioneering days, settlers would seek high ground; though it be less fertile soil for crops than the lush valleys, they saw the necessity for the safety and security of the high place. Though the terrain require greater strength to trek and cultivate, it was worth the sacrifice. Above the snake line is pure air and water. Purity, untainted by the sins of the low places. People residing above the snake line were healthier in every way.

Ascending is not for the faint of heart, the weighted down baggage carriers, the complacent, those stained with sin, the unforgiving, the unbelievers. These will not survive the journey in ascension. 

This is evident with the Lord when you look through Exodus 19 and 24. Moses was the only one allowed to ascend the mountain of the Lord, and God instructed him to place a boundary line that no one unholy was allowed to cross at the base of the mountain. Moses alone made the trek back and forth to convene with God on the mountaintop, and then descend to deliver His message to the Israelites. Eventually, God told him to bring Aaron up, for Aaron had consecrated himself and proven himself worthy.
Chapter 24 begins with God instructing Moses to bring Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and Israel’s seventy elders up. Through this time, the Israelites have seen the Glory of God descend upon the peak where their leader ascended.

Fear of the Lord struck those willing and hungry enough for His manifest Presence and they put off their garbage, cleansed and consecrated themselves to be prepared to ascend. In the ascent, they saw God and dined with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! 

9“Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel climbed up the mountain.  10 There they saw the God of Israel… 
11 And though these nobles of Israel gazed upon God, He did not destroy them. In fact, they ate a covenant meal, eating and drinking in His presence! 12 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain. Stay there, and I will give you the tablets of stone on which I have inscribed the instructions and commands so you can teach the people.” 13 So Moses and his assistant Joshua set out, and Moses climbed up the mountain of God.
15 Then Moses climbed up the mountain, and the cloud covered it. 16 And the glory of the Lord settled down on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from inside the cloud. 17 To the Israelites at the foot of the mountain, the glory of the Lord appeared at the summit like a consuming fire. 18 Then Moses disappeared into the cloud as he climbed higher up the mountain. He remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights.”

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It’s time to GO UP! It’s time to GO UP into the Glory Zone!

It’s time to strip off all of the weights, strongholds, secret sins, unforgiveness, offenses, and depravity in our hearts to GO UP, to ASCEND! You cannot take these snares with you and if you choose to keep them and remain in them, you very well may find yourself in the valley of constriction as the python spirit chokes the life out of you. 

The fire may strike fear in you at the base of the mountain, but which fire would you choose to pass through? The Refiner’s Fire, the Fire of Holiness and into the manifest Presence and Glory of God on the mountaintop; or the fire of eternal separation from the One Who sought you and called you higher? Will you ascend higher and higher as Moses did and abide there in His glorious Presence; or will you remain outside the wall, outside your tent because what you see now seems so much better?

I assure you beloved, to ascend is to see His face and not perish. However, only dead men may see His face. We must first die to sin and our flesh before we ascend into the Holy of Holies. It is then and only then, that we may find ourselves in the wrap around Presence of The Holy God!

Zechariah 2:5 (AMP)
“For I,” declares the Lord, “will be a wall of fire around her [protecting her from enemies], and I will be the glory in her midst.”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

The Turnaround: Part 2

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Prophetic painting done at Azusa Now by Chapman Hamborg

Yesterday I shared a word that the Lord released last year on October 5, 2017, regarding His heart towards America and the current climate of the nation. You can find it here: The Turnaround: Part 1. With Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the newly appointed replacement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy taking his seat of power in the Supreme Court, much change is to come in the high courts of America. With the wave that is coming, it will usher in a turning of the tide of the nation. This move was prophesied by the Lord when He released these words while in prayer some 9 months ago.

Today, I will be sharing the second word that the Lord spoke to me on October 10, 2017, when He blasted my heart with His cry for the destiny of America. I will be raw and admit and confess that when He released these words, I was in the early stages of stepping into a new calling in the prophetic, prophesying to the nations. I had just begun seeking Him more pointedly for divine revelation into His heart for the nations and the occurrences taking place in the world in September. He had put it on my heart to start a journal specifically dedicated to prayers and prophecies for the nations and promised that He would bring revelation as I sought His heart out, just like in Proverbs 25:2, God conceals the revelation of His Word in the hiding place of His glory. But the honor of kings is revealed by how they thoroughly search out the deeper meaning of all that God says.” (TPT)

