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Pastor Jacquie Kirkwood

Bitterness of Soul

   See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; Hebrews 12:15 NASB
     This very well-known verse came up in one of my devotionals recently and it caused me to begin meditating it once again. Part of the cry of my heart unto the Lord is that, as I read His word and seek Him for insight, He would cause me to be able to shed the confining glasses of religion and be able to see the fullness of His character and nature in His word. He gave me one of those moments of what I believe is spiritual clarity, as I meditated this verse about bitterness.


The Glorious Church Arising

      Most of those who follow Praise On Fire Missions know that I have been saying for quite some time that the end-time revival has already begun and that it is a “Believer’s Revival”. The spiritual realm is all a-buzz with the activity and moving of the Holy Spirit. Where for years it felt as though we were sitting in a vehicle just idling, sitting still, waiting for the traffic light to change to green, now we are not only moving forward, but accelerating; picking up speed at a very rapid rate. It is a whosoever time and time to get on board!


Jesus “Rejoiced” In The Spirit

At that very hour, Jesus rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit … Luke 10:21


     The word “rejoiced” in the above passage is truly an amazing word in the Greek. It opens up a window into the person of Jesus Christ which could leave you never looking at Him quite the same again. The Greek word for rejoiced is “agalliao”. The literal definition of the word is to “jump for joy, to exalt, to be exceedingly glad with exceeding joy, to rejoice greatly”. The word agalliao comes from another primary root word which means “to jump, to leap, to spring up”. Uh-Oh. Now what in the world are we going to do with our very pious and religious image of a dignified Jesus?


The “Believer’s Revival” Has Begun

     Some days back I shared the verses of scripture out of Colossians that the Lord Jesus spoke into my heart when He called me to the ministry.
Colossians 1:25-27 (NASB)
25 Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, 26 that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, 27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


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