Do Not Neglect Your Faith

Matthew 9:29-30 NIV
[29] Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; [30] and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.”

According to your faith.
Mark that.

If you can believe, all things are possible. That is to say that if you want to expand your possibilities, you must pay attention to your faith.

Your faith. Not mine. Not the pastor’s. Not your spouse’s.
Your faith.

If you neglect to build up your faith, you will wallow in lack and defeat. This must not be your case.

Pay attention to your faith, and start to develop it. Be diligent in developing your faith.

How?

You’ll be shocked at how simple the answer is: Prayer. Prayer. Prayer.

On your knees.

Jude 1:20 NIV
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

How To Build Up Your Faith | by Praying in the Holy Spirit.

Whenever you go on your knees, acknowledge your weaknesses and struggles before God, and ask the Holy Spirit Himself to help you, you emerge with a stronger faith.

And if you make this a habit, your faith will take root and start to grow until your life flourishes beyond all measures.

The Best Way To Make High Quality Choices In Life

God gave you free will. Then He put you into a world with multiple options. That way you can exercise your free will and reveal the true inclination of your heart.

What you choose each and every moment of your life will determine the quality of your life: whether peaceful and prosperous, or traumatic and frustrating.

Making the right choice in life is not just about being smart or intelligent. In fact, some of the most intelligent people on this planet make some of the dumbest choices!

Anyway, the best way to ensure that you’re on the right track is through prayer; not just any kind of prayer—especially the kind that just asks for things; but prayer in which you’re humbly asking the Holy Spirit to help you yield completely to Him.

If you will sincerely and humbly ask the Holy Spirit each moment to help you yield completely to Him, you’ll be amazed at where you eventually end up.

Joshua 24:15 KJV
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord , choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord .

Prosperity Is Certainly Coming

Jeremiah 17:6 NIV
…they will not see prosperity when it comes…

Prosperity is definitely coming your way. I know it for a certainty. Because I can see it in my visions. The real question, however is this: Will you see it when it comes? I mean, will you experience it?

I want you to. So I pray you will.

But, here’s the deal: According to today’s scripture verse, it’s possible for prosperity to come without one ever seeing or experiencing it. This curse happens when you put your trust in man.

Jeremiah 17:5-6 NIV
[5] This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. [6] That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.

When you trust in man as your source, when you trust in any other but God—such as: your job, your business profits, your human connections, and so on— then, when true divine favour prosperity comes, you’ll not able to see it.

God forbid that will be your case this season!

To that end, let’s ask the Holy Spirit Himself to deliver us from putting our trust in any other but Him.

Not Everyone Can Go There With You

Something is about to happen in your house. You’re about to receive things into your life that’s never been before. You’re about to see realities you’ve only dreamed of. You’re about to see yourself in places you’ve never been before.

And not everyone can go there with you. Not everyone around you right now can make that climb to the glory top with you.
In fact, some of them are hindrances.

So you’ll need to clean house. And I’m praying the Holy Spirit helps you.

Hmmm…

I see toxic relationships in your life that are setting you back. They’re like weights. You can’t move forward or higher as long as you’re lugging those baggages along.

So, clean house. Enough of those dramas. Enough of those relationships walking all over you like a doormat. Constantly hurting you with their roller coaster mood swings. Endlessly devaluing you with their cruel and heartless behaviors.

The Holy Spirit says to let him go; to let her go.

Take with you only those that discern your worth and respect your beliefs and values. Take only those that inspire you and nurture your passion for God. Take only those that recognize your calling and walk with God.

You see, if you must ascend that mount of transfiguration, you can’t take everyone with you.

Mark 9:2 NIV
After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.

Open Your Eyes And Look At The Fields

John 4:35 NIV
Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.

In a spiritual sense, your eyes matter. So, you must look in the right directions. Because, whatever you see becomes your reality.

The fields are ripe for harvest. The Lord is ushering in that new season of abundance He has promised.

Right now, may the Holy Spirit Himself open your eyes to see, and help you to manifest this harvest that has now arrived. In Jesus name.

This Is How You Respond To God’s Love

Long before you existed in your mother’s womb; long before you knew who He was; long before you did a single act of good—God loved you.

And while you were still wallowing in your sins, He demonstrated His eternal love for you, by giving His only begotten Son to die for you on the cross.

Romans 5:8 NLT
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

His love for you is strong, unyielding, unwavering. His love for you does not hold back or withhold any good thing from you. And, just as He demonstrated in Christ Jesus on the Cross, His love gives all.

