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Friday, October 02, 2020
The Fire and the Fear of the Lord Burning in Us! - October 2, 2020
Morning by Morning, October 2 - The Fire and the Fear of the Lord Burning in Us!
Good morning, Lord Jesus. King of Kings and Lord of Lords, come rule and reign in my heart and every moment of my day. ...
"Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others.... For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that One has died for all; therefore all have died. And He died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died and was raised for them.... So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making His appeal through us; we you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God" (2 Corinthians 5:11-20).
With deep worship, inspiring testimonies, and a powerful bond of unity in the Spirit of so many hungering and thirsting for a fresh encounter with the Living God last night, I had the honor and joy of sharing a message of the love and power and mercy of God. What an honor and joy we all have in our way through the opportunities You open to be "ambassadors for Christ," urged on by "the love of Christ," to "persuade others" of the goodness of God from the heart of faith and hope and love You given each of us. You've changed us and now You invite us and inspire us to live for You and love for You, no longer for ourselves "but for Him who died and was raised for (us)."
As I shared last night, I'm certain there has been a shift in the spiritual atmosphere of our land through the citywide and national gatherings for repentance and prayer, in hearts and homes across our country. And though the battles are intensified, so are the breakthroughs.
In my own words and prayers, seeking to be led by Your Spirit, I sense an intensified level of boldness and courage, speaking the truth in love, without compromise yet full of Your compassion. I feel more free than ever before. And I see the same in those around me who are passionately pursuing You with all they have and all they are. It's as if "there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" (v. 17) "All this is from God!" (v. 18)
But this morning, as I ponder these things that are still fresh on my mind and still stirring in my heart, what I sense above all is a call to a deeper level of holiness, of surrender, of a passion for purity of my heart. As You entrust to us greater measures of Your authority as Your ambassadors, You're also calling us to greater measures of our responsibility to embrace Your Refiner's Fire.
It's in "knowing the fear of the Lord," in embracing the Fire of the Lord, that You're calling us and empowering us at a much greater level than before "to persuade others" of this great hope and Your great love. The Fire and the fear of the Lord are burning in us!
There's a Holy Fire being kindled to burn across our land. And right now, that Holy Fire is being kindled in us as never before. Purify us, sanctify us. Purify me. Sanctify me. Burn out of us and out of me all that's not yet like You!
As You increase the level authority You're entrusting to us to speak Your words, "making (Your) appeal through us," You're increasing our authenticity of the character of Your nature in us. Our words will reveal Your heart. Our lives will reflect Your nature. And our witness will lead our world to You. All by the power of Your grace at work within us, for "all this is from God" and all this is for God. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My friend, may you embrace the Fire and the fear of the Lord burning in you, sanctifying you, make you more like Jesus to be and ambassador of Christ in the character of Christ as His witness in your world, in Jesus name.Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Thank you for all your prayers for us last night at our Aglow Meeting at the Kendall Inn in Boerne. Though our gathering was in a hotel conference hall instead of a church, the heavens were open and we were on holy ground in the Presence of the Lord! I pray you receive in Your spirit all the Lord poured into us in our spirits!
Next Wednesday, October 7th at 7PM, I'm excited to be preaching a word at "The Glory Tent" set up for citywide revival meetings outside The King's Mission Fellowship on the Southside of San Antonio. My wife Rocio will be interpreting our message in Spanish. Come join us if you and pray for us if you can't!
Join us for our next PraySA.org Citywide Revival Prayer Gathering
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 3:00, San Pedro Springs Park, San Antonio
"Return to me with all your heart." (Joel 2:12)
"San Antonio, join us for citywide prayer to call upon the Lord to heal our land. 2020 has been a year of great turmoil, but is also a year of great promise. Together, with repentant hearts, we will pray and ask the Lord to move on our city and our nation." --Max Lucado
Join PraySA on 10.3.20 at 3:00 pm at San Pedro Springs Park