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Revival comes in the Refiners fire!

Posted by appolus on July 28, 2008

In the agony of illumination , we cry out to God and from the very alter of the living God, with tongs mind you, the angel touches you with fire, refining fire. THIS IS REVIVAL. One man or woman will agonize at his or her state, he or she will cry out to God, and God will send fire from the alter itself . The impenitent will harden and will flee, and those who linger in the light from the coal from the alter will be revived and refined and the fire will spread and it will consume. And a people will cry out and worship God and they too will cry “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God almighty.”

REVIVAL COMES IN THE REFINERS FIRE

 

Isaiah 6:3-4 (ASV)
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.
Sometime in the mid third century , about 250 ad, Novation wrote this on the Trinity. Of course this was about 60 years before the darkness of Constantine would descend upon the world of Christianity……………

In all our meditations upon the qualities of the attributes and content of God, we pass beyond our powers of fit conception, nor can human eloquence put forth a power commensurate with His greatness. At the contemplation and utterance of His majesty, all eloquence is rightly dumb, all mental effort is feeble. For God is greater than mind itself. His greatness cannot be conceived. Nay, if we could conceive of His greatness, He would be less than the human mind which could form the conception. He is greater than all language, and no statement can express Him. Indeed, if any statement could express Him, He would be less than human speech, which could by such statement comprehend and gather up all that He is. Up to a certain point, of course, we can have experience of Him, without language, but no man can express in words all that He is in Himself. Suppose, for instance, one speaks of Him as light; this is an account of part of His creation, not of Himself. It does not express what He is. Or suppose one speaks of Him as power. This too sets forth in words His attribute of might, rather than His being. Or suppose one speaks of Him as majesty. Once again, we have a declaration of the honor which is His own, rather than of Him in Himself…. To sum up the matter in a single sentence, every possible statement that can be made about God expresses some possession or virtue of God, rather than God Himself. What words or thoughts are worthy Him, who is above all language and all thought? The conception of God as He is can only be grasped in one way, and even that is impossible for us, beyond our grasp and understanding; by thinking of Him as a Being whose attributes and greatness are beyond our powers of understanding, or even of thought.

At the glow and the glory of God, as the heavenly host cried “Holy, Holy, Holy, Isaiah, that mighty prophet of God, most quoted by Jesus, cried out in despair. His eyes had seen the King and he was undone. He was only aware of his own unworthiness and the unworthiness of those he dwelt amongst.

We are alive because of the light and heat from the sun. It is the essence of our existence as humans. The earth stands in the blackness of space, the exact distance from the sun which allows life. A few feet closer and we would burn up, a few feet away and we would be a frozen planet. We can glance at the sun for a few seconds, but to stand and gaze into it would destroy our eyes. As Christians we have been called to close our eyes and stare into the Son. We are called to come closer, to draw near , to come right into the very throne room of God Himself. To come in the flesh means destruction, to close our eyes and to come in the spirit means life. Yet, in the brilliance of His presence, every part of us will be illuminated.

In the agony of illumination , we cry out to God and from the very alter of the living God, with tongs mind you, the angel touches you with fire, refining fire. THIS IS REVIVAL. One man or woman will agonize at his or her state, he or she will cry out to God, and God will send fire from the alter itself . As that one stands in the midst of us, the impenitent will harden and will flee, and those who linger in the light from the coal from the alter will be revived and refined and the fire will spread and it will consume. And a people will cry out and worship God and they too will cryHoly, Holy, Holy is the Lord God almighty.”

The presence of God amongst this refined people will be intense. They will linger in it, be drawn to it and will call others to it and the seekers will come. They too will be set on fire by the fire from the alter. They will take it with them and it will linger for at least a generation. Men and woman will go out and be bold witnesses for God and they will go to the nations.

The question then is this. Do we allow space and time for the man or the woman who will begin this fire? Will we allow space and time in our religious services for God to move amongst men? Do we have the faith to stand in silence and wait on God, expectantly? Silence, for some reason, scares us. We feel that we “have to be doing.” Talking or singing or praying. If we pray and teach and believe that God is going to send His fire, then why not stand and wait for it? Perhaps there is less faith involved in noise?

Psa 65:1 To You silence is praise, O God, in Zion; and to You is a vow paid. To You who hears prayer, all flesh comes. Things of iniquity are mightier than I; as for our transgressions, You shall purge them away. Blessed is the one whom You choose, and cause to come near You. He shall dwell in Your courts; we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, of Your holy temple.

