Tuesday, 1 December 2020

The Great Commission

 Scripture:  Matthew 28 v 18 - 20: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

Two thousand years ago Jesus spoke these words, instructing His followers, disciples, to teach all nations all they had learned from Him.  They were to particularly told to baptize people, as He had done for them.

Just over forty years ago the Lord called me into the ministry.  It was an Intercessory Ministry, for prayer warriors and for spiritual warfare.  We were taught by the Holy Spirit as in 1 John 2 v 27: "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."

Over the years this ministry has not become a large church.  Some of the original members are still part of it.  Most of the people have been with me at least 30 years, newcomers have been around for nearly ten years.  It's a prayer ministry that has given many insights.  

My first personal prophecy God sent a stranger to tell me that I am called to be an Intercessor.  The second one was a prophecy from my pastor saying that I had a ministry of Prophecy and Revelation which would spread far and wide.  The third was a scripture I received at midnight one night after asking Him, What shall I do Lord?

I had attended a Saturday night prayer meeting at my church where there were tongues and interpretation that we must regather there at 4am the next morning.  My husband declared he was not going and fell asleep.  So I asked for help and was immediately given Acts 22 v 10: "And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do."

Okay sure but Lord please wake me in time, no alarm clock!  Oh Lord make sure I am standing on the floor. Thanks.  The next I knew I was standing on the floor being shaken by my concerned husband, who had been awakened by a mole cricket crawling up his arm.  He had brushed it off but it landed in my hair! So he ran round, pulled me out of bed and was shaking me to get rid of it.  I was fully awake.  It was 03.40am.  Got to go!

When I arrived I shared this remarkable testimony with the six others who were there and the Pastor gave me a scripture Acts 22 v 14 - 15: "And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
15  For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard."

So from that day in 1980 to today this has been the Great Commission for me.  To be a witness to everything He has shown me, taught me, revealed to me or led me through many experiences.  This blog is a big part of this obedience.  I just wanted to share with you all how the Prophetic Fire blog originated.

It wasn't even my idea.  A very dear friend who has been part of this ministry since last millennium was receiving daily inspiration posts from me on a Whatsapp Group and she believed it should spread further afield.  Her eventual solution was to set up this blog through a programmer in 2013 and it has been a wonderful journey with you all.

I share this whole testimony, and give God all the glory for the great things He has done, because each one of us needs to discover what our part in the Great Commission should be.  How are you furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ?  You are a very important cog in a very big wheel, which keeps turning while our God brings His plan to a conclusion.

If you obey Him and do what He asks then you are not denying Him, and you will be rewarded both here and in Heaven.  Be strong and of good courage in this hard time of the pandemic and the strain it has put on the world economy.  Be faithful to God and He will be faithful to you.

Even the nasty mole cricket in this testimony had its part to play in getting me to this point in my journey towards Heaven.  What if it never woke us and got me to the church on time?  I would never have received the words that have carried me ever since.

So even if you read some difficult things in my blogs that bother you, please heed what Jesus is saying and investigate further until you know the truth for yourself and make changes in your life that please the Lord.  

I sent a copy of my book Hidden Riches in Secret Places to a friend in England on e-mail.  It contained a chapter on Cleansing Your Home.  Her mother had 7 Buddhas in the house that needed to go, and she knew her mother would never read my book.  So she printed it out and half hid it in her bedroom.  A week later her mother had thrown out all the Buddhas, and a few other things and even e-mailed me to say thanks.  If you would like a free copy of this book just respond to this e-mail address and request it.  brendarethman@gmail.com

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank You for everything You have done to bless my life so beautifully.  Please touch the hearts and lives of those who read my blogs and bless them with their hearts desires.  May they fulfil the Great Commission pertaining to their circumstances.  In Jesus' name. Amen.