THE QUALIFYING FIRE

BE ADMONISHED MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS, AND DON'T LET THE FIRE STOP YOU.
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THE LORD ALREADY KNOWS EVERYTHING THAT YOU
ARE CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH. HE ALREADY KNOWS EVERY TEST, TRIAL, STORM,
AND CHALLENGE THAT YOU ARE FACED WITH. NONE OF THESE THINGS CAUGHT THE
LORD BY SURPRISE AND NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVES HIM, SO THEY SHOULD NOT
MOVE YOU. YOU MUST KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'RE CALLED TO BE GREAT
IN THE KINGDOM. THAT IS YOUR LOT AND PORTION IN THE KINGDOM, AND FOR BEING
GREAT, THERE IS A GREAT COST TO  GREATNESS. YOU MUST ALSO UNDERSTAND
THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN TESTS THAT THE LORD HAS ORDAINED AND DESIGNED
SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU, IN WHICH YOU MUST PASS THEM. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY
AROUND THEM. YOU MUST GO THROUGH AND YOU MUST PASS THE TESTS IN ORDER
FOR HIM TO QUALIFY YOU FOR PROMOTION IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THE POSITION
HAS ALREADY BEEN ORDAINED AND APPOINTED JUST FOR YOU, BUT YOU MUST BE
PROVEN. YOU'VE GOT TO BE TESTED OR TRIED IN THE FIRE IN ORDER TO SEE HOW
YOU WILL RESPOND UP UNDER PRESSURE, EVEN IN PERSECUTION, AND IN GREAT
AFFLICTIONS. NOW THAT'S THE PART SOMETIMES THAT WE REALLY DON'T WANT TO
HEAR AND WE WANT TO RUN FROM, BUT IT IS THE TRUTH. JUST GET YOUR TAIL UP
AND STOP ALL THE GRUMBLING AND COMPLAINING AND GO FORTH AND DO WHAT IT
IS THAT THE LORD WANTS YOU TO DO, SO HE CAN ELEVATE YOU. NOW IF WE'RE NOT
CAREFUL, SOMETIMES WE WILL LOOK FOR PEOPLE TO AGREE WITH ALL OF OUR PAIN,
COMPLAINING, AND PITY PARTIES, WHEN ACTUALLY WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS FOR
SOMEONE TO PUSH US IN LIFE AND HELP US TO  STOP MAKING ALL OF THESE DUMB
EXCUSES. AS LONG AS, YOU HAVE WEAK PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE TO AGREE WITH YOUR
LAZINESS AND STUPID EXCUSES, THEN YOU'LL NEVER GO FORWARD IN THE THINGS
OF GOD, BECAUSE YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO BE STAGNATED. YOU
REALLY NEED TO BE SURROUNDED BY STRONG FAITH FILLED WARRIORS. YOU NEED
SOME SOLDIERS ON YOUR TEAM TO ENCOURAGE YOU, PUSH YOU, ESTEEM YOU, AND
PROVOKE YOU TO KEEP PRESSING ON AND TO GO HIGHER IN GOD. THE LORD IS A
PUSHER, AND HE IS THE BEST TRAINER THAT I KNOW. HE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO
GET YOU THROUGH THE FIRE, THROUGH THE DEEP WATERS OF A GREAT FLOOD. HE
KNOWS HOW TO LIFT YOU UP OUT OF THE DEEPEST AND DARKEST PIT IN YOUR LIFE.
THE LORD GOD HIMSELF IS A MAN OF WAR, A GREAT AND MIGHTY GOD OF BATTLE,
AND HE ALSO TRAINS HIS MINISTERS, HIS SOLDIERS, TO BE THE SAME WAY. JESUS
TEACHES YOUR HANDS TO WAR AND HE TEACHES YOUR FINGERS TO FIGHT. IT'S TIME
TO FIGHT. SO CONQUER AND OVERCOME, SO YOU CAN QUALIFY.


WRITTEN BY: RODERICK GRIMES OF WWW.ENSIGNTOTHENATIONS.COM  



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