Job 37:20 Shall it be told Him that I would speak? If a man speaks, surely he shall be swallowed up.
And now men cannot look upon the light; it is in the clouds; but the wind passes and clears them.
Golden splendor comes out of the north; God is awesome in His majesty.The Almighty, whom we cannot find out, is exalted in power; and to judgment and overflowing righteousness He does no violence. Therefore, men fear Him; He does not respect any who are wise in heart.

7 Responses to “Revival comes in the Refiners fire!”

  1. B. said

    “Prophet” Bill Hamon of Christian International in florida supports and promotes todd Bently and the Lakeland revival on his web site. Bill Hamond thinks from his twisted doctrine that this is the begining of what he calls the “third apostolic reformation” and the “manifest sons of God” Bill Hamon and his cohorts are less well known than bently, but no less decietful. he has thousands of followers under the same delusion. His web site is WWW. CIMN.NET His daugter in-law Jane Hamon is seen on the 700 club on occasions. BEWARE These men are dangerous.

  2. appolus said

    I too belive that there is a coming reformation, only the one coming is not one the guys you mentioned will like 🙂 There is a reformation or repentance coming. it will be marked by tears and humility. It will be relatively samll, for many are called but few are chosen. As for “manifest sons of God,” anyone who genuinly knows the Lord, is a manifest child of God.

    Here is a clue for anyone who may be lacking in discernment, its basic, but will serve you well. If someone proclaims themselves to be a Prophet, it almost automatically exculdes them from actually being one. John the Baptist rejected the title, and the Lord said that John was the greatest of all the Prophets. You see John the Baptist walked in humility, and because he humbled himself , the Lord elevated him. Many of these men who give themselves titles, will , at the least, be asked by the Lord to move to a lower seat at the table, saldy most of them will hear these words instead “depart from me you workers of iniquity, for I never knew you.”………………..Frank

  3. timbob said

    Good evening. I fear that most of us have no idea of what a true revival is like. We’ve all been to churches that were having “revival services” for a few days, but to have an authentic life-transforming revival is almost an alien concept to many. A few years ago, I read Frank Bartlemans account of the Azuza street revival. Just reading it gave me such a hunger and a longing for an outpouring like that. It also made manifest just how far removed we are at the moment as most are more interested in the upcomming elections than the hearts of men being transformed.

    I am convinced that we shall witness the fulfillment of Daniel 11:32 which tells how they that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits while the world is wondering after a falsehood. Sorry for being somewhat scatter-brained tonight. A lot of ponderings going on at the moment.

    Have a blessed evening in Jesus.

    timbob

  4. appolus said

    Hi brother Timbob. I totally understand where you are coming from. One of the problems ,as I see it, is that we have been in the grips of some form of word of faith prosperity gospel , health and wealth, for so long that it is extremely difficult to even broach the subject of self-denial and death to self.

    There is also “Dominion,” theology which is also hacking away at the foundations of the penetcostal church. These dominionists, some of which are “health and wealth,” and some of the Rick Warren persausion, believe that we shall inherit the earth and that it is ours to re-claim. A literal kingdom here on earth. I see preterism as a vital part of this view, it will take a little longer for the majority of the church to buy into that. Sad heresy really.

    Having said all of that, I too long for the revial of tears and repentence and a getting back to changing the world, one soul at a time. I believe that it is coming, it may be “limited,” and incredibly enough, we may be seen as a “shcism,” within the “Church,” and then ultimately an enemy to the “Church,” but thats OK. As long as Jesus is lifted up and exalted, as long as we humble ourselves and take up our cross daily, as long as we are triumphant and thankful for everything, including trials and tribulation, as long as we do what is right according to His Word and His Spirit, then we walk walk the Godly path, narrow as it is.

  5. Kay said

    Greetings Appolus,

    Amen, Amen, Amen to comment #2. Enough cannot be said about the denying of one’s self being vital to fellowship with the Living God and a characteristic of those who are truly His. John the Baptist knew so well that Christ must increase, but he (John) must decrease and so this decreasing is with every child of God. Glory be to God and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for putting you in such a place to share this truth. May all who have ears to hear, hear!

  6. appolus said

    Hi Kay…thanks for dropping by. You said ………”Enough cannot be said about the denying of one’s self being vital to fellowship with the Living God and a characteristic of those who are truly His.”

    Amen to that sister. It runs counter to much of what is going on in modern Christianity, but it is absolutly true…….Frank

  7. Alex said

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

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