Friday, January 08 2021
THE HOLY FIREBRANDS OF GOD
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?” Zechariah 3:1,2
A firebrand is a piece of burning wood, but another definition is a person who creates unrest or strife, or an agitator! This is our destiny, to agitate the powers of darkness and the hearts of men so that they might repent and be saved! We are the brands plucked from the very fire of God!
Joshua is a type of high priest that represents the Royal Priesthood that would come in the future, the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, called to conquer the powers of darkness and preach the gospel of grace and mercy that enables mankind to be saved! As Joshua was clothed in filthy garments so we too were clothed in rags until the King of all kings washed us in His royal blood!
We are the Royal Priesthood of God, a holy nation of our Lord Jesus Christ appointed by the King Himself, set free from the bonds of this world and anointed to set the souls of men free from sin and death through the power of His gospel. We are the very chosen of God!
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. I Peter 2:9
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. II Corinthians 5:21
When one is born again and baptized with the very fire of God he is clothed in His righteousness and equipped with the armor of God and the sword of the Spirit to defeat his enemies!
We are no longer just old sinners, saved by grace because we are now more than conquerors! Called to do the "Greater Works" that Jesus promised we would do in His name! How can you sit in a pew and ignore the power given to us who are the "Called of Christ!" We have been commissioned to make disciples of all nations, to carry this gospel around the world to save and deliver the lost at any cost!
The world is in a desperate state with the pandemic raging and thousands sick and dying and we must arise and meet the challenge to see salvation come to those in need of our Savior! Man's attempt at government has failed and America has been overrun by a Jezebel principality that will ultimately destroy her if the church of Jesus Christ doesn't arise and defeat it!
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. II Corinthians 5:20
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences. II Corinthians 5:10,11
If God is for us who can be against us as the saying goes and just like the Musketeers of old who guarded the king, so we are all for One as He is for us! Unified in one Spirit, the Body of Christ is in one accord, one spirit and with one mind we are to accomplish that which He has given us to do, to make disciples of all nations!
We are in exciting times as the world is being shaken to its very core under the mighty hand of God! Judgment is falling like rain with a global pandemic afflicting millions and the powers of darkness being loosed around the world wreaking havoc of all kinds! Everything that can be shaken is being shaken 'I will shake heaven and earth. I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms; I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms. I will overthrow the chariots And those who ride in them; The horses and their riders shall come down, Every one by the sword of his brother. Haggai 2:21,22
The true Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, washed in His blood, anointed with His Spirit and called into service, "Holy Firebrands of God" must arise to the divine task of calling down the fire to transform men and burn out the impurities of the flesh, and make disciples who will in turn go into all the world with the gospel of mankind's salvation! Glory to God in the highest!
For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. II Corinthians 5:14,15
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin