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
Thursday, January 07 2021
THE BREATH OF LIFE
Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. I Kings 19:11,12
The breath of life is the very breath of God, sometimes undetectable but nonetheless more powerful than mighty winds, earthquakes, and fire! A still small voice called a zephyr, defined as a whispering voice.
The breath of God created all life and everyone born on the planet receives His life giving breath. To know Him intimately one must be still and quiet before Him meditating on His word, seeking His face and confidently awaiting His presence. Many want to hear God's voice but are too busy or too loud to hear Him and they miss their greatest revelation from the very mind of God!
In the midst of this violent storm we call life, be still and know that He is God and He will come to you and speak that which your heart desires. God is our ever present help in time of trouble and will come when asked in faith to deliver us.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
RAISED FROM THE DEAD
As long as my breath is in me, And the breath of God in my nostrils, My lips will not speak wickedness, Nor my tongue utter deceit. Job 27:3,4
Jesus breathed on His disciples and they received His Spirit, He called Lazarus out of the grave and he received the breath of life. He raised many, healed many and set many free with the breath of His life!
The greatest miracle I have ever seen is when a young man overdosed and died in my home and we prayed and God restored life to him after being dead for 3-4 hours. Alive but in a coma they took him to the hospital where we had a prayer service. On the way to the service God told me to go to his room and blow the breath of life into him which I did and then proceeded to the service after which the doctor called and said they were going to pull life support, when they did his eyes popped open and he was totally healed! Praise God!
The breath of life restored him and he later joined the army, went to Iraq, came back and I married he and his fiancé and he now works in his dad's company and he and his wife have a son and brand new twin girls! Glory to God!
"The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life." Job 33:4
BAPTIZED IN HIS BREATH
And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22
The very building blocks of New Testament Christianity received the breath of life, living stones, who would construct His temple and fill it with new converts all baptized in His Holy Spirit!
Jesus told them to wait for His promise as He ascended to the throne of His Father to make intersession for them! They did and the breath of God came forth, baptizing them all, the entire company of them in the holy Spirit and with dynamite power! I cant stress enough the receiving of the baptism in the Holy Spirit enough for his disciples to be able to walk in His power and to have victory in their lives and power in their ministry!
One hundred sold-out disciples of Christ in total unity and of one accord waited on the wind to fall and it did, baptizing them with power from on high! This small band grew to 3000 in a matter of hours and absolutely turned the world upside down for the Lord Jesus Christ! We too can do the same thing if we would only receive His power and the breath of His life!
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:2-4
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin