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SIXTEEN HOLY SPIRIT FIRES
“GREAT AWAKENING TOUR”
ABBA’S HOUSE ~ October 23, 2007
Last night as I sat in our sanctuary at ABBA’s House, in Hixson, a suburb of Chattanooga, Tennessee and listened to Drs. Rodney Howard Browne and Adonica, his lovely wife, as they welcomed the Holy Spirit of God in our midst, I was dramatically touched and my soul stirred with renewed passion for the Great Commission. “When people encounter the presence of God, they are saved, healed, set free and delivered. Their relationships are restored, broken hearts are mended, wounded emotions are made completely whole, and they are filled with love, joy and peace. No man can do these things~only the Spirit of the Lord - but in order for Him to be made manifest in our midst, He must first be made welcome in our midst!”
Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard Browne came to America from South Africa with a passion burning in their heart to see souls saved and lives touched and also with a commission from the Lord. Dr. Browne shared their personal testimony, and said that God had called them to, “Stir up the churches and tell them to get ready for the coming revival. In order to see a great harvest of souls, the Church must be stirred up and a fire must be lit on the inside of them to see souls saved and the lost brought into the Kingdom and family of God.”
Then Dr. Browne said an amazing thing and I caught my breath! He and Adonica go around from city to city in America starting these fires of God! And he said that CHATTANOOGA WAS THE SIXTEENTH FIRE!
My eyes filled with tears because I remembered what God had said to me in April. I didn’t totally understand at that time “God’s Headline”, that He had given to me, as my sweet husband, Alex calls them. But sitting there last night, overcome in awe and reverence, for what God is doing in my life, and for ASPIRE MINISTRIES, my heart filled with thanksgiving and gratitude, I praised Him!
This morning, October 24, I went back to my journal’s entry written in Spring, months ago.
“SIXTEEN NEW HOLY SPIRIT FIRES HAVE STARTED!!!!!!!”
As I was waking up, as God’s Holy Spirit so often does in these early morning hours, He spoke to me, “Sixteen Holy Spirit Fires Have Started...... Burning for Families.” I asked God for more revelation and understanding of what this meant. I discerned that this was a promise from God. And I listed sixteen families very dear and close to my heart, and began to intercede in prayer for miracles, signs and wonders. And healings ~ spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially.
I also knew this was for our church, ABBA’S HOUSE and for the army and generals of men, women and children that God is raising up to answer His call. I knew it was also for the new Healing Rooms Ministry now established in our church. And that this will bring forth Evangelistic Healing to our community and city.
God has been pouring out more meaning into this, confirming so many times His promises.
Today as I read a profound word on the Joshua Network, “The angels wait His signal to pour out their censors of golden liquid fire upon awakening repentant people....” Hebrews 1:7 Angelic servants flames of fire.... I was reminded also of the Breaker Warrior Angel that God released and sent to my home many months ago. At the time I was sending my son, who has a Ph.D. in Electromagnetic Engineering, an email about Quantum Physics, New Sounds of Heaven, and Quantum Faith, after reading JoAnn McFatter’s powerful word. When SUDDENLY.
At this time I was so hungry and thirsty to know more about God’s Supernatural Power and longed for more insight and revelation to move to the next level in Christ, and prayed for more Holy Spirit Oil anointing. My partner, Janis and I were also reading Patricia King’s
I told Janis about my spiritual encounter of the God kind, my “Breaker Warrior Angel” and that I was praying asking God to reveal more to me about my angel. I had just read the first few chapters in Patricia’s book, so she told me to go to the back of the book and read “Increased Awareness of the Angels” “General Facts About Angels” “The Works of Angels” about the reason God sends Angels. (UPDATE OCTOBER, 2007 ~ I shared this a few weeks ago on INJESUS, “Encounters of The God Kind...” And if you missed this message, you may read it on our home site, www.aspireministries.com.)
I am always greatly astonished because in my quest to know more, along this amazing journey these past few years as I am learning more about the mighty supernatural power of God’s Holy Spirit, He takes me through an experience or an encounter first. (He works with each of us in different ways.) Then as I pray and ask Him the meaning, insight and revelation of what has happened; as I seek to know more; (as He tells us to do in Matthew, “Seek Me first and My righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.”) And just as He promised, as I draw closer to Him, He draws closer to me. As He reveals what He did, or what He is going to do, through these experiences, dreams, visions and “God’s Headlines!” I am continually amazed, and in awe and reverence of Who HE is! And who I am IN HIM! as I am being “transformed from glory to glory.” But remember that I do not seek after the manifestations! I only seek the MANIFESTATION OF GOD’S PRESENCE. I SEEK HIM. I WANT MORE OF HIM. And when we seek Jesus with all our spirit, heart, soul and mind, and come to greater intimacy with Him, then the manifestations follow. As He fills us with His Glory! And we give Him all praise, power, honor and glory!