In my confession, I admit that as I began receiving these revelations, I feared sharing them. I have delivered plenty of prophetic words to individuals and large groups of people before. But the mere idea of sharing a word for the whole of a nation seemed a daunting task with only fearful questions resulting, “what if it doesn’t come to pass? What if I get it wrong, Lord? Then immediately I will be discredited in whatever I say and be labeled as a false prophet.” He had encouraged me to begin to watch, observe, and learn from biblical, past, and current prophets within the Global Body of Christ; to learn the different waves of prophecy, how it is revealed and imparted to the nations, and how He always brings to complete fruition the Word that He casts forth (Isaiah 55:11,So will My Word be which goes out of My mouth; it will not return to Me void (useless, without result), without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”)

My other fearful concern was that I had missed my opportunity for sharing the word if I had not spoken it exactly when it was received. But the Lord redirected that fear to face Scripture. In reading the book of Daniel, as the Lord released prophetic revelation to him, there were specific times where He told Daniel it was not time to release the Word of the Lord, and in due time and in the proper season, He confirmed its releasing.

As I was dealing with all of these fears, the Lord was addressing each one of them with His Truth, bringing me to a boldness and level of obedience to share whatever He speaks, when He reveals the proper time.

Azusa Now gathering in April 2016

Thousands of people say, “Yes!”, to the call of God at the Azusa Now gathering in April 2016 for the salvation of America.

So without further ado, I give you the divine Truth released on October 10th for America:

Fire like a light burning bright in the darkest of spaces is the kind of fire that I pour out. No amount of darkness can possibly overshadow it. The Light just shines even brighter. Darkness cannot extinguish it. Its only option is to flee. I have heard the cries of My Burning Ones united together in seeking My face and I am TURNING THE TIDE of this day from a day of evil and death to a day of REDEMPTION.

Like Abraham’s intercession spared Lot and the few, so has the intercession of My Chosen Ones met My ears and I am responding. In the miraculous will I move. This generation will no longer be a godless, fatherless generation. I have heard the cries and seen the desperation in the hearts of many. Every idol erected out of the depravity of man, every evil action sown out of the evil in man’s heart is being destroyed. I am coming in with mercy because I hate sin and murder. I so desire a covenant relationship with My Creation. Because of the petitions of My bold and brave ones that have given of themselves, I am honoring their sacrifice.

There will be justice for the shedding of innocent blood. Salvation is on the rise! A swift move will come forth with the removal from power those who reject My will. In their place, I will erect those who will humbly stand up for righteousness and for what is good. No longer will I allow corruption to run amok in this nation for the fruit of surrender is forgiveness and healing. True justice will be served where it is due and the hearts of man will come under the revelation of the knowledge of Jesus as King.

Surely, a nation will change as this becomes a reality. I Am Lord over it all! I have placed a leader in position ready to humble himself before Me to unite and receive godly counsel. All the devils in hell have arisen against his election for fear of My Son removing their hand of influence and power. Indeed, this will all take place. All of this because My children have had enough and have taken a stand against this present evil.

See, a new dawn is on the rise!

Isaiah 59 (NLT)

Isaiah 60 (NLT)

“Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces; now He will heal us.
He has injured us; now He will bandage our wounds. In just a short time He will restore us, so that we may live in His presence.” 
Hosea 6:1, 2 (NLT)

“So let us know and become personally acquainted with Him; let us press on to know and understand fully the [greatness of the] Lord [to honor, heed, and deeply cherish Him]. His appearing is prepared and is as certain as the dawn, and He will come to us [in salvation] like the [heavy] rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.”
Hosea 6:3 (AMP)

Let us continue to pursue the Word of the Lord for America and all of the nations of the world. As we press in we will begin to see come to fruition the truths spoken in the secret place as they are declared from the mountaintop!

One last encouragement from yours truly, never let fear intimidate you out of your calling. I literally ran from and denied being a prophet of Truth but my calling outran me and I had to come face to face with the reality that God wanted to use me to transform nations. The destiny of God for your life will always be unatainable and infinitely and eternally greater than you. It is God’s unique design that through His divine partnership, we will shake the world and turn it right-side up…and in it all, in our weakness and humble obedience, He gets all the glory…every time. And I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

New Wine

In prayer this week, I received a powerful word from the Lord. Over the next few posts, I will be sharing what the Lord was saying and how you have the option of partnering with Him in the revival that He is preparing.

Part 1

Joel 2:19 

The Lord will reply, “Look! I am sending you grain and new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy your needs. You will no longer be an object of mockery among the surrounding nations.”

