On 4 March 2020 God Tried Me in Spiritual Fire
by Mark Mountjoy
I just want to share with my Christian friends and our growing community how on this very morning, as I was sleeping God brought his power down on me and enveloped me in what felt like fire. I woke and could not stop or escape what was happening. And I did not sense that it was evil, but that it was good and I began to pray out loud to God, "God have mercy on me, have mercy on me, have mercy on me." I continued to pray that prayer through the whole mysterious process knowing that God is a kind God and that whatever he does is for the greatest good. It seems to me he is purging me from anything that is displeasing to him (I do not know particularly what it was, though). This was not a normal experience, but I do pray before I go to bed at night for God to let me put my hand in his hand (and I believe he hears my prayers -1 John 5:14-15).
Everyday I consciously live my Christian life to eschew anything that is a sin in God's eyes. And I know we all know that only through his love and grace can we be more holy and more devoted; more consecrated and more devoted. God is not making me a "special person", but he is fulfilling the desire he has that each of us present our body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service (Romans 12:1-2). I can truly say that being a Christian is the most fulfilling and satisfying life a person can have! We have a God who takes very good care of us, in life and in death. We have his precious Holy Spirit and we have his guiding Word. We are washed in the blood of the crucified Lamb and we have the knowledge, joy and expectation of living in the glorious building of God, with our Savior and the saints, forevermore (Revelation 14:13).
The current world COVID-19 crisis is a perfect opportunity to attend to prayer, Bible reading and doing good deeds for the benefit of everyone. Walk in his footsteps, put your trust in Jesus and rest in his comfort and hope and be of good cheer.
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