Today as we took communion together we heard the words,
“…a brand plucked from the fire.” (Zechariah 3:2)
The Spirit of the Lord has plucked us from the fire; from the penalty of sin and death. We ask Him to come and pluck our loved ones and our nations from the fire.
May He come and wash all the soot off of our lives, our loved ones and our land, as well as any scent of sin or death. His body was broken and His blood was shed for our redemption and we now stand before Him in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. We plead the blood of the Lamb over all.
The voice of the Accuser is now replaced with the sweet sound of our Savior who calls out,
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Today…come and let Him give you rest from all the heavy burdens that you are carrying. Let Him carry your life, your loved ones and the land that you dwell in. His yoke is easy and there is rest for your souls.
The Lord led me to read out of 1 Kings 18. This chapter tells the story of when the prophets of Baal challenged Elijah as to "who is God?"; Baal or the God of Elijah. They both set up offerings and then called on their Gods to send fire upon the altar.
As I recounted how Elijah made his altar impossible to be consumed by fire (by pouring water on it, putting water trenches around it, etc) I thought of all the "impossibilities" that are even now upon many of the lives of God's people. Maybe we are in a time that God will prove Himself to every false god and false prophet.
The prophets of Baal shouted to their god, they cut themselves until blood gushed out, they pounded their chests and yet their god did nothing. But Elijah drenched his offering with water and then prayed this prayer,
"O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, prove today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant. Prove that I have done all this at your command. O LORD, answer me! Answer me so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God and that you have brought them back to yourself.”
Then after his prayer, fire fell and consumed his offering