Are you prepared for more change?
I can hear some responding in a defeated way, “no more!”
In a forest fire, the flames burn off both the dead wood and the living wood. In my creation, the dead wood falls off a tree in its due time and sometimes the fire razes everything to the ground. The new growth comes in the next season.
What has developed in My bride that is well past it’s “due time to fall off?”
Review where you have surrounded yourself with so much paraphernalia; of religion, of habits of worship, and many unnecessary things that distract others from seeing Me. Ask me what needs to go and work with Me to cut it off.
This is the purifying that I desire for My bride. For you will see Me more clearly as your hearts and lifestyle become more pure.
Application: Ask the Holy Spirit about any ‘dead wood’ that sits on your life, in the natural realm and/or the spiritual realm. Listen to his prompts of what he wants to work through and burn off now. Leave the rest to His timings. Can you say to the Lord, “Break me, make me, mould me, form me, into who You want me to be in this world.”
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see YAH“Matthew 5:8 (NIV)
10 The axe is now ready to cut down the trees at their very roots. Every fruitless, rotten tree will be chopped down and thrown into the fire.
11 Those who repent I baptize with water, but there is coming a man after me who is more powerful than I. In fact, I’m not even worthy enough to pick up his sandals. He will submerge you into union with the Spirit of Holiness and with a raging fire!Matthew 3:10-11 (TPT)
(*Paraphernalia is ‘trappings that are associated with a particular institution or activity which are superfluous’)