Becoming a soldier in the army of the Lord.
When I was given the topic to speak about Kingdom Fire, in the like manner I was given the example of being a soldier. A soldier goes through a training process and is ready to take their place in the battle field. This momentum stays while they are in combat. Once we become Christians we should be able to burn like fire for the kingdom of God shedding light, bringing deliverance and preparing the way to take out the old in order to bring in new growth. So I went and research the army process.
When becoming a soldier there is a check list that you must have. This checklist includes preparation from personal hygiene to grooming to acquiring the appropriate attire. You have to be physically and mentally prepared before you can start basic training.
In the army they go through three phases. They are known as the red, white and blue phase.
Working in the vineyard of Christ is no different. Ephesians 1:5 says that God has predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasures of his will. Verse 11 says, ‘in him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.’ In the book of Philippians 2:13 it says ‘for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.’ And Romans 8:14, ‘for those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.’
It is the Lord’s will that not one perish. We were all born into sin but God sent his soon to save us. Through his blood we are, redeemed, forgiven, cleansed, justified, and sanctified.