Meeting Notes from Large Group Gatherings

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12/11/2016 (Sun) Ransoms by Bishop Alan Bassette
12/18/2016 (Sun) Maturing Disciples by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/21/2016 (Wed) Knowing Who We Are and Who Christ Is by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/25/2016 (Sun) Having a Plan by Wayne Engram and follow up by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/28/2016 (Wed) Study the Word Daily by Brother Benjamin D. Arazu
12/28/2016 (Wed) How Do I Go About a 21 Day Fast? A conversation between pastor and brother
01/01/2017 (Sun) Three Things We Need to Do in 2017 by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/08/2017 (Sun) Who Is Christ? By Pastor Andrew Traub
01/15/2017 (Sun) Things About Grace by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/15/2017 (Sun) Be Knowledgeable in the Word of God and Avoid False Doctrine by Martin Parker with follow up by Benjamin Arazu
01/18/2017 (Wed) Importance of Understanding by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/22/2017 (Sun) Importance of Holy Communion by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/22/2017 (Sun) Importance of Learning by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/25/2017 (Wed) The Identity of Believers by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/29/2017 (Sun) How to Avoid Panicking by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/01/2017 (Wed) The Danger of Religion by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/08/2017 (Wed) The Love of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/12/2017 (Sun) Keep the Fire Burning by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/15/2017 (Wed) Faithlessness and Discouragement by Bishop Alan Bassette
02/19/2017 (Sun) Bless the Lord by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/26/2017 (Sun) The Great Commission by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/26/2017 (Sun) Children's Time: The Blood of Christ by Martin Parker
03/05/2017 (Sun) How to Follow the spirit of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/12/2017 (Sun) Knowing the Love of Christ by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/19/2017 (Sun) Walking in God's Love by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/26/2017 (Sun) It is Finished! by Brother Wayne Engram
04/02/2017 (Sun) When did the old covenant end and the new covenant begin? By Benjamin D. Arazu
04/05/2017 (Wed) The Law Written on Our Hearts is not the Ten Commandments by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/09/2017 (Sun) What is the Law Written on Our Hearts? By Benjamin D. Arazu
04/16/2017 (Sun) The Resurrection is a Person, Not a One Day Event by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/23/2017 (Sun) Audio Recording on YouTube entitled 'Activating Prophecy' by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/23/2017 (Sun) The Man in Christ is Fully Forgiven by Brother Wayne Engram
04/30/2017 (Sun) The Man in Christ is a New Man by Martin Parker based on inspiration from Benjamin Arazu
05/07/2017 (Sun) What is Life? By Benjamin D. Arazu
05/14/2017 (Sun) Biblical Definition of Life (continued) by Benjamin D. Arazu
05/14/2017 (Sun) Who is a mother? By Vivian Mommy" Arazu"
05/24/2017 (Wed) "Spirit of Faith" Notes and YouTube Video by Benjamin D. Arazu
05/28/2017 (Sun) Revival is Coming by 3 Guest Presenters
06/04/2017 (Sun) The Spirit of Faith (continued) - The Law of Faith (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/07/2017 (Wed) Spirit of Faith - Prayer in Faith (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/11/2017 (Sun) Spirit of Faith - Prayer in Faith Part 2 (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/14/2017 (Wed) Supernatural Manifestations by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/18/2017 (Sun) (Blessings of) Seeking the Face of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/21/2017 (Wed) Spirit of Faith - Releasing Faith Through Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/25/2017 (Sun) Culture of a Strong Church, a Culture of Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/28/2017 (Wed) How to Ask Things in Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/02/2017 (Sun) Worship is an Important Part of Prayer; Pray in Two Dimensions. by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/12/2017 (Wed) Two Dimensions to Prayer (cont) by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/16/2017 (Sun) Two Dimensions of Prayer Review and Essence of Godly Knowledge by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/23/2017 (Sun) Believers are taught to know and not to become by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/26/2017 (Wed) Essence of Godly Knowledge by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/30/2017 (Sun) Essence of Godly Knowledge (continued) by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/11/2018 (Sun) Know Your Nature by Benjamin Arazu
03/18/2018 (Sun) Spiritual Growth by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/01/2018 (Sun) Benefits of Resurrection by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/03/2018 (Sun) Righteousness - an ingredient to Spiritual Growth by Vivienna Arazu
07/01/2018 (Sun) Leading of the Spirit by Benjamin D. Arazu
09/16/2018 (Sun) Spiritual Warfare: Importance of Meditation by Benjamin D. Arazu

Date: 02/12/2017

Presenter: Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: Keep the Fire Burning

Notes:

Are you excited today? Today you woke up among the land of the living. Do you realize how blessed you are?

Keep the fire burning!

The fire is the main aspect of today's lesson. When you have the fire within you, you are excited! People lose their way with God because they don't keep the fire burning. Once God puts that spark or that fire in us we must maintain and feed that fire. It's much like camping. If you want warmth and the ability to cook then you need to keep the fire fed. Feed your fire.

