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We need Christ to work in us to become the mighty men and women He wants us to be. So how do we do that? By being in God's presence, craving and deepening our relationship with Him, pressing into Jesus, rekindling our desire for the Word, keeping our lives pure, and giving ourselves to prayer and intercession.

Be in God's presence.

This is a simple one. If you are not in His presence, you won't receive the refreshing that you need.

Crave God.
God is giving this infusion only to those who crave it. It's not going to happen to you because it's happening to me. The Bible tells us:

Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore. (Ps. 105:4, Amp.)

Getting close to God is easy. In fact, it's easier to get closer to God than some people you'd like to be close to. You can be close to God anytime you want. He's not too busy for you. There is no line at the throne room. You don't have to wait for a million people to get out of the way before He has time for you.

Deepen your relationship with God.

Renew your quest to know God intimately by making a commitment to deepen your relationship with the Holy Spirit. There is a new awareness of needing to become closer to God. I believe that the closer we get to the Second Coming, then the closer to God you and I must get.

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh unto you" (James 4:8, KJV). I like how the Amplified version states it: "Get close to God and He will come close to you." If you take a step toward God, He'll take a step toward you.

Press into Jesus.

What do I mean by "press in"? Let me give you an example. Do you remember the biblical story about the woman with the issue of blood? For years she suffered with the disease. When she found out Jesus was going to be in town, she did whatever she needed to do to get near Him.

She fought crowds of people to just touch Him. She was convinced that just one touch of His garment would heal her. So she pressed in. She knew that the presence of God was available. How desperate are you to touch Jesus today?

Rekindle your desire for the Word.

If the Bible is no longer exciting for you, then you need to rekindle your desire for it. If you don't feel that way right now, just ask the Lord to give you a fresh desire to read His Word and understand it in a whole new way.

Keep your life pure.

What does keeping pure mean? Simply that we've got to clean up our lives. In Joel 2:11-14, God says (author's paraphrase), "I don't want an outward appearance of holiness; I want an inward holiness. I don't want an outward appearance of servitude; I want it coming from your heart. I don't want it just looking as though you're serving Me; I want you truly and fully serving Me."

It means stop playing church. Stop the religious games. Don't be satisfied with the norm anymore. Rend (tear) your hearts. Clean your life up. Demand of yourself that sin has got to go; strife has got to go; bitterness has got to go; jealousy has got to go.

We don't have time to play around with those things anymore. They are luxuries of the flesh, and God wants us to take authority over them. He wants us to take authority over our minds and become holy and mighty men and women who are fit to serve in His army.

Give yourself to prayer and intercession.

A mighty man or woman is a person who is strong in prayer. His or her attitude is to pray first before doing anything else. A lot of people use prayer as a last resort. When any problem comes up, those folks try this and that, and it is only after this and that doesn't work that they decide to pray. Mighty men and women know to pray first. They are strong in prayer and strong in faith.

It's time to wake up! You need to realize that we're already on the winning team and what God needs is for all of us to prepare for war. If you listen closely, you're going to hear, in the Spirit, His trumpet. You're going to hear the battle cry.

Prepare yourself. Turn to God with all your heart. Get ready for battle! Prepare for your greatest warfare. Prepare also for your greatest victories. You're called to battle, but destined to win.

Jerry Savelle Ministries International
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Author Biography

Jerry Savelle
Web site: Jerry Savelle Ministries International
Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God's help. While he considered himself a "nobody," when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God's faithfulness and Dr. Savelle's "no quit" attitude, his life is totally different than it was thirty-eight years ago.

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