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Bearer of the Flame

  • Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, And his servants a flame of fire." Hebrews 1:7 WEB.

    When the preacher walked past our row of seats, you could feel the heat coming off of him. When he looked at you, it was as if he looked straight into your heart and saw how black it really was. You felt as if he could see everything that you had ever done wrong in your life. It was uncomfortable, and I could not help but look away.

    I wasn't used to this. You could usually sleep through the service at our little church, and no one would notice. Though I was saved and had attended church for years, this visiting speaker, whom I had never seen before or since, walked in an anointing that I didn't even know existed before then.

    I had a friend with me that day who was visiting our church for the first time. The preacher called him up front and began to tell him about three car accidents my friend had been in and how God had spared his life three times so He could use him today. He had never seen my friend before this, yet he was spot on about his past. I could see that God shared secrets with this man.

    After this, he called me upfront and told me that I would be in the ministry one day and to begin to prepare myself for it. He said that God had given me a mathematical mind and an ability to understand things complex, that I would pioneer new things in ministry.

    I was around twenty years old when he gave me that word, and I earned a living by painting houses. Yet, I believed him and began attending bible college at night and eventually earned a degree. But when I graduated, every door in ministry seemed supernaturally closed. If they did schedule me to speak at church, they would cancel the night before.

    One of my hobbies was working on computers in the afternoons. Eventually, that became a career, and I spent most of the next twenty years working with computer networks, websites, and the supporting infrastructure. After a while, I forgot about ministry altogether. I figured that I had somehow missed Him or wrecked His plan for me. Perhaps I had done one sin too many.

    Many years later, our computer business suddenly dried up completely. After months of job searching, I could find nothing. Finally, the week came when we were preparing to move out of our house, and I was suddenly pushed into full-time ministry as a pastor. It was the furthest thing from my mind at that point, but it was the only job available to me.

    It turns out that "Prepare yourself" meant a lot more than attending bible college. It took over twenty years, but here I am today. Now I use the technical skills I learned along the way to build the online church here. To send out our devotional each day and host live, interactive church services over the Internet. Refreshing Hope has its own microserver farm built by us, running on code we wrote, and we use it all to spread God's word around the Earth.

    I didn't write that to build myself up, but to say that my outlook on Christianity changed a lot that day when I watched a man minister under a heavy anointing by God and prophesy things that came true twenty years later. He was the genuine article, and he carried the Holy Spirit like a flame. I want that, but it costs everything, total commitment.

    I learned that day that there is a level of walking with the Lord that not everyone has. Sure, we will make it to heaven. Yet, there is an anointing for those who press into the heart of God right now. There's an intimacy to be sought out while living on Earth. Let's go after the flame.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You are there for me, and I want to be here for You. Please use me, Lord. Please speak to me and through me. Help me to encourage others in their walk with You. Let me lead others to You. Anoint me to help bring in the harvest and guide my steps today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: This morning, we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

Apr 10
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

Apr 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yes Lord Yeshua Amen ! 

Apr 10
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: Apr 12

YES, IT IS WONDERFUL WHEN YOU RUN INTO A MINISTER WHO HAS THIS ANOITING. IN 1076, OCT. 16-19 ORAL ROBERTS HAD A CONFERENCE FOR PARTNERS . WE WENT IT WAS AMAZING. THE ANOITING OF GOD WAS SO. SRONG, ORAL DID'NT SAY AMYTHIMG. JuST TOOK BOTH OF OUR HANDS AND PUT THEM TOGETHER... THAT'S WHAT I ASKED GOD FOR...WE WERE MARRIED JUNE 4TH 1977.  20 YEARS...GOD IS SO AMAZING...

XO

SHARON

Apr 10
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Your Will Be done Lord Amen.

Apr 10
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus for all the many times you saved me from myself I sure love you

Apr 10
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

We thank you Heavenly Father for all our blessings. Amen 

Apr 10
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Apr 10
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Sunday 

Apr 10
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Apr 10
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David Krull
David Krull

Lord I ask for a fresh anointing of Your Spirit in me. Strengthen me, heal me, guide me in all my decisions. Let Your yes be yes and Your no be no in my life. Help me walk strongly in the power of Your Spirit. I need more of You Lord Jesus. I need to hear You clearly. I want to be used by You Lord to encourage others in Your goodness, Your mercy and Your grace. I thank you for the life You have given me. I praise Your Holy Name. In Jesus Name. Amen

Apr 10
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen Pastor.  An encouraging message.................

 

Apr 10
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Apr 10

Amen, Lord, please set me on fire, let me be Your flame, a light shining through me that others could see You, seek You and find You!!! Amen!

Apr 10
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Heavenly Father for giving us Your message through our Pastor, praise to You Lord. 

God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. Very encouraging message. 

Apr 10
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 10
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

Apr 10
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD. Happy Palm Sunday RHM Family

Apr 10
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Wonderful testimony and Devotion today!!

 

Apr 10
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Yes, anoint and use me Lord, amen!

Apr 10
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

My hope is in you, Dear Lord. Amen!

Apr 10
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Apr 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Apr 11