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Register now for Brushstroke Ministries “Ministry In Motion” Women’s Conference
Saturday, October 25, 2014
at the Bridgeport Conference Center

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Prayer of Agreement

Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.
(Matthew 18:19)

 A Prayer for Bearing Fruit

Father, You chose me and appointed me to go and bear fruit…fruit that will last. Then the Father will give me whatever I ask in Your name. Father, You are the Gardener. You prune every branch that bears fruit, so it will be even more fruitful. The Apostle Paul said to be filled with the fruit of righteousness and that he desired that fruit might abound to our account. Therefore, I commit myself to bring forth the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. I renounce and turn from the fruit of the flesh, because I belong to Christ and have crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts. A seed cannot bear fruit unless it first falls into the ground and dies. I confess that I am crucified with Christ: Nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me. Father, I thank You that I am good ground, that I hear Your Word and understand it, and that the Word bears fruit in my life sometimes a hundredfold, sometimes sixty, sometimes thirty. I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth fruit in its season. My leaf shall not wither, and whatever I do shall prosper. Father, in Jesus name, I thank You for filling me with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding that I may walk worthy of You, Lord, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You.  In Jesus' name and so be it.
 
Question of the Week Who are Nadab and Abihu?
Nadab and Abihu were the oldest and second oldest sons of Aaron, the brother of Moses and first high priest of Israel. Exodus 24 includes Nadab and Abihu as two of the leaders of Israel who came before the Lord. They were given the special privilege of seeing a vision of God (Ex.24:9–11). Nadab and Abihu are best known, however, for offering “unauthorized fire” (or “strange fire,” KJV) before the Lord in the tabernacle and dying as a result (Lev.10:1–2). Why did God put Nadab and Abihu to death? Leviticus 10:3 offers the explanation. Those who served as priests before the Lord were required to serve Him honorably. If they did not, the consequence was death. In the case of Aaron’s sons, they dishonored the Lord by disobeying His command to only use fire from the brazen altar in the tabernacle (Lev.16:12). The “unauthorized fire” they offered was taken from another source. It may be difficult to understand such strict views regarding ceremony in our time, but these ways were part of how God revealed Himself as holy to the people of Israel. God continues to reign in perfect holiness, and all who come to Him through Christ are made part of “a royal priesthood” (1 Pet.2:9). We too, must be careful not to bring “strange fire” to Him.