Merry Christmas!

Dear Revival-Fire Church Family,

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It’s that time of year again, as the world celebrates the birth of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. It’ s a time filled with wonder & grace…a time of love, joy & peace on earth! No other time of year is quite like this year end celebration! It is at this time that God’s people can be an influence to others unlike any other time of year! God wants His people to reach out to those who do not know the Lord, as we do. This month is a time of sowing into God’s Kingdom by our obedient love, in doing what He desires of us, at this time. As we will release “acts of kindness” & be open to ministering to those who we come into contact with, many hearts will be touched, as the Lord said “the fields are white unto harvest”. During this special time, we have the opportunity to truly make a difference!

While the much of the world is more open to Jesus & the Gospel at this time of year, many are also very distracted by all the commercialism that is going on at this time. Yes, even many within the Body of Christ can get drawn into much of this commercialism. We must be careful to not get distracted while we rejoice in what the Lord has done. We must at the same time, remember to keep President Trump in our prayers, as God told us that the enemy is doing all he can to upset the plans that He has begun through him. The liberals are having a frenzied time over every little thing that he does. If we do not begin to REALLY war over all of these attacks & cover him with intercession, very serious outcomes could happen. This is WHY the Lord gave us that “warning” back on Dec. 12th.

As you can tell, things have not gotten any better regarding these situations…if fact, its looking as if things are looking much worse, but we will not let what we see, keep us from trusting the Lord for what we cannot see! God says that “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”…we MUST understand that our prayers for the President are VITAL at this time. Our prayers are SO important…we know this because Paul the apostle told Philemon: “But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.” He TRUSTED that Philemon’s prayers would bring change to facilitate Paul’s ability to come to see him. In Acts 12, Herod killed James, the brother of John, with a sword. And when he saw that this pleased the Jews, he put Peter in prison, intending to execute him after Passover.

BUT in VERSE 5, we read: “prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him”. Yes, it was the power of THEIR prayers that delivered Peter from Herod’s hand. Why? Because the Lord says that HIS people are “seated in Heavenly places in Christ, far above all principality & power.

Eph_1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph. 1:20:  Which He wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph. 2:6:  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Eph. 3:10-12:  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

As we WILL see ourselves, seated where God has placed us, instead of where the enemy wants us to remain, powerless…our prayers will become a formidable weapon! While writing this, the Lord spoke this short word to me:

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“My people, please hearken unto your Heavenly Father this day & allow My words to drop deep down into your hearts. For though this is a time of celebration on earth, this is also a time of great warfare…for the battle is being waged in the unseen realm & you are seeing part of this revealed in what is being reported through the news. I need My people to stand in faith during this time & intercede for the US President. It is more than “vital”, it is actually an emergency! For you are My extension on the earth & I need you to do exploits at this time, by your prayers. I have called you for such a time as this, that you may walk in My power in these last days. For in this, you shall know the power of My love for you, as you are willing & obedient to do as I ask this hour, says the Lord!”

END PROPHETIC WORD

We must stand in faith, believing the Lord will change the way things look in the natural. As we will stand fast in the liberty in which Christ has made us free, not allowing the enemy to pull us into any yokes or bondages…we will actually see many yokes & bondages begin to be removed from those around us!

Many have already had opportunity to be a blessing to others this month, as the Lord directed early this month…I know He is well pleased with each of you that have been obedient to His living words. Just today, the Lord had me buy 2 cheeseburgers at the local Burger King which is inside of Walmart…I knew He wanted me to do this. As I drove to the parking lot exit, I saw a man in a wheelchair, parked by a parking lot lamp post. I immediately turned around & went back to him, as I realized that the Lord had me buy those burgers for him. I also gave him some money to help him, as he was a disabled veteran, who had lost one of his legs during his service to this country. The Lord then impressed upon me to pray for him & the Lord spoke an encouraging word to him.

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A Personal Note:

We have had so much going on here lately, but mostly good! Some of you already know that we will be starting a local worship services here. We are planning for the 1st service to be next Monday on New Year’s Eve at 7:30pm. We have to confirm that the location will be open on New Year’s Eve. We will be sending out a message soon after Christmas explaining all the details about this. This in no way changes what we are doing through the Internet…we still will be doing exactly the same thing. But, once we begin these worship services, we will also be posting them online so everyone can be a part of them. Hopefully, we will be able to “stream” them live…we will see what happens…PTL!!!

Well, this month has also been somewhat difficult financially…we have had some unexpected expenses. This past week, as we were starting to get things ready for this 1st worship service, we found out that our song projector no longer worked, so we found the same model used on Amazon for $105, so we bought it because that is a very good price. We paid over $600 for the used one we bought 10 years ago. This replacement projector should be here in the next few days.

Then after that we got a “termination notice” in the mail for the ministry Internet & phone bill. Apparently somehow we didn’t receive the “paperless e-bill” which is normally emailed to us…this reminds us to pay it. We immediately went online & found that we now owed payment for TWO months, which totaled $234.08. So, we paid the bill in full out of the account. This month we also had to pay the ministry PO Box rental fee, which was $44 & which we pay every 6 months. Had we known that we missed paying the Internet\phone bill, we would of not bought the used projector.

The good thing is, we should be receiving a several more love offerings, which usually come later in the month. Normally, all offerings that come in any given month go to pay the budget for the next month. We are praying that enough will come during the remainder of this month to make up the difference…we would hate to start a month under budget. This is compounded by the fact that we still have not fully recovered from the loss of the family who previously gave $400 monthly.

If anyone is able to help us to get through this difficult time, we would be very grateful.
We will be sending out our New Year’s message this coming weekend…stay tuned!

Merry Christmas!

Love & blessings,
Pastor Mark & Julie Moore
Revival-Fire Church

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