Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chapter 10 Study Notes: Sandie Freed's Crushing the Spirits of Greed and Poverty

The last chapter explains Elijah and his faith to be steadfast against drought, persecution and the evil Jezebel and Ahab. The entire book could be summarized into one question, one sentence, one verse from God's word: 1 Kings 18:21, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal is God, follow Him."

Being unsure of God's provision and living in confusion is entering into a Babylonian influence where confusion and seduction by satan will reign.

As we close out on this book, let's take a cue from Elijah. Does my belief system totally align with God's word? Does yours? Is there doubt? As Sandie shares, as a man thinks in his heart, he will become.

Elijah dug trenches of water to hold seed. We need our Living Water. God is our Seed.

We need like Elijah to lay down our burdens.

We need with our new altar and foundation to be ready for holy fire to consume everything.  This fire must burn away mistrust, doubt, unbelief.  Be completely consumed with Him.

In the end, Elijah asked that everyone would turn their hearts back to Him. When the fire of the Lord came down it burned the sacrifice, wood, stones, and water in the trench.  God's holy passion consumed the altar, a white hot fire.

Will you choose Jesus, our white hot fire of love and provision?

My heart is restless to jump into this fire and renounce any association I've had with Babylon, Mammon, divination, the occult, Jezebel or Ahab. I can't think of a better way to end 2010 and start 2011!

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