As a Christian in America, we are so blessed, and it is hard for many of us to imagine having to fight for our faith. If it isn’t a physical battle for us, then there is always a spiritual battle to fight as a Christian. Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” If you think about it, there is a battle for the soul of man. The enemy wants your soul BUT so does God! You soul is what you think, what you want, and what you feel. When we are fighting, that is when we can have moments of clarity. Sometimes we must fight for our children, fight for our faith, and fight for our country. Cindy Jacobs shares a prophetic word on the Jim Bakker Show, about the times that we are in and that we are in a crucible season. We must remember as we hear this word that Jesus went through a terrible time on this earth for the joy that was on the other side of the cross once He rose again. On the other side of this crucible season, there is good!
“This is the greatest day for the Church to shine that we have ever known in modern day history at least. I think satan wants to cause us to stop and move back, so the heavens are real violent…as a prophet I don’t prophesy what is there, I prophesy from heaven down. In other words, we have the power; we have the authority, we have the solutions. We are feeling this crucible…we are in a crucible season and the fire is very, very hot right now…but we have to understand, the Bible talks about when we are persecuted, and when these tough times come…it is going to burn up the wood, hay, and stubble in our life. Those things that, where we need to refocus, that God will cause us to focus.” Cindy continues to share that, “Many of you are in the crucible right now and the fire is so hot, there is a lot of spiritual warfare, but it is up to you to take the Word of God and determine the course of your life. This is a test…there is things satan is doing, but there is things God is doing. Because some of you are just on the verge of promotion…the enemy is putting the fire to discourage your soul. The Word of the Lord says the only things that will be burned up is the wood, hay, and stubble. Those things that are ancillary…our attitudes that we need readjustments, we need attitude corrections. Don’t listen to what the accuser is saying…what you are doing is prophesying what satan says and not what God says about your life. God says that we each will live a supernatural abundant life…this crucible season, this fiery season is also a test because many are called and few are chosen. Who is God going to use for this great end time harvest? …I say it is going to be you…you look at the situation in your life and you begin to decree over it because satan moves on fear and God moves on faith.”
This is so important because, in a time like this where you are going through the crucible and the fire, your mind is no good. Your soul is messed up during those times. We must decree and declare what God has said over us over and over. God loves you, and He has a plan for your life. We must know what we believe in, and a personal relationship with Jesus is how He will reveal Himself to you. It takes the grace of God to live this life, and this is why we must also be grounded in the Word of God! Because once you are under pressure, it will reveal who you really are. If you need help being discipled in God’s Word, you can sign up for Emmaus Road today.
Greg and John continue talking about how important it is to have a foundation in Jesus. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 says, “Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. “Be encouraged right now if you are going through a time of the crucible and fire. Whatever season you find yourself in trust the Lord because God has good plans for you. This is a preparation to be able to handle what is coming. Also, make sure that your soul makes it. And if you endure the trial, then you will have eternal life! We want to hear from you! You can email us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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