DISTRACTED BY FIRE


1. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT DISTRACTIONS WON'T COME, BUT HOW YOU RESPOND  
TO THE DISTRACTIONS WILL DETERMINE YOUR OUTCOME, SO THEREFORE YOU
MUST REMAIN FOCUSED AT ALL TIMES.

2. DISTRACTIONS IS A WEIGHT THAT WEIGH YOU DOWN, SO YOU MUST GET RID OF
THEM.

3. WEIGHT IS PRESSURE, SO THEREFORE WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON, IT IS THE
PRESSURE TEST AND GOD DON'T GET INVOLVED UNTIL IT'S HOT AND THERE IS
PRESSURE SO THAT NOW HE CAN GET HIS GLORY. WE OFTEN TIMES WANT OR
DESIRE GOD TO ALWAYS SHOW UP BEFORE SOMETHING HAPPENS AND SOME-
TIMES HE DOES, BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. HE ALLOWS SOME OF US
TO GO THROUGH THE FIRE TO INCREASE THE ANOINTING ON OUR LIVES, BUT
YOU WON'T BURN UP IN THE FIRE, SO BE OF GOOD CHEER BECAUSE HE IS WITH
YOU.
ISAIAH 43:2

4
. DON'T GET DISCOURAGED IN THE FIRE BECAUSE EVERYBODY GOT TO GO
THROUGH THE FIRE, BOTH THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED. THE WICKED WILL
ULTIMATELY PERISH, BUT DON'T WORRY YOU WON'T BECAUSE THE ARMOUR OF
GOD ON YOU IS FIRE PROOF.

5. WHEN DISTRACTIONS ARE COMING TO MAKE YOU LOSE FOCUS OF WHAT GOD
CALLED YOU, ANOINTED YOU, ORDAINED YOU, AND APPOINTED YOU TO DO,
THEN YOU MUST
A) APPLY FAITH PRESSURE B) APPLY PRAYER PRESSURE ON
TOP OF THAT SITUATION UNTIL YOU SEE YOUR DESIRED END. GOD KNOWS
WHAT HE SAID. HE KNOWS WHAT HE TOLD YOU, BUT YOU MUST KNOW AND
PLEAD YOUR CASE WITH HIM.
ISAIAH 43:26

NOW IT GETS PROPHETIC......

GOD WANTS TO SHOW UP IN YOUR FIRE. GOD WANTS TO STOP YOUR DIVORCE
BEFORE IT HAPPENS. GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU A PROMOTION BEFORE YOU GET
FIRED. HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. HE WANTS
TO BLESS YOU IN THE FIRE. GOD WANTS TO SHOW UP IN YOUR LIFE IN THE FIRE
BECAUSE HE'S A GOD OF FIRE. WHEN YOUR STORM HAVE GOTTEN HEATED, WHEN
YOUR TRIAL IS HOTTER THAN USUAL, WHEN YOUR BATTLE IS SCORCHING, THEN
WILL THE GOD OF FIRE SHOW UP TO DELIVER YOU WITH A MIGHTY STRETCHED
OUT ARM. WHEN YOUR SITUATION SEEMS TO YOU LIKE IT'S HOT AS HELL, NOW IT'S
HOT ENOUGH FOR THE LORD TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR STUFF. THE MESSAGE IS
COMING OUT OF THE MESS. THE TESTIMONY IS COMING OUT OF THE TEST. THE
LORD ONLY SHOWS UP IN THE FIRE WHEN IT'S THE HOTTEST, BECAUSE HE LIKES
TO TAKE A HOT FIERY BATH, THEN YOU'LL SEE THE HIS GLORY. THE BATTLE IS
THE LORD'S. IT'S GREATER THAN YOU. GOD MUSTERED THE BATTLE AND BOUGHT
YOU HERE TO THIS PLACE SO THAT YOU MAY REALLY KNOW HIM AND SEE HIS
MIGHTY ACTS AND HIS MIGHTY POWER. YOU CAN'T GET AROUND OR AVOID THIS
TEST, BECAUSE GOD HAS ALLOWED YOU TO GET TO THIS POINT, SO THAT HE CAN
TEST YOUR FAITH OR YOUR TRUST IN HIM TO DELIVER YOU. IN THIS PARTICULAR
TEST, IT WILL PROVE IF YOU'RE TRUSTING IN HIM OR YOU. FOR A LONG TIME YOU
HAVE FOUGHT MANY BATTLES; LET GO AND LET GOD.


WRITTEN BY: RODERICK GRIMES


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