We are now in these latter days, seeing the restoration of churches, and restoration of the great commission that Jesus gave to His church. God said that He would pour out of His Spirit on ALL FLESH, in greater ways than ever before. Jesus told His disciples to not fear. That He would go away, and that His Father would send the Holy Spirit to equip them (and all of us who believe in Him, and follow after Him as His disciples) to do even greater works than He. Jesus wants us to walk in that same restoration Kingdom life. Matthew 10
(I am also led right now, suddenly, by God’s Holy Spirit to share this with you - as I know this will speak to many of you right now, right where you are, to help you to have a more effective prayer life. Prayer is the Battle! Everything precious women is wrought in much PRAYER. God’s Word tells us to “pray without ceasing!”)
Just before God gave me this “Headline” of Holy Spirit Fires, He gave me a prophetic dream of a giant Chess Board, in the Heavenlies. There was a Horse, King, Queen and Court Jester.........and as I prayed, went to God’s Word, and sought to understand the meaning of this dream, I was given a book, a gift from a friend who has the gift of Dream Interpretation. The book was by Chuck Pierce, “Prayers That Outwit The Enemy”. The first chapter is “CHECKMATE.” It was in this book that I learned about the Intercessory Prayer of Travail and so much more. Many times as we seek God for answers He will bring other wise, godly, prophetic men and women into our lives to confirm what He is telling us. So this gift book was another one of “God’s Suddenlies!” I praise Him for. I thanked Him for this friend who in love and obedience to God, gifted me with this book. You see how so many times He gives us “people with skin on," mentors, to encourage, uplift and speak into our lives!
This was the first book by Chuck Pierce that I ever read. I recommend this book to help you with your prayer life, making God’s Word your first line of defense. Dr. Pierce says “Too many Christians feel downtrodden and defeated by the enemy’s minions before the battle has even begun. He says that it is time for an abrupt about-face and start learning how to outwit the enemy or our souls. Scripture tells us that we are more than conquerors through Christ. This book will help show you how to pray with your God given power and authority, offering prayers of submission, confrontation, faith, wisdom, breakthrough and more - to stop the enemy dead in his tracks! Put on the full armor of God and arm
HOLY SPIRIT FIRE- SCRIPTURES IN GOD’S WORD
Isaiah 6:6-7 Tells us about God’s desire to destroy sin and purify His people. And it reminds us that Fire is the Holy Spirit’s instrument of warfare, holiness and purification. God wants us to transition to the reality of true holiness -To shift to humility and purity of heart. This shift to power of God-Prayer will change us and the world.
May I ask you, how many of you have been going through these Holy Spirit Fires personally in your lives? We are to thank God for these fires! Thank Him for all circumstances! Not because we “feel like it.” But in obedience to Him. And let me tell you that this releases the mighty power of His Holy Spirit! This brings healing, spiritually, emotionally and physically - Restoration of lives, homes, families, churches and nations! In these latter days, with Jesus’ Coming imminent, God wants to bring our Churches and our Nation to complete “Restoration,” and deliverance bringing evangelistic healing.
RE-AWAKENING OF HEALING MINISTRIES- EVANGELISTIC HEALING
Cal Pierce, founder of the International Healing Ministry, calls this a “Re-Awakening of Healing Ministries”. And we are reminded, “How did something so central to Jesus’ own heart, something so essential to the spreading of the Gospel, nearly disappear? Jesus has not stopped pouring out His blessings. God’s purpose in healing the Body is so His Body can begin to heal the land! The Healing side of the Gospel has been given to the churches as its greatest evangelizing agency.”
Praise God that we can pray that no obstacle will stand in the way of what God wants to do in all our churches and within the people of America! And He is calling you! We must arise, women of God, and pray together that nothing, no nothing, will keep us from the magnificent fulfillment of God’s plan in these latter days!
“Arise, shine; For your Light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold the darkness shall cover the earth. And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you. And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light. And kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes all around and see; They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy. For the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. The glory of Lebanon shall come to you. Also your people shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever. The branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation. I the Lord, will hasten it in its time.” Isaiah 60:1-5,13,20-22.
