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Press on and Press In 4/40

You are invited to join us for The Propel Fast! Please review Propelled To The Next Level and other words for the reasons behind the fast as well as daily encouragement!

The fast is beginning to get real. I would venture to say that most people who have undertaken a complete food fast have not gone past three days.  The good news is that it should begin to get easier now.  The physically hard part should be over soon if it is not already.  A word of wisdom, the spiritually and relationally hard part will probably remain throughout the fast.

The enemy does not want you to go the 40.  Temptations will arise.  Also, friends and family will inevitably find out and can be your greatest hindrance to completing the fast.  While trying to love and take care of you, they will pressure you that it is not healthy to fast, especially 40 days.

My encouragement for you today comes from –

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.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

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The U.S. and Russia: A Preemptive Strike


 

This past Sunday during worship at church, the Lord began to give me a vision that at first was a bit cloudy to me. It began to form but I struggled to understand and see it clearly. It took me coming home and spending the next two days seeking the Lord for clarity of the vision to receive the fullness of it. Here it is:

 

I saw the nations of the U.S. and Russia appear from an aerial view position. Then I saw the faces of Trump and Putin appear over their nations. Afterward, I saw an exchange of missiles launched and flying over the ocean. I knew that Russia was launching attacks on the U.S. I heard the words, ‘preemptive strike’. Russia was full of pride and hate and I knew they were launching strikes in full confidence that they were in supreme power. But I felt that this strike would result in a failed attack because God’s hand of favor was upon the U.S.  The Russian missile was destroyed out over the ocean before it even reached the U.S.  I saw Putin freak out, yelling in anger at the defeat that had occurred. This was his attempt to weaken, decimate, and hinder the U.S. in a desperate attempt to gain control of an already lost situation. The power of the U.S. (and God’s power over it) is perceived as a great threat to Putin’s seat of global power. Most interesting is that the response missile on the U.S.’s behalf began to dissolve upon approach of the Russian borders. I sensed and felt that the Lord is using this brief reprieve as a warning and last grace given to Russia to give up fighting against what the Lord has established and turn to the Him. Every form of opposition to the Lord will have monumental impact as a whole. 

The Lord said, “I hate communism! There is not a single thing that I like about it. It is oppressive, I hate oppression. It is restrictive, I hate restrictions. It is destructive, I hate destruction. I bring freedom and life. The enemy is the bringer of communism. Russia, this is not about a power struggle between nations. This is not about who has more weapons or manpower. This is about what I long to do in the nations. Russia, you are hated and despised by many because of your evil heart and the corrupt actions that flow from it. 

Nevertheless, I love you and desire that you would turn from your wicked ways and return to Me. Open your hardened, closed off heart to Me and let Me come in to heal, reshape, and renew you. Make no mistake…if you do not take heed of My word and return to Me in brokenness and in repentance, your healing will not come. I have plans for you, Russia…great plans, if you would only give up your thirst for power and surrender to Me. I am not willing that any of My little ones perish. Open up your heart to Me, Russia.”

 

I began thinking about the words, ‘preemptive strike’ and what that could mean. I looked it up to get a clear understanding of its meaning and here is what I found: “a first strike attack with nuclear weapons carried out to destroy an enemy’s capacity to respond. A preemptive strike is based on the assumption that the enemy is planning an imminent attack.” Now, I do not believe that this meant that there is going to be an actual nuclear missile/war to take place. I believe it was an attack of some sort from Russia in an attempt to debilitate the U.S. and prevent any future possible offensive moves on the U.S.’s part. 

 

There have been many attempts on the Russian side to come against the U.S., the country with the greatest resources in the world right now. I believe that the Lord’s hand of favor is upon America right now. Putin is a dictator and has been leading his people far away from the Lord, siding with the evil one. His heart has been hardened and callous to the Lord and that is evident through his approval in the ban of sharing the Gospel within the borders of the nation. With the dissolution of the missile upon the Russian borders in my vision, I believe that this it is a sign of the grace of God to turn the heart of Russia back to Him. He gives grace upon grace, even when we do not deserve it. His love for Russia is deep and His pursuit unrelenting. 

