REFINING AND PURIFICATION!!

Aug 18, 2021

Have you committed all areas of your life to the Lordship of the Master without taking charge of any?

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which is God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20

You are no longer your own. Jesus died to purchase and redeem you but is He still Lord of your life or He is only your savior?

Who is in charge of you? Who gives you direction?

Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away…2 Timothy 3:5

Religion will not profit you. It professes Christ, celebrates the principles of the kingdom, and does all the so-called spiritual protocols like giving, praying, fasting, etc, but it never fully surrenders to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Rather than having a reputation of being alive but with a deadness on the inside, the time has come for me and you to become truly born again servants of the Most High.

Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, ‘Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears.’ ” 1 Samuel 3:9

May God give us the grace to walk in obedience to His instructions. Let us no longer negotiate with Him but just do as He speaks.

May we move from a place of negotiation to a place of total surrender of everything to Him.

Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. Genesis 12:1

May we walk away from those things and people that God has been speaking to us about.

May He grant us grace to obey because there is no sacrifice for obedience. Sacrifice can never substitute obedience.

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,…. 1 Samuel 15:22

No spiritual practice can substitute obedience. Therefore we ought to shed off every form of religiosity and embrace obedience.

We break rank with every religion, pretense, and align our hearts, desires, feelings, and imaginations with our Daddy.

“I will not let You go unless You bless me” Genesis 32:26

We won’t let Him go until He changes us.

I will bring the one–third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. Zechariah 13:9

Don’t spare us, Lord. Let the refiner’s fire burn deeper and set us ablaze.

“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel! Jeremiah 18:6

“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi And purge them as gold and silver,… Malachi 3:2-3

May the Lord refine, purify and cleanse us till we are spotless.

That He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:27

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU. PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.