Fire Arising – Part 1
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of October 4, 2020
I'm seeing fires that God started years ago, through individuals, now ignite others. Godly passion and wisdom rising through them in a new framework—streamlined, hyper-focused, targeted to make impact, like a pinpointed laser.
Transformative, like lightning.
Whatever is thought, happens.
Whatever is spoken, happens.
This fire is expanding as God breathes on it.
Evil cannot stand against it as His glory-filled women and men run to fulfill their assignments with Him.
2 Samuel 10:12 NIV instructs us to "Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and for the cities of our God. May the LORD do what is good in His sight."
Those whom God tempered behind closed doors against all kinds of false fires—by coming into His truth, avoiding strife, standing their ground, asserting the fruit of self-control and remaining in God’s Word and glory—were made ready to emerge now.
They are God’s Ruths, Esthers and Deborahs.
His special forces developed in the secret place.
His purified, enlightened and transformed ones (2 Co 3:18).
His baptized with fire ones (Ma 3:11), made more beautiful for such a time as this (Ec 3:11).
His prepared and proven ones who carry divine purpose and power beyond themselves (Ja 1:3).
They let God do the work in them that He knew needed to be done.
They believed God, humbled themselves unto Him and received their divine exaltation (Philippians 3:14).
They came to know higher as their inheritance.
Luke 17:21 AMPC says, "...behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you]."
Ephesians 2:6 AMPC says, “…He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”
2 Corinthians 5:20 TPT says, "We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world…”
So, these good stewards—these Ruths, Esthers and Deborahs—are now ready for sudden shifts, pivotal moments that make history and set (establish) legacy that glorifies God for all time.
These frontline leaders have been trained to not jump the gun but remain in unison with God, synchronized with His power and authority for greatest impact.
To “be ready” means to remain in a prepared state. To be pre-set, one command away from go time, like a runner in a ready position at the starting blocks.
To “be” means to live, as in ready mode, filled with the resurrection life of Jesus, that enables them to take their rightful position—ascended and enthroned to rule over lesser things. To “be” means to “occupy a place or position,” (Dictionary.com) as in continuing to belong to God—spirit, soul and body—and remain where He has called and assigned them—dominating by His glory.
“Ready” means to be “completely prepared or in fit condition for immediate action or use” (Dictionary.com). It means to be “willing.” To be “prompt or quick in perceiving, comprehending, speaking, writing, etc.” To be “prompt or quick in action, performance, manifestation, etc.” It means to be “inclined; disposed,” and “in such a condition as to be imminent; likely at any moment.” It means to be “immediately available for use.” To be “present or convenient.” To be “equipped, completed, adjusted, or arranged, as for an occasion or purpose.”
God’s Ruths, Esthers and Deborahs operate and remain in ready mode to act on a moment's notice when signaled, synced with the new thing God is doing.
Their hearts are filled with the light of Christ that extinguishes darkness.
They press through fear, full of courage to go and make a difference for the better wherever God commands them to go.
They know God is with them that they are favored by God to win through faithful obedience to His Spirit.
They mirror Christ’s image as in 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC, which says, "And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit."
2 Corinthians 4:6 AMPC says, "For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [Gen. 1:3.]"
Are you one of these glory carriers?
If you aren’t there yet, you can become one as you surrender your life—your will and ways—to God daily and let Him ready you by His transforming light.
He offers us an open-door opportunity.
Join me next week for Part 2 of Fire Arising.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.