As Preached on Sunday, September 16, 2018, the Year of Our Lord
By: Pastor Carolyn Sissom
Our God is a consuming fire. (Heb. 12: 29b).
Deut. 4:23-24: Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of anything which the LORD your God has forbidden you. For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
The fire of God consumes a person with more passion that love consumes a lover. His consuming fire enters the spirit of man and burns with the same fire that burns within God. It consumes everything in its path, like a roaring fire when it overtakes and consumes everything in its way. If there is any hesitancy about entering into the Fire of God, the Presence of His person melts away all fear and doubt.
Lev. 6:13: A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.
Are you discontent, dissatisfied, searching, drifting, dry, depressed? Then ask the LORD to rekindle your fire. Lord light my fire.
There should be no difference between the pulpit and the Tabernacle altar! For the minister of God to bring the Word of God, it must be presented from the altar with fire. Like the Old Testament offering, acceptable material (from the man/woman of God) must be holy and wholly consumed in the presence of the Almighty. Anything else is trivia and should be treated as such. That which is presented before the people of God should be an offering worthy of the flame and should be given to man from God. The sacrifice on the altar is the minister’s life and prayers. Nothing less can produce the life of Christ in our midst.
Paul preached the very oracles of God (Ro. 3:2).
1 Pet. 4:11: If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as the ability which God gives; that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever Amen.
Ahitophel in 2 SA. 16:23 was a counselor to both David and Absalom. The counsel of Ahitophel, which he counseled in those days, was if a man had enquired at the oracle of God; so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.
No oracle of God in the Old Testament ever arrived apart from the presence of fire.
In 1990, the call came to start a church. We officially incorporated. In retrospect, I now know that we were chosen to be a part of the ushering in of the Third Day Glory Church. At the time, I was preaching by vision and Spirit of Revelation. As in every move of God, we came under heavy persecutions. However, the Lord was more than faithful. He raised up dear Pastors, Prophets and Ministries to stand with us. Those great warriors continue to be a part of the Eldership of this ministry.
We had incredible visitations and mighty outpourings of the Glory of God in our meetings. Hindsight now reveals that without the persecution, we would never have dug in. Also, we had to be tested by persecution in order to overcome and be proven to produce fruit 30-60-100 fold.
In 1997, my husband’s company moved us to Houston, After a much needed rest and time to reflect on what had transpired in those 7-years in Baton Rouge, the Lord again directed me to start a new work here in Houston.
This came in along with the Golden Glory Revival. The Lord did not tell me that I would be a conduit of the Golden Glory, but that I was to prophesy it. I was preparing to teach on Gift of Miracles at a community Bible Study. Our friends, Barney and Joann Fuller, mailed me the book by Ruth Ward Heflin, Golden Glory. I read the book on a flight to Los Angeles. That night I awoke, sitting straight up in my bed. The room was filled with golden angels. They were all singing the song recorded by Candy Christmas, GLORY, GLORY, GLORY, THAT’S MY STORY.”
Prior to this visitation, the Lord spoke to me around November 2000, that wherever I went, I was to declare the Glory of God.
It seems that no matter where I preach in the Bible, I end up with only one message, the declaration of the Glory of God: Feast of Tabernacles, The Holy of Holies, the Mountain of the Last Days,The Overcomer, The Sons of God, The Kingdom of God, The Joseph Company, The Bride of Christ, The 144,000, The Remnant, Those who pass under the Rod, The Branch of the Lord, Those who follow the Lamb wherever He goes, Mt. Zion, New Jerusalem, etc. etc. All of this plus more tell only one story, “GLORY GLORY GLORY.
We are an apostolic ministry as well as prophetic. Our desire is to reveal Jesus Christ in the fulness of the Majesty of His Great power and Glory
“Until we all come in the unity of the faith, of the knowledge of the son of GOD, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of CHRIST.“