 

Brothers and sisters, it is not time to freak out and get caught up in the news and media. It is not time to get caught up in theories, theologies, and opinions. It is also not time to become apathetic to the reality at hand. When we start feeling nothing towards the injustices and problems around the world, our hearts have become just as calloused as those who have turned from the Lord to follow other gods. When we fail to seek His heart for the circumstances being presented, we fail to be the sons and daughters we are called to be. It is time to stop hating Russia for the past, present, and future and realize that God loves Russia. He loves His creation and though His remnant remains, He longs to raise up burning ones among the nation to carry the Gospel with fervor and zeal to all nations. He wants the hearts of all in Russia, just as in every nation to turn to Him. Healing, restoration, and freedom comes when we realize our wickedness, turn to Him, and repent. 

 

Philippians‬ ‭1:28‬ ‭(AMP‬‬)

“And in no way be alarmed or intimidated [in anything] by your opponents, for such [constancy and fearlessness on your part] is a [clear] sign [a proof and a seal] for them of [their impending] destruction, but [a clear sign] for you of deliverance and salvation, and that too, from God.”

 

2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:13-15, 19-22‬ ‭(NLT)‬‬

“At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to every prayer made in this place. 

But if you or your descendants abandon Me and disobey the decrees and commands I have given you, and if you serve and worship other gods, then I will uproot the people from this land that I have given them. I will reject this Temple that I have made holy to honor My name. I will make it an object of mockery and ridicule among the nations. And though this Temple is impressive now, all who pass by will be appalled. They will ask, ‘Why did the Lord do such terrible things to this land and to this Temple?’ And the answer will be, ‘Because His people abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and they worshiped other gods instead and bowed down to them. That is why He has brought all these disasters on them.’”

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Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Self-sufficient?

Daily Encouragement –

What do you need? Are you good? Are you self-sufficient? Where do you place your trust? 

It is not wrong to know you are needy. It is prideful to think you could ever be self-sufficient. This lifestyle leads to death and destruction in so many different ways. You need Me! 

Do you trust in your good works, the work of your own hands? I am the One who works in you the Good. Do you trust in your own reason, resources, and riches? Everything good comes from Me! You must never trust in the things I have given, this is idolatry. Trust in Me!!! 

You can never be self-sufficient. You need Me. You could never take away the stain of sin! You cannot work your way into salvation, healing, or freedom… But why would you want to even try? I have already done the work and paid the price. 

Come to Me and receive all that I have! My storehouse is full of resources waiting for you to ask and trust. You need Me. Come and find your sufficiency in Me. I love you My child and will supply everything you need and more, if you will only come to Me and trust!!!

Jeremiah 48:7 “For because you have trusted in your works and your treasures,You also shall be taken…”

Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Fountain of Life

Daily Encouragement – 

I love you My child! The fountain flowing from My presence is forever new, pure, and life-giving. It will never cease. 

As you step into My fountain, the flow will increase. As you ask for more, more will come. If you forget the importance of being in the flow, you may step away and cease to ask.

O how I long to pour out My presence fully and completely over you. I desire to overwhelm you with all of My love, blessing, life, and power. Come closer to Me and ask for more. Draw near and drink. Become a part of My Kingdom and drink from My life-giving presence. All that you need can be found in Me. 

Come to Me, drink deeply, and ask for more. See if I will not bring the increase and all that you need and more!!!

Philippians 4:19-20 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Shortcomings or Successes?

Daily Encouragement – 

My child, I love you. I see your heart and know you want to please Me. There may be many distractions, difficulties, and desires for other things, but the true you shines through it all. 

You bring joy to Me when you seek to follow Me fully. Even though you may struggle, I see you coming to Me, and it brings Me joy. Even through the struggles and difficulties, I see your desire to bring Me glory and love and trust Me with all things. 

You have done well, My child. You may measure yourself by your failures and shortcomings, but I look at your successes and praise you for continuing to walk with Me even when it is hard. Thank you for returning to Me when you have walked away and choosing again to stand with Me until the end. 

Keep it open, real, and raw. No falseness or religiosity is needed with Me. I know you so just be honest with Me. I love you My child.

Philippians 1:3-6 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!