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Thursday, October 01, 2020
The Lord Will "Suddenly Come to His Temple" - October 1, 2020
Morning by Morning, October 1 - The Lord Will "Suddenly Come to His Temple"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Arise in my spirit, as my spirit arises in You -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...
"See, I am sending My messenger to prepare the way before Me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple.... For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap; He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.... Then those who revered the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord took note and listened, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who revered the Lord and thought on His name. They shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, My special possession on the day when I act and I will spare them as parents spare their children who serve them. Then once more you shall see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. See the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere My name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, in the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts" (Malachi 3:1-4:3).
In Your Book of Remembrance, I believe it is now written that a remnant of those who revere Your name, who fear the Lord our God, have turned to You in repentance and representation of a nation seeking to come again under God. I believe there's been a critical mass of those are turning to You, crying out to You, from across our land that You would hear our prayer, forgive our sin, and heal our land (Genesis 16:32; 2 Chronicles 7:14). And I believe it's Your desire according to Your Word to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness and restore us to right relationship with You, secure in our identity and to fulfill our destiny (1 John 1:9).
You've sent Your Holy Spirit to prepare the way of the Lord in our hearts for this return to You and revival in our land. And You've promised in Your Word, "Return to Me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts" (Malachi 3:7). I believe You've been looking into the hearts of a remnant who revere Your name, that there's been a shift in the spiritual atmosphere over our land, and that now is the time You will "suddenly come to (Your) temple." And we are Your "temple" -- the "temple" of Your Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). We are "the body of Christ" -- hungry and thirsty to be filled up and overflowing with "the Spirit of Christ" in our days, for such a time as this (1 Corinthians 12:27; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).
As You suddenly come into Your "temple," as we return to You and You return to us, You are coming like a "refiner's fire" and "fullers' soap" to burn out of us all that is not like You and set us ablaze with all that is like You. You're restoring holiness, purity, righteousness, and the reverent fear of the Lord to our land. You're making Your bride ready (Revelation 19:7) and bringing many sons to glory (Hebrews 2:10). May we arise and shine with the authority of Your name in our words and the character of Your nature in our hearts (1 John 4:17).
We will soon begin to see the fruit, the evidence of the Presence and power of our God -- with the Sun of Righteousness arising with healing love and power, with days of refreshing and joy like calves leaping from the stall. All this, even in the midst of the wickedness and darkness of these days, but with increasing displays of You crushing the wickedness under the soles of our feet, as we stand firm in You and You stand firm in us -- in those who return to You in the reverent fear of the Lord.
Lord, let it be so! Lord, come suddenly now into Your temple. Let Your Refiner's Fire burn in us and across our land and "to the ends of the earth!" (Acts 1:8) In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My friend, may you embrace the Refiner's Fire, as the Lord suddenly comes in the temple of your heart and into our land with His Holy Revival Fire, in Jesus name.Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Tonight please come join us
if you can and keep us in prayer if you can't for this exciting opportunity of ministry:
An Evening of Worship, Encouragement, and Ministry
October 1, 2020 at the Kendall Inn in Boerne, Texas