Nothing In Me

Spiritual Maturity is when the only thing the devil can do is lie ABOUT YOU… because he can’t lie TO YOU, and he has nothing IN YOU.

Look at our example – King Jesus:

John 14:30
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath NOTHING IN ME.

Now is NOT the time to let the devil in anyone else drag you into their contention, confusion, rebellion, disobedience, and depression.

Now is the time to Press toward the Mark for the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus!

Before the devil comes to this world on another level, make sure he has nothing in you.

Be Sensitive to Spiritual Tests after the Word Has been Spoken

You can ignore spiritual authority, but you can never replace it.
Once the Word has been spoken, you are held accountable for it and your trial and test (completely based on that Word) often starts before you even realize it.
 
Take heed! It’s best to obey the truth instead of argue with it.

How Do You Respond to the FIRE?

When we want God’s presence to manifest in our life or our community on a larger scale…

We first have to realize that no flesh will glory in His presence. Then when our fleshly (carnally selfish) ideas and attitudes are being burned by the fire of God, we will be EXCITED, not threatened. Then we might just EMBRACE God, not push His Holy Spirit away in favor of our cleverness…

How do you respond to the Fire?

How did Moses respond to the Fire? He stuck with the presence of God and talked with God face to face. The rest of the nation was fearful and did not want to get close to God… except Joshua.

How did Elijah respond to the Fire? He actually embraced the fire before it fell. He called it down and most of the nation was in fear of it because they barely knew God.

How did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego respond to the Fire? The fire of persecution tried to get them to submit to Babylon, but they embraced the fire, and God was with them in it. It ended up burning their enemies, and God kept them alive.

Hebrews 12:29

For our God is a consuming fire.

1 Corinthians 1:29

That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

For more see:

1 Peter 3:7
Acts 2