Chapter 22 Fire of God

 

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Day #22: Spirit of Might
Fire of God

Once you have experienced fire, smoke is just not ever enough. Once you have experienced Heaven, religion just will never do. The most precious gift is, that regardless of circumstances, you can love and praise Jesus and seek His Face; His Person and His Presence. And in doing so His Love comes upon you and you get to see His Hand at work and circumstances changed. 

It doesn’t take intelligence to praise Jesus, it doesn’t take a doctorate in Biblical knowledge to love and praise His Name. It only takes a heart of a child and this regardless of age. It is the same that sees the Power, the Revelation, and Love of God flow like a river. You can have all knowledge and even great deeds, but still not approach Jesus in the way that you are supposed to

What is your religion? Nothing! The Christian belief is NOT a religion but IS the unfathomable Love and Mercy of Christ Jesus. Despite your human frailties, your sin and foulness of heart, your unbelief and otherwise flat out rejection of the purposes of God – the Love of Jesus triumphs! Jesus remains deeply longing to take you by your hand and lead you into the fullness of Himself, and all this in spite of you. 

Opening Scripture:

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire. (Matthew 

I desire to no longer stop at the wordand’ but go on all the way to the full reality of the word ‘Fire’, as purposed in the Cross and the shed Blood of the Lamb. I shall ‘turn aside’ and ‘see this great sight’ (Ex.3:3-4). I shall seek the Fire of God as presented by the Holy Spirit, sealed and set in Promise by the Blood shed for each one of us (Luke 

What a precious Salvation that has been bestowed upon us. To be guided by the Holy Spirit in preparation for the Fire of God, to be raised and instructed by the Holy Spirit to more freely receive answer to prayer. To gain a greater anointing, a greater measure of the Spirit of God, even a measure without limit (John 3:34). To be warmly taken by your right hand (Is. 41:13-19) by the Spirit of the Living God and given place among these standing here in the Courts of God (Zech. 3). To be clothed in fine linen and seated with Jesus at the right hand of God (Eph. 2:6) and to be guided and gifted with a deepening awareness and confidence to approach the Provision of Heaven (1 Cor. 2:9 AMPC). 

As a (little) child of God I am coming to know whom I am in Him, for the Spirit of God is making Him increasingly known. He is raising me to know the Father, to know Jesus, to know who I am in Him, and also to be known in Him. I choose to listen and to hear the Voice of God rather than the voice of the god of this age; who’s voice is loud, prevalent, and common. The god of this age is intent on the believer retaining a secular way of approaching God in their faith. This Religious and Secular spirit is intently at work to deny you of the Holy Spirit and Fire (Matt. 13).

Just look at the Parable of the Sower: 1. The Path; Satan hardened hearts; some people won’t even ponder or meditate on the possibility of the Spirit and Fire. 2. Persecution; and some are hindered from taking the message deep to heart, and in times of persecution the pursuit of the Spirit and Fire wilts and is no more. 3. Weeds; simply the cares and worries of this life takes centre stage and choke out the hunger and longing of heart. 4. Now the good soil; this is a choice to daily (Luke 9:23) seek the Presence of Heaven (Matt. 6:9-13) and in this ‘Good Soil’ the Spirit of the Living God Himself instructs, guides, protects, and raises up; causing you to flourish!

Through praise and worship, prayer and fasting, you can increasingly behold a greater measure of the Glory of Jesus (John 17:24) in the Secret Place of the Lord (Ps. 91:1 AMPC). The more that you behold His Glory the more you simply find yourself carrying a greater measure of His Glory as you go about your daily life. Just as Jesus led the way; though He was God incarnate He always went aside to seek the Face of God and to wait upon the Lord entering into His Presence.