In Leviticus 9:22 the Lord appeared unto all the people and there came a fire up to the Lord. Fire in the Old Testament always represents who God is. We must keep the fire burning in our souls. We need fire to survive. Keep it burning so that when people see you they will see God in you.

Exodus 3:2-4 tells us God showed up as fire and it got Moses' attention. (side note: fire will burn in us without burning us up). When the fire burns in us, people will see it. In the Old Testament fire is considered to be God. Wherever He was He got attention.

We lay hands on each other to put that spark of fire within others. If I was there during Exodus 19:18 I would have been in awe watching all of the smoke and the mountain quake. That's showing us how powerful our God is. This is why we must keep the fire burning.

Saturate me in your fire. Help me to mediate on these things (the Word of God). Say it with confidence. This is what is going to allow us to become warriors in order to defeat those negative things in our life. No Christian should be depressed or consumed by their problems. We must trust in our Almighty God to give us what it takes to carry on.

We must reverence our God with awe and fear (Hebrews 12:28-29). He burns up those that are against Him. Fire burns up anything in its path. When God comes into our lives He burns up those ungodly things within us. The more you draw God into you, the more differently you will see things. You will be able to recognize the beauty around you.

The fire in the tabernacle should never go out (Leviticus 6:13). We are God's tabernacle. Don't let your fire go out. God tells us to keep the fires burning morning and evening (1 Chronicles 16:40). We must keep our fires burning at all times. Be in prayer continually. It will keep your day beautiful. Follow the Word. God wants us to keep the fire burning inside of us. We don't do burnt offerings anymore but instead we offer ourselves to God. We give ourselves to God. This is what puts the fire burning within us.

The Israelites forgot/failed to keep the fire burning. We must not fail to remember the Word of God or those things God puts in us. We need to meditate on those things. Get away from negative people. They will slowly burn the fire our of you.

Keep the fire burning!

There are things you can do to keep the fire burning. When you have the praises for God continually in your mouth, that is what will keep the fire burning (Psalms 34:1). Be continually in prayer and in the Word to keep the fire burning (Acts 6:4). Keep your spiritual house clean. If you don't then the devil will come and take away your joy and you will find yourself worse off than before. Be baptized in the fire of the Lord (Luke 3:16) and keep it burning. Pray without ceasing to keep it burning. Praying, fasting, and meditation will keep the fire burning (Isaiah 58:6)

People will see the fire burning in your life (1 Timothy 4:15). When you have the fire of God in your life, it will be visible. People will see the fire in you because of your actions, because of your excitement, because of the joy within you.

I want God to continue to consume me, to burn within me! Shout it out!

The follow up was by Brother Benjamin.

In the Old Testament God used fire in many ways to get the attention of the Israelites . Where there is fire there is light in the darkness. The fire of God should burn continually at the altar which is the prototype of the children of God. We are the temple of God.

Please remember this is the fire of God. Not actual physical fire. Don't really set yourself on fire. We want to be blessed, not burnt. (okay this may sound ridiculous to say but people have misinterpreted this type of fire before and actually set a church on fire because they were reading the Word but not being IN the Word.)

Fire purifies. The fire of God will purify you.

Remember Jesus was going to baptize with fire (Acts 2:1-3). The Holy Ghost will burn out all those unholy things from your life. A child of God should not be confused about their life. The fire will give you direction. Fire is a symbol of the Holy Ghost in the New Testament. Fire comes to give you direction.

After Judas died there were only eleven (11) apostles and they thought they needed someone to replace him. Who was going to replace Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:23-26)? When Jesus was in the flesh, He was directing them and guiding them. After He was resurrected He informed the apostles to be guided by the Holy Ghost. They were looking for someone to replace Judas so they cast lots. They did it this way because the Holy Ghost was not in them.

Frequently in the old testament they were casting lots (Joshua 18:8, Proverbs 16:33) because the Holy Ghost was not in them. In the New Testament it shouldn't be so. God honored what they were doing because it was the only way they could communicate with the Divinity. But we have the fire in the New Testament. We should be able to use the fire to give us direction.

After Acts 1 you will not see them casting lots any more because they received the fire of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4). When you receive the Holy Ghost you are baptized with Fire. To be productive you have to follow the fire. Speak the Word to all the people (Acts 5:19-20). We must give ourselves to the Word of God (Acts 6:4). You must feed the fire. The Word of God is the fuel needed to feed the fire.

Once you give yourself to the Word of God you will begin to listen to the Spirit of the Lord (Acts 8:29). It takes the Spirit of God in you to give you direction. Don't just settle. Choose to have direction. Don't be confused. Don't let yourself be misled.

The fire of God will quicken the growth in you. But you need to feed yourself on the Word of God. You can't grow without it. You do want to grow don't you?