A GREAT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AND REVOLUTION
GOD IS RAINING DOWN HIS HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AS NEVER BEFORE! HIS KINGDOM POWER AND GLORY! PRAISE GOD.! HE REIGNS FOREVER!
God is calling His sons and daughters of the Great Spiritual Revolution to Holy Alliance. He is releasing end time Army generals, Sons and Daughters of His Revolution, anointed with apostolic power and authority.
(UPDATE- OCTOBER ) Our anointed pastor and mighty man of God, Dr. Ron Phillips at ABBA’S HOUSE, challenged us not long ago to rise up as “War Horses!” Love Warriors! Pastor Ron has started a Holy Spirit Fire in our Church, and is fanning the flames, throughout Chattanooga, our community, our region, across our Nation and all around the World with his powerful and dynamic television ministry! And he invited Rodney Howard-Browne to Chattanooga, to our new sanctuary, where over thirty churches were gathered together to worship, honor and praise the Lord! In this evangelistic “Great Awakening” revival, we saw a harvest of thousands of souls being saved, coming to know Jesus!)
I Kings 18:24 “Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.”
Isaiah 4:5 “Then the Lord will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering.” The restoration and renewal of Zion. (The Church).
2 Kings 6:17 “And Elisha prayed, and said, ‘Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” The fiery hosts that protected Elisha.
Zechariah 2:5 “For I says the Lord, will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.” I will be to her (Jerusalem) a wall of fire round about!” Here God protects His people with fire.
GOLDEN TEARDROPS OF SAINTS INTERCESSORY PRAYER- DREAM
Revelation. 8:4 “And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.”
Philemon 1:4-7 and 25 “I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints, that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because of the hearts of the saints. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.”
As we pray precious women, and our Incense of Prayer will be lifted up to Heaven by angels! A while back I had this dream. I was dancing, with great joy, my face lifted up to God, in a great down pouring of rain, in front of ABBA’S HOUSE. As the refreshing rain fell, there was a golden reflection of God's glory all around. I looked at the raindrops closely. Within each raindrop there was a golden tear drop. And as these raindrops fell and touched the ground, all the golden tears drops started to flow together, making a golden river around ABBA’S HOUSE. And this great golden RIVER OF LIVING WATER AND LIFE, became so great, and started rushing out into the streets, Living Wells of Salvation.
And Holy Spirit spoke to me in the dream and said, “These are the teardrops of all the faithful saints throughout all the years at Central Baptist Church. These are the golden teardrops shed with all the loving, heartfelt prayers these saints have lifted up in great faith to Me. Their prayers along with these tears were carried by the Angels to My Throne Room of Grace. The angels poured these precious tears into holy bottles. These tears are worth more than silver and gold. These golden tears of mourning will be turned to tears of joy as I pour out of My Spirit in greater ways than ever before. I have opened the Windows of Heaven, and am pouring out! Receive My Glory and My Blessings upon ABBA’S HOUSE. There will be restoration, signs, miracles and wonders far beyond your imaginings.
These angels are still ascending and descending from a great portal, a gate opened up over ABBA’S HOUSE, to My Throne Room of Grace. And My love is going to flow in greater ways than ever before out of ABBA’s HOUSE throughout the streets of Chattanooga, and throughout all the world in a great revival. Receive My Grace. Receive and send out My Truth. Be filled with the power of My Holy Spirit. You are Redeemed. And your assignment is world evangelism. From out of My church will pour My Blessings to all Nations.”
Moses ~ Exodus 3:2 “And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.” Mount Sinai Exodus 19:18 “Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.” Israel’s deliverance from Egypt is not only a triumphant testimony. It is God’s timeless type, showing His plans for the church’s restoration and deliverance.
I Corinthians 10:4 and 11 “And all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. Now all these things happened to them as example and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.”
Revelation. 4:5 “And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” The Seven Fold Spirits of God are torches of fire.
Psalm 29:7 “The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire.” The voice of God flashes forth flames of fire
Heb 12:28-29 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken. Let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.”
During the Exodus God gave a fire- pillar to lead His people to the Promised Land. This was an outward sign of God’s Presence. The same Presence covers the tabernacle. Numbers 9:15-16 “Now on the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the Testimony; from evening until morning it was above the tabernacle like the appearance of fire.”(A promise to ABBA’S HOUSE)
“Pressing in. Luke 16:16 “The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.” Jesus tells us that the advance of the Kingdom of God is the results of two things, preaching and pressing in. He shows the gospel of the kingdom must be reclaimed with spiritual passion. In every generation believers have to determine whether they will respond to this truth with sensible minds and sensitive hearts. To overlook it will bring a passivity that limits the ministry of God’s Kingdom to extending the terms of truth and love, that is teaching or education and engaging in acts of kindness. Without question, we must do these things.
