Sunday, February 26, 2017

Be a Spot Fire


Spot Fires are Contagious
 
 
Pastor Allan was speaking and from my notes I present his digested message.

The Woman suffering with an issue of blood, pressed in because she expected to receive.  It was not of who she was, but because of who Jesus was.  Many have been searching with extreme needs; financial, health, deliverance including addictions.  God has abundance for us.  Reach out because today is your day.

God says, “I will show you great and mighty things.  You have not because you ask not.  You need to meet Jesus and press in until you touch Him. 

No more excuses. No more synthetic help.  Our help comes from God. 

Pastor asked those needing to touch, to come forward and form a line across the church.

There followed a time of laying on of hands, as many fell under the power of The Holy Spirit.

After a time, Pastor wanted to explain:  During the prayer time, if you fell down, it is because you touched Jesus.  We are here to build up what God wants done.  When God meets a need, it is the responsibility of the person to walk in what God requires.

I worked at one time in the forest fighting fires.  The danger in the forest is the “Spot Fires,” as they spring up in the unknown.  The wind catches balls of flame and distributes them here and there creating larger fires.

Revival in our city will come as “Spot Fires” from our testimony reaches out to others.  The wind of the Holy Spirit will sweep over our city as you and I speak out what God has done for us.  Do not get me wrong and think you must light real fires that destroy.  The fires I speak of are Spiritual fires that will changes the lives of those they touch.

On the day of Pentecost when the Fire fell as recorded in Acts chapter 2, Peter referred to the prophecy in Joel 2:28   And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

That day recorded in Acts 2, was the beginning of the fire of the Holy Spirit. 
 
Church History over the years has recorded spot fires here and there. One of the largest outpourings was in 1904-1905 in Azusa Street, California. Many Pentecostal denominations were born at that time, including the Four Square and Assemblies of God.  The fire of the Holy Spirit changed people’s lives and changed communities.

Today we are saying, “Lord give us more.”  Be crazy to ask and receive, I hope it is okay, but if not I am doing it anyway.  Understand that God loved Oroville. 

In the God Rush days, Oroville was a wicked city for many.  Myers Street was the “Red Light” district.  But God has a plan for Oroville and Spot Fires are burning here.

There has been much talk about sanctuary cities.  God’s plan is that Oroville be a Spiritual Sanctuary.  We all must be a part.  We must be willing to change our thinking and make a choice to become a spot fire.

What you feel in this place is God’s presence.  Our church will fill as we promote the presence of God. 

Reading from acts 16:16-40 is the story of a young girl with a false spirit of prediction.  She was a slaved owned by a group of men and they profited from her fortune telling. 
 
"The girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, ‘These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.’ 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned round and said to the spirit, ‘In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!’ At that moment the spirit left her."

Her owners were very angry because their lively hood was gone.

We need to gain our Freedom for drug addicts in our city, and in our county, so their dealers will be angry. 

Speak out and declare freedom for those who are bound.  Once delivered, it your responsibility to walk free. 
 
Don’t get me wrong, I love the programs with 12 steps and they do help.  We desire the power of God so strong that chains are broken. 
 
Are you in prison?  Paul and Silas were put in prison for their prayer of deliverance for the girl.  They sang and praised God in the Prison, and God came in and caused their chains to fall off.  This is what God want to do in Oroville.

Not just recovery, but Transformation and complete restoration to sanity.  I am talking about the most deplorable situations.  Prayer and worship is all good, but we need people willing to say Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.

Allow God to use you as a Spot Fire in our community. 

3 comments:

  1. "Speak out and declare freedom for those who are bound. Once delivered, it your responsibility to walk free." Yes. I admire your courage, Hazel. Several in our city proposed that we become a Sanctuary City but our leaders would have nothing to do with it. :(

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  2. Wonderful thoughts, Hazel. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  3. No more excuses!
    Have a blessed day, Hazel.

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