[anzac] PURITY - Or POWER?? - A Challenge

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:19:39 +1300
by David Wilkerson

Christ Is Made a Stranger In Our Midst - When We Want His Power 
More Than His Purity!

Reader Harris, an Englishman and director of The Pentecostal 
League of Prayer, once challenged a congregation on this matter 
of power and purity. He said, "Those who want power, line up to 
my right. Those who want purity, line up to my left." The 
congregation lined up 10 to 1 - for POWER!

In the book of Acts, Pentecost was synonymous with purity more 
than power. Peter told the council at Jerusalem what God did at 
the house of Cornelius, "God...giving them the Holy Ghost, even 
as He did unto us...purifying their hearts by faith..." (Acts 15:8-9 KJV)

Who is the man or woman of God who has power? Is it the one 
who can heal the sick and raise the dead? Is it the one who can 
best talk in tongues and prophesy? Is it the one who draws the 
most people and builds the greatest church? No! The one with 
the power - is the one with the purity! "...the righteous are bold 
as a lion... (Proverbs 28:1 KJV)

The prophet Malachi prophesied of a supernatural purge coming 
to God's house.

"... the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple... 
but who may abide the day of His coming? And who shall stand 
when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's 
soap. And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He 
shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, 
that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness." 
(Malachi 3:1-3 KJV)

This is a dual prophecy. He speaks of Christ's first coming, and 
also of His second! He will come again suddenly, as a thief in 
the night. But first, He will purify His Church.