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Holy Spirit refine us with the flame of your fire

Holy Spirit, refine us with the flame of your fire to reach our real identity as God’s children

Would you join me in prayer?

Let us pray: Holy Spirit refine our hearts with the flame of your fire, the fire with which you have refined the hearts of millions of people, the fire that enables us to find the eternal… the fire that provokes every heart to run towards God Almighty

Holy Spirit, remove carnal desires and impurities from our hearts,

Holy Spirit, incline our hearts towards Christ and toward those things that are from above

Holy Spirit, purify our minds, align our moral principles to the truth of your Word, and put in our hearts a sense of Justice, truth, mercy and compassion for the lost.

Because as is written in Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you, “But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God”?

Today we humble ourselves before your greatness, your Majesty, your might, and your Holiness.

We give ourselves up before you! Holy Spirit, please fill us, and fill this House with your Holy presence. Amen!

INTRODUCTION:

Sin is affecting society daily and globally. Sin is causing our local communities to be in rebellion against God, going against the righteous and spiritual values this nation was once founded on.

The identity that God desired for man was an identity according to His image. God gave man a perfect ability to assign, to activate, to govern, to multiply, to call, and to reign. His language was perfect and pure.

We see this in Genesis 1:26-28, where God said: “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Unfortunately, man has lost this identity as a result of the influence of sin. Sin is causing our spirit to be in rebellion against God, instead of aligning with his will.

However, God wants to restore our identity. This has always been His desire. He did this with the people of Israel. He revealed to his servant Moses the 10 commandments: the statutes and laws to live in agreement with Him. Israel failed to live up to these laws as a result of their own disobedience as well as a result of being under the influence of other Nations. For decades afterward, Israel reaped the consequences that came from losing their identity and their relationship with the Almighty. Israel fell into captivity under Babylonian rule.

In the middle of this, God finds the prophet Daniel— one of the FEW that maintained his IDENTITY with GOD. Because of this, God uses Daniel to reveal the moral conditions of the end times, and how sin will affect the identity of millions of people.

Daniel Chapter 11:31-32 shows us an image of the end times, and an image of WHO will prevail.

Lets read: 31 “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.
32 With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.

Here we find a powerful statement: But the people who know their God will firmly resist him.
This statement is talking about two things: Identity and standing firm

IDENTITY:

God’s people are those who know and acknowledge Jesus as Lord and King.

They know that there is power in the NAME of Jesus!

They know that there is power in the BLOOD of Jesus!

God’s people are those who know their identity as sons and daughters of God through Christ

They are those who allow the fear of The Lord to dwell in them.

Those who understand that His return can come at any moment!

Identity allows us to stand firm.

You can ask a square peg to fit into a circle hole, but it will NOT fit, because its identity does not allow it. Likewise, when we have a firm grasp of our identity in the Lord, spiritual darkness cannot confuse us!

Jesus understood that the only way we would achieve a strong identity in HIM would be through the help of the HOLY SPIRIT.

Now, lets Listen to what Jesus Promises about the Holy Spirit:

John 16: 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

We have failed because we’ve refused the help of the Holy Spirit. If we, as Believers, don’t follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, neither will the rest of society.

If we obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit, He will come and restore the identity that God desired for man from the beginning. With our identity placed in Jesus, we can

Demonstrate the unquestionable love of God for this nation through evangelism.

We are able to pray for our nation, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to bring about change through prayer.

By the power of the Holy Spirit we can also make declarations that affect the spiritual realm, and unleash prophetic words of blessing for this nation.

Contribute to the breaking of generational curses;

Contribute to the activation of a revival, so that people in every nation may experience major reconciliation and full relational experience with God and His kingdom.

Having said this:

It’s time for the children of God to stand strong in His might to offer the answers that society is seeking

But for this to be accomplished, it will be necessary for us to know how to encounter and abide in His presence, and in his presence, obtain the anointing that will ultimately break the enemy’s strategies that are seeking to destroy, confound, and twist God’s truth.

We know that the death and resurrection of Jesus enabled the veil to be torn, giving access to all those who are now identified as sons and daughters of God to be able to fully encounter His presence! We have access to encounter the holy presence of God because of the identity we have been given as priests through Christ!

Revelations 1:5-6 “to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen”

I want to conclude with the following thoughts:

Together with millions of other believers, our desire is to be reunited with the God who dwells in holiness In the place where his anointing is activated and where His anointing pours out powerfully to destroy strategies of evil and wickedness

We long to be in His presence, where anointing is poured out for salvation, healing, deliverance, restoration, and reconciliation.

Today Jesus opens the door to strengthen our identity as His children

Today Jesus calls you and tells you “I am with you”

Wherever you are, I invite you to accept Jesus as your Lord, receive the identity as his child, and follow him by the guidance of the Holy Spirit

I invite you to make the following declarations:

Today: As servants of God Almighty, we declare that all influence of wickedness will be destroyed

We decree that every nation will rise as a new nation having Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

We implore that the Holy Spirit move, by activation of a powerful revival in every nation

We decree that the kingdom of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will continue to be established in each family, in each sphere of government, in every Christian organization in this nation in the powerful name of Jesus

We prophesy that the nations will return to you, O God…

In Jesus’ name, Amen