“Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor. Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest.” Exodus 28:2-3
Thank you, Jesus for bestowing us with tremendous favor and blessings of dignity and honor for this 3rd mission trip to USA. For us to come and be accepted and warmly welcomed in this great nation, once a glorious country that has birthed legendary servants of God, the Lord bestowed us with an extraordinary gift to draw in abundant harvest and to usher us into the presence of the great.
"Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest."
"A gift opens the way for the giver
and ushers him into the presence of the great."
2 Corinthians 4:7
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."
2 Timothy 2:20-21
"In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for ordinary purposes and some for extraordinary. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for extraordinary purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work."
When God rained down His fire on me to burn and purify me, it was for one purpose: to fill His holy temple with His glory (light) to accomplish and finish the mission that He has given me; just like the glory of God came down to fill the temple which Solomon dedicated to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 7:1-2
"When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. The priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled it.”
Wherever He sends us (our Arsenal of Fire team) the demons can see that our bodies are filled with the glory (light) of God.
“When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!”
[One day] the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”
"Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding."
This is how the Lord testifies that He has sent us: John 5:36, " .... For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me."
God manifests His (glory) Presence in me as fire (the glorious or laser light or blue flame) that beams through my body. Indeed, He took me up in the spirit once to witness it for myself. It was to such an awesome extent that whenever I step into a meeting place, the place is set on fire with the awesome manifest glory of God.
His awesome Presence is how He introduces us to the people.
"The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” Then Moses said, “Now show me Your glory.”
And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses.
My worship to the Lord is offering my body as a living sacrifice similar to how Solomon dedicated the temple to God.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship."
Watchman Née: "Men do not choose to consecrate themselves to God; it is God who chooses men to be consecrated to Him. All who believe they are doing God a favor by forsaking everything to serve Him lack the insight of the meaning of consecration. Let them make a hasty retreat, for they are not the chosen."
What is the result of consecration? The result is holiness, for the fruit of consecration is holiness (Exodus 28). Deliverance from the power of sin comes not from the blood but from the Cross, while forgiveness comes not from the Cross but from the blood.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
J. S. Baxter quotes:-
What God chooses, He cleanses.
What God cleanses, He molds.
What God molds, He fills.
What God fills, He uses.
Ps Paul K. P. Ang
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