Archive | March 2023

His Purifying Fire

Last Friday, March 10, 2023, I attended a time of worship at my church. There was to be no agenda, just worship to the Lord. A young woman played keyboard the entire time. She has a beautiful voice that tends to bring you right into the Presence of God.

She and her husband were soon expecting their first baby.

I sat soaking in the Presence, so much in the depths of it that I wasn’t readily aware when the music ended. I think it was the Secret Place.

Prayer was asked by the parents of this young couple, for the birth of the baby to go well. As they were praying, suddenly I felt a ball of fire in my body, in the area that would be the birth canal. It grew large, about the size of a cantaloupe, or a baby’s head?

The fire grew so big and so hot that it hurt.

When I was visiting Israel, in 2018, there was an occasion that I was eating a dinner salad of lettuce and vegetables; when suddenly, a fireball shot down my throat. I inspected the salad and even looked over the salad on the buffet line, but there wasn’t anything hot or spicy in it. This ball of fire went down my throat with such a force, hot like fire, that I choked. Friends at the table were startled and asked if I was alright. I was fine, told them what happened, and wondered about it but nothing more came of it—that is, in Israel. Since that time, I have had a few instances where this fireball just sort of presents itself within me. I know this sounds strange, and often the things of God make us wonder, but I just try to understand enough to flow with what He is doing.

So, in this incidence I spoke it out and told them what I had just experienced. Declaring that this baby would be born, of not just of water and blood but of fire, which is the Holy Spirit. That there would be something powerful about this birth.

At the time, I didn’t have a clear understanding of what it all meant, but later asked the Lord, “Lord what was that all about?

“He replied, “I purified the birth canal.”

Apparently, He opened it as well, because I got a text the next morning telling me that she went into labor that night and birthed the baby at 2:32AM. After a mere 2 1/2 hours of labor. The midwife had only been there for 15 minutes before this new daddy received his son into the world. I have never heard of anyone birthing a first baby in such a short amount of time. The new mother hadn’t said anything at the time I spoke out about the fire ball; but later told those close to her that, at the exact time of that incident, she had a single strong contraction. I expect it was confirmation to her, and preparation had begun–the birth canal was purified.

Glory to God!

Welcome to your new life, Gideon Michael!

Should the Lord tarry long enough, I believe you are to be a powerful man of God. Even as a child, I sense there is something special happening and look forward to seeing what He accomplishes through your life!

May God Bless you and be with you all the days of your life. May you clearly hear His Voice, walk in His Wisdom and His Ways to accomplish all the Lord has on His Heart for you. May you finish your race to spend Eternity with Him. Amen.

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 KJV