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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

SEPARATING FACT FROM FANTASY

Within the Christian community the difference between fact and fantasy needs to be clearly known, unraveled and treated as such.

The inability to recognize the difference can lead to all kinds of errors that cause damage to the cause of Christ.

The one thing that drives us into fantasizing is the strong desire for the moving of the Spirit of GOD in our mist.

At times it seems that GOD is on HIS throne, but is just sitting there doing very little, as far as the miraculous is concerned. Such a statement could be considered blasphemous among many Christians but if you have never felt this way - - then you are excused from the rest of us.

Much of what is construed to being a move of the Spirit in meetings is little more than entertainment, and at best could be called “A mercy drop.” Anyone who is genuinely born again knows and is acquainted with the Spirit of GOD. Those who have been willing to receive the baptism into the Holy Spirit by Jesus, have a further knowledge of his presence and reality.

Years ago when visiting Yosemite Park we would wait for a man made spectacle called the fire fall. The granite cliffs were hundreds of feet high and as it got dark; when the command was given “Let the fire fall,” the burning coals were pushed over the edge, and cascaded down the cliffs in an entertaining sight.

There was a spectacular event that is recorded in first kings 18:17-39 where fire fell that was not man made but came from the throne of GOD. This resulted in those being destroyed who proclaimed that another god (Baal) was the real GOD.

There is another instance of Holy Spirit fire falling from heaven in Acts 2:1-4 where the key figures were filled with the Holy Spirit. While many analogies can be drawn from these scriptures one factor stands out and that is the fire fell where the sacrifice was.

(Rom. 12:1) "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service"

The purpose of presenting the sacrifice was so the fire had a place to be manifested.

When we present ourselves as a sacrifice unto the Lord we must reckon ourselves to be holy and acceptable unto HIM. Expect no fire to fall on the unacceptable. When the sacrifice isn’t wholly offered, and something is held back, something unworthy, the fire may be withheld and no amount of pleading will cause GOD to relent.

Some will pay the price and receive the genuine fire, while others will substitute fantasy for reality and only pretend. 
 Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltP-XXmIS48

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