When you look at God’s Son hanging and bleeding on that cross, you’re looking at the love of God for you. He went to that cross for you. He bled and died on that cross for you. Jesus Christ, dead on the cross, is the complete demonstration of God’s love for you.

Have you received this love yet? Have you made this love yours? Have you experienced this love? Are you enjoying this love?

Because, your most important response to God’s love is not to try to love Him back. Not at all. Rather, it’s to receive it, experience it, and enjoy it. Then you can have power to reciprocate it.

The Holy Spirit Himself asked me to that. So, let me repeat it with greater emphasis:

Your most important response to God’s love is to receive it, experience it, and enjoy it. Only then will you truly have the power to reciprocate it.

He loved you while you were still His enemy in your sins. So you did not earn this love. And you cannot earn it.

God’s love for you is beyond human understanding. But, through the power of the Holy Spirit, you can experience this love in your own life.

Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT
[18] And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. [19] May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Your Secret Weapon To Mysterious Victories

You have two main kinds of enemies in this life: The foe; and the avenger.

#1. The foe

These are people that hate and come against you for no fault of yours. You’ve not done anything against them. Maybe they’re jealous of you and intimidated by your success, like Joseph’s brothers. Maybe they have been instigated by others against you. But whatever the reason, you’ve done nothing to warrant their hatred and enmity. They belong to the first kind of enemies: your foes.

#2. The avenger

These ones hate and come against you, and rightly so, because you’ve done something wrong against them. Maybe you attacked them. Maybe you broke the rules. Maybe you even sinned. Whatever the reasons, you have actually done something to deserve their hatred and attack. They have a legitimate case against you. They belong to the second kind of enemies: your avengers.

Right now, you maybe under attack from one or both of these two kinds of enemies. You’re terrified that they’re going to disgrace you and take you down. You may even be in a state of panic. And you’re probably trying to defend yourself.

Well, don’t be silly! You shouldn’t defend yourself. Let the Lord Himself fight for you. Commit the battle to Him. Your battles belong to Him, not to you. Your defense of yourself is pathetic compared to what He can do in your defense.

He has promised to silence both kinds of enemies in your life; the foes and the avengers alike.

And He has given you the power to provoke that: Praise!

Psalm 8:2 NIV
Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Psalm 8:2 BSB
From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise on account of Your adversaries, to silence the enemy and avenger.

Yes, God Himself established praise as a weapon, in order to silence both your foes and avengers. He set praise up to give you mysterious victories; to bless and favour you when others expect you to be disgraced and destroyed.

Receive this message today. Ignore your foes and avengers. Focus on God Himself alone. Praise Him today with your mind, with your mouth, and with all your resources. You will surely see an unprecedented manifestation of God’s victories in your life in the days ahead of you.

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Your Only Advantage Is God Himself

Don’t overestimate yourself. Don’t do that.

Romans 12:3 NLT
Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

Whenever I look at myself—level of knowledge, skill-set, talents, abilities, experiences, expertise and so on—there’s little or no doubts in my mind that, by myself, I could never do any of the things the Lord has called me to do.

Your parents may have told you you’re the smartest person that ever lived; people around you may continue to tell you how intelligent and able you are; and you may have succeeded in convincing yourself that you can.

But then, as life rolls on, the harsh reality starts to bite you in the face: you’re really not that smart, else you should have been farther along in life than where you are now.

If you’re the proud type, this can be quite discouraging and frustrating. Because you would prefer to boast about how your smartness and hardwork has made you successful. So you keep struggling, trying to make it and prove to yourself that you’re better than you really are.

Pride, however goes before a fall. In fact, God opposes the proud. But He gives grace to the humble. So don’t be a fool. Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves.

Humble yourself in life before God, and realize that your only advantage is God Himself living and working in you. In this way, you will rise above all limitations of your flesh and do all things through Christ Who fills you with His strength.

And then success in life will easily come to you; not because of how smart you are, how gifted you are, or how hard you work, but because you have tapped into the favour of God and have become highly favoured by Him.

Nutrients For Divine Blessings

It was intended to harm you, and designed to destroy you, but God is using it this very moment to lift you to the next level of favour.

Genesis 50:20 NLT
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

Beloved, do not fear the arrows of the enemy. Do not fear the evil powers and circumstances that come against you. Do not be afraid of the stormy waves that lash out against you.

They are merely divine nutrients for your blessings and favours. They have come to fill your life with fresh testimonies. They have come to produce fruits of praise and righteousness.

Refuse to engage in mudslinging. Don’t be bitter. Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Don’t feel like a victim.