Come and gain the fullness of the Fruit of the Spirit alive, tangible, and powerfully active; the Gifts of God fluent, flowing, and abundant. The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Knowledge, the Spirit of Might, and of the Fear of God rising up from within each one of us. Spending time in the Presence of Jesus and waiting upon the Lord; He gifts you with the Keys to bring Life, Authority, and the Power of the Kingdom into your world. This for the very needs of the land and the community of people entrusted you (Josh. 1:3)

The most powerful thing we possess is our ability to praise Jesus for His precious Blood. To hunger for the Voice, the Face of Jesus, and have His Glory come upon each one of us. It is within the capacity of the believer, in your own hands, to usher in the mighty move of the Spirit of God that never ceases. The powerful Life giving River of God flowing through the midst of the local church. 

Salvation is not purposed to be just a ticket to go to Heaven, no, it is purposed to bring Heaven upon you here today and into the World of which you live. The Presence of God, by nature, brings healing, brings restoration, and brings Heaven on earth. Even the gold streets of Heaven coming into your world – the prosperity of Heaven (pre-Fall provision). When angels walk among us, the ‘dust’ of Heaven is left in their footsteps, for the ‘sand’ are gems, and the ‘dirt’ is gold. You choose, “I present to you both ‘Life’ and ‘death’ … you choose” (Deut. 30:19-20). By the simple gift of free will given you, you can choose to welcome, invite, and make place for the Person of Jesus come among us. In preference for Him you can birth a mighty move of the Holy Ghost in your community of influence, and within your congregation. 

Allow your continual encounters in the Lord to embolden you in Him, and be encouraged when you see God’s Hand move by your own prayers – you a mere man! Not just a ‘mere man’ but one united in and born of the same image and likeness as that of the Branch! Where the Father looks at you, ‘a branch’, and it cannot be seen where Jesus ends and you start. This is the calling and leading of the Father, to sound like, look like, act like, and do the same as Christ Jesus. With the same healing virtue and the same Resurrection Power flowing through you. The same nature, the same character, the same likeness, the same Love, the same Power, and the same Spirit. For the same Source equals the same Results. Not in a religious image crafted by man but Hand Crafted by the Spirit of the Living God, unto the FULL image of the Son. This is the underlying purpose and work of the Holy Spirit. 

Scripture:

I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. (

I need the Fire of God, you need the Fire of God, we all collectively need to be ‘clothed with power from on high’. Let us all be encouraged as we wait upon the Lord, for the Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but a clear demonstration of the Power of God. So that your faith, and the faith of new believers to come, our Hope collectively is firmly established on the Power of God and not man (1 Cor. 2:4-5). So, therefore, make firm place for the Fire of God, so the Father may bring eternal change to this sinful and corrupt generation (Acts 2:40). 

Luke 2:36-38 (NKJV):

The old lady in the Temple: ‘serve God and never leave the Temple’, ‘worshipping’ Jesus from within His Holy Presence. ‘Night and day, fasting and praying’ to usher in the Presence of Jesus of whom you recognise and know. That His Person might ‘walk among’ us (Rev. 5:1-5) and pour out the Fire of the Mighty Holy Ghost here and now, today (Acts 2). To heal, to set free, and save the Nations for Christ Jesus. This is the prayer of our Saviour as He hung on the Tree, spilling His Blood for the world. 

Scripture:

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity]. (Luke 

The ‘Spirit of the Lord is upon me’ … this same Mantle and Anointing has been placed upon each believer. Each one born of Spirit, Water, and Blood. For we, by choice, are rooted and united in Christ Jesus the Branch. Therefore, give place for the Spirit of the Living God to lead you by ‘still waters’ (Ps. 23:1-3); to be healed, strengthened, and refreshed. Being led and built up in the Knowledge, the Glory, the Power, and in the Fire of the Holy Ghost (Eph. 3:14-21). Amen. Bless you!

Pray this prayer with me. ‘Lord, I prepare myself the best I know possible, I kindle myself in order to receive the Fire of God. Lord, I don’t know how but I am eager to learn. Please lead me in the preparing and kindling of my soul, that you may fulfil your purpose in me. Please fill me with the Fire and Power of the Holy Ghost, in Jesus Name. Amen’.

 

 

 

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