This “Burning Voice” is one of the most faithful people I have ever met. Chuck McDonald is not only an integral part of Fire on the Altar he also is a great brother in the Lord and a mighty man of faith! He has challenged all of us to consume more of the word of God on a daily basis, to believe for the dead to be raised, the sick to be healed, and for all that the word declares is available to the believer in Jesus Christ. He is an evangelist in the truest sense of the word! He lives and breathes Jesus and The Holy Ghost! He lives in Lake City SC with his amazing wife Cherie McDonald and they together are scaring the hell out of the Devil in these last days! I pray you are greatly impacted by this word! ~Tammie Southerland
While preaching this past Sunday morning, I got a revelation.
I was speaking out of the book of Judges, chapter 8 and verse 4. While working through my message to the church, God began speaking to me about the 300 men God had dwindled Gideon down to in Judges 7. This is the frustrating, yet exciting moment when God starts giving revelation while speaking.
First of all let’s think about being “Elite”. Coming from a military background I think of some of the most elite forces on planet earth, (ie.. The Green Beret’s, The Navy SEAL’s, the British SAS as well as others.). In our natural mindset, to be elite is to be a cut above the rest or hold a position only few attain. Astronauts, Sports stars, TV/Movie personalities, you know the “Rich and Famous”.
Not so in the Kingdom mindset. To be the elite in biblical times and most biblical stories are those who were not the best, not the fastest or not the most popular. Look at the life of David. A little shepherd boy from nowhere who with the anointing and unction of God on him became an icon in the faith for his heroics against Goliath and the military conquests he had. It’s these kind of men and women who become the “Elite” of the faith.
So again I was talking to the folks about the 300 men God chose for Gideon in Judges 7. God chose 300 men who scooped water into their hands and drank it instead of those who just plopped down, so to speak, and drink. I was prophetically speaking about how God was going to get this particular church down to those who will be elite. Then God showed me something. In theology we have a principle called representation. It is where something or someone can be represented by another. So the thought came. They were drinking water. So my spirit went crazy.
What can water represent? Most often in scripture, using the principle of representation, The Holy Spirit can be represented by water. Genesis 1, Matthew 3, Mark 1, Luke 3 and John 1, 2 & 4. So the thought then came to me, God chose men who were handling the Spirit accurately. Not just flopping around in the glory or with a half-hearted attempt. Men who took it seriously that “..the same Spirit that raised Christ Jesus from the dead now lives in our mortal bodies.”. Men who were serious about holy living, consecration, being separate from the world and standing out.
This is the “Elite” force that God is raising up in these last days that is going to usher in the end time revival everyone is praying and prophesying for. It’s this group that will shake each and every city in America with the fire of revival. A John the Baptist generation that will see His kingdom come and His will being done. So when we use the word “Elite” or “Remnant”, I believe this is what it is going to look like. A people consecrated and seeking the kingdom of God with all they have. No other lovers in the way of true, intimate relationship with Jesus. A deep love affair with the Holy Spirit that they are possessed by Him. Look out, They’re coming!