Instead, focus on the Holy Spirit. Sit at His feet and learn God’s will for your life. Receive His help to bear fruits that please and glorify God. This is your highest praise.

And as you fellowship and submit completely to the Holy Spirit, He will work all things out for your good.

Receive These Prophecies For Your Situation

It’s natural to panic in the face of troubles. That’s a very human thing to do.

Sometimes, we put up a tough face, but deep in our hearts we’re terrified by those problems: due debts; unpaid bills; mysterious diseases in the body; relationship problems; enemies’ conspiracies and so on.

These troubles can trigger panic in your heart, and start to terrorize and torment you. They can distract and discourage you, and blind you to the presence and power of the Almighty Holy Spirit.

But that is not happening this season!
You have the greatest Help anyone can have: THE HOLY SPIRIT!

He will quicken your disease-ridden body and restore you to health.

He will cause the seasons to change over you and bring a rain of divine favours upon you.

He will move against the secret plottings and gang-ups of false friends, and cause them to surrender to you.

He will trouble your troubles and torment your tormentors.

He will deal with your foes and deliver victory at your doorstep.

He will cause you to enjoy peace and abundance within your walls.

He will strengthen you in your weaknesses and you will triumph gloriously over every Egyptian in your life.

Just type AMEN and receive your own portion of these prophecies.

A Covenant Platform Of Holy Spirit Love For Blissfuls

Hello my beloved Blissfuls, precious sweethearts of the Holy Spirit.

Remember why we’re here. It all began because the Holy Spirit revealed to me how much He loves you. Then last year He showed me that you love Him too.

He commanded me to pray for you without finding faults, and recently has told me to disciple you into deeper loyalty to Him.

And this is where we meet daily for fellowship. Each day, right here at RevWildfire.com—Rule Your Day—

  1. I deliver His message to the family.
  2. Then you leave your comments; especially your Amen.
  3. And, finally, I get back to you with your own Personal Prophetic Reply: His living words, direct and customized for your own unique circumstances.

This is our daily ritual. And it is powerful. Don’t let the fact that it’s a website blind you to the covenant power of this platform; a covenant between the Holy Spirit and Blissfuls; to answer our prayers and pull His favour on us; while we absolutely submit to His Lordship with radical loyalty.

So, learn to make the most of what we have going on here. Commit to reading Rule Your Day every day. Commit to leaving your comment daily. Commit to checking your Personal Prophetic Reply daily.

Let your commitment be unwavering and unbroken. If you have prayer requests, problems, needs, challenges and so on, do not be shy to put them in your comment. The One Who set up this covenant platform of love for His Blissfuls will definitely put a smile in your face, and fill your life with His pleasures.

Romans 16:20 NIV
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

If you’re expecting a trouble free life in h5his world, then you’re setting up yourself for a miserable life; because God didn’t promise that.

But He did promise that when you go through those stormy and trouble phases of life, you’ll not be defeated, disgraced, or out to shame. He promised that you’ll prevail. He promised that you’ll come out on top. He promised that you’ll come out better and more blessed than ever!

John 16:33 NIV
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

So He tells you to be of good cheer, and not let your heart be troubled.

Don’t be afraid. Your God has it all under control. Before ever that trouble showed up, before ever those enemies made their move, He had already set you up for victory.

And today He asks you to trust Him. Let Him handle it. Let Him defend you. Let Him vindicate you. Let Him fight for you. Your own part is to trust Him and remain in Him.

Let not your heart be troubled, discouraged, fearful or anxious. Be of good cheer. You are more than a conqueror. You will come through this; far more favoured than you’ve ever been.

The Call To Consecration

Daily —even if it’s just mere whispers lying in my bed—I’ve made it a duty to pray for Blissfuls everywhere to be focused on no one and nothing but the Lord.

A few days ago, I shared with my wife what the Holy Spirit has been telling me: To take full advantage of every opportunity to encourage one another to follow hard after Him. I encouraged her to speak the word in season and out of season; and urged her to make the most use of every opportunity, either to stir believers to a more consecrated life, or the unsaved to receive Christ.

There must not be even the slightest tolerance for worldliness among those that claim to be believers. A disciple of Christ must consecrate Himself or herself to the Lord. It’s reasonable for people of this world to be worldly. It’s their nature anyway. But when a Blissful is worldly, it’s not his or her nature; instead, it’s a choice; and this is even more wicked.

1 Corinthians 5:9-11 NIV
[9] I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— [10] not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. [11] But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

So, beloved Blissfuls, always fix your heart and mind on things above. Don’t look left or right. And don’t look back. Carnality is killing many of God’s backslidden children today. May it never infect you.