However, apart from an impassioned pursuit of prayer, confronting the demonic, expectation of the miraculous and a burning heart for evangelism, the Kingdom of God makes little penetration in the world. At the same time, overstatement of pressing in is likely to produce rabid fanatics who justify any behavior in Jesus’ name as applying the boldness spoken of here. Pressing in is accomplished first in prayer warfare, coupled with a will to surrenders one’s life and self-interests. in order to gain God’s kingdom goals.
Acts 14:21 Col. 2:13-15 The Kingdom of God is advanced through preaching, impassioned prayer, confrontation with the demonic, expectation for the miraculous and a flaming heart.” (Quoted From Page 1547 in the New King James Version, SPIRIT FILLED LIFE BIBLE, Nelson, 1256.
(FOOTNOTE: Some references above are also from “Dictionary of Biblical Imagery.” Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III, Publisher InterVarsity Press. This is an excellent creative, usable reference tool and resource that will enable pastors, Bible scholars, teachers, students and lay people to read the Word of God with fresh insight, understanding and revelation. It is an insightful encyclopedic exploration of the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors, figures of speech and literary patterns of the Bible. Many times I will use this to find Scriptures to help interpret dreams and visions.)
Everywhere we turn in the Bible we find concrete pictures and patterns. I love to study God’s Word. The stories. Past events. The parables. The sermons of the prophets. The reflections of the wise men. And the pictures of the Ancient of Days, the ROCK OF AGES, the Ancient Paths, and the blessed days to come.
I love the song, “On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sands....” and “Rock of Ages, cleft for me. Let me hide myself in Thee.”
Dear Father God,
We come to You now, thanking You for our Rock of Salvation! Jesus, our Messiah. Our Redeemer. Father, we ask You to fill us with Your all-consuming Fire of Your Holy Spirit. Create in us a new heart oh, God, and renew a right spirit within us. Give us new passion to share the Love of Jesus. Thank You for loving us with an everlasting, perfect love.
Let us all join together in unity and one accord, as our Pastor Ron Phillips leads ABBA’S HOUSE in Chattanooga, to reap a harvest of souls. This is our individual divine destiny and calling. The Great Commission! Jesus is our great motivator. He is what we live for. Thank You Lord, for calling us, as the Body of Christ, to win the lost to Jesus, to further Your Kingdom for such a time as this, in these latter days. Help us, Lord and fill us with Your Holy Spirit fire, so we will become passionate soul-winners. We surrender and commit ourselves anew out of respect, obedience and love, for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
And Father, God, we commit ASPIRE MINISTRIES afresh to You. Be with us as we lift up the Precious Name of Jesus, stir the Living Waters of Your Holy Word, and flame the fires in womens hearts across our Nation and around the world in answer to our commission and calling in Isaiah 61:1-3 that You gave to Jesus. From out of our bellies we pray rivers of living waters flow for healing others, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
We know Father, that Jesus told His disciples that You would send Your Holy Spirit to empower and equip them to go out into all the world and preach the Gospel. And in Acts, after the disciples "waited upon You Father," we read how Your Holy Spirit came down, filling the disciples with the fire of Your anointing oil. Jesus told Your disciples that they would then be empowered to go about doing greater works and exploits than He. We know that You are the same yesterday, today and forever. We know that we are Your disciples Father. We love You. We accept Your call upon our lives. Upon this ministry. We want to do extraordinary exploits for You.
Father we ask that You use us, that we will become fruitful and multiply. We pray that our seed of prayer, in great faith, will go forth, a seed of love and joy, as we continue planting seeds, and reaping Your harvest. We know that when we release prayers of faith to You, that they take on the nature and character of You, and therefore are miracles in the making. Matthew 17:19-20 “So Jesus said to them, “I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Father we place our faith in You.
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has appointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1-3
We wrap ourselves in Your glorious garment of praise. Cover us, protect us, shelter and hide us under Your Almighty wings. You are Holy Lord. You are our hope and the glory of our salvation. We give you all honor, glory and praise. Amen
Blessings, peace, joy, grace and love,
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Author Sandy Cox