I heard the Lord saying unto me, “Remember the former things that I have done. Remember My goodness. But do not live there. You cannot be sustained and remain alive on old bread, on past moves of My Spirit. I desire to do something new unlike anything you have yet seen or anticipated. So, forget the former things, for I am doing a new thing. I will quench your thirst and satisfy your needs.

Prepare a new wine skin so that it may be filled with the new wine of My Spirit and not buckle under the weight of it. You must be willing to expand and stretch to accommodate what I am doing. If you do this, then I will not only pour out My Spirit to fill your prepared container, but I will fill it until it until it bubbles up and spills over and out onto the atmosphere around you. There will be such an overflow that the region around you will be stained with My Spirit and transform into a new being. Unable to shift back, yes, and complete transformation. Are you ready and willing to throw yourself into the fire that you may be burned up and emerge a new creation, strong enough to carry what I am preparing?”

In this word, I realized that the Lord is full of paradoxes. The Lord called the Israelites to gather 12 stones at the river Jordan and build a monument to the Lord so they would always have a place to go back to as a reminder of His goodness and provision for them. (Joshua 4) He provided for them daily in the wilderness for 40 years, food to eat for that day. When they tried to store up and hoard food, it turned stale and did not replenish their thirst and hunger. He called them/us to remember what He has done in the past and how He has moved for us. But then He turned around and said to forget the former things! (Isaiah 43)

We cannot live on the past moves of His Spirit. We must always be seeking what He is doing NOW and where He is going NEXT! If we try to live off of the past, it will not sustain us in what is to come. It will keep us from moving forward with God into what He desires to do in us and through us. Always keep seeking Him and what He is doing in the present and keep pursuing Him for fresh testimonies of His goodness!

Be on the lookout for part 2 of the Word that the Lord released to me!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Redeemed to be One

Daily Encouragement –

I take the broken and the irreparable-the unredeemable-and turn it all around. For see the wind and the waves, how they move. Was it not I who spoke them into existence and commanded them to stretch out from one point but to go not further in the other direction? 

Yes, I spoke all of creation into existence and breathed life into the dead things. Am I not strong enough or true enough to My character to do it again today? Right here, right now? 

For look and see—it is for My glory that I respond to the cries of My faithful ones and act on their behalf. What the enemy intended for death and destruction, behold, I am turning it all around that all may see My heart and deep love for My creation. 

Oh, how I long for fellowship with My children! Unending and eternal oneness as My Son and I are O N E. 

Luke‬ ‭8:25‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“Then He asked them, “Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When He gives a command, even the wind and waves obey Him!””

John‬ ‭17:22-24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“I have given them the glory You gave Me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and You are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that You sent Me and that You love them as much as You love Me. Father, I want these whom You have given Me to be with Me where I am. Then they can see all the glory You gave Me because You loved Me even before the world began!”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

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Step Out & Step Up

Belize Day 4 – 

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Today, we traveled to a nearby orphanage.  It was frustrating to me that it took an absurd amount of time to get there even though it was not very far away. Somehow, stopping at the store and going to the bathroom, we lost about an hour, but that is what happens traveling with a team of 40.  I ended up playing Uno with some kids and talking with them the whole time.
After we got back, we went for a swim in the creek and then prepared for the youth service.
We walked back to Jubilee church where 3 hours of awesomeness took place and there were a lot of people who stepped out where they were not comfortable and shared words and prayed for people.  I prayed as a father over a young girl and God touched her to the point of tears.
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My brother-in-law Bryson got to share his testimony as part of the service and this touched and ministered to so many people.  I could see the walls breaking down as he shared openly and honestly how God raised him from the dead both physically and spiritually and turned his whole life around to a point where I am honored to call him my brother indeed.
It looks like the weather has a possibility of delaying our flights if things do not change. Interesting with the word that I got before our trip.  God did some amazing things tonight and touched many hearts.
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Devotion –
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Over and over, one can see men and women from the Bible being called to step out.  Peter stepped out of the boat literally.  In Acts, we see where Paul and His companion heal a man and the people want to sacrifice to them as gods.  Paul stops them and preaches to them and then ends up getting stoned to death.  God miraculously raises him from the dead, and he goes to the next town and does the same thing.  Paul was willing to step out and be obedient no matter what the results.  Succeed or fail, he was going to be obedient to share the good news.  Every time, God asks us to step out and be obedient, He is inviting us to step up into new levels with Him.
What about you?  Will you accept the invitation to step out and step up???
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Challenge –
Ask Holy Spirit for the courage to step out in full obedience to Him!  Ask Him to speak something challenging, and then step out and do it!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!