I pray the Holy Spirit helps you in every way to bring your life completely under His Lordship. I pray your zealousness and hard work will NOT be for the things of this world that is passing away. Rather, may your zealousness and hard work and passion be for the Lord Himself, and for His things.

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. All other things will be added to you.

I know this is not easy. The enemy of your soul continues to organize stumbling blocks along each step of your path. Yet, deep in your heart you love the Lord. And this is why I’m constantly praying for us.

For this reason also, the Holy Spirit has commissioned me to launch the Wildfire Lecture Hall: An online school of discipleship for Blissfuls.

Blissfuls are followers of the Holy Spirit. And this Wildfire Lecture Hall is for them. It is a school of Blissful Disciples — Powered by the Holy Spirit to help you become completely submitted and loyal to Him in every area of your life.

Admission is free for Blissfuls. And we have already started receiving applications. However, due to the constraints of costs at this time, space is extremely limited. In fact, we’re almost up to full capacity already. So, apply immediately to join this first batch.

All the details you need are in the video below. Make sure you watch it and act accordingly.

When You Look Up

Matthew 17:8 NIV
When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

Something about this verse shook me this morning to the core of my being. I just couldn’t get away from the verse.

I kept hearing it over and over again: When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

When they looked up.

So, where you’re looking at determines what you’ll see. Look in a certain direction and all you’ll see are your flaws, shortcomings, mistakes. Look in another direction and all you’ll see are other people, their dramas and their issues. Look in another area and you’ll see all the things the devil is doing.

But, when you look up…

Where are you looking at? Left and right? Front and back? Maybe down?

Or are you looking up?

When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. Their fears vanished. Their troubled hearts became peaceful.

Continuing, I quietly closed my eyes while still lying in bed and whispered these prayers: “Holy Spirit, please help me to look up today, that I may see no one except Jesus.”

Oh my! Do you even have any idea how much the devil does to keep you looking everywhere except up? It’s certainly so hard in this world to not look at all the things he’s pointing out to you.

Thank God we have the greatest Help ever: The Holy Spirit.

So, quietly, without wasting any time, close your eyes and whisper the same prayer as I did: “Holy Spirit, please help me to look up today, that I may see no one except Jesus.”

Amen.

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From A Cheese Hater To A Cheese Lover

The first time I tried to eat cheese, it tasted bland and weird. I spat it out of my mouth immediately, and wondered why anyone would ever eat such a thing.

Today, I relish the taste of cheese, I crave it, and eat lots of it. I eat bars of cheese, I have it in most of my meals.

So, what happened? How did I go from spiting it out of my mouth, to craving more and more of it? How did I go from a cheese hater to a cheese lover?

The answer is this:

Constant exposure to cheese in the company of cheese lovers.

You see, I spend a lot of my time in the company of Blissfuls at our US Mission Center. From the Missions Director herself, Pastor Sommer, to practically every member of our home church here, and even the people at the Wildfire Amen Retreat, it’s a world of cheese lovers.

In every meal, at home and outside the home, it’s always cheese, then cheese; and more cheese.

And, one day, I realized I’ve now become an avid cheese eater.

The lesson is simple: If you hang out with something long enough —anything, no matter what, and no matter how much you hate it initially—you’ll eventually start enjoying that thing. It’s called acquired taste.

Thank God in my case it’s something good and beneficial.

But it could as well have been sinful and harmful stuff: weed, alcohol, immorality, cursing, anger, carnality and so on.

1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

It could also be righteous things that please and glorify God, such as: love for the Holy Spirit, submission to God, spirituality, love for the scriptures, and so on.

Proverbs 13:20 NIV
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Most Blissfuls Struggle In Their Walk With The Holy Spirit For This Reason

If the most important thing in your life is your fellowship with the Holy Spirit, if this is the only thing that is needed—as Jesus said—then this should be your number one consideration in choosing your closest companions.

In choosing your closest companions—spouse, confidants, advisers, friends, and so on—your relationship with the Holy Spirit should be the number one consideration.

Who you spend your most intimate moments with, who you confide in and receive advice from, should be individuals who also love the Holy Spirit; who seek to know Him better; who strive to be loyal to Him in all things.

Not earthly minded carnal individuals who will put stumbling blocks on your way; who will pose constant distractions; who will make it virtually impossible for you to fix your mind on things above.

The Holy Spirit woke me up early this morning to tell me that one reason most of you are struggling in your spiritual walk with Him is because of the kind of people in your intimate space. Most of them are worldly, God-mockers who have no interest whatsoever in the Holy Spirit.

