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Purging Brings Fulfillment of Vision

For our God is a consuming fire
— Hebrews 12:29

I want to start with a quick update. I have not written a blog since school started 5 weeks ago. I guess it has taken me a while to get in the swing of everything, but I will now keep up with the blog at least once or twice a week. School has been going good. I know that God has brought me here for a reason. 

I have been serving at a church for the past month going to Skid Row every Friday night to give food to the homeless. While going through my training both academically and practically, I know the Lord is about to do something in my own ministry. I want to write about what the Lord has been burning in me the past couple of days and very strongly this morning. Lately, I have been hearing the Lord tell me that everything is about to change and that He is going to take me to places I never imagined. He has also been showing me that He is looking for vessels that are pure, holy, and set apart; vessels that are seeking His face and will not conform to the world. This morning while getting a shower, the Holy Spirit said to me, “Your blessing will come when I purge you.” I am thinking..man..I just spent the last two years going through a purging process where God made me a man of fasting, prayer, and intercession. But then the Lord reminded me that He is not looking for ordinary vessels and that signs, wonders, miracles, and anointing will follow those vessels that are radically seeking Him.

I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
— John the Baptist, Matthew 3:11
For our God is a consuming fire.
— Hebrews 12: 29
But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.
— Malachi 3:2

The Lord is calling us to a lifestyle of holiness. It is through a pure vessel that the greatest things will come. I have never planned to have an ordinary or compromised ministry where all I do is stand behind a pulpit and point my finger at people while I live a lukewarm life. I never planned to reach a small amount of people. I never planned to not see miracles, signs, wonders, and prophecy. I REFUSE to have a ministry without the anointing of God, and I REFUSE to be NORMAL.

This is going to cost me a great sacrifice. It will cost my life, my time, money, and talents, but it is worth it..and it is all the Lord’s anyways. It will require me to give everything into a lifestyle of continually being purged by the Holy Spirit. I am expecting multitudes of souls being saved. I am expecting to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. I was miraculously healed of being sick for 6 years with Lyme disease so that God would use that as a deposit of faith in me so that I would see greater things happen to others. I am expecting the deaf to hear, blind to see, lame to walk, and the dead to be raised. I expect angelic visitations. I expect for the glory of God to be so powerful that it will be like we are in heaven but on earth! He is coming, and He cannot be stopped!

I woke up with a song in my head that they sang at the Winter Ramp in 2011, and it has been in my head all day. It says, “Here we are standing in Your Presence. Shekinah glory come down. Shekinah glory come down. Release the fullness of Your Spirit. Shekinah glory come. Shekinah glory come. When You move we want more. When You Speak we want more. We want the fullness. Release the fullness of Your Spirit. I can’t get enough of Your Presence. I can’t get enough of Your Presence.” All I want in His Presence. All I want is MORE of Him. I want a hunger in me that when He releases His glory, it satisfies me but yet makes me want Him more! All I know is that I do not want to be a normal Christian. I refuse to be a normal preacher. I just want Him and to make Him known.

I do not know what this purging process is going to look like or how long He is going to have me in this one…but I just say “yes” to it! I know that only through Him purging me will get me to where He has called me. He is calling us to come up higher and to see things from His point of view! I feel like this is going to be one of the most intense purgings He has brought me through, but I know it’s what will open the right doors at the right time. I feel that my time is coming soon, and for me to be ready I am going to have to be purged so deeply that I won’t be recognizable when it’s over. I believe the Lord is about to take me from a place of having a vision to an era of fulfilled vision. I won’t be just a guy saying things on the sidelines anymore.Through this process, the Lord is going to propel me into the ministry He has shown me. I am not saying these things out of pride, but I am saying them as prophetic declarations of what the Lord is about to do!

I pray for a purging of fire over me and my household. I pray for the leaders over me that they will experience true Holy Ghost revival in their lives, household, and church. I pray for AMERICA that we will have a radical encounter with Jesus Christ. I prophesy to this nation, that Jesus Christ is still King and Lord over us, and we are about to encounter the Greatest Awakening! The sons and daughters of this nation will be saved. AWAKENING is coming to America no matter who stands against it for our God is the All Consuming Fire!! He is moving and He cannot be stopped! He is pouring out the Holy Ghost and fire in ways we never have seen! Get ready because the flood gates of Heaven are about to pour out the Spirit of Awakening!

-Daniel

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