OPINION (Charisma) – I was in prayer recently as the Lord was revealing there is going to be a shaking coming, a spiritual shaking. I could see that what the Lord was showing me was specifically for Christians. I could see they were going to experience a trembling within them, a fear of the Lord coming upon them. I saw a natural correlation between people running around disgruntled. It appeared as chaos on the earth, but what the Lord was showing me is that there is chaos within their souls and spiritual lives. As I continued to pray about the unsettledness that was happening, I heard the Lord say the word “holiness.” The Lord is calling


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His people back to holiness. He wants us to cleanse ourselves and come back to the place we were created to abide, in His truth, love and purity. Our flesh needs to be purified, and in order to purify our flesh, we need to have a fear of the Lord upon us. “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Cor. 7:1). I was recently editing my manuscript for an upcoming book, and as I was writing about deliverance from masturbation and pornography, I surveyed some men and asked them, “Besides the basic things everyone teaches to overcome the temptation, what has helped you to stay pure and heal?” One of the men responded it was having a fear of the Lord inside him. READ MORE

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