“Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.” (Matthew 3:8–9, NASB95)
“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. “His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” (Matthew 3:11–12, NASB95)
My Spirit is upon you for I have anointed you for this new ministry. My baptism is with the Holy Spirit and with purifying fire. The chaff will be burned, but the wheat will be gathered in to feed many. You have not been chosen for your human heritage but for your spirit of repentance and humility. My gifts can operate best through those who are willing to be cleansed and willing to be used to proclaim My Love.
Anne S. White