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Date: Oct 1, 2002

This word is submitted by Patrick Mcbane (MCBANEP@PIOS.com)


               Going Farther with a Burning Heart

Luke 24
28 And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as
   though He were going farther.
29 But they urged Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is getting toward
   evening, and the day is now nearly over." So He went in to stay with them.
30 When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and
   blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them.
31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from
   their sight.
32 They said to one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He
   was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to

The Lord would say, "Let's go farther.  Even though your strength is gone,
let's go farther.  Even though there's darkness all around, let's go
farther.  Even though the Day of the Lord is very near, let's go farther."
The Lord would say, "Going farther is not always related to distance but is
prompted by desire."  It is time to pull on the Lord with strong urgings.
It is time to acknowledge Him.  It's time to press into Him with great
expectancy and present our desire for Him as our request.

The Lord would say, "I will respond to this, I will come and stay with you."
As we pull on the heart of the Father - He will set us with a burning in our
hearts for the bridegroom.  He is setting it even now.  Many of us have had
this burning, but the wick has been snuffed out by certain obstacles and
diversions.  The fire on this altar must be kept burning.

"I will burn in you through brokeness and blessing.  Bless in generosity.
Bless when you're coming in and bless when you're going out."  Bless the
Lord, O my soul - let all that is within me bless His holy name.  Set
yourself before the Lord with broken and contrite hearts for this I will
never despise.

"I will open up new revelation and you will see Me as I am, says the Lord.
Your heart will burn with passion for intimacy with Me, your ears will ring
with words from My heart.  Your strength will be renewed with the power of 
My might, and a path of Rhema Word will unfold before you."

"It's time to go farther and burn."