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1 “The church is an eternal organism in the earth, doing the will of God and accomplishing the purpose of God.” If We Are the Body…

2 Then Let the Fire Fall!

3 would not that ye should be ignorant1 Corinthians 10:1 – “Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea”… and that Rock was Christ1 Corinthians 10:4 – “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

4 were our examples1 Corinthians 10:6 – “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.” for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition1 Corinthians 10:11 – “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”

5 The Book Of Judges

6 But if we are the body Why aren't His arms reaching? Why aren't His hands healing? Why aren't His words teaching? And if we are the body Why aren't His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way? There is a way We MUST embody the WORD of God We MUST embody the IMAGE of God We MUST embody the POWER of God We MUST embody the LIFE of God We MUST embody the GLORY of God LOVE We MUST embody the LOVE of God LIGHT We MUST embody the LIGHT of God

7 But if we are the body Why aren't His arms reaching? Why aren't His hands healing? Why aren't His words teaching? And if we are the body Why aren't His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way? There is a way Luke 12:48(b)- “…For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required…”

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9 A Physical Crisis

10 when the heaven was shut up three years and six monthsLuke 4:25 – “But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;” it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months James 5:17 – “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.”

11 A Economic Crisis

12 A Political Crisis

13 King Ahab

14 jezebel

15 A Moral Crisis

16 and went a whoring after BaalimJudges 8:33 – “And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.”

17 A Spiritual Crisis

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19 850 to one!

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21 fire What is the fire of God?

22 God’s Presence!

23 What is the fire of God? Exodus 3:2 – “And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” PresenceGod’s Presence!

24 What is the fire of God? Exodus 13:21 – “ And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night” PresenceGod’s Presence!

25 What is the fire of God? God’s PresenceGod’s Presence. God’s PowerGod’s Power!

26 What is the fire of God? Exodus 19:17-18 “And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire : and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.” PowerGod’s Power!

27 What is the fire of God? Luke 3:16 – “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire ” PowerGod’s Power!

28 What is the fire of God? Acts 2 PowerGod’s Power!

29 What is the fire of God? God’s PresenceGod’s Presence. God’s PowerGod’s Power!

30 fire Where is the fire of God?

31 fire Where is the fire of God? -Spiritual victory-

32 “all”, “All, “ALL”, “ALL”, “ALL” Acts 1:14 – “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.” Acts 2:1 – “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” Acts 2:44 – “And all that believed were together, and had all things common” Acts 4:31 – “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” Acts 5:12 – “And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.”

33 “ALL” Ephesians 4:13 – “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” 1 Corinthians 1:10 – “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

34 But if we are the body Why aren't His arms reaching? Why aren't His hands healing? Why aren't His words teaching? And if we are the body Why aren't His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way? There is a way Expository Preaching Embody the WORD of God - Expository Preaching Biblical Discipleship Embody the IMAGE of God - Biblical Discipleship Global Missions Embody the POWER of God - Global Missions Exponential Reproduction Embody the LIFE of God - Exponential Reproduction Spirited Worship Embody the GLORY of God - Spirited Worship LOVESacrificial Love Embody the LOVE of God - Sacrificial Love LIGHTChrist-like Holiness Embody the LIGHT of God – Christ-like Holiness

35 fire - We must repair the altar that is broken down- To have the fire of God: - We must repair the altar that is broken down-

36 The altar is the place where daily: Contrition is manifest Psalms 51:16-17 – “For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

37 The altar is the place where daily: Contrition is manifest Exodus 20:24-25 – “An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.”

38 The altar is the place where daily: Contrition is manifest Connection is maximized Exodus 29:42 – “This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.”

39 The altar is the place where daily: Contrition is manifest Connection is maximized Confession is made 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

40 The altar is the place where daily: Contrition is manifest Connection is maximized Communion is made Communion is maintained Hebrews 13:10 – “We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.”

41 fire - We must pay the price of sacrifice- To have the fire of God: - We must pay the price of sacrifice-

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43 fire - We must be intimately connected to god in prayer- To have the fire of God: - We must be intimately connected to god in prayer-

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46 Then Let the Fire Fall! If We Are the Body…


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