Wednesday Word: July 19, 2017
As soon as I finished writing Part 9 of the Order for Advancement series, even before I emailed it to the GAHF admin, Holy Spirit made it very clear what I was to write about for this week’s Wednesday Word. He made it very plain and clear through one word which rang loud within every part of me, FERVENT!
[here is the link to Part 9 of the Order for Advancement series in case you missed it:
As I am looking up the definitions and synonyms for the word ‘fervent’, I can hardly contain my excitement of what the Lord is speaking to us.
*Having or displaying a passionate intensity.
*Hot, burning, or glowing.
*Middle English: via Old French from Latin fervent- ‘boiling’, from the verb fervere. Compare with fervid and fervor.
Can you see why I am excited? ‘Having or displaying a passionate instensity’… ‘Hot, burning, or glowing’… I know in my spirit-being this is a correction from the Lord for me/us to be this way towards Him. That is where the excitement comes from. His corrections are for our good and for the advancement of His Kingdom within us and within this world.
Revelation 3:19 – As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
Here are some synonyms of ‘fervent’: passionate, sincere, intense, profound, heartfelt, spirited, enthusiastic, zealous, eager, committed, devout…
The opposite of ‘fervent’ is apathetic which essentially means showing or feeling no interest.
What does being fervent look like Biblically?
Romans 12:9-21 – Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Lord is saying:
“Everything I have given you to do, do. Do them with a fervent spirit. Be joyful and passionate for Me, all that I Am, and all that I give you. Seek Me with your whole heart and being. My reward is with Me and not in the things of man. Those who seek Me fervently shall have the desires of their heart. Do not strive for perfection, this is a tool of the enemy to dim your focus away from Me. I have placed in you everything you need to accomplish the tasks I have given you. Everything will come to completion when you do them with, through, for, and by Me. Be FERVENT for Me and My Kingdom which dwell within you.”
Alicia R. Shipe
Fervent definitions https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/fervent
Fervent synonyms https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/thesaurus/fervent
Apathetic definition https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/apathetic
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