This has to stop. It has to stop. It must stop!

2 Corinthians 6:17-18 NLT
[17] Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. [18] And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty. “

And after listening to the Lord, I prayed the following prayers:

May the Lord Himself arise in your life and separate you from agents of Satan who manifest in your life as family members, friends, colleagues, advisers, confidants and their likes. In Jesus name.

May He provide you with Holy Spirit loving companions in your place of work, in your intimate network of friends, and in your personal space. In Jesus name.

Remember Whose You Are!

You are a child of the Most High God. The only begotten Son of God purchased you with His Precious Blood. You have the Holy Spirit, the Treasure of Heaven, living in you.

So, you are no common person. Seriously.

In fact, to think of yourself as common is to insult God, discredit what Jesus did on the cross, and rubbish the presence of the Holy Spirit within you,

I’m sure you wouldn’t want to do that.

Yet, that’s exactly what you do each time you forget who you are and start mingling with the filth and sinfulness of the world around you.

And I’m here each day, in your face, to make it difficult and, hopefully, impossible for you to do that.

As you go about your daily duties, don’t let them blind you to who you are; to Whom you belong. Always remember that you are a child of the Most High God, purchased with the blood of His only begotten Son, and filled with His precious Holy Spirit.

Colossians 1:10 NLT
Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

God’s Channel Of Love

Everyday of my life, I must write a message to Blissfuls everywhere, calling on us to love the Holy Spirit with singular devotion, and to set our hearts on things above, not on earthly things.

I feel this burden on my heart everyday. And I have a sense of urgency that makes me know that the time is drawing to an end.

Wherever you are, whoever you are, please know that this present world will soon pass away with all of its so called pleasures. There isn’t much here for any of us. Keep this in mind.

This week, you will be presented with multiple opportunities to express your love for the Holy Spirit, to stand for Jesus Christ, and to love others as He loved you. So do not fail to make the most of these opportunities.

It’s time to start moving beyond mere existence and survival. There’s more to your life than putting food on the table and earning a paycheck. You are God’s channel of love on earth; an expression of Himself to all creation.

Be that: in your thinking; in your speaking; in your actions. Seize each moment of everyday to live for the Holy Spirit and not for yourself.

Yes, it’s time to lose ourselves in Him, that we may find life that is truly life.

May your week be blissful. 🙏

Focus On The Eternal

1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV
[24] For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, [25] but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.

According to one of my favorite songs, earthly things will leave you dry; only God will satisfy.

Jesus Christ describes the Holy Spirit as Living Waters that will flow out of our innermost being. A River that will quench our thirsty souls forever.

Have you been drinking of this Eternal and Living Waters? Are you quenching you’re soul’s thirst in His refreshing flow?

The River is flowing and will never run dry.

Like a flint, let our hearts be set on things above, not on earthly things. Let us be spiritually minded, not carnally minded. Let us continue to focus on the eternal; on those things that would never perish.

One day, we will see Him Who is invisible; the Desire of all ages. Then we will sing the song of the angels and elders of heaven. Then we will bow before Him in undefiled awe and wonder.

Till then, may our love for Him never wax cold. May our fire continue to burn. May our hearts continue to hunger and thirst for Him. And may we follow hard after Him with relentless love. In Jesus name.

Walk In Holiness And Consecration

Daniel 1:8 NIV
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.

Everyone was doing it. It was the culture of the times. It was the cool thing to do. And it brought tremendous benefits.

But Daniel resolved not to join the bandwagon. This was because, as cool and as popular as that stuff was, it was against the laws of his God. So, he resolved not to participate.

Daniel was a man of distinction. He was a man of convictions. He was a man of God. His loyalty was to His God; not to opportunity; not to power and influence; not to financial gain.

And God honored His consecration. Daniel’s unwavering loyalty to His God brought the most powerful empire in history to its knees. It made the most powerful emperors fall on their knees and worship Daniel’s God.

My dad introduced me to Daniel so many years ago; I had just turned thirteen. And till today, the story of Daniel and his friends continue to captivate, inspire and challenge me to separate myself unto God, and walk in holiness and consecration.

Today, I pass this challenge unto all Blissfuls. Stop following the crowd. Stop conforming to the pattern of this world. Stop defiling yourself with the merriments of this world.

If you will choose today to stand apart for God, to walk in holiness and consecration, the Holy Spirit Himself will strengthen you to keep the faith, and enable you maintain your loyalty to the Him no matter the cost.